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  • Mark Little (2003)
    If you that have seen the Mark Little Band more than once, you know that the show is never the same way twice. We strive for originality, tight musicianship and thoughtful, concise improvisation. All of the people mentioned have been involved in more than one performance, and are likely to do so again.

    The nucleus of this group is Mark Little and Dan Mitchell, and the supporting cast they employ is never short on talent or taste. All of the players mentioned here are truly fantastic in their own individual ways, and we're very pleased and honored to have shared the stage with all of them. We're getting in touch with all of these fine musicians for input on their respective pages here on
    Pick Artist Album Song Label
    # 1 Bill Evans and Jim Hall Undercurrent Romain (Blue Note)
    # 2 Bill Evans Empathy Danny Boy (Verve)
    # 3 Keith Jarrett Facing You Landscape for Future Earth (ECM)
    # 4 Charles Mingus, featuring Eric Dolphy Charles Mingus Presents Charles Mingus What Love (Candid)
    # 5 Jaki Byard The Jaki Byard Experience Evidence (Prestige)
    # 6 Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys Basin St. Blues: The Tiffany Transcriptions, Vol. 3 Barnard Blues (Rhino)
    # 7 James Brown Papa's Got a Brand New Bag Cold Sweat (Polydor)
    # 8 Thelonious Monk Solo Monk Monk's Point (Columbia)
    # 9 Weather Report Sweetnighter Adios (Columbia)
    Book Joachim-Ernst Berendt, "The World Is Sound, Nada Brahma: Music and the Language of Consciousness"
    Luxury Item Dreyer's "Rocky Road" ice cream
    Alternate Picks/Not Broadcast
    Alt 1 Johannes Brahms Rudolf Serkin with the Cleveland Orchestra Conducted by George Szell Adagio from Piano Concerto No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 15 (Sony Classical)
    Alt 2 Miles Davis Milestones N/A (Columbia)
    Alt 3 Keith Jarrett Belonging N/A (ECM)
    Alt 4 Wynton Marsalis The Majesty of the Blues N/A (Columbia)
    Alt 5 Thelonious Monk Thelonious Monk with John Coltrane N/A (OJC)
    Alt 6 Tom Waits Nighthawks at the Diner N/A (Asylum)
    Alt 7 Nancy Wilson and Cannonball Adderley Nancy Wilson/Cannonball Adderley The Masquerade Is Over (Capitol)
    Castaways by date
    George Cotsirilos
    09 Feb
    Steve Dalachinsky
    13 Apr
    Ed Klitsch
    05 Jan
    Andy Stein
    30 Mar