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, December 30, 2013

Playlist for 12-31-2013 WFCF - New Year's Eve!



I was very excited to be doing a show on New Year's Eve. It's also a "Christmas Haul" show - the broadcast featured hot cuts from the ridiculous amount of albums I received for Christmas. Artists include Shelly Manne, Kenny Barron, Freddie Hubbard, Wayne Shorter, Dave Brubeck, Jack McDuff, Airto, Wes Montgomery and many more + a bunch of tracks from the new jazz shelf! Thanks for tuning in, calls, FB posts and messages; and Happy New Year! - Kendo



Hour One:

Gerry Gibbs - "The Shadow of Your Smile" - Thrasher Dream Trio (2013)

Ray Mantilla - "The Simple Life" - The Connection (2013)

    3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Howard Rumsey's Lighthouse All-Stars - "Love Letters" - Volume Three (1952)



Freddie Hubbard - "Portrait of Jenny" - Bundle of Joy (1977)

Dave Brubeck Quartet - "In Your Own Sweet Way" - Brandenburg Gate: Revisited (1961)


Kenny Barron - "Golden Lotus" - Golden Lotus (1980)

Cal Tjader - "Where is Love" - Guarabe (1976)

Kevin Eubanks - "Turning Point (Part I) - Turning Point (1992)

Shelly Manne & His Men - "Doxy" - Vol. 4 Swinging Sounds (1956)

Hour Two:

Bill Evans - "Isn't It Romantic" - At Shelly's Manne-Hole (1963)



Wes Montgomery - "What the World Needs Now is Love" - Tequila (1966)

Gonzalo Rubalcaba - "Contagio" - Rapsodia (1992)

Art Pepper - "Rita-San" - No Limit (1977)

Freddie Hubbard - "Betcha By Golly Wow" - Gleam (1975)

Cal Tjader - "" - Tjader Plays Mambo () -

Brother Jack McDuff - "It's All a Joke" - Down Home Style (1969)

Weather Report - "Elegant People" - Black Market (1975)


Hour Three:

Mark Johnson - "Blues for EJ"

Airto - "Merry-Go-Round" - Fingers (1973) - 2:50 CTI Moment

Howard Rumsey's Lighthouse All-Stars - "Big Girl" - Volume Three (1952)

Cal Tjader - "Morning" - Here (1977)

Brother Jack McDuff - "Theme from Electric Surfboard" - Down Home Style (1969)



Shelly Manne & His Men - "Quartet Part II" - Vol 5 More Swinging Sounds (1956)

Freddie Hubbard - "Rainy Day Song" - Bundle of Joy (1977)

Wes Montgomery - "Tequila" - Tequila (1966)

Kenny Barron - "Cinco" - Golden Lotus (1980)

Hour Four:

Dave Brubeck - "Theme from 'Mr Broadway'" - Jazz Impressions of New York (1964) 

Wayne Shorter - "Mahogany Bird" - Phantom Navigator (1986)

Cal Tjader - "Afro Blue" - Concert By the Sea (1959)


Shelly Manne - "Deep People" - Here's That Manne (1951)

Shelly Manne - "The Princess of Evil" - Here's That Manne (1951)


Bill Evans - "Swedish Pastry" -
At Shelly's Manne-Hole (1963)

Houston Person - "Lets' Fall In Love" - Nice 'n' Easy (2013)



Ahmad Jamal - "Back to the Future" - Saturday Morning (2013)

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

Bill O'Connell - "Joshua" - Zocalo (2013)

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Playlist for 12-24-2013 WFCF - Christmas Eve!



Christmas Eve show! Holiday favorites from Dexter Gordon, King Curtis, Bill Evans and many more! Took some doing to get to the station, today - but I made it. Thanks for tuning in & Merry Christmas! - Kendo



Hour One:

Vince Guaraldi - "O Tannenbaum" - A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)

Bill Evans - "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" - Trio '64 (1963)

    3:15 Jazz Cookie Break!

Michael Bublé - "I'll Be Home For Christmas" - Let It Snow! (2003)

Dexter Gordon - "The Christmas Song" - The Panther (1970)
The Swingle Singers


Swingle Singers - "Medley" - Christmastime (1968)

King Curtis - "What Are You Doing New Years Eve?" - Soul Christmas (1968)


Roy Hargrove - "Frosty the Snowman" - Holiday Jazz (1996)

Jack Brokensha - "Little Drummer Boy" - Xmazz (1993)

Stan Kenton - "O Holy Night" - God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (1961)



Vince Guaraldi - "Greensleeves" - A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)


Valerie Gillespie - "Silver Bells" - It Can't Be Christmas Without You (2006)

Hour Two:

Bill Doyle Trio with Linda Cole - "Jingle Bells" (2013)

Heath Brothers - "Our Little Town" - God Rest Ye Merry Jazzmen (1981)

Jimmy Smith - "White Christmas" - Christmas '64 (1964)
Mix of big band and combo numbers on this one!


Bobby Timmons - "Deck the Halls" - Holiday Soul (1964) 

Duke Ellington - "Arabesque Cookie" - The Nutcracker Suite (1960)



[music during announcements: Lawrence Welk - "Let It Snow!

Let It Snow! Let It Snow!"]

Yank Lawson - "Hark the Herald Angels Sing" - Yank Lawson/Bob Haggart - Hark the Herald Angels Swing! (1972)

Red Garland - "Winter Wonderland" - All Kinds of Weather (1958)



Stan Kenton - "Good King Wenceslas" - God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (1961)


Nnenna Freelon - "Christmas Time is Here" - Christmas (2013)

Wynton Marsalis Quintet - "We Three Kings of Orient Are" - God Rest Ye Merry Jazzmen (1981)  




Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Playlist for 12-17-2013 WFCF - Tributes!


"From a notebook, November 7" - Maria Mamczur
oil pastels

visit the artist's website!


This week's show pays tribute to over a dozen jazz musicians who left us in 2013. The intention is not to mourn, but to celebrate the gifts of beauty they provided us with. Also today is the Virgin Sacrifice - we play an unopened copy of Duke Ellington's Nutcracker Suite and play a whole side at 5:15. Sprinkle in some new jazz releases and a Christmas favorite! Also be sure to visit this month's artist at her website - beautiful visuals! Tune in from 3-7pm at 88.5FM or listen anywhere in the US via iHeart for free! Leave comments about the artists featured today at either Facebook or Twitter. See you then! - Kendo




Hour One:

Bill O'Connell - "Big Sur" - Zocalo (2013)

Bill O'Connell - "Erik's Song" - Zocalo (2013)

    3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Johnny Smith - "Stars Fell on Alabama" - Moonlight in Vermont (1952)

Johnny Smith - "Sometimes I'm Happy" - Moonlight in Vermont (1952)

Chico Hamilton ~

    Gerry Mulligan Quartet - "Freeway" - Gerry Mulligan Quartet (1952)

    Chico Hamilton - "A Piece of Music" - 12 Tones of Love (2009)

Butch Warren ~

    Dexter Gordon - "You Stepped Out of a Dream" - A Swingin' Affair (1962)

    Jackie McLean - "Lost" - A Fickle Sonance (1961)

Jim Hall ~

    Jim Hall - "I Hear a Rhapsody" - Live (1975)

    Jimmy Giuffre 3 - "Crazy She Calls Me" - Jimmy Giuffre 3 (1957)

Hour Two:


Art Blakey Quintet - "Quicksilver" - A Night at Birdland (1954)

Frank Capek - "Common Sense" - Frank Capek Quartet (2011)

Mulgrew Miller ~

    Mulgrew Miller - "Leilani's Leap" - Hand in Hand (1992)

    Wallace Roney - "Blue in Green" - Verses (1987)

Ben Tucker ~

    Warne Marsh - "Jazz of Two Cities" - Jazz of Two Cities (1956)

    Grant Green - "Grant's Dimensions" - Green Street (1961)

Frank Wess - "Say It Isn't So" - Magic 101 (2011)

Frank Foster & Frank Wess - "Up and Coming" - Frankly Speaking (1984)

Hour Three:

Tim Warfield - "Caroling Caroling" - Jazzy Christmas (2013)

New York Voices - "We Three Kings" - Let It Snow (2013)

Duke Ellington - "Overture" - The Nutcracker Suite (1960)

Duke Ellington - "Toot Toot Tootie Too" - The Nutcracker Suite (1960)

Duke Ellington - "Peanut Brittle Brigade" - The Nutcracker Suite (1960)

Duke Ellington - "Sugar Rum Cherry" - The Nutcracker Suite (1960)

Duke Ellington - "Entr'acte" - The Nutcracker Suite (1960)

Cedar Walton ~

    Art Blakey - "Pensativa" - Free for All (1964)

    Bobby Hutcherson - "Clockwise" - Conception (1979)

Marian McPartland - "A Fine Romance" - A Fine Romance (1978)

Marian McPartland - "Send in the Clowns" - A Fine Romance (1978)

Hour Four:

Jimmy Smith - "Jingle Bells" - Christmas '64 (1964)

Peter Appleyard - "Strike Up the Band" - The Vibes Sound of PA ()

George Duke ~

    Cal Tjader - "Corine" - Amazonas (1975)

Walter Bishop Jr. ~

    Miles Davis - "Compulsion" - Collectors' Items (1953)

    Miles Davis - "Denial" - The New Sounds (1951)

Donald Byrd - "Fancy Free" - Fancy Free (1969)

Donald Byrd/Gigi Gryce - "Speculation" - Jazz Lab (1957)

Donald Byrd - "I Love the Girl" - Fancy Free (1969)

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Playlist for 12-10-2013 WFCF - Jazz Greats!


"From a notebook, December 22" - Maria Mamczur
oil pastels

visit the artist's website!


It's been a busy week - with less time to plan this week's playlist. So I picked out a lot of favorites this week. The result is at 5pm we'll have an entire hour of music from the CTI label! New releases from some Florida artists, a smattering of holiday jazz and a different kinda 3:15 coffee break are also features. Join me Tuesday 12/10 from 3-7 on WFCF 88.5FM. Click to listen for free on iHeart and we're also on spotify! See you then - Kendo



Hour One:

Ray Mantilla - "Andean Fantasy" - The Connection (2013)

Gerry Gibbs - "Epistrophy" - Gerry Gibb's Thrasher Dream Trio (2013)

    3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Medeski Martin & Wood - "Moti Mo" - It's A Jungle In Here (1993)

Miles Davis - "Oleo" - Bags Groove (1954)


Miles Davis - "Conception" - The New Sounds (1951)
Chet Baker kind of holiday lol


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

Ron Miller - "Seventh Sign" - Peacock Park (2010)

Chet Baker - "Winter Wonderland" - (1953)

Hour Two:

Dexter Gordon - "Tangerine" - Tangerine (1972)

Sonny Stitt - "Cherokee" - Kaleidoscope (1950)

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

Jackie McLean & Junko Onishi - "Little Melonae" - (1996)

Cook Trio - "I'll See You In My Dreams" - Uproar (2013)
New release - great cover!!


Cook Trio - "Made for Wesley" - Uproar (2013)

Clare Fischer Orchestra - "Morning" - Manteca! (1965)

Duke Pearson - "Sleigh Ride" - Merry Ole Soul (1969)

Bill Evans & Jim Hall - "Stairway to the Stars" - Undercurrent (1962)

Hour 3 - CTI Hour!!:

Wes Montgomery - "A Day in the Life" - A Day in the Life (1967)

Astrud Gilberto - "Zazueira" - Gilberto with Turrentine (1971)

Kenny Burrell - "Be Yourself" - God Bless the Child (1971)
WFCF copy - cover's shot but vinyl great!


Kenny Burrell - "Love is the Answer" - God Bless the Child (1971)

Joe Farrell - "Collage for Polly" - Joe Farrell Quartet (1970)

Art Farmer - "Sandu" - Something You Got (1977)

Airto - "Lucky Southern" - Free (1972)

Freddie Hubbard - "Naturally" - Sky Dive (1972)

George Benson - "Chattanooga Choo Choo" - Shape of Things to Come (1968)

Stanley Turrentine - "Two for T." - Don't Mess with Mr. T (1973)

Hour Four:


Cal Tjader - "Amazonas" - Amazonas (1975)

John Scofield - "Jeep on 35" - A Go Go (1998)

Jamie Ousley - "Steam" - A Sea of Voices (2012)

Wynton Marsalis - "Aural Oasis" - Black Codes (1985)

Hampton Hawes - "Just One of Those Things" - Bird Song (1956)

Sybil Gage - "Three Time Loser" - Requests from the Bar (2013)

Hot Shock - "Bricks Without Straw" - Hot Shock (2013)

Bill O'Connell - "Erik's Song" -
+ The Latin Jazz All-Stars (2013)

Scott Sawyer - "How Deep Is The Ocean" - Dreamers (2013)

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Playlist for 12-3-2013 WFCF - Jazz Greats!


"Abstract 2" - Roderick Brydon
(click image to enlarge)
visit the artist's website!


Many say that live jazz is best, but sometimes we can't always get out to see the expensive shows! So today, we'll hear four lengthy cuts from some classic live jazz shows at the Blackhawk, the Village Vanguard, the Pershing and at Newport. Some big band cuts will feature as well, including Stan Kenton and Bob Florence. As always we'll have a few vinyl spins, selections from the new release shelf, and more jazz variety than you can shake a stick at! Join me from 3-7pm Eastern this Tuesday (12/3) and we'll listen together. It's all free on iHeart, or at 88.5FM for St. Augustine & surrounding areas. See you then! - Kendo



Hour One:

John Coltrane - "I Want to Talk About You" - Newport '63 (1963)

Fred Astaire - "Puttin' On the Ritz" - from the film Blue Skies (1946)

    3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Kristin Korb - "Will You Still Be Mine" - What's Your Story? (2012)

Lynne Arriale - "Here Comes the Sun" - Convergence (2010)

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


Thelonious Monk Quartet plus Two - "Let's Call This" - At the Blackhawk (1960)



Trombone Shorty - "Vieux Carre" - Say This to Say That


Jack Mouse Group - "Hip Check" - Range of Motion (2012)

Art Tatum - "Just A-Sittin' and A-Rockin'" - Solo Masterpieces Vol 1 (1953)

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

Hour Two:

Sonny Rollins - "Sonnymoon for Two" - A Night at the Village Vanguard Vol. 2 (1957)

Billie Holiday - "A Fine Romance" - Billy Holiday Story Vol 5 (?)

Jack Brokensha Quartet - "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!" - Xmazz (1993)

Wayne Shorter - "El Gaucho - Adam's Apple (1966)

Jimmy Giuffre 3 - "The Song is You" - The Jimmy Giuffre 3 (recorded 57 Years ago today on 12/3/1956)

Ahmad Jamal - "Poinciana" - But Not For Me (1958)

Cheryl Bentyne/Mark Winkler - "Talk of the Town/Girl Talk" - West Coast Cool (2013)

Gerry Gibbs - "The Eye of the Hurricane" - Gerry Gibb's Thrasher Dream Trio (2013)

Steve Turre - "Blue & Brown" - The Bones of Art (2013)

Hour Three:

Wynton Kelly - "Ill Wind" - Piano (1958)

Cal Tjader - "Django" - Hip Vibrations (1967)

Jim Gailloreto - "I Want to Be Happy" - The Insider (2003)



Stan Kenton - "Willow Weep for Me" - Standards in Silhouette (1959)

Bob Florence - "Laura" - With All the Bells and Whistles (1995)

Bert Kaempfert - "Cotton Candy" - Blue Midnight (?)

Donald Byrd - "Beast of Burden" - A New Perspective (1963) 5:50 Gospel Express

Hour Four:

Art Tatum - "It's Only a Paper Moon" - Solo Masterpieces Vol 1 (1955)

Freddie Hubbard - "Cascais" - Skagly (1979)

Shorty Rogers - "Paradise Found" - Shorty Rogers Meets Tarzan (1959) WFCF Vinyl

Jackie McLean - "Blues in a Jiff" - Vertigo (1962)

Roberto Fonseca - "Rachel" - Yo (2011)

George Benson - "Sky Dive" - Space (1975) CTI Moment

Mike Jones Trio - "Day by Day" - Plays Well with Others (2012)

NHouston Person - "Someday You'll Be Sorry" - Nice 'n' Easy (2013)

Ahmad Jamal - "I'm In the Mood for Love" - Saturday Morning (2013)