Paul Kuhn – Bernhard Theater Zürich 05.10.1992 (Live) (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 01:16:15 minutes | 726 MB | Genre: Jazz
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Just in time for Eugen Cicero’s 80th birthday, in+out Records raises an archive treasure and
published an already lost concert jewel. Together with his Berlin big Band colleague Paul Kuhn, the Crossover pioneer played the Bernhard Theater in the basement of the Zurich Opera House in front of about 300 guests on October 5, 1992. At the same time it is the first posthumous release of Paul Kuhn on the Label IN+out Records, to which he remained faithful for the last 25 years of his work.
Swinging duets of confident musicians on two pianos have not been heard for a long time. At the end of the thirties there was a time when even three pianists, Albert Ammons, Meade Lux Lewis and Pete Johnson, played Boogie Woogie together on the stage of New York’s Carnegie Hall. If now the recording of a Duo concert of two European pianists of rank from the year 1992 has been found again, then this is perhaps really a small Sensation.
The circumstances of this Edition are modestly reminiscent of the recording by Benny
Goodman’s famous Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert in January 1938 on acetate records
The bandleader’s wardrobe was hidden until they came to light again twelve years later when Goodman moved out of this Apartment and were released on Columbia Records. The Pianist Eugen Cicero (1940 – 1997) lived in Zurich since 1992 and gave several consecutive concerts in November at the Bernhard Theater there, to which he always invited a guest. In 1992 this was Paul Kuhn (1928 – 2013). Eugen Cicero’s friend Thomas Blaser gave a recording of the concert on a tape Cassette to the record producer Frank Kleinschmidt (IN+OUT Records), who put the tape to other cassettes in a cardboard box and forgot it there. This time nearly three decades passed before the rediscovery. Paul’s widow, Ute Kuhn, who owned a copy of it, recalled. Kleinschmidt: “I rummaged through my archive, found the original Cassette and was absolutely thrilled.”Sound expert Frank Schmidt made sure that the miraculous resurrection succeeded.
1. Paul Kuhn – The Preacher (Live)
2. Paul Kuhn – Long Ago and Far Away (Live)
3. Paul Kuhn – Prelude E Minor (Live)
4. Paul Kuhn – My Funny Valentine (Live)
5. Paul Kuhn – How High the Moon (Live)
6. Paul Kuhn – Guess I’ll Hang My Tears out to Dry (Live)
7. Paul Kuhn – Cute (Live)
8. Paul Kuhn – The Days of Wine and Roses (Live)
9. Paul Kuhn – Misty / The Lady Is a Tramp (Live)
10. Paul Kuhn – Bluesette (Live)
11. Paul Kuhn – Sunny (Live)
12. Paul Kuhn – Battle Hymn of the Republic (Glory, Glory Hallelujah) (Live)
13. Paul Kuhn – Bess, You Is My Woman Now (Live)