Desert Island Jazz
Rudy Salvini (2005)
Rudy Salvini, bandleader and trumpet player, has been a driving force in Bay Area music since he formed his first big band in 1954. The band recorded their first album, Intro to Jazz in 1958 and played the first Monterey Jazz Festival that same year. They returned in subsequent years to back Mel Tormé, Billy Eckstein and Earl (Fatha) Hines. The Rudy Salvini Band had the honor of being the first big band to play Stern Grove along with Vince Guaraldi, John Handy and Turk Murphy in 1966. The fame of the band skyrocketed during a five-year engagement at the Sands Ballroom in Oakland, CA. Other performances include Irving Granz’s Jazz a la Carte, San Francisco State Concert with Shelly Manne, numerous university campus tours, Great American Music Hall and Moscone Center.
Pick Artist Album Song Label
# 1 Chet Baker Chet Baker with Strings Love Walked In (Columbia)
# 2 Stan Kenton Contemporary Concepts Stompin' at the Savoy (Capitol)
# 3 Stan Getz People Time I Remember Clifford (Verve)
# 4 Harry James The Golden Trumpet of Harry James Ultra (London)
# 5 Mel Tormé and the Marty Paich Dektette Reunion The Goodbye Look (Concord)
# 6 Guido Basso Guido Basso Stablemates (Innovation)
# 7 Bill Charlap All through the Night Roundabout (Criss Cross)
# 8 Miles Davis Birth of the Cool Rocker (Capitol)
Book Duke Ellington, "Music Is My Mistress"
Luxury Item Batteries & an iPod, and Sapphire Bombay gin and tonic
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