October 21, 2017
1135 PZ Edam
Reeds & Deeds is a celebration of the music of American jazz multi-instrumentalist Rahsaan Roland Kirk. Renowned for his onstage vitality, during which virtuoso improvisation was accompanied by comic banter, political ranting, and the ability to play several instruments, Kirk inspired many musicians in the US and The Netherlands.
Kirk wrote numerous beautiful compositions, such as "The Inflated Tear", "A Laugh for Rory", "Many Blessings", "Vertigo", "Limbo Boat" and "Gifts and Messages".
Frans Vermeerssen did a whole project around Kirk's music back in 1995, resulting in his quintet's famous album One for Rahsaan. Austin Jazz Workshop's season on Kirk featured Alex Coke
performing live and recording the album Mystery Note. For this date, Coke, together with fellow reed
player Bo van de Graaf, assembled an all-star band wihich includes a stellar rhythm section that features bassist Arjen Gorter, drummer Makki van Engelen, and pianist Michiel Braam.
The Reeds & Deeds project refers to an 1963 album recorded by Kirk. The sextet features
Alex Coke- tenorsax and flute
Frans Vermeerssen- tenor and sopranosax
Bo van de Graaf- soprano, alto and tenorsax
Michiel Braam- piano
Arjen Gorter- double bass
Makki van Engelen drums
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