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The Spirits Up Above

Label: HighNote Records
Released: 2005
Track listing: 1. Three for the Festival (R. Kirk) 2. One for Kirk (S. Turre) 3. Medley: Serenade to a Cuckoo/ Bright Moments (R. Kirk) 4. Stepping Into Beauty (R. Kirk) 5. The Spirits Up Above (R. Kirk) 6. Hand Full of Five (R. Kirk) 7. Dorthaan's Walk (R. Kirk) 8. E.D. (R. Kirk) 9. Volunteered Slavery (R. Kirk)

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Steve Turr: The Spirits Up Above

Read "The Spirits Up Above" reviewed by Javier AQ Ortiz


Steve Turré first saw Roland Kirk performing almost forty years ago. The Spirits Up Above is a long-overdue homage to the Vibration Society's leader by one of its most distinguished alumni. Furthermore, this is a 24-bit engineered, mixed, and mastered recording by Rudy Van Gelder. Turré, sans seashells, offers only one original composition on ...

Album

The Spirits Up Above

Label: HighNote Records
Released: 2004
Track listing: Three for the Festival; One for Kirk; Medley: Serenade to a Cuckoo/Bright Moments; Stepping Into Beauty; The Spirits Up Above; Hand Full of Five; E.D.; Dorthaan's Walk; Volunteered Slavery

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Steve Turre: The Spirits Up Above

Read "The Spirits Up Above" reviewed by John Kelman


You have to have a lot of nerve to pay homage to Rahsaan Roland Kirk. Soul-drenched, steeped in the blues yet progressive in ways that were not to be fully appreciated until after his untimely death in '77, Kirk's music managed to be a bundle of contradictions while, at the same time, a cohesive statement about ...


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