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, 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
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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
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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.