Azimuth is a trio that includes Norma Winstone (British singer), John Taylor (piano) and Kenny Wheeler (trumpeter). Each member can play in a variety of styles, from standard to free improvisations. Winstone was born and raised in London. She learned piano and organ in London and started singing in clubs aged 17. She was a collaborator with Mike Westbrook, John Surman and John Taylor. In 1972, she married John Taylor. She has also recorded and/or performed with Jimmy Rowles, Fred Hersch and John Abercrombie. Taylor was part the British avant-garde jazz scene of the 1960s, where she played with Surman and Alan Skidmore. Taylor recorded many sets for ECM. His playing is a bit like Keith Jarrett’s and has been featured with Cleo laine, Miroslav Vitous and the Ronnie Scott Quintet. A brilliant trumpeter, Wheeler has been heard in both free and hard bop settings. He was born in Canada and began playing the trumpet at twelve years old. At age 22, he moved to England. John Dankworth’s orchestra (1959-65), John Stevens’ Spontaneous Music Ensemble (1966-1970), John Gibbs Orchestra (1969-1975), Tony Oxley’s sextet (1969-1972), the Anthony Braxton Quartet, and the Dave Holland Quintet (1972-72) were some of his musical collaborations. Wheeler is primarily known as a leader. Winstone, Taylor, and Wheeler formed Azimuth in 1977. They recorded two albums for ECM between 1977-78. There have been occasional reunions, which has resulted in three recordings. From

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