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Sun, 28 Jan


Melville Theatre

Clark Tracey Quartet: The Under Milk Wood Suite

The Clark Tracey Quartet performs The Stan Tracey Under Milk Wood Suite, celebrating the 70th anniversary of Dylan Thomas's epic work getting its first radio airing.

Clark Tracey Quartet: The Under Milk Wood Suite
Clark Tracey Quartet: The Under Milk Wood Suite

Time & Location

28 Jan 2024, 20:00

Melville Theatre, 4 Pen-Y-Pound, Abergavenny NP7 5UD, UK

About the event

Jazz Suite Inspired by Dylan Thomas's "Under Milk Wood" is an album released in 1965 by the English pianist Stan Tracey and his quartet.

The music was written in response to Dylan Thomas's 1953 BBC radio play - 'Under Milk Wood'. It has often been cited as one of the best jazz recordings made in the United Kingdom.

Dylan Thomas died in November 1953 and there was a memorial performance of Under Milk Wood in New York later that year. The first radio broadcast of this epic work was on 25th January 1954 - almost exactly 70 years ago.

To celebrate this milestone, Black Mountain Jazz has invited Stan Tracey’s son, Clark Tracey, to bring his quartet to The Melville Theatre to recreate this iconic album, with readings from Under Milk Wood interspersed with the music.

For an interesting read, visit Jazzwise via this link.

This promises to be an exciting and popular celebration and we recommend early booking.


Ticket price £20

Friends of BMJ £18

Under 18s £10


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