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.

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Sonny Clark Trio
Milestone Records
2012
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Complete Sessions
Milestone Records
2004
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The Blue Note Years
Milestone Records
1999
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Standards
Standards
Blue Note Records
1998
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Blues Mambo
Milestone Records
1997
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Oakland, 1955
Milestone Records
1995
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