Rolf KUHN Jazzgroup – Going To The Rainbow 1971

Rolf KUHN Jazzgroup – Going To The Rainbow 1971
Recorded at the Cornet-Studios, Cologne on December 14/15, 1970
CRC 008


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. By Scott Yanow. AMG.
After three decades of liaisons with legends such as Herbie Hancock and Georgie Fame, Skidmore only really needs his smouldering saxophone to get us drooling. As usual he massages and then assaults our ears with the kind of heady, devotional jazz that gets even the non-smokers in the audience gagging for a cigarette. His set comprises music written by John Coltrane and the band is obviously at home evoking his slow-burning dreamscapes and his fiery crescendos. As they strike up with Resolution you would swear that Elvin Jones, Jimmy Garrison and McCoy Tyner are in the room, so authentic are those swelling sheets of sound.
Sure enough nothing mentioned about Kuhn at 1970s…..
Bass – Peter Warren
Clarinet – Rolf Kühn
Drums – Tony Oxley
Electric Piano – Chick Corea
Piano, Organ – Joachim Kühn
Saxophone [Baritone, Soprano], Electric Piano – John Surman
Saxophone [Tenor] – Alan Skidmore
A1. Houndhouse Rock  4:50
Composed By – Rolf Kühn
A2. Sad Ballade  3:39
Composed By – Joachim Kühn
A3. T.C.B.  9:45
Composed By – Alan Skidmore
B1. Going To The Rainbow  12:55
Composed By – Rolf Kühn
B2. Racing It Down  6:55
Composed By – John Surman

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2 Responses to “Rolf KUHN Jazzgroup – Going To The Rainbow 1971”

  1. This is a great one – thank you for posting!

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