Mike Westbrook Orchestra Featuring John Surman ‎– Citadel / Room 315 (1975)

Citadel / Room 315 is an album by English avant-garde/jazz-rock pianist/arranger Mike Westbrook, recorded with a big band featuring saxist John Surman and trumpeters Henry Lowther and Kenny Wheeler. The album was released in 1975 on RCA. Tracklist: A1. “Overture” (1:41) A2. “Construction” (7:37) A3. “Pistache” (3:04) A4. “View From the Drawbridge” (8:42) A5. “Love […]

Mike Westbrook

Mike Westbrook (born March 21, 1936) is an English jazz pianist, composer, and bandleader from High Wycombe who directed the namesake Mike Westbrook Concert Band through five albums on Deram between 1967 and 1970. He then assembled the Mike Westbrook Orchestra with a veritable array of new-jazz nameplayers on saxophone (Alan Skidmore, Ray Warleigh), trumpet […]