Desert Island Jazz
Bruce Ackley (2003)

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A student of Architecture and Fine Arts (1966-69), Rova founding member Bruce Ackley formed Sound Clinic, an improvising wind trio (with trumpeter George Sams and saxophonist Lewis Jordan) and a 1970's precursor to the all-winds Rova. Ackley has contributed to several recording sessions with such musicians as John Zorn, Henry Kaiser and Eugene Chadbourne. He also organized the quartet Unchambered with cellist Rohan de Saran, koto player Miya Masaoka and bassist Stefano Scodanibbio (1996) and leads the ongoing jazz trio Actual Size. He recorded a 1997 CD of his trio compositions with drummer Joey Baron and bassist Greg Cohen for Avant.
Pick Artist Album Song Label
# 1 Sidney Bechet Bechet and Blues (LP) Bechet's Creole Blues (Scepter)
# 2 Sun Ra Sun Song Posession (Delmark)
# 3 Charles Mingus The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady Solo Dancer (Impulse)
# 4 Steve Lacy Straws (LP) Hemline (dedicated to Janis Joplin) (Collana Diverso)
# 5 Archie Shepp On This Night In a Sentimental Mood (Impulse)
# 6 Albert Ayler The Last Album (LP) Water Music (Impulse)
# 7 Lester Young Ken Burns Jazz Pagin' the Devil (Columbia)
# 8 Ernie Henry Presenting Ernie Henry Orient (OJC)
Book Robert Musil, "Man Without Qualities"
Luxury Item A clarinet, and the complete scores of Anton Webern
Alternate Picks/Not Broadcast
Alt 1 Ornette Coleman This Is Our Music N/A (Atlantic)
Alt 2 Stan Getz Focus N/A (Verve)
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