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, December 29, 2015

Playlist for 12-29-2015 WFCF - End of the Year Jazz Greats!

Great set from Wes with Melvin Rhyne on organ!

Last show for the year 2015 - it's been a great one with so many excellent new releases! We'll hit a few of those, plus some selections from albums I found under the Christmas tree by Wes, Miles, Hampton, Kenny Burrell, Herbie and more! Tune in today (Tues 12/29) from 3-7pm eastern by clicking here. See you there! - Kendo




Hour One:

Tom Harrell - "Reverie" - First Impressions (2013)*

Jerry Weldon - "Do You Know a Good Thing When You See One" - On the Move! ()*

    3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Bob James/Nathan East - "How Deep is the Ocean" - The New Cool (2015)*

Grant Green - "I'll Never Fall In Love Again" - Green is Beautiful (1970)

Wes Montgomery - "Freddie Freeloader" - Portrait of Wes (1963)

Linda Cole & Joshua Bowlus - "Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby" - What a Wonderful World (2015)
"Blind Man" is the odd man out on this fine set!


Frank Vignola & Vinny Raniolo - "I'm Getting Sentimental Over You" - Swing Zing! (2015)*

Herbie Hancock - "A Tribute to Someone" - My Point of View (1963)



Denise Donatelli - "Big Noise, New York" - Find a Heart (2014)*

Hour Two:
 

Miles Davis - "Hackensack" - Miles Davis at Newport 1955-1975 (1955)

Miles Davis - "'Round Midnight" - Miles Davis at Newport 1955-1975 (1955)
remarkable box set!
 

Miles Davis - "Now's the Time" - Miles Davis at Newport 1955-1975 (1955)

Wes Montgomery Trio - "Lolita" - Portrait of Wes (1963)

Nancy Lane - "All of You" - Let Me Love You (2015)*

Ben Winkelman Trio - "The Knife" - The Knife (2014)*

Brother Jack McDuff - "Loose Foot" - Moon Rappin' (1969)

Hour Three:

Larry Coryell - "Chris" - Spaces (1969) - Ride Home!

Cannonball Adderley - "African Waltz" - African Waltz (1961)

Wayne Shorter - "Who Goes There!" - Atlantis (1985)
Great lineup with fun, tasteful performances!


Hampton Hawes - "Up Blues" - Four! (1958)

Hampton Hawes - "Up Blues" - Four! (1958)


Wes Montgomery - "Blues Riff (Take 8)" - Portrait of Wes (1963)

Gerald Stockton and Friends - "Simple Samba" - My Gentle Breeze (2015)

Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers - "Blues March" - Moanin' (1958)

Adam Niewood - "Pensive Moments" - Homage (2010)*

Hour Four:
 

John Scofield - "Enjoy the Future!" - Past Present (2015)*

Cannonball Adderley Quintet - "Wabash" - In Chicago [Cannonball & Coltrane] (1959)

Kenny Burrell & John Coltrane - "Lyresto" - kenny Burrell & John Coltrane (1958)
Classic Blakey!


Gerry Gibbs Thrasher Dream Trio - "Watch What Happens" - Live In Studio (2015)*

Wes Montgomery - "Dangerous" - Portrait of Wes (1963)

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

Theo Croker - "Real Episode" - Theo Croer & DVRK FUNK (2015)*

Oran Etkin - "After You've Gone" - What's New (2015)


George Benson - "Body Talk" - Body Talk (1973) CTI Moment

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Playlist for 12-22-2015 WFCF - Merry Christmas!



Wingin' it again - just lots of great music with holiday jazz mixed in quite a bit! Tune in by clicking here (Tuesday 12/22 3-7pm eastern)! - Kendo



Hour One:

Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers - "Caravan" - Caravan (1962)

    3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Ted Rosenthal Trio - "Silent Night" - Wonderland (2013)

Modern Jazz Quartet - "Django" - Django (1954)


Joey DeFrancesco - "Trip Mode" - Trip Mode (2015)*
Hiatus breaker from 1972!


Oran Etkin - "After You've Gone" - What's New - Re-imagining Benny Goodman (2015)*

Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band - "Do You Hear What I Hear" - Wrap This (2015)*

Sonny Rollins - "Poinciana" - Next Album (1972)

Louis Armstrong - "White Christmas" - What a Wonderful Christmas (comp.)

Hour Two:

Micah Bethea Big Band - "Days of Wine and Roses" - The Micah Bethea Big Band (2011)

Eartha Kitt - "Santa Baby" - What a Wonderful Christmas (comp.)

Clare Fischer - "Starbright" - Out of the Blue (?)*

Ella Fitzgerald - "Everything But You" - Sings the Duke Ellington Song Book (1957)
Interesting posthumus release!


Ella Fitzgerald - "I Got It Bad and That Ain't Good" - Sings the Duke Ellington Song Book (1957)

The Heath Brothers - "Our Little Town" - God Rest Ye Merry Jazzmen (198?)

Phill Fest - "Triste" - That's What She Said (2015)

Frank Vignola & Vinny Raniolo - "Tico Tico/Djangomania" - Swing Zing! (2015)


Ramsey Lewis Trio - "Winter Wonderland" - Sound of Christmas (1961)

Greg Little - "Gingerman" - Dreamwalker (2003)

Kenny Burrell - "Mary's Little Boy Chile" - Have Yourself a Soulful Little Christmas (1966)

Hour Three:

          ~ Flagler Files ~

Grant Green - "Jan Jan" - Live at the Club Mozambique (1971) - Ride Home!

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis - "Merry Christmas, Baby" - Big Band Holidays (2012)*
Very fine piano trio album!


Ben Winkelman Trio - "Remolacha" - The Knife (2014)*


Jimmy Smith - "Jingle Bells" - Christmas '64 (1964)

Kenny Burrell - "Li'l Darlin'" - The Road to Love (2015)*

Vince Guaraldi - "Greensleeves" - A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)

Hour Four:

Cal Tjader - "Amazonas" - Amazonas (1975)

Stan Getz - "La Fiesta" - Captain Marvel (1972)

Duke Pearson - "Sleigh Ride" - Merry Ol' Soul (1969)

Herbie Hancock - "Maiden Voyage" - Maiden Voyage (1965)

Dexter Gordon - "The Christmas Song" - The Panther (1970)

Nancy Lane - "We're Together" - Let Me Love You (2015)

Hampton Hawes - "Like Someone in Love" - Four! (1958)

Theo Croker - "" - DVRK Funk (2015)

Wynton Marsalis Quintet - "We Three Kings" - God Rest Ye Merry Jazzmen ()




Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Playlist for 12-15-2014 WFCF - Jazz Greats!


"Billie Holiday" - Matt Motane
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Hope you enjoyed the show today - lots of new releases, but so many good ones! Thanks for joining me! - Kendo



Hour One:

25th Anniversary album!
Foreplay - "Silverado" - Silver (2015)*
 
Chester Thompson Trio - "Joy Waltz" - Simpler Times (2015)

    3:15 Jazz Coffee Break


John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman - "My One and Only Love" - John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman (1963)

Chris Cortez - "Cry Me a River" - Top Secret! (2014)

Etta James - "At Last" - At Last (1960)

Ben Winkelman - "Trains" - The Knife (2014)*

Ben Winkelman - "Descarga" - The Knife (2014)*

Count Basie Orchestra - "Jingle Bells" - A Very Swingin' Basie Christmas (2015)*

Christian McBride Trio - "Fried Pies" - Live at the Village Vanguard (2014)*

Jim Hall - "Rock Skippin' at the Blue Note" - Concierto (1975) CTI Moment 

Hour Two:

Rob Reddy - "Broken Windmill" - Bechet: Our Contemporary (2014)*

Wynton Kelly - "Willow Weep for Me" - Kelly Blue (1959) 

Roy Haynes Quartet - "Moon Ray" - Out of the Afternoon (1962)

Adam Schroeder - "Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams" - Let's (2013)
Great sounding band!



Red Rodney Quintet - "Red Arrow" - The Red Arrow (1957)

Herbie Mann - "One for Tubby" - Yardbird Suite (1957)


Arturo Sandoval - "Seven Steps to Heaven" - Live at Yoshi's (2015)


Scott Hamilton/Jeff Hamilton Trio - "This Can't Be Love" - Live in Bern (2014)


Hour Three:

          ~ The Flagler Files ~

Ted Rosenthal Trio - "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" - Wonderland (2013)

Alex Clements - "New Horizons" - Waiting for You (2007)

Dizzy Gillespie - "These are the Things I Love" - Odyssey 1945-1952 (1950)


Cal Tjader - "Tu Crees Que" - Here (1977)
Great Christmas jazz!


Kenny Burrell - "My Favorite Things" - Have Yourself a Soulful Little Christmas (1966)

Gerald Stockton - "Blue Steel" - My Gentle Breeze (2015)

Lorraine Feather - "Be My Muse" - Flirting With Disaster (2015)

Cory Weeds/Jeff Hamilton Trio - "Early Morning Rain" - This Happy Madness (2015) 
 


Hour Four: 

Grant Green - "The Cantaloupe Woman" - His Majesty King Funk (1965)

Harry Connick Jr. - "Blue Christmas" - Harry For the Holidays (2003)

Ella
Fitzgerald - "All Too Soon" - Sings the Duke Ellington Song Book (1957)


Joe Henderson - "Take the "A" Train" - Lush Life (1991)
...


Gerry Mulligan Quartet - "Love Me or Leave Me" - Gerry Mulligan Quartet (1952)

Cowboys and Frenchmen - "More" - Rodeo (2015)


Ted Rosenthal Trio - "Angels We Have Heard On High" - Wonderland (2013)

Wes Montgomery - "Wives and Lovers" - Tequila (1966)

Herbie Nichols - "Double Exposure" - (1955)   

Friday, December 11, 2015

Long-Ass Car Ride Review - Rob Reddy & Lisa Parrott!


Long-Ass Car Ride Reviews: I take long-ass car rides, I listen to albums, I let you know if they are worthwhile.




Nice artwork for a great album!
Rob Reddy - Bechet: Our Contemporary (2014) - 9/10

Rob Reddy - soprano sax, John Carlson - trumpet, Curtis Fowlkes - trombone, Charles Burnham - violin, Marika Hughes - cello, Marvin Sewell - guitars, Dom Richards - double bass, Pheeroan Aklaff - drums, (guests: Lisa Parrott - bari sax, Oscar Noriega, clarinet)

In a word: great

Mingus meets Frissell meets Ellington meets Reddy.... meets Bechet. This is a very satisfying collection of brilliant, fun & adventurous arrangements of songs by Sidney Bechet and strong, Americana-infused originals by Reddy. "Up-South" utilizes an extreme cumulative idea and succeeds, with a delightful humorous ending. Reddy seems more interested in
from robreddy.com
the architecture and presentation of the long-form pieces, often taking a back seat for the sake of the arrangement. A wonderful example is the beautiful Bechet classic "Petite Fleur", where Reddy doesn't appear until the end, joining the ensemble & then giving a touching solo over the vamp. The album then launches in to 3 very long tracks - all very worthwhile. Reddy's bluesy and appealing "Erasing Statuses" moves along at a crawl and remarkably grooves, there is neat use of pizzicato cello, pedal guitar and a particularly fine chorus from violinist Charles Burnham. "Song of the Medina" is an absorbing & compelling 15 minutes long - sheer enjoyment. Lisa Parrott adds her distinctive baritone sax to "Chant in the Night", and "Broken Windmills" is a thrilling romp, executed with aplomb by the whole group. If you think my first sentence sounds like a great idea, or even if you don't - don't miss this album. It's great, and a bit of a mind-opener... rare these days.



good 'un!

Lisa Parrott - Round Tripper (2014) - 8.5/10
Lisa Parrott - Baritone & Alto saxes, Carl Dewhurst - guitar, Chris Lightcap - bass, Matt Wilson - drums, Nadje Noordhuis - trumpet/flugelhorn

In a word: delightful 

For what Lisa describes as a nearly impromptu session - this is an astoundingly surefooted, organized and stylistically solidified album. To coin an old phrase: "You can drop the needle down anywhere on this album" and have a good time. The conversation & interplay between Parrott and guitarist Carl Dewhurst is amazing, delightful and rare. The songs themselves are nearly all uplifting, Parrott's own attractive lament "Do You
The band on "Round Tripper"
source: lisaparrott.com
Think That I Do Not Know" is the main exception.
Having the ever creative Matt Wilson in the mix is a real plus, supplying energy and drive as well as tremendous support; locking in big time with fine bassist Chris Lightcap. Lisa's musicality and liberty is her 'voice' on either baritone or alto, both are distinguished and beautiful. Finally, the selection of songs is a treat. Bright and catchy material by fairly underground musicians (here in the States, at least) like Carlos Ward and Cameron Undy, or the
Ornette Coleman penned title track. A re-harmonized "Waltzing Matilda" (from Parrott's homeland) startles in how well it works in the minor key. Picking a best track is extraordinarily difficult on this release; my go-to cut is "Dancing Laughing". More difficult - finding a track you're not fond of!





Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Playlist for 12-8-2015 WFCF - Fall Backs and Here Come the Holidays!


"Billie Holiday" - Matt Motane
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Programming a bunch of music that are my 'fall-backs' - songs that I go back to again and again, both at home and occasionally on the show. Some holiday tunes are in the mix, some vinyl and lots of long tracks, today! Should be bueno! Tune in today (Tues 12/8) 3-7pm by clicking here. See you then! - Kendo




Hour One:

Dizzy Gillespie - "The Eternal Triangle" - Sonny Side Up (1957)

    3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Nancy Lane - "Let Me Love You" - Let Me Love You (2015)*
Kenny still giving his all!


Kenny Burrell - "Serenata" - The Road to Love (2015)*

Stanley Clarke/Bireli Lagrene/Jean-Luc Ponty - "Bit of Burd" - D-Stringz (2014)*


 Hubert Laws - "Love is Blue/Sing a Rainbow" - Crying Song (1969) CTI Moment

Ella Fitzgerald - "I'm Just a Lucky So and So" - Sings the Duke Ellington Song Book (1957)

Louis Armstrong and the All Stars - "Unless" - Complete Decca Studio Recordings (1951)


Antonio Adolfo - "Alem Mares" - Tema (2015)

Cal Tjader - "Cuchy Frito Man" - Soul Burst (1966)


Ramsey Lewis - "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" - Sound of Christmas (1961)

Hour Two:

Gabor Szabo - "Witchcraft" - Spellbinder (1966)

Miles Davis - "Love Me or Leave Me" - Walkin' (1954)

Charlie Byrd - "This Can't Be Love" - Jazz On Savoy 1957-1962 (comp.)Vinyl

Jimmy Scott - "Everybody's Somebody's Fool" - New Jaz
z On Savoy 1957-1962 (comp.)

Adelaide Robbins Trio - "Great Day" -
Jazz On Savoy 1957-1962 (comp.)

Curtis Fuller - "Accident" - Jaz
z On Savoy 1957-1962 (comp.)
Bobby's only real dive into funk/fusion


Lalo Schifrin - "Prelude No. 2" - New Fantasy (1964)  


Bobby Hutcherson - "Jazz" - San Francisco (1970)

Gary Burton Quartet - "Fleurette Africaine" - Lofty Fake Anagram (1967)

Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong - "Cheek to Cheek" - Ella and Louis (1956)   

Charles Ruggiero - Good Times" - As Heard On TV (2015)*

Hour Three:

Johnny Hammond - "Higher Ground" - Higher Ground (1973) - Ride Home!

Don Braden Organix Quartet - "Jive Turkey (West Side)" - Luminosity (2014)*
Don with a great band!


Chaise Lounge - "Good King Wenceslas" - A Very Chaise Lounge Christmas (2012)*

Chester Thompson Trio - "You Are Sid" - Simpler Times (2015)*

Paul Desmond/Gerry Mulligan - "Out of Nowhere" - Two of a Mind (1962)

Dizzy Gillespie - "What Is There to Say" - Odyssey 1945-1952 (1950)

Gerald Stockton - "Norwegian Wood" - My Gentle Breeze (2015)*

Jack DeJohnette - "Jack In" - Parallel Realities (1990)

Hour Four:
 

Rik Wright's Fundamental Forces - "Harmonic Tremor" - Green (2015)

Manuel Valera & Groove Station - "Gliding" - Urban Landscape (2015)
good one from Johnny!


Andrea Brachfeld - "Memphis Underground" - Lotus Blossom (2014)*

Brother Jack McDuff - "As She Walked Away" - Down Home Style (1969)

Ray Guiser - "Access Highway" - Macroism (2001)

David Benoit (with Jane Monheit) - "My Favorite Things" - Believe (2015)*

Phill Fest - "Triste" - That's What She Said (2015)


Grant Green - "Cease the Bombing" - Carryin' On (1969)

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Playlist for 12-1-2015 WFCF - VInyl & New Jazz!


"Billie Holiday" - Matt Motane
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Loving these pieces by Matt Motane!! I'll be spinning a side of Billie from a 10" Record Store Day release from last year, as well as a Stan Getz one from this year. Lots of vinyl - some of it I haven't checked out yet! Bobby Hutcherson, George Benson, Leo Addeo, maybe some unopened George Duke, Eddie Costa, Johnny Hammond, an Impulse sampler, plus lots of new releases, and it's trumpeter Gregorie Howard's birthday so we'll spin 1 or 2 from him! Only the first hour is programmed, kinda wingin' it for the rest - should be fun! Tune in today (Tuesday 12/1) from 3-7pm to WFCF 88.5FM in the listening area, or online by clicking here!




Hour One:

Bob Haggart - "Big Noise from Winnetka" - Big Noise from Winneta (196?) request for Bill

Joey DeFrancesco - "Trip Mode" - Trip Mode (2015)


Weather Report - "Punk Jazz" - Mr. Gone (1978)

    3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Allyssa Allgood - "If You Never Come to Me" - Lady Bird
Not your typical Summit release - very nice!
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Tom Wolfe - "One with One" - Solerovescent (2014)


Gerald Stockton - "Simple Samba" - My Gentle Breeze (2015)

Gregorie Howard - "La Luna Llena" - Gregorie Howard (2009)

Chester Thompson Trio - "Elation" Simpler Times (2015)


Kyle Eastwood - "Caipirinha" - Time Pieces (2014)

Phill Fest - "Chora Baiao" - That's What She Says (2015)

Hour Two:

Billie Holiday - "You Go to My Head" - Record Store Day 10" on Legacy (?)
Fine & enchanting Brazilian album!
Yes, I just used the word "enchanting".


Billie Holiday - "The Mood That I'm" In"
Record Store Day 10" on Legacy (?)

Cory Weeds & The Jeff Hamilton Trio - "Blow Your Horn" - This Happy Madness (2015)

Jackie McLean - "The Breakout" - Hipnosis (1967) 


Kenny Burrell - "Serenata" - The Road to Love (2015)

Bobby Hutcherson - "Bouquet" - Highway One (1978)

Bobby Hutcherson - "Highway One" - Highway One (1978)
 


George Wallington Quintet - "Dance of the Infidels" - Jazz at Hotchkiss (1957) Jazz on Savoy 1957-1962

Barbara Carroll - "Dancing on the Ceiling" - Barbara Carroll Trio (1950) Jazz on Savoy 1957-1962

Hour Three:

~ Flagler Files ~

Johnny Hammond - "Summertime/The Ghetto" - Higher Ground (1973) - Ride Home!


George Duke - "Save the Country" - Save the Country (1970) Virgin Sacrifice!
This year's record store day purchase :)


George Duke - "Soul Watcher" - Save the Country (1970)

Ella Fitzgerald - "Lush Life" - Sings the Duke Ellington Songbook (1957)
Ella Fitzgerald - "Squatty Roo" - Sings the Duke Ellington Songbook (1957 

Gerry Gibbs Thrasher Dream Trio - "Watch What Happens" - Live in Studio (2015)


Hour Four:


George Benson - "Cast Your Fate to the Wind" - Good King Bad (1975) CTI Moment
Some fun albeit dated music on this one!


Denise Donatelli - "Love and Paris Rain" - Find a Heart (2014)

Mel Brown - "Need Love" - Big Foot Country Girl (1972) [Impulsively!]

John Klemmer - "(C'mon an') Play With Me - Intensity (1973)


Dizzy Gillespie - "On the Sunny Side of the Street" - Odyssey 1945-1952 (1951)

Stan Getz/Joao Gilberto - "E Preciso Perdoar" - Getz/Gilberto '76 (1976)
 
Stan Getz/Joao Gilberto - "Doralice" - Getz/Gilberto '76 (1976)

Freddie Hubbard - "In a Mist" - Sky Dive (1972)

Adam Niewood - "If There Were Words" - Homage (2015)










Great band & era for Hutcherson!