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, April 26, 2016

Brand new from the jazz legends!



Today's show is similar to last week's: New Jazz and Old Vinyl... much of the vinyl was selected on the strength of it's cover art. New releases from jazz titans like Sonny Rollins, Benny Golson and Yellowjackets. Not much sleep last night so I may be off my game - but the music will still be hot. Vinyl includes another 2-fer from Sonny Rollins - this time for the ride home. Also some Bobby Hutcherson that I haven't listened to yet, but it's got John Abercrombie and George Cables so it should rock. All that and a few extras from Michel Camilo, Sammy Figueroa and Wes Montgomery. Tune in from 3-7pm eastern today (Tues 4/26) by clicking here. See you then - Kendo





Hour One:

Christian Tamburr - "Summertime" - People Talk (2015)*

Ray Vega & Thomas Marriot - "United" - Return of the East West Trumpet Summit (2014)*

3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Sammy Figueroa & Glaucia Nasser - "Quando Eu Canto" - Talisman (2014)
Quite a combo!


Bill Evans - "Wonder Why" - Some Other Time (1968)*

Jenny Maybe & Nick Philips - "Interstellar" - Haiku (2015)*

Brother Jack McDuff - "The Three Day Thang" - Hot Barbeque (1965)

Renee Rosnes - "Deep In the Blue" - Written in the Rocks (2015)* - 7:39

Sonny Rollins - "H.S." - Holding the Stage (2006)* 

Joe Puma - "Wild Kitten" - Wild Kitten (1957)

Hour Two:

Alfredo Rodriguez - "Ay Mama Inez" - Tocororo (2015)*

Airto - "Promises of the Sun" - Promises of the Sun (1976)

Benny Golson - "Lulu's Back In Town" - Horizon Ahead (2015)*
Last album by Bobby for Columbia


Matt Kane - "Timeline (For Elvin)" - Acknowledgement (2014)*

Keith Brown - "Human Nature" - The Journey (2015)*

Bobby Hutcherson - "The Sailor's Song" - Un Poco Loco (1979)

Bobby Hutcherson - "Silver Hollow" - Un Poco Loco (1979)

Ryan Fourt - "Air-Gun (Daisy's Revenge)" - Big Slick ()*

Pacific Jazz - "Side One" - Assorted Flavors of Pacific Jazz (1956)

Hour Three:

~ Flagler Files ~

Sonny Rollins - "Down the Line" - Easy Living (1977) - Ride Home!

Sonny Rollins - "My One and Only Love" - Easy Living (1977)
more great live performances from Sonny!


Eli Degibri - "Even Bees Do It" - Cliff Hangin' (@015)*

Jackie Gage - "Siren Songs" - Siren Songs (2015)*

Jackie Gage - "That Old Black Magic" - Siren Songs (2015)*

Yellowjackets - "Golden State" - Cohearence (2015)*


Julie London - "Hot Toddy" - The Best of Julie (comp)

Kung Fu - "Daddy D" - Joyride (2015)*

Matt Parker Trio - "I'm Confessin' (That I Love You) - Present Time (2015)*


Hour Four:

Will Bernard - "Redwood (Business Casual)" - Out & About (2015)*

Will Bernard - "Homeward Bound" - Out & About (2015)*

Karl Latham - "Tax Man" - Living Standards (2015)*
you were either there, or you weren't.


Gary Burton - "Jesus Maria" - Dreams So Real (1975)

Adrienne Fenemor - "Minor Mixup" - Mo' Puddin' (2015)*

Clifford Lamb - "Smile" - Bridges (2015)*

Grant Green - "I Don't Want Nobody to Give Me Nothin'" - Shades of Green (1971)

Dave Flippo Trio - "Norwegian Wood" - Life On Mars (2015)*

Malou Beauvoir - "Fragile" - Is This Love (2015)*

Andy Adamson - "Conquistador" - A Cry for Peace (2015)*

Allison Miller's Boom Tic Boom - "The Listener" - Otis Was A Polar Bear (2015)*




Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Playlist for 4-19-2016 WFCF - Jazz Greats & Record Store Day Finds!

Newly discovered! What a find!!




Just lots of good, soulful sounds today, new jazz and some vinyl I picked up this past Saturday (Record Store Day). Tune in! Click here - see you there! Kendo




Hour One:

Joe Farrell - "Bass Folk Song" - Moon Germs (1972) CTI Moment

          3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Jackie Gage - "That Old Black Magic" - Siren Songs (2015)*



Oliver Jones & Dave Young - "Celine's Waltz" - Oscar, With Love (2015)*

Louis Prima - "The Music Goes 'Round and Around" - Collectors Series (1958)


Willis Jackson - "Frankie & Johnny" - Willis Jackson (?)

Malou Beauvoir - "Let's Do It (Let's Fall In Love) - Is This Love (2015)*


Bill Evans - "I'll Remember April" - Some Other Time (1968)*

Cal Tjader - "China Nights" - Several Shades of Jade (1963)

Alfredo Rodriguez - "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring" - Tocororo (2015)*

Matt Hopper - "Song For Wes" - First Love (2015)*

{background music Joe Farrell - "Follow Your Heart" - Joe Farrell Quartet (1970)}


Hour Two:

Sonny Rollins - "Arroz con Pollo" - Easy Living (1977)
more great trio work from Aldana!


Sonny Rollins - "Easy Living" - Easy Living (1977)


Thelonious Monk - "Boo Boo's Birthday" - Underground (1967)

Bobby Timmons - "Straight, No Chaser" - Got to Get It! (1967)


Melissa Aldana - "Before You" - Back Home (2015)*

Miles Davis - "Water Babies" - Water Babies (1967)

Gary Burton Quartet - "June the 15th, 1967" - Lofty Fake Anagram (1967)

Shelly Manne - "Come Back" - Perk Up (1967)

Sari Kessler - "Why Don't You Do Right" - Do Right (2015)*

Hour Three:

            ~ The Flagler Files ~


Freddie Hubbard - "Brigitte" - Keep Your Soul Together (1973) The Ride Home!

Richard Maltby - "Stardust Mambo"

Grant Green - "Wagon Wheels" - Goin' West (1962)

Shorty Rogers - "A Taste of Honey" - Jazz Waltz (1962)

Jane Monheit - "Where or When" - The Songbook Sessions: Ella Fitzgerald (2015)*
Nice soulful collection!


Joe Puma - "Rose Room" - Wild Kitten (1957)

Joe Puma - "Polka Dots and Moonbeams" - Wild Kitten (1957)


Will Bernard - "Not Too Fancy" - Out & About (2015)*

Hour Four:

Marcus Strickland's Twi-Life - "Alive" - Nihil Novi (2015)*

Tom Tallitsch - "Northeast" - Gratitude (2015)*

Herbie Hancock - "4 AM" - Mr. Hands (1980)

Karl Latham - "Cinnamon Girl" - Living Standards (2015)*

Alfredo Rodriguez - "Ay, Mama Inez" - Tocororo (2015)*

Bill Laurance - "Bullet" - Aftersun (2015)*

Donald Byrd - "Blackjack" - Blackjack ()

Donald Byrd - "West of the Pecos" - Blackjack

Esperanza Spalding - "Judas" - Emily's D+Evolution (2015)

Grant Green - "Upshot" - Carryin' On (1969)



Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Playlist for 4-12-2016 WFCF - Herbie!

Happy Birthday, Herbie!

Today is Herbie Hancock's 75th birthday - so the show will feature cuts from the jazz/funk giant as well as Herbie on other sessions by the likes of Donald Byrd & Jackie McLean, as well as a few covers of his music by Rez Abbasi & Alex Snydman. At 4pm eastern we'll air an interview with Lynne Arriale by Joan Geronimo. All that plus new jazz releases! Tune in today (Tuesday 4/12) from 3-7pm eastern by clicking here! See you then - Kendo


Hour One:

Jackie Gage - "That Old Black Magic" - Siren Songs (2015)*

Michael Brothers Quartet - "Eye of the Hurricane" - Renuion (2011)*

            3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Herbie Hancock - "Spiraling Prism" - Mr. Hands (1980)
Cool, jazz release from 1980

Malou Beauvoir - "La Vie En Rose" - Is This Love (2015)*

George Coleman - "The Shadow of Your Smile" (2015)*

Bill Evans - "You Go to My Head" - Some Other Time (1968)*

Anita O'Day/Cal Tjader - "Under a Blanket of Blue" - Time for 2 (1962)

Donald Byrd - "Night Flower" - Free Form (1961)

Paul Yonemura - "Alone at Chopkin's Cafe" - Coming Back Home (1994)*

Hour Two:

Interview with Lynne Arriale by Joan Geronimo

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

Sonny Rollins - "Afternoon in Paris" - Sonny Rollins & Co 1964 (1964)

early foray into funk by Herbie??

Alex Snydman - "Tell Me a Bedtime Story" - Fortunate Action (2012)

Tom Tallitsch - "Oblivion" - Gratitude (2015)*

Miles Davis - "The Sorcerer" - Sorcerer (1967)

Hour Three:

            ~ Flagler Files~

Freddie Hubbard - "Mr. Clean" - Striaght Life (1970) - Ride Home!

Herbie Hancock - "Wig-gle Wag-gle" - Fat Albert Rotunda (1969)

Matt Kane - "Jewel" - Acknowledgement (2014)*

Jane Monheit - "All Of You" - The Songbook Sessions: Ella Fitzgerald (2015)8

always trying something new...

Hank Mobley - "Old World, New Imports" - No Room for Squares (1963)

Jemal Ramirez - "Alone and I" - Pomponio (2015)*

Hour Four:

Leslie Pintchik - "Just Sayin'" - True North (2015)*

Steve Wiest and Phrontrange - "Canteloupe Island" - The High Road (2016)*

Rez Abbasi Acoustic Quartet - "Butterfly" - Intents and Purposes (2014)

Nancy Harms - "Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me" - Ellington at Night (2015)*

Tim Tamashiro - "Have You Met Miss Jones" - Drinky (2015)*

Herbie Hancock - "Watermelon Man" - Headhunters (1973)

Sari Kessler - "After You've Gone" - Do Right (2015)*


Joe Farrell - Penny Arcade - Penny Arcade (1973)

Herbie Hancock - "Hidden Shadows" - Sextant (1972)



Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Sarah still at the top of her game on this 1978 set! New from Resonance records.



Today's show will do a cruise through a time-line of Blue Note records starting in 1948 (the label formed in 1939). Mixed in between will be new releases, including a heavily featured Sarah Vaughan live double cd from Resonance. Blue Note artists include James Moody, Thelonious Monk, Dexter Gordon, Miles Davis, Benny Green & many more! Tune in today (Tues 4/5) from 3-7pm by clicking here. See you then! - Kendo





Hour One:

James Moody and His Modernists - "Cu-ba" (1948)

Thelonious Monk - "Four in One" - Genius of Modern Music (1951)

Miles Davis - "Chance It" - Young Man With a Horn (1952)

3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Sarah Vaughan - "I'll Remember April" - Live at Rosy's (1978)* - 3:45

Sarah Vaughan - "I Fall In Love Too Easily" - Live at Rosy's (1978)*

Sarah Vaughan - "Band Intros" - Live at Rosy's (1978)*

Sarah Vaughan - "East of the Sun (and West of the Moon)" - Live at Rosy's (1978)*

Sarah Vaughan - "A Lot of Livin' to Do" - Live at Rosy's (1978)*

Sarah Vaughan - "Time after Time" - Live at Rosy's (1978)*
JJ Johnson 1960


Sarah Vaughan - "Somebody Loves Me" - Live at Rosy's (1978)*

Tim Tamashiro - "Sunday in New York" - Drinky (2015)*

Art Blakey Quintet - "Split Kick" - A Night at Birdland (1954)

J.J. Johnson - "Too Marvelous for Words" - The Eminent, Vol 2 (1954)

Hour Two:

Tom Keenlyside - "Brejeiro" - Musica Brasileira (2015)*

Cheryl Bentyne - "Black Coffee" - Lost Love Songs (2011)*

Alfredo Rodriguez - "Chan Chan" - Tocororo (2015)*

Herbie Nichols - "Step Tempest" - The Prophetic Herbie Nichols (1955)

Paul Chambers - "Stablemates" - Chambers' Music (1956)

Sari Kessler - "Why Don't You Do Right" - Do Right (2015)*

John Coltrane - "Lazy Bird" - Blue Train (1957)

Freddy Cole - "Easy to Remember" - He Was the King (2015)*
very fine debut from a real-deal vocalist!


Sonny Rollins - "Old Devil Moon" - A Night at the Village Vanguard (1957)

Roxy Coss - "Push" - Restless Idealism (2014)*

Hour Three:

~ Flagler Files ~

Cannonball Adderley - "Autumn Leaves" - Somethin' Else (1958)

Eli Degibri - "Even Bees Do It" - Cliff Hangin' (2014)*

Kenny Burrell - "Autumn In New York" - Blue Lights (1958)

Bud Powell - "Monopoly" - Time Waits (1958)

Will Bernard - "Homebody" - Out & About (2015)*

Donald Byrd - "Gate City" - Byrd in Flight (1960)

Jackie McLean - "Enitnerrut" - A Fickle Sonance (1961)

Hour Four:

Hiromi - "Take Me Away" - Spark (2015)*

Bill Evans & Jim Hall - "I Hear a Rhapsody" - Undercurrent (1962)
more drama and astounding technique from Hiromi!


Dexter Gordon - "Shiny Stockings" - Gettin' Around (1965)

Brother Jack McDuff - "Oblighetto" - Moon Rappin' (1969)

Grant Green - "Ain't It Funky Now" - Green Is Beautiful (1970)

Benny Green Trio - "Ain't She Sweet" - That's Right (1992)


Gonzalo Rubalcaba - "Joan" - Inner Voyage (1998)