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jazz
Title
Sonny's crib
Performer
Sonny Clark 1931-1963 (piano) Donald Byrd 1932-2013 (trompet) Curtis Fuller  (trombone) John Coltrane 1926-1967 (saxofoon) Paul Chambers 1935-1969 (contrabas) Art Taylor 1929-1995 (drums)
Publisher
Blue Note, 1998
1 cd
Recording date
1957
Playing time
01:09:57
Note
Remastered ed.
EAN
0724349736726
CDR
JE32836

About Sonny Clark

Conrad Yeatis "Sonny" Clark (July 21, 1931 – January 13, 1963) was an American jazz pianist and composer who mainly worked in the hard bop idiom.

Early life

Clark was born and raised in Herminie, Pennsylvania, a coal mining town east of Pittsburgh. His parents were originally from Stone Mountain, Georgia. His miner father, Emery Clark, died of a lung disease two weeks after Sonny was born. Sonny was the youngest of eight children. At age 12, he moved to Pittsburgh.

Later life and career

While visiting an aunt in California at age 20, Clark decided to stay and began working with saxophonist Wardell Gray. Clark went to San Francisco with Oscar Pettiford and after a couple months, was working with clarinetist Buddy DeFranco in 1953. Clark toured the United States and Europe with DeFranco until January 1956, when he joined The Lighthouse All-Stars, led by bassist…Read more on Wikipedia

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