Desert Island Jazz
Taylor Eigsti (2008)

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Still only 23 years old at the time of his appearance on "Desert Island Jazz", Menlo Park native Taylor Eigsti may not yet have done it all, but he has done a lot.

He got his professional jazz piano start at the age of only 8 opening for David Benoit. Only four years later, he played with Dave Brubeck. (A decade later, their friendship continues, and Taylor stayed with the Brubecks when Tayor was appearing at the Newport Jazz Festival.) After such a start, an appearance on Marian McPartland's "Piano Jazz" was only to be expected, but his two Grammy nominations (Best Instrumental Composition and Best Jazz Solo Performance)
are testament to a true talent, of which we are sure to see much, much more.
Pick Artist Album Song Label
# 1 Nancy Wilson and Cannonball Adderley Nancy Wilson/Cannonball Adderley The Masquerade Is Over (Capitol)
# 2 Kenny Kirkland Kenny Kirkland Celia (GRP)
# 3 Brad Mehldau House on Hill August Ending (Nonesuch)
# 4 Kneebody Kneebody Live, Vol. 1 Never Remember (
# 5 Kenny Wheeler Gnu High (LP) Smatter (ECM)
# 6 Björk Selmasongs: Music from the Motion Picture Soundtrack "Dancer in the Dark" Scatterhead (Elektra)
# 7 Joni Mitchell For the Roses For the Roses (Asylum)
# 8 Nick Drake Five Leaves Left River Man (Hannibal)
Book "Natural Wonders of the World"
Luxury Item A football and a piano
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