Secret Sound - 19 - The Religion of Dreams (Rahsaan Roland Kirk) 

Welcome to Episode 19, “The Religion of Dreams,” featuring Rahsaan Roland Kirk (1935-1937). Blind from the age of 2, Kirk became a maverick figure in the jazz world, notably for his ability to play three reed instruments at the same time and his sonic experimentation. Throughout his life, Kirk was guided by his nightly dreams, which inspired him to change his name (twice), title his band, compose programmatic albums, and pioneer his multi-instrument performance practice. Through dreams, Kirk found his identity; and through his music he sought to help others open their minds to find their authentic selves. He was also a vital activist and creative preservationist of black classical music. Welcome to the three-sided dream…

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