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what a performance!,
This review is from: 1954 Memorial Album (Audio CD)
This is a classic recording done by legendary jazz pianist Sonny Clark, remastered at 24-bits from the masters at high resolution. Recorded at a private party being held in Norway, during Clark's European tour of 1954, the pianist is accompanied here by Simon Brehm on bass and Bobby White on drums. "Improvisation No. 1" is exactly that, a wonderful improvised piano tune complete with inconspicuous conversations going on in the crowd. In fact you can hear the crowd throughout the entire album, though far from detracting from the material at hand it only serves to make it richer.
On this album Sonny Clark demonstrates his musical genius to listeners, a spontaneously natural piano player who is confident in his skill. Only two of the pieces, "Oslo" and "After You've Gone", feature the trio formation, while the rest of the pieces are Clark solo. Clark put his all into this performance, and it's great to see it on here at Amazon available to the wider public. Be sure to snatch this date up next time you buy, you'll thank me if you do.
Sonny Clark (piano)
Simon Brehm (bass)
Bobby White (drums)
Location: Oslo, Norway
Dates: January 15-16, 1954
Label: The Jazz Factory (Made in Spain)