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Walter Perkins

dr, 1932-2004 US, Chicago
Musician of Jazz

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 1956–57. 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.

  • Drums
  • Vocals
  • Jazz
  • Latin
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Title Artist Year Type
The Ink Is GonePeter Brötzmann & Walter Perkins2003Album
Walter Perkins' MJT+3..Walter Perkins, MJT+31959Album
The Whiffenpoof Song / SleepyWalter Perkins, MJT+3Single
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