Best Is Yet to Come [Vinyl Box Set]

Format: Vinyl
Release Date: 11/8/2019
Label: MPS
$169.99
Availability: In Stock
Overview

With the help of Rolf Kühn, MPS has put together this limited box set to celebrate the 90th birthday and the life of a true jazz icon. The box contains a selection of Rolf Kühns MPS albums as well as a new and exclusive vinyl with live recordings from the 60s all newly mastered for vinyl. Furthermore, a 12-page box-sized booklet is included. The box set contains the following albums: - Total Space (1975) - Symphonic Swampfire (1979) - Cucu Ear (1980) - Stereo (2015 never released on vinyl before) - Spotlights (2016 - never released on vinyl before) - Yellow + Blue (2018 - never released on vinyl before) - Rolf + Joachim Kühn Live: Berlin 66 / Newport 67 (2019 exclusive to this box set). The box set is limited to 1,000 copies worldwide. For a German jazz musician to find international recognition as a major player has been and remains a rarity. Clarinetist Rolf Kühn belongs to this elite class. And there are ample grounds for this: he is an exceptional artist on his instrument. No one sounds like him on the clarinet; warm, round and masterful, his tone remains unmistakable no matter what style he may be playing at any given moment. His play resonates with a maturity and wisdom gathered from a long and rich life of musical experiences. Kühn continues to be driven by an unbridled curiosity that compels him to continually stray from familiar paths and tried and true formulas. Yet equanimity and a sense of completeness are as intrinsic to his work as the daring and the adventure of risk-taking. Rolf Kühn has absorbed the entire history of jazz. What began with a youthful fascination for swing eventually led him into the freest areas of improvisation, while maintaining an unerring sense of form and quality.

Tracks
1. Uncle Archibald
Length: 06:40
2. Buzz
Length: 05:15
3. Lopes
Length: 07:25
4. Total Space
Length: 07:56
5. Miss Maggie
Length: 08:24
6. Swampfire, Pt. 1
Length: 09:41
7. Swampfire, Pt. 2
Length: 07:28
8. La Canal
Length: 07:01
9. Just Call
Length: 05:40
10. Judy
Length: 06:30
11. On More Bass Hit
Length: 06:46
12. Key-Alliance
Length: 05:47
13. To Zbiggi
Length: 06:04
14. Cucu Ear
Length: 05:05
15. Beverly Hills Party
Length: 06:10
16. Sultans of Jazz
Length: 06:12
17. District 7
Length: 04:37
18. Black Jasmine
Length: 05:22
19. Q 11
Length: 04:51
20. Descendants
Length: 04:08
21. Stereo
Length: 03:23
22. Husky
Length: 03:04
23. A Little Circus
Length: 03:11
24. Shogun
Length: 06:23
25. Open Windows
Length: 02:31
26. Goodbye (For Buddy)
Length: 02:09
27. Concersation One
Length: 06:00
28. Pinocchio's Dream
Length: 03:18
29. Pinocchio's Dance
Length: 03:18
30. Don't Forget
Length: 06:22
31. Choro Do Portina
Length: 04:06
32. Broken City
Length: 04:02
33. Laura
Length: 04:59
34. Fingerprints
Length: 08:01
35. A Strange Sunrise
Length: 03:35
36. X-Ray
Length: 03:40
37. Flip-Flop
Length: 02:01
38. Autumn Leaves
Length: 03:25
39. Dexter's Tune
Length: 03:11
40. Both Sides Now
Length: 04:30
41. Angels Eyes
Length: 06:59
42. Yellow and Blue
Length: 06:02
43. Impulse
Length: 05:14
44. The Second Time
Length: 04:34
45. Train to Norway
Length: 03:45
46. I'm Through with Love
Length: 06:51
47. Conversation III
Length: 05:31
48. Mela's Interplay
Length: 06:29
49. Body and Soul
Length: 04:04
50. What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?
Length: 07:57
51. Walkie Talkie
Length: 17:44
52. Encore
Length: 02:24
53. Turning Point
Length: 12:55
54. But Stokes of Folk
Length: 08:09
Album Details
Disc Count: 9
Total Length: 306:49
UPC: 4029759142508