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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


Signature Tune:
Artist Russell Gunn
Title 74 Miles away
Composer Zawinul
Duration 1'07"

Kenny Wheeler's 75th Birthday Concert
Recorded at Queen Elizabeth Hall, 14th January 2005

Kenny Wheeler - trumpet
Hugh Fraser - conductor
Norma Winstone - voice
Gwilym Simcock - piano
John Parricelli - guitar
Dave Holland - double bass
Martin France - drums
Lee Konitz - alto saxophone
Evan Parker - tenor saxophone
Julian Arguelles - saxophones
Duncan Lamont - saxophone
Stan Sulzmann - saxophone
Ray Warleigh - saxophone
John Barclay - trumpet
Ian Hamer - trumpet
Henry Lowther - trumpet
Derek Watkins - trumpet
Gordon Campbell - trombone
Barnaby Dickinson - trombone
Richard Henry - trombone
Mark Nightingale - trombone

Artist Kenny Wheeler
Title Marked Time
Composer Kenny Wheeler
Publisher PRS
Duration 17'04"

Artist Kenny Wheeler
Title How Deep Is The Ocean
Composer Irving Berlin
Publisher ASCAP
Duration 13'10"

Kenny Wheeler talks to Jez Nelson
Artist Kenny Wheeler
Title Long Suite 2005
Composer Kenny Wheeler
Publisher PRS
Duration 40'51"

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