Sonny Clark

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Dial S For Sonny

Sonny Clark

Blue Note


LPS 168845




LP 24,78 €

classic vinyl series

180 gran audiophile reissues

mastered from the original analog tapes

One of the finest pianists and composers of the hard bop era, Sonny Clark seemed to arrive fully formed on his supremely swinging debut album Dial “S” for Sonny recorded for Blue Note in 1957.

Clark assembled a top-flight sextet for the occasion with Art Farmer, Curtis Fuller, Hank Mobley, Wilbur Ware, and Louis Hayes. Clark penned four of the album’s six tunes including the moody, minor title piece, the bright, fleet-footed “Bootin’ It,” the feel-good theme “Sonny’s Mood,” and the sprightly swinger “Shoutin’ on a Riff.” Rounding out the set are two standards: a stunning ballad performance of “It Could Happen To You” with Farmer delivering the opening theme and Fuller closing the piece, both with their warm, full-bodied tones, and the Gershwin tune “Love Walked In” which is a showpiece for Clark who opens with a solo intro before being joined by bass and drums for a trio performance that let’s his inventive style shine.


  • Art Farmer - (trumpet)
  • Curtis Fuller - (trombone)
  • Hank Mobley - (tenor sax)
  • Sonny Clark - (piano)
  • Wilbur Ware - (bass)
  • Louis Hayes - (drums)

Hackensack, New Jersey, July 21, 1957


  • SIDE A
  • A1: Dial "S" For Sonny
  • A2: Bootin' It
  • SIDE B
  • B1: It Could Happen To You
  • B2: Sonny's Mood
  • B3: Shoutin' On A Riff
  • B4: Love Walked In