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My Old Friend Kenny by Soren Bebe

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Album Title: Gone
Label: From Out Here Music
Released: 2014


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Fiona's Comments

A sweet and haunting memory of a light visitor on this dark planet. Keeningly melancholic, expectedly beautiful, with a longing resolution. The stars are Kenny Wheeler.

About the Album

The band: Bebe/Buchanan/Tagel featuring Helge Andreas Norbakken & Julian Argüelles. A homage to the great Kenny Wheeler. The composer of this piece, Danish flugelhorn player, Jakob Buchanan, met Kenny Wheeler in 2010 and told him about how much Kenny's music and playing had inspired him over the years as a composer and musician. Kenny's answer was simple: "Oh, we are old friends then!" The Danish trio of Bebe, Buchanan and Tagel (also sometimes known as BeBuTa) together with its two guests came together in the spring of 2013 for a series of concerts in Denmark. Finding a common ground of lyrical sparseness, they gathered in the recording studio to produce their debut CD. This is a showcase of classic yet contemporary original compositions from all three members: pianist Søren Bebe, bassist Kasper Tagel, and Jakob Buchanan on flugelhorn. The two international additions to the line-up – drums and percussion from Norway’s Helge Andreas Norbakken and saxophones from England’s Julian Argüelles – round out the sonic landscape. This is truly a leaderless cooperative, in which each musician steps in and out of the spotlight; nobody stays for long and yet the listener is never short-changed.

Song Listing

My Old Friend Kenny; Sweet Teenage Suite; Again & Again; Traveller; Two Moons; Three; Gone; Maria; Dragging; Flying High; T-Shirt.


Additional Personnel

Søren Bebe: piano; Jakob Buchanan: trumpet, flugelhorn; Kasper Tagel: bass; Helge Andreas Norbakken: drums, percussion; Julian Argüelles: saxophones.


  • Gone by Fiona Ord-Shrimpton

Date featured

November 9, 2014

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