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  • Castaways Alphabetically
    Robben Ford
    17 Dec
    Alfredo Rodriguez
    12 Nov
    Cleo Laine and Jacqui Dankworth
    22 Oct
    George Wein
    15 Oct
    Lee Brenkman
    08 Oct
    Mark Winkler
    03 Sep
    Doug Beavers
    27 Aug
    Fred Frith
    13 Aug
    Larry Grenadier
    06 Aug
    Victor Lin
    30 Jul
    Charles McPherson
    23 Jul
    Erik Jekabson
    16 Jul
    Houston Person
    02 Jul
    Chuck Bennett
    25 Jun
    Rebecca Coupe Franks
    28 May
    Loren Schoenberg
    30 Apr
    Mike Vax
    23 Apr
    Eddie Henderson
    09 Apr
    Babatunde Lea
    19 Mar
    Dave Tidball
    12 Mar
    Adam Shulman
    05 Mar
    Laura Klein
    26 Feb
    Frank Sumares
    19 Feb
    Barbara Dane
    15 Jan
    Lee Charlton
    08 Jan




    Most Recent Castaway - 16th November, 2018
    Joel Dorham (2018)
    Joel Dorham is one of the most prolific and electrifying Latin percussionists and bandleaders around.

    Long a pivotal force in Latin Jazz in the Bay Area, Joel was an outspoken critic of mass media's lack of coverage of jazz, leading protests against the major networks in the Congressional Black Caucus and elsewhere. In 1977, together with Nancy Wilson, John Handy, Freddie Hubbard and Jackie McLean, he was written into American history after testifying in front of the Congressional Committee addressing the future of jazz in media. (John Conyers was right there with them. President Jimmy Carter took note, too.)

    Joel was nominated for a Pulitzer prize in 1981, as is only fitting for a man with his musical and educational passion.

    Joel has been an Oakland native since his transplanting from Texas in the early 1940s. His older brother was the great jazz trumpeter Kenny Dorham.
    Pick Artist Album Song Label
    # 1 Kenny Dorham Una Mas If Ever I Would Leave You Blue Note
    # 2 Kenny Dorham Quiet Kenny I Had the Craziest Dream OJC
    # 3 Joe Henderson Page One La Mesha Blue Note
    # 4 Kenny Dorham Jazz Contrasts I'll Remember April OJC
    # 5 Chet Baker Dexter Gordon "'Round Midnight" Fair Weather Columbia
    # 6 Kenny Dorham Una Mas São Paolo Blue Note
    # 7 Kenny Dorham Whistle Stop Dorham's Epitaph Blue Note
    # 8 Jerry Rivera Cara de Niño Cara de Niño Columbia
             
    Book Ronald V. Dellums, "Lying Down with the Lions"
             
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