Sonny Clark Trio

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Sonny Clark Trio
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Studio album by Sonny Clark
Released Early May 1958[1]
Recorded October 13, 1957
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ
Genre Hard bop
Length 35:31 original LP
48:53 CD reissue
Label Blue Note
BLP 1579
Producer Alfred Lion
Sonny Clark chronology
Sonny's Crib
Sonny Clark Trio
Sonny Clark Quintets
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]

Sonny Clark Trio is an album by jazz pianist Sonny Clark recorded for the Blue Note label and performed by Clark with Paul Chambers and Philly Joe Jones.[3] The original album comprises six jazz standards; three alternate takes have been added in the CD reissues.

Critical reception[edit]

The album was awarded 4 stars by Michael G. Nastos in an Allmusic review which stated "Mainstream jazz lovers will find much to enjoy about this edition of Clark discography, and a very good primer for recordings of his original music to come later in his career".[4]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Be-Bop" (Dizzy Gillespie) - 9:54
  2. "I Didn't Know What Time It Was" (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) - 4:22
  3. "Two Bass Hit" (Gillespie, John Lewis) - 3:45
  4. "Tadd's Delight" (Tadd Dameron) - 6:02
  5. "Softly, As in a Morning Sunrise" (Oscar Hammerstein II, Sigmund Romberg) - 6:33
  6. "I'll Remember April" (Gene DePaul, Patricia Johnston, Don Raye) - 4:55

Bonus tracks on CD:

  1. "I Didn't Know What Time It Was" [Alternate Take] - 4:20
  2. "Two Bass Hit" [Alternate Take] - 4:01
  3. "Tadd's Delight" [Alternate Take] - 5:01




  1. ^ Billboard May 19, 1958
  2. ^ Allmusic Review
  3. ^ Sonny Clark discography accessed December 21, 2009.
  4. ^ Nastos, M. G. Allmusic Review accessed December 21, 2009.