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
(1957)Sonny's Crib1957
Sonny Clark Trio
Sonny Clark Quintets
(1958)Sonny Clark Quintets1958
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.