Ralph Sutton: strider supreme

November 4, 2017 at 4:10 pm (good people, jazz, posted by JD, Sheer joy)

Ralph Sutton, surely the most accomplished post-Waller stride pianist, born (Hamburg, Missouri) Nov 4 1922 (died Dec 30 2002).

I once shook hands with Ralph; my knuckles are still crushed:


  1. Jim Denham said,

    This is effin’ amazing: Maple Leaf Rag with Sutton, Wellstood, Eubie Blake and Hoagy Carmichael: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDZIcqI–38

    Sutton, Wellstood, Blake & Carmichael – Maple Leaf Rag

    Ralph Sutton, Dick Wellstood, Eubie Blake,…



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