Saturday, May 18, 2019

JOACHIM KÜHN – This Way Out (MPS/BASF Rec. ‎– 2921752-3 / 2LP-1973)




Label: MPS/BASF Records ‎– 2921752-3
Format: 2 × Vinyl, LP / Gatefold sleeve / Country: W. Germany / Released: 1973
Style: Free Jazz, Modal, Free Improvisation
Recorded in January 1973 at MPS Studio, Villingen, W. Germany.
Design [Cover], Photography By – Bernhard Wetz
Photography By [Liner Photos] – A.C. Besgaard, Anne Delmas, G. Hasenfratz, R. Kühn
Produced by MPS-Records, Villingen
Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, etched): A 0666 121 S 1 / 2921752-3 -1
Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, etched): B 0666 121 S 2 / 2921752-3 -2
Matrix / Runout (Side C runout, etched): C 0666 122 S 1 / 2921752-3 -3
Matrix / Runout (Side D runout, etched): D 0666 122 S 2 / 2921752-3 -4

side 1
A1 - Brother Rolf ....................................................................................................... 1:53
A2 - Byg Bridge ......................................................................................................... 5:53
A3 - Amok ................................................................................................................. 5:50
A4 - She's A Beauty .................................................................................................. 4:30
A5 - Spaced In .......................................................................................................... 4:28

side 2
B1 - Body And Soul ................................................................................................... 5:11
B2 - Phallic Dance ..................................................................................................... 6:03
B3 - Juxtaposition ...................................................................................................... 3:46
B4 - All The Things You Are ...................................................................................... 3:35
B5 - Paris '72 ............................................................................................................. 0:58

side 3
C1 - This Way Out ..................................................................................................... 4:51
C2 - Do Dat Dudek .................................................................................................... 5:25
C3 - Sound Color One ............................................................................................... 2:00
C4 - Sound Color Two ............................................................................................... 1:16
C5 - Other Way Out ................................................................................................... 3:45

side 4
D  -  Unison Union .................................................................................................. 20:25

Musicians:
Joachim Kühn – piano, alto saxophone
Gerd Dudek – tenor & soprano saxophone, flute
Peter Warren – bass, cello
Daniel Humair – drums, percussion


JOACHIM KUHN "This Way Out" (1973 German, 16-track double LP on MPS, with red labels and 2921752-3 catalogue prefix, front laminated gatefold sleeve with 0666 121 overstickered catalogue number. Stunning advanced Jazz here from a label that putout some of the very best, forward thinking, and often glorious sounding Fusion records of the seventies.



Joachim Kühn is joined by Daniel Humair, one of Europe’s most celebrated drummers, along with bassist/cellist Peter Warren, whose play has graced the albums of such diverse greats as Clarla Bley and John Scofield. The impressionistic miniature Brother Rolph serves as an introduction, the up-tempo Byg Bridge spans over to the helter-skelter of Amok, while the well-named ballad She’s a Beauty precedes the straight-ahead swing of Spaced In. Kühn tenders a personal solo-rendering of the classic Body And Soul, then switches to alto sax on the harsh, ritualistic Phallic Dance.




Juxtaposition features contrasting solo and group dynamics, and the trio show their standards chops on the medium-tempo All The Things You Are. The musical snapshot Paris 72 book-ends the 10 trio pieces. German saxophonist Gerd Dudek, whose playing credentials include Carla Bley and Don Cherry, joins the trio on the next six pieces. He takes up soprano on the Latin-like This Way Out, while he’s on tenor and Kühn on alto with hell-bent free solos on Do Dat Dudek. Sound Color One and Two are miniatures that explore the possibilities of musical textures. Other Way Out is a free dialogue between piano and soprano, and Unison Union brings the quartet together in a display of intuitive inspiration. 16 pieces of creative brilliance.



If you find it, buy this album!

15 comments:

  1. JOACHIM KÜHN – This Way Out (MPS/BASF Rec. ‎– 2921752-3 / 2LP-1973)
    Vinyl Rip/FLAC-96kHz+Artwork (767.10 MB)

    LP-1 > (416.26 MB):
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  2. WOW Vitko many many thanks !!!!!

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  3. Many thanks for this prime slice of European jazz!

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  4. Hey Vitko,
    another highlight from your collection. Sounds crisp and crystal clear through my headphones. This one by Joachim Kühn is new for me. Never heard it in the seventies. Nice album indeed. H.G.B.S. (Hans-Georg Brunner-Schwer) the MPS main-man has done so much for European Jazz. I love the MPS label with all those great artists. As always. Heartful thanks for you rip and artwork skills.

    Uwe from Germany

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  5. My dear Uwe, I completely agree with you. MPS is a magical label. There will be more beautiful surprises, and those who did not have the chance to hear some albums earlier, will understand through these my posts, how great the German musicians are. Enjoy!

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  6. Never knew about this album before now. A wonderful addition from a favorite period of his work. I enjoy the way it straddles the line between free and conventional. Much appreciated.

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  7. Wonderful, another highlight, thanks a lot

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  8. Hi Vitko,
    welcome back and many thanks for this!
    PS: I have a request for you, I've been looking for a long time the link of "Larry Young - The Magician" album, can you help me? Thanks in Advance

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  9. I'm sorry but I do not have that album.
    Cheers!

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  10. Thank you very much, Vitko!

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