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 26, 2017

Playlist for 12-26-2017 WFCF - Christmas Come-Down!



Well I started to make a playlist and then Christmas took over. So I'm mostly winging it today with music I received on previous Christmases as well as some recent vinyl acquisitions! Tune in today 3-7pm eastern with no break by clicking here! See you then - Kendo

Hour One: 

Hank Mobley - "Double Exposure" - Hank Mobley (1957)

           3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Thelonious Monk - "Misterioso" - Wizard of the Vibes (1947)

Al Caiola - "Deep in a Dream" - Deep in a Dream (1955)

Cecile McLorent Salvant - "Mad About the Boy" - Dreams and Daggers (2016)*


Pee Wee Russell - "Turnaround" & "What About Me" - Ask Me Now! (1966)


Marian McPartland's Hickory House Trio - "September Song" - On 52nd Street (1953)

Delfeayo Marsalis - "If I Were a Bell" & "Autumn Leaves" - Kalamazoo (2015)*


Hour Two:

Stanley Turrentine - "Return of the Prodigal Son" & "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" - New Time Shuffle (1967)

Miles Davis - "Milestones" - Live in Europe 1969

Freddie Hubbard - "Portrait of Jenny" - Bundle of Joy (1977)

Jazzmeia Horn - "Social Call" - A Social Call (2017)

Milt Jackson - "Old Devil Moon" - Goodbye (1973) CTI Moment

Dizzy Gillespie - "Salt Peanuts" - Jazz on Savoy 1955-1956

Charlie Parker - "Parker's Mood" - Jazz on Savoy 1955-1956

Hour Three:

Brother Jack McDuff - "A Smooth One" - Goodnight, It's Time to Go (1961) - The Ride Home!

Freddie Hubbard - "Tuscon Stomp" - Bundle of Joy (1977)

Jackie McLean - "Where Is Love" - A Ghetto Lullaby (1973)


Markley & Balmer - "Softly, As In a Morning Sunrise" - Standards & Covers (2017)*

Milt Jackson and Wes Montgomery - "Delilah" - Bags Meets Wes! (1962)

Johnny Griffin/Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis Quintet - "Tickle Toe" - Tough Tenors (1960)

Tadd Dameron - "On a Misty Night" - The Magic Touch (1962)

Brother Jack McDuff - "Mr. Lucky" - The Honeydripper (1961)


Liebman/Murley Quartet - "Split or Whole" - Live at U of T (2017)*

Hour Four:

Carl Filipiak and the Jimi Jazz Band - "High Moon" -What Now (2016)*

Freddie Hubbard - "I Don't Wanna Lose You" - Bundle of Joy (1977)

Herbie Hancock - "Palm Grease" - Thrust (1974)

Herbie Mann - "Family Affair" - Turtle Bay (1973)

Bobby Sharp - "Stolen Love (On Highway 99)" - The Fantasy Sessions (2006)


Eddie Henderson - "Involuntary Bliss" - Sunburst (1975)

Miles Davis - "Bitches Brew" - Live in Europe 1969

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Playlist for 12-19-2017 WFCF - Peace and Joy!



This week's show celebrates the holiday season with Christmas jazz and songs about "peace" and "joy" from the likes of Cannonball Adderley, Horace Silver, Clifford Brown, John McLaughlin and John Coltrane! Tune in Tuesday 12/19 (today) from 3-7pm eastern with a break at 5 by clicking here. See you then! - Kendo

Playlist Jazz Greats 2017 

Hour One:

Johnny Hammond - "Peace Train" - Wild Horses Rock Steady (1971)

Louis Prima/Keely Smith (RIP) - "That Old Black Magic" Collectors Series (1958)

3:15 Jazz Coffee Break
Ramsey Lewis 1961


Ramsey Lewis - "Merry Christmas, Baby" - Sound of Christmas (1961)

Modern Jazz Quartet - "Precious Joy" - Blues on Bach (1973)

Horace Silver - "Peace" - Blowin' the Blues Away (1959)

Cannonball Adderley - "Jump for Joy" - Jump for Joy (1958)

Gary Wofsey - "Sounds of Joy" - In Stereo (2000)

U.S. Army Blues - "Five Sided Dreidel" - Swinging in the Holidays (2017)*


Clifford Brown - "Joy Spring" - Clifford Brown Ensemble (1954)

Vincent Herring - "Eastern Joy Dance" - Hard Times (2017)*

Hour Two:

Ella Fitzgerald & Frank DeVol Orchestra - "The Christmas Song"  ()

Herbie Mann - "Amor em Paz (Love in Peace)" - Do the BOssa Nova (1962)

Louis Armstrong & Gordon Jenkins Orchestra - "Winter Wonderland" - ()

Tim Ray


Gary Burton - "A Family Joy" - Country Roads and Other Places (1969)

Kenny Burrell - "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" - Have Yourself a Soulful Little Christmas (1966) 

Tim Ray Trio - "Joy" - Windows (2014)

Kenny Burrell - "God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman" - Have Yourself a Soulful Little Christmas (1966) 

Michael Treni Big Band - "You Better Watch Out" - You Better Watch Out! (2017)*

Bill Evans - "Peace Piece" - Everybody Digs Bill Evans (1958)

Jimmy Smith - "White Christmas" - Christmas '64 (1964)

Hour Three:

~ Flagler Files ~

John Coltrane - "Greensleeves" - The Complete Village Vanguard (1961) - The Ride Home!  

Michelle Coltrane - "My Favorite Things" - Awakening (2017)*
Michelle Coltrane


Roland Kirk - "Land of Piece" - Reeds and Deeds (1963)

Harry Connick Jr. - "The Happy Elf" - Harry for the Holidays (2003)

Bobby Hutcherson - "My Joy" - Oblique (1967)

Chris Pasin and friends - "I'll Be Home for Christmas" - Baby It's Cold Outside (2016)*


Hour Four:

John McLaughlin - "Peace One" - My Goals Beyond (1970)

Larry Coryell - "Joy Ride" - Introducing The Eleventh House (1972)
Rez Abbasi


Rez Abassi - "Joyous Lake" - Intents and Purposes (2014)

John Coltrane - "Joy" - First Meditations (1965)

Freddie Hubbard - "Bundle of Joy" - Bundle of Joy (1977)

Bobby Timmons - "Deck the Halls" - Holiday Soul (1964)


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

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Playlist for 12-12-2017 WFCF - Party Time!




Thanks for joining me today for a short show! Mandatory appearance at the WFCF volunteers Christmas Party was fun and delicious. The two hour show featured some favorites as well as new jazz releases! Join me next week on Tuesday for a pre-Christmas show! Much love - Kendo



Hour One:

Thelonious Monk - "Blue Monk" - Thelonious Monk (1954)

The U.S. Army Blues - "Sleigh Ride" - Swinging in the Holidays (2017)*

  3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Bebel Gilberto - "Beauty and the Beast" - Jazz Loves Disney 2 (2017)*

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

Anita O'Day/Cal Tjader - "Peel Me a Grape" - Time for 2 (1962) For Capone
Still blowin' strong!

Freddie Hubbard - "The Godfather" - Sky Dive (1972) CTI Moment

Houston Person - "Learnin' the Blues" - Rain or Shine (2017)*

Dee Dee Bridgewater - "I Can't Get Next to You" - Memphis...Yes I'm Ready (2017)*

Hour Two:

Paul Desmond - "Take Ten" - Skylard (1973) CTI Moment

Jack McDuff - "With the Wind" - Gin and Orange (1969)

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

Kelly Green - "I'll Know" - Life Rearranged (2016)*

Eyal Vilner Big Band - "Oh Hanukkah" - Hanukkah (2017)*
Embracing her R&B roots!

Wynton Kelly Trio/Wes Montgomery - "Unit 7" - Smokin' at the Half Note (1965)

Ernesto Cervini's Turboprop - "Rev" - Rev (2017)*

Eric Wyatt - "One Finger Snap" - (2015)*

Michael Treni Big Band - "Jingle Bells" - You Better Watch Out! (2017)*

Lee Morgan - "Party Time" - The Procrastinator (1967)

Monday, December 4, 2017

Playlist for 12-5-2017 WFCF - Baubles, Bangles and Beads!

203.04 carat De Beers Millennium Star Diamond


When I was a kid, the back of our world atlas had a guide to all the known precious stones. With some frequency I would sprawl out on the floor, crack that giant tome open and gaze at the dazzling pictures; even occasionally remembering the stone names. Let's just say that video games and home computers hadn't happened yet.

Anyway - I came across a half-finished playlist on my desktop and decided to follow through - hence this week we have the "Baubles, Bangles & Beads" show! Songs about gems and jewelry by the likes of MJQ, Joe Henderson, Freddie Hubbard, Kenny Drew Jr., Stan Kenton, Bill Evans, Wayne Shorter and much more plus a few open slots for new releases. Tune in on Tuesday Dec 5th from 3-7pm eastern (with a break at 5) by clicking here. See you then! - Kendo



Hour One:

Zoot Sims - "Baubles, Bangles and Beads" - Soprano Sax (1976)

Russell Malone - "Pocket Watch" - Time for the Dancers (2017)*

3:15 Jazz Coffee Break
Russell's very successful latest release!


Matt Kane - "Jewel" - Acknowledgement (2014)

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

Shelly Manne - "Pink Pearl" - Mannekind (1972)

Ella Fitzgerald - "With a Song In My Hear" - Someone to Watch Over Me (2017)*

Michelle Coltrane - "My Favorite Things" - Awakening (2017)*

Gary Burton - "Coral" - Times Square (1978)

Kenny Drew Jr. - "Coral Seas" - Coral Sea (2012)

Freddie Hubbard - "Coral Keys" - The Black Angel (1969)

Hour Two:

Stan Kenton - "Opus in Turquoise" - Contemporary Concepts (1956)

Kait Dunton - "Chrysocolla" - Triokait (2014)

John Daversa - "You Got a Puppy?!" - Wobbly Dance Flower (2017)*

Eric Reed - "The Way to Love" - Light in Darkness (2017)*
Tight band!


Wayne Shorter - "Black Diamond" - Introducing Wayne Shorter (1969)

Roland Kirk - "Black Diamonds" - Rip, Rig and Panic (1965)

Stan Kenton - "String of Pearls" - Live from the Las Vegas Tropicana (1959)

Duke Jordan - "Diamond Stud" - Flight to Jordan (1960)

Ernesto Cervini's Turboprop - "Pennies from Heaven" - Rev (2016)*

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

Hour Three:

~ Flagler Files ~

Lou Donaldson - "Bag of Jewels" - Midnight Creeper (1968) - The Ride Home!

George Benson - "You'll Be In My Heart" - Jazz Loves Disney 2 (2017)*
Rare album from a guitar monster!


Shelly Manne - "A Gem from Tiffany" - Vol. 4 Swinging SOunds (1956)

Joe Cinderella - "Gem N Eyes" - Concept (2001)

Joe Henderson - "A Shade of Jade" - In Pursuit of Blackness (1971)

Wayne Shorter - "House of Jade" - Juju (1964)

Hour Four:

Gene Ess - "Jade Stones" - Absurdist Theater (2016)

Bill Evans Trio - "Jade Visions" - Sunday at the Village Vanguard (1961)

Modern Jazz Quartet - "The Blue Necklace" - Under the Jasmine Tree (1968)

Behn Gillece - "Amethyst" - Dare To Be (2016)
Excellent modern vibraphonist!


Jimmy McGriff - "Black Pearl" - Black Pearl (1971)

Corey Christiansen - "Black-Eyed Susan" - Dusk (2015)*

Hiromi & Edmar Castaneda - "Cantina Band" - Live in Montreal (2017)

Alphonso Johnson - "Nova Iguacu" - Metaphors (2017)*

Esquivel - "Carioca" ()

Bennie Maupan - "The Jewel in the Lotus" - The Jewel in the Lotus (1974)










Kendo's CD Deal of the Week:



Joe Henderson "In Pursuit of Blackness/Black is the Color"
2 classic early 70's albums from an on-fire Henderson and equally charged bands featuring Curtis Fuller, George Cables, Lenny White, Stanley Clarke, Woody Shaw, Dave Holland and Jack DeJohnette! 2 tracks recorded live at the Lighthouse. Killer jazz!


Kendo's Mp3 Deal of the Week:



Wayne Shorter "Juju"
Classic stuff from a very productive period for Shorter. Coltrane band behind him - McCoy, Reggie & Elvin! Jazz standards galore including "Yes and No", "Deluge" & the title cut, with 2 alternate takes. A compelling listen!