Sonny Sharrock

    Sonny Sharrock

    • Sonny Sharrock
    Sonny Sharrock

    Sonny Sharrock

    • Sonny Sharrock

    Sonny Sharrock

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        Of the electric guitar's few proponents in avant-garde jazz, Sonny Sharrock is easily the most influential; he was one of the earliest guitarists to even attempt free playing, along with Derek Bailey and Sonny Greenwich. Sharrock's visceral aggression and monolithic sheets of noise were influenced by the screaming overtones of saxophonists like Coltrane, Sanders, and Ayler, and his experiments with distortion and feedback predated even Jimi Hendrix. Naturally, he provoked much h... Read more

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