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, September 24, 2018

Playlist for 9-25-2018 WFCF - Cast of Characters II!


Gabor Szabo

This week is a new "Cast of Characters"! Everyone from "Cranky Spanky" to "Sombrero Sam"! Featuring new albums from Christian Sands, Troy Roberts and Bob James as well as deep cuts from Donald Byrd, Grant Green and John Coltrane! Tune in Tuesday 9/25 from 3-7pm eastern by clicking here! Local listeners can tune in at 88.5FM. See you then! - Kendo

Playlist Jazz Greats 2017 

Hour One:

Gabor Szabo - "Sombrero Sam" - Magical Connection (1970)

Bob James - "Mister Magic" - Espresso ()*


3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Hank Jones - "Little Girl Blue" - Bluebird (1955)

Paul Desmond - "Stranger In Town" - Glad to Be Unhappy (1964)

Cab Calloway - "Minnie the Moocher" - (1931) request

Greg Diaz & The Art of Imagination - "The Navigator" - Begin the Agora ()*


Greg Diaz & The Art of Imagination - "Frank Blank" - Begin the Agora ()*

Chico Hamilton  "The Ghost" - Quintet in Hi-Fi (1956)

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

John Coltrane - "Nancy (with the laughing face)" - Ballads (1962)

Hour Two:

Radam Schwartz - "Fathead's Groove" - 2 Sides of the Organ Combo ()*

Cannonball Adderley - "Brown-skin Gal (in the Calico Gown)" - Jump for Joy (1958)

Roberta Piket - "Humpty Dumpty" - West Coast Trio ()*
might be my spirit animal


John Coltrane - "Nature Boy" - Both Directions at Once (1963)*

Ron Carter - "Two-Beat Johnson" - Blues Farm (1973)

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

Miki Yamanaka - "A Fake Hero" - Miki (2017)*

Blue Montreux - "Uptown Ed" - II (1978)

Sonny Stitt - "My Buddy" - Spring Jazz ()

Hour Three:

Grant Green - "Nomad" - Idle Moments (1963) - The Ride Home!

Christian Sands - "Frankenstein" - Facing Dragons ()*

Johnny Smith - "Hippo, the Sentimental Hippy" - Plus the Trio (1960)

Buddy Rich - "The Rotten Kid" - The New One (1967)
Toronto Jazz Orchestra


Toronto Jazz Orchestra - "The Blob" - 20 (2018)*

Art Blakey - "Cranky Spanky" - Hard Bop (1956)

Lambert, Hendricks & Ross - "Shorty George" - Sing Along With Basie (1958)

Donald Byrd - "The Creeper" - The Creeper (1967)

Hour Four:

Troy Roberts - "Jack the Sipper" - Nu-Jive Perspective (2018)*

Troy Roberts - "Professor Ghetto-Rig" - Nu-Jive Perspective (2018)*

Freddie Hubbard - "Uncle Albert-Admiral Halsey" - First Light (1971) CTI Moment

Melody Diachun - "Eleanor Rigby" - Get Back to the Groove ()*
Troy Roberts on a roll!


Harold Land - "The Aquarian" - The Peace-Maker (1967)

Herbie Hancock - "Lil Brother" - Fat Albert Rotunda (1969)

Herbie Hancock - "Fat Mama" - Fat Albert Rotunda (1969)

Grant Green - "Hey Western Union Man" - Alive! (1970)


Playlist for 9-18-2018 WFCF - Organs!




Last weeks show was all about organs! Every track except 1 featured a B3 or the equivilant. Thanks for tuning in! - Kendo


Hour One:

Wes Montgomery - "Freddie Freeloader" - Portrait of Wes (1963) with Melvin Rhyne

Wes Montgomery - "Lolita" - Portrait of Wes (1963)

            3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Grant Green - "Willow Weep for Me" - His Majesty King Funk (1965) with Larry Young

Ray Charles/Count Basie Orchestra - "Oh What a Beautiful Morning" - Ray Sings Basie Swings (2006) With Joey DeFrancesco

Sonny Stitt - "Calling Card" - Black Vibrations (1971) with Don Patterson

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

Jack McDuff - "601½ North Poplar" - Hot Barbeque (1965)

Jack McDuff - "Cry Me a River" - Hot Barbeque (1965)

Jack McDuff - "The Three Day Thang" - Hot Barbeque (1965)

Hour Two:

James Austin Jr. - "Golden Lady" - Songs in the Key of Wonder (2018)*

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

George Benson - "So What" - Beyond the Blue Horizon (1971) CTI Moment

Cal Tjader - "Hip Walk" - Sona Libre (1963) with Clare Fischer

Cal Tjader - "Insight" - Sona Libre (1963) with Clare Fischer

Doug Carn - "Passion Dance" - Infant Eyes ()

Ben Paterson - "Green Jeans" - Live at Van Gelder's (2018)*

Tim Warfield - "Theme for Malcolm" - Jazzland (2017)*

Hour Three:

Larry Young - "Zoltan" - Unity () - The Ride Home!

Jordan Young - "Son of Ice Bag" - Jazz Jukebox (2015) with Brian Charette

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

Wes Montgomery - "Fried Pies" - Boss Guitar (1963) with Melvin Rhyne

Charlie Sepulveda - "Nat's Blues" - Songs for Nat (2018)* with Bienvenido Dinzey

Wild Bill Davis and Johnny Hodges - "I'm Beginning to See the Light" - Con-Soul and Sax (1965)

Jimmy McGriff - "Heavyweight" - The Worm (1968)

Roland Kirk - "Makin' Whoopee" - Kirk's Work (1961) with Jack McDuff

Anita O'Day - "Under a Blanket of Blue" - Time for Two (1962) for Sweet Pea & Travis!

Hour Four:

Larry Young - "Tyrone" Into Somethin' (1964)

Tony Williams Lifetime - "Allah Be Praised" - (turn it over) (1970) 

Tony Williams Lifetime - "Once I Loved" - (turn it over) (1970)

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

David Liebman - "Ashirbad" & "Within You Without You" - Sweet Hands (1975)

John Scofield - "Deadzy" - A Go Go (1998) with John Medeski

Grant Green - "Jan Jan" - Live at Club Mozambique (1971) with Ronnie Foster


Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Playlist for 9-11-2018 WFCF - Two-fer Tuesday III



Today's show was another two-fer Tuesday show! This week I chose artists a little off the beaten path like Teddy Charles, Jimmy Giuffre, Kyle Eastwood and La Lucha as well as Donald Byrd, Gary Burton and Joe Farrell. Excellent new releases got the two-fer treatment including Cheryl Bentyne & Mark Winkler, Greg Fishman and Karrin Allyson. Thanks to all who joined me - hope you enjoyed! - Kendo



Hour One:

Ryan Fourt - "Big Slick" - Big Slick (2015)

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


            3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Gene Ammons - "My Romance" - Boss Tenor (1960)

Gene Ammons - "A House Is Not a Home" - My Way (1971)

Chet Baker - "I Fall In Love Too Easily" - Chet Baker Sings (1954)

Chet Baker - "There'll Never Be Another You" - Chet Baker Sings (1954)

Miles Davis - "Green Dolphin Street" - '58 Miles (1958)

Miles Davis - "Fran Dance" - '58 Miles (1958)

Marty Elkins - "It's Too Hot for Words" - Fat Daddy (2017)*

Marty Elkins - "Cow Cow Boogie" - Fat Daddy (2017)*

Hour Two:

Joe Farrell - "Molten Glass" - Joe Farrell Quartet (1970) CTI Moment

Joe Farrell - "Follow Your Heart" - Joe Farrell Quartet (1970) CTI Moment
Karrin's first all-original album is
great!


Karrin Allyson - "Home" - Some of That Sunshine (2017)*

Karrin Allyson - "Some of That Sunshine" - Some of That Sunshine (2017)*

Teddy Charles - "The Quiet Time" - Teddy Charles Tentet (1956)

Teddy Charles - "You Go to My Head" - Teddy Charles Tentet (1956)

Greg Fishman - "One for Hank" - So You Say (2016)*

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

Grant Green - "This Could Be the Start of Something" - I Wanna Hold Your Hand (1965)

Grant Green - "Corcovado" - I Wanna Hold Your Hand (1965)

Hour Three:

Gary Burton - "Arise, Her Eyes" - Throb (1969) - The Ride Home!

Gary Burton - "Prime Time" - Throb (1969)

Jimmy Giuffre 3 - "The Song Is You" - Jimmy Giuffre 3 (1956)

Jimmy Giuffre 3 - "My All" - Jimmy Giuffre 3 (1956)
Another great one from these two!


Cheryl Bentyne & Mark Winkler - "The Gentleman Is a Dope" - Eastern Standard Time ()*

Cheryl Bentyne & Mark Winkler - "I Could Get Used To This (Bumpin')" - Eastern Standard Time ()*

Duke Ellington - "Rockin' In Rhythm" - The Best of the Duke Ellington Centennial Edition (1931)

Duke Ellington - "Perdido" - The Best of the Duke Ellington Centennial Edition (1931)

Ben Paterson - "F.S.R. (For Sonny Rollins)" - Live at Van Gelders (2018)*

Ben Paterson - "The Vibrator" - Live at Van Gelders (2018)*

John Coltrane - "Nature Boy" - Both Directions at Once (1963)*

Hour Four:

John Coltrane - "Untitled Original 11383 (take 1)" - Both Directions at Once (1963)*

Kyle Eastwood - "Blowin' the Blues Away" - Time Pieces (2015)

Kyle Eastwood - "Letters from Iwo Jima" - Time Pieces (2015)

La Lucha - "The Way You Look Tonight" - Standards, Not Standards (2014)
Always inventive


La Lucha - "Lullaby Medley" - Standards, Not Standards (2014)

Donald Byrd - "Hush" - Royal Flush (1961)

Donald Byrd - "Shangri-La" - Royal Flush (1961)

Herbie Mann - "Ooh Baby" - Live at the Whiskey A Go Go (1969)




Playlist for 9-4-2018 WFCF - 6 Year Anniversary!

A skinny younger me in Sept 2012 in the old studio!


On this show (I'm a little behind on posting!) we celebrated my 6th anniversary hosting jazz greats! We re-visited many of the albums played on that first show that aired 9/4/2012 as well as random awesome albums and new releases! Thanks to all who joined me! - Kendo


Hour One:

Bob James - "Boss Lady" - Espresso (2017)*

Hank Mobley - "Reunion" - Hank Mobley and His All Stars (1957)
Hank Mobley


            3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Hank Mobley - "Ultra Marine" - Hank Mobley and His All Stars (1957)

Jane Monheit - "Love Me or Leave Me" - Taking a Chance on Love (2004)

Bobby Hutcherson - "Dark Side, Light Side" - Conception: The Gift of Love (1979)

Bobby Hutcherson - "Hold My Hand" - Conception: The Gift of Love (1979)

Thelonious Monk - "Bluehawk" - Alone In San Francisco (1959)

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

Thelonious Monk - "Blue Monk" - Alone In San Francisco (1959)

Hour Two:

Erroll Garner - "Gypsy In My Soul" - Nightconcert (1964)*

Gerry Mulligan - "Crazy Day" - Revelation (1957)

Charles Lloyd + The Marvels - "Blues for Langston and LaRue - Vanished Gardens (2017)*

Clifford Brown/Max Roach Quintet - "I Get a Kick Out of You" - (1954)
Andrea Brachfeld
photo by Maureen Plainfield


Dinah Washington with Clifford Brown - "I've Got You Under My Skin" - All Star Live Jam Session (1954)

Andrea Brachfeld - "Creating Space" - If Not Now, When? (2017)*

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

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

Hour Three:

Kamasi Washington - "Can You Hear Him" - Heaven and Earth (2018)* - The Ride Home!

Thelonious Monk - "Thelonious" - Underground ()

Dave Brubeck Quartet - "Take Five" - Time Out (1959)

Sonny Stitt and Paul Gonsalves - "S'posin" - Salt and Pepper (1963)

Jackie McLean with The Great Jazz Trio - "Appointment in Ghana Again" & "It Never Entered My Mind" - New Wine in Old Bottles (1978)

Steve Turre - "The Shadow of Your Smile" - The Very Thought of You (2018)*

Chick Corea/Return to Forever - "You're Everything" - Light as a Feather (1972)
Some great tenor playing!


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

Hour Four:

Chick Corea/Return to Forever - "500" - Light as a Feather (1972)

John Coltrane - "A Love Supreme Part 1 - Acknowledgement (1964)

Gary Burton Quartet - "Good Citizen Swallow" - Lofty Fake Anagram (1967)

Emerson Lake & Palmer - "Barrelhouse Shake-down" - Works Vol 2 (1976) for Jimmy's Pizza

Mahavishnu Orchestra - "Sister Andrea" - Between Nothingness and Eternity (1973) for Jimmy's Pizza

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

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