Desert Island Jazz
Peter Apfelbaum (2006)

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One of the most stellar of the many jazz stars to emerge from Phil Hardymon's Berkeley High School Jazz Project, Peter Apfelbaum is a contemporary of such as pianist Benny Green and fellow-saxophononist Craig Handy, both of whom were in Peter's 1977 Hieroglyphics Ensemble and both of whom, like Peter, now live in the Big Apple.

The Hieroglyphics Ensemble has enjoyed several incarnations, in time and in geography. Pin Peter down? First, you have to find him; then, once you've found him, don't waste your time trying--he's uncategorizable.
Pick Artist Album Song Label
# 1 Donny Hathaway The Best of Donny Hathaway Song for You (Atlantic)
# 2 Cecil Taylor and Louis Moholo Concrete Stone (Fmp/Musica Jazz)
# 3 Sekou Kouyate   title unknown (Mali Stars)
# 4 Elysian Fields Queen of the Meadow Tides of the Moon (Jetset)
# 5 Walter Hawkins The Best of Love Alive Until I Found the Lord (Light)
# 6 Duke Ellington The Private Collection, Vol. 5 Village of the Virgins(from "The River" ) (Saja)
# 7 Bob Dylan World Gone Wrong Lone Pilgrim (Columbia)
Book For near-term reading: Jonathan Franzen, "The Corrections"
For long-term reading: Dylan Thomas, "Collected Poems"
Luxury Item A Bösendorfer concert grand piano, else a Steinway "D"
Alternate Picks/Not Broadcast
Alt 1 The Art Ensemble of Chicago Fanfare for the Warriors Nonaah (Koch)
Alt 2 Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers Hooray for Art Blakey, Vol. 1(LP)   (Session Disc)
Alt 3 Nana Vasconcelos Storytelling Afternoon in the North/Uma Tarde No Norte (Hemisphere)
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06 Nov
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27 Feb
Alan Hall
22 May
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27 Mar
Kymberly Jackson
03 Apr
Julie Kelly
20 Feb
Maya Kronfeld and Valerie Troutt
29 May
Jennifer Lee
17 Apr
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24 Jul
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05 Jun
Jacqui Naylor
13 Nov
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14 Aug
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24 Apr
Holli Ross
17 Jul
Ellen Seeling
02 Oct
Richard Seidel
09 Oct
Edward Simon
31 Jul
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23 Oct
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07 Aug
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20 Nov
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16 Jan