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.

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, 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)

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Playlist for 3-9-2021 WFCF - Soul Jazz Tuesday IV


 

The fourth installment of Soul Jazz Tuesday was a success despite being thrown together last minute. The featured albums were Grant Green's "Visions" and Rahsaan Roland Kirk's "Here Comes the Whistleman". Thanks to all who tune in to the show! - Kendo


Hour One:

Art Farmer - "Crawl Space" - Crawl Space (1977) CTI Moment

           3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Grant Green - "We've Only Just Begun" - Visions (1971)

Rahsaan Roland Kirk - "I Wished On the Moon" - Here Comes the Whistleman (`965)

George Benson - "Oh Darling" - The Other Side of Abbey Road (1968)

Conrad Herwig - "Nutville" - The Latin Side of Horace Silver (2017)*

Duke Pearson - "The Phantom" - The Phantom (1968)

Foster Joseph - "Candy" - Foster (2020)*

Hour Two:

Rahsaan Roland Kirk - "Making Love After Hours" - Here Comes the Whistleman (1965)

Big John Patton - "Soul Woman" Got a Good Thing Goin' On (1966)

Blue Mitchell - "Try Not To Forget" - Summer Soft (1977)

Dave Stryker - "Superstar" - Baker's Circle (2019)*

Takuya Kuroda - "I Don't Remember How It Began" - Zigzagger (2015)

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

George Benson - "Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight" - Weekend in London (2020)*

Chico Hamilton - "The Dealer" - The Dealer (1966)

Hour Three:

            ~ The Break Room ~

Freddie Hubbard - "Destiny's Children" - Keep Your Soul Together (1973) The Ride Home!

Quincy Davis - "The Creeper" - Q Vision (2015)

Reuben Wilson - "Happy Together" - A Groovy Situation (1970)

Herbie Hancock - "Spiraling Prism" - Mr. Hands ()

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

Hour Four:

Herbie Mann - "Ooh Baby" - Live at The Whiskey A Go Go (1969)

Return to Forever - "El Bajo Negro - Stanley's Solo" - Returns (2008)

Joe Henderson - "Terra Firma" - Black Is the Color (1972)

Grant Green - "Blues for Abraham" - Visions (1971)

The Tony Williams Lifetime - "Spectrum" - Emergency! (1969)




Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Playlist for 3-2-2021 WFCF - Songs You Need To Here


 

This show featured albums by Takuya Kuroda, Joe Henderson, Bobby Hutcherson and Horace Silver along with deep cuts and selections from the new jazz shelf. Work has me far behind on posting playlists, so descriptions will be brief and possibly updated at a later time. Thanks to all who tune in to the show! - Kendo

Hour One:

Stan Getz - "Litha" - My Foolish Heart (1975)

           3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Dizzy Gillespie - "Gee Baby Ain't I Good to You" - New Wave! (1962)

Cal Tjader - "O Barquinho (The Little Boat)" - Sona Libre (1963)

Johnny Smith - "'Round Midnight" - The Sound of the Johnny Smith Guitar (1961)

Joe Chambers - "Samba de maracatu" - Samba de Maracatu (2020)*

Joe Traina - "Frenesi" - Tip of the Hat (2020)*

Grant Green - "Go Down Moses" - Feelin' The Spirit (1962)

Johnny Griffin Orchestra - "Wade In the Water" - The Big Soul-Band (1960)

Hour Two:

Kait Dunton - "Wave" - Triokait Casual (2016)

Takuya Kuroda - "Zigzagger" - Zigzagger (2015)

George Kahn Quartet - "Going Baroque" - Dreamcatcher (2020)*

George Kahn Quartet - "Tonight" - Dreamcatcher (2020)*

Richard Barrata - "Maria" - Music In Film: The Reel Deal (2020)*

Sonny Rollins - "Here's To the People" - Here's To The People (1991)

Clifton Anderson - "Mission Statement" - Been Down This Road Before (2019)*

Bobby Hutcherson - "Til Then" - Oblique (1967)

John Ellis & Double Wide - "Booker" - Charm (2014)

Hour Three:

            ~ The Break Room ~

Bobby Hutcherson - "My Joy" - Oblique (1967) - The Ride Home!

Ella Fitzgerald - "Imagination" - Ellas Swings Gently with Nelson (1962)

Douglas Olsen - "2 Cents" - 2 Cents (2018)*

Richard Howell - "Try Not to Dance" - Moon Over Tiburon (2020)*

Joe Henderson - "Opus One-Point-Five" - Power to the People (1969)

Champian Fulton - "Happy Camper" - Speechless (2016)

Takuya Kuroda - "R.S.B.D." - Zigzagger (2015)

Hour Four:

Horace Silver - "Strollin'" - Horace-scope (1960)

Horace Silver - "Where You At?" - Horace-scope (1960)

Charlie Earland - "No Brain, No Pain" - Whip Appeal (1990)

The Tony Williams Lifetime - "Vashkar" - Emergency! (1969)

The Jimmy Giurffre 3 - "Time Enough" - The Easy Way (1959)

Takuya Kuroda - "No Sign" - Zigzagger (2015)

Joe Henderson - "Isotope" - Power to the People (1969)

Bobby Wiens - "Doll of the Bride" - Talking Drums (2020)*

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Playlist for 2-23-2021 WFCF - 1949 and Three-Sided Dreams!

 
Seriously odd artwork but fun music!


For the first hour of this show we heard fun jazz from the year 1949, some of it obscure, some of it renowned. During the third hour we listened to the first two sides of Rahsaan Roland Kirks "The Case of the Three Sided Dream in Audio Color". Other featured albums included Freddie Hubbard's "Keep Your Soul Together" and Nestor Torres' "Jazz Flute Traditions. Plenty of new jazz to boot! Thanks to all who joined me! - Kendo


Hour One: (1949)

Kai Winding - "A Night On Bop Mountain" - Trombone By Three (1949)

Kai Winding - "Waterworks" - Trombone By Three (1949)

            3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Ella Fitzgerald - "Black Coffee" - 75th Birthday Celebration (1949)

Bud Powell - "You Go To My Head" - The Amazing Bud Powell Vol 1 (1949)

Lee Konitz - "Tautology" - Subconscious-Lee (1949)

Miles Davis Nonet - "Budo" - Birth of the Cool (1949)

Miles Davis Nonet - "Israel" - Birth of the Cool (1949)

Miles Davis Nonet - "Godchild" - Birth of the Cool (1949)

Art Tatum - "Dancing In the Dark" - Solo Piano (1949)

Sonny Stitt & Bud Powell - "All God's Chillun Got Rhythm" - Sonny Stitt and Bud Powell (1949)

Sonny Stitt & Bud Powell - "Sunset" - Sonny Stitt and Bud Powell (1949)

Lee Konitz - "Subconscious-Lee" - Subconscious-Lee (1949)

Stan Getz and His Four Brothers - "Five Brothers" - The Brothers (1949)

Hour Two:

Nestor Torres - "Swingin' Shepherds Blues" - Jazz Flute Traditions (2017)

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

Dexter Gordon - "Hanky Panky" - Clubhouse (1965)

Gene Ammons - "Answer Me My Love" - ??

Red Garland - "Soft Winds" - High Pressure (1957)

Nestor Torres - "Memphis Underground" - Jazz Flute Traditions (2017)

J.J. Johnson - "Elysee" - Trombone By Three (1949)

Hour Three:

            ~ The Break Room ~

Rahsaan Roland Kirk - "Conversation" - The Case of the 3 Sided Dream In Audio Color (1975)

Rahsaan Roland Kirk - "Bye Bye Blackbird" - "The Case of...." (1975)

Rahsaan Roland Kirk - "Horses" - "The Case of...." (1975)

Rahsaan Roland Kirk - "High Heel Sneakers" - "The Case of...." (1975)

Rahsaan Roland Kirk - "Dream" - "The Case of...." (1975)

Rahsaan Roland Kirk - "Echoes of Primitive Ohio and Chili Dogs" - "The Case of...." (1975)

Rahsaan Roland Kirk - "The Entertainer (Done In the Style of the Blues)" (1975)

Rahsaan Roland Kirk - "Freaks for the Festival" - "The Case of...." (1975)

Rahsaan Roland Kirk - "Dream" - "The Case of...." (1975)

Rahsaan Roland Kirk - "Portrait of Those Beautiful Ladies" (1975)

Rahsaan Roland Kirk - "Dream" - "The Case of...." (1975)

Joe Traina - "'SWonderful" - Tip of the Hat (2020)*

Amanda Tosoff - "A Dream Within a Dream" - Earth Voices (2020)*

Foster Joseph - "Now You're Mine" - Foster (2020)*

Hour Four:

Freddie Hubbard - "Keep Your Soul Together" - Keep Your Soul Together (1973) CTI Moment

Diego Rivera - "Marabi" - Indigenous (2019)*

Mike Scott - "Sol Minor" - Collecting Things (2020)*

Joe Chambers - "Ecaroh" - Samba de Maracatu (2020)*

Lee Ritenour - "Storyteller" - Dreamcatcher (2020)*

Freddie Hubbard - "Spirits of Trane" - Keep Your Soul Together (1973) CTI Moment


Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Playlist for 2-16-2021 WFCF - Chick Corea


Not sure why previous owner felt compelled to
put their catalog # for this album on his forehead...


Regular listeners know I tend to shy away from R.I.P. shows; partially because I don't want to bring my audience down, be the bearer of bad news, or compound or perpetuate sadness that social media and possibly the other WFCF hosts may have already laid on you. 

Chick Corea is an exception. I found his passing particularly hard; the above album changed my life, and there are so many other recordings that have moved me tremendously or brought me great joy. Above all that - to me for some reason, even in his old age, Chick seemed to be the embodiment of youth. So for him to die opens up a lot of thought about how short and precious life is, and, how no one escapes passing from this realm.

So now that I've brought you down again lol, below are the details of the show dedicated to Chick, early to recent. I excluded his stint with Miles; that music seemed inappropriate for a memorial. I will try to get the audio to this one up soon. Thanks to all who tuned in, and thank you for stopping by. - Kendo


Hour One:

Larry Newcomb Quartet - "You Stepped Out of a Dream" - Love, Dad (2020)*

Leon Lee Dorsey - "I'm Walkin'" - Thank You Mr. Mabern (2019)*

           3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Hubert Laws - "Bessie's Blues" - The Laws of Jazz (1964)
Early Chick - wonderful album!


Chick Corea with Return to Forever - "You're Everything" - Light as a Feather (1972)

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

Chick Corea - "I Don't See Me In Your Eyes Anymore" - Music Forever and Beyond (1949)

The Chick Corea New Trio - "Jitterbug Waltz" - Past, Present & Futures (2001)

Gary Burton & Chick Corea - "Falling Grace" - Crystal Silence (1972)
How does one even describe...


Return to Forever - "Hymn of the Seventh Galaxy" - Hymn of the Seventh Galaxy (1973)

Hour Two:

Michel Camilo - "Armando's Rhumba" - Thru My Eyes (1996)

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

Willie Nelson - "Nice Work If You Can Get It" - That's Life (2020)*

Chick Corea - "Nite Sprite" - The Leprechaun (1976)
A partnership that would endure.


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

Blue Mitchell - "Fungii Mama" - The Thing to Do (1964)

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

Return to Forever - "Vulcan Worlds" - Returns (2008)

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Playlist for 2-9-2021 WFCF - Soul Jazz Tuesday II

 

This show is the second installment of Soul Jazz Tuesday (and confirmation that it was, in fact, going to be 'a thing'). A few albums were featured including "Mississippi Gambler" by Herbie Mann, both "Several Shades of Jade" & "Breeze From the East" by Cal Tjader, Eddie Henderson's "Heritage" and Wes Montgomery's "A Day In the Life". Thanks to all who tuned in and kept it fun! - Kendo

Hour One:

Freddie Hubbard - "Gittin' Down" - The Black Angel (1969)

Michel Camilo - "Poinciana" - Thru My Eyes (1996)

Herbie Mann - "I've Been Loving You Too Long" - Mississippi Gambler (1972)

Highly enjoyable & solid album!

Thom Rotella - "Come Together" - Storyline (2019)

Cal Tjader - "Theme From Burke's Law" - Breeze From The East (1963)

Herbie Hancock - "Blind Man, Blind Man" - My Point of View (1963)

Wes Montgomery - "When a Man Loves a Woman" - A Day In the Life (1967) request

Wes Montgomery - "A Day In the Life" - A Day In the Life (1967)

McCoy Tyner & Jackie McLean -It's About Time - It's About Time (1985)

Dave Stryker - "Inner City Blues" - Baker's Circle (2019)*

Hour Two:

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

?? - don't remember what I played here :/

John Scofield - "Hottentot" - A Go Go (1998)

Stanley Clarke - "Quiet Afternoon" - School Days (1976)

Herbie Mann - "Mississippi Gambler" - Mississippi Gambler (1972)

Roland Kirk - "Why Don't They Know" - Now Please Don't You Cry, Beautiful Edith (1967)

Roland Kirk - "Once In a While" - Rip, Rig and Panic (1965)

I grew up with this one. Not his jazziest, but has
it's moments for sure!

Yellowjackets + WDR Big Band - "Mile High" - Jackets XL (2019)*

Howard Roberts - "It's About Time" - Out of Sight (But "In" Sound) (1968)

Howard Roberts - "Spooky" - Out of Sight (But "In" Sound) (1968)

Hour Three:

            ~ The Break Room ~

Wes Montgomery - "Bumpin'" - Bumpin' (1965) - The Ride Home!

George Cables - "Inner Glow" - Cables' Vision (1979)

Lee Morgan - "Cornbread" - Cornbread (1965)

Herbie Mann - "Dippermouth" - Mississippi Gambler (1972)

Grover Washington Jr. - "Georgia On My Mind" - Inner City Blues (1971) CTI Moment

Hour Four:

George Benson - "Here Comes the Sun/I Want You (She's So Heavy)" - The Other Side of Abbey Road (1968) CTI Moment

Cal Tjader - "Fuji" - Breeze From the East (1963)

Cal hated this album, but I think it has it's merits!

Gary Burton - "Tying Up Loose Ends" - The New Quartet (1973)

Allan Harris - "I Grew Up (Kate's Place)" - Kate's Soulfood ()*

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

Cal Tjader - "Almond Tree" - Several Shades of Jade (1963)

Eddie Henderson - "Inside You" - Heritage (1976)

Eddie Henderson - "Accuphuncture" - Heritage (1976)