Leapin' and Lopin'

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Leapin' and Lopin'
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Studio album by Sonny Clark
Released End of April 1962[1]
Recorded November 13, 1961
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
Genre Jazz
Length 41:35 original LP
55:31 CD reissue
Label Blue Note
BST 84091
Producer Alfred Lion
Sonny Clark chronology
Sonny Clark Trio
Leapin' and Lopin'
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 3/5 stars[3]

Leapin' and Lopin is an album by jazz pianist Sonny Clark, released on Blue Note Records. It was recorded in 1961 and issued in 1962 as BST 84091. It would be Clark's last album as a leader.

Michael Nastos of Allmusic writes that "Top to bottom Leapin' and Lopin' is a definitive recording for Clark, and really for all time in the mainstream jazz idiom."[4] All About Jazz stated, "Although pianist Sonny Clark had documented much fine music up to this point, one of his final recordings before an untimely death, everything seemed to solidify with this 1961 ringer."[5]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Somethin' Special" (Clark) - 6:23
  2. "Deep in a Dream" (Van Heusen, DeLange) - 6:47
  3. "Melody for C" (Clark) - 7:50
  4. "Eric Walks" (Warren) - 5:41
  5. "Voodoo" (Clark) - 7:39
  6. "Midnight Mambo" (Tommy Turrentine) - 7:15

Bonus tracks on CD reissue:

  1. "Zellmar's Delight" (Clark) - 5:43
  2. "Melody for C" [Alternate Take] - 8:13



  1. ^ Billboard April 28, 1962
  2. ^ At Allmusic
  3. ^ Swenson, J. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. Random House. p. 41. ISBN 0-394-72643-X. 
  4. ^ At Allmusic
  5. ^ At All About Jazz