Friday, February 15, 2013

Bill Perkins & Richie Kamuca

The Lester Young-influenced tenors of Bill Perkins (who has since developed a more Coltrane-oriented style) and Richie Kamuca are matched on this CD reissue. The music is hard-swinging but light-toned runthroughs on standards with the two complementary tenors both in excellent form. The material is taken from two former LPs and feature a pair of all-star rhythm sections (pianist Pete Jolly, bassist Red Mitchell and Stan Levey or pianist Hampton Hawes, Mitchell and drummer Mel Lewis). Lovers of bebop and solidly swinging music will find much to enjoy on the set including some rare (if conventional) bass clarinet and flute from Perkins on a colorful version of "Sweet and Lovely."
Scott Yanow

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Bill Perkins
Richie Kamuca
Tenors Head-On


1 Cotton Tail (Ellington) 4:34
2 I Want a Little Girl (Mencher, Moll) 5:55
3 Blues for Two (Mitchell) 4:26
4 Indian Summer (Herbert) 4:36
5 Don't Be That Way (Goodman, Parish, Sampson) 5:01
6 Oh ! Look at Me Now (Bushkin, DeVries) 5:32
7 Spain (Jones, Kahn) 4:58
8 Pick a Dilly (Cohn) 4:20
9 Solid de Sylvia (Perkins) 4:28
10 Just Friends (Klenner, Lewis) 5:06
11 All of Me (Marks, Simons) 4:30
12 Limehouse Blues (Braham, Furber) 3:16
13 Sweet and Lovely (Arnheim) 5:02

Bill Perkins - ts, b cl & fl
Richie Kamuca - ts
Pete Jolly - p [# 1-8]
Hampton Hawes - p [# 9-13]
Red Mitchell - b
Stan Levey - dr [# 1-8]
Mel Lewis - dr [# 9-13]

Recorded in Los Angeles ; July, 1956 [# 1-8] & October 29, 1956 [# 9-13]


Axel.T. said...

THANKS A MILLION!! I've been looking for this album for MANY years. You have an incredible site here, Please keep all the great jazz coming.

El Guille said...

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Melanchthon said...

ruperberger said...

Alguien podría compartir el password (o como conseguirlo) en esta nueva etapa del blog...? Ya probé con los usuales y no consigo descomprimir los archivos. Gracias

Albertito Jazz said...

Son: melanchthon, baruch y bloom. Así, con minúsculas. Un saludo.

Y gracias de nuevo a Melanchthon por tan maravillosa música!!

ruperberger said...

Ah, me faltaba probar con bloom, muy amable Albertito Jazz. Este blog es maravilloso. Gracias a los que hacen posible su existencia.

Isidoro Macarena said...

Sí, el trabajo de Mel y sus amigos es generoso y espléndido; muchas gracias nuevamente.

Pernath said...

Great work! Thanks Mel!