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.

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)








Sunday, October 19, 2014

Playlist for 10-21-2014 WFCF - Jazz Greats!


"Musical Trio VI" - Thomas Lange
oil on canvas
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No theme for this weeks show, just a whole bunch of high-quality listening! A lot of recordings and tracks new to the show, including Hampton Hawes, Jack Sheldon, Cal Tjader, Bud Powell, La Lucha, Art Pepper and Steve Khan plus plenty of slots for new releases. Gettin' geared up for my top 55 tracks of 2014 list  - that'll get published on Halloween, followed by a show dedicated to those selections the following week (11/4). Meanwhile - come enjoy the sounds together with me on Tuesday 10/21 from 3-7pm eastern. Listen online here, and say hi on Twitter here. See you then! - Kendo



Hour One:

Akiko - "Blues for Bandit" - Commencement (2014)

The Cookers - "Reneda" - "Time and Time Again" (2014)

    3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Steve Khan - "Darlin' Darlin' Baby" - Tightrope (1977)

Thelonious Monk - "You Took the Words Right Out of My Heart" - Alone in San Francisco (1959)

Thelonious Monk - "Bluehawk" - Alone in San Francisco (1959)

 

La Lucha - "The Way You Look Tonight" - Standards, Not Standards (2014)
blow baby blow


Tom Stewart - "Sneaky Pete" - First Time Over (2006)

Jack Sheldon Quartet - "Cheek to Cheek" - Get Out of Town (1954)

Gerry Gibbs Thrasher Dream Trio - "What's Going On" - We're Back (2014)



[music behind announcements: Three Suns - "Danny's Inferno" - Movin' and Groovin' (1962)]
 
Hour Two:

Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers - "Ronnie's a Dynamite Lady" - Gypsy Folk Tales (1977)

Brigitte Zarie - "L'Amour" - L'Amour (2013)

Lennie Tristano - "Atonement" - The Essential Keynote Collection 2 (1947)

Art Farmer Quartet - "My Little Suede Shoes" - Interaction (1963)

Fred Hersch - "This Heart of Mine" - Sarabande (1986)

Gonzalo Rubalcaba - "Maiden Voyage" - The Trio (1997)

Mack Avenue Superband - "Chick's Tune" - Live from the Detroit Jazz Festival (2013)

Christian Tamburr - "Summertime" - Voyage (2014)

Hour Three:

Cal Tjader - "Tu Crees Quez?" - Here (1977)
a lot of talent there!


Gabor Szabo - "Witchcraft" - Spellbinder (1966)

Wayne Shorter - "Deluge" - Juju (1964)

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

Bud Powell - "Cleopatra's Dream" - The Scene Changes (1958)

Eric Reed - "Groovewise" - Groovewise (2014)

Hank Mobley - "If I Should Lose You" - Soul Station (1969)

Lionel Hampton - "Oh Lady Be Good" - Star Dust (1947) excerpt

Lionel Hampton - "Just One of Those Things" - There'll Never Be Another You (1989)

Hour Four:

Kyle Eastwood - "Summer Gone" - The View from Here (2012)

Jimmy Giuffre 3 - "Crazy She Calls Me" - The Jimmy Giuffre 3 (1956)

Next Collective - "Refractions in the Plastic Pulse" - Coverart (2012)

Art Pepper - "Straight Life" - Tokyo Debut (1977)
a creative soul...


Hampton Hawes - "Hip" - For Real (1958)

Astrud Gilberto - "To a Flame" - Gilberto/Turrentine (1971)

Nicholas Payton - "Five" - Numbers (2014)

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








Sunday, October 12, 2014

Playlist for 10-14-14 WFCF - Jazz Greats Alive!


"In Concert" - Thomas Lange
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The theme for this week's show is "Alive". All of the cuts we'll here (except for some of the selections from the new jazz shelf) will be live recordings. For the 2nd hour we'll cruise over to the Blue Note in Chicago to catch most of the first set of Duke Ellington & his Orchestra on a fine night in 1959. The whole broadcast is made up of some juicy, lengthy performances you're bound to get caught up in and lose yourself for a moment or two! Tune in Tuesday 10/14 from 3-7pm Eastern. Listen online for free via iHeart or Spotify. See you then! - Kendo




Hour One:


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

Diva - "Pennies from Heaven" - A Swingin' Life (2012)

    3:15 Jazz Coffee Break
Miles, Tony & Ron


Miles Davis - "Autumn Leaves" - Miles in Berlin (1964) 

Art Blakey - "Ugetsu" - Ugetsu (1963)

Weather Report - "Port of Entry" - Night Passage (1980)

Jack Sheldon - "Who Can I Turn To" - Live at Don Mupo's Gold Nugget (1967)

Sonny Stitt - "Everything Happens to Me" - Just In Case You Forgot How Bad He Was (1981)

Hour Two:

Duke Ellington - "Take the A Train" - Live at the Blue Note (1959)

Duke Ellington - "Newport Up" - Live at the Blue Note (1959)

Duke Ellington - "Haupe (Polly's Theme)" - Live at the Blue Note (1959)

Duke Ellington - "Flirtibird" - Live at the Blue Note (1959)
what a show!


Duke Ellington - "Pie Eye's Blues" - Live at the Blue Note (1959)

Duke Ellington - "Almost Cried" - Live at the Blue Note (1959)

Duke Ellington - "Duael Fuel (Duel Filter) - Live at the Blue Note (1959)

John Webber Quartet - "Look Love Away" - Down for the Count (2014)

Hiromi - "Seeker" - Alive (2014)

Hour Three:


Stan Getz - "Litha" - Live at the Left Bank (1975)

Charles Mingus - "Nostalgia in Times Square" - Jazz Portraits (1959)

Keith Jarrett - "Days of Wine and Roses" - At the Blue Note (1994)

Shelly Manne & His Men - "What's New" - At the Black Hawk 2 (1959)

Hour Four:
good stuff from 1959!



Marcus Roberts Trio with Wynton Marsalis - "Giant Steps" - Together Again (2007)

James Leary - "Remember to Smile" - Together (1980)

Stryker Slagle Band - "Mozone" - Live at the Jazz Standard (2005)

Michel Petrucciani - "September Second" - Trio in Tokyo (1997)

Charlie Haden/Jim Hall - "In The Moment" - Charlie Haden - Jim Hall (1990)

Chick Corea - "This Is New" - Trilogy (2013)






Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Playlist for 10-7-14 WFCF - R&B Show!


"Music" - Kefkatlipoca
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Last week we did a 'rawk' theme, this week it's R&B! Jazz versions of hits from r&b artists like Marvin Gaye, Earth, Wind & Fire, Roberta Flack, MJ, The Stylistics, James Brown, more and nearly a whole hour dedicated to the music of Stevie Wonder. Come say waddup on Facebook and then tune in today (10/7) from 3pm til 7pm. Listen online for free here. See you then!




Hour One:

Gerry Gibbs Thrasher Dream Trio - "Pick Up the Pieces" - We're Back! (2014)
Christian Tamburr


Christian Tamburr - "That's All" - Voyage (2014)

    3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Judy Wexler - "One Less Bell to Answer" - Dreams & Shadows (2008)

Cal Tjader - "Where is The Love" - Last Bolero in Berkeley (1973)

Cyrus Chestnut - "The First Time Ever I Saw" - Geniune Chestnut (2005)

 

Bob Florence - "Teach Me Tonight" - All the Bells and Whistles (1995)

Al Jarreau - "Since I Fell For You" - Best Of

Barbara Morrison - "Let's Stay Together" - A Sunday Kind of Love (2013)

Bobby Timmons - "Do You Know the Way to San Jose" - Do You Know the Way (1968)

Kenny Garrett - "I Say a Little Prayer" - Pushing the World Away (2013)

Hour Two:


Bria Skonberg - "Three Little Words/Sir Duke" - Into Your Own (2014)

Gerry Gibbs Thrasher Dream Trio - "Living For the City/Overjoyed" - We're Back! (2014)
David Liebman
photo: Marcel Meier


Dave Liebman/Michael Stephens - "Visions" - Lineage (2010)

Eliane Elias - "My Cherie Amour" - Light My Fire (2010)

Stevie Wonder - "Send One Your Love" - Journey Through the Secret Life of Plants (1979)

Joe Farrell - "Too High" - Penny Arcade (1973) CTI Moment

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

Jack McDuff - "All In Love Is Fair" - The Fourth Dimension (1974)

Hour Three:

Woody Herman - "Sex Machine" - Heavy Exposure (1969)


Grant Green - "I Don't Want Nobody to Give Me Nothing" - Carryin' On (1969)

La Lucha - "Never Can Say Goodbye" - Standards Not Standards (2014)
La Lucha


Matt Kane Trio - "That's the Way of the World" - Suit Up! (2013)

Christian McBride - "Family Affair" - Family Affair (1998)
 
George Benson - "Don't Let Me Lose This Dream" - The Shape of Things to Come (1968) CTI Moment

Jack McDuff - "Don't Mess With Mr. T" - Magnetic Feel (1975)

Monty Alexander - "What's Going on" - Harlem Kingston Express Vol 2 (2013)

Woody Herman - "I Can't Get Next to You" - Heavy Exposure (1969)

 
Hour Four:


Next Collective - "Fly or Die" - [N*E*R*D] - Coverart (2012)

Diana Krall - "Walk On By" - Quiet Nights (2009)
Craig Handy
photo: Vincent Soyez


Craig Handy - "I Almost Lost My Mind" - Craig Handy & 2nd Line Smith (2011)


Rodney Whitaker - "Mr. Magic" - When We Find Ourselves Alone (2014)


Akiko - "How Deep Is Your Love" - Commencement (2014)

Freddie Hubbard - "Betcha By Golly Wow" - Polar AC (1972) CTI Moment 

Milt Jackson - "People Make the World Go Round" - Sunflower (1972) CTI Moment