Recorded by DAVE HOLLAND on RAZOR'S EDGE
ECM 1353 833 048 2 / Recorded in February, 1987
KENNY WHEELER's recordings with pianist Keith Jarrett and guitarist John Abercrombie, as well as his own recordings, have earned him a reputation as one of the best of the modern (including the avant-garde/free jazz idiom) trumpet players. This beautiful harmonically-complex composition, recorded with contemporary bass giant Dave Holland, doesn't have a harmonic comping instrument. The solo chord progression, though short, is rewarding.
3-HORN FRONT LINE, BASS, DRUMS
1st part: Trumpet, Alto Sax
2nd part: Alto Sax, Tenor Sax
3rd part: Trombone, Tenor Sax, Baritone Sax
Rhythm Section: Bass, Drums
The close harmonies and intricate individual lines within the three-horn front line are great for working on intonation and blend.
SOLOS: By steering clear of II-Vs and going to less common key centers, these changes are different but not too difficult. They're great for encouraging creativity in developing and advanced soloists. Also includes a free improvisation section, if desired.
KENNY WHEELER (b. 1930) Canadian-born trumpeter and flugelhornist Kenny Wheeler studied with Richard Rodney Bennett and Bill Russo and has recorded with some of Europe's finest Jazzmen. Kenny, who has long lived in England, is proficient in both bop and freer forms of Jazz, has worked with the Spontaneous Music Ensemble, Tony Oxley, Anthony Braxton, the Globe Unity Orchestra, the trio Azimuth and his own small group and big band. He toured and recorded over several years with bass virtuoso Dave Holland and has recorded several albums as a leader on the ECM label.
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