Bill Perkins Quintet featuring Victor Feldman - Quietly There (1966/1991) (Remastered)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 289.18 Mb | 48:04 | Scans included
Cool | Label: Original Jazz Classics/Riverside - OJCCD-1776-2
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.