|Kenny Wheeler, June 2012, recording album Mirrors for the Edition label
Photo Credit: Tim Dickeson
Nick Smart of the Royal Academy of Music has confirmed the sad news that the inestimably great Kenny Wheeler passed away earlier today. As Nick writes: “Famously self deprecating, Kenny was always modest and humble about his own musical achievements. But the truth is, he was a genius walking amongst us, and it was the most tremendous privilege to have been able to consider him a dear colleague and friend.” His full tribute is HERE.
KENNY WHEELER – A few pieces from our archive
OTHER PIECES ABOUT KENNY WHEELER –
Manfred Eicher and Steve Lake placed a tribute on the ECM site, also mentioning the forthcoming album Angel Song. Recorded Christmas 2013, mastered a few weeks ago. (link currently broken)