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 John Falter's Jazz Portraits

        Ralph Sutton

Ralph Sutton, pianist for the World's Greatest Jazz Band
, followed in the traditions established by Fats Waller, Art Tatum, and Willie "the Lion" Smith.


Ralph Sutton

John Falter
pencil on paper, 1971

Donor: John P. Falter Collection


Ralph Sutton

John Falter
lithograph, from the "Jazz from Life" series, 1971

Falter's print of Ralph Sutton shows more action than the original drawing. Notice the tapping feet and flame-like marks above the fingers.

Donor: John P. Falter Collection

Virtual Exhibits


Colorado Jazz Party

World's Greatest Jazz Band

   Lou Stein & Carl Fontana

   Vic Dickenson

   Ed Hubble

   Bobby Wilber & Bud Freeman

   Ralph Sutton

Jazz in Action

   Cliff Leeman

   Gus Johnson & Budd Johnson

   Willie "the Lion" Smith

   Benny Carter

   Teddy Wilson

   Dick Hyman

   John Mince

   Clark Terry & Zoot Simms

In the Studio

Pee Wee Erwin of Falls City

Odessa Jazz Party 1
Kai Winding, Milt Hinton, Bert Ellis, Ross Tompkins

   Bucky Pizzarelli

   Jack Lesberg

Odessa Jazz Party 2
Stan Wrightsman, Skeets Herfurt, "Wild Bill" Davison



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