Total time: 41:34 min.
01. Istambul (Kenedy-Simon) 4:14
02. Waltzing Matilda (Paterson-Cowan) 3:55
03. Lady Of Spain (Evans-Reaves) 3:41
04. Canadian Sunset (Heywood-Gimbel) 5:15
05. South Of The Border (Kennedy-Carr) 4:07
06. Atlanta, GA (Skylar-Shaftel) 4:58
07. A Touch Of Berlin (Leux-Hannes-Balz) 3:05
08. Manhattan (Rodgers-Hart) 4:36
09. Chicago (Fisher) 3:18
10. Caravan (Tizol-Ellington-Mills) 3:56
Originally issued on Urania Records as UR-1220 (Stereo version as US-41220).
Later reissued as "Be My Guest" (Panorama PLP-2008) and "Rolf Kühn Orchestra, Featuring Jack Sheldon, Chuck Wayne, Jim Hall" (Jazz Kings JK-1220)
Rolf Kühn Sextet [#1,5,6 & 9]:
Rolf Kühn (clarinet), Jack Sheldon (trumpet), John Bunch (piano), Chuck Wayne (guitar), Henry Grimes (bass), Ray Mosca (drums).
Rolf Kühn Quintet [#3 & 7]:
Rolf Kühn (clarinet), John Bunch (piano), Jim Hall (guitar), Henry Grimes (bass), Ray Mosca (drums).
Rolf Kühn Quintet [#10]:
Rolf Kühn (clarinet), John Bunch (piano), Jim Hall (guitar), George Duvivier (bass), Don Lamond (drums).
Rolf Kühn Quartet [#2,4 & 8]:
Rolf Kühn (clarinet), John Bunch (piano & organ), George Duvivier (bass), Don Lamond (drums).
All tracks recorded in New York, 1960
Produced for CD release by Jordi Pujol
Stereo · 24-Bit Digitally Remastered
Blue Moon Producciones Discograficas S.L.
Rolf Kühn's style has evolved through the years. The clarinetist started out playing in German dance bands in the late '40s. He worked with radio orchestras starting in 1952 and moved to the U.S. in 1956. Kühn subbed for Benny Goodman on a few occasions during 1957-1958, played in the Tommy Dorsey ghost band (1958), and worked in a big band led by Urbie Green (1958-1960). In 1962, Kuhn returned to Germany, where he has explored more adventurous styles of jazz (including dates with his younger brother, keyboardist Joachim Kühn) but still occasionally shows off his ties to swing. Kuhn recorded with an all-star group called Winner's Circle (1957), Toshiko Akiyoshi (1958), and as a leader starting in 1953, including a 1956 New York quartet date for Vanguard.
Scott Yanow -All Music Guide