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Not only the band name is martial. In their "Jazz Punk Psychedelia", the band KUHN FU of guitarist, composer and master of ceremonies, Christian Kühn, turns everything through the improvisational wolf. Zappa meets cabaret, surf sounds and metal riffs ride the Chattanooga Choo- Choo, while Shakespeare, Brecht and Monty Python are the godfathers.


"If we wanted an Austrian Billy Jenkins, who better than Christian Kühn and his Kuhn Fu combo. Manic in terms of guitaring, puppet-dancing and mention-the-war humour, he roughed up the festival with a bucketload of zany humour, in the guise of avant speed-jazz." jazzwise, UK "Kühn relies on K & K - Klamauk und Klasse - and is loved for it." Salzburg News "between cabaret and schizophrenia, a successful accent in the program" Concerto, AT "The band around guitarist Christian Kühn relies on style duels, as US saxophonist John Zorn used to, and it sounds massive" DerStandard, AT "Kuhnspiracy is an incredibly focused work, a commendable take on programmatic writing utilising multiple music blends...an aural kaleidoscope, often mentally exhaustive yet feeling quite pertinent within the current jazz climate." Jazz Journal, UK ''the chief attraction lies in the mash-up of genres—punk, funk, classical, folk, metal/grunge, marching music, spoken word (and probably more)—and the easy precision with which the group negotiates the incessant rapid-fire changes, from chugging power riffs to plaintive themes, from aggressive screams to gentle whispers." The New York City Jazz Record, USA ''I am left to contemplate Kuhn Fu’s awesomely twisted sense of humor.'' Progression Magazine, USA ''From existentialism to metaphysics; this music has everything in it related to life" Cumhuriyet, TR ''Humor schwärzester Güteklasse, schaurig, witzig, spannend

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Album Discography

Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

Chain The Snake

Berthold Records



Cantina Records



Unit Records



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