ASC CD112 allsorts (£10) Kate Westbrook Mike Westbrook


     

Kate Westbrook voice | Mike Westbrook piano
Selected songs recorded between 1991 and 2009 by Jon Hiseman at Temple Music Studios.

"Allsorts succeeds courtesy not only of Kate Westbrook's consistently intelligent approach to a lyric (adopting what amounts to a dramatic persona where appropriate, as in 'Limehouse Blues' or the grippingly acerbic 'Pirate Jenny', rendering the straight-from-the-heart sincerity of 'September Song' or 'You'd Be So NiceTo Come Home To' all the more touching), but also of Mike Westbrook's subtle, perfectly judged but robust piano playing. A fine memento not only of a great live act, but also of a wonderfully fruitful, long-lasting collaboration between two highly original artists and a sympathetic and sensitive studio." Chris Parker, VORTEX.