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




    Most Recent Castaway - 27th April, 2018
    Tate Swindell (2018)

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    Born and raised in California, Tate Swindell is a poet, archivist, photographer and record producer. His San Francisco-based label, Unrequited Records, has released recordings by Beat Generation icons Herbert Huncke, Harold Norse and Jack Micheline, as well as by underground folk legend David Dondero. He has recorded and interviewed literary giants such as Amiri Baraka, Diane di Prima, Andrei Codrescu and Ruth Weiss.

    Tate has traveled the globe, producing and participating in poetry-related events at locations such as The Nuyorican Poets Café in Manhattan, Beyond Baroque in Venice, California, and locally at City Lights Books, the Beat Museum, and Beckett Books & Records, which he rates as the best bookstore in the city for poetry and jazz. He is currently editing a collected book of poems by one of the greatest poets, Bob Kaufman, and as part of his research on this book he became the first person to gain access to the Bob Kaufman archives at the Sorbonne University in Paris.

    Tate’s own collections of writings and photos include the titles "Palpitations", "The Creation of Deadlines", and the latest, "Ghost Eclipse" due out on Two-Way Mirror Press later this year.
    Pick Artist Album Song Label
    # 1 John Coltrane A Love Supreme Resolution Impulse
    # 2 George T. Johnson Harlem of My Childhood Easter on Adeline Blackside
    # 3 Wardell Gray Wardell Gray Memorial, Vol. 2 Jackie OJC
    # 4 Art Pepper The Trip Sweet Love of Mine OJC
    # 5 Louis Jordan All Hits! Beans and Cornbread Golden Stars
    # 6 David Murray Featuring Saul Williams Blues for Memo A Mirror of Youth Motéma
    # 7 Blood Orange Freetown Sound Best to You Domino
    # 8 Nikki Giovanni Truth Is on Its Way Ego-Trippin' Right-On Records
    # 9 David Dondero The Transient Stars Are My Chandelier Future Farmer
    # 10 Eric Mingus Um ... Er ... Uh Grey ... Was Never So Color ... Ful ... (for Jack Micheline) Some Records
    # 11 Nina Simone Nina Simone at the Village Gate Zungo Ghent
             
    Book Bob Kaufman, "Solitudes Crowded by Loneliness"
             
    Luxury Item "My magnifying glass"