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5.0 out of 5 stars Track Labelling Problem
Contrary to the earlier review, all the music is there but there is a track labelling problem.

Briefly, Track 2 contains tracks 2 and 3, Track 3 contains all but the last 16 seconds of track 4, Track 4 contains the last 16 seconds.

Apart from that the record is a masterpiece. Buy it and enjoy.
Published on 18 May 2007 by RayB

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1.0 out of 5 stars Technical gaff - buyers beware
Although the rather skimpy packaging of this new reissue of Westbrook's 1967 debut compares unfavourably with that issued by Polygram in 1998, I suppose that we should be relieved that the record is available at all. However I must report that track four - the epic "Echoes and Heroics" - lasts all of 16 seconds; in other words, it cuts off after the opening brass...
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1.0 out of 5 stars Technical gaff - buyers beware, 3 Aug 2005
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This review is from: Celebration (Audio CD)
Although the rather skimpy packaging of this new reissue of Westbrook's 1967 debut compares unfavourably with that issued by Polygram in 1998, I suppose that we should be relieved that the record is available at all. However I must report that track four - the epic "Echoes and Heroics" - lasts all of 16 seconds; in other words, it cuts off after the opening brass fanfare.
There seems to be a jinx with Westbrook CD reissues - remember the hash that BGO made of the first pressing of Metropolis (though they did make amends with subsequent pressings) - so it's doubly a shame that this idiotic goof has marred what is an important historical document, not to mention the ideal entry point for anyone unsure where to start in the labyrinth of Westbrook's extensive and eclectic discography. His music at this stage perhaps still betrayed too much of a debt to Gil Evans, Ellington and Mingus, but Celebration is elevated above the commonplace by the extraordinary improvising of its principal soloists, the then virtually unknown saxophonists John Surman and Mike Osborne.
Here's hoping, therefore, that Universal Jazz can make amends and restore the full "Echoes And Heroics" to future pressings - and let us hope that they don't make the same mistakes when they get around to reissuing Release and Marching Song.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Track Labelling Problem, 18 May 2007
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RayB "Ray Burns" (Chelmsford, Essex , United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Celebration (Audio CD)
Contrary to the earlier review, all the music is there but there is a track labelling problem.

Briefly, Track 2 contains tracks 2 and 3, Track 3 contains all but the last 16 seconds of track 4, Track 4 contains the last 16 seconds.

Apart from that the record is a masterpiece. Buy it and enjoy.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Some of the best of British jazz from the last 25 years., 30 Jan 2002
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Bob Heath (wolverhampton UK) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Celebration (Audio CD)
Early Westbrook with the best British players then available, including John Surman; Mike Osborne; Kenny Wheeler and others. The vitality shines through. Superb soloing - not to be missed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another Glory of UK jazz, 23 Dec 2010
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Martin Powell "JDJ" (UK) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Celebration (Audio CD)
Chastised I might be for neglecting the wild, young jazzcatz of UK Jazz today in my historical hysteria for 50's, 60's & 70's UK Jazz.
I care not - flagellate away ye chastisers for in my opinion, UK Jazz from the aforementioned period until the present day has been under-appreciated on a scale approaching that of crimes against humanity.
As mentioned above, this is 'early' Mike Westbrook but what a piece of work it is, ambling beautifully from tranquility to red-hot fire seemingly stoking the boilers of the wild young-guns performing and soloing with such brilliance, fluidity and synchronicity. MW has gone on to produce a body of work of such magnificent quality and volume of which this was a mere intimation - I wish I'd taken the hint sooner. If you like UK Jazz, you'll adore this. I agree - "Buy it, Enjoy it" whilst leafing through a catalogue of UK Jazz re-issues. Don't hang about too long though. Mine's a 2004 re-issue which already assumes the rarity of rocking-horse manure. For all UK Jazz re-issues, "buy in haste, 'repent' at leisure"
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