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Happy Birthday Kenny Wheeler

Birthday salutations to the modest leading light of British jazz Kenny Wheeler, who is 80 today. I’m looking forward to his 80th birthday concert at the Royal Academy of Music, for which I got one of the last tickets in the balcony.

Feel free to add a comment, a memory, a thank you below.

And praise indeed for a job very well done to Peter Hum of jazzblog.ca, who’s been out collecting video clips from the BBC in the 1970’s, tributes from Canadian musicians. FOLLOW THIS LINK.

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  1. And, ironically, even though it is one of Kenny's most well known songs, it suffers from his giving up a large part of the publishing to others. So, a title even truer than just in the sentiment.

    But still he continues to play it. Beautifully.

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