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  • Michael Zilber (2006)

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    Michael Zilber, whom jazz legend Dave Liebman calls “one of the best composers and players around anywhere, period!” was born and raised in Vancouver, Canada. He moved to Boston in his late teens and to New York City in his early twenties. He has performed and/or recorded with Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Stitt, Liebman, Miroslav Vitous, Bob Berg, Eddie Henderson, Fareed Haque, Geoff Keezer, Donald Harrison, John Handy, Dave Douglas, Rachel Z, James Genus, Rodney Holmes, Narada Michael Walden and Barry Finnerty, among many others.
    Pick Artist Album Song Label
    # 1 John Coltrane A Love Supreme Pursuance (Impulse)
    # 2 Aretha Franklin Jazz to Soul Today I Sing the Blues (Columbia)
    # 3 Wayne Shorter Native Dancer Ponta de Areia (Columbia)
    # 4 Frank Sinatra In the Wee Small Hours I Get Along without You Very Well (Capitol)
    # 5 Joe Henderson Big Band Without a Song (Verve)
    # 6 The Beatles Abbey Road Because (Capitol)
    # 7 Miles Davis Miles Ahead Springsville (Columbia)
    # 8 Duke Ellington and John Coltrane Duke Ellington and John Coltrane My Little Brown Book (Impulse)
    # 9 James Taylor Live Secret o' Life (Sony)
    Book The complete works of William Shakespeare
    Luxury Item A solar-powered coffee grinder, and an air drop of Peet's beans
    Alternate Picks/Not Broadcast
    Alt 1 Ray Charles His Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 You Don't Know Me (DCC)
    Alt 2 John Coltrane Crescent Bessie's Blues (Impulse)
    Alt 3 John Coltrane Coltrane's Sound Satellite (Atlantic)
    Alt 4 Miles Davis and Gil Evans The Best of Miles Davis and Gil Evans My Man's Gone Now (Columbia)
    Alt 5 Dexter Gordon The Best of Dexter Gordon: The Blue Note Years It's You or No One (Blue Note)
    Alt 6 Paul McCartney McCartney Maybe I'm Amazed (Capitol)
    Alt 7 Charles Mingus Let My Children Hear Music The Shoes of the Fisherman's Wife Are Some Jive Ass Slippers (Columbia)
    Alt 8 Oregon 45th Parallel Pageant (Portrait)
    Alt 9 Jaco Pastorius Word of Mouth 3 Views of a Secret (Warner Bros)
    Alt 10 Wayne Shorter Alegria Bachianas Brasileras No. 5 (Verve)
    Alt 11 Toots Thielemans "The Brasil Project, Vol. 2 (Private Music)
    Alt 12 Stevie Wonder Song Review: A Greatest Hits Collection Overjoyed (Motown)
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