08 June, 2011

Sonny Clark - Standards (1958) (20-bit SBM)

Sonny Clark - Standards (1958)
jazz | 1cd | eac-flac-cue-log-cover | 410MB
Blue Note | 20bit SBM
The sessions that comprise the 14-track Standards were recorded by Sonny Clark at the end of 1958, with the intention that his interpretations would be issued as 45-rpm singles. His takes on these 12 standards (two of the tracks are alternate takes) are exceptional. Supported by drummer Wes Landers and, on varying dates, either Paul Chambers or Jymie Merritt on bass, Clark turns in lyrical, sensitive renditions of "Dancing In the Dark," "All of You," "I Cover the Waterfront," "I Can't Give You Anything But Love," "Black Velvet" and "I'm Just a Lucky So And So," among others. Although some of the performances are a little brief, limiting his opportunity to solo, Standards is a lovely collection of beautiful music that's a welcome addition to Clark's catalog.

-01. "Blues in the Night" (Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer) - 5:53
-02 "Can't We Be Friends?" (Paul James, Kay Swift) - 4:15
-03 "Somebody Loves Me" (Buddy DeSylva, George Gershwin, Ballard MacDonald) - 4:14
-04 "All of You" (Cole Porter) - 3:52
-05 "Dancing in the Dark" (Arthur Schwartz, Howard Dietz) - 3:27
-06 "I Cover the Waterfront" (Johnny Green, Edward Heyman) - 4:37
-07 "Blues in the Night" [alternate take] (Arlen, Mercer) - 7:11
-08 "Gee, Baby, Ain't I Good to You" (Andy Razaf, Don Redman) - 3:57
-09 "Ain't No Use" (Leroy Kirkland, Sidney Wyche) - 4:45
-10 "I Can't Give You Anything But Love" (Dorothy Fields, Jimmy McHugh) - 3:48
-11 "Black Velvet" (Illinois Jacquet, Jimmy Mundy) - 3:19
-12 "I'm Just a Lucky So-and-So (Mack David, Duke Ellington) - 4:29
-13 "The Breeze and I" (Tutti Camarata, Ernesto Lecuona, Al Stillman) - 3:56
-14 "Gee Baby, Ain't I Good to You" [alternate take] (Razaf, Redman) - 3:49
* Recorded at Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ on September 1, 1957.

* Sonny Clark - piano
* Jymie Merritt, Paul Chambers - bass
* Wes Landers - drums


durmoll said...

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Chile con Juevo said...

Great, great, great!!

Thanks for this one!!


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