Two crazy, deep jazz albums for the price of one!
"The Inflated Tear" from 1968 describes the incident where Roland was in hospital and a nurse gave him an injection which led to him becoming blind. Three years later and 1971's 'Natural Black Inventions' sees the man excel on a whole host of instruments from tenor sax, clarinet and flute to the more esoteric 'black mystery pipes', 'palms' and 'bird sounds'! Incredibly, all of Kirk's instruments are played simultaneously without overdubs or effects on what is effectively a 'solo' album; washboard, tambourine and conga is the only accompaniment provided by other musicians. Idiosyncratic genius!