Sonny's Crib – Sonny Clark
This stop-time blues with a bridge is a classic example of Sonny Clark's simple, elegant style.
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- Recording: Sonny Clark - Sonny's Crib
- Recorded on: September 1, 1957
- Label: Blue Note (BLP 1576)
- Concert Key: B-flat
- Vocal Range: , to
- Style: Swing (medium)
- Trumpet - Donald Byrd
- Tenor Sax - John Coltrane
- Trombone - Curtis Fuller
- Piano - Sonny Clark
- Bass - Paul Chambers
- Drums - Art Taylor
This is officially Sonny Clark's second recording as a leader. See Bootin' It for info about Sonny's first album as a leader ("Dial 'S' For Sonny") as well as other earlier historical info about Sonny. Times were certainly different in 1957 for recording musicians. These two Sonny leader dates for Blue Note Records are less than a month and a half apart. Blue Note also keep him busy in between his two dates with three other recordings: Curtis Fuller's "Bone and Bari" date, the John Jenkins With Kenny Burrell session, and a Hank Mobley session ("Hank Mobley Quintet Featuring Sonny Clark").
Here are a couple of other nice recordings of Sonny's Crib on tribute albums:
Sonny Clark Memorial Quartet and Music In The Key Of Clark / John Hicks
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...