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)
Castaways by date
Paul Anastasio
25 Sep
Macy Blackman
19 Jun
George Cole
21 Aug
Alex Condé
06 Mar
Kit Eakle
04 Sep
Phillip Greenlief
13 Feb
Noah Griffin
06 Nov
Tammy Hall
27 Feb
Alan Hall
22 May
Christian Howes
27 Mar
Kymberly Jackson
03 Apr
Julie Kelly
20 Feb
Maya Kronfeld and Valerie Troutt
29 May
Jennifer Lee
17 Apr
Steven Lugerner
24 Jul
Steve McQuarry
05 Jun
Jacqui Naylor
13 Nov
Dave Newhouse
14 Aug
Zack Rogow
24 Apr
Holli Ross
17 Jul
Ellen Seeling
02 Oct
Richard Seidel
09 Oct
Edward Simon
31 Jul
Tessa Souter
23 Oct
Steve Turré
07 Aug
Donna Viscuso
20 Nov
Patrick Wolff
16 Jan