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 McPartlandís "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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Steve Adams
30 May
Cheryl Bentyne
17 Oct
Will Bernard
11 Apr
Barbara Borden
21 Mar
Jim Butler
13 Jun
Ian Carey
21 Feb
Judy Chaikin
17 Jan
Mike Clark
10 Oct
Freddy Cole
21 Nov
Beth Custer
01 Aug
Harry Duncan
03 Oct
Kai Eckhardt
03 Jan
Lisa Engelken
26 Sep
Don Friedman
07 Nov
Roger Glenn
05 Dec
Kimberly Gordon
28 Mar
Marty Grosz
29 Aug
Alex Hahn
08 Aug
Bill Holman
28 Feb
Tommy Igoe
07 Mar
Namita Kapoor
22 Aug
27 Jun
Lisa Mezzacappa
24 Oct
25 Jul
Glenn Richman
15 Aug
Alfredo Rodriguez
25 Apr
Dan Sabanovich
02 May
Grant Stewart
12 Dec
Judy Wexler
04 Apr