18 febbraio 2016


Ora che Asc Records lo ha pubblicato in via ufficiale, il nuovo lavoro dei Westbrook con la Uncommon Orchestra, A Bigger Show, riceve le prime recensioni sul web e sulla carta stampata: Richard Williams per TheBlueMoment e Patrick Hadfield per LondonJazz, per esempio. Alcuni brevi filmati tratti dal concerto tenuto al Barnfield Theatre di Exeter lo scorso 30 luglio 2015 - da lì provengono le registrazioni utilizzate nel doppio cd - sono visibili al sito dei musicisti: Propositions e Gas, Dust, Stone.

This double CD records Mike and Kate Westbrook's recent large scale theatrical project. Using an orchestra of twenty one, incorporating actors and a dramaturge (a rare credit on a jazz CD) and musicians from a variety of traditions, it builds on themes that the Westbrooks have been working on for several years. Several of the songs appear in shorter versions on the Village Band's CD The Waxeywork Show, and other tracks have been developed from pieces in the Art Wolf project. But this is a bigger band – a bigger show.

http://www.westbrookjazz.co.uk/mikewestbrook/bshow_cd.shtml
http://www.westbrookjazz.co.uk/mikewestbrook/bigband/index.shtml
https://twitter.com/ProperJazz/status/694849443544301569/photo/1
http://thebluemoment.com/2016/02/08/mike-westbrooks-bigger-show
http://www.londonjazznews.com/2016/02/cd-review-mike-westbrook-and-uncommon.html