A Cabin in the Sky

Roland Kirk & Tete Montoliu

Italy, 1962

Roland Kirk performs in Milan, Italy in 1962.

Personnel:

Roland Kirk, stritch & siren whistle
Tete Montoliu, piano
Tommy Potter, bass
Kenny Clarke, drums

Though he began mainly a tenor player and flutist Ronald Kirk came to favor two obscure saxophones, the stritch a long straight alto sax lacking an upturned bell, and the manzello a modified soprano with a bell.

Kirk became known for harmonizing with himself while playing a number of horns at once.