Westbrook Records Downloads
After Smith's Hotel
The two introduction tracks include narration by Mike Westbrook.
Double CD album length: 120 minutes
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After Smith's Hotel - (The Young Person’s Guide To The Jazz Orchestra) (1983)
A composition by Mike Westbrook for 17-piece Jazz Orchestra, with spoken introductions by the composer to the various sections of the work, with musical illustrations. Commissioned by Aldeburgh Festival - Snape Maltings Foundation.
Mike Westbrook (narrator/musical director/piano), Guy Barker (trumpet/piccolo trumpet),
Phil Minton (trumpet), Dave Plews, Dick Pearce (trumpet/flugelhorn), Malcolm Griffiths (trombone), Dave Powell (tuba), Kate Westbrook (tenor horn/piccolo/bamboo flute),
Phil Todd (flute/saxophones), Dave Bishop (tenor saxophone/clarinet),
Chris Biscoe (alto/tenor/baritone saxophones), Lindsay Cooper (saxophones/oboe/bassoon), Georgie Born (cello), Brian Godding (guitar), Steve Cook (bass guitar), Dave Barry (drums), Fiachra Trench (co-directs orchestra and plays piano only in sections where Mike Westbrook narrates.
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If you are unfamiliar with making a CD using Flac files we would suggest using the free CD burning software "ImgBurn".
Alternatively you may need to convert the FLAC files to WAV and then use ImgBurn. You could use the free FRE:AC software
to convert the files. Here is a brief guide on how to use it:
First you need to adjust a couple of settings. Go to Options/General Settings. In the Encoder drop down list select “Windows Wave File Output”.  Keep Output folder at the “Use input file folder if possible” as this will ensure your new WAV files will be in the same folder as the FLAC originals.

In “Filename Pattern” change  to "<track> - <artist > - <title>" to be sure that tracks are numbered and can be burned to CD in the right order. Then click the "OK" button at the bottom right.

Select files to be converted using File/Add. Navigate to the folder containing the FLAC files and add them.  Click on the forward arrow icon (third from right - it turns green when you hover over it) and that will start the conversion.  Once converted to WAV use your favourite software to burn the discs.


1. Introduction to Part 1 (15.14)

2. Smith’s Hotel to Cerne Giant (13.47)

3. East Stratford too-doo (23.21)


1. Introduction to Part 2 (12.48)

2. On Duke’s Birthday (28.18)

3. South From Toulouse (09.38)

4. The ‘Go no more a-roving’ problem (6.42)

5. Breaking up at Smith’s Academy (10.20)


Phil Clarke ( 1949 - 2003) Lindsay Cooper ( 1951 - 2013 )

Roger Deakin ( 1943 - 2006 ) Dave Plews ( 1958 - 2000 )

with special thanks to Paul Wilson

re-mastered and prepared for Download by Chris Topley

Double Album

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Kate & Mike Westbrook
Kate and Mike Westbrook