Stan Tracey Trio

Critics' choice
Tracey's quirky, percussive piano style and his off-kilter compositions owe much to Thelonius Monk, and they're always compelling live. He's a rarity in British jazz, being one of the few instantly recognisable voices on the circuit – not to mention one of the country's all-time greatest jazz band leaders. Tracey lines up here with Andy Cleyndert and his son Clark Tracey.