Natural Black Inventions: Root Strata

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Natural Black Inventions: Root Strata
Studio album by Rahsaan Roland Kirk
Released 1971
Recorded January 26 & February 4, 1971
Genre Jazz
Label Atlantic
Rahsaan Roland Kirk chronology
Rahsaan Rahsaan
(1970)
Natural Black Inventions: Root Strata
(1971)
Blacknuss
(1971)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Natural Black Inventions: Root Strata is a solo album by jazz multi-instrumentalist Rahsaan Roland Kirk featuring performances by Kirk with accompaniment by drummer Maurice McKinley and percussionist Joe Habad Texidor with Sonelius Smith on piano appearing on one track.[2]

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow states: "The performances are episodic and colorful with plenty of humor and adventurous moments, worthy of repeated listenings and amazement".[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Rahsaan Roland Kirk except as indicated.
  1. "Something for Trane That Trane Could Have Said" - 3:05
  2. "Island Cry" - 3:52
  3. "Runnin' from the Trash" - 2:12
  4. "Day Dream" (Duke Ellington, John Latouche, Billy Strayhorn) - 3:40
  5. "The Ragman and the Junkman Ran from the Businessman They Laughed and He Cried" - 3:02
  6. "Breath-A-Thon" - 1:55
  7. "Rahsaanica" - 3:40
  8. "Raped Voices" - 1:54
  9. "Haunted Feelings" - 2:25
  10. "Prelude Back Home" - 3:44
  11. "Dance of the Lobes" - 2:05
  12. "Harder and Harder Spiritual" - 2:02
  13. "Black Root (Back to the Root)" - 3:17
  • Recorded at Regent Sound Studios, NYC, January 26 (tracks 1-3, 5, & 7-12) and February 4 (tracks 4, 6 & 13), 1971

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic Review
  2. ^ Rahsaan Roland Kirk discography accessed 17 August 2009.
  3. ^ Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed 17 August 2009.