The Art of The Trio

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The Art of The Trio
Studio album by
RecordedOctober 13, 1957 (#1-3)
November 16, 1958 (#4-9)
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack
LabelBlue Note
GXF 3069
ProducerAlfred Lion
Sonny Clark chronology
Cool Struttin'
The Art of The Trio
Blues in the Night
Alternative cover
CD reissue
CD reissue
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]

The Art of The Trio is a studio album by pianist Sonny Clark.[2] It features alternate takes of three October 1957 pieces originally appeared on Sonny Clark Trio, while the new tracks were recorded on November 16, 1958. The album was released only in Japan in 1980 as GXF 3069, then reissued, again in Japan, in the 1990s as The 45 Sessions featuring an alternate take of "Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You?". The tracks #4-9 can be found on the compilation Standards and on the 2014 Japanese release of Blues in the Night; tracks #1-3 are included on the CD reissue of Sonny Clark Trio.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Tadd's Delight" [Alternate Take] - 5:01
  2. "Two Bass Hit" [Alternate Take] - 4:01
  3. "I Didn't Know What Time It Was" [Alternate Take] - 4:25
  4. "Ain't No Use" (Leroy Kirkland, Sidney Wyche) - 4:49
  5. "Black Velvet" (Illinois Jacquet, Jimmy Mundy) - 3:23
  6. "I'm Just a Lucky So-and-So (Mack David, Duke Ellington) - 4:33
  7. "Gee, Baby, Ain't I Good to You" (Andy Razaf, Don Redman) - 4:01
  8. "The Breeze and I" (Tutti Camarata, Ernesto Lecuona, Al Stillman) - 4:00
  9. "I Can't Give You Anything But Love" (Dorothy Fields, Jimmy McHugh) - 3:52


Tracks 1-3

Tracks 4-9