Desert Island Jazz
Hal Stein (2007)

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One minute New Jersey-born Hal Stein is a 15-year-old in 1944 appearing on stage at New York City's Town Hall alongside his idol, Don Byas; the next he's an elder statesman of jazz in 2007 teaching at Stanford University and appearing all over the San Francisco Bay Area. What happened in between?

What happened in between was that he appeared in the big bands of Benny Carter, Gene Krupa, Claude Thornhill, Artie Shaw, Georgie Auld, Hampton Hawes, Toshiko Akioshi, and Joe Henderson, and the small groups of Henry "Red" Allen, Trummy Young, Teddy Wilson, Tony Scott, J.C. Heard, Charlie Mingus, Kenny Dorham, Roy Haynes, Gerry Mulligan, Elvin Jones, Teddy Charles, Kenny Drew, Bill Evans, Joe Farrell, and Chick Corea, and was also one of the "Four Altos" on the 1957 Prestige recording with Phil Woods, Gene Quill and Sahib Shihab.
Pick Artist Album Song Label
# 1 The Chocolate Dandies Benny Carter, Music Master I Can't Believe That You're in Love with Me (Proper)
# 2 Coleman Hawkins Bebop Spoken Here Disorder at the Border (Proper)
# 3 Coleman Hawkins Ken Burns Jazz The Man I Love (Verve)
# 4 Don Byas Complete American Small Group Recordings Riffin' and Jivin' (Definitive)
# 5 Thomas "Fats" Waller Greatest Hits Your Feet's Too Big (RCA)
# 6 Billie Holiday The Quintessential Billie Holiday, Vol. 4 Foolin' Myself (Columbia)
# 7 Charlie Parker Yardbird Suite Yardbird Suite (Rhino)
# 8 Charlie Parker Yardbird Suite Donna Lee (Rhino)
# 9 Don Byas Complete American Small Group Recordings Stardust (Definitive)
# 10 Duke Ellington and His Orchestra, featuring Ben Webster Fargo ND 1940 Stardust (Vintage Jazz Classics)
# 11 Stan Getz Serenity On Green Dolphin Street (EmArcy)
Book A book by Khalil Gibran
Luxury Item A CD player
Alternate Picks/Not Broadcast
Alt 1 Al Casey Buck Jumpin' Buck Jumpin' (OJC)
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