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
Paul Anastasio
25 Sep
Macy Blackman
19 Jun
George Cole
21 Aug
Alex Condé
06 Mar
Kit Eakle
04 Sep
Phillip Greenlief
13 Feb
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
Dave Newhouse
14 Aug
Zack Rogow
24 Apr
Holli Ross
17 Jul
Ellen Seeling
02 Oct
Edward Simon
31 Jul
Steve Turré
07 Aug
Patrick Wolff
16 Jan