Rolf Kühn

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Rolf Kühn (born 29 September 1929) is a German jazz clarinetist and saxophonist. He is the older brother of the pianist Joachim Kühn.[1]

Rolf Kühn
Rolf Kühn (2017)
Rolf Kühn (2017)
Background information
Born (1929-09-28) 28 September 1929 (age 91)
Köln, Germany
GenresJazz
Occupation(s)Musician
InstrumentsClarinet, saxophone
Associated actsJoachim Kühn
Websiterolf-kuehn.de

He lived in the United States from 1956 to 1959. John Hammond favourably compared him with Benny Goodman.[2] In 2008, he founded band with Christian Lillinger, Ronny Graupe, and Johannes Fink.

Rolf Kühn was among hundreds of artists whose material was destroyed in the 2008 Universal fire.[3]

DiscographyEdit

As leaderEdit

  • Streamline (Vanguard, 1956)
  • Rolf Kuhn and His Sound of Jazz (Urania, 1960)
  • Rolf Kuhn feat. Klaus Doldinger (Brunswick, 1962)
  • Solarius (Amiga, 1965)
  • Nana Und Rolf in Action: Make Love! (Intercord, 1969)
  • R. K. Sextet (Intercord, 1969)
  • Devil in Paradise (MPS/BASF, 1971)
  • The Day After (MPS, 1972)
  • Connection '74 (MPS/BASF, 1974)
  • Total Space (MPS/BASF, 1975)
  • Symphonic Swampfire (MPS, 1979)
  • Cucu Ear (MPS, 1980)
  • Don't Split (L+R, 1983)
  • As Time Goes By (Blue Flame, 1991)
  • Big Band Connection (Blue Flame, 1993)
  • Affairs (Intuition, 1997)
  • Inside Out (Intuition, 1999)
  • Internal Eyes (Intuition, 1999)
  • Smile: Famous Themes from Hollywood (Intuition, 2003)
  • Bouncing with Bud (In+Out, 2005)
  • Close Up (Jazzwerkstatt, 2009)
  • Rollercoaster (Jazzwerkstatt, 2009)
  • Stop Time! (Sonorama, 2014)
  • Stereo (MPS, 2015)
  • Spotlights (MPS, 2016)
  • Yellow + Blue (MPS, 2018)

With Joachim Kuhn

  • Re-Union in Berlin (CBS, 1965)
  • Transfiguration (SABA, 1967)
  • Impressions of New York (Impulse!, 1968)
  • Monday Morning Hor Zu (Black Label, 1969)
  • The Kuhn Brothers & the Mad Rockers (Metronome, 1969)
  • Bloody Rockers (BYG, 1969)
  • Going to the Rainbow (BASF, 1971)
  • Brothers (Intuition, 1996)
  • East Berlin 1966 (Another Side (of Jazz), 2006)
  • Lifeline (Impulse!, 2012)[4]

As sidemanEdit

With Horst Jankowski

  • Gaste Bei Horst Jankowski (Metronome, 1962)
  • Follow Me (Intercord, 1972)
  • Starportrait/Follow Me (Intercord, 1975)
  • Wonderful (Opera, 2003)

With others

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Joachim Kuhn". All About Jazz. Archived from the original on 15 March 2010. Retrieved 25 April 2010.
  2. ^ Berendt, Joachim E (1976). The Jazz Book. Paladin. p. 208.
  3. ^ Rosen, Jody (25 June 2019). "Here Are Hundreds More Artists Whose Tapes Were Destroyed in the UMG Fire". The New York Times. Retrieved 28 June 2019.
  4. ^ Hielscher, Hans (2012). "Rolf & Joachim Kühn Quartet 'Lifeline'". Kulturspiegel (in German) (4): 36.

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