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)