Desert Island Jazz
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
Paul Anastasio
25 Sep
Macy Blackman
19 Jun
George Cole
21 Aug
Alex Condé
06 Mar
Kit Eakle
04 Sep
Phillip Greenlief
13 Feb
Noah Griffin
06 Nov
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
Jacqui Naylor
13 Nov
Dave Newhouse
14 Aug
Zack Rogow
24 Apr
Holli Ross
17 Jul
Ellen Seeling
02 Oct
Richard Seidel
09 Oct
Edward Simon
31 Jul
Tessa Souter
23 Oct
Steve Turré
07 Aug
Donna Viscuso
20 Nov
Patrick Wolff
16 Jan