Does Your House Have Lions?

"One day in the late sixties, I was on the phone with Rahsaan and mentioned to him that just that day I bought a house.
He responded by asking, "Does your house have lions?"
I said, "What?"
He said, "Lions, you know like in front of a museum or the post office. You know, concrete lions. My house has lions. Get a house with lions."

--Joel Dorn

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Rahsaan Roland Kirk at the Zoo

"Rahsaan was talking to the lions and the lions were answering back."
                               --Ademola Johnson, Rahsaan's friend in London

Monday, March 21, 2011

Jimi Hendrix quote about Rahsaan

"I like things from Bach to Roland Kirk.  He hasn't even started yet, Roland Kirk....When you hear it, you can hear so much for the future, too.  I mean not necessarily by notes but you can hear it by feelings."

--Jimi Hendrix, NYC, 1968

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

I want to know...

What was the song that turned you on to Rahsaan?  For me, it was "The Inflated Tear".  What was it for you?