Desert Island Jazz
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, he’s 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
Paul Anastasio
25 Sep
Macy Blackman
19 Jun
George Cole
21 Aug
Alex Condé
06 Mar
Kit Eakle
04 Sep
Phillip Greenlief
13 Feb
Tammy Hall
27 Feb
Alan Hall
22 May
Christian Howes
27 Mar
Kymberly Jackson
03 Apr
Julie Kelly
20 Feb
Maya Kronfeld and Valerie Troutt
29 May
Jennifer Lee
17 Apr
Steven Lugerner
24 Jul
Steve McQuarry
05 Jun
Dave Newhouse
14 Aug
Zack Rogow
24 Apr
Holli Ross
17 Jul
Ellen Seeling
02 Oct
Edward Simon
31 Jul
Steve Turré
07 Aug
Patrick Wolff
16 Jan