Ralph Sutton

Ralph Sutton Quartet with Ruby Braff, Vol. 3

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This third volume featuring Ralph Sutton's quartet with cornetist Ruby Braff is yet another masterful swinging evening. The date includes infrequently played songs like "I Believe in Miracles" and "It's Wonderful," along with favorites like "I've Found a New Baby" and "Sweethearts on Parade." Although the venue, Sunnie's Rendezvous, belonged to the Suttons (they have long since sold it), the piano's tuning is less than perfect; but Sutton is in a league with Art Tatum in achieving great results with a mediocre instrument. Braff is also at the top of his game, as are bassist Milt Hinton and drummer Mousey Alexander.

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