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RIP Stan Tracey (1926-2013)

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Stan Tracey
Photo credit: William Ellis.All Rights Reserved

Sad to report the death earlier today from cancer of Stan Tracey CBE. Clark Tracey posted this afternon: “Stanley William Tracey passed away peacefully this afternoon. Finally the pain has gone and he can rest in peace.” Sympathies to the family. We have lost a modest, world-class pianist and composer, and one of the finest and most influential jazz musicians this country has produced. John Fordham’s Guardian obituary.

UPDATE: The Stan Tracey Appreciation Society announce: “Stan’s funeral will be held at Golders Green Crematorium, West Chapel at 1pm on December 18th. All are welcome to attend.”

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  1. The guv'nor – I thought he'd always be there. A unique voice on the piano, one of the great individuals in the history of piano jazz and an inspiration to the technically unconventional … condolences to Clark and all the family – Alex Webb

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