Kate Westbrook, Mike Westbrook
Chris Biscoe, Pete Whyman
The Westbrooks unleash a radical new quartet on March 4th 2005 at the Kultur & Kongress Haus, Aarau, Switzerland. This performance, and the tour that follows, coincides with the release of the ART WOLF album on the Swiss label altrisuoni.
ART WOLF is inspired by the life and work of the Alpine painter Caspar Wolf (1735 - 1783) whose very signature was the image of the wolf. Through improvisation, text and formal composition, this powerful new work revolves around the role of the Artist, the"Art Wolf", and the nature of creativity.
Chris Biscoe and Pete Whyman have each worked independently with Kate and Mike Westbrook, through a series of projects over 20 years, and together as members of the Mike Westbrook Orchestra, and the current New Westbrook Orchestra. ART WOLF brings these four musicians together for the first time in a quartet context.
ART WOLF is available for booking from March 2005.
ART WOLF CD, produced by Jon Hiseman is released on the altrisuoni label in March 2005.
Kate Westbrook (voice / tenor horn)
Mike Westbrook (piano / euphonium)
Pete Whyman (saxophone)
Chris Biscoe (saxophone)
March 4th 2005 Kultur & Kongress Haus, Aarau
March 6th 2005 Café du Soleil, Saignelégier
March 8th 2005 Moods Jazz Club, Zurich
March 9th 2005 La Fourmi, Luzern
in the UK - dates include
April 21st 2005 St Georges, Bristol
May 20th 2005 Kettles Yard, Cambridge
June 17th 2005 Phoenix, Exeter
other U.K dates to be confirmed
For more information and a copy of the CD, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Sound samples and more on the Westbrook website at www.westbrookjazz.co.uk