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. Click here to listen online!

Also check out Palm Coast Jazz, a podcast I co-host filled with splendid original jazz from Florida musicians! My syndicated show "Kendo's Jazz Sampler" is on hiatus since I've become jazz director at WFCF.

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

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Playlist for 12-29-2020 - Last Show of 2020!


Another dreamy 70's ECM release

This show was just grab what looks good and go, along with Christmas gifts received like "J & K", "Legends of Acid Jazz: Sonny Phillips", Pat Metheny "Passengers", Herbie Hancock "The Prisoner" and more! It's also the show that gave me the idea for "Soul Jazz Tuesdays".  Thanks to all who listened - Happy New Year!! - Kendo

Hour One:

Tom Keenlyside - "The Summer Knows" - Fortune Teller (2019)*

Chance Hayden - "Squeeze Tight" - Grab & Go (2020)*

Julian Gerstin - "Spirula Spirula" - Littoral Zone (2020)*

Tom Keenlyside - "The Fortune Teller" - Fortune Teller (2019)*

Killer UK recording from Maynard

Maynard Ferguson - "Move Over" - Maynard Ferguson (1971)

Maynard Ferguson - "Fire and Rain" - Maynard Ferguson (1971)

Sonny Phillips - "Be Yourself" - Sure 'Nuff (1969)

Cal Tjader - "Bachi" - Hurucan ()

Twink - "Pussy Cat" - The Broken Record ()

Hour Two:

Lou Donaldson - "Rev. Moses" - Alligator Bogaloo (1967)

Sonny Phillips - "Sure 'Nuff, Sure 'Nuff" - Sure 'Nuff (1969)

Return to Forever - "Sorceress" - Returns (2008)

Stacey Kent - "O Barquinho" - The Changing Lights (2013)

Gary Burton Quartet with Eberhard Weber - "Sea Journey" - Passengers (1977)

George Kahn Quartet - "I Feel Pretty" - Dreamcatcher (2020)*

Hot debut from Melvin!

Melvin Sparks - "Charlie Brown" - Sparks! (1970)

Hour Three:

            ~ The Break Room ~

Freddie Hubbard - "The Night Has A Thousand Eyes" - Sweet Return (1983) The Ride Home!

Herbie Hancock - "He Who Lives in Fear" - The Prisoner (1969)

Jorge Garcia - "Black Dog" - Crossover (2019)*

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

Hour Four:

Milt Jackson - Joe Pass - Ray Brown - "Moonglow" - The Big 3 (1975)

Melvin Sparks - "Spark Plug" - Spark Plug (1971)

Miles Davis - "Double Image" - Double Image (1970)

Pat Metheny Quartet with Eberhard Weber - "B>G (Midwestern Nights Dream) - Passengers (1977)

Freddie Hubbard - "Straight Life" - Straight Life (197?) CTI Moment

50 years old - hard to believe - still so relevant & fresh!



Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Playlist for 12-22-2020 WFCF - Twas 3 Nights Before Christmas!

Listeners loved this!!



This was the "Jazz Greats" pre-Christmas show - plenty of holiday cuts but also new releases and more recent vinyl and cd presents! Thanks to all who tuned in! - Kendo


Hour One:

Duke Ellington - "Sugar Rum Cherry" - The Nutcracker Suite (1960)

Thelonious Monk - "Brilliant Corners" - Brilliant Corners (1956)

          3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Modern Jazz Quartet - "Precious Joy" - Blues on Bach (1973)

Some unsurpassed versions of non-sacred here...

Frank Sinatra - "Christmas Waltz (alt. version)" - A Jolly Christmas from Frank Sinatra ()

John Patitucci - "Painting" - On the Corner (1989)

Swingle Singers - "Medley: Gloria in Excelsis Deo, O Christmas Tree..." - Jingle Bell Jam

George Kahn Quartet - "You and the Night and the Music" - Dreamcatcher (2020)

Manfredo Fest - "Good King Wenceslaus" - A Concord Jazz Christmas 2 (1996)

Dexter Gordon - "The Squirrel" - The Squirrel (1967)

Hour Two:

John Scofield - "Loose Canon" - Works for Me (2000)

Lou Donaldson - "One Cylinder" - Aligator Bogaloo (1967)

3D Jazz Trio - "Winter Wonderland" - Christmas in 3D (2020)*

Return to Forever - "Vulcan Worlds" - Returns (2008)

Carmen McRae - "The Christmas Song"

Look how young! lol Strong sophomore release.

John Patitucci - "On the Corner" - On The Corner (1989)

Kenny Burrell - "White Christmas" - Have Yourself a Soulful Little Christmas (1966)

Hour Three:

            ~ The Break Room ~

John Scofield - "Big J" - Works for Me (2000) - The Ride Home!

Tadd Dameron - "On a Misty Night" - The Magic Touch (1962)

Warren Wolf - "O Christmas Tree" - Christmas Vibes (2020)*

Frank Sinatra - "Jingle Bells" - A Jolly Christmas from Frank Sinatra (1957)

Duke Ellington - "Arabesque Cookie" - The Nutcracker Suite (1960)

Milt Jackson & Wes Montgomery - "Delilah" - Bags Meets Wes (1961)

Ramsey Lewis - "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" - Sound of Christmas (1961)

Pretty swingin'!

Jimmy Smith - "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" - Christmas '64 (1964)

Hour Four:

J & K - "Dontcha Hear Me Callin' To Ya?" - Stonebone (1969) CTI Moment

Bobby Timmons - "Deck the Halls" - Holiday Soul (1964)

Modern Jazz Quartet - "Rise Up In the Morning" - Blues on Bach (1973)

Stan Kenton - "Angels We Have Heard On High" - A Merry Christmas! (1961)

David Axelrod - "Everything Counts" - Heavy Axe (1974) [Orange Sunset - Jazz Dispensary]

Kenny Burrell - "The Little Drummer Boy" - Have Yourself a Soulful Little Christmas (1966)

Ramsey Lewis - "Merry Christmas, Baby" - Sound of Christmas (1961)

Dexter Gordon - "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" - God Rest Ye Merry Jazzmen (?)

Easy to feature albums by this guy - 
they're so solid!



Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Playlist for 12-1-2020 WFCF - Deep Cuts and Great Sounds II

 



This show continued with deep tracks from featured albums by Miles Davis, Billy Cobham and Michel Camilo, as well as some vinyl recently gifted me from Jim Driscoll including Cal Tjader and Lou Donaldson. Plenty of new cuts as well. Thanks for listening! - Kendo


Hour One:

Miles Davis - "Bye Bye Blackbird" - In Person Friday Night at the Blackhawk (1961)

            3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Donald Byrd & Pepper Adams - "Philson" - Motor City Scene (1960)

Miles Davis - "Walkin'" - In Person Friday Night at the Blackhawk (1961)

Lou Donaldson - "Aligator Bogaloo" - Alligator Bogaloo ()

Billy Cobham - "Bandits" - Total Eclipse (1974)

Hour Two:

Wayne Shorter - "Etcetera" - Etcetera (1965)

Michel Camilo - "La Comparsa" - Triangulo (2001)

Bill Evans - "How About You?" - Conversations with Myself (1963)

Bill Evans - "Theme from Spartacus" - Conversations with Myself (1963)

Billy Cobham - "The Last Frontier" - Total Eclipse (1974)"

Cal Tjader - "Funquiado" - Huracan (1978)

Billy Cobham - "Moon Germs (Single Version)" - The Atlantic Years (1974)

Ella Fitzgerald - "Black Coffee" - 75th Birthday Celebration

Lee Morgan - "Tom Cat" - Tom Cat (1964)

Hour Three:

            ~ The Break Room ~

Jackie McLean - "Bluesanova" - Consequence (1965) - The Ride Home!

Michel Camilo - "Just Like You" - Triangulo (2001)

3D Jazz Trio - "Winter Wonderland" - Christmas in 3D (2020)*

Billy Bauer - "Lullaby of the Leaves" - Plectrist (1956)

Miles Davis - "So What (Olympia Paris First Concert)" - The Final Tour: The Bootleg Series Vol. 6 (1960)

Hour Four:

Cal Tjader - "Huracan" - Huracan (1978)

Michel Camilo - "Descarga for Tito (Puente)" - Triangulo (2001)

Billy Cobham - "Sea of Tranquility" - Total Eclipse (1974)

Larry Coryell - "Ann Arbor" - The Restful Mind (1975)

Miles Davis - "Right Off (excerpt)" - Jack Johnson (1970)

Larry Coryell - "Call to the Higher Consciousness" - Barefoot Boy (1971)


Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Playlist for 11-24-2020 WFCF - Deep Cuts and Good Sounds!

 

Lately I've been having more time for deeper listens into albums - revisiting them and experiencing the pleasures hidden in the lesser known tracks. That's what this show was all about - awesome deep cuts. Featured artists included Jackie McLean, Hampton Hawes, Miles Davis and Grant Green. Thanks to all who joined me! - Kendo

Hour One:

Grant Green - "If I Should Lose You" - Born to Be Blue (1961)

Jackie McLean - "Cheers" - Vertigo (1963)

            3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Grant Green - "Born to Be Blue" - Born to Be Blue (1961)

Astrud Gilberto - "Historia de Amor (Love Story)" - Gilberto with Turrentine (1971) CTI Moment

Miles Davis - "I Thought About You" - Someday My Prince Will Come (1961)

Redman, Mehldau, McBride, Blade - "Moe Honk" - RoundAgain (2019)*

George Kahn Quartet - "Just One of Those Things" - DreamCatcher (2020)*

Astrud Gilberto - "Ponteio" - Gilberto with Turrentine (1971) CTI Moment

Hampton Hawes - "There Will Never Be Another You" - Four! (1958)

Hour Two:

Hampton Hawes - "This Guy's In Love With You" - Live at The Monmartre (1971)

Jackie McLean - "Dusty Foot" - Vertigo (1963)

John Scofield - "Fez" - Bump (1999)

Wolfgang Lackerschmid/Chet Baker - "Rue Gregoire Du Tour" - Quintet Sessions 1979 (1979)*

Chris Rottmayer - "Meteor" - Sunday at Pilars (2018)*

Dave Brubeck Quartet - "Three to Get Ready" - Time Outtakes (1959)*

Miles Davis - "Pfrancing" - Someday My Prince Will Come (1961)

Hour Three:

            ~ The Break Room ~

Grant Green - "You and the Night and the Music" - Standards (1961) - The Ride Home!

Ella Fitzgerald - "My One and Only Love" - 75th Birthday Celebration (1955)

John Daversa - "#19" - Cuarantena (2020)*

Jackie McLean - "Marilyn's Dilemma" - The Jackie McLean Quintet (1962)

David Budway - "You're Lousing Up My Address Book" - The Jazz Piano Man (2020)*

Hampton Hawes - "Love Is Just Around the Corner" - Four! (1958)

Richard Barrata - "Everybody's Talkin'" - Music in Film: The Reel Deal (2020)*

Hour Four:

Stanley Clark - "More Hot Fun" - Modern Man (1978)

John Scofield - "Blackout" - Bump (1999)

Weather Report - "In a Silent Way" - 8:30 ()

Stanley Turrentine - "Salt Song" - Salt Song (1971) CTI Moment

Lou Donaldson - "Hamp's Hump" - Everything I Play Is Funky (1969)

Miles Davis - "Helen Butte - Mr Freedom X" - On the Corner (1972)

Jackie McLean - "Yams" - Vertigo (1963)

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Playlist for 11-17-2020 WFCF - New Jazz!

 

The focus on this broadcast was to showcase the best of new releases, with older cuts from CTI, Joe Henderson, Chico Hamilton and Jack McDuff peppered in. Thanks to all who tuned in! - Kendo

Hour One:

Bobby Wiens - "Speaks Volumes" - Talking Drums (2020)*

Pete Ellman Big Band - "High Speed Pursuit" - For Pete's Ache (2020)*

            3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Bobby Wiens - "So Sorry, Please" - Talking Drums (2020)*

David Budway - "Don't Go, Stay Awhile" - The Jazz Piano Man (2020)*

George Kahn - "I Feel Pretty" - DreamCatcher (2020)*

The Flying Horse Big Band - "Batman to the Airport" - () request

Gonzalo Rubalcaba - "Sandyken" - Inner Voyage (1998)

Douglas Olsen - "Tailwind" - 2 Cents (2018)*

Hour Two:

Ken Peplowski - "The Best Things In Life Are Free" - Illuminations (1990)

Chick Corea - "Trinkle Tinkle" - Plays (2019)*

Charles McPherson - "Wedding Song" - Jazz Dance Suites (2019)*

Thelonious Monk - "Blue Monk" - Palo Alto (1968)*

Ella Fitzgerald - "Angel Eyes" - The Lost Berlin Tapes (1962)*

Ella Fitzgerald - "Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie" - The Lost Berlin Tapes (1962)

Chico Hamilton - "Big Noise from Winnetka" - Definitive Jazz Scene Vol. 3 (1965)

Stanley Turrentine - "I Haven't Got Anything Better To Do" - Salt Song (1971) Salt Song

Jackie McLean - "Just For Now" - Capuchin Swing (1960)

Hour Three:

            ~ The Break Room ~

Christian McBride Big Band - "Up Jumped Spring" - For Jimmy, Wes and Oliver (2020)*

George Benson - "Feel Like Makin' Love" - Weekend in London (2019)*

Brother Jack McDuff/David Newman - "Duffin' 'Round" - Double Barreled Soul (1967)

John Daversa Quintet - "La Bailarina (para Tatiana)" - Cuarantena (2020)*

Joe Henderson - "Invitation" - In the Pursuit of Blackness ()

John Beasley - "Monk's Mood" - MONK'estra plays John Beasley (2019)*

Hour Four:

Harold Land - "Up and Down" - Choma (Burn) (1971)

Chico Hamilton - "Baby, You Know" - The Dealer (1966)

Yellowjackets & WDR Big Band - "Dewey" - Jackets XL (2019)*

Wes Montgomery - "Matchmaker, Matchmaker" - Movin' Wes (1964)

Chico Hamilton - "The Dealer" - The Dealer (1966)

Don Sebesky - "Song to a Seagull" - Giant Box (1973) CTI Moment

Joe Henderson - "Terra Firma" - Black Is the Color ()


Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Playlist for 11-10-2020 WFCF - Solid Tracks!


Tracks you needed to hear from Joe Henderson, Hampton Hawes, Lee Morgan, Jack McDuff, Wes Montgomery and more plus a health of wealth from the new jazz shelf! Thanks for tuning - Kendo


Hour One:

Ernestine Anderson - "Sunny" - Sunshine (1980)

Donald Byrd - "Hush" - Royal Flush (1961)

             3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Noah Bless - "Canto de Ossanha" - New York Strong (2018)*

Stan Getz - "Easy Living" - Blue Skies (1982)

Uptown Jazz Tentet - "Uptown Bass Hit" - What's Next (2018)*

Hampton Hawes - "Groovin' High" - All Night Session Vol. 1 (1956)

Isaiah J. Thompson - "Hob Nob with Brother Bob" - Plays the Music of Buddy Montgomery (2019)*

Joe Henderson - "Gazelle" - In Pursuit of Blackness (1970)

Hour Two:

Red Garland Trio - "S'Wonderful" - Manteca (1958)

Jack McDuff - "Same Old, Same Old" - A Change Is Gonna Come (1966)

George Benson - "Affirmation" - Weekend in London (2019)*

Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong - "Cheek to Cheek" - Ella and Louis (1956)

Paul Desmond - "I'm Old Fashioned" - Pure Desmond (1974) CTI Moment

Brother Jack McDuff - "Beep-Bo-Boo" - Gin and Orange (1969)

Richard Barratta - "The Sound of Music" - Music in Film: The Reel Deal (2020)*

Charles McPherson - "Heart's Desire" - Jazz Dance Suites (2019)*

Hour Three:

Lee Morgan - "Yes I Can, No You Can't" - The Gigolo (1965) - The Ride Home!

Bill Warfield - "Smile" - Smile (2020)*

The Montgomery Brothers - "Bock to Bock" - Fingerpickin' (1957)

Johnny Hartman - "Love Is Here to Stay" - Unforgettable Songs (1966)

Eric Lilley Trio - "Bud Bop" - Follow Up (2019)*

Sharel Cassity - "Not a Samba" - Fearless (2019)*

Cal Tjader - "Leyte" - Breeze from the East (1963)

Hour Four:

Joe Henderson - "Black Narcissus" - Power to the People (1969)

Immanuel Wilkins - "Ferguson - An American Tradition" - Omega (2020)*

Grant Green - "I Am Somebody" - Live at Club Mozambique (1971)

William Chernoff - "Aim to Stay" - Aim to Stay (2016)*

Scott Routenberg - "Light Smasher" - [Inside] (2020)*

Jorge Garcia - "Purple Haze" - Crossover (2019)*

Milt Jackson - "Olinga" - Olinga (1974) CTI Moment

George Benson - "El Mar" - White Rabbit (1971) CTI Moment





 

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Playlist for 11/3/2020 WFCF - Flanagan, Savoy and CTI Classical!

 
This week's show has 3 themes. The first two hours feature pianist Tommy Flanagan as a sideman in some very varied company. The 3rd hour will have selections released on the Savoy label - some obscure, some legendary; and the fourth hour will feature classical pieces done up in the CTI Records style. Tune in at 88.5 FM locally and online here. See you there! - Kendo

Hour One:

Ben Rosenblum Nebula Project - "Cedar Place" - Kites and Strings (2020)*

Steve Cardenas - "Lost and Found" - Blue Has a Range (2019)*

            3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Jazz At Carnegie All Stars - "Medley: I Can't Get Started, The Young Man With the Horn, 'Round Midnight" - Ella Fitzgerald Live at Carnegie Hall (1973)

Jazz At Carnegie All Stars - "Stardust" - Ella Fitzgerald Live at Carnegie Hall (1973)

J.J. Johnson - "Hello Young Lovers" - Blue Trombone (1957)

Ella Fitzgerald - "Watch What Happens" - Sunshine of Your Love (1968)

John Coltrane - "Countdown" - Giant Steps ()

Roy Haynes Quartet - "Raoul" - Out of the Afternoon (1962)

Dexter Gordon - "The Panther" - The Panther! (1970)

Hour Two:

Ella Fitzgerald - "Medley: Don't Worry 'Bout Me, These Foolish Things" - 
 
Ella Fitzgerald Live at Carnegie Hall (1973)

John Coltrane - "Spiral" - Giant Steps (1959)

J.J. Johnson - "100 Proof" - Blue Trombone (1957)

Gary Burton - "Storm" - Who Is Gary Burton? (1962)

Miles Davis - "Vierd Blues" - Collectors' Items (1956)

Sonny Rollins - "Strode Rode" - Saxophone Colossus (1956

Donald Byrd/Kenny Burrell - "Tune Up" - All Night Long ()

Gary Burton - "My Funny Valentine" - Who Is Gary Burton? (1962)

 Hour Three:

            ~ The Break Room ~

Yusef Lateef - "A Night In Tunisia" - A Prayer to the East (1957) - The Ride Home!

Jimmy Scott - "Everybody's Somebody's Fool" - The Fabulous Songs of Jimmy Scott (1960)

Adelaide Robbins - "Great Day" - Lookin' For a Boy (1957)

Duke Jordan - "They Can't Take That Away From Me" - Trio/Quintet (1955)

Charlie Parker - "Ko Ko" - Bird/The Savoy Recordings (1945)

Barbara Carroll Trio - "Dancing On the Ceiling" - Lookin' For a Boy (1957)

Miles Davis - "Milestones" - Bird/The Savoy Recordings (1947)

Red Rodney - "Red Arrow" - Red Rodney (Fiery) (1957)

Hour Four - CTI Moments Galore!

Deodato - "Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun" - Prelude (Bonus Track)

Gabor Szabo - "Concerto" - Mizrab (1972)

George Benson - "Little Train" - White Rabbit (1971)

Don Sebesky - "Vocalise" - Giant Box (1973)

Hubert Laws - "Passacaglia" - Afro-Classic (1970)

Art Farmer/Jim Hall - "Pavane for a Dead Princess" - Big Blues (1978)