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SR-60844: The Roland Kirk Quartet Meets The Benny Golson Orchestra

[Front Cover] Label Type : light blue Mercury promotional C
Matrix Number : SIDE-A SR 60844 A- M1    RR    II
SIDE-B SR 60844 B- M1    RR    I



Comments

promotional copy (for broadcast) with light blue label.

with original Mercury inner sleeve.

Inside The Groove

The Genius Roland Kirk's 4th leader LP on Mercury label - one side with Benny Golson's orchestra, the other side with his quartet.

Personal Impression (and brief notes)

This LP contains two different sessions held on June 1963.

Side-A features gorgeous session backed up with Benny Golson orchestra. Fortunately Roland Kirk plays as he is always, although it is uncertain whether Benny Golson's arrangements meet Roland Kirk's personality (but IMHO Benny Golson's arrangements heard here sounds nice for Roland Kirk's freaky performance).

On the other hand, Side-B is a straightahead quartet session. B-5 “Abstract Improvisation” brings to mind the “Improvisation for Unaccompanied Saxophones” by Al Cohn and Zoot Sims (MG-20606). Anyway it is always surprising that Roland Kirk never left poor works throughout his entire life.

Strictly Personal Rating (to what extent I could enjoy this album)

10 out of 10




Track Listing

SIDE-A
A-1 PB8497/PS3697 (25797) Ecclusiatics (Charlie Mingus) 4:25
A-2 PB8498/PS3698 (25798) Be Myself (Dietz - Schwartz) 4:17
A-3 PB8500/PS3700 (25800) A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square (M. Sherwin - E. Mashwilz) 5:10
A-4 PB8499/PS3799 (25799) Roland Speaks (Roland Kirk - Benny Golson) 3:02
A-5 PB8501/PS3701 (25801) Variation On A Theme (Of Hindemith) (Roland Kirk) 3:25
SIDE-B
B-1 PB8502/PS3702 (25802) I've Got Your Number (Cy Coleman - Carolyn Leigh) 5:51
B-2 PB8503/PS3703 (25803) Between The Fourth And The Fifth Step (Roland Kirk) 3:39
B-3 PB8504/PS3704 (25804) April Morning (Roland Kirk) 3:41
B-4 PB8505/PS3705 (25805) Get In The Basement (Roland Kirk) 4:02
B-5 PB8506/PS3706 (25806) Abstract Improvisation (Roland Kirk) 1:57

Personnel


Personnel/recorded date/master numbers confirmed with the Ruppli's discography.
(“The Mercury Labels - A Discography” by Ruppli and Novitsky, Greenwood Press, 1993)

Side-A:
Roland Kirk (ts, stritch, manzello, fl, siren)
with the Benny Golson Orchestra, personnel including:
Virgil Jones (tp), Richard Williams (tp),
Tom McIntosh (tb), Charles Greenlea (tb), Don Butterfield (tuba),
Harold Mabern (p), Richard Davis (b), Albert Heath (ds),
Benny Golson (arr, cond).
Recorded at A&R Studios, New York City on June 11, 1963.

Side-B:
Roland Kirk (ts, fl, manzello, stritch),
Harold Mabern (p), Abdullah Rafik (b), Sonny Brown (ds).
Recorded at A&R Studios, New York City on June 12, 1963.

The Artist Also Appears on...

Roland Kirk (ts, manzello, strich, fl, siren, etc.) :
  • Mercury MG-20679 / SR-60679 : We Free Kings
  • Mercury MG-20748 / SR-60748 : Domino
  • Mercury MG-20800 / SR-60800 : Reeds And Deeds
  • Mercury MG-20844 / SR-60844 : The Roland Kirk Quartet Meets The Benny Golson Orchestra
  • Mercury MG-20894 / SR-60894 : Kirk In Copenhagen
  • Mercury MG-20939 / SR-60939 : Gifts And Messages
  • Limelight LM-82008 / LS-86008 : I Talk With The Spirits
  • Limelight LM-82027 / LS-86027 : Rip, Rig And Panic
  • Limelight LM-82033 / LS-86033 : Slightly Latin
  • Mercury MG-20751 / SR-60751 : Big Band Bossa Nova / Quincy Jones
  • Mercury MG-20799 / SR-60799 : Plays Hip Hits / Quincy Jones
  • Mercury MG-20863 / SR-60863 : Explores The Music Of Henry Mancini / Quincy Jones
  • Limelight LM-82002 / LS-86002 : I/We Had A Ball / Various Artists
  • Smash MGS-27026 / SRS-67026 : Tubby's Back In Town / Tubby Hayes and the All-Stars
  • Smash MGS-27029 / SRS-67029 : Feel Real / Eddie Baccus





Jackets

Front Back
[SR-60844 FRONT] [SR-60844 BACK]



Labels

Side A Side B
[SR-60844 A] [SR-60844 B]



Inner Sleeve

Front Back
[SR-60737 FRONT SLEEVE] [SR-60737 BACK SLEEVE]

MATSUBAYASHI 'Shaolin' Kohji <shaolin@rhythmaning.org>
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