Stan Tracey's 'Under Milk Wood'

Sage Two

Pre-concert talk at 6.30pm with Bobby Wellins & Clark Tracey (free to ticket holders)

2015 is the 50th Anniversary of one of the most famous recordings in British jazz history – Stan Tracey’s ‘Under Milk Wood’ which has been reissued continually since its 1965 release.

“Under Milk Wood has become one of the few legends of UK recorded jazz” The Guardian

“The haunting ‘Starless and Bible Black’ remains probably the finest single recorded performance by a British jazz group. one of the most enjoyable concerts I have attended for ages” The Observer

The haunting, evocative sound of saxophonist Bobby Wellins played an essential role in the original recording. He will be joined by Andrew Cleyndert and Clark Tracey, both members of Stan’s groups for the last 35 years, and Stan’s personal choice of pianist Steve Melling. The narrator of Dylan Thomas’ seminal work is Stan’s grandson Ben Tracey, Stan’s preferred voice.

INTERVIEW: London Jazz News interview Stan Tracey’s grandson Ben ahead of the performance.

A unique opportunity both to revisit a seminal jazz landmark and to celebrate a much missed figure in British jazz, who himself performed at several past Gateshead International Jazz Festivals. The quartet will also perform their own set.

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Contact Ticket Office on 0191 443 4661 for more details and to book (this offer is not available online).

Booking Fees
A £2.50 handling fee (per transaction) is applicable when booking a Jazz Multi-Buy. For all individual performances booked a £1.50 handling fee (per ticket) is applicable.

Student Offer
£5 standby tickets may become available on the day subject to availability (one per person). Valid NUS card required.
£5 tickets are available for Sage Gateshead students including members of the Young Musicians Programme, Further Education and Youth Participation groups (one per person for each event).

Part of Gateshead International Jazz Festival 2015

Gateshead International Jazz Festival is delighted to announce an exciting international line-up for its 11th edition with its trademark mix of UK, European and international jazz icons, hot new talent and some of the best of the thriving Northern jazz scene. The programme is packed with...

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