John Taylor, Norma Winstone, Kenny Wheeler – Azimuth (1977)

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In the late seventies vocalist Norma Winstone joined pianist John Taylor and trumpeter Kenny Wheeler to form the group AZIMUTH, which was described by Richard Williams of The Times as “one of the most imaginatively conceived and delicately balanced of all contemporary chamber jazz groups“.

In this setting she combines the instrumental use of the voice with words, most of which she writes herself. AZIMUTH has recorded several albums on the ECM label (the first three of which have been re-issued as a CD boxed set).

[In loving memory of Kenny Wheeler]

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