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, 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!


"Koi Fish" - Drax242
painting
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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