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, 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"
         
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30 May
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17 Oct
Will Bernard
11 Apr
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Jim Butler
13 Jun
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21 Feb
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17 Jan
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10 Oct
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01 Aug
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03 Oct
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03 Jan
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26 Sep
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28 Mar
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29 Aug
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08 Aug
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28 Feb
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07 Mar
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22 Aug
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25 Jul
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15 Aug
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25 Apr
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02 May
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04 Apr