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    Paul Anastasio
    25 Sep
    Macy Blackman
    19 Jun
    George Cole
    21 Aug
    Alex Condé
    06 Mar
    Kit Eakle
    04 Sep
    Phillip Greenlief
    13 Feb
    Noah Griffin
    06 Nov
    Tammy Hall
    27 Feb
    Alan Hall
    22 May
    Christian Howes
    27 Mar
    Kymberly Jackson
    03 Apr
    Julie Kelly
    20 Feb
    Maya Kronfeld and Valerie Troutt
    29 May
    Jennifer Lee
    17 Apr
    Steven Lugerner
    24 Jul
    Steve McQuarry
    05 Jun
    Jacqui Naylor
    13 Nov
    Dave Newhouse
    14 Aug
    Zack Rogow
    24 Apr
    Holli Ross
    17 Jul
    Ellen Seeling
    02 Oct
    Richard Seidel
    09 Oct
    Edward Simon
    31 Jul
    Tessa Souter
    23 Oct
    Steve Turré
    07 Aug
    Donna Viscuso
    20 Nov
    Patrick Wolff
    16 Jan
    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