SONNY CLARK

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Conrad Yeatis (Sonny) Clark (July 21, 1931 in Herminie, Pennsylvania – January 13, 1963 in New York City) was an American hard bop pianist.

An underappreciated jazz artist during his time, Sonny Clark's works have become much more famous after his death. Strongly influenced by Bud Powell, Sonny Clark is known for his unique touch, sense of melody and complex hard-swinging style.

Clark was born and raised in Herminie, Pennsylvania, a coal mining town southeast of Pittsburgh. At age 12, he moved to Pittsburgh. When visiting an aunt in California at age 20, Clark decided to stay and began working with saxophonist Wardell Gray. Clark went to San Francisco with Oscar Pettiford and after a couple months, was working with clarinetist Buddy DeFranco in 1953. Clark toured the U.S. and Europe with DeFranco until January 1956, when he joined The Lighthouse All-Stars, led by bassist Howard Rumsey.

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SONNY CLARK Sonny Clark Trio (1958) album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Sonny Clark Trio (1958)
Hard Bop 1957
SONNY CLARK Dial 4.00 | 2 ratings
Dial "S" for Sonny
Hard Bop 1957
SONNY CLARK Sonny's Crib album cover 4.00 | 2 ratings
Sonny's Crib
Hard Bop 1957
SONNY CLARK Cool Struttin' album cover 4.12 | 4 ratings
Cool Struttin'
Hard Bop 1958
SONNY CLARK Sonny Clark Trio (aka Blues Mambo) album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Sonny Clark Trio (aka Blues Mambo)
Hard Bop 1960
SONNY CLARK Leapin' and Lopin' album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Leapin' and Lopin'
Hard Bop 1961
SONNY CLARK Sonny Clark Quintet (aka Cool Struttin' Volume 2) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sonny Clark Quintet (aka Cool Struttin' Volume 2)
Hard Bop 1976
SONNY CLARK The Sonny Clark Memorial Album album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Sonny Clark Memorial Album
Hard Bop 1976
SONNY CLARK Blues in the Night (aka Sonny Clark Trio Volume 3) album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Blues in the Night (aka Sonny Clark Trio Volume 3)
Hard Bop 1979
SONNY CLARK My Conception album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
My Conception
Hard Bop 1979
SONNY CLARK The Art of The Trio (aka Sonny Clark Trio Volume 2 aka The 45 Sessions) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Art of The Trio (aka Sonny Clark Trio Volume 2 aka The 45 Sessions)
Hard Bop 1980

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SONNY CLARK Sonny Clark/Wynton Kelly : The Immortal Session From Blue Note album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sonny Clark/Wynton Kelly : The Immortal Session From Blue Note
Hard Bop 1976

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SONNY CLARK Oakland 1955 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Oakland 1955
Hard Bop 1995

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SONNY CLARK Somethin' Special album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Somethin' Special
Hard Bop 1988
SONNY CLARK The 45 Sessions album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The 45 Sessions
Hard Bop 1996
SONNY CLARK Standards album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Standards
Hard Bop 1998
SONNY CLARK The Blue Note Years album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Blue Note Years
Hard Bop 1999
SONNY CLARK The Best Of The Blue Note Years album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Best Of The Blue Note Years
Hard Bop 2001
SONNY CLARK Sonny Clark And Buddy De Franco Quartet : Complete Sessions album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sonny Clark And Buddy De Franco Quartet : Complete Sessions
Hard Bop 2004
SONNY CLARK Complete Studio Recordings album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Complete Studio Recordings
Hard Bop 2007
SONNY CLARK LA Session 1956 & 57 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
LA Session 1956 & 57
Hard Bop 2009
SONNY CLARK Three Classic Albums (Cool Struttin' / Sonny's Crib / My Conception) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Three Classic Albums (Cool Struttin' / Sonny's Crib / My Conception)
Hard Bop 2010
SONNY CLARK Cool Struttin' / Sonny Clark Trio album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Cool Struttin' / Sonny Clark Trio
Hard Bop 2012
SONNY CLARK Forever Is Now album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Forever Is Now
Hard Bop 2015
SONNY CLARK The 1960 Sessions With George Duvivier And Max Roach album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The 1960 Sessions With George Duvivier And Max Roach
Hard Bop 2017
SONNY CLARK Seven Classic Albums album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Seven Classic Albums
Hard Bop 2019

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