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"Clark's Last Leap: Sonny Clark 1961-62"

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You could end with Clark's last bar. :mellow:

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The second day I was in America in 1954..I went down the block in Jackson Heights, Queens, with my mother and saw this store on the corner... walked in and asked my mother to buy me a candy bar...I had never tasted a candy bar before...it was a Clark bar.....the taste still stays with me from that first bite...America!

I go once a year by that store, now it is a stationery store or something, and relive that moment.

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You could end with Clark's last bar. :mellow:

That looks more like Beethoven's last movement. :lol:

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I enjoyed this a lot David. I've always had a soft spot for Sonny, especially the "Leapin' and Lopin'" album.

Cook & Morton said that on parts of "Cool Struttin" the music "practically levitates", and I absolutely know what they mean, though not necessarily with regard to that record. Some Sonny Clark solos have that effect on me eg on "Voodoo" (Leapin'), "It Ain't Necessarily So", and "Softly As In A Morning Sunrise" (Sonny Clark Trio).

Another thing I love about Sonny is his quotations. I'm sure other musicians do them just as often and as well, if not better, but Sonny always makes them sound warm and funny.

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Hard to believe this guy lived in stairwells or park benches in between the great recording sessions1

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Glad you guys enjoyed the show--it was a labor of love to put it together.

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Fantastic stuff. I did a radio show on Clark awhile back that got a lot of positive response. His playing really touches a nerve with some people. Great work...

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Another terrific show, David! Playing "It Ain't Necessarily So" (all ten burning minutes of it!) had me bouncing in my seat here at the office!

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Check out a bunch more. Nice archive.

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Happy that you played my favorite 'Melody for C'. A good show. One thing I noticed is that you pronounced the album 'Lopin' -- like low-pin -- and here I always thought it was more like floppin'. Ooops. :blush: Don't tell anyone! :ph34r:

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Happy that you played my favorite 'Melody for C'. A good show. One thing I noticed is that you pronounced the album 'Lopin' -- like low-pin -- and here I always thought it was more like floppin'. Ooops. :blush: Don't tell anyone! :ph34r:

Derived from "lope".

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Shouldn't be amazed he thought of "lop" first. :lol:

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Right, you immediately think heroin...and I think of lopping off the nuts of a guy who's trying to mess with my earmark.

Oh well. :lol:

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Hard to believe this guy lived in stairwells or park benches in between the great recording sessions.

What a fucked up country the U.S. is! A fantastic guy like that! And Britney is stinking rich. "Gimmie Gimmie".

Truly, New York's No Lark.

At that time, Bill Evans was said to be getting his electricity from an outlet outside his apartment door. Fortunately, Helen Keane rescued him and hooked him up with Creed Taylor.

And, back in the Birth of the Cool days, Gil Evans' New York apartment had no heat!

Sonny's solos are hypnotic, like someone said. Especially on "Leapin' and Lopping", which is one of my favorite albums ever, and certainly my favorite Clark.

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And, back in the Birth of the Cool days, Gil Evans' New York apartment had no heat!

But, by the time he made Into the Hot, he was switched on.

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