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, July 10, 2018

Playlist for 7-10-2018 WFCF - Guitar with Jim Hall!

A guitarist's guitarist!


This week we feature the guitar - every track has one in it! Specifically, we will focus on the wonderful mastery of Jim Hall & his many associations: Art Farmer, Chico Hamilton, Bill Evans and more plus we'll here from other legends like Wes Montgomery, Grant Green, Johnny Smith & John McLaughlin. New jazz too! Tune in from 3-7pm eastern by clicking here. See you then! - Kendo


Hour One:

Hampton Hawes - "Broadway" - All Night Session 1 (1956)

Jimmy Giuffre 3 - "The Green Country (New England Mood) - Jimmy Giuffre 3 (1956)

3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

JImmy Giuffre - "Off Center" - The Easy Way (1959)
3 albums recorded in one night!

Jim Hall - "The Answer is Yes" - Concierto (1975)

JImmy Giuffre - "Off Center" - The Easy Way (1959)

Chico Hamilton Quintet - "Jonalah" - In Hi Fi (1956)

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

Chico Hamilton Quintet - "I Want to Be Happy" - featuring Buddy Collette (1955)

Brubeck Brothers - "Since Love Had It's Way" - Timeline (2017)*

Brubeck Brothers - "Far More Blue" - Timeline (2017)*

Hour Two:

David Garfield - "Rainbow Seeker" - Jazz Outside the Box (2017)* [Chuck Loeb - guitarist]

Vin Vinezia - "The Longliner" - Fifth and Adams (2016)*

Bill Evans & Jim Hall - "I'm Getting Sentimental Over Your" - Undercurrents (1962 4)

Bill Evans - "Interplay" - Interplay (1962 7)
A classic pairing!

Art Farmer & Jim Hall - "Whisper Not" - Big Blues (1978)

Nellie McKay - "My Romance" - Sister Orchid (2017)*

Art Farmer - "By Myself" - Interaction (1963)

Art Farmer - "My Little Suede Shoes" - Interaction (1963)

Hour Three:

Jim Hall - "I Hear a Rhapsody" - Live! (1975) - The Ride Home!

Johnny Smith - "This Can't Be Love" - The Sound of the Johnny Smith Guitar (1961)

Wes Montgomery - "Airegin" - The Incredible Jazz Guitar (1960)

George Benson - "Don't Let Me Lose This Dream" - The Shape of  Things to Come" (1968)
Grant's only album on the Verve label was a goodie!

Johnny Smith - "Let's Fall in Love" - Plus The Trio (1960)

Sonny Rollins - "The Bridge" - The Bridge ()

Grant Green - "The Cantaloupe Woman" - His Majesty King Funk (1965)

Paul Desmond - "Glad to Be Unhappy" - Glad to Be Unhappy (1964)

Steve Gadd Band - "Rat Race" - Steve Gadd Band (2017)* [Michael Landau - guitarist]

Hour Four:

Gabor Szabo - "Rambler" - Rambler (1973) - 5:23 CTI Moment

Gabor Szabo - "Gypsy Queen" - Spellbinder (1966)

John McLaughlin - "Peace One" - My Goals Beyond (1970)
Way better than the original album cover!

John McLaughlin and Fourth Dimension - "Vital Transformation" - Live at Ronnie Scott's (2017)

Vin Vinezia - "Song for Deb" - Fifth and Adams (2016)*

Jared Gold - "Blues Connotation" - Reemergence (2017)* [Dave Stryker - guitarist]

Bruce Forman - "Yavos Stump" & "Oscar" - Junkyard Duo (2017)*

Blue Montreux - "Love Play" - Blue Montreux II (1978) [Steve Khan - guitarist]



Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Playlist for 7-3-2018 WFCF - Philadelphia Jazz!



Today, in celebration of July 4th Independence Day, we'll listen to artists who were born in or very close to Philadelphia, the city where it all went down! We don't have time to hit up everybody, but we'll get a lot of 'em, with special features on Ray Bryant, Bobby Timmons, Lee Morgan & more plus new release artists also from Philly! Tune in today (Tuesday 3/3/2018) from 3-7pm eastern by clicking here. The show will not be interrupted today so the Ride Home happens at 5pm. See you then! - Kendo


Hour One:

Kenny Barron - "Von Hangman" - Concentric Circles (2017)*
Kenny Barron - Photo by John Sann


Kenny Barron - "Dew Drop" - Golden Lotus (1980)

3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Dizzy Gillespie - "After Hours" - Sonny Side Up (1957) [feat. Ray Bryant]

Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers - "DEO-X" - Hard Drive (1957) [feat Sam Dockery - Camden, NJ]

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

Billie Holiday & Eddie Heywood Orch - "How Am I to Know" & "My Old Flame" - Chronological Classics (1944)

Ray Bryant - "It Was a Very Good Year" - Gotta Travel On (1966)
Billie Holiday 1958


Cal Tjader - "Cubano Chant" - Ritmos Caliente (1955) [composed by Ray Bryant]

Hour Two:

Benny Golson and the Philadelphians - "Stablemates" - Benny Golson and the Philadelphians (1958)

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

Miles Davis - "Salt Peanuts" - Steamin' (1956) [feat Philly Joe Jones]

Joe Beck - "Golf Swing" - Friends (1984)
McCoy Tyner


John Coltrane - "One Up, One Down" - Both Directions at Once (1963)* [feat McCoy Tyner & Jimmy Garrison]

Benito Gonzalez - "You Taught My Heart to Sing" - Passion Reverence Transcendence (2016)*

The Heath Brothers - "Homes" - Brotherly Love (1981)

Buster Williams - "Sisko" - Audacity (2017)* [Camden. NJ]

Hour Three:

Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers - "Dat Dere" - The Big Beat () [feat Bobby Timmons]  - The Ride Home!

Bobby Timmons - "Come Sunday" - Got to Get It! (1967)
Pat Martino 1973
Photo by Len DeLessio


Stan Getz - "Crystal Silence" - Captain Marvel (1972)

Pat Martino - "Three Base Hit" - Exit (1976)

Lee Morgan - "Stopstart" - The Procrastinator (1967)

Lee Morgan - "Ceora" - Cornbread (1965)

Van Morrison & Joey DeFrancesco - "All Saints Day" - You're Driving Me Crazy (2017)* - 3:08 [Springfield, a suburb of Philly]
Brecker Bros
courtesy of randybrecker.com


Michael Brecker - "Song for Bilbao" - Tales from the Hudson (1996)

Brecker Brothers - "Levitate" - Brecker Brothers (1975) [Cheltenham, Borders NE Philly]

Hour Four:

Kevin Eubanks - "Turning Point (Part 1)" - Turning Point (1992)

Jimmy McGriff - "Let's Stay Together" - Let's Stay Together (1972)

Jimmy McGriff - "Spear for Moondog (part 1) " - Electric Funk (1969) [Germantown, NW Philly]

Stanley Clarke - "School Days" - School Days (1976)
Stanley Clarke with rig!
@stanleyclarke on instagram...


Stanley Clarke - "The Legend of the Abbas and the Sacred Talisman" - The Message (2018)*

Jimmy Smith - "Who Can I Turn To" - Groove Drops (1969)

Christian McBride - "Theme from Our Fairytale" - Family Affair (1998)

Paul Motian - "Whirlpool" - Time and Time Again (2005) - 3:12

Charles Earland - "Here Comes Charlie" - Black Talk (1969)



Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Playlist for 6-26-2018 WFCF - Featured Albums!

My new, old, former library copy of this beauty!



Today's show will feature several albums including the newly discovered John Coltrane release, Art Farmer's "Sing Me Softly of the Blues" & "Yama" and Wayne Shorter's "Etcetera" along with lots of excellent new jazz! Tune in today (Tuesday 6/26) from 3-7pm eastern with a break at 5 by clicking here. See you then! - Kendo


Hour One:

Raymond Fol Big Band - "Summer" - Vivaldi's Four Seasons in Jazz (1965)

Buster Williams - "Stumblin'" - Audacity (2017)*

3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Stan Getz & Charlie Byrd - "Baia" - Jazz Samba (1962)

Wayne Shorter - "Penelope" - Etcetera (1965)

Wayne Shorter - "Etcetera" - Etcetera (1965)
Woo-hoo!


Eddie Daniels - "Loro (Parrot)" - Heart of Brazil (2017)*

John Coltrane - "Untitled Original 11383 (Take 1)" - Both Directions at Once (1963)*

Art Taylor - "Fidel" - Taylor's Tenors (1959)

Hour Two:

John Coltrane - "Nature Boy" - Both Directions At Once (1963)*

Roger Kellaway - "Noodlin'" - New Jazz Standards Vol 3 (2017)*

Roger Kellaway - "One Night Stand" - Roger Kellaway Trio (1965)

Art Farmer with Joe Henderson - "Lotus Blossom" - Yama (1979)
A really fine CTI release!


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

Lauren Sevian - "Bliss" - Bliss (2017)*

John Coltrane - "Untitled Original 11386 (Take 1)" - Both Directions at Once (1963)*

The Project H - "Nacl" - everyday, forever (2017)*

Bruce Forman - "Paper or Plastic" - Junkyard Duo (2017)*

Hour Three:

~ Flagler Files ~

Idris Muhammad - "Wander" - Black Rhythm Revolution! (1971) (Soul Diesel II)  - The Ride Home!

Richard Shulman Group - "No Matter What They Say" - Turned Into Lemonade (2017)*

John Coltrane - "Vilia (Take 3)" - Both Directions at Once (1963)*

Roger Kellaway - "Minor Infraction" - New Jazz Standards Vol 3 (2017)*
break

Art Farmer - "Sing Me Softly of the Blues" - Sing Me Softly of the Blues (1965)

Art Farmer - "Ad Infinitum" - Sing Me Softly of the Blues (1965)

Hour Four:

Rusty Bryant - "Cootie Boogaloo" - Night Train Now! (1969) (Soul Diesel II)

John Coltrane - "Impressions" - Both Directions at Once (1963)*
Sounds good!!


Stanley Clarke Band - "After the Cosmic Rain/Dance of the Planetary Prince" - The Message (2018)*

Venture - "Loft Funk" - Life Cycle (2018)*

Jerry Vivino - "Spud Time" - Coast to Coast (2017)*

Lenny White - "Chicken Fried Steak" - Venusian Summer (1975)

Cal Tjader - "Novios" - Huracan (1978)

Wayne Shorter - "Indian Song" - Etcetera (1965)

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Playlist for 6-19-2018 WFCF - Wingin' It!

love this cover - and great album!

Today's show is large chunks of albums on vinyl + healthy doses of new releases! Tune in today (Tuesday 6/19) from 3-7pm eastern with a break at 5 by clicking here. See you then! - Kendo

Hour One:

Greg Burrows - "Waltzing Westward" - Tell Your Story (2017)*

Kait Dunton - "Re-Entry" - Triokait 2 (2017)*

            3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Cal Tjader - "Quando Que Sera" & "Round Midnight" - Along Comes Cal (1967)

Eddie Henderson - "After You've Gone" - Be Cool (2017)*

Charlie Parker - "Barbados", "Ah-Leu-Cha", "Constellation" & "Parker's Mood" - Bird/The Savoy Recordings (1948)

Roni Ben-Hur & Harvie S - "Pra Machuca Meu Coracao" - Introspection (2016)*
Interesting and swingin'!

John Lewis & Sacha Distel - "Afternoon in Paris" - Afternoon in Paris (1956)

Hour Two:

Milt Jackson - "Don't Worry 'Bout Me" - Soul Believer (1978)

Eliane Elias - "What Does He Want From Me" - The Music from Man of La Mancha (1995)*

Brubeck Brothers Quartet - "Since Love Had It's Way" - Timeline (2018)*

Freddie Hubbard - "Born to Be Blue" - The Best of Live and In Studio (1981)

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

Roberta Piket - "My Buddy" - West Coast Trio (2017)*

1963 Grant
Hour Three:

            ~ The Flagler Files ~

Grant Green - "For All We Know" - Am I Blue (1963) - The Ride Home!

Miles Davis & John Coltrane - "So What (Konserthuset First Concert)" (1960)

Jimmy Smith - "Organ Grinder's Swing" & "Oh, No, Babe" - Organ Grinder Swing (1965)

Hour Four:

Teddy Charles - "Edging Out" & "Nocturne" - New Directions (1952)

Venture - "Life Cycle" - Life Cycle (2018)*

Bruce Forman - "Click Clack", "It's Not You, It's Me", "Object of Infection", "No Time" &
way cool material.
"Formanism" - Junkyard Duo (2017)*

Gary Burton - Steve Swallow - "Vashkar" - Hotel Hello (1974)

Herbie Hancock - "Butterfly" - Thrust (1974)

Charles Lloyd - "Lady Gabor" - Live at Slugs (1965)

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Playlist for 6-12-2018 WFCF - Art for Art's Sake!



Today's show is "Art for Art's Sake"! Music by Art Blakey, Art Farmer, Art Pepper, Art Tatum & more! New releases also in the mix and we'll wish Chick a happy birthday! Tune in today (6/12) from 3-7pm eastern with a break at 5 by clicking here. See you then! - Kendo

Hour One:

Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers - "Thermo" - Caravan (1962)

Art Tatum - "Heat Wave" - Solo Masterpieces Volume 2 (1954)

            3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Art Pepper - "Here's That Rainy Day" - Living Legend (1975)
Art, Quincy, Gigi et al!

Heather Bennett - "Lazy Afternoon" - Lazy Afternoon (2017)*

Art Farmer - "Wildwood", "Evening in Paris", "Elephant Walk" & "Tiajuana" - The Art Farmer Septet (1954)

Andrea Brachfeld - "The Listening Song" - If Not Now, When? (2017)*

Tia Fuller - "I Love You" - Diamond Cut (2017)*

Hour Two:

Chick Corea + Steve Gadd Band - "Chick's Chums" - Chinese Butterfly (2017)*


Adrean Farrugia/Joel Frahm - "Cherokee II" - Blued Dharma (2017)*

Art Blakey - "Quicksilver" - A Night at Birdland (1954)
Very unique sound to this one!


Art Tatum - "I Didn't Know What Time It Was" - Solo Masterpieces Volume Two (1953)

Art Farmer with Joe Henderson - "Dulzura" & "Stop" - Yama (1979) CTI Moment

Cal Tjader - "Curacao" - Soul Burst (1966)

Art Pepper - "Red Car" - The Trip (1976)

Hour Three:

         ~ Flagler Files ~

Grant Green - "How Insensative" - Slick! Live at Oil Can Harry's (1975) - The Ride Home!

Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers - "Blues March" - Moanin' (6:13)

Renee Rosnes - "Rosie" - Beloved of the Sky (2017)*
fun re-release on clear vinyl!


Art Pepper - "Besame Mucho", "Blues at Twilight" & "Val's Pal" - The Art Pepper Quartet (1956)

Hour Four:


Art Blakey & The New Jazz Messengers - "Buttercorn Lady" - Buttercorn Lady (1966)

Art Farmer with Yusef Lateef - "Flute Song" - Something You Got (1978) CTI Moment

Jared Gold - "Reemergence" - Reemergence (2018)*

Buddy Rich - "Sister Sadie" - Swingin' New Big Band () request

Art Tatum - "Willow Weep for Me" - Solo Masterpieces Volume One (1953)

Mahavishnu Orchestra - "Trilogy: The Sunlit Path, La Mere de la Mer, Tomorrow's Story Not the Same" - Between Nothingness and Eternity (1973)
We rocked out a bit on this show lol


Cal Tjader - "Soul Burst (Guajera)" - Soul Burst (1966)

Chick Corea + Steve Gadd - "Spanish Song" - Chinese Butterfly (2017)*

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Playlist for 6-5-2018 WFCF - Jazz Goes to College!





Today's show will start with recordings made in the early '50s at colleges & junior colleges by Dave Brubeck and Cal Tjader. Deep cuts from Larry Young, Art Blakey, Chico Hamilton & more in the mix as well as some Charlie Parker broadcasts! Plenty more plus new jazz releases. Tune in from 3-7pm eastern (with a break at 5) by clicking here. See you then! - Kendo


Hour One:

Dave Brubeck Quartet - "Take the 'A' Train" & "The Song is You" - Jazz Goes to College (1954)

            3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Larry Young - "Sweet Lorraine" - Groove Street (1962)



Teddy Charles - "Ol' Man River" - Trio (1951)

Dave Brubeck - "Out of Nowhere" - Jazz Goes to College (1954)

Cal Tjader Quintet - "Then I'll Be Tired of You", "Theme for Duke" & "Cuban Fantasy" - Concert on the Campus (1960)

Hour Two:

Art Blakey - "United" & "Ping Pong" - Pisces (1961)


Dave Brubeck Quartet - "Perdido" - Jazz at Oberlin (1953) request

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

Charlie Parker and the All-Stars - "Anthropology" & "'Round Midnight" - Summit Meeting at Birdland (1951)

Mike LeDonne and the Groover Quartet - "Someday" - From the Heart ()*

Dave Brubeck Quartet - "I'm Afraid the Masquerade Is Over" - Jazz Goes to Junior College (1957)

Roberta Piket - "My Buddy" - West Coast Trio (2017)*

Hour Three:

            ~ Flagler Files ~


Thelonious Monk - "Well You Needn't" - Monk's Greatest Hits (recorded at Brandeis University unknown date) - The Ride Home!
Great starter!


Thelonious Monk - "Mysterioso" - Monk's Greatest Hits (recorded at Lincoln Center)

Chico Hamilton - "The Morning After" & "I Want to Be Happy" - Quintet featuring Buddy Collette (1955)

Dave Brubeck Quartet - "Sometimes I'm Happy" & "The Duke" - Jazz: Red Hot and Cool (1955)

Kenny Barron Quintet - "Blue Waters" - Concentric Circles (2017)*

Eddie Henderson - "Be Cool" - Be Cool (2017)*

J.J. Johnson - "Love Is Here to Stay" - Blue Trombone (1957)


Hour Four:

McCoy Tyner & Jackie McLean - "Spur of the Moment" - It's About Time (1985)
Great energy!


Tia Fuller - "Save Your Love For Me" - Diamond Cut (2018)*

Ralph Towner - "Oceanus" - Solstice (1974)


Bill Evans Trio, Lee Konitz & Warne Marsh -"Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye" & Pensativa" - Crosscurrents (1977)


The Manhattan Transfer - "Cantaloop (Flip Out)" - The Junction (2017)*

Joe Farrell - "Disco Dust" - La Catedral Y El Toro (1977)

Steve Gadd Band - "I Know, But Tell Me Again" & "Where's Earth" - Steve Gadd Band (2017)*


Thursday, May 31, 2018

Playlist for 5-29-18 WFCF - 1979!




This week we closed out the 70's exploring jazz from 1979 - in particular Bill Evan's Paris Concert, Weather Report's "8:30" and Cal Tjader's Grammy winning "La Onda Va Bien"! Plenty of new jazz in the mix as well! Thanks for tuning in! - Kendo



Hour One:

George Cables - "Voodoo Lady" - Cables Vision (1979)

David Liebeman/John Stowell - "What a Dream" - Petite Fleur (2017)*

3:15 Jazz Coffee Break
more amazing live Bill Evans!


Bill Evans - “Quiet Now” - The Paris Concert Edition 1 (1979) – 5:55

John Proulx - "Say It" - Say It (2017)*

Al Di Meola - "Frozen In Time" - Opus (2017)

Roberta Piket - “Conception” - West Coast Trio ()*

Woody Shaw - “Organ Grinder” - Woody III (1979)

George Cables - “Thank You, Thank You” - Circle (1979)

Weather Report - “Birdland” - 8:30 (1979)

Hour Two:

Junior Cook - "Play Together Again" - Good Cookin' (1979)

Tia Fuller - “In The Trenches” - Diamond Cut ()*

Freddie Hubbard - "Cascais" - Skagly (1979)
Brilliant!


Shirley Crabbe - “It's A Lovely Day” - Bridges (2017)*

Joe Farrell - “Sweet Rita Suite Pt 1 – Her Spirit” - Sonic Text (1979)

Woody Shaw - “Why” - For Sure ( 1979)

Steps - "Belle" - Step by Step (1979)

Mike Clark & Delbert Bump - “Well You Needn't” - Retro Report (2018)*

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

Hour Three:

~ Flagler Files ~

Bill Evans - “My Romance” - The Paris Concert Edition 1 (1979) - The Ride Home!  

Eddie Henderson - "Smoke Screen" - Be Cool (2017)*
Freddie & Brigitte Hubbard


Cedar Walton - “I Didn't Know What Time It Was” - Charmed Circle (1979)

Cal Tjader - "Serengeti" - La Onda Va Bien (1979)

Freddie Hubbard - "Brigitte" - The Love Connection (1979)

Bobby Hutcherson - "Dreamin'" - Conception: The Gift of Love (1979)

Hour Four:

Pat Metheny - “The Search” - American Garage (1979)

Allan Holdsworth - “Where Is One?” - I.O.U. (1979)

John Scofield - “Looks Like Merengue” - Who's Who (1979)

Kait Dunton - “OCD” - TrioKait 2 ()*

Manuel Valera - "Venus: Peace" - The Planets (2017)


Vin Venezia - “Two Squirrels” - Fifth and Adams ()*
Grammy Nominee for Cal!


Theo Hill - “Thorn of a White Rose” - Interstellar Adventures ()*

Cal Tjader - "Mambo Mindora" - La Onda Va Bien (1979)

Al Di Meola - "Escapado" - Opus (2017)*

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