Roland Kirk – The Inflated Tear


A landmark album from Roland Kirk, one of his key 60s sides for Atlantic records, and an amazing blend of soul jazz, hardbop, and freer thinking styles! Roland’s playing an insane assortment of horns on the set often at the same time, if you know his 3-way style of blowing and instruments used for the recording include Manzello, stritch, flute, whistle, English horn, and flexatone¬† in addition to standard tenor and clarinet. Other players in the group include Ron Burton on piano, Steve Novosel on bass, and Jimmy Hopps on drums and the album’s got some incredible original compositions that include “Many Blessings”, “Handful Of Fives”, “Lovellevellioqui”, “Laugh for Rory”, “Black and Crazy Blues”, and “The Inflated Tear”.


01. The Black And Crazy Blues
02. A Laugh For Rory
03. Many Blessings
04. Fingers In The Wind
05. The Inflated Tear
06. The Creole Love Call
07. A Handful Of Fives
08. Fly By Night
09. Lovellevelliloqui

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