Stan Tracey

Real Name:
Stanley William Tracey
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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.
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Albums

Stan Tracey - Showcase album art Stan Tracey Showcase (Album) London Records US 1958 Sell This Version
SX 6124 Stan Tracey - Stan Tracey In Person.... album art Stan Tracey Stan Tracey In Person....(LP, Album, Mono) Columbia SX 6124 UK 1967 Sell This Version
SCX 6358 Stan Tracey - The Latin-American Caper album art Stan Tracey The Latin-American Caper(LP, Album) Columbia SCX 6358 UK 1969 Sell This Version
870041BFY The Lansdowne Big Brass, Ken Jones (2), Stan Tracey The Lansdowne Big Brass, Ken Jones (2), Stan Tracey - The Music Of Galt "Hair" MacDermot(LP) Philips 870041BFY Netherlands 1969 Sell This Version
SCX 6413 Stan Tracey - The 7 Ages Of  Man album art Stan Tracey The 7 Ages Of Man(LP, Album) Columbia SCX 6413 UK 1970 Sell This Version
SGC 1002 Stan Tracey - Original album art Mike Osborne / Stan Tracey Mike Osborne / Stan Tracey - Original(LP) Cadillac Records SGC 1002 UK 1973 Sell This Version
SGC 1003 Stan Tracey - Alone At Wigmore Hall album art Stan Tracey Alone At Wigmore Hall(LP) Cadillac Records SGC 1003 UK 1974 Sell This Version
Stan Tracey - Will Power (A Shakespeare Birthday Celebration In Music) album art Neil Ardley / Ian Carr / Mike Gibbs* / Stan Tracey Neil Ardley / Ian Carr / Mike Gibbs* / Stan Tracey - Will Power (A Shakespeare Birthday Celebration In Music) (Album) Argo (2) UK 1975 Sell This Version
Stan Tracey - TNT album art Stan Tracey / Keith Tippett Stan Tracey / Keith Tippett - TNT (Album) Emanem UK 1976 Sell This Version
Stan Tracey - Under Milk Wood album art Stan Tracey Under Milk Wood (Album) RCA UK 1976 Sell This Version
OG 210 Stan Tracey - Tandem: Live At The Bracknell Festival album art Mike Osborne / Stan Tracey Mike Osborne / Stan Tracey - Tandem: Live At The Bracknell Festival(LP, Album) Ogun OG 210 UK 1977 Sell This Version
SJ 106 Stan Tracey - Sonatinas album art John Surman / Stan Tracey John Surman / Stan Tracey - Sonatinas(LP) STEAM SJ 106 UK 1978 Sell This Version
SJ 107 Stan Tracey - Hello Old Adversary! album art Stan Tracey Hello Old Adversary!(LP, Album) Steam SJ 107 UK 1979 Sell This Version
SJ 110 Stan Tracey - Stan Tracey Now album art Stan Tracey Stan Tracey Now(LP) Steam SJ 110 UK 1983 Sell This Version
CN 4426/S Stan Tracey - British Council 50th Anniversary Concert-1/2 album art Stan Tracey / Benjamin Britten / Gordon Langford Stan Tracey / Benjamin Britten / Gordon Langford - British Council 50th Anniversary Concert-1/2(LP, Transcription) BBC Transcription Services CN 4426/S UK 1984 Sell This Version
Stan Tracey - Stan Tracey Plays Duke Ellington album art Stan Tracey With Roy Babbington Stan Tracey With Roy Babbington - Stan Tracey Plays Duke Ellington (Album) Mole Jazz UK 1986 Sell This Version
3604 Stan Tracey - Play Duke, Monk & Bird album art Stan Tracey & Don Weller Stan Tracey & Don Weller - Play Duke, Monk & Bird(LP, Album) Emanem 3604 Australia 1988 Sell This Version
7243 8 31139 2 7 Stan Tracey - Live At The QEH album art Stan Tracey Live At The QEH(CD, Album) Blue Note International 7243 8 31139 2 7 UK 1994 Sell This Version
JHAS 608 Stan Tracey - Laughin' And Scratchin' album art Stan Tracey Laughin' And Scratchin'(CD, Album) Ronnie Scott's Jazz House JHAS 608 UK 1997 Sell This Version
JITCD 9816 Stan Tracey - Comme D'Habitude album art Stan Tracey, Bobby Wellins Stan Tracey, Bobby Wellins - Comme D'Habitude(CD, Album) Jazzizit Records JITCD 9816 UK 1998 Sell This Version
SGCCD 06 Stan Tracey - Solo : Trio album art Stan Tracey Solo : Trio(CD, Album) Cadillac Records SGCCD 06 UK 1998 Sell This Version
JASCD 639 Stan Tracey - "Little Klunk" And "Showcase" album art Stan Tracey "Little Klunk" And "Showcase"(CD, Mono, RM) Jasmine Records JASCD 639 UK 2003 Sell This Version
psi 04.02 Stan Tracey - Suspensions And Anticipations album art Stan Tracey, Evan Parker Stan Tracey, Evan Parker - Suspensions And Anticipations(CD, Album) psi (3) psi 04.02 UK 2004 Sell This Version
AMSC 793 Stan Tracey - Just You, Just Me album art Stan Tracey & Danny Moss Stan Tracey & Danny Moss - Just You, Just Me(CD, Album) Avid Entertainment AMSC 793 UK & Ireland 2004 Sell This Version
psi 05.04 Stan Tracey - Crevulations album art Stan Tracey, Evan Parker Stan Tracey, Evan Parker - Crevulations(CD, Album) psi (3) psi 05.04 UK 2005 Sell This Version

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jimthing

jimthing

March 26, 2006
edited over 13 years ago
Mr Stan Tracey, a definite genius of our time.
Give this man a crown; truly a man deserving of praise for his efforts in all things 'British Jazz' and beyond.

Many have compared him with Thelonius Monk, and an easy comparison of talents can certainly be made, though differences with style & content are obvious.
Talent wise, yes he is of certain equal compare, but by composition he is stripped of any measure of equality. A style all of his own is noticeable and to public eyes 'Under Milk Wood' proves this fact.
Playing style wise, he almost bends notes in a Duke Ellington fashion, and the overall harmonies & voicings are original of his own sound. Just check "Baby Blue" (with Tubby Hayes) for a degree of authority, and a Bassey feel incorporated within.

Listening live is the best way of seeing this mans' true talent. Any live gigs in your area are worth taking time for.

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