Joe Bonner

Devotion (SCS1182)

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Joe Bonner



LPS 166815




LP 22,30 €

Pianist Joe Bonner (1948 – 2014) first came to Copenhagen, Denmark as a member of Billy Harper Group in early 80s. He made frequent trips to Denmark since. This solo recording from February 1983 was one of the very first digital recordings SteepleChase has made.

Bonner with his distinctive personal style is probably best presented in solo settings. Bonner was born in Rocky Mount, North Carolina where Thelonious Monk was born about three decades earlier and left strong influence on the young pianist. Joe Bonner performed in and around Denver, Colorado towards the end of his life and became a legendary figure.


  • Joe Bonner (piano)

Recorded February 20, 1983 at Easy Sound Studios, Copenhagen Denmark


  • SIDE A
  • A1. A Tale Of Two Cities
  • A2. Devotion
  • A3. Gone With The Wind
  • A4. Flat Top
  • A5. Song For Cathy
  • SIDE B
  • B1. Come Sunday
  • B2. Epistophy
  • B3. Getting You Off My Mind
  • B4. Wild Is The Wind