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Joachim Kühn

Out Of The Desert - CD

  • Format: CD
  • Cat No.: ACT 9475-2
  • Barcode: 6 14427 94752 9
  • German Release: 26/06/2009
  • Genre: Piano Jazz, World Jazz

Joachim Kühn zeigt einmal mehr, wie gut er sich auf fremde Musikkulturen einlassen und sie mit seinem Klavierspiel verbinden kann.“  JAZZTHING

JAZZMAN (FR) - CHOC - Platte des Monats - Juli 2009

CD € 17,50



The great avant-garde pianist Joachim Kühn celebrated his 64th birthday on 15th March, 2008, and spent it in the desert doing what he does best - making music. He played in the middle of the Sahara with Moroccan Berbers, the desert musicians of the “Source Bleue des Meski”, a small oasis near the Algerian border. First they jammed directly at the spring, and then they went and recorded at the near-by Palms Hotel on the outskirts of the town of Erfoud. “It was also completely ringed by desert”, says Kühn. “I’m a fan of the desert, and I have travelled a lot, but the trip here went through some of the most beautiful landscapes I have ever seen. On arrival we immediately started playing; we didn’t do a lot of talking first, although, because of the tourism, the Berbers have a good command of every possible language. These musicians are so...

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Joachim Kühn - piano, alto saxophone (track 3)
Majid Bekkas - vocals, guembri, kalimba (track 3), molo (track 6)
Ramon Lopez - drums, tabla (track 3)
& guest musicians from Morocco, Benin and the Sahara Desert


Recording Information

Recorded by Paul Michel Amsallem at Studio 75, Espace Bleu, Rabat (Morocco), March 2008 except "Seawalk" recorded at Hotel Palms, Erfoud, Sahara Desert (Morocco), March 16, 2008
Mixed by Walter Quintus at CMP Studio Zerkall
Mastered by Klaus Scheuermann at 4ohm music, Munich 
Produced by Joachim Kühn with Majid Bekkas and Ramon Lopez
Executive Producer: Siegfried Loch