The Return of the 5000 Lb. Man

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The Return of the 5000 Lb. Man
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Studio album by Rahsaan Roland Kirk
Released 1976
Recorded 1976
Genre Jazz
Label Warner Bros.
Producer Joel Dorn
Rahsaan Roland Kirk chronology
Other Folks' Music
(1976)Other Folks' Music1976
The Return of the 5000 Lb. Man
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 5/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 3/5 stars[2]

The Return of the 5000 Lb. Man is an album by jazz multi-instrumentalist Rahsaan Roland Kirk.[3]


The Allmusic review by Thom Jurek states "Kirk is at full creative and musical strength. These seven tracks are an utter astonishment. Kirk's playing of saxophones, harmonica, flutes, and euphonium is deep, soulful, and even profound in places... This is one that's utterly necessary for fans, and a very fitting intro for the novice".[4]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Theme for the Eulipions" (Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Betty Neals) - 9:30
  2. "Sweet Georgia Brown" (Ben Bernie, Kenneth Casey, Maceo Pinkard) - 4:47
  3. "I'll Be Seeing You" (Sammy Fain, Irving Kahal) - 6:09
  4. "Loving You" (Minnie Riperton, Richard Rudolph) - 4:49
  5. "Goodbye Pork Pie Hat" (Charles Mingus, Kirk) - 6:22
  6. "There Will Never Be Another You" (Mack Gordon, Harry Warren) - 5:09
  7. "Giant Steps" (John Coltrane) - 6:12
  • Recorded at Regent Sound Studios, NYC, 1975



  1. ^ Allmusic Review
  2. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 119. ISBN 0-394-72643-X. 
  3. ^ Rahsaan Roland Kirk discography accessed August 17, 2009
  4. ^ Jurek, T. Allmusic Review accessed August 17, 2009.