Laid-back live session from 1969 with four compatible and well-acquainted musicians. Ralph Sutton plays a stride-style piano, while Bob Wilber's clarinet style is strongly influenced by Sidney Bechet. The repertoire consists of 9 standards (mostly from the 20's & 30's) plus two charming obscurities. The musical style is a blend of swing and mainstream jazz. The laid-back professionalism and close compatiblity of the musicians combine to make this a memorable live session which - thanks to the many subtilties in the music - sounds better and better the more times it's heard.
Ralph Sutton - piano, Bob Wilber - soprano sax & clarinet, Al Hall - bass and Cliff Leeman - drums
Recorded February 15 & 17, 1969