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Sonny Clark

Sonny Clark - Cool Struttin' (Blue Note Classic Vinyl Edition) (Blue Note)

£20.49

RELEASED: 25th June 2021 (subject to change)
180g Vinyl LP

Format:  180g Vinyl LP
Cat No:  3579178

Conrad Yeatis Clark, otherwise known as Sonny Clark, was in many ways the quintessential hard bop pianist. Possessed of an enviable lyrical flow and a wealth of inventive melodic ideas that unfurled with clarity and without fuss, Clark had a deeply rooted feeling for the blues. After moving from his hometown of Pittsburgh to New York, Clark emerged as a ubiquitous presence on Blue Note starting in 1957.

It was on his fifth Blue Note date as a leader that Clark arrived at his masterwork, Cool Struttin’, recorded in January 1958 with a top-shelf quintet featuring Art Farmer on trumpet, Jackie McLean on alto saxophone, Paul Chambers on bass, and ‘Philly’ Joe Jones on drums. The album has only grown in stature as a timeless hard bop classic since Clark’s premature death at age 31 in 1963.

This Blue Note Classic Vinyl Edition is all-analogue, mastered by Kevin Gray from the original master tapes, and pressed on 180g vinyl at Optimal.

TRACKLISTING:

1. Cool Struttin'
2. Blue Minor
3. Sippin' At Bells
4. Deep Night