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Charli Persip

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Just heard Charli Persip has passed. Very saddened by the news - R.I.P. Charli Persip

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Rest In Peace.

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That guy played a lot of music for a long time., and always with spunk and spirit.

RIP, you left it better than you found it.

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Sad news. Mr Persip was 91.

Fundraiser for Charles Persip by Jean M. Elliott : Charli Persip's ...

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His playing on The Quest in particular was mind-altering for me early in my jazz listening. To this day one of the great jazz performances ever.

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YEP. 

Still shocks me that some people can't get with that record; it's a classic in every sense of the word.

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Sad news. A great musician 

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I think I was first aware of him in the Gillespie discs with Rollins and Stitt. I believe I later nominated "the Quest" in a long lost Organissimo thread called "Album of the Week". or some such.

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Very sad.

He was a big buddy of Lee Morgan's in their early days. A great deal was said about him in this which I read recently:

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That’s sad 😔 great drummer!

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Sorry to hear this bad news. I always liked his playing.

I recall that quite a few years ago he became Charli instead of Charlie.

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Fine drummer, GREAT big band drummer. He's particularly inspired on the Bill Potts "Porgy and Bess" album. I believe I was told that he was a bit late for the date and sight read his way through things all the way. Maybe that's just what a pro should be able to do, but to do that at such a high level of inspiration! There lot of "hits" written into in those arrangements, and Persip nails them in an utterly free manner, as though he were making it all up. Also, he had a big beat, if you know what I mean.

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Always crisp, that Charli Persip. He's a big part of the perfection that is Mal Waldron's THE QUEST, IMO. He also meshes exceedingly well with Jerome Richardson on his Prestige/New Jazz dates. And that record he made with his Jazz Statesmen for Bethlehem is quite enjoyable as well.

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29 minutes ago, Joe said:

And that record he made with his Jazz Statesmen for Bethlehem is quite enjoyable as well.

Very nice date - with Freddie Hubbard.

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Very sad to hear. Loved his playing on The Quest, but I haven't heard it for many years, since I loaned it to my cousin, and he liked it so much, he didn't want to return the vinyl!

RIP, Mr. Persip...

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R.I.P. 

One of the greatest bop / hard bop drummers that had it all down and was always somewhat underrated, but he was just as good as Philly Joe and all the others.

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I was surprised to see that I had so many albums with him on drums.  What a career!  Thank you for the music, Mr. Persip, and rest in peace.

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Thank you, Mr.  Persip. Two of my favorites:

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Like Jimmy Cobb (probably more so), Persip was rather under-rated.

I'm with those who regard The Quest as a great album.  He's also the drummer on the first great Randy Weston record: Litlte Niles.  

R.I.P. Charlie/Charli

 

 

 

 

 

 

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