Desert Island Jazz
Gini Wilson (2004)

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Gini Wilson, known as The Duchess, is legendary in the Bay area as a brilliant jazz pianist, entertainer, and composer. She is the Director and the co-founder, with reedman Steve Heckman, of The San Francisco ChamberJazz Quartet. When not performing at concerts and festivals with the group, Gini performs regularly at well-known Bay area clubs such as Jazz at Pearls, Bacar and Shanghai 1930 in San Francisco. As a composer and music director, she has done television documentaries seen on PBS and was a regular on the NPR radio show “West Coast Live” where she was also noted for her irreverent sense of humor. She studied classical piano (M. Music) and studied composition with the American master George Crumb before dedicating herself primarily to jazz. As an educator and member of the Music Teachers of America, she teaches and adjudicates both classical and jazz disciplines in Marin County, California.
Pick Artist Album Song Label
# 1 Maurice Ravel Beaux Arts Trio Piano Trio in A Minor (Deutsche Grammophon)
# 2 Yo Yo Ma Libertango The Soul of the Tango (Sony Classical)
# 3 Bill Evans I Will Say Goodbye I Will Say Goodbye (OJC)
# 4 Maria Schneider Allégresse Hang Gliding (ENJA)
# 5 The Mingus Big Band Mingus Big Band '93 Nostalgia in Times Square (Dreyfus)
# 6 Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter 1+1 Aung San Suu Kyi (Verve)
# 7 Milton Nascimento Geraes Menino (Odeon)
# 8 Eddie Jefferson Vocal Ease Ornithology (Savoy)
Book The complete short stories of P.G. Wodehouse
Luxury Item Either a Steinway "B", or a dirigible
Alternate Picks/Not Broadcast
Alt 1 Horace Silver The Best of Horace Silver Sister Sadie (Blue Note)
Alt 2 Cedar Walton Eastern Rebellion Firm Roots (Timeless)
Alt 3 J.S. Bach Complete Works Complete Works N/A
Alt 4 Johannes Brahms Piano Concertos Piano Concertos N/A
Alt 5 Miles Davis with Gil Evans Sketches of Spain N/A (Columbia)
Alt 6 Miles Davis Kind of Blue N/A (Columbia)
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