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  1. Mike Westbrook - finally the big band is back...

    Yes, I was curious to see/hear him with the band and would have liked to be there. - Hoping for that recording
  2. Mike Westbrook - finally the big band is back...

    Thanks for the heads up, Bob. Great that you were able to catch that. This morning's trawl of the web came up with two new morsels of info: There will be a radio broadcast on NDR Info on 15th September (22:05 German time) about Westbrook/Rossini/possibly NDR BigBand https://www.ndr.de/info/sendungen/jazz/Jazz-vom-9-15-September-2019,programmseptember216.html (not sure if it will stream abroad) Also a photo of good-looking Kate & Mike preparing Kate's September solo show of her paintings in London: http://pigtagram.com/media/B0YAEyelrwr
  3. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Phil Minton & ICI Ensemble - Say Yes, Till No
  4. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    John Coltrane - Bye Bye Blackbird Eic Dolphy - Far Cry
  5. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    So far today: John Coltrane 4tet - Ballads John Coltrane 4tet - A Love Supreme Mike Westbrook (Solo) - Starcross Bridge
  6. I ordered the Old Place CD from bandcamp and expect it to arrive this week. It comes with instant downloads of FLAC and/or mp3,so I very much enjoyed listening
  7. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Howard Riley Trio - Discussions with Barry Guy & Jon Hiseman recorded Dec. 1967
  8. Thanks, the audience and the band were really happy. I hadn't noticed the Starcoss album cover is out already - release on 17th August apparently.
  9. LAST NIGHT AT THE OLD PLACE is the first thing I'll get when I'm back home later this week. Another three albums due this year: GRANITE - on 27th July (strictly speaking it's Kate Westbrook's album; got mine at the live premiere on 21st June) STARCROSS BRIDGE - due in July, new Solo album by Mike Westbrook, on the hatology label CATANIA - 2CD, recordings from the famous 1992 Sicily tour, due in September on the ENJA label see also http://www.westbrookjazz.co.uk/mikewestbrook/news.shtml
  10. Seeing Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers Live

    1987 Chicago Jazz Festival (Open Air) What I remember most was the noise made by the "audience" in the park. Most people had brought picnics and were interested in their own talk rather than the music. It was also the night when the Globe Unity Orchstra played their last gig (except for a reunion 2002 in Aachen/Germany*). I remember enjoying that one very much. ____ *to the best of my knowledge
  11. Lou Gare RIP

    Only heard about it today, very sad. He actually played "A Bigger Show" in Exeter 2015 Lou Gare at Barnfield Theatre, Exeter, 2015 [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], from Wikimedia Commons
  12. Mike Westbrook - finally the big band is back...

    True, I didn't break the bank assembling that line-up of records, just took a bit of patience.
  13. Mike Westbrook - finally the big band is back...

    Thanks, Bob, for this. - Should we then take out insurance on our Westbrook records collections?
  14. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Two re-issues: Mike Westbrook - LIVE 1972 - If you have missed the Japanese re-issue or even if you haven't, as there are some bonus tracks. Mike Westbrook - 3CD Box Marching Song with Bonus CD