Joachim Kühn

Touch the Light - Vinyl (incl. Download Code)

  • Format: Vinyl (also available as CD )
  • Cat No.: ACTLP 9766-1
  • Barcode: 614427976611
  • German Release: 14/04/2021
  • Genre: Piano Jazz, Jazz

A solo piano introspective of one of the world's great jazz piano icons. An intimate, reduced song album, with darkly shimmering renditions of iconic pop songs and jazz compositions, classical influences and original pieces. A late work of a revolutionary musican. And a celebration of simplicity and the sheer delight in melody, love and joy.

Vinyl € 20,00

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“Maybe when I’m ninety...?” When Siggi Loch first floated the idea that Joachim Kühn might like to make an album of ballads, the pianist’s response was typically jocular, even defi-ant. That initial resistance didn’t last long, however. Kühn, now in his mid-seventies, soon started to settle down at the fine Steinway in his home – he keeps it impeccably tuned – to switch on his DAT recorder, and set to work. “The advantage of being here at home in Ibiza is that I can simply make a re-cording when I want to. When the feeling comes, I just re-cord,” Kühn reflects.Over a period of about fifteen months he sent a total of some forty individual tracks to Siggi Loch. He would often take pieces, re-think them, and end up sending off sever-al different versions to Berlin. So what emerges on this new solo piano album “Touch the Light” is a distil...

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Joachim Kühn / piano


Music arranged and produced by Joachim Kühn
Curated by Siggi Loch
Recorded by Gerard Guse at Salinas Studio, Ibiza, Spain, August 2019, May 2020 & October 2020
Mixed and mastered by Klaus Scheuermann
Steinway C tuned by Antonio Perez de Olaguer

Lacquer Disc Cutting by Sidney Claire Meyer at Emil Berliner Studios Berlin

Cover art by Rupprecht Geiger, Münchner Rot II, 2005