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

    Most Recent Castaway - 13th April, 2018
    Steve Dalachinsky (2018)
    Brooklyn-born Steve Dalachinsky is multi-facetedt: a poet, and a visual artist (his collages are especially notable), who loves to work with musicians on the pursuit of motion.

    Steve has worked with many creatives over the years, among them the musicians William Parker, Matthew Shipp, and Susie Ibarra; the recently deceased Cecil Taylor was not just a collaborator, but a friend, too. Steve has appeared at most editions of the Vision Festivals, with these and other musicians.

    Wikipedia cites Steve's main writing influences as "the Beats, William Blake, The Odyssey, obsession, socio-political angst", as well as music (mostly jazz). Jazz is, in fact, the perfect medium for what he calls "transformative description/descriptive transformation".

    Steve has written liner notes for dozens of jazz artists, and his art is on album covers. In 1999, his CD "Incomplete Directions"—in which he recites 33 of his poems while backed on each by one or two from a cast of "free jazz" musicians, including Shipp, Ibarra, Parker, and Roy Campbell—garnered a lot of praise.

    He has partnered for over 30 years with another exceptional painter, artist and poet, his wife, Yuko Otomo.
    Pick Artist Album Song Label
    # 1 Thelonious Monk Thelonious Monk with Sonny Rollins Friday the 13th OJC
    # 2 Cecil Taylor Looking Ahead! Luylah! The Glorious Step OJC
    # 3 Dave Liebman and Steve Dalachinsky The Fallout of Dreams Breath Rogue Art
    # 4 John Coltrane Interstellar Space Jupiter Impulse
    # 5 Sonny Clark Sonny Clark Trio Minor Meeting Time
    # 6 Jack Micheline Give America a Break Rock Song Unrequited Records
    # 7 Thelonious Monk Thelonious Alone in San Francisco You Took the Words Right Out of My Heart OJC
    # 8 Clifford Brown and Max Roach Clifford Brown & Max Roach Delilah EmArcy
    # 9 Eric Dolphy Out to Lunch! Something Sweet, Something Tender Blue Note
    # 10 Albert Ayler Vibrations Ghosts Arista
    Book The collected works of William Blake
    Luxury Item "Jazz"