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, April 18, 2017

Playlist for 4-18-2017 WFCF - The "In Crowd"!




This week we have The "In" Crowd - all the songs have the word "in" in the title. The broad scope gave us some choice selections with new cuts by Terence Blanchard, Heads of State and Mark Murphy; along with some fine discoveries from Hampton Hawes, Jackie McLean, Joe Newman, Keith Jarrett & lots more! Tune in today (Tues 4/17) from 3-5pm eastern, resuming from 5:15-7pm by clicking here! See you then! - Kendo

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Hour One:

Peter Drew - "Basie's Back in Town" - Where and When (2016)*

Terence Blanchard - "Jackie in the Rain" - The Comedian Soundtrack (2016)*
The latest from a great musician!


3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Brad Meyers - "In From Somewhere" - Sanguinaria (2016)*

Michel Camilo - "In Love" - On Fire (1989)

Bud Powell - "Dusk in Sandi" - Bud Powell's Moods (1951)

Joe Roccisano - "So In Love" - Nonet (1998)

Joe Newman with Billy Byers - "Dialogue in F" - New Sounds (1956)

Kurt Rosenwinkel - "Interscape" - Caipi (2016)*

Shelly Manne - "In the Still of the Night" - Hot Coles (1975)

Dexter Gordon - "Three O'Clock In the Morning" - Go! (1962)

Thelonious Monk - "Hornin' In" - Blue Note (1952)

Hour Two:

Colorado Jazz Repertory Orchestra - "With a Song in My Heart"- Invitation (2016)*

Eddie Harris - "A Nightengale Sang in Berkely Square" - Tender Storm (1966)

Art Blakey - "In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning" - Caravan (1962)
a favorite at the station!


Johanna Sillanpaa - "In My Dreams" - From This Side (2016)*

Stockton Helbing - "Swimming in Place" - Swimming in Place (2016)*

Freddie Hubbard - "In a Mist" - Sky Dive (1972) CTI MOMENT

Bill Evans - "I Believe in You" - Empathy (1962)

Larry Ham Woody Witt Quartet - "You Must Believe In Spring" - Presence ()*

Count Basie - "Strangers in the Night" - Hollywood Basie's Way ()

Jackie McLean - "Blues In a Jiff" - Vertigo (1962)

Hour Three:

~ Flagler Files ~

Ramsey Lewis Trio - "The "In" Crowd" - The In Crowd (1965)  - The Ride Home!

Heads of State - "Four In One" - Four In One (2016)*

Mark Murphy - "Blues in the Night" - Wild and Free (1980)*
Fascinating music - talented drummer!


Hank Mobley - "The Best Things In Life are Free" - Workout (1961)

Oscar Peterson - "Lulu's Back in Town" - My Favorite Instrument (1980)

Thelonious Monk - "In Walked Bud" - Complete Blue Note (1947)

Hampton Hawes - "Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams" - For Real (1958)

Hour Four:

Keith Jarrett - "Inflight" - Back Hand (1974)

Paul Bley - "Not Zero - In One Part" - Not Two Not One (1998)

Alexis Lombre - "A Blues in Tyne" - Southside Sounds (2016)*
He might have appreciated that I programmed
 a 58 second song from this one!


Jack DeJohnette - "Jack In" - Parallel Realities (1990)

Gerry Gibbs & Thrasher People - "Only In Dreams" - Weather or Not (2016)*

Herbie Mann - "Blues in the Closet" - My Kinda Groove (1965)

Jimmy McGriff - "Red Sails in the Sunset" - Groove Grease (1971)

Grant Green - "A Day in the Life" - Green is Beautiful (1970)




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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Playlist for 4-11-2017 WFCF - Fistful of Vinyl Returns!




Nice big chunks of vinyl today from Basie, Hubbard & Golson, Ron Carter, Miles Davis along with new releases from Antonio Adolfo, Steve Nelson, Cedar Walton, Bill Evans, Jimmy Greene & lots more! Tune in today (Tuesday 4/11) from 3-7pm with a break at 5 by clicking here. See you then! - Kendo

Hour One:

Count Basie & His Orchestra - "All My Loving", "Yesterdays" & "And I Love Her" - Basie's Beatle Bag (1966)

              3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Cedar Walton - "For All We Know" - Charmed Circle (1979)*
Fun and swingin' set from Basie!


Marilyn Scott - "Willow Weep for Me" - Standard Blue (2016)*

Freddy Hubbard & Benny Golson - "Double Bass" & "Gypsy Jingle Jangle" - Jazz Masters (1987)


Ella Fitzgerald - "Something's Gotta Give" & "Love Is Here to Stay" - The Best of the Song Books

Antonio Adolfo - "Deluge" - Hybrido (2016)*


Hour Two:

Miles Davis - "Dig" & "It's Only a Paper Moon" - Dig (1951)

David Bandman - "Big Squeezie" - Burn Notice (2016)*

Jimmy Greene - "Big Guy" - Flowers - Beautiful Life Vol 2 (2016)*
Adventurous jazz from a great saxophonist!


Jimmy McGriff & Richard Groove Holmes - "Finger Lickin' Good" & "How High the Moon" - Giants of the Organ Come Together (1973)

Joey DeFrancesco + The People - "Project Freedom" - Project Freedom (2016)*

Lee Konitz - "Kary's Trance" - Frescalalto (2016)*

Hour Three:

            ~ Flagler Files ~

Steve Nelson - "The More I See You" - Brothers Under the Sun (2016)* - The Ride Home!


Ron Boustead - "Love Potion #9" - Unlikely Valentine (2016)*

Ron Carter - "Blues Farm" - Blues Farm ()
A fine discovery from 1976!


Bill Evans Trio - "Some Other Time" - On a Monday Evening (1976)*

Chicago Jazz Orchestra - "Theme From Star Trek" - Live From Space (2016)*


Luke Sellick - "Brothers" - Alchemist (2016)*

Hour Four:

Brandon Marsalis - "Yes and No" - Random Abstract ()

Organissimo - "All You Need Is Love" - B3tles (2016)*


Herbie Mann - "Push Push" - Push Push (1971)
Nice!


Jerome Jennings - "Love the Drums" - Beast (2016)*

Phil Upchurch - "Strawberry Letter 23" - Phil Upchurch (1978)

MEM3 - "Circles" - Circles (2016)*

Bombo Kino - "King Tiger" - King Tiger (2016)*

Steve Khan - "Invisible" - Backlog (2016)*




Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Playlist for 4-4-2017 WFCF - City Names II


"San Francisco" - Don Howe
photograph (70 photos combined!)
Visit the artist's website!



We continue with the City Names theme for this week's show! New music from Greg Abate/Tim Ray, Bill Laurance & Derek Hatza, with classics by Miles, Thelonious, Bud Powell and so much more! Tune in today (Tuesday 4/4) from 3-5pm eastern and resuming from 5:15-7pm by clicking here. See you then! - Kendo


Hour One:

Peter Drew - "Manteca" - Where & When (2016)*

Bill Evans - "The Washington Twist" - Empathy (1962)

3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Allan Harris - "Miami" - Black Bar Jukebox ()
Andreas Varady in Manhattan


Andreas Varady - "After Seven in Beijing" - Andreas Varady (2014)

Cal Tjader - "Bilbao Song" - Soul Burst (1966)

Miles Davis - "Dear Old Stockholm" - Young Man With a Horn (1952)

Michael Petrovich - "San Juan Nights" - The Train to San Lorenzo ()

Michael Dease - "Chocolate City" - All These Hands (2016)*

Greg Abate/Tim Ray Trio - "City of 2-5s" - Road to Forever (2016)*

Hour Two:

Allison-Adams Tucker - "Sous le Ciel de Paris" - Wanderlust (2016)

Benny Golson - "Afternoon in Paris" - Benny Golson and the Philadelphians (1958)

Bud Powell - "The Last Time I Saw Paris" - Bud Powell's Moods (1951)

Bud Powell - "Parisian Thoroughfare" - Bud Powell's Moods (1951)
Allsion Adams-Tucker photo by Valeria Zanola


Thelonious Monk - "April in Paris" - Blue Note (1947)

Cal Tjader - "I Love Paris" - Latin Kick (1956)

Rene Rosnes - "Goodbye Mumbai" - Written in the Rocks (2015)

Carol Bach-y-Rita - "The Dry Cleaner from Des Moines" - Minha Casa/My House (2016)

Cannonball Adderley with Bill Evans - "Venice" - Know What I Mean (1961)

Tamus Nissim/George Nazos - "Lonely City" - Liquid Melodies (2016)*

Stanley Turrentine - "Vera Cruz" - Gilberto with Turrentine (1971) CTI Moment

Hour Three:

~ Flagler Files ~

Charlie Haden - "Bay City" - Montreal Tapes (1989) - The Ride Home! 

Wes Montgomery - "Goin' On to Detroit" - Down Here On the Ground (1967)

Jeff Denson - "City of Life on Trains" - Concentric Circles (2016)
Jeff Denson


Sonny Stitt - "Goin' to D.C." - Black Vibrations (1971)

Bobby Hutcherson - "A Night in Barcelona" - San Francisco (1970)

Doug Munro - "Chattanooga Choo Choo" - The Harry Warren Songbook (2016)* 

Hour Four:

Bill Laurance - "Never-Ending City" - Live at Union Chapel ()*

Mehliana - "London Gloaming" - Taming the Dragon (2013)

George Benson - "Chattanooga Choo Choo" - Shape of Things to Come (1968) CTI Moment

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

Jake Shimabukutu - "Motown" - Nashville Sessions (2016)

Larry Coryell - "Blues in Madrid" - Bolero ()

Weather Report - "Fast City" - Night Passage (1980)

Derek Hatza Organization - "Baltimore Strut" - Diggin' Up My Roots (2016)*

Bobby Timmons - "Do You Know the Way to San Jose" - "Do You Know the Way" (1968)

Chris Thile & Brad Mehldau - "Talahassee Junction" - Chris Thile & Brad Mehldau (2016)*


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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Playlist for 3-28-2017 WFCF - City Names!



"Lake Shore Drive" - Jeremy Lampkin
acrylic on canvas
Visit the artist's website!



This week's show features songs about cities - NYC, Chicago, Paris, New Orleans and lots more along with tunes that are about towns & villages in general. New music from Peter Erskine & Chaise Lounge along with classics from Miles, Kenny Burrell, Duke Ellington, Grant Green & plenty more! Should be fun! Tune in today (Tuesday 3/28) from 3-5pm eastern, resuming from 5:15-7pm by clicking here. See you then! - Kendo




Hour One:

Eliane Elias - "Copacabana" - Dance of Time (2016)*

The US Army Blues Swamp Romp - "Milenburg Joys" - Voodoo Boogaloo (2016)* 

3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Nate Najar - "Sidewalks of New York" - This Is Nate Najhar (2015)*

Miles Davis - "The Maids of Cadiz" - Miles Ahead (1957)

Billy Cobham - "Savannah The Serene" - Crosswinds (1974)

Jordan Young - "Sao Paulo Nights" - Jazz Jukebox (2015)
Another stunning set from Eliane!


Larry Young - "Paris Eyes" - Into Something (1964)

Duke Ellington - "East Saint Louis Toodle-o" - (1927)

Johanna Sillanpaa - "Woodstock" - From This Side (2016)*

Doug Munro & La Pompe Attack - "Nagasaki" - The Harry Warren Songbook (2016)*

Hour Two:

Michel Petrucciani - "Manhattan" - Marvellous (1994)

Adam Smale - "NYC Love Affair" - Out of the Blue (2012)

Michael Dease - "Downtown Chi-Town" - All These Hands (2016)*

Lambert, Hendricks & Ross - "Going to Chicago Blues" - Sing Along With Basie (1958)

Dizzy Gillespie - "Siboney" - Diz and Getz (1953)
Very appealing album - nice band!


Grant Green - "Granada" - The Latin Bit (1962)

Tom Dempsey/Tim Ferguson - "All Across the City" - Waltz New (2015)*

Tom Dempsey/Tim Ferguson - "Village Waltz" - Waltz New (2015)*

Hour Three:

~ Flagler Files ~

Miles Davis - "Hackensack" - Newport Jazz Festival (1955) - The Ride Home! 

Bobby Hutcherson - "Montara" - Montara (1975)

Larry Coryell - "Ann Arbour" - The Restful Mind (1975)
Not too shabby of a lineup!


Peter Erskine - "Dreamsville" - Second Opinion (2016)*

Chaise Lounge - "A Cold Day in New Orleans" - The Lock & The Key (2016)*

Patrick Arthur, Dana Fitzsimons & Chris Otts - "Ithaca" - The Cheap 3nsemble (2016)*

Hour Four:

Joe Farrell - "Great Gorge" - Moon Germs (1972) CTI Moment

Steve Khan - "Our Town" - Backlog (2016)*

Gerry Gibbs - "Teen Town" - Weather or Not (2016)*

Cal Tjader - "Mambo in Miami" - In a Latin Bag (1961)
Glad this one finally got released on cd!


Kenny Burrell - "Sausalito Nights" - Up The Street, 'Round the Corner, Down the Block (1974)

Idris Muhammad - "Theme for New York City" - House of the Rising Sun (1975) CTI Moment

Grant Green - "Flood in Franklin Park" - Live at the Lighthouse (1972)



Tuesday, March 21, 2017






On the air - winging it! Brought lots of vinyl. Tune in here! See you then - Kendo

Hour One:


Carol Bach-y-Rita - "Nature Boy" - Minha Casa ()

Tom Dempsey/Tim Ferguson Quartet - "Something Special" - Waltz New (2015)*

             3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Marilyn Scott - "Never Let Me Go" - Standard
 Blue ()*

Sonny Stitt - "Sweet and Lovely" - The Champ (1973)

Tamuz Nissim - George Nazos "Rainbows" - Liquid Melodies (2016)*


Sarah Vaughan - "What Now My Love", "L-O-V-E" & "Who Can I Turn To" - The New Scene (1966)

Sonny Stitt - "The Champ" - The Champ (1973)

Jason Hainsworth - "Jana" - Third Ward Stories (2015)


Raquel Cepeda - "East of the Sun" - I'm Confessin' (2012))

Hour Two:
Miles Davis - "E.S.P" & "Eighty One" - E.S.P. (1965)

Bill Evans - "Young and Foolish" - Everybody Digs Bill Evans (1958) [request]

Kevin Eubanks - "Time Line" - East West Time Line (2016)*

Eliane Elias - "O Pato" - Dance of Time (2016)*

Sarah Vaughan - "Dominique's Disothege" & "I Should Have Kissed Him More" - The New Scene (1966)


Colorado Jazz Repertory Orchestra - "With a Song In My Heart" - Invitation (2016)*

Raquel Cepeda - "Dream a Little Dream of Me" - I'm Confessin' (2013)

Doug Munro and La Pompe Attack - "We're In the Money" - The Harry Warren Songbook (2016)*


Hour Three:

George Benson - "Dance" & "When Love Has Grown" - Body Talk (1973) The Ride Home!/CTI Moment


Freddie Hubbard/Benny Golson - "Double Bass" - The Jazz Masters (1987) Virgin Sacrifice!

Dexter Gordon - "The Group" - Generation (1972)

Curtis Brothers Quartet - "Afro Blue" - Syzygy (2016)*

Hour Four:

Wilbert Longmire - "Good Morning!" - Sunny Side Up (1978)


Carmen Lundy - "Another Chance" - Code Noir (2016)*

Billy Cobham - "Nickels and Dimes" - Inner Conflicts (1978)


Peter Drew - "Cheek to Cheek" - Where & When (2016)*

Charles Earland - "Revelation" - Revelation (1977)

Ella Fitzgerald - "I Ain't Got Nothing But the Blues" - Sings the Duke Ellington Songbook (1957)

Jo Ann Daugherty - "The Way You Know Me" - Bring Joy (2016)*

Noah Haidu - "Infinite Distances" - Infinite Distances (2016)*



Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Playlist for 3-14-2017 WFCF - Larry Coryell Tribute!




Today's show is a tribute to the Godfather of Fusion, the late and sorely missed Larry Coryell. Just lots of good music and playing from Larry along with selections from the new jazz shelf - and a few cuts Larry was fond of. Tune in today (Tues 3/14) from 3-7pm eastern (with a break at 5) by clicking here. See you then! - Kendo


Hour One:

Larry Coryell - "Immer Geradeaus" - Tricycles (2002)

Marilyn Scott - "Speak Low" - Standard Blue (2016)*


               3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Gary Burton Quartet - "Sweet Rain" - Duster (1967)

Tamuz Nissim & George Nazos - "Rainbows" - Liquid Melodies (2016)*


Ensemble Novo - "Look to the Sky" - Look to the Sky (2016)*


Gary Burton Quartet - "Portsmouth Variations" - Duster (1967)
Larry's last recording with Danny Jordan & Lynne Arriale!


Johnny Smith - "Walk, Don't Run!" & "Sophisticated Lady"
- In a Mellow Mood (1954)

Larry Coryell - "If Miles Were Here" - Barefoot Man - Sanpaku (2016)

Jo Ann Daugherty - "Water From an Ancient Well" - Bring Joy (2016)*

Hour Two:

Dave Valentin - "Miss V" - Light Struck (1986) RIP

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


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

Curtis Brothers Quartet - "Afro Blue" - Syzygy (2016)*
Quality Brazilian release!


Doug Munro & La Pompe Attack - "(I've Got a Gal in) Kalamazoo" - The Harry Warren Songbook (2016)*

Gary Burton Quartet - "General Mojo's Well Laid Plan" - Duster (1967)


Steve Khan - "Head Start" - Backlog (2016)*

Michael Dease - "Creole Country" - All These Hands ()*

Larry Coryell - "Back to Russia" - Barefoot Man: Sanpaku (2016)

Hour Three:


Larry Coryell - "Chris" - Spaces (1969) - The Ride Home!

Fred Hughes Trio - "I Got Rhythm" - Matrix (2016)*


Ron Boustead - "Love Potion No 9" - Unlikely Valentine (2016)*

Herbie Mann - "Hold On, I'm Coming" - Memphis Underground (1969)

Joey DeFrancesco + The People - "The Unifier" - Project Freedom (2016)*

Gary Burton Quartet - "Fleurette Africaine" - Lofty Fake Anagram (1967)

Larry Coryell - "She's Leaving Home" - Tricycles (2002)

Hour Four:

Larry Coryell - "The Great Escape" - Barefoot Boy (1971)

Larry Coryell & Eleventh House - "Yin" - Introducing The Eleventh House


Larry Coryell - "Scotland I" - Offering (1972)

Johnny Smith - "Jaguar" - Moonlight in Vermont (1952)
Great set from Larry & co!


Gerry Gibbs & Thrasher People - "Teen Town" - Weather or Not (2016)*

MEM3 - "Centrical" - Circles (2016)*


Larry Coryell - "The Dragon Gate" & "Hong Kong Breeze"- Spaces Revisited (1997)

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Retro Review - Freddie Hubbard "Straight Life"!


Freddie Hubbard - "Straight Life" CTI (Nov 11, 1970)

Pretty much everybody seems to know about "Red Clay"; but just in case you don't know about it's heavier, harder, funkier follow-up...this is "Straight Life". Switching out the CTI stable cats with tougher outsiders Joe Henderson and Herbie Hancock, Freddie Hubbard reaches out further than Red Clay with 2 very long, very funky cuts along with an atmospheric closing cover of "Here's That Rainy Day". The title cut spans 17 minutes that you wish would never end: from the uplifting melodic head, to the soaring solos from Henderson, Hubbard, Hancock and Benson

over a simmering, relentless groove from Jack DeJohnette and Ron Carter. Weldon Irvine's "Mr. Clean" is darker, slightly slower and grooves just as hard; clocking in over 13 minutes with the composer driving the group on tambourine. Essential listening from the beginnings of a burgeoning era with all the right players. The cd issues from 1997 is one of the few CTI digital releases that gets it right form the original Rudy Van Gelder tapes, and there is also a 40th anniversary edition true to the original!