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Kenny Wheeler's 75th Birthday Concert
Friday 28 January 2005 23:30-1:00 (Radio 3)
Jez Nelson presents a star-studded concert by one of the greatest living jazz composers today, trumpeter Kenny Wheeler. For this special birthday celebration, he'll be joined by a stellar line up of premier jazz musicians including legendary saxophonists Lee Konitz and Evan Parker, bassist Dave Holland, and vocalist Norma Winstone. As well as compositions from his classic album Music for Large and Small Ensembles, the concert culminates in the world premiere of a major new work commissioned by Radio 3 for this 18-piece big band.
1 hour 30 minutes