Windmill Tilter (The Story Of Don Quixote) (Remastered) Ken Wheeler

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Label: Decca (UMO)

Genre: Jazz

Subgenre: Contemporary Jazz

Artist: Ken Wheeler

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  • 1Preamble (Remastered 2020)00:40
  • 2Don The Dreamer (Remastered 2020)06:13
  • 3Sweet Dulcinea Blue (Remastered 2020)03:39
  • 4Bachelor Sam (Remastered 2020)04:52
  • 5Sancho (Remastered 2020)05:08
  • 6The Cave Of Montesinos (Remastered 2020)04:43
  • 7Propheticape (Remastered 2020)02:25
  • 8Altisidora (Remastered 2020)05:22
  • 9Don No More (Remastered 2020)08:10
  • Total Runtime41:12

Info for Windmill Tilter (The Story Of Don Quixote) (Remastered)

Digitally remastered! Wheeler met and played with the rising artists of London’s free jazz scene; players such as Trevor Watts, Derek Bailey, and Evan Parker, musicians who would challenge the conventions of the day, eschewing formal composition and structure to embark on group improvisation. For a musician thoroughly schooled in all the conventions of charts and dance bands as Wheeler was, this was a radical departure. Wheeler’s contributions proved his ample flexibility and showed he was capable of inhabiting both the free environment and the more formal and controlled settings of a big band and orchestra. This was shown most clearly on his debut album, Windmill Tilter, recorded for Fontana with the John Dankworth Orchestra. The album features a young John McLaughlin on guitar along with bassist Dave Holland and a roster of talented and well respected musicians playing on one of the greatest modern jazz big band and orchestral albums.

Kenny Wheeler, flugelhorn
John McLaughlin, guitar
Alan Branscombe, piano
Bob Cornford, piano
John Dankworth, saxophone
Ray Swinfield, saxophone
Tony Robert, saxophone
Tony Coe, saxophone, clarinet
Chris Pyne, trombone
Mike Gibbs, trombone
Derek Watkins, trumpet
Henry Shaw, trumpet
Henry Lowther, trumpet
Les Condon, trumpet
Alf Reece, tuba
Dick Hart, tuba
Dave Holland, double bass
John Spooner, drums
Tristan Fry, percussion

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