For almost ten years I’ve been looking for Kenny Wheeler’s Gnu High album on vinyl. This week I found it in a used record store, in great condition at a great price! It was Kenny’s first session for ECM records, and he’s backed by the amazing trio of Keith Jarrett, Dave Holland and Jack Dejohnette. Unfortunately I’ve spent my few free hours this week learning pop songs for a wedding, so I haven’t had time to get deep into it.
Kenny’s “Heyoke” takes up all of side one and has two distinct movements. This is the form the band solos on for the first ten minutes or so: