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 22, 2019

Playlist for 1-22-2019 WFCF - Ad Libbin'





Today I am just puttin' it together as we go along. Lots of vinyl and new jazz releases! Tune in here or at 88.5 FM if you are in the vicinity. Say hey on Twitter or Facebook and don't forget to check out the new Palm Coast Jazz podcast! - Kendo


Hour One:

Chris Pasin - "OCDC" - Ornettiquette (2018)*

Richie Cole - "Bell of the Ball" - Cannonball (2018)*

          3:15 Jazz Coffee Break
Sorry about the scratches!


Billy Strayhorn - "Passion Flower" - The Peaceful Side (1961)

Billy Strayhorn - "Take the 'A' Train" - The Peaceful Side (1961)

Billy Strayhorn - "Strange Feeling" - The Peaceful Side (1961)

Jimmy Smith & Wes Montgomery - "OGD (Road Song)" - Further Adventures of Jimmy and Wes (1966)Jimmy Smith & Wes Montgomery - "Call Me" - Further Adventures of Jimmy and Wes (1966)

Kat Gang - "This Can't Be Love" - Come Closer ()*

Charlie Mariano - "Brother Muthaiah" - Reflections (1974)

Abelita Mateus - "Mixed Feelings" - Mixed Feelings (2016)*

Hour Two:

Charlie Mariano - "Blue in Green" - Reflections (1974)

Joe Magnarelli - "Lady Bird" - If You Could See Me Now (2018)*
Charlie in Finland!


Dizzy Gillespie y Machito - "Calidoscopico" - Afro-Cuban Jazz Moods (1975)

Ted Piltzecker - "Great Idea! Who Pays?" - Brindica (2018)*

Harold Mabern - "On a Clear Day (You Can See Forever)" - Iron Man (2018)*

Vince Guaraldi - "It Was a Very Good Year" - The Eclectic (1969)

Doug MacDonald - "Bossa Don" - View of the City (2016)*

Mongo Santamaria - "Dedos" - Fuego

Hour Three:

Cannonball Adderley Quintet - "Hippodelphia" - Swingin' in Seattle (1967) - The Ride Home

Randy Waldman - "Six Million Dollar Man Theme" - Superheroes (2018)*
High energy set!


Jackie McLean with The Great Jazz Trio - "Little Melonae Again" - New Wine in Old Bottles (1978)

Charlie Haden (with Alice Coltrane) - "For Turiya" - Closeness (1976)

Charlie Dennard - "St. Charles Strut" - Deep Blue (2018)*

Lauren Henderson - "Amame" - Riptide (2018)*

Pat Bianchi - "Mr P.M." - In The Moment (2016)*

Hour Four:

Gabor Szabo - "Three King Fishers" - Bacchanal (1968)

George Benson - "Full Compass" - Bad Benson (1974)

Pat Martino - "Exit" - Exit (1976)
New Directions!


Alfredo Rodriguez & Pedrito Martinez - "Super Mario Bros 3" - Duologue (2018)

Jack DeJohnette - "Silver Hollow" - New Directions (1978)

Robotman - "The Law of Large Numbers" - Robotman (2017)

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

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

Friday, January 18, 2019

Palm Coast Jazz New Podcast!

Have a listen to some of the best new jazz coming out of Florida while you do you wake up, wind down, clean up or chill on the internet. Jazz from Orlando, Miami, Parkland and Jacksonville! Share it with internet friends to spread the love for the music! - Kendo




1. Tom McCormick - "South Beat"
from the album South Beat.

2. Jeff Rupert with Veronica Swift - "Let's Sail Away"
from the album Let's Sail Away.

3. Robotman - "The Chase"
from the album Robotman.

4. The Mica Bethea Big Band - "Frahm Out of Nowhere"
from the album Stage 'n Sound.   

5. Perry Joslin - "Rain"
from the album Dreams of Reality.

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Copyright 2019 Kenny MacKenzie.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Playlist for 1-15-2019 WFCF - Roy Haynes!




This week we followed the recording history of drummer Roy Haynes from 1947 to 1999 in a casual manner. Roy's career extends to today (at age 93) but we had to stop somewhere! Thanks for tuning in - Kendo


Playlist Jazz Greats 2017 

Hour One:

Cannonball Adderley Quintet - “What Is This Thing Called Love” At the Lighthouse (1960)
Great set with good energy!


Iris Ornig - “25” - Storyteller (2018)*

3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Freddie Hubbard – “Born to Be Blue” - The Best of Live and In Studio (1981) - 7:13

Anita O'Day - “Blue Champagne” - Incomparable (1960)

Lauren Henderson - “Amame” - Riptide ()*

Lester Young – “Moving with Lester” - Complete Aladdin Recordings (1947) [RH -drums]

Lester Young – “Jumpin' at the Woodside” - Complete Aladdin Recordings (1947) [RH -drums]

Matt Kane - “Ascent” - The Other Side of the Story (2018)*

Bud Powell - “You Go to My Head” - The Amazing Bud Powell (1949) [RH – drums]

Bud Powell - “Bouncing with Bud” - The Amazing Bud Powell (1949) [RH – drums]

Kai Winding - “A Night on Bop Mountain” - Modern Jazz Trombones (1949) [RH – drums]

Hour Two:

Chuck Deardorf - “Lullaby” - Perception (2018)*

Stan Getz - “I've Got You Under My Skin” - Quartets (1950) [RH – drums]

Miles Davis - “Morpheus” - Sextet (1951) [RH – drums]
Unique album with a cool cover!


Charlie Parker - “Blue 'n Boogie” - Summit Meeting at Birdland (1951) [RH -drums]

Sarah Vaughan - “It's Crazy” - with Clifford Brown (1954) [RH – drums]

Sonny Rollins - “The Last Time I Saw Paris” - The Sound of Sonny (1957) [RH – drums]

Sonny Rollins - “What is There to Say” - The Sound of Sonny (1957) [RH – drums]

Doug MacDonald - “Griff” - View of the City (2016)*

Simone Kopmajer - “Pennies from Heaven” - Spotlight on Jazz ()*

Susanna Risberg - “Leo” - VildDJur ()*

Hour Three:

Thelonious Monk - “In Walked Bud” - Misterioso (1958) [RH - drums] - The Ride Home!
Good album - cover makes me giggle


Roy Haynes Trio - “Reflections” - We Three (1958)

J.J. Johnson & Kai Winding - “Trixie” - The Great Kai & J.J. (1960) [RH – drums]

J.J. Johnson & Kai Winding - “Side by Side” - The Great Kai & J.J. (1960) [RH – drums]

Roland Kirk - “E.D.” - Domino (1962) [RH – Drums]

Roy Haynes Quartet- “Moon Ray” - Out of the Afternoon (1962)

Jackie McLean - “Cancellation” - It's Time (1964) [RH - drums]

Christine Fawson - “I've Got the World On a String” - Sings Jazz ()*

Allison Au - “Grounds” - Wander Wonder (2018)*

Hour Four:

Gary Burton - “General Mojo's Well Laid Plan” - Duster (1967) [RH – drums]
Chick on Blue Note!


Chick Corea - “Matrix” - Now He Sings, Now He Sobs (1968) [RH – drums]

Larry Coryell - “The Great Escape” - Barefoot Boy (1971) [RH – drums]

OJT - “The Shorter Shuffle” - New Originals for the Green Lady (2018)*

Pat Metheny/Dave Holland/Roy Haynes - “Question and Answer” - Question and Answer (1990) 

Great Jazz Trio - “Love Me or Leave Me” - Flowers for Lady Day (1991) [RH – drums]

Roy Haynes Trio - “Shulie a Bop” - The Roy Haynes Trio (1999)

Roy Haynes Trio - “Bright Mississippi” - The Roy Haynes Trio (1999)


Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Playlist for 1-8-2019 WFCF - Holiday Haul!

Purple Funk II courtesy of Jim Driscoll - artwork by Ellierex



This week we went through music I received as gifts for Christmas as well as music I acquired while doing my own shopping! Thank you for joining me - Kendo

ps join the Facebook group for this show to see videos, make requests and other suggestions!


Hour One:

Richie Cole - "Dat Dere" - Cannonball (2018)*

Dan Adler - "Friends on the Moon" - Friends on the Moon (2018)*

          3:15 Jazz Coffee Break


Thelonious Monk - "Misterioso" - Misterioso (1958)
Courtesy of Jon
Cover art - John Klimass


Mundell Lowe - "Speak Lowe" - Guitar Moods (1956)


Cannonball Adderley Quintet - "Sack o' Woe" (1960)

Joe Roccisano - "Moments Notice" - Nonet (1997)

Connie Han - "Is That So" - Crime Zone (2018)*


Hour Two:

Miles Davis - "Splash" - Water Babies (1968)


Gil Mellé - "Four Moons", "The Gears", "Mars" & "Sunset Concerto" - The Blue Note Years (1952)

John Scofield - "Uncle Southern" - Combo 66 (2018)*

John Scofield & Pat Metheny - "The Red One" - I Can See Your House from Here (1993)

Harold Mabern - "Mr. P.C." - The Iron Man (2018)*
Between requests, my programming and Mahavishnu,
it was basically a Billy Cobham show!


Billy Cobham - "Quadrant 4" - Spectrum (1973) request

Cyrus Chestnut - "Smoke On the Water" - Kaleidoscope (2018)*

Weather Report - "Non-Stop Home" - Sweetnighter (1973)

Hour Three:

Billy Cobham - "Searching for the Right Door/Spectrum" - Spectrum (1973)

Pat Bianchi - "Mr. P.M." - In The Moment (2016)*

Billy Cobham - "Pleasant Pheasant" - Crosswinds (1974) request


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

Mundell Lowe - "We'll Be Together Again" - Guitar Moods (1956)


Gil Mellé - "Cycoltron" & "Under Capricorn" - New Faces - New Sounds (1953)

Joe Magnarelli - "On a Misty Night" - If You Could See Me Now (2018)*
Fascinating music, a transitional album...


Miles Davis - "Directions" - Miles at the Fillmore (1970)

Hour Four:

OJT - "Lamanai" - New Originals for the Green Lady (2018)*

Grant Green - "The Final Comedown" - The Final Comedown (1971)

Nina Simone - "My Father" - Baltimore (1978) CTI Moment

Herbie Mann & The Family of Mann - "(Gimme Some of That Good Old) Soul Beat Momma" - Hold On, I'm Comin' (1972)


Weather Report - "Adios" - Sweetnighter (1973)

Dom Um Romao - "The Angels" - Spirit of the Times (1975) Purple Funk II

Eddie Jefferson - "Freedom Jazz Dance" - Things Are Getting Better (1974) Purple Funk II


Eddie Henderson - "Ecstasy" - Mahal (1978)

Mahavishnu Orchestra - "Birds of Fire" & "Miles Beyond" - Birds of Fire (1972)



great album - those 70's graphics!! Design by Ashok.








Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Playlist for 12-18-2018 WFCF - Newport '68!

Montego Joe at Newport '68


For the last show of the year 2018 we re-visited the Newport Jazz Festival from 1968 (50 years ago) act by act from Thursday afternoon (July 4th) to Sunday Afternoon (July 6th), listening to live recordings by these musicians from around the same time as well as studio releases. Hope you had fun! Happy Holidays and thanks for tuning in! - Kendo


Hour One:

Nancy Wilson (RIP) - “In the Heat of the Night”, “May I Come In”, “Angel Eyes” & “It Never Entered My Mind” - Welcome to My Love ()

3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Thursday Evening July 4th at 7:30pm

New York School of Music

Nina Simone and Trio

Nina Simone - "Keeper of the Flame" - High Priestess of Soul (1966) 

Nina Simone - "The Backlash Blues" - 'Nuff Said (1967)

Nina Simone - "Cherish" Silk & Soul (1967)

Nina Simone - "I Wish I Knew How it Would Feel to Be Free" (1967)

Cannoball Adderley Quintet

Cannonball Adderley with Nancy Wilson - "Save Your Love for Me" - In person (1968)

Cannonball Adderley - "Zorba" - In person (1968)

Stan Kenton - “Angels We Have Heard On High” - A Merry Christmas! (1961)

Gary Burton Quartet

Gary Burton - "Lines" - In Concert (1968)

Gary Burton - "Walter L" - In Concert (1968)

(Intermission) Les McCann - “Merry Christmas Baby” - A Time Les Christmas (2018)* 

Hour Two:

Jim Hall

"Up, Up and Asay" - It's Nice to Be With You (1968)

"In a Sentimental Mood" - It's Nice to Be With You (1968)

Barney Kessel

Barney Kessel - "Aquarius" - Hair is Beautiful (1968)

Barney Kessel - "Easy to Be Hard" - Hair is Beautiful (1968)

Mongo Santamaria Septet

Mongo Santamaria - "Green Onions" - Soul Bag (1968)


Friday Afternoon July 5th 2pm

Rufus Harley

Sonny Stitt (with Rufus Harley) – “Pipin' the Blues” - Deuces Wild - (1966)

Rufus Harley - “Ali” - A Tribute to Courage (1968)

Clark Terry Big Band 

Elvin Jones Trio

Elvin Jones - "By George" - Live at the Village Vanguard (1971)

Archie Shepp Quintet

Dizzy Gillespie Quintet

Dizzy Gillespie Quintet - "A Night in Tunisia" - An Electrifying Evening (1961)

Sadao Watanabe

Hour Three:

Friday Evening July 5th 8:30pm

Woody Herman and Orchestra

Woody Herman  "Memphis Underground" - Heavy Exposure (1968) 

Woody Herman/New Thundering Herd - "Sweet and Lovely" - 40th Anniversary Carnegie Hall Concert (1976)

Woody Herman/New Thundering Herd - "Four Brothers" - 40th Anniversary Carnegie Hall Concert (1976)

Count Basie and Orchestra

Count Basie - "Jumpin' at the Woodside" - Standing Ovation (1968)

Count Basie - "Strangers in the Night" - Hollywood... Basie's Way (1967)

Count Basie - "A Fine Romance" - Hollywood... Basie's Way (1967)

Intermission

Duke Ellington and Orchestra

Duke Ellington - "Put-Tin" - Yale Concert (1968)

Duke Ellington - "Raincheck: - ...And His Mother Called Him Bill (1967)

Saturday Afternoon July 6th 2pm

Montego Joe Septet

Mongo Joe - "Concumba" – Wild and Warm (1965)

Tal Farlow Quartet

Tal Farlow - “Summertime” - The Return of Tal Farlow (1969)

Tal Farlow - “My Romance” - The Return of Tal Farlow (1969)

Hour Four:

Sonny Criss

Sonny Criss - “Wee” - Portrait of Sonny Criss (1967 3 23)

Sonny Criss - 

“God Bless the Child” - Portrait of Sonny Criss (1967)

Vi Redd

Vi Redd - “Now's the Time” - Bird Call (1962)

Vi Redd - “This Love of Mine” - Lady Soul (1963)

Sunday Evening July 6th 

Ramsey Lewis

Ramsey Lewis - "Winter Wonderland" - The Sound of Christmas (1961)

Ramsey Lewis - "Sleigh Ride" - The Sound of Christmas (1961)

Rahsaan Roland Kirk
Rahsaan Roland Kirk - "Serenade to a Cuckoo" - Kirkatron (1975)

Les McCann - "Let It Snow!" - A Time Les Christmas (2018)*

Beegie Adair & Monica Ramey - "The Christmas Waltz" - Some Enchanted Christmas (2018)*



Wynton Marsalis Quintet - "We Three Kings of Orient Are" - God Rest Ye Merry Jazzmen (1981)

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Retro Review - Gil Mellé "Primitive Modern"



Gil Mellé - "Primitive Modern" (1956)




Gil Mellé is an endlessly fascinating character not only in jazz but life in general: baritone saxophonist, artist, scientist, inventor, composer of soundtracks (The Andromeda Strain, Starship Invasions, Kolchek The Night Stalker). His focus was not jazz from the 60's onward, so his recordings are relatively few for a man who lived til 2004.

I re-visited this album for a recent show and discovered it was way above par. Arguably Mellé's best jazz release; the melodies are memorable and there is a marked enthusiasm in the band that includes frequent collaborator Joe Cinderella (another fascinating fellow) and the ever-creative drummer Ed Thigpen with Billy Phillips on bass The leader called his unique blend of classical, jazz and avant garde "Primitive Modern Jazz" - hence the title. The album is his first for the Prestige label and falls snugly between the Blue Note release "Patterns in Jazz" and "Gil's Guests".

Gil Mellé & Joe Cinderella
The set opens rather unusually with "Dominica"; a 'jazz dirge' for a recently deceased friend that is both dreamy and gripping in it's starkness, Slow modern classical sections alternate with brief swing reprieves. Mellé reveals in the liner notes that Bartok was a big influence and we get a taste of that here. The uptempo frolics of "Ironworks" dispel all gloom with triangle solos and an insanely fraught and jaw-dropping solo from Cinderella. Virtuosity wonderfully abounds from all. After an enigmatic guitar opening, "Ballet Time" reveals a catchy, almost Monk-ish tune over a carefree medium swing, with Mellé at the top of his improvising game.

Side 2 begins with an aptly titled "Adventure Swing"; forward thinking harmony paired with a complex but catchy theme. A certain ambiguity of emotion throughout makes room for thoughtfulness for both the artists and listener. Another contagious theme and happy-go-lucky feel comes with the curiously titled "Dedicatory Piece to the Geophysical Year of 1957" written on a formula of Mellé's. Another interesting element of the album is mutual improvising - while Cinderella is giving it all, Mellé is also improvising at a lower volume to great effect. Finishing the album is "Mark One" which wanders from a similar 'easy' feel to intriguing uncertainty during the bridge, with more fine interplay and smooth brushwork from Thigpen.


Mellé definitely appears to feel liberty and release moving from Blue Note to his new label, since he manages to pull of his fairly heady concepts with both aplomb and a certain amount of glee. The Prestige re-release includes Mellé's in depth liner notes, as well as an entire second album "Quadrama" - a mix of more quirky originals and two Ellington standards. Highly recommended for something different! - Kendo




Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Playlist for 12-11-2018 WFCF - Unsung Guitar Heroes!

Gil and Joe Cinderella playing at the top of their game!


This week we heard the work of guitarists off the beaten path (and heard a few obscure pianists in the process!) Joe Puma, Joe Cinderella, Mundell Lowe and Billy Bauer. For the last hour we featured the live Weather Report album "8:30". Thanks for tuning in! Next week is the last show of the year. Make requests at Twitter, Facebook or Instagram! See you then! - Kendo


Hour One:

Pat Bianchi - “Crazy” - In the Moment (2016)*

Harold Mabern - “Dear Lord” - The Iron Man (2018)*

3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Carmen McRae - “The Christmas Song” - A Merry Jazzmas (1990)
Puma with Eddie Costa and Oscar Pettiford!


Billy Bauer - “Lady Estelle's Dream” - Plectrist (1956)

Andy James - “Day Dream” - Caravan (2018)*

Joe Puma - “Ubas” - Quartet and Trio (1957)

Joe Puma - “Stablemates” - Quartet and Trio (1957)

Michael Dease - “Alpha” - Bonafide (2017)*

Kat Gang - “Darn That Dream” - Come Closer (2018)*

Kenny Burrell - “Go Where I Send Thee” - Have Yourself a Soulful Little Christmas (1966)

Hour Two:

Lorraine Feather - “Math Camp” - Math Camp (2018)*

Ernesto Cervini's Turboprop - “The Queen” - Abundance (2016)*

Mundell Lowe - “Yes Sir, That's My Baby” - Mundell Lowe Quartet (1955)
Mundell with Dick Hyman!


Mundell Lowe - “The Night We Called It a Day” - Mundell Lowe Quartet (1955)

Mundell Lowe - “Bach Revisited” - Mundell Lowe Quartet (1955)

Mundell Lowe - “Cheek to Cheek” - Mundell Lowe Quartet (1955)

Mundell Lowe - “Far From Vanilla” - Mundell Lowe Quartet (1955)

Chris Pasin - “OCDC” - Ornettiquette ()*

Gil Mellé - “Adventure Swing” - Primitive Modern (1956)

Gil Mellé - “Dominica” - Primitive Modern (1956)

Hour Three:

Julian Gerstin - “The Old City” - The Old City (2018)* - The Ride Home!

Lee Konitz/Billy Bauer - “Indian Summer” - (1951)

Lee Konitz/Billy Bauer - “Duet for Saxophone and Guitar” - (1951)
Billy's only album as a leader!


Billy Bauer - “Too Marvelous for Words” - Plectrist (1956)

Billy Bauer - “Blue Mist” - Plectrist (1956)

Billy Bauer - “You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To” - Plectrist (1956)

Billy Bauer - “Lullaby of the Leaves” - Plectrist (1955)

Lee Konitz - “Odjenar” - The New Sounds (1951)

Jimmy Smith - “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” - Christmas '64 (1964)

Lennie Tristano - “Marionette” & “Crosscurrent” - Intuition (1949)

McCoy Tyner with Jackie McLean - “Hip-Toe” - It's About Time (1985)

Hour Four:

Nina Simone - “My Baby Just Cares for Me” - Little Girl Blue (1957)

Griffith Park Collection - “Why Wait”- Griffith Park Collection (1982)
At their peak!


Weather Report - “Teen Town” - 8:30 (1979)

Weather Report - “A Remark You Made” - 8:30 (1979)

Weather Report - “Brown Street” - 8:30 (1979)

Kenny Carr - “Departure” - Departure (2018)*


Chuck Mangione - “I Never Missed Someone Before” - Fun and Games (1979)