Stan Tracey

Real Name:
Stanley William Tracey
Profile:
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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LL 3107 Showcase — Stan Tracey Stan Tracey Showcase (Album) London Records LL 3107 US 1958 Sell This Version
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SX 6124 Stan Tracey In Person.... — Stan Tracey Stan Tracey Stan Tracey In Person.... (Album) Columbia SX 6124 UK 1967 Sell This Version
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SCX 6358, 1E 062 ◦ 90535 The Latin-American Caper — Stan Tracey Stan Tracey The Latin-American Caper(LP, Album) Columbia, Columbia SCX 6358, 1E 062 ◦ 90535 UK 1969 Sell This Version
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870041BFY  The Music Of Galt The Lansdowne Big Brass, Ken Jones (5), Stan Tracey The Lansdowne Big Brass, Ken Jones (5), Stan Tracey - The Music Of Galt "Hair" MacDermot(LP) Philips 870041BFY Netherlands 1969 Sell This Version
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SCX 6413, 1E 062 ◦ 91707 The 7 Ages Of  Man — Stan Tracey Stan Tracey The 7 Ages Of Man(LP, Album) Columbia, Columbia SCX 6413, 1E 062 ◦ 91707 UK 1970 Sell This Version
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SGC 1002 Original — Stan Tracey Mike Osborne / Stan Tracey Mike Osborne / Stan Tracey - Original(LP) Cadillac Records SGC 1002 UK 1973 Sell This Version
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SGC 1003 Alone At Wigmore Hall — Stan Tracey Stan Tracey Alone At Wigmore Hall(LP) Cadillac Records SGC 1003 UK 1974 Sell This Version
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ZDA 164/5 Will Power (A Shakespeare Birthday Celebration In Music) — Stan Tracey 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) ZDA 164/5 UK 1975 Sell This Version
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SJ 104 TNT — Stan Tracey Stan Tracey / Keith Tippett Stan Tracey / Keith Tippett - TNT (Album) STEAM SJ 104 UK 1976 Sell This Version
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TAA271 Under Milk Wood — Stan Tracey Stan Tracey Under Milk Wood (Album) RCA TAA271 UK 1976 Sell This Version
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OG 210 Tandem - Live At The Bracknell Festival — Stan Tracey Mike Osborne / Stan Tracey Mike Osborne / Stan Tracey - Tandem - Live At The Bracknell Festival(LP, Album) Ogun OG 210 UK 1977 Sell This Version
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SJ 106 Sonatinas — Stan Tracey John Surman / Stan Tracey John Surman / Stan Tracey - Sonatinas(LP) STEAM SJ 106 UK 1978 Sell This Version
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SJ 107 Hello Old Adversary! — Stan Tracey Stan Tracey Hello Old Adversary!(LP, Album) Steam SJ 107 UK 1979 Sell This Version
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SJ 110 Stan Tracey Now — Stan Tracey Stan Tracey Stan Tracey Now(LP) Steam SJ 110 UK 1983 Sell This Version
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CN 4426/S British Council 50th Anniversary Concert-1/2 — Stan Tracey 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
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MOLE 10 Stan Tracey Plays Duke Ellington — Stan Tracey Stan Tracey With Roy Babbington Stan Tracey With Roy Babbington - Stan Tracey Plays Duke Ellington (Album) Mole Jazz MOLE 10 UK 1986 Sell This Version
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156988-6 A Tribute To Duke Ellington — Stan Tracey The Stan Tracey Big Band* A Tribute To Duke Ellington(LP) BBC Transcription Services 156988-6 UK 1986 Sell This Version
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3604 Play Duke, Monk & Bird — Stan Tracey Stan Tracey & Don Weller Stan Tracey & Don Weller - Play Duke, Monk & Bird(LP, Album) Emanem 3604 Australia 1988 Sell This Version
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7243 8 31139 2 7 Live At The QEH — Stan Tracey Stan Tracey Live At The QEH(CD, Album) Blue Note International 7243 8 31139 2 7 UK 1994 Sell This Version
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JHAS 608 Laughin' And Scratchin' — Stan Tracey Stan Tracey Laughin' And Scratchin'(CD, Album) Ronnie Scott's Jazz House JHAS 608 UK 1997 Sell This Version
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JITCD 9816 Comme D'Habitude — Stan Tracey Stan Tracey, Bobby Wellins Stan Tracey, Bobby Wellins - Comme D'Habitude(CD, Album) Jazzizit Records JITCD 9816 UK 1998 Sell This Version
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SGCCD 06 Solo : Trio — Stan Tracey Stan Tracey Solo : Trio(CD, Album) Cadillac Records SGCCD 06 UK 1998 Sell This Version
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psi 04.02 Suspensions And Anticipations — Stan Tracey Stan Tracey, Evan Parker Stan Tracey, Evan Parker - Suspensions And Anticipations(CD, Album) psi (3) psi 04.02 UK 2004 Sell This Version
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AMSC 793 Just You, Just Me — Stan Tracey Stan Tracey & Danny Moss Stan Tracey & Danny Moss - Just You, Just Me(CD, Album) Avid Entertainment AMSC 793 UK & Ireland 2004 Sell This Version
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psi 05.04 Crevulations — Stan Tracey 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 17 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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