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, July 29, 2013

Playlist for 7-30-2013 WFCF - Jazz Greats Female Attack!

This week's show is called "Attack of the Female Vocalists"! Nothing but! No matter when you happen to tune in, you're going to be wowed with the vibrancy and variety. Tuesday July 30th is when it all goes down, join me for the fun! Tune in live by clicking here. See you then! - Kendo

Hour One: 

Dinah Washington - "No More" - In The Land Of Hi-Fi (1956)

Dinah Washington - "
I've Got a Crush On You" - Dinah Jams (1954)

Nina Simone - "Feelin' Good" - I Put a Spell On You (1965)

    3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Nina Simone - "I Love You Porgy" - Little Girl Blue (1958)

Stan Getz with Astrud Gilberto - "It Might As Well Be Spring" - Getz Au Go Go (1964)

Astrud Gilberto - "Ponteio" - Gilberto Turrentine (1971)

Kristin Korb

Gail Yvon - "'S Wonderful" - Gail Yvon Sings (2012)

Gail Yvon - "A Foggy Day" - Gail Yvon Sings (2012)

Kristin Korb - "Travelling Groove Merchant" - What's Your Story (2012)

Kristin Korb - "Moments Like This" - What's Your Story (2012)

Abbey Lincoln - "Hey, Lordy Mama" - A Turtle's Dream (1994)

Benny Goodman with Peggy Lee - "Why Don't You Do Right" - The Legendary Big Band Vocalists (1942)

Peggy Lee - "My Heart Belongs to Daddy" - Black Coffee (1953)

Hour Two:

Allison Paris - "Autumn Leaves" - Second Chances (2003)

Allison Paris - "Invitation to the Blues" - Second Chances (2003)

Dee Dee Bridgewater - "Nica's Dream" - Love and Peace (1994)

Dee Dee Bridgewater - "Saint Vitus Dance" - Love and Peace (1994)

Patricia Barber - "Pieces" - Verse (2002)

Abbey Lincoln
Kate McGarry - "The Times They Are a-Changin'" - If Less is More...Nothing is Everything (2008)

Billie Holiday - "He's Funny That Way" - The Chronological Classics (1944)

Billy Holiday - "My Old Flame" - Chronological Classics (1944)

Mike Stern (with Esperanza Spaulding) - "As Far As We Know" - All Over the Place (2012)

Mary Stallings - "Some Other Spring" - But Beautiful (2013)

Cecile McLorin Salvant - "St. Louis Gal" - Womanchild (2013)

Eliane Elias - "Just Friends" - I Thought About You (2013)

Hour Three:

Diana Krall - "It Could Happen to You" - From This Moment to You (2006)

Diana Krall - "I Was Doing Alright" - From This Moment to You (2006)

Valerie Gillespie - "I Thought About You" - Once Again (2003)

Ella Fitzgerald (& Louis Armstrong) - "Moonlight in Vermon" - Ella and Louis (1956)

Ella (& Louis Armstrong) - "They Can't Take That Away From Me" - Ella and Louis (1956)

La Lucha w/ Jun Bustamante- "Oops I Did It Again" - La Lucha (2012)

J.B. Scott's Swingin' Allstars w/ Lisa Kelly - "Chances" (2007)

Karrin Allyson - "O Morro Nao Tem Vez (Favela)" - Imagina (2007)

Sybil Gage - "Ding Dong Blues" - NOLA Calling (2011)

Jane Monheit - "Love Me or Leave Me" - Taking a Chance on Love (2004)

Return to Forever w/ Flora Purim - "Sometime Ago" - Return to Forever (1972)

Sybil Gage live in 2011
Hour Four:

Blossom Dearie - "Lush Life" - Needlepoint Magic (1979)

Lisa Casalino - "Break a Leg" - Introducing Lisa Casalino (2011)

Sybil Gage - "NOLA Calling" - NOLA Calling (2009)

Anita O'Day - "Four Brothers" - Live In Tokyo 1963 (1963)

Anita O'Day - "Sweet Georgia Brown" - Live In Tokyo 1963 (1963)

Sarah Vaughan - "Body and Soul" - Swingin' Easy (1954)

Sarah Vaughan - "Shulie a Bop" - Swingin" Easy (1954) 

Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 w/ Lani Hall - "Like a Lover" - Look Around (1967)

Marlena Shaw -  "You're My Everything" - Dangerous (1994)

Julie London - "Sentimental Journey" - At Home (1960)

Nancy Wilson/Cannonball Adderley - Nancy Wilson Cannonball Adderley - "Save Your Love For Me" - (1961)

Nancy Wilson/Cannonball Adderley - Nancy Wilson Cannonball Adderley - "Save Your Love For Me" - (1961)

Dianne Reeves - "After Hours" -  The Grand Encounter (1996)

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Desert Isle Pick 4

The albums containing the 12/24/1954 session; Bag's Groove & Modern Jazz Giants.

Desert Isle Pick #4 is actually a session, not a release:

What, I can't do that!? Well, anyway; the setting is Christmas Eve Day. It was a busy & important holiday season
at the Rudy Van Gelder studio in Hackensack, NJ. The day before, the Modern Jazz Quartet were there laying down "Django, "Milano" and "One Bass Hit". Milt Jackson, Percy Heath & Kenny Clarke would come back the next day to join with Miles and Thelonious Monk to form Mile's "Modern Jazz Giants". It was a Friday, and all was not well.

Miles had told Monk to lay off playing while Miles soloed (not an unreasonable request, considering Monk's severely angular, boisterous comping style). Monk was offended, and proceeded to vibe out the session with remarks and attitude (audible on take 1 of "The Man I Love"'s intro). 

It was a long day of rehearsing, and by evening, "not much had been accomplished". Nonetheless, the evening's session resulted in some of the most striking jazz of the mid 50's, with a mood unique to Mile's output. As always - profound, dark & swinging, but with an exceptionally dreamy mood, almost spooky at times; both dense in emotion, and sparse in atmosphere. Most critics agree the tensions between the 2 "Giants" contributed masterfully to the end product; but kudos also belong to Van Gelder, who achieved one of his best mixes, and knew how to capture the singular mood intuitively. Whatever the reasons - we wind up with the only versions you'll ever need of "The Man I Love" (instrumentally, at least) and "Bag's Groove". Arguably Jackson's best session of the '50s, it's a tour-DE-force of how to leave melodic impressions on the listener while burning up the aluminum.

The cd & 12" versions of these albums, particularly "Bag's Groove", are, of course, not how they originally appeared (the Sonny Rollins tracks, though fine, are completely alien in mood and texture to these excursions). You can make your own playlists to recreate the 10" platters that delighted fans in 1955 with the tracklists below. Included are links to the spectacular covers - why Prestige abandoned these is certainly a quandry!

Thanks for stopping by! - DJ Kendo

Miles Davis All Stars Vol. I
Prestige LP 196
(links to the gorgeous cover and original liner notes on plosin.com)

          Side A: Bag's Groove
          Side B: Swing Spring

Miles Davis All Stars Vol. II
Prestige LP 200
(links to similar cover and identical liner notes on plosin.com)

          Side A: Bemsha Swing
          Side B: The Man I Love

(of course this leaves one wondering what to do with the fabulous alternate takes, one option is to make a playlist out of all your Miles alt takes!)

And just for the heck of it; here's the original tracklist for the earlier sessions with Sonny Rollins included on "Bag's Groove".

Miles Davis with Sonny Rollins
Prestige LP 187
(link to cover & liner notes on plosin.com)

Side A:
          1. Airegin
          2. Oleo

Side B:
          1. But Not For Me
          2. Doxy

amazon links to cd versions of these recordings:

for the serious collector - Some ebay Miles 10" & 7" vinyl!

"Walkin' Pts I & II" - 45rpm - Ebay link

Miles Davis All Stars Vol. II - 10" - Ebay link
Miles Davis with Sonny Rollins - 10" - Ebay link

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Playlist for 7-23-2013 WFCF - Jazz Greats Weather!

"Summer Rain" - Mladen Mladenov
Visit the artist's website!

This week's theme is weather: snow, rain, sunshine, clear, mist, storms & more; with highlights from Sonny Fortune, Ethel Waters, Jack Sheldon & Joe Beck. Plenty of our usual suspects as well ;) Tune in Tuesday July 23rd from 3-7pm Eastern for the full forecast! See you then - Kendo

ps - This playlist is graced with some amazing photography - be sure to visit the artist's galleries for more stunning visuals.

Hour One:

Eddie Lockjaw Davis - "On a Clear Day" - Lock, The Fox (1966)

Ella Fitzgerald - "Blue Skies" - Get Happy (1958)

Larry Coryell – “Clear Skies” – The Lift (2012)

    3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

 Wes Montgomery - "Gone With the Wind" - The Incredible Jazz Guitar of WM (1960)

John Mclaughlin – “Song of the Wind” – My Goals Beyond (1970)

Sarah Vaughan – “Ill Wind” – After Hours (1961)

Stanley Turrentine – “Storm” – Salt Song (1971)

Ethel Waters - "Stormy Weather" - (1933)

Chick Corea – “Cloud Candy” – Past, Present & Future (2001)

Joe Farrell – “Cloud Cream” – Penny Arcade (1973) CTI Moment

Hour Two:

Stan Getz – “Sweet Rain” – Sweet Rain (1967)

Stan Getz – “Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head” – Marrakesh Express (1969)

Sonny Fortune – “Sunshower” – Awakening (1975)

Bill Evans - "Come Rain or Come Shine" - Trio '65 (1965)

Joe Farrell – “Hurricane Jane” – Penny Arcade (1973) CTI Moment

Cal Tjader – “Huracan” – Huracan (1978)

Gary Burton - "Caminos" - Guided Tour (2013)

Mary Stallings - "Dedicated to You" - But Beautiful (2013)

"Scary Storm" - Alexandra Ion
Visit the artist's website!

Hour Three:

Jack Sheldon - "Here's That Rainy Day" - JSO Live on the Pacific Ocean (2001)

Alain Bradette – “Morning Rain” – State of Mind (2005)

Joe Beck - "Snow Scene" - Friends (1984)

Bob Mover - "Get Out of Town" - My Heart Tells Me (2013)

[music behind star gazer's report - "Untitled Ambient Track" by Jim Driscoll]

Pointer Sisters - "Cloudburst" - The Pointer Sisters (1973)

Red Garland - "Rain" - All Kinds of Weather (1958)

New Jazz

Double Image – “Mist” – Double Image (1977)

Freddie Hubbard – “In A Mist” – Sky Dive (1972) CTI Moment

Hour Four:   

Django Reinhardt – “Nuages” – Indispensable (1950)

Coleman Hawkins – “Cloudy” – The Hawk Swings (1960)

Herbie Nichols – “Crisp Day” – The Prophetic Herbie Nichols Vol 2 (1955)

Dado Moroni – “Fair Weather” – Insights (1994)

Count Basie - "A Foggy Day" - Hollywood, Basie's Way (1967)

Lynne Arriale – “Dance of the Rain” – Convergence (2010) 

John Coltrane – “After the Rain” – Impressions (1963)

Corey Christiansen - "Il Grande Massacro" - Lone Prairie (2013)

Jack Mouse Group - "Prairie Dance" - Range of Motion (2012)

Michael Treni Big Band - "Summer Blues" - Pop-Culture Blues (2012)

Bill McHenry cracking up Lynne Arriale, Omer Avitale & Anthony Pinciotti.
Photograph by R. Andrew Lepley

Below are some Amazon links to albums featured on this week's show. Treat yourself!

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Playlist for 7-16-2013 WFCF - Jazz Greats Summer!

"Summer" - Piotr Olech
oil on linen
visit the artist's website!

This week's themed show had to do with summer - starting with the coffee break. Tracks from Ella, Cal, Konitz, Tatum, Dexter, Getz plus a few rarities from Walter Murphy and the group Profile (with Don Sands on organ!) Thanks for listening! - Kendo

Hour One:

Gonzalo Rubalcaba – “Giant Steps” – The Blessing (1991)

Etienne Charles - "Close Your Eyes" - Creole Soul (2013)

    3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Shelly Manne – “Summer Night” – Vol 1 The West Coast Sounds (1955)

Duke Jordan – “Sultry Eve” – Trio and Quartet (1955)

Shirley Horn – “Estate” – Here’s to Life (1992)

Joe Henderson (with Chaka Khan) – “Summertime” – Porgy and Bess (1997)

Lee Konitz – “Ice Cream Konitz” – Subconscious-Lee (1950)

Walter Murphy – “Sunflower” – Rhapsody in Blue (1977)

Yellowjackets – “Summer Song” – Dreamland (1995)

Cal Tjader – “Solar Heat” – Solar Heat (1968)

Stanley Clarke
Hour Two:

Stanley Clarke – “Hot Fun” – School Days (1976)

Art Tatum – “Heat Wave” -  Solo Masterpieces Vol II (1954)

Ella Fitzgerald – “Too Darn Hot” – Sings the Cole Porter Songbook (1956)

Freddie Hubbard – “The Summer Knows” – Skagly (1979)

Dave Brubeck – “Summer Song” – Jazz Impressions of the USA (1956)

Michael Dease – “The Shade of the Cedar Tree” – Coming Home (2012)

Kristin Korb - "Flamingo" - What's Your Story (2012)

Kristin Korb - "Them There Eyes" - What's Your Story (2012)

Jack Mouse Group - "The Breezeling" - Range of Motion (2013)

Marc Cary - "My Love is You" - For the Love of Abbey (2013)

Hour Three:

Modern Jazz Quartet – “Summertime” – MJQ plays George Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess (1965)

Anita O’Day – “Indian Summer” – Incomparable! (1960)

Christian McBride – “Summer Soft” – Family Affair (1998)

Herbie Hancock – “Watermelon Man” – Headhunters (1973)

Miles Davis – “Backyard Ritual” – Tutu (1986)

Gary Burton – “June the 15th, 1967” – Lofty Fake Anagram (1967)

George Benson - "Ballerina" - Inspiration (2013)

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

Cal Tjader – “Agua Dulce (Cool-Ade)” – Agua Dulce (1971)

Profile – “99 Baseball” – Sands of Time (1973)

Duke Jordan

Hour Four:

Dexter Gordon – “August Blues” – Tangerine (1972)

Jack McDuff – “Summer Dream” – Sophisticated Funk (1976)

Stan Getz – “Summer Poem” – Children of the World (1976)

Grant Green – “Things We Did Last Summer” – Nigeria (1962)

Duke Jordan – “Summertime” – Trio & Quintet (1955)

Michel Camilo – “Suntan” – Suntan (1986)

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Playlist for 7-9-2013 WFCF - Jazz Greats Sea and Sand

"Mighty Wave" - Carol de Bruyn
acrylic on canvas

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This week's show was ocean themed - seas, boats and beaches! We began on a romantic pier and then launched out into the deep! Some of the obvious suspects like "How Deep is the Ocean" and "Maiden Voyage", but also some neat little ditties by Brad Mehldau, Duke Pearson, Bob Florence and even Doris Day! Thanks for tuning in! - Kendo

Below are some Amazon links to the first 5 albums featured on the show. The Anita O'Day collection has 4 albums on 2 cds - check out the price! Also - looks like the Roy Haynes cd is out of print... if you're like me, gently used is just fine!

Hour One:

Roy Haynes – “Long Wharf” – Out of the Afternoon (1962)

Anita O’Day – “I Cover the Waterfront” – An Evening With Anita (1954)

    3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Miles Davis – “My Ship” – Miles Ahead (1957)

Bobby Hutcherson – “Maiden Voyage” – Happenings (1966)

Scott Marischen – “Sea Journey” – Alligator Alley (2011)

Gary Wofsey – “La Mer” – In Stereo (2000)

Cal Tjader – “Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea” – Plays Harold Arlen (1960)

Django Reinhardt – “Beyond the Sea” – Indispensible (1949)

Duke Pearson – “Moana Surf” – The Phantom (1968)

Michael Petrovich
Hour Two:

Gary Burton – “Beach” – Lofty Fake Anagram (1967)

Herb Silverstein – “Beach Walker” (2005)

Mark Chiriboga – “Beachside Girl” – Mark Chiriboga (2011)

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

Gabrial Vivas – “Beach House” – Low Registers (2005)

Brad Mehldau – “Aquaman” – Ode (2011)

Lynne Arriale – “Sea and Sand” – Solo (2012)

Gerald Clayton - "Deep, Dry Ocean" - Life Forum (2012)

Jack Mouse Group - "LaPorta" - Range of Motion (2013)

Kermit Ruffins - "Over the Waves" - We Partyin' Traditional Style (2012)

Hour Three:

Miles Davis – “How Deep Is The Ocean” – Young Man With a Horn (1952)

Miles Davis – “Gingerbread Boy” – Miles Smiles (1966)

Bud Powell – “Crossin’ the Channel” – The Scene Changes (1958)

Joe Farrell – “Seven Seas” – Upon This Rock (1974) CTI Moment I

Doris Day – “Put ‘Em In a Box, Tie 'Em With a Ribbon (Throw ‘Em In the Deep Blue Sea) - from movie "Romance on the High Seas" (1947)

Bob Florence – “Oceanography” – With All The Bells and Whistles (1995)

Cal Tjader – “the Little Boat” – Sona Libre (1963)

Gonzalo Rubalcaba – “Sin Remedio El Mar” – The Blessing (1991)

Johnny Griffin – “Deep River” – The Big Soul Band (1960) 5:50 Gospel Express

photo by Janice Wilkins
Hour Four:

Freddie Hubbard – “Midnight At the Oasis” – Liquid Love (1975)

Grant Green – “Moon River” – Gooden’s Corner (1961)

Miles Davis – “Water On the Pond” – Directions (1967)

Airto – “Creek” – Free (1972) CTI Moment II

Lennie Tristano – “Crosscurrent” – Classics in Jazz (1949)

Jamie Ousley – “Hymn of the Tides” – A Sea of Voices (2012)

Eliane Elias - "Let's get Lost" - I Thought About You (2013)

Jimmy Smith – “Ol’ Man River” – Downbeat Poll: Winners All (1962)

Miles Davis - "Water Babies" - Water Babies (1967)

Flagler Beach, FL 2011