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  • Wally Schnalle (2008)

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    Wally Schnalle has been all over the Bay Area jazz scene since he quit his Silicon Valley desk job back in 1984 in order to pursue a career playing drums. Since then, it's been one long drum-athon: he's put out three or four cutting-edge recordings, and played countless festivals (yes, including Monterey). He's a teacher, and also a writer (he's editor for DRUM! magazine). "Wally kicks butt!" says Steve Gadd (and he should know what he's talking about: he's one of the most recorded drummers in history).
    Pick Artist Album Song Label
    # 1 Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers Album of the Year Witch Hunt (Timeless)
    # 2 Jack DeJohnette Special Edition One for Eric (ECM)
    # 3 The Jimi Hendrix Experience Axis: Bold As Love Little Wing (MCA)
    # 4 Miles Davis Nefertiti Nefertiti (Columbia)
    # 5 Billy Cobham Spectrum Searching for the Right Door (Atlantic)
    # 6 Aaron Copland The Essence of America: Aaron Copland
    Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony
    Appalachian Spring (RCA)
    # 7 John Coltrane A Love Supreme Acknowledgement Impulse
             
    Book J.R.R. Tolkien, The "Lord of the Rings" Trilogy
             
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    Castaways by date
    Natalie Cressman
    10 Feb
    Aaron Germain
    06 Jan
    Robin Gregory
    17 Feb
    Kasey Knudsen
    17 Mar
    Ray Obiedo
    10 Mar
    Sandi Poindexter
    24 Mar
    David Rogers
    24 Feb