Sonny ClarkMy Conception

Label:Blue Note – B0033006-01, Blue Note – BST 22674, Blue Note – 22674, Blue Note – ST-22674
Series:Blue Note Tone Poet Series
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Stereo, 180 g, Gatefold
Style:Bop, Hard Bop


Written-BySonny Clark
A2Blues Blue
Written-ByS. Clark*
A3Minor Meeting
Written-ByS. Clark*
B1Royal Flush
Written-BySonny Clark
B2Some Clark Bars
Written-ByS. Clark*
B3My Conception
Written-ByS. Clark*

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Recorded on March 29, 1959, at Van Gelder Studios ,Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey.
A Blue Note Records release; ℗ 1979 Capitol Records, LLC © 2021 UMG Recordings, Inc.
Blue Note is a registered trademark of Capitol Records, LLC.

Matrices in runouts are etched.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned, UPC-A): 602435268248
  • Barcode (Text): 6 02435 26824 8
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A label, on edge): B0033006-01A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B label, on edge): B0033006-01B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout): B0073006-01-A [email protected] W/JH 36509.1(3)...
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout): B0073006-01-B KPG & [email protected] 36509.2(3)...

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My Conception (LP, Album, Limited Edition)Blue NoteGXF 3056Japan1979
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My Conception (LP, Album, Reissue)Blue NoteGXK 8158Japan1980
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My Conception (CD, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, Stereo, Mono)Blue Note7243 5 22674 2 2US2000
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My Conception (CD, Album, Reissue)Blue NoteTOCJ-66079Japan2000
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My Conception (CD, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, Stereo, Mono)Blue Note7243 5 22674 2 2Europe2000
  • angeluna's avatar
    Superb sound, astonishing, awesome… spacious scenery, instrument separation. Great pressing
    • evowhite777's avatar
      I purchased this last year & use it sometimes as a "reference record" of how well (or not) I`ve mounted a cartridge,this is because as stated(by others)the last track is not the easiest to track ("My Conception") & has a bit of slight distortion towards the latter part of the track. This record is HIGHLY Recommended for ALL lovers of Hifi enthusiast,Jazz,Bop,Hard Bop,etc. My copy is noise free flat(180gms) & came in a polylined sleeve.
      What I personally like about this excellent album is it features:Donald Byrd(trumpet),Hank Mobley(tenor sax),Paul Chambers(bass),Art Blakey(drums) & of course Mr Clark on piano,& it could be anyone of theirs album they all feature so prominently.
      Thank you for reading five stars overall buy with confidence & knowledge of some slight distortion may be heard.

      Cover/inner sleeve:5.0
      • Fotospecht's avatar
        No distortion and rich sound, but background noise and crackles on B2 and B3.
        • Buzzman3535's avatar
          one of the best sounding TPs i own, i have about a dozen and this one is at the top sonically.
          • Succotash_Records's avatar
            Mobley getting in juuuust behind the beat in his solos- beautiful stuff.
            • jeffmcduffie's avatar
              Great tone poets release from one of my favorites. Dead flat and quiet on both sides.
              • cyberruss's avatar
                No distortion on the copy I have. Another fantastic TP release from KG.
                • patientot's avatar
                  The distortion folks are referencing on the title track is part of the recording. Byrd was mic'd hot and he's probably a bit close to the mic when doing his passionate solo. This is quite common on jazz recordings if you listen closely. Depending on how well your cartridge traces this track and depending on how well your speakers reproduce these frequencies, you may here exaggerated distortion on your system. Before anyone gets bent out of shape I will say that the cost of these items is not necessarily correlated with how well they will perform on a track like this. Anyway, great album.
                  • Martin_M's avatar
                    Edited 10 months ago
                    Great music, little background noise, no distortions side b track 3 but the trumpet jumps on and off on the right channel. Sounds weired.
                    • mario.albceron's avatar
                      Fantastic sounding release. No distortion in my copy, the trumpet sounds great in last track of side B. The record is also very quiet, nice pressing.



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