if you don't know kirk check him on youtube. he was blinded young in an accident (the inflated tear) & i think had a kidney ailment, yet created the most extraordinary music playing 3 or 4 instruments at once, nose flute, whistle & saxes, including stritch & manzello.
this was not facile showmanship, despite the criticism of ignorant clowns, one of whom called him a clown. his goal was joy in music. one of his record titles 'rip rig & panic' was assumed by a group whose members included don cherry's daughter neneh & he was an inspiration to many, including trevor watts who is a superb exponent of the circulatory breathing technique which kirk managed so effortlessly.
late in his career, as if he had not already suffered sufficient adversity, he had a stroke & on recovery was paralysed, losing the use of one side of his body. undaunted he had his saxophone converted to be played with one hand & this is the recording that he made on his return.
you don't need to know this to appreciate this effortlessly beautiful music, but you should.
i am glad to find it available again because somehow i mislaid the vinyl copy i used to own & i'm going to buy it again, right now. you should too.