Lee Westwood,
To Sleep: Farewell Songs
(self-produced, 2006)

Lee Westwood is based in Brighton, England, and is a wonderful guitar player. He cites influences ranging through jazz, classical and folk music.

The dozen tracks offered on To Sleep: Farewell Songs give the listener a fine overview of these influences and Westwood's interpretations of them.

It may not be an album that jumps out at you, unless you are a great fan of good guitar music and composition for that instrument, but the tracks -- including "To Sleep," "The Juggler" and "Music for Children" -- are worthy of more than a cursory listen.

The accompanying booklet contains commissioned art work allied to the tracks and can be used to heighten the appreciation of Westwood's work.

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review by
Nicky Rossiter

15 September 2007

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