The Tenor Of Bill Perkins – Bossa Nova With Strings Attached

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A lovely lost gem! The tenor sax of Bill Perkins graced a rare few jazz sides of the 50s, and it sounds equally great on this mid-60s bossa session; one that features Bill soloing over the top of arrangements by Bob Florence that mix together small combo grooving and some larger string backings.

“Shortly after tenor saxophonist Stan Getz and guitarist Charlie Byrd released Jazz Samba in April 1962, West Coast jazz musicians began taking a shot at the bossa nova. Their relaxed sound and smooth improvisation was perfectly suited to the music. In 1963, Liberty Records issued tenor saxophonist Bill Perkins’s Bossa Nova: With Strings Attached. Arranged by Bob Florence, the album featured Perk with just strings and a rhythm section.” – Marc Myers/JazzWax.

Track listing:
A1 Meditation 2:35
A2 Tres Palabras 3:15
A3 Little Bird 3:01
A4 Amor Em Paz 4:05
A5 Obscurity 2:44
A6 Joao 2:42
B1 Samba De Orfeu 2:35
B2 Baia 3:34
B3 Little Boat 2:43
B4 Pensativa 2:42
B5 Out Of This World 3:02
B6 Summer Festival 2:17


Bill Perkins – tenor saxophone


Label: Liberty – LRP-3293
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Mono
Country: US
Released: 1963