Sonny Sharrock

Sonny Sharrock

Real Name:
Warren Harding Sharrock
Profile:
Sonny Sharrock was one of the first American free-jazz guitarists. He played in the '60s with Miles Davis, Pharoah Sanders, Roy Ayers, Herbie Mann and many other greats. He has also recorded three solo LPs at the beginning of the '70s with his wife Lynda Sharrock on vocals before discreetly disappearing from the musical scene.

His career started again in the beginning of the '80s when he met Bill Laswell, who hired him to form the Free-Rock-Jazz-Noise Last Exit quartet (with Ronald Shannon Jackson and Peter Brötzmann) between 1986 and 1990.

Sharrock has released solo recordings (the highly acclaimed "Ask the Ages" on Bill Laswell’s Axiom Records, with Pharoah Sanders again) and played as guest on many other records (with Material, Ginger Baker, Nicky Skopelitis, F. Robert Lloyd, etc.).

Born : August 27, 1940 in Ossining, New York.
Died : May 25, 1994 in Ossining, New York.
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Sonny Sharrock Discography

Albums

Sonny Sharrock Black Woman (Album) Vortex Records (2) US 1969 Sell This Version
Sonny Sharrock Monkey-Pockie-Boo (Album) BYG Records, BYG Records Spain 1970 Sell This Version
Steve Marcus, Miroslav Vitous, Sonny Sharrock, Daniel Humair Steve Marcus, Miroslav Vitous, Sonny Sharrock, Daniel Humair - Green Line (Album) Victor World Group, Victor World Group Japan 1970 Sell This Version
Sonny Sharrock & Linda Sharrock Sonny Sharrock & Linda Sharrock - Paradise ATCO Records US 1975 Sell This Version
Sonny Sharrock Guitar (Album) Enemy Records US 1986 Sell This Version
Sonny Sharrock + Nicky Skopelitis Sonny Sharrock + Nicky Skopelitis - Faith Moves (Album) CMP Records Germany 1991 Sell This Version
Sonny Sharrock Ask The Ages (Album) Axiom US 1991 Sell This Version
Derek Bailey, Fred Frith, Sonny Sharrock, John Zorn, Bill Laswell, Charles K. Noyes Derek Bailey, Fred Frith, Sonny Sharrock, John Zorn, Bill Laswell, Charles K. Noyes - Improvised Music New York 1981 (Album) MuWorks Records US 1992 Sell This Version
ODL10010 Sharrock* / Brötzman* Sharrock* / Brötzman* - Fragments(LP, Ltd, Num) Okka Disk ODL10010 US 2003 Sell This Version
TR 124 Peter Brötzmann, Sonny Sharrock Peter Brötzmann, Sonny Sharrock - Whatthefuckdoyouwant(CD, Album) Trost Records TR 124 Austria 2014 Sell This Version
EMY 102 Sonny Sharrock Guitar(LP, Album) Enemy Records EMY 102 US Unknown Sell This Version

Compilations

EMY 156-2 Sonny Sharrock Into Another Light(CD, Comp) Enemy Records EMY 156-2 US 1996 Sell This Version
COL-CD-6612, COL 6612 Sonny Sharrock / Wayne Henderson Sonny Sharrock / Wayne Henderson - Black Woman / People Get Ready(CD, Comp) Collectables, Collectables COL-CD-6612, COL 6612 US 2000 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

SGCTC1CD Sonny Sharrock Space Ghost: Coast To Coast(CD, Ltd) Cartoon Network SGCTC1CD US 1994 Sell This Version