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Sonny Clark – Dial “S” For Sonny (2004 FLAC)

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Sonny Clark - Dial "S" For Sonny (2004 FLAC)

Sonny Clark – Dial “S” For Sonny (2004 FLAC)

Artist: Sonny Clark
Album: Dial “S” For Sonny
Release/Reissue: 2004
Genre: Jazz, Hard Bop

01. Dial S For Sonny
02. Bootin’ It
03. It Could Happen To You
04. Sonny’s Mood
05. Shoutin’ On A Riff
06. Love Walked In
07. Bootin’ It

Dial “S” for Sonny, Sonny Clark’s first session for Blue Note Records and his first session as a leader, is a terrific set of laidback bop, highlighted by Clark’s liquid, swinging solos. Clark leads a first-rate group — Art Farmer (trumpet), Curtis Fuller (trombone), Hank Mobley (tenor sax), Wilbur Ware (bass), Louis Hayes (drums) — through four originals and two standards, balancing the selections between swinging bop and reflective ballads. There are traces of Bud Powell in Clark’s style, but he’s beginning to come into his own, developing a style that’s alternately edgy and charmingly relaxed. Mobley, Farmer and Fuller have their moments, but Clark steals the show in this set of fine, straight-ahead bop.

Bass – Wilbur Ware
Drums – Louis Hayes
Piano – Sonny Clark
Tenor Saxophone – Hank Mobley
Trombone – Curtis Fuller
Trumpet – Art Farmer