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
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