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

Jeremy Steig, "What Is This Thing Called Love," Flute Fever (Columbia)

Jeremy Steig, "So What," Flute Fever (Columbia)

Denny Zeitlin, "I-Thou," Cathexis (-)

Denny Zeitlin, "All the Things You Are," Carnival (-)

Denny Zeitlin, "Brazilian Street Dance," Labyrinth (Sunnyside)

Denny Zeitlin, "Dancing in the Dark," Labyrinth (Sunnyside)

Denny Zeitlin, "Slipstream," Labyrinth (Sunnyside)

Denny Zeitlin, "Quiet Now," Shining Hour: Live at the Trident (Columbia)

Billie Holiday & Her Orchestra, "Back in Your Own Backyard," Quintessential, Vol. V (Columbia)

Gene Ammons, "Back in Your Own Backyard," Story: The 78 Era (Prestige)

Billie Holiday & Her Orch., "I Can't Get Started with You," Quintessential, Vol. VI (Columbia)

Teddy Wilson Sextet, "I Can't Get Started with You," All Star Sessions, Vol. 1 (Musicraft)

Billie Holiday & Her Orch., "All of Me," Quintessential, Vol. IX (Columbia)

Lester Young-Teddy Wilson Quartet, "All of Me," Pres and Teddy (Verve)

Teddy Wilson & His Orchestra, "Easy to Love," Billie Holiday: Quintessential, Vol. II (Columbia)

Babe Russin & His Orch., "Easy to Love," Tenor All Stars: Battle of the Saxes (Trip/Emarcy)

Billie Holiday & Her Orch., "Summertime," Quintessential, Vol. II (Columbia)

Miles Davis, "Summertime," Porgy & Bess (-)

Teddy Wilson & His Orch., "These Foolish Things," Billie Holiday: Quintessential, Vol. II (-)

Lennie Tristano, "These Foolish Things," Tristano (Atlantic)

Roland Kirk, "Half a Triple," Complete Mercury Recordings (Mercury)

Tete Montoliu, "Au Privave," Catalonian Fire (Steeplechase)

Tete Montoliu, "Lament," Tootie's Tempo (Steeplechase)

Tete Montoliu, "Invitation," Tootie's Tempo (Steeplechase)

Tete Montoliu, "Darn That Dream," Tootie's Tempo (Steeplechase)

George Coleman & Tete Montoliu, "Lisa," Meditation (Timeless)

Tete Montoliu, "Steeplechase," Catalonian Nights, Vol. 2 (Steeplechase)

Tete Montoliu, "Catalan Suite," Tête à Tete (Steeplechase)

Red Nichols & His Five Pennies, "Ida, Sweet as Apple Cider," 1927-1928 (Classics)

Red Nichols & His Five Pennies, "Feelin' No Pain," 1927-1928 (Classics)

Mound City Blue Blowers, "One Hour," Coleman Hawkins: Essential Sides Remastered (JSP)

Harlem Hot Shots, "I Would Do Anything for You," Billy Banks: 1932 (Classics)

Louis Prima & His New Orleans Gang, "Solitude," Complete Brunswick & Vocalion (Mosaic)

Louis Prima & His New Orleans Gang, "Cross Patch," Complete Brunswick & Vocalion (Mosaic)

Benny Carter, "Opening Blues," BBB & Co. (Prestige/Swingville/OJC)

Duke Ellington & Johnny Hodges, "Basin Street Blues," Back to Back (Verve)

Art Tatum, "Just One of Those Things," Best of the Complete Pablo Group Masterpieces (Pablo)

Art Tatum, "My Ideal," Best of the Complete Pablo Group Masterpieces (Pablo)

Coleman Hawkins, "Some Stretching," All Stars (Swingville/OJC)

Dave McKenna, "Stardust," A Handful of Stars (Concord)

Oscar Peterson & Clark Terry, "I Want a Little Girl," Trio + One (Emarcy)

Art Farmer Quartet, "Tonk," Perception (Mercury)

Art Farmer­Benny Golson Jazztet, "Richie's Dilemma," Here and Now (Mercury)

Roland Kirk Quartet, "I've Got Your Number," Meets the Benny Golson Orch. (Mercury)

Jackie McLean, "Bluesanova," Jackknife (Blue Note)

Wes Montgomery / Clark Terry, "Just Friends," Straight, No Chaser (Jazz Door)

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

Harold Mabern, "Blues for Phineas," Wailin' (Prestige)

Harold Mabern, "I Haven't Got Anything Better to Do," Wailin' (Prestige)

Tim Warfield, "Blue Hawk," Spherical (Criss Cross)

Tim Warfield, "Gallop’s Gallop," Spherical (Criss Cross)

Ben Wolfe, "Hat in Hand," The Whisperer (Posi-Tone)

Orrin Evans, "Devil Eyes," Liberation Blues (Smoke Sessions)

Orrin Evans, "Juanita," Liberation Blues (Smoke Sessions)

Opus 5, "Inner Balance," Progression (Criss Cross)

Opus 5, "For Instance, Take This," Progression (Criss Cross)

Lage Lund, "Rumspringa," Idlewild (Criss Cross)

Lage Lund, "Intro to Rain," Idlewild (Criss Cross)

Thelonious Monk, "Well, You Needn't," Live at the It Club (Columbia)

Thelonious Monk, "'Round Midnight," Live at the It Club (Columbia)

Thelonious Monk, "Rhythm-a-ning," Live at the It Club (Columbia)

Thelonious Monk, "Bemsha Swing," Live at the It Club (Columbia)

Thelonious Monk, "Evidence," Live at the It Club (Columbia)

Thelonious Monk, "Nutty," Live at the It Club (Columbia)

Thelonious Monk, "Straight, No Chaser," Live at the It Club (Columbia)

Thelonious Monk, "I'm Getting Sentimental Over You," Live at the It Club (Columbia)

Wes Montgomery, "Doujie" (take 7), Encores, Vol. 1: Body & Soul (Milestone)

Wes Montgomery, "Diablo’s Dance," Echoes of Indiana Avenue (Resonance)

Wes Montgomery, "'Round Midnight," Echoes of Indiana Avenue (Resonance)

Wes Montgomery, "Nica’s Dream," Echoes of Indiana Avenue (Resonance)

Wes Montgomery, "Darn That Dream," Echoes of Indiana Avenue (Resonance)

Wes Montgomery, "Take the 'A' Train," Echoes of Indiana Avenue (Resonance)

Wes Montgomery, "Body and Soul," Echoes of Indiana Avenue (Resonance)

Jackie McLean, "Plight," Action (Blue Note)

Charles Tolliver, "Household of Saud," Paper Man (Arista)

Charles Tolliver, "Peace with Myself," Paper Man (Arista)

Charles Tolliver & Music Inc., "The Ringer," The Ringer (Black Lion)

Charles Tolliver Music Inc., "Drought," Mosaic Select (Mosaic)

Charles Tolliver, "Truth," Grand Max (Black Lion)

Charles Tolliver, "On the Nile," Music Inc. & Big Band (Strata-East)

Charles Tolliver w/ Music Inc. & Orch., "Mother Wit," Impact (Strata-East)

Billy Eckstine & His Orch., "Lonesome Lover Blues," Legendary Big Band (Savoy)

Dexter Gordon, "Long Tall Dexter," Settin' the Pace (Savoy)

Dexter Gordon, "Dexter Digs In," Settin' the Pace (Savoy)

Dexter Gordon, "Blues Bikini (All Men Are Cremated Equal)," Complete Savoy
and Dial Master Takes (Definitive)

Dexter Gordon, "The Chase," Complete Savoy and Dial Master Takes (Definitive)

Dexter Gordon, "Confirmation," Daddy Plays the Horn (Bethlehem)

Dexter Gordon, "I Was Doing All Right," Doin' Allright (Blue Note)

Mildred Bailey & Her Swing Band, "Someday Sweetheart," Complete Columbia Recordings (Mosaic)

Mildred Bailey & Her Alley Cats, "Honeysuckle Rose," Rockin' Chair Lady (1931-1950) (Decca)

Mildred Bailey & Her Alley Cats, "Willow Tree," Rockin' Chair Lady (1931-1950) (Decca)

Mildred Bailey & Her Alley Cats, "Squeeze Me," Rockin' Chair Lady (1931-1950) (Decca)

Red Norvo & His Orch., "Smoke Dreams," Mildred Bailey: Complete Columbia Recordings (Mosaic)

Harlan Leonard & His Rockets, "Rock and Ride," 1940 (Classics)

Billy Eckstine & His Orch., "I Want to Talk About You," Legendary Big Band (Savoy)

Dizzy Gillespie Quintet, "Hot House," Odyssey (Savoy)

Georgie Auld & His Orch., "A Hundred Years from Today," Vol. 2: With Sarah Vaughan (Musicraft)

Billy Eckstine & His Orch., "Cool Breeze," Legendary Big Band (Savoy)

Sarah Vaughan & Orch. directed by Tadd Dameron, "If You Could See Me Now," 1944-1946 (Classics)

Dizzy Gillespie & His Orch., "Our Delight," Odyssey (Savoy)

Eddie Henderson, "Morning Song," Collective Portrait (Smoke Sessions)

Eddie Henderson, "First Light," Collective Portrait (Smoke Sessions)

Orrin Evans, "Devil Eyes," Liberation Blues (Smoke Sessions)

Orrin Evans, "Juanita," Liberation Blues (Smoke Sessions)

Kenny Wheeler, "Jigsaw," Songs for Quintet (ECM)

Kenny Wheeler, "The Long Waiting," Songs for Quintet (ECM)

Kenny Wheeler, "Canter No. 1," Songs for Quintet (ECM)

Lucas Pino, "The Fox," No Net Nonet (Origin)

Lucas Pino, "Strange Breakfast," No Net Nonet (Origin)

Art Tatum, "Isn't It Romantic," Group Masterpieces, Vol. 6 (Pablo)

McCoy Tyner & Stephane Grappelli, "I Didn't Know What Time It Was," One on One (Milestone)

Sarah Vaughan, "I Didn't Know What Time It Was," Crazy and Mixed Up (Pablo)

Warne Marsh, "The Nearness of You," A Ballad Album (Criss Cross)

Gerry Mulligan, "My Funny Valentine," Original Quartet with Chet Baker (Pacific Jazz)

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

Earl Hines & His Orch., "Let's Get Started," 1945-1947 (Classics)

Wardell Gray Quartet, "Dell's Bells" (take 4), One for Prez (1201 Music/Black Lion)

Wardell Gray Quartet, "The Man I Love" (take 3), One for Prez (1201 Music/Black Lion)

Wardell Gray Quartet, "One for Prez," One for Prez (1201 Music/Black Lion)

Charlie Parker's New Stars, "Relaxin' at Camarillo" (take A), Complete Savoy and Dial Studio Recordings (Savoy)

Gene Norman's Just Jazz, "Sweet Georgia Brown," Wardell Gray: Way Out Wardell (Crown)

Ahmad Jamal, "Billy Boy," Legendary Okeh and Epic Recordings (Epic)

Ahmad Jamal, "New Rhumba," Chamber Music of the New Jazz (Argo)

Ahmad Jamal, "A Foggy Day," Chamber Music of the New Jazz (Argo)

Gil Evans Orch., "Joy Spring," Great Jazz Standards (Pacific Jazz)

Ray Crawford, "I Knew Prez," Smooth Groove (Candid)

Gil Evans Orch., "La Nevada," Great Jazz Standards (Pacific Jazz)

Ray Crawford, "Impossible," Smooth Groove (Candid)

Sonny Criss, "This Is for Benny," Criss Craft (Savoy)

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)

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