The Dance Band
Westbrook Music Theatre
Mike Westbrook piano / tuba
Kate Westbrook vocals / tenor horn / piccolo
Peter Whyman saxophones / clarinet
Brian Godding guitar / guitar synthesiser
from Westbrook Records
A rich, challenging album from the Westbrooks, a dense, detailed canvas with all the colours one expects from their palette.
Mike Westbrook Recordings
1. Parade of the Pierides
2. Terpsichore: Dance
3. Calliope: Epic "Amazon Girl"
4. Polhymnia: Sacred Song
5. Euterpe: Erotic Music "Song for a Stripper"
6. Thalia-Lindy Hop "Air Mail Special"
7. Thalia: Pastoral Festival
8. Melpomene: Tragedy "Land Thieves"
9. Erato: Love
10. Erato: Boogie
11. Urania: Astronomy
12. Clio: History "Clio's Cosmetics"
The Pierides were the nine muses of Classical Greece.
Original concept by Kate Westbrook
Music by Mike Westbrook
Words by Kate Westbrook
"Air Mail Special" by Charlie Christian, Benny Goodman & Jimmy Mundy
The Dance Band was formed at the beginning of 1986, when it toured with Extemporary Dance Theatre in "Pierides", a music/theatre/dance piece devised by Kate & Mike Westbrook in collaboration with choreographer Emilyn Claid.
Westbrook Music published by Metisse Music
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