rahsaan roland kirk

We Free Kings
  • We Free Kings
  • Rahsaan Roland Kirk
  • Have Yourself a Jazzy Little Christmas

31 Days of Christmas: “We Free Kings” by Rahsaan Roland Kirk from the 1989 compilation Have Yourself a Jazzy Little Christmas, from Verve Records.

This original composition by Roland Kirk is an interesting interpretation of the Christmas classic “We Three Kings.” What’s really cool about it is that it sort of bobs in and out of the original song and his interpretation. This song also features Hank Jones on piano and Wendell Marshall on bass.

Originally released in 1961, this song was the title track from Kirk’s album We Free Kings, his first release on Mercury Records.