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
Melissa Aldana
11 Mar
Ron E. Beck
29 Apr
Shanna Carlson
18 Mar
Sara Caswell
25 Mar
Allison Miller
15 Apr
Fred Randolph
05 Feb
Marcus Shelby
15 Jan
Bria Skonberg
04 Mar
Mark Soskin
20 May
John Stowell
08 Apr
Roseanna Vitro
26 Feb