Rolf Kuhn and Friends: Affairs

This is a delightful little record that features the woody clarinet of Rolf Kuhn in a variety of amicable settings.

There’s an ethereal group with Dave Liebman’s soprano sax and Chuck Loeb’s guitar, raucous collaborations with Randy Brecker’s groups, clarinet pairings with Buddy DeFranco and Eddie Daniels on boppish runs and ballads, the angular abstraction of a duet with Albert Manglesdorf, and the closer, a sweet harmolodic dance with Ornette Coleman.

All of these settings spotlight Kuhn’s crisp, clear, and moving tones.