RIP Stan Tracey (1926-2013)

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."


  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