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  • Paul van Wageningen (2009)
    Drummer Paul van Wageningen was born in Amsterdam, Netherlands, and studied at the Amsterdam Conservatory before moving to New York City in order be closer to the American scene. Since he moved to the Bay Area in 1979, hes been a member of innumerable groups, including those of Andy Narell, Pete Escovedo, and Ray Obiedo, as well as being part of Mark Levine and the Latin Tinge, and John Santos and the Machete Ensemble. He also works outside the jazz and Afro-Cuban scene, appearing on recordings across a wide range of genres, among them blues, inside, outside, free jazz, rock, pop, funk the list is endless. On some of those recordings he shares rhythm duties with his bassist brother Marc, with whom he co-leads the VW Brothers Band.
    Pick Artist Album Song Label
    # 1 John Coltrane Olé Olé (Atlantic)
    # 2 Elvin Jones Puttin' It Together Gingerbread Boy (Blue Note)
    # 3 Batacumbele Con un Poco de Songo (LP) Se Le Ve (Tierrazo)
    # 4 Tower of Power Back to Oakland (LP) Oakland Stroke (Warner Bros)
    # 5 James Brown 20 All-Time Greatest Hits Cold Sweat (Polydor)
    # 6 Joe Zawinul and the Zawinul Syndicate Vienna Nights: Live at Joe Zawinul's Birdland Intro to a Mighty Theme (BHM)
    # 7 Elis Regina Elis (LP) Amor Até O Fim (Philips)
    # 8 Miles Davis Nefertiti Fall (Columbia)
    # 9 Karim Ziad Ifrikya Aît Oumar (ACT)
    # 10 Dafnis Prieto Absolute Quintet Afrotango (Zoho)
             
    Book Arnon Grunberg, "Tirza"
             
    Luxury Item A private chef
    Castaways by date
    Buzz Brooks
    28 Apr
    Jarrett Cherner
    16 Jun
    Natalie Cressman
    10 Feb
    Hershey Felder
    07 Apr
    Aaron Germain
    06 Jan
    Robin Gregory
    17 Feb
    Kasey Knudsen
    17 Mar
    Matthew Montfort
    26 May
    Ray Obiedo
    10 Mar
    Sandi Poindexter
    24 Mar
    David Rogers
    24 Feb
    Lizz Wright
    09 Jun
    Jason Yeager
    02 Jun