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Stan Tracey
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Tracey in London in 1980s
Background information
Birth nameStanley William Tracey
BornDecember 30, 1926(1926-12-30)
Denmark Hill, South London
Died6 December 2013(2013-12-06) (aged 86)
London, England
Occupation(s)Jazz pianist

Stanley William "Stan" Tracey CBE (30 December 1926 – 6 December 2013) was a British jazz pianist and composer. He was most influenced by Duke Ellington and Thelonious Monk. Tracey's best known recording is a suite (1965) inspired by Dylan Thomas's radio drama Under Milk Wood.

Tracey died from prostate cancer on 6 December 2013, aged 86. He was survived by two children.[1]


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