Kenny Wheeler's Last Suite
feat. Norma Winstone
Commissioned Spring 2013, Kenny Wheeler composed an untitled five-movement suite for the Hard Rubber Orchestra, premiering fall of 2013.
Mr. Wheeler passed away Sept. 18, 2014 (b. 1930).
Kenny Wheeler is undoubtedly one of the historically greatest composers for jazz orchestra. His influence on jazz composition and large ensemble composing has been enormous.
This gorgeous last large work and should be in the collection of all Wheeler fans, and fans of the jazz orchestra.
We were immensely fortunate to have Wheeler's long-time collaborator, Norma Winstone for the recording
Soloists include Mike Herriott, Brad Turner, Campbell Ryga, Eli Bennett, Ron Samworth and Chris Gestrin.
This album was released released 2018.