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Kenny Wheeler's Sweet Sister Suite

Soweto Kinch presents a complete performance of Kenny Wheeler's Sweet Sister Suite, played in Glasgow by Alexandra Ridout with the Euroradio Jazz Orchestra directed by Tommy Smith.

Soweto Kinch presents a complete performance of Kenny Wheeler's Sweet Sister Suite, played by Alexandra Ridout in Glasgow, with the Euroradio Jazz Orchestra directed by Tommy Smith. Emma talks to Wheeler's biographer Nick Smart about Kenny's suites, and the newly released album by Duncan Lamont, featuring Kenny in the music from children's TV series Mr Benn.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Last on

Mon 20 Feb 2017 23:00

Music Played

  • Soweto Kinch

    The Healing

    • The Legend of Mike Smith.
    • Soweto Kinch Recordings.
    • 39.
  • Duncan Lamont Big Band & Kenny Wheeler

    Mr Benn

    • As If By Magic....
    • Jelly Mould.
  • Euroradio Jazz Orchestra

    Sweet Sister Suite

  • Kenny Wheeler

    Sweet Time Suite, Part 1 Opening

    • Music for Large and Small Ensembles.
    • ECM.
  • Kenny Wheeler & The Maritime Jazz Orchestra

    Little Suite

    • Siren's Song.
    • Justin Time.
  • Duncan Lamont Big Band

    The Balloonist

    • As If By Magic....
    • Jelly Mould.
  • Duncan Lamont Big Band

    The Sea Monster

    • As If By Magic....
    • Jelly Mould.

PLAYLIST

DISC

Artist              Soweto Kinch

Title                The Healing

Composer     Kinch

Album            The Legend of Mike Smith

Label              Soweto Kinch Recordings

Number        SKP003 CD 2 Track 39

Duration       26”

Performers: Soweto Kinch, as, rhodes, prog; Shabaka Hutchings, ts; Karl Rasheed-Abel, b; Graham Godfrey, d. . 2015

 

Artist              Duncan Lamont Big Band with Kenny Wheeler

Title                Mr Benn

Composer     Lamont

Album            As If By Magic…

Label              Jelly Mould

Number        JJ025 Track 1

Duration       approx. 1.33

Performers: Kenny Wheeler, fh; with Yazz Ahmed, Tom Rees-Roberts, Noel Langley, Martin Shaw, t; Andy Wood, Alistair White, Richard Edwards, Pete North, tb; Jimmy Hastings, Andy Panayi, Paul Jones, Duncan Lamont Jr, reeds; Brian Dee, p; Chris Laurence, b; Ralph Salmins, d; Frank Ricotti, perc. Rec 2012.

 

The Euroradio Jazz Orchestra directed by Tommy Smith and the Sweet Sister Suite by Kenny Wheeler, recorded by Radio 3 in Glasgow for Jazz Now:

MUSIC:  Sweet Sister Suite – 58’56”

Musical Director: Tommy Smith (pictured)

 

Saxophones

Aleksander Paal (Estonia)

Max Zenger (Finland)

Elisabeth Lid Troen (Norway)

Basile Rosselet (Switzerland)

Jakub Cirkl (Czech Republic)

 

Trumpets

Darko Sedak Bencic (Slovenia)

Alexander Kranabetter (Austria)

Nick Klaman (Sweden)

Jakob Sorensen (Denmark)

 

Trombones

Richard Sanda (Czech Republic)

Luca Spiler (France)

Kosta Vukasinovic (Serbia)

Kristoffer Sigstedt (Sweden)

 

Guitar

Rob Luft (UK)

 

Piano

Rob Johnstone (UK)

 

Acoustic Bass

Miha Koren (Slovenia)

 

Drums

Giacomo Reggiani (Switzerland)

 

Vocals

Irini Arabatzi (Greece)

 

Trumpet soloist

Alexandra Ridout (UK)

 

The Euroradio Jazz Orchestra directed by Tommy Smith and the Sweet Sister Suite by Kenny Wheeler, recorded by Radio 3 in Glasgow for Jazz Now. The featured soloists were Irini Arabatzi from Greece, and Alexandra Ridout on trumpet and flugelhorn, and the other UK members of the orchestra were Rob Luft on guitar, (featured recently on Jazz Now with Phelan Burgoyne,) and pianist Peter Johnstone.

Music:

Artist: Kenny Wheeler

Track: Sweet Time Suite, Part 1 Opening

Composer: Wheeler

Album: Music for Large and Small Ensembles

Label: ECM

Number: 843 152-2

CD 1 Track 1

2.19

Personnel: Kenny Wheeler (trumpet, flugelhorn); Norma Winstone (vocals); Evan Parker (soprano & tenor saxophones); Ray Warleigh (alto saxophone); Stan Sulzman (tenor saxophone, flute); Duncan Lamont (tenor saxophone); Julian Arguelles (baritone saxophone); Derek Watkins, Henry Lowther, Alan Downey, Ian Hamer (trumpet); Dave Horler, Chris Pyne, Paul Rutherford, Hugh Fraser (trombone); John Taylor (piano); John Abercrombie (guitar); Dave Holland (bass); Peter Erskine (drums).

 

DISC

Artist John Taylor. Kenny Wheeler, Norma Winstone, Maritime Jazz Orchestra

Title Little Suite

Composer Wheeler

Album Siren’s Song

Label Justin Time

Number JTR 8465-2 Track 2

Duration: 2.35

Performers: John Taylor. Kenny Wheeler, Norma Winstone, Maritime Jazz Orchestra

 

Duncan Lamont with Kenny Wheeler

 

Artist              Duncan Lamont Big Band with Kenny Wheeler

Title                The Balloonist

Composer     Lamont

Album            As If By Magic…

Label              Jelly Mould

Number        JJ025 Track 7

Duration       approx. 2’24”

Performers: Kenny Wheeler, fh; with Yazz Ahmed, Tom Rees-Roberts, Noel Langley, Martin Shaw, t; Andy Wood, Alistair White, Richard Edwards, Pete North, tb; Jimmy Hastings, Andy Panayi, Paul Jones, Duncan Lamont Jr, reeds; Brian Dee, p; Chris Laurence, b; Ralph Salmins, d; Frank Ricotti, perc. Rec 2012.

 

Artist              Duncan Lamont Big Band with Kenny Wheeler

Title                The Sea Monster

Composer     Lamont

Album            As If By Magic…

Label              Jelly Mould

Number        JJ025 Track 7

Duration       approx. 5.09

Performers: Kenny Wheeler, fh; with Yazz Ahmed, Tom Rees-Roberts, Noel Langley, Martin Shaw, t; Andy Wood, Alistair White, Richard Edwards, Pete North, tb; Jimmy Hastings, Andy Panayi, Paul Jones, Duncan Lamont Jr, reeds; Brian Dee, p; Chris Laurence, b; Ralph Salmins, d; Frank Ricotti, perc. Rec 2012.

Broadcast

  • Mon 20 Feb 2017 23:00

Meet the presenters

Meet the presenters

Soweto Kinch, Emma Smith and Al Ryan.