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Stan Tracey (born Stanley William Tracey in London on 30 December 1926 ; died on 6 December 2013) was one of the UK's most original, talented - yet startlingly underrated - jazz musicians. Sonny Rollins is quoted as saying "Does anyone here realise how good he really is?" As well as recordings under his personal name, he also recorded as Stan Tracey Octet, The Stan Tracey Quartet, Stan Tracey Big Band and Stan Tracey Trio.

Tracey played professionally from the age of… read more

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  • RIP
  • RIP
  • Saw him a couple of weeks ago with Ian Shaw on trumpet, Andy Cleyndert on bass and clark Tracey on drums, absolutely wonderful couple of hours. Already a candidate for gig of the year, and off the back of it I bought Tracey/Wellins play Monk, a live album from about 5/6 years ago which is also completely brilliant. Can't wait until September when Stan and Bobby appear together at our local jazz festival.
  • Love Stan's work! : )
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  • Saw the 85-year-old version playing in Utrecht yesterday. Great stuff.
  • I saw him last night. He's 83 but he can still play a great solo.
  • Ravaging!

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