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, April 29, 2013

Playlist for 4-30-13 WFCF - Jazz Greats


It was a long weekend and I was glad to get back into the cockpit and head skyward. This weeks show was full of hip, trippy sounds and a few organic sets that took on a life of their own. Had the time of my life, as usual. Thanks for being a part!
- DJ Kendo



Hour One:


Dexter Gordon – “For Regulars Only” – Doin’ Allright (1961)

Sarah Vaughan – “Great Day” – After Hours (1961)

Duke Ellington with Tommy Dorsey Orch – “The Minor Goes Muggin’” – Centenial Collection (1945)

    3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Michael Petrovich – “South Beach Samba” – Bella Luna (2012)

Thelonious Monk – “I Surrender, Dear” – Solo Monk (1964)

Hal McKusick – “A Touch of Spring” – Triple Exposure (1957)


Cal Tjader – “Cuchy Frito Man” – Soul Burst (1966) featured album for May

Manuel Valera – “Methaphorically Speaking” – Forma Nueva (2003)

Airto – “Flora’s Song” – Free (recorded 41 years ago today on 4/30/1972) CTI Moment

Barry Kelsey - "Deed I Do" - All By Myself (2011)

Hour Two:
Rahsaan

Rahsaan Roland Kirk – “Making Love After Hours” – Here Come’s the Whistleman (1965)

Matt Kane – “21st Century Ragg” – Suit Up (2013)

Terry Myers – “Smiles” – Smiles (2010)

Antonio Hart – “Bartzology” – It’s All Good (1995)

Rich Thompson - "It's So Easy to Remember" - Less is More (2013)

Grant Green – “Cease the Bombing” – Carryin’ On (1969)

Giacomo Gates - "All Blues" - Miles Tones (2013)

Next Collective - "Marvin's Room" - Coverart (2013)

Thomasz Stanko New York Quartet - "Song for H" - Wislawa (2013)

Hour Three:

Bobby Timmons – “So Tired” – Soul Time (1960)

Cal Tjader – “Descarga Cubana” – Soul Burst (1966) featured album for May

Chris Higginbottom – “Taters In the Mould” – Where Land Ends (2012)

Louis Armstrong Hot 5 - "Muskrat Ramble" (1926)

Miles Davis - "Two Bass Hit" - Miles & Coltrane (1958) JG poll winner :)

Michael Gallant Trio - "Greens" - Completely (2013)

Jeff Rupert – “The Norfolk Southern RR” – From Memphis to Mobile (2009)

Jeff Rupert – “Rock Skippin'” – From Memphis to Mobile (2009)

Jackie Ryan - "I Loves You Porgy" - Listen Here (2013)


Hour Four:

Kenny Barron – “In The Meantime” – Peruvian Blue (1974)

Hank Crawford - "Stardust" - Summer Jazz (compilation 32 Records)

North America Jazz Alliance - "It Could Happen to You" - The Montreal Sessions (2013)

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

Gary Wofsey - "Close to the Edge" - Kef's Pool (1980)

Christian Lowes with Richard Galliano - "Spleen" - Southern Exposure (2013)

Monty Alexander - "You Are My Sunshine" - Uplift 2 (2013)

Organissimo - "Up In the Playroom" - Dedicated (2013)




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Sunday, April 28, 2013

Desert Isle Pick 3


Cal Tjader - Soul Burst (1966)

Alright, some of you know I'm nuts over Cal Tjader. This is no light jazz outing, though. It does start innocently enough with the boogaloo "Cuchy Frito Man", replete with "Patato" Valdez's Latino-slang shouts & interjections... but even on this opener there is a deeper groove, a slier hipness than on much of Cal's 60s oeuvre. As the album progresses, there's also more jazz profundity, even in Tjader's own composition.

4 names have a lot to do with this...


Chick Corea - The whole album is just marvelously filled with Chick. In 1966, he's way ahead of the pack. The 2nd track "Descargo Cubana" is a feature on the astounding pianist, and he doesn't disappoint.

Oliver Nelson - his small group arrangements are sumptuous, shining especially on a stunning "Bilbao Song" by Kurt Weill, and the title track.

Creed Taylor - the man could do no wrong while at Verve, and he knew instinctively, uncannily even, who would sound good doing what, when, and with whom.

Cal Tjader - at a particularly creative high for this recording. 





Add to that a fine, large rhythm section with Grady Tate on the drums, and the flutes of Jerry Dodgion, Seldon Powell and Jerome Richardson twirling above it all, or tearing up the solo sections - and you've got Tjader's best album of the 60's.

"Manteca" pops, bops and simmers; "It Didn't End" is highly infectious Brazilian fun; Clare Fischer's "Morning" gets it's first of several Tjader treatments, this being the simplest & most touching with a very solid vibes solo. Corea completists will want to hear "Oran" - a distinctive, angular samba that fits perfectly here. The album closes with Tjader's "Curacao" - a poignant, bluesy afro-latin 6/8 number that might change your mind about the whole Tjader bag.

    At 39 minutes, it's a little short for a Desert Isle pick; but it's 39 minutes of exquisite, repeatable delight! - DJ Kendo






Monday, April 22, 2013

Playlist for 4-23-13 WFCF - Jazz Greats

Excellent outing from McLean in 1963, not released until 1980


 Lots of tunes with an easy-going vibe this week, and an emphasis on the 60's. Plenty to keep your heart pumping, as well! Tune in Tuesday 4/23 from 3-7pm Eastern. Get reminded about the show on Twitter! See you then - DJ Kendo



Hour One:

Roy Hargrove – “Nusia’s Poem” – Habana (1997)

Mongo Santamaria – “Not Hardly” – Go, Mongo! (1962)

    3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Jamie Ousley – “Nocturne in Eb Major [Chopin]” – Back Home (200?)

Jane Monheit - "Rainbow Connection" - The Lovers, The Dreamers and Me (2009)

Kenny Burrell – “Loie” – Guitar Forms (1964)


Jackie McLean – “Marney” – Vertigo (1963)

Organissimo – “Greaze Monkey” – This Is the Place (2005)

Joe Henderson – “Side Car” – So Near, So Far (1993)






Hour Two:

Matt Jorgensen – “Lock Down” – Another Morning (2008)

Collins/Shepley Galaxy – “She’s a Woman” – Lennon McCartney Live (1971)

George Graham – “Cherokee” – With a Lot of Help From My Friends (1996)



Matt Jorgensen + 451 - Photo by Chad McCullough
Lee Konitz – Odjenar – The New Sounds (1951)

North America Jazz Alliance - "Dancing In the Dark" - The Montreal Sessions (2013)

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


Joe Henderson – “So Near, So Far” – So Near, So Far (1993)

Hristo Vitchev Quartet - "Wounded By a Poison Arrow" - Familiar Fields (2013)

Wayne Shorter - "S.S. Golden Mean" - Without a Net (2013)




Hour Three:

Marc Johnson – “Faith in You” – The Sound of Summer Running (1998)

Cal Tjader – “China Nights” – Several Shades of Jade (recorded 50 years ago today on 4/23/1963)

Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis – “Speak Low” – Lock, The Fox (1966)

Freddie Hubbard – “Brigitte” – Keep Your Soul Together (1973) CTI Moment

Dave Brubeck – “Far More Drums” – Time Further Out (1961)

Valerie Gilespie – “Once Again” – Once Again (2003)

Jacob Varmus - "Union" - Terminal Stillness (2013)

Tim Riddle – “Beat Feat” – Between the Lines (2012)

John Dankworth - "Sailor" - The $1,000,000 Collection (1967)WFCF Vinyl


Jason Marsalis - "Ill Bill" - In a World of Mallets (2013)


Hour Four:

Yusef Lateef – “Blues for the Orient” – Eastern Sounds (1961)

Lynne Arriale – “Here Comes The Sun” – Convergence (2010)

Hank Mobley – “The Best Things In Life are Free” – (1961)

Cannonball Adderley with Bill Evans – “Elsa” – Know What I Mean? (1961)

Olivia Foschi - "I Adore You" - Perennial Dreamer (2013)

Grant Green – “Ease Back” – Carryin’ On (1969)
WFCF Vinyl

Tommy Flanagan/Jaki Byard - "Our Delight" - The Magic of 2 (2013 recorded 1982)

Lisa Hilton - "Lost and Found" - Getaway (2013)

Cory Weeds/Bill Coon Quartet - "Search for Peace" - With Benefits (2013)







Below are purchase links for some randomly selected albums featured on this weeks show. You can find some really good deals if you don't mind decent used copies.






Monday, April 15, 2013

Playlist for 4-16-13 WFCF - Jazz Greats


Settling into the four hour thing and having a ball. This week - no theme, no wackiness (except for the usual), just a big cross-section of the best in jazz, and trying to add the flavor of the library built up over the last 15 years by the music directors at WFCF. This week I got exposed to albums by Jim Gailloreto & Ali Jackson, both of which I highly enjoyed, and are played on the show. Plenty from the new jazz shelf and some serious Florida talent as well. Thanks for hangin' with me! - DJ Kendo



Hour One:

Paul Chambers – “Eastbound” – Chamber’s Music (1956)

George Cables - "Inner Glow" - Cables' Vision (1979)

    3:15 Jazz Coffee Break
Herbie Mann – “Autumn Leaves" - Flute, Brass, Vibes and Percussion (1960) featuring Nabil "Knobby" Totah on bass

Herbie Mann – “One Note Samba" - Do The Bossa Nova (1962) featuring Antonio Carlos Jobim on vocals

Joe Henderson – “Swing Spring” – So Near, So Far (1993)

Miles Davis – “Baby Won’t You Please Come Home” - Seven Steps to Heaven (recorded 50 Years Ago today on 4/16/63)

Patricia Barber - "The Wind Song" - Smash (2013)






Hour Two:

Bill Evans and Jim Hall - "Dream Gypsy" - Undercurrents (1962)



Skip Wilkins and Jill Allen – “Two Much Fun” – Two Much Fun! (2002)

Ali Jackson – “Shimmy Pop” – Wheelz Keep Rollin’ (2008)
  

Junior Cook – “Waltz for Junior” – Good Cookin’ (1979)

Cal Tjader – “Mindoro” – Amazonas (1975)

Sonny Rollins – “Kiss and Run” – Sonny Rollins Plus Four (1956)

Maynard Ferguson - "Airegin" - Color Him Wild (1965) WFCF Vinyl

Giacomo Gates - "I Fall In Love Too Easily" - Miles Tones (2013)

Olivia Foschi - "No Moon at All" - Perennial Dreamer (2013)

Jackie Ryan - "How Little We Know" - Listen Here (2013)






Hour Three:

Michael Leasure – “Days of Grace” – Collection No 1 (1998)

Joe Henderson – “Circle” – So Near, So Far (1993)

Sybil Gage - "Gimme a Pigfoot" - Requests from the Bar (2012)

Thelonious Monk – “In Walked Bud” – Underground (1967)

Wayne Krantz circa 1993
Miles Davis – “Milestones” – Miles in Berlin (1964 9 25)

Wayne Krantz – “And Hopefully, So Will You” – Long to Be Loose (1993)

Michael Royal – “Julie’s Lament” – Transition (2008)

The Gailloreto Quintet – “Four Brothers” - The Insider (2003)
Rich Thompson - "Camping Out" - Less is More (2013)




Hour Four:

Lee Morgan – “Speedball” – The Gigolo (1965)

Jane Monheit - "In The Still of the Night" - Taking a Chance on Love (2004)

Sonny Clark – “Somethin’ Special” - Leapin’ and Lopin’ (1961)

Patrick Butler - "God Powered" - God Powered (2013)

Next Collective - "Africa" - Coverart (2013)

Bobby Watson - "Lemoncello" - Horizon Reassembled (2004)

Ceasar Franzier - "Make It With You" - Hail Ceasar! (1972) W
FCF Vinyl

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

Dave Douglas Quintet - "Time Travel" - Time Travel (2013)



Jim Guilloreto

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Monday, April 8, 2013

Playlist for 4-9-2013 WFCF - Jazz Greats




Quite a few tracks from the CTI label today; some heavy classics from Miles & Trane, and I featured a bunch of old friends from NY - Chris Higginbottom, Ray Parker, Allison Paris & Shenole Latimer. Plenty of new jazz shelf music, too! Thank you for tuning in/stopping by! - Kendo




Hour One:

Cal Tjader – “Gimme Shelter” – Agua Dulce (1971)

Allison Paris – “Crazy He Calls Me” – Second Chances (2003)

Astrud Gilberto – “Ponteio” – Gilberto With Turrentine (1971)

3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

    Joni Paladin – “Tenderly” – Tenderly (2003)

    Gerry Mulligan Quartet – “Walkin’ Shoes” – Gerry Mulligan Quartet (1952)

    Dexter Gorden - “I Guess I’ll Hang My Tears Out to Dry” – Go (1962)


Joe Henderson – “Milestones” – So Near, So Far (1993)

Gil Evans – “St. Louis Blues” - New Bottle Old Wine (recorded 55 Years Ago today on 4/9/1958)

Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis – “On a Clear Day” – Lock, The Fox (1966)

Ray Parker – “Goodbye” – Swingin’ Never Hurt Nobody (2011)

Pee Wee Russell – “Turnaround” – Ask Me Now (1963)



Hour Two:

Wallace Roney – “Love for Sale” – Munchin’ (1993)

Debbie Orta – “Obsession” – Obsession (2010)

Scott Marischen – “All Blues” – Alligator Alley (2011)

Wynton Kelly/Wes Montgomery – “Unit 7” – Smokin’ At the Half Note (1965)

New Jazz

Milt Jackson – “For Someone I Love” – Sunflower (1972)

CTI Moment

Monty Alexander - "You Are My Sunshine" - Uplift 2 - Higher (2013)

New York Voices - "Baby Driver" - Live (2008)





Hour Three:

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

Art Farmer – “Spain” – Somethin’ You Got (1977)

Jack McDuff – “Electric Surfboard” – Gin and Orange (1969)

Don Sebesky - “Free As A Bird” - Giant Box (recorded 40 years ago tomorrow on 4/10/1973)

Joe Henderson – “Teo” - So Near, So Far (1993)

Jason Marsalis – “Ill Bill” – In A World of Mallets (2013)

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






Hour Four:

John Coltrane – “But Not For Me” – My Favorite Things (1960)

Sylvia Herold & The Rhythm Bugs - "The Spider and the Fly" - The Spider and the Fly (2012)

Herbie Nichols – “The Spinning Song” – Herbie Nichols Trio (1956)

Shenole Latimer - "The T.L. Special" - Front and Center (2006)


Roy Haynes Trio – “Shulie a Bop” – Roy Haynes Trio (1999)


Nilson Matta - "Samba de Orfeu" - Nilson Matta's Black Orpheus (2013)

Mile Davis – “The Pan Piper” – Sketches of Spain (1960)

Ian Carey Quintet + 1 - "Count Up" - Roads & Codes (2013)

Patrick Butler - "Canticle" - God Powered (2013)

Wayne Shorter Quartet - "Plaza de Real" - Without a Net (2013)



photo from "Sketches of Spain" recording session!



Below are purchase links for some randomly selected albums from this weeks playlist. Enjoy!








Monday, April 1, 2013

Playlist for 4-2-2013 WFCF - Jazz Greats

the reddest cd packaging you've ever seen - the liner notes
are even more unbelievably red.

First 4 hour show and it's themed! This week was all about the letter "L": each song's title started with the letter. Music from Warne Marsh, Monk, possibly the weirdest Sonny Rollins album ever, a classic from Ornette and much more + selections from the new jazz shelf - as long as they started with the letter "L". Thanks for tuning in & making it fun! - DJ Kendo




Hour One:

Poncho Sanchez – “Lover, Come Back to Me”  - Chile Con Soul (1989)

Thelonious Monk – “Let’s Call This” – Thelonious Monk Quintet Blows for LP (1953)

Lee Konitz & Warne Marsh 1976 -
I need a pair of those pants, Lee.
     3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Brecker Brothers – “Levitate” – Brecker Brothers (1975)

Warne Marsh – “Lover Man” – Jazz of Two Cities (1956)

Stan Kenton – “Lonely Woman”  - Standards in Silhouette (1959)

Bill Evans – “Little Lulu” – Trio ’64 (1963)

Sonny Rollins – “Love Letters” - & Co 1964 (1964)

Lighthouse Little Big Band – “Lighthouse Blues” (2012) 

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

Sonny Stitt – “Laura” – Just in Case You Forgot How Bad He Really Was (1981)





Hour Two:Art Tatum – “Love for Sale” – (1953)

Airto - "Lucky Southern" - Free (1972) CTI Moment

Stan Getz – “Livin' It Up” – Children of the World (1979)

WFCF Vinyl
Ornette Coleman - 70's

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


Randy Crawford & Joe Sample – "Lovetown"  - Feeling Good (2007)

Ornette Coleman – “Lonely Woman” – The Shape of Jazz to Come (1959)

Lester Young – “Lester Smooths It Out” – Complete Aladdin Sessions (recorded 66 years ago today on 4/2/1947)

Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet - "Louisiana Gold" - In A World of Mallets (2013)

Jackie Ryan - "La Puerta" - Listen Here (2013)

Kevin Eubanks - "Loved Ones" - The Messenger (2013)






Hour Three:

Stan Getz – “La Fiesta” – Captain Marvel (1972)

Stan Getz – “Lush Life” – Captain Marvel (1972)



Stan Getz - "The Sound"
Valerie Gillespie – “Lover Man” – Once Again (2003)

Sonny Clark – “Lover” – Cool Struttin’ (1958)

Joe Henderson – “Flamenco Sketches” – So Near, So Far (1993)

 Gary Burton – “Late Snow” – Common Ground (2010)

Sonny Stitt – “Later” – Kaleidescope (1950)

Oscar Peterson – “Lulu’s Back In Town” – My Favorite Instrument (1980)






Hour Four:

Quincy Jones - "Little Karen" - The Quintessence (1961) WFCF Vinyl


Steve Kuhn - ”Ladies in Mercedes” – Porgy (1988)


Wes Montgomery – “Leila” – A Portrait of Wes Montgomery (1958)

Daniel Lantz Trio - "Live and Let Die" - Daniel Lantz Trio Plays Bond (2013)

Art Blakey – “Late Spring” – Hard Drive (1957)



Collins/Shepley Galaxy - "Lady Madonna" - Lennon McCartney Live! (1971) WFCF Vinyl

Miles Davis – “Love Me or Leave Me” – Walkin (recorded 54 years ago on the morrow 4/3/1954)

Larry Coryell - "Lafayette" - The Lift (2013)

Peggy Lee - "Longing for a Simpler Time" - Sings Leiber and Stoller (1975)

Robert Hurst - "Little Queen" - BoB a Palindrome (2013)





Below are purchase links for randomly selected albums from today's show! Treat yourself to some good stuff.