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TOGETHER AGAIN – Karin Krog

ADOLPHE GREEN, BETTY COMDEN, JULE STYNE: THE PARTY IS OVER, ADOLPHE GREEN, JULE STYNE: TIME AFTER TIME, BURT BACHARACH, HAL DAVID: ALFIE, CAESAR PETRILLO, MILTON SAMUELS, NELSON SHAWN: JIM, CARL FISCHER, FRANKIE LAINE: WE'LL BE TOGETHER AGAINmore…, JEROME MOROSS, JOHN LATOUCHE: LAZY AFTERNOON, JIMMY VAN HEUSEN, JOHNNY MERCER: I THOUGHT ABOUT YOU, JOE GREENE: DON'T LET THE SUN CATCH YOU CRYING, JOE TURNER, PETE JOHNSEN: WEE BABY BLUES, MACK GORDON, VINCENT YOUMANS: TIME ON MY HAND

Karin Krog · Steve Kuhn

– Norwegian vocalist Karin Krog has rarely sounded better than she does here. [Michael Coyle / Cadence Magazine]

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Genre: Jazz

Krog and Kuhn Together Again

Karin Krog met the American pianist Steve Kuhn for the first time in the late 1960’s. The musical collaboration started a few years later and resulted in the recording, We Could be Flying from 1974. In 2003, their second release Where You At? Over 30 years after their first recording, it is time for their third release: Together Again. Both Krog and Kuhn has extensive experience as musicians and established artists, but this does not stand in the way for a playful and curious approach to the material. Together, Krog and Kuhn have compiled a repertoire of beautiful and often surprising songs that Ray Charles’ "Do not Let the Sun Catch You Crying", Bert Bacharach "Alfie" and Big Joe Turner’s "Wee Baby Blues", all in catchy and imaginative arrangements. Krog’s voice interacts in a stunning way with Kuhn’s lyrical piano, making Together Again a gripping, evocative and pensive album.

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Krog and Kuhn are Together Again.

Karin Krog

First lady of Norwegian jazz Karin Krog can look back on nearly 50 albums under her own name, and some 30 on which she has contributed. She released her first singles in 1963, and in 1964 made her first LP, entitled By Myself. Karin Krog is renowned internationally and has worked with such luminaries of the jazz scene as Dexter Gordon, Don Ellis, John Surman, Archie Shepp, Palle Mikkelborg, Matthew Herbert, as well as Norway’s Arild Andersen, Bjarne Nerem, Jacob Young, Egil Kapstad and Jon Christensen, to name but a few. Throughout her fifty year-long career Karin Krog has stood out as one of Norway’s leading innovators and ambassadors of jazz music, nationally and internationally.

Steve Kuhn

Steve Kuhn, born in Brooklyn, became fascinated by jazz at an early age; in his early teens he began studying with the legendary Margaret Chaloff. Her son Serge Chaloff, the renowned baritone saxophonist, took him into his group when Kuhn was only thirteen. In the years that followed Kuhn continued to play the jazz clubs in Boston, often together with famous musicians including Coleman Hawkins, Chet Baker and Vic Dickenson. When he graduated from Harvard College, he was the first pianist to be offered a place in John Coltrane’s newly-formed quartet. Steve Kuhn subsequently joined Stan Getz’ band and soon formed his own trio, beginning his long collaboration with the prestigious ECM label. Throughout the 80s and 90s Kuhn recorded many discs for labels such as ECM, Venus, Reservoir and Sunnyside. He also toured all over the world with the Steve Kuhn Trio – which was continually developing – and with many other great names in jazz.

Together Again

In October 2005 Karin Krog and Steve Kuhn paid a visit to Oslo’s Rainbow Studio, resulting in the appropriately named recording Together Again. There’s a sense of fairy-tale magic when these two giants of jazz come together once again to produce an album of beautiful music. Two distinct and individual styles combine to form a musical landscape, ensnaring and light as cloud, with a hint of historical overtones. It seems just right that Karin Krog together with the Steve Kuhn Trio and the legendary Toots Thielemans take the stage of the Oslo Concert Hall to open this year’s Oslo Jazz Festival in its twentieth season.

Release date: 14.08.2006

EAN: 7033662042470

Cat.No.: GRCD4247

Priskategori: CD