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, December 30, 2013

Playlist for 12-31-2013 WFCF - New Year's Eve!



I was very excited to be doing a show on New Year's Eve. It's also a "Christmas Haul" show - the broadcast featured hot cuts from the ridiculous amount of albums I received for Christmas. Artists include Shelly Manne, Kenny Barron, Freddie Hubbard, Wayne Shorter, Dave Brubeck, Jack McDuff, Airto, Wes Montgomery and many more + a bunch of tracks from the new jazz shelf! Thanks for tuning in, calls, FB posts and messages; and Happy New Year! - Kendo



Hour One:

Gerry Gibbs - "The Shadow of Your Smile" - Thrasher Dream Trio (2013)

Ray Mantilla - "The Simple Life" - The Connection (2013)

    3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Howard Rumsey's Lighthouse All-Stars - "Love Letters" - Volume Three (1952)



Freddie Hubbard - "Portrait of Jenny" - Bundle of Joy (1977)

Dave Brubeck Quartet - "In Your Own Sweet Way" - Brandenburg Gate: Revisited (1961)


Kenny Barron - "Golden Lotus" - Golden Lotus (1980)

Cal Tjader - "Where is Love" - Guarabe (1976)

Kevin Eubanks - "Turning Point (Part I) - Turning Point (1992)

Shelly Manne & His Men - "Doxy" - Vol. 4 Swinging Sounds (1956)

Hour Two:

Bill Evans - "Isn't It Romantic" - At Shelly's Manne-Hole (1963)



Wes Montgomery - "What the World Needs Now is Love" - Tequila (1966)

Gonzalo Rubalcaba - "Contagio" - Rapsodia (1992)

Art Pepper - "Rita-San" - No Limit (1977)

Freddie Hubbard - "Betcha By Golly Wow" - Gleam (1975)

Cal Tjader - "" - Tjader Plays Mambo () -

Brother Jack McDuff - "It's All a Joke" - Down Home Style (1969)

Weather Report - "Elegant People" - Black Market (1975)


Hour Three:

Mark Johnson - "Blues for EJ"

Airto - "Merry-Go-Round" - Fingers (1973) - 2:50 CTI Moment

Howard Rumsey's Lighthouse All-Stars - "Big Girl" - Volume Three (1952)

Cal Tjader - "Morning" - Here (1977)

Brother Jack McDuff - "Theme from Electric Surfboard" - Down Home Style (1969)



Shelly Manne & His Men - "Quartet Part II" - Vol 5 More Swinging Sounds (1956)

Freddie Hubbard - "Rainy Day Song" - Bundle of Joy (1977)

Wes Montgomery - "Tequila" - Tequila (1966)

Kenny Barron - "Cinco" - Golden Lotus (1980)

Hour Four:

Dave Brubeck - "Theme from 'Mr Broadway'" - Jazz Impressions of New York (1964) 

Wayne Shorter - "Mahogany Bird" - Phantom Navigator (1986)

Cal Tjader - "Afro Blue" - Concert By the Sea (1959)


Shelly Manne - "Deep People" - Here's That Manne (1951)

Shelly Manne - "The Princess of Evil" - Here's That Manne (1951)


Bill Evans - "Swedish Pastry" -
At Shelly's Manne-Hole (1963)

Houston Person - "Lets' Fall In Love" - Nice 'n' Easy (2013)



Ahmad Jamal - "Back to the Future" - Saturday Morning (2013)

Joey DeFrancesco - "I Don't Wanna Be Kissed" - One For Rudy (2013)

Bill O'Connell - "Joshua" - Zocalo (2013)

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Playlist for 12-24-2013 WFCF - Christmas Eve!



Christmas Eve show! Holiday favorites from Dexter Gordon, King Curtis, Bill Evans and many more! Took some doing to get to the station, today - but I made it. Thanks for tuning in & Merry Christmas! - Kendo



Hour One:

Vince Guaraldi - "O Tannenbaum" - A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)

Bill Evans - "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" - Trio '64 (1963)

    3:15 Jazz Cookie Break!

Michael Bublé - "I'll Be Home For Christmas" - Let It Snow! (2003)

Dexter Gordon - "The Christmas Song" - The Panther (1970)
The Swingle Singers


Swingle Singers - "Medley" - Christmastime (1968)

King Curtis - "What Are You Doing New Years Eve?" - Soul Christmas (1968)


Roy Hargrove - "Frosty the Snowman" - Holiday Jazz (1996)

Jack Brokensha - "Little Drummer Boy" - Xmazz (1993)

Stan Kenton - "O Holy Night" - God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (1961)



Vince Guaraldi - "Greensleeves" - A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)


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

Hour Two:

Bill Doyle Trio with Linda Cole - "Jingle Bells" (2013)

Heath Brothers - "Our Little Town" - God Rest Ye Merry Jazzmen (1981)

Jimmy Smith - "White Christmas" - Christmas '64 (1964)
Mix of big band and combo numbers on this one!


Bobby Timmons - "Deck the Halls" - Holiday Soul (1964) 

Duke Ellington - "Arabesque Cookie" - The Nutcracker Suite (1960)



[music during announcements: Lawrence Welk - "Let It Snow!

Let It Snow! Let It Snow!"]

Yank Lawson - "Hark the Herald Angels Sing" - Yank Lawson/Bob Haggart - Hark the Herald Angels Swing! (1972)

Red Garland - "Winter Wonderland" - All Kinds of Weather (1958)



Stan Kenton - "Good King Wenceslas" - God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (1961)


Nnenna Freelon - "Christmas Time is Here" - Christmas (2013)

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




Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Playlist for 12-17-2013 WFCF - Tributes!


"From a notebook, November 7" - Maria Mamczur
oil pastels

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This week's show pays tribute to over a dozen jazz musicians who left us in 2013. The intention is not to mourn, but to celebrate the gifts of beauty they provided us with. Also today is the Virgin Sacrifice - we play an unopened copy of Duke Ellington's Nutcracker Suite and play a whole side at 5:15. Sprinkle in some new jazz releases and a Christmas favorite! Also be sure to visit this month's artist at her website - beautiful visuals! Tune in from 3-7pm at 88.5FM or listen anywhere in the US via iHeart for free! Leave comments about the artists featured today at either Facebook or Twitter. See you then! - Kendo




Hour One:

Bill O'Connell - "Big Sur" - Zocalo (2013)

Bill O'Connell - "Erik's Song" - Zocalo (2013)

    3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Johnny Smith - "Stars Fell on Alabama" - Moonlight in Vermont (1952)

Johnny Smith - "Sometimes I'm Happy" - Moonlight in Vermont (1952)

Chico Hamilton ~

    Gerry Mulligan Quartet - "Freeway" - Gerry Mulligan Quartet (1952)

    Chico Hamilton - "A Piece of Music" - 12 Tones of Love (2009)

Butch Warren ~

    Dexter Gordon - "You Stepped Out of a Dream" - A Swingin' Affair (1962)

    Jackie McLean - "Lost" - A Fickle Sonance (1961)

Jim Hall ~

    Jim Hall - "I Hear a Rhapsody" - Live (1975)

    Jimmy Giuffre 3 - "Crazy She Calls Me" - Jimmy Giuffre 3 (1957)

Hour Two:


Art Blakey Quintet - "Quicksilver" - A Night at Birdland (1954)

Frank Capek - "Common Sense" - Frank Capek Quartet (2011)

Mulgrew Miller ~

    Mulgrew Miller - "Leilani's Leap" - Hand in Hand (1992)

    Wallace Roney - "Blue in Green" - Verses (1987)

Ben Tucker ~

    Warne Marsh - "Jazz of Two Cities" - Jazz of Two Cities (1956)

    Grant Green - "Grant's Dimensions" - Green Street (1961)

Frank Wess - "Say It Isn't So" - Magic 101 (2011)

Frank Foster & Frank Wess - "Up and Coming" - Frankly Speaking (1984)

Hour Three:

Tim Warfield - "Caroling Caroling" - Jazzy Christmas (2013)

New York Voices - "We Three Kings" - Let It Snow (2013)

Duke Ellington - "Overture" - The Nutcracker Suite (1960)

Duke Ellington - "Toot Toot Tootie Too" - The Nutcracker Suite (1960)

Duke Ellington - "Peanut Brittle Brigade" - The Nutcracker Suite (1960)

Duke Ellington - "Sugar Rum Cherry" - The Nutcracker Suite (1960)

Duke Ellington - "Entr'acte" - The Nutcracker Suite (1960)

Cedar Walton ~

    Art Blakey - "Pensativa" - Free for All (1964)

    Bobby Hutcherson - "Clockwise" - Conception (1979)

Marian McPartland - "A Fine Romance" - A Fine Romance (1978)

Marian McPartland - "Send in the Clowns" - A Fine Romance (1978)

Hour Four:

Jimmy Smith - "Jingle Bells" - Christmas '64 (1964)

Peter Appleyard - "Strike Up the Band" - The Vibes Sound of PA ()

George Duke ~

    Cal Tjader - "Corine" - Amazonas (1975)

Walter Bishop Jr. ~

    Miles Davis - "Compulsion" - Collectors' Items (1953)

    Miles Davis - "Denial" - The New Sounds (1951)

Donald Byrd - "Fancy Free" - Fancy Free (1969)

Donald Byrd/Gigi Gryce - "Speculation" - Jazz Lab (1957)

Donald Byrd - "I Love the Girl" - Fancy Free (1969)

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Playlist for 12-10-2013 WFCF - Jazz Greats!


"From a notebook, December 22" - Maria Mamczur
oil pastels

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It's been a busy week - with less time to plan this week's playlist. So I picked out a lot of favorites this week. The result is at 5pm we'll have an entire hour of music from the CTI label! New releases from some Florida artists, a smattering of holiday jazz and a different kinda 3:15 coffee break are also features. Join me Tuesday 12/10 from 3-7 on WFCF 88.5FM. Click to listen for free on iHeart and we're also on spotify! See you then - Kendo



Hour One:

Ray Mantilla - "Andean Fantasy" - The Connection (2013)

Gerry Gibbs - "Epistrophy" - Gerry Gibb's Thrasher Dream Trio (2013)

    3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Medeski Martin & Wood - "Moti Mo" - It's A Jungle In Here (1993)

Miles Davis - "Oleo" - Bags Groove (1954)


Miles Davis - "Conception" - The New Sounds (1951)
Chet Baker kind of holiday lol


La Lucha - "Take On Me" - La Lucha (2012)

Ron Miller - "Seventh Sign" - Peacock Park (2010)

Chet Baker - "Winter Wonderland" - (1953)

Hour Two:

Dexter Gordon - "Tangerine" - Tangerine (1972)

Sonny Stitt - "Cherokee" - Kaleidoscope (1950)

Matt Kane - "Who Can I Turn To" - Suit Up! (2013)

Jackie McLean & Junko Onishi - "Little Melonae" - (1996)

Cook Trio - "I'll See You In My Dreams" - Uproar (2013)
New release - great cover!!


Cook Trio - "Made for Wesley" - Uproar (2013)

Clare Fischer Orchestra - "Morning" - Manteca! (1965)

Duke Pearson - "Sleigh Ride" - Merry Ole Soul (1969)

Bill Evans & Jim Hall - "Stairway to the Stars" - Undercurrent (1962)

Hour 3 - CTI Hour!!:

Wes Montgomery - "A Day in the Life" - A Day in the Life (1967)

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

Kenny Burrell - "Be Yourself" - God Bless the Child (1971)
WFCF copy - cover's shot but vinyl great!


Kenny Burrell - "Love is the Answer" - God Bless the Child (1971)

Joe Farrell - "Collage for Polly" - Joe Farrell Quartet (1970)

Art Farmer - "Sandu" - Something You Got (1977)

Airto - "Lucky Southern" - Free (1972)

Freddie Hubbard - "Naturally" - Sky Dive (1972)

George Benson - "Chattanooga Choo Choo" - Shape of Things to Come (1968)

Stanley Turrentine - "Two for T." - Don't Mess with Mr. T (1973)

Hour Four:


Cal Tjader - "Amazonas" - Amazonas (1975)

John Scofield - "Jeep on 35" - A Go Go (1998)

Jamie Ousley - "Steam" - A Sea of Voices (2012)

Wynton Marsalis - "Aural Oasis" - Black Codes (1985)

Hampton Hawes - "Just One of Those Things" - Bird Song (1956)

Sybil Gage - "Three Time Loser" - Requests from the Bar (2013)

Hot Shock - "Bricks Without Straw" - Hot Shock (2013)

Bill O'Connell - "Erik's Song" -
+ The Latin Jazz All-Stars (2013)

Scott Sawyer - "How Deep Is The Ocean" - Dreamers (2013)

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Playlist for 12-3-2013 WFCF - Jazz Greats!


"Abstract 2" - Roderick Brydon
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Many say that live jazz is best, but sometimes we can't always get out to see the expensive shows! So today, we'll hear four lengthy cuts from some classic live jazz shows at the Blackhawk, the Village Vanguard, the Pershing and at Newport. Some big band cuts will feature as well, including Stan Kenton and Bob Florence. As always we'll have a few vinyl spins, selections from the new release shelf, and more jazz variety than you can shake a stick at! Join me from 3-7pm Eastern this Tuesday (12/3) and we'll listen together. It's all free on iHeart, or at 88.5FM for St. Augustine & surrounding areas. See you then! - Kendo



Hour One:

John Coltrane - "I Want to Talk About You" - Newport '63 (1963)

Fred Astaire - "Puttin' On the Ritz" - from the film Blue Skies (1946)

    3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Kristin Korb - "Will You Still Be Mine" - What's Your Story? (2012)

Lynne Arriale - "Here Comes the Sun" - Convergence (2010)

Johnny Smith - "Vilia" - Moonlight in Vermont (1952)


Thelonious Monk Quartet plus Two - "Let's Call This" - At the Blackhawk (1960)



Trombone Shorty - "Vieux Carre" - Say This to Say That


Jack Mouse Group - "Hip Check" - Range of Motion (2012)

Art Tatum - "Just A-Sittin' and A-Rockin'" - Solo Masterpieces Vol 1 (1953)

Johnny Smith - "Tabu" - Moonlight in Vermont (1952)

Hour Two:

Sonny Rollins - "Sonnymoon for Two" - A Night at the Village Vanguard Vol. 2 (1957)

Billie Holiday - "A Fine Romance" - Billy Holiday Story Vol 5 (?)

Jack Brokensha Quartet - "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!" - Xmazz (1993)

Wayne Shorter - "El Gaucho - Adam's Apple (1966)

Jimmy Giuffre 3 - "The Song is You" - The Jimmy Giuffre 3 (recorded 57 Years ago today on 12/3/1956)

Ahmad Jamal - "Poinciana" - But Not For Me (1958)

Cheryl Bentyne/Mark Winkler - "Talk of the Town/Girl Talk" - West Coast Cool (2013)

Gerry Gibbs - "The Eye of the Hurricane" - Gerry Gibb's Thrasher Dream Trio (2013)

Steve Turre - "Blue & Brown" - The Bones of Art (2013)

Hour Three:

Wynton Kelly - "Ill Wind" - Piano (1958)

Cal Tjader - "Django" - Hip Vibrations (1967)

Jim Gailloreto - "I Want to Be Happy" - The Insider (2003)



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

Bob Florence - "Laura" - With All the Bells and Whistles (1995)

Bert Kaempfert - "Cotton Candy" - Blue Midnight (?)

Donald Byrd - "Beast of Burden" - A New Perspective (1963) 5:50 Gospel Express

Hour Four:

Art Tatum - "It's Only a Paper Moon" - Solo Masterpieces Vol 1 (1955)

Freddie Hubbard - "Cascais" - Skagly (1979)

Shorty Rogers - "Paradise Found" - Shorty Rogers Meets Tarzan (1959) WFCF Vinyl

Jackie McLean - "Blues in a Jiff" - Vertigo (1962)

Roberto Fonseca - "Rachel" - Yo (2011)

George Benson - "Sky Dive" - Space (1975) CTI Moment

Mike Jones Trio - "Day by Day" - Plays Well with Others (2012)

NHouston Person - "Someday You'll Be Sorry" - Nice 'n' Easy (2013)

Ahmad Jamal - "I'm In the Mood for Love" - Saturday Morning (2013)


 

Monday, November 25, 2013

Playlist for 11-26-2013 WFCF - Jazz Greats!



"Las Rotas II" - Roderick Brydon

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Thanksgiving week show! No theme, but lots and lots of features! A whole side of Mingus (this month it's an 'almost-virgin' sacrifice), a showcase of Cal Tjader's astonishingly out-of-print "Hip Vibrations", 2-fers from overlooked but awesome albums by Shelly Manne, Woody Herman & Howard Roberts, scores more tracks + new jazz releases! Tuesday Nov. 26th 3-7pm Eastern - you know what to do! (Click hither.) See you then - Kendo


Hour One:

Joey DeFrancesco - "Budo" - One For Rudy (2013)

Houston Person - "Let's Fall in Love" (2013)

    3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Dexter Gordon - "Where Are You" - Go (1962)

Stan Getz/Charlie Byrd - "O Pato" - Jazz Samba (1962)

Lee Konitz - "Indian Summer" - The New Sounds (1951)

Denny Zeitlin - "Put Your Little Foot Right Out" - Slick Rock (2003)


Benny Green Trio - "Ain't She Sweet" - That's Right! (1992)
Benny Green


Gabriel Vivas - "Santa Ines" - Ninth Life (2012)

Shelly Manne - "Perk Up" - Perk Up (1967)

Shelly Manne - "Comeback" - Perk Up (1967)

Junior Cook - "Detour Ahead" - Somethin's Cookin' (1981)

Hour Two:

Miles Davis - "Conception" - The New Sounds (1951)

Brother Jack McDuff - "Gin and Orange" - Gin and Orange (1969)

Chico Hamilton - "Happiness Prevails" - Twelve Tones of Love (2008)

Cal Tjader - "Blues March" - Hip Vibrations (1967) - 6:21
Cal Tjader 1979


Cal Tjader - "Windy" - Hip Vibrations (1967) - 3:30

Cal Tjader - "Sweet Honeybee" - Hip Vibrations (1967)

Stan Kenton - "When Sunny Gets Blue" - Standards in Silhouette (1959)

Pee Wee Russell Quartet - "Taps Miller" - New Groove (1962) WFCF Vinyl

David Fernandez - "Opening Statement" - David Fernandez* (2012)

Hour Three:

Gerry Gibbs Kenny Barron Ron Carter - "Epistrophy" - Gerry Gibb's Thrasher Dream Trio (2013)

Lalo Schifrin - "Dragonfly" - Black Widow (1976) CTI Moment

Charles Mingus - "Things Ain't What They Used To Be " - Mingus Dynasty (1959)

Charles Mingus - "Far Wells, Mill Valley " - Mingus Dynasty (1959)

Charles Mingus - "New Now, Know How" - Mingus Dynasty (1959)

Charles Mingus - "Mood Indigo " - Mingus Dynasty (1959)

Charles Mingus - "Put Me In That Dungeon" - Mingus Dynasty (1959)

Johnny Griffin Orchestra - "Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen" - The Big Soul-Band (1960) 5:50 Gospel Express

Howard Roberts - "Smolderin'" - H.R. is a Dirty Guitar Player (1963) WFCF Vinyl

Howard Roberts - "Li'l Darlin'" - H.R. is a Dirty Guitar Player (1963) WFCF Vinyl

Hour Four:
John Coltrane - "Nancy (With the Laughing Face)" - Ballads (1962)Dave Brubeck - "Ode to a Cowboy" - Jazz Impressions of the USA (recorded 57 years ago today on 11/26/1956)

Paul Motian - "Mode VI" - Lost in a Dream (2009)
Paul Motian 2009


Matt Kane - "John McKee" - Suit Up! (2013)

Woody Herman - "I Can't Get Next To You" - Heavy Exposure (1969) WFCF Vinyl

Woody Herman - "Aquarius" - Heavy Exposure (1969) WFCF Vinyl

Oleg Kireyev and Keith Javors - "Springtime" - Rhyme & Reason (2009)

Bob DeVos - "Pensativa" - Shadow Box (2013)

Scott Sawyer - "How Deep is the Ocean" - Dreamers (2013)




Below are Amazon links for the albums featured on this show! (Note:
Cal Tjader's Hip Vibrations has never been released on cd. Link is to vinyl lp.)














Saturday, November 23, 2013

Brief Review - Jack Mouse!


Jack Mouse Group - "Range of Motion"  4.25 out of 5.00

Three cheers for a gleeful spirit of adventure, clever invention and savvy know-how. Every track is good, but the album really starts to take off from #5 on. Plenty of variety, off-kilter tributes and daring; particularly from leader Jack Mouse (drums) and guitarist John McLean. The band moves and navigates together like a pampered Ferrari in the lead. Horn man Scott Robinson also stands out. Highlights from the all-original fare are "Raucous Caucus", "The Breezeling", "Mean Streak" and the neato duo closer with Robinson "Loose Weave".

Monday, November 18, 2013

Playlist for 11-19-2013 WFCF - Jazz Greats!



"Getting Dark" - Roderick Brydon
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Some West Coast additions to my library this week, including Shorty Rogers and Jimmy Giuffre, supplied us with 2-fers. Lots of selections from WFCF's mouthwatering jazz vinyl collection including George Russell and some 70's Shelly Manne. Plenty of new jazz and some surprises, too! Thanks for tuning in, checking in during the show, and for stopping by here! - Kendo


Hour One:

University of Akron Jazz Ensemble - "Tune-up" - Reflections (1986?)


Brad Mehldau - "Aquaman" - Ode (2011)

   
3:15 Jazz Coffee Break


Antonio Carlos Jobim - "Chega de Suadade" - The Composer of Desafinado Plays (1963)

Stephen Scott - "Forevermore" - The Beautiful Thing (1996)

Stan Getz - "Love Is Here To Stay" - Stan Getz and the Cool Sounds (1955)


Miles Davis - "Ah-Leu-Cha" - Round About Midnight (1955)
Stan Getz - photo by Paul J Hoeffler


Allison Paris - "Crazy He Calls Me" - Second Chances (2003)

Bobby Hutcherson - "Rain Every Thursday" - Natural Illusion (1972) WFCF Vinyl

Stan Getz - "S-H-I-N-E" - West Coast Jazz (1955)

Hour Two:

Shorty Rogers and His Giants - "Jazz Waltz" - Jazz Waltz (1962)

Shorty Rogers and His Giants - "Walk on the Wild Side" - Jazz Waltz (1962)

Bernie Green - "Under Paris Skies" - Futura (1961)

Collins-Shepley Galaxy - "Docking Maneuver" - Time, Space and the Blues (1970)

Cal Tjader - "Afro Blue" - Soul Sauce (recorded 49 years ago today on 11/19/1964)

Bill Evans - "The Peacocks" - You Must Believe in Spring (1977)

Steps - "Uncle Bob" - Step by Step (1972)

New Gary Burton Quartet - "Sunday's Uncle" - Guided Tour (2012)

Jimmy Giuffre 3 - "Voodoo" - The Jimmy Giuffre 3 (1956)

Jimmy Giuffre 3 - "The Train & the River" - The Jimmy Giuffre 3 (1956)

Hour Three:

Bill O'Connell + The Latin Jazz All-Stars - "The Surrey With the Fringe On Top" - Zocalo
George Russell - Outer View


George Russell - "Zig Zag" - The Outer View (1962) WFCF Vinyl

Kenny Garrett - "Hey, Chick" - Pushing the World Away (2012)

Oleg Kireyev & Keith Javors - "Rhyme and Reason " - Rhyme & Reason (2009)

Thelonious Monk - "Blue Monk" - Monk's Blues (recorded 45 years ago today on 11/19/1968)

David Sills - "Justin's Dime" - Blue's the New Green (2012)

Dee Dee Bridgewater - "Speak Low" - This Is New (2001)

George Cables - "Go Down Moses" - Shared Secrets (2000) 5:50 Gospel Express

Hour Four:

Stryker/Slagle Band - "The Chaser" - Live at the Jazz Standard (2005)

Ahmad Jamal - "I'll Always Be With You" - Saturday Morning (2012)

Cal Tjader - "Soul Sauce III" - Live at the Funky Quarters (1972)
Shelly Manne - Mannekind 1972


Shelly Manne - "Mask" - Mannekind (1972) WFCF Vinyl

Gerry Gibbs/Ron Carter/Kenny Barron - "When I Dream" - Thrasher Dream Trio (2013)

Michael Brecker - "Suspone" - Don't Try This At Home (1988)

Kenny Burrell - "Little Sunflower" - Special Requests (2012)





Monday, November 11, 2013

Playlist for 11-12-2013 WFCF - Jazz Greats!

 

"By The Pool" - Roderick Brydon
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Thought-provoking jazz this week from all corners: Gil Mellé, Lennie Tristano, Deodato, Bob DeVos, Clark Terry & Bob Brookmeyer, George Russell, Jack DeJohnette... also we spent a full quarter-hour listening to pieces from Kenyon Hopkin's "Yellow Canary" soundtrack, and a two-fer from a groovy 70's release by Sonny Stitt. All that and plenty of new jazz releases, too! Thanks for tuning in or stopping by! - Kendo

Ps - I stumbled upon the artist above today; awesome visuals! He'll be featured on the next few playlists. Be sure to visit his gallery, and support all the creative arts! :)

Hour One:

Deodato - "Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun" - Prelude (1972) CTI Moment

Lennie Tristano - "Wow" - Classics in Jazz (1949)


    3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Bill Evans - "The Dolphin - After" - Left to Right (1969)
Gil Mellé from Blue Note's website


Gil Mellé - "Set Break" - Patterns in Jazz (1956)

Gil Mellé - "Weird Valley" - Patterns in Jazz (1956)


Bob DeVos - "Shadow Box" - Shadow Box (2013)

Jamie Ousley - "Pasajé Tennessee" - Back Home (2010)

Hampton Hawes - "Jordu" - All Night Session Vol 1 (recorded  57 years ago on 11/12/1956)

Lester Young Trio - "Body and Soul" - (1942)

Hour Two:


Bonzo Dog Band - "Tuba's In the Moonlight" (1969)

Bob Stewart - "Nette" - Then & Now (1996)
Kenyon Hopkins


Guitars Unlimited Plus 7 - "Crazy Rhythm" - History of Space Age Pop Vol. 3

Kenyon Hopkins - "Lissa" - The Yellow Canary (1963)

Kenyon Hopkins - "Santa Monica Blues" - The Yellow Canary (1963)

Kenyon Hopkins - "Deserted Canary" - The Yellow Canary (1963)

Kenyon Hopkins - "Yellow Canary Jukebox" - The Yellow Canary (1963)


Clark Terry & Bob Brookmeyer - "Hawg Jazz" - The Power of Positive Swingin' (1964)


Billy Childs Trio - "Tell Me a Bedtime Story" - Bedtime Stories (2000)

South Florida Jazz Orchestra - "Sophisticated Lady" - Trumpet Summit (2012)

Jack McDuff - "Up, Up and Away" - Gettin' Our Thing Together (1968)

George Russell Septet - "The Stratus Seekers" - Stratus Seekers (1962)

Hour Three:


David Newman - "Nature Boy" - Under a Woodstock Moon (1996)

Bobby Hutcherson - "Shirl" - Natural Illusion (1972)

Sonny Stitt - "Aries" - Black Vibrations (1971)

Sonny Stitt - "Calling Card" - Black Vibrations (1971)
Jack DeJohnette from his Facebook page


Jack DeJohnette - "Dancing" - Parallel Realities (1990)

Steve Turre - "Blue & Brown" - The Bones of Art

George Grosman & Bohemian Swing - "Esmerelda" - Sidney, Mon Ami (2013)

Clark Terry & Bob Brookmeyer - "Battle Hymn of the Republic" - The Power of Positive Swingin' (1964) 5:50 Gospel Express

Louis Bellson - "Javilla" - Ecue Ritmos Cubanos (1977)

Hour Four:


Grant Green - "The Windjammer" - Green is Beautiful (1970)

Randy Brecker - "The Marble Sea" - Score (1969)

Dave Sills - "Blue's The New Green" - Blue's The New Green (2013)

The Aperturistic Trio - "Dance of the Macrocosmic People" - Truth and Actuality (2012)

Ali Ryerson Jazz Flute Big Band - "Ana Maria" - Game Changer (2012)


Gerry Gibbs - "A Feeling" -
Gerry Gibbs Thrasher Dream Trio (2013)

Ray Mantilla - "Andean Fantasy" - The Connection (2013)

Hutchinson Andrew Trio - "Ponderado" - Prairie Modern (2012)

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Playlist for 11-5-2013 WFCF - Jazz Greats!


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Lots of special things happening on this week's show. We'll hear 4 tracks from Dave Brubeck's "Time In" album, the particularly fine, final installment of the "Time" series from the 60's; where Dave, in particular, really means business! In addition, we'll hear a lengthy track from Chuck Owen's fascinating new cd "River Runs", a concerto for jazz guitar, saxophone & orchestra. And for the last hour of the show, we'll hear randomly chosen selections from random Facebook friends, from my recent  Top 55 Jazz Tracks for 2013 list. They each picked a number without knowing what it was for. The resulting playlist (and the way it fit the station's time formatting) is nothing short of execptional, especially that last selection! We all know Who made the set work out so well ;) ~ Tune in for all this & more plus new jazz releases. Listen locally at 88.5Fm or tune in for free anywhere in the States via iHeart by clicking here! See you then - Kendo


Hour One:

Ray Baretto - "La Cuna" - La Cuna (1979) CTI Moment

Joey DeFrancesco - "Budo" - One For Rudy (2013)

    3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Weather Report - "A Remark You Made" - Heavy Weather (1977)

Dave Brubeck - "Travelin' Blues" - Time In (1965)
Dave Brubeck Quartet 1958
courtesy of davebrubeck.com


Michel Camilo - "Armando's Rhumba" - Thru My Eyes (1997)

Cal Tjader - "Never My Love" - Solar Heat (1968)

Roger Kellaway - "Organ Morgan" - Roger Kellaway Trio (1965)

The Cook Trio - "Red Light" - Moonlight (2010)

Miles Davis - "Enigma" - Miles Davis Vol. 2 (1953)

Johnny Smith - "Jaguar" - Moonlight in Vermont (1952)

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

Hour Two:

Chuck Owen - "Chutes and Wave Trains" - River Runs (2011)

Sonny Stitt - "Every Tub" - 12! (1972)

Dave Brubeck - "Forty Days" - Time In (1965)
Jack McDuff

Jack McDuff - "Made in Sweden" - Moon Rappin' (1969)

Judy Wexler - "Pent Up House" - Dreams & Shadows (2008)

Bob DeVos - "The River's Invitation" - Shadow Box (2013)

Preservation Hall Jazz Band - "That's It!" - That's It! (2013)

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

Hour Three:

Jack Mouse Group - "Raucous Caucus" - Range of Motion (2012)

Esquivel - "Carioca" - ?? [History of Space-Age Pop Vol 2]

Lighthouse Little Big Band - "Under Lock and Key" (2012)
 
John Scofield - "Southern Pacific" - A Go Go (1998)

Paul Desmond - "Lady in Cement" - Summertime (recorded 45 years ago on
Paul Desmond 1968
11/5/1968
)

Lee Morgan - "Speedball" - The Gigolo (1965)

Spitfire Band - "Cherokee" - The Make Believe Ballroom (1995)

Chick Corea - "Jitterbug Waltz" - Past, Present & Futures (2000)

Wayne Shorter - "Yes or No" - Juju (1964)

All Star Trio - "Old Man Jazz" [excerpt] (1920 3 14)

Joni Paladin - "Tenderly" - Tenderly (2003)

Hour Four: selections from my top 55 list for 2013

Ross Tompkins Trio - "Stranger in Paradise" - Ross Tompkins Trio (1963)

Freddy Hubbard - "Too High" - High Energy (1974)

Sergio Mendes & Brazil '66 - "Like a Lover" - Look Around (1967)

Cal Tjader - "Close Your Eyes" - Tjader Goes Latin (1958)

Louis Armstrong - "Muskrat Ramble" (1923)

Oscar Peterson - "Lulu's Back in Town" - My Favorite Instrument (1980)

Clare Fischer Latin Jazz Big Band - "Funquiado" - Ritmo! (2012)

John Coltrane - "Olé" - Coltrane Olé (1961)


 
Clare Fischer 2012







Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Kendo's Top 55 Jazz Tracks for 2013

Songs that did it for me this year, on or off the show, old & new! I figured All Hallow's Eve is as good a day as any to start an annual list. New & recent releases have a red number. Happy reading! - Kendo



Note:
The links, when available, are to mp3s of the song on Amazon for purchasing. Whenever possible, get your jazz legally! :)

1 - John Coltrane - "Olé" - one of a kind.
2 - Astrud Gilberto/ Stanley Turrentine - "Brazilian Tapestry" - summer contentment and South American antiquity rolled up in a pair of bell-bottoms.
3 - Stanley Turrentine - "Sister Sanctified" - delicious; so good!
4 - Gary Burton Quartet - "Ballet" - indeed!
5 - Jack McDuff - "With the Wind" - the splendor of a late '60s organ gig; love the arrangement.
6 - Kristin Korb - "Traveling Groove Merchant" - irresistible and excellent!
7 - Louis Armstrong Hot 5 - "Muskrat Ramble" - joyous and timeless!
8 - Jackie McLean - "Five Will Get You Ten" - creative into the future.
9 - Chick Corea - "Friends" - hopelessly optimistic, Chick & co at their best.
10 - LaVerne Butler - "I've Told Ev'ry Little Star" - so much fun & great oldie.
11 - Cal Tjader - "Close Your Eyes" - yow! highly romantic.
12 - Duke Ellington - "Rockin' in Rhythm" - after dinner dessert.
13 - Shelly Manne & his Men - "You And The Night And The Music" - intoxicating west coast.
14 - Stanley Turrentine - "Two for T" - a plunge into refreshing but deep waters.
15 - Jack McDuff - "Moon Rappin'" - the whole album is baaad.
16 - Blossom Dearie - "Lush Life" - you can't take your ears off this one; rarefied and delicate.
17 - Sergio Mendes & Brazil '66 - "Like A Lover" - a soothing elixir.
18 - Hampton Hawes - "Bach" - wow.
19 - Oscar Peterson - "Lulu's Back In Town" - exuberance!
20 - Marlena Shaw - "Out of This World" - Marlena's got it.
21 - Thelonious Monk - "Remember" - fascinating.
22 - Joe Newman - "No Moon At All" - marvelous swing from an era earmarked with thoughtfulness.
23 -
Ross Tompkins - "Stranger in Paradise" - magnificent Borodin with 'spang-a-lang'.
24 - Michael Petrovich - "Sunrise In the Land of the Pharaohs" - delightful, a real keeper.
25 - Joe Farrell - "Penny Arcade" - love that line! funky fun and Gadd!
26 - Modern Jazz Quartet - "Concorde" - yippee!!
27 - Clare Fischer Latin Jazz Big Band - "Funquiado" - yes!
28 - Ed Reed - "It Shouldn't Happen to a Dream" - now that's how you tell a story.
29 - Keely Smith - "Lullaby Of The Leaves" - that voice!
30 - Bobby Timmons - "Do You Know the Way to San Jose" - BT really diggin' in on a pop standard.

31 - Mike Stern - "Cameroon" - high enthusiasm & uplifting melodies.

32 - La Lucha - "La Migra" - multifaceted Latin sticks with you.
33 - O Som Do Jazz - "Batucada" - fine beats and gripping new composition.
34 - Zach Bartholomew Trio - "Stop and Go" - essential new jazz, what a debut!
35 - Nedobeck Trio - "A Smo-ooo-th One" - like a smoothie.
36 - Sam River's All-Star Rivbea Orchestra - "Remember the Time" - hard groovin' tuba et al; party time!
37 - Sybil Gage - "Give Me a Pigfoot and a Bottle of Beer" - a performer's performer, love it!
38 - Herbie Hancock - "The Egg" - a grabber from the only Herbie album you really need.
39 - Grant Green - "Cease The Bombing" - yah.
40 - Michael Leasure - "Days of Grace" - exquisite.
41 - Monty Alexander - "You Are My Sunshine" - doin' it right.
42 - Brecker Brothers - "Levitate" - Randy.
43 - Bobby Watson - "Lemoncello" - unique & catchy, like jazz should be.
44 - Al Hirt - "I Love Paris" - good golly!
45 - Marc Johnson - "Summer Running" - on the money.
46 - Dave Holland - "Spirals" - oof! Eubanks & Holland + magnificent sounds :)
47 - Herbie Nichols - "Mine" - Herbie in a whimsical mood, nice!
48 - Chris Higginbottom - "Taters in the Mould" - individualistic and wonderfully modern (goes for whole album)
49 - Art Farmer - "Sandu" - love this arrangement (Dave Matthews) and Art's ideas.
50 - Doug Carn - "Little B's Poem" - have you heard this?
51 - Cal Tjader - "Bludan" - Eddie Cano tune/arrangement - it's just got it.
52 - Abbey Lincoln - "Throw It Away" - wow, right to your heart.
53 - Gary Burton - "Fleurette Africaine" - that palette of sounds + profundity of playing + Duke.
54 - Freddie Hubbard - "Too High" - incessant goodness.
55 - Esperanza Spalding - "Chim Chim Cher-ee" - taste & talent.


 

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