After the intro, Kirk feels around for the mikes, to make sure they’re in the right place, and starts playing both saxophones slung around his neck. During this tune, he remembers a few of his favorite things for a few moments, like a seemingly random thought that pops up in the middle of a conversation. At the end, he’s gone full blown and his saxophones sound like a stylized warning siren.
In addition to Rahsaan Roland Kirk playing a variety of saxophones, flutes and whistles, McCoy Tyner was limited to playing one piano, Stanley Clarke stayed with one bass throughout the performance, and Lenny White rounded out the rhythm section on drums.
No one beats Kirk’s bling. I mean, it’s woodwinds and whistles.