Saturday, November 5, 2016

Rolf Kuhn - And His Sound of Jazz

Rolf Kuhn's style has evolved through the years. The clarinetist started out playing in German dance bands in the late '40s. He worked with radio orchestras starting in 1952 and moved to the U.S. in 1956. Kuhn subbed for Benny Goodman on a few occasions during 1957-1958, played in the Tommy Dorsey ghost band (1958), and worked in a big band led by Urbie Green (1958-1960). In 1962, Kuhn returned to Germany, where he has explored more adventurous styles of jazz (including dates with his younger brother, keyboardist Joachim Kuhn) but still occasionally shows off his ties to swing. Kuhn recorded with an all-star group called Winner's Circle (1957), Toshiko Akiyoshi (1958), and as a leader starting in 1953, including a 1956 New York quartet date for Vanguard.
Scott Yanow

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Rolf Kuhn
And His Sound Of Jazz


1 Istambul (Kenedy, Simon)  4:14
2 Waltzing Matilda (Paterson, Cowan)  3:55
3 Lady Of Spain (Evans, Reaves)  3:41
4 Canadian Sunset (Heywood, Gimbel)  5:15
5 South Of The Border (Kennedy, Carr)  4:07
6 Atlanta, GA (Skylar, Shaftel)  4:58
7 A Touch Of Berlin (Leux, Hannes, Balz)  3:05
8 Manhattan (Rodgers, Hart)  4:36
9 Chicago (Fisher)  3:18
10 Caravan (Tizol, Ellington, Mills)  3:56


[#1, 5, 6 & 9] Rolf Kuhn Sextet 
Rolf Kuhn - cl
Jack Sheldon - tp 
John Bunch - p
Chuck Wayne - g 
Henry Grimes - b
Ray Mosca - dr
[#3, 7 & 10*] Rolf Kuhn Quintet 
Rolf Kuhn - cl
John Bunch - p 
Jim Hall - g
Henry Grimes or George Duvivier* - b 
Ray Mosca - dr
[#2, 4 & 8] Rolf Kuhn Quartet
Rolf Kuhn - cl 
John Bunch - p & org
George Duvivier - b
Don Lamond - dr

Recorded in New York City ; 1960


porco rosso said...

Damn it!
I just ordered this yesterday. Now it pops up here and i could have saved a few euro. Especially since i wanted this mainly for the appearance of Jim Hall, who's just on 3 songs.

Many thanks for this great share!

cohens2 said...

Many thanks for this Rolf Kuhn with Henry Grimes on some tracks. Never knew about this.

Orbyt said...

Never heard of this, and it's a joy. Thank you Mel.

swingingduck said...

Thanks for this enjoyable music.
I suppose it was originaly issued by Urania in 1962.

rm said...

merci beaucoup

Félix said...

Hello Melanchthon,
It doesn't seems to work, the file weights 0Ko...
I'd love to hear it (for the presence of Jim Hall of course!).
Thanks in advance,

neil said...

Many, many thanks for reposting, mel...

Terry said...

Kuhn is a brilliant clarinettist so thanks for this contribution Mel.

Blue Eyes said...

Wow! great! thank you very much Melanchthon for this album!

kristophermc28 said...

Thanks again for another new-to-me re-post Mel!

hepcat said...

Thanks mel, this is a fine oe.

deGallo said...

Thank you

AmyBRAINS said...

Many thanks, Melanchthon.

Rodney said...

Many thanks

Rodney said...

sorry to report I've got nothing - files won't unpack and show 0 content - like Felix

Rodney said...

added to subscribe

david said...

Thank you !

david said...

Thank you !

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You

chuchuni said...

Many thanks, Mel.

Melanchthon said...

DEEP said...


daniel genovese said...

Thank you for upgrade my CD's collection.

Fred Archtop said...

thanks a lot Mel.

sep troelstra said...

Thanks a lot!!

Kovina Kris said...

Thank you very much!

Anonymous said...

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