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WESTBROOK BLAKE 
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.


THE PAINTBOX TOUR CONTINUES
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.).


DIANA  AND  ACTAEON  
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 Site


LAVOLTA 
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.


on the uncommon front
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.


Also of Current Interest


CUFF CLOUT
Selected Highlighs from Kate Westbrook's
Neoteric Music Hall:
Oceans, Straits Currents and Seas
Riddle
The Devil and the Canny Lad
My Lazy Goodheart
One Cezanne Apple


LOVE FOR SALE
The complete version of the Westbrook Trio's take on the Cole Porter classic, filmed live in St Etienne in 1993:
http://www.westbrookjazz.co.uk/mikewestbrook/lfsalefilm.shtml


SERPENT HIT NEWS
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


Michael Finnissy - Transgressive gospel page
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.


FINE 'N YELLOW
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).
CD Information.

Yellow Fig Leaf film
New Film of Yellow Fig Leaf now online


english soup DVD/CD
English Soup DVDNow available exclusively from Westbrook Records, in a Special Limited Edition for collectors, comprising DVD, audio CD and Recipes.


See here for details

 


WESTBROOK RECORDS
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.

Acceptance Mark
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.


BBC JAZZ ON 3 MARKED THE CENTENARY OF THE OUTBREAK OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR WITH THE WESTBROOKS’ “PICARDIE”
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.

More information.
Details of the London Bridge album

The BBC Radio 3 interview with Kate and Mike can be heard on SoundCloud.


KATE AND MIKE WESTBROOK
The Paris Interview 'Passent a Table '  Jazz Magazine
Download a PDF copy (In French)


SMITH'S ACADEMY INFORMER (SAI 104 - october 2016)
The latest edition of the Westbrook Newsletter, The Smith's Academy Informer is now online. Apologies for an error in the version sent to subscribers. A link to Westbrook Records was omitted. The download on this website has the error corrected. See the link above.


SOCIAL MEDIA

KATE WESTBROOK ON FACEBOOK
Kate Westbrook joins Mike Westbrook on Facebook.
Please visit and "like" Kate's page: http://tinyurl.com/6g7orom
Mike's Facebook page: http://tinyurl.com/66ufq7z

The Uncommon Orchestra Page: http://tinyurl.com/j2gkoqs


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