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)
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29 Apr
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07 Oct
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18 Mar
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25 Mar
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22 Jul
Kellye Gray
15 Jul
David Hart
04 Nov
Ellen Johnson
17 Jun
Steffen Kuehn
02 Dec
Paul McCandless
08 Jul
Allison Miller
15 Apr
Melissa Morgan
29 Jul
Linda Oh
05 Aug
Dafnis Prieto
24 Jun
Jim Pugh
30 Sep
Fred Randolph
05 Feb
Harvie S
03 Jun
Jake Shapiro
10 Jun
Marcus Shelby
15 Jan
Bria Skonberg
04 Mar
Mark Soskin
20 May
Leslie Stoval
19 Aug
John Stowell
08 Apr
Toots Thielemans
02 Sep
Roseanna Vitro
26 Feb
Paul VornHagen
14 Oct
Don Was
12 Aug
Danielle Wertz
27 May
Howard Wiley
28 Oct