20 nov. 2008


Sonny Clark. Sonny Clark Trio (1957)

The trio Sonny Clark had with Philly Joe and Paul Chambers was one of the best groups of its time--which is saying a lot because this was when Miles and Blakey had excellent groups too. Clark is a hard-swinging bop pianist right out of Bud Powell, with those marvelous right hand lines. Chambers is my favorite bass player, appearing on all those Miles Davis and John Coltrane albums of the late 1950s.

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Andrew Shields dijo...

Have you heard John Zorn's "News for Lulu"? Sonny Clark tunes with alto, trombone (George Lewis), and guitar (Bill Frisell), along with tunes by Hank Mobley, Kenny Dorham, and one other guy whose name slips my mind. Brilliant, airy stuff.