This day (September 18, 2014), in London, died Kenneth Vincent John Wheeler a.k.a. Kenny Wheeler, a Canadian composer, trumpet and flugelhorn player.
Digest Tracklist :
w/ John Abercrombie – Hotel Le Hot (2008) . w/ Gordon Beck – Waltz For Debbie . w/ John Taylor Plus – in Budapest (1992) . Bbc Omnibus (1977) (1/2) . Bbc Omnibus (1977) (2/2) . w/ Bob Brookmeyer – Island . w/ John Surman — Flashpoint (1969) .
 the Globe Unity Orchestra – that is Alexander von Schlippenbach (p, perc), Derek Bailey (el g), Heinz Sauer (ts, bs, as), Peter Brötzmann (ts, bs), Evan Parker (ts, ss), Gerd Dudek (ts, ss, fl), Michel Pilz (bcl, ss, fl), Kenny Wheeler (tp, flug), Bernard Vitet (tp), Tomasz Stanko (tp), Manfred Schoof (tp, flug), Albert Mangelsdorff (tb), Malcolm Griffith (tb), Paul Rutherford (tb, althorn), Buschi Niebergall (b tb, cb), Peter Kowald (tuba, cb), Arjen Gorter (cb, el b ), Paul Lovens (d, perc), Han Bennink (d, shellhorn, gachi, dhung) – is at Kongresshalle in Berlin, Germany for Berliner Jazztage >> 31 MINUTES on RVM >>
 Euro big band United Jazz and Rock Ensemble – that is Ack van Royen (tp), Ian Carr (tp), Kenny Wheeler (tp), albert mangelsdorff (tb), Barbara Thompson (as), Christof Lauer (ts), Wolfgang Dauner (p), Volker Kriegel (g), Dave King (b) and Jon Hiseman (d) – performs at Fabrik in Hamburg, Germany >> 21 MINUTES on RVM >>
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.