The Roland Kirk Quartet Meets the Benny Golson Orchestra

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The Roland Kirk Quartet Meets the Benny Golson Orchestra
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Studio album by
Released1964
RecordedJune 11 & 12, 1963
GenreJazz
LabelMercury
Roland Kirk chronology
Reeds & Deeds
(1963)
The Roland Kirk Quartet Meets the Benny Golson Orchestra
(1964)
Kirk in Copenhagen
(1964)
Benny Golson chronology
Free
(1962)
The Roland Kirk Quartet Meets the Benny Golson Orchestra
(1963)
Stockholm Sojourn
(1964)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]

The Roland Kirk Quartet Meets the Benny Golson Orchestra is an album by jazz multi-instrumentalist Roland Kirk. It was originally released on the Mercury label in 1964 and features performances by Kirk's Quartet and Benny Golson's Orchestra.[2] The cover artwork was by Dezső Csanády.

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Roland Kirk except as indicated.
  1. "Ecclusiastics" (Charles Mingus) - 4:27
  2. "By Myself" (Howard Dietz, Arthur Schwartz) - 4:20
  3. "Roland Speaks" (Roland Kirk, Benny Golson) - 3:04
  4. "A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square" (Manning Sherwin, Eric Maschwitz) - 5:13
  5. "Variations on a Theme by Hindemith" - 3:28
  6. "I've Got Your Number" (Cy Coleman, Carolyn Leigh) - 5:55
  7. "Between the Fourth and the Fifth Step" - 3:41
  8. "April Morning" - 3:43
  9. "Get in the Basement" - 4:03
  10. "Abstract Improvisation" - 1:58
  • Recorded in New York on June 11 (tracks 1-5) & June 12 (tracks 6-10), 1963

Personnel[edit]

The Roland Kirk Quartet
The Benny Golson Orchestra (tracks 1-5)

References[edit]