Create account Log in

A Meeting of the Times


Download links and information about A Meeting of the Times by Al Hibbler, Roland Kirk. This album was released in 1972 and it belongs to Jazz, Avant Garde Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Avant Garde Metal, Pop genres. It contains 8 tracks with total duration of 31:24 minutes.

Artist: Al Hibbler, Roland Kirk
Release date: 1972
Genre: Jazz, Avant Garde Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Avant Garde Metal, Pop
Tracks: 8
Duration: 31:24
Buy on iTunes $7.92
Buy on Amazon $7.92


No. Title Length
1. Do Nothin' Till You Hear from Me 4:38
2. Daybreak (Based On the Theme of Mardi Gras from "Mississippi Suite") 3:10
3. Lover Come Back to Me 3:47
4. Don't Get Around Much Anymore 2:55
5. This Love of Mine 4:55
6. Carney and Begard Place 5:31
7. I Didn't Know About You 3:59
8. Dream 2:29



1972’s A Meeting of the Times celebrated a musical tradition maligned by Roland Kirk’s peers: postwar jazz standards. Kirk enlisted a fellow blind musician, the singer Al Hibbler. Twenty years Kirk’s senior, Hibbler had gotten his start playing with Duke Ellington in the '40s and went on to sing in bands for Count Basie and Johnny Hodges. Their collaboration was a typically unusual maneuver from the ever-contrary Kirk. There was nothing more unhip to his audience than the music of the WWII generation, and yet these performances tap into a form of soul music that runs much deeper than political or musical trends. Hibbler’s gravelly, idiosyncratic style is the ideal complement to Kirk’s earthy tones, and the chemistry between them is evident on every song. While the Ellington songbook is now respected across the board by young jazz musicians, in the early '70s it was still a bold move to take on songs like “Do Nothin’ Til You Hear from Me” and “Don’t Get Around Much Any More.” Kirk was among the first to reach across the generation gap and show that these tracks were just as advanced and indicative of black pride as anything produced by the '60s jazz movement.