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.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Playlist for 6-30-2015 WFCF - Newport Jazz Festivals!


"Trumpet" - Nicola Terlizzi
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It's that time of year - July 4th coming up, which is also the time of the Newport Jazz Festival - so for today's show we'll listen to all sorts of recordings and artists made at various Newport Jazz Festivals - some familiar, some not! Plenty of new jazz as well as a few tracks from the albums I reviewed below! Tune in via iHeart by clicking here or locally at 88.5FM. See you there! - Kendo



Hour One:

Jeff "Tain" Watts - "Brilliant Corners" - Blue Vol. 1 (2014)

Harry Allen and Friends - "Mood Indigo" - For George, Cole and Duke (2014)

          3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Jared Gold - "Maybe I'm Amazed" - Metropolitan Rhythm (2014)

Robert Glasper - "Good Morning" - Covered (2014)

Cassandra Wilson - "Don't Explain" - Coming Forth by Day (2014)


Jazz at Carnegie All Stars - "I Can't Get Started" - Ella Fitzgerald Newport Jazz Festival (1973)

Ella Fitzgerald - "Medley: Taking a Chance on Love/I'm In the Mood for Love" - E
lla Fitzgerald Newport Jazz Festival (1973) 

Ella Fitzgerald - "Lemon Drop" - Ella Fitzgerald Newport Jazz Festival (1973)

Tom Lagana Group - "Armando's Rhumba" - Featuring George Garzone Vol 1 (2013)

Diana Krall - "Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word" - Wallflower (2014)

Hour Two:

Jimmy Giuffre Trio - "Train and the River" - Jazz on a Summer's Day (1958)

Thelonious Monk - "Blue Monk" - Jazz on a Summer's Day (1958)

Sonny Stitt - "Loose Walk" - Jazz on a Summer's Day (1958)

Annie Lennox - "The Nearness of You" - Nostalgia (2014)

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)

Dinah Washington - "All of Me" - Jazz on a Summer's Day (1958)

Marc Cary - "Beehive" - Rhodes Ahead Vol. 2 (2014)

Vincent Herring - "Fly, Little Bird, Fly" - Night and Day (2014)

Gerry Mulligan - "Catch as Catch Can" - Jazz on a Summer's Day (1958)

Chico Hamilton Quintet - "Blue Sands" - Jazz on a Summer's Day (1958)

Louis Armstrong - "Up a Lazy River" - Jazz on a Summer's Day (1958)

Hour Three:

Herbie Mann - "Patato" - Standing Ovation at Newport (1967) Ride Home!

Billie Holiday - "Nice Work If You Can Get It" - At Newport (1957)

Oscar Peterson - "Will You Still Be Mine" - At Newport (1957)

Carmen McRae - "I'll Remember April" - At Newport (1957)

Eddie Harris - "Walk Soft" - Live at Newport (1970)

Dave Brubeck Quartet featuring Gerry Mulligan - "Take Five" - The Last Set at Newport (1971)

Dizzy Gillespie - "Carioca" - At Newport (1957)

Harold Mabern - "Billie's Bounce" - Afro Blue (2014)

Kurt Elling - "After the Door" - Passion World (2014)

Eddie Jefferson - "Psychedelic Sally" - Body and Soul (1968)

Hour Four:

Count Basie (with Lester Young) - "Polka Dots and Moonbeams" - At Newport (1957)

Count Basie (with Lester Young) - "Lester Leaps In" - At Newport (1957)

Count Basie (with Jimmie Rushing) - "Sent for You Yesterday" - At Newport (1957)

Miles Davis - "Two Bass Hit" - Miles & Coltrane (1958)

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

Donald Byrd/Gigi Gryce - "Love for Sale" - Jazz Laboratory at Newport (1957)

Duke Ellington - "Jeeps Blues/Diminuendo and Crescendo in Blue" - At Newport (1956)

Long-Ass Car Ride Review! - Nate Najar, Tom Lagana

New feature on this blog! The long-ass car ride review: I take long-ass car rides, I listen to albums, I let you know if they're worthwhile.

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This week by coincidence I grabbed 2 cds from the unlistened to jazz shelf with very similar intents: Brazilian jazz headed up by acoustic guitarists who aren't Brazilian. The approaches to the music are extreme, with subsequently extreme results. One works, one irks.



Nate Najar - Aquarela do Brasil (2013) 3/10
This will hardly be a review, since the album both annoyed me and frequently blended into the road noise. There is no lack of talent here, Nate is a fantastic guitarist. There is just an air of pretension & pedantry that turned me off: "we are about to show you how Brazilian music is done". In addition - not that I follow Harry Allen that much, but he conjures up Getz here to a degree I'm not comfortable with. The best tracks are "Canto de Ossanha" and the title track, (known to the rest of us simply as "Brazil"). Bassist Tommy Cecil's "Samba for Felix" also has it's moments. As I mentioned - the cd annoyed me, but not enough to make me shut it off. I think there are plenty of jazz lovers out there who will love it to pieces.


Tom Lagana Group featuring George Garzone - Vol. 1 (2013) - 7/10

The approach to Brazilian on this album is very casual and relaxed. Occasionally this results in overly long ballads. By and large though, this is a highly listenable album with quality sound and performances. There are just a few legit Brazilian numbers (Jobim's "Outra Vez" is a nice opener, Ary Barroso's "Para Machucar Meu Coracao" is lovely but very long) along with a few originals, the best being bassist Tom Baldwin's "Bossa Moderna"; and pleasant standards ("The Shadow of Your Smile", "Moonlight in Vermont" and in particular the duo version of "Nature Boy" are all very worthwhile listens). Baldwin and drummer Dominic Smith provide appropriately minimal support for this setting with enough pep to prevent boredom. The whole show is Lagana - who plays with heart and very little pretense, and Garzone - whose tone is lovely as %^&* and who is in a very subdued mode, for the most part. I have not heard him play this way - it's awesome. The best track is a simple reading of Chick Corea's "Armando's Rhumba", with Garzone waking things up on soprano.


Monday, June 22, 2015

Playlist for 6-23-2015 WFCF - 1st Show of Summer!!



"Memory Jazz" - Nicola Terlizzi
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It's the first show of summer 2015! To celebrate - we'll hear ALL the tracks from the 32 Jazz compilation "Summer Jazz" (tracks marked with **). It's a good 'un! In addition - a 2fer from Flora Purim, music from another 32 Jazz release from Hank Crawford, and we'll close the show with some Ornette in remembrance. Tune in Tuesday 6/23 from 3-7pm online via iHeart, or locally at 88.5FM. See you then! - Kendo

 




Hour One:

Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers - "Jock-A-Mo (Iko Iko)" - #imsoneworleans (2014)

Harold Mabern - "Don't Misunderstand" - Afro Blue (2014)

    3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Ella Fitzgerald - "Solitude" - Sings the Duke Ellington Song Book (1957)

Modern Jazz Quartet - "Summertime" - Plays George Gershwin's Porgy and Bess ()**
great collection!


Yusef Lateef - "Stay With Me" - ()**

Flora Purim - "Dr. Jive (part 2)" - Butterfly Dreams (1973)

Flora Purim - "Light as a Feather" - Butterfly Dreams (1973)

David "Fathead" Newman - "Skylark" - ()**

Cassandra Wilson - "Crazy He Calls Me" - Coming Forth By Day (2014)


Red Garland - "You Better Go Now" - Feelin' Red ()**

Hour Two:

John Coltrane - "Blues to Elvin" - Coltrane Plays the Blues ()

Hank Crawford - "Stardust" - Soul of the Ballad ()**
Hank Crawford


Johnny Hartman - "Betcha By Golly Wow" - Today (1972)

Gigi Gryce - "Kerry Dance" - Jazz on Savoy 1957-1962()

Robert Glasper - "Reckoner" - Covered (2014)

Miles Davis - "Madness" - Nefertiti (recorded 48 years ago on 6/23/1967)

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

Nat Adderley - "I Can't Give You Anything But Love" - ()**

Chick Corea New Trio - "Jitterbug Waltz" -- Past, Present and Futures (2001)

Hour Three:

Miles Davis - "Sweet Pea" - Water Babies (recorded 48 years ago on 6/23/1967) Ride Home!

Joe Farrell - "Hurricane Jane" - Penny Arcade (1973) CTI Moment

Andy Bey - "Love Is Here to Stay" - The World According to Andy Bey (2011)
Flora's solo debut!


Ray Brown's All Stars - "For Hecklers Only" - Odyssey 1945-1952 (1946)

Diana Krall - "Superstar" - Wallflower (2014)

Eddie Harris - "It Was a Very Good Year" - ()**

Eddie Lockjaw Davis - "Secret Love" - ()**

Donald Byrd - "Pentacostal Feeling" - Free Form (1961) 5:50 Gospel Express

Hank Crawford - "It's a Sin" - Dig These Blues (1965)

Hour Four:

Jeff "Tain" Watts - "Brainlifter" - Blue Vol. 1 (2014)

Jay Jay Johnson & Kai Winding - "Let's Get Away From It All" - Trombone for Two (recorded 59 years ago on 6 23-24 1956)

Aaron Diehl - "Broadway Boogie Woogie" - Space Time Continuum (2015)


Nick Amado - "Zombeavers Theme Song"

Steve Turre - "Funky Thing" - Spiritman (2014)

Hank Crawford - "Blueberry Hill" - Soul of the Ballad (1963)

Jose James - "Lover Man" - Yesterday I Had the Blues (2014)

Wallace Roney - "Love For Sale" - ()**

Sonny Stitt - "I Don't Stand a Ghost of a Chance With You" - ()**
Fun trio live set!



Ornette Coleman - "Faces and Places" - At the Golden Circle Stockholm (1965)

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Playlist for 6-16-2016 WFCF - Jazz Greats!

"Jazz" - Nicola Terlizzi
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Fun stuff today! The 3:15 Jazz Coffee Break consists of music I picked up at a thrift store last Friday, we'll have an hour of 1971 jazz starting at 4:00pm eastern, new albums to the show by Quincy Jones, Miami Jazz Project, Chaka Khan & Larry Coryell; and we continue to peruse thru box sets from Savoy, Ella and Dizzy! As always there are plenty of slots for new jazz. Show airs from 3-7pm eastern on WFCF. Listen for free on iHeart by clicking here, or locally on 88.5FM. See you then! - Kendo





Hour One:

Sonny Rollins - "Three Little Words" - On Impulse! (1965)

Dizzy Gillespie - "Emanon" - Odyssey (1946)
great set!


    3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Antonio Carlos Jobim - "Samba Do Aviao" - Personalidade (?)

Karin Allyson - "Say It (Over and Over Again)" - Ballads (2000)

Larry Coryell - "Star Eyes" - Monk, Trane, Miles and Me (1998)

Art Blakey - "Time Off" - Ugetsu (recorded 52 years ago on 6-16-1963)

Gabor Szabo - "Little Boat (O Barquinho)" - The Sorcerer (1967)

The Bad Plus Joshua Redman - "The Mending" - The Bad Plus Joshua Redman (2015)


Cyrus Chestnut - "I've Never Been in Love Before" - A Million Colors In Your Mind (2014)

Eliane Elias - "Brasil" - Made in Brazil (2014)

Hour Two: 1971!

Sonny Stitt - "Calling Card" - Black Vibrations (1971)

George Benson - "Theme from 'Summer of '42'" - White Rabbit (1971) CTI Moment
 

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

Joe Farrell - "Sound Down" - Outback (1971) CTI Moment

Joe Henderson - "No Me Esqueca" - In Pursuit of Blackness (1971)

Astrud Gilberto - "Ponteio" - Gilberto with Turrentine (1971) CTI Moment
Astrud Gilberto - "Traveling Light" - Gilberto with Turrentine (1971) CTI Moment

 Freddie Hubbard - "Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey" - First Light (1971) CTI Moment
 
Collins/Shepley Galaxy - "Norwegian Wood" - Lennon McCartney Live (1971)

Hour Three:

Dexter Gordon - "We See" - Generation (1972) Ride Home!
satisfying Dexter from 1972!


Jose James - "Fine and Mellow" - Yesterday I Had the Blues (2014)

Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers - "I Can't Give You Anything but Love" - #imsoneworleans (2014)

Aaron Diehl - "Flux Capacitor" - Space Time Continuum (2015)


Norah Jones - "The Long Day Is Over" - Come Away With Me (2001)

Native Soul - "So Amazing" - One Mind (2012)

Quincy Jones - "Boogie Stop Shuffle" - Big Band Bossa Nova (1962)

Ernie Wilkins - "Trumpets All Out" - ?? ()

Stan Kenton - "Moon Song" - Ballad Style of Stan Kenton (recorded 57 years ago on 6-16-1958)

Ella Fitzgerald - "Just a Sittin' and a Rockin'" - Sings the Duke Ellington Song Book (1957)

Hour Four:

Wes Montgomery - "Musty" - Bumpin' (1965)

The Miami Jazz Project - "Dahomey Dance" - The Miami Jazz Project (2014)
Don Sebesky's first with Wes & Creed.


Chaka Khan - "Highwire - The Aerialist" - Echoes of an Era (1982)

Harold Mabern - "Don't Misunderstand" - Afro Blue (2014)

David Sanborn - "Can't Get Next to You" - Time and the River (2014)

Grant Stewart - "This Is New" - Trio (2014)



Steve Gadd Band - "Freedom Jazz Dance" - 70 Strong (2014)

Phil Fest - "Choro Baiao" - That's What She Says (2015)

Johnny Smith - "Over the Rainbow" - ()

John Coltrane - "Dusk Dawn" - Classic Quartet (recorded 50 years ago on 6/16/1965)


Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Playlist for 6-9-2015 WFCF - Jazz Greats


"Jazz" - Nicola Terlizzi
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Wingin' it again this week! Plenty of new jazz and we'll continue thru the Savoy, Dizzy and Ella box sets! Tune in for free via iHeart or locally at 88.5fm. See you then! - Kendo


Hour One:

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

John Scofield -
"Chicken Dog" - A Go Go (1998)


          3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

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


Monty Alexander - "Love Notes" - Harlem Kingston Express Vol 2 (2013)??

Annie Lennox - "You Belong to Me" - Nostalgia (2014)


Russell Malone - "Soul-Leo" - Love Looks Good on You (2014)

Kurt Elling - "After the Door" - Passion World (2014)

Theo Croker - "Save Your Love for Me" - Afro Physicist  (2011)


Ella Fitzgerald - "Do Nothing Til You Hear From Me" - Sings the Duke Ellington Song Book (1957)

Hour Two:

The Big Challenge - "I'm Beginning to See the Light" - The Big Challenge ()

Eric Johnson & Mike Stern - "Wishing Well" - Eclectic (2013)

Terrence Blanchard - "See Me As I Am" - Breathless (2015)

Fats Navarro - "Nostalgia" - Jazz on Savoy (1947)

Harry Allen and Friends - "Shall We Dance" - For George, Cole & Duke (2014)

Louis Armstrong - "Oh Didn't He Ramble" - Urban Sprawl ())???

Louis Armstrong - "What a Wonderful World" - ()

Jason Miles/Ingrid Jensen - "Shirley" - Kind of New (2014)


Cassandra Wilson - "You Go To My Head" - Coming Forth by Day (2014)

Brother Jack McDuff - "Briar Patch" - Hot Barbeque (1965)

Hour Three:

Cariocas - "Berimbau" - Traveler '99 (remix) Ride Home!

Linda Cole & Joshua Bowlus - "Mona Lisa" - What a Wonderful World (2014)

Horace Silver - "Peace" - Blowin' the Blues Away (1959)

Horace Silver - "Sister Sadie" - Blowin' the Blues Away (1959)

Dizzy Gillespie - "Things to Come" - Odyssey 1945-1952 (1946)


Harold Mabern - "I'll Take Romance" - Afro Blue (2014)

Marcus Miller - "Hylife" - Afrodeezia (2014)

Henri Rene - "Cry Me a River" - Compulsion to Swing (1958)

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

Cal Tjader/Carmen McRae - "Speak Low" - Heat Wave (1982)

Hour Four:

Cyrus Chestnut - "I've Never Been in Love Before" - A Million Colors in Your Mind (2014)

The Bad Plus/Joshua Redman - "Dirty Blonde" - The Bad Plus Joshua Redman (2015)

Jackie McLean - "Cancellation" - It's Time! (1964)

Teddy Charles - "Vibrations" - Teddy Charles Tentet (1956)


Johnny Smith - "You Took Advantage of Me" - Johnny Smith plus The Trio (1960)

Quincy Davis - "Ponder This" - Songs in the Key of Q (2012)

Gonzalo Rubalcaba - "Love Letters" - Suite 4 y 20 (1992)

Eric Reed - "The Gentle Giant" - Groovewise (2014)

Wolff & Clark Expedition - "Madiba" - Wolff & Clark Expedition 2 (2014)

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Playlist for 6-2-2015 WFCF - Jazz Greats!

Amazing music from Duke - legendary recording!


Just good jazz this week for your Tuesday! Tune in via iHeart by clicking here, or listen locally in St. Augustine and surrounding areas at 88.5fm. Gonna be a blast with lots of albums added to my library, music from the new jazz shelf, and some freshly acquired vinyl in the last hour thanks to my buddy Jim! Airs Tuesday 6/2 from 3-7pm edt. See you then! - Kendo




Hour One:


Harold Mabern - "Afro Blue" - Afro Blue (2014)

David Sanborn - "A la Verticale" - Time and the River (2014)

    3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Andreas Varady - "Human Nature" - Andreas Varady (2014)

Shenole Latimer - "Always (You Will Be the One)" - Front and Center (2006)

Gabor Szabo - "People" - More Sorcery (1967)


Linda Cole & Joshua Bowlus - "Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby" - What a Wonderful World (2014)

Bill Evans Trio - "Autumn Leaves" - Portrait in Jazz ()
Gabor Szabo circa 1967


Jackie McLean - "Das Dat" - It's Time (1964)

Chet Baker - "I Fall in Love Too Easily" - Chet Baker Sings (1954)

Marc Cary - "7th Avenue North" - Rhodes Ahead Vol. 2 (2014)

Hour Two:

Frank Wess - "Monday Stroll" - Monday Stroll (1957)

Kenny Drew Jr. - "Gloria's Step" - Coral Sea (2011)

Sonny Rollins - "Hold 'Em Joe" - On Impulse! (1965)

Ella Fitzgerald - "Perdido" - Sings the Duke Ellington Song Book (1957)

Henri René - "The Blue Room" - Compulsion to Swing (1958)

Duke Ellington - "Very Special" - Money Jungle (1962)

Joe Locke - "Love is a Planchette" - Love is a Pendulum (2014)
Jackie's always good! Charles Tolliver's debut.


Jared Gold - "Check-In" - Metropolitan Rhythm (2014)

Eliane Elias - "Rio" - Made in Brazil (2014)



Larry Coryell - "2011 East" - Heavy Feel (2014)

Hour Three:

John Coltrane - "I Want to Talk About You" Newport '63 (1963) Ride Home!

Annie Lennox - "The Nearness of You" - Nostalgia (2014)


Wes Montgomery - "Four on Six" - The Incredible Jazz Guitar of Wes Montgomery (1960)

John Patitucci - "The Sower" - Communion (2001)

Diana Krall - "I'm Not In Love" - Wallflower (2014)

Chris Washburne & the Syotos Band - "Sugar Mountain" - Low Ridin' (2014)

Hank Crawford - "Four Five Six" - More Soul (1960)

Stan Getz - "It Might as Well Be Spring" - Getz Au Go Go (1964)

Jack Sheldon - "Mad About the Boy" - Get Out of Town (1954)

Michel Camilo - "Descarga for Tito" - Triangulo (2001)

Hour Four:

Kenny Garrett - "2 Down 1 Across" - Songbook (1997)

Maynard Ferguson - "The Rise and Fall of Seven" - Ridin' High (1968)

Jason Miles & Ingrid Jensen - "The Faction of Cool" - Kind of New (2014)

McCoy Tyner - "Enlightenment Suite Part 1 - Genesis" - Enlightenment (1973)


Harry Allen and Friends - "Happy Reunion" - For George, Cole and Duke (2014)
Frank Wess - one of the best!
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Jimmy McGriff - "Better Late Than Never" - A Bag Full of Blues (1967)

Dizzy Gillespie - "Ray's Idea" - Odyssey 1945-1952 (1946)

John Coltrane - "Good Bait" - Soul Train (1958)