Sonny Clark Discography

1953 (age 22)

Teddy Charles West Coasters

Frank Morgan (alto saxophone) Wardell Gray (tenor saxophone) Teddy Charles (vibraphone) Sonny Clark (piano) Dick Nivison (bass) Lawrence Marable (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, February 20, 1953
467The Man I LovePrestige PREP 1307, PRLP 7008, P 24062; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 050-2
468Lavonne-
469So Long BroadwayPrestige 889, PREP 1307, PRLP 7008, P 24062; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 050-2
470Paul's CausePrestige PREP 1307, PRLP 7008, P 24062; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 050-2
* Prestige PRLP 7008; Original Jazz Classics OJC 050   Wardell Gray Memorial, Vol. 1
= Prestige PR 7343   Wardell Gray Memorial Album
* Prestige P 24062   Wardell Gray - Central Avenue
* Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 050-2   Wardell Gray Memorial, Vol. 1
* Prestige PREP 1307   Teddy Charles - West Coasters
* Prestige 889   Teddy Charles - So Long Broadway / Nobody's Heart

Art Pepper With Sonny Clark Trio

Art Pepper (alto saxophone -1/3,5,6) Sonny Clark (piano) Harry Babasin (cello, bass) Bobby White (drums)
"The Lighthouse", Hermosa Beach, CA, March 30, 1953
1.Brown GoldStraight-Ahead Jazz SAJ-1001
2.These Foolish Things-
3.Tickle Toe-
4.Tenderly-
5.Strike Up The Band-
6.Night And Day-
Art Pepper (alto saxophone) Sonny Clark (piano) Harry Babasin (cello, bass) Howard Rumsey (bass -2) Bobby White (drums) John Levine (congas -2)
1.Deep PurpleStraight-Ahead Jazz SAJ-1004
2.Blue Bird-
3.S' Wonderful-
4.Pennies From Heaven-
5.Holiday FlightVenus (J) TKCZ-79005; Norma/Vantage (J) NOCD 5629
* Straight-Ahead Jazz SAJ-1001   Art Pepper With Sonny Clark Trio - Straight-Ahead Jazz, Vol. 1
= Venus (J) TKCZ-79005   Art Pepper With Sonny Clark Trio - Holiday Flight: Lighthouse 1953
= Norma/Vantage (J) NOCD 5629   Bob Andrews Presents Art Pepper Quartet Featuring Sonny Clark Live At The Lighthouse '53
* Straight-Ahead Jazz SAJ-1004   Art Pepper With Sonny Clark Trio - Straight-Ahead Jazz, Vol. 2
= Venus (J) TKCZ-79005   Art Pepper With Sonny Clark Trio - Holiday Flight: Lighthouse 1953
= Norma/Vantage (J) NOCD 5629   Bob Andrews Presents Art Pepper Quartet Featuring Sonny Clark Live At The Lighthouse '53

Buddy DeFranco And His Orchestra

Harry Edison, Conrad Gozzo, Jack Lee, Joe Triscari (trumpet) Hoyt Bohannon, Joe Howard, Tommy Pederson (trombone) George Roberts (bass trombone) Buddy DeFranco (clarinet) Gus Bivona, Willie Schwartz (alto saxophone) Jimmy Giuffre, Don Raffell (tenor saxophone) Marty Berman (baritone saxophone) Sonny Clark (piano) Gene Wright (bass) Wesley Landers (drums) Russ Garcia, Nelson Riddle (arranger)
Los Angeles, CA, September 28 & 29, 1953
1319-6Gold Nugget SamClef 89092; Norgran MGN 1006
1320-5Love Is For The Very YoungClef 89088; Norgran MGN 1006
1321-4From Here To Eternity-
1322-4Punkin'Norgran MGN 1006
1323-6PyramidClef 89092; Norgran MGN 1006
1324-1CornballNorgran MGN 1006
* Norgran MGN 1006   Buddy DeFranco - The Progressive Mr. DeFranco
= Norgran MGN 1094; Verve MGV 8182   Buddy DeFranco - Odalisque
* Clef 89092, 89092x45   Buddy DeFranco - Gold Nugget Sam / Pyramid
* Clef 89088, 89088x45   Buddy DeFranco - Love Is For The Very Young / From Here To Eternity

1954

Billie Holiday And Her Orchestra

Buddy DeFranco (clarinet) Red Norvo (vibraphone) Sonny Clark, Carl Drinkard (piano) Beryl Booker (piano -1) Jimmy Raney (guitar) Red Mitchell (bass) Elaine Leighton (drums) Billie Holiday (vocals) Leonard Feather (announcer)
"Jazz Club U.S.A.", live in Cologne, West Germany, January 5, 1954
1. 27060Billie's BluesUnited Artists UAJ 14014
2. 27061Lover Come Back To Me-
* United Artists UAJ 14014, UAJS 15014   Billie Holiday - Lady Love

Leonard Feather Presents Swingin' In Sweden

Gosta Theselius (tenor saxophone) Sonny Clark (piano) Jimmy Raney (guitar) Red Mitchell (bass -1) Simon Brehm (bass -2) Elaine Leighton (drums)
Stockholm, Sweden, January 13, 1954
1. mr603InventionMetronome (Swd) MEP 50; Prestige PRLP 179; EmArcy MG 36121; Xanadu 209; Metronome (Swd) JMLP 2-103
2. mr604Jumpin' For JaneMetronome (Swd) MEP 63; Prestige PRLP 179; EmArcy MG 36121; Xanadu 209; Metronome (Swd) JMLP 2-103
* EmArcy MG 36121   Jimmy Raney/George Wallington - Swingin' In Sweden
* Xanadu 209   Jimmy Raney/Sonny Clark - Together
* Metronome (Swd) JMLP 2-103   Various Artists - Americans In Sweden 1949-1954, Vol. 2: Stockholm Sweetnin'
* Prestige PRLP 179   Various Artists - Swingin' In Sweden
* Metronome (Swd) MEP 50; Esquire (E) EP 17   Various Artists - Leonard Feather Presents Swingin' In Sweden, Vol. 1
* Metronome (Swd) MEP 63; Prestige PREP 1341; Esquire (E) EP 45   Various Artists - Americans In Sweden

Sonny Clark Solo

Sonny Clark (piano)
Randi Hultin's home, Oslo, Norway, January 15, 1954
Improvisation #1Xanadu 121
All God's Chillun Got Rhythm-
Body And Soul / Jeepers Creepers-
Improvisation #2 / Over The Rainbow-
Move-
* Xanadu 121   The Sonny Clark Memorial Album

Sonny Clark Trio

Sonny Clark (piano) Ivar Borsum (bass) Bobby White (drums)
The Penguin Club's "youth-branch", Sinsen Restaurant, Oslo, Norway, January 16, 1954
OsloXanadu 121
After You've Gone-
* Xanadu 121   The Sonny Clark Memorial Album

Jazz Club U.S.A. In Europe

Buddy DeFranco (clarinet) Sonny Clark (piano) Gene Wright (bass) Bobby White (drums)
Continental, January-February, 1954
I'll Remember Aprilno label no number
Sweet Georgia Brown-
* no label no number   Various Artists - Jazz Club U.S.A. In Europe

Jimmy Raney Quartet

Sonny Clark (piano) Jimmy Raney (guitar) Red Mitchell (bass) Bobby White (drums)
Paris, France, February 6, 1954
Stella By StarlightVogue (F) LD 201, EPL 7042, (E) EPV 1003, (F) CLD 882; Xanadu 209
Pennies From HeavenVogue (F) LD 201, EPL 7042, (E) EPV 1003, (F) CLD 882; Pop (F) SPO 17069; Xanadu 209
You Go To My HeadVogue (F) LD 201, (E) EPV 1044; Xanadu 209
YesterdaysVogue (F) LD 201, EPL 7042, (E) EPV 1003, (F) CLD 882; Xanadu 209
There'll Never Be Another YouVogue (F) LD 201, (E) EPV 1003, (F) CLD 882; Xanadu 209
Body And SoulVogue (F) LD 201, EPL 7042, (E) EPV 1044, (F) CLD 882; Xanadu 209
Once In A WhileVogue (F) LD 201, (E) EPV 1044, (F) CLD 882; Xanadu 209
Body And Soul (alt. take)BMG (F) 74321 40935-2
Stella By Starlight (alt. take 1)-
Stella By Starlight (alt. take 2)-
There'll Never Be Another You (alt. take)-
Yesterdays (alt. take)-
* Vogue (F) CLD 882   Jimmy Raney - Guitaristic
* Xanadu 209   Jimmy Raney/Sonny Clark - Together
* BMG (F) 74321 40935-2   Jimmy Raney - Visits Paris, Vol. 1
* Vogue (F) LD 201   Jimmy Raney - Visits Paris
* Vogue (F) EPL 7042   Jimmy Raney Quartet
* Vogue (E) EPV 1003   Jimmy Raney Quartet
* Pop (F) SPO 17069   Various Artists - ABC Du Jazz, Vol. ?: ???
* Vogue (E) EPV 1044   Jimmy Raney Quartet

Buddy DeFranco Quartet

Buddy DeFranco (clarinet) Sonny Clark (piano) Gene Wright (bass) Bobby White (drums)
NYC, April 7, 1954
1535-1Jack The FieldstalkerNorgran MGN 1068
1536-3Cable CarNorgran MGN 1006
1537-4I Wish I Knew-
1538-1If I Should Lose YouNorgran MGN 16, MGN 1068
1539-1Lover Man-
1540-2Tenderly-
1541-2Deep Purple-
1542-2MonogramNorgran MGN 1006; Verve MGV 8230
1543-1YesterdaysNorgran MGN 16, MGN 1068
1544-1Blues In The ClosetNorgran MGN 1006
* Norgran MGN 1068; Verve MGV 8158   Buddy DeFranco - Jazz Tones
* Norgran MGN 1006   Buddy DeFranco - The Progressive Mr. DeFranco
= Norgran MGN 1094; Verve MGV 8182   Buddy DeFranco - Odalisque
* Verve MGV 8230   Various Artists - The Anatomy Of Improvisation
* Norgran MGN 16; Universal (J) UCCV 9046   Pretty Moods By Buddy DeFranco

Buddy DeFranco Quartet

Buddy DeFranco (clarinet) Sonny Clark (piano) Gene Wright (bass) Bobby White (drums): same personnel
Los Angeles, CA, August 9, 1954
1868-2MineNorgran MGN 1012
1869-2You Go To My Head-
1870-3Gerry's Tune-
1871-4Now's The Time-
1872-1Autumn LeavesNorgran 125, MGN 1012
1873-1Titoro (long version)Norgran MGN 1012, MGN 1021
1873-4Titoro (short version)Norgran 125; Verve MGV 8195
* Norgran MGN 1012   Buddy DeFranco And His Clarinet
= Norgran MGN 1096; Verve MGV 8183   Buddy DeFranco - Autumn Leaves
* Norgran MGN 1021   Various Artists - Our Best, Vol. 2
* Verve MGV 8195   Various Artists - Verve Compendium Of Jazz #2
* Norgran 125   Buddy DeFranco - Autumn Leaves / Titoro

Buddy DeFranco Quintet

Buddy DeFranco (clarinet) Sonny Clark (piano) Gene Wright (bass) Bobby White (drums): same personnel
Los Angeles, CA, August 10, 1954
1874-1The Bright OneNorgran MGN 1079
1875-1Sonny's Idea-
1876-1Laura-
1877-1Everything Happens To Me-
1878-1I'll Remember April-
1879-1Willow Weep For Me-
* Norgran MGN 1079; Verve MGV 8169   Buddy DeFranco - In A Mellow Mood

Buddy DeFranco Quintet

Buddy DeFranco (clarinet) Sonny Clark (piano) Gene Wright (bass) Bobby White (drums): same personnel
Los Angeles, CA, September 1, 1954
1920-1Minor IncidentNorgran MGN 1079
1921-2A Foggy Day-
1922-1What Can I Say DearVerve MGV 8224
1923-5Moe-
* Norgran MGN 1079; Verve MGV 8169   Buddy DeFranco - In A Mellow Mood
* Verve MGV 8224   Buddy DeFranco - Sweet And Lovely

1955

Sonny Clark Trio

Sonny Clark (piano) Jerry Good (bass) Al Randall (drums)
"Mocambo Club", Oakland, CA, January 13, 1955
What's NewUptown UPCD 27.40
Willow Weep For Me-
There Will Never Be Another You-
D And E-
All The Things You Are-
But Not For Me-
Bags' Groove-
You Go To My Head-
Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea-
A Night In Tunisia-
Ow!-
The Theme-
* Uptown UPCD 27.40   Sonny Clark - Oakland 1955

Cal Tjader Quintet

Brew Moore (tenor saxophone) Cal Tjader (vibraphone) Sonny Clark (piano) Gene Wright (bass) Bobby White (drums)
"Little Theater", Berkeley, CA, June 6, 1955
Moten SwingFantasy LP 3211
There Will Never Be Another You-
Jeepers CreepersFantasy EP 4050, LP 3211
A Minor Goof-
ImaginationFantasy EP 4049, LP 3211
Brew's Blues-
* Fantasy LP 3211, LP 3278, LP 8097; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 988-2   Cal Tjader - Tjader Plays Tjazz
* Fantasy EP 4050   Cal Tjader - Tjader Plays Tjazz
* Fantasy EP 4049   Cal Tjader - Tjader Plays Tjazz

Buddy DeFranco Quintet

Buddy DeFranco (clarinet) Sonny Clark (piano, organ) Tal Farlow (guitar -1) Gene Wright (bass) Bobby White (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, August 12, 1955
1. 2425-3Getting A BalanceVerve MGV 8224
2. 2426-1That Old Black Magic-
* Verve MGV 8224   Buddy DeFranco - Sweet And Lovely

Buddy DeFranco Quintet

Buddy DeFranco (clarinet) Sonny Clark (piano, organ) Tal Farlow (guitar) Gene Wright (bass) Bobby White (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, August 26, 1955
2458-5They Say It's WonderfulVerve MGV 8224
2459-1But Beautiful-
2460-7Between The Devil And The Deep Blue SeaMosaic MR5-117
2461-1The Nearness Of YouVerve MGV 8224
2462-1How About YouVerve MGV 8221
2463-1Little Girl Blue-
2464-5Indian Summer-
2465-1I Can't Get Started-
2466-2Stardust-
2467-2Cooking The Blues-
* Verve MGV 8224   Buddy DeFranco - Sweet And Lovely
* Mosaic MR5-117, MD4-117   The Complete Verve Recordings Of The Buddy DeFranco Quartet/Quintet With Sonny Clark
* Verve MGV 8221   Buddy DeFranco - Cooking The Blues

Modern Music From San Francisco

Jerry Dodgion (alto saxophone) Sonny Clark (piano) Gene Wright (bass) Lawrence Marable (drums)
San Francisco, CA, 1955
Miss Jackie's DishFantasy LP 3213, FCD 24760-2
The Groove-
* Fantasy LP 3213; Original Jazz Classics OJC 272   Vince Guaraldi/Ron Crotty/Jerry Dodgion - Modern Music From San Francisco
* Fantasy FCD 24760-2   Various Artists - The Jazz Scene: San Francisco

1956

Leonard Feather's West Coast Jazzmen

Sonny Clark (piano -1,2, vibories -3,4) Kenny Drew (vibories -1,2, piano -3,4) Leroy Vinnegar (bass) Lawrence Marable (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, January 26, 1956
1.BluesologyABC-Paramount ABC 110
2.Body And Soul-
3.Ornithology-
4.People Will Say We're In Love-
* ABC-Paramount ABC 110   Leonard Feather - Swingin' On The Vibories

Serge Chaloff Quartet

Serge Chaloff (baritone saxophone) Sonny Clark (piano) Leroy Vinnegar (bass) Philly Joe Jones (drums)
Capitol Studios, Los Angeles, CA, March 14, 1956
15157-3A Handful Of StarsCapitol T 742
The Goof And I-
Thanks For The Memory-
All The Things You Are-
I've Got The World On A String-
Susie's Blues-
Stairway To The Stars-
How About YouCapitol CDP 7 94505 2
* Capitol T 742, CDP 7 94505 2   Serge Chaloff - Blue Serge

Frank Rosolino Quartet

Frank Rosolino (trombone) Sonny Clark (piano) Wilfred Middlebrooks (bass) Stan Levey (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, May, 1956
I May Be WrongBethlehem BCP 26
The Things We Did Last Summer-
Frieda-
Doxy-
My DeluxBethlehem BCP 26, EXLP 2
FlamingoBethlehem BCP 26, BCP 6065
* Bethlehem BCP 26   Frank Rosolino - I Play Trombone
* Bethlehem EXLP 2   Various Artists - Bethlehem's Grab Bag
* Bethlehem BCP 6065   Various Artists - Golden Jazz Instrumentals

Sonny Criss Quartet

Sonny Criss (alto saxophone) Sonny Clark (piano) Leroy Vinnegar (bass) Lawrence Marable (drums)
Master Recorders, Hollywood, CA, July 10, 1956
IM-1084SummertimeImperial LP 9020
IM-1085Memories Of You-
IM-1086Wailin' With Joe-
IM-1087How Deep Is The Ocean-
IM-1088The Blues For Rose-
IM-1089The Man I LoveImperial LP 9020, LP 9205
* Imperial LP 9020   Sonny Criss - Go Man!
* Imperial LP 9205, LP 12205   Sonny Criss - Criss Cross

Sonny Criss Quartet

Sonny Criss (alto saxophone) Sonny Clark (piano) Leroy Vinnegar (bass) Lawrence Marable (drums): same personnel
Master Recorders, Hollywood, CA, July 31, 1956
IM-1090Until The Real Thing Comes AlongImperial LP 9020
IM-1091Blue PreludeImperial LP 9020, LP 9205
IM-1092After You've GoneImperial LP 9020
IM-1093Come Rain Or Come ShineImperial LP 9020, LP 9205
IM-1094How High The MoonImperial LP 9020
IM-1095If I Had You-
* Imperial LP 9020   Sonny Criss - Go Man!
* Imperial LP 9205, LP 12205   Sonny Criss - Criss Cross

Sonny Criss Quintet

Sonny Criss (alto saxophone) Larry Bunker (vibraphone) Sonny Clark (piano) Buddy Clark (bass) Lawrence Marable (drums)
Radio Recorders, Hollywood, CA, August 26, 1956
IM-1101What Is This Thing Called LoveImperial LP 9024
IM-1102Night And Day-
IM-1103Love For SaleImperial LP 9024, LP 9205
IM-1104Just One Of Those ThingsImperial LP 9024
IM-1105Anything Goes-
IM-1106I Get A Kick Out Of YouImperial LP 9024, LP 9205
* Imperial LP 9024   Sonny Criss Plays Cole Porter
* Imperial LP 9205, LP 12205   Sonny Criss - Criss Cross

Buddy DeFranco With Russ Garcia Orchestra

Don Fagerquist (trumpet) Buddy DeFranco (clarinet) Sonny Clark (piano) Howard Roberts (guitar) unidentified brass, reeds, rhythm and strings, Russ Garcia (director)
Los Angeles, CA, August 27, 1956
2960-5Come Rain Or Come ShineNorgran MGN 1104
2961-9Autumn In New York-
2962-4Makin' Whoopee-
2963-4Mad About The Boy-
2964-4Speak Low-
2965-3In The Still Of The Night-
* Norgran MGN 1104   Buddy DeFranco - Broadway Showcase (not released)
= Verve MGV 2033   Buddy DeFranco - Broadway Showcase

Buddy DeFranco With Russ Garcia Orchestra

Don Fagerquist (trumpet) Buddy DeFranco (clarinet) Sonny Clark (piano) Howard Roberts (guitar) unidentified brass, reeds, rhythm and strings, Russ Garcia (director): same personnel
Los Angeles, CA, August 28, 1956
2966-5Almost Like Being In LoveNorgran MGN 1104
2967-2Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man-
2968-3Who Cares-
2969-9Have You Met Miss Jones-
2970-1That Old Devil Moon-
2971-7Heat Wave-
* Norgran MGN 1104   Buddy DeFranco - Broadway Showcase (not released)
= Verve MGV 2033   Buddy DeFranco - Broadway Showcase

Lawrence Marable Quartet Featuring James Clay

James Clay (tenor saxophone) Sonny Clark (piano) Jimmy Bond (bass) Lawrence Marable (drums)
Capitol Studios, Hollywood, CA, August, 1956
IM-4602Between The Devil And The Deep Blue SeaJazz West JWLP 8
IM-4603Easy Living-
IM-4604Minor Meeting-
IM-4605Airtight-
IM-4606Willow Weep For Me-
IM-4607Three Fingers North (Sweet Georgia Brown)-
IM-4608Lover Man-
IM-4609Marbles-
* Jazz West JWLP 8   Lawrence Marable/James Clay - Tenorman

The Lighthouse All Stars / June Christy

Frank Rosolino (trombone) Bob Cooper, Bud Shank (reeds) Sonny Clark (piano) Howard Rumsey (bass) Stan Levey (drums) Bobby Troup (host)
KABC-TV, Stars Of Jazz #11. 1956-#11, September 3, 1956
Now I Lay Me Down To Dream
That's All
Mambo

Howard Rumsey's Lighthouse All-Stars

Frank Rosolino (trombone) Bob Cooper (tenor saxophone, oboe) Sonny Clark (piano) Howard Rumsey (bass) Stan Levey (drums) June Christy (vocals -3,4)
"The Lighthouse", Hermosa Beach, CA, September 3, 1956
1.Now I Lay Me Down To DreamNorma/Vantage (J) NLP 5004; Interplay (J) ABCJ-534
2.That's All-
3.Isn't This A Lovely Way To Spend An Evening-
4.'Round Midnight-
5.Mambo Las Vegas-
6.When Sunny Gets Blue-
* Norma/Vantage (J) NLP 5004   Hampton Hawes/Sonny Clark - The Pianoman: Bob Andrews Collection 4
* Interplay (J) ABCJ-534   Sonny Clark - LA Session 1956 & 57

Howard Rumsey's Lighthouse All-Stars

Buddy Collette (flute) Bob Cooper (oboe, English horn) Sonny Clark (piano) Howard Rumsey (bass) Stan Levey (drums)
"The Lighthouse", Hermosa Beach, CA, September 25, 1956
Blue SandsContemporary CEP 4053, C 2510, C 3520
Swing House-
A Bit Of Basie-
Waikikian-
* Contemporary C 3520; Original Jazz Classics OJC 154, OJCCD 154-2   Howard Rumsey's Lighthouse All-Stars, Vol. 4 - Oboe/Flute
* Contemporary C 2510   Howard Rumsey's Lighthouse All-Stars, Vol. 4
* Contemporary CEP 4053   Howard Rumsey's Lighthouse All-Stars

Howard Rumsey's Lighthouse All-Stars

Conte Candoli (trumpet) Frank Rosolino (trombone) Bob Cooper (tenor saxophone) Sonny Clark (piano) Howard Rumsey (bass) Stan Levey (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, October 2, 9 & 16, 1956
Love Me Or LeveyContemporary C 3528
Taxi War Dance-
Octavia-
Mambo Las VegasContemporary C 3528, CCD 14077-2
JubilationContemporary C 3528
I Deal-
Latin For LoversContemporary C 3528, CCD 14077-2
TopsyContemporary C 3528
* Contemporary C 3528, S 7528; Stereo S 7008; Original Jazz Classics OJC 636, OJCCD 636-2   Howard Rumsey's Lighthouse All-Stars - Music For Lighthousekeeping
* Contemporary CCD 14077-2   Howard Rumsey's Lighthouse All-Stars - Mexican Passport

Sonny Criss Quintet

Sonny Criss (alto saxophone) Larry Bunker (vibraphone) Sonny Clark (piano) Buddy Clark (bass) Lawrence Marable (drums)
Radio Recorders, Hollywood, CA, October 3, 1956
IM-1155Easy To LoveImperial LP 9024
IM-1156It's All Right With Me-
IM-1157I Love You-
IM-1158In The Still Of The Night-
* Imperial LP 9024   Sonny Criss Plays Cole Porter

Stan Levey Sextet

Conte Candoli (trumpet) Frank Rosolino (trombone) Richie Kamuca (tenor saxophone) Sonny Clark (piano) Leroy Vinnegar (bass) Stan Levey (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, November, 1956
Hit That ThingBethlehem 11033, BCP 71
Why Do I Love You-
Blues At SunriseBethlehem BCP 71, BCP 6038
Angel CakesBethlehem BCP 71
A Gal In Calico-
Grand Stan-
Yesterdays-
Tiny's Tune-
* Bethlehem BCP 71   Stan Levey - Grand Stan
* Bethlehem BCP 6038   Various Artists - Bluesville
* Bethlehem 11033   Stan Levey - Why Do I Love You / Hit That Thing

1957

Cannonball Adderley Quintet

Nat Adderley (trumpet) Cannonball Adderley (alto saxophone) Sonny Clark (piano) Sam Jones (bass) Specs Wright (drums)
"The Lighthouse", Hermosa Beach, CA, January 19, 1957
The Way You Look TonightInterplay (J) ABCJ-534
* Interplay (J) ABCJ-534   Sonny Clark - LA Session 1956 & 57

Sonny Rollins Quartet

Sonny Rollins (tenor saxophone) Sonny Clark (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Roy Haynes (drums)
Reeves Sound Studios, NYC, June 11, 1957
Dearly BelovedRiverside RLP 12-241
Ev'ry Time We Say GoodbyeRiverside RLP 12-241, RLP 12-272
* Riverside RLP 12-241; Original Jazz Classics OJC 029, OJCCD 029-2   Sonny Rollins - The Sound Of Sonny
= Milestone M 47007   Sonny Rollins - The Freedom Suite Plus
* Riverside RLP 12-272   Various Artists - 8 Ways To Jazz: Cole Porter Compositions

Sonny Rollins Quartet

Sonny Rollins (tenor saxophone) Sonny Clark (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Roy Haynes (drums): same personnel
Reeves Sound Studios, NYC, June 12, 1957
Just In TimeRiverside R 45604, RLP 12-241, RLP 1124
Toot, Toot, TootsieRiverside RLP 12-241, RLP 1124
CutieRiverside REP 127, RLP 12-241, RLP 1124, RLP 12-284; Jazzland JLP 72
MangoesRiverside R 45605, RLP 12-241, RLP 1124; Jazzland JLP 72
* Riverside RLP 12-241; Original Jazz Classics OJC 029, OJCCD 029-2   Sonny Rollins - The Sound Of Sonny
= Milestone M 47007   Sonny Rollins - The Freedom Suite Plus
* Riverside RLP 1124   Sonny Rollins/Benny Golson - Saxes In Stereo
* Riverside RLP 12-284   Various Artists - Saxophone Revolt
* Jazzland JLP 72, JLP 972   Sonny Rollins - Sonny's Time
* Riverside REP 127   Sonny Rollins
* Riverside R 45604   Sonny Rollins - Just In Time / The Last Time I Saw Paris
* Riverside R 45605   Sonny Rollins - Mangoes, Part 1&2

Sonny Rollins Quartet

Sonny Rollins (tenor saxophone) Sonny Clark (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Roy Haynes (drums)
Reeves Sound Studios, NYC, June 19, 1957
What Is There To SayRiverside RLP 12-241, RLP 1124; Jazzland JLP 72
* Riverside RLP 12-241; Original Jazz Classics OJC 029, OJCCD 029-2   Sonny Rollins - The Sound Of Sonny
= Milestone M 47007   Sonny Rollins - The Freedom Suite Plus
* Riverside RLP 1124   Sonny Rollins/Benny Golson - Saxes In Stereo
* Jazzland JLP 72, JLP 972   Sonny Rollins - Sonny's Time

Hank Mobley Sextet

Bill Hardman (trumpet) Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone) Curtis Porter (tenor,alto saxophone) Sonny Clark (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Art Taylor (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, June 23, 1957
tk.2Mighty Moe And Joe (alt. take)Blue Note (Du) 1A158-83391/4; Mosaic MQ10-181
tk.2/3Mighty Moe And JoeBlue Note BLP 1568
tk.5News-
tk.6Bags' Groove-
tk.8Double Exposure-
tk.10Falling In Love With Love-
* Blue Note (Du) 1A158-83391/4   Various Artists - 40 Years Of Jazz: History Of Blue Note, Box 3
* Blue Note BLP 1568   Hank Mobley
= Mosaic MQ10-181, MD6-181   The Complete Blue Note Hank Mobley Fifties Sessions

Charles Mingus Trio

Sonny Clark (piano) Charles Mingus (bass) Dannie Richmond (drums)
NYC, July 9, 1957
JB889I Can't Get StartedJubilee JLP 1054
* Jubilee JLP 1054   Charles Mingus - Mingus Three

Sonny Clark Sextet

Art Farmer (trumpet -1/5) Curtis Fuller (trombone -1/5) Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone -1/5) Sonny Clark (piano) Wilbur Ware (bass) Louis Hayes (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, July 21, 1957
1. tk.2Sonny's MoodBlue Note BLP 1570
2. tk.5Bootin' It-
3. tk.8Dial "S" For Sonny-
4. tk.11It Could Happen To You-
5. tk.13Shouting On A Riff-
6. tk.15Love Walked In-
* Blue Note BLP 1570   Sonny Clark - Dial "S" For Sonny

Curtis Fuller Quintet

Curtis Fuller (trombone -1/3,5,6) Tate Houston (baritone saxophone -1/4,6) Sonny Clark (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Art Taylor (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, August 4, 1957
1. tk.2AlgonquinBlue Note 45-1689, BLP 1572
2. tk.5Bone And BariBlue Note BLP 1572
3. tk.7Nita's Waltz-
4. tk.8Again-
5. tk.10Heart And Soul-
6. tk.13PickupBlue Note 45-1689, BLP 1572
* Blue Note BLP 1572   Curtis Fuller, Vol. 2 - Bone And Bari
* Blue Note 45-1689   Curtis Fuller - Algonquin / Pickup (not released)

John Jenkins Quintet

John Jenkins (alto saxophone) Sonny Clark (piano) Kenny Burrell (guitar) Paul Chambers (bass) Dannie Richmond (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, August 11, 1957
tk.2Chalumeau (alt. take)unissued
tk.2/1ChalumeauBlue Note BLP 1573
tk.3From This Moment On-
tk.4Motif-
tk.5Everything I Have Is Yours-
tk.7Sharon (alt. take)unissued
tk.7/6SharonBlue Note BLP 1573
tk.9Blues For Two-
* Blue Note BLP 1573, 7243 8 52437 2   John Jenkins With Kenny Burrell

Hank Mobley Quintet

Kenny Dorham (trumpet -1/5) Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone) Sonny Clark (piano) Jimmy Rowser (bass) Art Taylor (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, August 18, 1957
1. tk.3My ReverieBlue Note (J) BNJ-61006
2. tk.6Curtain Call-
3. tk.9On The Bright Side-
4. tk.10The Mobe-
5. tk.11Don't Get Too Hip-
6. tk.12Deep In A Dream-
* Blue Note (J) BNJ-61006   Hank Mobley Quintet Featuring Sonny Clark
= Mosaic MQ10-181, MD6-181   The Complete Blue Note Hank Mobley Fifties Sessions

Sonny Clark Sextet

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Curtis Fuller (trombone) John Coltrane (tenor saxophone) Sonny Clark (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Art Taylor (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, September 1, 1957
tk.2News For LuluBlue Note BLP 1576
tk.3Sonny's CribBlue Note 45-1697, BLP 1576
tk.4Sonny's Crib (alt. take)Blue Note CDP 7 46819 2
tk.6Speak Low (alt. take)-
tk.7/6Speak LowBlue Note 45-1719, BLP 1576, BST 89903
tk.9With A Song In My Heart (alt. take)Blue Note CDP 7 46819 2
tk.10/9With A Song In My HeartBlue Note BLP 1576
tk.12Come Rain Or Come Shine-
* Blue Note BLP 1576, BST 81576, CDP 7 46819 2   Sonny Clark - Sonny's Crib
* Blue Note BST 89903   Various Artists - Blue Note's Three Decades Of Jazz 1949-1959
= Blue Note BN-LA159-G2   Various Artists - Decades Of Jazz, Vol. 2
* Blue Note 45-1697   Sonny Clark - Sonny's Crib, Part 1&2
* Blue Note 45-1719   John Coltrane/Sonny Clark - Speak Low / Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise

Sonny Clark Trio

Sonny Clark (piano) Paul Chambers (bass -1/8) Philly Joe Jones (drums -1/8)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, October 13, 1957
1. tk.2I Didn't Know What Time It Was (alt. take)Blue Note (J) GXF-3069, CDP 7 46547 2
2. tk.3I Didn't Know What Time It WasBlue Note BLP 1579
3. tk.5Two Bass Hit (alt. take)Blue Note (J) GXF-3069, CDP 7 46547 2
4. tk.7Two Bass HitBlue Note BLP 1579
5. tk.8Be-Bop-
6. tk.9Tadd's Delight (alt. take)Blue Note (J) GXF-3069, CDP 7 46547 2
7. tk.10Tadd's DelightBlue Note BLP 1579
8. tk.11Softly, As In A Morning SunriseBlue Note 45-1719, BLP 1579
9. tk.12I'll Remember AprilBlue Note BLP 1579
* Blue Note (J) GXF-3069, (J) GXK-8157   Sonny Clark - The Art Of The Trio
= Blue Note (J) BNJ-61017   Sonny Clark Trio, Vol. 2
* Blue Note BLP 1579, BST 81579, CDP 7 46547 2   Sonny Clark Trio
* Blue Note 45-1719   John Coltrane/Sonny Clark - Speak Low / Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise

Hank Mobley Sextet

Art Farmer (trumpet) Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone) Pepper Adams (baritone saxophone) Sonny Clark (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Philly Joe Jones (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, October 20, 1957
tk.3Gettin' Into SomethingBlue Note (J) GXF-3066
tk.6Poppin'-
tk.8East Of Brooklyn (Night Watch)-
tk.9Tune Up-
tk.12Darn That Dream-
* Blue Note (J) GXF-3066, (J) GXK-8163   Hank Mobley - Poppin'
= Mosaic MQ10-181, MD6-181   The Complete Blue Note Hank Mobley Fifties Sessions

Johnny Griffin Quartet

Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Sonny Clark (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Kenny Dennis (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, October 23, 1957
tk.4It's You Or No OneBlue Note BLP 1580
tk.6I'm Glad There Is You-
tk.10Latin Quarter-
tk.11Main Spring-
tk.12I Remember YouBlue Note (J) BNJ-61008/10, CDP 7 89383 2, (J) TOCJ-1601
tk.14The CongregationBlue Note BLP 1580
* Blue Note BLP 1580, B1-89383, CDP 7 89383 2   Johnny Griffin - The Congregation
* Blue Note (J) BNJ-61008/10   Various Artists - The Other Side Of Blue Note 1500 Series
* Blue Note (J) TOCJ-1601   Various Artists - Blue Trails: The Rare Tracks

Cliff Jordan Quintet

Art Farmer (trumpet -1/5) Clifford Jordan (tenor saxophone) Sonny Clark (piano) George Tucker (bass) Louis Hayes (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, November 10, 1957
1. tk.1ConfirmationBlue Note BLP 1582
2. tk.4Anthropology-
3. tk.7Soul-Lo BluesBlue Note 45-1699, BLP 1582
4. tk.9LaconiaBlue Note BLP 1582
5. tk.11Cliff Craft-
6. tk.13Sophisticated Lady-
* Blue Note BLP 1582   Cliff Jordan - Cliff Craft
* Blue Note 45-1699   Cliff Jordan - Soul-Lo Blues, Part 1&2 (not released)

Lee Morgan Quartet

Lee Morgan (trumpet) Sonny Clark (piano) Doug Watkins (bass) Art Taylor (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, November 18, 1957
tk.4Since I Fell For YouBlue Note BLP 1590
tk.7Personality-
tk.14All At Once, You Love Her (Untitled Morgan Tune)Blue Note (J) BNJ-61008/10, CDP 7 46508 2; Mosaic MR6-162
Who Do You Love, I Hoperejected
* Blue Note BLP 1590, CDP 7 46508 2   Lee Morgan - Candy
= Sunset SUS 5263   Lee Morgan - All The Way
= Mosaic MR6-162, MD4-162   The Complete Blue Note Lee Morgan Fifties Sessions
* Blue Note (J) BNJ-61008/10   Various Artists - The Other Side Of Blue Note 1500 Series

Curtis Fuller - Art Farmer Quintet

Art Farmer (trumpet) Curtis Fuller (trombone) Sonny Clark (piano) George Tucker (bass) Louis Hayes (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, December 1, 1957
tk.3QuantraleBlue Note 45-1702, BLP 1583
tk.4Two Quarters Of A Mile-
tk.6Little MessengerBlue Note BLP 1583
tk.8Too Late Now-
tk.9Jeanie-
tk.12Carvon-
* Blue Note BLP 1583, (J) BRP-8044   Curtis Fuller, Vol. 3
* Blue Note 45-1702   Curtis Fuller - Quantrale / Two Quarters Of A Mile (not released)

Sonny Clark Quintet

Clifford Jordan (tenor saxophone) Sonny Clark (piano) Kenny Burrell (guitar) Paul Chambers (bass) Pete La Roca (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, December 8, 1957
tk.4Minor MeetingBlue Note BLP 1592
tk.6Eastern Incident-
tk.10Little Sonny-
* Blue Note BLP 1592   Sonny Clark Quintet (not released)
= Blue Note (J) LNJ-70093, (J) BNJ-61016, (J) BRP-8049   Sonny Clark Quintet
= Blue Note (J) K18P-9279   Sonny Clark - Cool Struttin', Vol. 2

Lou Donaldson Sextet

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Curtis Fuller (trombone) Lou Donaldson (alto saxophone) Sonny Clark (piano) George Joyner (bass) Art Taylor (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, December 15, 1957
tk.4Groovin' HighBlue Note BLP 1591
tk.5Strollin' In-
tk.6SputnikBlue Note 45-1713, BLP 1591
tk.8Dewey SquareBlue Note BLP 1591
* Blue Note BLP 1591   Lou Donaldson - Lou Takes Off
* Blue Note 45-1713   Lou Donaldson - Sputnik, Part 1&2

1958

Sonny Clark Quintet

Art Farmer (trumpet) Jackie McLean (alto saxophone) Sonny Clark (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Philly Joe Jones (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, January 5, 1958
tk.1Blue MinorBlue Note BLP 1588, (J) NP-2008, (J) NP-9020C
tk.2Cool Struttin'Blue Note 45-1714, BLP 1588, (J) NP-9020C
tk.4Royal FlushBlue Note BLP 1592, CDP 7 46513 2
tk.5Sippin' At BellsBlue Note BLP 1588
tk.6Deep Night-
tk.7LoverBlue Note BLP 1592, CDP 7 46513 2
* Blue Note BLP 1588, BST 81588, CDP 7 46513 2   Sonny Clark - Cool Struttin'
* Blue Note (J) NP-9020C   Various Artists - Blue Note Jazz
* Blue Note BLP 1592   Sonny Clark Quintet (not released)
= Blue Note (J) LNJ-70093, (J) BNJ-61016, (J) BRP-8049   Sonny Clark Quintet
= Blue Note (J) K18P-9279   Sonny Clark - Cool Struttin', Vol. 2
* Blue Note (J) NP-2008   Sonny Clark - Blue Minor, Part 1&2
* Blue Note 45-1714, (J) NP-2016   Sonny Clark - Cool Struttin', Part 1&2

Curtis Fuller Quintet

Curtis Fuller, Slide Hampton (trombone) Sonny Clark (piano) George Tucker (bass) Charlie Persip (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, January 22, 1958
tk.2Pajama TopsBlue Note (J) GXF-3064
tk.3Slide's Ride-
tk.6Loquacious Lady-
tk.10Mean Jean-
tk.14Fuss Budget-
tk.15Oatmeal Cookie-
tk.17Da-Baby-
* Blue Note (J) GXF-3064, (J) GXK-8166   Curtis Fuller - Two Bones

Lee Morgan Quartet

Lee Morgan (trumpet) Sonny Clark (piano) Doug Watkins (bass) Art Taylor (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, February 2, 1958
tk.5Who Do You Love, I HopeBlue Note BLP 1590
tk.9CandyBlue Note BLP 1590, (J) NP-9020C
tk.12C.T.A.Blue Note BLP 1590
tk.14All The Way-
* Blue Note BLP 1590, CDP 7 46508 2   Lee Morgan - Candy
= Sunset SUS 5263   Lee Morgan - All The Way
= Mosaic MR6-162, MD4-162   The Complete Blue Note Lee Morgan Fifties Sessions
* Blue Note (J) NP-9020C   Various Artists - Blue Note Jazz

Tina Brooks Quintet

Lee Morgan (trumpet) Tina Brooks (tenor saxophone) Sonny Clark (piano) Doug Watkins (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, March 16, 1958
tk.3Minor Move (alt. take)Blue Note (J) TOCJ-1601
tk.7The Way You Look TonightBlue Note (J) GXF-3072
tk.9Nutville-
tk.10Star Eyes-
tk.11Everything Happens To Me-
tk.15Minor Move-
* Blue Note (J) GXF-3072, (J) GXK-8162, (J) BRP-8043   Tina Brooks - Minor Move
= Mosaic MR4-106   The Complete Blue Note Recordings Of The Tina Brooks Quintets
* Blue Note (J) TOCJ-1601   Various Artists - Blue Trails: The Rare Tracks

Louis Smith Quintet

Louis Smith (trumpet) Charlie Rouse (tenor saxophone) Sonny Clark (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Art Taylor (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, March 30, 1958
tk.1Tunesmith (Bakin')Blue Note (J) BNJ-61008/10
tk.8There Will Never Be Another YouBlue Note BLP 1594
tk.11Au PrivaveBlue Note (J) BNJ-61008/10
tk.13SmithvilleBlue Note 45-1715, BLP 1594
tk.16Embraceable YouBlue Note BLP 1594
tk.17Later-
tk.18Wetu-
* Blue Note (J) BNJ-61008/10   Various Artists - The Other Side Of Blue Note 1500 Series
* Blue Note BLP 1594   Louis Smith - Smithville
* Blue Note 45-1715   Louis Smith - Smithville, Part 1&2

Bennie Green Sextet

Bennie Green (trombone, vocals) Gene Ammons, Billy Root (tenor saxophone) Sonny Clark (piano) Ike Isaacs (bass) Elvin Jones (drums) Babs Gonzales (vocals -2,4,5)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, April 28, 1958
1. tk.2Lullaby Of The DoomedBlue Note 45-1709, BLP 1599, BST 81599
2. tk.5We Wanna Cook-
3. tk.9That's AllBlue Note 45-1708, BLP 1599, BST 81599
4. tk.12Soul Strrin' (stereo take)Blue Note BST 81599, 7243 8 59381 2
5. tk.12/13Soul Strrin' (mono take)Blue Note 45-1708, BLP 1599, (J) BNJ-61008/10
6. tk.15B.G. MamboBlue Note BLP 1599, BST 81599
7. tk.19Black Pearl-
* Blue Note BLP 1599, 7243 8 59381 2   Bennie Green - Soul Stirrin'
* Blue Note BST 81599   Bennie Green - Soul Stirrin'
* Blue Note (J) BNJ-61008/10   Various Artists - The Other Side Of Blue Note 1500 Series
* Blue Note 45-1709   Bennie Green - We Wanna Cook / Lullaby Of The Doomed
* Blue Note 45-1708   Bennie Green - Soul Strrin' / That's All

Sonny Clark Trio

Sonny Clark (piano) Jymie Merritt (bass) Wes Landers (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, November 16, 1958
tk.3Black VelvetBlue Note 45-1731, (J) LNJ-70079, (J) GXF-3069
tk.4I'm Just A Lucky So And SoBlue Note 45-1730, (J) LNJ-70079, (J) GXF-3069
tk.5Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To YouBlue Note 45-1731, (J) GXF-3069
tk.6Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You (alt. take)Blue Note (J) LNJ-70079, (J) GXF-3051, (J) BNJ-61017
tk.8Ain't No UseBlue Note 45-1730, (J) LNJ-70079, (J) GXF-3069
tk.9The Breeze And IBlue Note 45-1729, (J) LNJ-70079, (J) GXF-3069
tk.13I Can't Give You Anything But Love-
* Blue Note (J) LNJ-70079   Sonny Clark/Wynton Kelly - The Immortal Session From Blue Note
* Blue Note (J) GXF-3069, (J) GXK-8157   Sonny Clark - The Art Of The Trio
= Blue Note (J) BNJ-61017   Sonny Clark Trio, Vol. 2
* Blue Note (J) GXF-3051, (J) GXK-8156   Sonny Clark - Blues In The Night
* Blue Note 45-1731   Sonny Clark - Gee Baby / Black Velvet
* Blue Note 45-1730   Sonny Clark - Lucky So And So / Ain't No Use
* Blue Note 45-1729   Sonny Clark - I Can't Give You Anything But Love / The Breeze And I

Bennie Green Quintet

Bennie Green (trombone) Eddie Williams (tenor saxophone) Sonny Clark (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Jerry Segal (drums) Babs Gonzales (vocals -5,6)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, November 23, 1958
1. tk.6On The Street Where You LiveBlue Note 45-1732, (J) GXF-3063
2. tk.9Can't We Be FriendsBlue Note 45-1734, (J) GXF-3063
3. tk.13Minor Revelation-
4. tk.14Why Do I Love YouBlue Note (J) GXF-3063
5. tk.15Encore (45 take)Blue Note 45-1733, (J) GXF-3063, CDP 7 84464 2
6. tk.16Encore (LP take) (alt. take)Blue Note (J) BNJ-61020, CDP 7 84464 2
7. tk.19Bye Bye BlackbirdBlue Note 45-1732, (J) GXF-3063
8. tk.21It's GroovyBlue Note (J) GXF-3063
9. tk.22Ain't Nothin' But BluesBlue Note 45-1733, (J) GXF-3063
* Blue Note (J) GXF-3063, (J) GXK-8165   Bennie Green - Minor Revelation
= Blue Note (J) BNJ-61020   Bennie Green - The 45 Session
* Blue Note CDP 7 84464 2   Babs Gonzales - Weird Lullaby
* Blue Note 45-1732   Bennie Green - Bye Bye Blackbird / On The Street Where You Live
* Blue Note 45-1734   Bennie Green - Minor Revelation / Can't We Be Friends
* Blue Note 45-1733   Bennie Green - Encore / Ain't Nothin' But Blues

Sonny Clark Trio

Sonny Clark (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Wes Landers (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, December 7, 1958
tk.3Can't We Be FriendsBlue Note (J) GXF-3051, (J) BNJ-61018
tk.4I Cover The Waterfront-
tk.8Somebody Loves Me-
tk.9Blues In The Night-
tk.10Blues In The Night (alt. take)-
tk.12All Of You-
tk.14Dancing In The Dark-
* Blue Note (J) GXF-3051, (J) GXK-8156   Sonny Clark - Blues In The Night
* Blue Note (J) BNJ-61018   Sonny Clark Trio, Vol. 3

1959

Jackie McLean Quintet

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Jackie McLean (alto saxophone) Sonny Clark (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Philly Joe Jones (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, January 18, 1959
tk.8Blues InnBlue Note BLP 4051
tk.10Fidel-
tk.12unknown titlerejected
tk.13Untitled Blues-
* Blue Note BLP 4051, BST 84051, CDP 7 46142 2   Jackie McLean - Jackie's Bag

Bennie Green Quintet

Bennie Green (trombone) Jimmy Forrest (tenor saxophone) Sonny Clark (piano) George Tucker (bass) Paul Gussman (drums)
NYC, January, 1959
Been Walkin'Enrica LP 2002
Blue Mambo-
Hop, Skip And Jump-
Love At Last-
Penthouse Blues-
A Bun Dance-
Change Up Blues-
Benny's From Heaven-
* Enrica LP 2002; Mount Vernon Music MVM 121   Bennie Green - Swings The Blues

Sonny Clark Quintet

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone) Sonny Clark (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, March 29, 1959
tk.4Blues BlueBlue Note (J) GXF-3056
tk.7Royal Flush-
tk.9Junka-
tk.11Minor Meeting-
tk.12My Conception-
tk.16Some Clark Bars-
* Blue Note (J) GXF-3056, (J) GXK-8158   Sonny Clark - My Conception

Philly Joe Jones Sextet

Blue Mitchell (trumpet) Julian Priester (trombone) Bill Barron (tenor saxophone) Sonny Clark (piano) Jimmy Garrison (bass) Philly Joe Jones (drums)
NYC, November 18, 1959
Minor ModeRiverside RLP 12-313
GoneRiverside RLP 12-313; Milestone M 47016
InterpretationRiverside RLP 12-313
* Riverside RLP 12-313, RLP 1159; Original Jazz Classics OJC 484, OJCCD 484-2   Philly Joe Jones - Showcase
* Milestone M 47016   Art Blakey/Max Roach/Elvin Jones/Philly Joe Jones - The Big Beat

1960

Stan Turrentine Quartet

Stanley Turrentine (tenor saxophone) Sonny Clark (piano) George Duvivier (bass) Max Roach (drums)
NYC, early 1960
SheriTime 52086
Mild Is The Mood-
My Girl Is Just Enough Woman For Me-
* Time 52086, S/2086   Stan Turrentine - Stan "The Man" Turrentine
= Mainstream 56041, S/6041   Stan Turrentine - Tiger Tail

Sonny Clark Trio

Sonny Clark (piano) George Duvivier (bass -1/6,8) Max Roach (drums -1/6,8)
Capitol Studios, NYC, March 23, 1960
1.Minor MeetingTime T/70010
2.Nica-
3.Sonny's Crib (Sonny's Crip)-
4.Blues Mambo-
5.Blues Blue-
6.Junka-
7.My Conception-
8.Sonia-
* Time T/70010   Sonny Clark Trio
= Time 52101, S/2101   Max Roach - Sonny Clark - George Duvivier

Bennie Green Sextet

Bennie Green (trombone) Jimmy Forrest (tenor saxophone) Sonny Clark (piano) George Tucker (bass) Al Dreares (drums) Joe Gorgas (bongos)
NYC, September 27, 1960
Sometimes I'm HappyTime 52021
It's Time-
(In My) Solitude-
Sonny's Crib (Sonny's Crip)-
Cool Struttin'-
And That I'm So In Love-
* Time 52021, S/2021   Bennie Green

1961 (age 30)

Jackie McLean Quintet

Tommy Turrentine (trumpet) Jackie McLean (alto saxophone) Sonny Clark (piano) Butch Warren (bass) Billy Higgins (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, October 26, 1961
tk.1EnitrnerrutBlue Note BLP 4089
tk.8Five Will Get You Ten-
tk.9Subdued-
tk.11A Fickle Sonance-
tk.13Lost-
tk.18Sundu-
* Blue Note BLP 4089, BST 84089   Jackie McLean - A Fickle Sonance

Grant Green Quartet

Sonny Clark (piano) Grant Green (guitar) Butch Warren (bass) Billy Higgins (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, October 27, 1961
tk.4Woody'n You (take 4)Blue Note 7243 5 27548 2
tk.7Woody'n You (take 7)-
Lady Bird (incomplete)rejected
* Blue Note 7243 5 27548 2   Grant Green - First Session

Sonny Clark Quintet

Tommy Turrentine (trumpet) Charlie Rouse (tenor saxophone) Sonny Clark (piano) Butch Warren (bass) Billy Higgins (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, November 13, 1961
tk.5Melody For C (alt. take)Blue Note (J) TOCJ-5941/44
tk.7VoodooBlue Note BLP 4091
tk.11Zellmar's Delightunissued
tk.12Somethin' SpecialBlue Note BLP 4091
tk.17Midnight Mambo-
tk.18Melody For C-
tk.21Eric Walks-
* Blue Note BLP 4091, BST 84091, CDP 7 84091 2   Sonny Clark - Leapin' And Lopin'
* Blue Note (J) TOCJ-5941/44   Various Artists - The Other Side Of Blue Note 4000 Series

Sonny Clark Quartet

Ike Quebec (tenor saxophone) Sonny Clark (piano) Butch Warren (bass) Billy Higgins (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, November 13, 1961
tk.24Deep In A DreamBlue Note BLP 4091
* Blue Note BLP 4091, BST 84091, CDP 7 84091 2   Sonny Clark - Leapin' And Lopin'

Grant Green Quartet + Ike Quebec

Ike Quebec (tenor saxophone -4) Sonny Clark (piano) Grant Green (guitar) Sam Jones (bass) Louis Hayes (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, December 23, 1961
1. tk.3Moon RiverBlue Note (J) GXF-3058
2. tk.8On Green Dolphin Street-
3. tk.17What Is This Thing Called Love-
4. tk.24Count Every StarBlue Note BLP 4098, BST 84432
5. tk.25ShadrackBlue Note (J) GXF-3058
6. tk.26Gooden's Corner-
7. tk.27Two For One-
* Blue Note (J) GXF-3058, (J) GXK-8168   Grant Green - Gooden's Corner
= Mosaic MR5-133, MD4-133   The Complete Blue Note Recordings Of Grant Green With Sonny Clark
* Blue Note BLP 4098, BST 84098, CDP 7 84098 2   Ike Quebec - Blue And Sentimental
* Blue Note BST 84432, CDP 7 84432 2   Grant Green - Born To Be Blue
= Mosaic MR5-133, MD4-133   The Complete Blue Note Recordings Of Grant Green With Sonny Clark

1962

Grant Green Quartet

Sonny Clark (piano) Grant Green (guitar) Sam Jones (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, January 13, 1962
tk.4Airegin (alt. take)Mosaic MR5-133
tk.5AireginBlue Note LT-1032
tk.7NancyMosaic MR5-133
tk.8I Concentrate On YouBlue Note LT-1032
tk.12The Things We Did Last Summer-
tk.21The Song Is You-
tk.24It Ain't Necessarily So-
* Blue Note LT-1032   Grant Green - Nigeria
= Mosaic MR5-133, MD4-133   The Complete Blue Note Recordings Of Grant Green With Sonny Clark

Ike Quebec Sextet

Bennie Green (trombone -1/5) Ike Quebec (tenor saxophone) Stanley Turrentine (tenor saxophone -1/5) Sonny Clark (piano) Milt Hinton (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, January 20, 1962
1. tk.4Congo LamentBlue Note LT-1089, BST 84103
2. tk.12Que's Pill-
3. tk.15See See Rider-
4. tk.22B.G.'s Groove TwoBlue Note LT-1089, CDP 7 46846 2
5. tk.27I.Q. Shuffle-
6. tk.29I've Got A Crush On YouBlue Note BST 84103
7. tk.33Easy Living-
8. tk.35Nancy With The Laughing Face-
* Blue Note LT-1089   Ike Quebec - Congo Lament
* Blue Note BST 84103   Ike Quebec - Easy Living (not released)
= Blue Note CDP 7 46846 2   Ike Quebec - Easy Living

Grant Green Quartet

Sonny Clark (piano) Grant Green (guitar) Sam Jones (bass) Louis Hayes (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, January 31, 1962
tk.4My Favorite ThingsBlue Note (J) GXF-3065
tk.5Hip Funk-
tk.6Oleo-
tk.8Oleo (alt. take)Mosaic MR5-133
tk.11Little Girl BlueBlue Note (J) GXF-3065
tk.15Tune Up-
LamentBlue Note rejected
* Blue Note (J) GXF-3065, (J) GXK-8169   Grant Green - Oleo
= Mosaic MR5-133, MD4-133   The Complete Blue Note Recordings Of Grant Green With Sonny Clark

Grant Green Quintet

Ike Quebec (tenor saxophone) Sonny Clark (piano) Grant Green (guitar) Sam Jones (bass) Louis Hayes (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, March 1, 1962
tk.4Someday My Prince Will ComeBlue Note BST 84432
tk.11If I Should Lose You-
tk.15My One And Only Love-
tk.20Back In Your Own Backyard-
tk.23Born To Be Blue-
tk.24Born To Be Blue (alt. take)Blue Note CDP 7 84432 2; Mosaic MR5-133
tk.29Cool Blues-
tk.31Outer Space-
* Blue Note BST 84432, CDP 7 84432 2   Grant Green - Born To Be Blue
= Mosaic MR5-133, MD4-133   The Complete Blue Note Recordings Of Grant Green With Sonny Clark

Jackie McLean Quintet

Kenny Dorham (trumpet) Jackie McLean (alto saxophone) Sonny Clark (piano) Butch Warren (bass) Billy Higgins (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, June 14, 1962
tk.1The Three MinorsBlue Note BN-LA483-H2, BLP 4116
tk.6Iddy Bitty-
tk.10The Way I Feel-
tk.13Marilyn's Dilemma-
tk.14Blues In A Jiff-
tk.15Blues For Jackie-
* Blue Note BN-LA483-H2   Jackie McLean - Hipnosis
* Blue Note BLP 4116   Jackie McLean Quintet (not released)
= Blue Note (J) LNJ-80118, (J) BRP-8035   Jackie McLean Quintet

Don Wilkerson Sextet

Don Wilkerson (tenor saxophone, tambourine) Sonny Clark (piano) Grant Green (guitar) Butch Warren (bass) Billy Higgins (drums) Jual Curtis (tambourine -5,6)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, June 18, 1962
1. tk.3Jeanie-WeenieBlue Note 45-1865, BLP 4107
2. tk.4Pigeon PeasBlue Note BLP 4107
3. tk.6Eldorado Shuffle-
4. tk.8Homesick BluesBlue Note 45-1864, BLP 4107
5. tk.9Camp Meetin'-
6. tk.13Dem TambourinesBlue Note 45-1865, BLP 4107, (J) BNJ-71106
* Blue Note BLP 4107, BST 84107   Don Wilkerson - Preach Brother!
* Blue Note (J) BNJ-71106   Various Artists - Soho Blue
* Blue Note 45-1865   Don Wilkerson - Jeanie-Weenie / Dem Tambourines (not released)
* Blue Note 45-1864   Don Wilkerson - Homesick Blues / Camp Meetin'

Dexter Gordon Quintet

Dave Burns (trumpet) Dexter Gordon (tenor saxophone) Sonny Clark (piano) Ron Carter (bass) Philly Joe Jones (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, June 25, 1962
tk.6Blue GardeniaBlue Note LT-1051
tk.12Second Balcony Jump-
tk.21Six Bits Jones-
Three O'Clock In The Morningrejected
McSplivens-
My Heart Stood Still-
* Blue Note LT-1051   Dexter Gordon - Landslide

Dexter Gordon Quartet

Dexter Gordon (tenor saxophone) Sonny Clark (piano) Butch Warren (bass) Billy Higgins (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, August 27, 1962
tk.3Three O'Clock In The MorningBlue Note BLP 4112, BST2 84433
tk.4Second Balcony JumpBlue Note BLP 4112
tk.6Where Are You-
tk.8Cheese Cake-
tk.12I Guess I'll Hang My Tears Out To Dry-
tk.13Love For Sale-
* Blue Note BLP 4112, BST 84112, CDP 7 46094 2, B1-ST 46094   Dexter Gordon - Go!
* Blue Note BST2 84433   Various Artists - The Best Of Blue Note, Vol. 2

Dexter Gordon Quartet

Dexter Gordon (tenor saxophone) Sonny Clark (piano) Butch Warren (bass) Billy Higgins (drums): same personnel
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, August 29, 1962
tk.3McSplivensBlue Note BLP 4133
tk.6The Back Bone-
tk.15Soy CalifaBlue Note BLP 4133, BN-LA393-H2
tk.21You Stepped Out Of A DreamBlue Note BLP 4133
tk.20Until The Real Thing Comes Along-
tk.22Don't ExplainBlue Note BLP 4133, BN-LA393-H2
* Blue Note BLP 4133, BST 84133, CDP 7 84133 2   Dexter Gordon - A Swingin' Affair
* Blue Note BN-LA393-H2   Dexter Gordon Best Album

Grant Green Sextet

Ike Quebec (tenor saxophone) Sonny Clark (piano) Grant Green (guitar) Wendell Marshall (bass) Willie Bobo (drums) Carlos "Patato" Valdes (congas)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, September 7, 1962
tk.5GrenadaMosaic MR5-133; Blue Note 7243 8 37645 2
tk.12Hey There-
* Mosaic MR5-133, MD4-133   The Complete Blue Note Recordings Of Grant Green With Sonny Clark
* Blue Note 7243 8 37645 2   Grant Green - The Latin Bit

Jackie McLean Quartet

Jackie McLean (alto saxophone) Sonny Clark (piano) Butch Warren (bass) Art Taylor (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, September 28, 1962
tk.5Nursery BluesBlue Note (J) GXF-3062
tk.8Two For One (alt. take 1)Blue Note CDP 7 84427 2
tk.9Two For One (alt. take 2)-
tk.11Rainy BluesBlue Note (J) GXF-3062
tk.15Tippin' The Scales (alt. take)Blue Note CDP 7 84427 2
tk.16Tippin' The ScalesBlue Note (J) GXF-3062
tk.17Nicely-
tk.20Cabin In The Sky-
tk.21Two For One-
* Blue Note (J) GXF-3062, (J) GXK-8160, BST 84427, CDP 7 84427 2   Jackie McLean - Tippin' The Scales

The Coleman Hawkins Sextet At Eddie Costa Memorial Concert

Marky Markowitz (trumpet -2) Urbie Green (trombone -2) Coleman Hawkins (tenor saxophone) Sonny Clark (piano) Chuck Israels (bass) Roy Haynes (drums)
"Village Gate", NYC, October 9, 1962
1.I'm Confessin' (That I Love You)Colpix CP 450
2.Just You, Just Me-
* Colpix CP 450, SCP 450   The Clark Terry Quartet/The Coleman Hawkins Sextet - Eddie Costa Memorial Concert

Stanley Turrentine Sextet

Tommy Turrentine (trumpet) Stanley Turrentine (tenor saxophone) Sonny Clark (piano) Kenny Burrell (guitar) Butch Warren (bass) Al Harewood (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, October 18, 1962
tk.9You Said ItBlue Note BN-LA883-J2, BST 84122
tk.14Cotton Walk-
tk.19Little Girl Blue (You Better Go Now)Blue Note BST 84122
tk.21Brother TomBlue Note BN-LA883-J2, BST 84122
tk.26My Ship-
tk.29Jubilee Shout-
* Blue Note BN-LA883-J2   Stanley Turrentine - Jubilee Shouts
* Blue Note BST 84122   Stanley Turrentine - Jubilee Shout!!! (also released)
= Blue Note CDP 7 84122 2   Stanley Turrentine - Jubilee Shout!!!