Desert Island Jazz
Todd Sickafoose (2005)

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A Bay Area native, Sickafoose spent some years in Los Angeles studying bass with Charlie Haden and composition with the great, late Mel Powell. Since then, he's been recording and performing with a ton of innovative folks and genre benders including Ani DiFranco, Don Byron, Trey Anastasio, Jenny Scheinman, Nels Cline, Ron Miles, Myra Melford, Adam Levy, Skerik, Stanton Moore, Bobby Previte, Scott Amendola, Will Bernard, Jessica Lurie, Erin McKeown, Gina Leishman, Carla Bozulich, Noe Venable, Etienne de Rocher, James Carney, Erik Deutsch, Shane Endsley, Tony Furtado, and Darol Anger.

The consistency of his personal voice within wildly diverse collaborations prompted the LA Weekly in 2004 to call Todd "one of the most comprehensive musical minds of this coast". Since 2005, Todd has been living in Brooklyn, NY.
Pick Artist Album Song Label
# 1 Miles Davis Miles Smiles Orbits (Columbia)
# 2 Marc Johnson Bass Desires Samurai Hee-Haw (ECM)
# 3 Jenny Scheinman Shalagaster American Dipper (Boy) (Tzadik)
# 4 Dave Douglas Witness Kidnapping Kissinger (RCA)
# 5 Duke Ellington Far East Suite Isfahan (RCA)
# 6 Keith Jarrett Survivor's Suite Survivor's Suite, Part I (ECM)
# 7 Alice Coltrane Journey in Satchidananda Journey in Satchidananda (Impulse)
# 8 Alex Cline The Constant Flame Benediction (Cryptogramophone)
Book Jorge Amado, "Tent of Miracles"
Luxury Item A toothbrush
Alternate Picks/Not Broadcast
Alt 1 John McLaughlin Inner Mounting Flame The Dance of Maya (Columbia)
Castaways by date
Melissa Aldana
11 Mar
Ron E. Beck
29 Apr
Shanna Carlson
18 Mar
Sara Caswell
25 Mar
Allison Miller
15 Apr
Fred Randolph
05 Feb
Marcus Shelby
15 Jan
Bria Skonberg
04 Mar
Mark Soskin
20 May
John Stowell
08 Apr
Roseanna Vitro
26 Feb