R.I.P. PAUL KUHN (1928-2013) & R.I.P. FDP (1948-2013)

paul-kuhn-ist-tot-Paul Kuhn, one of the greatest jazz pianists in Germany, died on September 23, 2013 with 85 years.

Brew’s service for the non-native speakers: Paul Kuhn obituary in English.

He was a legend, a true master, and he will be mostly remembered for his humor, his delicately and gracefully swingin’ piano & for his all-time greatest hits “Geben Sie dem Mann am Klavier noch’n Bier”, and “Es gibt kein Bier auf Hawaii” … all those beer-titles, I know … Jaa, jaa! … and that’s pop anyway, German Schlager, not jazz in the first place.

Here he is with his trio, playing one of his own jazz compositions:

And the other, err, “deceased”? — That’s Germany’s only liberal party, the F.D.P., which didn’t make it into the Bundestag for the very first time in the history of the Federal Republic of Germany.

Since their colors are blue & yellow, I’m posting Dick Twardzik’s “Yellow Tango” once again:

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