Roland Kirk

Serenade to a Cuckoo (55005)

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Serenade to a Cuckoo

Roland Kirk

Jazz Up!

8436563184048

JUP 165817

55005

JAZZ

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CD 6,60 €

SIX-PANEL DIGIPACK

DIGITALLY RERMASTERED

This edition presents two amazing quartet albums featuring multi-reedman Roland Kirk and pianist Horace Parlan: Gifts and Messages and I Talk with the Spirits. Those records constitute the two musicians’ only collaborative studio quartet albums ever. The second LP includes one of Kirk’s most iconic numbers: “Serenade to a Cuckoo”, a favorite of Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull), who even recorded a version of it.

PERSONNEL:

  • RAHSAAN ROLAND KIRK - tenor sax, stritch, manzello, C-flute, African wood flute, nose flute & siren whistle
  • HORACE PARLAN - piano (celeste on 6 & 18-19)
  • Plus:
  • ON TRACKS [1-10]: GIFTS & MESSAGES
  • Michael Fleming - bass
  • Steve Ellington - drums.
  • Recorded in Los Angeles
  • ON TRACKS [11-20]: I TALK WITH THE SPIRITS
  • Michael Fleming - bass
  • Walter Perkins - drums
  • Bob Moses - vibraphone (on 15 & 17 only)
  • Miss C. J. Albert - vocals (on 11 & 17 only).
  • Recorded in New York City

TRACKS:

  • 01 THE THING I LOVE
  • 02 PETITE FLEUR
  • 03 HIP CHOPS
  • 04 GIFTS AND MESSAGES
  • 05 VERTIGO RO
  • 06 MARCH ON, SWAN LAKE
  • 07 MY HEART AT THY SWEET VOICE
  • 08 TEARS SENT BY YOU
  • 09 WHERE DOES THE BLAME LIE?
  • 10 BLUES FOR C & T
  • 11 SERENADE TO A CUCKOO
  • 12 WE’LL BE TOGETHER AGAIN/PEOPLE
  • 13 A QUOTE FROM CLIFFORD BROW
  • 14 TREES
  • 15 FUGUE’N ALLUDIN’
  • 16 THE BUSINESS AIN’T NOTHIN’ BUT THE BLUES
  • 17 I TALK WITH THE SPIRITS
  • 18 RUINED CASTLES
  • 19 DJANGO
  • 20 MY SHIP
  • TOTAL TIME: 78:20 min.