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Pierides

Artist: Mike Westbrook

Date of Release: 01/01/1986

Catalogue no: JPVP119CD

Label: Jazzprint

Price: £7

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Track Listing

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Title

Duration

1

 

Parade of the Pierides

2

 

Terpsichore: Dance

3

 

Calliope: Epic "Amazon Girl"

4

 

Polhymnia: Sacred Song

5

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Euterpe: Erotic Music
"Song for a Stripper"

6

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Thalia-Lindy Hop "Air Mail Special"

7

 

Thalia: Pastoral Festival

8

 

Melpomene: Tragedy "Land Thieves"

9

 

Erato: Love

10

 

Erato: Boogie

11

 

Urania: Astronomy

12

 

Clio: History "Clio's Cosmetics"

 

 

 

 

Appearances by

Kate Westbrook

Mike Westbrook piano / tuba
Kate Westbrook vocals / tenor horn / piccolo
Peter Whyman saxophones / clarinet
Brian Godding guitar / guitar synthesiser

The Pierides were the nine muses of Classical Greece.

Original concept by Kate Westbrook
Music by Mike Westbrook
Words by Kate Westbrook
"Air Mail Special" by Charlie Christian, Benny Goodman & Jimmy Mundy

The Dance Band was formed at the beginning of 1986, when it toured with Extemporary Dance Theatre in "Pierides", a music/theatre/dance piece devised by Kate & Mike Westbrook in collaboration with choreographer Emilyn Claid.

Westbrook Music published by Metisse Music

 

Reviews

 

01/01/1986 The Wire

"A rich, challenging album from the Westbrooks, a dense, detailed canvas with all the colours one expects from their palette"-

 

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