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  • Si Perkoff (2003)

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    Si was born July 25, 1937, in St. Louis, MO. At the age of seven he started classical piano lessons (1944-51), and then studied keyboard harmony (jazz) with Hall Overton 1957-58.

    Since the early 1960's he has been a performing pianist (jazz and related styles of music) on the Bay Area Jazz scene, beginning with two years as house pianist at the legendary Bop City. Through the years he has been a leader of combos featuring many of the finest local musicians (Paul Breslin, Frank Passantino, Puzz Firth, Vince Lateano, Tony Johnson, Steve Mitchell, George Marsh, Mel Martin, Gerry Gilmore, Al Molino, Noel Jewkes) as well as sideman in groups including national stars of Jazz music (Art Pepper, Buddy Collette, Pepper Adams, Frank Rehak, Julien Priester, Harry 'Sweets' Edison).
    Pick Artist Album Song Label
    # 1 Charlie Parker with Bud Powell (and Fats Navarro?) Bird Flies High (LP) Ornithology (Les Jazz Cool)
    # 2 Meade "Lux" Lewis unknown "Whistling Blues" unknown
    # 3 Thelonious Monk Monk's Moods Sweet and Lovely (OJC)
    # 4 Montana Taylor Complete Recorded Works (1929-1946) I Can't Sleep (Document Records)
    # 5 Horace Silver The Best of Horace Silver Opus de Funk (Blue Note)
    # 6 Keith Jarrett Facing You Ritooria (ECM)
    # 7 Charlie Parker Ken Burns Jazz Embraceable You (Columbia)
    # 8 Pete Johnson Boogie-Woogie Mood Just for You (MCA)
             
    Book Stuart Z. Perkoff, "Voices of the Lady: Collected Poems"
             
    Luxury Item A piano
    Alternate Picks/Not Broadcast
    Alt 1 Bud Powell Jazz Giant So Sorry Please (Verve)
    Alt 2 Bud Powell The Amazing Bud Powell, Vol. 1 52nd Street Theme (Blue Note)
    Alt 3 John Coltrane Soultrane Theme for Ernie (OJC)
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    01 Sep
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    28 Apr
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    16 Jun
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    30 Jun
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    28 Jul
    Natalie Cressman
    10 Feb
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    07 Apr
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    18 Aug
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    03 Nov
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    06 Jan
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    17 Feb
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    13 Oct
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    17 Mar
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    26 May
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    06 Oct
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    21 Jul
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    10 Mar
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    17 Nov
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    25 Aug
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    24 Mar
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    20 Oct
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    24 Feb
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    29 Sep
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    04 Aug
    Lizz Wright
    09 Jun
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