Desert Island Jazz
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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