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    Pete Escovedo
    21 Dec
    William Dement
    14 Dec
    Victoria Theodore
    07 Dec
    Nika Rejto
    16 Nov
    Poncho Sanchez
    09 Nov
    Lonnie Liston Smith
    02 Nov
    Renee Rosnes
    26 Oct
    Nicolas Bearde
    19 Oct
    Delfeayo Marsalis
    12 Oct
    Ravi Abcarian
    24 Aug
    Veronica Klaus
    17 Aug
    Terence Blanchard
    10 Aug
    Terell Stafford
    03 Aug
    Julian Lage
    27 Jul
    Victor Wooten
    20 Jul
    Judi Silvano
    13 Jul
    Dave Bendigkeit
    06 Jul
    Sunna Gunnlaugs
    29 Jun
    Larry Coryell
    22 Jun
    Emil Viklický
    15 Jun
    Peter Zak
    08 Jun
    Peter Williams
    01 Jun
    Wil Blades
    25 May
    Cedar Walton
    27 Apr
    Kenny G
    20 Apr
    Roy McCurdy
    13 Apr
      Hiromi
    06 Apr
    Steven Bernstein
    30 Mar
    Dee Bell
    23 Mar
    Lorca Hart
    16 Mar
    Tyshawn Sorey
    02 Mar
    Hubert Laws
    24 Feb


    Most Recent Castaway - 13th October, 2017
    Tamir Hendelman (2017)

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    Pianist, composer and arranger Tamir Hendelman was born in Tel-Aviv, where he started keyboard studies at age six, on the organ.

    In 1984, Tamir's family moved to the United States. By this time, so proficient had he become that he won Yamaha's national keyboard competition two years later, at age 14. He studied at Tanglewood in 1988, and in 1993 got his bachelor's degree in Music Composition from Eastman. After graduation, he became the youngest musical director for Lovewell Institute, a national arts education non-profit group.

    Since returning to Los Angeles, Tamir has been permanently busy. He's part of the Jeff Hamilton Trio and the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, in addition to running his own trio. He's done countless arrangements for singers such as Jackie Ryan, Natalie Cole, Greta Matassa, Angela Hagenbach, and Roberta Gambarini. What's more, he was part of Barbra Streisand's "Love Is the Answer" album, appearing on Oprah with Barbra.

    Tamir toured Europe with Tierney Sutton's band and the Bill Holman Big Band, and accompanied Streisand on her return engagement to the Village Vanguard.

    Tamir has two trio recordings as a leader, "Playground" from 2008 with his old pals John Clayton and Jeff Hamilton, and "Destinations" from a couple of years later with Marco Panascia and Lewis Nash.

    So busy is Tamir that KCSM was lucky indeed to catch him for the desert island between a master class in the morning and an appearance at the Monterey Jazz Festival in the evening.
    Pick Artist Album Song Label
    # 1 Ray Brown Don't Get Sassy Don't Get Sassy Telarc
    # 2 Duke Ellington and Count Basie Battle Royal Battle Royal Columbia
    # 3 Herbie Hancock Maiden Voyage Dolphin Dance Blue Note
    # 4 Stan Getz Stan Getz and the Oscar Peterson Trio Pennies from Heaven Verve
    # 5 Rosa Passos Amarosa Chega de Saudade Sony Classical
    # 6 Chick Corea and Gary Burton Crystal Silence Señor Mouse ECM
    # 7 Carmen McRae Carmen Sings Monk Man, That Was a Dream Novus
    # 8 Clifford Brown and Max Roach Study in Brown Take the "A" Train EmArcy
             
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    Luxury Item "Some kind of imaginary thing that doesn't exist yet, like a hologram, where you could contact anybody you want, and have a deep conversation with them, even people who aren't around any more"