Kenny Wheeler Double, Double You

Kenny Wheeler - Double, Double You (1983) {ECM 1262}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Sept. 20, 2014
Kenny Wheeler - Double, Double You (1983) {ECM 1262}

Kenny Wheeler - Double, Double You (1983) {ECM 1262}
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Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop

Kenny Wheeler's string of ECM recordings are all quite rewarding, generally avoiding the ECM stereotype of introspective long tones and silence. A fiery but thoughtful trumpeter whose style can range from advanced swinging to sound explorations, Wheeler is joined on this excellent set by tenor saxophonist Michael Brecker, pianist John Taylor, bassist Dave Holland and drummer Jack DeJohnette. They perform a set of Wheeler's originals and each of the world class musicians has an opportunity to be featured.
Kenny Wheeler - Songs For Quintet (2015) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/96kHz]

Kenny Wheeler - Songs For Quintet (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 52:14 minutes | 1,02 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Kenny Wheeler (1930-2014) was an unassuming giant of modern jazz, a daring improviser, and a writer of many beautiful and slyly unorthodox tunes. His recorded legacy includes albums now regarded as contemporary jazz classics such as Gnu High, Deer Wan, and Music For Large And Small Ensembles. In December 2013 he recorded what was to be his last album. Songs for Quintet, an inspirational session featuring Wheeler compositions of recent vintage (plus a fresh approach to “Nonetheless”, first heard on Angel Song), was recorded in London’s Abbey Road Studio with four of Kenny’s favourite players. Stan Sulzmann, John Parricelli, Chris Laurence and Martin France work together marvellously as an interactive unit, solo persuasively, and provide support for the tender and lyrical flugelhorn of the bandleader. Songs for Quintet is issued on January 14, 2015, which would have been Kenny Wheeler’s 85th birthday.
Lee Konitz & Kenny Wheeler Quartet - Olden Times: Live At Birdland Neuburg (1999/2016)

Lee Konitz & Kenny Wheeler Quartet - Olden Times: Live At Birdland Neuburg (1999/2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 78:12 min | 181 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Double Moon Records

Are certain recordings destined to have a special fate under a certain star? Whoever hears the reissue of "Live At Birdland Neuburg" today is inevitably faced with this question. In the case of the collaboration of Lee Konitz and Kenny Wheeler, it must have been a star that had never shown brightly, which never showered its charges in bright light for a second (which they would not have wanted anyway) and consequently withheld the magnificent achievement from the rest of the world that was performed on stage in the Hofapothekenkeller in the Bavarian Danube town of Neuburg in December 1999. The time seemed not yet ready for it.
Kenny Wheeler - Music For Large & Small Ensembles (1990) {2CD ECM 1415-16}

Kenny Wheeler - Music For Large & Small Ensembles (1990) {2CD ECM 1415-16}
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© 1990 ECM Records | ECM 1415-16
Jazz / Contemporary Jazz / Modern Post Bebop / Avant-Garde Jazz / Trumpet / Modern Big Band

This two-disc set is a dazzling look at Kenny Wheeler's work as a composer. His breadth is stunning, from moody Oliver Nelson and Gil Evans-like expansiveness to compactly propulsive post-bop excursions. The first disc is taken up entirely with the eight-part "Sweet Time Suite." Wheeler's scoring is bracing and emotive. Singer Norma Winstone is on hand for portions of it, offering a gloriously soaring counterpoint to the massed horn section. Wheeler's diverse background serves him well, as he's quite comfortable with both the traditional and the avant-garde (he worked in one of Anthony Braxton's important combos in the mid-'70s). For anyone unfamiliar with this stellar musician's work, this is is an excellent starting point, as is his first album as a leader, the remarkable GNU HIGH.
Kenny Wheeler, Lee Konitz, Dave Holland, Bill Frisell - Angel Song (1997) {ECM 1607}

Kenny Wheeler, Lee Konitz, Dave Holland, Bill Frisell - Angel Song (1997) {ECM 1607}
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© 1997 ECM Records | ECM 1607
Jazz / Post Bop / Chamber Jazz / Trumpet

Kenny Wheeler is among the most lyrically commanding yet daring of modern trumpeters. There's a palpable ease of execution, and a poignant human quality, to his distinctive timbre, as on the title tune where his fluttering descents into the lower register, the cracked yet powerful vocal inflections, and the sudden emission of high harmonics suggest a whistling column of air slowly leaking from a balloon. And from the moody Spanish tinge of "Present Past" to the raga-ish Nordic gravity of "Unti," alto player Lee Konitz matches Wheeler's lyric ease with a singing sound and rhythmic buoyancy all his own.

Kenny Wheeler & John Taylor - On The Way To Two (2015)  Music

Posted by mark70 at April 27, 2016
Kenny Wheeler & John Taylor - On The Way To Two (2015)

Kenny Wheeler & John Taylor - On The Way To Two (2015)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 44:37 min | 109 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: CAM Jazz

When this album was mooted, following the death of Kenny Wheeler, it seemed impossible that by the time of its release both protagonists would be gone. And so, what was intended as a tribute to the great Canadian trumpet player, is instead a memorial to two musicians who, in their understated way, dominated jazz in the UK through the 70s and 80s, recording together in the band Azimuth and then on key labels ECM and Cam Jazz, creating a body of work that will stand witness to their greatness.

Kenny Wheeler - One Of Many (2011)  Music

Posted by mark70 at July 10, 2015
Kenny Wheeler - One Of Many (2011)

Kenny Wheeler - One Of Many (2011)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 52:20 min | 121 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Cam Jazz

In a 2001 Norma Winstone interview, the British vocalist referred to Kenny Wheeler as "the Duke Ellington of our time." Wheeler, whose reputation has grown almost in spite of his own quiet humility, may not possess Ellington's populist cachet, but that doesn't mean the trumpeter's music is any less distinctive or groundbreaking, and with no small reach: his music, studied in detail at universities around the world; his large ensemble work, grist for many a big band. Not being a household name needn't mean lack of significance, with Wheeler's place in jazz history long since assured as one of the most important composers of the last half century.
Kenny Barron & Dave Holland - The Art Of Conversation (2014) {Impulse}

Kenny Barron & Dave Holland - The Art Of Conversation (2014) {Impulse}
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Genre: Straight-Ahead Jazz, Post-Bop

Beginning in 2012, pianist Kenny Barron and bassist Dave Holland formed a duo partnership that found them performing live all around the world. The duo's 2014 studio album, The Art of Conversation, showcases this collaboration with a simple, beautifully understated mix of standards and original compositions. Journeyman solo artists and bandleaders in their own right, both Barron and Holland are virtuoso musicians who've made their mark playing disparate, if compatible, styles of jazz.

Kenny Wheeler - Songs For Quintet (2015) {ECM 2388}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Feb. 7, 2015
Kenny Wheeler - Songs For Quintet (2015) {ECM 2388}

Kenny Wheeler - Songs For Quintet (2015) {ECM 2388}
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Genre: Avant-Garde Jazz, Post-Bop

Songs for Quintet, Kenny Wheeler’s final recording, features compositions of relatively recent vintage, plus a fresh approach to “Old Time” – which the Azimuth trio used to play – and “Nonetheless”, a piece introduced on Angel Song. The album was recorded at London’s Abbey Road Studios with four of Kenny’s favourite players. Stan Sulzmann, John Parricelli, Chris Laurence and Martin France work together marvellously as an interactive unit, solo persuasively, and provide support for the tender and lyrical flugelhorn of the bandleader.

Kenny Wheeler - Six For Six (2013)  Music

Posted by mark70 at Sept. 28, 2013
Kenny Wheeler - Six For Six (2013)

Kenny Wheeler - Six For Six (2013)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 57:57 min | 131 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Cam Jazz

Kenny Wheeler convened an all-star British band for this new album, recorded back in April 2008 at Bauer Studios in Ludwigsburg, Germany. For the occasion, the Canadian-born, English by adoption, trumpet and flugelhorn player lined up Stan Sulzmann, on tenor and soprano sax, Bobby Wellins on tenor sax, John Taylor on piano, Chris Laurence on double bass and Martin France on drums. This is a Kenny Wheeler, who, at the time of the recording, was almost 80 years old and yet still brilliant and elegant. The album opens with a classic call and response , with wind and brass pursuing each other, calling to each other and interacting ( Seven, Eight, Nine - Part 1 is the title of the track, the first of eight, all penned by the leader).