- Released: July 7, 1989
- Label: Vsop Records
- 1.Just Friends
- 2.Rain Drain
- 3.What's New
- 4.Early Bird
- 6.My One and Only Love
- 7.Fire One
Personnel: Richie Kamuca (tenor saxophone), Carl Perkins (piano), Leroy Vinnegar (bass), Stan Levey (drums).
Recorded at Radio Recorders, Hollywood, California in June, 1957.
Personnel: Richie Kamuca (tenor saxophone); Carl Perkins (piano); Stan Levey (drums).
Liner Note Author: Joe Quinn .
Recording information: Radio Recorders, Hollywood, CA (06/1957).
Considering his talent, it is very surprising that tenor saxophonist Richie Kamuca led so few record dates throughout his career -- just three during 1956-58 and three for Concord in 1977. This quartet set (a MOD LP reissued by V.S.O.P. on CD) features the excellent cool-toned tenor in a quartet with pianist Carl Perkins, bassist Leroy Vinnegar and drummer Stan Levey. Only the brief playing time (just over 30 minutes) keeps this set from getting a higher rating, for Kamuca is in prime form. Highlights include "Just Friends," "What's New" and "Cherokee." ~ Scott Yanow