Mike Westbrook

Westbrook-Rossini (JAZZ)

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Westbrook-Rossini

Mike Westbrook

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752156066125

HAT 124759

JAZZ

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Westbrook-Rossini

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CD 12,39 €

From the liner notes:


Keep in mind that this is not a collection of isolated episodes, but a considerable ensemble work as well, full of relaxed pastoral airs alternating with moretumultuous melees – a juxtaposition which has found favor in Westbrook’s writing as far back as ‘60s and ‘70s scores like Marching Song, Metropolis, and Citadel/Room 315, and as recent as The Westbrook Blake, The Cortege, and On Duke’s Birthday. Typically, his arrangements set you up in what appear to be comfortable  surroundings, then suddenly alter your sense of perspective with a swift shift of mood. As a composer and arranger of the first rank, Westbrook thrives on contrast and diversity; yet even given that, Westbrook–Rossini’s playful suggestions of Ellington, Anthony Braxton, and Charlie Chaplin could be considered surrealistic. Still, in the long run, it’s Rossini, it’s Westbrook, and the twain do meet. – Art Lange

Personnel:

LINDSAY COOPER, sopranino sax
PETER WHYMAN, alto sax
KATE WESTBROOK, piccolo, tenor horn, voice
PAUL NIEMANtrombone
ANDY GRAPPY, tuba
MIKE WESTBROOK, piano, tuba
PETER FAIRCLOUGH, drums

Tracks:
01. William Tell Overture II
02. William Tell Overture III
03. The Thieving Magpie Overture
04. William Tell Overture IV
05. The Barber Of Seville Overture
06. Thievish Magpie
07. William Tell Overture I
08. Si Cinge Il Pro'guerriero
09. Isaura
10. Tutto Cangia
11. William Tell Overture V