[JPL] Rufus Harley and Rahsaan Roland Kirk

Kate Kaiser kate at katekaiser.com
Sun Aug 6 11:10:17 EDT 2006


Do you have any inroads with that "local Columbus philanthropist"? Reason I
am asking is that there is a fabulous film documentary that Adam Kahan, a
film maker from Broolyn/NY, has completed. I have seen it and was blown away
by the depth of research (I think it took him two years to get it all
together).  But the project has been "shelved" as Kahan has been unable to
get grants or other funding to come up with the money for the rights to
music and archival video/film footage.  It's a shame that such an important
historical document may never reach any audience.  But maybe that
philanthropist from Ohio could help?

Kate Kaiser 

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As we say farewell to Rufus Harley let's not forget that the 70th birthday 
anniversary of Rahsaan Roland Kirk is tomorrow (August 7th).  He too played 
exotic instruments and got his start as a young boy on the garden hose as 
well as the hoola hoop.

The city government of his hometown of Columbus, OH has made a formal 
proclamation designating this week "Rahsaan Roland Kirk Week."  There is 
also a local Columbus philanthropist that is putting together a RRK 
scholarship fund to the tune of 100 thousand dollars for a deserving music 
student in Columbus.

WCBE-FM is programming an hour long special on RRK's life which should also 
air on Weekend America and I've produced a 12 minute mini doc for our 
cultural arts magazine "Around Noon" which will air tomorrow at noon Eastern

Standard Time.  Interviewees include, Joel Dorn, Candice Kirk (his sister), 
WCBE's Jack Marchbanks, Dorthaan Kirk and some deftly placed comments from 
Rahsaan himself culled from his extensive monologues found on recordings 
over the years.  There of course will be music samples.

It's a new world for me producing wise but I'm making the most of it.

Aloha,

Bobby Jackson
WCPN-FM/Cleveland, OH
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> Thanks for letting us know Dr.
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> Rufus was one of a kind.
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> I got turned on to him via Joel Dorn's shortlived but excellent M label. 
> "The Pied Piper of Jazz" is a gem with the kind of
> informed liner notes one would expect from a Dorn production.
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> I'll definitely pay tribute on the air tonight.
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> Heaven got a heck of a bagpiper.
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> blessings to Rufus,
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MTO Volume 1 is the debut album from Steven Bernstein's Millennial Territory
Orchestra.  The nine-piece outfit features some of Gotham's most original
musical voices, wicked and well-traveled improvisers who tear into and savor
Bernstein's arrangements like the tangiest Kansas City barbecue. The
selection of tunes includes classic '20s fare (Charlie Johnson's ''Boy in
the Boat,'' Bennie Moten's ''Toby'') and the kind of contemporary pop and
R&amp;B hits (Prince's ''Darling Nikki,'' Stevie Wonder's ''Signed, Sealed,
Delivered'') that have long been part of Bernstein's repertoire. The
vibrancy of the playing, the wit and sass of the arrangements, uncovers the
genetic code that makes Bennie Moten and Prince funk-soul brothers of the
first order. All this, without once conjuring the snoot of academe or
dreaded notions of ''post-modern jazz.''

The Millennial Territory Orchestra is:  Steven Bernstein (trumpet, slide
trumpet), Ben Allison (bass) Peter Apfelbaum (tenor) Charlie Burnham
(violin) Clark Gayton (trombone), Erik Lawrence (baritone, soprano) Matt
Munisteri (guitar, banjo, vocal), Ben Perowsky (drums) Doug Wieselman
(clarinet, tenor saxophone) and special guest Doug Wamble (guitar, vocal) on
''Signed, Sealed &amp; Delivered''

IN STORES 8/1.

AT RADIO...right...about.....now.  Got it?  Hope so.

Contact:
Garrett Shelton at Sunnyside Records  - garrett at sunnysiderecords.com

Also check out:  www.stevenbernstein.net

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