While any number of people claim to have been inspired by Rashaan Roland Kirk, Michael Marcus is one of a very few whose music has obviously been influenced by him. It puts Marcus in a curious position, however, since rabid Rashaanites are probably as likely to view him as an imitator as a successor. In any case, Marcus is the only guy out there who seems to be playing the stritch and saxello and playing two horns simultaneously along Kirkian lines. He also collaborates with a former Rashaan accomplice, Rahn Burton, who appeared on Introducing Roland Kirk and The Inflated Tear, for Marcus’ organ trio record, In the Center of It All.
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