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
Melissa Aldana
11 Mar
Ron E. Beck
29 Apr
Pascal Bokar
07 Oct
Shanna Carlson
18 Mar
Sara Caswell
25 Mar
Carlos D'l Puerto
22 Jul
Kellye Gray
15 Jul
David Hart
04 Nov
Bruce Jenkins
09 Dec
Ellen Johnson
17 Jun
Steffen Kuehn
02 Dec
Paul McCandless
08 Jul
Allison Miller
15 Apr
Melissa Morgan
29 Jul
Linda Oh
05 Aug
Dafnis Prieto
24 Jun
Jim Pugh
30 Sep
Fred Randolph
05 Feb
Harvie S
03 Jun
Jake Shapiro
10 Jun
Marcus Shelby
15 Jan
Bria Skonberg
04 Mar
Mark Soskin
20 May
Leslie Stoval
19 Aug
John Stowell
08 Apr
Toots Thielemans
02 Sep
Roseanna Vitro
26 Feb
Paul VornHagen
14 Oct
Don Was
12 Aug
Danielle Wertz
27 May
Howard Wiley
28 Oct