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us: Clark, Sonny

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    • us: Clark, Conrad Yeatis
    • us: Clark, Sonny, 1931-1963
    • us: Clarke, Sonny
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    • Birth Place

        (naf) Herminie (Pa.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) New York (N.Y.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Pittsburgh (Pa.)
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        (naf) United States
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: DeFranco's quartet
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      • Occupation

          (lcsh) Jazz musicians
            (lcsh) Pianists
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        • Sources

          • found: Jubilee shout [SR] p1978 (a.e.) container (Sonny Clark, piano)
          • found: New Grove dict. of jazz (Clark, Sonny (Conrad Yeatis); b. 7-21-31, Herminie, near Elizabeth, PA, d. 1-13-63, New York; pianist)
          • found: Cooking the blues, 195-?: label (Sonny Clark) container (Sonny Clarke)
          • found: African American National Biography, accessed December 30, 2014, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Clark, Sonny; Conrad Yeatis (or Yetis) Clark; jazz musician, pianist; born 21 July 1931 in Herminie, Pennsylvania, United States; began to play the piano at age four; in 1943 his family moved to Pittsburgh, where, he also played the vibraphone and bass in a high school band; was associated with most of the leading jazz musicians in the area; made his first recordings as a sideman with the vibraphonist Teddy Charles and then with Pepper (1953); in San Francisco met the clarinetist Buddy DeFranco and replaced Kenny Drew in DeFranco's quartet; recorded the baritone saxophonist's Serge Chaloff's album Blue Serge; in 1957 he became a member of the singer Dinah Washington's accompanying trio; best remembered as a hard-bop pianist; died 13 January 1963 in New York, New York, United States)
        • Change Notes

          • 1979-01-30: new
          • 2015-04-02: revised
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