Bill Perkins Quintet feat. Victor Feldman ‎– Quietly There

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AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow:
This set by multi-reedist Bill Perkins (who switches between tenor, baritone, bass clarinet and flute) has been reissued on CD with one extra selection. On what was one of the earliest tributes to film composer Johnny Mandel, Perkins was careful to not only perform ballads such as “Emily,” “A Time for Love” and “The Shadow of Your Smile” but to add some variety by also playing a few of Mandel’s more obscure medium-tempo numbers. Still the results are generally pretty relaxed and tasteful on a quintet set with pianist Victor Feldman (who also plays some cheesy-sounding organ and vibes), guitarist John Pisano, bassist Red Mitchell and drummer Larry Bunker.

Track listing:

1 Quietly There 4:20 (Morgan Ames / Johnny Mandel)
2 Emily 5:22 (Johnny Mandel / Johnny Mercer)
3 Groover Wailin’ 5:30 (Johnny Mandel)
4 A Time For Love 5:19 (Johnny Mandel / Paul Francis Webster)
5 Sure As You’re Born 3:46 (Alan Bergman / Johnny Mandel)
6 Just A Child 5:32 (Johnny Mandel)
7 Keester Parade 3:51 (Johnny Mandel)
8 The Shining Sea 2:28 (Peggy Lee / Johnny Mandel)
9 Something Different 6:28 (Johnny Mandel)
10 The Shadow Of Your Smile 4:51 (Johnny Mandel / Paul Francis Webster)


Bill Perkins – tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, bass clarinet, flute
Victor Feldman – piano, organ, vibraphone
Red Mitchell – bass
Larry Bunker – drums
John Pisano – electric guitar, classical guitar