[resurfaced] stan tracey quartet
June 17, 2010
Stan Tracey Quartet: Starless And Bible Black, taken from Jazz Suite Inspired By Dylan Thomas’s Under Milk Wood, 1965 [buy]http://drop.io/download/public/z6rqsao0rfyikd7ww7in/b7ee10208dd8558ab72615b31b22cad46ddf7f67/Asset/35820479/v3/web_preview
While each piece in the suite provides an impressionistic take on the characters, musings and atmosphere in the play, the sublime Starless And Bible Black holds a special place. It was on these words, from the opening monologue so powerfully rendered by Richard Burton in the original production, that Tracey fixated at the beginning of the album’s creation.
The track floats in the night sky, the players – Jeff Clyne on bass, Jack Dougan on drums and the wonderful Bobby Wellins on tenor saxophone accompanying Tracey on piano – tiptoe around the music and each other with elegance, grace and respect while the inhabitants of Thomas’ village slumber for just a little longer.
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