Bill Perkins

Bill Perkins
The Bill Perkins Big Band
The Bill Perkins Quartet
Bill Perkins Quartet
Bill Perkins Quintet + 1
Bill Perkins Quintet featuring Victor Feldman
Real name
William Reese Perkins
July 22, 1924
August 9, 2003
United States
Wind instrument player, including tenor and baritone saxes, flute, and clarinet. Perkins is associated with the cool school of West Coast jazz.


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Title Performer Release date Covered by
November 1956 (20 artists)

Covers by Bill Perkins

Title Performer Release date Originally by
July 1957 Hal Kemp and His Orchestra
1979 Bing Crosby
July 1957 Belle Baker
1985 William Gaxton & Bettina Hall
November 1956 David Brooks and Marion Bell
1963 Agostinho dos Santos
1957 Herb Jeffries with Buddy Baker and His Orchestra
1967 Jackie Ward
1988 Bing Crosby with John Scott Trotter and His Orchestra
1963 Carmen Miranda com Orquestra Odeon
1985 Duke Ellington and His Orchestra
1996 Count Basie and His Orchestra
2000 Shelly Manne & His Men
1987 Miles Davis
1991 Benny Carter and His Orchestra
1990 Cedar Walton / George Coleman / Sam Jones / Billy Higgins
1987 Araci Cortes
1995 Count Basie and His Orchestra
1985 Jack Buchanan
1995 Barney Bigard and His Jazzopators
August 1957 Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra
1987 Miles Davis
1995 [Unknown]
1992 Charlie Parker Quintet
1996 Count Basie Kansas City Seven
1979 Count Basie Kansas City Seven
August 1957 Chick Webb and His Orchestra
1987 Billie Holiday
1996 Tommy Dorsey and His Orch.
November 1956 Teddy Wilson and His Orchestra with Billie Holiday
1996 Teddy Wilson and His Orchestra with Billie Holiday
1967 Julie Andrews
1993 Thelonious Monk
1995 Benny Goodman and His Orchestra
1992 Ray Noble and His Orchestra featuring Jack Dumont, Alto Sax
1985 Frances Comstock & Alfred Drake
1991 Dolores Valesco
2000 Gerry Mulligan's New Sextet ‎
1989 Chick Webb's Savoy Orchestra
1991 Ivie Anderson
1995 Cab Calloway & His Orchestra
1985 Bing Crosby, Leonid Kinskey, Martha Raye, Bob Burns and Louis Prima with The Sons of the Pioneers
1996 Adelaide Hall, Chick Bullock and His Levee Loungers
1985 The MGM Studio Orchestra
1990 Thelonious Monk
1995 Duke Ellington
1993 Duke Ellington
1990 Miles Davis and His Orchestra
1992 Dinah Shore with Orchestra
1991 Dick Gautier
1991 Aida Ward
1989 Dizzy Gillespie and His Orchestra
August 1957 McKinney's Cotton Pickers
1979 Teddy Wilson and His Orchestra
1989 Teddy Wilson and His Orchestra
July 1957 Red McKenzie & His Orchestra
1967 Cy Touff
1988 Art Farmer & Benny Golson
1985 Arthur Ball
1996 Count Basie Kansas City Seven
1979 Count Basie Kansas City Seven
July 1957 Gertrude Lawrence and Jack Buchanan
1963 The Pete Jolly Trio and Friends
1963 Maysa
November 1956 Ruth Etting
1963 Isaura Garcia
1989 Xavier Cugat and His Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra
1985 Charlie Parker Septet
1991 Mitzi Green
2000 Glen Gray and The Casa Loma Orchestra - Vocal Chorus by Eugenie Baird
1990 John Coltrane
1995 Helen Morgan
1995 Billie Holiday
1996 Walter Catlett, The Peerless Quartet, Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra
1990 Charlie Spivak and His Orchestra
1987 Jo Stafford with Paul Weston and His Orchestra
1963 Jo Stafford with Paul Weston and His Orchestra
1995 Judy Garland
1988 Bing Crosby with Georgie Stoll and His Orchestra
1963 Bud Shank & Clare Fischer
1989 The Bill Evans Trio
1992 Johnny Mathis
1988 Miles Davis
1967 Johnny Mandel - Vocal by Ruth Price
1990 Franklyn Baur
1987 Franklyn Baur
1992 Franklyn Baur
1989 Hoagy Carmichael
1963 Luiz Bonfá
1992 Charlie Parker Quintet
1989 Gene Krupa & His Orchestra
1990 Adriana Caselotti
1995 The Six Hottentots
1996 R. K. Holstein and Octette
1989 Tadd Dameron with John Coltrane
1993 Milt Jackson with The Ray Brown Big Band
1988 Kurt Weill
1995 The Thelonious Monk Quintet
1988 The Thelonious Monk Quintet
1995 Abbie Mitchell
1985 Delaney & Bonnie and Friends featuring Eric Clapton
1967 Johnny Mandel - Vocal by Sam Fletcher
July 1957 Gus Arnheim Coconut Grove Orchestra
1992 The Radiolites
1991 The Radiolites
1989 Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra
1991 Sarah Vaughan with George Treadwell's Orchestra
1985 Harry James and His Orchestra
1979 Dorothy Dickson
1967 Johnny Mandel
1967 Peggy Lee
1992 Hal Kemp and His Orchestra
1988 Al Bowlly
1992 Chet Baker
1985 Fred Astaire with Johnny Green and His Orchestra
1995 Artie Shaw and His Orchestra - Vocal Refrain by Helen Forrest
1995 Johnny Hodges and His Orchestra
1990 Ron Carter - Herbie Hancock - Tony Williams [1]
1985 (unknown)
1963 Orquesta Casino de la Playa
July 1957 Elsie Carlisle
1992 Ted Fiorito & His Orchestra
2000 Charlie Parker Septet
1990 Charlie Parker Septet
1988 Fay Templeton
1979 Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra
1985 Jacques Revaux
1995 Jacques Revaux
1995 Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye
1995 Jack Hylton & His Orchestra
1979 Adele Astaire & Eddie Foy Jr.
1995 Dick Haymes & Harry James and His Orchestra
1992 Peggy Wood
1992 Antonio Carlos Jobim



Title Performer Release date Label
Bill Perkins Plays Lester Young Bill Perkins 1979 Yupiteru Records
Bossa Nova with Strings Attached - The Tenor of Bill Perkins Bill Perkins 1963 Liberty
Frame of Mind Bill Perkins Quintet + 1 1993 Interplay Records
I'm in Love Again Keely Smith, Bud Shank, Bob Cooper, Bill Perkins, Frank Collett 1985 Fantasy [US]
Journey to the East The Bill Perkins Quartet 1985 Contemporary
Just Friends: Bill Perkins, Art Pepper & Richie Kamuca Bill Perkins July 1957 Pacific Jazz
Killer Joe Bill Perkins Quartet 1988 Fresh Sound Records
Live at the Royal Palms Inn Bill Perkins, Pete Candoli and Carl Fontana 1995 Woofy Productions
Live at the Royal Palms Inn Shorty Rogers and Bill Perkins 1995 Woofy Productions
Our Man Woody - In Remberance of Woody Herman The Bill Perkins Big Band 1991 Jazz Mark
Peaceful Moments Bill Perkins Quartet 1989 Fresh Sound Records
Perk Plays Prez - Bill Perkins Recreates the Historic Solos of Lester Young Bill Perkins, featuring the Jan Lundgren Trio 1996 Fresh Sound Records
Quietly There Bill Perkins Quintet featuring Victor Feldman 1967 Riverside
Remembrance of Dino's Bill Perkins - John Tirabasso - Alan Broadbent - Putter Smith - Gene Cherico 1990 Interplay Records
Serious Swingers Bud Shank / Bill Perkins Quintet 1987 Contemporary
Silver Storm Bud Shank Sextet featuring Bill Perkins & Conte Candoli 2000 Raw Records
Tenors Head-On Richie Kamuca, Bill Perkins with Pete Jolly, Stan Levey, Red Mitchell August 1957 Liberty
The Right Chemistry Bill Perkins-James Clay Quintet 1989 Jazz Mark
Two as One Bill Perkins + Frank Strazzeri 1995 Interplay Records
Two Brothers The Herbie Harper-Bill Perkins Quintet 1992 V.S.O.P. Records
Two Degrees East - Three Degrees West Bill Perkins, John Lewis, Jim Hall, Percy Heath, Chico Hamilton November 1956 Pacific Jazz
Warm Moods Bill Perkins & Frank Strazzeri 1992 Fresh Sound Records

Performances also appear on

Title Performer Release date Label
Solo Flight various artists 1957 Pacific Jazz