I just discovered by way of Nick Catalano that Steve Kuhn has signed a contract with Blue Note Records, putting him once again with a major jazz label, where he has always belonged. Among important pianists, Kuhn has received nowhere near the share of recognition he has earned. Catalano writes.
To celebrate the event Kuhn was reunited with bandmates Ron Carter and Al Foster at Birdland earlier this month. The Steve Kuhn trio carved out an important slice of immortality when it was first formed 20 years ago. If the group’s efforts at Birdland are any indication, it is shortly about to add to its legend .
To read Nick’s account of Kuhn’s Birdland engagement, go here. I’ll have more about Kuhn anon. In the meantime, see if you can find a copy of this album, one of his career triumphs.