Jazz Greats Tuesdays on WFCF

"Jazz Greats" every Tuesday from 3-7pm Eastern on WFCF 88Five St. Augustine! From seriously ancient to just-released, from the obscure & forgotten to household names - but always tasty! There's a slight emphasis on 60's & 70's jazz (always a track from CTI) with a few tablespoons of fun & local flavor thrown in. Former host/creator of syndicated show "Kendo's Jazz Sampler".

Song titles with an asterisk are "currents" at the time of airplay.

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Playlist for 10-4-2022 WFCF - Early Fall Listening!


 

On the air and posting as it plays! Thanks for tuning in and be sure to check out my YouTube channel, and look for a live broadcast on Mixcloud next Tuesday! - Kendo

Hour One:

George Cables - "I Remember Clifford" - Circle (1979)

Antonio Carlos Jobim - "Stone Flute" - Stone Flute (1970) CTI Moment

           3:15 Jazz Coffee Break


Antonion Carlos Jobim - "Brazil (alt take)" - Stone Flute (1970) CTI Moment

Stan Getz - "Crystal Silence" - Captain Marvel (1972)


Joe Farrell - "Molten Glass" - Joe Farrell Quartet (1970) CTI Moment
with Reggie Workman
& Roy Ayers


John Coltrane - "Bahia" - Bahia (1958)

Herbie Mann - "Turkish Coffee" - Impressions of the Middle East (1966)

Vince Guaraldi Trio - "Cast Your Fate To the Wind" - Jazz Impressions of Black Orpheus (1962)

Herbie Mann - "Incense" - Impressions of the Middle East (1966)

Hour Two:

Leon Spencer - "First Gravy" - Sneak Preview (1970)

Freddie Hubbard - "Sky Dive" - Sky Dive (recorded 50 years ago on 10-4&5-1972) CTI Moment

Lee Morgan - "The Sixth Sense" - The Sixth Sense (1967)
A very stylized album
& cover!



Jimmy Giuffre 3 - "The Train and The River" - The Jimmy Giuffre 3 (1956)

Hampton Hawes - "Blue Skies" - The Green Leaves of Summer (1964)

Grant Green - "Love On a Two Way Street" - Visions (1971)

Charlie Haden - "Solar" - The Montreal Concerts (Gonzalo Rubalcaba/Paul Motian) (1989)

Joe Farrell - "Molten Glass" - Joe Farrell Quartet (1970) CTI Moment

Hour Three:

            ~ The Break Room ~

Sonny Clark - "Nica" - Sonny Clark Trio (1960) The Ride Home!

Bill Evans - "I'm Getting Sentimental Over You" - A Simple Matter of Conviction
Somewhat obscure one from
Sonny

(recorded 56 years ago on 10-4-1966)

Ella Fitzgerald - "It's A Blue World" - Ella Swings Gently With Nelson (1961)

Alex Acuna - "In Town" - Gifts (2022)*

Louis Armstrong/Oscar Peterson - "Blues In the Night" - Louis Armstrong Meets Oscar Peterson (1957)

John Coltrane - "I'm a Dreamer (Aren't We All)" - Bahia (1958)

Billy Cobham - "Searching for the Right Door/Spectrum" - Spectrum (1973)

Hour Four:


Larry Coryell - "The Dragon Gate" - Spaces Revisited (1997)

The Family of Mann - "Muh Hoss Knows The Way" - First Light (1973)

Freddie Hubbard - "Fantasy In D" - First Light (1971)

Lou Donaldson - "Nice and Greasy" - The Natural Soul (1962)

Eddie Henderson - "Open Eyes" - Comin' Through (1977)

Donald Byrd - "Lansana's Priestess" - Street Lady (1973)

Joe Farrell - "Song of the Wind" - Joe Farrell Quartet (1970) CTI Moment

Hubert Laws - "In The Beginning" - In The Beginning (190

























Wednesday, September 21, 2022

New Video Series with DJ Kendo!

 I've recently resurrected the YouTube channel associated with the "Jazz Greats" radio show. Trying to make the content more of what I myself would like to see in my feed... so not clickbait, not disingenous, fun, novel, (hopefully) unique and mostly sharing items from my own collection. I recently started a 4 part series about a time 10 years ago I purchased a ridiculous amount of vinyl for a song. A few peculiarities, a few keepers, and lots and lots of crap! Likes and comments always welcome! Thanks for stopping by - Kendo



Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Playlist for 9-13-2022 WFCF - Music Recorded in September

 
You need to hear this!


This week we listened to jazz recorded in mid-September, starting at 1953. There were a lot of selections recorded on the date of the show by the likes of Sonny Stitt, Miles Davis, Lee Morgan, Horace Silver, Stan Getz and Shelly Manne. New tracks by Bobby Broom and Ryan Fourt, and we finally delved into the recent RSD release by Freddie Hubbard - "Music is Here". Thanks to all who tuned in and thanks for stopping by! - Kendo

Hour One:

Larry Young - "Backup" - Into Something (1964)

Bobby Broom - "Hallucinations (Budo)" - Keyed Up (2021)*

Stan re-visiting Bossa Nova

            3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Clark Terry - "Mood Indigo" - Duke With a Difference (9/6/57)

Stan Getz with Joao Gilberto - "Ligia" - The Best of Two Worlds (recorded 47 years ago on 9-13-75)

Miles Davis with The Lighthouse All-Stars - "Night in Tunisia" - At Last (recorded 69 years ago  on 9-13-53)

Cal Tjader - "Fascinating Rhythm" - Tjader Plays Mambo (9/11/1954)

Cal Tjader - "It Ain't Necessarily So" - Tjader Plays Mambo (9/11/1954)

Shelly Manne & His Men - "You're Getting to Be a Habit With Me" - Vol. 1 The West Coast Sound (recorded 67 years ago 9-13-55)

Hour Two:

Bud Powell - "Elegy" - (recorded 66 years ago on 9-13-56)

Horace Silver - "St. Vitus Dance" - Blowin' The Blues Away (recorded 63 years ago on 9-13-1959)

Dizzy Gillespie - "I Know That You Know" - Sonny Side Up (1957)

Gary McFarland Sextet - "Pecos Pete" - Point of Departure (9-6-63)

Ryan Fourt - "Stompin' At the Savoy" - Songs of a Night (2020)*

Roland Kirk - "Domino" - Domino (9-6-63)

Roland Kirk - "Meeting On Termini's Corner" - Domino (9-6-63)

Roland Kirk - "Time" - Domino (9-6-63)

Lee Morgan - "Extemporaneous" - The Sixth Sense Bonus Cut (recorded 54 years ago on 9-13-68)

Brother Jack McDuff - "Goodnight, It's Time To Go" - Goodnight, It's Time to Go (1961)

Hour Three:

          ~ The Break Room ~

Milt Jackson/Count Basie - "Shiny Stockings" - Milt Jackson + Count Basie + The Big Band Vol 2 (1978)

Milt playing better than ever!

Milt Jackson/Count Basie - "Blues For Me" - Milt Jackson + Count Basie + The Big Band Vol 2 (1978)

Lee Morgan - "Leebop" - The Sixth Sense Bonus Cut (recorded 54 years ago on 9-13-68)

Melvin Sparks - "The Stinker" - Sparks! (9-14-70)

Freddie Hubbard - "Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey" - First Light (9-14-71)

Hour Four:

Freddie Hubbard - "Sky Dive" - Music Is here (1973)*

Ramsey Lewis - "Sun Goddess" - Sun Goddess (1974) RIP

Miles Davis - "Rated X" - Get Up With It (recorded 50 years ago on 9/13/72) excerpt

Sonny Stitt - "Back Door" - So Doggone Good (recorded 50 years ago on 9/13/72)

Not his debut by a long shot...

Deodato - "Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun" - Prelude (9/14/72)

Melvin Sparks - "Thank You (Falettin' Me Be Mice Elf Again)" - Sparks! (9-14-70)






Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Playlist for 8-30-2022 WFCF - Good Driving Jazz

 
Wonderfully inventive double album!


As some of my listeners know, I've taken up delivery driving and along with a break from playing jazz gigs. The last few months I've loaded up a flash drive with albums from my collection I feel less familiar with, and or think would make good music for driving. This week we listened to tracks that struck me as being exceptional from these albums, in particular "The Heatin' System" by Jack McDuff, "It's Time" by Jackie McLean and "Amazonas" by Cal Tjader. Thanks to all who tuned in and thank you for stopping by! - Kendo

Hour One:

Jackie McLean - "'Snuff" - It's Time! (1964)

Cal Tjader - "Mindoro" - Amazonas (1975)

Produced by Airto with Hermeto & George Duke

              3:15 Jazz Coffee break

Kenny Burrell - "Yes Baby" - Blue Lights (1958)

Jack McDuff - "Elmo Tucker" - The Heatin' System (1971)

Joey DeFrancesco - "Roll With It" - More Music (2021)

Jack McDuff - "Radiation" - The Heatin' System (1971)

Hour Two:

Clifford Jordan/Sonny Red Quintet - "Defiance" - A Story Tale (1961)

Hubert Laws - "The Rite of Spring" - The Rite of Spring (1971) CTI Moment

John Scofield & Pat Metheny - "Everybody's Party" - I Can See Your House From Here (1993)

Love Bobby's 3 Columbia lps

Bobby Hutcherson - "Highway One" - Highway One (1978)

Wilbur Harden & John Coltrane - "B.J." - Tanganyika Strut (1958)

Brother Jack McDuff - "Oblighetto" - Moon Rappin' (1969)

Cal Tjader - "Mindoro" - Amazonas (1975)

Hour Three:

          ~ The Break Room ~

Lonnie Smith - "Flavors" - Afro-desia (1975) The Ride Home!

Stan Getz/Charlie Byrd - "Samba de Uma Nota So" - Jazz Samba (1962)

Jackie McLean - "Das' Dat" - It's Time! (1964)

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Pat Martino - "Open Road - Open Road" - We'll Be Together Again (1976)

Duke Pearson - "The Moana Surf" - The Phantom (1968)

Hour Four:

Donald Byrd - "Estavanico" - Electric Byrd (1970)

Herbie Mann - "What'd I Say" - Push Push (1971)

George Benson - "Ode to a Kudu" - Beyond the Blue Horizon (1971)

Jack McDuff - "The Prophet" - The Heatin' System (1971)

Herbie Hancock - "Sun Touch" - Man-child (1975)

J & K - "Recollections" - Stonebone (1969) CTI Moment

Jack McDuff - "Pressure Gage" - The Heatin' System (1971)

Gripping music from Pat and Gil.


Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Playlist for 7-26-2022 WFCF - Hotter Than July

Sultry and summery

 

This week we listened to jazz that was recorded at the end of July, imagining the comfort level of recording studios in the 50s through the 70s with all that machinery running and inadequate a/c! Cuts from Miles, Thelonious, Gary Burton and Keith Jarrett (what was that session like!) Art Farmer with Yusef Lateef (that album has always "felt" like summer to me), Hubert Laws and more! Also a smattering of new releases from Ronnie Foster, Ryan Fourt and Michael Carvin. Thanks to all who tuned in and thank you for stopping by! - Kendo

Hour One:

Charles Earland - "Lazy Bird" - Black Drops (1970)

Michael Carvin Experience - "Paper Moon" - Art of the Trio (2021)*

           3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Thelonious Monk - "Ask Me Now" - Genius of Modern Music (7-23-1951)


Chet Baker - "I've Never Been In Love Before" - Chet Baker Sings (7-30-1956)

Ronnie Foster - "Sultry Song II" - Re-boot (2022)*

Shelly Manne - "Castling" - The Gambit (7-25-1957)

Shelly Manne - "Checkmate" - The Gambit (7-25-1957)

Miles Davis - "Capricorn" - Water Babies (1967)

Hour Two:

Thelonious Monk - "Four In One" - Genius of Modern Music (7-23-1951)

Ryan Fourt - "The Heist" - Songs of a Night (2020)*

Lalo Schifrin killing it!

Miles Davis - "Here Come de Honey Man" - Porgy and Bess (7-29-1958)

Miles Davis - "Bess You Is My Woman Now" - Porgy and Bess (7-29-1958)

Dizzy Gillespie - Here It Is" - Dizzy On the French Riviera (7-24-1962)

Miles Davis - "Directions" - Live in Europe 1969 (recorded 53 years ago on 7-26-1969)

Hubert Laws - "Love Is Blue/Sing a Rainbow" - Crying Song (7-24-1969)

Thelonious Monk - "Straight No Chaser" - Genius of Modern Music (7-23-1951)

Hour Three:

            ~ The Break Room ~

The Wolverine Orchestra - "Royal Garden Blues" (7-20-1924)

Love, Love, Love this album.

Art Farmer - "Saudhade" - Something You Got (recorded 45 years ago on 7-25/26/1977)

Art Farmer - "Hombre del Sol" - Something You Got (recorded 45 years ago on 7-25/26/1977)

Lonnie Smith - "Three Blind Mice" - Think! (7-23-1968)

Gary Burton & Keith Jarrett - "Fortune Smiles" - Gary Burton & Keith Jarrett (7-23-1970)

Rahsaan Roland Kirk - "Serenade to a Cuckoo" - Kirkatron (7-18-1975)

Hour Four:

CTI All Stars - "California Dreamin'" - CTI Summer Jazz at the Hollywood Bowl (7-30-1972)

Cyrus Chestnut - "Baubles, Bangles and Beads" - My Father's hands (2021)*

Brian Charette - "triple Threat" - Jackpot (2021)*

[Gentle Giant - "The Moon Is Down" - Acquiring the Taste]

To be a fly on the wall...

Larry Coryell - "Chris" - Spaces (1969)

Gary Burton & Keith Jarrett - "Grow Your Own" - Gary Burton & Keith Jarrett (7-23-1970)

Julie London - "Why Don't You Do Right" - Whatever Julie Wants (1961)

"Big" John Patton - "Soul Woman" - Soul Woman (1966)

Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Playlist for 7-12-2022 WFCF - ECM and More!

 

The iconic label...
Didn't play this one - too many scritchy scratches!


This week we delved into the catalog of releases from the ECM label, at the request of faithful listener Geoffrey! Plenty of variety from the myriad of talent signed to the label. In addition we heard tracks recorded on this date (July 12) and a smidge of new jazz. Thanks to all who tuned in, everyone who called, and thank you for stopping by! - DJ Kendo

Hour One: 

Pat Metheny - "Watercolors" - (Watercolors) 1977

Charles Earland - "Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head" - Black Drops (1970)

Bares the quintessential ECM sound...

            3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Gary Burton Quintet with Eberhard Weber - "Silent Spring" - Ring (1974)

Ryan Fourt - "Little Miss P" - Songs of a Night (2020)*

Cyrus Chestnut - "Cubano Chant" - My Father's Hands (2021)*

Ralph Towner - "Oceanus" - Solstice (1974)

Steve Reich - "Pulses" - Music for 18 Musicians (1996)

Hour Two:

Anita O'Day - "A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square" - Anita (recorded 67 years ago on 7-12-1955)

Paul Motian - "Whirlpool" - Time and Time Again (2006)

Charlie Byrd - "Spanish Guitar Blues" - Jazz On Savoy 1957-1962

Big John Patton - "The Shake" - Got a Good Thingh Goin' (1966)

One of several benchmark releases from ECM.

Keith Jarrett - "My Song" - My Song (1977)

Miles Davis - "Paraphanalia" - Miles at The Fillmore [west] Bootleg Series Vol 3 (1970)

Kenny Wheeler - "Gnu Suite" - Gnu High (1975)

Hour Three:

            ~ The Break Room ~

Jack DeJohnette - "Bayou Fever" - New Directions (1978) The Ride Home!

Weather Report - "Port of Entry" - Night Passage (recorded 42 years ago on 7-12-1980)

Return to Forever - "Return to Forever" - Return to Forever (1972)

Steve Kuhn Trio - "Like Sonny" - Mostly Coltrane

Sun Ra - "Where Is Tomorrow" - Jazz on Savoy 1957-1962

Hour Four:

Hank Mobley - "18th Hole" - The Flip (recorded 53 years ago on 6-12-1969)

Chick Corea/Gary Burton - "Childrens Song" - Crystal Silence (1972)

A recent ECM release from a legend...

Chick Corea/Gary Burton - "What Game Shall We Play Today" - Crystal Silence (1972)

Carla Bley - "Beautiful Telephones I" - Life Goes On (2019)

Pat Metheny Group - "American Garage" - American Garage (1979)

Charlie Earland - "Buck Green" - Black Drops (1969)

Lee Morgan - "Neophilia" - Live at the Lighthouse (recorded 52 years ago on 7-12-1970)


Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Playlist and Audio for 7-5-2022 - Red White and Blue!

 





Once again I have to miss being at the station today - so I've recorded a show at home. In honor of our great country's birthday, we have a red white and blue show. Hope you enjoy and thanks for listening! - Kendo

Red Garland - "It's a Blue World" - It's A Blue World (1958)

Jack McDuff (with Red Holloway) - "A Real Goodun'" - Live! (1963)

Hampton Hawes (with Red Mitchell) - "Bow Jest" - Four! (1958)

Sonny Red - "Images" - Images (1961)

Cannonball Adderley (with Blue Mitchell) - "A Little Taste" - Portrait of Cannonball (1958)

Jimmy McGriff (with Blue Mitchell) - "Spinning Wheel" - Electric Funk (1969)

Joe Puma (with Whitey Mitchell) - "Rigamarole" - Wild Kitten (1957)

Lenny White - "The Venusian Summer Suite" - Venusian Summer (1975)

Don Patterson - "When Johnny Comes Marching Home" - The Exciting New Organ of Don Patterson (1964)

Herbie Mann - "Battle Hymn of The Republic" - Memphis Underground (1969)