John Hicks

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HighNote HCD 7083
John Hicks
Music In the Key Of Clark

Once again, John Hicks has hit another long ball for HighNote Records. Previously John has given us his thoughts on pianists/composers Billy Strayhorn, Erroll Garner & Mary Lou Williams. On this outing he turns his attention to the music of Sonny Clark. Clark is one of those cult figures in jazz, dying young, leaving a small but musically significant body of work behind. Not wanting to play up the legend, John concentrates on the music weaving a strand of musical pearls from Sonny's musical gems. Of course, John is not content to just "play the changes". He gives us a handful of original compositions that take Sonny's musical personae and refracts it through his own creative genius making for the most personal of 'tribute' records.

John Hicks- piano; Dwayne Dolphin- bass; Cecil Brooks III- drums

Tracks: Pocketful of Blues; My Conception; Cable Car; Sonny's Ballad; Minor Meeting; I Deal; Sonny's Mood; Angel with a Briefcase; Clark Bar Blues; Sonny Side Up; A Sonny Day.

 Pocket Full Of Blues

 My Conception

 Sonny's Crib

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