Classic Records
Jazz, Dixieland, Jazz Instrument, Piano Jazz, Swing, Stride, Vocal Jazz

Album Review

All of pianist Joe Sullivan's early recordings as a leader are on this definitive CD. Sullivan is heard in a dozen solo performances from 1933, 1935, and 1941 (including the two earliest versions of his hit "Little Rock Getaway" along with memorable renditions of "My Little Pride and Joy" and "Honeysuckle Rose"), four selections with the Three Deuces (a trio with clarinetist Pee Wee Russell and drummer Zutty Singleton), and eight numbers with an octet featuring the underrated trumpeter Ed Anderson, trombonist Benny Morton, clarinetist Edmond Hall, and vocals by Big Joe Turner (who manages to turn "I Can't Give You Anything but Love" into a blues) and Helen Ward. This French import is essential for fans of the great stride pianist.
Scott Yanow, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Honeysuckle Rose
  2. Gin Mill Blues
  3. Little Rock Getaway
  4. Onyx Bringdown
  5. My Little Pride and Joy
  6. Little Rock Getaway
  7. Just Strolling
  8. Minor Mood
  9. Solitude
  10. Oh, Lady Be Good
  11. Low Down Dirty Shame
  12. I Can't Give You Anything But Love
  13. Pom Pom
  14. I Cover the Waterfront
  15. I've Got a Crush on You
  16. Coquette
  17. Jig Walk
  18. Deuces Wild
  19. The Last Time I Saw Chicago
  20. About Face
  21. Andy's Blues
  22. Del Mar Rag
  23. Forever More
  24. Summertime