Sonny Clark Cool Struttin' on LP
Remastered and Reissued As Part of the Blue Note 75th Anniversary Vinyl Reissue Campaign
Considered one of the great young pianists of the mid-to-late 1950s, Sonny Clark was practically the house pianist at Blue Note during 1957-62 before his premature death in 1963. He led seven albums for the label during that time, appeared on many dates as a sideman, and recorded Cool Struttin', which is considered his main classic. Clark never recorded an unworthy chorus. His playing was full of joyful discoveries, constant swing, and an optimistic creativity that was indescribable and quite infectious.
On Cool Struttin' from 1958, Clark matches wits and inventive ideas with altoist Jackie McLean and trumpeter Art Farmer. Their four lengthy performances, which include Miles Davis' "Sippin' At Bells" and the exotic "Deep Night," are filled with magical moments where the five musicians seem to think and create like one. The greatest jazz performances include moments like those heard on Cool Struttin', where the music has a life of its own beyond the individual players. The more one plays Cool Struttin', the more it is obvious that this is one of the truly essential Blue Note recordings.
Sonny Clark (piano)
Art Farmer (trumpet)
Jackie McLean (alto saxophone)
Paul Chambers (bass)
Philly Joe Jones (drums)
• Remastered and reissued as part of the Blue Note 75th anniversary vinyl reissue campaign
• Vinyl initiative spearheaded by current Blue Note Records President, Don Was, to include 100 essential Blue Note albums
• Includes special Blue Note 75 vinyl sleeve that features album cover art for 75 Blue Note titles
• First run of vinyl to include Blue Note 75th logo on back of package
• Key to the Blue Note 75th anniversary vinyl reissue campaign is the creation of high quality audio at an affordable price
• All year long Blue Note will celebrate their iconic artists and the history of the label with various events, digital initiatives, vinyl campaigns and more
Sonny Clark Cool Struttin' Track Listing:
1. Cool Struttin'
2. Blue Minor
3. Sippin' At Bells
4. Deep Night