Ralph Sutton Ralph Sutton with Ted Easton's Jazzband
- Released: December 6, 2002
- Label: Jazzology
- 1.I'll Be a Friend With Pleasure
- 2.Curse of an Aching Heart
- 3.Blues in My Heart
- 4.South Rampart Street Parade
- 5.Sunshine of Love
- 6.Blue Turning Grey Over You
- 7.Ain't Misbehavin'
- 8.Sheik of Araby
- 10.Keepin' Out of Mischief Now
- 11.I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter
- 12.Honky Tonk Train Blues
Personnel includes: Ralph Sutton (piano); Ted Easton (drums); Bob Wulfers, Henk Van Muyen, Frits Kaatee, Jacques Kingma.
Contains 12 Tracks.
Personnel: Ralph Sutton (piano); Frits Kaatee (clarinet, tenor saxophone); Bob Wulffers (trumpet); Henk VanMuyen (trombone); Ted Easton (drums).
Recording information: 1975.
The great stride pianist Ralph Sutton was in Europe when he recorded this live concert with Dutch drummer Ted Easton's quintet. The repertoire is mostly filled with Dixieland and New Orleans warhorses (the exceptions are Benny Carter's "Blues in My Heart," "Sunshine of Love," and "Emaline"), but the musicians make the music sound fresh and generally exciting. Sutton, who was always very consistent, excels as usual and there are fine solos along the way by trumpeter Bob Wulffers, trombonist Henk Van Muyen, and clarinetist Frits Kaatee. Highlights include "I'll Be a Friend With Pleasure," "South Rampart Street Parade," "Emaline," and "Honky Tonk Train Blues," the latter one of four unaccompanied Sutton piano solos. An excellent Dixieland date from the mid-'70s; the 1975 date is an educated guess. ~ Scott Yanow
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