Desert Island Jazz
Greg Sankovich (2007)
Bay Area native Greg Sankovich has been playing piano since his earliest classical studies at age five, studying with some of the finest jazz and Latin pianists in the San Francisco area, including Mark Levine.



While at UC Berkeley, Greg had visited Japan with with UC Jazz Ensembles, and after graduation he returned with jazz-fusion group Taikun to Japan. That trip turned into a decades's stay.



Since returning to the Bay Area in 1994, Greg has contributed to a wide range of musical projects from jazz to house, hip-hop to pop.
Pick Artist Album Song Label
# 1 Blue Mitchell Blue's Moods I'll Close My Eyes (OJC)
# 2 Art Tatum Decca Presents Art Tatum Elegy (Decca)
# 3 Thelonious Monk Thelonious Monk Quartet with John Coltrane at Carnegie Hall Epistrophy (Blue Note)
# 4 Bill Evans Explorations Sweet and Lovely (Riverside)
# 5 Gene Harris Presents the Spirit Music Jamia: Dance of the Infidel Dance of the Infidel (Shanachie)
# 6 Tower of Power In the Slot Ebony Jam (Warner Bros)
# 7 Miles Davis The Complete Concert: 1964 (My Funny Valentine and "Four" & More) All of You (Columbia)
         
Book The Dummies' Guide to Cantonese
         
Luxury Item A fine grand piano (e.g., Bösendorfer, 1920s Steinway, Mason & Hamlin) and a tuning key
Alternate Picks/Not Broadcast
Alt 1 Keith Jarrett My Song My Song (ECM)
Alt 2 Keith Jarrett Carnegie Hall Concert, Part I-X   (ECM)
Alt 3 Geoffrey Keezer Wildcrafted: Live at the Dakota   (MaxJazz)
Alt 4 Dr Lonnie Smith Jungle Soul Freedom Jazz Dance (Palmetto)
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11 Mar
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29 Apr
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18 Mar
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25 Mar
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22 Jul
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15 Jul
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17 Jun
Paul McCandless
08 Jul
Allison Miller
15 Apr
Melissa Morgan
29 Jul
Linda Oh
05 Aug
Dafnis Prieto
24 Jun
Fred Randolph
05 Feb
Harvie S
03 Jun
Jake Shapiro
10 Jun
Marcus Shelby
15 Jan
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04 Mar
Mark Soskin
20 May
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19 Aug
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08 Apr
Toots Thielemans
02 Sep
Roseanna Vitro
26 Feb
Don Was
12 Aug
Danielle Wertz
27 May