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Stan Tracey

Alyn Shipton is joined at the 2010 Gateshead International Jazz festival by pianist and composer Stan Tracey, who discusses his work with Sonny Rollins and his own big bands.

Ahead of the launch of his Later Works at this year's Gateshead International Jazz Festival at the Sage, Stan Tracey joined Alyn Shipton to look back at his recording career. As well as work with visiting Americans such as Zoot Sims, Ben Webster and Sonny Rollins, Stan discusses his fascination with Duke Ellington, his own big bands and quartets, his suite Alice in Jazzland, and the story behind his most recent recordings.

1 hour

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Sat 7 Aug 2010 16:00

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  • Stan Tracey

    Cockle Row

    Composer: Tracey Performers: Stan Tracey, p; Bobby Wellins, ts; Jeff Clyne, b; Jackie Dougan, d. 1965.

    • Jazz Suite: nspired by Dylan Thomas’ Under Milk Wood.
    • Jazzizit.
    • 9815.
  • Stan Tracey Big Brass

    I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart

    Composer: Ellington Performers: Kenny Baker, Paul Tongay, Derek Watkins, Edie Blair, Les Condon, Ian Carr, t; Keith Christie, Don Lusher, Chris Pyne, Bobby Lamb, Chris Smith, tb; Tony Coe, Don Rendell, Joe Harriott, reeds; Stan Tracey, p; Lennie Bush, b; Barry Morgan, d. 20-21 Aug 1968.

    • Blue Acker [Acker Bilk / Stan Tracey Big Brass].
    • Lake.
    • LACD 218.
  • Zoot Sims Quartet

    Gone With The Wind

    Composer: Wrubel/Magidson Performers: Zoot Sims, ts; Stan Tracey, p; Kenny Napper, b; Jackie Dougan, d. Ronnie Scott’s, London, 14-15 Nov 1961.

    • Live At Ronnie Scott's '61.
    • Fresh Sound.
    • FSRCD 134.
  • Ben Webster – Stan Tracey

    Johnny Come Lately

    Composer: Strayhorn Performers: Ben Webster, ts; Stan Tracey, p; Dave Green, b; Tony Crombie, d. Ronnie Scott’s, London, 13 Jan 1968.

    • Soho Nights Vol 1.
    • ReSteamed.
    • RSJ 106.
  • Stan Getz

    Manha Da Carnaval

    Composer: Bonfa Performers: Stan Getz, ts; Stan Tracey, p; Malcolm Cecil, b; Jackie Dougan, d. Mar 1964.

    • Live In London.
    • Harkit.
    • 8056.
  • Sonny Rollins

    Alfie's Theme

    Composer: Rollins Performers: Sonny Rollins ts; Ronnie Scott. td; unkown, tb; Stan Tracey, p; Rick Laird, b; either Ronnie Stephenson or Phil Seamen, d; unknown, g. London, 1965.

    • Alfie [Original Movie DVD].
    • Paramount.
    • PHE 8084.
  • Stan Tracey Big Band

    Teatime Gavotte

    Composer: Tracey Performers: Kenny Baker, Eddie Blair, Ian Hamer, Les Condon, tp; Keith Christie, Chris Smith, Wally Smith, tb; Alan Branscombe, Ronnie Baker, Ronnie Scott, Bobby Wellins, Harry Klein, reeds; Stan Tracey, p; Jeff Clyne, b; Ronnie Stephenson, d. Abbey Road Studios, London, 8 Mar 1966.

    • Alice In Jazzland.
    • ReSteamed.
    • RSJ 102.
  • Acker Bilk & The Stan Tracey Big Brass

    Mood Indigo

    Composer: Ellington Performers: Acker Bilk, cl; Kenny Wheeler, Ian Hamer, Derek Watkins, Eddie Blair, Les Condon, Ian Carr, tp; Keith Christie, Don Lusher, Chris Pyne, Bobby Lamb, Chris Smith, tb; Tony Coe, reeds; Stan Tracey, p, arr; Dave Green, b; Barry Morgan, d. May 1968.

    • Blue Acker [Acker Bilk / Stan Tracey Big Brass].
    • Lake.
    • LACD 218.
  • Stan Tracey Octet

    The Hong Kong Suite: Crackers and Bangers

    Composer: Tracey Performers: Simon Allen, ts; Mornington Lockett, ts, ss; Sammy Mayne, as; Guy Barker, tp; Mark Nightingale, tb; Stan Tracey, p; Andrew Cleyndert, b; Clark Tracey, d. Red Gables Studios, 1-2 Dec 2009.

    • The Later Works.
    • ReSteamed.
    • RSJ 109 CD 1.
  • Stan Tracey Octet

    The Amandla Suite: The Cuban Connection

    Composer: Tracey Performers: Simon Allen, ts; Mornington Lockett, ts, ss; Sammy Mayne, as; Guy Barker, tp; Mark Nightingale, tb; Stan Tracey, p; Andrew Cleyndert, b; Clark Tracey, d. Red Gables Studios, 1-2 Dec 2009.

    • The Later Works.
    • ReSteamed.
    • RSJ 109 CD 2.
  • Stan Tracey

    It Don' t Mean a Thing If Ain't Got That Swing

    Composer: Ellington Performers: Stan Tracey, p; Andrew Cleyndert, b; Clark Tracey, d. 13 June 1997.

    • Solo:Trio.
    • Cadillac.
    • CCD 06.

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