Desert Island Jazz
Evan Price (2003)
Evan is the newest member of the Turtle Island String Quartet. He's only 24 years old, but appears to have made quite a name for himself. He's won lots of competitions: U.S. Scottish Fiddling Champion, Kentucky State Fiddle Champion, twice Canadian Junior Fiddle Champion, and a five-time Canadian Novelty Fiddling Champion; and the list of people he's played with is just as impressive: Stephane Grappelli, Claude "Fiddler" Williams, Vassar Clements, Johnny Frigo, Johnny Gimble, Buddy Spicher, Alasdair Fraser, Mark O'Connor, Stevie Wonder, Natalie Cole, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant, Roberta Flack, and Patti Austin.
He's studied with Matt Glaser at Berklee (it was Glaser who hooked him up with TISQ), and is now teaching at Wellesley College.
Pick Artist Album Song Label
# 1 Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli Souvenirs Night and Day (London)
# 2 Lost World String Band Ready to Wear (LP) It's a Sin to Tell a Lie (Brown 'n' Serve)
# 3 Lester Young Lester Young Trio I Found a New Baby (Verve)
# 4 Dave Brubeck and Paul Desmond Duets You Go to My Head (A&M)
# 5 Ludwig van Beethoven Late String Quartets, Guarneri Quartet String Quartet in F, Op. 135 (RCA)
# 6 Turtle Island String Quartet Danzon Schizo Grosso (Koch)
# 7 Ella Fitzgerald At the Opera House Oh, Lady Be Good (Verve)
# 8 Erich Wolfgang Korngold Chilingirian Quartet String Quartet No. 3 (RCA)
         
Book Lao Tzu, "The Way of Life"
         
Luxury Item A kitchen
Alternate Picks/Not Broadcast
Alt 1 Count Basie The Best of the Roulette Years Scoot (Roulette)
Alt 2 Leo Kotke That's What N/A (Private Music)
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