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.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Kendo's Top 55 Jazz Tracks for 2016

It's Halloween! Time for my fourth annual list of the Top 55 Jazz Tracks; covering the last 12 months (Oct 2015 - Oct 2016). Selecting tracks was much more difficult since I became jazz director at WFCF St. Augustine, simply because I get exposed to way more music; and so many highly enjoyable
Show time - my favorite day of the week!
releases came out this year! 


Be aware it's a highly personal list, and does not reflect airplay tallies at WFCF. Music was chosen for the following: memorability, originality, interpretation/arrangement, execution or for just being plain good radio! 
(Links for titles go to the selection at Amazon.com, when available.) 

To hear a countdown of many of these tracks, tune in Tuesday Nov 1st to WFCF on iHeart from 3-5pm eastern, and resuming from 5:15-7pm eastern by clicking here.

Also - below the main list are my choices for Top 12 Jazz Albums of 2016. These were selected for their through and through listenability and enjoyment. So much good music came out this year! Hope you enjoy the lists and thanks so much for stopping by. - Kendo


Top 55 Jazz Tracks for 2016

1. Jackie Gage - "That Old Black Magic" - Siren Songs

2. Ashleigh Smith - "Love Is You" - Sunkissed

3. Jackie Gage - "Mine" - Siren Songs

4. Marquis Hill - "Moon Rays" - The Way We Play

5. Ed Calle - "Until the End of Never" - 360

6. Jordan Young - "Time in a Bottle" - Jazz Jukebox

7. Todd Hunter - "Snake in the Bottle" - Eat, Drink, Play

8. Reginald Cyntje - "Spiritual" - Spiritual Awakening

9. Metalwood - "Bodybeard" - Twenty

10. Jane Ira Bloom - "Song Patrol" - Early Americans

11. Brian Charette - "Falling Fourth" - Once & Future

12. Christian Tamburr, Takana Miyamoto, Keita Ogowa - "Norwegian Wood" - People Talk

13. Joe Policastro - "More Than a Woman" - Pops!

14. Ken Peplowski - "An Affair to Remember" - Enrapture

15. Keith Brown - "Human Nature" - The Journey

16. Alfredo Rodriguez - "Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring" - Tocororo

17. Tim Tamashiro - "I Won't Dance" - Drinky

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

19. Theo Croker - "Transcend" - Escape Velocity

20. Kait Dunton - "Chrysocolla" - Kait

21. Allison Adams Tucker - "A Thousand Years" - Wanderlust

22. Dena DeRose - "I'm Glad There Is You" - United

23. Charles Lloyd & The Marvels - "Of Course, Of Course" - I Long to See You

24. Leslie Odom Jr. - "Look for the Silver Lining" - Leslie Odom Jr.

25. Karl Latham - "Tax Man" - Living Standards

26. Nancy Harms - "Lush Life" - Ellington at Night

27. Gerry Gibbs Thrasher Dream Trio - "The Summer Knows" - Live in Studio

28. Joey Alexander - "Criss Cross" - Countdown

29. Jacob Collier - "Flintstones" - In My Room

30. Jordan Young - "Son of Icebag" - Jazz Jukebox

31. Oleg Kireyev & Keith Javors - "Estate" - The Meeting

32. Matt Kane - "In Case You Missed It" - Acknowledgement

33. Tom McCormick - "South Beat" - South Beat

34. Corey Christiansen - "Old Joe Clark" - Factory Girl 

35. Greg Fishman - "Dahlia" - New Journey

36. Esperanza Spalding - "Unconditional Love" - Emily's D Evolution

37. Badbadnotgood - "Speaking Gently" - IV

38. Acme Jazz Garage - "Mr. G.P."

39. Branford Marsalis & Kurt Elling - "Doxy" - Upward Spiral

40. Jake Shimabukuro - "6/8" - Nashville Sessions

41. Ron King - "Perfect Day" - Triumph

42. Alex Tosca - "3rio" - Tosca 

43. Kyle Eastwood - "Caipirinha" - Time Pieces

44. Chris Ziemba - "Manhattan Lullaby" - Manhattan Lullaby

45. Sari Kessler - "After You've Gone" - Do Right

46. Catherine Russell - "Harlem On My Mind" - Harlem On My Mind

47. Fahir Atakoglu - "Sync-op" - Live at Umbria Jazz

48. Lonnie Smith - "Straight No Chaser" - Evolution

49. Cyrille Aimee - "Lazy Afternoon" - Let's Get Lost

50. Carol Bach-y-Rita - "'Tis Autumn" - Minha Casa/My House

51. Melissa Aldana & Crash Trio - "My Ship" - Back Home

52. Addison Frei - "Good Morning Heartache" - Transit

53. Oran Etkin - "After You've Gone" - What's New

54. Jimmy O'Connell - "Gray Matter" - Arrhythmia

55. Behn Gillece - "Signals" - Dare to Be



Top 12 Albums

1. Theo Croker - "Escape Velocity

1. Marquis Hill - "The Way We Play"

3. Jackie Gage - "Siren Songs"

4. Ed Calle - "360"

5. Joshua Breakstone - "88"

6. Kait Dunton - "Triokait"

7. Jordan Young - "Jazz Jukebox"

8. Antonio Adolfo - "Tropical Infinito"

9. Todd Hunter - "Eat, Drink, Play"

10. Tom Tallitsch - "Gratitude"

11. Carol Bach-y-Rita - "Minha Casa/My House"

12. Ron King - "Triumph"

honorable mention: Albare - "Dreamtime"





Classic!

Best Album Cover - Tim Tamashiro "Drinky"

Worst Album Cover - there are a few but I'm going with Diane Witherspoon


Scariest Jazz Moment - Kevin Ma...... "Michael Bublé"

Most covered non-standard - "Pure Imagination" (5), "Shenandoah" (4)


Most fun musician name to announce - Ugonna Okegwo

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