Sonny Clark : Dial "S" for Sonny

Sonny Clark : Dial "S" for Sonny


Sonny Clark (piano), Art Farmer (trumpet), Curtis Fuller (trombone), Hank Mobley (tenor sax), Wilbur Ware (bass), Louis Hayes (drums)

Blue Note 1570

Classic Records : LP 200 gram

Brand New and Sealed Record

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A1 - Dial S For Sonny
A2 - Bootin' It
A3 - It Could Happen To You
B1 - Sonny's Mood
B2 - Shoutin' On A Riff
B3 - Love Walked In

Recorded July 21, 1957 at Rudy Van Gelder Studio in Hackensack, New Jersey

Sonny Clark could be thought of as a jazz comet. He appeared in the jazz world from almost out of nowhere in 1957, he flashed brightly for five years, and then he left when he was just 31. Clark’s brilliance was so powerful that every note he played is sought after by hard bop collectors. But even among his many classic recordings, Dial S For Sonny is something very special. His first studio album as a leader, Dial S For Sonny finds Clark bursting with youthful enthusiasm and his rapidly emerging talent while overflowing with ideas. He not only holds his own with Art Farmer, Curtis Fuller and Hank Mobley but absolutely steals the show. Clark shows what he learned from Bud Powell and then takes the music in surprising directions, creating stirring music on such timeless numbers as “Bootin’ It,” “Sonny’s Mood” and “Shoutin’ On A Riff.” This dazzling set, heard for the first time in impeccable sound, is not easily forgotten.

This Classic Records LP was remastered by Kevin Gray and Steve Hoffman at Acoustech from the original Rudy Van Gelder Blue Note master tapes, using pure analogue components only through to the cutting head and was pressed on 200-gram virgin vinyl at RTI.