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Ornette Coleman/Joachim Kühn

  • Colors [Harmolodic/Verve, 1997] A-

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Colors [Harmolodic/Verve, 1997]
Having divided his career between better-than-average fusion records that still weren't anything to write reviews about and explorations of his moderately prodigious classical chops, Kühn proves a serviceable helpmeet to genius. On this live-in-Leipzig duet album his pianistics comprise an exotically European environment for Ornette's transcultural sound and melody--a bracing change and a damn fine handle whether crashingly atonal or liltingly romantic. A-