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.

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.


 

Tune into Jazz Greats every Tuesday from 3-7pm Eastern on WFCF St. Augustine:
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Sunday, October 27, 2013

Playlist for 10-29-2013 WFCF - Jazz Greats



"Autumn Colors" - Baris Sabic

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We finally got the weather change down here... can you believe October's almost over? This week's show is full of great music by artists or from albums I haven't programmed often - variety is key for me lately. The 3rd hour of the show we'll have a Halloween theme just for fun. Tune in this Tuesday for stimulating & inspiring jazz from familiar & unfamiliar musicians; 3-7pm eastern. Listen via iHeart by clicking here. See you then! - Kendo



Hour One:

Jimmy Smith - "The Cat" - The Cat (1964)

South Florida Jazz Orchestra - "Everything I've Got Belongs to You" - Trumpet Summit (2012)

    3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Richard "Groove" Holmes - "These Foolish Things Remind Me of You" - Blues All Day Long (1988)

Barbara Morrison - "Soft Winds" - A Sunday Kind of Love (2012)

Jack Mouse Group - "Winterset" - Range of Motion (2012)


Dave Valentine - "Grandslam" - Light Struck (1986)
Joe Lovano 2004


Joe Lovano - "Six and Four" - Joyous Encounter (2004)

Charles Lloyd - "Little Wahid's Day" - In Europe (recorded 47 years ago today on 10/29/1966)

Mel Torme - "Blue Skies" - (?)

Randy Brecker - "Morning Song" - Score (1969)

Hour Two:

Bob DeVos - "After Burner" - Shadow Box (2012)

Al Cohn & Zoot Sims - "Samba Medley" - Body And Soul (1973)

David Fernandez - "Emancipation Procrastination" - Transition Project (2008)


David Fernandez - "Like Joe" - Dave Fernandez (2012)

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

Christian McBride - "Gang Gang" - People Music (2012)

Shan Kenner - "The Seventh Trine" - The Behavior of Vibration (2013)

Randy Brecker - "Merry Go Town" -The Brecker Brothers Band Reunion (2011)



Hour Three: Halloween Set


John Abercrombie - "Banshee" - The Third Quartet (2007)

Judy Wexler - "Spooky" - Dreams and Shadows (2008)

Terrence Blanchard - "Anatomy of a Murder" - Jazz in Film (1998)

Bill Evans Trio - "Witchcraft" - Portrait in Jazz (1959)

Duke Pearson - "The Phantom" - The Phantom (1968)

Gene Ammons - "Piece to Keep Away Evil Spirits" - The Black Cat (1970)

LaVerne Butler - "Be a Sweet Pumpkin" - Love Lost and Found Again (2012)

[bedding for announcements] Three Suns - "Danny's Inferno" - Movin' and Groovin' (1962)

Hour Four:


 Ray Baretto - "La Cuna" - La Cuna (1979) - 5:07 CTI Moment

Zbigniew Namyslowski - "Kaloryfer" - Jasmin Lady (1978)

Herbie Hancock - "Cantaloupe Island" - Empyrean Isles (1964)

David Bixler - "Game Face" - Call It a Good Deal (2005)

Chucho Valdés and the Afro-Cuban Messengers - "Caridad Amaro" - Border-Free (2012)

David Sills - "Justin's Dime" - Blue's the New Green (2013)

Project Them - "A Short Swing" - Project Them (2012)

Pat Metheny - "Spirit of the Air" - Orchestrion (2010)



Pat Metheny


ps - in just a few days I'll post my 55 favorite jazz tracks (old & new) for 2013!






Sunday, October 20, 2013

Playlist for 10-22-2013 WFCF - Jazz Greats!


"Summer's End" - Helios Spada

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Another 'virgin sacrifice' this week! This time it's an unopened copy of Duke Ellington's "All American in Jazz". A bunch of new cds in my collection as well; including Johnny Smith, Verve Grammy winners, a new Sidney Bechet tribute from George Grosman and a bunch of hot albums making their debut on the show. There are some extra slots for new jazz this week. Keepin' it fresh! Listen with me this Tuesday (10/22) from 3-7 Eastern. Say 'hi!' on the Facebook page for a shoutout. Listen online by clicking here. Til then! - Kendo


Hour One:

Bill Evans with Jeremy Steig - "So What?" - What's New (1969)

    3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

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

Coleman Hawkins - "Stumpy Bossa Nova" - Desefinado (1962)

Wayne Brasel - "The Oaks of Mamre" - Songs from the Icons (2001)

Peter Sommer - "'Round Midnight" - Crossroads (2006)


Clare Fischer - "Rainforest" - ¡Ritmo! (2012)

Joe Harnell - "Cry Me a River" - Fly Me to the Moon (1963)

Joe Newman - " Auf Wiedersehen " - Memorial (1962)

Sonny Rollins - "The Bridge" - The Bridge (1962)

Hour Two:

Count Basie & Joe Williams - "Everyday I Have the Blues" - Count Basie Swings, Joe Williams Sings (1955)

Joe Henderson - "Lush Life" - Lush Life (1991)

David Weiss - "Mr. Jin" - Endangered Species (2013)




Wes Montgomery - "Impressions" - Willow Weep for Me (1965)

Roberto Fonseca - "El Sonador Esta Cansado" - Yo (2011)

Ella Fitzgerald - "I Ain't Got Nothin' but the Blues" - Sings the Duke Ellington Songbook (1957)

Geri Allen - "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin"" - Grand River Crossings (2012)


Geri Allen - "Inner City Blues"" - Grand River Crossings (2012)


Carol Morgan - "Into It" - Retroactive (2012)

Hour Three:

Tom Howard - "Driving Through the Rain" (bed for weather & intro)

Duke Ellington - "Back to School" - All American in Jazz (1962)

Duke Ellington - "I've Just Seen Her" - All American in Jazz (1962)

Duke Ellington - "Which Way" - All American in Jazz (1962)



Duke Ellington - "If I Were You" - All American in Jazz (1962)

Duke Ellington - "Once Upon a Time" - All American in Jazz (1962)

The Three Suns - "Caravan" - Movin' 'n' Groovin' (1962)

Cornell Dupree - "Freedom Jazz Dance" - Dupree's Bop 'n Blues (1996)

Peter Sommer - "The Fruit" - Crossroads (2006)

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

Gary Wofsey - "Kef's Pool" - Kef's Pool (1980)

Chris Higginbottom - "Shifty" - Where Land Ends (2012)


Hour Four:
George Grosman & Bohemian Swing - "Petite Fleur" - Sidney, Mon Ami (2013)


Keith Javors - "Sierra Nicole's Bossa" - Mo' City Jungle (2002)

Oscar Peterson - " Morning in Newfoundland " - Trail of Dreams (2000)

Brad Mehldau - "Quit" - Progression: The Art of the Trio Vol. 5 (2000)

George Benson - "Footin' It" - The Shape of Things to Come (1968) CTI Moment

Nat King Cole - "Let's Face the Music and Dance" - (1962)

Modern Jazz Quartet - "The Blue Necklace" - Under the Jasmin Tree (1968) WFCF Vinyl

New Gary Burton Quartet - "Monk Fish" - Guided Tour (2012)

Stan Getz - "The Girl from Impanema" - ()

David Sills - "The Highline" - Blue's the New Green (2013)


Below are Amazon links to some choice album selections from this show!








Sunday, October 13, 2013

Playlist for 10-15-2013 WFCF - Jazz Greats Letter R!


"Letters" by Rylee Thompson
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Uh-oh... another letter show! This week it's all about the letter 'R'. Every song title will begin with it, unless I accidentally play a wrong track (happens...). Lots of good tracks including "rock-blocks" from Thelonious Monk and Miles Davis; also Tim Warfield, Michael Blanco, Wes Montgomery, McCoy Tyner, Weather Report, much more + new jazz selections! Fun and possibly mayhem begin Tuesday 10/15 from 3-7pm. See you then! - Kendo


Hour One:

Chuck Owen & the Jazz Surge - "Red Beans & Ricely Yours: Struttin'" - Here We Are (2003)

    3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Shirley Horn - "Return to Paradise" - Here's To Life (1992)

Modern Jazz Quartet - "Regret" - Blues on Bach (1973)

Tim Riddle - "Remember When" - Between the Lines (2012)


Tim Riddle - "MPH" Between the Lines (2012)

McCoy Tyner - "Rolem" -  Fly With the Wind (1976)

Michel Camilo - "Rendezvous" - Rendezvous (1993)

Stanley Turrentine - "The Revs" - Cherry with Milt Jackson (1972) CTI Moment


Hour Two:


Lisa Kelly - "Route 66" - By Request (1997)

Maynard Ferguson - "'Round Midnight" - ()

Miles Davis Quintet - "Riot" - Nefertiti (1967)

Wolverine Orchestra - "Royal Garden Blues" (1924)

Michel Petrucciani - "Regina" - Pianism (1985)

Rahsaan Roland Kirk - "Roots" - Here Comes the Whistleman (1965)

Ron Carter - "R2 M1" - Blues Farm (1973) CTI Moment

Kenny Garrett - "Rotation" - Pushing the World Away (2013)

Weather Report - "River People" - Mr. Gone (1978)

Preservation Hall Jazz Band - "Rattlin' Bones" - That's It! (2012)


Hour Three:

Thelonious Monk - "Reflections" - Thelonious Monk Trio (1952)

Thelonious Monk - "Round Lights" - Alone in San Francisco (1959)

Thelonious Monk - "Rhythm-a-ning" - Criss Cross (1962)

Thelonious Monk - "Remember" - Alone in San Francisco (1959)

Wes Montgomery - "Repetition" - So Much Guitar (1961)

T.J. Kirk - "Ruby My Dear" - If Four Was One (1996)

Rob Denty - "Right Hand Sam" - Round and Round (2007)

Jeff Rupert - Rock Skippin' - From Memphis to Mobile (2009)

Steve Kuhn - "Repetition" - Porgy (1988)

O Som Do Jazz - "Rio de Janeiro" - A Kiss for Rio (2013)

MIchael Dease - "The Release" - Coming Home (2012)


Hour Four:

Miles Davis - "Rouge" - Birth of the Cool (1949)

Miles Davis - "Rocker" - Birth of the Cool (1950)

Miles Davis Quintet - "R.J." - ESP (1965)

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

Roy Haynes - "Raoul" - "Out of the Afternoon" (1962)

Sam Rivers, & the Rivbea All Star Orchestra - "Riffin'" - Culmination (1998)

Tim Warfield - "Ramona's Heart" - Eye of the Beholder (2013)

Jamie Ousley - "Rocky Top" - A Sea of Voices (2012)

Tierney Sutton - "All I Want" - After Blue (2013)

New Gary Burton Quartet - "Remembering Tano" - Guided Tour (2012)
 



"Necklace - R" - Roberta (Woby)
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