I Talk with the Spirits

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I Talk with the Spirits
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Studio album by Roland Kirk
Released 1964 (1964)
Recorded September 16–17, 1964
Genre Jazz
Length 40:40
Label Limelight
Producer Bobby Scott
Roland Kirk chronology
Gifts & Messages
I Talk with the Spirits
Rip, Rig and Panic
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Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

I Talk with the Spirits is a 1964 album by Roland Kirk. On this album, Kirk only plays flutes, and no saxophone or other instruments. It is notable as being the first appearance of the song "Serenade to a Cuckoo", later covered by Jethro Tull. It was released on CD but is now out of print.[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Roland Kirk except as indicated
  1. "Serenade to a Cuckoo" - 4:33
  2. Medley: "We'll Be Together Again"/"People" (Carl Fisher, Frankie Laine)/(Bob Merrill, Jule Styne) - 4:40
  3. "A Quote from Clifford Brown" - 4:24
  4. "Trees" - 6:20
  5. "Fugue'n and Alludin'" - 0:44
  6. "The Business Ain't Nothin' But the Blues" - 5:03
  7. "I Talk with the Spirits" - 3:56
  8. "Ruined Castles" (Rentaroh Taki) - 1:20
  9. "Django" (John Lewis) - 4:50
  10. "My Ship" (Ira Gershwin, Kurt Weill) - 5:00
  • Recorded at Nola's Penthouse Sound Studios, NYC, September 16–17, 1964