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 29, 2014

Playlist for 12-30-2014 WFCF - Mixed Bag!


"Northern Lights" - Daniela
spray paint
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This week's show is the last show of the year - it's a mixed bag! A virgin sacrifice in hour 4 (this month it's Brandon Marsalis), a new "Ride Home" feature at 5pm eastern; and 10 selections from my Top 55 Jazz Tracks of 2014 list! All this & more including new releases. Tune in Tuesday 3-7pm eastern and keep me good company. See you then! - Kendo

ps - isn't this week's art showcase awesome? I'll be featuring this artist for a few weeks. Be sure and visit her web page and give her some online hugs. 
 


Hour One:

James Farm - "Jury's Out" - City Folk (2014)

Alicia Olatuja - "Speak the Words" - Timeless (2013)

    3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Al Cohn - "Winter" - The Al Cohn Quintet (1956)
some classic Cohn!


New York Jazz Ensemble - "Jungle Noon" - Gone Native (1957)

Dexter Gordon - "Darn That Dream" - One Flight Up (1964)


Bud Powell - "John's Abbey" - Time Waits (1958)

Sahib Shihab - "S.M.T.W.T.F.S.S. Blues" - The Jazz We Heard Last Summer (1957)

Bria Skonberg - "Little Girl" - Into Your Own (2014) Top 55 #35

Oscar Peterson - "Body and Soul" - Rare Broadcast Performances (1953)
      
Sheryl Bailey - "The Lioness" - A meeting of Minds (2013) Top 55 #55


Sarah Vaughan - "Mr. Lucky" - Sings the Mancini Songbook (1965) request

Hour Two:

Bob DeVos - "The River's Invitation" - Shadow Boxer (2013) Top 55 #29

Red Rodney - "Red Arrow" - 1957 (1957)

Louis Hayes and the Cannonball Adderley Legacy Band - "Easy to Love" - Live at Cory Weeds'... (2013)

Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet - "The Man With the Two Left Feet" - The 21st Century Trad Band (2014)
seriously enjoyable album!


Jackie McLean - "Slow Poke" - Hipnosis (1967)

Chester Thompson Trio - "Follow You, Follow Me" - Approved (2013) Top 55 #31

Steve Kahn - "Hackensack" - Subtext (2014) Top 55 #40

Eliane Elias - "Let's Get Lost" - I Thought About You (2013)  Top 55 #46


Hour Three:

Dexter Gordon - "Coppin' the Haven" - One Flight Up (1964) Ride Home

 

Matt Wilson/John Medeski - "Dancing Waters" -  Gathering Call (2013) Top 55 #50 

Wes Montgomery - "The Trick Bag" - Boss Guitar (1963)

Sun Ra Arkestra - "Where Is Tomorrow" - The Futuristic Sounds Of Sun Ra (1961)
one of Dexter's finest!


JC Stylles - "United" - Blakey Grease (2013) Top 55 #47

Freddy Cole - "Pretending" - Singing the Blues (2014)

Peter Hand Big Band - "Night Echo" - Out of Hand (2013)

Andy Bey - "Take the 'A' Train" - Pages From an Imaginary Life" (2014)

Dizzy Gillespie With Johnny Richards' Orchestra - "Swing Low Sweet Chariot" - (single) (1950) 5:50 Gospel Express

Jane Monheit - "Born to Be Blue" - Heart of the Matter (2013) Top 55 #52

Esquivel - "Lullaby of Birdland" - Infinity in Sound Vol 2 (1961)

Hour Four:

New Jazz

Branford Marsalis - "Yes and No" - Random Abstract (1987) Virgin Sacrifice!!

Branford Marsalis - "Crescent City" - Random Abstract (1987)

Branford Marsalis - "Broadway Fools" - Random Abstract (1987)

Bill O'Connell & the Latin Jazz All-Stars - "Erik's Song" - Zócalo (2013) Top 55 #28

Arturo O'Farrill - "The Mad Hatter" - The Offense of the Drum (2013) Top 55 #49

sweet Christmas present! Thanks, Jim!



 



Friday, December 26, 2014

Day After Christmas Playlist!

Norman Rockwell


I promised something special for Christmas on the 12/16 broadcast. Since there were so many Christmas jazz playlists posted this year, I opted for a Day After Christmas Playlist! Music to recover & reflect by... and help you to get "Carol of the Bells" out of your head. 17 tracks that run about 90 minutes. Hope you dig, and if you do - please share! It's a Youtube playlist, and all tracks were commercial free when I checked. Below the link is a list of songs in case you want to make it on another preferred music site. Happy Holidays! - Kendo







1. "Mysterioso" - Thelonious Monk
2. "Fran Dance" - Miles Davis (live at Newport)
3. "Nocturne in Eb" - Jamie Ousley
4. "Chief Crazy Horse" - Wayne Shorter
5. "Sister Sanctified" - Stanley Turrentine/Milt Jackson
6. "Willow Weep for Me" - Wes Montgomery (A Day in the Life)
7. "City of Angels" - Michel Camilo
8. "Gate City" - Donald Byrd
9. "As Far As We Know" - Mike Stern
10. "Theme from Electric Surfboard" - Brother Jack McDuff
11. "Les Chemins de L'Amour" - Jackie Terrason
12. "Smada" - Duke Ellington
13. "Clockwise" - Bobby Hutcherson
14. "Peace One" - John McLaughlin
15. "Cuando Vuelva a Tu Lado" - Alfredo Rodriguez
16. "Bumpy's Blues" - Isaac Hayes
17. "The Tennessee Waltz" - Bobby Broom

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Playlist for 12-23-14 WFCF - Christmas Groovin'!



A mix of holiday jazz and groove jazz from the 60's & 70's today! A little Latin, a little funk... you get the picture. Hour three will feature new Christmas jazz releases. Tune in and chill with me today (12/23) from 3-7pm eastern. Listen online here or hear the glorious wav files in phattie stereo on 88.5FM. See you then! - Kendo



Hour One:

Louis Hayes and the Cannonball Adderley Legacy Band - "Lisa"  Live at Cory Weeds' Guitar Jazz Club (2013)

Christian Tamburr - "The Day Before Tomorrow" - Voyage (2014)

    3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Marlena Shaw - "You're My Everything" - Dangerous (1996)

Ella Fitzgerald - "The Christmas Song" - 45rpm single (1959)

Modern Jazz Quartet - "Django" - Django
(recorded 60 years ago 12/23/54)

Herbie Hancock - "Watermelon Man" - Head Hunters (1973)
my 1st Ramsey album!


Ramsey Lewis - "Sleigh Ride" - Sound of Christmas (1961)

Lee Morgan - "Cornbread" - Cornbread (1965)

Kenny Burrell - "My Favorite Things" - Have Yourself a Soulful Little Christmas (1966)



Louis Armstrong/Benny Carter Orchestra - "Christmas Night in Harlem" (1955)

Hour Two:

John Scofield - "Groan Man" - Bump (1999)

Gene Ammons - "Swingin' for Christmas" - Young Jug (1948)

Gerry Mulligan - "As Catch Can" - What Is There to Say? (recorded 56 years ago 12/23/58)

The Three Suns - "Parade of the Wooden Soldiers" - ?? (195?)

Gonzalo Rubalcaba - "Perfidia" - Suite 4 y 20 (1992)

Les Brown and His Band of Renown - "Nutcracker Suite" - 6:34

Andreas Varady - "Come Together" - Andreas Varady (2013)
Andreas Varady - photo by Kharen Hill


Champian Fulton - "Change Partners"  Change Partners (2014)

John Webber Quartet - "Lulu's Lope" - Down for the Count (2014)

Hour Three:

Bobby Timmons - "From the Bottom" - From the Bottom (1964)

Joey DeFrancesco - "Christmas at 3 a.m." - Home for the Holidays (2014)

Grant Green - "Moon River" - Gooden's Corner (recorded 53 years ago 12/23/61)

Tia Fuller - "Little Drummer Boy" - It's Christmas on Mack Avenue (2014)

Jack McDuff - "Gin and Orange" - Gin and Orange (1969)

Radam Schwartz - "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" - Swingin' the Holidays (2014)

Cal Tjader - "Agua Dulce" - Agua Dulce (1971)

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


Ana Velinova - "I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm" - December Wishing (2014)

Hour Four:

Freddie Hubbard - "Sky Dive" - Sky Dive (1972)
inside of the "Gleam" live album - cool shot!


Bobby Timmons - "Deck the Halls" - Jingle Bell Jam (196?)

 Gary Burton - "Open Your Eyes, You Can Fly" - The New Quartet (1973)

Joe Pass - "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!" - Holiday Jazz (comp.)

Chick Corea and Return to Forever - "You're Everything" - Light as a Forever (1972)

Wynton Marsalis - "We Three Kings" - God Rest ye Merry Jazzmen (198?)

Jack McDuff - "Winter Wonderland" - Slow Jams Christmas (?) 

Grant Green - "Upshot" - Carryin' On (1969)




Monday, December 15, 2014

Playlist for 12-16-14 WFCF - Short Show with Donald Byrd!




I have to leave the station early today, so it will be a short "Jazz Greats" show from 3-5pm EST, and then Ralph will take over for me. The first hour is a mix of new jazz, a few holiday cuts and music from some early Christmas gifts. The second hour will be all Donald Byrd! Tune in Tuesday 12/16 online by clicking here. See you then! - Kendo






Hour One:

Bill O'Connell and the Latin Jazz Allstars - "Optimism" - Imagine (2014)

Gabriel Espinosa/Hendrik Meurkens - "A Night in Jakarta" - Samba Little Samba (2013)

    3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Gregorie Howard - "Silent Night" (single)

Bob Mover - "Fair Weather" - My Heart Tells Me (2011)

Hal McKusick - "I'm Glad There's You" - Triple Exposure (1957)


Mel Tormé - "Comin' Home Baby" - Walk on the Wild Side (comp.)


Quincy Jones - "Boogie Bossa Nova" - Walk on the Wild Side (comp.)

Duke Ellington - "Jingle Bells" - Louis Armstrong & Friends (comp)

Tony Monaco - "Furry Slippers" - Furry Slippers (2014)

Eric Reed - "The Shade of the Cedar Tree" - Groovewise (2014)

Hour Two: Byrd!

Donald Byrd - "Childs Play" - Byrd in Flight (1960)

Donald  Byrd - "Blind Man, Blind Man" - Up With Donald Byrd (1964)
soulful outing on the Verve label!


Donald Byrd - "Chant" - A New Perspective (1963)


Donald Byrd - "Nica's Tempo" - Jazz Lab (1957)

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

Donald Byrd - "Bo" - Byrd in Flight (1960)

Donald Byrd - "Kofi" - Kofi (1969)








Donald Byrd mid 50's




Sunday, December 7, 2014

Playlist for 12-9-14 WFCF - Rescue Show!



"Band Practice" - Michael Wheeler
acrylic on canvas
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Rescue show! Every few months the jazz director sets out boxes of cds that did not get added to our library for anyone to cull through. The rest get tossed. That's the harsh reality of jazz in the new millennium. So many people are making albums, some of them great, some of them not so great (lots of them not so great, truthfully...). Each time I leave the station with arms full. Last week was one of those days, so this week I'm playing tracks from some of these "rescues". The result is a show that is largely recent releases. I'm down with that! We'll also dig on a Christmas jazz cut here and there. I'm actually in the 'spirit' this year! w00t! All that and plenty of brand new releases. Tune in from 3-7pm EST on WFCF 88.5FM or listen online for free on iHeart. See you then! - Kendo



Hour One:


Gerry Gibbs Thrasher Dream Trio - "Fantasy" - We're Back (2014)

Steve Heckman Quintet - "Fungii Mama" - Search for Peace (2009)

    3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Elias Haslanger - "Watermelon Man" - Live at the Gallery (2013)
soulful swing...


Kenny Burrell - "Little Drummer Boy" - Have Yourself a Soulful Little Christmas (1966)

J.J. Johnson - "Pennies From Heaven" - The Eminent Volume Two (1955)

Jae Sinnett - "Sunny" - Subject to Change (2014)

Jerry Bergonzi - "Marshland" - Intersecting Lines (2012)

Joshua Breakstone - "LaVerne Walk" - With the Wind and the Rain (2013)



Bonzo Dog Band - "Tuba's In the Moonlight" - Tadpoles (196?)

Hour Two:


Bill Goodwin Quartet - "Fee Fi Fo Fum" - Raise Four (2010)

Roberto Fonseca - "El Soñaor esta Cansado" - Yo (2011)
old school swingin'!


Shorty Baker & Doc Cheatam - "Chitlin's" - Shorty & Doc (1961)

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

Rod McGaha - "Inner Courage" - The Black Flower Project (2014)

Eric Johnson & Mike Stern - "Wishing Well" - Eclectic (2014)

Hazel Scott - "The Jeep is Jumpin'" - Relaxed Piano Moods (1955)

Joe Farrell - "Times Lie" - Moon Germs (1972) CTI Moment

Hour Three:


Bud Shank - "Theme" - Bud Shank Quartet featuring Claude Williamson (1956)

Ron Miller - "Soulbod" - Peacock Park (2010)

Cedar Walton - "Midnight Waltz" - Reliving the Moment (1978)
the long-awaited!


Ben Paterson - "Around the Block" - Essential Elements (2013)

La Lucha - "Lovefool" - Standards, Not Standards (2014)

Chico Hamilton - "Mallet Dance" - Man From Two Worlds (1963)

Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet - "Nights in Brooklyn" - The 21st Century Trad Band (2014)

Houston Person - "They All Laughed" - The Melody Lingers On (2014)

Hour Four:

Andreas Varady - "Come Together" - Andreas Varady (2013)

Donald Byrd - "House of the Rising Sun" - Up with Donald Byrd (1964)

Roberto Fonseca - "Rachel" - Yo (2011)

Kris Bowers - "Wonderlove" - Heroes + Misfits (2012)
how'd I miss this one?


Kris Bowers - "Forever Wonder" - Heroes + Misfits (2012)

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

Peter Zak - "The Loop" - The Disciple (2013)

Andy Bey - "Lover Come Back to Me" - Pages from an Imaginary Life (2014)

Thomas Marriott - "Mo-Joe" - Urban Folklore (2013)

Chico Hamilton - "Forest Flower Sunrise/Sunset" - Man From Two Worlds (1963)


Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Playlist for 12-2-2014 WFCF - Album Sides +!


"Jazz Club II" - Janusz
 painting
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Crazy weekend for me, so the playlist is a bit crazy, too; but fun! Entire album sides from Gary Wofsey (with Phil Woods) and Wynton Kelly. Some obscure Swedish jazz, a set of 1953 music, Coltrane by a rocker, some music from various Floridians and much more plus new jazz. Today (Tuesday 12/2) from 3-7pm. Tune in online here or at 88.5FM if you're in the listening area (St. Augustine, Palm Coast, Flagler Beach, Ormond Beach, So. Jacksonville, Hastings...). See you then! - Kendo
Hour One:
Clare Fischer Big Band - "Cherokee" - Pacific Jazz (2014)

Chris Walden Big Band - "Lost in the Memory" - Full-On! (2014)

    3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Anita Baker - "Sometimes I Wonder Why" - Rhythm of Love (1993)

Bud Shank - "Polka Dots and Moonbeams" - Bud Shank Quartet (1956)

Scott Marischen - "Always and Forever" - Alligator Alley (2011)

Quincy Jones - "Mr. Lucky" - Explores the Music of Henry Mancini (1964)
the first of the funk albums from Grant...


Quincy Jones - "Peter Gunn" - Explores the Music of Henry Mancini (1964)

Grant Green - "That Lucky Old Sun" - His Majesty King Funk (1965)

Gerry Mulligan - "Turnstile" - Songbook (1957)

Andreas Varady - "Human Nature" - Andreas Varady (2013)



The Three Suns - "Fever" - History of Space Age Pop Vol 2 (196?)


Hour Two:

Modern Jazz Quartet with Sonny Rollins - "The Stopper" - Sonny Rollins with the Modern Jazz Quartet (1953)

Bud Powell - "Sure Thing" - The Amazing Bud Powell Vol 2 (1953)

Gerry Mulligan - "Carson City Stage" - Gerry Mulligan Quartet (1953)

Art Tatum - "Caravan" - Solo Masterpieces Vol. 8 (1953)

Jan Johansson - " Herdedans (Herd Dance?)" Musik genom fyra sekler med Jan
1968 Swedish Jazz on folk songs
Johannsson (Music of four centuries with JJ) (1968)

Jan Johansson - " Väva Vadmal (Homespun Weaving)" Musik genom fyra sekler med Jan Johannsson (Music of four centuries with JJ) (1968)

Jan Johansson - "Vedergällningen (Retribution)" Musik genom fyra sekler med Jan Johannsson (Music of four centuries with JJ) (1968)

Jan Johansson - "Alundavisan (?)" Musik genom fyra sekler med Jan Johannsson (Music of four centuries with JJ) (1968)

Bob Mover - "Gone With the Wind" - My Heart Tells Me (2011)

Miami Saxophone Quartet - "Early Autumn" - Four of a Kind (2012)

Jimmy Greene - "Last Summer" - Beautiful Life (2014)

Peter Zak - "Montserrat" - The Disciple (2013)

Hour Three:

Matthew Kaminski - "Allison's Blues" - Swingin' On the New Hammond (2013)

Michael Petrovich - "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic" - Bella Luna (2012)

Wynton Kelly - "Whisper Not" - Piano (1958)
Wynton Kelly - "plays well with others"!


Wynton Kelly - "Action" - Piano (1958)

Wynton Kelly - "Dark Eyes" - Piano (1958)

James Farm - "Farms" - City Folk (2014)

Eric Johnson - "Mr. P.C." - Europe Live (2013)

Kenyon Hopkins - "Lullaby of Broadway" - The Sound of New York (1959)



Art Tatum - "Blue Skies" - Solo Masterpieces Vol 8 (1953)

Hour Four:

Modern Jazz Quartet - "Concorde" - Concorde (1955)

Gregorie Howard - "Black Bart" - Gregorie Howard (2009)

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

Gary Wofsey - "Afro Jewish Cuban Latin Mother" - Kef's Pool (1980)

Gary Wofsey - "New York Scuffle" - Kef's Pool (1980)

Eric Johnson - Mike Stern - "Hullabaloo" - Eclectic (2014)

Trio Beyond - "Pee Wee" - Saudades (2004)

 

Monday, November 24, 2014

Playlist for 11-25-2104 WFCF - 1956! 1966! 1976!


"Jazz Club" - Januszpainting
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Mini-themes are back! This week it's time travel. Hour one will be jazz from 1966. Hour two will be music off the new jazz shelf. Hour three we'll hit up 1976 and hour four is jazz from 58 years ago - 1956. Like that! Tune in Tuesday 11/25 from 3-7pm eastern at 88.5FM in the listening area, or online by clicking here. See you then! - Kendo


Hour One: 1966

Wayne Shorter - "Adams Apple" - Adam's Apple (1966)

Bobby Hutcherson - "When You Are Near" - Happenings (1966)

    3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Art Blakey's New Jazz Messengers - "My Romance" - Buttercorn Lady (1966)

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

Miles Davis Quintet - "Footprints" - Miles Smiles (1966)
early Hubert with 'Armando' Corea on piano!


Hubert Laws - "Bimbe Blues" - The Laws of Jazz - (1966)

Stanley Turrentine - "Yours Is My Heart Alone" - Easy Walker (1966)

Hour Two:

Cyrille Aimee - "Bamboo Shoots" - It's a Good Day" (2014)

Chris Walden Big Band - "Hey Good Lookin'" - Full-On! (2014)

Eric Reed - "Ornate" - Groovewise (2014)

Kenny Barron - Dave Holland - "Rain" - The Art of Conversation (2014)

Gerry Gibbs Thrasher Dream Trio - "Betcha By Golly Wow" - We're Back (2014)

Houston Person - "They All Laughed" - The Melody Lingers On (2014)

Michael Carvin Experience - "Sayonara Blues" - Flash Forward (2014)

Clarence Penn & Penn Station - "Well You Needn't" - Monk: The Lost Files (2012)


James Farm - "North Star" - City Folk (2014)

Hour Three: 1976

Freddie Hubbard - "Windjammer" - Windjammer (1976)

Zoot Sims - "Willow Weep for Me" - Zoot Sims and Friend (1976)

George Benson & Joe Farrell - "Flute Song" - Benson & Farrell (1976)
Dig the Surgeon General warning on the side!


Chick Corea & Gary Burton - "Falling Grace" - Crystal Silence (1976)

Bucky Pizzarelli & Bud Freeman - "Way Down Yonder in New Orleans" - Bucky & Bud (1976)

Art Pepper - "The Trip" - The Trip (1976)


Bucky Pizzarelli & Bud Freeman - "Easy to Love" - Bucky & Bud (1976)
 
Cal Tjader - "Black Orchid" - Guarabe (1976)

Charlie Mariano - "Helen 12 Trees" - Helen 12 Trees (1976)

Hour Four: 1956

Thelonious Monk - "Brilliant Corners" - Brilliant Corners (1956)

Warne Marsh - "I Never Knew" - Jazz of Two Cities (1956)

Art Blakey - "Hank's Symphony" - The Jazz Messengers (1956)

Cal Tjader - "It Never Entered My Mind" - Cal Tjader Quartet (1956)

Jimmy Giuffre 3 - "That's the Way It Is" - Jimmy Giuffre 3 (1956)

Gil Mellé - "Sixpence" - Gil's Guests (1956)

Herbie Nichols - "Mine" - Herbie Nichols Trio Vol 1 (1956)

Miles Davis - "Tune Up/When Lights Are Low" - Cookin' (1956)
 

Who doesn't love this album!








Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Playlist for 11-18-2014 WFCF - Jazz Greats!


"Abazuzuz" - Sugarcube-Owl
gouache
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Chilly day here in St. Augustine... hope you're keeping warm wherever you are! Today's show is non-themed, but if I manage to get to the record store before the broadcast, we'll have a virgin sacrifice! Meanwhile - a jazz coffee break that's all Bobby Timmons, a nice Hank Mobley set, lots of music that's new to my library and the show, and plenty of slots for new releases, too! Join me from 3-7pm eastern - tune in online here. See you then! - Kendo

an interesting album, Bobby hops on vibes sometimes!
Hour One:

Thomas Marriott - "Apophis" - Urban Folklore (2013)

Christian Tamburr - "Voyage" - Voyage (2014)

    3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Bobby Timmons - "Samba Triste" - From the Bottom (1964)

Bobby Timmons - "Someone to Watch Over Me" - From the Bottom (1964)

Bobby Timmons - "Moanin'" - From the Bottom (1964)


Lou Donaldson - "Midnight Creeper" - Midnight Creeper (1968) - 6:32

Jack McDuff - "Briar Patch" - Hot Barbecue (1965)

Mark Elf - "Time On My Hands" - Returns 2014 (2013)

Houston Person - "Minton's" - The Melody Lingers On (2014)

Esquivel - "Estrellita" - Cabaret Manana (196?)

Hour Two:

Bill Evans - "I'm Gettin' Sentimental Over You" - A Simple Matter of Conviction (1966)

Linda Cole/Joshua Bowlus - "Mona Lisa" - What a Wonderful World (2014)

Miles Davis - "Fran Dance" - Miles & Coltrane (1958)

Duke Jordan - "Forecast" - Trio & Quintet (1955)

Chris Walden Big Band - "Ride Like the Wind"  Full-On! (2014)
always 'going for it'!


Bobby Broom - "The Heather on the Hill" - My Shining Hour (2014)

Hank Mobley - "Old World, New Imports" - No Room for Squares (1963)

Hank Mobley - "Three Way Split" - No Room for Squares (1963)

Hour Three:


David Fernandez - "MG 1019" - Symmetry (2005)

Dave Brubeck - "Three to Get Ready" - Time Out (1958)

Sean Jones Quartet - "Don't Fall Off the L.E.J." - Improvise (2014)

Gerry Gibbs Thrasher Dream Trio - "Mighty Mighty" - We're Back (2014)

Duke Pearson - "Sweet Honey Bee" - Sweet Honey Bee (1966) Virgin Sacrifice


Duke Pearson - "Sudel" - Sweet Honey Bee (1966)

Duke Pearson - "After the Rain" - Sweet Honey Bee (1966)

Duke Pearson - "Gaslight" - Sweet Honey Bee (1966)

Richard Maltby - "Stardust Mambo" (195?)



Hour Four:

Donald Byrd - "Kofi" - Kofi (1969)
atmospheric, like most of his work at this time


Jack McDuff - "Summertime" - Gettin' Our Thing Together (1968)

Chico Hamilton - "Love Song to a Baby" - Man From Two Worlds (1963)

Bud Shank - "Tertia" - Bud Shank Quartet feat. Claude Williamson (1956)

Dexter Gordon - "Mrs. Miniver" - The Panther (1970)

Booker Ervin - "Sweet Pea" - The In Between (1968) WFCF Vinyl

Charlie Mariano - "Thorn of a White Rose" - Helen 12 Trees (1976)

Jackie McLean - "Riff Raff" - Destination Out (1963)







Monday, November 10, 2014

Playlist for 11-11-2014 WFCF - Jazz Greats


"1967 Firebird" - Rocky Postelle
photograph
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This week's show has mini-themed hours. Hour #2 (4pm eastern) is a Manne-a-Thon! An hour of awesome West Coast jazz with Shelly Manne as the bandleader. Hour #4 (6pm) is an hour of music from the year 1967, when you might have been driving a super-sweet ride like the one above! Lots more + plenty of new jazz releases. Tune in this Tuesday 11/11 Veterans Day from 3 til 7 eastern. You can listen online for free right here. Come say hi on twitter or FB. See you then! - Kendo


Hour One:

Sean Jones Quartet - "Dr. Jeckyll" - Improvise (2014)

Bobby Broom - "My Ideal" - My Shining Hour (2014)

    3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Linda Cole & Josh Bowlus - "Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby" - What a Wonderful World (2014)
excellent arrangements!


Harry Connick Jr - "Easy For You To Say" - Come By Me (1998)

Stan Kenton - "Django" - Standards in Silhouette (1959)


Ben Paterson - "Back on Track" - Essential Elements (2013)

Zoot Sims - "The Red Door" - Zoot Sims All Stars (1951)

The Cookers - "Double or Nothing" - Time and Time Again (2014)

Gerry Gibbs Thrasher Dream Trio  "Where Is the Love" - We're Back! (2014)

Hour Two: Manne-a-thon!

Shelly Manne & His Men - "Blue Gnu" - Vol 7 The Gambit (1958)

Shelly Manne & His Men - "You and the Night and the Music" - Vol 1 West Coast Sounds (1953)

Shelly Manne & His Men - "Grasshopper" - Vol 1 West Coast Sounds (1955)

Shelly Manne & His Men - "Moose the Mooche" - Vol 5 More Swingin' Sounds (1956)

Shelly Manne & His Men - "Spring Is Here" - Vol 1 West Coast Sounds (1955)

Shelly Manne & His Men - "The Gambit - Castling" - Vol 7 The Gambit (1958)
always fascinating material


Shelly Manne & His Men - "Bleep" - Perk Up! (1967)

Shelly Manne & His Men - "Step Lightly" - At the Black Hawk Vol 2 (1959)

Hour Three:

Eric Reed - "Powerful Paul Robeson" - Groovewise (2014)

Bill Frisell - "Turn Turn Turn" - Guitar in the Space Age (2013)

Sonny Stitt - "Cry Me a River" - Turn It On! (1971)

Stan Getz - "One Note Samba" - Jazz Samba with Charlie Byrd (1962)

Jax Jazz Collective - "Raincheck" - Lotus Blossom (2014)

Christian Tamburr - "Every Little Thing She Does" - Voyage (2014)

Eric Johnson/Mike Stern - "Benny Man's Blues" - Eclectic (2014)

Donald Fagen - "Slinky Thing" - Sunken Condos (2012)

Andreas Varady - "Do It Again" - Andreas Varady (2014)

Hour Four: 1967

Wayne Shorter - "Playground" - Schizophrenia (1967)

great, creative playing!

Roland Kirk - "Stomping Grounds" - Now Please Don't You Cry Beautiful Edith (1967


Pete LaRoca - "And So" - Turkish Women at the Bath (1967)

Miles Davis - "The Sorcerer" - Sorcerer (1967)

Johnny Scott Quintet - "Something's Coming" - Communications (1967)

Hampton Hawes - "Villagen Blues" - In Europe 1967
 

















Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Playlist for 11-4-2014 - Top 25 Countdown!


"Glass Carnival" - John Behnke
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Today is a countdown show from my Top 55 Jazz Tracks of 2014 list! At 3:15 we'll start at #25 and count all the way down to #1. In other words, it's going to be a solid show! Starting at 6pm we'll listen to randomly selected tracks off of this years "Top Awesome Oldies" list. Tune in for free online here (US only). We're also on Spotify and of course 88.5 FM in NE Florida. See you then! - Kendo


Playlist Jazz Greats 2014 11 4 - Top 55 of 2014

Hour One:

Clare Fischer Big Band - "Jumping Jacks" - Pacific Jazz (2014)

Annie Lennox - "Georgia On My Mind" - Nostalgia (2014)

Top 25! (see this year's Top 55 Jazz Tracks list)

#25 Bobby Hutcherson-David Sanborn-Joey DeFrancesco - "Montara" - Enjoy The View (2014)

#24 Etienne Charles - "Green Chimneys" - Creole Soul (2012)
Al's latest!


#23 Next Collective - "Africa" - CoverArt (2012)

#22 Al Jarreau - "Somebossa" - My Old Friend (2014)

#21 Catherine Russell - "I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart" - Bring It Back (2013)

#20 Matthew Kaminski - "Turn to Stone" - Swingin' On the Hammond (2013)

#19 Joe Beck - "Manha de Carnaval" - Get Me Joe Beck (2006)

Hour Two:

#18 Gerry Gibbs Thrasher Dream Trio - "Pick Up the Pieces" - We're Back (2014)

#17 Etienne Charles - "Roots" - Creole Soul (2012)

#16 New Gary Burton Quartet - "Sunday's Uncle" - Guided Tour (2012)

#15 Joshua Redman - "Soul Dance" - Trios Live (2013)

#14 Takuya Kuroda - "Afro Blues" - Rising Son (2013)

#13 Riverside - "The Train and the River" - Riverside (2013)

#12 Kyle Eastwood - "Summer Gone" - The View From Here (2012)
what a pairing!


#11 Bria Skonberg - "Three Little Words/Sir Duke" - Into Your Own (2013)

#10 Eric Johnson/Mike Stern - "Wishing Well" - Eclectic (2014)

Hour Three:


#9 La Lucha - "The Way You Look Tonight" - Standards, Not Standards (2014)

#8 Harvey Mason - "Black Frost" - Chameleon (2013)

#7 Bobby Broom - "Sweet and Lovely" - My Shining Hour (2014)

#6 Louis Hayes - "Soul-Leo" - Return of the Jazz Communicators (2013)

#5 Monty Alexander - "People Make the World Go Round" - Harlem Kingston Express Vol 2 (2013)

#4 George Cables - "Cedar Walton" - Icons & Influences (2013)

#3 Mehliana - "Swimming" - Taming the Dragon (2013)

#2 Alfredo Rodriguez - "El Güije" - The Invasion Parade (2013)
the best!


#1 Theo Croker - "Save Your Love For Me" - Afro Physicist (2011)

Hour Four


Larry Coryell - "She's Leaving Home" - Tricycles (2002)

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

Pat Metheny - "Question and Answer" - Question and Answer (1989) request!


Maynard Ferguson - "Fire and Rain" - Maynard Ferguson (1971)

Kenny Burrell - "Con Alma" - Ode to 52nd Street (1967)

Sonny Stitt - "Where Is Love" - Black Vibrations (1971)

Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers - "Buttercorn Lady" - Buttercorn Lady (1966)

Art Farmer "Something You Got" - Something You Got (1977) CTI Moment

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


my favorite album of 2014.



 













Thursday, October 30, 2014

Kendo's Top 55 Jazz Tracks for 2014


It's All Hallow's Eve! Time for the list of songs that did it for me this year, on or off the radio shows.




This year's list is entirely music released in the past year, except for 1 or 2 that came out in 2013, but only reached my ears more recently. Also, afterwards there is a short "Best Albums of 2014" list, as well as a list of 22 older cuts for recommended listening; or perhaps a different, uplifting jazz playlist.

Tune in Tuesday 11/4 from 3-6pm eastern when we'll count down from #25 to #1. After the countdown we'll hear random selections from the awesome oldies list.

Have fun! The links, when available, are for mp3 purchase links over at Amazon. Always get your jazz legally! Thanks for stopping by - Kendo



Kendo's Top 55 Jazz Tracks for 2014


1. Theo Croker (w/ Dee Dee Bridgewater) - "Save Your Love For Me"
2. Alfredo Rodriguez - "El Güije"
3. Brad Mehldau & Mike Guiliana - "Swimming"
4. George Cables - "Cedar Walton"
5. Monty Alexander - "People Make the World Go Round"
6. Louis Hayes - "Soul-Leo"
7. Bobby Broom - "Sweet and Lovely"
8. Harvey Mason - "Black Frost"
9. La Lucha - "The Way You Look Tonight"
10. Eric Johnson/Mike Stern - "Wishing Well"
11. Bria Skonberg - "Three Little Words/Sir Duke"
12. Kyle Eastwood - "Summer Gone"
13. Riverside - "The Train and the River"
14. Takuya Kuroda - "Afro Blues"
15. Joshua Redman - "Soul Dance"
16. New Gary Burton Quartet - "Sunday's Uncle"
17. Etienne Charles - "Roots"
18. Gerry Gibbs Thrasher Dream Trio - "Pick Up the Pieces"
19. Joe Beck - "Manha de Carnaval"
20. Matthew Kaminski - "Turn to Stone"
21. Catherine Russell - "I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart"
22. Al Jarreau - "Somebossa"
23. Next Collective - "Africa"
24. Etienne Charles - "Green Chimneys"
25. Bobby Hutcherson-David Sanborn-Joey DeFrancesco - "Montara"
26. Gerry Gibbs, Kenny Barron, Ron Carter - "Eye of the Hurricane"
27. Etienne Charles - "Memories"
28. Bill O'Connell & The Latin Jazz All-Stars - "Erik's Song"
29. Bob DeVos - "The River's Invitation"
30. Joey DeFrancesco - "Budo"
31. Chester Thompson Trio - "Follow You, Follow Me"
32. Roberto Fonseca - "El Soñador Está Cansado"
33. Craig Handy & Second Line Smith - "High Heeled Sneakers"
34. Takuya Kuroda - "Green and Gold"
35. Bria Skonberg - "Little Girl"
36. Eric Reed - "Nutty"
37. Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band - "Get Smart"
38. Chick Corea - "Work"
39. Melissa Aldana & Crash Trio - "New Points"
40. Steve Khan - "Hackensack"
41. Mike LeDonne - "Put On a Happy Face"
42. Martin Bejerano - "No Apologies"
43. Jane Ira Bloom - "The Way You Look Tonight"
44. Brigitte Zarie - "L'Amour"
45. Barbara Morrison - "Soft Winds"
46. Eliane Elias - "Let's Get Lost"
47. JC Stylles - "United"
48. Alfredo Rodriguez - "Quizas, Quizas, Quizas"
49. Arturo O'Farrill - "Mad Hatter"
50. Matt Wilson-John Medeski - "Dancing Waters"
51. Antonio Adolfo - "Cuera"
52. Jane Monheit - "Born to be Blue"
53. James Leary - "Remember to Smile"
54. Joshua Breakstone - "I Told You So"
55. Sheryl Bailey - "The Lioness"



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Top 10 Jazz Albums of 2014

1. Bobby Broom - "My Shining Hour"
2. Harvey Mason - "Chameleon"
3. Monty Alexander - "Harlem-Kingston Express Vol 2"
4. Bob DeVos - "Shadow Box"
5. Bobby Hutcherson, Dave Sanborn, Joey DeFrancesco - "Enjoy the View"
6. Etienne Charles - "Creole Soul"
7. Takuya Kuroda - "Rising Son"
8. Melissa Aldana & Crash Trio
9. Joshua Breakstone - "With the Wind and the Rain"
10. Theo Croker - "Afro-Physicist"




 Top 22 Awesome Jazz Oldies for 2014

1. Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers - "Buttercorn Lady"
2. Johnny Smith - "Walk Don't Run"
3. Grant Green - "Cease the Bombing"
4. Hank Garland - "It's Love of Course"
5. Jack McDuff - "Blue Monsoon"
6. Hank Mobley - "Bossa De Luxe"
7. Eddie Jefferson - "Jeannine"
8. Ella Fitzgerald - "I Hear Music"
9. Jackie McLean - "Lost"
10. Larry Coryell - "She's Leaving Home"
11. Sonny Stitt - "Where Is Love"
12. Bobby Hutcherson - "Maiden Voyage"
13. Brad Mehldau - "Aquaman"
14. Maynard Ferguson - "Fire and Rain"
15. Dizzy Gillespie - "Gee Baby Ain't I Good To You"
16. Cal Tjader - "Borneo"
17. Eliane Elias - "Light My Fire"
18. Art Farmer - "Something You Got"
19. Gerry Mulligan Quartet - "I'm Beginning to See the Light"
20. Kenny Burrell - "Con Alma"
21. George Cables - "Inner Glow"
22. Donald Byrd - "Fancy Free"



Thanks to all these musicians for making the earth a nicer place to inhabit! To see last year's Top 55 list click here.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Playlist for 10-28-2014 WFCF - Jazz Greats!



"The House on the Hill" - Erin Lindeke
acrylic painting
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Show before Halloween! No theme for this week's broadcast, just plenty of awesome material. In particular - tracks from some of my personal faves including "Captain Marvel" - Stan Getz, "Joe Farrell Quartet", "Cherry" - Stanley Turrentine, "Untitled" - Jack DeJohnette and more. There's also a good-sized portion of music from 1952, and plenty of slots for new jazz! Tune in from 3-7pm today (10/24). Listen online for free, or at 88.3FM in the listening area. See you then! - Kendo

ps - be sure to check back Friday right here for this year's Top 55 Jazz Tracks list!


 
Hour One:

Nicholas Payton - "Five" - Numbers (2014)

Bobby Broom - "Sweet Georgia Brown" - My Shining Hour (2014)

    3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Stanley Turrentine - "I Remember You" - Cherry (1972) - 5:09 CTI Moment

Mr. T

Stanley Turrentine - "The Revs" - Cherry (1972) - 7:44


Django Reinhardt - "H.C.Q. Strut"  - Souvenirs (1939)

Django Reinhardt - "The Man I Love" - Souvenirs (1939)

Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers - "Deo-X" - Hard Drive (1957)

Stan Getz - "La Fiesta" - Captain Marvel (1972)

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

Hour Two:

Anita O'Day - "Sweet Georgia Brown" - Jazz On a Summer's Day (1958)

Anita O'Day - "Tea for Two" - Jazz On a Summer's Day (1958)

The Wolverine Orchestra with Bix Beiderbecke - "Royal Garden Blues" (1924)
Wolverine Orch with Bix 1924 in Ohio
retouched by Hans Eekhoff,
scanned from a copy obtained from John Vincent


Rich Thompson - "Hoot Gibson" - Less Is More (2012)

Jason Miles - "Butter Pecan" - Miles to Miles (2005)

Clifford Brown & Max Roach Quintet- "I'll Remember April" - More Study in Brown (1956)




Esquivel - "Who's Sorry Now" - Infinity in Sound Vol 2


Mark Elf - "Jacky's Jaunt" - Mark Elf Returns 2014 (2013)

Gerry Gibbs Thrasher Dream Trio - "Reasons" - We're Back (2014)

Hour Three:

Joe Farrell - "Follow Your Heart" - Joe Farrell Quartet (1970) CTI Moment

Jason Miles - "King of the Bling" - Miles to Miles (2005)

Miles Davis - "Donna" - Young Man With a Horn (1952)

Gerry Mulligan Quartet - "Walkin' Shoes" - Gerry Mulligan Quartet (1952)

Thelonious Monk - "Carolina Moon" - Blue Note Session (1952)

Charlie Parker - "Begin the Beguine" - Plays South of the Border (1952)
Jason Miles with DJ Logic - Brazil


Bill Frisell - "Surfer Girl" - Guitar in the Space Age (2014)

Eric Johnson/Mike Stern - "Wishing Well" - Eclectic (2014)

Howard Rumsey's Lighthouse All-Stars - "Out of Somewhere" - Volume 3 (1952)

Gene Ammons - "I'll Walk Alone" - (1952)

Jack Sheldon - "Bodega Bay" - Live at Don Mupo's Golden Nugget (1965)

Hour Four:

Kenny Barron - "Sunset" - Sunset to Dawn (1973)

Freddie Hubbard - "In a Mist" - Sky Dive (1972) CTI Moment

Jack DeJohnette's Directions - "Struttin'" - Untitled (1976)

Houston Person - "They All Laughed" - The Melody Lingers On (2014)

Kenny Barron & Dave Holland - "In Walked Bud" - The Art of Conversation (2014)
Jack DeJohnette with son Minya & Directions!


Michel Camilo - "Hello and Goodbye" - Why Not? (1985)

John Scofield - "Chicken Dog" - A Go Go (1998)