07 ottobre 2012

Compie trent'anni di attività il Trio di Mike e Kate Westbrook con Chris Biscoe, e tra gli evviva e gli urrà si annunciano concerti a Londra e a Parigi nelle prossime settimane, con altri a seguire nel 2013 in varie sedi europee. Intanto dà il via ai festeggiamenti la pubblicazione per Voiceprint di uno splendido album antologico pieno di inediti, rarità, brani rimessi a lustro o nuovi di zecca: Three into Wonderfull. Auguri!

“No one has succeeded in creating a more distinctive body of work than Mike and Kate Westbrook. Their mixture of jazz, music-theatre, poetry, street entertainment and visuals is rich and unique. That just three people can create such a variety of sounds is hard to believe." (Dave Gelly)

‘three into wonderfull’ digitally re-mastered by Jon Hiseman, presents a cross section of the Westbrook Trio’s recordings over three decades. The selection includes original songs by Kate and Mike Westbrook, settings of European poetry, and jazz standards. There are highlights from two early albums, A Little Westbrook Music and Love For Sale, tracks previously unavailable on CD. There are tracks from the more recent Good Friday 1663 and from L’Ascenseur/The Lift, as well as new recording. At the heart of the album is previously un–released material from the mid 90’s, which includes some of the Trio’s finest performances on record, notably a remarkable 16 minute version of their classic Traurig aber falsch (Sad but untrue).