Desert Island Jazz
John Wiitala (2004)
Pick Artist Album Song Label
# 1 Duke Ellington The Blanton-Webster Band Jack the Bear (Bluebird)
# 2 Bill Evans and Eddie Gomez Montreux III Elsa (OJC)
# 3 Thelonious Monk, featuring John Coltrane Thelonious Monk and John Coltrane Trinkle Tinkle (OJC)
# 4 Ahmad Jamal Alhambra (LP) We Kiss in a Shadow (Cadet)
# 5 Shirley Horn Here's to Life Come a Little Closer/ Wild Is the Wind (Verve Gitanes)
# 6 Yusef Lateef Psychiemotous (LP) Why Do I Love You? (Impulse)
# 7 Hank Jones Upon Reflection (The Music of Thad Jones) Thad's Pad (Verve Gitanes)
# 8 Herbie Hancock Thrust Butterfly (Columbia)
Book The Complete Works of Shakespeare
Luxury Item A piano with a tuning kit, and a bench full of music
Alternate Picks/Not Broadcast
Alt 1 Don Cherry Don Cherry N/A (Horizon)
Alt 2 Ornette Coleman The Complete Science Fiction Sessions N/A (Columbia)
Alt 3 John Coltrane Crescent N/A (Impulse)
Alt 4 Miles Davis The Complete Concert: 1964 (My Funny Valentine and "Four" & More) N/A (Columbia)
Alt 5 Miles Davis Filles de Kilimanjaro N/A (Columbia)
Alt 6 Tommy Flanagan Jazz Poet N/A (Timeless)
Alt 7 Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Bud Powell, Charles Mingus and Max Roach The Quintet N/A (OJC)
Alt 8 Lee Konitz, Steve Swallow and Paul Motian Three Guys N/A (ENJA)
Alt 9 Steve Lacy NY Capers and Quirks N/A (hatHUT)
Alt 10 Charles Lloyd, featuring Keith Jarrett Forest Flower: Live at Monterey N/A (Rhino)
Alt 11 Music, Inc. (Charles Tolliver, Stanley Cowell, Cecil McBee and Jimmy Hopps) Live at Slugs' N/A (Strata East)
Alt 12 Art Tatum, featuring Ben Webster The Best of the Tatum Group Masterpieces My Ideal (Pablo)
Alt 13 Weather Report Black Market N/A (Columbia)
Alt 14 Weather Report Tail Spinnin' N/A (Columbia)
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30 May
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17 Oct
Will Bernard
11 Apr
Barbara Borden
21 Mar
Jim Butler
13 Jun
Ian Carey
21 Feb
Judy Chaikin
17 Jan
Mike Clark
10 Oct
Freddy Cole
21 Nov
Beth Custer
01 Aug
Harry Duncan
03 Oct
Kai Eckhardt
03 Jan
Lisa Engelken
26 Sep
Don Friedman
07 Nov
Kimberly Gordon
28 Mar
Marty Grosz
29 Aug
Alex Hahn
08 Aug
Bill Holman
28 Feb
Tommy Igoe
07 Mar
Namita Kapoor
22 Aug
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24 Oct
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Glenn Richman
15 Aug
Alfredo Rodriguez
25 Apr
Dan Sabanovich
02 May
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04 Apr