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!

My syndicated show "Kendo's Jazz Sampler" is on hiatus since I've become jazz director at WFCF.

Also check out Palm Coast Jazz, a podcast I co-host filled with splendid original jazz from Florida musicians!

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Playlist for 9-27-2016 WFCF - V.S.O.P.!






Hour One: 

Ricky Rodriguez Group - "The Real Truth" - Looking Beyond (2015)*

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

            3:15 Jazz Coffee Break


Billy Holiday - "What a Little Moonlight Can Do" - Billie, Ella, Lena, Sarah (1935)



Sarah Vaughan - "Ain't Misbehavin'" - Billie, Ella, Lena, Sarah (1950)


Lena Horne - "Out of Nowhere" - Billie, Ella, Lena, Sarah (1941)
Solid album - excellent singing & fun song choices!


Ella Fitzgerald - "All My Life" - Billie, Ella, Lena, Sarah (1936)


V.S.O.P. - "One of a Kind" - The Quintet (1977)

Jordan Young - "Time in a Bottle" - Jazz Jukebox (2015)*

Michel Camilo - "dotcom-bustion" - Triangulo (2001)

Allan Harris - "More Today Than Yesterday" - Nobody's Gonna Love You Better (2016)*


Hour Two:

V.S.O.P. - "Jessica" - The Quintet (1977)

John Scofield - "Mr. Fool" - Country for Old Men (2016)*


Fred Hersch - "Blackwing Palomino" - Sunday Night at the Village Vanguard (2016)*
Great release - excellent playing and selections!


V.S.O.P. - "Jessica" - The Quintet (1977)


Larry Dickson - "Paging Bettie" - Second Springtime (2015)

Hampton Hawes - "Vierd Blues" - The Green Leaves of Summer (1964)


Steve Fidyk - "Good Turn" - Allied Forces (2016)*

V.S.O.P - "Lawra" - The Quintet (1977)

Hour Three:

            ~ The Flagler Files ~

V.S.O.P - "Darts" - The Quintet (1977) The Ride Home!

V.S.O.P - "Dolores" - The Quintet (1977)
A bit slap-dash - but still fun!


Hampton Hawes - "Ill Wind" - The Green Leaves of Summer (1964)

Little Johnny Rivero - "Bombazul" - Music In Me (2015)*

Michel Camilo - "Las Dos Lorettas" - Triangulo (2001)


V.S.O.P. - "Little Waltz" - The Quintet (1977)

Hour Funk:

Jordan Young - "Son of Ice Bag" - Jazz Jukebox (2015)*

Deodato - "Do It Again" - In Concert (1973) CTI Moment


Jimmy McGriff - "Spear for Moondog Part 1" - Electric Funk (1969)


Derrick Hodge - "The Second" - The Second (2016)*


Jimmy McGriff - "Spear for Moondog Part 2" - Electric Funk (1969)
Jimmy McGriff 1969


Airto - "Parana" - In Concert (1973) CTI Moment


Herbie Hancock - "Watermelon Man" - Headhunters (1973)

Ashleigh Smith - "Love Is You" - Sunkissed (2016)*

Grant Green - "Farid" - Live at Club Mozambique (1971)

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Playlist for 9-20-2016 WFCF - Jazz Greats!


A CTI classic from 1970!




Wingin' it! Albums include "Animation" by Cedar Walton on vinyl, "The Montgomery Brothers in Canada", Miles Davis Sextet with Milt Jackson, new releases including John Scofield! Join me today (Tues 9/20) from 3-7pm eastern by clicking here. See you then - Kendo



Hour One:

JImmy O'Connell Sixtet - "Lament" - Arrhythmia (2015)*
Sounding better than ever!


Catherine Russell - "Harlem On My Mind" - Harlem On My Mind (2015)*

3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Gabor Szabo - "Breezin'" - High Contrast (1971)

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


Paul Desmond - "Nuages" - Pure Desmond (1974) 


The Montgomery Brothers - "Beaux Arts" - In Canada (1961)

Urbie Green - "Bess You Is My Woman" - Bein' Green (1972)

Miles Davis - Milt Jackson Quintet - "Changes" Miles Davis - Milt Jackson Quintet (1955)

Tom McCormick - "South Beat" - South Beat (2016)*

Hour Two:
Fun set with a variety of sounds & great band!


John Scofield - "Red River Valley" - Country for Old Men (2016)

Shenole Latimer - "Always (You Will Be The One)" - Front and Center (2006)


Pat Martino - "Road Song" - The Visit! (1972)

John Beasley - "Skippy" - Monk'estra Vol 1 (2016)*

Cal Tjader - "Love Me or Leave Me" - Concert by the Sea Vol 2 (1959)
Gil Melle Quartet - "Dedicatory Piece to the Geophysical Year of 1957" - Primitive Modern (1956)

Milt Jackson & John Coltrane - "Bebop" - Bags & Trane (1959)

Carmen McRae - "Sunday" - In Person (1963)

Hour Three:


~ Flagler Files ~

Stanley Turrentine - "Impressions" - Sugar (1970) - The Ride Home!

Jake Shimabukuro - "Galloping Seahorses" - Nashville Sessions (2016)*
Love the kaleidoscopic cover! Darn that promo label!


Allison Adams Tucker - "Pure Imagination" - Wanderlust (2015)*

Cedar Walton - "Animation" - Animation (1978)

Cedar Walton - "Jacob's Ladder" - Animation (1978)

Tim Ray Trio - "Dolphin Dance" - Windows (2014)*

Hour Funk:

Jack McDuff - "Electric Surf Board" - Sophisticated Funk (1976)

Jackie Gage - "It's Your Love" - Siren Songs (2015)*

Jimmy McGriff - "The Worm Turns" - The Main Squeeze (1974)
Funky set from Gabor featuring Bobby Womack!


Ashleigh Smith - "Love Is You" - Sunkissed (2016)*

Gabor Szabo - "If You Don't Want My Love" - High Contrast (1971)

Harold Ousley - "The Kid" - The Kid (1972)

Joe Farrell - "Penny Arcade" - Penny Arcade (1973)

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


Stanley Turrentine - "Sunshine Alley" - Sugar (1970)


Some of the vinyl played today from the station's library. Sorry about the glare! :)



Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Playlist for 9-13-16 WFCF - Jazz Greats!

Jazz-rock Ukelele!


Nothing but great jazz from the last 60 years, the best new releases & a featured album from alto saxophone great Art Pepper! Tune in today (Tues 9/13) from 3-5pm & 5:15 - 7pm eastern by clicking here! A few slots are open! Make a request via Twitter, Facebook or Instagram! See you then - Kendo


Hour One:

Joey Alexander - "City Lights" - Countdown (2016)*

Behn Gillece - "Signals" - Dare to Be (2016)*

3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Jake Shimabukuro - "Blue Haiku" - Nashville Sessions (2016)*

Kristen Lee Sargent - "It Never Entered My Mind" - Inside Out (2016)*

Art Pepper - "Here's That Rainy Day" - Living Legend (1975)
Excellent arrangements & playing!


Gabor Szabo - "Yearning" - Spellbinder (1966)

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

Gabor Szabo - "My Foolish Heart" - Spellbinder (1966)

Jack Sheldon - "Pardon My Southern Accent" - Hollywood Heroes (1988)

Ben Wendel - "Solar" - What We Bring (2014)*

Scott Morgan - "I'm Just a Lucky So-and-So" - Songs of Life (2016)*

Hour Two:

Art Pepper - "Mr. Yohe" - Living Legend (1975)

Takuya Kuroda - "Grappa" - Six Aces (2012)

Little Johnny Rivero - "Let's Do It Again" - Music in Me
good set from a fine drummer!
(2015)*


Tom Cohen - "What Will We Tell Our Children" - Joyride (2008)*

Wes Montgomery - "The Breeze and I" - Boss Guitar (1963)

Dan Cray - "Oblivion" - Outside In (2015)*

Orbert Davis' Chicago Jazz Philharmonic - "Congri" - Havana Blue (2013)*

Chris Rottmayer - "Throw Down" - Reactive Synthesis (2013)

Roy Haynes - "Reflection" - We Three (1958)

Hour Three:

~ Flagler Files ~

Stan Getz - "Times Lie" - Captain Marvel (1972) - The Ride Home

Steve Fidyk - "Shiny Stockings" - Allied Forces (2016)*

Cal Tjader - "El Muchacho" - Soña Libré (1963)

Cal Tjader - "Insight" - Soña Libré (1963)

Art Pepper - "Lost Life" - Living Legend (1975)
Art sounding very engaged and vibrant!


Wes Montgomery - "Besame Mucho" - Boss Guitar (1963)

Ed Calle - "Until the End of Never" - 360 (2016)*

Hour Funk:

Art Pepper - "What Laurie Likes" - Living Legend (1975)

Ashleigh Smith - "Sara Smile" - Sunkissed (2016)*

Jack McDuff - "The Prophet" - The Heatin' System (1971)

Idris Muhammad - "Loran's Dance" - Power of Soul (1974)

Jake Shimabukuro - "6/8" - Nashville Sessions (2016)*
A welcome solo release from killer NYC bassist!


Nathan Peck - "Pinball Number Count" - Top Dead Center (2015)

Jackie Gage - "Mine" - Siren Songs (2016)*


Junior Cook - "Illusion of Grandeur" - Somethin's Cookin' (1981)

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Playlist for 9-6-2016 WFCF - Featured Albums + more!




Today we'll listen to a few featured albums: "Grantstand" by Grant Green, "Live in Europe 1967" from Miles Davis, lengthy cuts from Herbie Mann, Idris Muhammad & Weather Report, classics from Bill Evans & Thelonious Monk, much more + new releases including Abbey Lincoln & Woody Shaw! Tune in today (Tues 9/6) from 3-7pm eastern by clicking here. See you then! - Kendo


Hour One:

Jimmy O'Connell - "Bolivia" - Arrhythmia (2015)*

Abbey Lincoln - "Talkin' To the Sun" - Love Having You Around (1980)*

3:15 Jazz Coffee Break
Solid early effort with a stellar cast!


Thelonious Monk - "Ruby, My Dear" - Alone in San Francisco (1959)

Grant Green - "Old Folks" - Grantstand (1961)

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

Miles Davis Quintet - "On Green Dolphin Street" - Live in Europe (1967)

Michika Fukumori - "Make Someone Happy" - Quality Time (2013)*

Tim Ray Trio - "DE Train" - Windows (2014)*

Grant Green - "Green's Greenery" - Grantstand (1961)

Eric Hargett - "Woody's Dream" - Steppin' Up (2011)*

Hour Two:

Pat Martino/Gene Ludwig - "Mr. PC" - Young Guns (1969)

Carey Frank - "WJ Evans" - Keep Smiling (2015)

Bill Evans - "Waltz for Debby" - Waltz for Debby (1961)
Wonderful, revelatory set of concerts!


Michael Davis - "Butter Ball" - Hip-Bone Big Band (2016)*

Herbie Mann - "Summertime" - At the Village Gate (1961)

Miles Davis Quintet - "No Blues" - Live in Europe 1967 (11/6)

Hour Three:

~ Flagler Files ~

Idris Muhammad - "Sudan" - House of the Rising Sun (1975) The Ride Home!

Behn Gillece - "Camera Eyes" - Dare to Be (2016)*

Steve Fidyk - "Doin' the Shake" - Allied Forces (2016)*

Peter Brendler - "Angelica" - Message in Motion (2015)*

Jack McDuff Big Band- "Carry Me Home" - Prelude (1963) 5:50 Gospel Express

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

Hour Funk:

Maynard Ferguson - "Awright, Awright" - M.F. Horn 3 (1973)

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

Ashleigh Smith - "Blackbird" - Sunkissed (2016)*
very fine soul-jazz release!


Todd Hunter - "Snake In the Bottle" - Eat, Drink, Play (2016)*

Theo Croker - "Real Episode" - Escape Velocity (2015)*

Woody Shaw/Louis Hayes - "Sun Bath" - The Tour Vol 1 (1976)*

Ashleigh Smith - "Love Is You" - Sunkissed (2016)*

John Scofield - "Southern Pacific" - A Go Go (1998)


Weather Report - "Brown Street" - 8:30 (1979)

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Playlist for 8-30-2016 WFCF - New Jazz & Vinyl!


another classic Pete Turner photograph for a CTI cover!



Today's show has no theme - just plenty of sweet jazz on vinyl and a bunch of releases that just came in! We'll also feature releases by Bobby Previte, Kate Dunton, Charles Earland, Carmen McRae & Scott Morgan along with some classic hardbop cuts! Tune in today (Tues 8/30) from 3-7pm eastern by clicking here. See you then! - Kendo




Hour One:

Steve Fidyk - "Moose the Mooche" - Allied Forces (2016)*

Tim Ray Trio - "I'm Beginning to See the Light" - Windows (2014)*

3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Ray Bryant - "Bridge Over Troubled Water" - MCMLXX (1970)

Johnny Smith - "Sophisticated Lady" - In a Mellow Mood (1954)

Carmen McRae - "I Left My Heart In San Francisco" - In Person (1963)
Great release from this talented artist!


Kait Dunton - "Prelude" - Trio Kait (2015)

Kait Dunton - "Channels" & "Chrysocolla" - Trio Kait (2015)

Scott Morgan - "I Will" - Songs of Life (2016)

Charles Earland - "My Two Sons" - Front Burner (1988)

Modern Jazz Quartet - "Yardbird Suite" - At Music Inn Volume 2 (1958)

Hour Two:

Scott Morgan - "It's You Or No One" - Songs of Life (2016)*

George Benson - "Ode to a Kudu" - Beyond the Blue Horizon (1971) CTI Moment

Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers - "Along Came Betty" - Moanin' (1958)

Daniela Schachter - "It Could Happen To You" - Van Heusenism (2015)*
deceptive & unflattering cover for this re-release!


Metalwood - "Bodybeard" - Twenty (2016)*

Carmen McRae "Thou Swell" & "It Never Entered My Mind" - In Person (1963)

Albare - "Bewitched" - Dreamtime (2016)*

Jacob Collier - "Flintstones" - In My Room (2015)*

Joe Policastro Trio - "Us and Them" - Pops! (2016)*

Allison Adams Tucker - "A Thousand Years" - Wanderlust (2016)*

Hour Three:

~ Flagler Files ~

Hubert Laws - "The Rite of Spring" - The Rite of Spring (1971) The Ride Home!

Bobby Previte & The New Bump - "Set The Alarm For Monday" - Set The Alarm for
CTI cover!
Monday (2007)


Bobby Previte & The New Bump - "I'd Advise You Not To Miss Your Train" - Set The Alarm for Monday (2007)

Bobby Previte & The New Bump - "She Has Information" - Set The Alarm for Monday (2007)

Carmen McRae - "I Didn't Know What Time It Was" - In Person (1963)

Bob Devos - "Beautiful Love" - Six String Solos (2012)

Brigitte Zaire - "L'Amour" - L'Amour (2013)

Hour Four:

Charles Earland - "Can You Wait" - Front Burner (1988)

Ashleigh Smith - "Love Is You" - Sunkissed (2016)*
Solid soul-jazz outing from the great pianist!


BadBadNotGood - "Lavender" - IV (2016)*

Donald Byrd - "Elmina" - Kofi (1970)

Myriad 3 - "Ameliasberg" - Moons (2016)*

Metalwood - "Gargantua" - Twenty (2016)*

Ray Bryant - "Spinning Wheel" - MCMLXX (1970)

Larry Coryell & Eleventh House - Rocks" - Planet End (1974)


Bobby Hutcherson - "Ummh" - San Francisco (1970)






Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Playlist for 8-23-2016 WFCF - Celebrating Bobby Hutcherson

photo by Francis Wolff



Celebrating the virtuosity & musicianship of the great vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson who passed away August 15th at age 75. I don't normally do tribute shows for musicians who pass, but Bobby represents a daring and an aesthetic of ambiance that has affected me emotionally for the past 20 years with albums like "Conception: The Gift of Love" and "Happenings". We'll also check out his major contributions to other recordings by artists like Lee Morgan, Grant Green, Sonny Stitt, George Cables & more. Tune in today (Tues 8/23) from 3-7pm eastern by clicking here. See you then! - Kendo





Hour One:

Antonio Adolfo - "Killer Joe" - Tropical Infinito (2016)*

Jane Ira Bloom - "Dangerous Times" - Early Americans (2015)*

3:15 Jazz Coffee Break


Astrud Gilberto - "Ponteio" - Gilberto with Turrentine (1971)

Bobby Hutcherson - "When You Are Near" - Happenings (1966)


Lee Morgan - "Dear Sir" - The Procrastinator (1967)


Bobby Hutcherson - "My Joy" - Oblique (1967)
a great CTI release!


Antonio Carlos Jobim - "Children's Games" - Stone Flower (1970) CTI Moment

Bobby Hutcherson - "Dark Side, Light Side" - Conception: The Gift of Love (1979)

Bobby Hutcherson - "Hold My Hand" - Conception: The Gift of Love (1979)

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

Hour Two:

Chicago Jazz Philharmonic - "Congri" - Havana Blue (2013)*

Allison Adams Tucker - "When in Rome" - Wanderlust (2015)*

Sonny Stitt - "Wee" - Just In Case You Forgot How Bad He Really Was (1981)

Oleg Kireyev & Keith Javors - "Fresh Blues" - The Meeting (2013)*

Toots Thielemans - "Stardust" - The Live Takes Volume One (1999?)

Bobby Hutcherson - "Ivory Coast" - Un Poco Loco (1980)

Fred Hersch Trio - "A Cockeyed Optimist" - Sunday Night at the Vanguard (2016)* 

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

Hour Three:

~ Flagler Files ~

Bobby Hutcherson - "Highway One" - Highway One (1978) The Ride Home!

Harold Lopez-Nussa - "Feria" - El Viaje (2016)*
a highlight of 1975 jazz!


Bobby Hutcherson et al - "Little Flower" - Enjoy the View (2014)

Bobby Hutcherson - "Montara" - Montara (1975)

Jackie McLean - "Saturday and Sunday" - One Step Beyond (1963)

Reggie Watkins - "Figment Fragment" - Avid Admirer ()*

Hour Funk:

Bobby Hutcherson - "Prints Tie" - San Francisco (1970)

Jack McDuff - "Lonesome is the Night" - The Heatin' System (1972)

New Orleans Suspects - "Dixie Highway" - Kaleidoscoped (2016)*

Acme Jazz Garage - "Mr. G.P." - Acme Jazz Garage (2016)*

Corey Christiansen - "Ol' Joe Clark" - Factory Girl (2015)*

Herbie Hancock - "4 AM" - Mr. Hands (1980)

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

Donald Byrd - "The Emporer" - Ethiopian Knights (1971)


needs to be released on cd!


Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Playlist for 8-16-2016 WFCF - Wingin' It!

Superb collection from Johnny with George Benson & Grover!



I've got plenty of albums pulled for today's show including "The Dealer" by Chico Hamilton (with Larry Coryell), "Stone Flower" from Antonio Carlos Jobim, "Milestones" by Miles Davis, a rather odd combo of  Ray Conniff & Billy Butterfield, Chick Corea's Return to Forever, "Diz" by Gonzolo Rubalcaba, Andreas Varady's debut, "Mississippi Rambler" by Herbie Mann on vinyl & lots more + new releases! Tune in today (Tues 8/16) from 3-7 eastern by clicking here. See you then! - Kendo

Hour One:

Reggie Watkins - "Cunningbird" - Avid Admirer (2015)*

Bob Mintzer - "El Caborojeno" - All L.A. Band (2016)*
Great band!


3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Antonio Carlos Jobim - "Brazil" - Stone Flower (1970) CTI Moment

Nancy Harms - "Rocks in My Bed" - Ellington at Night (2015)

Tony Bennett & Bill Evans - "But Beautiful" - The Tony Bennett Bill Evans Album (1975)


Dave Brubeck Quartet - "Lost Waltz" - Time In (1965)

Dexter Gordon - "Shiny Stockings" - Gettin' Around (1965)

Leslie Odom Jr. - "Look for the Silver Lining" - Leslie Odom Jr (2014)*

Peter Brendler - "Angelica - Message in Motion (2015)*

Miles Davis - "Miles" - Milestones (1958)

Hour Two:

Kenia - "Summertime" - On We Go (2016)*

Ray Conniff & Billy Butterfield - "But Not For Me" - Just Kiddin' Around (?)
Double jazz album on Blue Note from WIlco guitarist!


Nels Cline - "Beautiful Love" - Lovers (2013)* 

Ed Reed - "Baby Baby All the Time" - I'm a Shy Guy (2013)

O Som Do Jazz - "Batucada" - A Kiss For Rio (2013)

Charles Mingus - "Solo Dancer - Stop! Look! and Listen, Sinner Jim Whitney" - The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady (1963)

Gonzalo Rubalcaba - "Woody 'n' You" - Diz.... (1993)

Tony Foster - "Nothing to Lose" - Project Paradiso (2015)*


Chico Hamilton - "Baby, You Know" - The Dealer (1966)

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

Chester Thompson Trio - "Follow You, Follow Me" - Approved (2013)

Hour Three:

~ Flagler Files ~

Andy Narell - "Dis 1. 4. Raf" - Dis 1. 4. Raf (2015)* The Ride Home!

Dominick Farinacci - "Sunshine of Your Love" - Short Stories (2015)*
good set!


Hank Mobley - "No Argument" - Far Away Lands (1967)

Ed Calle - "Half Turn" - 360 (2016)*

Jerry Bergonzi - "Dancing in the Dark" - Spotlight on Standards (2016)*

Jane Ira Bloom - "Song Patrol" - Early Americans (2015)*

Sonny Rollins - "Long Ago and Far Away" - Here's To the People (1991)


Hour Four:

Andreas Varady - "Come Together" - Andreas Varady (2014)

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

Corey Christiansen - "Old Joe Clark" - Factory Girl (2015)*

Johnny Hammond - "It's Impossible" - Wild Horses Rock Steady (1971)


Jacob Collier - "Woke Up Today" - In My Room (2016)*

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


Stanley Turrentine - "Creepin'" - Wonderland (1987)

Theo Croker - "The Right Time" - Escape Velocity (2015)*

Billy Cobham - "Spanish Moss" - Crosswinds (1973)


Freddie Hubbard - "Ebony Moonbeams" - Gleam (1975)