Rahsaan Roland Kirk

We Free Kings + Triple Heat (EJC 55562)

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We Free Kings + Triple Heat

Rahsaan Roland Kirk

Essential Jazz Classics

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EJC 130712

EJC 55562

JAZZ

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We Free Kings + Triple Heat

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CD 6,60 €

2LPs ON 1 CD + 2 BONUS TRACKS

4 1/2 STARS DOWN BEAT MAGAZINE - 4 STARS ALL MUSIC GUIDE

This edition presents saxophone magician Roland Kirk’s complete original album We Free Kings (Mercury MG20679), which was Kirk’s first LP for that label and his fourth as a leader. It showcases him in a quartet format with two outstanding rhythm sections. “Spring Will Be a Little Late this Year”, which completes the session, has been added here to the original album for the first time, as well as the only known alternate take from the sessions. As a further bonus, Kirk’s complete debut album as a leader, Triple Threat (King LP539)

PERSONNEL :

ROLAND KIRK, (tenor sax, stritch, manzello, flute & siren) with:

[1-11] WE FREE KINGS:
(3-5), (9) & (11): RICHARD WYANDS (p); ART DAVIS (b); CHARLIE PERSIP (d)
New York, August 16, 1961
(1-2), (6-8) & (10): HANK JONES (p); WENDELL MARSHALL (b); CHARLIE PERSIP (d)
New York, August 17, 1961

[12-18] BONUS ALBUM. TRIPLE THREAT: Roland Kirk (ts), Jimmy Madison (p),
Carl Pruitt (b), Henry “Hank” Duncan (d) New York, November 9, 1956.

INCLUDES 12-PAGE BOOKLET

TRACKS:

01. Three For The Festival
02. Moon Song
03. A Sack Full Of Soul
04. The Haunted Melody
05. Blues For Alice
06. We Free Kings
07. You Did It, You Did It
08. Some Kind Of Love
09. My Delight
10. Spring Will Be A Little Late This Year*
11. Blues For Alice [Alternate Take] *
12. Roland’s Theme**
13. Slow Groove**
14. Stormy Weather**
15. The Nearness Of You**
16. A La Carte**
17) Easy Living**
18) Triple Threat**

Total Time: 76:44
*Bonus tracks from the same sessions but not included on the original LP.