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Kenny Wheeler
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Kenneth Vincent John Wheeler (14 January 1930 in Toronto, Canada – 18 September 2014) was a Canadian composer and trumpet and flugelhorn player, based in the U.K. from the 50s onwards. Most of his performances were rooted in jazz, but he was also active in free improvisation and occasionally contributed to rock music recordings. Wheeler wrote over one hundred compositions and was a skilled arranger for small groups and larger ensembles.
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Spring Heel Jack — Amassed Spring Heel Jack — Amassed
(Thirsty Ear THI57123.2, 2002, CD)
David Sylvian — Dead Bees on a Cake David Sylvian — Dead Bees on a Cake
(Virgin 7243 8 47071 2 5, 1999, CD)
John Abercrombie — Open Land John Abercrombie — Open Land
(ECM 1683, 1999, CD)
United Jazz+Rock Ensemble — Die Neunte von United United Jazz+Rock Ensemble — Die Neunte von United
(Mood 6472, 1996, CD)
David Sylvian — Gone to Earth David Sylvian — Gone to Earth
(Virgin V2-86003, 1986, CD)
David Sylvian — Alchemy - An Index of Possibilities David Sylvian — Alchemy - An Index of Possibilities
(Virgin CDVX 23, 1985/2003, CD)
David Sylvian — Brilliant Trees David Sylvian — Brilliant Trees
(Virgin V2290, 1984, LP)
Graham Collier — Hoarded Dreams Graham Collier — Hoarded Dreams
(Cuneiform Rune 252, 1983/2007, CD)
The United Jazz+Rock Ensemble — Live in Berlin The United Jazz+Rock Ensemble — Live in Berlin
(Mood 33.620, 1981/1988, CD)
The United Jazz+Rock Ensemble — The Break Even Point The United Jazz+Rock Ensemble — The Break Even Point
(Mood 33.619, 1979/1988, CD)
Kenny Wheeler — Deer Wan Kenny Wheeler — Deer Wan
(ECM 1102, 1978/2016, CD)
Bruford — Feels Good to Me Bruford — Feels Good to Me
(Winterfold BBWF003CD, 1977/2005, CD)
Mike Gibbs —  Directs the Only Chrome-Waterfall Orchestra Mike Gibbs — Directs the Only Chrome-Waterfall Orchestra
(BGO CD273, 1975/1995, CD)
Graham Collier — Workpoints Graham Collier — Workpoints
(Cuneiform Rune 213/214, 1975/2005, 2CD)
Ian Carr with Nucleus — Labyrinth Ian Carr with Nucleus — Labyrinth
(Vertigo UICY-93265, 1973/2007, CD)
Splinters — Split the Difference Splinters — Split the Difference
(Reel Recordings RR013, 1972/2009, CD)
Ian Carr with Nucleus — Solar Plexus Ian Carr with Nucleus — Solar Plexus
(Vertigo UICY-9266, 1971/2003, CD)
Michael Gibbs — Tanglewood 63 Michael Gibbs — Tanglewood 63
(Deram 844 906-2, 1971/1999, CD)
Michael Gibbs — Michael Gibbs Michael Gibbs — Michael Gibbs
(Deram 844 907-2, 1970/1999, CD)

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