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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 - 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"