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L'ascenseur / The Lift

L'ascenseur / The Lift CD Cover

The Westbrook Trio

Kate Westbrook - Vocals / Tenor Horn
Chris Biscoe - Soprano, Alto, Tenor & Baritone Saxophones / Piccolo
Mike Westbrook - Piano / Tuba / Voice


  1. Meeting
  2. Wild Cyclamen North Of Rome
    • Wingfield College, Suffolk
  3. Duisburg Monsters
  4. Stampede Drive, Calgary
    • Staccato Club, Berlin
  5. Lunar Eclipse Over Western Australia*
  6. Härnösand, Sweden
    • Raffles Hotel, Singapore
    • Tour De France
  7. Movie House
  8. Thessaloniki Silver Screen
  9. Saignelégier to Zürich
    • Hong Kong, Copy Watch
  10. Aggro - Vancouver - Desperado

Music by Mike Westbrook and * by Chris Biscoe
Texts by Kate Westbrook
Versions in Italian (2) by Sergio Amadori, in German (3 & 10) by Tommy Bodmer, Portuguese (5) by Teresa Carvalho and Matt Meyer,
and French (8) by Lucienne Droz

Recorded at Temple Music Studios, Sutton, Surrey, September 14-17, 2002
Recording Directed, Engineered and mixed by Jon Hiseman
Produced by The Westbrook Trio
Cover Photograph by Nick White
Jazzprint JPVP130CD

From Bargain Basement to Roof Garden, the elevator doors open to reveal glimpses into the life of the Trio in twenty years of Geographical and musical travel.

More information about The Westbrook Trio including videos here


Reviews:
"This is a wonderful album full of evocative images of their tales and travels, including Kate in various languages, as they make their way across the globe."
Stacey Kent JAZZ LINE-UP - BBC Radio 3

"Drama King & Queen Mike & Kate Westbrook, plus superior reeds player Chris Biscoe, celebrate their 20th Anniversary, combining elements of German expressionism with cabaret and music-hall via far-out jazz."
Chrissie Murray - RONNIE SCOTT MAGAZINE

"Westbrook's disciplined ear for structure ensures that both Kate Westbrook and Biscoe have solid bases on which to develop their improvisations. 'Lunar Eclipse Over Western Australia' shows Biscoe at his most eloquent, recalling Konitz in the way he constructs his solo: note by note, and phrase by phrase."
Hugh Gregory - JAZZ REVIEW

"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 - THE OBSERVER

Sound samples from this album can be heard on the Westbrookjazz site:
http://www.westbrookjazz.co.uk/mikewestbrook/liftcd.shtml


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