Piano Giants at Bob Haggart's 80th Birthday Party: Dick Hyman, Ralph Sutton, Derek Smith
Piano: Dick Hyman, Derek Smith, Ralph Sutton Bass: Bob Haggart, Milt Hinton Drums: Bobby Rosengarden
"Recorded at the first of Arbors' memorable March of Jazz parties, in tribute to Bob Haggart on his 80th birthday, each of these three peerless participating pianists is a stylist, but each also knows how to adapt to the demands of the duo... This memento of a truly memorable piano party is dedicated to the three great gentlemen performing there who have left us, Hag, Milt and Ralph, but who would want us to remember them on the happy kind of note they brought to this and so many other joyful gatherings."
—From the album notes by Dan Morgenstern, Director of the Institute of Jazz Studies at Rutgers University
Selections: Love For Sale, Sunday, In A Mist, Tea For Two, I'm Through With Love, It Could Happen To You, Honeysuckle Rose, A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square, Alligator Crawl, Somebody Stole My Gal, Fascinating Rhythm, Sleep, The Jitterbug Waltz