Ralph Sutton (2)

Real Name:
Ralph Earl Sutton
Profile:
Favorite American stride jazz pianist

Sutton had a stint as a session musician with Jack Teagarden's band before joining the US Army during World War II. After the war, he played at various venues in Missouri, eventually ending up at Eddie Condon's club in Greenwich Village. In 1956, he relocated to San Francisco, California, where he recorded several albums with Bob Scobey's dixieland band.

From the 1960s onward, he worked mostly on his own. However, when the World's Greatest Jazz Band was established in 1968, he was the natural choice for piano. He left that band in 1974 due to the extensive travel involved, and joined an old sidekick, Peanuts Hucko, in a quartet in Denver, near his home in Evergreen, Colorado.

Fellow jazz pianist Jess Stacy said this about Ralph Sutton: "He is a superb piano player and a great guy. There's nothing upstage about him. I really admire the way he plays. He's one of the few piano players who uses both hands, and it's sure nice to know that a player like Ralph is still around. I can't say enough good things about him. He's one of the greats, and I hope he gets the recognition he deserves.

born November 4, 1922 in Hamburg, Missouri, USA
died December 30, 2001 in Evergreen, Colorado, USA
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CL 6140 Ralph Sutton (2) - Piano Moods album art Ralph Sutton (2) Piano Moods (Album) Columbia CL 6140 US 1950 Sell This Version
CL 6180 Ralph Sutton (2) - Plays Music Of "Fats" Waller album art Ralph Sutton (2) Plays Music Of "Fats" Waller (Album) Columbia CL 6180 US 1951 Sell This Version
FL 30,001 Ralph Sutton (2) - Bix Beiderbecke Suite / Piano Portraits album art Ralph Sutton (2) Bix Beiderbecke Suite / Piano Portraits (Album) Commodore FL 30,001 US 1951 Sell This Version
L-413 Ralph Sutton (2) - Ralph Sutton At The Piano album art Ralph Sutton (2) Ralph Sutton At The Piano (Album) Circle L-413 US 1952 Sell This Version
AF 2 Ralph Sutton (2) - Stride Piano album art Ralph Sutton (2) Stride Piano(10", Album) Lyragon AF 2 UK 1953 Sell This Version
DL 5498 Ralph Sutton (2) - I Got Rhythm album art Ralph Sutton (2) I Got Rhythm (Album) Decca DL 5498 Canada 1954 Sell This Version
MG D-4 Ralph Sutton (2) - Backroom Piano album art Ralph Sutton (2) Backroom Piano (Album) Verve Records MG D-4 US 1955 Sell This Version
RLP 12-212 Ralph Sutton (2) - Piano Solos In The Classic Jazz Tradition album art Ralph Sutton (2) Piano Solos In The Classic Jazz Tradition(LP, Album) Riverside Records RLP 12-212 US 1956 Sell This Version
R 25232 Ralph Sutton (2) - Ragtime Piano album art Ralph Sutton (2) Ragtime Piano (Album) Swing (3), Swing (3) R 25232 1962 Sell This Version
S-103 Ralph Sutton (2) - Suttonly album art Ralph Sutton (2) Suttonly (Album) Solo Incorporated S-103 USA & Canada 1966 Sell This Version
WCS-1769 Ralph Sutton (2) - Jazz At The Troc! album art Ralph Sutton (2), Clancy Hayes, Bud Freeman, Bob Haggart, Peanuts Hucko, Yank Lawson, Morey Feld, Cutty Cutshall, Lou McGarity Ralph Sutton (2), Clancy Hayes, Bud Freeman, Bob Haggart, Peanuts Hucko, Yank Lawson, Morey Feld, Cutty Cutshall, Lou McGarity - Jazz At The Troc!(LP, Album, Mono) Not On Label WCS-1769 US 1966 Sell This Version
WCS - 2831 Ralph Sutton (2) - The Ten Greats Of Jazz In The Troc, Elitch Gardens album art Bud Freeman, Ralph Sutton (2), Morey Feld, Billy Butterfield, Lou McGarity, Yank Lawson, Peanuts Hucko, Cutty Cutshall, Bob Haggart, Clancy Hayes Bud Freeman, Ralph Sutton (2), Morey Feld, Billy Butterfield, Lou McGarity, Yank Lawson, Peanuts Hucko, Cutty Cutshall, Bob Haggart, Clancy Hayes - The Ten Greats Of Jazz In The Troc, Elitch Gardens(LP, Album) GG Recording Co. WCS - 2831 US 1967 Sell This Version
BAJC 501 Ralph Sutton (2) - On Sunnie's Side Of The Street album art Ralph Sutton (2), Ruby Braff, Milt Hinton, Mousey Alexander Ralph Sutton (2), Ruby Braff, Milt Hinton, Mousey Alexander - On Sunnie's Side Of The Street (Album) The Blue Angel Jazz Club BAJC 501 US 1968 Sell This Version
WCS-3853 Ralph Sutton (2) - In The Troc, 10 Greats Of Jazz album art Bud Freeman, Ralph Sutton (2), Morey Feld, Billy Butterfield, Lou McGarity, Yank Lawson, Peanuts Hucko, Cutty Cutshall, Bob Haggart, Clancy Hayes Bud Freeman, Ralph Sutton (2), Morey Feld, Billy Butterfield, Lou McGarity, Yank Lawson, Peanuts Hucko, Cutty Cutshall, Bob Haggart, Clancy Hayes - In The Troc, 10 Greats Of Jazz(LP, Album) GG Recording Co. WCS-3853 US 1968 Sell This Version
SPJL-933,523, SPJL 9 33523 Ralph Sutton (2) - Knocked Out Nocturne: Ralph Sutton Plays Fats, J.P., Bix, And Willie The Lion album art Ralph Sutton (2) Knocked Out Nocturne: Ralph Sutton Plays Fats, J.P., Bix, And Willie The Lion (Album) Project 3 Records, Project 3 Total Sound SPJL-933,523, SPJL 9 33523 Australia 1969 Sell This Version
WCS 3330 Ralph Sutton (2) - In The Troc 10 Greats Of Jazz album art Bud Freeman, Ralph Sutton (2), Gus Johnson, Jr.*, Bob Wilber, Billy Butterfield, Yank Lawson, Bob Haggart, Lou McGarity, Carl Fontana, Clancy Hayes, Peanuts Hucko Bud Freeman, Ralph Sutton (2), Gus Johnson, Jr.*, Bob Wilber, Billy Butterfield, Yank Lawson, Bob Haggart, Lou McGarity, Carl Fontana, Clancy Hayes, Peanuts Hucko - In The Troc 10 Greats Of Jazz(2xLP, Album) GG Recording Co. WCS 3330 US 1969 Sell This Version
cmdr 9705 Ralph Sutton (2) - The Many Faces Of Jazz, Vol. 25 album art Ralph Sutton (2) The Many Faces Of Jazz, Vol. 25(LP) Disques Vogue cmdr 9705 France 1969 Sell This Version
PR 5064SD Ralph Sutton (2) - Grand Slam album art Dick Hyman, Stan Freeman, Ralph Sutton (2), Lee Evans Dick Hyman, Stan Freeman, Ralph Sutton (2), Lee Evans - Grand Slam(LP, Album) Project 3 Total Sound PR 5064SD US 1972 Sell This Version
WJLP-S-3 Ralph Sutton (2) - In Concert: Vol. 1 - Massey Hall album art The World's Greatest JazzBand Of Yank Lawson & Bob Haggard* Special Guest Bobby Hackett With Vic Dickenson, Bud Freeman, Eddie Hubble, Gus Johnson Jr.*, Ralph Sutton (2) And Bob Wilber The World's Greatest JazzBand Of Yank Lawson & Bob Haggard* Special Guest Bobby Hackett With Vic Dickenson, Bud Freeman, Eddie Hubble, Gus Johnson Jr.*, Ralph Sutton (2) And Bob Wilber - In Concert: Vol. 1 - Massey Hall (Album) World Jazz Records WJLP-S-3 US 1973 Sell This Version
659.009 Ralph Sutton (2) - Piano Moods album art Ralph Sutton (2) Piano Moods (Album) RIFF Records (3) 659.009 Netherlands 1976 Sell This Version
ms A 77381 Ralph Sutton (2) - 25 Years After album art Milan College Jazz Society Starring Ralph Sutton (2), Bud Freeman, Oscar Klein, Lino Patruno Milan College Jazz Society Starring Ralph Sutton (2), Bud Freeman, Oscar Klein, Lino Patruno - 25 Years After(LP, Album, Gat) Durium ms A 77381 Italy 1976 Sell This Version
77S58 Ralph Sutton (2) - Piano Summit album art Lennie Felix, Brian Lemon, Keith Ingham, Ralph Sutton (2) Lennie Felix, Brian Lemon, Keith Ingham, Ralph Sutton (2) - Piano Summit(LP) 77 Records 77S58 UK 1976 Sell This Version
77 S57 Ralph Sutton (2) - Changes album art Ralph Sutton (2) Changes(LP, Album) 77 Records 77 S57 UK 1976 Sell This Version
68.172, MPS 15.472 Ralph Sutton (2) - The Chicago Jazz Giants Live! album art Wild Bill Davison, Bob Wilber, Eddie Hubble, Ralph Sutton (2), Isla Eckinger, Cliff Leeman Wild Bill Davison, Bob Wilber, Eddie Hubble, Ralph Sutton (2), Isla Eckinger, Cliff Leeman - The Chicago Jazz Giants Live! (Album) MPS Records, MPS Records 68.172, MPS 15.472 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
FLY LP 204 Ralph Sutton (2) - Live! album art Ralph Sutton (2) Live! (Album) Flyright Records FLY LP 204 UK 1978 Sell This Version