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.