Roland Kirk Discography

1956 (age 20)

Roland Kirk Quartet

Roland Kirk (tenor saxophone, manzello, stritch) James Madison (piano) Carl Pruitt (bass) Henry Duncan (drums)
NYC, November 9, 1956
K9938Roland's ThemeKing LP 539
K9939Easy Living-
K9940Slow Groove-
K9941A La Carte-
K9942Stormy Weather-
K9943Triple Threat-
K9944The Nearness Of You-
* King LP 539   Roland Kirk - Triple Threat
= Bethlehem BCP 6064   Roland Kirk - Third Dimension
= Affinity (E) AFF 121   Roland Kirk - Early Roots

1960

Roland Kirk Quintet

Ira Sullivan (trumpet, tenor saxophone) Roland Kirk (tenor saxophone, manzello, stritch, whistle) William Burton (organ, piano) Donald Garrett (bass) Sonny Brown (drums)
Chicago, IL, June 7, 1960
10249Jack The RipperArgo LP 669
10250Spirit Girl-
10251Our Waltz-
10252The CallArgo LP 669, ALPS 1
10253Soul StationArgo LP 669
10254Our Love Is Here To Stay-
* Argo LP 669   Introducing Roland Kirk
* Argo ALPS 1   Various Artists - The Best Of Argo Jazz

1961

Roland Kirk - Jack McDuff Quartet

Roland Kirk (tenor saxophone, manzello, stritch, flute, siren) Jack McDuff (organ) Joe Benjamin (bass) Art Taylor (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, July 11, 1961
3128Kirk's WorkPrestige 45-255, PRLP 7210
3129Makin' WhoopeePrestige PRLP 7210
3130Funk UnderneathPrestige 45-280, 45-420, PRLP 7210
3131Doin' The Sixty-EightPrestige 45-255, PRLP 7210
3132Too Late NowPrestige PRLP 7210
3133Skater's Waltz-
3134Three For DizzyPrestige 45-311, PRLP 7210
* Prestige PRLP 7210; Original Jazz Classics OJC 459, OJCCD 459-2   Roland Kirk With Jack McDuff - Kirk's Work
= Prestige PR 7450   Roland Kirk With Jack McDuff - Funk Underneath
= Prestige P 24080   Roland Kirk - Pre-Rahsaan
* Prestige 45-255   Roland Kirk - Kirk's Work / Doin' The Sixty-Eight
* Prestige 45-280   Roland Kirk - Funk Underneath, Part 1&2
* Prestige 45-420   Roland Kirk - Funk Underneath, Part 1&2
* Prestige 45-311   Roland Kirk - Three For Dizzy, Part 1&2

Roland Kirk Quartet

Roland Kirk (tenor saxophone, manzello, stritch, flute, siren) Richard Wyands (piano) Art Davis (bass) Charlie Persip (drums)
Nola's Penthouse Sound Studios, NYC, August 16, 1961
21889-1Blues For Alice (alt. take)Mercury (J) 25PJ-58/61, 314 846 630-2
21889-3Blues For AliceMercury MG 20679
21890My Delight-
21891The Haunted Melody-
21892A Sack Full Of Soul-
* Mercury (J) 25PJ-58/61   Various Artists - Mercury 40th Anniversary V.S.O.P. Album
* Mercury MG 20679, SR 60679   Roland Kirk - We Free Kings
* Mercury 314 846 630-2   The Complete Mercury Recordings Of Roland Kirk

Roland Kirk Quartet

Roland Kirk (tenor saxophone, manzello, stritch, flute, siren) Hank Jones (piano) Wendell Marshall (bass) Charlie Persip (drums)
Nola's Penthouse Sound Studios, NYC, August 17, 1961
21893We Free KingsMercury MG 20679
21894Spring Will Be A Little Late This YearMercury 314 846 630-2
21895Moon SongMercury MG 20679
21896Some Kind Of Love-
21899Three For The Festival-
21900You Did It, You Did It-
* Mercury MG 20679, SR 60679   Roland Kirk - We Free Kings
* Mercury 314 846 630-2   The Complete Mercury Recordings Of Roland Kirk

Charles Mingus And His Jazz Workshop

Jimmy Knepper (trombone) Yusef Lateef (tenor saxophone, flute) Roland Kirk (tenor saxophone, manzello, stritch) Charles Mingus (piano) Doug Watkins (bass) Dannie Richmond (drums) Pee Wee Marquette (announcer)
broadcast, "Birdland", NYC, October 21, 1961
Blue Cee (Improvisation) (Nouroog)Alto AL 714; Rare Live Recordings RLR 88661
Ecclusiastics-
Hog Callin' Blues (incomplete)Rare Live Recordings RLR 88661
* Alto AL 714   Charles Mingus - Vital Savage Horizons
* Rare Live Recordings RLR 88661   Charles Mingus - The Complete 1961-1962 Birdland Broadcasts

Charles Mingus Sextet

Jimmy Knepper (trombone) Booker Ervin (tenor saxophone) Roland Kirk (tenor saxophone, manzello, stritch, siren, flute) Charles Mingus (piano, vocals, narrator) Doug Watkins (bass) Dannie Richmond (drums)
NYC, November 6, 1961
5756Devil WomanAtlantic LP 1377, SD 3-600
5757EcclusiasticsAtlantic LP 1377, SD 2-302
5758"Old" Blues For Walt's TorinAtlantic LP 1416
5759Peggy's Blue Skylight-
5760Hog Callin' BluesAtlantic LP 1377, SD 2-302, SD 2-506
5761Oh Lord, Don't Let Them Drop That Atomic Bomb On MeAtlantic LP 1377, SD 1555
5762Passions Of A ManAtlantic LP 1377, SD 1555, SD 3-600
5763Wham Bam Thank You Ma'amAtlantic LP 1377, SD 1555, SD 2-302, SD 3-600
5764Body And Soulunissued
5765Invisible LadyAtlantic LP 1416
5766Eat That ChickenAtlantic LP 1377, SD 1555, SD 2-302, SD 2-506
5767Nutsunissued
5768Untitled Original-
* Atlantic LP 1377, SD 1377   Charles Mingus - Mingus Oh, Yeah!
= Rhino R2 72871   Charles Mingus - Passions Of A Man: The Complete Atlantic Recordings 1956-1961
* Atlantic SD 3-600   Charles Mingus - Passions Of A Man: An Anthology Of His Atlantic Recordings
* Atlantic SD 2-302   The Art Of Charles Mingus
* Atlantic LP 1416, SD 1416   Charles Mingus - Tonight At Noon
= Rhino R2 72871   Charles Mingus - Passions Of A Man: The Complete Atlantic Recordings 1956-1961
* Atlantic SD 2-506   Various Artists - unknown title
* Atlantic SD 1555   The Best Of Charles Mingus

1962

Roland Kirk Quartet

Roland Kirk (tenor saxophone, manzello, stritch, flute) Herbie Hancock (piano) Vernon Martin (bass) Roy Haynes (drums)
Nola's Penthouse Sound Studios, NYC, April 17, 1962
23766-1 | PB7508-1Termini's CornerVerve 314 543 833-2
23766-3 | PB7508-3--
23766-4 | PB7508-4--
23766-6 | PB7508-6--
23767-1 | PB7509-1When The Sun Comes Out-
23767-2 | PB7509-2--
23767-4 | PB7509-4-Mercury 314 846 630-2
23768-1 | PB7510-1Time Races With Emit (Ad Lib)-
24645 | PB7337Medley: Where Monk And Mingus Live / Let's Call ThisEmArcy EMS 2-411
24645-1 | PB7340-1I Didn't Know What Time It WasMercury 314 846 630-2; Verve 314 543 833-2
24645-3 | PB7340-3--
24645-5 | PB7340-5-Mercury (J) SNP 131, (J) EJD 3042
24646 | PB7338Domino (alt. take)Mercury (J) 25PJ-58/61, (J) EJD 3042
24649-1 | PB7341-1Someone To Watch Over MeVerve 314 543 833-2
24649-3 | PB7341-3-Mercury (J) SNP 131, (J) EJD 3042
* EmArcy EMS 2-411   Roland Kirk - Kirk's Works
* Mercury (J) SNP 131   Various Artists - V.S.O.P. Album II
* Mercury (J) 25PJ-58/61   Various Artists - Mercury 40th Anniversary V.S.O.P. Album
* Verve 314 543 833-2   Roland Kirk - Domino
* Mercury 314 846 630-2   The Complete Mercury Recordings Of Roland Kirk
* Mercury (J) EJD 3042   Roland Kirk - Domino

Roland Kirk Quartet

Roland Kirk (tenor saxophone, manzello, stritch, flute) Wynton Kelly (piano) Vernon Martin (bass) Roy Haynes (drums)
Nola's Penthouse Sound Studios, NYC, April 18, 1962
24642 | PB7334Get Out Of TownMercury MG 20748
24643 | PB7335Rolando-
24644 | PB7336I Believe In You-
24647 | PB7339E.D.-
* Mercury MG 20748, SR 60748, (J) EJD 3042; Verve 314 543 833-2   Roland Kirk - Domino

Roy Haynes Quartet

Roland Kirk (tenor saxophone, manzello, stritch, flute) Tommy Flanagan (piano) Henry Grimes (bass) Roy Haynes (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, May 16, 1962
10926-2If I Should Lose YouImpulse! A 23
10927-7Raoul-
10928-9Snap Crackle-
10929-6Fly Me To The Moon (In Other Words)-
* Impulse! A 23, IMPD 180   Roy Haynes - Out Of The Afternoon

Roy Haynes Quartet

Roland Kirk (tenor saxophone, manzello, stritch, flute) Tommy Flanagan (piano) Henry Grimes (bass) Roy Haynes (drums): same personnel
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, May 23, 1962
10932-8Long WharfImpulse! A 23, ASY 9284-3
10933-2Moon RayImpulse! A 23
10934-7Some Other Spring-
* Impulse! A 23, IMPD 180   Roy Haynes - Out Of The Afternoon
* Impulse! ASY 9284-3   Various Artists - The Bass

Quincy Jones And His Orchestra

Al DeRisi, Joe Newman, Jimmy Nottingham, Ernie Royal, Clark Terry, Snooky Young (trumpet) Billy Byers, Jimmy Cleveland, Paul Faulise, Quentin Jackson, Melba Liston, Tom Mitchell, Santo Russo, Kai Winding (trombone) Ray Alonge, Jim Buffington, Earl Chapin, Paul Ingraham, Fred Klein, Bob Northern, Willie Ruff, Julius Watkins (French horn) Jay McAllister, Bill Stanley (tuba) Charles McCoy (harmonica) Al Cohn, Budd Johnson, Roland Kirk, Walt Levinsky, James Moody, Romeo Penque, Seldon Powell, Jerome Richardson, Zoot Sims, Frank Wess, Phil Woods (woodwinds) Patti Bown, Lalo Schifrin, Bobby Scott (piano, organ) Kenny Burrell, Jim Hall, Sam Herman, Wayne Wright (guitar) Art Davis, George Duvivier, Milt Hinton, Major Holley, Ben Tucker, Chris White (bass) Rudy Collins, Osie Johnson, Ed Shaughnessy (drums) James Johnson (timpani) Bill Costa, Jack Del Rio, George Devens, Charles Gomez, Jose Paula (percussion) Quincy Jones (arranger, conductor)
NYC, June 15, 1962
25135A Taste Of HoneyMercury 72012, MG 20799, MG 20811
25136Shag NastyMercury 72012
25137Dyna-SoarMercury 314 846 630-2
25138SermonetteMercury MG 21050
* Mercury MG 20799, SR 60799; Universal (J) UCCM 9152   Quincy Jones - Plays Hip Hits
* Mercury MG 20811, SR 60811   Various Artists - Broadway's Big Hits
* Mercury MG 21050, SR 61050; Universal (J) UCCM 9154   Quincy Jones - Quincy Plays For Pussycats
* Mercury 314 846 630-2   The Complete Mercury Recordings Of Roland Kirk
* Mercury 72012   Quincy Jones - A Taste Of Honey / Shag Nasty

Tubby Hayes And The All Stars

James Moody as Jimmy Gloomy (tenor saxophone, flute) Roland Kirk (tenor saxophone, manzello, flute, nose flute) Tubby Hayes (vibraphone, tenor saxophone) Walter Bishop Jr. (piano) Sam Jones (bass) Louis Hayes (drums)
NYC, June 23, 1962
25190Stitt's Tune (The Blues Walk)Smash MGS 27026
25191I See With My Third "I"-
25192If I Had You / Alone Together / For Heaven's Sake-
25193Afternoon In Paris-
25194Lady "E"-
* Smash MGS 27026, SRS 67026   Tubby Hayes - Tubby's Back In Town
= Fontana (E) TL 5195, (E) STL 5195   Tubby Hayes And The All Stars - Return Visit!

Roland Kirk Quartet

Roland Kirk (tenor saxophone, manzello, stritch, flute) Andrew Hill (piano, celeste) Vernon Martin (bass) Henry Duncan (drums)
Ter-Mar Recording Studios, Chicago, IL, September 6, 1962
26420-2/3 | PB8999-2/3Meeting On Termini's CornerMercury MG 20748
26421-5 | PB9000-5Domino-
26422-5 | PB9001-5Time-
26423-11/7 | PB9002-11/73-In-1 Without The Oil-
26424-1 | PB9003-1A Stritch In Time-
26425-10 | PB9004-10Lament-
* Mercury MG 20748, SR 60748, (J) EJD 3042; Verve 314 543 833-2   Roland Kirk - Domino

Quincy Jones And His Orchestra

Jerome Richardson (alto flute, flute, woodwinds) Roland Kirk (flute) Lalo Schifrin (piano) Chris White (bass) Rudy Collins (drums) Carlos Gomez, Jose Paula, Jack Del Rio (percussion) unidentified horn and brass, Quincy Jones (arranger, conductor)
A&R Recording Studio, NYC, September 12, 1962
22190Se E Tarde Me Pardoa (Forgive Me If I'm Late)Mercury MG 20751
* Mercury MG 20751, SR 60751; Verve 314 557 913-2   Quincy Jones - Big Band Bossa Nova

Quincy Jones And His Orchestra

Jerome Richardson (alto flute, flute, woodwinds) Roland Kirk (flute) Lalo Schifrin (piano) Chris White (bass) Rudy Collins (drums) Carlos Gomez, Jose Paula, Jack Del Rio (percussion) unidentified horn and brass, Quincy Jones (arranger, conductor): same personnel
A&R Recording Studio, NYC, September 13, 1962
22191Soul Bossa NovaMercury 72041, MG 20751, SRM 2-623
22192A Taste Of HoneyVerve 314 557 913-2
* Mercury MG 20751, SR 60751; Verve 314 557 913-2   Quincy Jones - Big Band Bossa Nova
* Mercury SRM 2-623   Quincy Jones - Ndeda
* Mercury 72041   Quincy Jones - Soul Bossa Nova / On The Street Where You Live

Eddie Baccus Trio With Roland Kirk

Roland Kirk (flute) Eddie Baccus (organ) Mose Fowler (guitar) George Cook or Charles Crosby (drums)
Universal Recording Studios, Chicago, IL, October, 1962
26680A Breath In The WindSmash MGS 27029
* Smash MGS 27029, SRS 67029, (J) PHCE 6002   Eddie Baccus - Feel Real

1963

Roland Kirk Sextet

Virgil Jones (trumpet) Charles Greenlea (trombone) Roland Kirk (tenor saxophone, manzello, stritch, clarinet, flute) Harold Mabern (piano) Abdullah Rafik (bass) Walter Perkins (drums)
NYC, February 25, 1963
25706Land Of PeaceMercury MG 20800
25707Lonesome August Child-
25708Limbo BoatMercury 72144, MG 20800
25709Hay Ro-
25710Waltz Of The FriendsMercury MG 20800
* Mercury MG 20800, SR 60800   Roland Kirk - Reeds And Deeds
* Mercury 72144   Roland Kirk - Limbo Boat / Hay Ro

Roland Kirk Septet

Virgil Jones (trumpet) Tom McIntosh (trombone) Roland Kirk (tenor saxophone, manzello, stritch, clarinet, flute) Harold Mabern (piano) Richard Davis (bass) Walter Perkins (drums) Benny Golson (arranger)
NYC, February 26, 1963
25711This Is AlwaysMercury MG 20800
25712Reeds And Deeds-
25713Song Of The Countrymen-
* Mercury MG 20800, SR 60800   Roland Kirk - Reeds And Deeds

Quincy Jones And His Orchestra

Al DeRisi, Joe Newman, Jimmy Nottingham, Ernie Royal, Clark Terry, Snooky Young (trumpet) Billy Byers, Jimmy Cleveland, Paul Faulise, Quentin Jackson, Melba Liston, Tom Mitchell, Santo Russo, Kai Winding (trombone) Ray Alonge, Jim Buffington, Earl Chapin, Paul Ingraham, Fred Klein, Bob Northern, Willie Ruff, Julius Watkins (French horn) Jay McAllister, Bill Stanley (tuba) Charles McCoy (harmonica) Al Cohn, Budd Johnson, Roland Kirk, Walt Levinsky, James Moody, Romeo Penque, Seldon Powell, Jerome Richardson, Zoot Sims, Frank Wess, Phil Woods (woodwinds) Patti Bown, Lalo Schifrin, Bobby Scott (piano, organ) Kenny Burrell, Jim Hall, Sam Herman, Wayne Wright (guitar) Art Davis, George Duvivier, Milt Hinton, Major Holley, Ben Tucker, Chris White (bass) Rudy Collins, Osie Johnson, Ed Shaughnessy (drums) James Johnson (timpani) Bill Costa, Jack Del Rio, George Devens, Charles Gomez, Jose Paula (percussion) Quincy Jones (arranger, conductor)
NYC, April 9, 1963
Comin' Home BabyMercury 72160, MG 20799
* Mercury MG 20799, SR 60799; Universal (J) UCCM 9152   Quincy Jones - Plays Hip Hits
* Mercury 72160   Quincy Jones - Jive Samba / Comin' Home Baby

Roland Kirk With Benny Golson Orchestra

Virgil Jones, Richard Williams (trumpet) Charles Greenlea, Tom McIntosh (trombone) Don Butterfield (tuba) Roland Kirk (tenor saxophone, manzello, stritch, clarinet, flute) Harold Mabern (piano) Richard Davis (bass) Albert Heath (drums) Benny Golson (arranger, conductor)
A&R Recording Studio, NYC, June 11, 1963
25797EcclusiasticsMercury MG 20844
25798By Myself-
25799Roland Speaks-
25800A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square-
25801Variations On A Theme By Hindemith-
* Mercury MG 20844, SR 60844   The Roland Kirk Quartet Meets The Benny Golson Orchestra

Roland Kirk Quartet

Roland Kirk (tenor saxophone, manzello, stritch, clarinet, flute) Harold Mabern (piano -1/4) Abdullah Rafik (bass -1/4) Sonny Brown (drums -1/4)
A&R Recording Studio, NYC, June 12, 1963
1. 25802I've Got Your NumberMercury MG 20844
2. 25803Between The Fourth And The Fifth Step-
3. 25804April Morning-
4. 25805Get In The Basement-
5. 25806Abstract Improvisation-
* Mercury MG 20844, SR 60844   The Roland Kirk Quartet Meets The Benny Golson Orchestra

Roland Kirk Quintet

Roland Kirk (tenor saxophone, flute, manzello, stritch, nose flute, siren) Sonny Boy Williamson (harmonica -8,9) Tete Montoliu (piano) Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen or Don Moore (bass) J.C. Moses (drums)
"Club Montmartre", Copenhagen, Denmark, October, 1963
1.Narrow Bolero (alt. take)Mercury 314 846 630-2
2.Narrow BoleroMercury MG 20894
3.My Heart Stood StillMercury 314 846 630-2
4.No Title, No. 1Mercury MG 20894
5.Mood IndigoMercury 314 846 630-2
6.Cabin In The SkyMercury MG 20894
7.On The Corner Of King And Scott Streets-
8.Untitled BluesMercury 314 846 630-2
9.The Monkey ThingMercury MG 20894
10.Will You Still Be MineMercury 314 846 630-2
11.One For My Baby-
12.We'll Be Together Again-
13.Mingus-Griff SongMercury MG 20894
14.Mood Indigo-
15.Rock-A-Bye Baby / The Nearness Of You / No Title, No. 3-
16.Half A Triple-
* Mercury MG 20894, SR 60894   Roland Kirk - Kirk In Copenhagen
* Mercury 314 846 630-2   The Complete Mercury Recordings Of Roland Kirk

1964

Quincy Jones And His Orchestra

Jimmy Maxwell, Ernie Royal, Clark Terry, Snooky Young (trumpet) Billy Byers, Urbie Green, Dick Hixson, Quentin Jackson, Tony Studd (trombone) Ray Alonge, Jim Buffington, Tony Miranda, Bob Northern (French horn) Harvey Phillips (tuba) Roland Kirk, Jerome Richardson, Stan Webb (woodwinds) Margaretha Ross (harp) Gary Burton (vibraphone) Bobby Scott (piano) Mundell Lowe (guitar) Milt Hinton (bass) Osie Johnson (drums) Martin Groupp (percussion) Quincy Jones (arranger, conductor)
NYC, February 5, 1964
Days Of Wine And RosesMercury MG 20863
Moon River-
Dreamsville-
(I Love You) And Don't You Forget It-
* Mercury MG 20863, SR 60863   Quincy Jones - Explores Music Of Henry Mancini

Quincy Jones And His Orchestra

John Bello, Jimmy Maxwell, Ernie Royal, Snooky Young (trumpet) Billy Byers, Urbie Green, Dick Hixson, Quentin Jackson, Tony Studd (trombone) George Berg, Roland Kirk, Romeo Penque, Seldon Powell, Jerome Richardson, Phil Woods (woodwinds) Gary Burton (vibraphone) Bobby Scott (piano) Vincent Bell (guitar) Milt Hinton, Major Holley (bass) Osie Johnson (drums) Phil Kraus (percussion) Quincy Jones (arranger, conductor)
NYC, February 6, 1964
CharadeMercury MG 20863
Peter Gunn-
* Mercury MG 20863, SR 60863   Quincy Jones - Explores Music Of Henry Mancini

Roland Kirk Quartet

Roland Kirk (tenor saxophone, manzello, stritch, flute, siren, oboe) Horace Parlan (piano) Michael Fleming (bass) Steve Ellington (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, July 22, 1964
31638The Things I LoveMercury MG 20939
31639Petite Fleur-
31640March On, Swan Lake-
31641Tears Sent By You-
31642My Heart At Thy Sweet Voice-
31643Gifts And Messages-
31644Hip Chops-
31645Blues For C&T-
31646Where Does The Blame Lie-
31647Vertigo Ro-
31648Jive ElephantMercury 314 846 630-2
* Mercury MG 20939, SR 60939   Roland Kirk - Gifts And Messages
* Mercury 314 846 630-2   The Complete Mercury Recordings Of Roland Kirk

Roland Kirk Quintet

Roland Kirk (flute, alto flute, amplified flute, African wood flute, vocal interjections, cuckoo clock, music box) Bobby Moses (vibraphone) Horace Parlan (piano, celeste) Michael Fleming (bass) Walter Perkins (drums, percussion) Cyristal-Joy Albert (vocals)
Nola's Penthouse Sound Studios, NYC, September 16-17, 1964
31701I Talk With The SpiritsLimelight LM 82008
31702Serenade To A Cuckoo-
35191Serenade To A Cuckoo (45 rpm edit)-
33990Medley: We'll Be Together Again / People-
33991Ruined Castles (Kojo No Tsuki)-
33992Trees-
33993Fugue'n And Alludin'-
33994Django-
33995My Ship-
33996A Quote From Clifford Brown-
35190A Quote From Clifford Brown (45 rpm edit)-
33997The Business Ain't Nothin' But The Blues-
* Limelight LM 82008, LS 86008   Roland Kirk - I Talk With The Spirits

Sonny Stitt Sextet

Sonny Stitt (alto saxophone) Roland Kirk (stritch) Tete Montoliu (piano) Tommy Potter, Jimmy Woode (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums)
Berlin, West Germany, September 24, 1964
Au PrivavePhilology (It) W 43-2
* Philology (It) W 43-2   Sonny Stitt - Loose Walk

Quincy Jones And His Orchestra

Nat Adderley, Dizzy Gillespie, Freddie Hubbard, Jimmy Maxwell, Joe Newman, Jimmy Nottingham (trumpet) Curtis Fuller, J.J. Johnson, Melba Liston, Kai Winding (trombone) Jerry Dodgion, Phil Woods (alto saxophone) Roland Kirk, Lucky Thompson (tenor saxophone) James Moody (tenor, alto saxophone, flute) Benny Golson (tenor saxophone, arranger -2,3) Pepper Adams (baritone saxophone) Milt Jackson (vibraphone) Bobby Scott (piano) Bob Cranshaw (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Quincy Jones (conductor) Billy Byers (arranger -1)
NYC, December 20, 1964
1. 34247I Had A BallLimelight LM 82002; Mercury SRM 2-623; Mosaic MD5-237
2. 34248AlmostLimelight LM 82002; Mosaic MD5-237
3. 34249Addie's At It Again-
* Limelight LM 82002, LS 86002   Various Artists - I/We Had A Ball
* Mercury SRM 2-623   Quincy Jones - Ndeda
* Mosaic MD5-237   The Quincy Jones ABC/Mercury Big Band Jazz Sessions

1965

Roland Kirk Quartet

Roland Kirk (tenor saxophone, manzello, stritch, flute, siren, oboe, castanets) Jaki Byard (piano) Richard Davis (bass) Elvin Jones (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, January 13, 1965
No Tonic PresLimelight LM 82027
From Bechet, Fats And Byas-
Slippery, Hippery, Flippery-
Black Diamond-
Rip, Rig And Panic-
Once In A While-
Mystical Dream-
* Limelight LM 82027, LS 86027   Roland Kirk - Rip, Rig And Panic

Roland Kirk Quartet

Roland Kirk (tenor saxophone, manzello, stritch, clarinet, flute) Lonnie Liston Smith (piano) Major Holley (bass) Charles Crosby (drums) Leon Thomas (vocals -12)
live in NYC, March 14, 1965
1. 10818Step Right UpAtlantic LP 3007
2. 10819Aluminum Baby-
3. 10820Here Comes The WhistlemanAtlantic LP 3007, SD 2-303
4. 10821I Wished On The MoonAtlantic LP 3007
5. 10822Roots-
6. 10823Making Love After HoursAtlantic LP 3007, SD 1592
7. 10824YesterdaysAtlantic LP 3007
8. 10825Dreamunissued
9. 11588Making Love After HoursAtlantic 5080
10. 11589Rootsunissued
11. 11816Here Comes The WhistlemanAtlantic 5080
12. 25296DreamAtlantic SD 1630
* Atlantic LP 3007, SD 3007   Roland Kirk - Here Comes The Whistleman
* Atlantic SD 2-303   The Art Of Rahsaan Roland Kirk
* Atlantic SD 1592   The Best Of Rahsaan Roland Kirk
* Atlantic SD 1630   Rahsaan Roland Kirk/Al Hibbler - A Meeting Of The Times
* Atlantic 5080   Roland Kirk - Making Love After Hours / Here Comes The Whistleman

Roland Kirk Octet

Virgil Jones (trumpet) Martin Banks (flugelhorn) Garnett Brown (trombone, arranger) Roland Kirk (tenor saxophone, manzello, stritch, clarinet, flute, bagpipes, piccolo, baritone saxophone, siren) Horace Parlan (piano, celeste -1/5,7/9, vibraphone -6) Eddie Mathias (bass) Sonny Brown (drums -1/3,5/9, drums, nagoya harp -4) Montego Joe (congas) Manuel Ramos (percussion) unidentified choir (-4/6) Coleridge Perkinson (conductor -4/6)
NYC, November 16 & 17, 1965
1. 37168Walk On ByLimelight L 3073, LM 82033
2. 37169JuarezLimelight LM 82033
3. 37170Shakey Money-
4. 37171EbrauqsLimelight LM 82033; EmArcy EMS 2-411
5. 37172Raouf-
6. 37173Nothing But The TruthLimelight L 3073, LM 82033
7. 37174SafariLimelight LM 82033
8. 37175It's All In The Game-
9. 37176And I Love Her-
* Limelight LM 82033, LS 86033   Roland Kirk - Slightly Latin
* EmArcy EMS 2-411   Roland Kirk - Kirk's Works
* Limelight L 3073   Roland Kirk - Nothing But The Truth / Walk On By

1966 (age 30)

The Jazz Corps Featuring Roland Kirk

Tommy Peltier (trumpet, flugelhorn, director) Fred Rodriguez (tenor, alto saxophone, flute) Lynn Blessing (vibraphone) Bill Plummer (bass) Maurice Miller (drums) featuring Roland Kirk (tenor saxophone, flute, manzello, stritch)
Pacific Jazz Studios, Hollywood, CA, October 11 & 12, 1966
HarplynessPacific Jazz PJ-10116, CDP 7243 8 29101 2 1
Serenity-
Peru-T-
Another Plum-
Chalan Pago-
Le BlessingPacific Jazz PJ-10116
MeanwhilePacific Jazz PJ-10116, CDP 7243 8 29101 2 1
Tommy Peltier (cornet, flugelhorn, director) Freddy Rodriguez (flute, alto, tenor saxophone) Lynn Blessing (vibraphone) Bill Plummer (bass) Maurice Miller (drums) featuring Roland Kirk (flute, stritch, tenor, baritone saxophone)
Harplyness
Serenity
Peru-T
LiberationPacific Jazz CDP 7243 8 29101 2 1
Chalan Pago
Le Blessing (complete form)Pacific Jazz CDP 7243 8 29101 2 1
Meanwhile
Another Plum
* Pacific Jazz PJ-10116, ST-20116   The Jazz Corps Under The Direction Of Tommy Peltier Featuring Roland Kirk
* Pacific Jazz CDP 7243 8 29101 2 1   The Jazz Corps Under The Direction Of Tommy Peltier Featuring Roland Kirk

1967

Roland Kirk Quartet

Roland Kirk (tenor saxophone, manzello, stritch, flute) Lonnie Liston Smith (piano) Ronnie Boykins (bass) Grady Tate (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, May 2, 1967
102717Stompin' GroundsVerve V/V6 8709
102718Fall Out-
102719Blue Roll-
102720Why Don't They Know-
102721Alfie-
102722It's A Grand Night For Swingin'-
102723Silverlization-
102724Now Please Don't You Cry, Beautiful Edith-
* Verve V/V6 8709   Roland Kirk - Now Please Don't You Cry, Beautiful Edith

Roland Kirk Quartet

Roland Kirk (tenor saxophone, manzello, stritch, clarinet, flute, whistle, English horn, flexaphone) Ron Burton (piano) Steve Novosel (bass) Jimmy Hopps (drums)
Webster Hall, NYC, November 27, 1967
13549Many Blessingsunissued
13550The Black And Crazy BluesAtlantic SD 1502, SD 2-1003
13551Fly By Nightunissued
13552The Creole Love CallAtlantic SD 1502, SD 2-303, SD 2-1003
13553The Inflated TearAtlantic SD 1502, SD 1592, SD 2-303, SD 2-316, SD 2-1003
* Atlantic SD 1502   Roland Kirk - The Inflated Tear
* Atlantic SD 2-1003   Rahsaan Roland Kirk - The Vibration Continues
* Atlantic SD 2-303   The Art Of Rahsaan Roland Kirk
* Atlantic SD 1592   The Best Of Rahsaan Roland Kirk
* Atlantic SD 2-316   Various Artists - The Jazz Years-25th Anniversary

Roland Kirk Quintet

Dick Griffith (trombone -6) Roland Kirk (tenor saxophone, manzello, stritch, clarinet, flute, whistle, English horn, flexaphone) Ron Burton (piano) Steve Novosel (bass) Jimmy Hopps (drums)
Webster Hall, NYC, November 30, 1967
1. 13554Lubounissued
2. 13555Fingers In The WindAtlantic SD 1502
3. 13556I'm Glad There Is Youunissued
4. 13557A Laugh For RoryAtlantic SD 1502, SD 1592, SD 2-303
5. 13558A Handful Of FivesAtlantic SD 1502
6. 13559Fly By Night-
7. 13560Many Blessings-
8. 13561Creole Love Callunissued
9. 13562The Black And Crazy Blues-
* Atlantic SD 1502   Roland Kirk - The Inflated Tear
* Atlantic SD 1592   The Best Of Rahsaan Roland Kirk
* Atlantic SD 2-303   The Art Of Rahsaan Roland Kirk

1968

Roland Kirk With Strings

Jim Buffington, Julius Watkins (French horn) Roland Kirk (tenor saxophone, manzello, stritch, clarinet, flute, organ, narrator) Frank Wess (woodwinds) Ron Burton (piano) Vernon Martin (bass) Roy Haynes (drums) Warren Smith (percussion, vocals) unidentified strings, Gil Fuller (arranger)
NYC, June 17, 1968
14709I X LoveAtlantic SD 1518
14710Hot Cha-
14711Quintessence-
* Atlantic SD 1518   Roland Kirk - Left And Right

Roland Kirk With Strings

Jim Buffington, Julius Watkins (French horn) Roland Kirk (tenor saxophone, manzello, stritch, clarinet, flute, organ, narrator) Frank Wess (woodwinds) Ron Burton (piano) Vernon Martin (bass) Roy Haynes (drums) Warren Smith (percussion, vocals) unidentified strings, Gil Fuller (arranger): same personnel
NYC, June 18, 1968
14712Hot Cha (2nd version)unissued
14713Lady's BluesAtlantic SD 1518, SD 1592, SD 2-303
14714I Waited For YouAtlantic SD 1518
14715Flower Is A Lovesome Thing-
14716Black Mystery Has Been Revealed-
Richard Williams (trumpet) Dick Griffith, Benny Powell (trombone) Daniel Jones (bassoon) Roland Kirk (tenor saxophone, manzello, stritch, clarinet, flute, thumb piano, celeste) Pepper Adams (baritone saxophone) Alice Coltrane (harp) Ron Burton (piano) Vernon Martin (bass) Jimmy Hopps (drums) Gerald Brown, Warren Smith (percussion)
14717Expansions-
* Atlantic SD 1518   Roland Kirk - Left And Right
* Atlantic SD 1592   The Best Of Rahsaan Roland Kirk
* Atlantic SD 2-303   The Art Of Rahsaan Roland Kirk

Roland Kirk Quintet

Roland Kirk (tenor saxophone, manzello, stritch, clarinet, whistle, vocals) Ron Burton (piano) Vernon Martin (bass) Jimmy Hopps (drums) Joe Habad Texidor (percussion)
"Newport Jazz Festival", Newport, RI, July 7, 1968
17644Roland's Opening RemarksAtlantic SD 1534
17645One TonAtlantic SD 1534, SD 1592
17646Ovation And Roland's RemarksAtlantic SD 1534
17647A Tribute To John Coltrane: Lush Life / Afro Blue / Bessie's BluesAtlantic SD 1534, SD 2-303
17648Three For The Festival-
34789A Tribute To John Coltrane / Three For The FestivalAtlantic SD 2-1003
* Atlantic SD 1534   Roland Kirk - Volunteered Slavery
* Atlantic SD 1592   The Best Of Rahsaan Roland Kirk
* Atlantic SD 2-303   The Art Of Rahsaan Roland Kirk
* Atlantic SD 2-1003   Rahsaan Roland Kirk - The Vibration Continues

Jaki Byard Quartet

Roland Kirk (tenor saxophone, manzello, clarinet, whistle, kirkbam) Jaki Byard (piano) Richard Davis (bass -1/3,5) Alan Dawson (drums -1/3,5)
NYC, September 17, 1968
1.EvidencePrestige PR 7615
2.Teach Me Tonight-
3.Parisian Thoroughfare-
4.Shine On Me-
5.Hazy Eye-
6.Memories Of You-
* Prestige PR 7615; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 1913-2   The Jaki Byard Experience
= Prestige P 24080   Roland Kirk - Pre-Rahsaan

1969

Quincy Jones Octet

Freddie Hubbard (trumpet) Quincy Jones (trumpet, vocals, arranger, conductor) Roland Kirk (tenor saxophone, manzello, stritch, clarinet, flute) Toots Thielemans (harmonica, guitar) Bob James (keyboards) Eric Gale (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Grady Tate (drums) Jesse Kirkland (vocals)
June, 1969
Dead EndA&M SP-3023
Walking In Space-
Killer Joe-
Love And Peace-
I Never Told You-
Oh, Happy Day-
* A&M SP-3023, SP-9-3023, 75021 0801-2   Quincy Jones - Walking In Space

Roland Kirk Quartet

Roland Kirk (tenor saxophone, manzello, stritch, clarinet, flute, nose flute, whistle, vocals) Ron Burton (piano) Vernon Martin (bass) Sonny Brown (drums) The Roland Kirk Spirit Choir (backing vocals)
Regent Sound Studios, NYC, July 22, 1969
17399Spirit Up AboveAtlantic SD 1534
17400Search For The Reason WhyAtlantic SD 1534, SD 1592
* Atlantic SD 1534   Roland Kirk - Volunteered Slavery
* Atlantic SD 1592   The Best Of Rahsaan Roland Kirk

Roland Kirk Quartet/Sextet/Septet

Charles McGhee (trumpet -2,3) Dick Griffith (trombone -2,3) Roland Kirk (tenor saxophone, manzello, stritch, clarinet, flute, nose flute, whistle, vocals) Ron Burton (piano) Vernon Martin (bass) Sonny Brown (drums -1,2) Charles Crosby (drums -3) Joe Habad Texidor (tambourine -3) The Roland Kirk Spirit Choir (backing vocals)
Regent Sound Studios, NYC, July 23, 1969
1. 17401My Cherie AmourAtlantic SD 1534
2. 17402Say A Little PrayerAtlantic SD 1534, SD 2-303
3. 17403Volunteered SlaveryAtlantic SD 1534, SD 1592, SD 2-303, SD 2-1003
* Atlantic SD 1534   Roland Kirk - Volunteered Slavery
* Atlantic SD 2-303   The Art Of Rahsaan Roland Kirk
* Atlantic SD 1592   The Best Of Rahsaan Roland Kirk
* Atlantic SD 2-1003   Rahsaan Roland Kirk - The Vibration Continues

1970

Rahsaan Roland Kirk And The Vibration Society

Dick Griffith (trombone) Howard Johnson (tuba) Rahsaan Roland Kirk (tenor saxophone, manzello, stritch, clarinet, flute, miscellaneous instruments) Leroy Jenkins (violin) Ron Burton (piano) Sonelius Smith (celeste, piano) Vernon Martin (bass) James Madison (drums) Alvern Bunn (congas) Joe Habad Texidor (tambourine, sound tree)
NYC, May 11, 1970
19261The Seeker: Black Classical Rap / The Seeker / Thank You, Bird / New OrleansAtlantic SD 1575, SD 2-303
19262Bird Sectionunissued
* Atlantic SD 1575   Rahsaan Roland Kirk And The Vibration Society - Rahsaan Rahsaan
* Atlantic SD 2-303   The Art Of Rahsaan Roland Kirk

Rahsaan Roland Kirk And The Vibration Society

Rahsaan Roland Kirk (tenor saxophone, manzello, stritch, clarinet, flute, miscellaneous instruments) Ron Burton (piano) Vernon Martin (bass) James Madison (drums) Joe Habad Texidor (tambourine, sound tree)
"Village Vanguard", NYC, 1st set, May 12, 1970
19332Easy To Loveunissued
19333Medley: Going Home / Sentimental Journey / In Monument / LoverAtlantic SD 1575, SD 1592, SD 2-303, SD 2-1003
19334Sweet Fireunissued
19335Baby Let Me Shake Your Tree-
19336The Raped Bolero-
19337Satin Doll-
* Atlantic SD 1575   Rahsaan Roland Kirk And The Vibration Society - Rahsaan Rahsaan
* Atlantic SD 1592   The Best Of Rahsaan Roland Kirk
* Atlantic SD 2-303   The Art Of Rahsaan Roland Kirk
* Atlantic SD 2-1003   Rahsaan Roland Kirk - The Vibration Continues

Rahsaan Roland Kirk And The Vibration Society

Rahsaan Roland Kirk (tenor saxophone, manzello, stritch, clarinet, flute, miscellaneous instruments) Ron Burton (piano) Vernon Martin (bass) James Madison (drums) Joe Habad Texidor (tambourine, sound tree): same personnel
"Village Vanguard", NYC, 2nd set, May 12, 1970
19338The Seekerunissued
19339Untitled-
19340Sentimental Journey-
19341Sweet FireAtlantic SD 1575
19342Baby Let Me Shake Your Treeunissued
19343Untitled, No. 2-
19344Untitled, No. 3-
19345Satin Doll-
19346The Raped Bolero-
19365Untitled, No. 4-
19366Satin Doll-
* Atlantic SD 1575   Rahsaan Roland Kirk And The Vibration Society - Rahsaan Rahsaan

Rahsaan Roland Kirk And The Vibration Society

Rahsaan Roland Kirk (tenor saxophone, manzello, stritch, clarinet, flute, miscellaneous instruments) Ron Burton (piano) Vernon Martin (bass) James Madison (drums) Joe Habad Texidor (tambourine, sound tree): same personnel
"Village Vanguard", NYC, 3rd set, May 12, 1970
19347I Remember Youunissued
19348Volunteered Slavery-
19349The Raped Bolero-
19350Baby Let Me Shake Your TreeAtlantic SD 1575, SD 2-303
19351Satin Doll / One Tonunissued
* Atlantic SD 1575   Rahsaan Roland Kirk And The Vibration Society - Rahsaan Rahsaan
* Atlantic SD 2-303   The Art Of Rahsaan Roland Kirk

Rahsaan Roland Kirk And The Vibration Society

Rahsaan Roland Kirk (tenor saxophone, manzello, stritch, clarinet, flute, miscellaneous instruments) Ron Burton (piano) Vernon Martin (bass) James Madison (drums) Joe Habad Texidor (tambourine, sound tree): same personnel
"Village Vanguard", NYC, 1st set, May 15, 1970
19352Untitled, No. 1unissued
19353Untitled, No. 2-
19354Untitled, No. 3-
19355Satin Doll-
19356Blues-
19357Satin DollAtlantic SD 1575
* Atlantic SD 1575   Rahsaan Roland Kirk And The Vibration Society - Rahsaan Rahsaan

Rahsaan Roland Kirk And The Vibration Society

Rahsaan Roland Kirk (tenor saxophone, manzello, stritch, clarinet, flute, miscellaneous instruments) Ron Burton (piano) Vernon Martin (bass) James Madison (drums) Joe Habad Texidor (tambourine, sound tree): same personnel
"Village Vanguard", NYC, 2nd set, May 15, 1970
19358Untitled, No. 1Atlantic unissued
19359Untitled, No. 2-
19360Untitled, No. 3-
19361Sweet Fire-
19362Little Liza Jane-
19363You Did It, You-
19364Satin Doll-

Rahsaan Roland Kirk And The Vibration Society

Rahsaan Roland Kirk (tenor saxophone, manzello, stritch, clarinet, flute, miscellaneous instruments) Ron Burton (piano) Vernon Martin (bass) James Madison (drums) Joe Habad Texidor (tambourine, sound tree): same personnel
"Village Vanguard", NYC, 3rd set, May 15, 1970
19367IntroAtlantic unissued
19368Untitled, No. 1-
19369Untitled, No. 2-
19370High Heel Sneakers-
19371Baby Let Me Shake Your Tree-
19372Untitled, No. 3-
19373Boogie Woman-
19374Sweet Fire-
19375Satin Doll-
19376Untitled, No. 4-
19377Untitled, No. 5-
19378Medley-

1971

Rahsaan Roland Kirk

Rahsaan Roland Kirk (tenor saxophone, manzello, stritch, clarinet, flute, B flat clarinet, E flat clarinet, pipes, harmonium, piccolo, bass drum, thundersheet, cymbals, bells, music box, palms, timpani, gong, bird sounds) Maurice McKinley (drums) Joe Habad Texidor (washboard, triangle, thundersheet, tambourine)
Regent Sound Studios, NYC, January 26, 1971
21074Raped VoicesAtlantic SD 1578
21075Dance Of The LobesAtlantic SD 1578, SD 2-303
21076The Ragman And The JunkmanAtlantic SD 1578
21077Prelude Back Home-
21078Island Cry-
21079Haunted Feelings-
21080Daydreamunissued
21081Back To The Root-
21082Harder And Harder SpiritualAtlantic SD 1578
21083RahsaanicaAtlantic SD 1578, SD 1592, SD 2-1003
21084Something For Trane That Trane Could Have SaidAtlantic SD 1578
21085Runnin' From The Trash-
* Atlantic SD 1578   Rahsaan Roland Kirk - Natural Black Inventions: Root Strata
* Atlantic SD 2-303   The Art Of Rahsaan Roland Kirk
* Atlantic SD 1592   The Best Of Rahsaan Roland Kirk
* Atlantic SD 2-1003   Rahsaan Roland Kirk - The Vibration Continues

Rahsaan Roland Kirk

Rahsaan Roland Kirk (tenor saxophone, manzello, stritch, clarinet, flute, miscellaneous percussion) Sonelius Smith (piano) Maurice McKinley (drums) Joe Habad Texidor (washboard, triangle, tambourine)
Regent Sound Studios, NYC, February 4, 1971
21122Day DreamAtlantic SD 1578
21123Black Root (Back To The Root)Atlantic 5111, SD 1578, SD 1592
21124Breath-A-ThonAtlantic SD 1578
* Atlantic SD 1578   Rahsaan Roland Kirk - Natural Black Inventions: Root Strata
* Atlantic SD 1592   The Best Of Rahsaan Roland Kirk
* Atlantic 5111   Rahsaan Roland Kirk - Black Root / ???

Rahsaan Roland Kirk

Rahsaan Roland Kirk (tenor saxophone, manzello, stritch, clarinet, flute, miscellaneous instruments) Sonelius Smith (piano) Billy Butler (guitar) Henry Mattathias Pearson (bass) Khalil Mhrdi (drums) Richard Landrum (congas) Joe Habad Texidor (percussion) Cissy Houston (vocals)
NYC, August 31, 1971
22854Ain't No SunshineAtlantic SD 1601, SD 2-1003
22855BlacknussAtlantic SD 1601
22856Never Can Say GoodbyeAtlantic SD 1601, SD 2-303
* Atlantic SD 1601   Rahsaan Roland Kirk - Blacknuss
* Atlantic SD 2-1003   Rahsaan Roland Kirk - The Vibration Continues
* Atlantic SD 2-303   The Art Of Rahsaan Roland Kirk

Rahsaan Roland Kirk

Charles McGhee (trumpet) Dick Griffin (trombone) Rahsaan Roland Kirk (tenor saxophone) Richard Tee (piano) Mickey Tucker (organ) Cornell Dupree, Keith Loving (guitar) Bill Salter (bass) Bernard Purdie (drums) Arthur Jenkins (congas, cabasa) Joe Habad Texidor (percussion) Princess Patience Burton (vocals)
Regent Sound Studios, NYC, September 8, 1971
23007I Love You, Yes I DoAtlantic SD 1601, SD 2-303, SD 2-1003
23008What's Goin' On (Mercy On Me)Atlantic SD 1601
23009My Girl-
23010Take Me, I'm Ready-
23011Old Rugged CrossAtlantic SD 1601, SD 2-1003
23012Which Way Is It GoingAtlantic SD 1601
23013I Wanna Make It With You-
23014One Nation-
* Atlantic SD 1601   Rahsaan Roland Kirk - Blacknuss
* Atlantic SD 2-303   The Art Of Rahsaan Roland Kirk
* Atlantic SD 2-1003   Rahsaan Roland Kirk - The Vibration Continues

1972

Rahsaan Roland Kirk With Al Hibbler

Rahsaan Roland Kirk (tenor saxophone, manzello, stritch, clarinet, flute, baritone saxophone) Hank Jones (piano) Ron Carter (bass) Grady Tate (drums) Al Hibbler (vocals -1/3)
NYC, March 30, 1972
1. 24238Don't Get Around Much AnymoreAtlantic SD 1630, SD 2-1003
2. 24239DaybreakAtlantic SD 1630
3. 24240Lover Come Back To Me-
4. 24241Something 'Bout Believing-
* Atlantic SD 1630   Rahsaan Roland Kirk/Al Hibbler - A Meeting Of The Times
* Atlantic SD 2-1003   Rahsaan Roland Kirk - The Vibration Continues

Rahsaan Roland Kirk With Al Hibbler

Rahsaan Roland Kirk (tenor saxophone, manzello, stritch, clarinet, flute, baritone saxophone) Hank Jones (piano) Ron Carter (bass) Grady Tate (drums) Al Hibbler (vocals)
NYC, March 31, 1972
24242Do Nothin' Till You Hear From MeAtlantic SD 1630
24243Slow Boat To Chinaunissued
24244This Love Of MineAtlantic SD 1630
24245Carney And Bigard Place-
24246I Didn't Know About You-
24247Satin Dollunissued
* Atlantic SD 1630   Rahsaan Roland Kirk/Al Hibbler - A Meeting Of The Times

Les McCann Quartet +

Rahsaan Roland Kirk (tenor saxophone) Les McCann (piano, clavinet, percussion, vocals) Jimmy Rowser (bass) Donald Dean (drums) Buck Clarke (African drums, percussion)
"Montreux Jazz Festival", "Casino De Montreux", Switzerland, June 24, 1972
25999Get Yourself TogetherAtlantic SD 2-312
26349Home Again-
* Atlantic SD 2-312   Les McCann - Live At Montreux

Newport In New York '72

Harry Edison (trumpet) Kai Winding (trombone) Dexter Gordon, James Moody, Flip Phillips, Zoot Sims (tenor saxophone) Rahsaan Roland Kirk (tenor saxophone, manzello, stritch, whistle) Herbie Hancock (piano) Chuck Wayne (guitar) Larry Ridley (bass) Tony Williams (drums)
Radio City Music Hall, NYC, July 3, 1972
25542Impressions (So What)Cobblestone CST 9026-2; Atlantic (Eu) ATL 40448
* Cobblestone CST 9026-2   Various Artists - Newport In New York '72: The Jam Sessions, Vol. 3&4
= Cobblestone CST 9032-6   Various Artists - Newport In New York '72
* Atlantic (Eu) ATL 40448   Various Artists - Newport In New York '72: The Jam Sessions, Vol. 4

Rahsaan Roland Kirk and others

Rahsaan Roland Kirk (tenor saxophone, manzello, stritch, clarinet, flute) and others
Regent Sound Studios, NYC, August 17, 1972
25137Ballad N.Y.C.Atlantic unissued
25138Maniacs Delight-
25139I'm On My Way-

1973

Rahsaan Roland Kirk With Strings

Charles McGhee (trumpet) Dick Griffin (trombone) Harry Smiles (English horn, oboe) Rahsaan Roland Kirk (tenor saxophone, clarinet, flute, nose flute, pipes, E flat saxophone) Sanford Allen, Julien Barber, Selwart Clarke, Gayle Dixon (violin) Al Brown (viola) Kermit Moore (cello) Ron Burton (piano) Henry Mattathias Pearson (bass) Robert Shy (drums) Sonny Brown or Ralph MacDonald (percussion) Dee Dee Bridgewater, Jeanne Lee (vocals)
Regent Sound Studios, NYC, January 22, 1973
25928N.W.H. Ghost, Part 2unissued
25929Celestial BlissAtlantic SD 1640
25930Saxophone Concerto: Saxophone Miracle / One Breath Beyond / Dance Of Revolution-
25931Salvation And Reminiscing-
25932Seasons: One Mind Winter-Summer / Ninth GhostAtlantic SD 1640, SD 2-1003
25933The Ninth Ghost, Part 2unissued
* Atlantic SD 1640   Rahsaan Roland Kirk - Prepare Thyself To Deal With A Miracle
* Atlantic SD 2-1003   Rahsaan Roland Kirk - The Vibration Continues

Rahsaan Roland Kirk

Rahsaan Roland Kirk (tenor saxophone, manzello, stritch, clarinet, flute, nose flute, miscellaneous instruments) Ron Burton (piano) Todd Barkan (synthesizer, tambourine) Henry Mattathias Pearson (bass) Robert Shy (drums) Joe Habad Texidor (percussion)
"Keystone Korner", San Francisco, CA, June 8 & 9, 1973
26676Openerunissued
26677Background Tune-
26678If I Loved You-
26679Bright Moments-
26680Old Rugged Cross-
26681Lean On Me-
26682If I Loved You-
26683Fly Town Nose Blues-
26684Dem Red Beans And Rice-
26685Second Line JumpAtlantic SD 2-907
26686Bright Momentsunissued
26687Jitterbug Waltz-
26688Down By The Riverside-
26689Never Can Say Goodbye-
IntroductionAtlantic SD 2-907
26690Pedal Up-
26691You'll Never Get To Heaven-
Clickety Clack-
26692Prelude To A Kiss-
Talk (Electric Nose)-
26693Fly Town Nose Blues-
Talk (Bright Moments)-
26694Bright Moments Song-
26695Dem Red Beans And Rice-
26696Swing Numberunissued
26697Opening Number-
26698If I Loved YouAtlantic SD 2-907
26699Two Saxophone Numberunissued
26670Volunteered Slavery-
26671Bye-
26672Baby Let Me Climb Your Tree-
Talk (Fats Waller)Atlantic SD 2-907
26673Jitterbug Waltz-
26674Three Sax Numberunissued
26675Old Kentucky Home-
* Atlantic SD 2-907   Rahsaan Roland Kirk - Bright Moments

Rahsaan Roland Kirk

Rahsaan Roland Kirk (tenor saxophone, manzello, stritch, clarinet, flute) Kenny Rogers (baritone saxophone) Hilton Ruiz (piano) Henry Pete Pearson (bass) John Goldsmith (drums)
"Village Vanguard", NYC, December 31, 1973
Fine And DandyCool Jazz (J) 311
Wow, Look At those Beautiful Black Indians-
Blues In C-
Bright Moments-
Three For The Festival, Part 1&2-
Dem Red Beans And Rice-
Epistrophy-
unknown title-
* Cool Jazz (J) 311   Rahsaan Roland Kirk - New Year's Eve In N.Y. 1973

1974

Charles Mingus Nonet

Jon Faddis (trumpet) Charles McPherson (alto saxophone) John Handy (alto, tenor saxophone) George Adams (tenor saxophone) Rahsaan Roland Kirk (tenor saxophone, stritch) Hamiet Bluiett (baritone saxophone) Don Pullen (piano) Charles Mingus (bass) Dannie Richmond (drums)
"Carnegie Hall", NYC, January 19, 1974
29417Skylightunissued
29418Second Tune-
29419Fables Of Faubus-
29420Big Alice-
29421PerdidoAtlantic SD 1667
29422C Jam Blues-
29423C Jam Blues (end)unissued
* Atlantic SD 1667   Charles Mingus - Mingus At Carnegie Hall

1975

Rahsaan Roland Kirk

Rahsaan Roland Kirk (tenor, bass saxophone, flute, trumpet, manzello, stritch, arranger) Pat Patrick (baritone saxophone) Hilton Ruiz, Richard Tee (keyboards) Arthur Jenkins (keyboards, arranger) Cornell Dupree, Keith Loving, Hugh McCracken (guitar) Francisco Centeno, Metathias Pearson, Bill Salter (bass) Sonny Brown, Steve Gadd, John Goldsmith (drums) Lawrence Killian (congas) Ralph MacDonald (congas, percussion) William Eaton (arranger)
Regent Sound Studios, NYC, May 14, 1975?
30750ConversationAtlantic SD 1674
30751Bye Bye Blackbird-
30752Horses (Monogram/Republic)-
30753High Heeled Sneakers-
30754Dream-
30755Echoes Of Primitive Ohio And Chili Dogs-
30756The Entertainer (Done In The Style Of The Blues)-
30757Freaks For The Festival-
30758Dream-
30759Portrait Of Those Beautiful Ladies-
30760Dream-
30761The Entertainer-
30762Dream-
30763--
30764Portrait Of Those Beautiful Ladies-
30765Dream-
30766Freaks For The Festival-
30767Horses-
30768Bye Bye Blackbird-
30769Conversation-
30770Telephone Conversationunissued
* Atlantic SD 1674   Rahsaan Roland Kirk - The Case Of The 3 Sided Dream In Audio Color

Rahsaan Roland Kirk

Rahsaan Roland Kirk (tenor saxophone, manzello, stritch, clarinet, flute) Hilton Ruiz (piano) Henry Pete Pearson (bass) Sonny Barkan (drums) Todd Barkan (percussion)
"Montreux Jazz Festival", "Casino De Montreux", Switzerland, July 18, 1975
Serenade To A CuckooWarner Bros. BS 2982
Bagpipe Medley-
J. Griff's Blues-
* Warner Bros. BS 2982   Rahsaan Roland Kirk - Kirkatron

Rahsaan Roland Kirk

Howard Johnson (tuba) Rahsaan Roland Kirk (tenor saxophone, manzello, stritch, clarinet, flute) Romeo Penque (baritone saxophone, oboe) Hilton Ruiz (piano, celeste) Buster Williams (bass) Charlie Persip (drums) Joe Texidor (percussion) Betty Neals (lead vocals) Adrienne Albert, Francine Caroll, Milt Grayson, Hilda Harris, Randy Peyton, Maeretha Stewart, Arthur Williams (backing vocals) Frank Foster (arranger)
Regent Sound Studios, NYC, 1975
Bright MomentsWarner Bros. BS 2982
Rahsaan Roland Kirk (tenor saxophone) Sanford Allen (violin) Alfred Brown, Selwart Clarke (viola) Kermit Moore (cello) Trudy Pitts (organ) William Butler (guitar) Bill Carney (drums) William S. Fischer (arranger, conductor)
The Christmas Song-
Steve Turre (trombone) Rahsaan Roland Kirk (tenor saxophone) Hilton Ruiz (keyboards) Milton Suggs (bass) Walter Perkins (drums) Tony Waters (percussion) Michael Hill (vocals)
Sugar-
Steppin' Into Beauty-
* Warner Bros. BS 2982   Rahsaan Roland Kirk - Kirkatron

Rahsaan Roland Kirk

Rahsaan Roland Kirk (tenor saxophone, manzello, stritch, clarinet, flute) and others
Regent Sound Studios, NYC, 1975 or 1976
Los Angeles Negro ChorusWarner Bros. BS 2982
Mary McLeod Bethune-
* Warner Bros. BS 2982   Rahsaan Roland Kirk - Kirkatron

1976 (age 40)

Rahsaan Roland Kirk

Richard Williams (trumpet) Rahsaan Roland Kirk (tenor saxophone, manzello, stritch, clarinet, flute, reed trumpet, harmonica, miscellaneous instruments, arranger) Kermit Moore (cello) Gloria Agostini (harp) Trudy Pitts (piano, electric piano, arranger) Hilton Ruiz (piano, arranger) Henry Mattathias Pearson (bass, arranger) Roy Haynes or Sonny Brown (drums) Arthur Jenkins or Joe Habad Texidor (percussion)
Regent Sound Studios, NYC, March, 1976?
31946Water For Robeson And WilliamsAtlantic SD 1686
31947That's All-
31948Donna Lee-
31949Simone-
31950Anysha-
31951Samba Kwa Mwanambe Mweusi-
31952Arrival-
* Atlantic SD 1686   Rahsaan Roland Kirk - Other Folks' Music

Rashaan Roland Kirk And His Vibration Society

Steve Turre (trombone, percussion) Rahsaan Roland Kirk (tenor saxophone, manzello, stritch, clarinet, flute) Hilton Ruiz (piano, percussion) Phil Bowler (bass) John Goldsmith (drums) Michael Hill (vocals, percussion)
live in Paris, France, November 14, 1976
A Night In TunisiaRoyal Jazz (D) RJD 510
The Left Side Of Your Mind (The Left Side Of Your Mine)-
Visit From The Blues (Visitors From The Blues)-
Bright Moments-
The Man That Cried Fire-
Creole Love Call-
* Royal Jazz (D) RJD 510   Rashaan Roland Kirk And His Vibration Society - Paris 1976

Rahsaan Roland Kirk

Howard Johnson (tuba) Rahsaan Roland Kirk (tenor saxophone, manzello, stritch, clarinet, flute) Romeo Penque (baritone saxophone, oboe) Hilton Ruiz (piano, celeste) Buster Williams (bass) Charlie Persip (drums) Joe Habao Texidor (percussion, vocals) Maeretha Stewart (vocals) Betty Neals (recitation)
Regent Sound Studios, NYC, 1976
Theme For The EulipionsWarner Bros. BS 2918
omit Stewart, Neals
There Will Never Be Another You-
Giant Steps-
Rahsaan Roland Kirk (tenor saxophone, manzello, stritch, clarinet, flute) Hank Jones (piano) Milt Hinton (bass) Fred Moore (washboard) Wilton Eaton (whistling)
Sweet Georgia Brown-
Rahsaan Roland Kirk (tenor saxophone, manzello, stritch, clarinet, flute) Trudy Pitts (organ) William Butler (guitar) Bill Carney (drums)
I'll Be Seeing You-
Rahsaan Roland Kirk (tenor saxophone, manzello, stritch, clarinet, flute) Hilton Ruiz (piano, celeste) Arthur Jenkins (keyboards) William Butler (guitar) Matathias Pearson (bass) Jerry Griffin (drums) Warren Smith (percussion) Joe Habao Texidor (percussion, vocals)
Loving You-
Goodbye Pork Pie Hat-
Rahsaan Roland Kirk (tenor saxophone, manzello, stritch, clarinet, flute) Hilton Ruiz (keyboards) Billy Butler (guitar) Henry Pete Pearson (bass) Jerry Griffin (drums)
LyricononWarner Bros. BS 2982
Steve Turre (trombone) Rahsaan Roland Kirk (tenor saxophone) Hilton Ruiz, Richard Tee (keyboards) William S. Fischer (synthesizer) Cornell Dupree (guitar) Gordon Edwards (electric bass) James Madison (drums) Ruddley Thibodeaux (percussion)
This Masquerade-
A Night In Tunisia-
* Warner Bros. BS 2918   Rahsaan Roland Kirk - Return Of The 5000 lb. Man
* Warner Bros. BS 2982   Rahsaan Roland Kirk - Kirkatron

1977 (aged 41)

Rahsaan Roland Kirk

Eddie Preston (trumpet) Jim Buffington (French horn) Kenneth Harris (flute) Rahsaan Roland Kirk (tenor saxophone, manzello, stritch, clarinet, flute) Sanford Allen, Doreen Callender, Regis Iandiorio, Kathryn Kienke, Harold Kohon, Yoko Matsuo, Tony Posk (violin) Julien Barber, Selwart Clarke, Linda Lawrence (viola) Jonathan Abramowitz, Charles Fambrough, Eugene Moye (cello) Sammy Price (piano) William S. Fischer (electric piano, arranger) Tiny Grimes (guitar) Arvell Shaw (bass) Gifford McDonald (drums)
Regent Sound Studios, NYC, 1977
I Loves You, PorgyWarner Bros. BSK 3085
Make Me A Pallet On The Floor-
In A Mellotone-
Summertime-
Steve Turre (trombone) Rahsaan Roland Kirk (tenor saxophone, manzello, stritch, clarinet, flute) Sammy Price (piano) Phil Bowler (bass) Sonny Brown (drums)
Boogie-Woogie String Along For Real-
Steve Turre (trombone) Rahsaan Roland Kirk (tenor saxophone, manzello, stritch, clarinet, flute) Hilton Ruiz (keyboards) Percy Heath (cello) Phil Bowler (bass) Sonny Brown (drums)
Hey Babebips-
Watergate Blues-
omit Heath
Dorthaan's Walk-
* Warner Bros. BSK 3085   Rahsaan Roland Kirk - Boogie-Woogie String Along For Real