Kirk in Copenhagen

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Kirk in Copenhagen
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Live album by Roland Kirk
Released 1964
Recorded October 1963
Venue Club Monmartre, Copenhagen, Denmark
Genre Jazz
Label Mercury
Roland Kirk chronology
The Roland Kirk Quartet Meets the Benny Golson Orchestra
(1964)The Roland Kirk Quartet Meets the Benny Golson Orchestra1964
Kirk in Copenhagen
Gifts & Messages
(1964)Gifts & Messages1964
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]

Kirk in Copenhagen is a live album by jazz multi-instrumentalist Roland Kirk recorded in October 1963 at the Club Monmartre in Copenhagen, Denmark. It was originally released on the Mercury label in 1963 and features performances by Kirk with Tete Montoliu, Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, Don Moore and J.C. Moses and a guest appearance by Sonny Boy Williamson.[2] The Allmusic review by Lindsay Planer and Thom Jurek states "Although somewhat ragtag in derivation, the combo quickly finds its sonic niche... providing Kirk plenty of space to improvise wildly, utilizing his clever wit and immensely expressive musicality".[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Roland Kirk except where noted.

  1. "Narrow Bolero" - 5:23
  2. "Mingus-Griff Song" - 8:07
  3. "The Monkey Thing" - 5:43
  4. "Mood Indigo" (Barney Bigard, Duke Ellington, Irving Mills) - 7:17
  5. "Cabin in the Sky" (Vernon Duke, John Latouche) - 7:46
  6. "On the Corner of King and Scott Streets" - 4:12



  1. ^ Kirk in Copenhagen at AllMusic
  2. ^ Rahsaan Roland Kirk discography accessed 8 August 2009
  3. ^ Planer, L. & Jurek, T. Allmusic Review accessed August 9, 2009