Steve Kuhn

A highly regarded jazz pianist and composer, Steve Kuhn is known for his sophisticated ear for harmony and lyrical, motivic approach to improvisation. Emerging from the Boston jazz scene of the late '50s, Kuhn gained early exposure playing with legends like Kenny Dorham, John Coltrane, and Art Farmer. He came to wider prominence in 1966 with his albums 'Three Waves,' with bassist Steve Swallow and drummer Pete LaRoca, and The October Suite, with vibraphonist Gary McFarland. Those recordings led to a series of highly regarded albums for ECM including 1974's Trance, with Swallow and drummer Jack DeJohnette. An adaptive, forward-thinking performer, Kuhn's subsequent albums like 1987's Life's Magic, 1995's Remembering Tomorrow, and 2012's Wisteria have found him moving across various genres, from swinging acoustic post-bop to classical-influenced chamber jazz and the avant-garde.

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Steve Kuhn Albums

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