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    Harry Allen

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    21 Jun
    Jim Harrington

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    Susan Muscarella

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    Christopher Bonnier Pitts

    Chris Potter

    Maria Schneider

    Akira Tana

    Jessica Williams

    Peter Williams

    Michael Wolff

    Francis Wong

    Most Recent Castaway - 14th December, 2018
    Glen Pearson (2018)
    Oakland native pianist and educator Glen Pearson has brought sensitivity, expression—and a little bit of funk—to the widest possible variety of music.

    Glen's performances on stage, TV, radio, and in the recording studio have included his well-known position as principal keyboardist for Regina Bell, as well as pianist and orchestra for Little Jimmy Scott, Ernestine Anderson, Delfeayo Marsalis, Bobby Hutcherson, Frank Morgan, and others too numerous to mention.

    Glen holds a BA from San Francisco State and an MA from NYU. He has feet in many camps: for almost a dozen years, he was music director and band director for the Boys' Choir of Harlem; he's served as head of music studies at the College of Alameda; and he's done work both on and off Broadway, too.
    Pick Artist Album Song Label
    # 1 Hank Mobley The Jazz Message of Hank Mobley Cattin' Savoy
    # 2 Ahmad Jamal Jamal at the Penthouse Never-Never Land Argo
    # 3 Nat Cole After Midnight You're Looking at Me Capitol
    # 4 The Temptations In a Mellow Mood Young at Heart Tamla Motown
    # 5 Jaco Pastorius Word of Mouth Three Views of a Secret Warner Bros
    # 6 Ahmad Jamal Extensions Dance to the Lady Argo
    # 7 Ahmad Jamal Extensions Dance to the Lady Argo
    # 8 McCoy Tyner featuring Phyllis Hyman Looking Out In Search of My Heart Columbia
    # 9 Ahmad Jamal Jamal at the Penthouse Ahmad's Blues Argo
    Book Robin D.G. Kelley, "Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of an American Original"
    Luxury Item "My vintage Hallicrafters short-wave radio"