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A Meeting of the Times

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Released  1972
Release date  1972
Genre  Jazz
Length  37:36
Label  Atlantic Records
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Recorded  March 14, 1965; March 30 & 31, 1972
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Artists  Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Al Hibbler
Similar  Rahsaan Roland Kirk albums, Jazz albums

A Meeting of the Times is an album by jazz multi-instrumentalist Rahsaan Roland Kirk and vocalist Al Hibbler recorded in March 1972 in New York City. It features performances by Kirk and Hibbler with Hank Jones, Ron Carter and Grady Tate with an additional track recorded by Kirk with Leon Thomas, Lonnie Liston Smith, Major Holley and Charles Crosby from the sessions that produced Here Comes the Whistleman (1965).



The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow states, "On first glance this LP combines together a pair of unlikely musical partners; the unique multi-instrumentalist Rahsaan Roland Kirk and Duke Ellington's former ballad singer Al Hibbler. However Rahsaan was very well acquainted with Ellington's music and he plays respectfully behind Hibbler on many of the standards, taking the wild 'Carney and Bigard Place' as an instrumental. Hibbler (who did not record much this late in his career) is in good voice and phrases as eccentrically as ever". The Penguin Guide to Jazz gives the album a four star rating (of a possible four) plus a special "Crown" accolade.

Track listing

  1. "Do Nothin' Till You Hear from Me" (Duke Ellington, Bob Russell) – 4:38
  2. "Daybreak" (Ellington, John Latouche, Billy Strayhorn) – 3:12
  3. "Lover, Come Back to Me" (Oscar Hammerstein II, Sigmund Romberg) – 3:48
  4. "Don't Get Around Much Anymore" (Ellington, Russell) – 2:53
  5. "This Love of Mine" (Sol Parker, Henry W. Sanicola, Jr., Frank Sinatra) – 4:55
  6. "Carney and Bigard Place" (Roland Kirk) – 5:34
  7. "I Didn't Know About You" (Ellington, Russell) – 4:01
  8. "Something 'Bout Believing" (Ellington) – 6:05
  9. "Dream" (Kirk) – 2:30
  10. Recorded at Atlantic Studios, NY on March 14 (track 9), March 30 (tracks 2-4 & 8) & March 31 (tracks 1 & 5-7), 1965


  • Rahsaan Roland Kirk: tenor saxophone, manzello, stritch, flute, clarinet, baritone saxophone
  • Al Hibbler: vocals (tracks 1-5, 7 & 8)
  • Hank Jones: piano (tracks 1-8)
  • Ron Carter: bass (tracks 1-8)
  • Grady Tate: drums (tracks 1-8)
  • Leon Thomas: vocals (track 9)
  • Lonnie Liston Smith: piano (track 9)
  • Major Holley: bass (track 9)
  • Charles Crosby: drums (track 9)
  • Songs

    1Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me4:40
    3Lover - Come Back to Me3:49


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