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Clark, Sonny (1931 - 1963), pianist

Gregory E. Smith and Barry Kernfeld

in Grove Music Online

Volume Grove Music Online - The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, 2nd edition, issue Published in print January 2002 |
Published online January 2003 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630

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(b Herminie, nr Elizabeth, PA, 21 July 1931; d New York, 13 Jan 1963). American pianist. He took up piano at an early age, and apparently became interested in jazz around 1945 through broadcasts by Count Basie’s and Duke Ellington’s orchestras and the recordings of Art Tatum and Fats Waller. From 1943 his family lived in Pittsburgh, where he continued to study piano; he also played vibraphone and double

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