There may be many Godfathers* (a particularly menacing one above) , but in British jazz there is just one, a unique presence, a : Stan Tracey CBE , aka the Godfather of British jazz.
Sonny Rollins once asked a crowd at Ronnie Scott’s : “Does anybody here know how good [Stan Tracey] really is?”
Here’s a nice chance to catch the Stan Tracey trio – with Clark Tracey and Andy Cleyndert – in a club setting before his headline appearance at The Proms. It’s at the 606 Club next Thursday 18th.
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