I, Eye, Aye: Live at the Montreux Jazz Festival, 1972

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I, Eye, Aye: Live at the Montreux Jazz Festival, 1972
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Live album by Rahsaan Roland Kirk
Released 1996
Recorded June 24, 1972
Genre Jazz
Label Rhino
Rahsaan Roland Kirk chronology
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I, Eye, Aye: Live at the Montreux Jazz Festival, 1972
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Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

I, Eye, Aye is a live album by jazz multi-instrumentalist Rahsaan Roland Kirk featuring performances by Kirk recorded at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 1972 with Ron Burton, Henry "Pete" Pearson, Robert Shy and Joe Habad Texidor first released on the Rhino label in 1996.

The Allmusic review by Thom Jurek states "The set is absolutely electrifying. From the few short raps Kirk offers the crowd, one cannot be prepared for the honking, shouting, funky, gritty sets that follow... This is a hell of an introduction to one of the least-understood figures in jazz history, and an absolute necessity for fans".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Rahsaan Roland Kirk except as indicated.
  1. "Rahsaantalk, No. 1" - 0:38
  2. "Seasons" - 6:00
  3. "Rahsaantalk, No. 2" - 1:12
  4. "Balm in Gilead" (Traditional) - 7:05
  5. "Volunteered Slavery" - 10:20
  6. "Rahsaantalk, No. 3" - 0:24
  7. "Blue Rol, No. 2" - 9:04
  8. "Solo Piece: Satin Doll/Improvisation" (Duke Ellington/Kirk) - 4:19
  9. "Serenade to a Cuckoo" - 3:28
  10. "Pedal Up" - 6:11
  • Recorded at the Montreux Jazz Festival, Switzerland on June 24, 1972



  1. ^ Allmusic Review
  2. ^ Jurek, T. Allmusic Review accessed 24 August 2009.