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Rahsaan Roland Kirk: Left Hook, Right Cross

Read "Left Hook, Right Cross" reviewed by Jim Santella

This set of two reissued Atlantic recordings offers a clear picture of what Rahsaan Roland Kirk was all about. Whether playing rough-house tenor, three saxophones at once, his searing brand of flute with vocalized thoughts, or the high-pitched ocarina-like nose flute, Kirk was a distinctive and highly unique professional. And he could connect with an audience. ...

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Rahsaan Roland Kirk: Left Hook, Right Cross

Read "Left Hook, Right Cross" reviewed by Robert Spencer

In the rollicking circus that is the music of Rahsaan Roland Kirk, some of his forays too slavishly imitate the shallow funk grooves of his latter days, while on others, he lets his muse roam more freely, and comes up with more than a few gems on Volunteered Slavery. Of course, there is a kitschy take ...