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)
Castaways by date
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
Beth Custer
01 Aug
Harry Duncan
03 Oct
Kai Eckhardt
03 Jan
Lisa Engelken
26 Sep
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
Judy Wexler
04 Apr