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    Eric Alexander

    Tim Armacost

    Peter Barshay
    28 Aug
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    Michael Feinstein

    Ben Fong-Torres

    Giacomo Gates

    John and Paula Hackett

    Richard Hadlock

    Frank Jackson

    Geoffrey Keezer

    Sebastien Lanson

    Jason Lewis

    Joe Locke
    24 Sep
    Pete Magadini

    Jane Monheit

    Bill Moody

    Miles Perkins

    Denise Perrier

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    Larry Schneider

    Danny Spencer

    Bill Stewart

    Lee Tanner

    Martin Taylor

    Vince Wallace

    John Wiitala

    Gini Wilson

    Mark Wright

    Libby York





    Most Recent Castaway - 16th August, 2019
    Darryl Jones (2019)

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    Bassist Darryl Jones was born into a musical family on the south side of Chicago. As a boy, he wanted to play drums—a proposal his father accepted with the proviso that Darryl also learn vibes, xylophone, piano, and so forth. When he saw a neighbor playing bass in a high school talent show, Darryl switched to bass, and within a year he was gigging. Guitarist Phil Upchurch was a big influence,

    Darryl went through the challenging Chicago Vocational High School, and attended Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Then, though aged only 21, but with the help of his long-time friend Vincent Wilburn Jr—Miles Davis's nephew—Darryl landed a life-changing gig: he would play and record and tour with Miles for five years. In 1985, he was a member of Sting's band with Branford Marsalis, Kenny Kirkland and Omar Hakim.

    Since then, Darryl has toured and recorded sessions with Herbie Hancock, Madonna, Eric Clapton, and dozens of jazz, blues and funk outfits. He became a touring member of the Rolling Stones in 1993 on the retirement of Bill Wyman, and a quarter century later he's still with them.
    Pick Artist Album Song Label
    # 1 Virginia Tichenor Virgina's Favorites Maple Leaf Rag Piano Mania
    # 2 Jelly Roll Morton Last Sessions The Crave Commodore
    # 3 Louis Armstrong Ken Burns Jazz Black and Blue Columbia Legacy
    # 4 Miles Davis Kind of Blue So What Columbia
    # 5 Thelonious Monk Monk's Dream Monk's Dream Columbia
    # 6 Carmen Bradford with the Count Basie Orchestra All About That Basie Honeysuckle Rose Concord
    # 7 Wynton Marsalis Black Codes (from the Underground) Phryzzinian Man Columbia
    # 8 Weather Report Mysterious Traveller American Tango Columbia
             
    Book Hermann Hesse, "Siddhartha"
             
    Luxury Item A slow cooker