I Deal – Sonny Clark
A relatively simple, very swinging blues head in the classic Sonny Clark style. Transcriptions are available for both Sonny's comping and solo. We also have an Easy Solo Piano Arrangement by Cecilia Coleman.
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- Recording: Howard Rumsey - Music For Lighthousekeeping
- Recorded on: October, 1956
- Label: Contemporary (S7528)
- Concert Key: F
- Vocal Range: , to
- Style: Swing (medium up)
- Trumpet - Conte Candoli
- Trombone - Frank Rosolino
- Tenor Sax - Bob Cooper
- Piano - Sonny Clark
- Bass - Howard Rumsey
- Drums - Stan Levey
Our lead sheets show Sonny's "responses" to the melody in the sixth and eighth measures. We also show the two-part harmony in thirds on the last melody phrase, which Sonny plays along with the horns.
Click on the Solos tab for our transcription of Sonny's solo. The Piano Corner tab has details about our transcription of Sonny's comping as well as an Easy Solo Piano Arrangement.
Solo transcription by Cecilia Coleman
Easy Solo Piano Arrangement: An easy solo piano arrangement is available, written by Cecilia Coleman. This arrangement features an intro based on the last two measures of the head, over a C pedal point on beats 2 and 4. The head features a single-line left-hand part accompanying the melody: mostly a 2-feel bass line but also including the "answer" line in the eighth measure. This arrangement shows fingerings mostly in the left hand, as well as for a couple of right-hand lines.
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...