Sonny Clark - Cool Struttin'


Blue Note/Blue Note Classic Vinyl Series



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ABLU 3579170
UPC: 602435791784
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180 Gram Vinyl Record

180 Gram LP


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Blue Note Classic Vinyl Edition on 180-gram LP

Sonny Clark was the quintessential hard bop pianist. Possessed of a lyrical flow and inventive melodic ideas, he had a deeply rooted feeling for the blues. It was in 1958 that Clark arrived at his masterwork, Cool Struttin', recorded with a quintet featuring Art Farmer, Jackie McLean, Paul Chambers, and `Philly' Joe Jones. The album has only grown in stature since his premature death at age 31 in 1963.

This Blue Note Classic Vinyl Reissue Series edition is 180-gram all-analog, mastered from the original tapes.

Sonny Clark, piano
Art Farmer, trumpet
Jackie McLean, alto saxophone
Paul Chambers, bass
Philly Joe Jones, drums

Side A
1. Cool Struttin'
2. Blue Minor

Side B
1. Sippin' At Bells
2. Deep Night

Customer Reviews (5.00 Stars) 2 person(s) rated this product.


posted on 07/26/2021
5 Stars
Reviewer: Brian VanPelt
This record had no surface noise at all. The record physically looked perfect. Additionally, this record was cut very loudly - just like with the Tone Poet releases. The quality of this pressing is indistinguishable from a Tone Poet pressing.

With all that said, the instruments were all easy to distinguish, and I could easily point to their locations in space. They all sounded natural, detailed, and sometimes quite visceral.

I would advise people to keep up on this series lest you get shut out; and you know that these things will wind up on ebay and discogs for multiples of the price soon after they are out of stock.

So far, 2 out of 2 records have been nearly perfect. I don't care that the outer covers are cheap - I care for the quality of the records themselves. I see these as equal to the Tone Poets in recording/mastering/cutting which also makes them as good as the Music Matters releases; and now you can get some of the same releases as MM for only

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