Desert Island Jazz
Seward McCain (2008)
Bassist Seward McCain is that rara avis, a native San Franciscan. He has been a first-call bassist not only in the Bay Area but internationally for 25 years and more, touring or performing or recording, or any combination, with such as Vince Guaraldi, Jackie & Roy, Dianne Schuur, Ernie Watts, Kenny Barron, Herb Ellis, Jack Sheldon, Richie Cole, Mark Murphy, Dick Hindman, and the cream of British jazz royalty, Dame Cleo Laine & Sir John Dankworth. He's on the faculty of the Jazz School in Berkeley, teaching three combo classes.
Pick Artist Album Song Label
# 1 Vince Guaraldi Jazz Impressions of "Black Orpheus" Cast Your Fate to the Winds (Fantasy)
# 2 Smith Dobson Smithzonian Smithzonian (Night Music)
# 3 Ken French Ken French Trio Tony's Rhumba  
# 4 Seward McCain and Wendy Rose McCain Seward's Folly Willomine unreleased at date of broadcast
# 5 Ed Neumeister Reflection Osmosis (ArtistShare)
# 6   Mad Grooves Meet the Staff of "Mad" (Kid Rhino)
# 7 Cleo Laine and Dudley Moore Smiling Through I Don't Know Why/Love Me or Leave Me (RCA)
# 8 Taylor Eigsti Lucky to Be Me Freedom Jazz Dance (Concord)
# 9 Jackie and Roy The Beautiful Sea The Shining Sea (DRG)
# 10 Joe Locascio Close to So Far Close to So Far (Heart Music)
Book Claire Llewellyn, "Survive on a Desert Island"
Luxury Item A 100', fully stocked, fully staffed luxury yacht
Castaways by date
Melissa Aldana
11 Mar
Ron E. Beck
29 Apr
Pascal Bokar
07 Oct
Shanna Carlson
18 Mar
Sara Caswell
25 Mar
Carlos D'l Puerto
22 Jul
Kellye Gray
15 Jul
Ellen Johnson
17 Jun
Paul McCandless
08 Jul
Allison Miller
15 Apr
Melissa Morgan
29 Jul
Linda Oh
05 Aug
Dafnis Prieto
24 Jun
Jim Pugh
30 Sep
Fred Randolph
05 Feb
Harvie S
03 Jun
Jake Shapiro
10 Jun
Marcus Shelby
15 Jan
Bria Skonberg
04 Mar
Mark Soskin
20 May
Leslie Stoval
19 Aug
John Stowell
08 Apr
Toots Thielemans
02 Sep
Roseanna Vitro
26 Feb
Paul VornHagen
14 Oct
Don Was
12 Aug
Danielle Wertz
27 May