8.  CLARENCE " C" SHARPE (1937 - 1990)
     SESSIONOGRAPHY

       THIS IS WORK IN PROGRESS. 
       ANY ADDITIONS ARE VERY WELCOME, PLEASE!
  
       CONTENT:
       A.  SESSIONS
       B.  CONTRIBUTORS
       C.  INDEX MUSICIANS
      




A.  SESSIONS

DATE OF LATEST UPDATING: JULY 2017

Dates = yyyy - mmdd

1956

1956 - 1104      NYC
LEE MORGAN  QUINTET

Lee Morgan(tp), Clarence Sharpe(as), Horace Silver(p), Wilbure Ware(b),
Philly Joe Jones(dr)

1.  Roccus                                                              (8:15)
2.  Reggie of Chester                                             (4:52)
3.  The Lady                                                           (6:44)
4.  Littlet T                                                              (8:22)
5.  Gaza Strip                                                         (3:46)
6.  Stand By                                                           (5:48)

1- 6           Blue Note, "Indeed!". Real Gone Jazz RGJCD477
2 and 5     Blue Note 45-1661


1964

1964 - 0300      Unknown location
CLARENCE  SHARPE  QUARTET
Clarence Sharpe(as), Zoot Sims(ts), Vinnie Burke(b), Dick Scott(dr)

1.    A Minor Blues                                                (9:29)

1.   Private recording

Notes: The track can be heard here:
            http://www.jazzloftproject.org/sounds_player.php?section=Savoy


1969

1969 - 0826     NYC 
ARCHIE  SHEPP  OCTET  

Archie Shepp(ts), Clarence Sharpe(as), Wibure Ware(b), Joe Chambers(dr),
Cedar Walton(p), Cecil Payne(bs), Matthew Gee(tb)(2), Woody Shaw(tp)(2),
China Lin Sharpe(vo)

1.    I  Got It Bad and That Ain´t Good                  (5:16)
2.    Un Croque Monsier(Poem)                          (21:45)

1 - 2   Impulse:  "For Loosers".

Notes: The tracks are on Spotify:
            https://play.spotify.com/album/1IpBEVYac9I10OPle5v8GX


1969 - 0826    NYC
ARCHIE  SHEPP  OCTET

Archie Shepp(ts), Clarence Sharpe(as), Wibure Ware(b), Joe Chambers(dr),
Cedar Walton(p), Cecil Payne(bs), Matthew Gee(tb)(2), Woody Shaw(tp)(2),

1.    Slow Drag                                                    (10:15)

1.    Impulse: "Kwanza"

Notes: The track is on YouTube:
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ohu6larxZCw


1979

1979 - 1980   Tin Palace, NYC
CLARENCE  SHARPE  QUINTET - BIRD  LORE

Clarence Sharpe(as), Lonnie Hillyer(tp), Walter Davis(p), Ted Wald(b),
Jimmy Lovelace(dr)

1.    Pennis From Heaven

1.    Private recording

Notes: The tape belonged probably to the late Ted Wald and it could be the
            same recording as 1980-0729.

1979 - 0909   Tin Palace, NYC
JAM SESSION

Clarence Sharpe(as), John Ore(b), Harold Vick(ts), Fred Parcells(tb), John Marshall(tp), Shirley Scott(p), Benny Green(p), Kenny Shurland(dr)


Unknown tracks

Notes:

1979 - 1118   Clee´s Place, 539 E 13, NYC
CLARENCE SHARPE DUO

Clarence Sharpe(as), Fred Parcells(tb)

Unknown tracks

Notes:



1980

1980 - 0222   Tin Palace, NYC
CLARENCE SHARPE QUINTET - BIRD LORE

Clarence "C" Sharpe(as), Lonnie Hillyer(tp), Fred Parcells(tb), Walter Davis Jr.(p), Ted Wald(b), Clifford Jarvis(dr), John Marshall(tp), Tommy Turrentine(tp).

Unknown tracks

Notes:

1980 - 0323   The University Of The Streets, NYC
DAVID DURRAH BAND

David Durrah(P), Marvin Blackman(ts), Clarence Sharpe(as), Unknown(tp),
Danny Spencer(dr), Chuck Metcalf(b), Muhammad Salahuddeen(as), Fred Parcells(tb)

Unknown tracks

Notes: A tape recording was made by Fred Parcells


1980 - 0408    Tin Palace, NYC
CLARENCE  SHARPE  QUINTET - BIRD LORE

Clarence Sharpe(as), Lonnie Hillyer(tp), Walter Davis Jr.(p), Ted Wald(b),
Jimmy Lovelace(dr)

1.    Cheryl                                              (5:48)
2.    Cherokee                                       (18:03)
3.    The More I See You                       (12:36)
4.    Constellation                                    (9:35)
5.    Embraceable You                          (18:48)
6.    Woody`n You                                 (16:06)
7.    Three Little Words                         (15:03)
8.    A Night In Tunisia                          (13:01)
       Total time:                                    (109:00)

1 - 8    Private recording

Notes: The tracks can be heard at:
            https://crownpropeller.wordpress.com/2012/05/30/105-minutes-
            with-legendary-clarence-c-sharpe/
            Recorded by: Otto Flückiger

1980 - 0414  The Tender Trap, NYC
JAM SESSION

Clarence Sharpe(as), Ray Draper(tu), Fred Parcells(tb), Dan Licht(g), Sprocket Royer(b), Loren Ellen(dr)

Unknown tracks

Notes:

1980 - 0729  Tin Palace, NYC
CLARENCE  SHARPE  QUINTET - BIRD LORE

Clarence Sharpe(as)(1 - 3, 5 - 8), Lonnie Hillyer(tp), Walter Davis Jr.(p), Ted Wald(b), Jimmy Lovelace(dr)

1.  Confirmation            (12:05)
2.  Unknown                 (11:20)
3.  Unknown                 (11:32)
4.  Unknown                 (6:31)
5.  Unknown                 (8:41)
6.  Unknown                 (9:30)
7.  Unknown                 (12:40)
8.  Unknown                 (8:01)
      Total time:              (80:50)

1 - 8  The tracks are at:  https://soundcloud.com/user-415043835-15181128
         
Notes: Recorded by Ted Wald


1983

1983 - Late    Jerry Thomas Loft, Brooklyn, NYC
CLARENCE  SHARPE  SEPTET

Clarence Sharpe(as), Sony Fortune(as), Steve Grossman(ts), Phil Dwyer(ts),
Unknown(p), Hakim Jamil(b), Jerry Thomas(dr)

1.    Star Eyes                                      (29:23)
2.    Vierd Blues                                   (14:53)
       Total time:                                     (44:16)

1 - 2      Private recording

Notes: The tracks can be heard at: https://crownpropeller.wordpress.com
            /category/clarence-c-sharpe-2/
            Recorded by: Phil Dwyer


1984

1884 - 1011   NYC
MONKY  KOBAYASHI  &  N. Y. BE  BOP SEPTET

Monky Kobayashi(dr), Clarence Sharpe(as), Hassan Hamid(tp),
Junior Cook(ts), Benny Green(p), Lonnie Plaxico(b), Carlos Avelares(perc),
Evelyn Blakey(vo)(6)

1.    What´s This                                                  (6:08)
2.    Strollin                                                          (5:09)
3.    Yesterdays                                                   (4:56)
4.    I`ve Never Been In Love Before                  (5:11)
5.    Culture Chock                                              (3:31)
6.    Round Midnight                                           (3:14)
7.    Cherokee                                                     (7:05)
8.    We`ll Be Together Again                              (5:01)
      Total time:                                                   (40:15)

1 - 8    Paddle Wheel,  V2.800/K28P 6343

Notes: Photo by Masahiko Uchino


1984 - Unknown date and location
TTT  PENK  SEXTET

A.R. Penk(keyb), Clarence Sharpe(as), Frank Wollny(g), Lislie Ellis(b),
Coen Aalberts(dr), Denis Charles(dr)

1.    Endless Jazz                                      (24:01)

1.      Penk LP: "Endless Jazz"

Notes:


1984 - Unknown date and location
JEANNE  LEE  QUINTET

Jeanne Lee(vo), Clarence Sharpe(as), Frank Wollny(g), A.R. Penk(fl,p),
Denis Charles(dr)

1.    Don´t Freeze Youself To Death Over There In Those Mountins   (15:20)
2.    Sorry, Brother                                                                                (20)

1 - 2.      Not On Label  (Penk LP)

Notes:
1.           http://qoop.me/s2771278-jeanne-lee-a-dont-freeze-yourself- 
              to-death-over-th.html
2.           http://www.tonoradio.net/Player/index.aspx?pl=5976229|&
              rand=194868


1985

1985 - 0118-19     Englewood Cliffs, NJ
FREDDIE  REED  SEPTET

Freddie Reed(p), Clarence Sharpe(as), Clifford Jordan(ts), Don Sickler(tp),
George Cappuccio(bs), George Duvivier(b), Ben Riley(dr)

1.   After the Show                                               (5:31)
2.   Bleeker Street Blues                                      (7:26)
3.   Emily Reno                                                    (6:56)
4.   Thespian                                                        (8:26)
5.   Lonely City                                                     (7:49)
6.   Had Tadd In Mind                                          (4:52)
      Total time:                                                    (41:00)

1 - 6     Uptown Records: "Lonely City", UPCD 27.30

Notes. All tracs are placed on Spotify: https://play.spotify.com/search/clarence
            %20%22C%22%20Sharpe


1985 - 0912    Jazz Cultural Theater, NYC
JAM SESSION

Clarence Sharpe(as), Craig Haynes(dr), Mike Tillmon(b)(?), Pete Yellin(as)(?),
Unknown(tp),(ts),(p),(b)

1. What Is This Thing Called Love                        (23)
2. Night and Day                                                   (INC)

1 - 2.  Private Recording

Notes; the tracks can be heared at: https://crownpropeller.wordpress.com
            /2016/04/17/a-jam-session-with-clarence-c-sharpe/
            Recorded by; Kim Mizuno



1987

1987 - 1213    Painted Bride, Philadelphia
DENIS  CHARLES  TRIO

Denis Charles(dr), Clarence Sharpe(as), David Hofstra(b)

1.    C`s Blues                                                        (14:16)
2.    Bass Space                                                      (6:29)
3.    I Remember You                                              (9:09)
4.    Three Blind Mice                                              (6:54)
5.    Free Play                                                          (1:28)
6.    Stand Back                                                       (5:49)
7.    West Indian Folk Song                                   (15:11)
8.    Queen Mary into West Indian Folk Song       (13:54)
9.    African Drums                                                  (5:45)
       Total time:                                                      (78:55)

1 - 9   Private recording

Notes: The dates of "February, 1988" and "1990" has also been mentioned.
            As Clarence Sharpe died on January 28, 1990, it is probably not
            possible that the gig happened in 1990.

1988

1988 - 0600  Knitting Factory, NYC
CLARENCE  SHARPE  QUARTET

Clarence Sharpe(as), Burt Eckoff(p), Harold Dotson(b), Leroy Williams(dr)

1.  This Time the Dream's on You         
2.  Leave My Heart Alone                        )
3.  Embraceable You                                
     Unknown tracks

Notes: The quartet was included in the first Knitting Factory Jazz Festival
            called "What is Jazz".

1989

1989 Yaffa Caffe NYC
CLARENCE SHARP SEXTET


Clarence Sharpe(as), Tommy Turrentine(tp), Kuni Mikami(p), Fred Gabin(?), (b), Liz Diamond(voc), Unknown(dr)

1.  All the Things You Are        (16:26)
2,  Just Friends                         (2:34))
3.  TheTheme                            (7:50)

Notes: This is a DVD



1989-0131    Weattracks Studio, NYC
LIZ DIAMOND  WITH  CLARENCE "C" SHARP  QUINTET

Liz Diamond(vo), Clarence Sharpe(as), Tardo Hamer(p), Ari Roland(b),
William Ash(g),  Greg Hutchison(dr)

1.   The Man I Love                               (5:25)
2.   Ghost of a Chance                          (3:55)
3.   Yesterdays                                      (3:20)
4.   We´ll Be Together Again                 (3:40)
5.   My Ideal                                          (5:45)
6.   Makin´ Whoopee                            (1:25)
7.   You Go to My Head                        (2:50)
8.   My Old Flame                                 (3:17)
9.   Lover Man                                      (3:35)
10. Willow Weep for Me                       (3:28)
11. September in the Rain                   (1:25)
      Total time:                                    (39:09)

Notes: The session is released as a cassette recording from Stork Music.      
            (STORK 1004)


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B.  CONTRIBUTIONS  HAVE  BEEN  MADE  BY:

-  David Hoftstra
-  Armin Buettner, (https://crownpropeller.wordpress.com)
-  Pierre Crépon
-  Thierry Trombert




                   
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 C.  INDEX  FOR  MUSICIANS 
 
 Musician                    Session No. (yyyy-mmdd)
                                   (See Sessionography!)

A
Coen Aalberts(dr)               1984
William Ash(g)                     1989-0131
Carlos Avelares(perc)         1984-1011

B
Marvin Blackman(ts)           1980-0323
Evelyn Blakey(vo)               1984-1011
Vinnie Burke(b)                   1964-0300

C
Joe Chambers(dr)               1969-0826
George Cappuccio(bs)        1985-0118/19
Denis Charles(dr)                1984, 1987-1213
Junior Cook(ts)                    1984-1011

D
Walter Davis Jr(p)                1979-1980, 1980-0222, 1980-0408, 1980-0729
Liz Diamond(vo)                  1989-0131
Harold Dotson(b)                 1988-0600
Liz Diamond                         1989
Roy Draper(tu)                     1980-0414
David Durrah(p)                   1980-0323
George Duvivier(b)              1985-0118/19
Phil Dwyer(ts)                      1983

E
Burt Eckoff(p)                      1988-0600
Loren Ellen(dr)                    1980-0414
Lislie Ellis(b)                        1984
F
Sony Fortune(as)                1983
G
Fred Gabin                          1989
Matthew Gee(tb)                1969-0826
Benny Green(p)                 1979-0909, 1984-1011
Steve Grossman(ts)           1983

H
Tardo Hamer(p)                  1989-0131
Hassan Hamid(tp),             1984-1011
Craig Haynes(dr)                1985-0912
Lonnie Hillyer(tp)                1979-1980, 1980-0222, 1980-0408
David Hofstra(b)                 1987-1213
Greg Hutchinson(dr)           1989-0131

J
Hakim Jamil(b)                   1983
Clifford Jarvis(dr)                1980-0222
Philly Joe Jones(dr)            1956-1104
Clifford Jordan(ts)               1985-0118/19

K
Monky Kobayashi(dr)          1984-1011
L
Jeanne Lee(vo)                   1984
Dan Licht(g)                        1980-0414
Jimmy Lovelace(dr)            1979-1980, 1980-0408, 1980-0729

M
John Marshall(tp)                1979-0909, 19080-0222
Chuck Metcalf(b)                1980-0323
Kuni Mikami                         1989
Lee Morgan(tp)                   1956-1104

O
John Ore(b)                        1979-0909
P
Fred Parcells(tb)                 1979-0909, 1979-1118, 1980-0222, 1980-0323,
                                            1980-0414
Cecil Paynes(bs)                1969-0826
A.R. Penk(keyb)(fl,p)          1984
Lonnie Plaxico(b)                1984-1011

R
Freddie Reed(p)                  1085-0118/19
Ben Riley(dr)                       1985-0118/19
Ari Roland(b)                       1989-0131
Sprocket Royer(b)               1980-0414

S
Muhammad Salahuddeen(as)  1980-0323
Dick Scott(dr)                      1964-0300
Shirley Scott(p)                   1979-0909
China Lin Sharpe(vo)          1969-0826
Woody Shaw(tp)                 1969-0826
Archie Shepp(ts)                 1969-0826
Kenny Shurland(dr)             1979-0909
Don Sickler(tp)                    1985-0118/19
Horace Silver(p)                  1956-1104
Zoot Sims(ts)                       1964-0300
Danny Spencer(dr)              1980-0323

T
Jerry Thomas(dr)                 1983
Mike Tillmon(b)                    1985-0912
Tommy Turrentine(tp)          1980-0222, 1989

V
Harold Vick(ts)                     1979-0909
W
Ted Wald(b),                        1979-1980, 1980-0222, 1980-0408, 1980-0729
Cedar Walton(p)                  1969-0826
Wilbure Ware(b)                  1956-1104, 1969-0826
Leroy Williams(dr)               1988-0600
Frank Wollny(g)                   1984

Y
Pete Yellin(as)                     1985-0912

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CLARENCE  "C"  SHARPE (1937 - 1990)
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MONKY KOBAAYASHI & n.y. BE BOP
Photo by Masahiko Uchino