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.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Playlist for 3-5-2019 - Fat Tuesday!




This week we celebrated Mardi Gras with
Fat songs! Songs with 'big', 'fat' and 'large' in the title - as always the theme shined light on some hidden gems as well as classic material. In addition we had 2 featured albums "Fat Albert Rotunda" by Herbie Hancock keeping with the theme, and "Domino" by Roland Kirk just because it's awesome. Hope you enjoyed! Some of the show can be listened to below. Thanks for tuning in! - Kendo







Hour One:

Roland Kirk - “Domino” - Domino (1962)

Herbie Hancock - “Wiggle Waggle” - Fat Albert Rotunda (1969)

  3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

David “Fathead” Newman - “Skylark” - It's Mr. Fathead

Lorraine Feather - “I Don't Mean to Make a Big Deal of It” - Math Camp (2018)*
This one has a lot to offer.


Louis Armstrong - "Keepin' Out of Mischief Now" - Satch Plays Fats (1955)


Roland Kirk - “Meeting on Termini's Square” - Domino (1962)

Herbie Hancock - "Fat Mama" - Fat Albert Rotunda (1969) 

Idiomatiques - "Big Blue Thing" - Out on the Town ()

Danny Grissett - "Digital Big Foot" - Remembrance ()

Cal Tjader/Stan Getz  - "Big Bear" - Sextet (1958)

Thom Rotella - “Odd Ball” - Storyline (2018)*

Hour Two:

Heavyweight Brass Band - "Rosco's Big Hit"

Duke Pearson - "Big Bertha" - Sweet Honey Bee (1966)

Roland Kirk - “Time” - Domino (1962)

Roland Kirk - “Lament” - Domino (1962)
Chock full of today's theme!


Herbie Hancock - “Jessica” - Fat Albert Rotunda (1969)

Roland Kirk - "From Bechet, Byas and Fats" - Rip, Rig and Panic (1965)

Moutin Factory Quintet - "Fat's Medley" - Deep ()

Zem Audu - "Big Qi" - Spirits ()

Fats Theus - "Stone Flower" - Black Out (1970)

Hour Three:

            ~ Flagler Footnotes ~

Lauren Henderson - “Amame” - Riptide (2018)*

Wayne Shorter - "The Big Push" - The Soothsayer (1965) - The Ride Home!

Grant Stewart - "Fats Flats" - Roll On (2017)
Charlie Ventura 1947
Photo by William P. Gottlieb


Roland Kirk - “Get Out of Town” - Domino (1962)

Herbie Hancock – "Tell Me a Bedtime Story" - Fat Albert Rotunda (1969)

Charlie Ventura - "Big Deal" - (1945)

Jane Ira Bloom - "Big Bill" - Wild Lines (2017)

Angela Verbrugge - "This Could Be the Start of Something Big" - The Night We Couldn't Say Good Night (2017)*

Roland Kirk - “I Believe in You” - Domino (1962)

Hour Four:

Robotman - "The Law of Large Numbers" - Robotman ()

Fats Theus - "Bed of Nails" - Black Out (1970)

Corey Christiansen - "Skinny Big" - Dusk ()

Miles Davis - "Big Time" - Amandla (1988)


John Scofield - "Bigtop" - Groove Elation (1995)

JD Allen - "Bigger Thomas" - Americana (2016)

Mongo Santamaria - "Fatback" - Mongo Explodes (1964)

Tony Williams Lifetime - "Big Nick" - Turn It Over (1970)


Miles Davis - "Fat Time" - The Man With the Horn (1981)

Playlist for 2-25-2019 WFCF - Good Stuff!



This week no theme, just solid tracks from a big cross section of jazz masters as well as the best from the new jazz shelf! Thank you for joining me! The last set which had a nice chill vibe can be listened to in the player below. Thanks for stopping by! - Kendo




Hour One:

Little Johnny Rivero - "Music In Me" - Music in Me (2015)

Lynne Arriale - "Slightly Off Center" - Give Us These Days (2017)

  3:15 Jazz Coffee Break
Help George recover at
https://www.gofundme.com/team-george-cables


George Cables - "Morning Song" - Cables Vision (1979)

Miles Davis Quintet - "I Could Write a Book" - Relaxin' (1956)

Catherine Russell - "You Turned the Tables On Me" - Alone Together ()*

Sonny Rollins - "Bluesnote" - Volume One (1956)

Charlie Dennard - "Wanderlust" - Deep Blue ()*

Lee Morgan - "Soft Touch" - The Procrastinator (1967)

Kait Dunton - "Thread Suite 3" - Planet D'Earth (2017)*

Hour Two:

Thom Rotella - "Four on Six" - Storyline ()*

Donald Byrd - "Blues Medium Rare" - The Creeper (1967)

Herbie Hancock - "And What If I Don't" - My Point of View (1963)
Andrea Brachfeld


Grant Green - "Cantaloupe Woman" - Visions (1971)

Andrea Brachfeld - "Steppin'" - If Not Now, When? ()

Paul Desmond & Gerry Mulligan - "Easy Living" - Two of a Mind (1962)

Mimi Fox - "Get Away Blues" - This Bird Still Flies ()*

Angela Verbrugge - "I'm Running Late" - The Night We Couldn't Say Good Night ()*

Wayne Shorter - "Toy Tune" - Etcetera (1965)

Hour Three:

            ~ Flagler Footnotes ~

McCoy Tyner - "Vision" - Expansions (1968) - The Ride Home!

Bobby Hutcherson - "West 22nd Street Theme" - Components (1965)

Gonzalo Rubalcaba - "Perfidia" - Suite 4 y 20 (1992)

Dave Rudolph - "Bounce" - Atonement ()*

Joe Farrell - "Bleeding Orchid" - Outback (1971) CTI Moment

Hour Four:

Jack DeJohnette - "Flying Spirits" - Directions (1976)

Jack McDuff - "The City Bump" - The Fourth Dimension (1974)

Bobby Hutcherson - "Little B's Poem" - Components (1965)
Thom Rotella's new album is killin'!


Jim Gailloreto - "I Want To Be Happy" - The Insider (2003)

Mahavishnu Orchestra - "Sapphire Bullets of Pure Love" & "Thousand Island Park" - Birds of Fire (1972)

Thom Rotella - "Oddball" - Storyline ()*

Art Farmer with Joe Henderson - "Lotus Blossom" - Yama (1979) CTI Moment

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Playlist for 2-19-2019 WFCF - Last Impressions!




Artists and producers in the late 50's and throughout the 60's were careful about the layout of albums, how they should start, the flow, and how they should end. Last week we listened to the final statement on a bunch of classic jazz albums (the last track). Thanks for tuning in - hope you enjoyed. Below is the last hour of the show you can listen to if you missed it! - Kendo




Hour One:

John Coltrane - “Mr. P.C.” - Giant Steps (1959)

Cyrille Aimee - “With So Little To Be Sure Of” - Move On ()*
Nice! and no "Send In the Clowns"!


3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Miles Davis - “Flamenco Sketches” - Kind of Blue (1959)

J.J. Johnson & Kai Winding - “Just For a Thrill” - The Great Kai & J.J. (1960)

Donald Byrd - “I'm So Excited By You” - Mustang! (1966)

Ehud Asherie - “And Then She Stopped” - Wild Man Blues ()*

Thelonious Monk - “Bemsha Swing” - Brilliant Corners (1956)

Bill Evans - “Jade Visions” - Sunday at the Village Vanguard (1961)

Hour Two:

Charles Mingus - “Hora Decubitus” - Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus (1963)

Billy Cobham - “Red Baron” - Spectrum (1973)

Betty Bryant - “It's Hard to Say Goodbye” - Project 88 ()*
Sonny's classic and a great lineup!


Michel Camilo - “Caribe” - Michel Camilo (1988)

Sonny Rollins - “You Do Something To Me” - The Bridge (1962)

Michael Wolff - “Swirl” - Swirl ()*

Mercer Hassey - “Mercer Stroke” - Waon ()*

Sonny Clark - “Deep Night” - Cool Struttin' (1958)

Hour Three:

Herbie Hancock - “Dolphin Dance” - Maiden Voyage (1965) - The Ride Home!

Doug MacDonald - “Blue Capers” - View of the City (2016)*

Art Blakey - “Come Rain or Come Shine” - Moanin' (1958)

Dave Brubeck - “Pick Up Sticks” - Time Out (1959)

Lee Morgan - “Most Like Lee” - Cornbread (1965)

Miles Davis - “I Thought About You” - Some Day My Prince Will Come (1961)

Hour Four:

Magela Herrera - “My One and Only Love” - Explicaciones (2018)*
Wonderful & soulful Latin jazz...


Cal Tjader - “Curacao” - Soul Burst (1966)

Gabor Szabo - “The Divided City” - Bacchanal (1968)

John Coltrane - “Aisha” - OlĂ© (1961)

Grant Green - “Cease the Bombing” - Carryin' On (1969)

Kait Dunton - “River” - Planet D'earth (2017)*

John Scofield - “Deadzy” - A Go Go (1998)

Milt Jackson - “Sunflower” - Sunflower (1972) CTI Moment

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Playlist for 2-12-2019 WFCF - Valentine Red!

The 1st in a long relationship with Columbia Records...


Since last year the show was sort of an anti-Valentine, this year I went through my collection and selected albums with varying degrees of red in the cover art! Hope you had a good time and enjoyed! Say hi on instagram @jazzploration or join the Facebook group! Thanks and peace! - Kendo


ps - I recorded some of the show - here is hour two!



Hour One:

Red Garland - "Stompin' at the Savoy" - Red Garland's Piano (1957)

Harold Mabern - "I Concentrate On You" - The Iron Man (2018)*

          3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Miles Davis - "'Round Midnight" - Round About Midnight (1956)
just plain good jazz!


Paul Desmond - "Wave" - Pure Desmond (1974) CTI Moment

Pat Bianchi - "I Want to Talk About You" - In the Moment (2016)*

Jackie McLean/Junko Onishi - "Bag's Groove" - Hat Trick (1996)

James Francies - "Leaps" - Flight (2018)*

Christine Fawson - "A Night in Tunisia" - Sings Jazz (2018)*

Roger Davidson - "My Love Is Only You" - Music From the Heart (2018)

Hour Two:

Hank Mobley - "High Voltage" Hi Voltage (1967)

Roland Kirk - "Mystical Dreams" - Rip, Rig and Panic (1965)

Roland Kirk - "Black Diamond" - Rip, Rig and Panic (1965)
Unique set with Jaki Byard & Elvin Jones!


Cal Tjader - "Ecstacy" - In a Latin Bag (1961)

Miles Davis - "Miles" - Milestones (1958)

Al Muirhead's Canadian Quintet - "'Deed I Do" - Undertones (2018)*

Matt Kane - "Ozark Flight" -The Other Side of the Story (2018)*

Cal Tjader - "On Green Dolphin Street" - In a Latin Bag (1961)

Ornette Coleman -"Congeniality" - The Shape of Jazz to Come (1959)

Hour Three:

           ~ Flagler Footnotes ~

Hank Mobley - "The Dip" - Dippin' (1965) The Ride Home!
Hank had so many solid albums in the mid 60s!


Magela Herrera - "Que te Pedi" - Explicaciones (2018)*

Jackie McLean - "Yams" - Vertigo (1962)

Sybil Gage - "I Won't Say No" - Live from Studio A WUCF (2018)*

Miles Davis - "Ah-leu-cha" - 'Round About Midnight (1956)

Jack McDuff - "I'll Be Seeing You" - Goodnight, It's Time to Go (1961)

Hour Four:

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

Freddie Hubbard - "Portrait of Jenny" - Bundle of Joy (1977)
some nice light funk, Freddie in his technical prime!


Brother Jack McDuff - "Classic Funke" - Who Knows What Tomorrow's Gonna Bring (1970)

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

Tobin Mueller - "God Bless the Child/What a Wonderful World" - Standard Deviations Vols 1/2 (2018)*

Norah Jones - "Wish I Could" - Not Too Late (2006)

Joe Farrell - "Follow Your Heart" - Joe Farrell Quartet (1970)


Volcano Radar - "Paquito Libre" - Paquito Libre (2018)*

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Playlist for 1-29-2019 WFCF - Benny Golson!

Benny Golson in 2010 - photo by Douwe Dijkstra


Today we celebrated the 90th birthday of jazz legend Benny Golson with his performances, arrangements & compositions, along with selections from the new jazz shelf. Thanks for joining me! Hope you enjoyed. Be sure to join the Facebook group Jazz Greats Listeners for fun posts and videos about upcoming shows! Stay warm! - Kendo


Hour One:

Benny Golson & Art Farmer - “Killer Joe” - Meet the Jazztet (1960)

Blue Mitchell - “Minor Vamp” - Blue Soul (1959)
Quite a few of today's selections were from this one!


3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Sam Jones Plus Ten - “Blues On Down” - The Chant (1961)

Allison Au Quartet - “Future Self” - Wander Wonder ()*


Wynton Kelly - “Kelly Blue” - Kelly Blue (1959)

Ted Piltzecker - “Great Idea! Who Pays?” - Brindica (2018)*

Benny Golson - “Out of the Past” - The Modern Touch (1957)

Mundell Lowe - "I'm Old Fashioned" - Guitar Moods (1956)

Hour Two:

Benny Golson - “You're Not the Kind” - & the Philadelphians (1958)

Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers - “I Remember Clifford” - 1958 – Paris Olympia (1958)

Ernesto Cervini's Turboprop - “Tadd's Delight” - Abundance (2016)*
Christian McBride - still great!


Behn Gillece - “Smoke Screen” - Parallel Universe ()*

Lorraine Feather - “It All Adds Up” - Math Camp (2018)*

Chet Baker - “Fair Weather” - In New York (1959)

Benny Golson & Art Farmer - “Easy Living” - Meet the Jazztet (1960)

Christian McBride - “Seek the Source” - New Jawn (2017)

Cal Tjader - “Canto de Ossanha” - Hip Vibrations (1967)

Hour Three:

Jack McDuff - “Flat Backin'” - Moon Rappin' (1969) - The Ride Home!

Charles Mingus - “Song with Orange” - Mingus Dynasty (1959)

Charles Mingus - “Gunslinging Bird” - Mingus Dynasty (1959)
Golson arranged 3 albums for McDuff!


Doug MacDonald - “Al's Pals” - View of the City (2016)*

Jack McDuff - “A Kettle of Fish” - Prelude (1963)

Jack McDuff - “Oh Look At Me Now” - Prelude (1963)

Jack McDuff  “Walk On By” - Walk On By (1966)

Benny Golson & Art Farmer - “Avalon” - Meet the Jazztet (1960)

Benny Golson - “Stella By Starlight” - Walkin' (1957)

Benny Golson - “Ornithology” - Walkin' (1957)

Benny Golson & Art Farmer - “Serenata” - Meet the Jazztet (1960)

Hour Four:

Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers - “Along Came Betty”

Cal Tjader - “Blues March” - Hip Vibrations (1967)

Miles Davis - “Stablemates” - The New Miles Davis Quintet (1955)
This recording made Golson's "Stablemates" a standard.


Quincy Jones - “Killer Joe” - Walking in Space (1969) CTI Moment 

Andrew Lawrence - “Commencement” - Trialogue ()*

La Lucha - “Lovefool” - Standards, Not-Standards (2014)

Benny Golson - “Moten's Swing” - Walkin” (1957)

Michael Petrovich - “Sunrise in the Land of the Pharaohs” - The Train to San Lorenzo (2004)

Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers - “The Drum Thunder Suite” - Moanin' (1958)



Kendo recommends:



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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Playlist for 1-22-2019 WFCF - Ad Libbin'





Today I am just puttin' it together as we go along. Lots of vinyl and new jazz releases! Tune in here or at 88.5 FM if you are in the vicinity. Say hey on Twitter or Facebook and don't forget to check out the new Palm Coast Jazz podcast! - Kendo


Hour One:

Chris Pasin - "OCDC" - Ornettiquette (2018)*

Richie Cole - "Bell of the Ball" - Cannonball (2018)*

          3:15 Jazz Coffee Break
Sorry about the scratches!


Billy Strayhorn - "Passion Flower" - The Peaceful Side (1961)

Billy Strayhorn - "Take the 'A' Train" - The Peaceful Side (1961)

Billy Strayhorn - "Strange Feeling" - The Peaceful Side (1961)

Jimmy Smith & Wes Montgomery - "OGD (Road Song)" - Further Adventures of Jimmy and Wes (1966)Jimmy Smith & Wes Montgomery - "Call Me" - Further Adventures of Jimmy and Wes (1966)

Kat Gang - "This Can't Be Love" - Come Closer ()*

Charlie Mariano - "Brother Muthaiah" - Reflections (1974)

Abelita Mateus - "Mixed Feelings" - Mixed Feelings (2016)*

Hour Two:

Charlie Mariano - "Blue in Green" - Reflections (1974)

Joe Magnarelli - "Lady Bird" - If You Could See Me Now (2018)*
Charlie in Finland!


Dizzy Gillespie y Machito - "Calidoscopico" - Afro-Cuban Jazz Moods (1975)

Ted Piltzecker - "Great Idea! Who Pays?" - Brindica (2018)*

Harold Mabern - "On a Clear Day (You Can See Forever)" - Iron Man (2018)*

Vince Guaraldi - "It Was a Very Good Year" - The Eclectic (1969)

Doug MacDonald - "Bossa Don" - View of the City (2016)*

Mongo Santamaria - "Dedos" - Fuego

Hour Three:

Cannonball Adderley Quintet - "Hippodelphia" - Swingin' in Seattle (1967) - The Ride Home

Randy Waldman - "Six Million Dollar Man Theme" - Superheroes (2018)*
High energy set!


Jackie McLean with The Great Jazz Trio - "Little Melonae Again" - New Wine in Old Bottles (1978)

Charlie Haden (with Alice Coltrane) - "For Turiya" - Closeness (1976)

Charlie Dennard - "St. Charles Strut" - Deep Blue (2018)*

Lauren Henderson - "Amame" - Riptide (2018)*

Pat Bianchi - "Mr P.M." - In The Moment (2016)*

Hour Four:

Gabor Szabo - "Three King Fishers" - Bacchanal (1968)

George Benson - "Full Compass" - Bad Benson (1974)

Pat Martino - "Exit" - Exit (1976)
New Directions!


Alfredo Rodriguez & Pedrito Martinez - "Super Mario Bros 3" - Duologue (2018)

Jack DeJohnette - "Silver Hollow" - New Directions (1978)

Robotman - "The Law of Large Numbers" - Robotman (2017)

John Scofield & Pat Metheny - "No Matter What" - I Can See Your House From Here (1993)

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

Friday, January 18, 2019

Palm Coast Jazz New Podcast!

Have a listen to some of the best new jazz coming out of Florida while you do you wake up, wind down, clean up or chill on the internet. Jazz from Orlando, Miami, Parkland and Jacksonville! Share it with internet friends to spread the love for the music! - Kendo




1. Tom McCormick - "South Beat"
from the album South Beat.

2. Jeff Rupert with Veronica Swift - "Let's Sail Away"
from the album Let's Sail Away.

3. Robotman - "The Chase"
from the album Robotman.

4. The Mica Bethea Big Band - "Frahm Out of Nowhere"
from the album Stage 'n Sound.   

5. Perry Joslin - "Rain"
from the album Dreams of Reality.

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