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, December 18, 2012

Playlist for 12-18-12 WFCF - Jazz Greats

Picked up this vinyl for a quarter at a thrift store today!

Holidays have made the past week a bit hectic - so I didn't pre-plan the show. Lots of vinyl from both the WFCF vault and my own collection, plenty of Christmas jazz and a fair smattering of jazz from the Tampa area. Last show of 2012! Thanks for tuning in and/or stopping by! Merry Christmas - DJ Kendo



Excellent collection of Jazz Christmas favorites!


Hour One:

Pamela York - "A Mighty Fortress Is Our God" - Lay Down This World (2012)

LaVerne Butler - "I've Told Every Little Star" - Love Lost and Found Again (2012)

3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Wes Montgomery - "Bumpin' On Sunset" - Tequila (1966)

Duke Pearson - "Sleigh Ride" - Jingle Bell Jam (1969)

Billie Holiday - "I Loves You Porgy" - Billy Holiday Story (1948)

Tom Stewart - "Let It Burn" - Flyer (2012)

Bill Evans - "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" - Trio '64 (recorded 49 years ago today on  12/18/63)

Chuck Mangione - "High Heel Sneakers" - Alive (1972)

Chet Baker - "Winter Wonderland" - Jingle Bell Jam (1953)



Hour Two:

Tony Bennett - "The Christmas Song" - Snowfall (1968)

Thelonious Monk - "Trinkle Tinkle" - Monk (recorded 60 years ago today on 12/18/1952)

LaRue Nickelson - "Wifalot" - Dark Water (2008)

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

Nathan Eklund - "Greensleeves" - Crafty Christmas (2012)

Jack Brokensha Quartet - "Let It Snow!" - Xmazz (1983)

Thad Jones/Mel Lewis - "Once Around" - Presenting Thad Jones/Mel Lewis & the Jazz Orchestra (1966)

Gregorie Howard - "Silent Night" - Unreleased Single

Carmen McRae - "Easy to Love" - The Finest of Carmen McRae

Jack Wilkins - "Lady Bug" - Artwork (1995)

Valerie Gillespie - "It Can't Be Christmas Without You" - It Can't Be Christmas Without You (2006)




 

Monday, December 10, 2012

Playlist for 12-11-12 WFCF - Jazz Greats


No Miles Davis? No Cal Tjader? Unbelievable! And the morning dj/computer saboteur was at it again! But we prevailed. I'm pretty excited about the new Chris Higginbottom cd, and we begin to get Christmas-y... but not too much, I hope! I'm sorry I didn't get to the Pamela York cd today - just ran out of time - but next week! Thanks for listening & stopping by, and Happy Hannukah! - DJ Kendo



Hour One:
 
John Coltrane - “Miles Mode” – Coltrane (1962)

Carmen McRae – “The Christmas Song” – Jingle Bell Jam (2002)

3:15 Jazz Coffee Break:


Bobby Hutcherson – “Hold My Hand” – Conception (1979)

Duke Jordan – “Two Loves” – Trio & Quintet (1955)

John Scofield – “Kubrick” – A Go Go (1998)

Hal McKusick – “I’m Glad There Is You” – Triple Exposure (1957)

Hank Crawford – “The Peeper” – From the Heart (1962)


Grant Green – “Outer Space” – Born to Be Blue (recorded 51 Years Ago Today – 12/11/1961)

Jack Brokensha – “O’ Hannukah” – Xmass (1993)

South Florida Jazz Orchestra - "Read My Lips" - Trumpet Summit (2012)
 




Hour Two:

John Daversa - "Rhythm Changers" - Artful Joy (2012)


Wynton Marsalis Quintet – “We Three Kings” – God Rest Ye Merry Jazzmen (1981)

Michael Royal Trio – “Cracklehut” – Transition (2008)

Soul Mann & The Brothers – “Ellie’s Love Theme” – Shaft (1972)


Chris Higginbottom – “Stir” – Where Land Ends (2012)

Frank Sinatra – “Where Are You” – Where Are You (1957)


Valerie Gillespie – “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” - It Can’t Be Christmas Without You (2006)

George Benson/Joe Farrell – “Beyond the Ozone” (CTI Moment 1976)




Monday, December 3, 2012

Playlist for 12-4-12 WFCF - Jazz Greats


Not enough coffee in the world today... Lots of classics in the first hour - which was a little low key but nice. The second half was more what I was feeling, today! Lots of music from 2012 this show! Thanks for the calls, for tuning in and/or for stopping by here - DJ Kendo



Hour One:

Tom Brantley – “Stardust” – Boneyard (2008)

Anita O’Day – “Love Me or Leave Me” – Anita Sings the Most (1957)

Hampton Hawes – “Yesterdays” – Bird Song (1956)

3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Stan Getz – “Girl From Impanema” – Best of (1963)

Miles Davis – “Deception” – Birth of the Cool (1950)

Ahmad Jamal – “Moonlight in Vermont” – At the Pershing (1958)

Shelly Manne and His Men – “You and the Night and the Music” – Volume 1 (1953)

Valerie Gillespie – “I Thought About You” – Once Again (2003)

Grant Green – “This Could Be The Start of Something Good” – I Want to Hold Your Hand (1965)

Dan Heck - "Tommy's Teeth" - Compositionality (2008)

Pamela York - "He Leadeth Me" - Lay Down This World (2012)


Grant Green at a 1964 session
 

Hour Two:

La Lucha – “La Migra” – La Lucha (2012)

Joe Farrell – “Follow Your Heart” - Joe Farrell Quartet [CTI Moment](1970)

Chick Corea – “The One Step” – Friends (1978)

Cal Tjader - "Amazonas" - Amazonas (1975)

Nathan Ecklund - "Christmastime Is Here" - Crafty Christmas (2012)


Winard Harper and Jeli Posse - "Get Tough" - Coexist (2012)

Wynton Kelly – “Ill Wind” – Piano (1958)


Clare Fischer Latin Jazz Big Band - "San Francisco P.M." - ¡Ritmo! (2012)

Bobby Broom - "Upper West Side Story" - Upper West Side Story (2012)




Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Playlist for 11/27/12 WFCF - Jazz Greats

Compelling album by piano great Ron Miller


What a beautiful day! Today's show was a bit of a surprise - Mariann hurt her leg and had to stay home, doctor's orders! Nonetheless - it was a blast, as always. The ride from Palm Coast to Saint Augustine was the best one yet - windows down, sunshine and 78 degrees, awesome! It looks like I will be taking over the show, and Mariann will guest dj from time to time. I'm pretty excited and happy to be back 'in the groove'. Thanks for listening & for stopping by! - Kendo




Hour One:

Sarah Vaughan – "Sophisticated Lady" - After Hours (1961)

Dave Brubeck - "Time In" - Time In (1965)

Hammer Klavier Trio – “Hysterioso” – Rocket in the Pocket (2012)

3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Bobby Timmons – “Corcovado” – From the Bottom (1964)

John Coltrane – “It’s Easy To Remember” - Ballads (1961)

Skip Wilkins and Jill Allen (Wofsey) – “Smile” – Two Much Fun (1994)

Doug Carn – “Little B’s Poem” – Infant Eyes (1971)

Benny Golson & the Philadelphians – “Stablemates” - Benny Golson & the Philadelphians (1958)

Ron Miller - ”Ruth” – Peacock Park (2010)

Cal Tjader – “Star Dust” - Breeze from the East
(recorded 49 years ago today 11/27/1963)




Hour Two:


Lambert, Hendricks & Ross - "Caravan" - Lambert, Hendricks & Ross Sing Ellington (1960)*

Miles Davis – “Sorcerer” – Sorcerer (1967)

Red Garland – “Spring Will Be a Little Late This Year” - All Kinds of Weather
(recorded 52 Years Ago Today – 11/27/1958)

George Benson – “Last Train to Clarksville” – Shape of Things to Come (CTI Moment 1968)

Larry Coryell & Kenny Drew Jr. – "Silver’s Serenade" - Duality (2011)

Dorothy Ashby - "Little Sunflower" - Afro-Harping (1968)*

Sylvia Herold Rhythm Bugs – “The Spider and the Fly” – The Spider and the Fly(2012)

Santo & Johnny - "Tenderly" - Best Of (196?)

Clare Fischer Latin Jazz Big Band - "San Francisco P.M." - ¡Ritmo! (2012)

Anat Cohen - "Anat's Dance" - Claroscuro (2012)

*from the WFCF vinyl jazz library.






Monday, November 19, 2012

Playlist For 11-20-12 WFCF - Jazz Greats

A constant in my childhood - we had two copies!


Today's show had all kinds of variety and thought provoking sounds, spanning 7 decades of jazz! The overall vibe was pretty chill - a nice November afternoon listening to tunes, and snacking on those white Oreos with chocolate centers. Next show will be Dec. 4th. Thanks for stopping by! - DJ Kendo



Hour One:

Lester Young Trio – “Indiana” – Aladdin Recordings (1942) 

Hammer Klavier Trio – "A Sketch in Dark Colors" – Rocket in the Pocket (2012)

3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Astrud Gilberto – "Brazilian Tapestry" - (1971)

East Coast Standards Time – "Xibaba" – Impressions (2007)

Sonny Stitt – "Aint Misbehavin’" – Kaleidescope (1950)


Duke Jordan – “Flight to Jordan” – Trio & Quintet (57 years ago today 11/20/1955)

Joe Henderson – “A Shade of Jade” – In Pursuit of Blackness (1971)

Dot Wilder – “Just Squeeze Me” – Live At the Warehouse (1999)


Miles Davis – “Tasty Pudding” – Miles Davis and Horns (1953)




Hour Two:

Michel Camilo – “Just Kiddin’” – Why Not? (1985)

Dave Brubeck Quartet – “Stardust” – Jazz at Oberlin (1953)

CTI Moment
– Freddie Hubbard – “Naturally” – Sky Dive (1972)

Bill Evans – "Our Love Is Here to Stay" – Trio ’65 (1965)

Kenyon Hopkins – “On The Roof” – Yellow Canary Soundtrack (1963)

Tom Stewart – “Wintergreen” – First Time Over (2006)

Art Tatum – “Willow Weep for Me” (1953)

Cal Tjader – "Soul Sauce" – Soul Sauce (48 Years Ago Today 11/20/1964)

Harold Mabern - "The People Tree" - Mr. Lucky (2012)

Lewis Nash - "Y Todavia La Queiro" - The Highest Mountain (2012)






Monday, November 5, 2012

Playlist for 11-6-12 WFCF - Jazz Greats

Love that early 70's font!
 
Election Day Jazz!! You'll be happy to know that this week's show is completely non-partisan and free from mud-slinging. In fact - politics are illegal on Jazz Greats! A few bumps but a fun show. Thanks to all the callers for making it even more so!

New feature - The 3:15 Jazz Coffee Break!! Every time I host the show (every other week) I'll play a set of jazz at 3:15 for anyone who needs a little me-break from their job, day, spouse, kids, thoughts, what have you. So grab that favorite relaxing beverage, warm or cold, and tune in for some peaceful Latin, easy West Coast, deep saxophone ballad or light and happy numbers! Listen online here. 3-5pm eastern standard time.



HOUR ONE:

Sarah Vaughan – "Great Day" – After Hours (1961)

Dexter Gordon – "What It Was" – Tangerine (1972)

3:15 Jazz Coffee Break:

Cal Tjader – "Flamingo"  - Quintet (1956)

Gerry Mulligan Quartet – "Walking Shoes" – Best of Quartet (1952)

Gerry Mulligan Quartet - "Makin' Whoopee" - Best of Quartet (1953)


Lambert Hendricks & Ross – "Little Pony" – Sing a Song of Basie (1957)

Stan Kenton - "Willow Weep for Me" - Standards in Silhouette (1959)

Lennie Tristano – "I Can’t Get Started" - Complete Lennie Tristano (1946)

Oscar Peterson - "Something's Comin'" – The Will to Swing


MJQ – "Blues in A Minor" – Blues on Bach (1973)





HOUR TWO:

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

Chick Corea/Gary Burton – "Desert Air" - Crystal Silence [
40 Years Ago Today 11/6/1972]

La Lucha – "I’m So Tired" – La Lucha (2012)
Soul Mann & The Brothers – "Bumpy’s Blues" (1972)
Zach Bartholomew Trio – "Stop and Go" – Out of This Town (2012)

Frank Capek Quartet – "My Gift to You" (2012)

Mike Longo Trio - "So What" - A Celebration of Diz and Miles (2012)
Joe Farrell – "Outback" – Outback (1971) [CTI Moment]

Anat Cohen - "Nightmare" - Claroscuro (2012)



Next show with me is Tuesday November 20th.
See you then! - DJ Kendo



   
 





Monday, October 22, 2012

Playlist for 10-23-12 WFCF - Jazz Greats

A decent amount of late 90s jazz was played this week. I also delved into the WFCF vinyl a bit and used the turntable for the first time! w00t! lol had a great time as always.

Thanks and stay tuned! - DJ Kendo



Hour One


Wes Montgomery – Dearly Beloved – Giants of Jazz – (1963)

Jackie McLean – Little Melonae – Hat Trick (1996)

Michel Camilo – El Realejo (1993)

John Coltrane – Aisha – OlĂ© (1961)

Art Blakey – This Is For Albert – Caravan [
50 Years Ago Today October 23-24, 1962]

MJQ – Concorde – Concorde (1955)

Art Blakey – Skylark– Caravan (1962 same as above)

Stanley Turrentine – Salt Song - Salt Song (1971)
CTI Moment



Hour Two

Hubert Laws - Windows - Law's Cause (1967)

Michael Brecker – Song for Bilbao – Tales from the Hudson (1996)

Grant Green – Brazil – The Latin Bit (1962)

Cheryl Bentyne - My Heart Belongs to Daddy - Let's Misbehave (2012)

Michael Royal - Some Other Time - Transition (2008)

Lee Ritenour - Fat Albert Rotunda - Rhythm Sessions (2012)

Bill Frisell, Ron Carter, Paul Motian - Worse and Worse - Frisell Carter & Motian (?)

Lewis Nash - Ain't Nothin' Nu - The Highest Mountain (2012)




Saturday, October 20, 2012

Desert Isle Pick 2

Gonzalo Rubalcaba - Suite 4 y 20
(rec May 1992 released on Blue Note)

I picked this up in 1993 at a cd store in Port Jefferson Station, NY. (a what?) It was erroneously placed in the World section under Spain (it was recorded in Madrid). I was looking for exotica (I did not buy much jazz back then), and thought I was getting something different - but it was love at first listen. I can't tell you how many nights I've fallen asleep to this one; and I've been a devout fan since.
L-R: G Rubalcaba, Julio Barreto, Reynaldo Melian, Charlie Haden (at drums)
and ? possibly elec bassist Felipe Cabrera

A few adjectives to sum it up: gorgeous, pretty, fascinating. Rubalcaba's output - particularly back then, has been wildly varied in it's listening "accessibility". This is probably his first 'quiet' release, not to say there isn't fire and dash or latin funkiness - but overall it's dreamy & introspective. The penchant for complexity and reharmonizing is there, but toned down in a romantic vein. Every track is memorable (although many will require several listens to grasp), and quite a few unforgettable, like "Perfidia", "Love Letters", "Here, There and Everywhere" and especially Charlie Haden's "Our Spanish Love Song". It's the album as a whole, tho', that has it's lasting effect on one. The addition of Reynaldo Melian on trumpet provides variety and more Cuban flair, while Julio Barreto is something of an unsung hero on the drums, just marvelous!

A few of the originals are condensed, simplified versions of compositions recorded earlier ("Preludio Proyecto Latino", "Comienzo") and are all the better for it. I don't know that this album is yet available (it wasn't for a long while) but if you find yourself a copy don't let it get away! - DJ Kendo


Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Playlist for 10-16-12 WFCF - Jazz Greats

Below is the playlist for today's show. Squeezin' in a late request cut out one of the 'new jazz' tracks, but we'll get to it next week! The show had a very relaxed vibe to it. Thanks for listening! - DJ Kendo



John Scofield, Chris Potter & Bill Stewart!
Produced by Airto - Lots of George Duke also...


 









Hour One:


1. Cal Tjader – Amazonas – Amazonas (1975)

2. Art Farmer – Flute Song – Something You Got (1977) (CTI Moment)

3.
David “Fathead” Newman – Skylark – Straight Ahead (1960)

4. Gonzalo Rubalcaba - The Blessing - The Blessing (1991)

5.
Joe Cinderella – My One and Only Love – Concept (2000)

6. Duke Ellington – Just Squeeze Me – Centenial (1946)

7. Thelonious Monk Trio – Monk's Dream   - Monk
(10/15/1952 – 60 Years Ago, Yesterday
)

8.
Thelonious Monk Trio - Little Rootie Tootie (same as above)

9. Dave Douglas Quintet - This Is My Father's World - Be Still (2012)



One of the first fusion albums!
AC Jobim arranged & played on 2 tracks -
One of the first Bossa albums...

Hour Two:   


10. Gary Burton – Sing Me a Song of the Blues – Duster (1967)

11. Gary Burton – Portsmouth Figurations – Duster (1967)

12. George Cables - I Loves You Porgy - My Muse (2012)

13. Coleman Hawkins - I’ll Never Be the Same – Relaxes (1961)

14. Per Danielsson – In Your Own Sweet way – Time Will Tell (2010)

15.  Herbie Mann – Once I Loved –– Do the Bossa Nova – (1962)

16.
John Scofield – Green Tea – A Go Go (1998)

17.
Kenny Drew Jr – Minor Sights – Coral Sea (2011)

18.
John Coltrane – My Favorite Things (single ver) (1960)

19.
Wayne Krantz – Not Concsiously Written About – Long to be Loose (1993)

20.
John Patitucci – Search for Peace – Now (1998)

To request a song for next weeks show - send a tweet early! Just make it jazz... If I have it, I'll play it :) 

Great album! 10% of proceeds go to charity! Right on!