Bootin' It – Sonny Clark
If this head doesn't convince you of Sonny Clark's mastery of bebop, nothing will, It's a classic bop/hardbop chart that flies over the blues changes. Solo piano arrangement available.
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- Recording: Sonny Clark - Dial "S" For Sonny
- Recorded on: July 21, 1957
- Label: Blue Note (BLP 1570)
- Concert Key: B-flat
- Vocal Range: , to
- Style: Swing (uptempo)
- Trumpet - Art Farmer
- Trombone - Curtis Fuller
- Tenor Sax - Hank Mobley
- Piano - Sonny Clark
- Bass - Wilbur Ware
- Drums - Louis Hayes
Also, check out pianist Ben Rosenblum's tutorials on using Audacity and GarageBand to play along with Sonny Clark at slower speeds and at full speed. Both videos are in the video box, above.
August 22, 1932 – January 14, 1963
A remarkable composer and pianist whose special touch and articulation makes him instantly recognizable at the piano, Sonny (Conrad Yeatis) Clark recorded so much on the Blue Note label that he was practically their in-house pianist. This hard-bop mainstay was particularly noteworthy for his virtuosic right hand lines. Read more...