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Stan Tracey

p, 1926-2013 GB, Denmark Hill
Musician / Composer of Jazz
A.k.a. Stanley William Tracey

British jazz pianist and composer. Born: 30 December 1926 in Denmark Hill, London, England, UK. Died: 6 December 2013 in St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England, UK (aged 86). Stan Tracey cited Duke Ellington and Thelonious Monk as his main influences. Widely regarded as the "Grandfather Of British Jazz", and one of the most prolific performers at Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club, he performed alongside many of the other American and European greats. Already an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE), he was later appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2008 New Year Honours. He is the father of jazz drummer Clark Tracey.

     
Instruments
  • Piano
  • Vibraphone
  • Accordion
Genres
  • Jazz
  • Soundtrack
  • Blues
Popular Tracks   
C-Jam Blues - Live on Soho Nights, Vol. 2 by Ben Webster & Stan Tracey
Stan Tracey Introduction on Under Milk Wood in Hamburg by The Stan Tracey Quartet & Kenny Wheeler
Chelsea Bridge - Live on Soho Nights, Vol. 2 by Ben Webster & Stan Tracey
Minor Hustle on Kpm 1000 Series: Impact and Action - Volume II by Various Artists
Over the Rainbow - Live on Soho Nights, Vol. 2 by Ben Webster & Stan Tracey
Hairy Fairy on Kpm 1000 Series: Contemporary Colour by Various Artists
Sublimation on Kpm 1000 Series: Gentle Sounds - Volume 3 by James Clarke, David Lindup & Stan Tracey
Night in Tunisia - Live on Soho Nights, Vol. 2 by Ben Webster & Stan Tracey
Poutin' - Live on Soho Nights, Vol. 2 by Ben Webster & Stan Tracey
Sometimes I'm Happy - Live on Soho Nights, Vol. 2 by Ben Webster & Stan Tracey

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Band Members
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Live At Wigmore Hall, 1974Stan Tracey Alone & Together With Mike Osborne2018Album
Three Classic Albums PlusStan Tracey2011Compil.
SupernovaStan Tracey & Keith Tippett2008Album
Soho Nights Vol. 1Ben Webster, Stan Tracey2008Album
Tracey / Wellins Play MonkStan Tracey, Bobby Wellins2007Album
The London SessionBenjamin Herman, Stan Tracey2006Album
CrevulationsStan Tracey, Evan Parker2005Album
Khumbula (Remember)Louis Moholo / Stan Tracey2005Album
Just you, Just meStan Tracey, Danny Moss2004Album
Suspensions And AnticipationsStan Tracey, Evan Parker2004Album
"Little Klunk" And "Showcase"Stan Tracey2003Album
Solo : TrioStan Tracey1998Album
Comme D'HabitudeStan Tracey, Bobby Wellins1998Album
Laughin' And Scratchin'Stan Tracey1997Album
Live At The QEHStan Tracey1994Album
Duets (Sonatinas/TNT)Stan Tracey1993Compil.
Play Duke, Monk & BirdStan Tracey & Don Weller1988Album
Stan Tracey Plays Duke EllingtonStan Tracey With Roy Babbington1986Album
British Council 50th Anniversary Concert-1/2Stan Tracey / Benjamin Britten / Gordon Langford1984Album
Stan Tracey NowStan Tracey1983Album
Hello Old Adversary!Stan Tracey1979Album
SonatinasJohn Surman / Stan Tracey1978Album
Tandem: Live At The Bracknell FestivalMike Osborne / Stan Tracey1977Album
Under Milk WoodStan Tracey1976Album
TNTStan Tracey & Keith Tippett1976Album
Will Power (A Shakespeare Birthday Celebration In Music)Neil Ardley / Ian Carr / Michael Gibbs / Stan Tracey1975Album
Alone At Wigmore HallStan Tracey1974Album
OriginalMike Osborne / Stan Tracey1973Album
The 7 Ages Of ManStan Tracey1970Album
The Latin-American CaperStan Tracey1969Album
The Music Of Galt "Hair" MacDermotThe Lansdowne Big Brass, Ken Jones, Stan Tracey1969Album
Stan Tracey In Person....Stan Tracey1967Album
SkippyStan Tracey1959Single
ShowcaseStan Tracey1958Album
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