PIANO MAN - The Story of Ralph Sutton by James D. Shacter, '75, used.
PIANO MAN - The Story of Ralph Sutton by James D. Shacter, Chicago, Jaynar Press, 1975, 244p., ill., hb, bio-discography, hb.
In very good condition.
"Tribute to a great pianist... Ralph Sutton burst onto the jazz scene in the mid 1940s and has remained one of the finest jazz pianists ever since. Strongly influenced by Fats Waller, he has the strongest left hand in the business, has enormous power, drive and swing, coupled to great sensitivity and sophistication.
This book is a life of Sutton but also an appreciation, drawing on the views of admiring fans and equally admiring jazz musicians. Although critical of some facets of Sutton's life, the overwhelming sense of the book is one of great affection and respect for a person who is not only a superb musician but a genuinely nice man.
The book includes a discography, interesting but now slightly dated, and also a fine range of photographs.
For Sutton's many fans this should be self recommending. For others it gives some interesting insights into the life of the professional jazz musician..." As quotetd from AMAZON.