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30 May
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17 Oct
Will Bernard
11 Apr
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21 Mar
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13 Jun
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21 Feb
Judy Chaikin
17 Jan
Mike Clark
10 Oct
Freddy Cole
21 Nov
Beth Custer
01 Aug
Harry Duncan
03 Oct
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03 Jan
Lisa Engelken
26 Sep
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07 Nov
Roger Glenn
05 Dec
Kimberly Gordon
28 Mar
Marty Grosz
29 Aug
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08 Aug
Bill Holman
28 Feb
Tommy Igoe
07 Mar
Namita Kapoor
22 Aug
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27 Jun
Lisa Mezzacappa
24 Oct
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25 Jul
Glenn Richman
15 Aug
Alfredo Rodriguez
25 Apr
Dan Sabanovich
02 May
Grant Stewart
12 Dec
Judy Wexler
04 Apr


Most Recent Castaway - 22nd July, 2016
Carlos D'l Puerto (2016)

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Bassist, composer, arranger. educator and author Carlos D'l Puerto was born in Cuba. He comes from a long tradition there of classically trained bass players.

In 1967, Carlos joined the newly formed Orquesta Cubana de Música Moderna, where he met, among others, Chucho Valdés, Paquito D'Rivera and Arturo Sandoval. In 1973, they formed Irakere, and a new Cuban jazz movement began. Carlos is credited with redefining Cuba's musical education by introducing into the Cuban school system electric bass techniques and Cuban rhythms.

As an educator, Carlos has s developed study plans and has written books on technique that are used by a lot of music programs. And as a musician, he's played just about every musical festival in the world, and shared the stage with Dizzy Gillespie, Bill Evans, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea and so many more.

Since 2003 Carlos has lived in Finland, so his visit to the San Francisco Bay Area is a rare treat for his West Coast fans.
Pick Artist Album Song Label
# 1 George Shearing Latin Escapade Perfidia Capitol
# 2 Stan Kenton Artistry in Rhythm Safranski Capitol
# 3 The Hi-Lo's Cherries and Other Delights Fascinatin' Rhythm Hindsight Records
# 4 Bill Evans Sunday at the Village Vanguard Gloria's Step Riverside
# 5 Charles Mingus Mingus 3 Summertime Roulette
# 6 Bill Evans Since We Met But Beautiful OJC
# 7 Jaco Pastorius Jaco Pastorius Portrait of Tracy Epic
# 8 Miles Davis Nefertiti Nefertiti Columbia
         
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