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Joachim Kühn/Chris Jennings/Eric Schaefer: Beauty & Truth

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German born pianist/composer Joachim Kühn is not without a global following though it's a shame that he is not more widely recognized in the US. Having spent much of his professional life in Paris, he did occupy some time between, residing in California. His musical interests are as broad as the roster of top-tier artists he has worked with in his earlier career, including Archie Shepp, Ornette Coleman, Michael Brecker, Joe Henderson and the recently departed Larry Coryell. Showing his ...

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Eric Schaefer: Who Is Afraid Of Richard W.?

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In 2013 the international music community celebrates the 200th anniversary of Richard Wagner's birth. The venerable and controversial composer has been rather quiet of late, but his body of work is one of the best known in the classical canon. On Who Is Afraid of Richard W.? Eric Schaefer--a highly-regarded drummer probably best known as a member of the German piano trio [em]--celebrates his fellow-countryman's anniversary with some imaginative reinterpretations of Wagner's work.The album isn't completely devoted to ...