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Album Review

The Westerlies: Wherein Lies the Good

Read "Wherein Lies the Good" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian


The dynamic and inventive brass quartet The Westerlies explores an eclectic array of pieces on its third release, the mesmerizing Wherein Lies the Good. Consisting of four jazz-leaning horn players, the ensemble, in addition to interpreting delightful originals, delves into the modern classical, art-rock and folk repertoires. The album opens with trombonist Andy Clausen's mellifluous “Robert Henry." A hypnotic and effervescent tune that Clausen wrote for his nephew, it flows from one member to another with shimmering lines ...

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In Pictures

The Westerlies at The Zurcher Gallery

Read "The Westerlies at The Zurcher Gallery" reviewed by Luciano Rossetti


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Hi-Res Jazz

The Westerlies: New Music For Brass In Hi Res

Read "The Westerlies: New Music For Brass In Hi Res" reviewed by Mark Werlin


The Westerlies, a self-titled album performed by an “accidental brass quartet" of two trumpet players and two trombonists, is a stunning accomplishment: a reference-quality recording of trans-genre new instrumental music that managed to beat the odds and reach a wide audience. The album's unexpected success points to the importance of curation in an overcrowded online music sphere. One track from the album, an arrangement of the English folk ballad “Saro," was promoted by Tom Huizenga, a music producer ...


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