Rahsaan Roland Kirk (August 7, 1935 – December 5, 1977) was an American jazz multi-instrumentalist who played tenor saxophone, flute, and many other instruments. He was renowned for his onstage vitality, during which virtuoso improvisation was accompanied by comic banter, political ranting, and the ability to play several instruments simultaneously.
Charles Mingus, Quincy Jones
Ronald Theodore Kirk
Jazz, hard bop, soul jazz, post-bop, avant-garde jazz, mainstream jazz
King, Chess, Prestige, Mercury, Limelight, Verve, Atlantic, Warner Bros.
Musician, composer, arranger, bandleader
Rahsaan Roland Kirk
United States of America