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.

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!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Playlist for 10-9-12 WFCF - Jazz Greats

Hope everyone had a great Columbus Day! We got plenty of rain in FL, but as station boss DMC points out - "It's better than smoke!". Below is the playlist for the 10/9/12 Jazz Greats show (3-5pm eastern) on WFCF. Another show I had a blast hosting - such marvelous music from these artists! Thank you for listening - Kendo




1. Grand Central – Coltrane/Adderley – (1959)

2. Vince Guaraldi – Cast Your Fate to the Wind – Impressions of Black Orpheus (1962)

3. Anita O’Day/Cal Tjader – Just In Time – Time for 2

4. Thelonious Monk – Panonnica – Brilliant Corners
          56 Years Ago today (10/9/1956)

5. Tia Fuller - Cherokee - Angelic Warrior (2012)

6. Quincy Jones – Ironside – Smackwater Jack (1971)

7. Joe Farrell –
Collage for Polly – Joe Farrell Quartet (1971)

8. General Music Project II - It Was a Very Good Year (1994)
 
9. Milt Jackson/Count Basie –Shiny Stockings -  Vol 2 (1978)

10. Lee Ritenour - The Village - Rhythm Sessions (2012)



Hour Two

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

12. Michael Occhipinti - Beautiful Boy - Shine On (2012)

13. Lee Konitz – Odjenar – The New Sounds (1951)

14. Cal Tjader – Tokyo Blues – Several Shades of Jade (1963)

15. Lisa Casalino – Manhattan – Introducing Lisa Casalino (2012)

16. CTI Moment – Paul Desmond Ob-La-Di Ob-La Da – Summertime (1968)

17. Herbie Nichols – Step Tempest – Prophetic HN Vol 1

18. John Scofield - Fez - Bump (1999)

19. Tom Brantley – Star Dust – Boneyard (2005)

20. Jerry Bergonzie - High Tops - Shifting Gears(2012)







Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Playlist for 10-2-12 WFCF - Jazz Greats


Lots of interesting tracks today from Hubbard, Scofield, Corea as well as a feature on Miami Saxophonist David Fernandez.  - DJ Kendo

First Hour:

  •  Pointer Sisters – "Jada" – Pointer Sisters (1973)
  •  Pat Martino w/ Bobby Rose - "Four on Six" - Alone Together (2012)
  •  Freddie Hubbard – "Crisis" – High Energy (1974)
  •  John Scofield – "Fez" – Bump (1999)
  •  Clifton Anderson - "Bacalou Tonight" - And So We Carry On (2012)
  •  David Fernandez – "Spills" – Transition Project
  •  David Fernandez – "Voyager" – Symmetry (2005)
  • Chick Corea – "Got a Match?" – Music Forever and Beyond (1986)
  •  Chick Corea – "Nite Sprite" – Music Forever and Beyond (1976)


Second Hour: "Brought to you by the number 3!"

  •  Thelonious Monk – "Bemsha Swing" - Thelonious Monk (1952) ~request
  •  Tom Stewart – "Strike 3" – First Time Over (2006) 
  •  Perry Joslin Project - "Only Take Three" – It's a Strange Thing (2009)
     
  •  Michel Camilo – "We Three" - Suntan (1986)
  •  Dave Brubeck – "Three to Get Ready" – Time Out (1959)
     
  •  Hank Mobley – "Three Way Split" – No Room for Squares
    (49 years ago today – 10/2/1963)
  •  Gonzalo Rubalcaba – "Tres Palabras" – Suite 4 y 20 (1992)
  •  Weather Report – "Three Views of a Secret" – Night Passage – (1980)
  •  Jackie McLean – "The Three Minors" – Vertigo  (1962)