Dave recently gave an interview to Peter Hum at the Ottawa Citizen blog talking about trumpeter Kenny Wheeler. The full 4-question interview can be read here. Below is an excerpt detailing some of Dave’s favorite recordings of Kenny. Wheeler is one of our favorite players around the office. We highly recommend all of these recordings—and his whole catalog for that matter!
I discovered it in reissue recently, and feel that the writing and playing confirms Kenny’s sound early in his career and demonstrates his long fascination with trumpeter Booker Little. Buy at Amazon ›››
Anthony Braxton Quartet
Some of the knottiest melodies and most intricate interplay on record. Kenny demonstrated that Braxton’s music could actually be played on a brass instrument. At least by him. He set the bar high for all of us on those recordings.