Bright Moments: The Life & Legacy of Rahsaan Roland Kirk

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  • Copyright: 2001-09-01
  • Publisher: Natl Book Network
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The first bioghraphy of the legendary jazz musician Rahsaan Roland Kirk, establishes once and for all the brilliant multi-instrumentalist's place n the pantheon of Jazz giants.

Author Biography

John Kruth is a musician and writer of poetry and short fiction, contributor to Rolling Stone, Musician, and Sing Out!, and co-producer with legendary music producer Joel Dorn of a three-CD box set of Rahsaan's rare live tracks, Dog Years in the Fourth Ring. He lives in New York City

Table of Contents

The Revenge of the 5000 Lb. Manp. 1
Echoes of Primitive Ohiop. 9
The Seekerp. 23
Here Comes the Whistlemanp. 40
Rip, Rig and Panicp. 57
The Black Stickp. 69
The Electric Marshmallows versus the Sightless Pioneer From the 4th Ringp. 74
Classical Jazzicalp. 90
Three for Monkp. 107
Hip Chopsp. 110
Hog Calls, Little Prayers, and a Lotta Frogsp. 129
Kingus Mingusp. 135
The Black and Crazy Bluesp. 144
A Mouthful of Fivesp. 158
Triple Threatp. 163
Blacknuss (or One Sunny Thing Happened That Night)p. 173
Serenade to a Kook (or Two)p. 187
Blind Man's Moviep. 203
Say Good-bye to Your Mindp. 214
We're Only In It for the Porkchopsp. 224
Habaop. 229
Bright Moments in Frownlandp. 233
The Dance of Revolutionp. 235
Radio Free Rahsaanp. 251
The Name Gamep. 256
Volunteered Slaveryp. 261
The Bottomless Evening of a Day on Endp. 265
Strange Weekend in Syracusep. 269
Life and Death--All in One Breathp. 273
Tenor Badnessp. 283
Mo' Momentsp. 286
The Case of the 3 Sided Dream in Audio Colorp. 290
Freaks for the Festivalp. 297
Sun/Rahp. 314
Over the Hump to Eulipiap. 317
That Old Rugged Crossp. 326
Harder and Harder Spiritualp. 340
Boogie-Woogie String Along Foreverp. 349
Queen/Mayor/Nurse Nightingale/Dorthaanp. 353
The Invisible Whipp. 361
17 Saskatoons or Welcome to the Rahsaanaissancep. 372
Never Can Say Good-byep. 374
Discographyp. 375
Kirk's Confectionary (A Guide to Rahsaan's Musical Instrument Arsenal)p. 385
Acknowledgmentsp. 387
Sourcesp. 389
Bibliographyp. 391
Indexp. 393
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