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5.0 out of 5 stars A National Treasure
Mike and Kate Westbrook have embellished the brilliance of Blake with musical gold-leaf here. They have taken the insight, humanity and sense of injustice in Blake's work and set it in a most sympathetic and uplifting musical surround of rare beauty, such beauty that would grace church, theatre or jazz club. Mike Westbrook is quite simply a national treasure, as are many...
Published on 9 Sep 2010 by Martin Powell

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1.0 out of 5 stars Awful!
Well, I'm a great fan of William Blake and a Jazz fan, so this seemed a match made in heaven, but I would defy anyone to enjoy it. In my opinion, this is the worst kind of self indulgent clap trap I have ever heard, really.
Published on 5 Aug 2011 by citydweller


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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A National Treasure, 9 Sep 2010
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Martin Powell "JDJ" (UK) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Glad Day - Settings Of William Blake (Audio CD)
Mike and Kate Westbrook have embellished the brilliance of Blake with musical gold-leaf here. They have taken the insight, humanity and sense of injustice in Blake's work and set it in a most sympathetic and uplifting musical surround of rare beauty, such beauty that would grace church, theatre or jazz club. Mike Westbrook is quite simply a national treasure, as are many other jazz musicians. Oh when will 'justice' be their's in receiving the acclaim and wider fame which they truly deserve. A Great Work!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Glad to own it!, 16 Mar 2011
This review is from: Glad Day - Settings Of William Blake (Audio CD)
Setting Blake to music--well,Ben Britten did a great job of it,and if you thought that couldn't be bettered,think again.Mike Westbrook,now 75,is the greatest composer of Jazz(or composer of anything,I think)that we now have living,certainly the best the UK has EVER had in respect of jazz.Glad Day is a masterpiece,and you should really try it.Then London Bridge,Cortege,and so on...My comparison to Britten would also have to include a variety of other composers,as the music of MW is thoroughly European,a blending of improvisation,classical,and cabaret to form something that is uniquely of itself.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Awful!, 5 Aug 2011
This review is from: Glad Day - Settings Of William Blake (Audio CD)
Well, I'm a great fan of William Blake and a Jazz fan, so this seemed a match made in heaven, but I would defy anyone to enjoy it. In my opinion, this is the worst kind of self indulgent clap trap I have ever heard, really.
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