Sonny Sharrock Interviews
November 11, 2017 11:42 AM   Subscribe

 
I wanna post this in the MetaHappy thread.
posted by The_Auditor at 12:26 PM on November 11


Sonny Sharrock
is
REALLY GOOD
SUPPORT
the Original Way Outs
posted by Countess Elena at 12:33 PM on November 11 [3 favorites]


this is relevant to my interests. the bit about Louis Armstrong saying that jazz is folk music was good to read.
posted by gorbichov at 10:33 PM on November 11


Obligatory Space Ghost Sonny Sharrock Tribute Show

The role of Fred Cracklin is played by Thurston Moore.
posted by petebest at 7:27 AM on November 12 [2 favorites]


Ginger Baker / Sonny Sharrock, 1987 African Force Project (full album)

How many time signatures (at once) would you like your improvisations in? If you said "all of them", then step right up!

Unconscionably funky stuff on there too.
posted by petebest at 7:47 AM on November 12 [3 favorites]


Sonny's solo during "Philly Dog" on Herbie Mann's "Live at the Whisky a Go Go" is one of the rare times that I've properly belly laughed at a guitar solo. Amazing.
posted by oh pollo! at 10:20 AM on November 12


Thanks for this post. I never particularly was a Sonny Sharrock fan, actually, but I enjoyed the interviews, which brought back a lot of pleasant memories of seeing people in concert like Miles, Cannonball, Ray Charles, Cecil Taylor, and a particular favorite of mine, the Art Ensemble of Chicago.

I had no idea Sharrock ever performed with Ginger Baker; will have to check that out.
posted by LeLiLo at 11:33 PM on November 12


He had the same discombobulating effect on (white) jazz critics that Hendrix had on (white) rock critics. Which was good for everybody, I think.
posted by Chitownfats at 7:23 AM on November 13


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