The 75th anniversary of Rahsaan Roland Kirk’s birthday was on August 7th. With influential recordings like Bright Moments, Blacknuss, and 1964’s I Talk With Spirits, Kirk lived and created among the foremost creative minds of the 20th century. He was fascinated by the music and rhythms of everyday life: TV, street sounds, and other people’s music. Some of his last recordings (like The Case of the 3-Sided Dream) foreshadowed the kind of audio dubbing and sampling techniques that are still cutting-edge today, some 35 years later!
Here’s a sweet set from Rahsaan Roland Kirk’s tribute to John Coltrane, live in Montreaux, 1972 – featuring Misty and I Want To Talk About You: