BTW, I quit a job to watch Rahsaan on television... No lie... While preparing to leave for work one day, the TV announcer said, 'Rahsaan Roland Kirk to perform on the Today Show this morning...' I stayed home... never liked that job anyway! Hey, I was 20 years old and had my priorities!
Back in the day, a bunch of us "Hippies" hopped in our VW buses etc and trekked to Worcester, MA to see Rahsaan. When he started the tune "Serenade to a Cuckoo", someone blurted out ,"Ooh, Ian Anderson!". Rahsaan was not amused...stopped right then and "ran it down" as to who had in fact written the tune.
What's with the chair at the 37min mark in video one?A blind guy destroying a portable chair on stage in front of a live TV audience.Free jazz with bass,drums,piano,tambourines and whistle for 3mins as he destroys his red collapsible chair on stage,even pulls a blade out of his bag and cuts the vinyl.The chair is a metaphor for his position in society?Music for a riot? *** I'd be interested in any interpretation of what that is about,I have a feeling it will stay in my mind for a while,whatever it was!
Nice find Swampcabbage.
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