Roland Kirk – Rip Rig & Panic

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Rip, Rig and Panic is a 1965 jazz album by multi-instrumentalist Roland Kirk. It features a quartet of Kirk, Jaki Byard (piano), Richard Davis (bass), and Elvin Jones (drums); they were described as “the most awesome rhythm section he ever recorded with”.

AllMusic awarded the album five stars.

Track listing:
All compositions by Roland Kirk except where indicated.

“No Tonic Pres” – 4:34
“Once in a While” (Michael Edwards, Bud Green) – 4:02
“From Bechet, Byas, and Fats” – 6:31
“Mystical Dream” – 2:39
“Rip, Rig & Panic” – 7:00
“Black Diamond” (Milt Sealey) – 5:23
“Slippery, Hippery, Flippery” – 4:56

Roland Kirk – tenor saxophone, stritch, manzello, flute, siren, oboe, castanets
Jaki Byard – piano
Richard Davis – bass
Elvin Jones – drums


Released: December 1965
Recorded: January 13, 1965
Studio: Van Gelder Studio
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
Length: 35:05
Label: Limelight
Producer: Jack Tracy