Steve Kuhn

Steve Kuhn, Steve Swallow, Joey Baron - Wisteria (2012) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Steve Kuhn, Steve Swallow, Joey Baron - Wisteria (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 67:35 minutes | 1,27 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

2012 release from the Jazz pianist joined by bassist Steve Swallow and drummer Joey Baron. Wisteria takes a fresh look at several pieces last heard on record in Kuhn's orchestral Promises Kept collection - "Promises Kept" itself, "Adagio", "Morning Dew" and "Pastorale". Kuhn's compositions, few in number but robust and adaptable, have often lent themselves to quite different interpretations. If anything, these small group versions emphasize the emotional core of the material. Counterbalancing the yearning balladry, the album also includes driving, exciting hard bop (on "A Likely Story", for instance, and Swallow's "Good Lookin' Rookie), Carla Bley's gospel-tinged "Permanent Wave", and the Brazilian "Romance" by Dori Caymmi… It's a varied program which the trio seems to sail through effortlessly, musicians secure in their craft, beyond the need to prove anything, creating the agreeable illusion that this demanding music is playing itself.

Steve Kuhn Trio - Wisteria (2012) {ECM 2257}  

Posted by tiburon at May 27, 2012
Steve Kuhn Trio - Wisteria (2012) {ECM 2257}

Steve Kuhn Trio - Wisteria (2012) {ECM 2257}
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Genre: Jazz

Wisdom and wistfulness are intertwined in “Wisteria”, whose title track, written by Art Farmer, takes us back to the early 60s, when both Steve Kuhn and Steve Swallow sang softly of the blues in the trumpeter-flugelhornist’s band. They’ve shared a lot of history since then. Swallow played on Kuhn’s classic “Trance”; Kuhn played on Swallow’s “Home” and “So There”. Drummer Joey Baron has been heard with Kuhn on ECM discs including “Remembering Tomorrow” and the dazzling tribute disc “Mostly Coltrane”. This new album takes a fresh look at several pieces heard in Kuhn’s orchestral “Promises Kept” collection, but alongside the aching balladry there is also some driving hard bop (on “A Likely Story”) , a brace of Swallow tunes (“Dark Glasses”), Carla Bley’s gospel-tinged “Permanent Wave” and the Brazilian “Romance” by Dori Caymmi.

Steve Kuhn - Promises Kept (2004) {ECM 1815} [Re-Up]  Music

Posted by tiburon at March 9, 2016
Steve Kuhn - Promises Kept (2004) {ECM 1815} [Re-Up]

Steve Kuhn - Promises Kept (2004) {ECM 1815}
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Genre: Jazz

Kuhn is a jazz pianist whose recordings may have been out of the jazz mainstream for most of the five decades his career has spanned, but it hardly matters. Kuhn's style is signature, though his explorations have taken him to many different terrains in the world of jazz, from knotty post-bop to pointillism and modalism and through the nefarious world of 20th century vanguard composition to the place where listeners find him now: the place of a supreme and unabashed lyricism that is as sophisticated and forward-looking as it is historical and inclusive.

Steve Kuhn Trio - At This Time (2016)  Music

Posted by mark70 at Feb. 9, 2016
Steve Kuhn Trio - At This Time (2016)

Steve Kuhn Trio - At This Time (2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 58:45 min | 139 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Sunnyside

Any chance that one has to hear a master musician in his or her preferred setting is a gift. For all the one-offs and ensemble by committee type of gigs that spring up, it is the reunion with familiar collaborators for a stint of a few nights that really becomes integral for the best performances.
Steve Kuhn - Life’s Backward Glances - Solo and Quartet (2008) [3CD Set] {ECM 2090-92}

Steve Kuhn - Life’s Backward Glances - Solo and Quartet (2008) [3CD Set] {ECM 2090-92}
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© 1974, 1977, 1979, 2008 ECM Records | ECM 2090-92
Jazz / Post Bop / Piano

In Steve Kuhn's 70th birthday year (2008) three historic recordings by the great American pianist are issued for the first time on CD in a specially-priced, digitally re-mastered 3-CD box set under the title 'Life's Backward Glances.' Contains the much sought-after albums 'Ecstasy', 'Motility' and 'Playground', recorded in 1974, 1977 and 1979. All are new to CD except 'Ecstasy' which was previously available only in Japan. LPs of all three albums are long out of print and highly collectable. 'Ecstasy' belongs in the line of great solo piano discs on ECM including Chick Corea, Paul Bley and Keith Jarrett - Kuhn's album is a major statement on this level. 'Motility' featured Kuhn's working quartet of the mid-70s, with dynamic saxophonist Steve Slagle, and 'Playground' introduced the very popular quartet with singer Sheila Jordan. Personnel: Steve Kuhn (piano) with: Sheila Jordan (vocals), Steve Slagle (saxophones, flute), Harvie Swartz (double-bass), Bob Moses, Michael Smith (drums).

Steve Kuhn/Gary McFarland - The October Suite (1966)  

Posted by TestTickles at June 2, 2015
Steve Kuhn/Gary McFarland - The October Suite (1966)

Steve Kuhn/Gary McFarland - The October Suite (1966)
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Genre: jazz

The October Suite is a 1966 album by Steve Kuhn and Gary McFarland. This was pressed on CD in 2003 by Verve Music Group.

Karin Krog & Steve Kuhn - Break Of Day (2015)  

Posted by mark70 at March 10, 2015
Karin Krog & Steve Kuhn - Break Of Day (2015)

Karin Krog & Steve Kuhn - Break Of Day (2015)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 54:47 min | 129 MB
Genre: Vocal Jazz | Label: Indies Japan

Trumpeter Lew Soloff and Tenorist Eric Alexander join Karin and Steve on several tracks of this exciting CD, recorded in NYC in the autumn of 2013.
Critic Tor Hammero writes : "Krog and Kuhn speak the same musical language and understand each other intuitively."

Steve Kuhn Trio - Plays Standards (2007) {Venus Japan}  

Posted by tiburon at Oct. 19, 2014
Steve Kuhn Trio - Plays Standards (2007) {Venus Japan}

Steve Kuhn Trio - Plays Standards (2007) {Venus Japan}
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Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop

Veteran jazz pianist Steve Kuhn has proved to be a popular artist in Japan, recording a series of CDs for the Japanese label Venus. On these 2006 sessions, Kuhn is joined by bassist Buster Williams and drummer Al Foster, two artists who also have extensive resumes. While the CD is titled Plays Standards, Kuhn doesn't stick exclusively to well-known works. In addition to Victor Young's widely recognized "Beautiful Love" (a favorite of pianist Bill Evans), the pianist offers a seductive take of the composer's "Golden Earrings" and a lighthearted, breezy setting of "Love Letters" as well.
Steve Kuhn - Baubles, Bangles And Beads (2008) {Venus Japan}

Steve Kuhn - Baubles, Bangles And Beads (2008) {Venus Japan}
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Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop

This trio session by Steve Kuhn includes classical works and pieces adapted into pop songs decades ago. He initially studied classical music as a young man with the mother of baritone saxophonist Serge Chaloff, so he is well grounded in the music. With bassist Dave Finck and Billy Drummond accompanying him, Kuhn's driving, boppish treatments of "Till the End of Time" (based upon Chopin's Polonaise No. 53) and "Stranger in Paradise" (taken from Borodin's Plovetzian Dance) sizzle with energy.
Steve Kuhn Trio - Pavane For A Dead Princess (2006) {Venus Japan}

Steve Kuhn Trio - Pavane For A Dead Princess (2006) {Venus Japan}
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Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop

Pianist Steve Kuhn, accompanied by David Finck and Billy Drummond, explore classical works by a number of top composers from the 19th and 20th centuries on this Japanese release, though they are used as a launching pad for improvisation. Maurice Ravel's "Pavane for a Dead Princess" is recast as a soft samba, also incorporating a bit of an earlier standard that was derived from the French Impressionist's piece, "The Lamp Is Low." Chopin is obviously one of Kuhn's favorite classical composers, as three of his features, highlighted by a dreamy setting of "Nocturne in E Flat Major, Op. 9, No. 2." He brightens the tempo of Claude Debussy's "Reverie" while retaining its lyricism, while slowing Johannes Brahms' "Lullaby" to a crawl and demonstrating how a master jazz pianist utilizes space as an element of improvisation.