Gifts & Messages

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Gifts & Messages
Gifts & Messages.jpg
Studio album by Roland Kirk
Released 1964
Recorded July 22, 1964
Genre Jazz
Label Mercury
Roland Kirk chronology
Kirk in Copenhagen
(1964)Kirk in Copenhagen1964
Gifts & Messages
(1964)
I Talk with the Spirits
(1964)I Talk with the Spirits1964
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 2/5 stars[1]

Gifts & Messages is an album by jazz multi-instrumentalist Roland Kirk. It was originally released on the Mercury label in 1964 and features performances by Kirk with Horace Parlan, Michael Fleming, and Steve Ellington.[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Roland Kirk except where noted.

  1. "The Things I Love" (Lew Harris, Harold Barlow) - 3:12
  2. "Petite Fleur" (Sidney Bechet) - 3:10
  3. "March On, Swan Lake" (Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky arranged by Roland Kirk) - 3:57
  4. "Tears Sent By You" (Michael Fleming) - 5:59
  5. "My Heart At Thy Sweet Voice" (Camille Saint-Saëns arranged by Roland Kirk) - 3:21
  6. "Gifts And Messages" - 4:06
  7. "Hip Chops" - 3:33
  8. "Blues For C & T" - 3:06
  9. "Where Does The Blame Lie" - 2:49
  10. "Vertigo Ro" - 4:07
  • Recorded in Los Angeles, CA on July 22, 1964

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 119. ISBN 0-394-72643-X. 
  2. ^ Rahsaan Roland Kirk discography accessed 9 August 2009