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Mike Westbrook

Mike Westbrook talks to Alyn Shipton to select highlights from his long recording career, including music by his big band and his trio, plus settings of works by William Blake.

A jazz composer whose depth and variety of output has been compared to that of Duke Ellington, Mike Westbrook talks to Alyn Shipton to select the highlights of a recording career that stretches back over 40 years. It includes not only music by his highly rated big band, but also his trio and brass band, along with vocal settings of the works of William Blake.

1 hour

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Sun 9 May 2010 00:00

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  • Mike Westbrook

    Propositions

    Composer: Westbrook Performers: Mike Brewer, t; Kate Westbrook, v, tenor h; Sam Smith, tb; Stan Willias, as; Gary Bayley, ts; Mike Westbrook, euphonium. Jan 2007

    • The Village Band.
    • Jazzprint.
    • 140.
  • Mike Westbrook Concert Band

    Parade

    Composer: Westbrook, Surman Performers: Dave Holdsworth, t; Malcolm Griffiths, tb; Dave Perrotet, vtb; Tom Bennellick, frh; George Smith, tu; Mike Osborne, as; Bernie Living, as, fl; Dave Chambers, ts, cl; John Surman, ss, bcl, bar; Mike Westbrook, p; Harry Miller, b; Alan Jackson, d. Jul/Aug 67

    • Celebration.
    • Deram.
    • 844 852-2.
  • Mike Westbrook

    Parts VII and VIII

    Composer: Westbrook Performers: Mike Westbrook, p; Nigel Carter, Kenny Wheeler, Harry Beckett, Henry Lowther, Dave Holdsworth, t; Malcolm Griffiths, Paul Nieman, Derek Wadsworth, tb; Geoff Perkins, btb; Mike Osborne, as; Ray Warleigh, Alan Skidmore, George Khan, John Warren, reeds; John Taylor, ep; Gary Boyle, g; Harry Miller, Chris Laurence, b; Alan Jackson, John Marshall. d. August 1971.

    • Metropolis.
    • BGO.
    • CD 454.
  • Mike Westbrook Orchestra

    View From The Drawbridge

    Composer: Westbrook Performers: Nigel Carter, Derek Healy, Henry Lowther, Kenny Wheeler, t, fh; Malcolm Griffiths, Paul Rutherford, tb; Alf Reece, btb; John Surman, Alan Wakeman, Mike Page, John Holbrooke, John Warren, reeds; Mike Westbrook, p; Brian Godding, g; Chris Laurence, b; Alan Jackson, d; John Mitchell, perc. March 21/22, 1975.

    • Citadel / Room 316.
    • BGO.
    • CD713.
  • Mike Westbrook Brass Band

    Goose Sauce

    Composer: Westbrook Performers: Phil Minton, t, v; Paul Rutherford, tb; Kate Westbrook, tenor horn; Mike Westbrook, euphonium; Dave Chambers, George Khan, reeds; Trevor Tomkins, operc. Dec 77/Jan 78.

    • Goose Sauce.
    • Original.
    • Bird 2005;.
  • Mike Westbrook Brass Band, Senior Girls Choir, Blackheath Conservatory

    I See Thy Form

    Composer: Westbrook Performers: Phil Minton, v; Kate Westbrook, v, th, picc; Peter Whyman, ss, as; Alan Wakeman, ss, ts, perc; Chris Biscoe, ss, as, bar; Mike Westbrook, p; Steve Berry, b; Dave Barry, d.

    • Glad Day - Settings of William Blake.
    • Enja.
    • 9376 2 CD 2.
  • Mike Westbrook Orchestra

    Knivshilt / Ash Wednesday

    Composer: Westbrook Performers: Phil Minton, t, voc; Guy Barker, Dick Pearce, t; Malcolm Griffiths; tb; Kate Westbrook, tenor hn, picc, voc; Chris Hunter, Phil Todd, Chris Biscoe, reeds; ; Georgie Born, cello; Brian Godding, g; Mike Westbrook, p; Steve Cook, b; Dave Barry, d. 1982

    • The Cortege.
    • Enja.
    • 708722 CD 1.
  • Mike Westbrook Orchestra

    Checking In at Hôtel le Prieuré

    Composer: Westbrook Performers: Phil Minton, t, voc; Stuart Brooks, t; Danilo Terenzi; tb; Kate Westbrook, tenor hn, picc, voc; Chris Biscoe, reeds; Dominque Pifarely, v; Georgie Born, cello; Brian Godding, g; Mike Westbrook, p; Steve Cook, b; Tony Marsh, d. 12 May 1984 Amiens.

    • On Duke’s Birthday.
    • Hatology.
    • 635.
  • Westbrook Trio

    Thessaloniki Silver Screen

    Composer: Westbrook Performers: Kate Westbrook, v; Chris Biscoe reeds; Mike Westbrook, p. Sept 2002

    • L’Ascenseur / The Lift.
    • Jazzprint.
    • JPVP 130.
  • Westbrook and Company

    The Streams of Lovely Lucienne

    Composer: Mike Westbrook Performers: Kate Westbrook, v; Karen Street, acc, v; Stanley Adler, cello; Mike Westbrook, p. Dec 1998.

    • Platterback.
    • Jazzprint.
    • 117.
  • Mike Westbrook Orchestra

    Nowhere

    Composer: Westbrook Performers: Noel Langley, Andy Bush, James McMIllan, Paul Edmonds, t, flh; Adrian Lane, Mark Bassey, Tracy Holloway, tb; Andy Grappy, tu; Dave Bitellu, Chris Biscoe, Peter Whyman, Alan Wakeman, Karen Street, Chris Caldwell, reeds; Mike Westbrook, p; Anthiny Kerr, vib; Stanley Adler, cello; Steve Berry b; Peter fairclough, d. Kate Westbrook, John Winfield, voc. Oct 1996.

    • Bar Utopia.
    • Enja.
    • 9333.
  • Mike and Kate Westbrook

    Whose Wolf Art Thou?

    Composer: Westbrook Performers: Kate Westbrook, voc; Pete Whyman, Chris Biscoe, reeds, Mike Westbrook, p; Jon Hiseman, d. Oct / Nov 2004.

    • Art Wolf.
    • Altrosuoni.
    • 186.
  • Mike Westbrook Orchestra

    Gone - Travel Light

    Composer: Westbrook Performers: Kate Westbrook, Matthew Sharp, voc; Stuart Brooks, t; Jane Hanna, frh; Karen Street, ts, acc; Dave Bitelli, Pete Whyman, Chris Biscoe, reeds, Mark Wilson, Neil McTaggart v; David Lasserson, vla; Chris Allen, cello; Mike Westbrook, p; Tim Harries, b; Seb Rochford, d.

    • Chanson Irresponsable.
    • Enja.
    • 94562 CD 2.

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