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Joachim Kühn

Love & Peace - CD

  • Format: CD
  • Cat No.: ACT 9861-2
  • Barcode: 614427986122
  • German Release: 26/01/2018
  • Genre: Jazz, Jazz

His gaze is directed to the future, he has the history of jazz behind him, and he never kow-tows to convention. This piano genius loves freedom and fantasy, driven by the imperative to keep discovering the new. If the Joachim Kühn New Trio is his most recent adventure story, then “Love & Peace” is its second chapter.

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“The wisdom of old age meets the tempestuousness of youth” wrote Der Spiegel, describing the meeting of generations in Joachim Kühn’s trio with Chris Jennings and Eric Schaefer - both are around 30 years younger than he is. And it is also an apt way to describe how both tendencies co-exist in the 73-year old jazz pioneer’s own playing. His gaze is directed to the future, he has the history of jazz behind him, and he never kow-tows to convention. This piano genius loves freedom and fantasy, driven by the imperative to keep discovering the new. If the Joachim Kühn New Trio is his most recent adventure story, then “Love & Peace” is its second chapter.“I have found a new dream team, and they inspire me in a completely new way,” he says of this ensemble which formed in 2015. It signalled his return to the classic piano trio, in the wake...

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Joachim Kühn / piano
Chris Jennings / bass
Eric Schaefer / drums


Recording Information

Produced by Joachim Kühn

Recorded by Gérard de Haro at Studios La Buissonne, France. May 15 & 16, 2017
Assisted by Anaëlle Marsollier & Bastien Raute
Mixed by Gérard de Haro. Mastered by Klaus Scheuermann
Steinway D tuned and prepared by Alain Massonneau
Arrangements by Joachim Kühn

Cover art by Mary Heilmann, Mojave Mirage, 2012
by courtesy of the artist, 303 Gallery, New York, Hauser & Wirth