Rolf Kühn presents his third single “Angel Eyes”
All good things come in three: Rolf Kühn’s third foretaste of his upcoming album "Yellow + Blue", which celebrates its release on June 1st via MPS Records, is out now. The song "Angel Eyes" is a well-known jazz standard which has inspired many artists just as Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and now Rolf Kühn.
Playful and experimental: In a typical Kühn manner he makes the song his own. He presents his very unique version, in which the vocal part is played by his expressive clarinet sounds. The song was originally written by Matt Dennis in 1946 and got featured in the movie "Jennifer" in 1953.
His new album "Yellow + Blue" consists of these well-known ballads and legendary love songs just as "Angel Eyes" as well as five new compositions. Together with his new quartet, Kühn contrasts his sensitive side with his unbridled desire to experiment. The quartet is a lucky choice of highly individual personalities: The Columbian percussionist Tupac Mantilla – founder and director of the Global Percussion Network PERCAUTION – is a magician behind the drums. The young bassist Lisa Wulff is among the new shooting stars within the young and modern generation of jazz and a side(wo)man much-in-demand. Last but not least: Jazz pianist Frank Chastenier is an experienced musical companion with a wide claviature of styles and nuances.