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, November 28, 2017

Playlist for 11-28-2017 WFCF - Lots and Lots of Vinyl!

Nice album design!

Today's show will feature the huge fistful of vinyl I selected this morning along with new jazz! Tune in 88.5FM in the listening area or listen on iHeart by clicking here. See you there! - Kendo



Hour One:

Chet Baker - "It's You or No One" - She Was Too Good To Me (1974) CTI Moment

Eric Alexander - "But Here's the Thing" - Song of No Regret (2017)*

  3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Chet Baker - "What'll I Do" - She Was Too Good To Me (1974) CTI Moment
Sounding good!


Kelly Green - "Never Will I Marry" - Life Rearranged (2016)*


Alphonso Johnson - "Lorelei" - Metaphors (2017)*


Frank Foster/Frank Wess - "An' All Such Stuff As 'Dat" & "The Summer Knows" - Frankly Speaking (1984)

Hilario Duran - "Los Munecos" - Contumbao (2017)*

Katie Thiroux - "Ray's Idea" - Off Beat (2016)*

Hour Two:

Sonny Stitt & Red Holloway - "Just Friends" & "All God's Chillun Got Rhythm" - Forecast: Sonny & Red (1976)

Joey Alexander - "Ugly Beauty" - Joey. Monk. Live! (2017)*
Nice pairing!


Ella Fitzgerald & Joe Pass - "Tis Autumn" - Fitzgerald & Pass... Again (1976)

Duke Ellington - "Peanut Brittle Brigade" & "Sugar Rum Cherry" - The Nutcracker Suite (1960)

Arturo O'Farrill & Chucho Valdes - "Three Revolutions" - Familia (2017)*

Donald Byrd - "Eldorado" - Blackjack (1967)

Hour Three:

~ Flagler Files ~

John Stowell/Ulf Bandgren Quartet - "Skiss" - Night Visitor (2016)* - The Ride Home!
Hoping Michael didn't tour like this...
  


The Brecker Brothers - "Some Skunk Funk" - Heavy Metal Be-bop (1978)

Pat Martino - "In Your Own Sweet Way" - Formidable (2017)*

Idit Shner - "Arrival" - 9 Short Stories (2017)*

Paul Desmond - "Samba With Some Barbecue" - Summertime (1968) CTI Moment

Debbie Poryes - "Confirmation" - Loving Hank (2017)*

Hank Crawford - "Next Time You See Me" - After Hours (1965)

Hour Four:

Ray Bryant Trio - "Little Soul Sister" - Gotta Travel On (1966)

Dee Dee Bridgewater - "Why (Am I Treated So Bad)" - Memphis...Yes I'm Ready (2017)*
This copy originally belonged to Jim P.
in case you were wondering...


Stanley Clarke - "Life Is Just a Game" - School Days (1976)

Michel Camilo - "Frim Fram Sauce" - Live In London (2015)*

John McLaughlin - "Do You Hear the Voices That You Left Behind?" - Electric Guitarist (1978)

Sinne Eig - "Anything Goes" - Dreams (2017)*

Sherman Irby & Momentum - "Racine" - Cerulean Canvas (2017)*




Kendo's Digital Deal of the Week:



Paul Desmond "Summertime" - CTI release with arrangements by Don Sebesky. Highlights include today's "Samba With Some Barbecue", "Lady In Cement", "Where Is Love", "Emily", "Autumn Leaves" & a corny but irresistible "Ob-La-Di,Ob-La-Da". 1968


Kendo's CD Deal of the Week



Stanley Clarke "School Days" - Not sure why that price says $6.99 - when you click through it's Prime for $4.99 - a steal. The track I played tonight is worth that much! Other highlights include "Hot Fun" and the title track.




Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Playlist for 11-21-2017 WFCF - Pre-Thanksgiving Show!

Today's show was improvised aside from hour two - which revolved around the traditional Thanksgiving meal! Lots and lots of new releases I've wanted to get to and we also focused on the superb "The Sound of Sonny" cd! Thank you for joining me! - Kendo


Hour One:

Miles Davis - "Teo" - Someday My Prince Will Come" (1961)

 3:15 Jazz Coffee Break
Sonny Rollins - "What Is There to Say" - The Sound of Sonny (1957)

Katharine McPhee - "I'll Be Seeing You/Some Other Time" - I Fall In Love Too Easily (2017)* The Verve Jazz Ensemble - "I Cover the Waterfront" -Swing-a-Nova (2017)*
Danny Janklow - "Philafornia" - Elevation (2015)* Nestor Torres - "Memphis Underground" - Jazz Flute Traditions (2017)* Willie Jones III - "Manhattan Melodies" - My Point Is... (2016)* Hour Two: Thelonious Monk - "Stuffy Turkey" - It's Monk's Time (1964) Don Braden - "Jive Turkey (West Side)" - Luminosity (2014)
All - Stars indeed!
Quincy Jones - "Gravy Waltz" - Plays Hip Hits (1963) Mike LeDonne - "Gravy Blues" - That Feelin' (2016) Jackie McLean - "Yams" - Vertigo (1963) Lee Konitz - "Marshmallow" - Sub-Consciouslee (1949) Lee Morgan - "Cornbread" - Cornbread (1965) Yelena Eckemoff - "Apples Laid Out On The Floor" - Blooming Tall Phlox (2013)



Hour Three:

 ~ Flagler Files ~

Organissimo - "Pumpkin' Pie" - This Is the Place (2005) - The Ride Home!  

Mongo Santamaria - "Sweeter Tater Pie" - Mongo Explodes (1964)

Michel Camilo - "Island Beat" - Live in London (2015)*

Sonny Rollins - "The Last Time I Saw Paris" & "Just In Time" - The Sound of Sonny (1957)

The Verve Jazz Ensemble - "Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered" - Swing-a-Nova (2017)*

Danny Grissett - "Woody 'n You" - Remembrance (2017)*

Blue Note All-Stars - "Message of Hope" - Our Point of View (2017)*

Hour Four:

Miles Davis - "Someday My Prince Will Come" - Someday My Prince Will Come (1961)

Brian Blade & The Fellowship Band - "Within Everything" & "Body and Shadow (noon)" - The Fellowship Band (2017)*
Mark Guiliani Jazz Quartet - "Inter-Are" - Jersey (2016)* Ernesto Cervini's Turboprop - "Rev" - Rev (2017)* Mike Stern - "Trip" & "Gone" - Trip (2017)* Donald Byrd - "Xibaba" - Electric Byrd (1970)


Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Playlist for 11-14-2017 WFCF - Jazz for a Dreary Fall Day




Tuesday this week was dreary, breezy and a bit chilly (for FL) so I programmed jazz to go along with that vibe. Lots of fun with a bunch of callers and iHeart finally working again! Thanks to those who tuned in and thank you for stopping by - Kendo



Hour One:

Glenn Kostur - "Quicksilver" - The Way Of It (2017)*
good cuts and excuberence!


Nestor Torres - "Serenade to a Cuckoo" - Jazz Flute Traditions (2017)*

3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Grant Green - "Love On a Two Way Street" - Visions (1971)

John Beasley - "Dear Ruby" - MONK'estra Vol. 2 (2017)*

Hampton Hawes - "Jordu" - All Night Session Vol 1 (1956)

Al Cohn Quintet - "Ill Wind (You're Blowin' Me No Good) - The Al Cohn Quintet (1956)

Cory Weeds - "Let's Groove" - Let's Groove (2017)*

Ella Fitzgerald - "Love Is Here To Stay" - Sings the Johnny Mercer Song Book (1964)

J.J. Johnson & Kai Winding - "Side by Side" - The Great Kay & J.J. (1960)

Hour Two:

Miles Davis - "Straight, No Chaser" - 58 Miles (1958)

Hiromi & Edmar Castaneda - "Cantina Band" - Live In Montreal (2017)*
Sounding great and fun music!


Bill Evans - "Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams" - Interplay (1962)

Jackie McLean - "Five Will Get You Ten" - A Fickle Sonance (1961)

Antonio Carlos Jobim - "God and the Devil in the Land of the Sun" - Stone Flower (1970)

Thelonious Monk - "We See" - Quintet (1954) Request

Dee Dee Bridgewater - "Going Down Slow" - Memphis... Yes I'm Ready (2016)*

Al Cohn - "I Should Care" - Al Cohn Quintet (1956)

Hour Three:

Miles Davis - "Love For Sale" - '58 Miles (1958 - The Ride Home!  

Cheryl Bentyne - "I Remember" - Rearrangements of Shadows (2017)*
Fresh & quite the band!!


Gary Meek - "What Happened to My Good Shoes" - Originals (2017)*

Jimmy Giuffre 3 - "Come Rain or Come Shine" - The Easy Way (1959)

Hank Mobley - "The Dip" - Dippin' (1965)

Frank Sinatra - "I've Got You Under My Skin" - Sinatra: New York (1974) request

Hour Four:

Junior Cook - "Illusion of Grandeur" - Somethin's Cookin (1974)

Organissimo - "Mister Walker" - Live at The SpeakEZ (2015)*

John Scofield - "Season Creep" - Past Present (2015)

Charles Earland - "Aquarius" - Black Talk (1969)

Brother Jack McDuff - "The Vibrator" & "Theme from Electric Surfboard" - Down Home Style (1969)

Blue Note All-Stars - "Masquelero" - Our Point of View ()*


Kendo's MP3 Deal of the Week:
Hampton Hawes "All Night Sessions 1"
5 cuts for under 5 bucks and free to stream if you're already a prime member. Hampton in his hard bop prime with Jim Hall's guitar evening the keel. Solid.




Kendo's MP3 Deal of the Week II:
Junior Cook - "Something's Cooking"
None of the cds aired this week had an extraordinary deal, so here's an even better mp3 deal - this contains two albums and 12 tracks and about 70 minutes of high quality jazz at a nice price. "Good Cookin'" has Slide Hampton arrangements (and on trombone) and the great Bill Hardman on trumpet! "Somethin's Cookin'" features Cedar Walton on piano, a great version of Cedar's "Fiesta Espanol", Buster Williams on bass and a very enthused Junior on sax - my favorite cut is the lengthy track I played tonight "Illusion of Grandeur".




Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Playlist for 11-6-2017 WFCF - Long Cuts and New Releases!





Today's show was improvised - there were plenty of long tracks, including music recorded at the Village Vanguard by John Coltrane & Sonny Rollins, and new releases by Pat Martino and Woody Shaw. Thank you for stopping by and for tuning in! - Kendo



Hour One:

Sonny Rollins - "A Night In Tunisia (Afternoon Take)" - A Night At The Village Vanguard (1957)

Count Basie - "If I Were A Bell" - High Voltage ()

3:15 Jazz Coffee Break


Stacey Kent - "Double Rainbow" - I Know I Dream (2017)*

Cal Tjader - "Silenciosa" - Plays the Contemporary Music of Mexico and Brazil (1962)

Paul Desmond - "Nuages" - Pure Desmond (1974) CTI Moment

Dave Potter - "My Blue Heaven" - You Already Know (2017)* 

Gregory Porter - "Quizas, Quizas, Quizas" - Nat King Cole & Me (2017)*

Sonny Rollins - "I've Got You Under My Skin" - A Night at the Village Vanguard (1957)

Init Shner - "Passion Flower" - 9 Short Stories (2017)*

Hour Two:

Woody Shaw/Louis Hayes - "All The Things You Are" - The Tour Volume 2 (1976)*

Larry Coryell - "Rene's Theme" - Spaces (1969)



Bobby Hutcherson - "Rojo" - Happenings (1966)

Freddie Hubbard - "I Love You" - Mistral (1980)

Joey Alexander - "Evidence" - Joey. Live. Monk! (2017)*

Patti LaBelle - "The Folks Who Live On The Hill" - Bel Hommage (2017)*

Chick Corea - "Friends" - Friends (1978)

Paul Desmond - "Why Shouldn't I" - Pure Desmond (1974) CTI Moment

Hour Three:

~ Flagler Files ~

John Coltrane - "India (Nov 5th version)" - The Complete 1961 Village Vanguard Recordings (1961)  - The Ride Home!  

Hiromi & Edmar Castaneda - "Cantina Band" - Live in Montreal (2017)*
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John Beasley - "Light Blue" - MONK'estra Vol. 2 (2017)*

Pat Martino - "El Nino" - Formidable (2017)*

Jeff Rupert with Veronica Swift - "Let's Sail Away" - Let's Sail Away (2017)*

Paul Desmond - "Theme from M*A*S*H" - Pure Desmond (1974) CTI Moment

Hour Four:

Cal Tjader - "I Showed Them" - At Grace Cathedral (1976)

John McNeil & Mike Fahie - "Dover Beach" - Plainsong (2015)*

Miles Davis - "What I Say" - Live Evil (1970)

Miles Davis - "Tout de Suite" - Filles de Kilimanjaro (1967)



Kendo's Vinyl Deal Recommend:




Bobby Hutcherson - "Happenings"
This album was forward thinking and still sounds fresh today. Originals like "Rojo", "Aquarian Moon", "Bouquet" and "When You Are Near" are stunning, and the dreamy version of "Maiden Voyage" is splendid - the album features Herbie on piano. 
The vinyl release is a Prime item and is actually $1 cheaper than the cd currently lists. It also comes with a digital download. 

Kendo's CD Deal Recommend: 



Paul Desmond - "Pure Desmond"
Pure relaxing jazz with Ed Bickert on guitar and Connie Kay on drums! Desmond sounds great and very engaged.