Rare Stan Tracey albums to be reissued

Rare Stan Tracey albums Free An' One and The 7 Ages of Man are to be reissued in a 2-CD set by the Resteamed label as Wisdom in the Wings on 29 January. The reissue takes its name from a track that runs as the second on the B side of The 7 Ages of …

Published: 23 Dec 2020. Updated: 10 months.

Rare Stan Tracey albums Free An' One and The 7 Ages of Man are to be reissued in a 2-CD set by the Resteamed label as Wisdom in the Wings on 29 January.

The reissue takes its name from a track that runs as the second on the B side of The 7 Ages of Man LP.

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Free An' One was recorded in September 1969 and is a quartet album. Joining Tracey are the late Peter King on alto, Dave Green on double bass and Bryan Spring on drums. The 7 Ages of Man, recorded the following month, features Stan's big band stacked full of luminaries including Mike Gibbs, Tony Coe and Alan Skidmore.

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Solo Kühn

One of the greatest European jazz musicians consummate improviser the pianist Joachim Kühn has a solo piano album scheduled to be released towards the end of February 2021, his long-time label ACT has announced. 'Warm Canto' by Mal Waldron, the …

Published: 22 Dec 2020. Updated: 10 months.

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One of the greatest European jazz musicians consummate improviser the pianist Joachim Kühn has a solo piano album scheduled to be released towards the end of February 2021, his long-time label ACT has announced.

'Warm Canto' by Mal Waldron, the 'Allegretto' from Beethoven's 7th Symphony, Joe Zawinul's 'A Remark You Made,' Kühn's own 'Sintra,' Milton Nascimento's 'Ponta de Areia,' Bob Marley's 'Redemption Song,' Kühn's own 'Touch the Light,' John Davenport & Eddie Cooley's 'Fever' and Bernie Wayne & Lee Morris' 'Blue Velvet' are on the album. As too are Hoagy Carmichael's 'Stardust,' Prince song 'Purple Rain,' Gato Barbieri's 'Last Tango in Paris' and Bill Evans 'Peace Pipe.'

All were arranged by Kühn and recorded at his home in Ibiza between August 2019 and October 2020. The pianist's duo album Speaking Sound with Mateusz Smoczyński featured in the marlbank top 10 European jazz releases in 2020.

Joachim Kühn, top, photo: Silvio Magaglio