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Leapin' & Lopin' Import, Original recording remastered

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This November 13, 1961 session ranges from the modal "Melody in C" to the soulful blues "Somethin' Special." the renowned rhythm section of Clark, Butch Warren, and Billy Higgins supports Tommy Turrentine and Charlie Rouse magnificently. Ike Quebec guests on the magnificent ballad "Deep in a Dream." Additional tunes from the session and an alternate take are added to this Rudy Van Gelder remaster.
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  • Audio CD (September 16, 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Imports
  • ASIN: B001CARI7U
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
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33 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on March 1, 2001
Format: Audio CD
Cut in 1961, this is Sonny Clark's last session as a leader. The all too familiar story of a promising young jazzman falling to the cycle of addiction claimed Sonny in 1963 at the age of 31. His playing gives no indication of his personal condition, however. Backed by Tommy Turrentine on trumpet, Charlie Rouse on tenor, with Ike Quebec taking Rouse's chair for "Deep In A Dream", Butch Warren on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums, Clark's bop based piano is at full strength and swings throughout. Every musician featured on this date is in top form. It is especially refreshing to hear Rouse on a rare outing from his usual gig with the Thelonious Monk quintet. Rouse sounds inspired and blows hard swinging solos on "Somethin' Special" and "Eric Walks". Another underrated musician, Ike Qubec takes the tenor role for the tender take on "Deep In A Dream", providing a smooth silky solo. Clark is equally at home deep in a groove like "Voodoo", high flying bop like "Melody For C", or a tender slow number like "Deep In A Dream". This cd is one of Clark's greatest achievements, and sadly one of his last. This cd is a must for all jazz collections as well as Sonny Clark fans.
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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful By N. Dorward on February 8, 2003
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Sonny Clark has been a cult pianist for many years, in part because Blue Note failed to keep his discs consistently in print. He was prized among Japanese hard bop enthusiasts & also was a favourite of the avantgardist John Zorn's circle (there's a nice tribute disc, _Voodoo_, by "The Sonny Clark Memorial Quartet": Zorn, Wayne Horvitz, Ray Drummond & Bobby Previte). But Clark's star's risen a lot in the past decade, as his work's finally gotten properly reissued: I suspect one key moment was Blue Note's putting together all three Clark/Grant Green quartet sessions on an unbeatable low-priced twofer in the mid-1990s. Anyway, _Leapin' and Lopin'_ is one of the few Clark discs to have been around on CD for a while, along with the perennial _Cool Strutting_. _Leapin' and Lopin'_ is also Clark's last date as a leader (from November 1961), though it wasn't his last recording session by any means (he died in 1963, a victim of the jazz life--alcohol & drugs). The rhythm section here--Clark, bassist Butch Warren & drummer Billy Higgins--became something of a house rhythm section at Blue Note at this period: in addition to this album, they formed the rhythm section to a number of albums by Jackie McLean & Dexter Gordon (including the popular _Go_). Despite the brilliance of the Chamber-Philly Joe Jones rhythm section on _Cool Strutting_, I'd actually recommend listening to this disc to hear Clark at his best as an accompanist, simply because these guys have clearly established a very close relation. (One sign of this is that Butch Warren contributes a tune to the album, "Eric Walks"--it's a nice swinger, a close cousin of Gillespie's "Woody'n You".) The band is completed by Warren's pal from the Monk band, Charlie Rouse, & the trumpeter Tommy Turrentine.Read more ›
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Blake Lucas on May 1, 2009
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I bought this several months ago and have listened to it over and over. A wonderful group under Clark's leadership. Turrentine is a pleasing trumpet player I only know from a Jackie McLean album (A FICKLE SONANCE) with same great rhythm section and he's outstanding here too. Apart from his session with Clifford Brown, this is the only album I have with Charlie Rouse apart from all of his ones with Monk. He's a great player and it's nice to hear him in another setting. It was an inspiration on Clark's part to have Ike Quebec play on the ballad "Deep in a Dream"- a very moving rendition. But the piece de resistance of this album is the wonderful "Melody in C"--especially the master though it's nice to have both takes. On the master, Clark's solo so enthralls me that it reminds me of why I fell in love with jazz in the first place, almost 50 years ago (and Billy Higgins was on that too--it was MONK AT THE BLACKHAWK). People who have heard this know it's a modal piece--a very fresh line and it just seems to inspire everyone but especially Clark. I will buy more Clark albums, but they won't even need to be as good as this to make me care about him and sad about his early death. But his wonderful playing lives on and that's what counts.

I'm sending LEAPIN' AND LOPIN' to a jazz friend today, ordering on Amazon after writing this review. This is my first review here. I've enjoyed many of the reviews I've read and feel a lot of solidarity with the other jazz fans here.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 28, 2000
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The marvelous rapport between Clark, Warren and Higgins shouldn't be underestimated. From a rhythmic standpoint, the performances here are more than enough to place the late, great pianist in the Jazz pantheon. Unlike many of today's pianists, including the vastly overrated Brad Mehldau, Sonny swings effortlessly, just slightly behind the beat, and is not hung up on overly complex arrangements which are designed to showcase a virtuoso skill level. The music here speaks to a level of intellectual sophistication which is rarely seen in Jazz today. And it is no coincidence that Herbie Hancock employed the same bassist and percussionist in his first Blue Note session, "Takin' Off".
This Brother made the Steinway sing. Grab this CD--especially you aspiring piano players!
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