miércoles, 12 de julio de 2017

Sonny Clark • Standards



Empezó a estudiar piano muy pronto y alternaba esos estudios con los del contrabajo y el vibráfono. En 1940 su familia se trasladó a Pittsburgh y siete años mas tarde, en 1947, ya actuaba delante del publico, cosa que alternaba con sus estudios de teoría junto a su hermano.
A la muerte de su madre, se trasladó a Los Ángeles y allí comenzó a tocar con Wardell Grey, Teddy Edwards y Harold Land. Meses mas tarde su destino fue San Francisco, donde entró a formar parte de un grupo dirigido por el contrabajista, Oscar Petifford. Entre 1953 y 1956, formó parte del grupo del clarinetista, Buddy de Franco sustituyendo a Kenny Drew. En 1954, tuvo la oportunidad de viajar a Europa en esa formación y cuando concluyó el contrato con Buddy de Franco, firmó con los "Lighthouse All Stars" que dirigía el contrabajista, Woward Rumsey y en 1957 llegó a New York como pianista de la cantante Dinah Washington. Grabó un disco con el saxo barítono, Serge Chaloff para el sello Blue Note, y a a raíz de esta colaboración pasó a ser un músico permanente de dicho sello que lo contrató en nómina como sideman.
El resultado fueron seis discos a su nombre y teniendo como compañeros de grabación a lo mas granado del hardbop de la época como: Hank Mobley, Art Farmer, John Coltrane o Paul Chambers, y una larga serie de grabaciones al lado de Sonny Rollins, Curtis Fuller, Johnny Griffin, o Dexter Gordon entre otros. Victima, como muchos otros músicos de los estupefacientes, su actividad se tuvo que ver interrumpida al ser ingresado en 1963, en un Hospital de New York con una gran infección pulmonar. Dado momentáneamente de alta, pocos días después murió victima de un infarto cuando aun no había cumplido los 32 años.
Influido por el maestro, Bud Powell, Sonny Clark engrosa la lista de extraordinarios músicos muertos en el cenit de su carrera y cuando aun tenían por delante una extraordinaria trayectoria. Poseía ese estilo rapidísimo y frenético que con un continuo despliegue de notas, enlazaban en acordes, y resonancias originalísimas. Su fraseo recordaba también al del maestro Art Tatum, por la utilización de múltiples adornos, y al de Teddy Wilson por su refinamiento en las baladas. Entre sus grabaciones destacan: "Deep in a Dream" junto a Ike Quebec con todos los temas compuestos por el. NOMBRE REAL: CONRAD YEATIS CLARK
Fuente: http://www.apoloybaco.com/sonnyclarkbiografia.htm

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Automatic translation:He began to study piano very soon and alternated those studies with those of the contrabass and the vibraphone. In 1940 his family moved to Pittsburgh and seven years later, in 1947, he was already acting in front of the public, which alternated with his theory studies with his brother.Upon the death of his mother, he moved to Los Angeles and there began playing with Wardell Gray, Teddy Edwards and Harold Land. Months later his destination was San Francisco, where he joined a group led by bassist Oscar Petifford. Between 1953 and 1956, he was part of the Clarinetist group, Franco's Buddy replacing Kenny Drew. In 1954, he had the opportunity to travel to Europe in that formation and when he concluded the contract with Franco's Buddy, he signed with the "Lighthouse All Stars" directed by bassist Woward Rumsey and in 1957 he came to New York as a singer pianist Dinah Washington. He recorded an album with the baritone saxophone, Serge Chaloff for the Blue Note label, and as a result of this collaboration became a permanent musician of that label that hired him in payroll as sideman.The result was six discs in his name and having as recording companions the hardcore of the time like: Hank Mobley, Art Farmer, John Coltrane or Paul Chambers, and a long series of recordings alongside Sonny Rollins, Curtis Fuller, Johnny Griffin, or Dexter Gordon among others. Victima, like many other musicians of the narcotics, his activity had to be interrupted when being admitted in 1963, in a Hospital of New York with a great pulmonary infection. Given momentarily discharged, a few days later she died of a heart attack when she was not yet 32 ​​years old.Influenced by the teacher, Bud Powell, Sonny Clark adds to the list of extraordinary musicians killed at the zenith of his career and when they still had an extraordinary trajectory ahead. He had that fast and frenetic style that with a continuous display of notes, linked in chords, and original resonances. His phrasing also remembered the one of the teacher Art Tatum, by the use of multiple adornments, and the one of Teddy Wilson by its refinement in the ballads. Between his recordings they emphasize: "Deep in a Dream" next to Ike Quebec with all the subjects composed by the. REAL NAME: CONRAD YEATIS CLARK 
Source: http://www.apoloybaco.com/sonnyclarkbiografia.htm


Track Listings
1. Blues In The Night
2. Can't We Be Friends
3. Somebody Loves Me
4. All Of You
5. Dancing In The Dark
6. I Cover The Waterfront
7. Blues In The Night (Alt Tk)
8. Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You
9. Ain't No Use
10. I Can't Give You Anything But Love
11. Black Velvet
12. I'm Just A Lucky So And So
13. The Breeze And I
14. Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You (Alt Tk)

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