on 18 October 2013
It's not very often that a CD begins with a full minute long drum solo - but this is the wonderful Martin France playing Kenny Wheeler and he means business. As do all six players in this superlative ensemble. You may have heard many of these Kenny tunes played before but I'm not sure that you will have heard them played as well as this by British jazz musicians at the top of their game [yes, KW is an honorary Brit]. I love this music - and so should you. Buy it.
on 7 December 2013
What an outstanding album this is of Wheeler compositions played by a world class group of musicians. ( I had the pleasure of hearing the almost identical group at the Vortex in London ).
The compositions are beautiful and very characteristic of Kenny's writing. Many are included in the later Big Band album ' The Long Waiting '
Both albums are outstanding and superbly recorded. I would recommend both without hesitation. Thank you so much Kenny .
Derek Collins . Niagara On The Lake , Canada.