Old Ballad – Kenny Wheeler

This intense yet peaceful ballad works great as a trio, a quartet or with two horns trading phrases.

Kenny Wheeler

January 14, 1930 – September 18, 2014

Kenny Wheeler was an innovator in trumpet, a prolific composer, and a master of improvisation since his the beginning of his career in the early 1950s. Although he resided in England from the age of 22, he was born in Toronto, Canada. He began playing cornet at age 12 in his hometown of St. Catherines, encouraged by his father, a trombonist. He became interested in jazz in his mid-teens. He spent a year studying harmony and trumpet at the Royal Conservatory in Toronto in 1950. Read more...

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