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.

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Playlist for 6-3-2014 WFCF - Jazz Greats


"Musical Road" - Alexandra D'Art
Acrylic
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Going for a bit of a different sound today - a little more groovin', a little spacey, a little moody. That's how we'll ease into June; goin' down that 'musical road'. Hope you'll join me on Tuesday June 3rd from 3-7pm eastern. You can listen online here, and hang with me during the show on Twitter. See you then! - Kendo 


Hour One:

Louis Hayes - "Shape Shifting" - Return of the Jazz Communicators (2013)

Riverside - "The Train and the River" - Riverside (2012)

    3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Dave Brubeck Quartet - "Broadway Bossa Nova" - Jazz Impressions of New York (1964)
good stuff!


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

Curtis Stigers - "Love Is Here To Stay" - Hooray for Love (2013)

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


Cannonball Adderley - "Nardis" - Portrait of Cannonball (1958)

Lynne Arriale - "Something I Can Never Have" - Convergence (2010)

Giacomo Gates - "All Blues" - Miles Tones (2012)

George Cables - "Morning Song" - Cables Vision (1979)

Hour Two:

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

Carmen McRae - "You Know Who" - Carmen Sings Monk (1988)

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

Gary Burton - "Triple Portrait" - Throb (1969)
70's Barron


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

Dave Chamberlain's Band of Bones - "El Grito de la Culebra" - Caravan (2013)

Art Farmer - "Ad Infinitum"  Sing Me Softly of the Blues (1965)

Joe Cinderella - "Fantasy Isle" - Concept (2000)

Martin Bejerano - "No Apologies" - Potential Energy (2013)

Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band - "Get Smart" - Life in the Bubble (2013)

Hour Three:

Grant Green - "Ease Back" - Carryin' On (1969)

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

[music behind announcements - Perez Prado - "Monitor Mambo"]

Chet Baker - "I Get Along Without You Very Well" - Chet Baker Sings (1954)

George Benson - "California Dreamin'" - White Rabbit (1971) CTI Moment

Dave Brubeck Quartet - "Summer on the Sound" - Jazz Impressions of New York (1964)

The Jazz Messengers - "The Theme" - Cafe Bohemia 1955
Neat!


Eric Reed - "'Round Midnight" - The Adventurous Monk (2013)

[music behind announcements - Esquivel - "Sentimental Journey" - History of Space Age Pop Vol 1]

Mehliana - "Luxe" - Taming the Dragon (2013)

Wayne Brasel - "Spring Break" - Stavenger Songs (2010)

Hour Four:

Hank Mobley - "Bossa De Luxe" - Hi Voltage (1967)

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

Jill Allen - "I Hear a Rhapsody" - I'm Flying (2005)

David Fernandez - "Voyager" - Symmetry (2005)

Soul Mann & the Brothers - "Ellie's Love Theme" - Shaft (1971)

Takuya Kuroda - "Mala" - Rising Son (2013)

Dianne Reeves - "Feels So Good" - Beautiful Life (2013)

Sonny Clark - "Somethin' Special" - Leapin' and Lopin' (1961)

La Lucha - "Oops I Did It Again" - La Lucha (2012)

Monday, May 26, 2014

Playlist for 5-27-2014 WFCF - Jazz Greats!


"Pianist, Green" - Julia Zaremba
watercolor/ink sketch
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Hourly themes for this week's show! 1st hour: birthday haul, more albums I got for the big day earlier this month: Carmen McRae, Hank Mobley, J.J. Johnson/Kai Winding... Hour Two: Variety! Albums/artists I don't normally get to like Danilo Perez, Bob Mintzer... Hour Three: Heavy on the 70's and then the Virgin Sacrifice! This month it's Herbie Nichols, all of side one of "Love, Gloom, Cash, Love". Never heard it before - should be fun! Hour Four: Mixed bag... celebrating Mile's birthday, Kevin Eubanks for no reason, and a mammoth jazz odyssey, albeit a bebop one, to close the show from Dizzy, Sonny & Sonny! Facebook me. Tweet me. Or just tune in online on Tuesday May 27th from 3-7pm eastern via iHeart (or 88.5FM in NE Florida). See you then! - Kendo



Hour One:

Eric Alexander - "Eddie Harris" - Chicago Fire (2013)

Antonio Adolfo - "Nao Caio Noutra" - Rio, Choro, Jazz (2013)

    3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Roland Kirk - "Alfie" - Now Please Don't You Cry, Beautiful Edith (1967)

J.J. Johnson - "Alone Together" - The Great Kai & J.J. (1960)

Ella Fitzgerald - "Solitude" - Sings the Duke Ellington Songbook (1956)

Art Farmer Quartet - "Petite Bell" - Sing Me Softly of the Blues (1965)


Wayne Shorter - "Tom Thumb" - Schizophrenia (1967)
Wayne Shorter's 1967 outing


Mike Longo - "Nefertiti" - Step On It (2013)

Carmen McRae - "Man, That Was a Dream" - Carmen Sings Monk (1988)


Jack McDuff - "Oh Look at Me Now" - Prelude (1963)

Hank Mobley - "Advance Notion" - Hi Voltage (1967)

Hour Two:

Danilo Perez - "Rhythm in Blue Suite: Sideways" - Central Avenue (1998)

Allison Paris - "Mood Indigo" - Second Chances (2003)

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

Jimmy Smith - "Flamingo" - The Sermon (1958)

Bob Mintzer - "Incredible Journey" - Incredible Journey
Another fine album from Mobley!


Cal Tjader - "Never My Love" - Solar Heat (1968)

Riverside - "Thrush" - Riverside (2012)

Arturo O'Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra - "Alma Vacia" - The Offense of the Drum (2013)

Hour Three:

Freddie Hubbard - "Midnight at the Oasis" - Liquid Love (1975)

Gary Burton Quartet - "Sing Me Softly of the Blues" - Duster (1967)

Milt Jackson - "Re-Rev" - Olinga (1974) CTI Moment

Barney Kessel - "In the Garden of Love" - Summertime in Montreux (1973)

Gabor Szabo - "Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)" - Spellbinder (1966)

Virgin Sacrifice!

Herbie Nichols - "Too Close for Comfort" - Love, Gloom, Cash, Love (1957)

Herbie Nichols - "Every Cloud" - Love, Gloom, Cash, Love (1957)

Herbie Nichols - "Argumentative" - Love, Gloom, Cash, Love (1957)

Herbie Nichols - " Love, Gloom, Cash, Love" - Love, Gloom, Cash, Love (1957)

Herbie Nichols - "Portrait of Ucha" - Love, Gloom, Cash, Love (1957)

Cannonball Adderley - "I've Never Been in Love Before" - Cannonball Adderley and Strings (1955)

Hour Four:


Miles Davis - "So Near, So Far" - Seven Steps to Heaven
McRae sings Monk!


Stan Kenton - "Lazy Afternoon" - Standards in Silhouette (1959)

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

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

JC Stylles - "Stretching" - Blakey Grease (2013)

Don Byrd - Gigi Gryce - "Speculation" - Jazz Lab (1957)

Curtis Stigers - "A Matter of Time" - Hooray for Love (2013)

Dizzie Gillespie - "The Eternal Triangle" - Sonny Side Up (1957)



One of the best!




Monday, May 19, 2014

Playlist for 5-20-2014 WFCF - Jazz Greats!


"The Boy and the Piano" - Angela Tang
painting
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This week we're gonna have a listen to a few tracks from a 'guilty pleasure' album: Walter Murphy's (yes, that Walter Murphy) "Rhapsody in Blue". I still have my original copy, but picked up a fresh one with some birthday moolah. Other name-day selections include Gabor Szabo's "Spellbinder" (killer!), "The Great Kai & J.J.", "Prelude" by Jack McDuff, and the "Brothers" release on Prestige, pictured below. This year's haul is just plain obscene, and it'll take a few weeks to get through. Plenty of slots for new jazz! Oh yeah, I got a brand new vinyl copy of "Something You Got" from Art Farmer. Sounds amazing! We'll spin that too! For all this and more tune in online by clicking here on Tuesday, May 20th, between 3-7pm eastern.  See you then - Kendo



Hour One:

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

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

    3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Sarah Vaughan - "Lullaby of Birdland" - Sarah Vaughan (1954)
37 minutes of bliss!


Gabor Szabo - "My Foolish Heart" - Spellbinder (1966)

Herbie Mann - "One Note Samba" - Do The Bossa Nova (1962)


[music behind announcements: Gary McFarland - "Flea Market" - Does the Sun Really Shine on the Moon (1968) ]

Grant Green - "Green Jeans" - Matador (recorded 49 years ago today on 5/20/1965)

Band of Bones - "How Deep is the Ocean" - Caravan (2013)

Gerry Mulligan & Chet Baker - "My Funny Valentine" - Gerry Mulligan-Chet Baker Timeless (recorded 61 years ago today on 5-20-1953)

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

Hour Two:

Stan Getz - "Five Brothers" - Stan Getz Vol 1(1949)

Walter Murphy - "Fish Legs (Getdown Town) - Rhapsody in Blue (1977)

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

JC Styles - "United" - Blakey Grease (2013)

Jack McDuff - "English Country Gardens" - I Got a Woman (1965)

Michel Camilo - "Oye Como Va" - Thru My Eyes (1997)

J.J. Johnson & Kai Winding - "Judy" - The Great Kai & J.J. (1960)



Walter Murphy - "Slaughter on Tenth Avenue" - Rhapsody in Blue (1977)

Thelonious Monk - "Epistrophy" - Monk's Music (1957)

Hour Three:

[Music behind announcements: Henri Rene - "Punctuated Performance" ]

John Coltrane - "Like Sonny" - Coltrane Jazz (1959)

Gabor Szabo - "Gypsy Queen" - Spellbinder (1966)

Miles Davis - "Ah-Leu-Cha" - 'Round About Midnight (1955)

Alan Broadbent and NDR Big Band - "Between the Lines" America the Beautiful (2013)

Michael Brecker - "Song for Bilbao" - Tales from the Hudson (1996)

Walter Murphy - "It Ain't Necessarily So" - Rhapsody in Blue (1977)

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

Harvey Mason - "Chameleon" - Chameleon (2013)

Hour Four:

Art Farmer with Yusef Lateef - "Flute Song" - Something You Got (1977) CTI Moment

Larry Coryell - "Torchlight" - Larry Coryell with the Widehive Players (2010)
lots of extras on this one!


Stan Getz - "Invitation" - My Foolish Heart (recorded 39 years ago today on 5-20-1975)

Craig Handy & 2nd Line Smith - "High Heel Sneakers" - Craig Handy & 2nd Line Smith (2011)

Joe Beck Trio - "Georgia on My Mind" - Get Me Joe Beck (2006)

Medeski, Martin & Wood - "Syeeda's Song Flute" - It's a Jungle In Here (1993)

Wynton Kelly Trio/Wes Montgomery - "Unit 7" - Smokin' at the Half Note (1965)





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Monday, May 12, 2014

Playlist for 5-13-14 WFCF - Jazz Greats!



"Piano" - Litlleo
painting (oil & acrylic)
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A certain celebrated revolution around the sun has infused my library with a bunch of 'new' additions, including "Tokyo Debut" from Art Pepper, an album simply called "Jazz Messengers", "Throb" from Gary Burton, Kenyon Hopkins kookiness and some very old Prestige recordings, for starters. A bunch more will weave their way into the playlist as I get to know them better. I'm also pretty excited about the new jazz shelf at WFCF, some very hot releases to spin. Tune in from 3-7pm eastern on WFCF St. Augustine 88.5FM, or listen online via iHeart for free by clicking here. See you then! - Kendo  



Hour One:

Art Blakey - "Nica's Dream" - The Jazz Messengers (1956)
a unique lineup and a high quality release


    3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Sarah Vaughan - "Polka Dots and Moonbeams" - Swingin' Easy (1954)

Jeff Rupert - "If I Had Only Known" - From Memphis to Mobile (2011)

Kenyon Hopkins - "Manhattan" - The Sound of New York (1958)

J.J. Johnson - "Afternoon in Paris" - Modern Jazz Trombones Vol 2 (1949)


Curtis Stigers - "Love is Here to Stay" - Hooray for Love (2013)

Antonio Adolfo - "Feitico (Enchantment)" Rio, Choro, Jazz... (2013)

Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis - "Save Your Love For Me" - Lock, The Fox (1966)

Harvey Mason - "Before the Dawn" - Chameleon (2013)

Duke Jordan - "Cu-ba" - Trio And Quintet (1955)

Hour Two:


Shelly Manne & His Men - "Grasshopper" - Vol. 1 (1955)

Shelly Manne & His Men - "Spring is Here" - Vol. 1 (1955)

Sonny Rollins - "Strode Rode" - Saxophone Colossus (1956)

[music behind announcing - Gary McFarland - "Flamingo" - Does the Sun Really Shine on the Moon ()]

Art Pepper - "Cherokee" - Tokyo Debut (1977)
playing with new fire on this one


Helen Sung - "Hope Springs Eternally" - Anthem for a New Day (2013)

Revolutionary Snake Ensemble - "I Got It" - Live Snakes (2013)

Ron Carter - "A Feeling" - All Blues (1973) CTI Moment

Miles Davis - "Teo" - Someday My Prince Will Come (1961)

Hour Three:

Roland Kirk - "Black Diamond" - Rip, Rig and Panic (1965)

Hampton Hawes - "Blues for Jacques" - Bird Song (1956)

Brad Mehldau - "Ode" - Ode (2008)

General Music Project - "Come and Play" - General Music Project II (1994)

Cal Tjader - "Borneo" - Several Shades of Jade (1963)

Sam Boshnack Quintet - "Music for Seattle's Royal Court Movement 1" - Exploding Syndrome

Henry Mancini - "Something for Cat" - Breakfast at Tiffany's Soundtrack (1961)

Maynard Ferguson - "Living in the Past" - Maynard Ferguson (1970)

Paul Desmond/ Gerry Mulligan - "Blight of the Fumble Bee" - Two of a Mind (1962)

Gary Burton - "Doin' The Pig" - Throb (1969)

Hour Four:

The Gailloreto Quintet - "Four Brothers" - The Insider (2003)
Not sure I get what's going on here, fully, but that
blue is amazing and I dig the layout. Prestige
did not list the artist in the cd liner notes.


Jimmy Giuffre 3 - "Voodoo" - The Jimmy Giuffre 3 (1956)

Zach Bartholomew Trio (ZBT) - "Out of This Town" - Out of This Town (2012)

Leslie Pintchik - "With You In Mind" - In The Nature of Things (2013)

Mike Longo - "Step On It" - Step On It (2013)

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

Cal Tjader - "The Continental" - Live and Direct (1959)

Eric Reed - "Thelonious" - The Adventurous Monk (2013)

[music behind closing announcements Gary McFarland - "Here, There and Everywhere" - Does the Sun Really Shine On the Moon? (1968)

Martin Bejerano - "Potential Energy" - Potential Energy (2013)
 








Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Playlist for 5-6-2014 WFCF - Jazz Greats!


"April" - Danil
oil on canvas
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Today we take focus on some jazz vinyl from the 70's by Collins/Shepley Galaxy and Art Farmer, along with quarter hour sets from Wayne Shorter & Freddie Hubbard. New albums to the show include "Maynard Ferguson" & "Two of a Mind" from Paul Desmond and Gerry Mulligan. There's also an inordinate amount of Hammond B-3 in the last hour, and lots of slots for music off of the new jazz shelf at WFCF. Show starts at 3pm eastern and goes til 7pm. Tune in for free online here. Come say hi on facebook. See you at the party! - Kendo


Hour One:

Revolutionary Snake Ensemble - "Slots" - Live Snakes (2013)

Harvey Mason - "Montara" - Chameleon (2013)

    3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Collins/Shepley Galaxy - "Soft Landing" - Time, Space and the Blues (1970)

Collins/Shepley Galaxy - "Susan Moon" - Time, Space and the Blues (1970)

Collins/Shepley Galaxy - "Time, Space and the Blues" - Time, Space and the Blues (1970)


Chet Baker - "There Will Never Be Another You" - Chet Baker Sings (1954)

Anita O'Day - "You Don't Know What Love Is" - An Evening with Anita (1955)

Ella Fitzgerald - "I Hear Music" - Ella Swings Brightly with Nelson (1961)
very tasteful spins on those pop classics


Wayne Shorter - "Chief Crazy Horse" - Adam's Apple (1966)

Wayne Shorter - "Charcoal Blues" - Night Dreamer (1964)

Hour Two:

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

Art Farmer - "El Hombre del Sol" - Something You Got (1977)

Paul Desmond/Gerry Mulligan - "Easy Living" - Two of a Mind (1962)
a nice pairing!


Maynard Ferguson - "Fire and Rain" - Maynard Ferguson (1970)

Billy Joel - "Rosalinda's Eyes" - 52nd Street (1978)

Charlie Parker - "Mama Inez" - Charlie Parker Plays South of the Border (1952)

Bruce Barth - "Tuesday's Blues" - Daybreak (2013)

Javon Jackson - "Where Is The Love" - Expression (2013)

Cory Weeds Quintet - "Let's Go" - Let's Go (2013)

Hour Three:

Freddie Hubbard - "Camel Rise" - High Energy (1974)

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

Cal Tjader - "Leyte" - Breeze from the East (1963)

Gonzalo Rubalcaba - "Joan" - Inner Voyage (1998)

Joe Beck Trio - "Georgia On My Mind" - Get Me Joe Beck (2006)

David Hazeltine - "Et Cedra" - For All We Know (2013)

Johnny Griffin Orchestra - "Deep River" - The Big Soul-Band (1960) 5:50 Gospel Express

Miles Davis - "In Your Own Sweet Way" - Workin' With the Miles Davis Quintet (1956)
Miles TCOB


Hour Four:

Wes Montgomery - "Satin Doll" - The Wes Montgomery Trio (1959)

Brother Jack McDuff - "Oblighetto" - Moon Rappin' (1969)

Randy Johnston - "Humpty Dumpty" - People Music (2011)

Paul Desmond - "Take Ten" - Skylark (1973)

Julie London - "Sentimental Journey" - Julie at Home (1960)

Eric Alexander - "Just One of Those Things" - Chicago Fire (2013)

Eric Reed - "Reflections" - The Adventurous Monk (2013)

Antonio Adolpho - "Rio, Choro, Jazz" - Rio, Choro, Jazz... (2013)

Miles Davis - "Bye Bye Blackbird" - Miles & Coltrane (1958)