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Wheeler meets Carroll

Kenny Wheeler
Page added Feb 15, 2013 Updated Feb 22, 2013

The words of Lewis Carroll and other poets inspire trumpet player Kenny Wheeler and his new collaboration with Norma Winstone. That's on Jazztrack.

Now in his 80s, Kenny Wheeler writes a cycle of new music to meet the words of Lewis Carroll, W.B. Yeats and UK poet Stevie Smith on his new recording with Norma Winstone and a 24 piece vocal ensemble.

Flamenco meets jazz with Spanish trumpeter Raynold Colum and his new release.

Brazilian born vocalist Luciana Souza draws from the legacy of Chet Baker on her recording The Book of Chet.

You can also hear Australia trumpeter Callum G'Froerer with his new release originally recorded for Jazztrack, the Ted Vining Trio also in the Jazztrack studios and saxophonist Andy Sugg recorded in Berlin.

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Kenneth Vincent John Wheeler, OC (14 January 1930 - 18 September 2014) was a Canadian composer and trumpet and flugelhorn player, based in the U.K. from the 1950s onwards. Most of his performances were rooted in jazz, but he was also active in free improvisation and occasionally contributed to rock music recordings. Wheeler wrote over one hundred compositions and was a skilled arranger for small...

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