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    Darol Anger

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    Wayne Wallace

    Paula West

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    Denny Zeitlin

    Most Recent Castaway - 4th January, 2019
    Alex Monfort (2019)

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    Pianist, composer and bandleader Alex Monfort comes from the same French musical stream that has brought us Martial Solal and Jacques Loussier, Christian Jacob and Jean-Michel Pilc, Michel Petrucciani and Jacky Terrasson.

    Alex is still only 24 years old, but has years of formal musical education behind him. His recently released "Introspection" is a trio recording consisting of all originals, the titles of some of which make his influences obvious ("Mulgrew's Mood" for Mulgrew Miller, and "McColtrane" for McCoy Tyner and John Coltrane); for other influences, such as Chick Corea, you'll have to do yourself a favor and listen.
    Pick Artist Album Song Label
    # 1 Chick Corea Now He Sings, Now He Sobs Matrix Blue Note
    # 2 Chick Corea Remembering Bud Powell Bud Powell Stretch
    # 3 Mulgrew Miller Wingspan Wingspan Landmark
    # 4 Mulgrew Miller With Our Own Eyes Small Portion Novus
    # 5 Kenny Barron Wanton Spirit Melancholia Verve Gitanes
    # 6 The Chick Corea New Trio Past, Present and Futures Fingerprints Stretch
    # 7 The Chick Corea New Trio Past, Present and Futures Rhumba Flamenco Stretch
    # 8 McCoy Tyner The Real McCoy Passion Dance Blue Note
    Book "I don't read [books]."
    Luxury Item A ghetto blaster