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Walter Perkins

born on 10/2/1932 in Chicago, IL, United States

died on 14/2/2004 in Jamaica, NY, United States

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Walter Perkins (musician)

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Walter "Baby Sweets" Perkins (February 10, 1932, Chicago, Illinois February 14, 2004, Queens, New York) was an American jazz drummer.

Starting out as a fixture in the Chicago jazz scene, Perkins' first major gigs were with Ahmad Jamal in 195657. He recorded for Argo Records in 1957 as a leader under the name MJT+3, along with Paul Serrano on trumpet, Nicky Hill on tenor sax, Muhal Richard Abrams on piano and Bob Cranshaw on bass. In 1959, he regrouped under the same name with Willie Thomas on trumpet, Frank Strozier on alto sax, Harold Mabern on piano, and Cranshaw on bass; they recorded for Vee-Jay in 1959 and 1960 and played in Chicago until 1962, when he moved to New York City.

He played with Sonny Rollins in 1962 and accompanied Carmen McRae in 196263. 1964 saw him playing with Art Farmer and Teddy Wilson. Following this Perkins recorded with countless jazz figures, including Rahsaan Roland Kirk, George Shearing, Gene Ammons, Charles Mingus, Billy Taylor, Booker Ervin, Jaki Byard, Lucky Thompson, Pat Martino, Sonny Stitt, Sonny Criss, Charles Earland.


With Gene Ammons

  • Twisting the Jug (Prestige, 1961) - with Joe Newman and Jack McDuff
  • Soul Summit Vol. 2 (Prestige, 1962)
  • Late Hour Special (Prestige, 1962, [1964])
  • Sock! (Prestige, 1962 [1965])

With Jaki Byard

  • Out Front! (Prestige, 1964)

With Johnny Coles

  • Little Johnny C (Blue Note, 1963)

With Booker Ervin

  • Exultation! (Blue Note, 1964)

With Art Farmer

  • Interaction (Atlantic, 1963) - with Jim Hall
  • Live at the Half-Note (Atlantic, 1963) - with Jim Hall

With Ahmad Jamal

  • Count 'Em 88 (Argo, 1956)

With Etta Jones

  • Lonely and Blue (Prestige, 1962)

With Roland Kirk

  • Reeds & Deeds (1963)
  • I Talk with the Spirits (1964)

With Harold Mabern

  • A Few Miles from Memphis (Prestige, 1968)

With Pat Martino

  • Strings! (Prestige, 1967)

With Sonny Stitt

  • The Matadors Meet the Bull (Roulette, 1965)
  • What's New!!! (Roulette, 1966)
  • I Keep Comin' Back! (Roulette, 1966)

With Billy Taylor

  • Impromptu (Mercury, 1962)

With Clark Terry

  • The Happy Horns of Clark Terry (Impulse!, 1964)

With Lucky Thompson

  • Lucky Thompson Plays Happy Days Are Here Again (Prestige, 1965)

With Bobby Timmons

  • Holiday Soul (1964)


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