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, November 15, 2017

Playlist for 11-14-2017 WFCF - Jazz for a Dreary Fall Day




Tuesday this week was dreary, breezy and a bit chilly (for FL) so I programmed jazz to go along with that vibe. Lots of fun with a bunch of callers and iHeart finally working again! Thanks to those who tuned in and thank you for stopping by - Kendo



Hour One:

Glenn Kostur - "Quicksilver" - The Way Of It (2017)*
good cuts and excuberence!


Nestor Torres - "Serenade to a Cuckoo" - Jazz Flute Traditions (2017)*

3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Grant Green - "Love On a Two Way Street" - Visions (1971)

John Beasley - "Dear Ruby" - MONK'estra Vol. 2 (2017)*

Hampton Hawes - "Jordu" - All Night Session Vol 1 (1956)

Al Cohn Quintet - "Ill Wind (You're Blowin' Me No Good) - The Al Cohn Quintet (1956)

Cory Weeds - "Let's Groove" - Let's Groove (2017)*

Ella Fitzgerald - "Love Is Here To Stay" - Sings the Johnny Mercer Song Book (1964)

J.J. Johnson & Kai Winding - "Side by Side" - The Great Kay & J.J. (1960)

Hour Two:

Miles Davis - "Straight, No Chaser" - 58 Miles (1958)

Hiromi & Edmar Castaneda - "Cantina Band" - Live In Montreal (2017)*
Sounding great and fun music!


Bill Evans - "Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams" - Interplay (1962)

Jackie McLean - "Five Will Get You Ten" - A Fickle Sonance (1961)

Antonio Carlos Jobim - "God and the Devil in the Land of the Sun" - Stone Flower (1970)

Thelonious Monk - "We See" - Quintet (1954) Request

Dee Dee Bridgewater - "Going Down Slow" - Memphis... Yes I'm Ready (2016)*

Al Cohn - "I Should Care" - Al Cohn Quintet (1956)

Hour Three:

Miles Davis - "Love For Sale" - '58 Miles (1958 - The Ride Home!  

Cheryl Bentyne - "I Remember" - Rearrangements of Shadows (2017)*
Fresh & quite the band!!


Gary Meek - "What Happened to My Good Shoes" - Originals (2017)*

Jimmy Giuffre 3 - "Come Rain or Come Shine" - The Easy Way (1959)

Hank Mobley - "The Dip" - Dippin' (1965)

Frank Sinatra - "I've Got You Under My Skin" - Sinatra: New York (1974) request

Hour Four:

Junior Cook - "Illusion of Grandeur" - Somethin's Cookin (1974)

Organissimo - "Mister Walker" - Live at The SpeakEZ (2015)*

John Scofield - "Season Creep" - Past Present (2015)

Charles Earland - "Aquarius" - Black Talk (1969)

Brother Jack McDuff - "The Vibrator" & "Theme from Electric Surfboard" - Down Home Style (1969)

Blue Note All-Stars - "Masquelero" - Our Point of View ()*


Kendo's MP3 Deal of the Week:
Hampton Hawes "All Night Sessions 1"
5 cuts for under 5 bucks and free to stream if you're already a prime member. Hampton in his hard bop prime with Jim Hall's guitar evening the keel. Solid.




Kendo's MP3 Deal of the Week II:
Junior Cook - "Something's Cooking"
None of the cds aired this week had an extraordinary deal, so here's an even better mp3 deal - this contains two albums and 12 tracks and about 70 minutes of high quality jazz at a nice price. "Good Cookin'" has Slide Hampton arrangements (and on trombone) and the great Bill Hardman on trumpet! "Somethin's Cookin'" features Cedar Walton on piano, a great version of Cedar's "Fiesta Espanol", Buster Williams on bass and a very enthused Junior on sax - my favorite cut is the lengthy track I played tonight "Illusion of Grandeur".




Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Playlist for 11-6-2017 WFCF - Long Cuts and New Releases!





Today's show was improvised - there were plenty of long tracks, including music recorded at the Village Vanguard by John Coltrane & Sonny Rollins, and new releases by Pat Martino and Woody Shaw. Thank you for stopping by and for tuning in! - Kendo



Hour One:

Sonny Rollins - "A Night In Tunisia (Afternoon Take)" - A Night At The Village Vanguard (1957)

Count Basie - "If I Were A Bell" - High Voltage ()

3:15 Jazz Coffee Break


Stacey Kent - "Double Rainbow" - I Know I Dream (2017)*

Cal Tjader - "Silenciosa" - Plays the Contemporary Music of Mexico and Brazil (1962)

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

Dave Potter - "My Blue Heaven" - You Already Know (2017)* 

Gregory Porter - "Quizas, Quizas, Quizas" - Nat King Cole & Me (2017)*

Sonny Rollins - "I've Got You Under My Skin" - A Night at the Village Vanguard (1957)

Init Shner - "Passion Flower" - 9 Short Stories (2017)*

Hour Two:

Woody Shaw/Louis Hayes - "All The Things You Are" - The Tour Volume 2 (1976)*

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



Bobby Hutcherson - "Rojo" - Happenings (1966)

Freddie Hubbard - "I Love You" - Mistral (1980)

Joey Alexander - "Evidence" - Joey. Live. Monk! (2017)*

Patti LaBelle - "The Folks Who Live On The Hill" - Bel Hommage (2017)*

Chick Corea - "Friends" - Friends (1978)

Paul Desmond - "Why Shouldn't I" - Pure Desmond (1974) CTI Moment

Hour Three:

~ Flagler Files ~

John Coltrane - "India (Nov 5th version)" - The Complete 1961 Village Vanguard Recordings (1961)  - The Ride Home!  

Hiromi & Edmar Castaneda - "Cantina Band" - Live in Montreal (2017)*
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John Beasley - "Light Blue" - MONK'estra Vol. 2 (2017)*

Pat Martino - "El Nino" - Formidable (2017)*

Jeff Rupert with Veronica Swift - "Let's Sail Away" - Let's Sail Away (2017)*

Paul Desmond - "Theme from M*A*S*H" - Pure Desmond (1974) CTI Moment

Hour Four:

Cal Tjader - "I Showed Them" - At Grace Cathedral (1976)

John McNeil & Mike Fahie - "Dover Beach" - Plainsong (2015)*

Miles Davis - "What I Say" - Live Evil (1970)

Miles Davis - "Tout de Suite" - Filles de Kilimanjaro (1967)



Kendo's Vinyl Deal Recommend:




Bobby Hutcherson - "Happenings"
This album was forward thinking and still sounds fresh today. Originals like "Rojo", "Aquarian Moon", "Bouquet" and "When You Are Near" are stunning, and the dreamy version of "Maiden Voyage" is splendid - the album features Herbie on piano. 
The vinyl release is a Prime item and is actually $1 cheaper than the cd currently lists. It also comes with a digital download. 

Kendo's CD Deal Recommend: 



Paul Desmond - "Pure Desmond"
Pure relaxing jazz with Ed Bickert on guitar and Connie Kay on drums! Desmond sounds great and very engaged. 


Monday, October 30, 2017

Playlist for 10-31-2017 WFCF - Halloween


Trick or Treat!!

Kinda fun that this week's show falls on Halloween! The last time I did a Halloween show, I barely had enough tunes to make a themed show. This year I have more than enough - enough to break it up into themes! Pumpkins, ghosts, being scared, witches, graves, ravens, creepers & more! Tune in 3-7pm eastern with a break at 5 at 88.5fm. iHeart is experiencing trouble with our station, but you can hear 4 minutes or so before it crashes! lol See you there - Kendo


Hour One:


JD Allen - "Ghost Dance" - Radio Flyer ()*

Clifford Brown/Max Roach - "I Don't Stand a Ghost of a Chance With You" - Brown and Roach Inc. (1954)

3:15 Jazz Coffee Break



Anita O'Day - "No Moon at All" - Anita (1955) - 2:30

Miles Davis - "Old Devil Moon" - Blue Haze (1954) - 3:24

Cecile McLorin Salvant - "Devil May Care" - Dreams and Daggers (2016)*

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

Alan Harris - "A Little Bit Scared" - Black Bar Jukebox
Lol
 

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

George Cables - "Spookarella" - Shared Secrets (2000)

Howard Roberts Quartet - "Spooky" - Out of Sight (but "in" sound) (1968)

Hour Two:

Bill Evans Trio - "Haunted Heart" - Explorations (1961)


Roland Kirk - "Haunted Melody" - We Free Kings (1961)


Free Radicals - "Carry Me To My Grave" - Outside the Comfort Zone (2017)*

Clark Terry/Bob Brookmeyer - "Dancing On the Grave" - The Power of Positive Swinging (1964)



Ralph Bowen - "A Rookery of Ravens" - ()*

Gary Burton/Keith Jarrett - "The Raven Speaks" - Gary Burton & Keith Jarrett (1970)

Matt Wilson Quartet - "Pumpkin's Delight" - Gathering Call (2013)



Organissimo - "Pumpkin Pie" - This Is The Place (2005)

Brad Myers & Michael Scharf - "Great Pumpkin Waltz" - Sanguinaria (2016)

Hour Three:

~ Flagler Files ~

Duke Pearson - "The Phantom" - The Phantom (1968) - The Ride Home!

  


George Cables - "The Phantom" - Circle (1979)

Manhattan Transfer - "Twilight Zone" - Expansions (1979)


Jerry Bergonzi - "Darkness" - Dog Star (2015)*

Bill Evans - "Witchcraft" - Portrait In Jazz (1962)

Quincy Jones - "The Witching Hour"



Free Radicals - "Space Witch" - Outside the Comfort Zone (2017)*

Wayne Shorter - "Witch Hunt" - Speak No Evil (1964)

Hour Four:

Metalwood - "U.B. the Monster" - The Recline (2001)



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

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

Logan Richardson - "Creeper" - Shift (2013)


Myriad 3 - "Skeleton Key" - Moons (2016)

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

Jackie McLean - "Ghost Town" - One Step Beyond (1963)

All background music for the last two hours is by Jim Driscoll!





Kendo's Digital Deal of the Week: 
Clark Terry & Bob Brookmeyer "The Power of Positive Swinging"

About 45 minutes of fun, uplifting and superbly executed jazz between these two gentleman who clearly inspire each other. An added attraction is the unique, quirky style of pianist Roger Kellaway. 9 tracks of great compositions... frequently played on the show are "Hawg Jawz" & "Green Stamps" where Clark Terry cleverly trades fours with himself. 





Kendo's CD Deal of the Week:
Gary Burton & Keith Jarrett/Throb


Over 70 minutes of jazz-rock that unravels more with each listen. you actually get two albums on this version - the 1970 collab between Gary and Keith filled with lengthier jams of Jarrett's like "Grow Your Own" and a great version of Steve Swallow's "Como en Vietnam". The other album "Throb" was recorded a year earlier and features Jerry Hahn on guitar and Richard Green on Violin. Frequently heard on the show are Michael Gibbs "Triple Portrait" and Steve Swallow's "Doin' the Pig".

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Playlist for 10-24-2017 WFCF - Good Jazz

We did all of side one on today's show!


Playing music from some favorite BMI artists today since it is a reporting day (happens about once a year). Also some chunks of vinyl I picked up from an estate sale, and the last hour will feature Herbie Hancock for absolutely no reason at all! Join me at 88.5fm (don't think iHeart has resolved their issue yet but you can try!) See you then! - Kendo



Hour One:

La Lucha - "La Migra" - La Lucha (2012) Happy Birthday Mark

Antonio Adolfo - "Alegria for All" - Tema (2015)

3:15 Jazz Coffee Break
An amazing debut with Chick Corea on piano


Hubert Laws - "Bessie's Blues" - The Laws of Jazz (1966)

Anita O'Day/Cal Tjader - "Mr. Sandman" - Time For Two (1962)


Gabor Szabo - "The Look of Love" - Bacchanal (1968)


John Daversa - "Ms. Turkey" - Wobbley Dance Flower (2017)*

Milt Jackson - "Detour Ahead" - Goodbye (1973) CTI Moment

Milt Jackson - "Goodbye" - Goodbye (1973) CTI Moment

Giacomo Gates - "Everything Is Cool" - Everything Is Cool (2015) request

Hour Two:

Hilario Duran - "Papiosco's Match" - Contumbao (2017)*

Matt Kane - "Mr.Rogers" - Suit Up! (2013)

Thomson Kneeland - "Ashlayah" - Mazurka For a Modern Man (2007)

Shenole Latimer - "I'm Just Fine" - Front and Center (2006)
Energetic set from Jackie!


Sinne Eeg - "The Bitter End" - Dreams (2017)*

Jackie McLean - "Jack's Tune" - A Ghetto Lullaby (1973)

Ryan Fourt - "Big Slick" - Big Slick (2015)

Marc Devine - "Soul Station" - Inspiration (2017)*

Hour Three:

~ Flagler Files ~

Larry Coryell - "Planet End" - Planet End (1969) - The Ride Home!  

yelena Eckemoff - "Saratovsky Bridge" - In the Shadow of a Cloud ()*

Gary Wofsey - "Sunlit Samba" - In Stereo (2000)

Vincent herring - "Hard Work" - Hard Times (2017)*
Unusual but fun, ecletic set from Gaover!


Gabor Szabo - "Krishna" & "Raga Doll" - Jazz Raga (1966)

Michael Petrovich - "Sunrise in the Land of the Pharoahs" - The Train to San Lorenzo (2004)

Hour Four:

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

Herbie Hancock - "Actual Proof" - Thrust (1974)

Bobby Hutcherson - "Maiden Voyage" - Happenings (1966) 

Pete Levin - "I Mean You"

Joe Zawinul - "In a Silent Way" - Zawinul (1971)

Brian Hudson - "Ybor City" - Next Level (2017)*

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

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Playlist for 10-10-2017 WFCF - Chunks o' Vinyl and New Jazz

Mix of Brazilian and 70's funk!


I played chunks of albums on vinyl today along with new releases. Had a good time! Sorry about the iHeart issues. Hopefully they will get it resolved soon! Thanks for tuning in - Kendo




Hour One:

Ron Carter - "A Hymn for Him" & "Two-Beat Johnson" - Blues Farm (1973) CTI Moment

            3:15 Jazz Coffee Break
Sounding great!


Patti LaBelle - "Peel Me a Grape" - Bel Homage (2017)*

Charles Overton Group - "Blackbird" - Convergence (2017)*


Herbie Mann - "Dona Palmeira (Madame Palm Tree)" - Sunbelt (1978)


Jack McDuff - "All In Love Is Fair" & "Showcasing" - The Fourth Dimension (1974)

Wes Montgomery - "What the World Needs Now Is Love" & "Tequila" - Tequila (1966)

Stanley Clarke - "Hot Fun" - School Days (197?) request

Hour Two:

Thelonious Monk - "Work" - (1954)

Thelonious Monk & Sonny Rollins - "The Way You Look Tonight" - Thelonious Monk/Sonny Rollins (1954)
Underrated  Hubbard release with a killer lineup!


Freddie Hubbard - "Sunshine Lady" & "Eclipse" - Mistral (1980)

Negroni's Trio - "That's The Way of The World" - New Era (2017)*

Farnell Newton - "Crossing the Tracks" - Back to Earth (2016)*

Hubert Laws - "Morning Star" - Morning Star (recorded 45 years ago on 10-10/72) CTI Moment

Cecile McLorin Salvant - "You're My Thrill" - Dreams and Daggers (2016)*

John Daversa - "Ms. Turkey" - Wobbly Dance Flower (2017)*

Hour Three:

            ~ Flagler Files ~

Frank Foster - "J.P.'s Thing" - The Loud Minority (1974) - The Ride Home!

Duke Jordan - "They Can't Take That Away From Me" - Trio & QUintet (recorded 62 years ago today on 10-10-1954)
A classic!


Ron Carter - "R2, M1" - Blues Farm (1973) CTI Moment

Debbie Poryes Trio - "Both Sides Now" - Loving Hank (2017)*

Wes Montgomery - "Lolita" - Portrait of Wes (recorded 54 years ago on 10-10-1963)

Hour Four:

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

Mike Stern - "Emilia" - Trip (2017)*

Pat Metheny - "Airstream" - American Garage (1979)

Eddie Henderson - "Kudu" - Heritage (1976)

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

Pete Levin - "There Comes a Time" - Mobius (2017)*

Yet another groundbreaking album from Miles.














Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Playlist for 10-3-2017 WFCF - Colorado Acquisitions!

Snow on the mountains yesterday outside of Denver!



Playing new releases and music I picked up on vacation in CO! Vinyl: Freddie Hubbard, Stanley Turrentine, Hubert Laws & more! CD: Billie Holiday, Buddy Rich, Mingus... tune in today from 3-7pm eastern with a break at 5 by clicking here. iHeart is back up and working! See you there - Kendo


Hour One:


Bill Cunliffe - "Sleepers Awake" - BACHanalia (2017)*
Excellent Latin Jazz!


Hilario Duran - "Contumbao" - Contumbao (2017)*

            3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Billie Holiday - "I'm a Fool to Want You" - Lady In Satin (1958)

John Stein/Dave Zinno - "Modinha" - Wood and Strings (2016)*

Vanessa Racci - "'O Sole Mio" - Italiana Fresca (2017)*


Freddie Hubbard - "Blue Nights" - Mistral (1980)

Buddy Rich Big Band - "Away We Go" - The New One (1967)


Manhattan Transfer - "Birdland" - Expansions (1979)

Charles Mingus - "I X Love" - Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus (1963)

Hour Two:

Cal Tjader Quintet - "Moment in Madrid" & "Rezo" - Concert On the Campus (1960)


Louis Hayes with Gregory Porter - "Song For My Father" - Serenade for Horace (2017)*
CTI Art Farmer goodness!


Debbie Poryes - "Both Sides Now" - Loving Hank (2017)*

Art Farmer with Joe Henderson - "Young and Fine" - Yama (1979) CTI Moment

Louis Armstrong Hot Five - "Heebie Jeebies" - Volume I (1926)


Josh Nelson - "Bridges and Tunnels" - The Sky Remains (2017)*

Cecile McLorin Salvant - "Mad About the Boy" - Dreams and Daggers (2016)*

Hour Three:

            ~ Flagler Files ~

Cal Tjader - "I Showed Them" - At Grace Cathedral (1976) - The Ride Home!


Katie Thiroux - "Why Did I Choose You" - Off Beat ()*
Straight-ahead release from Steve Smith!


Stanley Turrentine - "Blues for Del" & "Manha de Carnaval" - New Time Shuffle (1967)

Buddy Rich Big Band - "Machine" - The New One (1967)

Gene Ammons - "It's The Talk of the Town" - Angel Eyes (1962)

Steve Smith and Vital Information - "I'm an Old Cowhand" - Heart of the City (2016)*

Hour Four:

Hubert Laws - "Fire and Rain" - Afro-Classic (1970) CTI Moment


Donald Harrison - "The Wind Cries Mary" - The Power of Cool (1994)

Brian Hudson - "Metro" - Next Level (2017)*

Freddie Hubbard - "Cascais" - Skagly (1979)
Better than ever!


Mike Stern - "Screws" - Trip (2017)*


Herbie Mann - "What Would You Do" - Sunbelt

Gerald Beckett - "Davito" & "So What" - OBlivion (2017)*

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Playlist for 9-26-2017 WFCF - Wingin' It with Vinyl



Busy with so many things - grabbed the vinyl that looked good, a few cds (with long cuts) and headed to the station. Had fun! Thanks for joining me today - Kendo

Hour One:

Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - "Blues March" - Live at Sweet Basil (1985)

            3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

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

Triocity - "Skylark" - I Believe In You (2016)*

Miles Davis - "Agitation" & "Iris" - E.S.P. (1965)

Craig Fraedrich - "Without a Song" - All through the Night (2016)*

Negroni's Trio - "Moon River" - New Era (2017)*

Hour Two:

Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - "Soft Winds" - Cafe Bohemia Pt. 1 (1955)

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

Sonny Clark - "Melody for C" - Leapin' and Lopin' (1961) 

Carmen McRae - "Sunday" & "What Kind of Fool Am I" - Live at Sugar Hill (1963)

Matt White/Super Villain Jazz Band - "Wade in the Water" - Worlds Wide (2016)*

Hiroe Sekine - "Tidanu Hikari" - One World One Sun (2017)*

Ella Fitzgerald - "Bewitched" - Someone to Watch Over Me (2017)*

Hour Three:

            ~ Flagler Files ~

Hubert Laws - "The Rite of Spring" - The Rite of Spring (1971) CTI Moment The Ride Home!

Joe Farrell - "If I Knew Where You're At" - Sonic Text (1979)

John Coltrane - "Mr. Syms" - Trane: The Atlantic Collection (1960)*

Dave Stryker - "New You" - Strykin' Ahead (2016)*

Katie Thiroux - "When Lights Are Low" - Off Beat (2016)*

Cal Tjader - "Sweet Honey Bee" - Hip Vibrations (1967)

Hour Four:

Charles Overton Group - "Passion Dance" - Convergence (2017)*

Steve Langone - "It Never Entered My Mind" - Breathe (2017)*

Johnny Hammond - "Rock Steady" - Wild Horses Rock Steady (1971) CTI Moment

Miles Davis - "Jo-Jo" - Amandla (1989)

Pat Metheny Group - "The Epic" - American Garage (1979)

Freddie Hubbard - "Camel Rise" - High Energy (1974)

Chris Parker - "" - Moving Forward Now (2017)*