Over a career of a half-century and counting, Steve Kuhn has earned renown as one of the most lyrical and affecting pianists in jazz, with an unfailingly beautiful touch and a sophisticated sense of swing. "Steve is an original stylist," points out Dan Morgenstern, director of the Institute of Jazz Studies at Rutgers. "He's one of the finest pianists out there today." Jazziz magazine described Kuhn's distinctive sound: "Few other pianists, regardless of genre, can tease such an evocative range of timbres from their instrument. Kuhn's lower register is as dark and rich as Belgian chocolate, and his upper register has the light, translucent quality of ice-cold champagne."
Here Steve Kuhn performs with David Finck on bass and Al Foster on drums. The trio perform six jazz-infused Spanish and Mexican songs.
The music in general is boppish and full of wit, with Kuhn often quoting other unexpected songs along the way. Finck and Foster have their brief spots but this is largely Steve Kuhn's show. The music may have been largely de-Latinized but the result is one of Kuhn's most swinging recordings.
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- Made in Japan
- Andalucia (The Breeze And I)
- Besame Mucho (Kiss Me Mucho)
- Siempre En Mi Corazon (Always In My Heart)
- Duerme (Time Was)
- Quiereme Mucho (Yours)
- Tres Palabras (Without You)
Recorded at Clinton Studio "A" in New York on February 20, 2000.