Sonny's Conception (4CD)

Sonny Clark

of discs
4
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In Stock
Delivery Estimate
2-5 days
Genre
Jazz
Label
Proper Box
Released
July 25, 2011

Format: Compact Disc

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Description

Sonny Clark's soulful piano was a musical delight. His blues playing had a grace and weight unequalled in jazz before or since. Heroin and alcohol problems brought on a premature and tragic death at the age of 31.

We follow Sonny's path from early 1954 with early solo performances through to trio tunes from 1960. Along the way we hear Sonny collaborating with the likes of John Coltrane, Art Farmer, Donald Byrd, Max Roach and other leading lights.

This 4 CD set comes with a booklet with Sonny's story and discographical information. There is no other comparable survey of Sonny's career in the marketplace.

Sonny Clark was one of the leading pianists in what is commonly known as the hard bop style. Sonny Clark's playing oozed a sense of effortless ease. Many pianists of the hard-bop era sound like they are trying hard to swing, not Sonny, as Art Farmer once commented, "A primary quality in Sonny Clark's playing is that there is no strain in it". Original melodies and variations on standards seemed to flow from his fingers. An essential element of Clark's style was his use of stealthy melodic lines that could extend to several bars at the time and built through surprisingly accentuated melodic turns.

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Key Value
Catalogue number PROPERBOX161
Barcode 0805520021616
Number of items 4
Packaging type Box Set
Imported No
Weight 186g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 126mm x 11mm x 129mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1

Song Title Time
1. Improvisation No.1 -
2. All God's Chillun Got Rhythm -
3. Body And Soul/Jeepers Creepers -
4. Improvisation No.2/Over The Rainbow -
5. Move -
6. Oslo -
7. After You've Gone -
8. Once In A While -
9. Dial "S" For Sonny -
10. Bootin' It -
11. It Could Happen To You -
12. Sonny's Mood -

Disc 2

Track Listing — Disc 2

Song Title Time
1. Shoutin' On A Riff -
2. Love Walked In -
3. News For Lulu -
4. Sonny's Crib -
5. Speak Low -
6. With A Song In My Heart -
7. Come Rain Or Come Shine -
8. I Didn't Know What Time It Was -
9. Two Bass Hit -

Disc 3

Track Listing — Disc 3

Song Title Time
1. Bebop -
2. Tadd's Delight -
3. Softly As In A Morning Sunrise -
4. I'll Remember April -
5. Cool Struttin' -
6. Blue Minor -
7. Sippin' At Bells -
8. Deep Night -
9. Black Velvet -

Disc 4

Track Listing — Disc 4

Song Title Time
1. I'm Just A Lucky So And So -
2. Gee Baby Ain't I Good To You? -
3. Ain't No Use -
4. The Breeze And I -
5. I Can't Give You Anything But Love -
6. Minor Meeting -
7. Nica -
8. Sonny's Crib -
9. Blues Mambo -
10. Blues Blue -
11. Junka -
12. My Conception -
13. Sonja -