Pepe Berns and musicians of the HMT Leipzig dedicate the classics series of the Jazzclub Leipzig to the Canadian trumpeter and composer Kenny Wheeler, who is one of the most innovative voices in jazz. The focus will be on his ECM albums "Gnu High" (1975) and "Double, Double You" (1983).
Born in 1930, Wheeler was once part of Tony Oxley's sextet and played regularly in Alexander von Schlippenbach's Globe Unity Orchestra. His "Song for Someone" was Melody Maker's Album of the Year. He recorded the album "Gnu High" with Keith Jarrett, Dave Holland and Jack DeJohnette before forming the trio Azimuth with John Taylor and Norma Winstone and playing in the Dave Holland Quintet in the 80s.
Uli Hübner (ts), Roman Polatzki (as), Antonia Hausmann (tb), Olga Reznichenko, Malte Sieberns (p), Stephan Deller, Pepe Berns (b), Philip Theurer and Philippos Thönes (dr)
VVK 10 / 6 € (Culton) | AK 12 / 8 €