Prepare Thyself to Deal with a Miracle

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Prepare Thyself to Deal With a Miracle
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Studio album by Rahsaan Roland Kirk
Released 1973
Recorded January 22, 1973
Genre Jazz
Label Atlantic
Producer Joel Dorn
Rahsaan Roland Kirk chronology
A Meeting of the Times
(1972)A Meeting of the Times1972
Prepare Thyself to Deal With a Miracle
(1973)
Bright Moments
(1973)Bright Moments1973
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Prepare Thyself to Deal With a Miracle is an album by jazz multi-instrumentalist Rahsaan Roland Kirk featuring performances by Kirk with Charles McGhee, Dick Griffin, Harry Smiles, Sanford Allen, Julien Barber, Selwart Clarke, Gayle Dixon, Al Brown, Kermit Moore, Ron Burton, Henry Mattathias Pearson, Robert Shy, Sonny Brown, Ralph MacDonald, Dee Dee Bridgewater and Jeanne Lee.[2]

The Allmusic review by Thom Jurek states "this is yet another criminally underappreciated Rahsaan Roland Kirk recording from the last phase of a remarkable career. This is perhaps Kirk's most experimental recording in that it involves his most involved performing on multiple horns and flutes — including his infamous and wonderful nose flute — and working with drones on a more surface level. Given Kirk's system of playing three horns at once, the drone horn was always a part of his sonic architecture. The difference here is that the melodic and improvisational lines take a back seat... There are numerous metaphors and metonyms here, but they will not come to the listener until later, when she or he regains the conscious notion of breathing".[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Rahsaan Roland Kirk.
  1. "Salvation and Reminiscing" - 5:22
  2. "Seasons: One Mind Winter/Summer/Ninth Ghost" - 9:37
  3. "Celestial Bliss" - 5:40
  4. "Saxophone Concerto: Saxophone Miracle/One Breath Beyond/Dance of Revolution" - 21:00
  • Recorded at Regent Sound Studios, NYC, January 22, 1973

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic Review
  2. ^ Rahsaan Roland Kirk discography accessed 19 August 2009
  3. ^ Jurek, T. Allmusic Review accessed 18 August 2009.