Desert Island Jazz
Kristen Strom (2005)

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Saxophonist KRISTEN STROM is in great demand these days.

In addition to leading her own ensemble, the Kristen Strom Quintet, she is an integral part of some of the San Francisco Bay Area's leading bands. She has performed with many well-known artists, including Manhattan Transfer, Roberta Flack, Johnny Mathis, Jimmy Heath, Steve Turre, Kevin Mahogany, Michel LeGrand, the San Jose Symphony, the Temptations, Natalie Cole, The Four Tops, and the San Francisco Production Beach Blanket Babylon. In addition to her solo album, "Intention", she has recorded more than 25 CDs with various jazz and pop artists, including John Worley and Worlview, Ed Johnson and Novo Tempo, Wally Schnalle, Burning Bridges, Tim Volpicella and Gail Dobson and four albums with The Nuclear Whales Saxophone Orchestra. Her touring schedule has included performances across the U.S., Canada, Europe and Asia with the Nuclear Whales and others.

Kristen is saxophone instructor at Santa Clara University, is on the faculty of the Stanford Jazz Workshop and is the Education Consultant for the San Jose Jazz Society.

Kristen has a B.A. in Music from San Jose State University, as well as graduate studies in music education, and studied saxophone and woodwinds with Joe Henderson, Mel Martin and Victor Morosco.
Pick Artist Album Song Label
# 1 Wayne Shorter Native Dancer Punta de Areia (Columbia)
# 2 Joe Henderson State of the Tenor Loose Change (Blue Note)
# 3 Shirley Horn I Love You, Paris I Loves You, Porgy (Verve Gitanes)
# 4 Jennifer Scott Emotional Girl I Will Not Waste Another Day (Carltunes)
# 5 Ornette Coleman The Shape of Jazz to Come Lonely Woman (Atlantic)
# 6 Miles Davis with Gil Evans Sketches of Spain Saeta (Columbia)
# 7 Zakir Hussein Making Music Zakir (ECM)
# 8 Chick Corea Three Quartets Part 2 (Stretch)
Book Neal Stephenson, "Cryptonomicon"
Luxury Item A solar-powered laptop
Alternate Picks/Not Broadcast
Alt 1 Joo Bosco Minha Historia Coisa Feta (Philips)
Alt 2 John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman My One and Only Love (Impulse)
Alt 3 Bill Evans We Will Meet Again Laurie (Warner Bros)
Alt 4 Joe Henderson Double Rainbow N/A (Verve)
Alt 5 Keith Jarrett My Song N/A (ECM)
Alt 6 Pat Metheny First Circle N/A (ECM)
Alt 7 Joni Mitchell Shadows and Light Amelia (Asylum)
Alt 8 Chris Potter Gratitude Sun King (Verve)
Alt 9 Sergei Rachmaninoff N/A Symphony No. 2, Op. 27 N/A
Alt 10 Elis Regina Essa Mulher N/A (WEA Latina)
Alt 11 Sonny Rollins Saxophone Colossus N/A (Prestige)
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