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, January 28, 2013

Playlist for 1-29-2013 WFCF - Jazz Greats



"Without a Net" show - where I don't bring music to the station, but instead choose from the magnificent library of cds and vinyl that WFCF boasts. Some very enjoyable moments including Organik Vibe Trio, Bill Watrous, Vanguard Jazz Orchestra and Claire Daly Quartet!

I plan on doing this type of show anytime there is a 5th Tuesday in the month - just to show off the hard work our jazz director has done over the years, and to delve into the vast collection of jazz vinyl the station has acquired. Thanks for tuning in! - DJ Kendo



Hour One:

Organik Vibe Trio - "So In Love" - Moscow (2012)

Sarah Vaughan - "So Many Stars" - Send in the Clowns (comp.)
3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Anita O’Day – “Easy Living” – Incomparable! (1964)

Chick Corea – “Friends” – Friends (1978)

Rez Abassi Trio - "Divided Attention" - Continuous Beat (2012)

Airto – "Creek (Arroio)" – Free (1972) CTI Moment

Bill Watrous - "Zip City" - Manhattan Wildlife Refuge (1974)

LaVerne Butler - "Travelin' Light" - Love Lost and Found Again (2012)

Louis Armstrong - "St. Louis Blues" - Celebrating the Best of Jazz (comp.)




Hour Two:

Vanguard Jazz Orchestra - "Say It Softly" - Monday Night Live at the Village Vanguard (2008)

Chet Baker - "How Long Has This Been Going On" - Chet Plays for Lovers (comp.)

McCoy Tyner - "Song For My Lady" - Song For My Lady (1972)
Stan Getz – “Blood Count” – Pure Getz (recorded 31 Years ago today – 1/29/1982)

Thelonious Monk – “Nice Work If You Can Get It” – It’s Monk Time (recorded
49 Years ago today – 1/29/1964)

Claire Daly Quartet - "Light Blue" - Baritone Monk (2012)

Doug Carn - "New Incentive" - A New Incentive (2001)

Graham Dechter - "Hocus Pocus" - Takin' It There (2012)

Pancho Molina/Elias Meister - Ulises - Open for Business (2012)






Sunday, January 27, 2013

Go-To Album 6

Stan Getz - Captain Marvel (1972)

For a number of years back on Long Island, I had a night-time playlist I'd load on my computer just before hitting the hay. The first track was "La Fiesta" from this amazing outing from Getz. Every night, I'd listen enrapt, and not once did I get tired of it.

Recorded a good half a year before Return to Forever covered the same material (and just a month after they recorded their first album), Chick is obviously on a writing high; and this lineup of Stan's had recently been clubbing and performing these numbers. 


If you can't get enough of "Light as a Feather" then this is a fabulous addition to your pleasantries. Stan is in peak form, relishing Chick's sumptuous compositions - "Times Lie" in particular is a must-hear. Also included are "500 Miles High", "Day Waves" and the title track, all penned by Corea. The cd has 2 alternate takes plus a fine, pensive version of "Crystal Silence". Add to it all a brief but highly memorable "Lush Life" - essential Getz.



The band: Corea, Stanley Clarke on bass, Tony Williams on drums putting a different, harder spin on the familiar pieces with typical Williams aplomb; and Airto filling the spaces with taste and flair on percussion. Chick is on fire (who  wouldn't be!), and Getz hardly ever sounded better. Three cheers for Stan who didn't settle into a hard-bop 70's malaise of defiance like so many others from his generation at this time - surely one of his gifts was the foresight into what new musical 'fads' would be lasting and classic in jazz. - DJ Kendo   

Here's a video from the same year of the same line-up minus Airto, finishing up "Times Lie" at the Montreaux Jazz Festival!





Monday, January 21, 2013

Playlist for 1-22-2013 WFCF - Jazz Greats



Interesting show this week including a request for Roland Kirk. Working on letting you hear the entire "Duster" album by Gary Burton, today we got to the first two tracks. Another album that has recently captivated me is "Atlantis" by Wayne Shorter. New releases from Negroni's Trio and Takuya Kuroda added a nice touch. Thanks to all the friends who helped get the new Facebook page started!



La Lucha live at the Palladium at St Petersburg College 2012

Hour One:

Weather Report – “Birdland” – Heavy Weather (1977)

La Lucha – “Take Me On” – La Lucha (2012)

Gary Burton Quartet – “Ballet” – Duster (1967)

Gary Burton Quartet – “Sweet Rain” - Duster (1967)

3:15 Jazz Coffee Break (at 3:30!)

       O Som Do Jazz & Andrea Maraes Manson - “Brigas Nunca Mais” – (2008)

       Jimmy Smith and Wes Montgomery – “Call Me” – Further Adventures of Jimmy and Wes (1966)

       Cannonball Adderley – “Street of Dreams” – Cannonball with Strings (1955)

       Michel Camilo – “Silent Talk” – On The Other Hand (1990)

Miles Davis – “Iris” – ESP (recorded 48 Years Ago today - 1/22/1965)

Negroni's Trio - "Blue Forest" - On The Way (2012)





Hour Two:

Roland Kirk – “The Entertainer” – Case of the 3 Sided Dream In Audio Color (1975)

Gail Yvon – “A Foggy Day” - Sings (2012)

Art Tatum – “Aunt Hagar’s Blues” – Capital Jazz Classics Vol 3 (1949)

Kenny Durham – “Sao Paulo” – Una Mas (1963)

Takuya Kuroda - "Grappa" - Six Aces (2012)

LaRue Nickelson – “Dark Water” – Dark Water (recorded 5 years ago today – 1/22/2008)

Dave Brubeck – “It’s A Raggy Waltz” – Time Further Out (1961)

Freddie Hubbard – “People Make the World Go Round” – Polar AC (1972) CTI Moment

Wayne Shorter – “The Three Marias” – Atlantis (1985)



I'm not sure the artwork for the above Rahsaan Roland Kirk album assisted in album sales or not... By the way - the portrait of Wayne Shorter is by Billie Dee Williams! Thanks for stopping by - DJ Kendo

Pictures from the back of the "Duster" lp - musicians are Gary Burton, Larry Coryell, Steve Swallow & Roy Haynes




Monday, January 14, 2013

Playlist for 1-15-13 WFCF - Jazz Greats


A few songs from my childhood popping up on this show. I used to sit and listen to "African Waltz" over and over til my folks went crazy. Also "Cotton Candy" made famous by Al Hirt but Bert K's version has a swing solo section! Brand new tracks from quite a few Florida artists are featured as well. Show was lots of fun - thanks for the calls, texts & facebook shares. Come give the new page a like if you haven't been :) - DJ Kendo


Hour One:

Jackie Gleason – “African Waltz” – A Taste of Brass (1967)

Art Blakey – “DEO-X” – Hard Drive (1957)

Jane Monheit -"Get Out of Town" - The Lovers, The Dreamers and Me (2008)

    3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

    Michael Petrovich – “Bella Luna” – Bella Luna (2012)

    Nat King Cole – "It's Only a Paper Moon – After Midnight (1957)
 
    Bert Kaempfert - "Cotton Candy" -  Blue Midnight (1964

    Sybil Gage – “La Vie en Rose” – Requests from the Bar (2012)
 

Mel Tormé – “Guys and Dolls Medley” – Night at the Concord Pavilion (1990)

Kenny Drew Jr – “Gloria’s Step” – Coral Sea (2012)

Milt Jackson/John Coltrane – “Bags and Trane” – Bags & Trane (recorded 54 Years Ago Today – 1/15/1959)





Hour Two:

Cal Tjader – “Fried Bananas” – Solar Heat (recorded 45 Years Ago Today – 1/15/1968)
Don Sebesky - “Free As A Bird” -  Giant Box (1973) CTI Moment

Don Durkee – “Afternoon in Paris” – Our Delight (2012)

Houston Person - "Red Sails In the Sunset" - Naturally (2012)

Ray Parker – “The Best Things In Life are Free” – Swingin’ Never Hurt Nobody (2011)

Dave Brubeck – “Everybody’s Jumpin’” – Time Out (1959) 

George Grosman – “Bohemian Blues” – Water and Wine (2010)

Gregorie Howard – “Green Dolphin Street” – Gregorie Howard (2009)

Donald Fagan - "Slinky Thing" - Sunken Condos

Pamela York - "I Know That My Redeemer Lives - Glory Hallelujah!" - Lay Down This World (2012)






Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Playlist for 1/8/13 WFCF - Jazz Greats

Quite an album - Grammy winner!

First show of 2013! Very excited to be back and in the booth. Along with cuts from the cds I got for Christmas, we heard some choice vinyl & of course some of the new releases at the station. Thanks for tuning in! - DJ Kendo

ps - there's a brand new Facebook page for the show!

Hour One:


Gonzalo Rubalcaba – "Yolanda Anas" – Inner Voyage (1998)

Wynton Marsalis – "Knozz-Moe-King" - Think of One (1983)

3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

    Greg Little – “Late Night Tea” – Dreamwalker (2003)

    John McLaughlin – “Goodbye Porkpie Hat” – My Goals      Beyond (1970)

    Gerry Mulligan - "Nights at the Turntable" – Quartet (1952)

Houston Person - "Bag's Groove" - Naturally (2012)

Zoot Sims – “Baubles, Bangles and Beads” – Soprano Sax (
recorded 37 years ago today – 1/8/76)

Michael Hawley – “Art Deco” - Tele Talk (2005)

Mel Torm̩ Р"Early Autumn" РNight at the Concord Pavillion (1990)

 

Sounding amazing at 65!


Hour Two:


Tom Stewart – “Let It Burn” – Flyer (2012)

Freddie Hubbard – “Neo Terra” – Windjammer (1976)

Junior Cook – "Illusion of Grandeur" – Somethin’s Cookin (1981)

Lee Konitz – "Ice Cream Konitz" – Subconscious-Lee (1950)

Jack McDuff – "Theme from Electric Surfboard" (1969)

Don Sebesky – “Song to a Seagull” – Giant Box (1973)
CTI Moment

Cal Tjader – “La Murga Panamena” – Primo (1973)

Miles Davis – “Bitty Ditty” – Quintet/Sextet (1955)

LaVerne Butler - "Smile" - Love Lost and Found Again (2012)


Great guitarist out of Tampa!
See the previous post for more album covers from this show!

Friday, January 4, 2013

Christmas Acquisition Show!!

Happy New Year to all! I hope your holidays were pleasant and warm, and that new special memories were made. Mine went great - low key but I like them that way.

I apologize to anyone who tuned in New Years Day, originally I was supposed to be on, but the station manager changed his mind about a week before (I think one too many other djs were planning on a certain headache that day!). Anyway on the next show I'll do some of the give-aways that I promised.



I'm looking forward to this Tuesday's show (1/8/13). The theme is simply sharing with you the fine Christmas haul I received, along with some vinyl that's been on my mind these last few days. Below (and above) are pictured the cds on the playlist - as you can see, I did well! Fun & variety is ensured, so tune in and we'll hang together. The record party starts at 3pm eastern. Til then! - DJ Kendo