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
Steve Adams
30 May
Will Bernard
11 Apr
Barbara Borden
21 Mar
Jim Butler
13 Jun
Ian Carey
21 Feb
Judy Chaikin
17 Jan
Kai Eckhardt
03 Jan
Kimberly Gordon
28 Mar
Bill Holman
28 Feb
Tommy Igoe
07 Mar
  Meklit
27 Jun
Alfredo Rodriguez
25 Apr
Dan Sabanovich
02 May
Judy Wexler
04 Apr