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Joachim Kühn

Chalaba - CD

  • Format: CD
  • Cat No.: ACT 9502-2
  • Barcode: 614427950222
  • German Release: 25/02/2011
  • Genre: Piano Jazz, World Jazz

„Eine brückenschlagende Klangreise, die disparateste Stilistiken wie Blues, Reggae, Gnawa-Musik, Jazz, Flamenco und Klassik zu vereinen versteht.“ - Jazzpodium

CD € 17,50

“When do you know whether you have a band that works? You can’t plan something like that,” ponders Joachim Kühn. The 66-year-old is a veteran from a tradition of conscious avant-garde music, a partner of greats including Michel Portal, Archie Shepp, Ornette Coleman, Rabih Abou-Khalil, Stan Getz, Michael Brecker and Michael Wollny, and one of the few international German jazz stars. But he had no idea what his acquaintance with Majid Bekkas, the Moroccan guembri virtuoso and driving force behind the Moroccan music scene, would lead to when they first met in 2003. This initial meeting soon led to a deep friendship and musical partnership which proved inspirational for everyone involved - this includes Spanish drummer and percussionist Ramon Lopez, who joined Bekkas and Kühn later on. In 2007 they released their first joint album Kalimba...

line up

Joachim Kühn / piano, alto sax
Majid Bekkas / vocals, guembri, oud
Ramon Lopez / drums, tabla, perc

Recording Information

Recorded and mixed by Walther Quintus at CMP studio, Zerkall, Germany, July 12 - 16, 2010

Produced by the artists with Walter Quintus
Executive Producer: Siggi Loch