Sonny Sharrock


Warren Harding “Sonny” Sharrock (August 27, 1940 – May 25, 1994)[1] was an American jazz guitarist. He was married to singer Linda Sharrock, with whom he recorded and performed.

One of only a few prominent guitarists who participated in the first wave of free jazz during the 1960s, Sharrock was known for his heavily chorded attack, highly amplified bursts of feedback, and use of aggressive sustain to achieve saxophone-like lines on guitar. His early work also features creative use of a slide.