Sonny Clark – The 1960 Time Sessions

** Tompkins Square is offering the last of this special edition Record Store Day-only 2LP set to our mail order customers for a limited time. The set is $28 in the US / $50 x-US. Includes shipping **

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Praise for Sonny Clark Trio : The 1960 Time Sessions :

“Top Ten Jazz Reissue of the Year”
– NPR Jazz Critics Poll

“Here he states his own themes and commands his own space, letting the light of his major harmonies vie with the darkness of his blues.”
– The New York Times, 12/1/17

“The remastering has given the sound an intimate new presence.”
– Downbeat – 4.5 / 5 stars

“Tompkins Square has certainly done right by Clark’s legacy, with new liner notes and a high quality pressing.” – Clifford Allen (NYC Jazz Record)

“Top Five Jazz Reissue of the Year”
– NYC Jazz Record

“You’ll like the sound . . . Easily and highly recommended !”
– Michael Fremer, Analog Planet

“Now you can hear the real thing again, hipper than ever.”
– PopMatters (8/10)

“This is the way jazz re-releases should be done.”
– All About Jazz

Tompkins Square is proud to announce the release of ‘Sonny Clark Trio : The 1960 Time Sessions’. The limited edition 2LP vinyl set will be available exclusively via participating independent record stores as part of Record Store Day on Black Friday, November 24th, 2017.

Sonny Clark’s reputation as one of the finest jazz pianists of his era has grown in recent years, with many folks rediscovering his classic Blue Note recordings like ‘Cool Struttin’, ‘Dial ‘S’ for Sonny’, ‘Leapin’ and Lopin’, as well as session work with Lee Morgan, Grant Green and others. Cut down by heroin addiction at age 31 in 1961, Clark’s legacy continues to expand.

The Time sessions were produced by the late Bob Shad, owner of Time and Mainstream Records. The reissue includes the original Time album re-mastered from the original tapes by Dave Donnelly, plus an extra disc of alternate takes previously unavailable on vinyl. Nat Hentoff wrote the original liner notes, included in the reissue package, and former New York Times critic Ben Ratliff contributes a new 3500-word essay. The set was produced for reissue by Mia Apatow (Time Records) and Josh Rosenthal (Tompkins Square).

Nate Chinen and WBGO New York have exclusively premiered the set, which you can check out HERE.

More about Mainstream and Bob Shad via Variety.

Sonny Clark Trio : The 1960 Time Sessions (TSQ 5449)
Tompkins Square is distributed by INgrooves and Revolver in North America, and Cargo UK for Europe