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, 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)






Playlist for 9-28-2021 - Seat o' my Pants with Lotsa Miles!


This show was fully improvised, but featured a lot of Miles Davis circa 1967-68; I had been listening to a box set and was caught up in the disc featuring these years. Otherwise total randomness... thanks for listening - if you enjoyed something let me know! - Kendo

Hour One:

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

           3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

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

Jackie McLean - "Nicely" - Tippin' the Scales (recorded 59 years ago 9/28/62)

Miles Davis - "Sanctuary" - Miles Davis Quintet 1965-1968 (1968)

Esquivel - "Who's Sorry Now" - Infinity In Sound Vol. 2 (1960)

Antonio Adolfo - "Favela" - Jobim Forever (2021)*

Joey DeFrancesco - "Just Beyond the Horizon" - More Music (2021)*

Hour Two:

Jimmy Smith & Wes Montgomery - "OGD (aka Road Song)" - Further Adventures of Jimmy and Wes (recorded 55 years ago on 9/28/1966)

Sonny Phillips - "Black on Black" - Black on Black (1970)

Johnny Griffin - "Autumn Leaves" - Return of the Griffin (1978)

Johnny Griffin - "When We Were One" - Return of the Griffin (1978)

Miles Davis - "Madness" - Nefertiti (1967)

Kenny Barron - "Wazuri Blues" - Kwanza (Albert Heath album 1981)

Johnny Hartman - "That Old Black Magic" - I Love Everybody (recorded 55 years ago 9/28/1966)

Gerry Gibbs - "Waltz for My Children" - Songs From My Father (2021)*

Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong - "They Can't Take That Away From Me" - Ella and Louis (1956)

Hour Three:

              ~ The Break Room ~

Art Farmer - "Flute Song" - Something You Got (1977) - The Ride Home!

Art Blakeys Jazz Messengers - "Right Down Front" - Hard Drive (1957)

Miles Davis - "Hand Jive" - Nefertiti (1967)

Ray Obiedo - "Criss Cross" - Latin Jazz Project (2021)*

Art Taylor - "High Seas" - A.T.'s Delight (1960)

Hour Four:

Miles Davis - "Fall" - Nefertiti (1967)

John Patton - "Captain Nasty" - Accent on the Blues (1969)

Jack McDuff - "Radiation" - The Heatin' System (1972)

Samara Joy - "IF You Never Fell In Love With Me" - Samara Joy (2020)*

Samara Joy - "Let's Dream In the Moonlight" - Samara Joy (2020)*

Cal Tjader - Los Bandidos" - Along Comes Cal (1967)

Cal Tjader - "Similau" - Along Comes Cal (1968)

Larry Coryell - "Spaces (Infinite)" - Spaces (1969)


 

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Playlist for 7-6-2021 WFCF - Calm Before the Storm

Shelly, Red, Hamp & Barney

Today I'm spinning jazz of the more relaxing sort to calm the souls troubled by the approach of Tropical Storm Elsa. Thanks to all who tune in! - Kendo 

(Featured albums included "Time Waits" by Bud Powell, "Summertime" by Paul Desmond, Miles Davis' "Miles Ahead" and "Four!" by Hampton Hawes. Listen to the show using the players below!)



Hour One:

Jill McCarron Trio - "Concorde" - Jazz Motif (2021)*

Jill McCarron's cd is impressive.

Paul Desmond - "Samba with Some Barbecue" - Summertime (1968) CTI Moment

           3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Lauren Henderson - "The Sweetest Sound" - Musa (2021)*

Jill McCarron Trio - "My Ideal" - Jazz Motif (2021)*

Catalyst - "New Found Truths" - Catalyst (1972)

Paul Desmond - "North by Northeast" - Summertime (1968) CTI Moment

Paul Desmond - "Summertime" - Summertime (1968) CTI Moment

Charles Langford - "Close to You" - Powerless (2020)*

Hampton Hawes - "Yardbird Suite" - Four! (1958)

Todd Cochran TC3 - "Softly, As In a Morning Sunrise" - Then and Again, Here and Now (2021)*

Hour Two:

Bud Powell - "Time Waits" - The Amazing Bud Powell Vol. 4 - Time Waits (1958)

Bud still had much to offer in 1958,

Bud Powell - "Sub City (Alternate)" - The Amazing Bud Powell Vol. 4 - Time Waits (1958)

George Cables - "I've Never Been In Love Before" - Too Close for Comfort (1010)*

Grant Green - "Work Song" - Iron City (1967)

Roy Hargrove/Mulgrew Miller - "Blues For Mr. Hill" - In Harmony (2006)*

Hampton Hawes - "Sweet Sue" - Four! (1958)

James Francies - "Transfiguration"  Purest Form (2020)*

Ahmed El-Salamouny - "Brisa Mar" - Rio Rhythms (2020)*

Hour Three:

            ~ The Break Room ~

Miles Davis - "The Duke" - Miles Ahead (1957) - The Ride Home!

Miles Davis - "My Ship" - Miles Ahead (1957) - The Ride Home!

I didn't see this coming, but I think he sounds
good doing jazz.



Miles Davis - "Miles Ahead" - Miles Ahead (1957) - The Ride Home!

Frankie Valli - "Day By Day" - A Touch of Jazz (2020)*

Larry Coryell - Relaxin' at Camarillo - Last Swing with Ireland (2016)*

Hampton Hawes - "Like Someone In Love" - Four! (1958)

Hour Four:

Wes Montgomery - "'Round Midnight" - Wes Montgomery Trio (1959)

Bud Powell - "Monopoly" - Time Waits (1958)

Donald Byrd - "Night Flower" - Free Form (1961)

Julian Lage - "Emily" - Squint (2020)*

Sonny Stitt - "Turn It On" - Turn It On! (1971)

Cal Tjader - "My Reverie" - Sona Libre (1963)

Joe Farrell - "Bass Folk Song" - Moon Germs (1972)





Thursday, June 3, 2021

Playlist for 6-1-2021 WFCF - Coolin'



This week's show was dominated by a relaxed feel with featured albums "Coolin' - A Soul Jazz Journey", Donald Byrd's "Slow Drag", "Mysterious Traveller" from Weather Report, deep cuts from Larry Young, Albert Heath and Miles and a good dig into the new jazz shelf. Thanks to all who tuned in! You can listen to the first half of this show in the player below. Thank you for stopping by! - Kendo



Hour One:

John Patitucci, Vinnie Colaiuta, Bill Cunliffe - "Laura" - Trio (2020)*

John Patitucci, Vinnie Colaiuta, Bill Cunliffe - "The One Step" - Trio (2020)*

Buster Williams - "Vibrations" - Crystal Reflections (1976)

One of several great sets from 1967

Donald Byrd - "Secret Love" - Slow Drag (1967)

Cal Tjader - "Lover Come Back To Me" - Latin Kick (1956)

Kendall Carter - "Afro Blue" - Introducing (2020)*

Dan Wilson - "The Rhythm Section" - Vessels of Wood and Earth (2019)*

Bobby Hutcherson - "Goin' Down South" - San Francisco (1970)

Hour Two:

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

The Jazz Worms - "Lickety-Split" - Squirmin' (2017)*

Donald Byrd - "Jelly Roll" - Slow Drag (1967)

Excellent debut as leader!

Albert "Tootie" Heath - "A Notion" - Kwanza (The First) - 1973

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

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

Charles Lloyd & the Marvels - "Ramblin'" - Tone Poem (2020)*

Groove Holmes - "Cheeka's Dance" - Blues All Day Long (1988)

Hour Three:

            ~ The Break Room ~

Miles Davis and Milt Jackson - "Minor March" - Quintet/Sextet (1955) The Ride Home!

Ella Fitzgerald - "I Get a Kick Out of You" - The Cole Porter Songbook (1956)

Fascinating 2020 music!

Baby Face Willette - "They Can't Take That Away From Me" - Stop and Listen (1962)

Stanley Turrentine - "Make Me Rainbows" - The Sugar Man (1971)

Joe Chambers - "Circles" - Samba de Maracatu (2000)*

Wolfgang Lackerschmid - "Shoe It Yourself" - Lockdown Releases (2020)*

Hour Four:

Miles Davis - "Filles De Kilimanjaro" - Filles De kilimanjaro (1968)

Catalyst - "New Found Truths" - Catalyst (1972)

More good feels from Phill!

The Echo Park Project - "Charanga in Q" - It's My Turn (2020)*

Phill Fest - "Each and Every Week" - Cafe Fon Fon (2020)*

John Patton - "Buddy Boy" - Accent on the Blues (1969)

Billy Butler - "The Butler Did It" - Yesterday, Today & tomorrow (1970)

Return to Forever - "Light as a Feather" - Light as a Feather (1972)







Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Playlist for 4-6-2021 WFCF - Blue Haze

 
Music from a major crossroads in Miles' life.


On this show we had an in-depth look at the album Blue Haze, listening to and discussing Miles' decline and rise surrounding the time periods of the two sessions that make up the album. We also listened to what other jazz musicians were up to around the same time period, and kept things fresh with selections from the new jazz shelf. The last hour was dominated by soul jazz as we explored releases from Herbie Mann and J & K. Thanks for stopping by! - Kendo


Hour One:

Greg Skaff - "Old Devil Moon" - Polaris (2020)*

Tony Monaco Hendrik Meurkens Reid Hoyson - "Strollin'" - Strollin' (2018)*

            3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Jane Monheit - "When a Woman Loves a Man" - Come What May (2020)*

Chris White/Lara Driscoll - "Song For My Father" - Firm Roots (2020)*

Ella Fitzgerald/Louis Armstrong - "You Won't Be Satisfied" - 75th Birthday Celebration (1946)

Miles Davis - "Tempus Fugit" - Volume 2 (1953)

Miles Davis - "Enigma" - Volume 2 (1953)

Miles Davis - "When Lights Are Low" - Blue Haze (Miles Davis Quartet] (1953)

Miles Davis - "Tune Up" - Blue Haze (Miles Davis Quartet] (1953)

Miles Davis - "Miles Ahead" - Blue Haze (Miles Davis Quartet] (1953)

Hour Two: 

Background music for talk- Miles Davis - "Great Expectations" - Big Fun (1969)

Miles Davis - "Smooch" - Blue Haze (Miles Davis Quartet] (1953)

Modern Jazz Quartet - "Delaunay's Dilemma" - Django (1953)

Johnny Smith Quartet - "Cavu" - Moonlight In Vermonet (1953)

Bud Powell - "Collard Greens and Black Eyed Peas" - The Amazing Bud Powell (1953)

Miles Davis and the Lighthouse All-Stars - "'Round Midnight" - At Last 91953)

Chet Baker - "But Not for Me" - Chet Baker Sings (1954)

Miles Davis - "Four" - Blue Haze (Miles Davis Quartet] (1954)

Miles Davis - "Old Devil Moon" - Blue Haze (Miles Davis Quartet] (1954)

Miles Davis - "Blue Haze" - Blue Haze (Miles Davis Quartet] (1954)

Hour Three:

            ~ The Break Room ~

Miles Davis - "I'll Remember April" - Blue Haze (1954) - The Ride Home!

Sarah Vaughan - "Shulie a Bop" - Swingin' Easy (1954)

John Patitucci, Vinnie Colaiuta, Bill Cunliffe - "We See" - Trio (2020)*

Dr. Lonnie Smith - "Bright Eyes" - Breathe (2017)*

Tunetown - "Hello, Today" - Entering Utopia (2018)*

Cal Tjader - "Cubano Chant" - Ritmo Caliente! (1954)

Cal Tjader - "Goza" - Ritmo Caliente! (1954)

Hour Four:

Charles Lloyd - "Tone Poem" - Tone Poem (2020)*

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

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

Herbie Mann - "No Matter What Shape" - The Beat Goes On (1966)

Herbie Mann - "More Rice Than Peas, Please" - The Beat Goes On (1966)

Herbie Mann - "Hey Ho" - The Beat Goes On (1966)

Lou Donaldson - "Bag of Jewels" - Midnight Creeper (1968)


Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Playlist for 3-23-2021 WFCF - Seriously Good Music



On this show we delved into albums by Bill Evans, Freddie Hubbard and Griffith Park Collection; we explored a Gerry Mulligan outing; hit up the new jazz shelf plenty; and the last hour I got away with playing only 4 tracks - an hour of live fusion. Thanks to all who tuned in and thank you for stopping by! - Kendo


Hour One:

Bill Evans Trio - "Isn't It Romantic" - at Shelly's Manne-Hole (1963)

Bill Evans Trio - "Swedish Pastry" - at Shelly's Manne-Hole (1963)

            3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Diana Krall - "But Beautiful" - This Dream of You (2020)*

Diana Krall - "Just You, Just Me" - This Dream of You (2020)*

Griffith Park Collection - "Why Wait?" - The Griffith Park Collection (1982)

Not just a great lineup, a great album!

Dr. Lonnie Smith - "Epistrophy" - Breathe (2017)*

Griffith Park Collection - "October Ballade" - The Griffith Park Collection (1982)

John Coltrane - "Satellite" - Coltrane's Sound (1960)

Hour Two:

Freddie Hubbard - "Cascais" - Skagly (1979)

Gerry Mulligan's New Sextet - "Idol Gossip" - Idol Gossip (1976)

Gerry Mulligan's New Sextet - "Strayhorn 2" - Idol Gossip (1976)

Larry Coryell - "Rene's Theme" - Spaces (1969)

John McLaughlin - "New York On My Mind" - Electric Guitarist (1978)

Anita O'Day - "Easy Living" - Incomparable! (1964)

Charles Lloyd & The Marvels - "Lady Gabor" - Tone Poem (2020)*

Freddie doing some exploring...

Hour Three:

            ~ The Break Room ~

Bill Evans Trio - "All The Things You Are" - at Shelly's Manne-Hole (1963) - The Ride Home!

Freddie Hubbard - "Outer Forces" - Blue Spirits (1966)

Mike Scott - "49" - Collecting Things (2020)*

Sarah Jerrom - "Snowblind" - Dream Logic (2019)*

Jazz Worms - "Launching Pad" - Squirmin' (2017)*

Hour Four:

Weather Report - "Black Market" - 8:30 (1979)

Weather Report - "Teen Town" - 8:30 (1979)

Weather Report - "A Remark You Made" - 8:30 (1979)

Return to Forever - "Song to the Pharaoh Kings" - Returns (2008)


Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Playlist for 3-16-2021 WFCF - Songs You Need to Here plus Twofers!


 
Fun show with a bunch of twofers from Charles Lloyd, Steve Gadd, Elvin Jones & Benny Golson plus deep tracks from Miles, Jackie, Donald and more; plenty of new jazz and Duke Ellington comprised the entire 3:15 Jazz Coffee Break! Thanks to all who tune in to the show, and thanks for stopping by! - Kendo

Hour One:

Elvin Jones - "Going Home" - Going Home (1992)

Elvin Jones - "Cross Purpose" - Going Home (1992)

           3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Duke Ellington - "Just Squeeze Me" - The Best of The Centennial Edition (1946)

Duke Ellington - "Perdido" - The Best of The Centennial Edition (1942)

Johnny Hodges - "Day Dream" - The Best of The Centennial Edition (1940)

Duke Ellington - "My Old Flame" - The Best of The Centennial Edition (1934)

Charles Lloyd & The Marvels - "Ramblin'" - Tone Poem (2020)*

Charles Lloyd & The Marvels - "Anthem" - Tone Poem (2020)*

Bobby Hutcherson - "8/4 Beat" - Stick Up! (1966)

Brother Jack McDuff - "Groovin'" - Down Home Style (1969)

Hour Two:

Jackie McLean - "Mode for Jay Mac" - A Ghetto Lullaby (1973)

Herbie Hancock - "The Prisoner" - The Prisoner (1969)

Donald Byrd - "Ghana" - Byrd in Flight (1960)

Russell Ferrante Trio - "Rhythm-a-ning" - Inflexion (2020)*

Gary Burton Quartet - "Now Sing Me Softly Of the Blues" - Duster (1967)

Jackie McLean - "Callin'" - A Ghetto Lullaby (1973)

Hour Three:

           ~ The Break Room ~

Miles Davis Sextet - "Love for Sale" - '58 Miles (1958) - The Ride Home!

Benny Golson - "Donna Lee" - Walkin' (1957)

Benny Golson - "If I Should Lose You" - Walkin' (1957)

Gerry Mulligan Quartet - "Festive Minor" - What Is There To Say (1959)

Ella Fitzgerald - "My Kind of Boy" - The Lost Berlin Tapes (1962)*

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

Willie Nelson - "Just In Time" - That's Life (2020)*

Hour Four:

Steve Gadd Band - "Green Foam" - Way Back Home (2015)

Steve Gadd Band - "Cavaliero" - Way Back Home (2015)

Double Image - "Rag-out" - Double Image (1977)

Herbie Nichols - "Beyond Recall" - Love, Gloom, Cash, Love (1957)

Steve Gadd Band - "Africa" - Way Back Home (2015)

Sarah Jerrom - "Accolade Parade" - Dream Logic (2019)*

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