Susan Tomes in Cheltenham - 9 July, 1981

from Domus Diary: Preparing for the Cheltenham Festival, 1981, pages 21-22:

I have recently become interested in jazz, and have invited a few jazz-playing friends to come and join me in the done for an experimental jazz concert, to give some variety to our week's programming. So in the evening, the Dome is transformed by microphones, wine bottles, and a red standard lamp on the stage. Maggie Nichols, Roger Dean and Ashley Brown arrive from London and we decide on a blend of straight and free jazz, which suits me very well, though I feel that the others would be happier doing free jazz all evening. But the blend is evidently the right thing for the Cheltenham Audience,…   more >>
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Susan Tomes, Domus Diary: Preparing for the Cheltenham Festival, 1981. In Beyond the notes : journeys with chamber music (Woodbridge, 2004), p. 21-22. accessed: 24 July, 2024

location of experience: Cheltenham


Susan Tomes
Pianist, Writer

Listening to

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jazz (, performance of)
written by Miles Davis, Richard Rodgers
performed by Susan Tomes, Ashley Brown, Maggie Nichols, Roger Dean

Experience Information

Date/Time 9 July, 1981
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


Performance took place in Domus tent in Cheltenham's Imperial Gardens

Originally submitted by iepearson on Tue, 29 Apr 2014 16:30:57 +0100