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, February 28, 2017

Playlist for 2-28-2017 WFCF - Carnaval!





Today's show is Mardi Gras/Carnaval themed - with songs about Festivals, Parties, Brazil, New Orleans, Carnaval along with good-time selections from the new jazz shelf! Happy Fat Tuesday! Tune in from 3-5pm eastern and resuming 5:15-7pm eastern by clicking here. As always I'll be live. See you then! - Kendo



Hour One:

Ray Mantilla - "El Carnavalito USA" - The Connection (2013)

Alexis Lombre - "Shuga" - Southside Sounds (2016)*

3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Lee Morgan - "Rio" - The Procrastinator (1967)

Charlie Parker - "Fiesta" - Alto Saxes (1951)

Allen Toussaint - "Mardi Gras in New Orleans" - American Tunes (2015)

Cal Tjader - "Morning of the Carnival" - Soña Libre (1963)
very compelling music!


Herbie Mann - "Morning After Carnival" - My Kinda Groove (1965)

Ahmad Jamal - "Festival" - One (1978)

Carmen Lundy - "Black and Blues" - Code Noir (2016)*

Nate Najar - "Chick's Tune" - This Is Nate Najar (2015)* 

Hour Two:

Ark Ovrutski - "Brasilian Carnaval" - Sounds of Brasil (2010)*

Antonio Adolfo - "Rio, Choro, Jazz" - Rio Choro Jazz ()

Stan Getz - "Fiesta" - My Foolish Heart (1975)

Wayne Brasel - "Celebration" - If You Would Dance (2009)

Roland Kirk - "Three for the Festival" - We Free Kings (1961)
Old school trad done right!


Herbie Nichols - "House Party Starting" - The Herbie Nichols Trio (1955)

The Fat Babies - "After a While" - Solid Gassuh (2016)*

Junior Cook - "Fiesta Espanol" - Somethin's Cookin' (1981)

Jack McDuff - "The Party's Over" - Hot Barbeque (1965)

Hour Three:

~ Flagler Files ~

Stan Getz - "La Fiesta" - Captain Marvel (1972) - The Ride Home! 

Bill Evans - "Soiree" - From Left to Right (1970)

Ron Boustead - "Along Came Betty" - Unlikely Valentine (2016)*

Antonio Carlos Jobim - "Stone Flower" Stone Flower (1970)

Chris Rogers - "Six Degrees" - Voyage Home (2001)*

Lee Morgan - "Party Time" - The Procrastinator (1967)
Fun cover for a fine album!


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

Doug Munro and La Pompe Attack - "Lullaby of Broadway"  The Harry Warren Songbook (2016)*

Hour Four:

Noah Haidu - "Against the Sky" - Infinite Distances (2016)*

Roland Kirk - "Freaks for the Festival" - The Case of the 3 Sided Dream in Audio Color (1975)

Freddie Hubbard - "Rustic Celebration" - Skagly (1979)

Joey DeFrancesco + The People - "The Unifier" - Project Freedom (2016)*

Dylan Taylor - "Low-Lee-Tah" - Sweeter for the Struggle (2013)*

Grant Green - "Let the Music Take Your Mind" - Alive! (1970)
Excellent selections with finesse.


Brothers Johnson - "Tomorrow" - Look Out for #1 ()

Nate Smith - "Bounce pts I & II" - Kinfolk (2015)*

John Shaw - "Trumpet Black" - War Lords (2016)*



Monday, February 20, 2017

Playlist for 2-21-2017 WFCF - Rock Show!


"Hendrix" - Rickard Jakobsson
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This week the theme is "Rock Show"! Entire sets dedicated to bands and individuals that helped define the genre; including Pink Floyd, Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Cream, The Doors & more plus a half hour set of music by Jimi Hendrix! During the 3rd hour we'll take a break from the theme to focus on 3 excellent new releases from Sandy Cressman, David Singley & Joey DeFrancesco. Tune in Tuesday 2/21 from 3-5pm, resuming from 5:15-7pm  by clicking here! See you then! - Kendo


Playlist Jazz Greats 2017 - Rock Show! 

Hour One:

Led Zeppelin

Joshua Redman - "The Ocean" - Trios Live (2009)

Chris Washburne & the Syotos Band - "Stairway to Heaven" - Low Ridin' (2014)

3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Pink Floyd

Joe Policastro - "Us and Them" - Pops! (2015)

Dave Stryker - "Money" - Eight Track (2013)

Cream
Dominick Farinacci


Charlie Apicella - "Spoonful" - Big Boss (2014) 

Dominick Farinacci - "Sunshine of Your Love" - Short Stories (2015) 

Radiohead

Steve Owen - "Kid A" - Stand Up Eight (2011)

Robert Glasper - "Everything In It's Right Place" - In My Element (2006)

Hour Two:

Grant Green - "Does Anyone Know What Time It Is" - Visions (1971) [Chicago]

Gary Wofsey - "Perpetual Change" - In Stereo (2000) [Yes]

David Bowie

Orrin Evans - "Kooks" - Knowing Is Half the Battle (2015)* [Hunky Dory 1971]

La Lucha - "Space Oddity" - A Cup of Fuzzy Water (200?)

~

Maynard Ferguson - "Living In the Past" - Maynard Ferguson (1971) [Jethro Tull]


Karl Latham - "Cinnamon Girl" - Living Standards (2015) [Neil Young]

Santana

Larry Coryell - "Gypsy Queen"  - Barefoot Boy (1971) R.I.P.

Hour Three:

~ Flagler Files ~

The Ride Home: Great New Albums!!

Sandy Cressman - "Como Eu Quero Cantar" - Entre Amigos (2016)*

Sandy Cressman - "Here In Your Arms" - Entre Amigos (2016)*

David Singley - "St. Alban's St." - Good Hope (2002)*
Compelling new set from Joey!


David Singley - "No Goodbyes" - Good Hope (2002)* 

Joey DeFrancesco + The People - "Project Freedom" - Project Freedom (2016)*

Joey DeFrancesco + The People - "The Unifier" - Project Freedom (2016)*

Hour Four:

Jimi Hendrix

Idris Muhammad - "Power of Soul" - Power of Soul (1974)

Mad's Tolling & The Mads Men - "All Along the Watchtower" - Playing the 60's (2016)* [1968 #20]

Mike Stern & Eric Johnson - "Red House" - Eclectic (2014)

DK Anderson's Cyper - "Manic Depression" - 8th Window (2016)*

The Doors

Karl Latham - "Riders On the Storm" - Living Standards (2015)

Eliane Elias - "Light My Fire" - Light My Fire (2010)
Slow burning session with David Newman!


Rolling Stones

Johnny Hammond - "Wild Horses" - Wild Horses/Rock Steady (1971) [#28 1971]

[music behind announcements : Cal Tjader - "Gimme Shelter" - Agua Dulce (1971) - 2:53]

Herbie Mann - "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" - Mississippi Gambler (1972) [#1 1965]  









Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Playlist for 2-14-2017 WFCF - Non-Valentines Show





I'm winging it boys and girls - for a Non-Valentines themed show! Playlist will be published as I go along! Tune in via iHeart 3-7pm eastern with a break at 5 by clicking here. See you there - Kendo



Hour One:

The Swingle Singers/MJQ - "Little David's Fugue" and "Air on G String" - Encounter (1966) -

              3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

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

Michel Camilo - "If You Knew..." - On Fire (1989)

Curtis Brothers Quartet - "Betcha By Golly Wow" - Syzygy (2016)*

Wallace Roney - "Elegy" - A Place In Time (2016)*

Ryan Fourt - "Air-Gun (Daisy's Revenge)" - Big Slick (2015)

Hank Mobley - "Two and One" - Hi Voltage (1967)

Al Cohn - "Back to Back" and "So Far So Good" - The Al Cohn QUintet (1956)

Hour Two:

Carol Morgan - "Strollin'" - Post Cool Vol 1 (2016)*

Brandi Disterheft - "Crippling Thrill" & "Beehive" - Blue Canvas (2016)*


Duke Pearson - "Empathy" and "Sweet Honey Bee" - Sweet Honey Bee (1966)

Erik Applegate - "Leave Me Be" - Two's Company (2016)*

Cal Tjader - "Felicidade" - Solar Heat (1968)

John Shaw & the Jazz Alliance - "War Lords" - War Lords (2016)*

Art Farmer - "Saudhade" - Something You Got (1978)


Hour Three:

            ~ The Flagler Files ~

Charles Earland - "Aquarius" - Black Talk (1969) The Ride Home!

Thelonious Monk - "I Surrender, Dear" - Solo Monk (1965)

Miles Davis & Lee Konitz - "Odjenar", "Hibeck", "Yesterdays" & "Ezz-Thetic" - Conception (1951)

[music behind announcements by the Jim Driscoll Explosion]

Charlie Sepulveda & The Turnaround - "Charlie's Whole-Tone Blues" - Mr. EP (2016)*

Tom Marko - "All the Cool Kids" - Inner Light (2016)*

Hour Funk:

Jack McDuff - "Dit Da Dit" - Sophisticated Funk (1976)


Fred Hughes Trio - "I Got Rhythm" - Matrix (2016)*

Organic Trio - "Quirky" - Saturn's Spell (2016)*

Grant Green - "Love on a Two Way Street" - Visions ()


Carol Bach-y-Rita - "Nature Boy" - Minha Casa/My House ()*

Chick Corea and Return to Forever - "Captain Marvel" - Light as a Feather (1972)

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

Nate Smith - "Bounce Pts I & II" - Kinfolk ()*

Grover Washington Jr. - "Inner City Blues" - Inner City Blues ()

Eddie Henderson - "Explodition" - Sunburst ()

Monday, February 6, 2017

Playlist for 2-7-2017 WFCF - Hits from the 60's



"60's Cat" - Pania Brown
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This week's show is all about pop songs from the 60's. Full sets of featured bands like The Association, The Mamas and The Papas, Donavan, Little Anthony and The Imperials & Aretha Franklin, plus mini sets of other artists. After the Flagler Files, we'll have 45 minutes of 60's hits composed by Burt Bacharach & Hal David. Gonna be a fun one! Plenty of new releases along with classic artists like Gabor Szabo, Jimmy McGriff, Wes Montgomery & Bill Evans! Tune in this Tuesday (2/7) from 3-5pm eastern, resuming from 5:15-7pm eastern by clicking here. See you then!



Hour One:

Jack McDuff - "Groovin'" - Down Home Style (1969)
[The Rascals 1967 #1]

Mad's Tolling & The Mads Men - "A Taste of Honey" - Playing the 60's (2016)*
Very fine set from Mads!

[Herb Alpert 1965 #7] 

  3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Jimmy Scott - "For Once in My Life" - I Go Back Home (2009)*
[Stevie Wonder 1967 #2]

Gabor Szabo - "It Was a Very Good Year" - Spellbinder (1966)

[Frank Sinatra 1966 #28]

Kristin Korb - "Moon River" - Beyond the Moon (2016)*

[Henry Mancini & chorus 1961 #11]

John Scofield - "Faded Love" - Country for Old Men (2016)*
[Patsy Cline 1963 #7 country chart]

Chris Thile & Brad Mehldau - "Don't Think Twice, It's All Right" - Chris Thile/Brad Mehldau (2015)*
[Bob Dylan 1962]

Jim Rotundi - "Our Day Will Come" - Dark Blue (2015) 
[Ruby & the Romantics 1963 #1]

??

Hour Two:

JIMMY WEBB

Jack McDuff - "Up, Up and Away" - Gettin' Our Thing Together (1968)
[The Fifth Dimension 1967 #7] DIGITAL!!

Ernie Watts - "Wichita Lineman" - Planet Love (1969) 
[Glen Campbell 1968 #3]

DONAVAN
Lisa Lindsley


Lisa Lindsley - "Mellow Yellow" - Long After Midnight (2016)*
[1966 #2]

Gabor Szabo - "Sunshine Superman" - Bacchanal (1968)
[1966 #1]

Cal Tjader - "First There Is a Mountain" - Tjader (1970)
[1967 #11]

THE MONKEES

George Benson - "Last Train to Clarksville" - Shape of Things to Come (1968)
[1966 #1]

Hubert Laws - "Listen to the Band" - Crying Song (1969) 
[1969 #63]

LESLIE GORE


Brenna Whitaker - "You Don't Own Me" - Brenna (2016)* - 2:54 
[1963 #2]

Wes Montgomery - "California Nights" - A Day in the Life"
[1967 #16]

BLOOD SWEAT & TEARS

Jimmy McGriff - "Spinning Wheel" - Electric Funk (1969) - 3:36 
[1969 #2]

Tim Tamashiro - "You've Made Me So Very Happy" - Drinky (2015)
[1969 #2]

Hour Three:

~ Flagler Files ~

BACHARACH/DAVID

Grant Green - "Walk On By" - Live at Club Mozambique (1971) The Ride Home!
[Dionne Warwick 1964 #6] 

Cal Tjader - "I Say a Little Prayer" - Sounds Out Burt Bacharach (1968) 
[Dionne 1967 #4]

Cecile McLorin Salvant - "Wives and Lovers" - For One to Love (2015) 
Brenna Whitaker

[Jack Jones 1964 #14]

Brenna Whitaker - "Anyone Who Had a Heart" - Brenna (2016)* 
[Dionne Warwick 1964 #8]

Bill Evans - "Alfie" - RE: Person I Knew (1974)
[Cher 1966 #32 Dionne 1967 #15]

if time: Astrud Gilberto - "Wanting Things" - Gilberto with Turrentine (1971)
[Dionne 1968]

Wes Montgomery - "What the World Needs Now" - Tequila (1966)
[Jackie DeShannon 1965 #7]

Bobby Timmons - "This Guy's In Love With You" - Do You Know the Way (1968) 
[Herb Alpert 1968 #1]

Hour Four:


THE ASSOCIATION


Wes Montgomery - "Windy" - A Day in the Life (1967) 
[1967 #1, Wes #44]

Cal Tjader - "Along Comes Mary" - Along Comes Cal (1966 #7)
Mamas and the Papas
 

[1966 #7]

Grant Green - "Never My Love" - Shades of Green (1971)
[1967 #2 & 2nd most played song on radio/television of the 20th century]

THE MAMAS AND THE PAPAS

George Benson - "California Dreamin'" - CTI Summer Jazz At The Hollywood Bowl Live One (1972)
[1966 #4]

Paul Horn - "Monday, Monday" - Monday, Monday (1966)
[1966 #1 - 2:19]

Louis Armstrong & Ella Fitzgerald - "Dream a Little Dream of Me" (1950) 
[1968 #12]

LITTLE ANTHONY AND THE IMPERIALS

Grant Green - "Hurt So Bad" - Carryin' On (1969)
[1964 #10]

Hank Mobley - "Goin' Out of My Head" - Reach Out! (1968)
[1964 #6]

ARETHA FRANKLIN

Jimmy McGriff - "Think" - The Worm (1968)
[1967 #7]

Herbie Mann - "Chain of Fools" - Memphis Underground (1968)
[1967 #2]








Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Retro Review - Jimmy McGriff!

The Worm!


This is a bit of a mixed bag, genre-wise; but I heartily approve! It starts out like future albums - very funky dance-oriented organ jazz. But track three sets a new pace: burning uptempo jazz with a large ensemble. "Heavyweight" loosely resembles "Grantstand" harmonically by Grant Green from a few years earlier.The presence of Blue Mitchell (trumpet) and Fats Theus (tenor sax) set this album apart from looser soul-jazz dates along with legendary Mel Lewis kicking a$$ on drums.A cover of Aretha's "Think" and a tune called "Blue Juice" which is in fact "High Heeled Sneakers" thinly veiled, along with a simmering "Girl Talk" (Neal Hefti) are all burning performances. Fats has the varitone on ocassionally, and one Thornell Schwartz is a killer addition on guitar. It's basically everything you wanted from McGriff; soul jazz meets emotionally fulfilling postbop. - Kendo