Kuhn Fu – Jazz is Expensive (2022)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 45:22 minutes | 460 MB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © BERTHOLD Records
After hundreds of shows and thousands of kilometers on tour, KUHN FU celebrates its 10th anniversary with a bang: The double album “Jazz is Expensive/Live in Saalfelden” will be released on October 14th by BERTHOLD records.
Not only the band name is martial. In their “paranoid prog-punk-jazz performance”, the band KUHN FU of guitarist, composer and master of ceremonies, Christian Kühn, turns everything through the improvisational wolf. Zappa meets cabaret, surf sounds and metal riffs ride the Chattanooga Choo-Choo, while Shakespeare, Brecht and Monty Python are the godfathers.Since 2012, the band around guitarist Christian Kühn has developed a unique and very idiosyncratic form of jazz rock ( or rock jazz ), between parody and a great seriousness with which they allude to musical blinders. Kühn’s international ensemble consisting of John Dikeman ( tenor saxophone ), Tobias Delius ( tenor saxophone, clarinet ), Ziv Taubenfeld
( bass clarinet ), Sofia Salvo ( baritone saxophone ), Esat Ekincioglu ( bass ) and George Hadow ( drums ) plays the compositions, which are overflowing with melodies and compositional ideas, as if their lives were at stake. The comedy that is always present in KUHN FU’s music does not take away from its intensity.
On Jazz Is Expensive, Kühn tells the Brothers Grimm fairy tale “The Fisherman and His Wife” in a new and different way. Kühn’s style does the rest: with a forced German accent, the story is transformed into a modern fairy tale in English. The main character is the fisherman Marcel De Champignon, a horn player who is looking for the perfect melody – “the melody that makes millions”. The fish is supposed to fulfil his wish, “Bruno the Architect” is his name.
1-01. Kuhn Fu – Flounder (03:18)
1-02. Kuhn Fu – Once Upon a Time… (05:28)
1-03. Kuhn Fu – Fight (04:30)
1-04. Kuhn Fu – Fisherman (03:35)
1-05. Kuhn Fu – Illsebill.com & Marcel de Champignon (03:23)
1-06. Kuhn Fu – Bruno the Architect (01:54)
1-07. Kuhn Fu – Mantje Mantje (01:58)
1-08. Kuhn Fu – Illsebill Blues (02:34)
1-09. Kuhn Fu – Interlude (01:34)
1-10. Kuhn Fu – Timpe Te Shuffle (05:59)
1-11. Kuhn Fu – Servus Servus Schuhplattler (02:24)
1-12. Kuhn Fu – NO (03:52)
1-13. Kuhn Fu – How Could That Be (01:08)
1-14. Kuhn Fu – The End (03:40)