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Siren's Song
Kenny Wheeler, Norma Winstone, John Taylor
Siren's Song
Genres: Jazz, New Age, Pop
 
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Kenny Wheelers is Undoubtedly One of the Grestest Living Players of the Trumpet and Flugel Horn. Vocalist Norma Winstone, is a Marvelous Interpreter of Lyrics. John Taylors Delicate Piano, Gorgeous and Evocative.

      
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All Artists: Kenny Wheeler, Norma Winstone, John Taylor
Title: Siren's Song
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Justin Time Records
Release Date: 2/8/1996
Album Type: Import
Genres: Jazz, New Age, Pop
Styles: Avant Garde & Free Jazz, Modern Postbebop, Bebop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 068944846528

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Kenny Wheelers is Undoubtedly One of the Grestest Living Players of the Trumpet and Flugel Horn. Vocalist Norma Winstone, is a Marvelous Interpreter of Lyrics. John Taylors Delicate Piano, Gorgeous and Evocative.
 

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A wonderful surprise
Dennis M. Clark | San Francisco, CA USA | 09/09/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If you mainly associate Kenny Wheeler with quiet, reflective chamber jazz (such as his wonderful Angel Song album on ECM), you're in for a big surprise with this album. Kenny and frequent collaborators Norma Winstone and John Taylor produce some wild'n'crazy music with a superb university band that swings really, really hard (and plays in tune for good measure). The "Siren" bit appears to be a reference to the way he uses wordless (mostly) female vocals as additional instruments in the band, frequently with breath-taking effect. You might even be reminded of Claude Debussy's use of female voices in his third nocturne for orchestra, subtitled something like "Sirenes". This is a recording I think will remain one of my favorites for a long time, possibly even a candidate for a desert island list."