Desert Island Jazz
Mark Applebaum (2007)

Visit Website

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
Paul Anastasio
25 Sep
Macy Blackman
19 Jun
George Cole
21 Aug
Alex Condé
06 Mar
Kit Eakle
04 Sep
Phillip Greenlief
13 Feb
Noah Griffin
06 Nov
Tammy Hall
27 Feb
Alan Hall
22 May
Christian Howes
27 Mar
Kymberly Jackson
03 Apr
Julie Kelly
20 Feb
Maya Kronfeld and Valerie Troutt
29 May
Jennifer Lee
17 Apr
Steven Lugerner
24 Jul
Steve McQuarry
05 Jun
Jacqui Naylor
13 Nov
Dave Newhouse
14 Aug
Zack Rogow
24 Apr
Holli Ross
17 Jul
Ellen Seeling
02 Oct
Richard Seidel
09 Oct
Edward Simon
31 Jul
Tessa Souter
23 Oct
Steve Turré
07 Aug
Donna Viscuso
20 Nov
Patrick Wolff
16 Jan