The Jazz Show Episode May 13, 2013

Broadcast on 13-May-2013

9:02pm - 11:59pm

A "desert island" disc. This was a short-lived band that performed a few gigs in the New York area then for two afternoons in May of 1962 went into the studio to record this date. The leader was the redoubtable Roy Haynes with Henry Grimes on bass and Tommy Flanagan on piano. They are at their very best but what makes this date unique and special is the front man...Rahsaan Roland Kirk on tenor saxophone, manzello (a soprano saxophone), the stritch (an elongated alto saxophone) and his distinctive flute and other paraphernalia. The well chosen repertoire includes three Haynes originals and four standards that have never been overplayed. When you hear this date you will understand why it is on many people's "desert island" records.