I Wished on the Moon

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All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
Bill Perkins is a special guest of the Metropole Orchestra on these studio sessions from 1989 and 1990. Backed by conductor Rob Pronk's lightly swinging arrangements, Perkins packs a punch with his effusive tenor sax in "I Wished on the Moon." He switches to flute for "Beautiful Love," which starts slowly before picking up the pace, while Perkins occasionally calls Eric Dolphy to mind with his bird-like runs. He is also hip to more contemporary sounds, as he plays soprano sax in the funky "Last Port of Call" co-written by Lorraine Feather and Michael Cimbello. But Bill Perkins saves the best for last with a marvelous soprano sax solo in the exotic, tense arrangement of ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
Bill Perkins is a special guest of the Metropole Orchestra on these studio sessions from 1989 and 1990. Backed by conductor Rob Pronk's lightly swinging arrangements, Perkins packs a punch with his effusive tenor sax in "I Wished on the Moon." He switches to flute for "Beautiful Love," which starts slowly before picking up the pace, while Perkins occasionally calls Eric Dolphy to mind with his bird-like runs. He is also hip to more contemporary sounds, as he plays soprano sax in the funky "Last Port of Call" co-written by Lorraine Feather and Michael Cimbello. But Bill Perkins saves the best for last with a marvelous soprano sax solo in the exotic, tense arrangement of "Caravan." The strings tend to get a little too prominent in spots, but this is still a very enjoyable CD.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/18/2008
  • Label: Candid Records
  • UPC: 708857982424
  • Catalog Number: 79824
  • Sales rank: 319,868

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 I Wished on the Moon (3:57)
  2. 2 Remember (5:10)
  3. 3 Beautiful Love (3:10)
  4. 4 Besame Mucho (7:07)
  5. 5 Opals (5:41)
  6. 6 No More (5:29)
  7. 7 Last Port of Call (3:33)
  8. 8 Rockin' Chair (5:00)
  9. 9 The Summer Knows (6:42)
  10. 10 Caravan (4:52)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Bill Perkins Primary Artist, Flute, Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Track Performer
Cor Bakker Synthesizer, Piano
Albert Beltman Alto Saxophone
Max Boeree Baritone Saxophone
Hans Bonsel Cello
Ruud Bosch Trombone
Fons Diercks Trumpet
Lucia Domski Violin
Andre Drapier Viola
Linda Dumessie Violin
Jan Elsink Trombone
Harry Emery Bass, Double Bass
Wim Grin Cello
Olaf Groesz Cello
Henk Heijink Trumpet
Jan Hollander Trumpet
Jan Hollestelle Bass
Leo Janssen Tenor Saxophone
Ary Jongman Flute
Peter Kerseboom Violin
John Kesella Viola
Moortje Koch Violin
Rami Koch Violin, Concert Master
Dennis Koenders Violin
Wim Kok Violin
Eddy Koopman Percussion
Roel Koster French Horn
Cees Kranenburg Drums
Rob Langereis Bass
Piet Noordijk Alto Saxophone
Piet Olivier Violin
Jan Oosthof Trumpet
Rob Pronk Conductor
Jozef Rasz Bass, Double Bass
Fons Rats Viola
Marijn Rombout Violin
Denise Ruyters Violin
Mieke Tolenaar Viola
Dick Vennik Tenor Saxophone
Aimee Versloot Viola
Simone Vierstra Violin
Rudolf Vobornik Violin
Fred Volmer Trombone
Hans Vroomans Synthesizer, Piano
Martina Witteveen Cello
Paul Woesthuis Trombone
Arlia de Ruiter Violin, Concert Master
Martin De Ruiter English Horn, Oboe
Rosetty de Ruiter-Verwoerdt Harp
Wim Abma Flute
Noortje Koch Violin
Arno van Nieuwenhuize Percussion, Drums
Technical Credits
Irving Berlin Composer
Michel Legrand Composer
Alan Bates Producer
Dorothy Parker Composer
Alan Bergman Composer
Marilyn Bergman Composer
Rob Pronk Arranger
Ralph Rainger Composer
Jan VanRiemsdijk Producer
Bert Veroorn Engineer
William Claxton Cover Photo
Gerry Attrick Liner Notes
Sunny Skylar Composer
Consuelo Velázquez Composer
George Luijsten Digital Editing
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