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, October 27, 2015

Kendo's Top 55 Jazz Tracks for 2015

It's All Hallow's Eve! Time for the list of songs that did it for me the past 12 months, on or off the radio shows. 



This year's list is entirely music released in the past year, except for a handful that came out a bit earlier, but only reached my ears more recently. Also, afterwards there is a short "Best Albums of 2015" list, as well as a list of 22 older cuts for recommended listening; or maybe a fun & unique jazz playlist.

Tune in Tuesday 11/3 from 3-7pm eastern when we'll count down from #25 to #1. 


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 2015


1. Jacky Terrasson - "Kiff"
2. Cecile McLorin Salvant - "Wives and Lovers"
3. George Cables - "Mr. Anonymouse"
4. John Scofield - "Museum"
5. Diana Krall - "I'm Not in Love"
6. Rez Abbasi - "Low-Lee-Tah"
7. La Lucha - "Lullaby Medley"
8. Andreas Varady - "Come Together"
9. Eli Bennett - "The Other Side"
10. Antonio Adolfo - "Alegria for All"
11. Eliane Elias - "Brazil"
12. Quincy Davis - "Ponder This"
13. Lorraine Feather - "Be My Muse"
14. Annie Lennox - "You Belong To Me"
15. Dan Jordan - "Triste"
16. Jamie Cullum - "Interlude"
17. Marcus Miller - "Xtraordinary"
18. Russell Malone - "Soul-Leo"
19. Jason Miles/Ingrid Jensen - "Super City"
20. David Sanborn - "Can't Get Next to You"
21. Cassandra Wilson - "Crazy He Calls Me"
22. Chris Washburne - "Low Rider"
23. James Farm - "North Star"
24. Harry Allen and Friends - "Purple Gazelle"
25. Gerald Stockton - "Simple Samba"

26. Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quintet - "Equinox"
27. Errol Rackipov - "Folk Dance"
28. Andreas Varady - "Human Nature"
29. Annie Lennox - "I Put a Spell On You"
30. Cory Weeds - "Bluesanova"
31.
Linda Cole & Josh Bowlus - "Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby"  
32. José James - "I Thought About You"
33. Jason Marsalis - "Blues for Now"

34. John Ellis|DOUBLE WIDE - "Booker"
35. Charles McPherson - "Bud Like"
36. Cecile McLorin Salvant - "Fog"

37. Joe Magnarelli - "NYC-J-Funk"
38. Dee Dee Bridgewater - "Dee Dee's Feathers" 
39. Peter Leitch - "Nutty"
40. Greg Abate Quartet - "Conflict"
41. Harold Mabern (with Kurt Elling) "You Needed Me"
42. Karrin Allyson - "Happy Talk"
43.
Lisa Parrott - "Dancing Laughing"
44. Andy Bey - "Love Is Here To Stay
45. Steve Gadd - "Freedom Jazz Dance"
46. Larry Coryell - "The Way It Was"
47. Gabriel Espinosa/Hendrik Meurkens - "Samba, Little Samba"
48. Jeff "Tain" Watts - "May 15, 2011"
49. Steve Turre - "Funky Thing"

50. Peter Zak - "Jackie"
51. Jim Martinez - "Surfin' Snoopy"
52. Jared Gold - "God Has Smiled On Me"
53. Christian Tamburr - "Libertango"
54. Mark Egan - "After Math"
55. Jax Jazz Collective - "Raincheck"


Top 12 Jazz Albums for 2015

1. Cassandra Wilson - "Coming Forth By Day"
2. Cecile McLorin Salvant - "For One to Love"
3. Jacky Terrason - "Take This!"
4. La Lucha - "Standards, Not Standards"
5. Diana Krall - "Wallflower"
6. Rez Abbasi Acoustic Quartet - "Intents and Purposes"

7. Annie Lennox - "Nostalgia"
8. Marcus Miller - "Afrodeezia"
9. Jason Miles/Ingrid jensen - "Kind of New"
10. Cory Weeds - "Condition Blue"
11. Dave Stryker - "Messin' With Mister T"

12. Donald Vega - "With Respect to Monty"

Top 22 Awesome Jazz Oldies for 2015

1. Marlena Shaw - "You're My Everything"
2. Wayne Shorter - "Chief Crazy Horse"
3. Johnny Smith - "Sophisticated Lady"
4. General Music Project - "It Was a Very Good Year"
5. Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers - "Freedom Monday"
6. Duke Ellington - "Smada"
7. Anita O'Day - "Sweet Georgia Brown" (Newport)
8. Paul Desmond - "Skylark"
9. Stanley Turrentine - "Two for T"
10. Thelonious Monk - "Carolina Moon"
11. Count Basie - "If I Were a Bell"
12. Louis Armstrong and The All Stars - "(Give Me) A Kiss To Build a Dream On"
13. Dizzy Gillespie - "Dizzy Atmosphere"
14. Ella Fitzgerald - "In a Sentimental Mood"
15. Joe Farrell - "Hurricane Jane"
16. Joni Mitchell - "You're My Thrill"
17. Kenny Burrell - "Out of This World"
18. Clark Terry & Bob Brookmeyer - "Hawg Jawz"
19. Stan Kenton - "Willow Weep for Me"
20. Grant Green - "A Day in the Life"
21. Mel Tormé - "Comin' Home Baby"
22. Gabor Szabo - "People"



 
 

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