31 October 2014

Kay Double You

JJQ with KW


Ethan Iverson asked me to contribute a guest post to his Do The Math blog: a memorial for Kenny Wheeler, who has been a huge and enduring influence. (My former piano teacher, Jeff Johnston, makes a cameo appearance.) I also asked Ingrid Jensen to contribute her thoughts on Kenny’s role in her trumpet-playing life. By way of postscript, I offer my take on the incredible chorale that opens “The Sweet Time Suite” (Music for Large and Small Ensembles).

Everybody’s Song But His Own (by Darcy James Argue)
Time, Marked (by Ingrid Jensen)
Introduction to a Particular Song (by Darcy James Argue)