Saturday, July 16, 2011

sonny sharrock - a pioneer of free jazz

Warren Harding "Sonny" Sharrock (August 27, 1940 – May 26, 1994) was an American  jazz guitarist. He was once married to singer Linda Sharrock , with whom he sometimes recorded and performed.
Sonny Sharrock, a pioneer of free jazz guitar, lived in Ossining New York as a youth before moving to New York City and later touring the world as one of his genre's most brilliant and innovative minds. His career spanned more than two decades and nearly 50 albums, earning him domestic and international acclaim for his "blistering speed and raw noise that created music that had both the openness and of jazz and the power of rock." (New York Times, 1994).



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