Desert Island Jazz
David Belove (2008)

(Photo by Hugh Lovell)

Bassist David Belove has been a part of the Bay Area music scene for over 30 years. After San Francisco State University and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, he began a career which has seen him not only perform and record with the likes of Danilo Perez, Tito Puente, Eddie Harris, Mark Levine and Larry Coryell, but also go back to the classroom, on the other side of the desk, as it were, as part of the faculty at Berkeley's Jazzschool. Born and raised in Kansas City, he played with a fellow Missourian, the even younger but then equally unknown Pat Metheny.

David has not only a good ear, but a good eye, and his photography has graced many a recording project.
Pick Artist Album Song Label
# 1 Israel "Cachao" Lopez Cachao y Su Ritmo Caliente--From Havana to New York Descarga Cubana Caney Records
# 2 Thelonious Monk Quartet with John Coltrane Thelonious Monk Quartet with John Coltrane at Carnegie Hall Ruby, My Dear Blue Note
# 3 Pat Metheny Trio Day Trip Son of Thirteen Nonesuch
# 4 James Brown 40th Anniversary Collection Mother Popcorn Polygram
# 5 Dori Caymmi Kicking Cans Migration Warner Bros
# 6 Weather Report with Jaco Pastorius Heavy Weather Teen Town Sony
# 7 Miles Davis Kind of Blue So What Columbia
# 8 Charles Mingus Mingus Ah-Um Self-Portrait in Three Colors Columbia
         
Book Charles Mingus, "Beneath the Underdog"
         
Luxury Item A solar-powered ham radio
Alternate Picks/Not Broadcast
Alt 1 Kim Burrell Kim Burrell Live Iíll Keep Holdiní On Electra
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