Desert Island Jazz
Si Perkoff (2003)

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Si was born July 25, 1937, in St. Louis, MO. At the age of seven he started classical piano lessons (1944-51), and then studied keyboard harmony (jazz) with Hall Overton 1957-58.

Since the early 1960's he has been a performing pianist (jazz and related styles of music) on the Bay Area Jazz scene, beginning with two years as house pianist at the legendary Bop City. Through the years he has been a leader of combos featuring many of the finest local musicians (Paul Breslin, Frank Passantino, Puzz Firth, Vince Lateano, Tony Johnson, Steve Mitchell, George Marsh, Mel Martin, Gerry Gilmore, Al Molino, Noel Jewkes) as well as sideman in groups including national stars of Jazz music (Art Pepper, Buddy Collette, Pepper Adams, Frank Rehak, Julien Priester, Harry 'Sweets' Edison).
Pick Artist Album Song Label
# 1 Charlie Parker with Bud Powell (and Fats Navarro?) Bird Flies High (LP) Ornithology (Les Jazz Cool)
# 2 Meade "Lux" Lewis unknown "Whistling Blues" unknown
# 3 Thelonious Monk Monk's Moods Sweet and Lovely (OJC)
# 4 Montana Taylor Complete Recorded Works (1929-1946) I Can't Sleep (Document Records)
# 5 Horace Silver The Best of Horace Silver Opus de Funk (Blue Note)
# 6 Keith Jarrett Facing You Ritooria (ECM)
# 7 Charlie Parker Ken Burns Jazz Embraceable You (Columbia)
# 8 Pete Johnson Boogie-Woogie Mood Just for You (MCA)
         
Book Stuart Z. Perkoff, "Voices of the Lady: Collected Poems"
         
Luxury Item A piano
Alternate Picks/Not Broadcast
Alt 1 Bud Powell Jazz Giant So Sorry Please (Verve)
Alt 2 Bud Powell The Amazing Bud Powell, Vol. 1 52nd Street Theme (Blue Note)
Alt 3 John Coltrane Soultrane Theme for Ernie (OJC)
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Steve Adams
30 May
Cheryl Bentyne
17 Oct
Will Bernard
11 Apr
Barbara Borden
21 Mar
Jim Butler
13 Jun
Ian Carey
21 Feb
Judy Chaikin
17 Jan
Mike Clark
10 Oct
Freddy Cole
21 Nov
Beth Custer
01 Aug
Harry Duncan
03 Oct
Kai Eckhardt
03 Jan
Lisa Engelken
26 Sep
Don Friedman
07 Nov
Roger Glenn
05 Dec
Kimberly Gordon
28 Mar
Marty Grosz
29 Aug
Alex Hahn
08 Aug
Bill Holman
28 Feb
Tommy Igoe
07 Mar
Namita Kapoor
22 Aug
  Meklit
27 Jun
Lisa Mezzacappa
24 Oct
  Najee
25 Jul
Glenn Richman
15 Aug
Alfredo Rodriguez
25 Apr
Dan Sabanovich
02 May
Grant Stewart
12 Dec
Judy Wexler
04 Apr