CAM Jazz, 2008, CD
Jazz Ruler Type: Ballads, Blues
O’s Notes: Kenny Wheeler combines his prowess on trumpet with a string quartet for Other People. Special guest, pianist John Taylor also makes a notable contribution on “The Lucky Lady”. The program is a set of ten originals. It is an energetic and engaging dialogue. Each piece opens with one to three instruments then develops with rich dynamics. We enjoyed the complex harmonies of “More Is Less” and the beauty of the strings on “Nita”. Most of the ballads are dark but the strings are lush painting a beautiful landscape. We enjoyed this session though it was a departure from what we’ve come to expect from Wheeler.
Publicist: Calibro Music