Joachim Kühn

Genres: Jazz
Descriptive "tags": jazz jazz piano piano fusion solo piano Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Joachim Kurt Kühn, 15 March 1944, Leipzig, Germany. Between the ages of five to his mid-teens, Kühn took lessons in classical piano and composing, then became a professional jazz musician. He set up his own trio in 1962, which lasted until 1966, when he established a quartet with his brother, clarinettist Rolf Kühn. When this band ended in 1969 he led his own group in Paris, until joining the Jean-Luc Ponty Experience in 1971. He left Ponty in 1972 to co-lead a group with Eje Thelin. Since then he has frequently worked solo, but has also been a member of the acclaimed Tony Oxley Quintet. While he performed work which might be categorized as new age in the mid-90s, his work in the new millennium demonstrated that Kühn can still play in a tougher fashion.

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