Westbrook's Concert Band featured a host of rising jazz stars in Britain in 1967 with the likes of John Surman, Malcolm Griffiths, Harry Miller, Mike Osborne and Alan Jackson among others, and Westbrook's debut album is still regarded as one of the best of his long career and one of the great British jazz albums.
Also celebrating the music this week: Fats Waller, Muggsy Spanier and His Ragtimers, Baby Dodd's Jazz Four, Eddie Condon, J.J. Johnson and Kai Winding, Herbie Nichols, Eddie Costa, the Bruce Cale Quartet, and the Brad Mehldau Trio among others.
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Michael John David 'Mike' Westbrook (born 21 March 1936 in High Wycombe) is an English jazz pianist, composer, and writer of orchestrated jazz pieces. Early work: Mike Westbrook grew up in Torquay. After a spell in Accountancy and the National Service (some of it posted to Germany) he went to art school, studying painting, in Plymouth where he also began his first bands in 1958, soon joined by...
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