Rahsaan Roland Kirk – Rip, Rig And Panic


Despite its brevity, Rip, Rig, and Panic may be pre-Rahsaan Roland Kirk’s greatest outing. Recorded in 1965 at Rudy Van Gelder’s studio in New Jersey, Kirk is teamed with the most awesome rhythm section he ever recorded with: drummer Elvin Jones, pianist Jaki Byard, and bassist Richard Davis. Clocking in at a mere 36 minutes, Kirk and his quartet moved through a series of musicological changes that defined him as an artist at the time.


01. No Tonic Press
02. Once In A While
03. From Bechet, Byas and Fats
04. Mystical Dreams
05. Rip, Dig and Panic
06. Black Diamonds
07. Slippery, Hippery, Flippery

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4 Responses to “Rahsaan Roland Kirk – Rip, Rig And Panic”

  1. Serg says:

    Rappa, I (heart) you!!!

  2. Tiger Tiger says:

    One of the greatest jazz albums in existence. Supreme playing.

  3. moodyxadi says:

    thank you very much from Bangu City!

  4. Den NC USA says:

    OH YEAH!
    I was a high school senior this year of 1965, and I saw Rahsaan in NYC with this LIMELIGHT LP in the stores.
    Can I say that RRK is one of the singular jazz and creative genius folks on the planet, to find, to show, to blow and to let others see.
    He was the Shaman made real, and more bright moments than Mingus, who was another.
    Back in the day, they say.
    Listen, my children, and you shall hear.

    Creative exploration of the jazz background into unseen territories of the soul and expression.

    Lead us on, now too, Mr. Rahsaan Roland…

    and check out LIMELIGHT, a very advanced label that gave us both fine jazz, and experimental electronic works that still are ahead of their moments of recording.
    An all-star cast, no?

    And rappamelo. You and your archive are golden, too. Praise!

    den nc usa

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