Musical ideas that appear here resurface in some of Kuhn's recent work, revealing a certain vision and maturity already. The second disc is a woodwinds and drums duo with Denis Charles recorded at a concert in Worcester, Massachusetts during the fall of This is a sick show in the best way possible. Charles is an unrelenting task master - but a compassionate one - the pulse and textures he plays act as both support and lead.
Kuhn's work is fiery right from the start. A cascading melody starts 'Stigma,' Kuhn is locked in with Charles who is following the melody with his rhythm, but then the clarinetist breaks free into a wide-ranging solo that covers every inch of the clarinet. A solo passage during the final third of the passage is eviscerating and beautiful in its starkness and precision.
With little place to hide, the whole concert offers such moments of pure, earnest musicianship. Though recorded thirty eight years ago, the music is still fresh and exciting - except for maybe the squeeky toys on Livin' Right that have aged a little less well than the rest of the album some ideas are definitely of the time. There is a lot to recommend on these two discs and we owe No Business a big thank you for releasing this retrospective. Now, onto the new Happily, after 30 years since dropping out of music, The Other Shore is a return to form and over the decades, the emotional quality of Kuhn's music has deepened.
Whereas on the duo recording with Charles he charged out of the gate, here, the trio takes its time to build. Not to say that there is a wasted moment during the opening 'Is Love Enough' - every second is festooned with fresh ideas. Kuhn's tone on the bass clarinet is sumptuous and the unhurried improvised melody that he starts with is as composed as one he could have worked on for days.
Natsuki Tamura b. Bill Dixon - trumpet. Arthur Williams b. Dizzy Gillespie - trumpet. Chano Pozo - congas. Albert Ayler - saxophone, tenor. Frank Wright - saxophone, tenor. Dan Clucas. Alex Cline b. Scott Walton. Nathan Hubbard. Kyle Motl. Dave Sewelson saxophone, baritone. Gerald Cleaver b. Larry Roland bass. Kyle is a member of the Peter Kuhn Trio, and has been performing in quartet and trio with Abbey Rader since He maintains regular duo projects with T. Borden, Adam Tinkle, and Drew Ceccato.
The Kyle Motl Trio, featuring Kjell Nordeson and Tobin Chodos is a collaborative platform for new compositions weaving complex structures together with free improvisation. This interest in sound can be seen in everything from his extended sound language as an improvisor to his homemade and found instruments. The different rates of passing time become relevant as both a rhythmic impetus and defining element in his compositions and their changing definitions of form, shape and outcome.
Musically his explorations range from solo improvisations through small group collaborations to large scale compositions for his twenty-six member large ensemble, Skeleton Key Orchestra.
As a composer his works range from solo pieces to medium scale works for a variety of ensembles, works for tape, electronics and acoustic instruments, large works for orchestras, creative orchestras and traditional big bands as well as pieces involving text, voice and other media.
In the last several years Hubbard has been more involved with musical situations incorporating acoustics, enviroments and field recordings. His work as an artist can be seen on several of his CD covers and his work as an engineer and producer can be heard on almost all of his recordings.
Intention - a determination to act in a certain way; resolve, or a concept considered as a the product of attention directed to an object of knowledge. Thus does clarinetist Peter Kuhn define his intentions with his trio of bassist Kyle Matl and drummer Nathan Hubbard, recording in the studio in for an album of determined, informed and demanding free improvisation, a reflection of Kuhn's life and his direction to create superb modern jazz music.
FMR - UK. Click for larger image. Personnel: Peter Kuhn -clarinet, bass clarinet Kyle Motl -bass Nathan Hubbard -drums Click an artist name above to see in-stock items for that artist. Highlight an instrument above and click here to Search for albums with that instrument. Please Contact Us so that we can update this biography. Causes and Conditions buy track 3. Not Two buy track 5. Volition buy track 6. No Coming, No Going buy track 7.
The Other Shore buy track 8. Beginning Anew buy track about A big leap forward to and a trio recording, also on No Business, featuring Kuhn with a trio consisting of Kyle Motl on bass and Nathan Hubbard on drums. Happily, after 30 years since dropping out of music, The Other Shore is a return to form and over the decades, the emotional quality of Kuhn's music has deepened. Whereas on the duo recording with Charles he charged out of the gate, here, the trio takes its time to build.
Not to say that there is a wasted moment during the opening 'Is Love Enough' - every second is festooned with fresh ideas. Kuhn's tone on the bass clarinet is sumptuous and the unhurried improvised melody that he starts with is as composed as one he could have worked on for days.
The track 'Causes and Conditions' is a stand out - it begins with some tonal smears and short tense phrases from Kuhn on the clarinet. A rattle from the percussion and coarse bass accents undergird the saxophonist, and as they gain momentum, the ferocity picks up along with the velocity. The impact is gripping as the bass clarinet is stretched across the tempo-less time, while bowed bass lines fill in the rest with crosshatch.Kuhn's first album, Livin' Right was released in and featured William Parker (bass), Dennis Charles Peter Kuhn Trio - The Other Shore (No Business, ) ***** The track 'Causes and Conditions' is a stand out - it begins with some tonal smears and short tense phrases from Kuhn on the clarinet.