Sonny Clark – Sonny’s Crip
Label: Time Records – S/2021
Series: Series 2000
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue
Country: US
Genre: Jazz Style:

A1 Sometimes I’m Happy 5:21
A2 It’s Time 7:02
A3 Solitude 5:47
B1 Sonny’s Crip 6:01
B2 Cool Struttin’ 5:23
B3 And That I Am So In Love 3:48

Conrad Yeatis “Sonny” Clark (July 21, 1931 – January 13, 1963) was an American jazz pianist and composer who mainly worked in the hard bop idiom.

As leader
Year recorded Title Label Notes
1955 Oakland, 1955 Uptown Trio, with Jerry Good (bass), Al Randall (drums); recorded in concert.
1957 Dial “S” for Sonny Blue Note One track trio, with Wilbur Ware (bass), Louis Hayes (drums); most tracks sextet, with Art Farmer (trumpet), Curtis Fuller (trombone), Hank Mobley (tenor sax) added
1957 Sonny’s Crib Blue Note Sextet, with Donald Byrd (trumpet), Curtis Fuller (trombone), John Coltrane (tenor sax), Paul Chambers (bass), Art Taylor (drums)
1957 Sonny Clark Trio Blue Note One track solo piano; most tracks trio, with Paul Chambers (bass), Philly Joe Jones (drums)
1957–58 Sonny Clark Quintets Blue Note Quintet with either Clifford Jordan (tenor sax), Kenny Burrell (guitar), Paul Chambers (bass), Pete LaRoca (drums) or Art Farmer (trumpet), Jackie McLean (alto sax), Chambers (bass), Philly Joe Jones (drums)
1957–58 The Art of The Trio Blue Note Some tracks trio with Jymie Merritt (bass), Wes Landers (drums); some tracks trio with Paul Chambers (bass), Philly Joe Jones (drums)
1957–59 My Conception Blue Note Quintet, with Donald Byrd (trumpet), Hank Mobley (tenor sax), Paul Chambers (bass), Art Blakey (drums); released 1979; reissue added tracks from Sonny Clark Quintets
1958 Cool Struttin’ Blue Note Quintet, with Art Farmer (trumpet), Jackie McLean (alto sax), Paul Chambers (bass), Philly Joe Jones (drums)
1958 Blues in the Night Blue Note Trio, with Paul Chambers (bass), Wes Landers (drums); released 1979
1960 Sonny Clark Trio Time/Bainbridge Trio with George Duvivier (bass), Max Roach (drums)
1961 Leapin’ and Lopin’ Blue Note Five tracks quintet, with Tommy Turrentine (trumpet), Charlie Rouse (tenor sax), Butch Warren (bass), Billy Higgins (drums); one track quartet, with Ike Quebec (tenor sax) in place of Turrentine and Rouse