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Sonny Sharrock - Guitar album

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Guitar is a 1986 solo studio album by American jazz guitarist Sonny Sharrock. He recorded the album with producer Bill Laswell at RPM Sound Studios in New York City. As the project's sole instrumentalist, Sharrock performed and overdubbed his guitar improvisations onto other sections of a song he had recorded beforehand.

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Guitar, Written-By – Sonny Sharrock. Producer – Bill Laswell, Sonny Sharrock. Recorded By, Mixed By – Mike Krowiak.

By: Sonny Sharrock (1986, Jazz). More albums from Sonny Sharrock: Ask The Ages by Sonny Sharrock. Monkey-Pockie-Boo by Sonny Sharrock. I See Your Face Before Me, My Funny Valentine by Sonny Sharrock. Black Woman by Sonny Sharrock. View all albums . Guitar. By: Sonny Sharrock (1986, Jazz).

This album has an average beat per minute of 93 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 76/120 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. Album starts at 114BPM, ends at BPM (-114), with tempos within the -BPM range. Try refreshing the page if dots are missing). Recent albums by Sonny Sharrock.

Sonny Sharrock Band - Seize The Rainbow (Enemy EMY 104). Sonny Sharrock, guitar; Melvin Gibbs, bass; Pheeroan akLaff, Abe Speller, drums; + Bill Laswell, 6-string bass Electric Lady Studios, NYC, May, 1987. Sonny Sharrock - Ask The Ages (Axiom 422-848 957-2). Pharoah Sanders, tenor, soprano sax; Sonny Sharrock, electric guitar; Charnett Moffett, acoustic bass; Elvin Jones, drums. Sorcerer Sound, NYC; Greenpoint Studios, Brooklyn, NY, released August 6, 1991.

Sonny Sharrock (Warren Harding Sharrock; August 27, 1940–May 25, 1994) was an American jazz guitarist. He was once married to singer Linda Sharrock, with whom he sometimes recorded and performed. One of few guitarists in the first wave of free jazz in the 1960s, Sharrock was known for his incisive, heavily chorded attack, his bursts of wild feedback, and for his use of saxophone-like lines played loudly on guitar.

The songs are fairly simple; a brief introduction and chord statement lays the foundation, then Sharrock flies about on top of it. The purity of his tone is both powerful and beautiful. Broken Toys" is almost like a lullaby after the flying shrapnel of "Devils Doll Baby," where Sharrock shows off his dizzying, visceral slide guitar technique. Black Bottom" is his take on the blues. Princess Sonata" is a beautiful suite that encompasses all these aspects of his playing


1 Blind Willie 4:42
2 Devils Doll Baby 4:08
3 Broken Toys 6:38
4 Black Bottom 3:56
5 Kula-Mae 5:08
Princess Sonata (12:59)
6.1 Princess And The Magician
6.2 Like Voices Of Sleeping Birds
6.3 Flowers Laugh
6.4 They Enter The Dream

Companies, etc.

  • Distributed By – Intercord Record Service – 987 202
  • Recorded At – RPM Studios
  • Mixed At – RPM Studios
  • Remastered At – Absolute Audio


  • Composed By – Sonny Sharrock
  • Engineer [Assistant Engineer] – Jeff Lippay
  • Guitar – Sonny Sharrock
  • Photography By [Front & Back Cover Photos] – Thi-linh Le
  • Producer – Bill Laswell, Sonny Sharrock
  • Recorded By, Mixed By – Mike Krowiak
  • Remastered By – Brad Johnson


Recorded and mixed at RPM Studio, NYC
Digitally remastered at Absolute Audio, NYC

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 4 006759 872024

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
EMY 102 Sonny Sharrock Guitar ‎(LP, Album) Enemy Records EMY 102 US 1986
EMY 102 Sonny Sharrock Guitar ‎(LP, Album) Enemy Records EMY 102 Japan 1986
88561-8177-1 Sonny Sharrock Guitar ‎(LP, Album) Enemy Records 88561-8177-1 US 1987
none Sonny Sharrock Guitar ‎(9xFile, WAV, Album, RE, RM) Not On Label (Bill Laswell Self-Released) none US 2017
EMY 102 Sonny Sharrock Guitar ‎(LP, Album) Enemy Records EMY 102 UK 1986

Sonny Sharrock - Guitar album
Free Jazz
Performer: Sonny Sharrock
Title: Guitar
Category: Jazz / Rock
Country: US
Rating: 4.7/5
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