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    Most Recent Castaway - 18th August, 2017
    Mitchell Feldman (2017)

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    Of Mitchell Feldman, saxophonist and NEA Jazz Master Charles Lloyd offers the following ringing endorsement. "Mitchell ... has a unique place in the world of music—he has ears for great music, a gift with words, is a joyous communicator and, on top of that, he knows how to cook!"

    Mitchell has spent nearly four decades in music and arts, entertainment and marketing. Incongruous though it might sound, he's one of the best at marketing art.

    He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Cultural Anthropology, and then finished graduate school at the University of Georgia's Grady College of Journalism. While at UGA he was the first to present Great Black Music below the Mason-Dixon Line, by producing the Southeastern debut of The Art Ensemble of Chicago in Athens, GA in April 1979.

    Prior to forming his own company, MFA, Mitchell spent two decades in Atlanta and New York City in arts and entertainment and as a published journalist, jazz radio program host, and producer.

    Mitchell is a cosmopolitan guy, having spent almost a decade in various European locations in Germany and Italy. And now he's pleased to call the Bay Area home.
    Pick Artist Album Song Label
    # 1 Keith Jarrett Expectations Common Mama Columbia
    # 2 Miles Davis Milestones Milestones Columbia
    # 3 Miles Davis Kind of Blue 50th Anniversary Edition Fran Dance (alternate take) Columbia
    # 4 John Coltrane Giant Steps Cousin Mary Atlantic
    # 5 J.S. Bach Frederic Chiu, Virtuoso Piano Transcriptions Nun freut euch, lieben Christen g'mein, BWV 388 (BC F149) Harmonia Mundi
    # 6 Prince Diamonds and Pearls Strollin' (LP Version) Warner Bros
    # 7 Steely Dan Aja Aja ABC Records
    # 8 Santana Supernatural Primavera Arista Legacy
    # 9 Frank Zappa The Grand Wazoo Blessed Relief Reprise
             
    Book Voltaire, "Candide"
             
    Luxury Item "A solar-powered iPad which has my entire music and book library collection"