12/30/1926 - 12/6/2013
2013 Memorials: Remembering the life, death and legacy of Stan Tracey
LONDON (AP) — British jazz pianist and composer Stan Tracey, who played with everyone from Sonny Rollins to Charlie Watts of the Rolling Stones in the course of a 70 year-career, has died at the age of 86.
Son Clark Tracey said the musician "passed away peacefully" on Friday. He had been suffering from cancer.
Born in London on Dec. 30, 1926, Tracey took up piano after a teenage stint as an accordionist entertaining troops during World War II.
After service in the Royal Air Force...