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.

Saturday, May 7, 2022

Playlist for 5-3-2022 - Celebrating Charnett

 

This week we had featured albums by Bobby Timmons, Count Basie and Joe Henderson, plus some earworms I wanted to share! Hour Two was a celebration of the life and art of Charnett Moffett, who was a school and musical buddy for a year. 


Hour One:

Art Farmer with Joe Henderson - "Blue Montreux" - Yama (1979) CTI Moment

Giacomo Gates - "With Plenty of Money and You" - You (2021)*

           3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Bobby Timmons - "Ain't Thinkin' About It" - A Little Barefoot Soul (1964)

Carmen McRae - "A Child Is Born" - Can't Hide Love (recorded 46 years ago on 5-3-1976)cha

Dexter Gordon - "Soul Sister" - Dexter Calling (1961)


Kenyon Hopkins - "On The Roof" - The Yellow Canary (1963)

Joe Henderson - "Power to the People" - Black Narcissus (1974)

Hour Two:

A Celebration of Charnett Moffett (1966-2022)

Wynton Marsalis - "Delfeayo's Dilemma" - Black Codes (From The Underground) (1985)

Wynton Marsalis - "Blues" - Black Codes (From The Underground) (1985)

General Music Project - "Rhythm Swing" - General Music Project II (1994)


Mulgrew Miller - "Wingspan" - Wingspan (1987)

Tony Williams - "Obsession" - Angel Street ()

General Music Project - "Oh Yeah!" - General Music Project II (1994)

General Music Project - "Mizzom" - General Music Project II (1994)

Hour Three:

            ~ The Break Room ~

Count Basie & His Orchestra - "Help" - Basie's Beatle Bag (recorded 56 years ago on 5-3-1966)

Count Basie & His Orchestra - "Can't Buy Me Love" - Basie's Beatle Bag (recorded 56 years ago on 5-3-1966)

Count Basie & His Orchestra - "Michelle" - Basie's Beatle Bag (recorded 56 years ago on 5-3-1966)

Count Basie & His Orchestra - "I Wanna Be Your Man" - Basie's Beatle Bag (recorded 56 years ago on 5-3-1966)

Bobby Timmons - "Chun King" - Chun King (1964)

Bobby Timmons - "Someone to Watch Over Me" - Chun King (1964)

Dexter Gordon - "Mrs. Miniver" - The Panther! (1970)

Hour Four:

Dave Brubeck Quartet - "Castillion Drums" - Countdown: Time In Outer Space (recorded 61 years ago on 5-3-1961)

Charles Earland - "We've Only Just Begun" - Live at the Lighthouse (1972)

Rahsaan Roland Kirk - "Portrait of Those Beautiful Ladies" - The Case of the 3 Sided Dream in Audio Color (1975)


Joe Henderson - "The Other Side of Right" - Black Narcissus (1975)

John Patton - "Rakin' and Scrapin'" - Accent On the Blues (1969)

Miles Davis - "Selim" - Live Evil (1970)

Thelonious Monk - "Nutty" - Thelonious Monk Plays (1954)

Larry Coryell - "Improvisation..." - The Restful Mind (1975)

Saturday, January 29, 2022

Playlist for 1-25-2022 - Chunks of Time II



This week we continued to travel through recording sessions in the month of January - this time in the early sixties; along with some randomness and Christmas acquisitions. Thanks for joining me! - Kendo


Hour One:

Donald Byrd - "Gate City" - Byrd in Flight (1-17-1960)

Excellent album!

Donald Byrd - "Soulful Kiddy" - Byrd in Flight (1-17-1960)

            3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Donald Byrd - "Little Boy Blue" - Byrd in Flight (1-25-1960)

Wes Montgomery - "Polka Dots and Moonbeams" - The Incredible Jazz Guitar (1/26/1960)

Wes Montgomery - "Four On Six" - The Incredible Jazz Guitar (1/26/1960)

Elmo Hope - "B's A Plenty" - Elmo Hope Trio (1959)

John Coltrane - "Every Time We Say Goodbye" - My Favorite Things (1960)

Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong - "Dream a Little Dream of Me" - 75th Birthday Celebration (1950)

Hour Two:

Montgomery Brothers - "Just For Now" - Groove Yard (1-3-1961)

Solid!

Montgomery Brothers - "Delerium" - Groove yard (1-3-1961)

Jackie McLean - "Bluesnik" - Bluesnik (1-8-1961)

Shorty Baker/Doc Cheatham - "I Didn't Know What Time It Was" - Shorty & Doc (1-17-1961)

Chris Connor & Maynard Ferguson - "Summertime" - Double Exposure (1-23-1961)

Cannonball Adderley & Bill Evans - "Who Cares?" - Know What I Mean (1-27-1961)

Bill Evans Trio - "Sweet and Lovely" - Explorations (2-2-1961)

Reuben Wilson - "I Say A Little Prayer" - Love Bug (1969)

Hour Three:

Dave Brubeck Quartet - "Vento Fresco (Cool Wind)" - Bossa Nova USA (1-3-1961)

A very early entry into genre...

Dave Brubeck Quartet - "Someday My Prince Will Come" - Countdown: Time In Outer Space (1-12-1962)

Grant Green - "The Song Is You" - Nigeria (1-13-1962)

Sonny Rollins - "Oleo" - Oleo (1-31-1962)

Hour Four:

Charles Mingus - "Stop! Look! and Listen, Sinner Jim Whitney" - The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady (1-20-1963)

Charles Mingus - "Celia" - Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus! (1-2-1963)

Cal Tjader - "Morning of the Carnival" - Sona Libre (1-28-1963)

Catalyst - "Little Miss Lady" - Unity (1974)

Herbie Hancock - "Sleeping Giant" - Crossings (1972)


Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Playlist for 11-16-2021 - Jazz Greats!

The most recent pic i had lol...

I am not able to be at the station today. I pre-recorded the first hour for you guys but for whatever reason it wasn't aired. So here it is below. Thanks and hope you enjoy! - Kendo






Hour One:

Miles Davis - "Dr. Jackyl" - Milestones (1958)

Bill Charlap - "Out of Nowhere" - Street of Dreams (2021)*

          3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Herbie Hancock - "Speak Like a Child" - Speak Like a Child (1968)

Bud Powell - "The Last Time I Saw Paris" - The Genius of Bud Powell (1951)


Charles Earland - "No Me Esqueca" - Leaving This Planet (1973)

Nina Simone - "I Loves You Porgy" - In Concert (1964)

Joe Henderson - "Lazy Afternoon" - Power to the People (1969)

Dexter Gordon - "For Regulars Only" - Doin' Allright (1961)

Sonny Stitt - "Where Is Love?" - Goin' Down Slow (1972)

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Playlist for 11-9-2021 WFCF - SJT XI

We discovered together that side 2 has some....
unusual moments...


This eleventh edition of Soul Jazz Tuesday had it's ups and downs for sure; just goes to show you that preparedness isn't always the ticket for a solid groove. Plenty of goodness, though. Thanks for tuning in! - Kendo

Hour One:

John Scofield - "Drop and Roll" - Bump (1999)

Larry Young - "Monk's Dream" - Unity (1965)

            3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Grover Washington Jr. - "Aubrey" - Soul Box Vol. 1 (1973)

Thelonious Monk - "North of the Sunset" - Solo Monk (1964)

Willis Jackson - "Please Mr. Jackson" - Please Mr. Jackson (1959)

Grant Richards - "Two Became One" - Ballyhoo (2021)*

Graham Dechter - "Orange Coals" - Major Influence (2018)*

Roy Haynes - "Wail" - Roy Haynes Trio (1999)

Grover Washington Jr. - "Masterpiece" - Soul Box Vol. 1 (1973)

Hour Two:

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

Willis Jackson - "Dink's Mood" - Please Mr. Jackson (1959)

Lonnie Smith - "Psychedelic Pi" - Drives (1970)

Brandee Younger - "Somewhere Different" - Somewhere Different (2021)*

DeAndre Lettsome - "Focus" - Impetus (2021)*

Corey Christiansen - "Street Cred" - La Proxima (2019)

Dinah Washington - "What's New" - Dinah Washington (?)

Charles Earland - "My Two Sons" - Front Burner (1988)

Hour Three:

           ~ The Break Room ~

Charles Earland - "Mom and Dad" - Front Burner (1988) - The Ride Home!

Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong - "I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm" - Ella and Louis Again (1957)

Willis Jackson - "633 Knock" - Please Mr. Jackson (1959)

Charlie Ballantine - "Evidence" - Reflections/Introspection (2021)*

Gary Burton - "Gone, But Forgotten" - Country Roads and Other Places ()

Johnny Hammond Smith - "Smokin' Kool" - What's Going On ()

Terence Blanchard feat. the E Collective - "Envisioned Reflections" - Absence (2020)*

Hour Four:

Grant Green - "Upshot" - Carryin' On (1969)

Samara Joy - "(It's Easy to See) The Trouble With Me Is With You" - Samara Joy (2020)*

Lonnie Smith - "Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolff" - Drives (1970)

Herbie Hancock - "People Music" - Secrets ()

Willis Jackson - "Cool Grits" - Please Mr. Jackson (1959)


Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Playlist for 10-26-2021 - Pre-Halloween Show!


 
This week we listened to Fall jazz, Halloween jazz, new releases and a set from the 1st classic Miles Davis Quintet! Thanks to all who tuned in and thank you for stopping in! - Kendo

Hour One:

Gerry Mulligan - "Candy" - Gerry's Time (1958)

Gabor Szabo - "Autumn Leaves/Speak To Me of Love" - Spellbinder (1966)

           3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Dexter Gordon - "Afraid To Be Alone" - Generation (1972)

Johnny Smith - "Autumn In New York" - Walk Don't Run (1954) 

Album designed to be like seeing the quintet live.

Miles Davis Quintet - "Four" - Workin' (1956)

Miles Davis Quintet - "In Your Own Sweet Way" - Workin' (1956)

Miles Davis Quintet - "The Theme" - Workin' (1956)

Joshua Jern Jazz Orchestra - "Closet Monster" - Lockdown (2021)*

Jonathan Karrant & Joshua White - "Detour Ahead" - Shadows Fall (2021)*

Hour Two:

Weather Report - "Palladium" - Heavy Weather

John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman - "Autumn Serenade" - John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman (1963)

Jackie McLean - "Frankenstein" - One Step Beyond (1963)

Grant Green - "Dracula" - Green Is Beautiful (1970)

Donald Byrd - "The Creeper" - The Creeper (1967)

Lou Donaldson - "Midnight Creeper" - Midnight Creeper (1968)

Stanley Turrentine - "Creepin'" - Wonderland (1986)

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

Hour Three:

            ~ The Break Room ~

The Creed Taylor Orchestra - "In Bedlam" - Shock (1958) - The Ride Home!

The Creed Taylor Orchestra - "Time Runs Out" - Shock (1958)

Ella Fitzgerald - "Ol' Devil Moon" - 75th Birthday Celebration (1955)

Under-recorded, under rated Howard Roberts

Howard Roberts - "Spooky" - Out Of Sight (but "in" Sound) (1968)

Quincy Jones - "Killer Joe" - Walking In Space (1969) CTI Moment

Chico Hamilton - "The Ghost" - Chico Hamilton Quintet in Hi-Fi (1956)

Tom Kubis Big Band - "A Pride of Lurking Trombones" - Take Me Out to The Ball Game (2020)*

Leon Lee Dorsey - "Autumn Leaves" - Freedom Jazz Dance (2019)*

Arturo O'Farrill - "Blood In the Water" - ...Dreaming In Lions (2021)*

Julian Lage - "Boo's Blues" - Squint (2020)*

Hour Four:

Miles Davis - "Hannibal" - Merci Miles (1991)*

Herbie Hancock - "Sansho Shima" - Secrets (1976)

The new one

Terrence Blancard/The E Collective - "Fall" - Absence (2020)*

Esperanza Spalding - "Formwela 1" - SONGWRIGHTSAPOTHECARYLAB (2021)*

Weather Report - "Mysterious Traveller" - Mysterious Traveller (1974)

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


Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Playlist for 10-19-2021 WFCF - Tough!


This improvised broadcast featured the albums "Tough" by Art Blakey (with the interesting line-up of McLean, Hardman, Dockery and De Brest) and "Blue Moses" by Randy Weston (spotlighting some of Grover Washington Jr's best playing). Plenty of deep cuts and excellent new jazz as well. Thanks to all who joined me! - Kendo

Hour One:

Art Blakey - "Scotch Blues" - Tough (1957)

Stanley Turrentine - "Spooky" - The Lost Grooves (1968)

            3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Lorraine Feather - "My Own Particular Life" - My Own Particular Life (2021)*

Ron Wilkins - "My Foolish Heart" - Trombocalist (2021)*

Jerry Bergonzi - "Of A Feather (Bye Bye Blackbird)" - By Any Other Name (2013) request

Bill Evans - "Autumn Leaves" - Everybody Still Digs Bill Evans ()*

John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman - "They Say It's Wonderful" - John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman (1963)

Teddy Charles - "Green Blues" - The Teddy Charles Tentet (1956)

Hour Two:

The Jazz Messengers - "Cranky Spanky" - Hard Bop (1956)

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

Creed Taylor Orchestra - "Haunted House" - Shock (1958)

Donald Byrd Gigi Gryce - "Smoke Signal" - Jazz Lab (1957)

Weather Report - "Port of Entry" - Night Passage (1980)

Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers - "Flight to Jordu" - Tough (1957)

Cannonball Adderley with Bill Evans - "Who Cares?" - Know What I Mean? (1961)

Art Farmer Quartet - "One For Majid" - Sing Me Softly Of the Blues (1965)

Hour Three:

           ~ The Break Room ~

Randy Weston - "Ifrane" - Blue Moses (1972) CTI Moment - The Ride Home! 

Joey DeFrancesco - "More Music" - More Music (2021)*

Barney Kessel - "On a Slow Boat to China" - Kessel Plays Standards (1954)

Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers - "Transfiguration" - Tough (1957)

Ron Wilkins - "Lil' Pipsqueak" - Trombocalist (2021)*

Randy Weston - "Ganawa (Blue Moses)" - Blue Moses (1972) CTI Moment 

Hour Four:

Grant Green - "Ease Back" - Carryin' On (1969)

Miles Davis - "Solar" - Walkin' (1954)

Gemma Sherry - "Keep Talking" - Music to Dream To (2020)*

Charlie Ballantine - "Bemsha Swing" - Reflection/Introspection (2021)*

Michel Camilo - "On The Other Hand" - On The Other Hand (1990)

Lonnie Smith - "Dancin' In An Easy Groove" - Move Your Hand (1969)

Harvey S Trio - "Peace" - Going For It (1985)*

Harvey S Trio - "Like Someone In Love" - Going For It (1985)*


Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Playlist for 10/12/2021 - SJT and Then Some!

A birthday acquisition from Jon. The painting in the
background is by James Valkus.

 
Today's show was Soul Jazz Tuesday X (and then some) - not every track was soul jazz, but I tried to program provocative listening regardless - Tony Williams, Gary Wofsey, Miles, Joe Zawinul... it was fairly deep stuff plus a few Dr. Lonnie Smith cuts in remembrance. Thanks to all who joined me and thank you for stopping by! - Kendo

Hour One:

Larry Young - "Talkin' 'Bout J.C." - Groove Street (1962)

Roland Tempelaar - "Beatrice" - New York Chapter (2019)*

           3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Lonnie Smith - "Slouchin'" - Think! (1968)

Edward Decker - "Another Chance For My Heart" - The Best You Can Give (2021)*

Kai Winding - "Dirty Dog" - Dirty Dog (1966)

A gem in the WFCF library!

Charlie Ballantine - "Reflections" - Reflections/Introspection (2021)*

Kenny Wheeler - "'Smatter" - Gnu High (1975)

Nina Simone - "I Wish I Could Know How It Feels to Be Free" - Silk and Soul (1967)

Bobby Timmons - "If You Ain't Got It (I Got to Get It Somewhere)" - Got to Get It! (1967)

Hour Two:

Larry Young - "The Infant" - Heaven On Earth (1968)

Ella Fitzgerald - "I Guess I'm Just a Lucky So-and-So" - 75th Birthday Edition (1946)

Freddie Hubbard - "Calypso Fred" - Sweet Return (1983)

Strong!

Dr. Lonnie Smith - "Apex" - Afrodesia ()

Larry Young - "The Cradle" - Heaven On Earth (1968)

Bill Evans - "Up With The Lark" - Everybody Still Digs Bill Evans (1975)*

Nicole Glover - "Strange Lands" - Strange Lands (2020)*

Anthony Williams - "Extras" - Spring (1965)

Hour Three:

           ~ The Break Room ~

Miles Davis - "Milestones" - Live In Europe 1969 (1969) - The Ride Home!

Chad Lefkowitz-Brown - "Night In Tunisia" - CLB and the Global Big Band (2021)*


Gary Wofsey - "Clair De Lune" - In Japan (1986)

Gary Wofsey - "Sincere Madness" - In Japan (1986)

Gary Wofsey - "Blue Bossa" - In Japan (1986)

Hour Four:

Lukasz Pawlik - "Indian Garden" - Long-Distance Connections (2021)*

Joe Zawinul - "His Last Journey" - Zawinul (1970)

Air Craft - "First Impressions" - Divergent Paths (2020)*

The New Tony Williams Lifetime - "Wildlife" - Believe It (1975)

Custume change for the back and inner liner!

The New Tony Williams Lifetime - "Proto-Cosmos" - Believe It (1975)

Joey DeFrancesco - "Free" - More Music (2020)*

Charles Williams - "Country Mile" - Charles Williams ()

Herbie Hancock - "Butterfly" - Thrust (1974)