Desert Island Jazz
James Carter (2003)
Carter was born in Detroit, Michigan and learned to play there before moving to New York City. He has been prominent as a performer and recording artist on the jazz scene since the mid-1990s, playing saxophones, flute, and bass clarinet. As a young man, he attended Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp and was a member of the group, Bird-Trane-Sco-Now. On his album, Chasin' the Gypsy (2000), he recorded with his cousin Regina Carter, a jazz violinist. Carter has won the critics' choice award for baritone saxophone three years in a row from Down Beat magazine. He has played on albums with Cyrus Chestnut, Wynton Marsalis and the Mingus Big Band
Pick Artist Album Song Label
# 1 Billie Holiday and Lester Young The Quintessential Billie Holiday, Vol. 4 Mean to Me (Columbia)
# 2 Duke Ellington 70th Birthday Concert 4:30 Blues/El Gato (Blue Note)
# 3 Eddie Harris Playing with Myself N/A (RCA)
# 4 World Saxophone Quartet Revue Revue (Black Saint)
# 5 The Funk Brothers Standing in the Shadows of Motown N/A (Hip-O)
# 6 The Quintet of the Hot Club of France 1944-1946 Nuages/Artillerie Lourde (Classics)
# 7 Mahalia Jackson The Essential Mahalia Jackson How I Got Over (Metro)
# 8 Don Byas Savoy Jam Party: The Savoy Sessions Worried and Blue (Savoy)
Book Works of Octavia Butler; or an unspecified book about the Territory Bands
Luxury Item A large sound system
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