For this sextet recording occasion, the Canadian-born, English by adoption, trumpet and flugelhorn player has lined up Stan Sulzmann, on tenor and soprano sax, Bobby Wellins on tenor sax, John Taylor on piano, Chris Laurence on double bass and Martin France on drums. A kind of all-star British band (although Wellins is Scottish) for this new “Six For Six”, recorded in April 2008 at Bauer Studios in Ludwigsburg, Germany. This is a Kenny Wheeler, who, at the time of the recording, was almost 80 years old (he was born in Toronto in January 1930) and yet still brilliant and elegant.
- 1. Seven, Eight, Nine (Part 1)
- 2. Canter N. 6
- 3. The Long Waiting
- 4. Four, Five, Six
- 5. Ballad N. 130
- 6. Seven, Eight, Nine (Part 2)
- 7. The Imminent Immigrant
- 8. Upwards
"A sextet capable of delivering both the firepower and the poetry."
All About Jazz