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Sonny Clark - Complete Sessions flac album

Performer: Sonny Clark
Title: Complete Sessions
Style: Bop,Hard Bop
Duration: 02:22:15
Relesed: July 27, 2004
Recording date: April 7, 1954 - September 1, 1954
Rating: 4.8
Votes: 366
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With all due respect to Disconforme, this great set is a bit of a misnomer. It should be titled the "Complete Sessions of the Buddy DeFranco Quartet with Sonny Clark. Clark is not the leader here, though he certainly is a tremendous foil for the brilliant clarinetist. These sessions took place over a couple of months in 1954, with a rhythm section that contained bassist Gene Wright and drummer Bobby White. There are 27 tracks included. They range from a stellar reading of Johnny Mercer's "Autumn Leaves" to Clark's own hard bopping,.

Conrad Yeatis "Sonny" Clark (July 21, 1931 – January 13, 1963) was an American jazz pianist who mainly worked in the hard bop idiom. Style:MLA Chicago APA. "Complete Sessions Album.

Label: Milestone Records Released: 2004 Views: 1,100. Start your music shopping from All About Jazz and you'll support us in the process. Learn how. About Sonny Clark. The 1960 Sessions with George Duvivier and Max Roach by Jakob Baekgaard. My Blue Note Obsession. Sonny Clark: Cool Struttin’ – 1958. Dial "S" For Sonny by Greg Simmons. Heart of Darkness: Sonny Clark Remembers April. Sonny's Crib by Reid Thompson. Standards by C. Michael Bailey. Tompkins Square 2017. Blue Note Records 2013. Clark was born and raised in Herminie, Pennsylvania, a coal mining town east of Pittsburgh. His parents were originally from Stone Mountain, Georgia. His miner father, Emery Clark, died of a lung disease two weeks after Sonny was born. Sonny was the youngest of eight children. At age 12, he moved to Pittsburgh.

If you are a Sonny Clark fan this value-priced set is compelling. There are some missing albums, but this is, after all, a compilation and not an exhaustive box set. In fact, the albums are as originally released, so do not expect alternate takes ad infinitum. It is missing many alternate takes and bonus tracks from the sessions that produced the albums in the compilation, but it has the real meat of each and is how each was originally released.

Track List - Disc 1

Title/Composer Performer Time
1 Jack the Fieldstalker Sonny Clark 3:07
2 Cable Car Sonny Clark 4:03
3 I Wish I Knew Sonny Clark 4:53
4 If I Should Lose Sonny Clark 4:23
5 Lover Man Sonny Clark 5:21
6 Tenderly Sonny Clark 4:42
7 Deep Purple Sonny Clark 3:33
8 Monogram Sonny Clark 4:05
9 Yesterdays Sonny Clark 4:12
10 Blues in the Closet Sonny Clark 4:45
11 Mine Sonny Clark 6:28
12 You Go to My Head Sonny Clark 6:11
13 Gerry's Tune Sonny Clark 6:36
14 Now's the Time Sonny Clark 6:32
15 Titoro Sonny Clark 3:00

Track List - Disc 2

Title/Composer Performer Time
1 Autumn Leaves Jacques Prévert Sonny Clark 7:33
2 Titoro Sonny Clark 10:02
3 The Bright One Sonny Clark 9:21
4 Sonny's Idea Sonny Clark 4:07
5 Laura Sonny Clark 4:07
6 Everything Happens to Me Sonny Clark 4:17
7 I'll Remember April Sonny Clark 5:20
8 Willow Weep for Me Sonny Clark 7:56
9 Minor Incident Sonny Clark 3:29
10 A Foggy Day Sonny Clark 5:19
11 What Can I Say Dear Sonny Clark 4:46
12 Moe Sonny Clark 4:07


Sonny Clark - Group Member, Piano, Primary Artist
Buddy DeFranco - Clarinet, Group Member
Eric Mills - Liner Notes
Jacques Prévert - Composer
C. Stewart - Cover Photo
Val Valentin - Engineer
Gene Wright - Bass, Group Member
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