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.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Playlist for 8-28-2018 WFCF - Twofers Pt II!


Adventurous and wild!

This week we did another two-fers show with some off the beaten path artists and classic albums along with the new Paul Simon! Thank you for tuning in! - Kendo


Hour One:

Radam Schwartz - "Heartaches" - Two Sides of the Organ Combo (2017)*

Radam Schwartz - "My Guy" - Two Sides of the Organ Combo (2017)*

            3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Gonzalo Rubalcaba - "Transparence" - Suite 4 y 20 (1992)

Gonzalo Rubalcaba - "Perfidia" - Suite 4 y 20 (1992)
Miles & Sonny!


Miles Davis - "Oleo" - Bag's Groove (1954)

Miles Davis - "Doxy" - Bag's Groove (1954)

Herbie Nichols - "Blue Chopsticks" - The Prophetic Herbie Nichols Vol 1 (1955)

Herbie Nichols - "Step Tempest" - The Prophetic Herbie Nichols Vol 1 (1955)

Greg Fishman - "Fast Forward" - So You Say (2016)*

Hour Two:

Greg Fishman - "Nikki's Waltz" - So You Say (2016)*

Antonio Adolfo - "Pentatonica" - Encontros Orquestra Atlantica (2018)*

Antonio Adolfo - "Atlantica" -Encontros Orquestra Atlantica (2018)*

Wayne Shorter - "Speak No Evil" - Speak No Evil (1964)

Wayne Shorter - "Criancas" - Atlantis (1985)
Monk in his inventive prime!


Thelonious Monk - "Tea for Two" - The Unique Thelonious Monk (1956)

Thelonious Monk - "You Are Too Beautiful" - The Unique Thelonious Monk (1956)

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

Michel Camilo - "City of the Angels" - On the Other Hand (1990)

Stan Getz - "Love Is Here to Stay" - West Coast Jazz (1955)

Hour Three:

Stan Getz - "Summertime" - Getz au Go Go (1964) - The Ride Home!

Miki Yamanaka - "Sea Salt" - Miki (2017)*

Miki Yamanaka - "Mr. Pancake" - Miki (2017)*

Carol Bach-y-rita - "The Dry Cleaner from Des Moines" - Minha Casa (2016)

Carol Bach-y-rita - "Nature Boy" - Minha Casa (2016)
Rhymin' Simon with some jazz legends!


Paul Simon - "One Man's Ceiling is Another Man's Floor" - In the Blue Light (2018)*

Paul Simon - "Questions for the Angels" In the Blue Light (2018)*

Linda Cole & Joshua Bowlus - "Is You Is Or Is You Ain't (My Baby)" - What a Wonderful World (2014)

Linda Cole & Joshua Bowlus - "Night and Day" - What a Wonderful World (2014)

Jaki Byard - "Shine On Me" - The Jaki Byard Experience (1968)

Jaki Byard - "Evidence" - The Jaki Byard Experience (1968)

Hour Four:

Wes Montgomery - "Give Me the Simple Life" - One Night in Indy (1959)

Wes Montgomery - "Prelude to a Kiss" - One Night in Indy (1959)

Donald Byrd - "Perpetual Love" - Kofi (1970)

Donald Byrd - "Mr. Thomas" - Black Byrd (1972)

Rainbow Gravity - "The Sequence of Events" - Rainbow Gravity (2018)*
quite the roster!


Rainbow Gravity - "Symbol Bells" - Rainbow Gravity (2018)

Grant Green - "The Windjammer" - Green is Beautiful (1970)

Grant Green - "Ain't It Funky Now" - Green is Beautiful (1970)

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Playlist for 8-21-2018 WFCF - Two-Fer Tuesday

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Today's show was "Two-Fer Tuesday" - 2 tracks from each artist including MJQ, Gabor Szabo and Bill Evans. Artist requests from group members and call-ins included Dave Brubeck, Billy Cobham & Art Blakey. Thanks for tuning in!
- Kendo


Hour One:

Buster Williams - "Audacity" - Audacity (2017)*

Buster Williams - "Stumblin'" - Audacity (2017)*

            3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Modern Jazz Quartet - "Medley: Stardust, I Can't Get Started & Lover Man" - At Music In Volume 2 (1958)

Modern Jazz Quartet - "Yardbird Suite" - At Music In Volume 2 (1958)
1977 release from Red!


Red Garland - "Red Alert" - Red Alert (1977)

Red Garland - "Theme for a Tarzan Movie" - Red Alert (1977)

Melody Diachun - "Sharp Dressed Man" - Get Back to the Groove (2018)*

Melody Diachun - "Eleanor Rigby" - Get Back to the Groove (2018)*

Adison Evans - "Meridian" - Meridian (2017)*

Hour Two:

Adison Evans - "Serpent's Tooth" - Meridian (2017)*

Bill Evans - "RE: Person I Knew" - Moonbeams (1962) 

Bill Evans - "I Fall In Love Too Easily" - Moonbeams (1962)

Thelonious Monk - "Bye-Ya/Epistrophy" - San Francisco Holiday (1958)
One of the great pairings in jazz...


Paul Desmond - "A Taste of Honey" - Glad to Be Unhappy (1964)

Paul Desmond - "Hi-Lili, Hi-Lo" - Glad to Be Unhappy (1964)

Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers - "Lester Left Town" - The Big Beat (1960) request

Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers - "Ping Pong" - Pisces (1961) request

Bruce Forman - "Ear Test" - Junkyard Duo (2017)*

Bruce Forman - "Blues Bump" - Junkyard Duo (2017)*

Hour Three:

Wynton Kelly - "Kelly Blue" - Kelly Blue (1959) - The Ride Home!

Wynton Kelly - "On Green Dolphin Street" - Kelly Blue (1959)

Verve Jazz Ensemble - "Disc Jockey Jump" - Connect the Dots ()*

Verve Jazz Ensemble - "Jumping On the Couch" - Connect the Dots ()*

Dave Brubeck - "Castillian Drums" - Countdown: Time in Outer Space (1961) request

Dave Brubeck - "It's a Raggy Waltz" - Time Further out (1961) request
A very solid album!


Mongo Santamaria - "Primavera" - Fuego (1972)

Mongo Santamaria - "Malcolm X" - Fuego (1972)

Lenny Marcus - "Gloria's Step" - Gloria's Step (2018)*

Lenny Marcus - "Game of Thrones" - Gloria's Step (2018)*

Hour Four:

Gabor Szabo - "Some Velvet Morning" - Bacchanal (1967)

Gabor Szabo - "Theme from Valley of the Dolls" - Bacchanal (1967)

Billy Cobham - "The Pleasant Pheasant" - Crosswinds () request

Billy Cobham - "Snoopy's Search/Red Baron" - Spectrum () request
Well the track we listened to was great, anyway!


Jean Luc Ponty - "In Spite of It All" - Individual Choice (1983)

Jean-Luc Ponty - "Cosmic Messenger" - Cosmic Messenger (1978)

Charles Lloyd & the Marvels - "Blues for Langston and LaRue" - Vanished Gardens ()*

Charles Lloyd & the Marvels - "Vanished Gardens" - Vanished Gardens ()*

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Playlist for 8-14-2018 WFCF - Johnny On the Spot!




This week's theme was "Johnny-On-The-Spot" - all of the tracks were by a John or Jon or Johnny or had one in the band (for new releases). Plenty of Coltrane & McLaughlin and plenty more in the mix! Thanks for tuning in! - Kendo

Hour One:

John Coltrane - "Vilia" & "Impressions" - Both Directions at Once (1963)* 

         3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Johnny Smith Quartet - "Moonlight in Vermont" - Moonlight in Vermont (1952)

John McLaughlin - "Follow Your Heart", "Song for My Mother" & "Blue in Green" - My Goals Beyond (1970)

Johnny Griffen Orchestra - "So Tired" - Big Soul Band (1960)
with Jon Blanck on tenor sax


Verve Jazz Ensemble - "Ceora" - Connect the Dots (2018)*

John Lewis & Sacha Distel - "All the Things You Are" & "Bag's Groove" - Afternoon in Paris (1956)

Johnny Smith - "S'Wonderful" - Walk Don't Run (1954)

Hour Two:

Wild Bill Davis & Johnny Hodges - "On the Sunny Side of the Street" & "Green Dolphin Street" - Con-Soul and Sax (1965)

Black Art Jazz Collective - "And There She Was, Lovely as Ever" - Armor of Pride (2018)*

John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman - "Lush Life" - John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman (1963)

John Coltrane - "Mr. Knight" - Coltrane Plays the Blues (1960)

Johnny Hartman - "Isn't It Romantic" & "Love is Here to Stay" - Unforgettable (1966)

Johnny Hammond - "Wild Horses" - Wild Horses Rock Steady (1971) CTI Moment
with Jonathan Armstrong on tenor/soprano saxes


Kobie Watkins Grouptet - "Catch This" - Movement (2017)*

Kenny Barron Quintet - "L's Bop" - Concentric Circles (2017)*

Hour Three:

John Coltrane - "Good Bait" - Soultrane (1958) The Ride Home!

Gunther Schuller - "Abstractions" - Jazz Abstractions ()

John Shaw & The Jazz Alliance - "Trumpet Black" - Agenda 1 (2014)

John Handy - "Three In One" & "Projections" - Projections (1968)

Tom Talitsch - "Schlep City" - Wheelhouse (2017)*

Little Johnny Rivero - "Mr. LP" - Music In Me (2015)

John Patitucci - "Postcard" - Imprint (1999)

Johnny Smith - "Cavu" - Moonlight in Vermont (1953)

Hour Four:

Johnny Hammond - "Blues Selah" - Breakout (1971) CTI Moment
underrated b3 soul jazz


John Scofield - "Fez" - Bump (1999)

John Scofield - "Hottentot" - A Go Go (1998)

John Abercrombie - "Sing Song" - Gateway 2 (1977)

John McLaughlin & The 4th Dimension - "Miles Beyond" - Live at Ronnie Scott's (2017)

John Scofield - "Green Tea" - A Go Go (1988)

John Coltrane - "Slow Blues" - Both Directions at Once (1963)*

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Playlist for 8-7-2018 WFCF - Box Set Tuesday!

What a gem!


Today's show revolves around a few box sets I've been revisiting over the past week: Bread & Butter Records' "Great Jazz Producers: Orrin Keepnews and Bill Grauer", "Walk On the Wild Side" with lots of new music and artists not normally heard on Jazz Greats! Rounding out the mix is the Ella Fitzgerald 75th Anniversary Decca box set and Chick Corea's Music Forever and Beyond collection. Plenty of great new jazz as well! Tune in from 3-7pm eastern by clicking here. See you then! - Kendo

songs with a + are from the Orrin Keepnews box
songs with a ^ are from Walk on the Wild Side

songs with a ° are from Music Forever and Beyond 
as always, songs with a * are jazz currents

Hour One:

Tom Tallitsch - "Wheelhouse" - Wheelhouse (2017)*

Radam Schwarts - "Heartaches" - 2 Sides of the Organ Combo (2017)*

3:15 Jazz Coffee Break


Cannonball Adderley feat. Milt Jackson - "Things Are Getting Better" - Things Are Getting Better (1958)+

Chet Baker - "If You Could See Me Now" - Chet (1958)+

Charlie Rouse - "Samba de Orfeu" - Bossa Nova Bacchanal (1962)^

Ella Fitzgeralds - "Stairway to the Stars" - 75th Birthday Celebration ()

Herbie Mann - "B.N. Blues" - Brazil, Bossa Nova & Blues (1962)^

Chick Corea Quartet - "That Old Feeling" - That Old Feeling - Standards and More (1996)°

Dayramir Gonzalez - "Sencillez" - The Grand Concourse (2016)*

Hour Two:

Harold Land - "West Coast Blues" - West Coast Blues! (1960)+

Abbey Lincoln - "I Am In Love" - It's Magic (1958)+

Jimmy Heath - "Wade in the Water" - ()+

John Coltrane - "Untitled Original 11386 (Take 1)" - Both Directions At Once (1963)*
Randy Weston - photo by Herb Snitzer


Ella Fitzgerald - "Cow Cow Boogie" - 75th Birthday Celebration ()

Chick Corea Quartet - "Stella By Starlight" - That Old Feeling - Standards and More (1996)°

Randy Weston - "Zulu" - The Randy Weston Trio (1955)+

Milt Jackson - "Invitation" - Invitation (1962)+


Verve Jazz Ensemble - "Tangerine" - Connect the Dots ()*

Mourice Frank - "Dream Dancing" - Mad Romance and Love ()*

Lee Konitz and Dan Tepfer - "Multisax" - Decade ()* 

Hour Three:

Miles Davis - "If I Were a Bell" - Miles in Tokyo (1964) - The Ride Home!

Ella Fitzgerald - "Undecided" - 75th Birthday Celebration ()

Kenny Drew - "Come Rain of Come Shine" - Kenny Drew Trio (1956)+
Kenny Drew


Melody Diachun - "Sharp Dressed Man" - Get Back to the Groove ()*

Hendrik Meurkins & Bill Cunliffe - "You Don't Know" - Cabin in the Sky ()*

Ernie Henry - "Autumn Leaves" - Last Chorus (1957)+

Ella Fitzgeralds - "Black Coffee" - 75th Birthday Celebration ()

Kenny Clarke/Francy Boland - "Strange Meeting" - The Golden 8 (1961)^

Elmo Hope - "Eyes So Beautiful As Yours" - Homecoming! (1961)+

Chick Corea Quartet - "Trinkle Tinkle" - That Old Feeling - Standards and More (1996)°

Hour Four:

Herbie Hancock - "Watermelon Man" - Takin' Off (1962)^

Charles Lloyd - "Blues for Langston and LaRue" - Vanished Gardens ()*

Noble "Thin Man" Watts & His Rhythm Sparks - "Flap Jack" - Got My Mojo Working (1959)^

Kobie Watkins - "The City" - Movement (2017)*


Adison Evans - "Meridian" - Meridian ()*

Troy Roberts - "Fame and Four Tune" - Nu-Jive Perspective ()*

Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong - "Dream a Little Dream of Me" - 75th Birthday Celebration ()

Nellie McKay - "Everything Happens to Me" - Sister Orchid ()*


Chick Corea Quartet - "Rumble" - Music Forever and Beyond (1986)°