Russell Kirk is a great horn player. And he has such a vision for music. We were sitting in the studio and I asked him to play a solo in a certain way there were certain notes that I wanted him to incorporate into a solo. I soon realized that it was like asking Michelangelo if he could use a little blue paint to match my bedroom curtains. Russell just picked up his horn and blew past all of it.
His formal bio would say that he is a saxophonist and composer based in Baltimore. He studied at the Johns Hopkins University, Peabody Institute, then traveled extensively with the USO before receiving a scholarship from the Eubie Blake Foundation, allowing him to pursue graduate studies at New York University. His compositions led to a residency at the John F. Kennedy Center and a position at the Carnegie Hall Creative Composition Workshop.