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
Alex Condé
06 Mar
Phillip Greenlief
13 Feb
Tammy Hall
27 Feb
Christian Howes
27 Mar
Julie Kelly
20 Feb
Patrick Wolff
16 Jan