Rahsaan Roland Kirk ‎– Prepare Thyself To Deal With A Miracle -1973 - Soul jazz (Rare Vinyl)


Rahsaan Roland Kirk* ‎– Prepare Thyself To Deal With A Miracle -1973 - Soul jazz

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Kirk was born Ronald Theodore Kirk[2] in Columbus, Ohio, where he lived in a neighborhood known as Flytown. He felt compelled by a dream to transpose two letters in his first name to make Roland. He became blind at an early age as a result of poor medical treatment.[3][page needed] In 1970, Kirk added "Rahsaan" to his name after hearing it in a dream.[citation needed]

Kirk's musical career spans from 1955 until his death in 1977. He preferred to lead his own bands, Kirk rarely performed as a sideman, although he did record with arrangerQuincy Jones and drummer Roy Haynes and had notable stints with bassist Charles Mingus. One of his best-known recorded performances is the lead flute and solo on Jones' "Soul Bossa Nova", a 1964 hit song repopularized in the Austin Powers films (Jones 1964; McLeod et al. 1997).[citation needed]

Kirk was politically outspoken. During his concerts, between songs he often talked about topical issues, including black history and the Civil Rights Movement in the United States. His monologues were often laced with satire and absurdist humor. According to comedian Jay Leno, when Leno toured with Kirk as Kirk's opening act, Kirk would introduce him by saying, "I want to introduce a young brother who knows the black experience and knows all about the white devils .... Please welcome Jay Leno!"[4]:109

In 1975, Kirk suffered a major stroke which led to partial paralysis of one side of his body. He continued to perform and record, modifying his instruments to enable him to play with one arm. At a live performance at Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club in London he even managed to play two instruments, and carried on to tour internationally and to appear on television.[citation needed]

He died from a second stroke in 1977 after performing in the Frangipani Room of the Indiana University Student Union in Bloomington, Indiana

Label:Atlantic ‎– SD 1640
Format:Vinyl, LP, Album, PR
Sleeve Condition (Out of 10) ~ 10 / with inner sleeve
Label Condition (Out of 10) ~ 10
Vinyl Condition ~ (Out of 10)
Side 1 -10
side 2 - 10
BIN # *40


A1 Salvation And Reminiscing 5:14
A2 Seasons 10:32
A2a One Mind Winter/Summer
A2b Ninth Ghost
A3 Celestial Bliss 5:47
B1 Saxophone Concerto 21:31
B1a Saxophone Miracle
B1b One Breath Beyond
B1c Dance Of Revolution


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