Brotherman in the Fatherland

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Brotherman in the Fatherland
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Live album by Rahsaan Roland Kirk
Released April 4, 2006
Recorded March 3, 1972
Genre Jazz
Label Rhino
Producer Joel Dorn
Rahsaan Roland Kirk chronology
Brotherman in the Fatherland
I, Eye, Aye: Live at the Montreux Jazz Festival, 1972
Professional ratings
Review scores
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Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Brotherman in the Fatherland is a live album by jazz multi-instrumentalist Rahsaan Roland Kirk featuring a performance by Kirk recorded at the Funkhaus in Hamburg, Germany in 1972 with Ron Burton, Henry Metathias Pearson, Richie Goldberg and Joe Habad Texidor first released on the Hyena label in 2006.

The Allmusic review by Thom Jurek states "This gig, recorded in 1972, is one of those seemingly out-of-nowhere moments when Kirk, struggling to make a living, took it to the audience full-force... Like his best live outings — this one doesn't have the same sound quality as Bright Moments — this one is simply astonishing in its intensity, soul, and acumen. One can only wonder when hearing the polite applause at the end of the gig (instead of the justifiable shouting and screaming that should've been there) if the German crowd were just blown away, or confused. Listeners, too, may wonder if they can believe what has just transpired in the space of an hour. They can".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Rahsaan Roland Kirk except as indicated.
  1. "Intro/Like Sonny" (John Coltrane) - 8:32
  2. "Make It with You" (David Gates) - 5:39
  3. "Rahsaan's Spirit" - 7:04
  4. "My Girl" (Smokey Robinson, Ronald White) - 5:15
  5. "Seasons/Serenade to a Cuckoo" - 6:54
  6. "Pedal Up" - 10:20
  7. "Lush Life" (Billy Strayhorn) - 3:12
  8. "Afro Blue" (Mongo Santamaría) - 4:04
  9. "Blue Train" (Coltrane) - 17:31
    • Recorded at the Funkhaus in Hamburg, Germany on March 3, 1972



  1. ^ Allmusic Review
  2. ^ Jurek, T. Allmusic Review accessed 27 August 2009.