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  • Castaways by date
    Peter Apfelbaum

    Rick Ballard

    Bill Bell

    George Brooks

    Matthew Clark

    Hal Galper

    John Handy

    David Hardiman

    Billy Harper

    Steve Heckman

    Dan Hicks

    Red Holloway

    Yoshi Kato

    Bob Kenmotsu

    Jeff Massanari

    Bill Mays

    Jason Myers

    Max Perkoff

    Roberta Piket

    Nate Pruitt

    Dean Reilly

    Kurt Ribak

    Roswell Rudd

    Joel Selvin

    Tim Solook

    Robert Stewart

    Bill Tapia

    Vern Thompson

    Rick Vandivier

    Peter Welker

    Patti Wicks

    Josh Workman

    Pete Yellin

    Michael Zilber

    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