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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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Steve Adams
30 May
Cheryl Bentyne
17 Oct
Will Bernard
11 Apr
Barbara Borden
21 Mar
Jim Butler
13 Jun
Ian Carey
21 Feb
Judy Chaikin
17 Jan
Mike Clark
10 Oct
Freddy Cole
21 Nov
Beth Custer
01 Aug
Harry Duncan
03 Oct
Kai Eckhardt
03 Jan
Lisa Engelken
26 Sep
Don Friedman
07 Nov
Roger Glenn
05 Dec
Kimberly Gordon
28 Mar
Marty Grosz
29 Aug
Alex Hahn
08 Aug
Bill Holman
28 Feb
Tommy Igoe
07 Mar
Namita Kapoor
22 Aug
27 Jun
Lisa Mezzacappa
24 Oct
25 Jul
Glenn Richman
15 Aug
Alfredo Rodriguez
25 Apr
Dan Sabanovich
02 May
Grant Stewart
12 Dec
Judy Wexler
04 Apr