Track

Sonny Clark

Primary Instrument: Piano

Born: July 21, 1931 | Died: January 13, 1963    

Sonny Clark

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....
read more

  • Sonny Clark Trio

    Milestone Records
    2012
  • Complete Sessions

    Milestone Records
    2004
  • The Blue Note Years

    Milestone Records
    1999
  • Standards

    Blue Note Records
    1998
  • Blues Mambo

    Milestone Records
    1997
  • Oakland, 1955

    Milestone Records
    1995
  • Cool Struttin'

    Milestone Records
    1987
View More Albums

This information is provided by discogs.com or the profile administrator.

CD/LP/Track Review

Dial "S" For Sonny by Greg Simmons

Artist Profiles

Heart of Darkness: Sonny Clark Remembers April

CD/LP/Track Review

Sonny's Crib by Reid Thompson

My Conception. by John Sharpe

Standards by C. Michael Bailey

More articles about
No videos available. Add a video now.
comments powered by Disqus
Rank: 974 Views: 12,242 Fans: 3
Featured recording “Dial

Dial "S" For Sonny
Blue Note Records (2013)

Weekly Giveaways

Peter Lerner

Peter Lerner

About | Enter

Jamie Saft

Jamie Saft

About | Enter

Sun Trio

Sun Trio

About | Enter

Paul Bley

Paul Bley

About | Enter

An innovative and rich resource For Jazz Musicians

The All About Jazz musician database grows daily
with the help of musicians, supportive professionals and advocates.

Musician? Plug in and promote yourself today.

Learn how