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The Feeling of Jazz – Spotlight on Bill Perkins, 04-17-2022

The Feeling of Jazz, Program No. 453 airing April 17, 2022 featured a spotlight on cool jazz  tenor saxophonist Bill Perkins.
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American cool jazz saxophonist and flutist, Bill Perkins performing at Newport Jazz Festival. Perkins was popular on the West Coast jazz scene.

The Feeling of Jazz, Program No. 453 airing April 17, 2022 featured a spotlight on American cool jazz tenor saxophonist and occasional flutist & clarinetist William Reese (Bill) Perkins (July 22, 1924 – August 10, 2003), in music presented by co-host Kent Lindquist. Meanwhile, co-host Al Corns featured other main stream jazz artists like Ruby Braff, Scott Hamilton, Dexter Gordon and more. Engineered by Dave Woodworth.

8 p.m. Hour - Music by Title, Artist (Album), Composer, Time length

1. Just Friends, Bill Perkins, Just Friends (Pacific Jazz), Klemner-Lewis, 5:07 min.

2. All My Life, Ruby Braff-Scott Hamilton, A First (Concord, 1985), Sidney Mitchell-Sam Stept, 5:37 min.

3. Cottontail, Bill Perkins, Tenors Head-On (Pacific Jazz), Duke Ellington , 4:27 min.

4. Le Coiffeur, Dexter Gordon, Getting Around (Blue Note, 1987), Dexter Gordon, 6:57 min.

5. I Can't Believe You're In Love With Me, Bill Perkins, Our Man Woody (Jazzmark), Jimmy McHugh, 3:04 min.

6. A Lady's Vanity, Lucky Thompson, Tricotism - In Remembrance of Woody Herman (Impulse, 1993), Lucky Thompson, 5:12 min.

7. Shoeshine Boy, Bill Perkins, Perk Plays Prez (Fresh Sound), Sammy Cahn-Saul Chaplin, 4:51 min.

8. Ad Lib Blues, Charlie Christian, Charley Christian-Lester Young Forever (Jazz Archives, 1955), Charlie Christian-Lester Young, 3:22 min.

9. Easy Living, Bill Perkins, Perk Plays Prez (Fresh Sound), Robin-Rainger, 5:06 min.

The Feeling of Jazz, Program No. 453, Hour-2, 04-17-2022

9 p.m. Hour - Music by Title, Artist (Album), Composer, Time length

1. Ain't Misbehavin', Sonny Stitt, Good Life (Blackhawk Records), T. (Fats) Waller, 3:01 min.

2. Song of the Islands, The Bill Perkins Octet, On Stage: The Bill Perkins Octet (Pacific Jazz), Charlie King, 5:24 min.

3. Archie, Gene Ammons, Gene Ammons Favorites Vol. 3 (Prestige, 1953), Gene Ammons, 2:46 min.

4. I Want a Little Girl, Bill Perkins, Tenors Head-On (Pacific Jazz), Moll-Mencher, 5:56 min.

5. Moanin', Charles Mingus, Blues and oots (Atlantic, 1960), Charles Mingus, 7:52 min.

6. Lester Leaps In, Bill Perkins, Perk Plays Prez (Fresh Sound), Lester Young, 5:13 min.

7. A Blues, Bob Brookmeyer, Kansas City Revisited (United Artists, 1958), C. Miller, 5:06 min.

8. Shorty George, Bill Perkins, Perk Plays Prez (Fresh Sound), Count Basie, 3:47 min.

9. Pompeian, Bobby Hutcherson, Total Eclipse (Blue Note, 1968), Bobby Hutcherson, 8:43 min.

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