28 July 2007

Mike Westbrook Concert Band - Release (1968) 192 LAME

BOROMIR SAYS ' For sol then, how about Mike Westbrooks's Release, which is about the only one of his that's OOP, It's a longtime favourite of mine. ITS A VINYL RIP,at 192 kbps (that was the norm a year or so ago).
Mike Westbrook Concert Band - Release (1968)
Mike Westbrook: piano John Surman: Baritone sax Mike Osbourne: alto Bernie Living: alto Nisar Ahmed (George) Khan: tenor Dave Holdsworth: trumpet/flugelhorn Malcolm Griffiths: trombone Paul Rutherford: trombone Harry Miller: bass Alan Jackson: drums
Most of these players went onto well-documented careers, but there are two enigmatic characters among them:-Bernie Living, who has a style similar to Kaoru Abe, and George Khan, who, to me, has more than a passing resemblence to Albert Ayler. I think both of these guys became lost to rock - Living was last heard of in a Manfred Mann band, and Khan in a jazz rock group called Sold Gold Cadillac. I can find no trace of either of them after the early 70s. What a waste of talent !
thanks for this b,it looks great!!
buy mike westbrook albums, hes one of the major composers in postwar jazz, and the british scene.


hideo said...

thanks for another fine slice of (jolly old) Brit-jazz

(glad you got your bandwidth back)

actuel said...

another amazing share dipmong! wow

sotise said...

glad you are enjoying these fine british classics.
many thanks to BOROMIR for this, it is superb,indeed stunning.

infinitefool said...

What an amzing blog. I just found you today, and I'm simply stuinned at all the great music you're sharing. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Many thanks!

matt w said...

Thanks for posting this!

Anonymous said...

Could you please repost this one?
Thanks in advance!


Anonymous said...

Would it be possible to repost this one - was lucky enough to go a MU workshop with the section leaders of Mike's band - super super


Mark Mendoza said...

please repost!

Lector said...

Please please repost!

kinabalu said...

New link:


What a splendid choice!

I got this off Soulseek. It's a slight upgrade from the original posting at 192 kbps. This one is at 256 kbps, but it sounds just fine. And the music is marvellous!

jeff said...

kinabalu, thank you very much for the reup of this treasure. Looking forward to it. What a line up!!!!

Paul Woods said...

Kinabalu - wow remember Alan Wakeman raving about this at an MU workshop many thanks if anyone has Love Dream and Variations as well that would be amazing.

Garu said...

thank you for making this available.