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European pianist and band leader Mike Westrbrook's 11-piece orchestra playing Westbrook originals dedicated to Duke Ellington.

Westbrook Orchestra, Mike
On Duke's Birthday

Westbrook Orchestra, Mike: On Duke's Birthday (Hatology)
Label: Hatology    
Released in: Switzerland    

"What's most remarkable about the music's resultant structural integrity and intricacy is that it all flows so seamlessly, sounds so spontaneous and organic, without artifice or contrivance. Mike Westbrook seems to share similarities with Gil Evans in this regard - long, slowly evolving pieces built upon a few seemingly static chords or minimal thematic material; initially unassuming background figures or fills growing gradually to major proportions; a sometimes slouching restless, deliberate yet relentless momentum eased along by shifting instrumental colors or intense, integrated solo statements."-Art Lange, from the back cover

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Product Information:

UPC: 752156063520

Label: Hatology
Catalog ID: 635
Squidco Product Code: 8873

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2007
Country: Switzerland
Packaging: Cardstock foldover
First performance recorded in cocnert at Le Grand Théâtre, Maison de la Culture, Amiens on May 12, 1984 by Bruno Menny.


Mike Westbrook-piano

Tony Marsh-drums

Steve Cook-bass guitar

Brian Godding-electric guitar

Dominique Pifarely-violin

Georgie Born-cello

Chris Biscoe-alto, soprano, baritone saxophones, piccolo, alto clarinet

Danilo Terenzi-trombone

Kate Westbrook-tenor horn, piccolo, bamboo flute, voice

Phil Minton-trumpet, voice

Stuart Brooks-trumpet, flugelhorn

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Track Listing:

1. Checking in at Hotel Le Prieuré 8:34

2. On Duke's Birthday 1 16:10

3. East Stratford Too-Doo 12:08

4. On Duke's Birthday 2 16:10

5. Music Is... 12:29

All music composed and arranged by Mike Westbrook