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An underappreciated jazz artist during his time, Sonny Clark's works have become much more famous after his death. Strongly influenced by Bud Powell, Sonny Clark is known for his unique touch, sense of melody and complex hard-swinging style.
A master comper, Sonny Clark was often requested as a sideman by his contemporary jazz musicians. He recorded frequently for Blue Note Records, on which he played as a sideman with several of the most important hard bop players, including:
- Kenny Burrell
- Donald Byrd
- Paul Chambers
- John Coltrane
- Art Farmer
- Grant Green
- Philly Joe Jones
- Clifford Jordan
- Jackie McLean
- Hank Mobley
- Art Taylor
- Wilbur Ware
Although his compositions were relatively rare, the few that were recorded have achieved a cult following, most notably among Japanese jazz enthusiasts.
- Cool Struttin'
- Dial "S" for Sonny
- Sonny Clark Discography at Jazz Discography Project
- Lee Bloom & Michael Waters' Sonny Clark Project
- Lee Bloom's Sonny Clark Dicography
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