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The Westbrook Quartet

Tuesday 14 June 2022 8pm

T h e W e s t b r o o k Q u a r t e t
The Hollywood Songs of Frederick Hollander

The Westbrook Quartet established a witty cabaret atmosphere, with Kate Westbrook’s precise diction catching the lyrics of movie composer Frederick Hollander in MikeWestbrook’s typically intelligent arrangements. The big hits – ‘Falling In Love Again’ and ‘See What The Boys In The Backroom Will Have’ – got suitably disrespectful treatment, but there was genuine sensuality in ‘You Leave Me Breathless’ (with a subtle sax solo from Roz Harding) and the energetic breakdown of ‘Black Market’’s stabbing piano and jumpy saxophone matched the provocation of the words.
Tony Benjamin review from the Bath Jazz Weekend in Jazzwise. Photo Tony Benjamin

Line-up: Kate Westbrook voice, Roz Harding saxophone, Marcus Vergette double bass, Mike Westbrook keyboard