Sonny Clark

Cool Struttin' (Classic Vinyl Series) (602435791784)

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Cool Struttin' (Classic Vinyl Series)

Sonny Clark

Blue Note

602435791784

LPS 164160

602435791784

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LP 24,78 €

180 GRAM VINYL

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Conrad Yeatis Clark, otherwise known as Sonny Clark, was in many ways the quintessential hard bop pianist. Possessed of an enviable lyrical flow and a wealth of inventive melodic ideas that unfurled with clarity and without fuss, Clark had a deeply rooted feeling for the blues.

After moving from his hometown of Pittsburgh to New York, Clark emerged as a ubiquitous presence on Blue Note starting in 1957. It was on his fifth Blue Note date as a leader that Clark arrived at his masterwork, Cool Struttin’, recorded in January 1958 with a top-shelf quintet featuring Art Farmer on trumpet, Jackie McLean on alto saxophone, Paul Chambers on bass, and ‘Philly’ Joe Jones on drums. The album has only grown in stature as a timeless hard bop classic since Clark’s premature death at age 31 in 19

PERSONNEL:

  • Art Farmer - trumpet
  • Jackie McLean - alto sax
  • Sonny Clark - piano
  • Paul Chambers - bass
  • "Philly" Joe Jones - drums

Recorded on January 5, 1958

TRACKS:

  • SIDE A
  • A1: Cool Struttin’
  • A2: Blue Minor
  • SIDE B
  • B1: Sippin’ At Bells
  • B2: Deep Night