Project Description

Herts Jazz: Under Milk Wood & A Child’s Christmas in Wales, Maltings Arts Theatre, St Albans

  • Date:

    Tuesday December 18th

  • The Maltings Arts Theatre
    Level 2
    The Maltings
    St Albans
    AL1 3HL

  • Simon Allen – Tenor, Bruce Boardman – Piano, Andrew Cleyndert – Bass, Clark Tracey – Drums, Ben Tracey – Narrator

    For our last gig of the season we’ve put together a special occasion, celebrating the words of Dylan Thomas and the music of Stan Tracey. Tracey’s Under Milk Wood suite has gone down in British jazz history as being an outstanding recording and a most important piece of music from 1966, encouraging a whole generation to regard jazz from the UK in a different light. In 2010 Stan was inspired to compose a kind of a sequel in the form of A Child’s Xmas In Wales, again with narration but this time featuring his grandson Ben. Tonight for the first time we present both suites back to back with narration by Ben and accompaniment by Tracey stalwarts, Simon Allen and Andrew Cleyndert.

    Tickets: £16/£15/£12

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