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  • 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)
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    Chris Amberger
    23 Jun
    Gerald Beckett
    01 Sep
    Buzz Brooks
    28 Apr
    Jarrett Cherner
    16 Jun
    Kev Choice
    30 Jun
    Anat Cohen
    28 Jul
    Natalie Cressman
    10 Feb
    Hershey Felder
    07 Apr
    Mitchell Feldman
    18 Aug
    Aaron Germain
    06 Jan
    Robin Gregory
    17 Feb
    Kasey Knudsen
    17 Mar
    Matthew Montfort
    26 May
    Andrea Motis
    21 Jul
    Ray Obiedo
    10 Mar
    John Pizzarelli
    25 Aug
    Sandi Poindexter
    24 Mar
    David Rogers
    24 Feb
    George Winston
    04 Aug
    Lizz Wright
    09 Jun
    Jason Yeager
    02 Jun