Monday, January 9, 2017

Sonny Clark






































Artist:  Sonny Clark
Birth Name:  Conrad Yeatis Clark
Born:  July 21, 1931.  Herminie, Pennsylvania, USA
Died:  January 13, 1963 (Aged 31).  New York City, New York, USA
Genre:  Jazz, Hard Bop, Post-Bop, Jazz Instrument, Mainstream Jazz, Piano Jazz, West Coast Jazz
Occupation:  Musician
Instruments:  Piano

Sonny Clark was an American Jazz Pianist.  He was often requested as a sideman by many musicians including Kenny Burrell, Donald Byrd, Paul Chambers, John Coltrane, Dexter Gordon, Art Farmer, Curtis Fuller, Grant Green, Philly Joe Jones, Clifford Jordan, Jackie McLean, Hank Mobley and more!.  He also recorded sessions with Charles Mingus, Sonny Rollins, Billie Holiday, Stanley Turrentine and Lee Morgan.














Title:  Leapin' & Lopin'  (2008)
Genre:  Jazz, Hard Bop, Post-Bop, Jazz Instrument, Mainstream Jazz, Piano Jazz, West Coast Jazz
Label:  Blue Note Records
Rating:   *****

Tracks:

 1.  Somethin' Special  (6:24)
 2.  Deep In A Dream  (6:48)
 3.  Melody For C  (7:51)
 4.  Eric Walks  (5:42)
 5.  Voodoo  (7:40)
 6.  Midnight Mambo  (7:16)
 7.  Zellmar's Delight  (5:44)

Bonus Track:  Not for the Original Album:

 8.  Melody For C (Alternate Take)  (8:14)

Personnel:  

Sonny Turrentine:  Trumpet
Ike Quebec:  Tenor Saxophone on Track 2
Charlie Rouse:  Tenor Saxophone 
Butch Warren:   Bass
Billy Higgins:  Drums

Leapin' & Lopin' is an album by Sonny Clark, was released on October 25, 1990 by Blue Note Records, remastered and reissued in 2008 by Blue Note Records, featuring Tommy Turrentine, lke Quebec, Charlie Rouse, Butch Warren and Billy Higgins.


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