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Westbrook releases The Uncommon Orchestra featuring Lou Gare

New recordings emerge of the AMM saxophonist performing with the group in 2010

Westbrook Records is set to release a new CD of live recordings of The Uncommon Orchestra featuring Lou Gare. In the early 1960s, Gare worked with Mike Westbrook in a trio that also included John Surman. Nearly four decades later, they reunited as The Uncommon Orchestra, with the AMM saxophonist contributing to the orchestra’s workshops and concerts. But health problems meant Gare was unable to participate in recording the album. He died on 6 October 2017. However Matthew North captured some of their early performances on tape, some of which will be released as Mike Westbrook In Memory Of Lou Gare Tenor Saxophone (1939 To 2017). Westbrook is looking for patrons to support the release. For more information contact: admin@westbrookjazz.co.uk