Jazz Suite Inspired by Dylan Thomas's "Under Milk Wood"

Under Milk Wood" Suite
Jazz Suite Inspired by Dylan Thomas's "Under Milk Wood" is an album by the English pianist Stan Tracey and his quartet, that was released by the Columbia subsidiary of EMI in 1965.wikipedia
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Jazz Suite Inspired by Dylan Thomas's "Under Milk Wood" is an album by the English pianist Stan Tracey and his quartet, that was released by the Columbia subsidiary of EMI in 1965.
Tracey's best known recording is the 1965 album Jazz Suite Inspired by Dylan Thomas's "Under Milk Wood", which is based on the BBC radio drama Under Milk Wood, by Dylan Thomas.

Bobby Wellins

Robert Coull Wellins (24 January 1936 – 27 October 2016) was a Scottish tenor saxophonist who collaborated with Stan Tracey on the album Jazz Suite Inspired by Dylan Thomas's "Under Milk Wood" (1965).

Under Milk Wood

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The music was written in response to the 1953 BBC radio play Under Milk Wood, by the Welsh poet Dylan Thomas.

Jeff Clyne

Clyne accompanied Blossom Dearie, Stan Tracey (on his Jazz Suite Inspired by Dylan Thomas's "Under Milk Wood" album), Ian Carr, Gordon Beck (on Experiments With Pops, with John McLaughlin), Dudley Moore, Zoot Sims, Norma Winstone, John Burch and Marion Montgomery.

Jackie Dougan

Following his stint with Scott, he joined the Tony Coe Quintet and later recorded with Stan Tracey (on the Jazz Suite Inspired by Dylan Thomas's "Under Milk Wood" album, 1965), Sonny Stitt, Ben Webster, Al Cohn and Zoot Sims.

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Jazz Suite Inspired by Dylan Thomas's "Under Milk Wood" is an album by the English pianist Stan Tracey and his quartet, that was released by the Columbia subsidiary of EMI in 1965.

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The music was written in response to the 1953 BBC radio play Under Milk Wood, by the Welsh poet Dylan Thomas.

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The music was written in response to the 1953 BBC radio play Under Milk Wood, by the Welsh poet Dylan Thomas.

BBC Music Magazine

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In a review of the album for BBC Music Magazine, Chris Parker wrote: "Tracey’s startlingly percussive, eccentric piano style and his close rapport with tenorman Bobby Wellins do bring Thelonious Monk and Charlie Rouse to mind, but the cogent pungency of the compositions (in catchy mid-tempo tunes or in haunting ballads like ‘Starless and Bible Black’ and the title-track) is all his own".

The Guardian

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In a series of articles for The Guardian newspaper titled "50 great moments in jazz", John Fordham wrote of the album: "Under Milk Wood was an evocative collection of sparky themes inspired by the Dylan Thomas radio play (it's sometimes performed with a narrator reading the parts). And thanks to Tracey's sparing piano and Wellins's softly hooting sax, the rippling tone-poem 'Starless and Bible Black' is widely acclaimed as one of the great jazz performances".

John Fordham (jazz critic)

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In a series of articles for The Guardian newspaper titled "50 great moments in jazz", John Fordham wrote of the album: "Under Milk Wood was an evocative collection of sparky themes inspired by the Dylan Thomas radio play (it's sometimes performed with a narrator reading the parts). And thanks to Tracey's sparing piano and Wellins's softly hooting sax, the rippling tone-poem 'Starless and Bible Black' is widely acclaimed as one of the great jazz performances".

Blue Note Records

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Since the original 1965 mono LP on Columbia, the album has been released on a number of labels, including Blue Note.

Clark Tracey

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The album was reissued in 2010 on his son, Clark Tracey's ReSteamed Records label, as "Under Milk Wood: Jazz Suite".

Donald Houston

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A live version was recorded in 1976 on RCA records, which included a voice narration from the Welsh actor, Donald Houston.

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Denis Preston

Among his jazz production successes were Stan Tracey's "Under Milk Wood" Suite, and the Indo-Jazz Fusions albums by John Mayer and Joe Harriott.