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Cool Struttin'
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Track listing (my attempt):
1. 00:00 Cool Struttin' [Sonny Clark]
2. 09:24 Blue Minor [Sonny Clark]
3. 19:43 Sippin' at Bells [Miles Davis]
4. 28:01 Deep Night [Charles Henderson, Rudy Vallée]

Bonus tracks on CD reissue:
5. 37:34 Royal Flush [Sonny Clark]
6. 41:32 Lover [Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers]
? 51:17 I don't think this is right. Sorry, I don't get the track list.

Recorded on January 5th, 1958 at the Van Gelder Studio, New Jersey.

Sonny Clark - piano
Jackie McLean - alto saxophone
Art Farmer - trumpet
Paul Chambers - bass
Philly Joe Jones - drums

And isn't Ruth Lion's struttin' cool?

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Hamilton Britto

O Pianista Sonny Clark nasceu e se criou na Pensilvânia, seu pai era um mineiro que morreu de doença pulmonar 15 dias após ele ter nascido. sendo ele op mais novo de 8 irmãos. aos 20 foi apra Califórnia visitar a tia e lá se estabeleceu como músico profissional indo, em seguida para San Francisco. em 57 mudou-se para Nova Iorque, onde passou a ser bastante requisitado por causa da sua compilação rítmica até ser contratado pela Blue Note como "musico da casa" acompanhando a galera do hard hop como 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 , Art Taylor e Wilbur Ware . Também gravou com Charles Mingus , Sonny Rollins , Billie Holiday , Stanley Turrentine e Lee Morgan .
Como lider de Banda, ele lançou. pela Blue Note em 1957 :Dial "S" for Sonny , Sonny's Crib, Sonny Clark Trio; em 58: Cool Struttin ' e Blues in the Night em 59. Pela Time Records lançou um álbum de piano ntitulado Sonny Clark Trio em 1960.
Morreu no auge da sua criatividade, em janeiro de 1963 aos 31 anos de idade fulminado por um ataque cardíaco, privavelmente, provocado pelo abuso da heroína.
Neste disco aqui a formação de quinteto teve a participação de Art Farmer (trompete), Jackie McLean (sax alto), Paul Chambers (baixo), Philly Joe Jones (bateria).

Bobby G

such amazing gifted talent as Sonny Clark to be so sadly wasted from Heroin. Horrible loss to the world. Jazz fans will rightly so feel cheated by his passing for decades to come.

Michael Bowman

IMHO, this album is the best hard bop project ever. Blue Note was about to surpass the competition with their stable of Giants of the era.
1957-67, they had the talent, & that sound.


Evan, which album would you nominate?

Ronald Unkel

Michael Bowman Dead-set right! It’s that iconic/intimate Rudy van Gelder sound! Cheers!

Evan Anderson

I agree that it's up there but the paragon recording for hard bop has to be a Jazz Messengers album


Visited a friend the other day and he played this album for me on vinyl and I have completely fallen in love with it.
Although we were engaged in conversation at certain points, I couldn't ignore what I was hearing because it was so amazing!
Thanks for sharing....history set in wax.


incredible recording, hard bop at its best. Sonny Clark a genius of the modern piano.

Ronald Unkel

MrLuca60 He really was one of the top piano-players and composers at the time. Sorely missed. Enjoy & Cheers!


One of the greatest from the hard-bop idiom

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