Tuesday, October 10, 2017

ROLF + JOACHIM KÜHN QUINTET – Transfiguration (LP-1967 - Re-LP-1972)




Label: MPS Records – CRM 637
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue / Country: W. Germany / Released: 1972
Original released: / SABA – SB 15 118 ST (LP-1967)
Style: Free Jazz, Free Improvisation
Recorded January 19, 1967 at Peter von Zahn Studio, Hamburg.
Design [Graphic Work], Layout [Lay-out] – Gigi Berendt
Painting [Cover] – Wojciech Fangor
Photography By – Josef Werkmeister, Maria Rehfuß-Oberländer
Engineer – Henning Rüte
Producer – Joachim E. Berendt
Comes in a gatefold-sleeve
Matrix / Runout (Side A): 599392 -A / SB 15 118 - A
Matrix / Runout (Side B): 599392- B / SB 15 118 – B

A1 - Transfiguration ....................................................................................... 13:48
A2 - Lunch Date .............................................................................................. 8:22
B1 - Solo Flights ............................................................................................ 12:30
B2 - But Strokes Of Folk ................................................................................. 9:00

Personnel:
Rolf Kühn – clarinet, bass clarinet
Joachim Kühn – piano
Karlhanns Berger – vibraphone
Bab Guérin – bass
Aldo Romano – drums, percussion




One of the best records ever cut by the brothers Rolf and Joachim Kühn – a beautiful set of modally influenced tracks that show the strong modernist tradition in European jazz of the 60s! The album's quite sharp-edged for MPS in the mid 60s – and Karl Berger's vibes join the clarinet of Rolf and piano of Joachim – with rhythm support from Beb Guerin on bass and Aldo Romano on drums – both players whose own sense of freedom really unlocks the main soloists! Berger's vibes add a nicely chromatic quality to the record – and the whole thing's relatively free overall – starting with modal impulses, but hardly rhythmic at all, given the way the drums and bass move as freely as the other instruments. Titles include "Lunch Date", "Transfiguration", "Solo Flights", and "But Strokes Of Folk". (Heavy red label MPS pressing, with deep groove!
(Dusty Groove, Inc.)



If you find it, buy this album!

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