CD DIAL 'S' FOR SONNY TOSHIBA JPN TOCJ-1570
1957 6 TRKS mono
CD SONNY'S CRIB BLUE NOTE
1957 8 TRKS stereo ('87 issue) (3 x bonus tracks)
CD SONNY CLARK TRIO BLUE NOTE
1957 9 TRKS stereo ('87 issue) (3 x bonus tracks)
CD COOL STRUTTIN' re BLUE NOTE US 95327.2
1958 6 TRKS stereo ('99 issue) (2 x bonus tracks)
CD STANDARDS BLUE NOTE
1958 14 TRK collection; mono / stereo ('98 issue)
Hard bop jazz. Mr. Clark was a wonderful piano player and composer. It was really happening around the time I was born, but I didn’t get there until nearly 30 years later.
In fact, I am sure the first time I ever heard “Cool Struttin’” – it was already the CD edition (’86? ’87?). It is literally the quintessential hard bop jazz record, a favorite among Japanese fans / collectors. Perfect music for sitting in a
Sometimes, when CD’s were made of original Blue Note releases, the compilers added relevant tracks – and sometimes, those were only alternate takes of existing tracks (which can sometime be of great interest)…but I really like the ‘extra’ tracks on “Cool Struttin’”.
I have listed
Some people will be most interested in “Sonny’ Crib” – as the tenor sax player is John Coltrane. But I like any album with Sonny Clark ‘originals’!
But I recommend that you try “Cool Struttin’” – like Miles Davis’ “Kind Of Blue”, it’s a one-in-a-million jazz album. Accessible, yet pushing the boundaries of the genre (hard bop jazz). Once heard, never forgotten.
Jazz time now!
Labels: Sonny Clark