Blues in the Night (Sonny Clark album)

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Blues in the Night
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Studio album by Sonny Clark
Released 1979
Recorded December 7, 1958 (#1-7)
November 16, 1958 (#8-14)
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack
Genre Jazz
Length 37:39 (original LP)
61:22 (2014 CD)
Label Blue Note
GXF 3051
Producer Alfred Lion
Sonny Clark chronology
The Art of The Trio
Blues in the Night
My Conception
Alternative cover
1998 Japanese CD reissue
1998 Japanese CD reissue
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]

Blues in the Night is a studio album by pianist Sonny Clark, featuring performance by Clark, Paul Chambers and drummer Wes Landers.[2] It was recorded in December 1958, but shelved until being released in Japan in 1979, as GXF 3051. All the tracks can also be found on the compilation Standards. In 2014, it was reissued on a 24-bit remastered CD in Japan, as part of a limited series. The CD also included the six original pieces from The Art of The Trio.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Can't We Be Friends?" (James, Swift) - 4:20
  2. "I Cover the Waterfront" (Green, Heyman) - 4:41
  3. "Somebody Loves Me" (Gerswhin, DeSylva, MacDonald) - 4:17
  4. "Blues in the Night" (Arlen, Mercer) - 5:57
  5. "Blues in the Night" [Alternate Take] - 7:15
  6. "All of You" (Porter) - 3:55
  7. "Dancing in the Dark" (Schwartz, Dietz) - 3:31
  8. "Gee, Baby, Ain't I Good to You" [Alternate Take] - 3:53

Bonus tracks on 2014 Japanese CD reissue (UCCQ-5011):

  1. "Ain't No Use" (Leroy Kirkland, Sidney Wyche) - 4:50
  2. "Black Velvet" (Illinois Jacquet, Jimmy Mundy) - 3:23
  3. "I'm Just a Lucky So-and-So (Mack David, Duke Ellington) - 4:32
  4. "Gee, Baby, Ain't I Good to You" (Andy Razaf, Don Redman) - 4:00
  5. "The Breeze and I" (Tutti Camarata, Ernesto Lecuona, Al Stillman) - 3:09
  6. "I Can't Give You Anything But Love" (Dorothy Fields, Jimmy McHugh) - 3:49