Here Comes the Whistleman
|Here Comes the Whistleman|
|Live album by Roland Kirk|
|Recorded||March 14, 1965|
|Producer||Roland Kirk, Joel Dorn|
|Roland Kirk chronology|
Here Comes the Whistleman is a live album by jazz multi-instrumentalist Roland Kirk recorded in March 1965 at Atlantic Studios in New York. It was his first release on the Atlantic label and features performances by Kirk with Lonnie Liston Smith, Major Holley and Charles Crosby. The Allmusic review by Thom Jurek states " His band for the occasion is stellar... This is the hard jump blues and deep R&B Roland Kirk band".
- All compositions by Roland Kirk except as indicated.
- "Roots" - 4:09
- "Here Comes the Whistleman" - 4:53
- "I Wished on the Moon" (Dorothy Parker, Ralph Rainger) - 4:48
- "Making Love After Hours" - 4:20
- "Yesterdays" (Otto Harbach, Jerome Kern) - 3:54
- "Aluminum Baby" (Jaki Byard) - 4:41
- "Step Right Up" - 4:41
- Recorded at Atlantic Studios, NY on March 14, 1965
- A recent version of the album has longer tracks. There's on-stage chatter etc.
- Roland Kirk: tenor saxophone, manzello, stritch, flute, clarinet
- Lonnie Liston Smith: piano
- Jaki Byard: piano
- Major Holley: bass
- Charles Crosby: drums