Carl's Blues – Carl Perkins
A slow blues in the unusual key of A-flat. Lead sheets and second parts available.
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- Recording: Curtis Counce - Carl's Blues
- Recorded on: January 6, 1958
- Label: Contemporary (M 3574)
- Concert Key: A-flat
- Vocal Range: , to
- Style: Swing (medium slow)
- Trumpet - Gerald Wilson
- Tenor Sax - Harold Land
- Piano - Carl Perkins
- Bass - Curtis Counce
- Drums - Frank Butler
Note that his earlier recording of Carl's Blues on "Introducing Carl Perkins - 1956" was not this song, but a different one with the same title.
For more information about recordings of Carl Perkins, check out Noal Cohen's Jazz History website.
August 16, 1928 – March 18, 1958
Do not confuse this Carl Perkins with the rockabilly guitarist with the same name. This Carl Perkins was an exceptional pianist who developed a unique style of playing the piano with an inimitable left-hand technique. Not much is known about him, despite the fact that one of his compositions, Grooveyard, went on to become rather famous. Born in Indianapolis, IN, he worked with Tiny Bradshaw and Big Jay McNeely (1948-1949) there, then moved to Los Angeles, CA, in 1949. He did his first recording session (his own date) that year in Los Angeles for Savoy Records. Read more...