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Paul Kuhn with John Clayton & Jeff Hamilton – The L.A. Session (Remastered Deluxe Edition) (2013/2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Paul Kuhn with John Clayton & Jeff Hamilton – The L.A. Session (Remastered Deluxe Edition) (2013/2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 54:02 minutes | 1,08 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © IN+OUT Records

The L.A. Session’ by the veteran German jazz pianist and vocalist Paul Kuhn was recorded at the legendary Capitol Studios in Los Angeles. Backed by an A-list rhythm section – drummer Jeff Hamilton and bassist John Clayton – he performs a set of classic jazz standards as well as two of his own compositions. With his unmistakable sense of rhythm and melody, Kuhn appears to absorb each individual note and transforms it into a very special art of timeless swing.

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Paul Kuhn – Bernhard Theater Zurich 05.10.1992 (Live) (2020) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

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
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © IN+OUT Records

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.

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Greetje Kauffeld & The Paul Kuhn Trio – My Shining Hour (Remastered Deluxe Edition) (2005/2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Greetje Kauffeld & The Paul Kuhn Trio – My Shining Hour (Remastered Deluxe Edition) (2005/2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:01:51 minutes | 1,14 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © IN+OUT Records

The centenary of his birth (15.2.2005) has passed unnoticed by many music lovers. It is Harold Arlen’s fate that he is credited as composer for more jazz standards of the Great American Songbook than any other writer, but nevertheless remains unknown to a great deal of his audience. The career of this cantor’s son from Buffalo is unmatched, led him from the bars of his hometown to Harlem’s Cotton Club to the Broadway and finally to Hollywood. This genius of a songwriter created songs for 29 films, “Over The Rainbow” from “The Wizard Of Oz” was just chosen as film song of the century. 35 songs of his work can claim the status of an evergreen. Johnny Mercer once described his sophisticated but at the same time catchy style as unique “fusion of classical Jewish music and negro spirituals”.

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Paul Kuhn with John Clayton & Jeff Hamilton – The L.A. Session (2013/2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

Paul Kuhn with John Clayton & Jeff Hamilton – The L.A. Session (2013/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz  | Time – 49:16 minutes | 551 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: HighResAudio | Front Cover | © In+Out Records GmbH
Recorded: November 08th & 09th 2011, Capitol Studios, Los Angeles

The L.A. Session’ by the veteran German jazz pianist and vocalist Paul Kuhn was recorded at the legendary Capitol Studios in Los Angeles. Backed by an A-list rhythm section – drummer Jeff Hamilton and bassist John Clayton – he performs a set of classic jazz standards as well as two of his own compositions. With his unmistakable sense of rhythm and melody, Kuhn appears to absorb each individual note and transforms it into a very special art of timeless swing.

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Paul Kuhn & The Best – As Time Goes By (2008/2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

Paul Kuhn & The Best – As Time Goes By (2008/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz  | Time – 01:03:14 minutes | 712 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: HighResAudio | Front Cover | © In+Out Records GmbH
Recorded: August 15-30, 2007

Like many of Germany’s post-war jazz musicians, pianist Paul Kuhn entered a seemingly life-long marriage when he began recording Schlager songs. He quickly became known as one of the country’s most popular entertainers with silly songs such as “Es Gibt Kein Bier auf Hawaii” (There Is No Beer on Hawaii), and his passion for jazz music became a footnote in his career, to the point where jazz sessions he recorded were never released (for example, an album with Bill Ramsey, himself a jazz aficionado-turned-Schlager singer, recorded in the ’60s). In the past few years, however, Kuhn has been revisiting his past and recorded several straight jazz albums that proved he was still a capable pianist. As Time Goes By, released shortly before his 80th birthday, finds Kuhn with a large combo (called “The Best,” no less) and the Filmorchester Babelsberg (Film Orchestra Babelsberg), performing popular jazz standards from past decades. The material ranges from the 1922 (“Limehouse Blues”) to 1970 (“A Child Is Born”), with a new original composition by Kuhn (“Almost the Blues”) thrown in for good measure. Kuhn’s experience as a musician in the so-called Tanzorchester (dance orchestras) and swing bands that were active after WWII shows, as the emphasis lies on entertaining the audience with popular melodies, and, as they say, the music’s “got that swing.” “The Best” is comprised of several seasoned pros, and they keep everything going with breezy rhythms and a full, tight sound. Solos are brief but inspired (Peter Weniger’s tenor sax solo on “Softly as in a Morning Sunrise” is especially noteworthy), and the record somehow manages to avoid sounding retro or stale. Kuhn sings three songs (among them “As Time Goes By”), and several of the songs are particularly sweetened by the orchestra. Sometimes, the music gets a bit sentimental, but at 80 years old, a healthy dose of sentimentalism is not only to be expected, but actually charming. Of course, nothing on As Time Goes By is groundbreaking or overly original, but that’s completely beside the point: the record is supposed to be fun and entertaining, and it’s not only that, but it’s a fine jazz session as well. –AllMusic Review by Christian Genzel

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Paul Kuhn – I Wish You Love – The Philharmonic Concert (1997/2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

Paul Kuhn – I Wish You Love – The Philharmonic Concert (1997/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz  | Time – 59:39 minutes | 672 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: HighResAudio | Front Cover | © In+Out Records GmbH
Recorded: 1997 at Kölner Philharmonie, Köln, Germany

A set featuring some imperishable standard songs and some lively jazz originals by the inimitable trio of Paul Kuhn, Paul G. Ulrich and Willy Ketzer, augmented here by the sterling talents of Til Brönner (trumpet), Georg Mayr (clarinet and alto saxophone), Gustl Mayer (tenor saxophone) and Ludwig Nuss (trombone). Recorded in the Kölner Philharmonie, the album includes Lionel Hampton’s „Flying Home“, Horace Silver’s „Sister Sadie“ and Sonny Stitt’s „Stitt’s Tune“.

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