This day (September 18, 2014), in London, died Kenneth Vincent John Wheeler a.k.a. Kenny Wheeler, a Canadian composer, trumpet and flugelhorn player.
Wikipedia : This day (September 18, 2014), in London, died Kenneth Vincent John Wheeler a.k.a. Kenny Wheeler, a Canadian composer, trumpet and flugelhorn player.
@MySpace : Blessed with a full, lovely tone and an astounding range, Wheeler sounds equally at home in fiery free jazz explorations or softer, more lyrical post-bop meditations. Wheeler has written over one hundred compositions and is a skilled arranger for small groups and larger ensembles.
@Europe Jazz Network : The album was viewed, at the time of its release, as the most complete statement of Wheeler’s musical intentions, and said one writer: Garbarek may very well be the trumpeter’s ideal front-line partner…a kind of asceticism informs their playing; when they are heard in tandem its impact is redoubled.
@last.fm : Growing up in Toronto, Wheeler began playing cornet at age 12, and became interested in jazz in his mid-teens. Wheeler spent a year studying composition at the Royal Conservatory in Toronto in 1950. In 1952, Wheeler moved to Britain. Throughout the Sixties, he worked with John Dankworth. Kenny Wheeler still lives in Britain today.