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Rolf Kuhn and Joachim Kuhn: Brothers

The East German Kuhn brothers present a duo program of abstract, ECM-flavored originals and a couple of standards here. Clarinetist Rolf, the elder by 14 years, demonstrates a warm sylvan tone and boppish turns of phrase that occasionally suggest Buddy DeFranco and Tony Scott. Pianist Joachim exhibits wider mood swings, ranging from impressionistic Jarrett- and Bley-like ruminations to boiling low register episodes.

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