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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