Here he is, destroying the chair at 37:25 into it:I saw him on TV when I was a little boy, on the WNET program, "Soul!"
He played a song called "Blacknuss", which had a melody that just used the black notes on the piano, and then he destroyed a fold-up chair after he was done.
You haven't seen anything until you've seen a huge, blind, black man destroy a fold-up chair!
Jethro Tull's flutist Ian Anderson largely owes his iconic style on that instrument, especially where he is vocalizing and grunting and whatnot along with it to Kirk. To his credit I've heard him acknowledging that.a long time fan, I only recently discovered that this is Rahsaan Roland Kirk playing the flute. His biggest exposure came 20 years after his death
In the RRK biography, written by the guy that owned the Keystone Corner, Dave Liebman talks about how he got cut by RRK on ATTYA.I'm a huge fan of Rahsaan...love this tune where, according to Mingus he "Cuts George Adams at his own s**). George is at 6:16, Rahssan at
9:35. No slam on George, he's one of my favorite tenor players.