Offered for sale is a Japanese pressing of Cool Struttin’ by Sonny Clark, including the original obi.
About this copy: This copy of Cool Struttin’ is a 1976 Japanese pressing of an album that was originally released in 1958.
The cover is VG++, with trace corner wear and slight foxing on the back cover. The obi and insert are M-.
The disc is M- and looks like it might have been played only once or twice.
A beautiful copy of a hard bop classic.
Background: Released in 1958, Cool Struttin’ was the eighth LP by pianist Sonny Clark.
Recorded in 1958, this legendary date with the still-undersung Sonny Clark in the leader’s chair also featured a young Jackie McLean on alto (playing with a smoother tone than he had before or ever did again), trumpeter Art Farmer, and the legendary rhythm section of bassist Paul Chambers and drummer Philly Joe Jones, both from the Miles Davis band. The set begins with one of the preeminent “swinging medium blues” pieces in jazz history: the title track with its leveraged fours and eights shoved smoothly up against the walking bass of Chambers and the backbeat shuffle of Jones. Clark’s solo, with its grouped fifths and sevenths, is a wonder of both understatement and groove, while Chambers’ arco solo turns the blues in on itself.
|Country of origin:||Japan|
|Record Label:||Blue Note|
|Year of Release:||1976|