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- Album: Catania
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- Released: 2018
- Style: Contemporary Jazz
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In 1992 a three-day Mike Westbrook Music Festival took place in Catania, Sicily. Presented by the Associazione Catania Jazz, the Mike Westbrook Orchestra, plus guests performed, on consecutive night's songs from Citadel/Room 315, Big Band Rossini, After Smith's Hotel and The European Song Book. The album is drawn from various live recordings of the concerts, some of them only recently discovered, expertly assembled by the late Jon Hiseman with additional work by Jay Auborn and Callum Godfroy of dBs sound, producers of Kate Westbrook's 'Granite' album.
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Featuring the Mike Westbrook Orchestra and soloists such as Alan Barnes, Chris Biscoe, Kate Westbrook, Pete Saberton and Alan Wakeman. In 1992 a three-day Mike Westbrook Music Festival took place in Catania, Sicily. The 2-disc album is housed in an attractive digipack and contains a 12-page booklet, featuring exclusive photos and sleeve notes.
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The Mike Westbrook Orchestra in Catania, 1992. Photograph: Guy Le Querrec. A poignant moment, with Brexit looming, to contemplate this vivid example of what was possible 27 years ago. In July 1992, jazz composer Mike Westbrook, with 24 musicians, plus crew and guests, flew to Catania, Sicily, for a three-evening festival of Westbrook’s music. It took place in the open air, in the heart of the city, and admission was free. The music on this double CD has been garnered from surviving tapes and cassettes made at the time, although the quality is remarkably good. Most of it comes from the evening.
Presented by the Associazione Catania Jazz the Mike Westbrook Orchestra performed, on consecutive nights BIG BAND ROSSINI, AFTER SMITH’S HOTEL and THE EUROPEAN SONG BOOK. Westbrook Records, in conjunction with Proper Music Distribution are releasing double CD of selected highlights from the festival, entitled simply CATANIA. Marking the UK release of the historic album CATANIA recorded in Sicily in 1992, Mike Westbrook brings his new big band THE UNCOMMON ORCHESTRA to Ronnie Scott’s club for one night only; Tuesday February 12th 2019. The Orchestra features a galaxy of soloists and PURE GOLD, recently premiered in Catania and Palermo, offers a cornucopia of Westbrook classics from the mid 70s to the present day – from Citadel/Room 315 to A Bigger Show.
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Presenter – Mike Westbrook, Pompeo Benincasa, Sabina Sacchi
|1-2||View From The Drawbridge
Soloist [Clarinet And Alto Saxophone] – Alan BarnesWritten-By – Westbrook*
|1-3||Love And Understanding
Soloist [Soprano Saxophone] – Peter Whyman*Soloist [Tenor Saxophone] – Alan WakemanSoloist [Trombone] – Paul NiemanSoloist [Trumpet] – James McMillanWritten-By – Westbrook*
Soloist [Soprano Saxophone] – Chris BiscoeSoloist [Vibraphone] – Anthony KerrWritten-By – Westbrook*
Soloist [Cello] – Frank SchaeferSoloist [Piano] – Pete SabertonSoloist [Trombone] – Danilo TerenziSoloist [Voice] – Kate WestbrookSoloist [Voices] – Kate Westbrook, Phil MintonWritten-By – Federico García Lorca, Westbrook*
|1-6||Song Of The Rain
Soloist [Piano] – Mike WestbrookSoloist [Vibraphone] – Anthony KerrSoloist [Voice] – Phil MintonWritten-By – Kustow*, Westbrook*
|1-7||Factotum Al Bebop
Soloist [Alto Saxophone] – Alan BarnesSoloist [Vibraphone] – Anthony KerrWritten-By – Mike Westbrook
|2-1||I See Thy Form
Soloist [Alto Saxophone] – Chris BiscoeSoloist [Voice] – Phil MintonWritten-By – Westbrook*, William Blake
Soloist [Drums] – Peter FaircloughSoloist [Soprano Saxophone] – Peter Whyman*Soloist [Vibraphone] – Anthony KerrWritten-By – Westbrook*
Soloist [Alto Saxophone] – Chris BiscoeSoloist [Piano] – Mike WestbrookSoloist [Voice] – Kate WestbrookWritten-By – Strayhorn*
|2-4||South From Toulouse
Soloist [Alto Saxophone] – Alan BarnesSoloist [Cello] – Frank SchaeferSoloist [Violin] – Dominique Pifarely*Written-By – Westbrook*
|2-5||Long John Brown
Soloist [Bass] – Steve BerrySoloist [Tenor Saxophone] – Alan WakemanSoloist [Voice] – Phil MintonWritten-By – Westbrook*, William Blake
Arranged By – Westbrook*Soloist [Soprano Saxophone] – Alan WakemanSoloist [Voice] – Kate WestbrookWritten-By – Brecht*, Weill*
Arranged By – Westbrook*Soloist [Piano] – Mike WestbrookSoloist [Tenor Saxophone] – Alan WakemanSoloist [Voices] – Kate Westbrook, Phil MintonWritten-By – Brecht*, Weill*
|2-9||The Topers' Rant
Soloist [Alto Saxophones] – Alan Barnes, Chris Biscoe, Peter Whyman*Soloist [Trombones] – Danilo Terenzi, Paul NiemanSoloist [Violin] – Dominique Pifarely*Soloist [Voices] – Kate Westbrook, Phil MintonWritten-By – John Clare, Westbrook*
- Recorded At – Mike Westbrook Festival, Catania
- Edited At – Temple Music Studios
- Mixed At – dBs Music Studios, Bristol
- Mastered At – dBs Music Studios, Bristol
- Bass – Steve Berry
- Cello – Frank Schaefer
- Design – Sam Whitney-Morris*
- Drums – Peter Fairclough
- Engineer [Concert Sound] [For Mike Westbrook Orchestra] – Debbie Dickinson
- Guest, Trombone – Danilo Terenzi
- Guest, Violin – Dominique Pifarely*
- Guest, Voice – Phil Minton
- Liner Notes [English] – Mike Westbrook
- Management [Agent] [For Mike Westbrook Orchestra] – Corinne Leonet*
- Management [Manager] [For Mike Westbrook Orchestra] – Laurence Aston
- Management [Orchestra Representation] – Peter Conway
- Management [Tour Manager] [For Mike Westbrook Orchestra] – Phil Clarke
- Mixed By [Additional Mixing By], Mastered By [Mastering By] – Callum Godfroy, Jay Auborn
- Photography By [Cover Photo] – Guy Le Querrec
- Photography By [Photos (Booklet Pages 3, 4, 8)] – Peter Fritz
- Photography By [Photos (Booklet Pages 7, 11)] – Sergio Amadori
- Piano – Mike Westbrook, Pete Saberton
- Post Production [Restoration By], Edited By [Editing By] – Jon Hiseman
- Saxophone [Saxophones] – Alan Barnes, Alan Wakeman, Chris Biscoe, Chris Caldwell, Pete Whyman
- Saxophone, Accordion – Karen Street
- Trombone – Adrian Lane, Paul Nieman, Tracy Holloway
- Trumpet – Dave Plews, Graham Russell , James McMillan, Noel Langley
- Tuba – Andy Grappy
- Vibraphone – Anthony Kerr
- Voice – Kate Westbrook
NotesAlbum compiled from various sources recorded on July 24th/25th/26th 1992 at the Mike Westbrook Festival in Catania, Sicily.
Restoration and editing at Temple Music Studios, London January 2018.
Additional mixing and mastering at dBs Studios, Bristol, June and July 2018.
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