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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25 Sep
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19 Jun
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21 Aug
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06 Mar
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04 Sep
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13 Feb
Noah Griffin
06 Nov
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
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24 Jul
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05 Jun
Jacqui Naylor
13 Nov
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14 Aug
Zack Rogow
24 Apr
Holli Ross
17 Jul
Ellen Seeling
02 Oct
Richard Seidel
09 Oct
Edward Simon
31 Jul
Tessa Souter
23 Oct
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07 Aug
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20 Nov
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16 Jan