Seth Markow

Host, The Real Deal

Seth Markow has been playing piano since age 7, clarinet (now bass clarinet) since 9, and has been a dedicated jazz fan since he was 13. He has bachelor's and master's degrees in music composition, has played and studied African and Asian music, and is a longtime member of the Javanese orchestra Gamelan Kyai Gandrung. He has also played in jazz, blues, rock, reggae, and world beat bands, as well as various classical ensembles. A radio host since 1976 and a Hawaii resident since 1979, his jazz show The Real Deal began in 1983 and has been heard on HPR-2 since that stream went on the air in 1989.

Ways to Connect

Charlie Parker Quartet, "Star Eyes," Charlie Parker (Verve)

Jazz at the Philharmonic, "Lester Leaps In," Charlie Parker: 1949 Jazz at the Philharmonic (Verve)

Hank Jones, "Little Girl Blue," Bluebird (Savoy)

Hank Jones, "Hank's Pranks," Bluebird (Savoy)

Hank Jones, "A Sunday Kind of Love," Quartet, Vol. 2 (Gambit)

Cannonball Adderley, "Somethin' Else," Somethin' Else (Blue Note)

Hank Jones, "Bess You Is My Woman Now," Quartet, Vol. 2 (Gambit)

Milt Jackson/John Coltrane, "Three Little Words," Bags & Trane (Atlantic)

Duke Ellington & His Orch., "Hot Feet," Jungle Nights in Harlem (Bluebird/RCA)

Duke Ellington & His Orch., "Hot and Bothered," Essential Collection: 1927-1962 (Columbia)

Mills' Ten Blackberries, "Rent Party Blues," Early Ellington (Decca)

Duke Ellington & His Orch., "It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)," Essential Collection: 1927-1962 (Columbia)

Johnny Hodges & His Orch., "Pyramid," Duke's Men: Small Groups, Vol. 2 (Columbia)

Lionel Hampton & His Orch., "On the Sunnyside of the Street," Hot Mallets (Bluebird)

Henderson's Roseland Orch., "Raisin' the Roof," Fletcher Henderson: A Study in Frustration (Columbia)

Joe Turner & His Memphis Men, "Mississippi Moan," Duke Ellington: The Okeh Ellington (Columbia)

Harlem Footwarmers, "Ring Dem Bells," Duke Ellington: The Okeh Ellington (Columbia)

Harlem Footwarmers, "Sweet Chariot," Duke Ellington: The Okeh Ellington (Columbia)

Duke Ellington & His Orch., "Echoes of the Jungle," Highlights from the Centennial Edition (RCA)

Duke Ellington & His Orch., "Blue Harlem," 1932-1933 (Classics)

Miles Davis, "But Not for Me (take 1)," & the Modern Jazz Giants (Prestige/OJC)

Joe Pass, "Oh, Lady Be Good," Blues for Fred (Pablo)

Zoot Sims, "I've Got a Crush on You," & the Gershwin Brothers (Pablo/OJC)

Stephane Grappelli & McCoy Tyner, "I Got Rhythm," One to One (Milestone)

Benny Carter, "Someone to Watch Over Me," Swingin' the '20s (Contemporary/OJC)

Red Garland, "'S Wonderful," Manteca (Prestige/OJC)

Nat Adderley, "I Got Plenty o' Nuttin'," Breaking Out (Riverside/OJC)

Thelonious Monk, "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes," Monk (Prestige/OJC)

Art Tatum, "All the Things You Are," Group Masterpieces (Pablo)

Sonny Rollins, "Dearly Beloved," Sound of Sonny (Riverside/OJC)

Hampton Hawes, "Yesterdays," Vol. 2: The Trio (Contemporary/OJC)

Gene Ammons, "Ol' Man River," Jug (Prestige/OJC)

Art Pepper, "Long Ago and Far Away," Intensity (Contemporary/OJC)

Art Farmer, "The Folks Who Live on the Hill," Portrait of (Contemporary/OJC)

Blue Mitchell/Clark Terry, "A Sure Thing," A Sure Thing (Riverside/OJC)

Hank Mobley, "The Dip," Dippin' (Blue Note)

Lee Morgan, "The Lady," The Rumproller (Blue Note)

Lee Morgan, "Ceora," Cornbread (Blue Note)

Lee Morgan, "Trapped," The Gigolo (Blue Note)

Lee Morgan, "What Now My Love," The Rajah (Blue Note)

Lee Morgan, "The Double Up," Charisma (Blue Note)

Lee Morgan, "The Cry of My People," The Sixth Sense (Blue Note)

Lee Morgan, "Haeschen," Taru (Blue Note)

Lee Morgan, "Nommo," Live at the Lighthouse (Blue Note)

Lee Morgan, "416 East 10th Street," Live at the Lighthouse (Blue Note)

Lee Morgan, "Where Am I?" Vol. 2 (Blue Note)

Lee Morgan, "Gaza Strip," Indeed! (Blue Note)

John Coltrane, "Locomotion," Blue Train (Blue Note)

Lee Morgan, "Just One of Those Things," The Cooker (Blue Note)

Lee Morgan, "A Night in Tunisia," The Cooker (Blue Note)

Lee Morgan, "Who Do You Love, I Hope," Candy (Blue Note)

Jimmy Smith, "Flamingo," The Sermon (Blue Note)

Art Blakey, "Johnny's Blue," Like Someone in Love (Blue Note)

Lee Morgan, "The Sidewinder," The Sidewinder (Blue Note)

Al Cohn, "America the Beautiful," Barry Harris: With Al Cohn (Gambit)

Frankie Trumbauer & His Orch., "I'm Coming Virginia," Bix Beiderbe 1931-1932 (Classics)

Sidney Bechet's Circle Seven, "Maryland, My Maryland," 1949 (Classics)

Thomas "Fats" Waller, "Carolina Shout," Piano Solos: Turn On the Heat (Bluebird)

Gene Krupa & His Orch., "Just a Little Bit South of North Carolina," Anita O’Day: Young Anita (Proper)

Earl Hines & His Orch., "Jersey Bounce," v/a: Jazz Dance Music (Fremeaux)

Johnny Hartman, "Why Was I Born?" Collection 1947-1972 (Hip-O)

Johnny Hartman, "September in the Rain," Collection 1947-1972 (Hip-O)

Johnny Hartman, "I See Your Face Before Me," Collection 1947-1972 (Hip-O)

Johnny Hartman, "The End of a Love Affair," Collection 1947-1972 (Hip-O)

John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman, "My One and Only Love," John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman (Impulse)

John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman, "Lush Life," John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman (Impulse)

Johnny Hartman, "Sleepin' Bee," I Just Dropped By to Say Hello (Impulse)

Lou Donaldson Quintet, "Bellarosa," Clifford Brown: Memorial Album (Blue Note)

Lou Donaldson Quintet, " Carvin' the Rock," Clifford Brown: Memorial Album (Blue Note)

Elmo Hope Trio, "Mo Is On" (alternate take), Trio and Quintet (Blue Note)

Elmo Hope Trio, "Happy Hour,” Trio and Quintet (Blue Note)

Elmo Hope Trio, " Stars Over Marakech,” Trio and Quintet (Blue Note)

Elmo Hope Trio, " Freffie,” Trio and Quintet (Blue Note)

Elmo Hope Quintet, "Later for You," Trio and Quintet (Blue Note)

Julius Hemphill, "Body," Flat-Out Jump Suite (Black Saint)

Max Roach feat. An thony Braxton, "Tropical Forest," Birth and Rebirth (Black Saint)

Joseph Jarman & Don Moye feat. Johnny Dyani, "Ode to Wilbur Ware," Black Paladins (Black Saint)

Oliver Lake Quintet, "Firm and Ripe," Prophet (Black Saint)

Dewey Redman & Ed Blackwell, "Communication," Red & Black in Willisau (Black Saint)

Sam Rivers, "Revival," Winds of Manhattan (Black Saint)

String Trio of New York, "San San Nana," Common Ground (Black Saint)

Oliver Nelson, "Ralph's New Blues," Straight Ahead (New Jazz/OJC)

George Russell Sextet, "'Round Midnight," Ezz-thetics (Riverside/OJC)

Eric Dolphy, "Woody'n You," In Europe, Vol. 3 (Prestige/OJC)

Eric Dolphy, "God Bless the Child," In Europe, Vol. 1 (Prestige/OJC)

John Coltrane, "Naima," Live Trane: European Tours (Pablo)

John Coltrane, "Impressions," Live Trane: European Tours (Pablo)

Eric Dolphy, "Love Me," Conversations (Celluloid)

Eric Dolphy, "Iron Man," Iron Man (Celluloid)

Eric Dolphy, "Come Sunday," Iron Man (Celluloid)

Roy Porter's 17 Beboppers, "Gassin' the Wig," Central Avenue Sounds: Jazz in Los Angeles 1921-1956 (Rhino)

Chico Hamilton Quintet, "I'm Beginning to See the Light," Original Ellington Suite (Pacific Jazz)

Eric Dolphy, "G.W.," Outward Bound (New Jazz/OJC)

Eric Dolphy, "Les," Outward Bound (New Jazz/OJC)

Oliver Nelson, "Screamin' the Blues," Screamin' the Blues (New Jazz/OJC)

Eric Dolphy, "Out There," Out There (New Jazz/OJC)

Latin Jazz Quintet + Eric Dolphy, "Spring Is Here," Caribé (New Jazz/OJC)

Chick Corea, "I Hear a Rhapsody," Trio Music: Live in Europe (ECM)

Chick Corea, "Summer Night/Night and Day," Trio Music: Live in Europe (ECM)

Chick Corea, "Toy Room," The Song of Singing (Blue Note)

Chick Corea, "Matrix," Rendezvous in New York (Stretch)

Chick Corea, "Autumn Leaves," Rendezvous in New York (Stretch)

Chick Corea, "Lifeline," Rendezvous in New York (Stretch)

Chick Corea, "Crepuscule with Nellie," Five Trios: Dr. JOE (Stretch)

Chick Corea, "Sophisticated Lady," Five Trios: Chillin’ in Chelan (Stretch)

Chick Corea, "Windows," Now He Sings, Now He Sobs (Blue Note)

Chick Corea, "Matrix," Now He Sings, Now He Sobs (Blue Note)

Chick Corea, "Solar," Five Trios: From Miles (Stretch)

Chick Corea, "So Near, So Far," Five Trios: From Miles (Stretch)

Chick Corea, "Milestones," Five Trios: From Miles (Stretch)

Chick Corea, "But Beautiful," Five Trios: From Miles (Stretch)

Chick Corea, "Walkin’," Five Trios: From Miles (Stretch)

Chick Corea, "With a Song in My Heart," Five Trios: The Boston Three Party (Stretch)

Grant Green, "Miss Ann's Tempo," Grant's First Stand (Blue Note)

Ike Quebec, "Blue and Sentimental," Blue and Sentimental (Blue Note)

Grant Green, "It Ain't Necessarily So," Complete Quartets with Sonny Clark (Blue Note)

Grant Green, "Oleo," Complete Quartets with Sonny Clark (Blue Note)

Grant Green, "My Funny Valentine," Grantstand (Blue Note)

Grant Green, "Nomad," Idle Moments (Blue Note)

Grant Green, "Jean de Fleur," Idle Moments (Blue Note)

Grant Green, "Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child," Feelin' the Spirit (Blue Note)

Billy Harper, "Dance, Eternal Spirits, Dance!" Black Saint (Black Saint)

Enrico Rava, "Olhos de Gato," Il Giro del Giorno en 80 Mondi (Black Saint)

Marcello Melis, "Third House, " The New Village on the Left (Black Saint)

Archie Shepp, "Hipnosis," A Sea of Faces (Black Saint)

Steve Lacy, "The Bite," Trickles (Black Saint)

Frank Lowe, "Third St. Stomp," The Flam (Black Saint)

Old and New Dreams, "Dewey’s Tune," Old and New Dreams (Black Saint)

Andrew Cyrille & Maono, "My Ship," Metamusicians’ Stomp (Black Saint)

Miles Davis, "Dear Old Stockholm," Vol. 1 (Blue Note)

Miles Davis, "So What," In Stockholm 1960 Complete (Dragon)

Miles Davis, "On Green Dolphin Street," In Stockholm 1960 Complete (Dragon)

Miles Davis, "All Blues/The Theme," In Stockholm 1960 Complete (Dragon)

Wynton Kelly, "Ill Wind," Piano (Riverside/OJC)

Miles Davis, "John Coltrane Interview," In Stockholm 1960 Complete (Dragon)

Miles Davis, "So What," In Stockholm 1960 Complete (Dragon)

Miles Davis, "Fran-Dance," In Stockholm 1960 Complete (Dragon)

Herbie Hancock, "Rain Dance," Sextant (Columbia)

Miles Davis, "Spanish Key," Bitches Brew (Columbia)

Mahavishnu Orchestra, "The Dance of Maya," The Inner Mounting Flame (Columbia)

Billy Cobham, "Red Baron," Spectrum (Atlantic)

Material, "Words of Advice," Hallucination Engine (Axiom)

Chick Corea, "Crystal Silence," Return to Forever (ECM)

Herbie Hancock, "Sleeping Giant," Crossings (Warner Bros.)

Rahsaan Roland Kirk, "Talk (Bright Moments)," Bright Moments (Atlantic)

Rahsaan Roland Kirk, "Bright Moments," Bright Moments (Atlantic)

King Pleasure, "Red Top," King Pleasure Sings/Annie Ross Sings (Prestige/OJC)

Betty Carter, "Frenesi," Social Call (CBS Special Products/Epic)

Betty Carter, "You're Driving Me Crazy," I Can't Help It (Impulse)

Betty Carter, "Mean to Me," I Can't Help It (Impulse)

Betty Carter, "You're a Sweetheart," Betty Carter Album (Verve/Bet-Car)

Betty Carter, "Tight," Betty Carter Album (Verve/Bet-Car)

Betty Carter, "Sounds (Movin' On)," Audience with Betty Carter (Verve/Bet-Car)

Ellis Larkins, "Howdja Like to Love Me," At Maybeck (Concord)

Ella Fitzgerald, "Looking for a Boy," Pure Ella (Decca)

Ella Fitzgerald, "Maybe," Pure Ella (Decca)

Ruby Braff & Ellis Larkins, "My Funny Valentine," Complete Duets (Definitive)

Ella Fitzgerald, "My Funny Valentine," Rodgers & Hart Songbook, Vol. 2 (Verve)

Ruby Braff & Ellis Larkins, "Where or When," Complete Duets (Definitive)

Ella Fitzgerald, "Where or When," Rodgers & Hart Songbook, Vol. 1 (Verve)

Ellis Larkins, "Perfume and Rain," At Maybeck (Concord)

Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers, "My Romance," Buttercorn Lady (Emarcy)

Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers, "Secret Love," Buttercorn Lady (Emarcy)

Charles Lloyd, "Sunday Morning," Just Before Sunrise (32 Jazz)

Charles Lloyd, "Love Ship," Just Before Sunrise (32 Jazz)

Charles Lloyd, "Love No. 3," Journey Within (Collectables)

Keith Jarrett, "Love No. 1," Life Between the Exit Signs (Collectables)

Keith Jarrett, "Birth," Birth (Wounded Bird)

Keith Jarrett, "Everything That Lives Laments," Hamburg '72 (ECM)

Keith Jarrett, "In Your Own Sweet Way," At the Blue Note: The Complete Recordings (ECM)

Keith Jarrett, "How Long Has This Been Going On?" At the Blue Note: The Complete Recordings (ECM)

Keith Jarrett, "Partners," At the Blue Note: The Complete Recordings (ECM)

Keith Jarrett, "No More Lonely Nights," At the Blue Note: The Complete Recordings (ECM)

Keith Jarrett, "Now's the Time," At the Blue Note: The Complete Recordings (ECM)

Keith Jarrett, "I'm Old Fashioned," At the Blue Note: The Complete Recordings (ECM)

Paul Whiteman & His Orch., "There Ain't No Sweet Man That's Worth the Salt of My Tears," Bix Beiderbecke: Indispensable (RCA Fr.)

Paul Whiteman & His Orch., "From Monday On," Bix Beiderbecke: Indispensable (RCA Fr.)

Paul Whiteman & His Orch., "You Took Advantage of Me," Bix Beiderbecke: Indispensable (RCA Fr.)

Paul Whiteman & His Orch., "Because My Baby Don't Mean 'Maybe' Now," & His Orchestra (EPM)

Paul Whiteman's Rhythm Boys, "So the Bluebirds and the Blackbirds Got Together," Bing Crosby: In Hollywood, Vol. 1 (Collectables)

Arthur Blythe, "Down San Diego Way," Lenox Avenue Breakdown (Columbia)

Anthony Davis/James Newton/Abdul Wadud, "Juneteenth," I¹ve Known Rivers (Gramavision)

James Newton, "Daydreeam," James Newton (Gramavision)

James Newton, "The Crips," Water Mystery (Gramavision)

James Newton, "Fleurette Africaine (The African Flower)," African Flower (Blue Note)

James Newton, "Miss Fanny's New Dress," If Love (Jazzline)

James Newton, "Prelude to a Kiss," If Love (Jazzline)

James Newton, "Oblong," If Love (Jazzline)

Ella Fitzgerald, "Alexander's Ragtime Band," Irving Berlin Songbook, Vol. 1 (Verve)

Ruby Braff & Ellis Larkins, "Alexander's Ragtime Band," Calling Berlin, Vol. 1 (Arbors)

Ruby Braff & Ellis Larkins, "Blue Skies," Calling Berlin, Vol. 1 (Arbors)

Ella Fitzgerald, "Blue Skies," Irving Berlin Songbook, Vol. 2 (Verve)

Ella Fitzgerald, "Always," Irving Berlin Songbook, Vol. 2 (Verve)

Ruby Braff & Ellis Larkins, "Always," Calling Berlin, Vol. 2 (Arbors)

Ruby Braff & Ellis Larkins, "Russian Lullaby," Calling Berlin, Vol. 1 (Arbors)

Joe Henderson, "Recorda Me," Page One (Blue Note)

Horace Silver Quintet, "The Kicker," Song for My Father (Blue Note)

Joe Henderson, "You Know I Care," Inner Urge (Blue Note)

Joe Henderson, "El Barrio," Inner Urge (Blue Note)

Joe Henderson, "Mode for Joe," Mode for Joe (Blue Note)

Joe Henderson, "On the Trail," Four! (Verve)

Joe Henderson, "All the Things You Are," State of the Tenor (Blue Note)

Joe Henderson, "Lush Life," Lush Life (Verve)

Joe Henderson, "Without a Song," Big Band (Verve)

Herbie Hancock, "Rain Dance," Sextant (Columbia)

Miles Davis, "Spanish Key," Bitches Brew (Columbia)

Mahavishnu Orchestra, "The Dance of Maya," The Inner Mounting Flame (Columbia)

Billy Cobham, "Red Baron," Spectrum (Atlantic)

Material, "Words of Advice," Hallucination Engine (Axiom)

Chick Corea, "Crystal Silence," Return to Forever (ECM)

Herbie Hancock, "Sleeping Giant," Crossings (Warner Bros.)

Rahsaan Roland Kirk, "Talk (Bright Moments)," Bright Moments (Atlantic)

Rahsaan Roland Kirk, "Bright Moments," Bright Moments (Atlantic)

Gene Ammons & Sonny Stitt, "The One Before This," Boss Tenors (Chess)

Jazz Crusaders, "Fire Water," Young Rabbits (Blue Note)

Herbie Hancock, "Wandering Spirit Song" (edit), Complete Warner Bros. Recordings (Warner Archives)

Buster Williams, "I Dream Too Much," Crystal Reflections (Muse)

Sphere, "If I Should Lose You," Flight Path (Elektra Musician)

Sphere, "Tokudo," Pumpkin's Delight (Red)

Buster Williams, "Decepticon," Something More (In+Out)

Buster Williams, " Pop Dog," Somewhere Along the Way (TBC)

Miles Davis, "If I Were a Bell," Miles in Tokyo (Columbia)

Miles Davis, "So What," Miles in Tokyo (Columbia)

Miles Davis, "Walkin¹," Miles in Tokyo (Columbia)

Miles Davis, "All of You," Miles in Tokyo (Columbia)

Miles Davis, "Go-Go (Theme)," Miles in Tokyo (Columbia)

Herbie Hancock, "One Finger Snap" (alternate take), Empyrean Isles (Blue Note)

Miles Davis, "Milestones," Miles in Berlin (Columbia)

Miles Davis, "Autumn Leaves," Miles in Berlin (Columbia)

Miles Davis, "Stella by Starlight," Miles in Berlin (Columbia)

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