KTRU JAZZ: New Rahsaan Roland Kirk Doc Now Streaming

KTRU JAZZ: New Rahsaan Roland Kirk Doc Now Streaming

Rahsaan Roland Kirk was a polarizing figure in jazz’s golden era, the 50s and 60s. Some felt he was a gimmick; a sideshow; a blind man who played three or four instruments at once, cheeks puffed out like octopus heads, pulling back on three reeds in harmony....
KTRU JAZZ: Texas Tenors Part Three – Arnett Cobb

KTRU JAZZ: Texas Tenors Part Three – Arnett Cobb

(Arnett Cobb) This week we’re doing a series of posts this week on Texas Tenors. What is a Texas Tenor? There’s a brotherhood of tenor saxophone players from in and around the Lone Star State who, over time, have been grouped together for their similarity in sound –...
KTRU JAZZ: Texas Tenors Part Two – Buddy Tate

KTRU JAZZ: Texas Tenors Part Two – Buddy Tate

(Buddy Tate) This week we’re doing a series of posts this week on Texas Tenors. What is a Texas Tenor? There’s a brotherhood of tenor saxophone players from in and around the Lone Star State who, over time, have been grouped together for their similarity in sound – to...
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