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
Paul Anastasio
25 Sep
Macy Blackman
19 Jun
George Cole
21 Aug
Alex Condé
06 Mar
Kit Eakle
04 Sep
Phillip Greenlief
13 Feb
Tammy Hall
27 Feb
Alan Hall
22 May
Christian Howes
27 Mar
Kymberly Jackson
03 Apr
Julie Kelly
20 Feb
Maya Kronfeld and Valerie Troutt
29 May
Jennifer Lee
17 Apr
Steven Lugerner
24 Jul
Steve McQuarry
05 Jun
Dave Newhouse
14 Aug
Zack Rogow
24 Apr
Holli Ross
17 Jul
Ellen Seeling
02 Oct
Edward Simon
31 Jul
Steve Turré
07 Aug
Patrick Wolff
16 Jan