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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 groups and larger ensembles.

Wheeler was the patron of the Royal Academy Junior Jazz course.

Wheeler was born in Toronto, Ontario, on 14 January 1930. Growing up in Toronto, he began playing cornet at age 12, and became interested in jazz in his mid-teens. Wheeler spent a year studying composition at the Royal Conservatory in Toronto in 1950. In 1952 he moved to Britain. He found his way into the London jazz scene of the time, playing in groups led by Tommy Whittle, Tubby Hayes, and Ronnie
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THE JACK DUFF BAND ~ ENCHANTED ISLE ~ KENNY WHEELER ~RARE UK AVENUE JAZZ LP 1971 THE JACK DUFF BAND ~ ENCHANTED ISLE ~ KENNY WHEELER ~RARE UK AVENUE JAZZ LP 1971 USD $35.17 Buy It Now 3 days
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Anthony Braxton ‎Live CD George Lewis Kenny Wheeler Barry Altschul Anthony Braxton ‎Live CD George Lewis Kenny Wheeler Barry Altschul USD $9.99 (0 bids)
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(CD) Live at Ronnie Scott's ~ RONNIE SCOTT, Kenny Wheeler, John Surman,... (CD) Live at Ronnie Scott's ~ RONNIE SCOTT, Kenny Wheeler, John Surman,... USD $15.00 Buy It Now 8 days
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KENNY WHEELER Discography

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KENNY WHEELER Windmill Tilter: The Story of Don Quixote album cover 3.39 | 5 ratings
Windmill Tilter: The Story of Don Quixote
Avant-Garde Jazz 1969
KENNY WHEELER Song for Someone album cover 3.12 | 4 ratings
Song for Someone
Avant-Garde Jazz 1973
KENNY WHEELER Kenny Wheeler Quintet (aka Transcription aka 1976) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Kenny Wheeler Quintet (aka Transcription aka 1976)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1974
KENNY WHEELER Gnu High album cover 3.46 | 7 ratings
Gnu High
Post Bop 1976
KENNY WHEELER Deer Wan album cover 3.72 | 9 ratings
Deer Wan
Post Bop 1978
KENNY WHEELER Around 6 album cover 4.75 | 2 ratings
Around 6
Avant-Garde Jazz 1980
KENNY WHEELER Double, Double You album cover 4.38 | 4 ratings
Double, Double You
Post Bop 1984
KENNY WHEELER Flutter By, Butterfly album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Flutter By, Butterfly
Post Bop 1988
KENNY WHEELER The Widow In The Window album cover 4.17 | 3 ratings
The Widow In The Window
Post Bop 1990
KENNY WHEELER Music for Large & Small Ensembles album cover 4.67 | 3 ratings
Music for Large & Small Ensembles
Avant-Garde Jazz 1990
KENNY WHEELER Kenny Wheeler, Peter O' Mara, Wayne Darling, Bill Elgart album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
Kenny Wheeler, Peter O' Mara, Wayne Darling, Bill Elgart
Post Bop 1991
KENNY WHEELER Greenhouse Fables (with David Friedman • Jasper Van't Hof) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Greenhouse Fables (with David Friedman • Jasper Van't Hof)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1992
KENNY WHEELER Kayak album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Kayak
Avant-Garde Jazz 1992
KENNY WHEELER [Touché] (with Paul Bley) album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
[Touché] (with Paul Bley)
Avant-Garde Jazz 1996
KENNY WHEELER Kenny Wheeler / Lee Konitz / Dave Holland / Bill Frisell : Angel Song album cover 4.83 | 3 ratings
Kenny Wheeler / Lee Konitz / Dave Holland / Bill Frisell : Angel Song
Avant-Garde Jazz 1997
KENNY WHEELER All the More album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
All the More
Post Bop 1997
KENNY WHEELER Guildhall Jazz Band, The featuring Kenny Wheeler ‎: Walk Softly album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Guildhall Jazz Band, The featuring Kenny Wheeler ‎: Walk Softly
Post Bop 1998
KENNY WHEELER Summerflood  (with Jürgen Friedrich Quartet) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Summerflood (with Jürgen Friedrich Quartet)
Post Bop 1998
KENNY WHEELER Still Waters (with Brian Dickinson) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Still Waters (with Brian Dickinson)
Post Bop 1999
KENNY WHEELER A Long Time Ago album cover 3.10 | 2 ratings
A Long Time Ago
Avant-Garde Jazz 1999
KENNY WHEELER Munich Jazz Orchestra & Kenny Wheeler : Sometime Suite album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Munich Jazz Orchestra & Kenny Wheeler : Sometime Suite
Third Stream 2001
KENNY WHEELER Dream Sequence album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Dream Sequence
Post Bop 2003
KENNY WHEELER Where Do We Go From Here? (with John Taylor) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Where Do We Go From Here? (with John Taylor)
Post Bop 2004
KENNY WHEELER Other People (with Hugo Wolf String Quartet ,John Taylor) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Other People (with Hugo Wolf String Quartet ,John Taylor)
Post-Fusion Contemporary 2005
KENNY WHEELER Song For Kenny album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Song For Kenny
Avant-Garde Jazz 2005
KENNY WHEELER What Now? album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
What Now?
Post Bop 2005
KENNY WHEELER It Takes Two! album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
It Takes Two!
Avant-Garde Jazz 2006
KENNY WHEELER Nineteen Plus One album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
Nineteen Plus One
Progressive Big Band 2009
KENNY WHEELER One of Many album cover 4.25 | 2 ratings
One of Many
Post Bop 2011
KENNY WHEELER The Long Waiting album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
The Long Waiting
Progressive Big Band 2012
KENNY WHEELER Mirrors (with Norma Winstone / London Vocal Project) album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Mirrors (with Norma Winstone / London Vocal Project)
Vocal Jazz 2013
KENNY WHEELER Six for Six album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
Six for Six
Post Bop 2013
KENNY WHEELER Songs for Quintet album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
Songs for Quintet
Post Bop 2015
KENNY WHEELER Kenny Wheeler / John Taylor  :  On the Way to Two album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Kenny Wheeler / John Taylor : On the Way to Two
Post Bop 2015

KENNY WHEELER EPs & splits

KENNY WHEELER live albums

KENNY WHEELER Kenny Wheeler • Jeff Gardner • Hein Van De Geyn • André Ceccarelli : California Daydream album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Kenny Wheeler • Jeff Gardner • Hein Van De Geyn • André Ceccarelli : California Daydream
Post Bop 1992
KENNY WHEELER The Upper Austrian Jazzorchestra Plays The Music Of Kenny Wheeler album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Upper Austrian Jazzorchestra Plays The Music Of Kenny Wheeler
Post-Fusion Contemporary 1996
KENNY WHEELER The Kenny Wheeler And Sonny Greenwich Quintet album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Kenny Wheeler And Sonny Greenwich Quintet
Post Bop 1997
KENNY WHEELER Siren's Song (with Norma Winstone, John Taylor,Maritime Jazz Orchestra) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Siren's Song (with Norma Winstone, John Taylor,Maritime Jazz Orchestra)
Progressive Big Band 1997
KENNY WHEELER Kenny Wheeler, Christian Maurer Quintet : Live At The Porgy And Bess album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Kenny Wheeler, Christian Maurer Quintet : Live At The Porgy And Bess
Post Bop 2000
KENNY WHEELER Kenny Wheeler, Jazz Faculty & One O'Clock Lab Band, Neil Slater ‎: Kenny Wheeler At North Texas album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Kenny Wheeler, Jazz Faculty & One O'Clock Lab Band, Neil Slater ‎: Kenny Wheeler At North Texas
Post Bop 2000
KENNY WHEELER Moon (with John Taylor / Gabriele Mirabassi) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Moon (with John Taylor / Gabriele Mirabassi)
Avant-Garde Jazz 2001
KENNY WHEELER Now And Now Again album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Now And Now Again
Post-Fusion Contemporary 2002
KENNY WHEELER Fellini Jazz (with Potter, Pieranunzi, Haden, Motian) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Fellini Jazz (with Potter, Pieranunzi, Haden, Motian)
Avant-Garde Jazz 2003

KENNY WHEELER demos, promos, fans club and other releases (no bootlegs)

KENNY WHEELER re-issues & compilations

KENNY WHEELER The Complete Remastered Recordings album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Complete Remastered Recordings
Post Bop 2015

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KENNY WHEELER Gnu High

Album · 1976 · Post Bop
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snobb
Not very often one can hear Keith Jarrett/Dave Holland/Jack DeJohnette trio playing as support band. So this Canadian (UK-based) reeds player Kenny Wheeler's album is quite unique even because of this fact. And it looks like "Gnu High" is the last album containing Jarrett as side musician ever.

Wheeler's debut on ECM, this album represents very special time for modern jazz - influential German ECM label is in transition finding their upcoming "new ECM sound" later becoming known as "European jazz" or "chamber jazz". If former part of decade ECM built their reputation as audiophile company releasing avant-garde jazz and post bop of airy/ambient atmosphere with emotionally cold crisp sound, that is late seventies when artists like Keith Jarrett or Jan Garbarek started recording for ECM more amorphous,grooveless music quite liquid and sterile,with obvious influence of European music halls sound.

"Gnu High", even packed with "African" cover art (probably recalling Garbarek's fantastic adventurous ECM debut "African Pepperbird"),doesn't contain African rhythms or freer experimentation. In fact three long tracks are good example of label's transition sound when even if still post bop rooted, music is slower,more abstract and sterile. Wheeler himself plays exclusively flugelhorn, varying from controlled lyrical to abstractly cool. Jarrett/Holland/DeJohnette trio are competent but sounds as if they were asked to demonstrate their maximal available tenderness,delicacy and correctness.

Final result is quite similar to many better "classical" ECM albums of that time - music sound truly professional but soulless,sterile and quite faceless. From other hand, many fans like it because of that. Searchers of more adventurous sound can check Dave Holland ECM albums from the same time, without being too free they offer much more life,groove and fun.

KENNY WHEELER Deer Wan

Album · 1978 · Post Bop
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Sean Trane
I can never remember whether Gnu High came before or after Deer Wan, but both albums came out successively on the ECM label, but both albums are fairly different, despite sounding typically ECM and it received a no-less typical ECM artwork. Don’t be fooled by the relative sameness of their respective titles, but if GH was only a Jarrett-derived quartet with added trumpet, DW is a much more structured quintet with a twin-horn attack and Abercrombie’s guitar as a third alternative piston, but he tends to stay much in the rhythm section along with Holland and Dejohnette.

Opening on the 16-mins Peace For Five, an upbeat piece that often toes the fine line of dissonance with Wheeler’s trumpet and Garbarek’s sax sharing the spotlight, but it’s marred by a lengthy DeJohnette drum solo, before the composition takes on a dramatic canvas with emotional horns howling their joy. The short (well, still almost 6-mins) and slow ¾ In The Afternoon sees the quintet augmented by Oregon’s Ralph Towner on acoustic guitar, a soothing track that always flirting with the romantic, sometimes overly so, to the point of reaching cheesiness. On the flipside, the 11-mins Sumother Song plays the same soft romantic and restful card, but the middle section picks up with Wheeler grabbing the spotlight (it’s his album after all) for a wild solo, before the tracks almost stops dead with Abercrombie’s soft guitar outro and an original theme reprise. The closing title track is again in the same soundscapes, but Abercrombie’s guitar finally comes out of the woods, like a deer in the late fall, but the mating-season solo he takes is not from an alpha-male, so Wheeler helps him out

Soooo, outside the album-longest opening piece, the album is mostly gentle listener-friendly ECM fusion that has become the trademark of the German label. Although Deer Wan is a pleasant but unessential album, not many of that label’s release have hit the spot with this reviewer, because it fails to have that extra intensity and energy and like many albums of its kind, it doesn’t seem like the musicians are all that involved in the music..

KENNY WHEELER Windmill Tilter: The Story of Don Quixote

Album · 1969 · Avant-Garde Jazz
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Given Wheeler’s contribution to Graham Collier’s excellent first album, I had much high expectations from the Canadian trumpet player’s debut album called Windmill Tilter and its evoking subtitle mentioning Don Quixote and its amazing artwork. Indeed, given Wheeler’s trumpet parts in Collier’s early album, he was responsible for much of the dramatic tension and suspense in the more epic track, often sounding Spanish and even hinting of sorts at Miles Sketches Of Spain, so everything pointed to something pumping the listener’s adrenaline to unreasonable levels. Alas, nothing of the sort on the present album, as we’re dealing in a fairly conventional-sounding big band, and nothing of the expected dramatics, but at least we’re left with az decent enough big band effort that could be labelled as “progressive” despite not being all that advanced to this writer’s ears. Assembling some of Britain’s better (-known) musicians, like Lowther (tp), Pyne (tb), Coe (sax), Branscombe (piano), McLaughlin (guit), and Holland (bs), some of these forming a more compact quintet for two or three tracks on the album. Of course much of the big band assembled by Wheeler is Dankworth’s own orchestra, so the tightness is guaranteed.

Starting fairly slowly on Wheeler’s flugelhorn (apparently and sadly he doesn’t touch the trumpet on WT), the tempo varies from mid-pace to semi-fast, but nothing innovative from the good old Bazsie & Ellington days, although the songwriting dares to be more involved and intense into its own depths. The two quintet tracks don’t stick out from the lot especially that a lot of them tracks segue into each other so the whole album makes a very cohesive ensemble, with no low points, but unfortunately no high points, either. No doubt that if you love your brass blowing, you’ll love this album, but if you’re more into keys and strings, you might just look elsewhere for musical orgasms, despite McL’s presence. If you’re looking for something modern, avant-garde and intense, you’re not going to find much more than traditional/standard jazz, that could almost (almost being the key word) from somewhere between the 40’s and 50‘s that certainly won’t ruffle many feather if only a single one. The performance is indeed rather convincing though, although I would’ve certainly preferred to hear Wheeler on his sharper trumpet and his duller flugelhorn.

Sooooo, don’t be fooled or mislead by the album’s title and front artwork, you won’t be listening a stunning sequel of Miles Spanish Sketches (miles away from it ;o)))), but you’ll still hear an excellent British big band jazz album, showing us that if Britain had a late start in the jazz field, they were able to give out an honest and almost-equal fight, outside the fact that they were outnumbered by their American counterparts. I often wondered if the scene had kept up its efforts, if they wouldn’t have caught up their cross-pond foes. But the advent of JR/F in the late-60’s strongly changed the cards dealt on both sides of the table.

KENNY WHEELER Gnu High

Album · 1976 · Post Bop
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Sean Trane
Well, in the long line of standard run-of-the-mill Jarrett/DeJohnette/Holland series of album, there is one that sticks out a bit, mainly due to the irruption of Canadian trumpetist Kenny Wheeler. So much so, that this album is more considered a Wheeler album, than a Jarrett one. Not that Gnu High is drastically different album affair than the afore-mentioned Jarrett string, but indeed the added trumpet does include a tremendous added ingredient to the soup’s recipe, not just spicing it up sonically, but also adding somewhat in the songwriting department as well. Not that we’re out of the usual ECM-type of album, though: an instantly-recognisable Jarrett-led trio with an added often-entertaining trumpet.

Just three tracks (all Wheeler-penned) on the album, with the sidelong Heyoke track clocking at almost 22-mins being all over the spectrum as long as it remains calm and slow-paced (well outside a second-half piano passage). The short (all things relative with its 6-mins) Smatter opens the flipside in a fairly energetic but atypical manner, but settles own a bit towards its end. As for the closing Gnu piece (the highlight of the album, IMHO), it is well in the same sonic spectrum as the other two pieces, but seems to venture out further than the fenced pastures, despite a second DeJohnette drum solo, and tail-end of the Gnu beast sounds more interesting.

Not much African elements, despite the rather-misleading track names. If you are familiar with Jarrett works and the usual Wheeler works, you’ll find that despite the latter composing all the tracks, we’re somewhat closer to the former’s universe, even if the Gnu Suite somehow resets the balance closer to even. Well if this album was in Jarrett product by name, it probably would sit in my top 5 J/D/H, not too far away from the famed Köln Concert release.

KENNY WHEELER Song for Someone

Album · 1973 · Avant-Garde Jazz
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Sean Trane
Canadian trumpetist Wheeler is best-known for his stupendous Windmill Tilter solo album and his big-band works Music For Large ensembles, but in between those, one of his most notable works was another crowded band affair, the sometimes amazing Song For Someone. Including himself, Wheeler assembled for the album a 12-men horn section, but added two pianists, but also the beautiful Norma Winstone on some tracks. Looking at the names, one can see that despite the album being recorded in London, this is not the typical Collier-Carr crowd that would make the usual suspects, as only the Taylor-Winstone couple and maybe Osbourne (not the iron-ic idiot) are familiar names, at least to this writer. Apparently Wheeler had crossed path with Bransccombe and Horler when he played on Gonsalves’ Humming Bird album and pyne on Taylor’s Pause album. But this was exactly Wheeler’s idea: bring in musos from all walks of jazz to collaborate in a single orchestra.

Opening on the “all-out fire” 100 MPH and enthralling Toot, the album settles in a mid-tempo Ballad Two, where Norma Winstone toots a few scats at first, but disappears to let the horns take over, but the track veers into some disputable dissonant improves. Norma reappears for some celestial chants over very calm and subdued horns layers in the short title track. Taylor and Branscombe’s Rhodes open the 8-mins Causes Are Events, but this is an eclectic , but disjointed piece, where dissonant passages, scats, standard horn arrangements all clash into some kind of organized mayhem, where Wheeler’s trumpet emerges from the chaos alongside Norma’s wailings.

The only track that features a slightly different line-up (not really affecting the album’s sonic context, outside Bailey’s electric guitar touches) is the 15-mins+ Good Doctor who opens the flipside with some relatively-impenetrable free-form improves, then coming to a really slow-evolving crescendo that leads to a soothing flute passage (courtesy of Lamont) and later some Rhodes soundscape, before the big-band horns do speed up the tempo and fall back into dissonant improvs to finish in demented chaotic order. Norma comes back to head the group in a standard-sung jazz song (this is one, not a “piece”) Nothing Changes, as she could be Ella or Billie.

If you’re investigating Wheeler’s works in a chronological manner, this could be the perfect appetizer for his afore-mentioned Large Ensemble release. Not that this writer is a fan of the genre, but the era in which this album was released and its aesthetics do help this writer appreciate somewhat more than a Miller-type of big-band (for ex), even if he prefers Graham Collier’s attempts in that field.

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