1977-1981

 

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Percy France Paul Quinichette

         Percy France (foreground lower right) in audience at The West End

                                                     Circa 1977

        (L to R, Roland Gillis (vocal) Tommy Benford (drums) George James                  (alto) Francis Williams (trumpet) Eddie Durham (trombone) Loren                    Schoenberg (tenor) Paul Quinichette (tenor))

                                                   

Photo courtesy Loren Schoenberg

Sammy Price Quintet
New York City, New York 
October 9, 1979

 

 

Percy France (tenor saxophone) Eddie Barefield (tenor saxophone) Sammy Price (piano) Ronnie Cole (drums) Mario Schneeberger (alto saxophone)


       

How High the Moon/Ornithology

(Soloists Barefield, Schneeberger, Percy France)                                                                       

 

Track appears on Cheers Ear, a two-disc CDR produced by Mario Schneeberger and distributed to attendees of his 80th birthday party. He was apparently sitting in on a Sammy Price's Two Tenor Boogie gig. 

Percy France Tenor Saxophone

Percy France, New Jersey ca. 1980

Percy France Quartet/Quintet/Sextet
New Jersey
ca. 1980

 

 

Percy France (tenor saxophone all tracks, first solo all tracks) Skinny Burgan (bass) Bob Neloms (piano) Sir John Godfrey (drums)

Add:

Allen Lowe (second tenor saxophone solo tracks 1, 2, 6, 7, 9, 10)

Randy Sandke (trumpet tracks 5-10)

Joel Perry (guitar tracks 6 & 10)

Dickey Myers (alto saxophone track 11)

1.    HDW 

2.    Rhythm Thing 

3.    In Dreams

4.    Easy Living

5.    (Unnamed tune)  

6.    For Poor B.B. 

7.    Dickey Dreamed 

8.    Bob’s Bounce 

9.    Bebop Thing 

10.  Strollin’ with Helen 

11.  I Remember Bill Evans 

All compositions by Allen Lowe except "Easy Living"

Tracks 2, 6, 7, 9 and 10 appear on Allen Lowe – An Avant Garde Of Our Own: Disconnected Works, 1980 – 2018 (Constant Sorrow/ESP Disc)

Music courtesy Allen Lowe

HDW
00:00 / 09:11
Easy Living
00:00 / 06:25
Percy France Tenor Saxophone

Sammy Price Trio
Milan, Italy
May 1980

 

 

Sammy Price (piano) Percy France (tenor saxophone) Candy McDonald (drums)


       

Details unknown at this time.   

 

       

 

                                                        

 

According to the Italian publication RadioTVCorriere, on May 10th 1980 from 10:15 to 11 pm, a concert by the Sammy Price Trio was broadcast on Radio One. It took place at the Great Hall of the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory in Milan. It is unknown at this time if the broadcast was live or if the concert took place earlier. It is also currently unknown if a recording exists.

Doc Cheatham Quintet
West End Café
New York City, NY

May 21-22, 1980

 

 

Doc Cheatham (trumpet, vocal) Percy France (tenor saxophone) probably Sonny Donaldson (piano) Peck Morrison (bass) Ronnie Cole (drums)

 

There Will Never Be Another You

There’ll Be Some Changes Made

Just You, Just Me

Indiana

Struttin with Some Barbecue

Rosetta

Ain’t Misbehavin’

I Can’t Give You Anything But Love

Audience recording and photo by Otto Flückiger.

Actual performance order is unknown - these were tracks saved by Otto Flückiger from recordings made over two nights at the West End.

Digitally remastered by Daniel Gould.

Music and photo courtesy Armin Büttner.

There'll Be Some Changes Made
00:00 / 03:31
Percy France Tenor Saxophone

Percy France "Honky Tonk Part 3"
West End Café

New York City, NY
May 23-24, 1980

 

 

Percy France (tenor saxophone) Ed “Tiger” Lewis (trumpet) Chris Flory (electric guitar) John Ore (bass) Sammie “Sticks” Evans (drums) Sonny Donaldson (piano)

 

Satin Doll

I Can’t Get Started (France) / (Lewis feature) / Laura (Flory)

Strollin’

Lester Leaps In

The Theme (piano out)

I Remember April

St. Thomas  (piano out)

Tenderly  (piano out)

Night Train

Red Top  (piano out)

C Jam Blues

Honky Tonk (incomplete)

Audience recording and photo by Otto Flückiger. 

Actual performance order is unknown - these were tracks saved by Otto Flückiger from recordings made over two nights at the West End.

Digitally remastered by Daniel Gould.

Music and photo courtesy Armin Büttner.

Strollin'
00:00 / 05:41

Ed "Tiger" Lewis solos first in this clip

Percy France Allen Lowe Randy Sandke

  Richard Kamins, Allen Lowe (tenor) Dick Katz (piano) Percy France (tenor),                              Skinny Burgan (bass) Randy Sandke (trumpet)

                 September 12 1982 – Wedding of Allen Lowe/Helen Ward

                                             Photo Courtesy Allen Lowe                                            

Percy France Quartet
New Jersey
ca. 1980

 

 

Percy France (tenor saxophone) Loren Shoenberg (piano) Jeff Fuller (bass) Sir John Godfrey (drums)

Time on My Hands

Like Someone in Love

Doxy

I Should Care

All God's Chillun Got Rhythm

I Love You

Do Nothing ‘Til You Hear From Me

A Stairway to the Stars

How High the Moon

Bluebird

Produced by Allen Lowe

Music courtesy Allen Lowe

Percy France never played the Newport Jazz Festival, but he did make his way to Newport at festival time, in 1980. This print ad appeared in the Newport Daily News, July 18-19, 1980:

Doxy
00:00 / 06:37
Do Nothing Til You Hear From Me
00:00 / 05:27
Percy France I Should Care Cover

Percy France Trio
New Rochelle, New York
Fall 1980

 

 

Percy France (tenor saxophone) Dick Katz (piano) Jeff Fuller (bass)

Blues In The Closet

How High The Moon

I Should Care

The Theme

There is No Greater Love

Our Delight

Willow Weep For Me

Produced by Allen Lowe for Endgame Records

Music courtesy Allen Lowe

Our Delight
00:00 / 07:55

Photo from tray card of I Should Care CD

Percy France Tenor Saxophone

                                    Allen Lowe, Percy France, Aaron Bell,

                                 Leroy Williams, Randy Sandke, Joel Perry

                   September 12, 1982 – Allen Lowe/Helen Ward Wedding

                                             Photo Courtesy Allen Lowe                                            

Percy France Duo
New Jersey
1981

 

 

Percy France (tenor saxophone) Jeff Fuller (bass)

What is This Thing Called Love

Ornithology

Yardbird Suite

Slow Blues

Everything Happens to Me

I Love You

Rhythm Changes

Produced by Allen Lowe

Music courtesy Allen Lowe

Slow Blues
00:00 / 07:24
Yardbird Suite
00:00 / 06:04

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