|Studio album by Roland Kirk|
|Recorded||Van Gelder Studio, July 11, 1961|
|Producer||Esmond Edwards (supervision)|
|Roland Kirk chronology|
Kirk's Work (also reissued as Funk Underneath) is an album by Roland Kirk with Jack McDuff. Prestige Records released the album in 1961, with Original Jazz Classics and Concord Music Group issuing subsequent re-releases.
Rudy Van Gelder engineered the recording on July 11, 1961 at Van Gelder Studio in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey. Esmond Edwards supervised the session. Van Gelder remastered the recording for the Concord 2007 re-release.
|Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings||()|
|The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide|||
The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings describes Kirk's Work as "a largely forgotten Kirk album, but one which generally deserves the classic reissue billing." Ron Wynn has described the album as "a fine reissue of Kirk in a soul-jazz and mainstream vein." Allmusic notes a "swinging R&B vibe pervasive throughout the album," judging that "while certainly not the best in his catalog, it is a touchstone album that captures the early soulful Rahsaan Roland Kirk."
All music composed by Roland Kirk, except where noted.
|1.||"Three for Dizzy"||5:11|
|5.||"Doin' the Sixty-Eight"||4:20|
|6.||"Too Late Now"||Lerner–Lane||3:52|
|7.||"Skater's Waltz"||Charles Emile Waldteufel (arr. Kirk)||4:23|
- Roland Kirk – tenor saxophone, manzello, strich [sic], flute, siren
- Jack McDuff – Hammond organ
- Joe Benjamin – bass
- Arthur Taylor – drums
- Cook, Richard; Brian Morton (2008) . The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings. The Penguin Guide to Jazz (9th ed.). New York: Penguin. p. 827. ISBN 978-0-14-103401-0.
- Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 119. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.
- Wynn, Ron (1994), Ron Wynn, ed., All Music Guide to Jazz, M. Erlewine, V. Bogdanov, San Francisco: Miller Freeman, p. 404, ISBN 0-87930-308-5
- Planer, Lindsay. Kirk's Work at AllMusic. Retrieved February 11, 2011.