Dial S For Sonny – Sonny Clark

This 12-bar song with a stop-time head is not a blues. It's a classic example of Sonny Clark's writing—and of hard bop in general.

Sonny Clark

July 21, 1931 – January 13, 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...

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