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Remembering Ian Wheeler

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Remembering Ian Wheeler
Remembering Ian Wheeler


Ian Wheeler was one of Trad Jazz's outstanding clarinet players yet remains something of an unsung hero. He first came to public notice as a member of Ken Colyer's Jazzmen which he joined in 1955 replacing Acker Bilk. This was what was known as Colyer's "Classic line-up". He had already developed a distinctive sound and superb inventiveness. He left Colyer to briefly form the Sims-Wheeler Vintage Jazz Band with trumpeter Ken Sims before being asked to join Chris Barber's band to replace the legendary Monty Sunshine. He was with Barber for 27 years. He took a brief break in the middle to co-lead Hefty Jazz with Keith Smith. This double-for-the-price-of-one compilation includes tracks with the various bands he played in plus a few projects he undertook. The musicians include Ken Colyer, Chris Barber, Rod Mason, Acker Bilk, Sammy Rimington and Dick Wellstood. Many of the tracks are previously unissued.


  1. Name
  2. Over In The Gloryland
  3. Beale Street Blues
  4. Gravier Street Blues
  5. Canal Street Blues
  6. Perdido Street Blues
  7. Bye And Bye
  8. Savoy Blues
  9. Cottage Crawl
  10. Gatemouth
  11. New Stack O' Lee Blues
  12. Stevedore Stomp
  13. Original Tuxedo Rag
  14. Decatur Street Tutti
  15. My Darling
  16. Hymn To Freedom
  17. Something's Gonna Give Me Away
  18. Once In A While
  19. Was I To Blame
  20. J
  21. Shoe Shine Boy
  22. Save Your Sorrows
  23. Sweet Lorraine
  24. S'Wonderful
  25. Easter Parade
  26. 2.19 Blues (Mamie's Blues)
  27. Gatemouth (version 2)
  28. Higher Ground
  29. Everybody Loves My Baby
  30. Honeysuckle Rose
  31. Ole Miss Rag
  32. The Curse Of And Aching Heart
  33. Hesitation Blues
  34. Sensation
  35. Old Fashioned Love
  36. Melt Down
  37. Hollandaise
  38. As Long As I Live
  39. Alligator Hop
  40. South
  41. Clarinet Blues
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