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Joachim Kühn New Trio – Beauty And Truth – ACT

Joachim Kühn New Trio – Beauty And Truth – ACT

Joachim Kühn New Trio – Beauty And Truth – ACT9816-2 48:02 ****: (Joachim Kühn – piano; Chris Jennings – bass; Eric Schaefer – drums) Like many others, Joachim Kühn made the transition from classical prodigy to jazz. In 1964, the Slovenia-born pianist founded the first “free jazz” ensemble. He moved to Hamburg in 1966. Early in his career, he recorded for Impulse Records and played at the Monterey Jazz festival. In the late 1960’s he worked with Phil Woods, Don Cherry, Karl Berger, Slide Hampton and Jean-Luc Ponty. In the later 1970’s, he was involved in the fusion movement with Billy Cobham, Michel Brecker and Eddie Gomez. From 1996-2000, he had a group with avant-garde pioneer, Ornette Coleman. Kühn prefers working in a trio format, as he did for nearly thirty years with Jean-Francois Jenny-Clark and Daniel Humair. Joachim Kühn has assembled a new trio for his current ACT release, Beauty And Truth. Backed by Chris Jennings on bass and Eric Schaefer on drums, the ensemble takes on unique covers and originals. The 72-year old pianist is fearless in his musical vision. The opening title track is a warm harmonic interlude of a Coleman song. It is lyrical and up-lifting.  […]