Thanks. Added to my watch list along with one about Gil Scott-Heronif you enjoyed that, you will love this much more comprehensive documentary: http://www.rahsaanfilm.com
Match. Don't need to add a thing.One of my heroes and a major influence, not so much in how I play, but more in his overall approach of total freedom in improvisation. I wouldn't take 50 "young lion" sax players of today for one Rahsaan. Not a "sound alike" player. Not a repeater pencil. I've got little to no interest in guys who sound like they are just a digestion of the last 40 years of tenor players. Why should I listen to them when I can listen to the originals? And Rahsaan was one of the originals.
My mind is blown. After the Jazz and People's Movement disrupted the Dick Cavett Show, Rahsaan was invited to play on the Ed Sullivan Show in 1971. He played Haitian Fight Song with Mingus, Roy Haynes, Sonelius Smith, Archie Shepp, and more... Ed Sullivan, incorporating Rahsaan's term, introduces them as some of the "top Black Classical jazz artists in the country" (this is part of the Rahsaan documentary as well):if you enjoyed that, you will love this much more comprehensive documentary: http://www.rahsaanfilm.com
Same here, I think in April 1977 in Houston at a club called La Bastille, as best as I've been able to track down the details from info online. I remember watching the first set and not even realizing he was playing one-handed until someone told me at the end of the set. Interestingly, in the documentary above they said he woud try to angle himself so that people in the audience wouldn't notice for fear they would somehow feel cheated if they knew he wasn't using both hands. I didn't feel cheated, just amazed.... (this was after his stroke, and he could only play with one hand). ...