Sonny Clark Trio

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  • Label: Time Records
  • Copyright: 1960 Time Recordings
  • Total Length: 1:09:00
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  • ASIN: B0029UBZ76
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #141,979 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful By G. Schramke on January 15, 2002
Format: Audio CD
Sonny Clark always chose the best sidemen, when he led a recording session. Like on his marvellous quintet album "Cool Struttin'", on bass and drums we have the very best musicians of their time, namely Paul Chambers and Philly Joe Jones, so be prepared for some great music. Though also known as a good composer, here Sonny Clark concentrates on bop standards written by Gillespie or Dameron. It's quite interesting to compare his version of "Be-Bop" with Bud Powell's interpretations of that tune. You will notice, that Clark cannot be called one of those numerous Powell imitators, he's got a different, more "funky" touch and phrasing. About the other tunes on that album, just let me say, that I was surprised to hear his romantic solo version of "I Remember April", usually played at fast tempo. "One Bass Hit" also is quite a surprise with Clark choosing the original big-band arrangement of that tune with it's change of the key from C-major into D-flat for solos. Really a most enjoyable trio-album.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By John Russon on June 19, 2004
Format: Audio CD
This album from 1957 excellently captures what was definitive of jazz at that time, and in so doing became one of the best jazz albums of all time. Sonny Clark never had as big a name as other prominent pianists of the day, but he deserves to be prominently remembered. His style on this album obviously echoes with the style of Bud Powell but (like the great Dave McKenna on his trio recordings from this same time period) his playing also brings with it a smooth lyricism that is new. Sonny Clark's playing on this album has the sound of beautiful perfection, and (along with the great work of Paul Chambers on bass and Philly Joe Jones on drums) the playing really swings. The tunes are all ones recorded many times by many others, but these renditions really set the standard for how these "standards" sound. "I Didn't Know What Time It Was" is particularly strong. This is a great album to introduce jazz to someone, and also is an essential study album for anyone seriously interested in the art form. I recommend it very highly.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By P. E. Curry on March 26, 2005
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Sonny Clark was no joke in his time, despite the obvious similarity to the style of Bud Powell (who hasn't adapted some facet of Bud's style?), Sonny Clark's playing on this album belongs to nobody but himself. I should have bought this album a long while ago, I was unsure whether or not Sonny Clark would have a strong enough creative presence as a leader, but I was wrong to doubt it. This album swings hard (thanks to Mr P.C. and Philly Joe Jones of course), and Sonny's playing does indeed have the luminosity of an assured and authoritative jazz pianist and trio leader. His nonconventional rubato solo treatment of "I'll Remember April" is a demonstration of his own personal style of pianistic creativity and emotion. Philly Joe Jones treats us to double-time during clark's solo in "Softly..." which almost made me stamp my foot right through the floor.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By T. Snyder VINE VOICE on February 18, 2004
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This is just some downright seriously good piano/bass/drum trio work from bop pianist Sonny Clark. The trio sounds bigger than just three members as it's good bop for the most part. It kind of tails off a bit on the last two songs but still overall this is very good.
It's high-quality straight-up jazz. Recommended for piano & bop jazz fans.
People new to jazz may want to start with Sonny Clark's "Cool Struttin'" release first.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Chris Covais on April 16, 2005
Format: Audio CD
Sonny Clark was the master of bop piano, behind Bud Powell of course. He was a soulful, master, and tasteful player. This is a soulful album!

The fast bop tune, 'Bebop' starts off the album. The song is a Dizzy Gillespie original. It's one of my favorite songs. The tune features a lengthy blues solo by Clark, as well as solos by Paul Chambers and Philly Joe Jones who finish off the trio.

The swinging three run through such tunes as 'I Didn't Know What Time It Was,' I'll Remember April, Tadd's Deligt,' and 'Softly as In A Morning Sunrise.'

The showcase for Philly Joe Jones, Two Bass Hit, written by John Lewis. The tune can also be heard on Miles Davis's Milestones, with Jones on drums also.

This was recorded a couple months before Clark's classic, Cool Struttin. The album basically took off from this album here. If you love 1950's bop, this album is for you. Not a bad note! Very enjoyable.

Five Stars.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By mroudoud on February 2, 2012
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Merci de votre diligence, le colis est arrivé ce matin. Bon état. Mais les frais ont augmenté n'est ce pas ?
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Andy Williamson on November 15, 2002
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Sonny Clark was quite underappreciated during his short career. If you only know of him thru COOL STRUTTIN' then be sure to check out some of his other recordings. All of his Blue Note recordings are recommended. SONNY CLARK TRIO is one of those satisfying Blue Note records that simmers with energy and style. Sonny, Philly Joe Jones and Paul Chambers all lock into these great grooves and milk them for all they are worth. Although I wouldn't call this an essential jazz recording, there is more than enough great material for me to recommend it. It's nice to hear trio versions of "Tadd's Delight" and "Two Bass Hit" after hearing Miles Davis perform them with larger groups. The opener "Be-Bop" is a nice swinging tune and "I Didn't Know What Time It Was" is equally enjoyable. An enjoyable set by a tight group.
Recommended.
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