|Studio album by Sonny Clark|
|Recorded||January 5, 1958
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack
|Genre||Jazz, Hard bop|
|Length||37:34 original LP
53:35 CD reissue
|Sonny Clark chronology|
Cool Struttin' is a 1958 album by jazz pianist Sonny Clark. Described as an "enduring hard-bop classic" by The New York Times, the album features alto saxophonist Jackie McLean, trumpeter Art Farmer and two members of the Miles Davis Quintet, drummer Philly Joe Jones and bassist Paul Chambers. According to The Stereo Times, the album enjoys "a nearly cult status among hardcore jazz followers", a reputation AllMusic asserts it deserves "for its soul appeal alone".
- Except where otherwise noted, tracks composed by Sonny Clark.
- "Cool Struttin'" – 9:23
- "Blue Minor" – 10:19
- "Sippin' at Bells" (Miles Davis) – 8:18
- "Deep Night" (Charles Henderson, Rudy Vallée) – 9:34
Bonus tracks on CD reissue:
- Sonny Clark – piano
- Jackie McLean – alto saxophone
- Art Farmer – trumpet
- Paul Chambers – bass
- Philly Joe Jones – drums
- Michael Cuscuna – producer, liner notes, reissue producer
- Alfred Lion – producer
- Ron McMaster – digital transfers
- Rudy Van Gelder – engineer
- Allmusic review
- Palmer, Robert. (March 18, 1987) The Pop Life; recalling Sonny Clark. The New York Times. Accessed October 28, 2007.
- Merod, Jim. (September 10, 2002). Music in the Key of Clark: Remembering Sonny Clark. The Stereo Times. Accessed October 28, 2007.
- Cool Struttin' review at AllMusic
- Cool Struttin' (US Bonus Tracks) at AllMusic