BILL PERKINS

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Among the "coolest" of the West Coast tenor players of the 1950s, Bill Perkins in later years became a bit influenced by John Coltrane and modernized his style in a personal way. A flexible and versatile musician who also played baritone, alto, soprano, and flute, Perkins was best-known for his work on tenor. Born in San Francisco, he grew up in Chile, moved to Santa Barbara, and served in the military in World War II. After studying music and engineering, he played in the big bands of Jerry Wald, Woody Herman (1951-1953 and 1954), and Stan Kenton (1953-1954 and 1955-1958). "Perk" started recording as a leader in 1956 (most notably Grand Encounter with John Lewis), including sets with Art Pepper and Richie Kamuca. During the 1960s he had a dual career as a studio musician and a recording engineer, and during 1970-1992 he was a member of the Tonight Show read more...
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Five / Brothers / Tenors Head-On / on StageFive / Brothers / Tenors Head-On / on Stage
Avid Records Uk 2014
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Tenors Head onTenors Head on
Capitol 1992
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BILL PERKINS Just Friends album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Just Friends
Cool Jazz 1957
BILL PERKINS Bill Perkins, Richie Kamuca With Pete Jolly, Stan Levey, Red Mitchell : Tenors Head-On album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Bill Perkins, Richie Kamuca With Pete Jolly, Stan Levey, Red Mitchell : Tenors Head-On
Cool Jazz 1957
BILL PERKINS Bossa Nova With Strings Attached - The Tenor Of Bill Perkins album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Bossa Nova With Strings Attached - The Tenor Of Bill Perkins
Bossa Nova 1963
BILL PERKINS Quietly There album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Quietly There
Cool Jazz 1970
BILL PERKINS Plays Lester Young album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Plays Lester Young
Cool Jazz 1978
BILL PERKINS Confluence album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Confluence
Cool Jazz 1979
BILL PERKINS Bill Perkins Quintet ‎: Many Ways To Go album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Bill Perkins Quintet ‎: Many Ways To Go
Cool Jazz 1980
BILL PERKINS Bill Perkins Meets Paul Chambers (3) And Philly Joe Jones : West Coast Conference album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Bill Perkins Meets Paul Chambers (3) And Philly Joe Jones : West Coast Conference
Cool Jazz 1980
BILL PERKINS Journey To The East album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Journey To The East
Cool Jazz 1985
BILL PERKINS Our Man Woody album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Our Man Woody
Big Band 1991
BILL PERKINS I Wished on the Moon album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
I Wished on the Moon
Big Band 1992
BILL PERKINS Bill Perkins, Frank Strazzeri ‎: Warm Moods album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Bill Perkins, Frank Strazzeri ‎: Warm Moods
Cool Jazz 1992
BILL PERKINS Perk Plays Prez album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Perk Plays Prez
Swing 1995
BILL PERKINS Two as One album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Two as One
Post Bop 1995
BILL PERKINS Right Chemistry album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Right Chemistry
Hard Bop 1999
BILL PERKINS Swing Spring album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Swing Spring
Hard Bop 1999

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BILL PERKINS On Stage: The Bill Perkins Octet album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
On Stage: The Bill Perkins Octet
Cool Jazz 1956
BILL PERKINS Remberence of Dino's album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Remberence of Dino's
Hard Bop 1986
BILL PERKINS Live at the Royal Palms Inn album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live at the Royal Palms Inn
Hard Bop 1994
BILL PERKINS The Bill Perkins - Steve Huffsteter Quintet : Live at Capozzoli's album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Bill Perkins - Steve Huffsteter Quintet : Live at Capozzoli's
Hard Bop 2000

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BILL PERKINS Bill Perkins With Pepper Adams ‎: The Front Line album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Bill Perkins With Pepper Adams ‎: The Front Line
Cool Jazz 1989

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