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    Most Recent Castaway - 21st July, 2017
    Andrea Motis (2017)

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    Born in Barcelona, Spain, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Andrea Motis may be barely into her twenties, but she's been on the bandstand for a third of her life, since she was barely into her teens.

    Andrea has recorded half a dozen albums with bassist and reed-player Joan Chamorro, and now has her own debut on Impulse Records, "Emotional Dance".

    Andrea began playing trumpet at age seven, and three years later was studying at Barcelona's Escola Municipal de Musica de Sant Andreu, ulitimately becoming the the school's lead trumpeter. While with that school jazz band, Andrea got to rub shoulders with the likes of Wycliffe Gordon, Jesse Davis and Dick Oatts, among others.

    Andrea is a delightful singer, and doubles on alto saxophone, too.
    Pick Artist Album Song Label
    # 1 Gerry Mulligan Compact Jazz Line for Lyons Verve
    # 2 Billie Holiday The Quintessential Billie Holiday, Vol. 4 Sun Showers Columbia
    # 3 Cannonball Adderley Somethin' Else Love for Sale Blue Note
    # 4 Sarah Vaughan Sarah Vaughan with Clifford Brown Jim EmArcy
    # 5 C├ęcile McLorin Salvant WomanChild I Didn't Know What Time It Was Mack Avenue
    # 6 Charlie Parker Bird in Time 1940-1947 Cherokee ESP-Disk
    # 7 Nancy Wilson and Cannonball Adderley Nancy Wilson/Cannonball Adderley The Old Country Capitol
    # 8 Gerry Mulligan Night Lights Festive Minor Mercury
    # 9 Johnny Hodges At Sportpalast Berlin On the Sunny Side of the Street Pablo
    Book Yuval Noah Harari, "Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind", or
    Ernest Callenbach, "Ecotopia"
    Luxury Item A trumpet