The catalogue of Stan Tracey’s ReSteamed Records: The Stan Tracey Quartet Under Milk Wood: Jazz Suite; The Stan Tracey Big Band Alice in Jazz Land; Stan Tracey Orchestra At the Appleby Jazz Festival; Stan Tracey & Bobby Wellins Tracey/Wellins Play Monk; Stan Tracey & Keith Tippett Supernova; Ben Webster & Stan Tracey Soho Nights Vol. 1; Stan Tracey Octet The Early Works; Stan Tracey Quartet Senior Moment; Stan Tracey Octet The Later Works; Stan Tracey Soundcheck; The Stan Tracey Quartet A Child's Christmas: Jazz Suite; Ben Webster & Stan Tracey Soho Nights Vol. 2; and Stan Tracey Quintet The Flying Pig will be made available on all digital platforms including iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Deezer and Amazon MP3/Music Unlimited on 16 February.
Tracey, who died in 2013 at the age of 86 commanded huge respect during his lifetime and enduringly beyond it, was house pianist at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club during the 1960s and famously during that same decade released a jazz suite inspired by Dylan Thomas’ Under Milk Wood.
Regarded widely as a classic album and the first release by ReSteamed run by Stan’s son drummer Clark Tracey, the author of new book The Godfather of British Jazz: The Life and Music of Stan Tracey, it is primus inter pares among the albums. Listen, above.