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sonny clark discography.
 
 
compiled by:
Lee Bloom
San Francisco, CA
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© 1997 Lee Bloom. All Rights Reserved.
 
 
 
Note: Titles which are underscored indicate original compositions by Sonny Clark. Titles in brackets appear on compact disc reissues.
 
7/21/31 BORN IN HERMINIE, PA.
 
1951. MOVES TO CALIFORNIA, AGE 20.
 Works in San Francisco area with Vido Musso (ts) and Oscar Pettiford (b), plus some trio work at the "Down Beat".
  
1953. LOS ANGELES.
Works with Dexter Gordon, Art Farmer, Anita O'day, Stan Getz, Wardell Gray, Barney Kessel, Zoot Sims, Tal Farlow, Shorty Rogers, Shelly Manne.

WARDELL GRAY. Memorial Volume One. Prestige LP 7008 (OJC-050).
Sonny's recording debut. With Teddy Charles' West Coasters:
Clark (p), Charles (vibes), Gray (ts), Frank Morgan (as), Dick Nivison (b), Lawrence Marable (d).
"So Long Broadway"; "Paul's Cause"; "The Man I Love"; "Lavonne".
2/20/53.
 
ART PEPPER. with Sonny Clark Trio. (aka Art Pepper Quartet Vol 1 SAJ 1001). Time Is TI9805.
Clark (p), Harry Babasin (b, cello), Bobby White (d).
"Brown Gold"; "These Foolish Things"; "Tickle Toe"; "Tenderly"; "Strike Up The Band"; "Night And Day"; "S'Wonderful".
3/30/53.
 
ART PEPPER. Straight Ahead. SAJ-1004.
3/30, 4/1/53.
 
ART PEPPER. Holiday Flight Lighthouse '53. Venus 79005 (Japan 2 cds)
 
TEDDY CHARLES. Teddy Charles & Wardell Gray. Prestige 1307.
2/20/53.
 
BUDDY DeFRANCO. Odalisque. Verve MGV-8182
DeFranco (clar), Harry Edison (tpt), Conrad Gozzo (tpt), Clark (p), Gene Wright (b), Wes Landers (d).
"Blues In The Closet"; "I Wish I Knew"; "Monogram"; "Cable Car";
(9/28,9/53)
"Gold Nugget Sam"; "Love Is For The Very Young", "From Here To Eternity", "Cornball", "Pyramid", "Punkin".
(4/7/54)
 
 
 
1954. JANUARY AND FEBRUARY TOURS EUROPE IN "JAZZ CLUB USA" w/ BUDDY DeFRANCO.
 
SONNY CLARK. The Sonny Clark Memorial Album. Xanadu 121. (BRJ- 4552)
Clark (p)
"Improvisation #1"; "All God's Chillun Got Rhythm"; "Body and Soul"; "Jeepers Creepers"; "Over the Rainbow"; "Move"; "Improvisation #2".
add Simon Brehm (b), Bobby White (d):
"Oslo"; "After You've Gone".
1/15/54.
 
JAZZCLUB USA. In Europe. (No Label or Number).
DeFranco (clar), Clark (p), Gene Wright (b), Bobby White (d).
"I'll Remember April"; "Sweet Georgia Brown".
2/54.
 
JIMMY RANEY. Visits Paris Volume One. Vogue LD 201 (Xanadu 1228).
Raney (g), Clark (p), Red Mitchell (b), Bobby White (d).
"Body and Soul"; "Once in a While"; "Pennies From Heaven"; "Stella By Starlight"; "There'll Never Be Another You"; "Yesterdays"; "You Go to My Head".
2/6/54.
 
BUDDY DeFRANCO. The Complete Verve Recordings of the Buddy DeFranco Quartet/Quintet with Sonny Clark. Mosaic 117.
4/7/54 - 8/26/55.
 
BUDDY DeFRANCO. Jazz Tones. Verve MGV-8158.
DeFranco (clar), Clark (p, org), Gene Wright (b), Bobby White (d).
"Deep Purple"; "Lover Man"; "Tenderly"; "Yesterdays"; "If I Should Lose You"; "Jack the Field Stalker".
4/7/54.
 
BUDDY DeFRANCO. Autumn Leaves. Verve MGV-8183.
DeFranco (clar), Clark (p, org), Gene Wright (b), Bobby White (d).
"Autumn Leaves"; "Titoro"; "Gerry's Tune"; "Mine"; "Now's The Time"; "You Go To My Head".
8/9/54.
 
 BUDDY DeFRANCO. In A Mellow Mood. Norgran MGN-1079.
DeFranco (clar), Clark (p, org), Gene Wright (b), Bobby White (d).
"A Foggy Day"; "Bright One"; "Everything Happens To Me"; "I'll Remember April"; "Willow Weep For Me"; "Minor Incident"; "Laura"; "Sonny's Idea".
8/10/54, 9/1/54.
 
BILLIE HOLIDAY. Billie's Blues. United Artists UAJ-14014, T)JC - 5338, Blue Note CDP 748786-2.
Clark (p), w/ DeFranco group.
"Billie's Blues"; "Lover Come Back To Me".
 
CAL TJADER. Cal Tjader Plays Tjazz. Fantasy 211 (3211, 3278/8097 reis.1978).
Tjader (vibes), Clark (piano), Brew Moore (ts), Gene Wright (b), Bob White (d).
"Moten Swing"; "I've Never Been in Love Before": "There Will Never Be Another You"; "How About You"; "Jeepers Creepers"; "A Minor Goof"; "My One and Only Love"; "Imagination"; "I'll Know"; "Brew's Blues".
12/4/54, 1/6/55.
 
BUDDY DeFRANCO. Broadway Showcase. MGV-2033.
 
 
1955.
 
SONNY CLARK. Oakland 1955. Uptown 2740.
Clark (p), Jerry Good (b), Al Randall (d).
1/13/55.
 
JERRY DODGION. Fantasy 213.
Note: This recording was included in a 1987 release entitled Modern Music From San Francisco. OJC 272. (originally F3213).
"Miss Jackie's Dish"; "The Groove".
 
VARIOUS ARTISTS. Swingin' on the Vibories. ABC-Par. 110.
 
Charlie Parker dies
3/12/55.
 
BUDDY DeFRANCO. Sweet and Lovely. Verve MGV-8224.
DeFranco (clar), Clark (p, org), Gene Wright (b), Bobby White (d).
"But Beautiful"; "Getting A Balance"; "The Nearness of You"; "They Say It's Wonderful"; "That Old Black Magic"; "Moe"; "What Can I Say After I Say I'm Sorry". 8/12,26/55.
 
BUDDY DeFRANCO QUINTET. Cooking The Blues. Verve MGV-8221
DeFranco (clar), Tal Farlow (g), Clark (p, org), Gene Wright (b), Bobby White (d).
"I Can't Get Started"; "Cooking the Blues"; "Stardust"; "How About You"; "Little Girl Blue"; "Indian Summer".
8/26/55
 
 
1956. IN JANUARY JOINS RUMSEY'S ALL-STARS.
 
VARIOUS ARTISTS. Swingin' on the Vibories. ABC-Par. 110. MGM 3390.
"Bluesology"; "Body and Soul"; "Ornithology";"Peole Will Say We're In Love".
1/25,26/56
 
SONNY CRISS. Go Man! Imperial 9020 Toshiba EMI Blue Note (Japan).
Criss (as), Clark (p), Leroy Vinnegar (b), Lawrence Marable (d).
"Summertime"; "Memories Of You"; "Wailin' With Joe"; "How Deep is the Ocean"; "The Blues for Rose"; "The Man I Love"; "Until the Real Thing Comes Along"; "Blue Prelude"; "After You've Gone"; "Come Rain or Shine"; "How High the Moon"; "If I Had You".
2/24/56.
 
SERGE CHALOFF. Blue Serge. Affinity (Capitol T-742) CP 32-5158, TOCJ -5431, CDP7243.
Chaloff (bari), Clark (p), Leroy Vinnegar (b), Philly Joe Jones (d).
"A Handful Of Stars"; "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 You".
3/14,16/56.
 
LAWRENCE MARABLE. Tenorman. Blue Note B2 84440.
Marable (d), Clark (p), James Clay (ts), James E. Bond (b).
4/56.
 
FRANK ROSOLINO. I Play Trombone. Bethlehem BCP26.
Note: British re-mastering available on Affinity, The Rosolino Collection.
Rosolino (trb), Clark, (p), Wilfred Middlebrooks (b), Stan Levey (d).
"My Deluxe"; "Doxy"; "Flamingo"; "I May Be Wrong"; "The Things We Did Last Summer".
5/56.
 
LAWRENCE MARABLE. Tenorman. Jazz West JWLP-8, TOCJ-5155.
Marable (d), Clark (p), James Clay (ts), James E. Bond (b).
"Easy Living"; "Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea"; "Minor Meeting"; "Airtight"; "Willow Weep For Me"; "Three Fingers North"; "Lover Man", "Marbles".
8/56.
 
SONNY CRISS. Sonny Criss Plays Cole Porter. Imperial 9024, TOCJ-5330.
Criss (as), Clark (p), Larry Bunker (vibes), Buddy Woodson(b), Lawrence Marable (d).
"I Love You"; "Anything Goes"; "Easy To Love"; "It's All Right With Me"; "In The Still Of The Night"; "Love For Sale"; "I Get A Kick Out Of You";
"Night And Day"; "Just One Of Those Things"; "What Is This Thing Called Love".
8/21/56.
 
HOWARD RUMSEY'S LIGHTHOUSE ALL-STARS. Oboe / Flute. Contemporary 3520 (OJC 154). Rumsey (b), Clark (p), Bob Cooper (oboe), Bud Shank (fl) , Buddy Collette (fl), Claude Williamson (p), Max Roach (d), Stan Levey (d).
9/25/56.
 
HOWARD RUMSEY'S LIGHTHOUSE ALL-STARS. Music for Lighthousekeeping.
Contemporary 7528 (OJC 636).
Rumsey (b), Clark (p), Bob Cooper (ts), Frank Rosolino (trb), Conte Candoli (tpt), Stan Levey (d). "Love Me Or Levey"; "Taxi War Dance"; "Octavia"; "Mambo Las Vegas"; "Jubilation";
"I Deal"; "Latin For Lovers"; "Topsy".
10/2,9,16/56.
 
STAN LEVEY. Grand Stan. Bethlehem BCP-71.
Levey (d), Clark (p), Conte Condoli (tpt), Frank Rosolino (trb), Richie Kamuca (ts), Leroy Vinnegar (b).
"Hit That Thing"; "Why Do I Love You"; "Blues At Sunrise"; "Angel Cake"; "A Gal In Calico"; "Grand Stan"; "Yesterdays"; "Tiny's Tune".
11/56.

 
 
1957. JOINS DINAH WASHINGTON TOUR IN FEBRUARY. IN APRIL MOVES TO N.Y.C.
 
works with J. R. Monterose and Stan Getz at Birdland, Charles Mingus, Sonny Rollins, Anita O'Day, plus his own trio with Sam Jones and Art Taylor.
 
SONNY ROLLINS. The Sound of Sonny. Riverside 241 (OJC 029).
Rollins (ts), Clark (p), Percy Heath (b), Paul Chambers (b), Roy Haynes (d).
"The Last Time I Saw Paris"; "Just in Time"; "Toot, Toot, Tootsie"; "What Is There To Say"; "Dearly Beloved"; "Every Time We Say Goodbye"; "Cutie"; "It Could Happen To You"; "Mangoes"; ["Funky Hotel Blues"].
6/11,12,19/57.
 
HANK MOBLEY. Hank Mobley. Blue Note 1568.
Mobley (ts), Bill Hardman (tpt), Curtis Porter (as, ts), Clark (p), Paul Chambers (b), Art Taylor (d). "Mighty Moe & Joe"; "Falling in Love with Love"; "Bags' Groove"; "Double Exposure"; "News".
6/23/57.
 
CHARLES MINGUS. Mingus Three. Jubilee JLP-1054, TOCJ 5385.
Mingus (b), Clark (p), Dannie Richmond (d).
"I Can't Get Started".
7/9/57.
 
SONNY CLARK. Dial "S" for Sonny. Blue Note 1570 (ST56585).
Clark (p), Art Farmer (tpt), Curtis Fuller (trb), Hank Mobley (ts), Wilbur Ware (b), Louis Hayes (d). "Dial 'S' for Sonny"; "Bootin' It"; "It Could Happen to You"; "Sonny's Mood"; "Shoutin' on a Riff"; "Love Walked In"; ["Bootin' It" alt] .
7/21/57.
 
CURTIS FULLER. Bone & Bari. Blue Note 1572.
Fuller (tbn), Tate Houston (bari), Clark (p), Paul Chambers (b), Art Taylor (d).
"Pickup"; "Algonquin"; "Bone & Bari"; "Nita's Waltz"; "Heart and Soul"; "Again". 8/4/57.
 
JOHN JENKINS. with Kenny Burrell. Blue Note 1573.
Jenkins (as), Burrell (g), Clark (p), Paul Chambers (b), Dannie Richmond (d).
"Blues for Two"; "Chalumea"; "Everything I Have is Yours"; "From This Moment On"; "Sharon"; "Motif".
8/11/57.
 
HANK MOBLEY. Curtain Call. Blue Note LP-1611.
(aka Hank Mobley Quintet Featuring Sonny Clark. Blue Note J-61006 released Japan 1984).
Mobley (ts), Kenny Dorham (tpt), Clark (p), Jimmy Rowser (b), Art Taylor (d).
"Don't Get Too Hip"; "Curtain Call"; "Deep in a Dream"; "The Mobe"; "My Reverie"; "On The Bright Side".
8/18/57.
 
SONNY CLARK. Trio. Blue Note 1579.
Clark (p), Paul Chambers (b), Philly Joe Jones (d).
"Be-Bop"; "I Didn't Know What Time It Was"; "Two Bass Hit"; "Tadd's Delight"; "Softly as in a Morning Sunrise"; "I'll Remember April"; ["I Didn't Know What Time It Was"; "Two Bass Hit"; "Tadd's Delight" alt].
9/13/57.
 
SONNY CLARK. Sonny's Crib. Blue Note 1576.
Clark (p), Donald Byrd (tpt), Curtis Fuller (trb), John Coltrane (ts), Paul Chambers (b), Art Taylor (d). "Sonny's Crib"; "Speak Low"; "With A Song In My Heart"; "Come Rain Or Come Shine"; "News For Lulu".
10/9/57.
 
JOHNNY GRIFFIN. The Congregation. Blue Note 1580 (89383).
Griffin (ts), Clark (p), Paul Chambers (b), Kenny Dennis (d).
"The Congregation"; "I'm Glad There Is You"; "It's You Or No One"; "Latin Quarter"; "Main Spring".
10/13/57.
 
HANK MOBLEY. Poppin'. Blue Note Japan 3066. GXF-3066, (GXK-8163).
Mobley (ts), Clark (p), Art Farmer (tpt), Pepper Adams (bari), Paul Chambers (b), Philly Joe Jones (d).
"Poppin'"; "Darn That Dream"; "Gettin' Into Something"; "Tune Up"; "East Of Brooklyn".
10/20/57.
 
CLIFFORD JORDAN. Cliff Craft. Blue Note 1582.
Jordan (ts), Clark (p), Art Farmer (tpt), George Tucker (b), Louis Hayes (d).
"Soul-Lo Blues"; "Laconia"; "Cliff Craft"; "Confirmation"; "Sophisticated Lady"; "Anthropology".
11/10/57.
 
LEE MORGAN. Candy. Blue Note 1590.
Morgan (tpt), Clark (p), Doug Watkins (b), Art Taylor (d).
"Since I Fell For You"; "Personality".
11/18/57.
Candy"; "C.T.A."; "All The Way"; "Who Do You Love, I Hope"; ["All At Once You Love Her"].
2/2/58.
 
CURTIS FULLER. Curtis Fuller Vol. 3 (aka with Art Farmer.) Blue Note 1583.
Fuller (trb), Clark (p), Art Farmer (tpt), George Tucker (b), Louis Hayes (d).
"Little Messenger"; "Quantrale"; "Jeanie"; "Carvon"; "Two Quarters Of A Mile"; "It's Too Late Now".
12/1/57.
 
 SONNY CLARK. Quintets. Blue Note 1592 (unissued).
(aka Cool Struttin' Vol. 2 Same as BNJ-61 016, LNJ-70093)
Clark (p), Clifford Jordan (ts), Kenny Burrell (g), Paul Chambers (b), Pete LaRoca (d).
"Minor Meeting"; "Eastern Incident"; "Little Sonny"
12/8/57.
Clark (p), Art Farmer (tpt), Jackie McLean (as), Paul Chambers (b), Philly Joe Jones (d).
"Royal Flush"; "Lover".
1/5/58.
 
LOU DONALDSON. Lou Takes Off. Blue Note 1591.
Donaldson (as), Donald Byrd (tpt), Curtis Fuller (trb), George Joyner (b), Art Taylor (d).
"Sputnik"; "Dewey Square"; "Strollin' In"; "Groovin' High".
12/15/57.
 
live recording. Xanadu.
Clark (p), Frank Haines (b), Dick Birk (d).
 
 
1958.
 
SONNY CLARK. Cool Struttin'. Blue Note 1588.
Clark (p), Art Farmer (tpt), Jackie McLean (as), Paul Chambers (b), Philly Joe Jones (d).
"Cool Struttin' "; "Blue Minor"; "Sippin' At Bells"; "Deep Night"; ["Royal Flush"; "Lover"].
1/5/58.
 
CURTIS FULLER. Two Bones. Blue Note 3064 (GXK-8166).
Fuller (trb), Slide Hampton (trb), Clark (p), George Tucker (b), Al Harewood (d).
"Fuss Budget"; "Oatmeal Cookie"; "Da-Baby"; "Pajama Tops"; "Slide's Ride"; "Loquacious Lady"; "Mean Jean".
1/22/58.
 
TINA BROOKS. Minor Move. Blue Note (Japan) 1616.
Brooks (ts), Lee Morgan (tpt), Clark (p), Doug Watkins (b), Art Blakey (d).
"Nutville"; "The Way You Look Tonight"; "Star Eyes"; "Minor Move"; "Everything Happens To Me".
3/16/58.
 
TINA BROOKS. The Complete Blue Note Recordings. Mosaic MR4-106.
Brooks (ts), Lee Morgan (tpt), Clark (p), Doug Watkins (b), Art Blakey (d).
3/16/58 - 3/2/61.
 
LOUIS SMITH. Smithville. Blue Note 1594. 3/30/58.
Smith (tpt), Charlie Rouse (ts), Clark (p), Paul Chambers (b), Art Taylor (d).
"Smithville"; "There'll Never Be Another You"; "Embraceable You"; "Later"; "Wetu".
3/30/58.
 
BENNIE GREEN. Soul Stirrin'. Blue Note 1599 (59381).
Green (trb), Gene Ammons (ts), Billy Root (ts), Clark (p), Ike Isaacs (b), Elvin Jones (d).
"Soul Stirrin' "; "We Wanna Cook"; "That's All"; "Lullaby Of The Doomed"; "B.G. Mambo"; "Black Pearl"; ["Soul Stirrin' alt]
4/28/58.
SONNY CLARK. Blues In The Night Blue Note LP-1618, 3051. (GXK-8156)
aka Trio Vol. 3. BNJ-61018
Clark (p), Paul Chambers (b), Wes Landers (d).
"Can't We Be Friends"; "I Cover The Waterfront"; "Somebody Loves Me"; "Blues In The Night"; "All Of You".
10/16/58.
 
SONNY CLARK TRIO. The 45 Sessions. Blue Note 1617 (Japan).
aka The Art Of The Trio. 3069 (GXK-8157).
Clark (p), Paul Chambers (b), Philly Joe Jones (d).
"Tadd's Delight" alt, "Two Bass Hit" alt; "I Didn't Know What Time It Was" alt.
9/13/57.
Clark (p), Jymie Merritt (b), Wes Landers (d).
"Ain't No Use"; "Black Velvet"; "I'm Just a Lucky So and So"; "Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You"; "The Breeze and I"; "I Can't Give You Anything But Love".
Note: BNJ-61017, Sonny Clark Trio, Vol. 2 also includes "Gee Baby Ain't I Good To You" alt.
11/16/58.
 
BENNIE GREEN. Minor Revelation. Blue Note 3063 (GXK-8165).
Green (trb), Clark (p), Babs Gonzales (v), Edwin Williams (ts), Paul Chambers (b), Jerry Segal (d).
"It's Groovy"; "On The Street Where You Live"; "Can't We Be Friends"; "Ain't Nothin' But The Blues", "Bye Bye Blackbird", "Minor Revelation"; "Encore".
Note: BNJ-61020, The 45 Session also includes "Encore" alt.
11/23/58.
 
BABS GONZALEZ. Weird Lullaby. Blue Note B2-84464.
Clark (p) w/ Bennie Green Quintet.
 
 
1959.
 
JACKIE MCLEAN. Jackie's Bag. Blue Note 4051.
McLean (as), Donald Byrd (tpt), Clark (p), Paul Chambers (b), Philly Joe Jones (d).
"Quadrangle"; "Blues Inn"; "Fidel".
1/18/59.
 
BENNIE GREEN QUINTET. Swings The Blues. Enrica 2002, Mount Vernon Music MVM-121.
Green (trb), Jimmy Forrest (ts), Clark (p), George Tucker (b), Paul Gussman (d).
"Been Walkin'"; "Blue Mambo"; "Hop Skip and Jump"; "Love At Last"; "Penthouse Blues"; "A Bun Dance"; "Change Up Blues"; "Bennies From Heaven".
1/59.
 
SONNY CLARK. My Conception. Blue Note 3056 (GXK-8158 Released 1979, Japan).
Clark (p), Hank Mobley (ts), Donald Byrd (tpt), Paul Chambers (b), Art Blakey (d).
"Junka"; "Blues Blue"; "Minor Meeting"; "Royal Flush"; "Some Clark Bars"; "My Conception".
3/29/59.
 
PHILLY JOE JONES. Showcase. Riverside 1159 (OJC 484).
Jones (d), Blue Mitchell (tpt), Julian Priester (trb), Bill Barron, Pepper Adams (bari), Jimmy Garrison (b). "Minor Mode"; "Interpretation".
11/12/59.
 
STANLEY TURRENTINE. The Man. Time 52086/ Bainbridge 1038.
Turrentine (ts), Clark (p), George Duvivier (b), Max Roach (d).
"Let's Groove"; "Sheri"; "Solitude"; "Stolen Sweets"; "Mild Is The Mood"; "Minor Mood"; "Time After Time", "My Girl Is Just Enough Woman For Me".
1959-60.
 
 
1960.
 
SONNY CLARK. Trio. aka High Fidelity. Time / Bainbridge 1044.
aka Sonny Clark, Max Roach, George Duvivier. (Jazz View 009)
Clark (p), Max Roach (d), George Duvivier (b).
"Minor Meeting"; "Nica"; "Sonny's Crip"; "Blues Mambo"; "Blues Blue"; "Junka"; "My Conception"; "Sonia".
3/23/60.
 
BENNIE GREEN. Bennie Green. Time / Bainbridge 1046.
Green (trb), Jimmy Forrest (ts), Clark (p), George Tucker (b), Alfred Dreares (d), Joseph Gorgas (perc).
"Sometimes I'm Happy"; "It's Time"; "Solitude"; "Sonny's Crip"; "Cool Struttin' "; "And That I Am So In Love".
9/27/60.
 
 
1961.
 
JACKIE MCLEAN. A Fickle Sonance. Blue Note 4089.
McLean (as), Tommy Turrentine (tpt), Clark (p), Butch Warren (b), Billy Higgins (d).
"Five Will Get You Ten"; "Subdued"; "Sundu"; "A Fickle Sonance"; "Enitnerrut"; "Lost".
10/26/61.
 
SONNY CLARK. Leapin' and Lopin'. Blue Note 4091.
Clark (p), Tommy Turrentine (tpt), Charlie Rouse (ts), Butch Warren (b), Billy Higgins (d).
"Somethin' Special"; "Melody For C"; "Eric Walks"; "Voodoo"; "Midnight Mambo"; ["Zellmar's Delight"].
Ike Quebec (ts) replaces Turrentine and Rouse, (same date) "Deep In A Dream".
11/13/61.
 
IKE QUEBEC. Blue and Sentimental. Blue Note 4098.
Quebec (ts),Grant Green (g), Clark (p), Sam Jones (b), Louis Hayes (d).
"Count Every Star".
12/23/61.
 
GRANT GREEN. Gooden's Corner. Blue Note 3058 (Japan GXK-8168).
Green (g), Clark (p), Sam Jones (b), Louis Hayes (d).
"On Green Dolphin Street"; "Shadrack"; "What Is This Thing Called Love"; "Moon River"; "Gooden's Corner"; "Two For One".
12/23/61.
 
 
1962.
 
GRANT GREEN. Nigeria. Blue Note LT1032. (GXK-8180) Released in US, 1980.
Green (g), Clark (p), Sam Jones (b), Art Blakey (d).
"Airegin"; "It Ain't Necessarily So"; "I Concentrate On You "; "The Things We Did Last Summer"; "The Song Is You".
1/13/62.
 
IKE QUEBEC. Easy Living. Blue Note 4103. (aka Congo Lament LT1089)
Quebec (ts), Clark (p), Milt Hinton (b), Art Blakey (d).
"I've Got A Crush On You"; "Easy Living"; "Nancy With The Laughing Face".
Note: The following tracks originally issued in 1981 as Congo Lament (LT 1089):
Add Stanley Turrentine (ts), Bennie Green (trb) (same date)
"Congo Lament"; "Que's Pills"; "See See Rider".
["B.G.'s Groove Two"; "I.Q. Shuffle"]
1/20/62.
 
GRANT GREEN. Oleo. Blue Note 3065 (GXK-8169).
Green (g), Clark (p), Sam Jones (b), Louis Hayes (d).
"Oleo"; "Little Girl Blue"; "Tune Up"; "Hip Funk"; "My Favorite Things".
1/31/62.
 
GRANT GREEN. The Complete Quartets With Sonny Clark. Blue Note 57194.
This release contains the Gooden's Corner, Nigeria, and Oleo dates listed above, plus:
"Airegin" alt; "Oleo" alt.
 
GRANT GREEN. Born to Be Blue. Blue Note 4432. (Released 1985).
Green (g), Clark (p), Ike Quebec (ts), Sam Jones (b), Louis Hayes (d).
"Someday My Prince Will Come"; "Born To Be Blue"; If I Should Lose You"; "Back In Your Own Backyard"; "My One and Only Love"; ALT "Cool Blues".
3/1/62.
12/23/61. Same personnel. "Count Every Star".
 
JACKIE MCLEAN. Jackie McLean Quintet. Blue Note 4116 (unissued). Toshiba EMI LNJ-80118. McLean (as), Kenny Dorham (tpt), Clark (p), Butch Warren (b), Billy Higgins (d).
"The Three Minors"; "Blues in a Jiff"; "Blues for Jackie"; "Marilyn's Dilemma"; "Iddy Bitty"; "The Way I Feel".
This date included in: JACKIE MCLEAN. Hipnosis. Blue Note 483 - H2. (GXF-3022)
6/14/62.
 
DON WILKERSON. Preach Brother! Blue Note 4107.
Wilkerson (ts), Grant Green (g), Clark (p), Butch Warren (b), Billy Higgins (d).
"Homesick Blues"; "Camp Meetin' "; "Jeanie-Weenie"; "Dem Tambourines"; "The Eldorado Shuffle"; "Pigeon Peas".
6/18/62.
 
DEXTER GORDON. Landslide. Blue Note LT1051 (GXK 8175). Released in Japan, 1981.
Gordon (ts), Dave Burns (tpt), Clark (p), Ron Carter (b), Philly Joe Jones (d),
"Blue Gardenia"; "Six Bits Jones"; "Second Balcony Jump"; "Three O'Clock In The Morning" (rejected); "McSplivens"; "My Heart Stood Still".
6/25/62.
 
 
DEXTER GORDON. Go. Blue Note 4112.
Gordon (ts), Clark (p), Butch Warren (b), Billy Higgins (d).
"Cheesecake"; "I Guess I'll Hang My Tears Out To Dry"; "Second Balcony Jump"; "Love For Sale"; "Where Are You"; "Three O'Clock In The Morning".
8/27/62.
 
DEXTER GORDON. A Swinging Affair. Blue Note 4133.
Gordon (ts), Clark (p), Butch Warren (b), Billy Higgins (d).
"Soy Califa"; "Don't Explain"; "You Stepped Out Of A Dream"; "The Backbone"; "Until The Real Thing Comes Along"; "McSplivens".
8/29/62.
 
JACKIE MCLEAN. Tippin' the Scales. Blue Note 4427.
McLean (as), Clark (p), Butch Warren (b), Art Taylor (d).
"Tippin' The Scales"; "Rainy Blues"; "Nursery Blues"; "Nicely"; "Two For One"; "Cabin In The Sky". ["Tippin' The Scales" alt; "Two For One" alt #1, alt #2]
9/28/62.
 
VARIOUS ARTISTS. Eddie Costa: Memorial Concert Colpix SCP 450.
Recorded live at the Village Gate, N.Y.C.
Note: Eddie Costa died in N.Y.C. (as a result of an auto accident) on 7/28/62. Like Sonny Clark, he was a fine pianist born in a small, Pennsylvania coal mining town.
Coleman Hawkins (ts), Urbie Green (tb), Markie Markowitz (tpt), Clark (p), Chuck Israels (b), Roy Haynes (d).
"I'm Confessin' (That I Love You)"; "Just you, Just Me".
10/9/62.
 
STANLEY TURRENTINE. Jubilee Shout! Blue Note 4122. (GXF 3025).
Tommy Turrentine (tpt), Kenny Burrell (g), Clark (p), Butch Warren (b), Al Harewood (d).
"Jubilee Shout"; "My Ship"; "You Said It"; "Brother Tom"; "Cotton Walk"; "You Better Go Now".
10/18/62.
 
 
SONNY CLARK DIES, N.Y.C. 1/13/63
 
 
THE SONNY CLARK MEMORIAL QUARTET. Voodoo: The Music of Sonny Clark. Black Saint.
Wayne Horvitz (p), John Zorn (as), Ray Drummond (b), Bobby Previte (d)
"Cool Struttin' "; "Minor Meeting"; "Nicely"; "Somethin' Special"; "Voodoo"; "Sonia"; "Sonny's Crib".
11/25,26/85.
 
 
JOHN ZORN, GEORGE LEWIS, BILL FRISELL PLAY THE COMPOSITIONS OF KENNY DORHAM, HANK MOBLEY, SONNY CLARK & FREDDIE REDD. News For Lulu.