Fresh from a triumphant international debut at the
Women In Jazz Festival, Halle, Germany,
Kate brings her GRANITE BAND to London's Kings Place.
Kate Westbrook’s GRANITE is inspired by her love of Dartmoor and its granite quarries. Her text conjures up the mythical figure of a quarry worker, - labour, love and death in the vast Dartmoor landscape haunted by the absence of the curlew’s cry. Kate’s astonishing vocal range, and strikingly original lyrics are matched by Mike Westbrook’s genre-busting score and the outstanding and inventive playing of Kate’s new group THE GRANITE BAND.
Kate Westbrook voice Roz Harding saxophones
Jesse Molins guitar Matthew North guitar
Billie Bottle bass guitar Mike Westbrook piano
Coach York drums
Dr. Bert Noglik broadcaster and producer - I'm very impressed by the poetic dimension, the depth, the play with sensual experience and metaphoric associations, as well as by the variety of musical approaches, never losing a common ground.
Sid Smith the Yellow Room - An ace song cycle with a varied & versatile sound featuring forays into rock & blues with Kate's persuasive voice as guide.
Viv Goodwin-Darke musician - Kate and Mike Westbrook's 'Granite' is, from the first phrase, an exciting journey - prog friends, give this a listen! It's gritty, rocky, tender. It wears a loose jazz overcoat, the rest of the outfit is both 'prog' eccentric and formally smart!
Peter Conway Management
Supported by Airshaft Trust
Official Link: http://www.kingsplace.co.uk/whats-on/jazz/kate-westbrook-granite-a-soliloquy/