I was listenin' to Charlie Parker and Coleman Hawkins when I was in my mother's womb. She says every time she put Charlie Parker on the record player I was jumping up and down inside her. My crib was a saxophone case. Yeah.
Update: I have been a bit behind in listening to my favorite podcast, In the Groove, Jazz and Beyond, by my good friend Ken Laster. Tonight I was listening to Ken's November 8th show, The Masters Part 2, and what should I hear but the very Rahsaan Roland Kirk album I posted on last night. I am not sure why, but I feel compelled to explain that this was sheer coincidence. In fact, I only downloaded the RRK recording yesterday afternoon because it had been in my "saved list" on eMusic for a while. The power of Kirk!
Anyway, if you read this blog and like the music I review, and you don't listen to Ken's podcast, you are cheating yourself. Ken's shows are gold mines of good jazz, and he is a lot of fun to listen to. Don't miss it.