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, April 28, 2014

Playlist for 2014 4 29 WFCF - Jazz Greats!


"Road Less Traveled" - Kenneth Frizzell
acrylic on canvas
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The name of the splendid work of art above is sort of what I was going for this week in selecting music; with material either by cats I don't ordinarily play, or from albums I've forgotten about lately, like the Stryker/Slagle band, Howard Rumsey, Moutin Brothers, and a fine disc by John Patitucci! It's also the last Tuesday of the month, so it's time to sacrifice another virgin! I've been a good boy, not opening a new viny copy of "Shades of Green" by Grant Green the last few weeks... so we can enjoy the experience together. We'll hear all of side one! Lots of new jazz, and some classics as well. Stay til the end and hear a phenomenal cut from Art Blakey featuring Chuck Mangione & Keith Jarrett. Tune in live at 88.5 FM if you're in the listening area; or listen online for free by clicking here. That's Tuesday 4/29 from 3-7pm eastern. See you then! - Kendo




Hour One:

Horace Silver - "Sister Sadie" - Blowing the Blues Away (1959)
Moutin Bros Francois on left, Louis on right


Moutin Reunion Quartet - "La Vie en Rose" - Power Tree (2000)

    3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Duke Ellington (Ivie Anderson - vocal) - "I've Got It Bad and That Ain't Good" (1941)

Charles Mingus - "Peggy's Blue Skylight" - Tonight at Noon (1961)


Larry Young - "Zoltan" - Unity (1965)

Ella Fitzgerald - "Solitude" (?)

Pat Metheney Unity Group - "Sign of the Season" - Kin (2013)

Alfredo Rodriguez - "Veinte Anos" - The Invasion Parade (2013)

Hour Two:

Howard Rumsey's Lighthouse All-Stars - "The Song is You" - Vol. 3 (1955)

Art Tatum - "There Will Never Be Another You" - Solo Masterpieces Vol 2 (1953)

Rhythm Stick - "Colo de Rio" - Rhythm Stick (1989)

John Patitucci - "Postcard" - Imprint (1999)

Thelonious Monk - "Work" - Thelonious Monk Plays (1954)

Hank Mobley - "Remember" - Soul Station (1960)

Billy Hart Quartet - "Lennie Groove" - One is the Other (2013)

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

Hour Three:

Stryker/Slagle Band - "Boogaloo 7" - Live at the Jazz Standard (2005)
The Stryker/Slagle Band


Dave Brubeck Quartet - "Ode to a Cowboy" - Jazz Impressions of the USA (1956)

Bill Evans - "Alfie" - Re: Person I Knew (1974)

Brad Mehldau/Mark Guiliani - "Swimming" - Taming the Dragon (2013)

Virgin Sacrifice!

    Grant Green - "I Don't Want Nobody to Give Me Nothing, Open Up the Door I'll Get It Myself/Cold Sweat" - Shades of Green (1971)

    Grant Green - "Sunrise, Sunset" - Shades of Green (1971)

    Grant Green - "Never My Love" - Shades of Green (1971)

    Grant Green - "Got to Be There" - Shades of Green (1971)

Cal Tjader - "Battle Hymn of the Republic" - Cal Tjader Quartet (1956) 5:50 Gospel Express
a swingin' session from 1956 (non-Latin)


Hour Four:

Gary Burton & Keith Jarrett - "Como en Vietnam" - Gary Burton & Keith Jarrett (1970)

Duke Ellington - "My Old Flame" (1934)

New Jazz

Paul Chambers - "Dexterity" - Chambers' Music (1956)

Sonny Stitt and Paul Gonsalves - "S'posin" - Salt and Pepper (1963)

Leslie Pintchik - "Luscious" - In the Nature of Things (2013)

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




Paul Gonsalves






Sunday, April 20, 2014

Playlist for 4-22-2014 WFCF - Jazz Greats!


"Calico Morning" - Kenneth Frizzell
watercolor
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Spring is here, baseball is underway, lovely weather here in NE Florida, and it's Earth Day! No themed show today, just as much good music and variety as can be squeezed in 4 hours. I heard or stumbled upon a lot of good stuff during the week (including a Record Store Day outing). In particular, a playlist made up of music recorded in 1962. As always we'll be hitting up the new jazz shelf at WFCF, and a special treat last set for folks who stay tuned to the end. All this Tuesday, April 22nd, from 3-7pm Eastern. Listen online by clicking here, and stop by the FB page to say hi! See you then - Kendo


Hour One:

Jackie McLean - "Marilyn's Dilemma" - Vertigo (1962 Bonus Tracks)
Jackie McLean &


Thelonious Monk - "Bye-Ya" - Monk's Dream (1962)

    3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Anita O'Day & Cal Tjader - "Peel Me a Grape" - Time for Two (1962)

Wes Montgomery - "Yesterdays" - Wes Montgomery Trio (1959)

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


Duke Ellington/Coleman Hawkins - "Wanderlust" - Duke Ellington Meets Coleman Hawkins (1962)

Shorty Rogers - "Terrence's Farewell" - Jazz Waltz (1962)

Monty Alexander - "Love Notes" - Harlem-Kingston Express Vol 2 (2011)

Ben Wolfe - "Baby Tiger" - From Here I See (2013)

Marcus Roberts Trio - "On a Special Occasion" - From Rags to Rhythm (2013)

Hour Two:

Sonny Rollins - "I Feel a Song Comin' On" - Plus Four (1956)
Sonny! courtesy of sonnyrollins.com


Oscar Peterson - "Happy Go Lucky Local" - Night Train (1962)

Chick Corea - "Sicily" - Friends (1990)

Dexter Gordon - "Love for Sale" - Go (1962)

Gonzalo Rubalcaba - "Preludio Proyecto Latino" - Suite 4 y 20 (1992)

Wayne Krantz - "not consciously written about" - Long to be Loose (1993)

Clark Terry & Bob Brookmeyer - "Hawg Jazz" - The Power of Positive Swinging (1960)

Bennie Green - "Solitude" - Bennie Green (1960)

Marcus Roberts - "On a Special Occasion" - From Rags to Rhythm (2013)

Sheryl Bailey - "One for V.J." - A Meeting of Minds (2013)

Hour Three:


            ~ What's Hot in the Pot ~

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

Nancy Wilson - "The Very Thought of You" - Lady Sings the Blues (comp)

Cal Tjader - "Curacao" - Soul Burst (1966)

Stan Getz - "Crystal Silence" - Captain Marvel (1972)

Bill Evans - "You're Gonna Hear From Me" - You're Gonna Hear From Me (1969)

Stanley Turrentine - "Salt Song" - Salt Song (1971) CTI Moment

Stan Getz - "E Preciso Perdoar" - The Best of Two Worlds (1976)

Stan with Joao and Miucha


Brad Mehldau - "M. B. " - Ode (2008)

Hour Four:
Thomson Kneeland - "Libretto" - Mazurka for the Modern Man (2007)

Javon Jackson - "One by One" - Expression (2013)

Ben Patterson - "The Good Stuff" - Essential Elements (2013)

Gonzalo Rubalcaba - "Tres Palabras" - Suite 4 y 20 (1992)

Brad Mehldau & Mark Guiliana - "Swimming" - Taming the Dragon (2013)

Joshua Breakstone - "With The Wind and the Rain in Your Hair" -
With The Wind and the Rain (2013)

John Coltrane - "Naima" - Giant Steps (1959)

Erik Jackson - "It's Time" - Rainy Days (2012)

Miles Davis - "Flamenco Sketches" - Kind of Blue (1959)
 



Thursday, April 17, 2014

The Weekly Recommend - 4-17-2014 - Bennie Green!

Thought I might start something new here, for folks who trust my taste in jazz - a weekly recommended album. So if you're itchin' for new music in your collection, check by this page between shows (I'm gonna shoot for every Thursday).

Bennie Green - "Bennie Green"

Time Records (1960)


Today's recommended album is from a somewhat forgotten trombonist - Bennie Green; overshadowed in jazz memory by Curtis Fuller & J.J. Johnson; perhaps because he remained firmly straight-ahead in spite of all going on in the '60s. This recording dates from 1960 and features Jimmy Forrest on tenor sax, Sonny Clark on piano (who wrote 3 of the cuts), George Tucker on bass, Al Dreares on drums & Joseph Gorgas on bongos.

It's an easy going affair, but one that swings it's butt off; with clever arranging that keeps it interesting. In every way, Green & Forest sound absolutely fantastic together. The blowing is relaxed but heartfelt, with each occasionally digging in to take things up a notch. As already mentioned, the rhythm section is a locomotive. The groove is nearly hypnotic, once they start rollin' it gets very difficult to pull yourself away from the music. Sonny Clark is in primo form, as well.

Highlights are an unusually bright and fun "Solitude", "Sonny's Crip" - a fine blues with "So What" responses & a bridge, and a simmering rendering of "Cool Struttin'". The opener "Sometimes I'm Happy" is a little on the cute side, but still has the irrestible groove that pervades the entire session. The sound quality is dandy, clear yet lush, and the bongos are not too high in the mix. It won't blow your mind, but it is very enjoyable jazz; perfect for unwinding after a busy day. Please note that this particular release is only available in mp3 format. The price is right!
4 out of 5.
- Kendo 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Playlist 4-15-2014 WFCF - 10inch Albums!

only guys with small heads can do this...

Forget your taxes, c'mon get happy! The first half of today's show is all about the glorious format of 10" long-playing vinyl. From 3 to 5pm Eastern we'll listen to some of the very first lp releases from both the Blue Note and the Prestige labels. During the show, visite the Facebook page where I'll be posting the album jackets for each selection I play. For a few artists, we'll listen to entire 10" album sides! After the cooking show break we'll go back to regular programming with some sweet cuts from Blakey, Benson & McLean. You can listen online for free here! Tuesday 4/15 - See you then! - Kendo




Hour One:

Alfredo Rodriguez - "El Guije" - The Invasion Parade (2013)

David "Fathead" Newman - "Lady J" - Cellar Groove (2004)

    3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Thelonious Monk - "'Round Midnight" - Genius of Modern Music: Volume I [BN LP 5002]
Thelonious - note the cool hat on the piano
(11-21-1947)

Thelonious Monk - "Off Minor" - Genius of Modern Music: Volume I [BN LP 5002] (10-24-1947)

Thelonious Monk - "Ruby My Dear" - Genius of Modern Music: Volume I [BN LP 5002] (10-24-1947)

Thelonious Monk - "I Mean You" - Genius of Modern Music: Volume I [BN LP 5002] (7-2-1948)


Bud Powell - "Un Poco Loco" - The Amazing Bud Powell [BN LP 5003] (5-1-1951)

Bud Powell - "Over the Rainbow" - The Amazing Bud Powell [BN LP 5003] (5-1-1951)

James Moody and His Modernists - "Workshop" - James Moody and His Modernists [BN LP 5006] (10-19-1948)

James Moody and His Modernists - "Tin Tin Deo" - James Moody and His Modernists [BN LP 5006] (10-19-1948)

Art Blakey's Messengers - "The Thin Man" - New Sounds [BN LP 5010] (12-22-1947 )

Art Blakey's Messengers - "Bop Alley" - New Sounds [BN LP 5010] (12-22-1947)

Hour Two:

Lee Konitz – “Tautology” – Lee Konitz Quintet/Lennie Tristano Quintet [PRLP 101]
Bud Powell in the zone...
(1949 9 27)

Lee Konitz – “Sound-Lee” – Lee Konitz Quintet/Lennie Tristano Quintet [PRLP 101] (1949 9 27)

Lee Konitz – “Fishin’ Around” – Lee Konitz Quintet/Lennie Tristano Quintet [PRLP 101] (1949 6 28)

Lee Konitz – “Marshmallow” – Lee Konitz Quintet/Lennie Tristano Quintet [PRLP 101] (1949 6 28)

Chubby Jackson All-Star Big Band – “I May Be Wrong” - Chubby Jackson All-Star Big Band [PRLP 105] (1950 3 15)

Chubby Jackson All-Star Big Band – “So What” - Chubby Jackson All-Star Big Band [PRLP 105] (1950 3 15)

J.J. Johnson - "Elysee" - Modern Jazz Trombones [PRLP 109] (1949 5 26)

Miles Davis - "Conception" - The New Sounds [PRLP 124] (1951 10 5)

Miles Davis - "Dig" - The New Sounds [PRLP 124] (1951 10 5)

Modern Jazz Quartet – “The Queen’s Fancy” – The Modern Jazz Quartet [PRLP 160] (1953 6 25)

Modern Jazz Quartet – “Delaunay’s Dilemma” – The Modern Jazz Quartet [PRLP 160] (1953 6 25)

Modern Jazz Quartet – “Autumn in New York” – The Modern Jazz Quartet [PRLP 160] (1953 6 25)

Modern Jazz Quartet – “But Not for Me” – The Modern Jazz Quartet [PRLP 160] (1953 6 25)

Hour Three:

                ~ What's Hot in the Pot ~

Wayne Shorter - "Harry's Last Stand" - Blues a la Carte (1959)

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


New Jazz

New Jazz

Cannonball Adderley - "Two Sleepy People" - Cannonball with Strings (1955)

Thelonious Monk - "This Is My Story, This Is My Song" - Straight No Chaser (1966) 5:50 Gospel Express

Sheryl Bailey - "Good News" - A Meeting of Minds (2013)

Hour Four:

Michael Royal - "Cracklehut" - Transition (2008)

Billie Holiday - "Baby I Don't Cry Over You" - (1946)

Shelly Manne - "Perk Up" - Perk Up (1967)

Jackie McLean - "I'll Keep Loving You" - Let Freedom Ring! (1962)
Jackie was really reaching during the early 60's...


Chick Corea & Return to Forever - "Children's Song" - Light as a Feather (1971)

The Lalama Brothers - "Two for Two" - Erie Avenue (2011)

Brad Mehldau & Mark Guiliana - "Hungry Ghost" - Taming the Dragon (2013)

Jane Ira Bloom - "The Way You Look Tonight" - Sixteen Sunsets (2013)

George Benson - "El Mar" - White Rabbit (1971) CTI Moment












Monday, April 7, 2014

Playlist for 4-8-2014 WFCF - Jazz Greats Florida!


"St. Augustine Lighthouse ACEO" - Kenneth Frissell
painting
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This week's show is almost entirely made up of music by artists living in, or born in, or associated with Florida. As always with these themed shows, it's not intended to be a definitive collection; there is no Marcus Roberts, Sam Rivers, Doug Carn or Ira Sullivan this time around. The ultimate goal was a pleasing sound and songs that sit well together. The final hour and a half took on a neat little mood, quite different from normal, and the first half of the show has full sets from both Sam Jones and Cannonball Adderley. I had a lot of fun putting this one together, and it kept me up kind of late! <yawwwn!> Tune in Tuesday April 8th from 3-7pm Eastern. See you then! - Kendo


Hour One:
George Cables
photo by Terrence Jennings


George Cables - "Farewell Mulgrew" - Icons and Influences (2013)

Catherine Russell - "Bring It Back" - Bring It Back (2013)

    3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Martin Bejerano [Miami] - "Wildest Dreams" - Potential Energy (2013)

Sybil Gage [Cocoa Beach] - "NOLA Calling" - NOLA Calling (2011)


Cannonball Adderley [Tampa, Tallahassee] & John Coltrane - "Grand Central" - Cannonball & Coltrane (1959)

Cannonball Adderley & John Coltrane - "Stars Fell on Alabama" - Cannonball & Coltrane (1959)

Greg Little [Orlando] - "Being Brand New" - Dreamwalker (2003)

Don Byrd - Gigi Gryce [Pensacola] - "Nica's Tempo" - Jazz Lab (1954)

Hour Two:


Sam Jones [Jacksonville]:
Sam Jones


              Bud Powell - "Sub City" - Time Waits (1958)

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

              Sonny Stitt - "The Night Has a Thousand Eyes" - 12! (1972)

Junior Cook [Pensacola] - "J.C." - Good Cookin' (1979)

Tom Stewart [Tampa] - "Wintergreen" (2006)

Nedobeck Trio [Deland] - "At Sundown" - Some of Your Old Favorites... (2002)

Ross Tompkins Trio [St. Augustine] - "Easy to Love" - Ross Tompkins Trio (1963)

Gregorie Howard [Tampa] - "The Cat" - Gregorie Howard (2009)

Alfredo Rodriguez - "El Guije" - The Invasion Parade (2013)

Ben Wolfe - "Mellow as You Please" - From Here I See (2011)

Hour Three:

    ~What's Hot in the Pot~

[music behind announcements: Pointer Sisters - "Yes We Can Can" - Pointer Sisters (1973)]

Blue Mitchell [Miami]:

          Grant Green - "Dracula" - Green is Beautiful (1970)

George Grosman [Orlando] - "Minor Swing" - Sydney, Mon Ami (2013)

Larry Coryell [Orlando] & Kenny Drew Jr. [Saint Petersburg] - "Nostalgia in Times Square" - Duality (2011)

Michael Petrovich [Orlando] - "San Lorenzo" - The Train to San Lorenzo (2004)

Fats Navarro [Key West] & Tadd Dameron - "Lady Bird" - Complete Blue Note Sessions ()

Nat Adderley [Tampa, Tallahassee]- "I Can't Give You Anything But Love" - Talkin' About You (1990)

Sam Boshnack - "Juba" - Exploding Syndrome (2013)

Hour Four:


Jaco Pastorius [Oakland Park]:

          Weather Report - "Barbary Coast" - Black Market (1975)

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

Herb Silverstein - "Monday Morning" - Monday Morning (2013)

Cannonball Adderley [Tampa, Tallahassee] - "Minority" - Portrait of Cannonball (1958)

Per Danielsson [Orlando] - "In Your Own Sweet Way" - Time Will Tell (2010)
Brad Mehldau [Jacksonville] FL & Mark Guiliani - "Swimming" - Taming the Dragon (2013)
Gabriel Vivas [Miami] - "Elsewhere" - Ninth Life (2012)
Brad Mehldau & Mark Guiliani
photo by Brantley Gutierrez


Jeff Berlin [Clearwater] - "Intermezzo in A Major Opus 118 No 2 " - Lumpy Jazz (2004)

Chick Corea [Clearwater] - "Quartet No. 2 Part 2" - Three Quartets (1992)
 

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Playlist for 4-1-2014 WFCF - April Fools!


"Mud bug Funk" - CBSites
Acrylic on paper
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As if we need an excuse for jazz shenanigans...this week's show falls on April Fool's day so... instant theme show! Song's about fools, folly, jokes, pranks, idiots as well as a few songs that are jokes themselves. New jazz mixed in as well as a good number of tracks that have nothing to do with foolishness. Albums new to the show include "Count Basie at Newport", "Chet Baker Sings" and Christian McBride's "Number Two Express" and a superb 2006 effort from Mark Egan called "As We Speak". Fun and games begin Tuesday 4/1 from 3 til 7pm eastern. See you then! - Kendo


Hour One:

Ben Wolfe - "The Good Doctor" - From Here I See (2011)

Stan Getz - "Sleeping Bee" - Reflections (1963)

    3:15 Jazz Coffee Break



Chet Baker - "It's Always You" - Chet Baker Sings (1956)

Thelonious Monk - "These Foolish Things (Remind Me of You)" - Solo Monk (1964)

Dexter Gordon - "Everybody's Somebody's Fool" - Gettin' Around (1965)


Count Basie - "Blee Blop Blues" - At Newport (1957)

Count Basie - "Alright, Okay, You Win" - At Newport (1957)

Bill Evans - "Young and Foolish" - Everybody Digs Bill Evans (1958)

Lee Morgan - "The Joker" - Search for the New Land (1964)

Shan Kenner - "April Fools" - The Behavior of Vibration (2013)

Hour Two:

Hank Jones - "Hank's Pranks" - Bluebird (1955)

Lena Horne/Gabor Szabo - "The Fool on the Hill" - Lena & Gabor (1969)

Hammer Klavier Trio - "Hysterioso" - Rocket in the Pocket (2012)
Christian McBride photo-Chi Modu


Christian McBride - "Whirling Dervish" - Number Two Express (1995)

Bill Evans - "My Foolish Heart" - Waltz for Debby (1961)

Jonathan & Darlene Edwards - "I'm Beginning to See the Light" - Darlene Remembers Duke, Jonathan Plays Fats

Stanley Turrentine - "They All Say I'm the Biggest Fool" - Easy Walker (1966)

Dave Stryker - "Aquarius" - Eight Track (2013)

Joshua Breakstone - "La Villa" - With the Wind and the Rain (2013)

Hour Three:

    ~What's Hot in the Pot~

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

Billie Holiday - "I'm a Fool to Want You" - Lady in Satin (1958)

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

Clifford Brown & Max Roach - "Take the 'A' Train" - Study in Brown (1955)

Cal Tjader - "Morning of the Carnival" - Soña Libre (1963)

Chico Hamilton - "The Second Time Around" - The Gamut (1967) - 3:00 WFCF Vinyl
Spike Jones & His City Slickers - "Cocktails for Two" - (1944)
a true original!


Hazel Scott - "A Foggy Day" - Relaxed Piano Moods (1955)

Hour Four:

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

Gil Mellé - "Moonlight" - Patterns in Jazz (recorded 58 years ago today on 4/1/1956)

Mark Egan - "Spirals" - As We Speak (2006)

Tom Harrell - "The Question" - Number Five (2011)

Stan Getz - "The April Fools" - Marrakesh Express (1969)

Brad Mehldau & Mark Giuliana - "Swimming" - Taming the Dragon (2013)

Tim Hegarty - "Gingerbread Boy" - Tribute (2013)

Bruce Barth - "Daybreak" - Daybreak (2013)
Joe Farrell - "Times Lie" - Moon Germs (1972)