Desert Island Jazz
Mark Applebaum (2007)

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Mark Applebaum is Associate Professor of Composition and Theory at Stanford University, arriving there via graduate studies at UC San Diego after graduating from Carleton College.

Mark is also a jazz pianist. Further, he builds sounds sculptures, which are, as Mark puts it, "intended as visual art objects ... they're very beautiful ... made out of junk, and found objects and hardware, and mounted on electroacoustic soundboards; I improvise with chopsticks and knitting needeles and violin bows and plectra and wind-up toys."
Pick Artist Album Song Label
# 1 Denny Zeitlin Zeitgeist (LP) I Got Rhythm (Columbia)
# 2 Chick Corea Now He Sings, Now He Sobs Matrix (Blue Note)
# 3 Michel Petrucciani Live Solo Little Piece in C for U (Dreyfus)
# 4 Art Tatum Art Tatum Masterpieces (LP) Get Happy (MCA)
# 5 Pete Johnson Master of Boogie Climbin' and Screamin' (Milan)
# 6 Bill Evans Paris Concert, Edition 2 Re: Person I Knew (Blue Note)
# 7 Richie Beirach Elegy for Bill Evans (LP) Nardis (Palo Alto)
# 8 Gonzalo Rubalcaba Live at Montreux Well You Needn't (Blue Note)
# 9 Jean-Michel Pilc Welcome Home Giant Steps (Dreyfus)
# 10 Keith Jarrett Whisper Not What Is This Thing Called Love? (ECM)
Book The Real Book
Luxury Item A piano: either a Fazioli F 308 Concert Grand (10', four pedals) or a Bösendorfer 290 Imperial Grand (nine extra bass notes)
Alternate Picks/Not Broadcast
Alt 1 Kenny Barron 1 + 1 + 1   (Blackhawk)
Alt 2 Paul Bley Copenhagen and Haarlem   (Arista)
Alt 3 Joanne Brackeen Keyed In   (Tapan Zee)
Alt 4 Michel Camilo Michel Camilo   (Portrait)
Alt 5 Herbie Hancock Speak Like a Child   (Blue Note)
Alt 6 Ahmad Jamal Digital Works   (Atlantic)
Alt 7 Thelonious Monk The Unique Thelonious Monk   (Riverside)
Alt 8 Oscar Peterson Tracks   (MPS)
Alt 9 Cecil Taylor For Olim   (Soul Note)
Alt 10 Billy Taylor Solo   (Taylor Made)
Alt 11 McCoy Tyner Supertrios   (Milestone)
Alt 12 Mary Lou Williams Free Spirit   (Inner City)
Castaways by date
Melissa Aldana
11 Mar
Ron E. Beck
29 Apr
Pascal Bokar
07 Oct
Shanna Carlson
18 Mar
Sara Caswell
25 Mar
Carlos D'l Puerto
22 Jul
Kellye Gray
15 Jul
David Hart
04 Nov
Ellen Johnson
17 Jun
Steffen Kuehn
02 Dec
Paul McCandless
08 Jul
Allison Miller
15 Apr
Melissa Morgan
29 Jul
Linda Oh
05 Aug
Dafnis Prieto
24 Jun
Jim Pugh
30 Sep
Fred Randolph
05 Feb
Harvie S
03 Jun
Jake Shapiro
10 Jun
Marcus Shelby
15 Jan
Bria Skonberg
04 Mar
Mark Soskin
20 May
Leslie Stoval
19 Aug
John Stowell
08 Apr
Toots Thielemans
02 Sep
Roseanna Vitro
26 Feb
Paul VornHagen
14 Oct
Don Was
12 Aug
Danielle Wertz
27 May
Howard Wiley
28 Oct