Trumpetmachine was the name given to a multinational jazz-rock collective assembled by Swiss keyboardist/bandleader George Gruntz for a series of recording sessions conducted over three days in June 1977. The fruits of these sessions were collected on the album For Flying Out Proud, released the following year on the German MPS label. Members: Franco Ambrosetti […]

George Adams ‎– Sound Suggestions (1979)

Sound Suggestions is an album by American free-jazz saxophonist George Adams, released in 1979 on ECM. Tracklist: A1. “Baba” (12:56) A2. “Imani’s Dance” (10:56) B1. “Stay Informed” (8:01) B2. “Got Somethin’ Good for You” (5:39) B3. “A Spire” (8:08) Credits: George Adams — tenor saxophone, vocals, composer Kenny Wheeler — trumpet, flugelhorn, composer Heinz Sauer […]

Bruford ‎– Feels Good to Me (1978)

Feels Good to Me is the debut album by English jazz-rock quartet Bruford, released in 1978 on EG Records. Tracklist: A1. “Beelzebub” (3:16) A2. “Back to the Beginning” (7:09) A3. “Seems Like a Lifetime Ago (Part One)” (2:30) A4. “Seems Like a Lifetime Ago (Part Two)” (4:25) A5. “Sample and Hold” (5:12) B1. “Feels Good […]

Mike Westbrook Orchestra Featuring John Surman ‎– Citadel / Room 315 (1975)

Citadel / Room 315 is an album by English avant-garde/jazz-rock pianist/arranger Mike Westbrook, recorded with a big band featuring saxist John Surman and trumpeters Henry Lowther and Kenny Wheeler. The album was released in 1975 on RCA. Tracklist: A1. “Overture” (1:41) A2. “Construction” (7:37) A3. “Pistache” (3:04) A4. “View From the Drawbridge” (8:42) A5. “Love […]

Kenny Wheeler

Kenny Wheeler (Jan. 14, 1930 — Sept. 18, 2014) was a Canadian-born/U.K.-based composer, trumpeter, and flugelhorn player who was active on the U.K. jazz scene for five decades. Between 1963 and 1975, he played on albums by Georgie Fame, John Surman, Tony Oxley, Tubby Hayes, Michael Gibbs, Alan Skidmore, Bob Downes, Norma Winstone, Anthony Reebop […]


Azimuth were a contemporary jazz trio featuring English pianist John Taylor and his vocalist wife Norma Winstone. Canadian trumpeter Kenny Wheeler rounded out the combo, which released five albums on EMC between 1977 and 1995. Members: John Taylor (piano), Kenny Wheeler (trumpet), Norma Winstone (vocals) Discography: Azimuth (1977) The Touchstone (1978) Départ (1980 • Azimuth […]