Perrin, Mimi [Jeannine ]
- Michel Laplace
(b Paris, Feb 2, 1926; d Paris, Nov 16, 2010). French pianist, singer, and arranger. She began her career as the leader of a trio and in 1956 recorded as a pianist and singer. Around the same year she joined the Blue Stars, of which she remained a member until 1958; she also recorded with the pianist Christian Chevallier (1959). She is best known for having led the Double Six (1959–66), with which she made recordings (including Dizzy Gillespie et les Double Six, 1963, Phi. 200106); she also appeared in Martin Ritt’s film Paris Blues (1961). From 1968 she lived in the USA. Perrin’s style was strongly influenced by the work of King Pleasure and Lambert, Hendricks, and Ross.Feather '60s J. Tronchot: “Ce chant qui jouent, cette musique que chantent les Double Six … cette bande de copains terribles,” Jh, no.171 (1961), 16...