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Carl Perkins

An excellent bop-oriented pianist who overcame a somewhat crippled left hands (because of polio), Carl Perkins was a sufferer of his medication problems, loss of life when he was simply 29. After stints with Tiny Bradshaw and Big Jay McNeely, he became a fixture for the Western Coastline. Perkins was with Oscar Moore’s trio (1953-1954) and briefly used an early edition of the Utmost Roach-Clifford Dark brown quintet (1954), but can be best-known for his association with Curtis Counce (1956-1958). Perkins, who made up one jazz regular (“Grooveyard”), documented with Counce, Chet Baker, Jim Hall, Artwork Pepper, so when a innovator for Savoy (1949), Dootone (1956), and Pacific Jazz (1957), but didn’t live long plenty of to understand his potential.

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