Rahsaan Roland Kirk

Rahsaan Roland Kirk
1935 - 1977
Rahsaan Roland Kirk  American Composer

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First Name Rahsaan
Middle Name Roland
Last Name Kirk
Age 42 (age at death) years
Birthday 7th August, 1935
Birthplace Columbus, Ohio
Died 5th December, 1977
Place of Death Bloomington, Indiana
Build Slim
Hair Color Black
Zodiac Sign Leo
Ethnicity Black
Nationality American
Occupation Text Saxophonist, flutist, composer, arranger, bandleader
Occupation Composer
Music Genre (Text) Jazz, Hard-bop, Soul jazz, Post-bop, Avant-garde jazz, Mainstream jazz, hard bop
Music Genre Jazz, Percussion, Nose Flute
Year(s) Active 1955–1977
Music Style Post-Bop, Avant-Garde Jazz, Modern Creative, Soul Jazz, Mainstream Jazz, Jazz Instrument, Saxophone Jazz
Music Mood Sophisticated, Visceral, Exuberant, Playful, Boisterous, Passionate, Freewheeling, Intense, Searching, Enigmatic, Elaborate, Uncompromising, Bravado, Eccentric, Knotty, Wry, Whimsical, Earnest, Literate, Theatrical, Quirky, Sax (Tenor), Stritch, Manzello
Instrument Clarinet, Flute, Multi Instruments, Harmonica, Percussion, Composer, Leader, Vocals, Nose Flute
Instrument (text) Tenor saxophone, clarinet, stritch, manzello, nose flute, flute, cor anglais, keyboards, percussion
Record Label King, Chess, Prestige, Mercury, Limelight, Verve, Atlantic, Warner Bros, Warner Bros.
Associated Acts Charles Mingus, Quincy Jones
Official Websites http://www.alfanet.hu/kirk/index2.html

Rahsaan Roland Kirk (August 7, 1935 – December 5, 1977) was an American jazz multi-instrumentalist who played tenor saxophone, flute, and many other instruments. He was renowned for his onstage vitality, during which virtuoso improvisation was accompanied by comic banter, political ranting, and the ability to play several instruments simultaneously.

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