Hittin’ The Blue Notes: “Deep Night”, Cool Struttin’, Sonny Clark, BLP 1588 (1958)

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Deep Night – Sonny Clark Quintet

Thought I’d start off a series focused on one of the most important labels in jazz, in no small part due to its wonderful eye for design. The inaugural track  “Deep Night” comes from the Sonny Clark Quintet’s album Cool Struttin’  and plays host to all five players with a hard-bop groove. Farmer and McLean shine with horn duties throughout, but it’s Philly Joe Jones part (if you stick around for the end) that really swung this one for me.

Cool Struttin’

BLP 1588

Sonny Clark – Piano

Paul Chambers – Bass

Jackie McLean – Alto Saxaphone

Art Farmer – Trumpet

Philly Joe Jones – Drums

Release Date: January 5, 1958