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Live '71: The Kenny Wheeler Big Band & Friends

by Kenny Wheeler

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Mikei (Live) 06:42
CP EP (Live) 06:15


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.

Very special thanks to: Riccardo Bergerone, Pat Thomas, Zil Bareisis, Matt Leivers, Kirk Annett, Nigel Atkinson, Simon Keslake, Kelly N. Wiggin, Wayne Duncan, Andrew Naylor.

5 out of 5 - Alan Musson - UK Vibe, May 2023


released May 5, 2023

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