Complete Studio Recordings
Ralph Sutton (p), Jack Lesberg (b), George Wettling (d)
This release contains the complete recordings of pianist Ralph Suttons collaboration with drummer George Wettling. Joined by veteran bassist Jack
Lesberg, the trio swings hard on ten exceptional tracks recorded in New York during July of 1950. This session showcases Suttons capacity at playing first-rate stride piano in his own personal style.
The editions second date features Sutton in a wonderful set recorded in New York during February of 1951. The material for the session consists solely of Fats Waller compositions. Sutton remains true to the great masters music without ever resorting to imitation. Instead, the pianist uses Wallers compositions as a point of departure for his own contributions to stride.
1. Ain't misbehavin'
2. Oriental tones
3. Jitterbug waltz
4. Tia Juana
5. I used to love you
6. Muskrat ramble
7. Deep Henderson
8. Keep your temper
9. Do you know waht it means to miss New Orleans?
10. Ain't misbehavin'(alt. take)
11. Keepin' out of mischief now
12. Ain't cha glad?
13. Sheltered by the stars
14. Viper's drag
15. Blue turning grey over you
16. Alligator crawl
17. Take it from me
18. Clothesline Ballet
Recorded in NYC, 1950-1951
This definitive recording gives more than ample proof that Ralph Sutton belongs among the great names of stride piano.
Nancy Mintzer, The Washington Post