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  • Audio CD (23 Sept. 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: CLASSICAL
  • ASIN: B00006H67P
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 145,324 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. The Black and Crazy Blues
2. A Laugh for Rory
3. Many Blessings
4. Fingers in the Wind
5. The Inflated Tear
6. The Creole Love Call
7. A Handful of Fives
8. Fly By Night
9. Lovellevelliloqui
10. I'm Glad There Is You

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By os TOP 500 REVIEWER on 23 Aug. 2013
Format: Audio CD
The music Roland Kirk creates comes from all over the jazzosphere. From New Orleans to Bop and Blues, Free -form and more, Kirk draws his influences but melds them into a form that is distinctively his and his alone. As a multi instrumentalist and player of all sorts of obscure wind instruments, his albums have an uncommon sense of colour, drama and energy that make them highly distinctive and entertaining.

The Inflated Tear' from 1967,is one of many great albums from Kirk. The music is quirky, warm and mellow and then ferociously passionate and joyful. Kirk is never predictable and there is no discernible formula at work. His melodies and solos merge into each other so that the listener is taken on a musical journey where themes appear and mutate over time, leaving the listener gasping at the imaginative powers on display. This isn't a 'blowing' kind of album. Each tune is carefully thought out, but there is plenty of room individual contribution. Lovers of Ellington, Coltrane, Dolphy or Mingus will find lots to enjoy here. Try the Gospel flavoured 'The Inflated Tear' ,featuring some beautiful piano from Ron Burton, it might be the best thing on the album and certainly gives a good idea of what to expect from the other tracks. Recommended.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Mr. A. P. Thomson on 4 Mar. 2006
Format: Audio CD
This was the first "true" jazz album I bought three years ago, and in the time since I bought it, I've yet to find another that matches it.
There's not a single bad or average track on this album: from the chilled opener "Black and Crazy Blues" through the manic, aggressive "Many Blessings" to the tortured, melancholy title track, this album is pure five star jazz.
If you're a saxophonist then there's no excuse for not owning this album. And if you're not a saxophonist, buy this, and you may well want to be!
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Nikica Gilic on 8 Jun. 2008
Format: Audio CD
This magnificent musician is one of the true treasures of American jazz;
before I actually started listening to him I was a bit suspicious about his multiinstrumentalism, but he uses his numerous (and often strange) horns and whistles as a musician - there is nothing flashy or inflated in what I heard of him so far (incidently; the title of the album refers to Kirk's medical problems connected to his blindness...).

But, if you want to know, on the cover of this fine Atlantic album they say he plays tenor sax, Manzello, stritch, clarinet, flute, whistle AND "English horn or flexafone"...

The rest of the group are Ron Burton (p), Steve Novosel (b) and Jimmy Hopps (dm), plus Dick Griffith (tb) on "Fly by Night".
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By GlynLuke TOP 100 REVIEWER on 27 Sept. 2014
Format: Audio CD
This was the first LP I ever heard by Roland Kirk (1936-77) and I've loved it on vinyl and on CD.
On this 1967 date he's accompanied by a relatively obscure group of nonetheless simpatico musicians: Ron Burton eloquent on piano, bassist Steve Novosel, and Jimmy Hopps keeping the beat.
The opener The Black and Crazy Blues is a stunner, and then we get Kirk's little son gurgling for a moment as an intro to the lovingly composed and played A Laugh For Rory.
Fingers in the Wind is a heart-meltingly lovely ballad, again by Kirk, with the title tune a potent comment in music on his own blindness. Two great tracks.
Ellington's Creole Love Call is honoured, and the last three numbers are Kirk simply blowing like the consummate jazzman he was.
Roland Kirk is never less than worth hearing. On an album like this one, he's downright essential.

Beautiful music from a beautiful man.
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