Kirk, Rahsaan Roland / Brotherman In The Fatherland
Album: Brotherman In The Fatherland   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Kirk, Rahsaan Roland   Added:Jun 2006
Label:Hyena Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2006-06-11 Pull Date: 2006-08-13 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Aug 6 Jul 30 Jul 9 Jun 25
Airplays: 1 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Nov 17, 2021: dream sequence
Pedal Up
4. Sep 07, 2007: "In Your Ear ..." with David Bug, one, two ... mix
Blue Trane, Blue Trane
2. Nov 17, 2021: Draupadi's Half-Hidden Garden
Rahsaan's Spirit
5. Jan 14, 2007: "In Your Ear ..." with David Bug, in winter time at 3am
Blue Trane
3. Apr 26, 2008: On the warpath
Blue Trane
6. Aug 04, 2006: Memory Select
Blue Trane

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2006-06-10
Straight jazz with Rahsaan's usual craziness in the sax solos, including incredibly long and fast runs, and the playing of multiple saxes at once. (Note that the band has no other horn player.) You can hear why Rahsaan got callously labeled as a vacuous showman by some (a couple of shallow song choices doesn't help there) ... and you can also see why others think he's a grand master of jazz. There's also some nice piano, often overshadowed by Rahsaan.

1972 concert recorded by German state radio. Most tracks segue.

1- Big swirling intro. Then, breezy summery mid/fast work. Sax solo SEGUES into:
2- Yes, it's the cheesy lite-rock hit by Bread. Includes some nice playing, but it's avoidable.
3- Bright mid/fast, a bit manic. Piano solo early on; crazy sax.
4- "My Girl" cover, poppy and sugary.
5- Renaissance Faire flute, gentle... blasts into superfast speed.
6- Big, bright, fast, busy. Big '70s sound to the horns (played by Kirk alone). REALLY long held note in the last few minutes
7- Slow and romantic, meant as an intro to #8
8- Spry, fast reading of a shadowy 'Trane classic
9- Mid/fast 'Trane classic, blues changes. Goes 17 minutes, most of it Kirk soloing, including some really impressive unaccompanied parts. Oh -- nice piano solo too.

Track Listing
1. Intro/Like Sonny   5. Seasons/Serenade To A Cuckoo
2. Make It With You   6. Pedal Up
3. Rahsaan's Spirit   7. Lush Life
4. My Girl   8. Afro Blue
  9. Blue Trane