High Note, 2002, CD
Jazz Ruler Type: Swing
O’s Notes: Pianist John Hicks pays tribute to fellow pianist and friend, Sonny Clark playing both solo and in a trio with Dwayne Dolphin and producer, Cecil Brooks III. For many listeners, this is an introduction to Clark’s music. Sonny performed on both the West Coast and in NY during the 1950’s. He was a formidable sideman and notable writer. The latter point is very clear on this CD, with bubbly, vivacious and dynamic songs that make for pleasurable listening.