Joachim Kuhn – Piano (1972/2014) [FLAC 24bit/88,2kHz]

Joachim Kuhn – Piano (1972/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/88,2 kHz | Time – 39:43 minutes | 662 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © MPS

Pianist Joachim Kühn is one of the few global German jazz stars. With his playing style, which transcends all categories, he has made his mark as a world-class musician, and on contemporary jazz, blazing entirely new trails. The musical cosmopolitan Kühn sees himself in the tradition of jazz, and also in a close relationship with European concert music. But despite all this he is committed to a contemporary sound. He reveals vehemence and sensitivity, masterly craftsmanship and imagination, an unmistakable touch and an unerring sense of dynamics. In the interplay with musical partners of many years’ standing, in ever new and often unusually challenging constellations or on his own and his solo concerts, Joachim Kühn makes music an event. All his life Kühn has demonstrated curiosity, open-mindedness and a love of experimentation like few others. It was this intellectual flexibility that led the young East German classical pianist to jazz. After fleeing to the West in 1966, he quickly became one of the most important representatives of the jazz avant-garde in the scenes of Paris, Los Angeles, New York and Hamburg, constantly seeking encounters with the most diverse of musicians, from Michel Portal to Ornette Coleman, Archie Shepp, Jean-François Jenny-Clark, Daniel Humair, Joe Henderson, Michael Brecker and Rabih-Abou Khalil and the Germans Heinz Sauer and Michael Wollny. In June 2011, Kühn was awarded the Echo Jazz for his extraordinary life’s work.


01 – Mixing One
02 – Dandy Ponty
03 – She’s a Beauty
04 – Part
05 – Fast
06 – Paris ’71
07 – Wiegenlied
08 – Special
09 – Chords
10 – Mixing Two

Produced by MPS Records.
Recorded in December 1971 at MPS-Studio, Villingen, Germany.
Digitally remastered.

Joachim Kühn – piano solo