Kate and fellow vocalist Phil Minton are joined by Chris Biscoe ( saxophones), Billy Thompson (violin), Steve Berry (bass) Mike Westbrook (piano) and the London College of Music Chorus, directed by Paul Ayres, in. a performance of The Westbrook Blake, settings of the poetry of WilliamBlake, at KingsPlace, London on March 17th.
A second performance will be given the Bury St Edmunds Festival on May 19th in which John Winfield replaces Phil Minton.
The DVD/CD GLAD DAY - LIVE is available from Westbrook Records, and the Blake album Bright As Fire is now available as a download.
Tim Goodwin, Kate Westbrook, Martine Waltier., Billy Bottle, Alan Wakeman, Marcus Vergette and Mike Westbrook a.k.a, Westbrook & Company, are at the Barnfield, Exeter ( April 23rd), Vout-O- Reenee’s., London (April 28th and 29th) and The Village Hall, Calstock ( May 6th.).
New additions to Kate Westbrook’s series of oils, gouaches and
charcoal drawings, plus information and films, in which she takes
Ovid’s story as her starting point may now be seen on Kate’s Gallery
A stunning performance on a stormy night at the Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis brought to a close the current tour by this contemporary music ensemble featuring the voices of Kate Westbrook and Sara Owen in music by Berio, Walton, Weill, Vaughan Williams, Morton Feldman, Bartok, Donatoni and Judith Weir. We look forward eagerly to the group’s return.
The Uncommon Orchestra will be back with A Bigger Show in the Autumn. September 29th is already fixed at The Albany, South London. Meanwhile, if you haven’t already, dig Roz Harding’s complete solo on film on Gas, Dust, Stone, listen to sound samples, or Buy the Album. And Read All About it.
And remember a steaming night in Milano with our Milan Page in the
Photo Gallery and Sergio Amadori’s Rough Cut from Milan.
The complete version of the Westbrook Trio's take on the Cole Porter classic, filmed live in St Etienne in 1993:
What they are saying about THE SERPENT HIT
Some of our foremost Jazz writers respond to the album.
See the the articles by
Richard Williams, Chris Parker, John Fordham, Dave Gelly, Stephen Graham,
Duncan Heining, Andy Robson and Chris Searle.
More information about The Serpent Hit & The CD
We have a page about Michael Finnissy's Transgressive Gospel which was premiered at Wilton's Music Hall in London as part of the Spitalfields Music Summer Festival in June 2009. Kate Westbrook joined Richard Jackson and Finnissy's favourite ensemble IXION. Michael Finnissy conducted the piece.
The CD version of Fine ‘n Yellow is now re‐issued on ASC Rcords (ASC CD 149) with UK distribution by Proper Note. The album is also available from Westbrook Records.
You can also download Fine 'n Yellow as a CD quality Flac file or as an MP3 file from Westbrook Downloads. We have changed our download host and we can once again offer the download all over the world.
Following rave reviews in the French Jazz Press the Fine ‘n Yellow album was selected by staff reviewers of the Italian magazine Musica Jazz as one of the top albums of the year. CDs will now bear the sticker ‘consigliato da musica jazz’ recommended by Musica Jazz).
New Film of Yellow Fig Leaf now online
Now available exclusively from Westbrook Records, in a Special Limited Edition for collectors, comprising DVD,
audio CD and Recipes.
See here for details
Selected Westbrook recordings can now be purchased online direct from Westbrook Records with payment being made via PayPal. (It's possible to pay using PayPal without opening an account with them). It's also possible to pay by cheque if you wish.
Further information on the CDs available and how to pay
are on the main Westbrook Records page.
We've added CDs of The Cortege, Chanson Irresponsable and The Orchestra of Smith's Academy to the list of CDs and DVDs that you can buy direct from Westbrook Records. The price of the DVD/CD English Soup has also been dramatically reduced!
Take a look.
On Monday August 4th BBC Jazz on 3 broadcasted in full The Picardie section from the album London Bridge is Broken Down by Kate and Mike Westbrook.
Details of the London Bridge album
The BBC Radio 3 interview with Kate and Mike can be heard on SoundCloud.
The Paris Interview 'Passent a Table ' Jazz Magazine
Download a PDF copy (In French)