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, June 18, 2019

Playlist for 6-18-2019 WFCF - Featured albums and On This Date!

Today we are listening to a few featured albums by Bobby Timmons, Gabor Szabo, Jimmy McGriff, Stan Getz (the new one!) & Freddie Hubbard - lots of music that's new to the show! In addition the best from the new jazz shelf and music that was recorded on this date! Tune in 3-7pm eastern at 88.5FM or by clicking here. See you there! - Kendo

Hour One:

Stan Getz - "It's Alright With Me" - Getz at The Gate (1961)*
New Getz! Great band!

George Colligan - "L's Bop" - Again with Attitude (2019)*

            3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Jimmy McGriff - "The Blues Train to Georgia" - The Main Squeeze (1974)

Bobby Timmons - "Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most" - Sweet and Soulful Sounds (1962) 57 Years Ago Today

Ella Fitzgerald - "Tenderly" - Ella at Zardi's (1956)

Freddie Hubbard - "Father and Son" - Here to Stay (1962)

Chandra Rule - "I Ain't Got Nothing But the Blues" - Sapphire Dreams (2019)*

Bobby Timmons - "The Sweetest Sounds" - Sweet and Soulful Sounds (1962) 57 Years Ago Today

Joe Henderson - "No Me Esqueca" - In Pursuit of Blackness (1970)

Hour Two:

George Cables - "Young at Heart" - I'm All Smiles (2018)*

Quincy Jones - "Killer Joe" - Walking In Space (1969) CTI Moment 50 Years Ago Today

Modern Jazz Quartet - "Lonely Woman" - Lonely Woman (1962)

Bobby Timmons - "Alone Together" - Sweet and Soulful Sounds (1962)

Akiko/Hamilton/Dechter - "Mag's Groove" - Equal Time (2018)*

Michel Camilo - "Hello and Goodbye" - Essence (2018)*

Freddie Hubbard - "Nostrand and Fulton" - Here to Stay (1962)

Dave Brubeck Quartet - "Winter Ballad" - Jazz Impressions of New York (1964)

Hour Three:

           ~ Flagler Footnotes ~

Stan Getz - "Impressions" - Getz at The Gate (1961)* - The Ride Home!

Bobby Timmons - "Why Was I Born" - Sweet and Soulful Sounds (1962)
1962 Hubbard - good stuff!

Hank Mobley - "The Breakthrough" - Dippin' (1965) 54 Years Ago Today

Freddie Hubbard - "Philly Mignon" - Here to Stay (1962)

Esquivel - "Lullaby of Birdland" - Infinity In Sound Vol 2 (1960)

Jimmy McGriff - "These Foolish Things Remind Me of You" - The Main Squeeze (1974)

Hour Four:
Gabor Szabo - "Mizrab" - Mizrab (1972) CTI Moment

Gerry Gibbs - "The Calm Before the Storm" - Our People (2017)*

Gerry Gibbs - "The Journey Begins" - Our People (2017)*
Szabo in '72 - his first CTI release.

Gerry Gibbs - "Music From the Universe" - Our People (2017)*

Doug Carn - "Bad Attitude" - Free For All (2019)*

Brad Mehldau - "Born to Trouble" - Finding Gabriel (2018)*

Nancy Kelly - "On the Red Clay" - Remembering Mark Murphy ()*

Stan Getz - "Wildwood" - Getz at The Gate (1961)*

Playlist for 6-11-2019 WFCF - Select Cuts!

Solid album. Artwork by Gil Mellé! When's the last tiem
you saw Phil Woods so young>

On this show we featured choice tracks from a wide variety of styles and artists from my collection, including album features by Ron King, Jerome Richardson and an entire side of vinyl from Thelonious Monk! Also in the mix were some of the best cuts from the new jazz shelf. Thanks for tuning in! - Kendo


Hour One:

Jon Eardley - "On the Minute" - The Jon Eardley Seven (1956)

Johnny Smith - "Stranger in Paradise" - In a Mellow Mood (1954)

3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Gabor Szabo - "Summer Breeze" - Mizrab (1972) CTI Moment

Calabria Foti - "On the Street Where You Live" - Prelude to a Kiss (2019)*
Truly a triumph!

Alexa Tarantino - "Wisp After Wisp" - Winds of Change (2018)*

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

Sari Kessler - "After You've Gone" - Do Right (2016)

Ella Fitzgerald - "Love Is Here to Stay" - Sings the George and Ira Gershwin Songbook (1959)

Bud Powell - "Down With It" - The Scene Changes (1958)

Cal Tjader - "Borneo" - Several Shades of Jade (1963)

Cal Tjader - "China Nights (Shina No Yoru)" - Breeze from the East (1963)

Hour Two:

Akiko/Hamilton/Dechter - "Orange Coals" - Equal Time (2018)*
Michel's 25th album!

Michel Camilo - "And Sammy Walked In..." - Essence (2018)*

Thelonious Monk - "Mood Indigo" - Plays Ellington (1955)

Thelonious Monk - "I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart" - Plays Ellington (1955)

Thelonious Monk - "Solitude" - Plays Ellington (1955)

Thelonious Monk - "Caravan" - Plays Ellington (1955)

Greg Snyder - "Fratatat" - Unordinary People (2018)*

Doug Carn - "Free for All" - Free For All (2019)*

Robert Jospe Express - "Everything In Its Right Place/Maiden Voyage" - Classics- Doin' It Up (2014)

Hour Three:

` Flagler Footnotes ~

Shelly Manne & His Men - "Summertime" - Complete Live at the Blackhawk (1959) - The Ride Home!

Johnny Hartman - "The More I See You" - Unforgettable Songs by Johnny Hartman (1966)

Jerome Richardson - "Moon River" - Going to the Movies (1962)

Jerome Richardson - "Never On Sunday" - Going to the Movies (1962)

Andrew Carroll - "Midnight Blues" - Alliterations (2019)*

Judy Wexler - "It's Only Smoke" - Crowded Heart (2018)*

Bennett Paster - "Blues for Youse" - Indivisible (2018)*

Hour Four:

Larry Coryell's 11th House - "Mr. Miyake" - Shared Secrets (2016)

Jack McDuff - "Blue Monsoon" - Magnetic Feel (1975)

Ron King - "If You Could Only Know My Mind" - Triumph (2016)
Larry's final album was recorded in St. Augustine!

Ron King - "A Perfect Day" - Triumph (2016)

Russ Spiegel Organ Group - "Wait a Minute" - Wait a Minute! (2018)*

Soul Manne & The Brothers - "Ellie's Love Song" - Shaft (1971)

Soul Manne & The Brothers - "Bumpy's Blues" - Shaft (1971)

Bobby Timmons - "Samba Triste" - From the Bottom (1964)

Donald Byrd - "Black Byrd" - Black Byrd (1972)

Monday, June 17, 2019

Playlist for 6-4-2019 - At the Blackhawk!

The album that inspired this show - stellar!

On this show we went back 60 years to the Blackhawk nightclub in San Francisco, where Brubeck rose up to stardom and where cats from all over preferred to play when they were on the West Coast! We heard live performances at the short lived venue from Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck, Ahmad Jamal, Thelonious Monk & more! Thank you for tuning in! - Kendo

Hour One:

Cal Tjader - "The Fakir" - Several Shades of Jade (1963)

Bobby Timmons - "If I Should Lose You" - From the Bottom (1964)

            3:15 Jazz Coffee Break
An infamamous photo featuring Mile's first
wife Francis, subject of "Fran Dance".

Miles Davis - "Fran Dance" - In Person at the Blackhawk, Saturday Night (1961)

Eric Reed - "Naima" - Everybody Gets the Blues ()*

Miles Davis - "So What" - In Person at the Blackhawk, Saturday Night (1961)

Melissa Aldana - "Visions" - Visions (2019)*

Lioness - "Jelly" - Pride & Joy (2018)*

Hour Two:

Dave Brubeck - "Jeepers Creepers" - Jazz at the Blackhawk (1953)

Johnny Smith - "I'll Remember April" - In a Mellow Mood (1954)

Cal Tjader - "Stompin' at the Savoy" - A Night at the Blackhawk (1958)

Cal Tjader - "I Love Paris" - A Night at the Blackhawk (1958)
One of a few Blackhawk recordings to feature
trumpet player Joe Gordon.

Greg Snyder - "Redman" - Unordinary People (2018)

Pete Coco - "You're Me" - Lined With a Groove (2018)

Thelonious Monk - "Four In One" - Quartet Plus Two at The Blackhawk (1960)

Thelonious Monk - "I'm Getting Sentimental Over You" - Quartet Plus Two at The Blackhawk (1960)

Hour Three:

~ Flagler Footnotes ~

Shelly Manne and His Men - "What's New" - At the Blackhawk 2 (1959) - The Ride Home!

Josh Lawrence - "Composition #3" - Triptych (2018)*
L-R: Shelly Man, Frank Kamuca, Monty Budwig,
Joe Gordon, Victor Feldman
taken at the Blackhawk by Fred Lyon.

Al Hood & The H2 Jazztet - "Michelle" - Jazz Muses (2017)*

Ahmad Jamal - "Falling in Love with Love" - At the Blackhawk (1961)

Ahmad Jamal - "The Best Thing for You" - At The Blackhawk (1961)

Hour Four:

Larry Coryell's 11th House - "Alabama Rhap Corollary" - Seven Secrets (2016)
Tjader recorded several albums at the Blackhawk.

Chick Corea - "The One Step" - Friends (1978)

Red Garland - "Summertime" - All Kinds of Weather (1958)

Cal Tjader - "Racoon Straits" - Live and Direct (1959)

Miles Davis - "Bye Bye Blackbird" - In Person at The Blackhawk, Friday Night (1961)

Milt Jackson & John Coltrane - "Stairway to the Stars" - Bags & Trane (1959)

Johnny Smith - "Someone to Watch Over Me" - 

Lisa Maxwell's Jazz Orchestra - "Shiny" - Shiny (2018)*

The newer cover showed the front of the club.

Retro Review - Jimmy McGriff The Main Squeeze

Jimmy McGriff - "The Main Squeeze"

You can't go into this album expecting meaningfulness, compositional substance or depth of emotion. That's what Coltrane is for. Jimmy McGriff is strictly for easy vibes and a good time. He's in great form and playing excellently, as always. There is definitely a certain lack of meat and melody, not unusual for the mid 70's or McGriff; a now overlooked unique voice in jazz organ.

In all likelihood planning for the album happened on the cab ride to the studio, if not during the session. The first 3 tracks lack melody completely; the band jamming on grooves and riffs (Jimmy Smith's "The Sermon" not famous for it's head, made up of a repeated 2 bar phrase; the swing original "GMI" is similarly constructed). "The Blues Train to Georgia" simmers nice and slow, built off a pleasant if innocuous keyboard chord progression. Once you get past the primal screams that open the title cut you are treated to what McGriff did best in the late 60's and 70's - funky grooves with high engagement.Not without their hitches, the strongest cuts are the standards. "Misty" comes off the most professionally and swings with fine solos from all. McGriff is obviously elated to play their uptempo version of "These Foolish Things (Remind Me of You)" but apparently nobody knew the bridge, so it's replaced with a much simpler chord progression. Either they ran out of tape or the performance fell apart, since it fades out early in the last head. It's nonetheless the album's highlight. The set closes with "Stella by Starlight", played well but McGriff seems uneasy,
uncharacteristically hugging the melody throughout his two (still killer) choruses.

The normally impressive guitarist Jimmy Ponder rarely wows here, he's just relentlessly very good throughout, particularly on "These Foolish Things". More engaged and the real surprise is tenor saxophonist Connie Lester (from New Jersey) who plays his back-side off; swinging hard with a good sound and plenty of ideas. Drummer Eddie Gladden is supportive and solid, he and McGriff are clearly comfortable together and provide ample groove throughout the album.

You won't be sorry you put this album on, nor will you be pondering the meaning of life while it spins. Boasting a fun mix of small club jazz and greasy funk - repeated listens (it's short enough) bring out the better qualities of this release.


Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Playlist for 5-28-2019 WFCF - Side One!

On today's show we will listen to side one from a bunch of different albums. For the first two hours we'll focus on 10" releases from the Prestige label that were created to be albums (from 1951 on) and not just re-released 78s. Artists include Miles Davis, Teddy Charles, Thelonious Monk and Sonny Rollins. After the Flagler Footnotes we move on to 12" releases, mostly from 1963 (no reason) from Lee Morgan and Art Farmer, and we'll close with some 1972 Grant Green! Tune in from 3-7pm eastern at 88.5FM or on iHeart by clicking here. See you then! - Kendo

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Hour One:
Miles 2nd recording session
as a leader

Miles Davis - "Conception" - The New Sounds (1951)

Miles Davis - "Dig" - The New Sounds (1951)

[PRLP 124]

3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Teddy Charles - "O'Brien's A Fly'n" - Teddy Charles and His Trio (1951)

Teddy Charles - "This Is New" - Teddy Charles and His Trio (1951)

Teddy Charles - "Old Man River" - Teddy Charles and His Trio (1951)
Teddy had a lot of 10" releases
on prestige

Teddy Charles - "Tenderly" - Teddy Charles and His Trio (1951)

[PRLP 132]

Thom Rotella - "Oddball" - Storyline (2018)*

George Colligan - "Lost on 4th Avenue" - Again with Attitude (2019)*

Zoot Sims All-Stars - "Tangerine" - Contemporary Music (1952)

Zoot Sims All-Stars - "Zootcase" - Contemporary Music (1952)

[PRLP 138]

Sarah McKenzie - "De Nada" - Secrets of My Heart (2018)*

Hour Two:

Ken Fowser - "Stand Clear of the Closing Doors" - Right On Time (2018)*

Tyler Blanton - "Oaty" - Sense of Place (2019)

Beata Pater - "Lazy Afternoon" - Tet (2018)*

Thelonious Monk Trio - "Little Rootie Tootie" - Thelonious (1952)

Thelonious Monk Trio - "Sweet and Lovely" - Thelonious (1952)

Thelonious Monk Trio - "Bye-Ya" - Thelonious (1952)

Thelonious Monk Trio - "Monk's Dream" - Thelonious (1952)
Quite the understated jacket!

[PRLP 142]

Art Farmer - "Work of Art" - Work of Art (1953)

Art Farmer - "The Little Bandmaster" - Work of Art (1953)

[PRLP 162]

Sonny Rollins - "The Way You Look Tonight" - Sonny Rollins and Thelonious Monk (1954)

Sonny Rollins - "I Want to Be Happy" - Sonny Rollins and Thelonious Monk (1954)
Classy from the get-go!

[PRLP 190]

Hour Three:

~ Flagler Footnotes ~

John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman - "They Say It's Wonderful" - John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman (1963) - The Ride Home!

John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman - "Dedicated to You" - John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman (1963)

John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman - "My One and Only Love" - John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman (1963)

Nancy Kelly - "Empty Faces (Vera Cruz)" - Remembering Mark Murphy (2017)* 
Wonderful music!

Snorre Kirk - "18th and Vine" - Beat (2018)*

Lioness - "Down for the Count" - Pride & Joy (2018)*

Art Farmer Quartet - "Days of Wine and Roses" - Interaction (1963)

Hour Four:

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

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

Ashley Pezzotti - "It Only Takes a Moment" - We've Only Just Begun (2018)*

Lee Morgan - "The Sidewinder" - The Sidewinder (1963)

Lee Morgan - "Totem Pole" - The Sidewinder (1963)

Grant Green - "Windjammer" - Live at the Lighthouse (1972)

Grant Green - "Betcha By Golly Wow" - Live at the Lighthouse (1972)

Playlist for 5-21-2019 WFCF - More Birthday Goodies!

Fascinating cross-section of the commercial side of Verve jazz.

For this show we listened to more birthday haul, in particular a great deal from the Verve Singles Collection box set, along with great cuts from Don Scaletta, Hubert Laws, Jerome Richardson, Bunky Green and Pat Metheny, plus some great new releases! Thanks for joining me! - Kendo

Hour One:

Jazz at the Philharmonic All-Stars - "Perdido Pts 1 & 2" - Verve The Singles Collection (1947)

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

3:15 Jazz Coffee Break
Mid-70's McGriff

Jimmy McGriff - "Misty" - The Main Squeeze (1974)

Astrud Gilberto - "Agua de Beber" - Verve The Singles Collection (1965)

Kenny Burrell - "Loie" - Verve The Singles Collection (1964)

Larry Coryell - "Blues for Django and Stephane" - Spaces Revisited (1997)

Juan Alamo & Marimjazzia - "El Morro" - Ruta Panoramica (2016)*

Various Artists - "Doin' the Thing" - Flutes and Reeds (1955)

Jerome Richardson - "Up At Teddy's Hill" - Roamin' with Richardson (1959)

Hour Two:

Jerome Richardson - "Poinciana" - Roamin' with Richardson (1959)

Don Scaletta Trio - "Summer Samba" - Sunday Afternoon at the Trident (1967)
Mingus at the legendary but short-lived club!

Branford Marsalis - "Snake Hip Waltz" - The Secret Between the Shadow and the Soul (2018)*

Herlin Riley - "Touched" - Perpetual Optimism (2017)*

Bunky Green - "My Man's Gone Now" -Playin' for Keeps (1967)

Bunky Green - "The Shadow of Your Smile" - Playin' for Keeps (1967)

Ella Fitzgerald - "Stairway to the Stars" - Verve the Singles Collection (1957)

Nancy Kelly - "Again" - Remembering Mark Murphy (2017)*

Charles Mingus - "Serenade in Blue" - Mingus at the Bohemia (1955)

Hour Three:

~ Flagler Footnotes ~

Lisa Maxwell's Jazz Orchestra - "Shiny!" - Shiny! (2018)* - The Ride Home!

Ella Fitzgerald/Louis Armstrong - "Stars Fell on Alabama" - Verve the Singles Collection (1956)
Unique release from Hubert with Orchestra

Bing Crosby - "Mountain Greenery" - Verve the Singles Collection (1956)

Ella Fitzgerald - "Manhattan" - Verve the Singles Collection (1956)

Jimmy Smith/Kenny Burrell - "What'd I Say" - Verve the Singles Collection (1963)

Jimmy Smith - "Theme from Any Number Can Win" - Verve the Singles Collection (1963)

Bobby Hutcherson - "Ruth" - Spiral (1968)

Louis Armstrong - "Makin' Whoopee" - Verve the Singles Collection (1957)

Hour Four:

Beata Pater - "Little Sunflower" - Tet (2019)*

Pat Metheny - "Watercolors" - Watercolors (1977)

Hubert Laws - "Equinox" - Wild Flower (197?)

Wes Montgomery - "Chim Chim Cheree" - Goin' Out of My Head (1965)
The live side of McDuff with the classic quartet

Larry Coryell - "Spaces Revisited" - Spaces Revisited (1997)

Wes Montgomery - "Bumpin' on Sunset" - Verve the Singles Collection (1966)

Astrud Gilberto - "Dindi" - Verve the Singles Collection (1965)

Willie Bobo - "Evil Ways" - Verve the Singles Collection (1967)

Brother Jack McDuff - "Vas Dis" - 

Playlist for 5-14-2019 WFCF - Birthday Goodies!

pictures will be added later - trying to catch up!

On this show we listened to some music I received for my birthday by the likes of Jon Eardley, Grant Green, Jack McDuff and Dave Bailey plus the best of the new jazz shelf at WFCF including Pete Coco, Al Hood and Nancy Kelly. Thank you to all who tuned in! - Kendo

Hour One:

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

Modern Jazz Quartet - "Django" - Django (1954)

3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Nancy Kelly - "Again" - Remembering Mark Murphy ()*

Grant Green - "Samba de Orfeu" - Iron City (1967)

Jon Eardley - "For Leap Year" - The Jon Eardley Seven (1956)

Jon Eardley - "There's No You" - The Jon Eardley Seven (1956)

Brandon Goldberg - "Well You Needn't" - Let's Play (2018)*

Kalya Ramu - "Just Me, Just You" - Living in a Dream (2018)*

Hank Mobley - "Two and One" - Hi Voltage (1967)

Hour Two:

Pete Coco  "Loose Change" - Lined With a Groove (2018)*

Al Hood & the H2 Jazztet - "Michelle" - Jazz Muses (2017)*

Pete Coco  "Lined with a Groove" - Lined With a Groove (2018)*

Al Hood & the H2 Jazztet - "Miss Nettie B" - Jazz Muses (2017)*

Walt Dickerson - "Death and Taxes" - This Is Walt Dickerson (1961)

Brother Jack McDuff - "Rock Candy" - Live! (1963)

Davell Crawford - "Blue Monday" - Dear Fats, I Love You (2017)*

Wes Montgomery - "Boss City" - Goin' Out of My Head (1965)

Hour Three:

~ Flagler Footnotes ~

Hank Mobley - "The Dip" - Dippin' (1965) - The Ride Home!

Jerry Bergonzi - "1st Ray: Intention" - The Seven Rays (2015)*

Dave Bailey - "Comin' Home Baby" - 2 Feet in the Gutter (1961)

Dave Bailey - "Two Feet in the Gutter" - 2 Feet in the Gutter (1961)

Ashley Pezzotti - "It Only Takes a Moment" - We've Only Just Begun (2019)*

Dave Rudolph - "Those Clumsy Words" - Resonance (2018)*

Hour Four:

Wes Montgomery - "Twisted Blues" - Goin' Out of My Head (1965)

Wes Montgomery - "It Was a Very Good Year" - Goin' Out of My Head (1965)

Alicia Olatuja - "So Good, So Right" - Intuition: Songs from the Minds of Women (2018)*

Thom Rotella - "Storyline" - Storyline (2018)*

Grant Green - "Put On Your High Heel Sneakers" - Iron City! (1967)

Brother Jack McDuff - "A Real Goodun'" - Live! (1963)

Russ Spiegel Organ Group - "Wait a Minute" - Wait a Minute! (2018)*

Herbie Mann - "Memphis Underground" - Memphis Underground ()