Bill Perkins

Just Friends / Tenors Head-On

Lone Hill Jazz

Personnel:
Bill Perkins, Art Pepper, Jimmy Rowles, Hampton Hawes, Richie Kamuca, Pete Jolly, Red Mitchell, Stan Levey

Reference: LHJ10237

Bar code: 8436019582374

Tremendous work from tenor saxophonist Bill Perkins -- easily one of our favorite talents of the LA scene of the 50s, heard here on material from 2 rare albums! On these 50s recordings, Bill's got a great tone that really deserves to be heard -- as lean and cool as fellow LA scenester Bud Shank, but also with a soulful quality that recalls some of the alto work coming out of Boston at the same time. Half the CD features titles from the Pacific Jazz album Just Friends -- and Perkins plays tenor on most of the album, plus a bit of flute and bass clarinet -- in the company of Art Pepper, Richie Kamuca, Jimmy Rowles, and Hampton Hawes. Tracks include "Solid De Sylva", "Zenobia", "Diane A Flow", and "Just Friends". The remaining tracks are from the even more obscure Liberty album Tenors Head On -- a tight small group session that matches the horns of Perkins and Richie Kamuca, alongside rhythm from Pete Jolly on piano, Red Mitchell on bass, and Stan Levey on drums.


Tracklisting:

01. Just Friends
02. All Of Me
03. Limehouse Blues
04. Solid De Sylva
05. Sweet And Lovely
06. Cotton Tall
07. I Want A Little Girl
08. Blues For Two
09. Indian Summer
10. Don't Be That Way
11. Oh! Look At Me Now
12. Spain
13. Pick A Dilly
14. Angel Eyes
15. Diane-A-Flow
16. Zenobia
17. A Foggy Day


Personnel on tracks #1-5:

Bill Perkins (ts, b-cl, fl), Richie Kamuca (ts), Hampton Hawes (p), Red Mitchell (b), Mel Lewis (d).

Recorded in Los Angeles, California, October 1956


Personnel on tracks #6-13:

Bill Perkins & Richie Kamuca (ts), Pete Jolly (p), Red Mitchell (b), Stan Levey (d).

Recorded in Los Angeles, California, July 1956


Personnel on tracks #14-17:

Art Pepper (as), Bill Perkins (ts), Jimmy Rowles (p), Ben Tucker (b), Mel Lewis (d).

Recorded in Los Angeles, California, December 1956


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$15.94  (tax incl.)

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