Introducing Roland Kirk

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Introducing Roland Kirk
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Studio album by Roland Kirk
Released 1960
Recorded June 7, 1960
Genre Jazz
Label Argo
Roland Kirk chronology
Triple Threat
(1956)Triple Threat1956
Introducing Roland Kirk
Kirk's Work
(1961)Kirk's Work1961
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Introducing Roland Kirk is the second album by jazz multi-instrumentalist Roland Kirk. It was originally released on the Argo label in 1960.[2] It features performances by Kirk with Ira Sullivan, William Burton, Donald Garrett and Sonny Brown.[3] The Allmusic review by Lindsay Planer states "Although Kirk's performances are exceedingly reserved on this album, there is little doubt of his technical proficiencies. The three sides penned by Kirk are among the most interesting as they allow for a certain degree of openness that is essential when spotlighting his unique talents... Although some free jazz and avant-garde purists may find Introducing Roland Kirk not challenging enough, it provides a solid basis for his increasingly bombastic post-bop experiments throughout the remainder of the '60s and '70s".[4]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Roland Kirk except as indicated.

  1. "The Call" - 8:42
  2. "Soul Station" - 5:57
  3. "Our Waltz" (David Rose) - 4:51
  4. "Our Love Is Here To Stay" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) - 4:50
  5. "Spirit Girl" - 5:33
  6. "Jack the Ripper" (William Burton) - 7:32
  • Recorded in Chicago, IL, June 7, 1960



  1. ^ Allmusic Review
  2. ^ Verve catalogue entry accessed 6 August 2009
  3. ^ Rahsaan Roland Kirk discography accessed 6 August 2009
  4. ^ Planer, L. Allmusic Review accessed 6 August 2009