Like Fatty acids Navarro and Charlie Parker before him, Sonny Clark’s lifestyle was short nonetheless it burned with music intensity. Inspired deeply by Bud Powell, Clark non-etheless developed an elaborate and hard-swinging harmonic sensibility which was filled with nuance and details. Thought to be the quintessential hard bop pianist, Clark hardly ever got his credited before he passed on in 1963 at age 31, even though it could be argued that he hardly ever performed a bad documenting date either being a sideman or being a head. Known generally for seven information over the Blue Take note label with a bunch of players including such luminaries as John Coltrane, Artwork Farmer, Donald Byrd, Jackie McLean, Hank Mobley, Artwork Taylor, Paul Chambers, Wilbur Ware, Philly Joe Jones, among others, Clark in fact made his documenting debut with Teddy Charles and Wardell Grey, but left immediately after to join Pal DeFranco. His use the fantastic clarinetist continues to be documented completely inside a Mosaic arranged that is right now sadly from printing. Clark also supported Dinah Washington, Serge Chaloff, and Sonny Criss before presuming his role like a innovator in 1957. Clark’s traditional is undoubtedly Great Struttin’ but each day he led on Blue Notice qualifies like a traditional, including his last day, Sonny’s Crib with John Coltrane. And even though commercial success constantly eluded him, he was popular like a sideman and performed a large number of Alfred Lion-produced times, including Tina Brooks’ Small Move. Fortunately, Clark’s contribution is definitely well recorded by Alfred Lion; he offers achieved a lot more essential, musical, and well-known acclaim than he ever do in life.
|1||Bebop era pianist, acclaimed for his Blue Note sessions in New York in the 1950's.|
|Trainwreck||2015||performer: "Junka" / writer: "Junka"|
|Big Words||2013||performer: "Blues Blue Alt. Version" / writer: "Blues Blue Alt. Version"|
|The 40-Year-Old Virgin||2005||performer: "Sonia" 1960 - as Sonny Clark Trio / writer: "Sonia" 1960|
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