Platterback

by Westbrook & Company

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Boiled Beef 06:36
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You Need Me 02:55
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Platterback 06:09
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about

A jazz-cabaret with story and lyrics by Kate Westbrook and music by Mike Westbrook, performed by a new 5-piece ensemble Westbrook & Company, - Kate Westbrook, John Winfield/voices; Karen Street/accordion & voice; Stanley Adler/cello & voice; Mike Westbrook/piano, tuba & voice.

Five traveller/musicians are on a journey down from the mountains to the mythical modern city of Platterback. Their story, - by turns comic, tender and tragic, - is told in songs that evoke the many idioms of contemporary jazz and popular music.

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Love, duty, nostalgia, the uneasy mutual dependence between the rural and the urban, are among the topics explored by Kate Westbrook's intelligent and informal lyrics, yet such is the power of the music and of its performance that the whole piece grips like a thriller.
The Times.

It plays with noise as a master chef plays with ingredients, teasing rare and unexpected qualities out of each musical medium to serve up a dazzling display of sound
The Independent.

...there is no denying its power and originality
Manchester Evening News

credits

released October 16, 2019

Kate Westbrook - Voice
John Winfield - Voice
Karen Street - Accordion/Voice
Stanley Adler - Cello/Voice
Mike Westbrook - Piano/Tuba/Voice

Produced by John Winfield

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Mike Westbrook London, UK

Mike Westbrook, composer and pianist, has received many honours and his outpouring of work in a career stretching over 50 years, ranges from scores for full orchestra to solo piano improvisation.

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