Joachim Kühn - Beauty & Truth (2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 48:29 min | 112 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: ACT Music
Joachim Kühn is a German pianist of world class, and a stand-alone figure in European jazz. Though in his early seventies, he shows no sign either of slackening or of surrendering to his age, his musical curiosity is as boundless as ever and his urge to keep creating new music remains undimmed. For Beauty & Truth he and producer Siggi Loch made a selection of new Kühn compositions and old pieces, reaching out into unfamiliar repertoire including two tracks by The Doors, two by Krzysztof Komeda, and more by Ornette Coleman, Gershwin and even a reggae tune by Stand High Patrol. It can clearly be heard how much his new trio has energized Kühn. The bass of Chris Jenkins is stentorian and self-assured, yet stoical. It underpins and anchors the band. Drummer Eric Schaefer brings the same multiple virtues to this different context that make him such a success as a stalwart of the Michael Wollny Trio. Kühn's own piano playing is powerful and clear, musically he has a way of going straight to the heart of the matter.