Desert Island Jazz
Darrell Grant (2003)

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Darrell Grant, performer, composer and PSU professor, has built an international reputation as a stellar pianist and versatile musician. A gifted artist whose four previous recordings have topped jazz charts, Darrell explores the lyricism and soul of songs with beauty, joy and passion. He has appeared on major concert stages from the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall to the Monterey, Telluride and San Francisco Jazz Festivals. He has been a guest on Marian McPartland’s "Piano Jazz" on NPR and toured internationally with many jazz legends
Pick Artist Album Song Label
# 1 Keith Jarrett Shades Southern Smiles (Impulse)
# 2 Horace Silver Finger Poppin' Cooking at the Continental (Blue Note)
# 3 Hank Jones Tiptoe Tapdance It's Me, O Lord (OJC)
# 4 Lyle Mays Street Dreams August (Geffen)
# 5 Geri Allen Twenty-One In the Middle (Blue Note)
# 6 Billy Childs Twilight Is upon Us Twilight Is upon Us (Hip Pocket)
# 7 Tony Williams Neptune: Creatures of Conscience The Story of Neptune (Blue Note)
# 8 Darrell Grant The New Bop Water Dreams, Part 2: Agua Profunda (Criss Cross)
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Alternate Picks/Not Broadcast
Alt 1 Chick Corea Three Quartets N/A (Stretch)
Alt 2 Don Grolnick Hearts and Numbers N/A (Hip Pocket)
Alt 3 Herbie Hancock Empyrean Isles N/A (Blue Note)
Alt 4 Wynton Marsalis Mr Gone N/A (Columbia)
Alt 5 Weather Report Mr Gone 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
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
Dave Newhouse
14 Aug
Zack Rogow
24 Apr
Holli Ross
17 Jul
Ellen Seeling
02 Oct
Richard Seidel
09 Oct
Edward Simon
31 Jul
Steve Turré
07 Aug
Patrick Wolff
16 Jan