Live '71: The Kenny Wheeler Big Band & Friends by Kenny Wheeler - British Progressive Jazz [BPJ018ST] FLAC download included with physical items

Live '71: The Kenny Wheeler Big Band & Friends

A 4 track big band album (29m 32s) — released May 5th 2023 on British Progressive Jazz

Recorded live in London on the 24th May 1971.

Previously unreleased. Stereophonic sound. Currently the earliest known recording of Kenny Wheeler leading his own big band.


Kenny Wheeler - trumpet & flugelhorn

Mike Osborne - alto saxophone

David Horler - trombone

Tony Roberts - tenor saxophone

Ian Hamer - trumpet

Greg Bowen - trumpet

Dave Hancock - trumpet

Bobby Lamb - trombone

Keith Christie - trombone

Pete Harvey - trombone

Alfie Reece - tuba

Alan Branscombe - piano

John Taylor - electric piano

Ron Mathewson - double bass

Tony Oxley - drums & percussion

With guest appearances by:

Evan Parker - tenor saxophone (track 4)

Chris Pyne - trombone (track 4)

Norma Winstone - voice (track 2)

All tracks composed by Kenny Wheeler ℗ 1971

Original source: Public domain.

Restored and mastered by British Progressive Jazz.

This restoration © 2023 British Progressive Jazz.

...a real tour-de-force. 5 out of 5. - Alan Musson UK Vibe

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