Sonny Clark

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by Sonny Clark

Biography

Conrad Yeatis Clark, 21 July 1931, Herminie, near Elizabeth, Pennsylvania, USA, d. 13 January 1963, New York City, New York, USA. An underrated piano genius of the hard-bop era, Clark cast a glorious ray of sunshine over some of the Blue Note Records label’s most memorable sessions. Art Tatum, one of his childhood heroes, and Count Basie, whose big band radio broadcasts were a popular feature of his youth, are two pianists whose influence can be heard in his minimal and understated style.... Read more

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jazz
hard bop
piano
jazz piano
blue note records
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