Joachim Kühn - Touch the Light [CD]
Catalogue No.: ACT97662
Release Date: 5th March 2021
The variety of Kühn’s pianism in this collection is quite remarkable.
The listener is first welcomed into the inviting, comforting and regular pulse of Mal Waldron’s ‘Warm Canto’. And yet later, by complete contrast, Kühn’s own composition ‘Sintra’ gives a masterclass in freedom, delay and the alchemical art of keeping the listener waiting on tenterhooks.
Prince’s ‘Purple Rain’ is achingly soulful, whereas Kühn found the encouragement to revisit Bill Evans’ ‘Peace Piece’ from the dignity and restraint of classical pianist Igor Levit’s version.
LP pressed on 180g vinyl.
Warm Canto (Mal Waldron)
Allegretto, Symphony No. 7 (Ludwig van Beethoven)
A Remark You Made (Joe Zawinul)
Sintra (Joachim Kühn)
Ponta de Areia (Milton Nascimento)
Redemption Song (Bob Marley)
Touch the Light (Joachim Kühn)
Fever (John Davenport & Eddie Cooley)
Blue Velvet (Bernie Wayne & Lee Morris)
Stardust (Hoagy Carmichael)
Purple Rain (Prince)
Last Tango in Paris (Gato Barbieri)
Peace Piece (Bill Evans)