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  • Toby Gleason (2007)
    Toby Gleason is from one of our Bay Area jazz families: his father was the late legendary music critic, author, music TV host, documentarian and Monterey Jazz Festival co-founder Ralph J. Gleason, and since 1988 Toby has managed his father's collected works as president of the family-owned company Jazz Casual Productions, Inc. Toby spent many years working in the sales and promotion areas for a variety of record companies, one-stops and retailers. He's been an assistant editor of "Rolling Stone" magazine, has a 25-year-plus career in commercial and corporate voice-over (he's the voice of See's Candies). He's been a working publicist, a jazz disk jockey and a radio producer. He's got a knack for tracking down historical musical tidbits, and has been called by the Grateful Dead Archive "a rock-and-roll detective".
    Pick Artist Album Song Label
    # 1 Les McCann and Eddie Harris Swiss Movement Compared to What? (Atlantic)
    # 2 Cal Tjader Black Orchid Lullaby of Birdland (Fantasy)
    # 3 Charles Mingus Mingus at Monterey (LP) Duke Ellington Medley (Prestige)
    # 4 Horace Silver Song for My Father Song for My Father (Blue Note)
    # 5 John Coltrane Blue Train Blue Train (Blue Note)
    # 6 Cannonball Adderley The Best of Cannonball Adderley: The Capitol Years Mercy, Mercy, Mercy (Capitol)
    # 7 Duke Ellington   Love You Madly  
    Book Jerry Wexler, "A Life in Rhythm"
    Luxury Item A massage chair
    Alternate Picks/Not Broadcast
    Alt 1 Miles Davis Kind of Blue   (Columbia)
    Alt 2 Thelonious Monk Monk Blue Monk (Prestige)
    Alt 3 Charlie Parker Charlie Parker with Strings: The Master Takes   (Verve)
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    Natalie Cressman
    10 Feb
    Hershey Felder
    07 Apr
    Aaron Germain
    06 Jan
    Robin Gregory
    17 Feb
    Kasey Knudsen
    17 Mar
    Ray Obiedo
    10 Mar
    Sandi Poindexter
    24 Mar
    David Rogers
    24 Feb