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     Ralph Sutton
 
 

Born: Nov 4, 1922 in Hamburg, MO
Died: Dec 29, 2001 in Evergreen, CO
Genre: Jazz
Styles: Stride, Standards
Instruments: Piano

Ralph Sutton was the greatest stride pianist to emerge since World War II, with his only close competitors being the late Dick Wellstood and the very versatile Dick Hyman. Nearly alone in his generation, Sutton kept alive the piano styles of Fats Waller and James P. Johnson, not as mere museum pieces but as devices for exciting improvisations. Although sticking within the boundaries of his predecessors, Sutton infused the music with his own personality; few could match his powerful left hand. Ralph Sutton played with Jack Teagarden's big band briefly in 1942 before serving in the Army. After World War II he appeared regularly on Rudi Blesh's This Is Jazz radio show and spent eight years as the intermission pianist at Eddie Condon's club, recording frequently. He spent time playing in San Francisco, worked for Bob Scobey, moved to Aspen in the mid-'60s, and became an original member of the World's Greatest Jazz Band with Yank Lawson, Bob Haggart, and Bud Freeman. In the 1970s, he recorded many exciting albums for the Chaz label and then cut albums for quite a few labels. Despite suffering a stroke in the early '90s, Sutton kept a busy schedule through the mid-'90s, playing at jazz parties and festivals. He died suddenly on December 29, 2001, in his car outside a restaurant in Evergreen, CO. Although he would have received much greater fame if he had been born 20 years earlier and come to maturity during the 1930s rather than the 1950s, at the time of his death it was obvious that Ralph Sutton had earned his place among the top classic jazz pianists of all time.

- Scott Yanow (All Music Guide)


Ресурсы сети, связанные с исполнителем:
musicians.allaboutjazz.com/musician.php?id=4738 Biography & articles on 'All About Jazz'
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ralph_Sutton About from 'wikipedia'
en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ralph_Sutton About from 'wapedia.mobi' [mobile]
   
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CD коллекции, связанные с исполнителем:
  как основной исполнитель ...
 Ralph Sutton - 'Last Of The Whorehouse Piano Players' - 1989, Chiaroscuro Records
 Ralph Sutton - 'Partners In Crime' - 1995, Sackville
  как соисполнитель ...
 Bing Crosby - 'Bing With A Beat' - 1957, RCA Bluebird
 Milt Hinton - 'Old Man Time' - 1990, Chiaroscuro Records
 Bunk Johnson - 'New York Town Hall' - 1947, American Recordings
 


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