Ralph Sutton : Partners in crime

Ralph Sutton : Partners in crime


Ralf Sutton (piano), Bob Barnard (trumpet), Milt Hinton (bass), Len Barnard (drums)

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Analogue Productions Records : LP 180 gram

Brand New and Sealed Record

Discontinued : last copy available!...

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A1 - Swing That Music
A2 - One Morning in May
A3 - Old Folks
A4 - Rain
A5 - I Never Knew
B1 - On A Slow Boat To China
B2 - It's Wonderfull
B3 - How Can You Face Me
B4 - West End Avenue Blues
B5 - Diga Diga Doo

Recorded on August 25, 1983 at Jimmy Madison Studio in New York City.

"Through the years, the great stride pianist Ralph Sutton has recorded a surprising number of albums in quartets with trumpeters. For this album, he teams very successfully with the talented Australian trumpeter Bob Barnard, bassist Milt Hinton and drummer Len Barnard for a wide-ranging set of swing tunes, most of which are not performed that often. In addition to Bob Barnard's "West End Avenue Blues," the group is heard at its best on "Swing That Music," Hoagy Carmichael's "One Morning In May," "It's Wonderful" and "How Can You Face Me," but all ten selections are rewarding and swinging. Recommended." - Scott Yanow, Allmusic.

A direct link to the styles of Fats Waller and James P. Johnson, veteran stride pianist Ralph Sutton is featured here, at 61 years young, in an elegant showcase of traditional jazz music. After early training with Jack Teagarden and Eddie Condon, Sutton continues to carry the flame, here partnered with a legend in his own right, Milt Hinton on bass. The quartet is completed with Australian brothers Bob and Len Bernard on trumpet and drums respectively. This 1983 session, with it's great live feel, will catapult the listener to a table "down front" at The Famous Door, 52nd Street circa 1941. A strong blend of Louis, Hoagy, Loesser, Waller & Razaf and McHugh and Fields. Partners in Crime is an early Analogue Productions record with a terrific sound, lively and entertaining thoughout, today a hard to find new old stock album!

The "golden age" of recordings was from 1955 to 1965, at the beginning of the LP and the stereo era, where pure vacuum tube amplification helped produce recordings demonstrating unparalleled fidelity and warmth, lifelike presence and illumination.

This Analogue Productions LP was remastered using pure analogue components only, from the original analogue studio tapes through to the cutting head and was pressed on virgin vinyl at RTI.