Born: July 21, 1931 | Died: January 13, 1963
Conrad Yeatis Sonny Clark was an American jazz pianist who mainly worked in the hard bop idiom. Contents
Clark was born and raised in Herminie, Pennsylvania, a coal mining town southeast of Pittsburgh. At age 12, he moved to Pittsburgh. When visiting an aunt in California at age 20, Clark decided to stay and began working with saxophonist Wardell Gray. Clark went to San Francisco with Oscar Pettiford and after a couple months, was working with clarinetist Buddy DeFranco in 1953. Clark toured the U.S. and Europe with DeFranco until January 1956, when he joined The Lighthouse All-Stars, led by bassist Howard Rumsey....
Sonny Clark TrioMilestone Records
Complete SessionsMilestone Records
The Blue Note YearsMilestone Records
StandardsBlue Note Records
Blues MamboMilestone Records
Oakland, 1955Milestone Records
Cool Struttin'Milestone Records
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