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Last of the Whorehouse Piano Players

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Not to be confused with the CD reissue of the same name Chiaroscuro 206 recorded in 1979, this reunion encounter by pianists Ralph Sutton and Jay McShann in a quartet with bassist Milt Hinton and drummer Gus Johnson is up to the same level of the original dates, with plenty of heated moments on songs such as "Old Fashioned Love," "Sweet Georgia Brown," "Cherry," and "I've Found a New Baby." While Sutton is the definitive stride pianist of the past half-century, McShann who also takes a couple of vocals finds space to infuse the music with a strong dose of blues and Kansas City swing. A seven-minute "Jazzspeak" wraps up the enjoyable outing with some reminiscing about the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Not to be confused with the CD reissue of the same name Chiaroscuro 206 recorded in 1979, this reunion encounter by pianists Ralph Sutton and Jay McShann in a quartet with bassist Milt Hinton and drummer Gus Johnson is up to the same level of the original dates, with plenty of heated moments on songs such as "Old Fashioned Love," "Sweet Georgia Brown," "Cherry," and "I've Found a New Baby." While Sutton is the definitive stride pianist of the past half-century, McShann who also takes a couple of vocals finds space to infuse the music with a strong dose of blues and Kansas City swing. A seven-minute "Jazzspeak" wraps up the enjoyable outing with some reminiscing about the sessions.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/4/1994
  • Label: Chiaroscuro Records
  • UPC: 091454030620
  • Catalog Number: 306
  • Sales rank: 85,795

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Honey (4:46)
  2. 2 Old Fashioned Love (6:19)
  3. 3 'fore Day Rider (3:06)
  4. 4 On the Sunny Side of the Street (5:21)
  5. 5 Sweet Georgia Brown (3:41)
  6. 6 Doo Wah Doo (3:49)
  7. 7 (Back Home Again In) Indiana (3:53)
  8. 8 'deed I Do (4:45)
  9. 9 Crazy Rhythm (4:15)
  10. 10 Cherry (6:17)
  11. 11 Pretty Baby (3:50)
  12. 12 I've Found a New Baby (3:51)
  13. 13 Jazzspeak (6:53)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ralph Sutton Primary Artist, Piano
Jay McShann Piano, Track Performer
Milt Hinton Bass
Gus Johnson Drums
Technical Credits
Willie Dixon Composer
Jay McShann Composer
Walter Brown Composer
Charles Baron Producer
Rudy Van Gelder Engineer
John Orr Engineer
Andrew Sordoni Producer
Hayden Carruth Liner Notes
Alberto Vargas Illustrations
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