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Sonny's Crib

Read "Sonny's Crib" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

From the outset, pianist Sonny Clark's sophomore effort as a leader is crisp, white-hot hard bop. Leading a standard bop trumpet-tenor saxophone quintet (Donald Byrd, John Coltrane), supplemented with trombone (Curtis Fuller), Clark and his most reliable rhythm section of bassist Paul Chambers and drummer Art Taylor carve five dictionary examples (with alternate takes on the ...

Sonny's Crib

Label: Blue Note Records
Released: 1958
Track listing: With a Song in My Heart; Speak Low; Come Rain or Come Shine; Sonny's Crib; News for Lulu; With a Song in My Heart (alt tk); Speak Low (alt tk); Sonny's Crib (alt tk).

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Sonny Clark: Sonny's Crib

Read "Sonny's Crib" reviewed by Reid Thompson

Sonny's Crib is a very pleasing recording from the sadly overlooked pianist Sonny Clark that works very well as a representative piece of the Blue Note catalogue at the time, framing all the characteristics that made that label so successful. It is essentially a blowing session, and to some extent, a preparation for Coltrane's seminal Blue ...


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