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Between Swing and Bop

tue 23 apr 2019 21:00 

 

Pianist Sonny Clark ( 1931 – 1963 ) grew up in Pittsburgh

but left for the West Coast when he was in his twenties. There he worked

with a.o. Dexter Gordon. He was soon asked to join several studio sessions in New York  and recorded eight albums under his own name for Blue Note, between 1957 and ’59.

Featured in this episode is music from three of these albums.

 

 

Sonny Clark : “Sonny’s Crib” Blue Note TOCJ – 1576

Sonny Clark : “My Conception” Blue Note 7243 5 22674 2 2

Sonny Clark : “Cool Struttin’” Blue Note CDP 7 46513 2

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