Mike Westbrook – Citadel/Room 315

Recorded March 21-22, 1975, Phonogram Studios, London RCA SF8433 (UK) [LP], RCA ND74987 (UK) [CD], BGO CD713 (UK) [CD]

Nigel Carter, Derek Healey, Henry Lowther, Kenny Wheeler, trumpet, fluegelhorn; Malcolm Griffiths, trombone; Paul Rutherford, trombone, euphonium; Alf Reece (1, 4-6, 8-11), Geoff Perkins (2, 3, 7), bass trombone; Mike Page, alto saxophone, flute, bass clarinet; Alan Wakeman, tenor and soprano saxophones, clarinet; John Holbrooke, tenor saxophone, flute; John Warren, baritone saxophone, flute; John Surman, baritone and soprano saxophones, bass clarinet; Brian Godding, guitar; Dave MacRae, piano, electric piano (2, 8-10); Chris Laurence, bass, bass guitar; Alan Jackson, drums; John Mitchell, percussion; Mike Westbrook, music director, electric piano (2, 4, 5)

Overture (Westbrook) 1:40

Construction (Westbrook) 7:36

Pistache (Westbrook) 3:03

View From The Drawbridge (Westbrook) 8:42

Love And Understanding (Westbrook) 8:41

Tender Love (Westbrook) 3:08

Bebop De Rigueur (Westbrook) 4:39

Pastorale (Westbrook) 11:43

Sleepwalker Awaking In Sunlight (Westbrook) 6:44

Outgoing Song (Westbrook) 5:05

Finale (Westbrook) 0:37

Mike Westbrook and John Surman with the Swedish Radio Jazz Group – radio broadcast

Recorded 28 March 1974, Folkets Hus, Sodertalje, Stockholm, Sweden unissued

Mike Westbrook, conductor, electric piano; John Surman, baritone and soprano saxophones, bass clarinet; Americo Bellotto, trumpet; Bertil Lövgren, trumpet, flugelhorn; Jan Allan, trumpet, alto horn; Håkan Nyqvist, trumpet, flugelhorn, french horn; Lars Olofsson, trombone; Sven Larsson, bass trombone, tuba; Arne Domnérus, alto saxophone, clarinet; Claes Rosendahl, tenor saxophone, flute; Lennart Åberg, tenor and soprano saxophones, flute; Erik Nilsson, baritone saxophone, bass clarinet, flute; Rune Gustafsson, guitars; Bengt Hallberg, piano; Georg Riedel, bass; Stefan Brolund, bass guitar; Egil Johansen, drums; Jan Bandel, percussion

Citadel/Room 315 (suite) 61:00 (approx)
1. Overture – Construction
2. Pistache
3. View from the drawbridge
4. Love and understanding
5. Tender love
6. Bebop de rigeur
7. Pastorale
8. Sleepwalker awaking in sunlight
9. Outgoing song
10. Finale

First performance of ‘Citadel/Room 315’, recorded for Swedish Radio. Work commissioned and recorded by Swedish Radio. Produced by Bosse Broberg.