Rolf Kühn

Rolf Kühn (born 29 September 1929) is a jazz clarinetist and saxophonist. He is the older brother of the pianist Joachim Kühn.

He lived in the United States from 1956 to 1959 and drew favourable reviews, for example a comparison with Benny Goodman by John H. Hammond. In 2008 he founded band with Christian Lillinger, Ronny Graupe, and Johannes Fink.

On June 25, 2019, The New York Times Magazine listed Rolf Kühn among hundreds of artists whose material was reportedly destroyed in the 2008 Universal fire.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1929 (Cologne)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1954 - 1958

Roles Represented in DAHR: clarinet, alto saxophone

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 104855 4/23/1958 Song of India Warren Covington ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone, clarinet  
Decca 104856 4/23/1958 Tea for two cha cha Warren Covington ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone, clarinet  
Decca 104857 4/23/1958 My baby just cares for me Warren Covington ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone, clarinet  
Decca 104858 4/23/1958 Boogie woogie Warren Covington ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone, clarinet  
Decca 104872 4/24/1958 Swanee river Warren Covington ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone, clarinet  
Decca 104873 4/23/1958 Opus one Warren Covington ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone, clarinet  
Decca 104874 4/24/1958 Hawaiian war chant Warren Covington ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone, clarinet  
Decca 104875 4/24/1958 I'm gettin' sentimental over you Warren Covington ; Tommy Dorsey Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone, clarinet  
Decca DU 1071 6/5/1954 September song Rolf Kühn All Stars instrumentalist, clarinet  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Kühn, Rolf," accessed September 28, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/205552.

Kühn, Rolf. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved September 28, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/205552.

"Kühn, Rolf." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 28 September 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/205552

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