Correspondence: Bill Perkins And “Yesterdays”

Bill Perkins

Rifftides reader Don Frese writes: I am now the proud owner of 9 of the 11 recordings of “Yesterdays,” the Bill Holman arrangement, by Stan Kenton featuring Bill Perkins (1924-2003) on tenor saxophone (I am missing one that was issued on a Penn State Jazz Club LP, and a recent Wolfgang's Vault download of a French Lick Jazz Festival performance from 1958). Perkins is simply remarkable, taking a different and interesting solo even on performances from consecutive nights (three … [Read more...]