Ralph Sutton



Ralph Sutton

Rating
Active
1930 to 1990
Born
November 4, 1922 in St. Charles County
Died
December 30, 2001
Location
Hamburg, Missouri, United States
A.K.A.
Stride Pianist
Biography
Ralph Earl Sutton was an American jazz pianist born 4 November 1922 in Hamburg, Missouri. He died 30 December 2001 in Evergreen, Colorado. 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.

Top Songs by Ralph Sutton


When I Grow Too Old to Dream

by , Len Barnard & Bob Barnard

June Night

by , Len Barnard & Bob Barnard

Black and Blue

by Bob Barnard &

Albums, Releases & Mixtapes


Ralph Sutton with Ted Easton Jazzband

Ralph Sutton with Ted Easton Jazzband

Ralph Sutton December 2, 2017

12 Tracks

Easy Street

Easy Street

Ralph Sutton November 30, 2017

13 Tracks

The Joint Is Jumpin'

The Joint Is Jumpin'

Ralph Sutton November 16, 2017

14 Tracks

Sweet Sue

Sweet Sue

Ralph Sutton November 16, 2017

9 Tracks

I Let a Song Go out of My Heart (Live)

I Let a Song Go out of My Heart (Live)

Ralph Sutton August 21, 2015

11 Tracks

Bix Beiderbecke Suite

Bix Beiderbecke Suite

Ralph Sutton May 1, 2011

10 Tracks

Live in San Francisco: Club Hangover 1954

Live in San Francisco: Club Hangover 1954

Ralph Sutton April 4, 2011

9 Tracks

Piano Jazz Essentials

Piano Jazz Essentials

Ralph Sutton April 1, 2011

30 Tracks

I Got Rhythm

I Got Rhythm

Ralph Sutton July 23, 2008

8 Tracks

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