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, May 22, 2018

Playlist for 5-22-2018 WFCF - 1978!

artwork from the back of "Mr. Gone"


This week we move forward and explore jazz from the year 1978! Music by Billy Cobham, Woody Shaw, Chick Corea, Cedar Walton, George Coleman & lots more + a featured album by Cal Tjader! Also in the mix are plenty of superb new releases including Nick Finzer, Bill O'Connell & Peter Erskine! Tune in today (Tuesday 5/22) from 3-7pm eastern with a break at 5 by clicking here; or locally tune in to 88.5FM. See you then! - Kendo

Hour One:

Jason Klobnak - "SIK" - Friends and Family ()*

Art Farmer & Jim Hall - "Big Blues" - Big Blues (1978)

3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Heather Bennett - "I'm Old Fashioned" - Lazy Afternoon (2017)*



Johnny Griffen - "I Should Care" - Return of the Griffen (1978)

Kat Edmonson - "Sparkle and Shine" - Old Fashioned Gal (2016)*

Cedar Walton - "Midnight Waltz" - Reliving the Moment (1978)

George Coleman - "Apache Dance" - Amsterdam After Dark (1978)

Darryl Yokley - "Ubuntu" & "Blessings from the Bennu" - Pictures at an African Exhibition (2017)*

Hour Two:

Freddie Hubbard - "To Her Ladyship" - Super Blue (1978)

Cal Tjader - "Novios" - Huracán (1978)

Chick Corea - "Sicily" - Friends (1978)
Stellar set from Cal in large band setting!


Cal Tjader - "Bachi" - Hurucán (1978)

Weather Report - "The Elders" - Mr. Gone (1978)

Jim Snidero and Jeremy Pelt - "Del Sasser" - Jubilation (2017)*

Bill O'Connell - "Puttin' On the Ritz" - Jazz Latin (2018)*

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

Hour Three:

~ Flagler Files ~

Woody Shaw - "Stepping Stone" - Stepping Stones (1978)  - The Ride Home!

Calle Mambo Project - "T Jam" - See The Light ()*

Chick Corea - "Children's Song #5" - Friends (1978)

Concord Super Band - "Undecided" - In Tokyo (1978) - 6:22
Nice Lineup!


Nick Finzer - "Rinse and Repeat" - No Arrival (2017)*

Peter Erskine - "If So Then" - On Call (2017)*

Erin MacDougald - "The Man With the Horn" - Outside the Soiree (2017)*

Hour Four:

David Garfield - "Rainbow Seeker" - Jazz Outside the Box (2017)*

Van Morrison & Joey DeFrancesco - "The Way Young Lovers Do" - You're Driving Me Crazy (2017)*

Chick Corea - "Children's Song #15" - Friends (1978)

Billy Cobham - "Nickels and Dimes" - Inner Conflicts (1978)


Phil Upchurch - "It's Almost Five" - Phil Upchurch (1978)

Cedar Walton - "Jacob's Ladder" - Animation (1978)

Jimmy McGriff - "Tapioca" - Outside Looking In (1978)
Side 2 produced by friend George Benson


Cal Tjader - "Funquiado" - Huracán (1978)

Tony Williams - "Going Far" - The Joy of Flying (1978)*

Tony Williams - "Eris" - The Joy of Flying (1978)*



Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Playlist for 5-15-2018 WFCF - Birthday Show!






Today is a short show so I can go partake in birthday celebrations, and we are listening to cds and albums I received as presents this year, along with some favorite tracks and new jazz! Tune in from 3-5pm eastern time by clicking here or at 88.5FM locally. See you there! - Kendo



Hour One:

Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers - "Little Melonae" - Hard Bop (1956)

J.J. Johnson - "Portrait of Jenny" - Blue Trombone (1955)

           3:15 Jazz Coffee Break


Miles Davis - "It Never Entered Entered My Mind" - The Best of Miles Davis (1954)

John Coltrane - "It's Easy to Remember" - Ballads (1962)

Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 - "Like a Lover" - 


Art Pepper - "Art's Opus" & "I Surrender Dear" - The Art Pepper Quartet ()

The Manhattan Transfer - "Tequila" -The Junction (2017)*

Steve Gadd Band - "Where's Earth" - Steve Gadd Band (2017)*


John Proulx - "The Summer Knows" - Say It (2017)*

Johnny Smith - "Walk, Don't Run" - In a Sentimental Mood (1954)

Hour Two:

Hank Jones & Oliver Nelson - "Happenings" - Happenings (1966)

Miles Davis - "Fran Dance" - The Final Tour (1960)*

Chico Hamilton - "A Nice Day" & "My Funny Valentine" - Chico Hamilton Quintet (1955)

Gene Ammons - "Jungle Strut" - Soul Diesel II [Brother Jug] (1970)


Billy Cobham - "Snoopy's Search" & "Red Baron" - Spectrum (1973)

Lenny White - "Away Go Troubles Down the Drain" - Venusian Summer ()

Peter Erskine & the Dr. Um Band - "Hipnotherapy" & "Hawaii Bathing Suite" - On Call (2017)*








Monday, May 7, 2018

Playlist for 5-8-2018 WFCF - 1977!



"Play It Again Sam" - Spitting to Windward
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This week we explore jazz releases from 1977, including lengthy deep grooves from John Abercrombie, Chet Baker and Art Pepper; as well as new releases including brand new Kenny Barron, Manhattan Transfer and Eddie Henderson! Tune in Tuesday May 8th from 3-7pm eastern by clicking here. St Augustine, Palm Coast, Flagler Beach, Green Cove Springs, Palatka & South Jacksonville can tune in at 88.5FM. See you then! - Kendo




Hour One:

Eliane Elias - "A Little Gossip" - Man of La Mancha (2018)*

Louie Bellson - "Javilla" - Ecue Tirmos Cubanos (1977)

3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Steve Khan - "Soft Summer Breeze" - Tightrope (1977)
A more straight-ahead 70's Sonny release.


Bill Evans - "Gary's Theme" - You Must Believe in Spring (1977)

Gerald Stockton - "A New Dawn" - A New Dawn (2017)

Art Pepper - "Here's That Rainy Day" - Tokyo Debut (1977)

Freddie Hubbard - "Rainy Day Song" - Bundle of Joy (1977)

Woody Shaw - "Rahsaan's Run" - Rosewood (1977)

Sonny Rollins - "My One and Only Love" - Easy Living (1977)

Chuck Mangione - "Theme from Side Street" - Feels So Good (1977)

Hour Two:

Woody Shaw - "Legend of the Cheops" - Rosewood (1977)

Kenny Barron - "Baile" - Concentric Circles (2017)*

Double Image - "Aerobats" - Double Image (1977)
Woody Shaw - photo by Don Hunstein


Van Morrison - "You're Driving Me Crazy" - You're Driving Me Crazy (2017)*

The Manhattan Transfer - "Swing Balboa (Down on Riverside)" - The Junction (2017)*

Art Blakey - "Time Will Tell" - Gypsy Folk Tales (1977)

Jason Klobnak - "SIK" - Friends and Family ()*

Cal Tjader - "Tu Crees Que?" - Here (1977)

David Ake - "You May Have Already One" - Humanities (2017)*

Hour Three:

Chet Baker - "Un Poco Loco" - You Can't Go Home Again (1977) - The Ride Home!

Benito Gonzalez - "You Taught My Heart to Sing" - Passion, Reverence, Trancendence (2017)*

Eddie Henderson - "Nightride" - Be Cool (2017)*
Great new sounds from a legend.


Yelena Eckemoff - "Condor" - Desert (2015)*

Woody Shaw - "Ronnie's a Dynamite Lady" - Rosewood (1977)

Jen Hodge All Stars - "Southern Lover" - All Is Fair In Love and Jazz (2017)*

The Quintet - "Third Plane" - V.S.O.P. (1977)

Cal Tjader - "The Way You Look Tonight" - Breathe Easy (1977)

Hour Four:

Charles Earland - "Betty Boop" - Revelation (1977) - 5:25

Charles Earland - "Ode to Chicken George" - Revelation (1977)

Nels Cline 4 - "For Each, A Flower) - currents, constellations (2017)*
Beautiful aquatic music!


Pat Metheny - "Sea Song" - Watercolors (1977)

Art Farmer - "Spain" - Something You Got (1977) CTI Moment

Steve Gadd - "Where's Earth" - Steve Gadd Band (2017)* (if time)

John Abercrombie - "Opening" - Gateway II (1977)



Monday, April 30, 2018

Playlist for 5-1-2018 WFCF - 1976!


"Jazz man-bassist" - Mark Roderick
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This week we delve into jazz releases recorded in 1976 as well as superb new releases! Tune in Tuesday 5/1 from 3-7pm with a possible break at 5 eastern by clicking here! Locally (St. Augustine, Palm Coast, Flagler Beach, Green Cove Springs, South Jacksonville) at 88.5FM! See you then - Kendo


Hour One:

Zoot Sims - "Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams" - Soprano Sax (1976)

Jim Snidero with Jeremy Pelt - "Party Time" - Jubilation! (2017)*



3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Bill Evans - "A Child Is Born" - Quintessence (1976)

Bill Evans - "Sweet Dulcinea Blue" - Quintessence (1976)

Jen Hodge All Starts - "Blame It On the Blues" - All's Fair in Love and Jazz ()*

Nick Finzer - "Pyramid" - No Arrival ()*

Ella Fitzgerald - "I've Got a Crush On You" - Live at Zardi's ()

Cal Tjader - "Black Orchid" - Guarabe (1976)

Ella Fitzgerald - "I've Got a Crush On You" - Live at Zardi's ()

Hour Two:

George Benson/Joe Farrell - "Flute Song" - Benson & Farrell (1976)

Darryl Yokely - "Ubuntu" - Pictures at an African Exhibition ()*



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

Alexis Cole - "Cry Me a River" - You'd Be So Nice to Come To (2016)*

Roger Kellaway - "Prudence" - New Jazz Standards Vol. 3 ()*

Weather Report - "Palladium" - Heavy Weather (1976)

Keith Jarrett - "When I Fall In Love" - After the Fall (1998)*

Sharel Cassity & Elektra - "Evolve" - Evolve ()*

Jack DeJohnette's Directions - "Morning Star" - Untitled (1976)

Hour Three:

~ Flagler Files ~

Art Pepper - "The Trip" - The Trip (1976)  - The Ride Home!

Kamasi Washington - "Humility" - Harmony of Difference (2017)*

The Manhattan Transfer - "Tequila/The Way of the Booze" - The Junction (2017)*

Art Pepper - "Junior Cat" - The Trip (1976)

Benito Gonzalez, Gerry Gibbs & Essiet Essiet - "You Taught My heart To Sing" - Passion, Reverence, Transcendence" - (2016)*
Hilarious cover!


Van Morrison - "Travelin' Light" - You're Driving Me Crazy (2017)*

Stan Getz/Joao Gilberto Gilberto - "Retrato em Branco e Preto" - Getz/Gilberto '76 (1976)

Leslie Pintchik - "Your Call Is Very Important To Us..." - You Eat My Food, You Drink My Wine, You Steal My Girl! (2017)*

Hart, Scone & Albin - "I Only Want to Be With You" - Leading the British Invasion (2017)*

Jack McDuff - "Mannix Theme" - Sophisticated Funk (1976)

Hour Four:

Freddie Hubbard - "Windjammer" - Windjammer (1976)

George Benson - "Breezin'" - Breezin' (1976)



Stanley Clarke - "School Days" - School Days (1976)

Eddie Henderson - "Kudu" - Heritage (1976)

Nels Cline - "Swing Ghost '59" - currents, constellations (2017)*

Steve Gadd Band - "Foameopathy" - Steve Gadd Band ()*

Musique Noire - "Whiskey and Sangria" - Reflections: We Breathe (2017)* - 5:30


Charlie Mariano - "Neverglades Pixie" - Helen 12 Trees (1976) 



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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Car-Ride Review - Perry Joslin "Dreams of Reality"





Perry Joslin - "Dreams of Reality"

Pianist/composer Perry Joslin is his own thing - which makes him a little hard to describe. His compositions are longer, more sophisticated and less repetitive than smooth jazz, but they are not really "jazzy" either. They remind me of what is currently happening on the better side of pop. Joslin's melodies are so often lyrical in fact (particularly the choruses) that I can easily hear them in the hands of any of today's superior pop singers and kicking ass. There are times when the piano just isn't flexible enough to let these dreamy, occasionally unpredictable lines do what they want to do. Nonetheless, they come across, and are almost always engaging, especially when a guitar or sax doubles up on them.

Back to the genre thing. I know so little contemporary jazz I have nearly nothing to compare him with. At times Grusin-y, at times lightly funky, at times rock or pop, or all at once. Whatever it is, it's a good listen, always pleasing. The songs don't always do
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 what you expect them to do ("I Got a Better Groove" flips back and forth from Latin to Contemporary) but they stand and deliver. One or two of the ballads are not as strong, but get lifted beyond their stratus with superb soloing. "Plop the needle" on anything from track 6-13 and have yourself a good time with the meat of the album. Highlights include "Tea at Trianon" - pop all the way with a satisfying array of hooks, "Rain" sounds and feels exactly like you want it to, and "What I Want" is one of several highly emotional tracks that build just right.

Let's talk about the band. Holy cow. If someone gave you all the money you needed to get the best South Florida musicians, this is exactly who you'd choose. Lee Levin on drums, Will Lee or Nathan East on bass, Dan Warner on guitar. Joslin rarely solos himself, but allows his cuts to be elevated into jazzier spaces with Ed Calle insanely tearing up the tenor, Mindi Abair on alto, Chad Bernstein blowing impeccable trombone and Augie Hass on flugelhorn, among others. Another very nice touch is the addition of Doug Emery on organ. Arrangements by Levin and Warner are top notch.

Whatever the genre, it's a through and through solid affair. A
s long as one goes in without expectations, happiness and repeated listens will ensue. Kudos! - DJ Kendo




Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Playlist for 4-24-2018 WFCF - 1975!


"Jazzmen" - Astrid Ulfdottir
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This week we're exploring great jazz from the year 1975, along with cool and inspired new releases! Variety is the word for each hour of the show - should be a fun listen! Tune in today (Tuesday 4/24) from 3-7pm eastern with a break at 5 by clicking here. Locals can listen at 88.5FM. See you there! - Kendo



Hour One:

Joe Henderson - "Solution" - Black Miracle (1975)

David Ake - "You May Have Already Won" - Humanities (2017)*

3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Heather Bennett - "I'm Old Fashioned" - Lazy Afternoon ()*

Stan Getz - "My Foolish Heart" - My Foolish Heart (1975)

Jim Hall - "The Way You Look Tonight" - Live! (1975)
Stan on fire!


Dan Jordan - "Night and Day" - Pure Joy (2015)

Jack McDuff - "A Long Goodie" - Magnetic Feel (1975)

Shelly Manne - "Easy to Love" - Hot Coles (1975)

Manuel Valera - "Venus - Peace" & "Sun Prelude II" - The Planets (2017)*

Hour Two:

Bobby Hutcherson - "(Se Acabo) La Malanga" - Montera (1975) - 4:11

Art Pepper - "Lost Life" - Living Legend (1975)

Musique Noire - "Leslie's Song" - Reflections - We Breathe (2017)*

Miles Davis - "'Round Midnight" - The Final Tour (1960)*

Lloyd McNeil - "As a Matter of Fact" - Treasures (1975)
His last solo album on CTI before going to Warner


Jen Hodge All Stars - "Chocolate Magic Mushrooms" - All's Fair in Love and Jazz (2017)*

Return to Forever - "No Mystery" - No Mystery (1975)

Sharel Cassity & Elektra - "The Here The Now" - Evolve ()*

George Benson - "One Rock Don't Make No Boulder" - Good King Bad (1975) CTI Moment

Hour Three:


Freddie Hubbard - "Lost Dreams" - Liquid Love (1975) - The Ride Home!  

Calle Mambo Project - "Hot Fire" - See The Light (2016)*

Jim Hall - "Two's Blues" - Concierto (1975)

Jason Klobnak - "Friends and Family" - Friends and Family ()*

Cal Tjader - "No Tamanco Samba" - Amazonias (1975)

Ella Fitzgerald - "My Heart Belongs to Daddy" - Ella at Zardi's ()*
Quite the debut!


Daryl Yokley - "Blessings From the Bennu" - Pictures of an African Exhibition ()*

Renee Rosnes - "Rhythm of the River" - Beloved of the Sky (2017)*

Brecker Brothers - "Some Skunk Funk" - The Brecker Brothers (1975)

Hour Four:

Eddie Henderson - "Hop Scotch" - Sunburst (1975)

Weather Report - "Herandnu" - Black Market (1975)

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

Patrice Rushen - "Before the Dawn" - Before the Dawn (1975)

Weather Report - "Lusitanos" - Tale Spinnin' (1975)

Tony Williams - "Proto-Cosmos" - Believe It (1975)

Brubeck Brothers - "North Coast" - Timeline (2017)*


Al Di Meola - "Milonga Noctiva" - Opus (2017)*




Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Playlist for 4-17-2018 WFCF - Sunny Day Vinyl!

Interesting era for MJQ just before their Apple Records releases.


Today we'll pick up where we left off last week, exploring new vinyl acquisitions by MJQ, George Russell, Keith Jarrett, McCoy Tyner, Herbie Mann, Cedar Walton, Art Blakey, Kenny Wheeler & more plus we'll listen to a few cuts from Benny Golson's "Walkin'" album; along with some new releases! Tune in today (Tuesday 4/17) from 3-7pm with a break at 5 by clicking here, and locally at 88.5 FM (St. Augustine, Palm Coast, Flagler Beach, Korona, Green Cove Springs, South Jacksonville)


Hour One:

Benny Golson - "Moten's Swing" - Walkin' (1957)

Sharel Cassity & Elektra - "Evolve" - Evolve (2016)*

3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Benny Golson - "If I Should Lose You" - Walkin' (1957)
Love the fonts on the cover! Good album.


Modern Jazz Quartet - "Baseball" & "The Shadow of Your Smile" - Live at the Lighthouse (1967)

Modern Jazz Quartet - "Softly, As In a Morning Sunrise" - Concorde (1955)

As Is - "A Night in Tunisia" - Here's to Life (2017)*

Jen Hodge All Stars - "Dardanella" - All's Fair In Love and Jazz (2017)*

Benny Golson - "Out of Nowhere" - Walkin' (1957)

Hour Two:

George Russell - "Ezz-thetic" - Ezz-thetics (1961)

John Proulx - "Watch What Happens" - Say It (2017)*

Something tells me Herbie hated this artwork...

Kenny Wheeler - "Smatter" - Gnu Highi (1975)

Darryl Yokley's Sound Reformation - "Migration" - Pictures of an African Exhibition (2015)*

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

Benny Golson - "Groovin' High" - Walkin' (1957)

Heather Bennett - "Pennies from Heaven/Lennie's Pennies - Lazy Afternoon ()*

Cedar Walton - "N.P.S." - Soundscapes (1980)

Hour Three:

  ~ Flagler Files ~

Bill Evans/George Russell Orchestra - "Living Time: Event III & Event IV" - Living Time (1972)  - The Ride Home!  

Benny Golson - "Autumn Leaves" & "Quicksilver" - Walkin' (1957)

Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers - "Au Privave (My Ideal)" - Live at Bubba's (1980)



Dave Liebman/John Stowell - "When the Sun Sets Down South" - Petite Fleur (2017)*

Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers - "Free For All" - Live at Bubba's (1980)

Flying Horse Big Band - "Spiderman Theme" - The Bat Swings (2017)*

Hour Four:

Red Garland - "Skinny's Blues" - Rediscovered Masters (1961)

Steve Gadd Band - "Where's Earth" - Steve Gadd Band (2017)*

Blue Montreux - "A Funky Waltz" - II (1978)

Al Di Meola - "Broken Heart" - Opus (2017)*

McCoy Tyner - "Vision" - Expansions (1968)

Herbie Mann - "There Is A Mountain" - Windows Opened (1968)

Peter Erskine & the Dr. Um Band - "Hipnotherapy" - On Call (2017)*


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