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Sonny Sharrock

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Sonny Sharrock (1990)

Interview by Mark Dery, Rock's Backpages audio, 1990

The king of out there guitar on everything from playing on Miles' Jack Johnson album, through to Last Exit, with absolutely everything in between.

File format: mp3; file size: 143.5mb, interview length: 2h 36' 44" sound quality: ***

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Herbie Mann: Both/And, San Francisco CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 13 December 1967

Exciting Quintet in Town ...

Sonny Sharrock: Like No Other Guitarist Ever Born

Interview by Richard Williams, Melody Maker, 27 June 1970

WARREN "Sonny" Sharrock created one of 1969's most extraordinary musical moments, during a track called 'Chain Of Fools' on Herbie Mann's big-selling Memphis Underground album. ...

Sonny Sharrock & Melvin Gibbs: New York Is Now

Profile and Interview by Mark Sinker, The Wire, March 1990

Guitar and bass tune up for the next wave of sonic assault, from Blind Willie's blues to M-BASE and beyond. Our man behind the amps ...

Sonny Sharrock: Queen Elizabeth Hall, London

Live Review by David Sinclair, The Times, 18 April 1990

Brash display of showmanship ...

Marc Ribot, Sonny Sharrock, Curlew, Bosho, Miracle Room: The Knitting Factory Tour, Queen Elizabeth Hall, London

Live Review by Simon Reynolds, Melody Maker, 5 May 1990

THE KNITTING FACTORY is downtown New York's hip crucible of new music, where improvisers like John Zorn and Fred Frith play on the same bill ...

Sonny Sharrock: A Musician With Lightning In His Hands

Profile and Interview by Mark Dery, The New York Times, 5 May 1991

Sonny Sharrock knew his route would be rocky. ...

Sonny Sharrock: Ask the Ages (Axiom/Island)

Review by Byron Coley, Spin, September 1991

GUITARIST SONNY Sharrock is best known (or at least most revered) for his work's skronk-fusionist qualities. His massively searing string-attack has been legendary in noise-fan ...

Sonny Sharrock: Ask The Ages (Axiom/All formats); Rudolph Grey: Mask Of Light (NewAlliance/Ecstatic Peace/LP/CD)

Review by Edwin Pouncey, New Musical Express, 12 October 1991

THE JAZZ noise made here is powerful and alluring enough to snare the unwary punter into its ever-thrilling web of sound. ...

Bill Laswell: Mad Maxim

Interview by Edwin Pouncey, New Musical Express, 16 May 1992

Laughing in the face of musical categories, Manhattan's AXIOM label smashes through Techno stomp, space bass boogie, classical gas, Islamic rap'n'thrash, ferocious free-form jazz and ...

see also Last Exit (UK)

see also Last Exit

see also Melvin Gibbs


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