Sonny's Crib

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Sonny's Crib
Studio album by Sonny Clark
Released 1958
Recorded September 1, 1957
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack
Genre Jazz
Length 44:18
Label Blue Note
BLP 1576
Producer Alfred Lion
Sonny Clark chronology
Dial "S" for Sonny
(1957)
Sonny's Crib
(1957)
Sonny Clark Trio
(1957)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]

Sonny's Crib is an album by jazz pianist Sonny Clark recorded for the Blue Note label and performed by Clark with Donald Byrd, Curtis Fuller, John Coltrane, Paul Chambers, and Art Taylor.[2] The album was awarded 3½ stars by Thom Jurek in an Allmusic review which stated "Sonny's Crib is a phenomenal recording, one that opened the door to hard bop becoming the norm in the late '50s, and one that drew deft, imaginative performances from all its players".[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Sonny Clark except as indicated
  1. "With a Song in My Heart" (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) - 7:54
  2. "Speak Low" (Kurt Weill) - 6:50
  3. "Come Rain or Come Shine" (Harold Arlen) - 7:29
  4. "Sonny's Crib" - 13:31
  5. "News for Lulu" - 8:34
  6. "With a Song in My Heart" [alternate take] (Rodgers) - 8:47 Bonus track on CD
  7. "Speak Low" [alternate take] (Weill) - 6:57 Bonus track on CD
  8. "Sonny's Crib" [alternate take] - 9:56 Bonus track on CD

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic Review
  2. ^ Sonny Clark discography accessed December 21, 2009.
  3. ^ Jurek, T. Allmusic Review accessed December 21, 2009.