Recorded 30 years ago at the Vanguard, the recently released Life’s Magic captures all the aggressive swing that Kuhn has made his signature sound. His insistent melodic reinvention is rich with ideas, and with an animated rhythm section he’s got plenty of wind beneath his wings. This Buster Williams/Billy Drummond confab holds lots of promise. Bet there’s a breeze in the club all night.
Nov. 1-4, 7:30 & 9:30 p.m., 2012
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on October 24, 2012