Joachim Kühn

Joachim Kühn Birthday Edition - 2 CD Set

  • Format: CD
  • Cat No.: ACT 6017-2
  • Barcode: 614427601728
  • German Release: 14/03/2014
  • Genre: Piano Jazz

Joachim Kühn - Germany's only jazz pianist with a global voice celebrates his 70th jubilee. For that reason the previously unreleased live concert recordings of the exceptional trio Kühn, Humair, Jenny-Clark from the JazzFest Berlin bring this back to life. The pianist also was a key figure in the recordings of the jazz symphony "Europeana" in 1994, still today one of the most outstanding recordings in the ACT catalogue. Alongside Kühn, the crème de la crème of contemporary European improvised music came together here, including Albert Mangelsdorff, Django Bates, Klaus Doldinger, Richard Galliano an many more.

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"Joachim Kühn has been a pioneering force and left a resounding mark on contemporary jazz. But despite this, the musical cosmopolitan Joachim Kühn remains committed to a contemporary sound in the tradition of jazz, and in the context of European concert music. He reveals vehemence and sensitivity, masterful technique and imagination, an unmistakable tonal touch and an unerring feel for dynamics. In the interplay with musical partners of many years' standing, in ever-changing and often unusually challenging playing constellations, and alone in his solo concerts, Joachim Kühn makes music an unforgettable event."This is what the director of the JazzFest Berlin, Bert Noglik, wrote of Joachim Kühn around five years ago. And when the pianist celebrates his 70th birthday on 15 March this year, these words will still apply. The main...

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CD1:
Joachim Kühn / piano
Daniel Humair / drums
Jean-François Jenny-Clark / bass

CD2:
Joachim Kühn / piano
Jean-François Jenny-Clark / bass
Jon Christensen / drums

Soloists: Django Bates, Douglas Boyd, Klaus Doldinger, Richard Galliano,
Christof Lauer, Albert Mangelsdorff & Markus Stockhausen
Radio Philharmonie Hannover NDR conducted by Michael Gibbs
Konzertmeister: Volker Worlitzsch


Recording Information

CD 1: Trio Kühn Humair Jenny-Clark live at JazzFest Berlin ‘87 & ‘95

Recorded live at JazzFest Berlin by SFB / rbb (Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg)
Music previously unreleased

01 - 03 recorded at the Berlin Philharmonie, November 6, 1987
Audio Engineer: Wolfgang Bukatz, Tonmeister: Wolfgang Hoff

04 - 06 recorded at Auditorium im Haus der Kulturen der Welt, November 3, 1995
Audio Engineer: Manfred Hock, Tonmeister: Wolfgang Hoff

CD mixed and mastered by Klaus Scheuermann

CD2: Europeana

Music arranged by Michael Gibbs.
Recorded by Manfred Kietzke, Rüdiger Kreuzfeld & Walter Quintus,
Sept. - Nov. 1994 at NDR Studios Hannover & Hamburg. Digital editing by Sabine Kaufmann

Mixed by Walter Quintus
Mastered by Greg Calbi at Masterdisk, New York

Produced by Siggi Loch
Co-Producer: Wolfgang Kunert

Cover Photo by Steven Haberland, 2013