Vijay Iyer’s Desert Island Discs

I went to The National Jazz Museum in Harlem at its new location on West 129th St. to attend “Desert Discs with Vijay Iyer” I met him when he and his family were at the restaurant I was working with Dezron Douglas. Here’s the list of music he chose for the event. The list may be incomplete because I had to leave for a gig before the event was over. Vijay was a DJ that night.

  • Andrew Hill “Smokestack”(1963)
  • Jimi Hendrix Band of Gypsies “Machine Gun” from “Live at Fillmore East” (1970)
  • Michael Jackson “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough” from “Off the Wall” (1979)
  • Prince “Tambourine” from “Around the World in a Day” (1985)
  • Abida Parveen Sufi Song
  • Nina Simone “I Loves You, Porgy” from “Little Girl Blue” (1958)
  • Ahmad Jamal “But Not For Me” from “At The Pershing” (1958)
  • Duke Ellington, Charlie Mingus, Max Roach “Money Jungle” (1963)

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