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by Ralph Sutton
     
 

Ralph Sutton is generally recognized as a giant of stride piano, though he was equally at home playing swing tunes. This compilation draws from two earlier Storyville albums recorded over a span of three days in May 1977, while the pianist was touring Europe. The first 13 tracks represent the master takes from Trio and Quartet, featuring Sutton with a fullSee more details below

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Ralph Sutton is generally recognized as a giant of stride piano, though he was equally at home playing swing tunes. This compilation draws from two earlier Storyville albums recorded over a span of three days in May 1977, while the pianist was touring Europe. The first 13 tracks represent the master takes from Trio and Quartet, featuring Sutton with a full rhythm section, playing duo settings or solo. Sutton had lost none of his fire at the age of 54, offering delightful interpretations of old favorites like "Thou Swell," "Undecided," and "St. Louis Blues," though he is at his most lyrical with his impressionist solo settings of "In the Dark" and his own miniature ballad "Worrying the Life Out of Me." The last five songs come from taking part in a quintet led by cornetist Wild Bill Davison and multi-reed player Jesper Thilo, all of which appeared on the Storyville CD Together Again. Even though the band is a pickup group, the bandmembers mesh well in a lively "Blue Room" and a raucous "Running Wild," the latter in which Thilo (on soprano sax) gives the two veterans a run for their money in the solo department. While most Ralph Sutton fans will want to seek the two complete CDs, this compilation is an excellent alternative investment.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/26/2009
Label:
Storyville Records
UPC:
0717101852529
catalogNumber:
1018525
Rank:
110992

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Tracks

  1. Thou Swell (A)  - Ralph Sutton
  2. You're Driving Me Crazy (B)  - Ralph Sutton
  3. You Can Depend On Me (A)  - Ralph Sutton
  4. At Sundown (B)  - Ralph Sutton
  5. Undecided (A)  - Ralph Sutton
  6. In the Dark (C)  - Ralph Sutton
  7. Jeepers Creepers (A)  - Ralph Sutton
  8. Gone with the Wind (A)  - Ralph Sutton
  9. I Want to Be Happy (B)  - Ralph Sutton
  10. If I Could Be with You (B)  - Ralph Sutton
  11. St. Louis Blues (A)  - Ralph Sutton
  12. Worrying the Life Out of Me (C)  - Ralph Sutton
  13. Old Fashioned Love (D)  - Ralph Sutton
  14. Everybody Loves My Baby (E)  - Ralph Sutton
  15. Blue Room (E)  - Ralph Sutton
  16. Shine (E)  - Ralph Sutton
  17. Running Wild (F)  - Ralph Sutton
  18. Exactly Like You (F)  - Ralph Sutton

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ralph Sutton   Primary Artist,Piano
Jesper Thilo   Clarinet,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Wild Bill Davison   Trumpet
Hugo Rasmussen   Bass
Ole "Fessor" Lindgreen   Trombone

Technical Credits

Ralph Sutton   Composer
Charlie Shavers   Composer
W.C. Handy   Composer
Jimmy McHugh   Composer
Bix Beiderbecke   Composer
Herbert Magidson   Composer
Harry Warren   Composer
Allie Wrubel   Composer
Scott Yanow   Liner Notes
Anders Stefansen   Producer
Dabney   Composer
Dunlap   Composer
Rodgers   Composer
Carpenter   Composer
Layton   Composer
Creamer   Composer
Palmer   Composer

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