Duo, with Walter Quintus (digital sound-board). Zbigniew Namyslowski Quartet with Joachim Kühn: Live at Kosmos, Berlin (ITM, 1965). The Rolf Kühn Group: The Day After (BASF/MPS, 1972) featuring Phil Woods. The Rolf Kühn Group: Connection 74 (BASF/MPS, 1974) featuring Randy Brecker.
The Permanently Youthful Old Master Joachim Kühn is a German pianist of world class, and a stand-alone figure in European jazz. He shows absolutely no signs either of slackening or of surrendering to his age - he is in his early seventies. Kühn's musical curiosity is as boundless as it always was, and his urge to keep creating new music is undimmed. It seems as if for him to stand still would be to go backwards. It serves as a prologue to the album, both setting its tone and defining its concept, which is to get straight to the essence of what each composition is about, to discover its intrinsic truth, and to elicit the authentic beauty from it. It can quite clearly be heard quite how much this new trio has energized Kühn and spurred him on.
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Listen to music from Joachim Kühn like Love and Peace, Somewhere & more. Find the latest tracks, albums, and images from Joachim Kühn. Influenced by his elder brother, clarinet-player Rolf Kühn, he simultaneously got interested in jazz and started leading traditional and mainstream combos very early. In 1961 he became a professional jazz musician. With a trio of his own, founded in 1964, he presented the first European-rooted free jazz in the GDR.
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. When Coleman and Kühn first met in Paris in the early nineties, it was the beginning of a remarkable artistic relationship.