05 ottobre 2019


Gli avventori del Globe Inn di Chagford, nel Devon (Regno Unito), saranno i fortunati testimoni di un'importante azione di recupero di uno dei più bei programmi di jazz cabaret ideati in anni (relativamente) recenti dai Westbrook: Love Or Infatuation, ovvero The Hollywood Songs of Friedrich Hollaender. L'omonimo album (Asc Record, 1997) venne realizzato in duo, per voce e pianoforte, la versione di domani sera offrirà invece nuovi arrangiamenti per quartetto: Kate, Mike, Roz Harding (sassofoni) e Marcus Vergette (contrabbasso).

Scrive Mike: "We’ve returned to the piece from time to time, latterly with the addition of saxophone and double bass. It still feels relevant. It seems important that these songs should be heard and we are possibly the only people performing them. The show is still about "Falling in Love Again", but raises questions, not only about the nature of Love, but also about the nature of jazz and the potency of ‘cheap music’. Is it real? Is it fake? Is it Art or merely entertainment? Is it Entertainment or merely Art? Is it Love, or is it Infatuation?"

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http://westbrookjazz.co.uk/mikewestbrook/loveinfatucd.shtml