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Stan Tracey 'heavily smitten' by Dylan Thomas play

Celebrated British jazz pianist Stan Tracey has died aged 86, his family have confirmed.

Tracey, who had a career spanning 70 years, was widely acknowledged as one of the greats in his field.

The Londoner was resident pianist at Ronnie Scott's jazz club from 1959-66 and made numerous recordings.

In an interview recorded for BBC Radio Wales in 2004, he explained how he came to write his most famous work, a jazz suite based on the Dylan Thomas play Under Milk Wood.

  • 07 Dec 2013
  • From the section Wales
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