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Primary Instrument: Piano

Born: March 24, 1938

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.”...
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“Few other pianists, regardless of genre, can tease such an evocative range of timbres from their instrument.” — Jazziz

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Featured recording “Wisteria”

Wisteria

ECM Records
2012
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    Wisteria

    ECM Records
    2012
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    Steve Kuhn Trio with Joe Lovano: Mostly Coltrane

    ECM Records
    2009
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    Mostly Coltrane

    ECM Records
    2009
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    Steve Kuhn: Life's Backward Glances - Solo and Quartet

    ECM Records
    2009
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    Life's Backward Glances - Solo And Quartet

    hat ART
    2008
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    Two by 2

    Sunnyside Records
    2008
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    Live at Birdland

    Blue Note Records
    2007
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