25.01.13 7.45pm, Sheffield Crucible Studio Theatre; £15, £12 Senior Citizens, Unemployed and Students, £3 Under 16s

Stan Tracey Octet

Stan Tracey PIANO
Mark Armstrong TRUMPET
Mark Nightingale TROMBONE
Mornington Lockett SAXOPHONE
Andy Cleyndert BASS
Clark Tracey DRUMS

Stan Tracey is an outstanding figure in the jazz world. His career, spanning five decades, has had a huge influence on both his peers and successive generations. As the house pianist at Ronnie Scott’s in the 1960s he played with all the visiting American jazz greats. Sonny Rollins said of Stan, “does anybody here know how good he really is?”. His piano-playing combines the percussive melody of Monk with the robust lyricism of Ellington, resulting in a brilliantly idiosyncratic style.

For tonight’s concert, a fantastic octet comprising the cream of British jazz talent perform compositions from their 2009 CD, The Later Works, including material from the The Amandla Suite and The Hong Kong Suite.

A Sheffield Jazz concert.