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  • 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
    Chris Amberger
    23 Jun
    Buzz Brooks
    28 Apr
    Jarrett Cherner
    16 Jun
    Natalie Cressman
    10 Feb
    Hershey Felder
    07 Apr
    Aaron Germain
    06 Jan
    Robin Gregory
    17 Feb
    Kasey Knudsen
    17 Mar
    Matthew Montfort
    26 May
    Ray Obiedo
    10 Mar
    Sandi Poindexter
    24 Mar
    David Rogers
    24 Feb
    Lizz Wright
    09 Jun
    Jason Yeager
    02 Jun