Steam (LP) SJ 108
All compositions by Stan Tracey
Cackle Street - 6.20
Honey Hill - 9.40
Plucks Gutter - 11.45
Golden Green - 12.00
Arcadia - 9.07
Stan Tracey - piano; Art Themen - tenor, soprano, sopranino;
Roy Babbington - bass; Clark Tracey - drums;
Mastered by / Ray Staff / Trident Studios / London
Recorded by / Dave Lawson Recorders / London, June 12, 1980
Sleeve design / Penny Taylor
Map reproduced by courtesy of Geographia Ltd
Notes: © Stan Tracey When I was commissioned by the South East Arts Association to write this music my first problem was to find a theme. In the hope that something might spring to mind, I looked at a map of the South East of England and discovered a fund of wonderful names and my problem was solved. I rejected such gems as Muddles Green, Upper Dicker, Lower Dicker, Whitemans Green and Grafty Green, in favour of the chosen titles, which seemed to me to match the music."
"This work was commissioned by South East Arts Association and received its first performance as part of a tour organised by the Association in conjunction with the Jazz Centre Society in the Spring of 1980."