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12 Dec
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20 Nov
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06 Nov
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23 Oct
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16 Oct
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25 Sep
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04 Sep
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28 Aug
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21 Aug
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14 Aug
Ed Reed
24 Jul
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10 Jul
Carolyn Brandy
19 Jun
Gilad Atzmon
12 Jun
Nancy Gilliland
29 May
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22 May
Nat Johnson
01 May
Mads Tolling
17 Apr
Paul van Wageningen
10 Apr
Mark Feldman
27 Mar
Tom Madden
13 Mar
Herb Gibson
06 Mar
India Cooke
20 Feb
Jim Zimmerman
06 Feb
Jon Hendricks
16 Jan

Most Recent Castaway - 14th October, 2016
Paul VornHagen (2016)

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"Jazz Times" wrote of Paul VornHagen, that he has "gutsy sax, sensuous flute, and vocals smooth as silk."

Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, Paul has been part of the jazz scene in Ann Arbor, Michigan, for decades. He's won Detroit Music Awards on six separate occasions, and has under his belt almost twice that many recordings as a leader, the most recent being "Trust Your Heart".

Paul is mostly self-taught, beginning on flute (the tenor saxophone came later, but it was perhaps inevitable that eventually he would study music formally, which he had the good sense to do at San Francisco City College, in the late '70s. The Bay Area must have captured his heart because he returns periodically to perform, and it was on one of those visits that KCSM cast him away on the desert island.
Pick Artist Album Song Label
# 1 Dexter Gordon Go Cheese Cake Blue Note
# 2 Yusef Lateef The Diverse Yusef Lateef Eboness Rhino
# 3 Mongo Santamaria Live at Jazz Alley Come Candela Concord
# 4 Chet Baker Deep in a Dream: The Ultimate Chet Baker Collection Let's Get Lost Pacific Jazz
# 5 Horace Silver Six Pieces of Silver SeƱor Blues Blue Note
# 6 Paul VornHagen Trust Your Heart Lullaby of Birdland PKO
# 7 Duke Ellington and John Coltrane Duke Ellington and John Coltrane In a Sentimental Mood Impulse
# 8 Astrud Gilberto The Diva Series Agua de Beber Verve
# 9 Frank Wess Flute Juice There Is No Greater Love Progressive
# 10 Tumbao Bravo Una Systema para Todo Sayulita PKO
Book James A. Michener, "Caribbean"
Luxury Item "A flute"