Joachim Kühn

Melodic Ornette Coleman - CD

  • Format: CD (also available as Vinyl )
  • Cat No.: ACT 9763-2
  • Barcode: 614427976321
  • German Release: 22/02/2019
  • Genre: Piano Jazz, Jazz

it is extremely rare that German jazz musicians reach as much international acclaim as pianist Joachim Kühn - from his early years in the former GDR, over his escape and work in Western Germany to France and finally the US and collaborations with artists from all over the world. On "Melodic Ornette Coleman" Kühn performs original compositions by his long-time duo-partner which, for most part, have never been recorded before. A virtual encounter of two of the harmonically and melodically most complex musicians of our time.

CD € 9,99 (OP: € 17,50)

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Pianist Joachim Kühn is already a jazz legend within his own lifetime. But he is not one to rest on the laurels of his reputation or of his international success; he is still extraordinarily productive and active. Whether in his New Trio with Eric Schaefer and Chris Jennings, or in various other settings and guest appearances (with Archie Shepp, Pharoah Sanders, Michel Portal, Daniel Humair or his brother Rolf) or as a member of Emile Parisien’s Quintet, Kühn is still very much at the forefront of today’s jazz life. And considering the workload he takes on, it is hard to believe that he will soon be reaching the age of 75, on 15 March next year. As is to be expected, Kühn won’t be celebrating this occasion by putting his feet up on the sofa; he has a new project. And those who know him well will also not be surprised to hear that the c...

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Joachim Kühn / piano


Music (except 14) composed by Ornette Coleman
Arranged and produced by Joachim Kühn

Cover art by Martin Noël „Ich liebe rote Punkte“ © 2006, used with the kind permission of Margarete Noël

Executive Producer: Siggi Loch

Recorded at Salinas Studio, Ibiza (Spain), January - March, 2018

Steinway C tuned by Antonio Perez de Olaguer

Mix and mastering by Klaus Scheuermann