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, January 28, 2020

Playlist for 1-21-2020 WFCF - Featured Albums!

The last album before his stylistic shift towards funk.


I started out doing a "winter" theme for this show (inspired by the drop in temps locally) but then bailed (a few still made the playlist by Al Cohn, Brubeck and Metheny). Instead I brought some cool vinyl and featured albums by Clark Terry, Grant Green, Cal Tjader and Herbie Mann. Also in the mix, a call in request and some music I promised the week before but missed (Weather Report, Herbie Hancock) plus lots of excellence from the new jazz shelf. Thanks for joining me and for stopping by! - Kendo

Hour One:

Wynton Kelly Trio & Wes Montgomery - "Unit 7" - Smokin' at the Half Note (1965)

Al Cohn - "Winter" - Al Cohn Quintet (1956)

            3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Pee Wee Russell - "Turnaround" - Ask Me Now (1965)

Jimmy Smith - "Mimosa" - Off The Top (1982)

Ella Fitzgerald - "I Won't Dance" - Ella Swings Brightly With Nelson
Some quality pieces for the soundtrack of
"Mr. Broadway".


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

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

Lolly Allen - "Emily" - Coming Home (2016)*

Benny Benack III - "A Lot of Livin' To Do" - A Lot of Livin' To Do (2019)*

Darren Barrett - "db Plus KG" - Mr. Steiner (2019)*

Hour Two:

Grant Green - "Old Man Moses" - Iron City! (1967)

Andrea Brachfeld - "Double Rainbow" - Brazilian Whispers (2019)*
Benny Golson & Herbie Hancock in the mix...


Cal Tjader - "Sweet Honeybee" - Hip Vibrations (1967)

Cal Tjader - "Django" - Hip Vibrations (1967)

Cal Tjader - "Windy" - Hip Vibrations (1967)

Tal Farlow - "Summertime" - The Return of Tal Farlow (1969)

Reid Hoyson - "Dinner at the Borgia's" - Natural Gifts (2019)*

Jason Tiemann - "The Elements" - T-Man (2019)*

Herbie Mann - "Never Can Say Goodbye" - Push Push (1971)

Hour Three:

            ~ Flagler Footnotes ~

Bill Cunliffe Trio - "Down With It" - Sunrise Over Molokai (2018)*

Clark Terry - "Trust In Me" - In Orbit (1958)

Clark Terry - "Let's Cool One" - In Orbit (1958)
Good one. Thanks Jim!


Dave Brubeck - "Take Five" - Time Out (1959) request

Charles Mingus - "What Is This Thing Called Love" - The Jazz Experiments of Charlie Mingus (1954)

Hank Mobley - "An Apertif" - Third Season (1967)

Buddy Rich - "Why Bother" - Just In Time ()*

Hour Four:

Jim Robitaille - "A View From Within" - A View From Within (2019)*

Pat Metheny - "Icefire" - Watercolors (1977)

Idris Muhammad - "Piece of Mind" - Power of Soul (1974) CTI Moment
Mostly relaxing album where Idris' drums are
not really the showcase.


Herbie Hancock - "Palm Grease" - Thrust ()

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

Herbie Mann - "What's Going On" - Push Push (1971)






Playlist for 1-14-2020 WFCF - 1974 and 1978!

Now I'm just seeing what I can get away with on the Book of Face haha -
although I suppose there is the remote chance that this is a man's
torso...


This week we featured music from the years 1974 and 1978; for no reason whatsoever... other than that some seriously good music happened that I wanted to get to. Hubert Laws, Woody Shaw, Chet Baker, George Coleman, Hampton Hawes, Jack DeJohnette, Art Farmer and Jim Hall and a lot more all put in some very fine sounds in those years. About 1/3 of the selections were "CTI Moments" so they are not noted below. A few new jazz releases also in the mix including Harry Connick Jr and Bill Cunliffe. Thanks to all who joined me and thank you for stopping by! - Kendo


Hour One (1974):

Gerry Mulligan - "K4 Pacific" - Carnegie Hall Concert Vol 2 (1974)

            3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Bennie Maupin - "Ensenada" - The Jewel in the Lotus (1974)

Bill Cunliffe Trio - "Kaua I Ka Huahua'i (We Two in the Spray" - Moon Over Molokai (2018)*

Chet Baker - "Autumn Leaves" - She Was Too Good to Me (1974)
More jazz nudity... re-release of
"In The Beginning"...


Harry Connick Jr. - "In the Still of the Night" - True Love (2019)*

Hubert Laws - "In The Beginning" - In The Beginning (1974)

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

Hour Two (1978):

Woody Shaw - "In a Capricornian Way" - Stepping Stones (1978)

Chick Corea - "Humpty Dumpty" - The Mad Hatter (1978)

Christina Watson - "Black Coffee" - So This Is Love (2018)*
Is it just me or does Bags look like he's
trying to remind himself about the paycheck?


Eric St-Laurent - "Bliss Station" - Bliss Station (2019)*

Cal Tjader - "Bachi" - Huracan (1978)

George Coleman - "Amsterdam After DarK" - Amsterdam After Dark (1978)

Milt Jackson - "Moonlight Becomes You" - Milt Jackson + Count Basie + The Big Band Vol. 2 (1978)

Hour Three (1974):

           ~ Flagler Footnotes ~

Hubert Laws - "Restoration" - In The Beginning (1974) - The Ride Home!

Hubert Laws - "Airegin" - In The Beginning (1974) 

Bill Evans - "Alfie" - Re: Person I Knew (1974)
Killer set from a killer band...


Hampton Hawes - "Bach" - Northern Windows (1974)

Billy Cobham - "Taurian Matador (revisited)" - Shabazz (1974)

Joe Henderson - "Black Narcissus" - Black Narcissus (1974)

George Benson - "Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams" - Bad Benson (1974)

Hour Four (1978):

Jack DeJohnnette - "Where or Wayne" - New Directions (1978)

Gabor Szabo - "Stormy" - Belsta River (1978)

Weather Report - "The Elders" - Mr. Gone (1978)
I only own a digital copy of this, so this is the
rather crappy image from Amazon. Allmusic
may have overrated this album a smidge...
it's okay.


Jack DeJohnnette - "Dream Stalker" - New Directions (1978)

Art Farmer & Jim Hall - "Big Blues" - Big Blues (1978) 

Gabor Szabo - "24 Carat" - Belsta River (1978)






Playlist for 1-7-2020 WFCF - Holiday Haul!

Mid 70's Milestone release with George Duke and Oscar Brashear.



This week we featured music I received as Christmas presents including albums by Joe Henderson, Herbie Hancock, Oliver Nelson, Freddie Hubbard, Gil Evans and more plus great selections from the new jazz shelf! Thanks for tuning in and stopping by! - Kendo

Hour One:

Oliver Nelson - "Stolen Moments" - The Blues and the Abstract Truth" (1961)
Tremendous.


           3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Bill Cunliffe Trio - "The Continental" - Sunrise Over Molokai (2018)*

Christina Watson - "So This Is Love" - So This Is Love (2018)*

Wes Montgomery - "Polka Dots and Moonbeams" - The Incredible Jazz Guitar (1960)

Hank Mobley - "The Steppin' Stone" - Third Season (1967)

Gil Evans - "Stratosphunk" - Out of the Cool (1960)

Freddie Hubbard - Soul Surge" - Blue Spirits (1965)

Hour Two:

Nicholas Payton - "Tea for Two" - Relaxin' With Nick (2019)*

Oliver Nelson - "Hoe Down" - The Blues and the Abstract Truth" (1961)

Helen Merrill - "Where Flamingos Fly" - Out of the Cool (1959)
Recorded just after Happenings, much different vibe!


Joe Henderson - "Tres Palabras" - Canyon Lady (1973)

Bobby Hutcherson - "Una Muy Bonita" - Stick-Up! (1966)

Elena Gilliam, Michael Le Van - "Misty" - Then Another Turns (2019)*

Harold Land - "Our Home" - Choma (Burn) (1971)

Reid Hoyson Project - "Bottom Without a Top" - Natural Gifts (2019)*

Hour Three:

            ~ Flagler Footnotes ~

Freddie Hubbard - "Blue Spirits" - Blue Spirits (1965) - The Ride Home!

Lolly Allen - "Mambo Inn" - Coming Home (2016)*

Buddy Rich - "Wind Machine" - Just In Time (1986)*
Even the album cover is cool...


Buddy Rich - "The Trolley Song" - Just In Time (1986)*

Nat "King" Cole - "With Plenty of Money and You" - Hittin' the Ramp (1938)*

Nat "King" Cole - "Liza" - Hittin' the Ramp (1938)*

Gil Evans - "La Nevada (1959 Version)" - Out of the Cool (191959)

Gil Evans - "Stratosphunk" - Out of the Cool (1960)

Hour Four:

Volker Heuken Sextett - "Doppeltriade" - Siblings (2018)*

Herbie Hancock - "Ostinato (Suite for Angela)" - Mwandishi (1971)

Bobby Hutcherson - "Una Muy Bonita" - Stick-Up! (1966)
Mesmerizing sounds...


Herbie Hancock - "Quasar" - Crossings (1972)

Herbie Hancock - "You'll Know When You Get There" - Mwandishi (1971)












Saturday, January 25, 2020

Playlist for 12-17-2019 WFCF - Santa's Mixed Bag!

New line-up, new fusion-y sound their original prog fans didn't dig...


On this show we listened to all kinds of goodness including a few requests, new jazz, holiday cuts, lengthy selections from the fusion era and even some jazz rock from the Netherlands! Also in the mix - 
some early Christmas presents courtesy of Jim Driscoll including 2 from Miles and the new Jazz Dispensary release! Thanks to all who tuned in to the last show of 2019. Much love - Kendo

Hour One:

Don Patterson - "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" - Holiday Soul (1964)

Monty Alexander - "Brilliant Corners" - Wareika Hill ()*
Good stuff from the new jazz shelf!


               3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Don Patterson - "Merry Christmas Baby" - Holiday Soul (1964)

Brynn Stanley - "This Time of the Year" - Classic Christmas (2019)*

Billy Cobham - "Stratus" - Spectrum (1973)

Ramsey Lewis - "Here Comes Santa Claus" - Sound of Christmas (1961)

John Scofield & Pat Metheny - "Everybody's Party" - I Can See Your House from Here (1993)

Eric St-Laurent - "Bliss Station" - Bliss Station (2019)*

Hour Two:

Herbie Hancock - "Butterfly" - Thrust (1974)

Bill Cunliffe Trio - "Ding Dong Merrily On High" - Christmas in the Dog House (2019)
What other show plays Shorty &
Tony Williams LIfetime back to back?


Shorty Rogers - "Martians Go Home" - The Swinging Mr. Rogers (1955) request

Tony Williams Lifetime - "Where" - Emergency! (1969)

Jimmy Smith - "White Christmas" - Christmas '64 (1964)

Peter Curtis - "Let It Snow!" - Christmas with Your Jewish Boyfriend (2019)*

Booker T. and the M.G.s - "We Wish You a Merry Christmas" - Jazz Dispensary Holiday Treats (1966)

Electric Jungle - "Funky Funky Christmas" - Jazz Dispensary Holiday Treats (1974)

Hour Three: 

           ~ Flagler Footnotes ~

Miles Davis - "So What" - Miles in Tokyo (1964)

Stan Kenton - "Angels We Have Heard On High" - A Merry Christmas! (1961)
Jazz Dispensary rarely disappoints!


Kenny Burrell - "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" - Have Yourself a Soulful Little Christmas (1966)

Charlie Earland - "Sing a Simple Song" - The Dank D-Funk Blend (originally on "Black Drops" 1970)

Richard "Groove" Holmes - "Song for My Father" - The Dank D-Funk Blend (originally on "Soul Message" 1965)

Brynn Stanley - "Santa Bring My Baby Back to Me" - Classic Christmas (2019)*

Richie Cole - "Christmas Time Is Here" - Have Yourself an Alto Madness Christmas (2016)*

Hour Four:

Ekseption - "From Ekseption" - Bingo! (1974)
Very worthwhile RSD set - thanks Jim!


Ekseption - "Nightwalk" - Bingo! (1974)

Spirit Fingers - "You" - Spirit Fingers (2019)*

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

Miles Davis - "The Ghetto Walk" - Early Minor (1968)




Friday, December 13, 2019

Playlist for 12-10-2019 WFCF - December Creations Part 2!

Recorded December 1961 but only released in 1985.


This week we continued with the theme "December Creations", playing music recorded in the twelfth month, including music by Chico Hamilton, Thelonious Monk, The Montgomery Brothers, Hank Mobley, Gerry Mulligan, Sonny Red, Donald Byrd & more! We also got to listen to the first track of Walt Dickerson's debut album, now that I got my warped copy flattened at Tone Vendor (did you know that you could do that?) and a lengthy classical excursion from Art Farmer and Jim Hall. Plenty of new jazz, too! Thanks to all who joined me, and thank you for stopping by! - Kendo

Hour One:

Hal McKusick - "Interim" - Bird Feathers (12/27/1957)
w/ Billy Byers & Eddie Costa, December 1957


            3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Art Farmer/Jim Hall - "Pavanne for a Dead Princess" - Big Blues (1978) CTI Moment

Peter Curtis - "I'll Be Home for Christmas" - Christmas With Your Jewish Boyfriend (2019)*

Bobby Timmons - "Travelin' Light" - Got to Get It! (12/4/1967)

Grant Green - "Cool Blues" - Born to Be Blue (12/11/1961)

Chico Hamilton - "Nuttye" - Chico Hamilton Trio (12/6/1953)
Sounding great - cool selection of Disney songs!


Chico Hamilton - "Broadway" - Chico Hamilton Trio (12/6/1953)

Gabor Szabo - "Just a Little Communication" - High Contrast (12/1970)

Hour Two:

Bill Cunliffe Trio - "Ding Dong Merrily On High" - Christmas in the Dog House (2019)*

Alexis Cole - "For Now For Always" - Someday My Prince Will Come (2019)*

Thelonious Monk - "Trinkle Tinkle" - Thelonious (12/18/1952)
Forward-thinking and imaginative - good player, too!


The Montgomery Brothers - "Sound Carrier" - And 5 Others (12/30/1957)

Hal McKusick - "I'm Glad There's You" - Bird Feathers (12/27/1957)

Sonny Red - "The Mode" - The Mode (12/14/1961)

Walt Dickerson - "Time" - This Is Walt Dickerson (1961)

Richie Cole - "Let It Snow" - Have an Alto Madness Christmas (2019)*

Hour Three:

            ~ Flagler Footnotes ~

Hank Mobley - "A Caddy for Daddy" - A Caddy for Daddy (12/18/1965) - The Ride Home!
Mobley in his prime with Lee Morgan & McCoy Tyner!


Thelonious Monk - "Boo Boo's Birthday" - Underground (12/21/1967)

Raquel Cepeda - "Easy to Love" - Passion - Latin Jazz (2019)*

Jazz at Lincoln Center - "Brazilian Sleigh Bells" - BIg Band Holidays II (2018)*

Donald Byrd - "Elmina" - Kofi (12/4/1970)

Hour Four:

Milt Jackson - "For Someone I Love" - Sunflower (12/12/1972) CTI Moment

Gerry Mulligan - "As Catch Can" - What Is There to Say (12/23/1958)

Mike Stern - Jeff Lorber Fusion - "Slow Change" - Eleven (2019)*
from Blue Note's Rare Groove series - Dec 1969


Jack McDuff - "Obblighetto" - Moon Rappin' (12-2-1969)

Dave Stryker - "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" - Eight Track Christmas (2019)*

Peter Curtis - "The Christmas Song" - Christmas with Your Jewish Boyfriend (2019)*

Donald Byrd - "Kofi" - Kofi (12-1969)





Playlist for 12-3-20WFCF - December Creations!

Wes's final album recorded December 1967


On this broadcast we listened to music and recordings created in the month of December; including music by Miles, Hubert Laws, Weather Report, Gabor Szabo, Jimmy Giuffre, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Herbie Mann & more! Also played - the best from the new jazz shelf including holiday releases. Thank you to all who tune in, and thank you for stopping by! - Kendo

Hour One:

Katalenic - Kwek Band - "Joyspring" - Morning Sun (1983)
Not recorded in Dec, but a cool cover!


Andrea Petrity - "Untitled Two" - What If I (2019)*

            3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Wes Montgomery - "Georgia" - Down Here On the Ground (12 1967) CTI Moment

John Coltrane - "Naima (Take 1)" - Blue World (1964)

Tony DeSare & Tedd Firth - "The Shadow of Your Smile" - Lush Life (2019)*

Chico Hamilton - "Blues for O.T." - Man From Two Worlds (12 1963)

Joe Henderson - "A Shade of Jade" - In Pursuit of Blackness (1971)

Chico Hamilton - "Blues Medley" - Man From Two Worlds (12 1963)
Great pairing & chemistry December 1993


Harry Connick Jr. - "I Love Paris" - True Love (2019)*

Wallace Roney - "Why Should There Be Stars" - Blue Dawn - Blue Nights (12 2018)*

Hour Two:

John Scofield & Pat Metheny - "No Matter What" - I Can See Your House From Here (12 1993)

Peter Curtis - "Winter Wonderland" - Christmas with Your Jewish Boyfriend (2019)*
Superb guitar work and fun arrangements!


Lew Tabackin - "How Deep Is the Ocean" - Tabackin (12 1974)

George Cables - "Morning Song" - Cables Vision (12 1979)

Lolly Allen - "The Hippest Cat in Hollywood" - Coming Home (2016)*

Wes Montgomery - "Chim Chim Cheree" - Goin' Out of My Head (12 1965)

Sonny Stitt - "12!" - 12! (12 1972)

Dick Hyman & Ken Peplowski - "Almost Like Being In Love" - Counterpoint Lerner/Lowe (2019)*

Teddy Charles - Nocturne" - New Directions (12 1952)

Hour Three:

            ~ Flagler Footnotes

George Coleman - "Apache Dance" - Amsterdam After Dark (12 1978) - The Ride Home!

Bill Cunliffe Trio - "Christmas is Coming" - Christmas In the Dog House (2019)*
Another great 2019 release!


Gonzalo Rubalcaba - "Bouncing with Bud" - Diz (12 1993)

Jack McDuff - "Loose Foot" - Moon Rappin' (12 1969)

Jimmy Giuffre 3 - "Voodoo" - The Jimmy Giuffre 3 (12 1956)

Troy Roberts - "Why Was I Born" - Days Like These (2017)*

Hour Four:

Herbie Mann - "Muscle Shoals Nitty Gritty" - Muscle Shoals Nitty Gritty (12 1969)

Peter Curtis - "White Christmas" - Christmas with Your Jewish Boyfriend (2019)*
Soulful free-ranging with Bobby Womack Dec 1970.


Gabor Szabo - "Fingers" - High Contrast (12 1970)

Eric St-Laurent - "Edges" & "Shut Up, Silly" - Bliss Station (2019)

Weather Report - "Elegant People" - Black Market (12 1975)

Hubert Laws - "Allegro from Concerto No 3 [Bach]" - Afro-Classic (12 1970) CTI Moment


Miles Davis - "Funky Tonk" - Live Evil (12 1970)

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Playlist for 11-26-2019 WFCF - Features Deluxe!

Painting on the right by Gabor Szabo.


On this show we had a lot of featured albums: Art Pepper's "Tokyo Debut", Bobby Hutcherson's "Components", Michel Camilo's "On the Other Hand", Joe Henderson's "Black Miracle" and Doug Carn's debut album "Infant Eyes"! Also in the mix: a few selections from Blue Note's "Lost Grooves" and plenty of new releases. Thanks to all who tuned in, and thank you for stopping by! - Kendo
Hour One:

Michel Camilo - "On The Other Hand" - On The Other Hand (1990)

Miles Davis - "Seven Steps to Heaven" - Seven Steps to Heaven (1963)
Exquisite sounds, trio & larger bands!


            3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Michel Camilo - "City of the Angels" - On the Other Hand (1990)

Sonny Criss - "My Ideal" - Out of Nowhere (1975)

Billie Holiday - "They Can't Take That Away From Me" - Verve Silver Collection (1957)

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

Doug Carn - "Peace" - Infant Eyes (1970)

Adrian Cunningham - "Say a Prayer For Me" - And Friends Play Lerner & Lowe (2019)*
The current interest in this album well deserved.


Doug Carn - "Welcome" - Infant Eyes (1970)

Doug Carn - "Little B's Poem" - Infant Eyes (1970)

J.J. Johnson - "Harvey's House" - First Place (1957)

Hour Two:

Bobby Hutcherson - "Components" - Components (1965)

Bobby Hutcherson - "Tranquility" - Components (1965)
Blue Note at it's finest!


Art Pepper - "Straight Life" - Tokyo Debut (1977)

Bria Skonberg - "Blackbird Fantasy" - Nothing Never Happens (2019)*

Jackie McLean - "Tippin' the Scales" - Tippin' the Scales (1962)

Aaron Dolman - "Gone for a While II" - Nostalgia and Other Fantasies (2019)*

Aaron Dolman - "Willow Bunch" - Nostalgia and Other Fantasies (2019)*

Royce Campbell - "The Brothers Go To Mother's" - Organ Trio (2016)*

Joe Henderson - "My Cherie Amor" - Black Miracle (1975)

Hour Three:

            ~ Flagler Footnotes ~

Art Pepper - "Manha de Carnaval" - Tokyo Debut (1977)
Invigorated Art Pepper with Cal Tjader's hot band!


Art Pepper - "Felicidade" - Tokyo Debut (1977)

Grant Green - "Speak Low" - I Want to Hold Your Hand (1965)

Michel Camilo - "Birk's Works" - On the Other Hand (1990)

Charlie Porter - "Immigration Nation" - Immigration Nation (2019)*

Tony DeSare & Tedd Firth - "Lush Life" - Lush Life (2019)*

Hour Four:

Joe Henderson - "Solution" - Black Miracle (1975)
With George Duke, Hadley Caliman, George Bohannon


Mike Stern - Jeff Lorber Fusion - "Big Town" - Eleven (2019)*

Lou Donaldson - "The Scorpion" - The Lost Grooves (1970)

Joe Zawinul - "His Last Journey" - Zawinul (1970)

John Patton - "Village Lee" - The Lost Grooves (1969)

Gabor Szabo - "Ravi" - Jazz Raga (1966)

Spirit Fingers - "Inside" - Spirit Fingers (2019)


Idris Muhammad - "Piece of Mind" - Power of Soul (1974)