Jazz film: The Kühn Brothers


 

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The Kühn Brothers - Jazz across borders

he German title of this new documentary film, which was screened last night on nationwide TV In Germany, is Brüder Kühn – Zwei Musiker spielen sich frei (The Kühn Brothers – two musicians play themselves free). That reference is significant. The German words ‘frei’ and ‘Freiheit’ are freighted with meaning, particularly for people such as these two significant figures in German jazz whose lives have spanned the GDR era (1949-1990).

The film is in essence an extended double interview with the clarinettist Rolf Kühn (b.1929) who will celebrate his 90th birthday next Sunday 29 September, and his younger brother, pianist Joachim (also seen at one point playing alto sax), born in 1944. T

 

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  • 90 min.