Out Of The Desert
Release date: June 26, 2009
The great avant-garde pianist Joachim Kühn celebrated his 64th birthday on 15th March, 2008, and spent it in the desert doing what he does best – making music. He played in the middle of the Sahara with Moroccan Berbers, the desert musicians of the “Source Bleue des Meski”, a small oasis near the Algerian border. First they jammed directly at the spring, and then they went and recorded at the near-by Palms Hotel on the outskirts of the town of Erfoud. “It was also completely ringed by desert”, says Kühn. “The trip here went through some of the most beautiful landscapes I have ever seen. On arrival we immediately started playing; everything functioned “Inshallah” with a mixture of planning and improvisation. This was my most beautiful birthday present, a great experience, and an amazing musical inspiration.” This extraordinary encounter is the core of his new ACT album Out of the Desert avec Majid Bekkas et Ramon Lopez.
(Source ACT label)
Label: ACT - ACT 9456-2
Distribution in France: Harmonia Mundi
Release date: September 26, 2007
The encounter of famous East German pianist Joachim Kühn, singer and multi-instrumentist Majid Bekkas and Spanish drummer Ramon Lopez.
The trio delivers a jazz album with world music touches. Nourishing themselves of their influences, this encounter has been, from their own confession, an opportunity to change their personal approach of music. A jazz that breaks up with the standards of the genre.