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.

Monday, February 26, 2018

Playlist for 2-27-2018 WFCF - Never!!

(and George Tucker and Jimmy Cobb...)


This week's show theme is NEVER!! I hope you read that the way I'm hearing it in my head! All the song titles have that word in them (except for a few new release features). Mostly positive vibes, oddly, with lots of standards and a few choice obscurities (Sonny Red, Gerry Gibbs, Quincy Jones) and a few all time favorites by Grant Green, Sonny Stitt & Carmen McRae. Tune in Tuesday 2/27 from 3-7pm eastern with a break at 5 by clicking here (88.5fm in St. Augustine & listening radius). See you then! - Kendo


Hour One:

Charlie Peacock - "Wendell Berry in the Fields at Night" - When Light Flashes (2017)*

Sonny Red - "Never, Never Land" - The Mode (1961)

3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Carmen McRae - "It Never Entered My Mind" - Live at Sugar Hill (1962)

Houston Person - "Never Let Me Go" - Rain or Shine (2017)*
Brilliant and wonderfully prolific pianist!


Quincy Jones - "I Never Told You" - Walking in Space (1969) CTI Moment 

Bill Evans - "I'll Never Smile Again" - Interplay (1962)


Ella Fitzgerald - "I'll Never Be the Same" - Hello Love (1957)

Cyrus Chestnut - "I've Never Been In Love Before" - A Million Colors In Your Mind (2014)

Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis - "Nina Never Knew" - Lock, The Fox (1966) 

Alfredo Rodriguez - "Alegria" - The Little Dream (2017)*

Hour Two:

Cannonball Adderley - "Never Say Yes" - Nancy Wilson/Cannonball Adderley (1961)

Sonny Stitt - "Never...SH!" - Now (1963)
Sonny Stitt 1963
 photo by Leo Tanner or Chuck Stewart


Ed Calle - "Until the End of Never" - 360 (2016)

Cecile McLorin Salvant - "Never Will I Marry" - Dreams and Daggers (2017)*

Mike LeDonne - "I'd Never Change a Thing About You" - That Feelin' (2016)

Dave Stryker - "Never Can Say Goodbye" - Eight Track (2013)

Dan Block - "Light Blue" - Block Party (2015)*

George Coleman - "You'll Never Know What You Mean to Me" - A Master Speaks (2015)

Grant Green - "I'll Never Fall In Love Again" - Green is Beautiful (1970)

Hour Three:

~ Flagler Files ~

Organissimo - "Never Knew Love Like This Before" - Live at the SpeakEZ ()* - The Ride Home!  

Ella Fitzgerald - "Lullaby of Birdland" & "I Can't Give You Anything But Love" - Ella at Zardi's (1956)*

Sonny Stitt - "I Never Knew" - 12! (1972)
One of the major shapers of today's jazz.


Gerry Gibbs Thrasher People - "When I Close My Eyes (And Go to a Place I've Never Been Before)" - Weather or Not (2016)

Hampton Hawes - "There Will Never Be Another You" - Four! (1958)

Jason Marsalis and the 21st Century Trad Band - "Never Forget the 23rd Letter" - Melody Reimagined Book 1 (2016)*

Hour Four:

Spin Cycle - "Nevermind" - Spin Cycle (2015)

Van Morrison - "They Can't Take That Away from Me" - Versatile (2017)*

Karl Latham - "Tomorrow Never Knows" - Living Standards (2015)

Grant Green - "Never My Love" - Shades of Geen (1971)



Randy Johnston - "Nostalgia for What Never Was" - People Music (2011)

Gary Burton - "Never the Same Way" - Common Ground (2010)

As Is - "In the Name of Love" - Here's To Life (2017)*

John Stowell/Ulf Bandgren Quartet - "Ode to Spring" - Night Visitor (2016)*


Mike Stern & Eric Johnson - "You Never Know" - Eclectic (2014)







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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Playlist for 2-20-2018 WFCF - Young and Old!




This week the theme is "Young and Old" with those words in all of the song titles (except for new jazz spins). Quite a few fun vocal numbers today along with lots of songs never on the show before (Oscar Peterson, Bobby Timmons, Russell Malone...). I'm looking forward to this one! Tune in today (Tuesday 2/22) from 3-7pm eastern with a break at 5. See you then! - Kendo



Hour One:

As Is - "A Night in Tunisia" - Here's to Live (2017)*

Bill Evans - "Young and Foolish" - Everybody Digs Bill Evans (1958)

3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Grant Green - "That Lucky Old Sun" - His Majesty King Funk (1965)

Anita O'Day - "When the World Was Young" - Anita O'Day and The Three Sounds (1962)

Bobby Timmons - "Last Night When We Were Young" - Do You Know the Way (1968)
Cyrille Aimee backstage.


Organic Trio - "Johnny Young" - Saturn's Speel (2016)

Cyrille Aimee - "Young at Heart" - It's a Good Day ()

Dizzy Gillespie - "In a Shanty In Old Shanty Town" - New Wave (1962)

Oscar Peterson - "Younger Than Springtime" - Great Connection (1971)

Peter Erskine New Trio - Marcheta (A Love Song of Old Mexico" - In Praise of Shadows (2015)

Hour Two:

Johnny Hartman - "That Old Black Magic" - I Love Everybody (1966)

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

Peter Sommer Septet - "Happy-Go-Lucky Local" - Happy-Go-Lucky Locals ()*

Margo Rey - "Angel Eyes" - The Roots of Rey (2017)*

Ben Paterson - "I'm Old Fashioned" - That Old Feeling (2017)*

Wes Montgomery - "While We're Young" - So Much GUitar (1961)
Corey Christiansen


John Coltrane - "Too Young to Go Steady" - Ballads (1962)

Corey Chistiansen - "Old Joe Clark" - Factory Girl (2015)

Weather Report - "Young and Fine" - Mr. Gone (!978)

Hour Three:

~ Flagler Files ~

Chuck Mangione Quartet - "Sixty Miles Young" - Alive! (1972) - The Ride Home!  

Julian Lage - "Atlantic Limited" - Modern Lore (2017)*

Roy Haynes Trio - "Dear Old Stockholm" - Roy Haynes Trio (1999)

Howard Roberts - "Dirty Old Bossa Nova" - Is a Dirty Guitar Player (1963)
Ben Paterson


Frank Sinatra - "You Make Me Feel So Young" - Sings for Swingin' Lovers (1956)

Ben Paterson - "When I Grow Too Old To Dream" - That Old Feeling (2017)*

Sonny Rollins - "I'm An Old Cowhand" - Way Out West (1957)

Billie Holiday and Eddie Heywood ORch- "My Old Flame" - Chronilogical Classics (1944)

Hour Four:

Eliane Elias - "That Old Feeling" - I Thought About You ()

Grant Green - "On Top of Old Smokey" - Goin' West (1962)

Jimmy McGriff - "Old Gand Dad" - Let's Stay Together (1972)

Jeff Berlin - "Everyone Gets Old (If They Have The Time) - Lumpy Jazz (2004)

Laila Biali - "Got To Love" - Laila Biali (2017)*

Corey Kendrick Trio - "My New Old Tune" - Rootless (2015)

Russell Malone - "The Elder" - Love Looks Good On You (2014)

Chick Corea + Steve Gadd Band - "Return to Forever" - Chinese Butterfly (2017)*



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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Playlist for 2-13-2018 WFCF - Days of the Week!




Laissez les bons temps rouler! I totally just copied and pasted that. Today's show is not Mardi Gras themed but instead (and for no reason at all) we're doing songs with days of the week in them. As usually happens with random, ridiculous themes, some very nice deep cuts popped up (Bobby Broom, Herbie Nichols, Hal McKusick, Tom Harrell...) and some fine recordings I wasn't really familiar with - including the opening number by Benny Golson. Should be fun! Tune in Tuesday 2/13 from 3-7pm eastern with a break at 5 by clicking here or at 88.5 FM locally. See you then! - Kendo


Hour One:

Benny Golson - "Domingo" - Horizon Ahead (2015)

3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Frank Wess - "Monday Stroll" - Monday Stroll with Kenny Burrell (1957)
Cecile McLorin Salvant
Photo by John Abbott


Bobby Broom - "Lazy Sundays" - Upper West Side Story (2011)

Cecile McLorin Salvant - "Monday" - For One to Love (2015)

Kelly Green - "Sunday in New York" - Life Rearranged (2017)*

Hal McKusick - "Saturday Night (is the Loneliest Night of the Week) - Triple Exposure (1957)

Bruce Barth - "Tuesday's Blues" - Daybreak (2014)

Gary Burton - "Sunday's Uncle" - Guided Tour (2012)

Hour Two:

Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers - "Freedom Monday" - Soul Finger (1965)

Bobby Hutcherson - "Rain Every Thursday" - Natural Illusions (1972)

Kenny Dorham - "Blue Friday" - Quiet Kenny (1959)
Herbie Nichols


The Heavyweights Brass Band - "Hands Down Lo'" - This City (2017)*

Joe Newman - "Wednesday's Blues" - At Count Basie's (1961)

Sunny Wilkinson - "Friday Night at the Cadillac Club" - Into the Light ()*

Herbie Nichols - "Sunday Stroll" - Herbie Nichols Trio Vol 2 (1955)

Benny Golson - "Thursday's Theme" - and the Philadelphians (1958)

Hour Three:

~ Flagler Files ~

Jackie McLean - "Saturday and Sunday" - One Step Beyond (1963) - The Ride Home!  

Takaaki - "Evening Glow" - New Kid in Town (2016)*

Sonny Stitt - "Sunday" - Soul Shack (1963)

Lester Young - "Sunday" - (1946)

Jason Marsalis and the 21st Century Trad Band - "Bourbon Street Ain't No Mardis Gras" - Melody Reimagined: book 1 (2016)*

Andrew Neu - "Juggernaut" - Catwalk (2017)*

Dawn Clement - "Improvisation #3" - Tandem (2017)*

Hour Four:

Miles Davis - "Wednesday Miles" (excerpt "It's About Time") - At Fillmore (1970)

Soul Mann & the Brothers - "Early Sunday Morning" - Shaft (1970)
Tom Harrell
photo by Angela Harrell


Tom Harrell - "Sunday" - Trip (2013)

Fahir Atakoglu - "Saturday" - Live at Umbria Jazz (2010)

Jack McDuff - "Yellow Wednesday" - To Seek a New Home (1970)

Wayne Krantz - "The End of Wednesday" - Greenwich Mean (1998)

Jamison Ross - "A Mellow Good Time" - All for One (2017)*

Bill Laurance - "Ready Wednesday" - Live at Union Chapel (2016)





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Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Playlist for 2-06-2018 WFCF - Choice Cuts & Featured Albums!

What a wonderful find in the Verve vaults!


This week's show was themed "Choice Cuts" - tracks I consider to be outstanding from my library as well as the new jazz shelf at WFCF. We also featured 2 albums: "On The Other Hand" by Michel Camilo and the new release "Ella at Zardi's"! Thank you for joining me! - Kendo



Hour One:

Michel Camilo - "On The Other Hand" - On The Other Hand (1990)

Dave Stryker - "New You" - Strykin' Ahead (2016)*

3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Greg Skaff - "Fleurette Africaine" - Soulmation (2016)
Lots of goodness on Dave's latest.


Michel Camilo - "Birk's Works" - On The Other Hand (1990)

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

The Montgomery Brothers - "Jeanine" - In Canada (1961)

Frank Capek Quartet - "Common Sense" (2012)

Sonny Rollins - "I Feel a Song Coming On" - +Four (1956)

Jack Pearson - "Sub-Consciouslee" - Live in the City (2011)

Hour Two:

Michel Camilo - "Journey" - On The Other Hand (1990)

Kate McGarry - "Gone With the Wind" - The Subject Tonight is Love (2017)*

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

Stanley Turrentine with Milt Jackson - "Speedball" - Cherry (1972) CTI Moment

Lori Williams - "The Island" - Behind the Smiles (2016)
Great vocals with Oscar Hernandez on piano!


Chick Corea - "Chick's Chums" - Chinese Butterfly (2017)*

Margo Rey - "Speak Low" - The Roots of Rey (2017)*

Ella Fitzgerald - "Cry Me a River" - Ella at Zardi's (1956)*

Ella Fitzgerald - "In a Mellow Tone" - Ella at Zardi's (1956)* 

Tom Guarna - "Song for Carabello" - The Wishing Stones (2016)*

Hour Three:

~ Flagler Files ~

Michel Camilo - "Suite Sandrine Pt 3" - On The Other Hand (1990) The Ride Home!  

Cheryl Bentyne - "I Remember" - Rearrangements of Shadows ()*

Kristin Korb - "Don't Fence Me In" - What's Your Story (2012)
Cheryl Bentyne singing Sondheim!


George Cables - "Voodoo Lady" - Cable's Vision (1979)

Dan Block - "Smoke Signal" - Block Party (2017)*

Alfredo Rodriguez - "Besame Mucho" - The Little Dream (2017)*

Lambert, Hendricks and Ross - "Twisted" - The Hottest New Group in Jazz (1960)

Hour Four:

DK Anderson's Cypher - "Super Mario" - 8th Window (2016)

George Benson - "Full Compass" - Bad Benson (1974) CTI Moment

John McLaughlin & The Fourth Dimension - "Miles Beyond" -  Live @ Ronnie Scott's (2017)* Winner 2018 Grammy Best Improvised Jazz Solo

Mike Stern - "Hope for That" - Trip (2017)*
The vinyl has a different (and cooler) jacket :)


Mark Egan/Arjun Bruggerman - "Village Call" - Dreaming Spirits (2017)*

Todd Hunter - "210 to the 15" - Eat, Drink, Play (2016)

Ella Fitzgerald - "Glad to Be Unhappy" - Ella at Zardi's (1956)*

Joe Farrell - "Seven Seas" - Upon This Rock (1974) CTI Moment








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