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, September 25, 2012

Playlist for 9-25-12 WFCF - Jazz Greats

Today's show featured rock music performed by jazz artists! Expect songs by the Beatles, Beach Boys, Rolling Stones, NIN, Coldplay & more, performed by Jazz Greats! Below is the playlist.




  • Emanuele Coluccia - "Jazzlito" - Jazzlito [Jazz Greats opening music]
  • Joe Alterman - "Georgia On My Mind" - Give Me the Simple Life
  • Cheryl Bentyne - "My Heart Belongs to Daddy" - Let's Misbehave
  • Steve Einerson - "With Love and Squalor" - Arrival
  • Freddie Hubbard - "Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey" - First Light


  • Brad Mehldau - "Blackbird" - The Art of the Trio Vol 1
  • Sonny Stitt - "Killing Me Softly With His Song" - In Style
  • Cal Tjader - "Gimme Shelter" - Agua Dulce
  • Brian Bromberg - "The Wind Cries Mary" - Bromberg Plays Hendrix
  • Miles Davis - "Milestones" - Miles in Berlin
    [recorded 48 years ago on this date - 9/25/64
  • La Lucha - "I'm So Tired" - La Lucha
  • La Lucha - "Don't Talk" - La Lucha
  • Lynne Arriale - "Something I Can Never Have" - Convergence


  • Grant Green - "I Want to Hold Your Hand" - I Want to Hold Your Hand
  • Joni Paladin - "Tenderly"
  • Bad Plus - "Heart of Glass" - Blunt Object Live in Tokyo
  • Jamie Ousley - "Swallowed in the Sea" - A Sea of Voices
  • Paul Kogut - "Know It? I Wrote It!" - Turn of Phrase
  • Chuck Owen and the Jazz Surge - "Glib" - Here We Are

Lots of fun doing the rock theme today - thanks for listening! - DJ Kendo

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Desert Isle Pick 1

A Go Go cover - Verve Records

 John Scofield - A Go Go

Not sure what I can say about this record to help you grasp the sound - for me it was the sound of winter 1998-99. With Medeski, Martin & Wood, Scofield may have found his pinnacle of expression. Yes, there's the irresistible funk grooves, the ridiculous empathy of MMW, the wonderful variety of Medeski's Hammond, and occasionally that wild stereo chorus guitar sound we always wait for; but Scofield seems also to be completely free to dig way in to his inner self and bend, groan & grind it out on the strings. Composition-ally, he hits a mark so rare in jazz or any music, simplicity with profundity. 


I was first introduced to this album via a Verve sampler called "Guitarism", a bonus feature in some magazine. It's filled with jazz guitar all-stars, but the humorous, chilled "Boozer" stood out by a mile for me. A Go Go topped off my favs list for years (now it wrestles with 1 or 2 others). There's gripping urgency (Hottentot), enigmatic spookiness (Kubrick, Deadzy), marvelous, relaxed soul (Jeep on 35, Southern Pacific) knock-out funk (Chank, A Go Go) and an overall intimate, personable feel (Green Tea, Chicken Dog).

If you love improvised music beyond hard-bop, this record is a must. - DJ Kendo



Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Playlist for 9-18-2012 WFCF - Jazz Greats

Rainy jazz afternoon in St. Augustine... Here is the playlist for today's Jazz Greats show on WFCF 88Five 

Listen online here Tuesdays 3-5pm Eastern





Hour One -
  • Grant Green - "Dracula" - Green is Beautiful
  • Stanley Turrentine - "Cherry" - Cherry
  • Miles Davis - "New Rhumba" - Miles Ahead
  • Dexter Gordon - "Autumn in NY" - Daddy Plays the Horn [recorded 57 years ago today 9/18/55]
  • Bruce Barth - "The Song Is You" - Three Things of Beauty
  • Gary Wofsey - "Perpetual Change" - In Stereo
  • Gary Wofsey - "Petrouchka" - In Japan
  • Gerry Niewood - "Come the Weekend" - Share My Dream
  • Michel Petrucciani - "Amalgame" - Oracle's Destiny

Gerry Niewood
Hour Two


  • Jack Wilkins - "Song of the Anvil" - The Blue and Green Project
  • Ella Fitzgerald - "Lover Come Back to Me" - Stormy Weekend Jazz
  • Lee Morgan - "Ceora" - Cornbread [recorded 47 years ago today 9/18/65]
  • Don Durkee Trio - "I'm Old Fashioned" - Our Delight
  •  Joe Alterman - "Give Me the Simple Life" - Give Me the Simple Life
  • Lena Horne - "Love Me or Leave Me" - Stormy Weekend Jazz
  • John Scofield - "Chicken Dog" - A Go Go
  • Andy McKee - "Top Hat" - Sound Roots
  • Tia Fuller - "Angelic Warrior" - Angelic Warrior


Next week - famous rock songs done by jazz greats! Thanks for listening! - Kendo



Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Playlist for 9-11-12 WFCF - Jazz Greats

Love the colors & the notations from the previous owner :)

Ah - I liked the way this show went. Except for that awkward 40 seconds or so of dead air. That part was lame. :)  "Jazz Greats" can be heard every Tuesday from 3-5pm EST. WFCF is an Iheart station - you can listen online here. Jazz every weekday from 3-7!


  • Cal Tjader - Serengeti - La Onda va Bien
  • Miles Davis - Moon Dreams
  • John Patitucci - Jesus is on the Mainline - Line by Line 
  • Herb Silverstein - 9.11 - Beach Walker
  • Peter Appleyard - After You've Gone - Sophisticated Ladies
  • Montgomery Brothers - Beaux Arts - Montgomery Bros in Canada
  • Jack McDuff - Layin' Back - The Fourth Dimension
  • La Lucha - Oops I Did It Again - La Lucha 
  • Bud Powell - Parisian Thoroughfare - Bud Powell's Moods 
  • Horace Silver - St. Vitus Dance - Blowin' the Blues Away ["53 years ago today..." recorded 9/13/59]
  • Emanuele Coluccia - Jazzlito - Jazzlito



  • Rich Walker - Untitled Ballad - Lazybird Revisited
  • Bruce Barth - The Rushing Hour - Three Things of Beauty
  • Miles Davis - Budo - Miles & Coltrane (request) 
  • Marc Johnson - Faith in You - The Sound of Summer Running
  • Joe Farrell - Bleeding Orchid - Outback
  • Roy Haynes - Moon Ray - Out of the Afternoon
  • Michel Camilo - Journey - On the Other Hand
  • Weather Report - Dream Clock - Night Passage
  • Michael Pedicin - I Want to Talk About You - Live at the Loft
  • thanks for spending time with me!! - DJ Kendo

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Playlist for 9-4-12 WFCF - Jazz Greats

Really enjoyed doing the show today, first time on "Jazz Greats". Below is the playlist. You can listen to the show online every Tuesday 3-5pm via Iheart (or 88.5 FM if you're in the area). WFCF plays jazz every weekday from 3 to 7 with lots of cool & tasteful hosts! - DJ Kendo


  • Return to Forever - "You’re Everything" – Light as a Feather 
  • Dave Brubeck Quartet – "Blue Rondo Ala Turk" – Time Out
  • John Coltrane – "It’s Easy to Remember" - Complete Quartet Recordings
  • Allison Paris – "Invitation to the Blues" – Second Chances
  • John Abercrombie - "Blues Connotation" - Within a Song
  • Terry Myers - "Don't Get Around Much Anymore" - Smiles
  • Thelonious Monk - "Round Lights" - Alone in San Francisco
  • Thelonious Monk - "In Walked Bud" – Underground
  • Sybil Gage - "Pigfoot" - Requests from the Bar
  • Bobby Hutcherson - "Clockwise" - Conception: The Gift of Love
  • Jane Monheit - "Taking a Chance on Love" - Taking a Chance on Love
  • Tom Harrell - "Right as Rain" - Number Five
  • Lisa Kelly & JB Scott Jazz 5tet - "Night and Day" - Memories of Tomorrow 
  • Stanley Turrentine/Milt Jackson - "Sister Sanctified" - Cherry
  • Freddie Hubbard - "Naturally" - Sky Dive

    "49 years ago... tomorrow!!"
  •  Sonny Stitt/Paul Gonsalves - "Theme from Lord of the Flies" - Salt and Pepper (recorded 9/5/63)
  • Ermesc Gonzalez - "The E Music" - Ermesc
  • Carol Weisman - "Detour Ahead" - Journey
  • Stanley Turrentine/Milt Jackson - "Speedball" - Cherry
  • Andrew Swift - "Is That So?" - Swift Kick


Monday, September 3, 2012

Go-To Album 5


Stanley Turrentine with Milt Jackson - Cherry
CTI-6017

Rhythm section is just nuts: Billy Cobham, Ron Carter, Bob James, Cornell Dupree on guitar & of course Milt on vibes. The opening number, Lee Morgan's "Speedball" finds them completely in sync and swinging hard. Turrentine is all fire on the up tracks and in prime, inspired form for the whole album. The ballads are slow and gorgeous with Jackson taking the melodies. Two sweet treats are compositions by Weldon Irvine Jr: "Introspective" (hard-edged 12/8 minor blues romper) and especially the popular "Sister Sanctified"; sampled decades later for rap & hip-hop tracks. The real surprise on "Sister" is how well Bags hangs with the soul-funk (way better than on his own "Sunflower" album), his exquisite solo paired with a relaxed, sunny rhythm section help make for a highly memorable recording. The album boasts Stanley's fantastic tenor tone throughout, and he's wonderfully sensitive to what's going on around him. Between talent and variety - "Cherry" has everything! - DJ Kendo




Below is a link to this album sold on Amazon - usually some pretty sweet deals in the used section :)