Rolf Kühn

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Rolf Kühn
Born (1929-09-28) 28 September 1929 (age 87)
Köln, Germany
Genres Jazz
Occupation(s) Musician, composer
Instruments Clarinet, saxophone
Labels Columbia, CBS, Brunswick, Amiga, MPS
Associated acts Joachim Kühn

Rolf Kühn (born 29 September 1929 in Köln, Germany) is a jazz clarinetist and saxophonist.

He lived in the United States from 1956 to 1959 and drew favourable reviews, for example a comparison with Benny Goodman by John H. Hammond.[1]

He is the older brother of the pianist Joachim Kühn.[2] In 2008 he founded the Band Rolf Kühn & TriO with Christian Lillinger, Ronny Graupe and Johannes Fink.

Discography[edit]

As leader[edit]

  • 1960: Rolf Kühn and His Sound of Jazz (Fresh Sound)
  • 1962: Rolf Kühn Feat. Klaus Doldinger (Brunswick)
  • 1964: Solarius (Amiga)
  • 1965: Re-Union in Berlin (CBS)
  • 1967: Impressions of New York (Impulse!)
  • 1968: Monday Morning (Columbia)
  • 1970: Going to the Rainbow (BASF)
  • 1971: Devil in Paradise (MPS)
  • 1972: The Day After (MPS)
  • 1978: Symphonic Swampfire (MPS)
  • 1997: Affairs (Intuition)
  • 1999: Inside Out (Intuition)
  • 2001: Smile (Intuition)
  • 2003: Internal Eyes (Intuition)
  • 2009: Close Up (jazzwerkstatt; as Rolf Kühn & Tri-O)
  • 2004: Bouncing with Bud (In + Out)
  • 2012: Lifeline (Boutique)[3]
  • 2015: Stereo (Edel; as Rolf Kühn Unit)

As sideman[edit]

With Eddie Costa

With Toshiko Akiyoshi

References[edit]

  1. ^ Berendt, Joachim E (1976). The Jazz Book. Paladin. p. 208. 
  2. ^ "Joachim Kuhn". All About Jazz. Retrieved 2010-04-25. 
  3. ^ Hielscher, Hans (2012). "Rolf & Joachim Kühn Quartet: 'Lifeline'". Kulturspiegel (in German) (4): 36. 

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