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Sonny Clark – Sonny Clark Quintets (2014 FLAC)

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Sonny Clark - Sonny Clark Quintets (2014 FLAC)

Sonny Clark – Sonny Clark Quintets (2014 FLAC)

Artist: Sonny Clark
Album: Sonny Clark Quintets
Release/Reissue: 2014
Genre: Jazz, Hard Bop

01. Royal Flush
02. Lover
03. Minor Meeting
04. Eastern Incident
05. Little Sonny

Of interest to fans of the superb hard bop pianist, this recording combines material from two separate dates. “Royal Flush” and “Lover” are from the January 1958 Cool Struttin’ session, and the other tunes, “Minor Meeting,” “Eastern Incident,” and “Little Sonny,” were never released during Clark’s tragically short life, so they’re special for Clark’s fans and they include guitarist Kenny Burrell. Clark rarely worked with a guitarist, although he recorded some wonderful material with Grant Green, Tal Farlow, and Jimmy Raney, three masterful players. His playing here never clashes harmonically or rhythmically with the guitar, a challenging feat for any jazz pianist. These three original tunes are also welcome additions to the consistently excellent body of work that Sonny Clark composed.

Alto Saxophone – Jackie Mclean
Bass – Paul Chambers
Drums – “Philly” Joe Jones, Pete LaRoca
Guitar – Kenny Burrell
Piano – Sonny Clark
Tenor Saxophone – Clifford Jordan
Trumpet – Art Farmer