Total Space

The Rolf Kuhn Group

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Format: LP

Cat No: 0214251MSW

Release Date:  25 February 2022

Label:  MPS

Packaging Type:  Slip Sleeve (CD or Vinyl)

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  4029759142515

Genres:  Jazz  Fusion  

  • Description

    Reissue of The Rolf Kühn Group's funky 1975 fusion album 'Total Space', featuring Joachim Kühn, Philip Catherine, Gerd Dudek, Albert Mangelsdorff and Daniel Humair.

    For a German jazz musician to find international recognition as a major player has been and remains a rarity. Clarinettist Rolf Kühn belongs to this elite class. No one sounds like him on the clarinet; warm, round and masterful, his tone remains unmistakable no matter what style he may be playing at any given moment. His play resonates with a maturity and wisdom gathered from a long and rich life of musical experiences. At MPS, Rolf Kühn was allowed free rein to choose the team for the recordings and so he decided to get Wolfgang Hirschmann on board, one of the most interesting sound engineers in jazz at that time. Having a free jazz background, Kühn breaks out in a new direction towards jazz fusion with this album.

    "My recordings for the MPS label always benefited from an atmosphere of artistic freedom, something that I am still thankful for. MPS was the first German record company that recorded solely jazz and was open for experiments and new fields of music. For "Total Space" I was allowed to try out new things like having two drummers, Daniel Humair and Kaspar Winding and to invite completely freethinking players like Albert Mangelsdorff or Gerd Dudek to the recording." - Rolf Kühn, 2019

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. Uncle Archibald
      • 2. Buzz
      • 3. Lopes

      Side 2

      • 4. Total Space
      • 5. Miss Maggie