Bill Perkins

Just Friends / Tenors Head-On

Lone Hill Jazz

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.


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


$16.56  (tax incl.)

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