The new issue of Point of Departure has a beautifully written homage to Stan Tracey by Brian Morton, and this fine photo of him,(credit Pino Ninfa) on the occasion of gigs next week in Baltimore MD, Rochester NY and New York.
A couple of highlights.
“He is our Monk, solitary, resolutely cross-grained, relatively uninterested in populist acclaim or in the treacherous mediation of critical endorsement.”
“Enjoy him as if he were 38 and not 83, because he’ll be playing with the energy of a younger man as well as the wisdom of many decades….”
But the whole piece is a delight to read from start to finish.