Desert Island Jazz
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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