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, October 30, 2018

Playlist for 10-30-2018 WFCF - Trumpet Prestige!

Not very "modern" but still a highly enjoyable collection!


This week we listened to the entire 2 lp set from Prestige Records "The Jazz Trumpet Volume 2" as well as side two of "Warm Jazz" from Zoot Sims! Hour four featured some of the best of my personal collection, and all hours had great cuts from the new jazz shelf. Thanks for tuning in! - Kendo

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Hour One:

Dizzy Gillespie - “Salt Peanuts” - Jazz at Massey Hall (1953)

Tadd Dameron  - “Anthropology” - Fats Navarro Featured with the Tadd Dameron Quintet (1948)

3:15 Jazz Coffee Break
A unique sounding album in Grant's oeuvre!


Miles Davis - “'Round Midnight” - Miles Davis and the Modern Jazz Giants (1956)

Kenny Dorham - “My Old Flame” - Jazz Contrasts (1957)

Tiki Collective - “Quizas Quizas Quizas” - Muse (2018)*

Clifford Brown - “It Might as Well Be Spring” - In Paris (1953)

Thad Jones - “One More” - The Fabulous Thad Jones (1953)

Art Farmer - “I'll Take Romance” - Art Farmer (1954)

Clark Terry - “Flugelin' the Blues” - In Orbit (1958)

Hour Two:

Christopher Hollyday - “Hallucinations” - Telepathy (2018)*

Matt Kane - “Infinite Six” - The Other Side of the Story (2018)*

Nat Adderley - “Work Song” - Work Song (1960)
What a team! 


Blue Mitchell - “I Can't Get Started” - Blue Soul (1962)

George Russell Sextet - “Zig-Zag” - The Outer View (feat. Don Cherry) (1962)

Steve Lacy with Don Cherry - “Evidence” - Evidence (1961)

McCoy Tyner - “Manha de Carnaval” - Quartets 4x4 (1980)

Gigi Gyrce - “Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart” - The Jazz Lab Quintet (with Donald Byrd) (1957)

Bobby Broom - “Guitar Man” - Soul Fingers ()*

Hour Three:

Max Roach Quintet - “Larry-Larue” - Deeds, Not Words (with Booker Little) (1958) – The Ride Home!

Lee Morgan - “Raggady Ann” - Take Twelve (1962)

Chet Baker - “It Never Entered My Mind” - Chet (1959)M
L to R: Mousey Alexander, George Mraz, Jimmy Rowles, Zoot Sims


Miggy Augmented Orchestra - “Colorful” - Colorful (2017)*

Zoot Sims - “You Go to My Head” - Warm Tenor (1978) 

Zoot Sims - “Blue Prelude” - Warm Tenor (1978)

Zoot Sims - “Comes Love” - Warm Tenor (1978)

Zoot Sims - “You're My Thrill” - Warm Tenor (1978)

Hour Four:

Darren Barrett - “Con Alma” - Time for Romance (2018)*

Donald Fagen - “Planet D'Rhonda” - Sunken Condos (2012)

John William Gordon - “Off Override” - Just a Wild Guess (2015)
Red at the height of his popularity!


Grant Green - “Love on a Two Way Street” - Visions (1971)

Ella Fitzgerald/Louis Armstrong - “Cheek to Cheek” - Ella & Louis (1956) - 

Jimmy Giuffre - “The Train and the River” - The Jimmy Giuffre 3 (1956)

Hampton Hawes - “Just One of Those Things” - Bird Song (1956)

Vince Guaraldi - “Cast Your Fate to the Wind” - Jazz Impressions of Black Orpheus (1962)

Nancy Harms - “Lush Life” - Ellington at Night (2015)


Red Garland - “'Tis Autumn” - All Kinds of Weather (1958)



Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Playlist for 10-23-2018 WFCF - The Impulse Saxophone

A compelling collection of a broad range of artistry!


This week we listened to 23 of 25 tracks from the 3 lp collection from Impulse "The Saxophone" (signified with a +) with familiar and not so familiar names; along with half of the "Sugar" album from Stanley Turrentine and some brilliant new releases! Thanks for stopping by and for tuning in!


Hour One:

Christopher Hollyday - “One of Another Kind” - Telepathy (2018)*

Doug Webb - “Last Trane to Georgia” - Fast Friends (2016)*

3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Cannonball Adderley with Milt Jackson - “Things Are Getting Better” -  Things A Getting Better (1958)

Darren Barrett - “Invitation” - But Beautiful (2018)*
Darren Barrett's new release is very fine!


Steven Taetz - “Drink You In” - Drink You In (2018)*

Johnny Hodges - “I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart/Don't Get Around Much Anymore” - Everybody Knows Johnny Hodges (1964)+

Ben Webster - “Someone to Watch Over Me” - See You At the Fair (1964)+

John Coltrane - “Out of This World” - Coltrane (1962)+

Archie Shepp - “Rufus (Swung, his face to the wind, then his neck snapped)” - Four for Trane (1964)+

Charlie Parker - “Bluebird” - Jazz on Savoy 1955-1957 (?)

Hour Two:

Cyrus Chestnut - “Golliwog's Cakewalk” - Kaleidoscope  (2018)*

Lorraine Feather - “I Don't Mean to Make a Big Deal of It” - Math Camp (2018)*

Elvin Jones/Jimmy Garrison Sextet - “Gettin On Way” - Illumination (1963)+

McCoy Tyner -”T 'N A Blues” - Today and Tomorrow (1964)+
Pharoah Sanders & Joe Henderson on this one!


Albert Ayler - “Ghosts” - Love Cry (1967)+

John Klemmer - “Prelude I and Waterfall” - Waterfalls (1972)+

Miggy Augmented Orchestra - “Ready?” - Colorful (2017)*

Alice Coltrane - “Mantra” - Ptah the El Daoud (1970)

Sabertooth Swing - “Mean and Evil Blues” - Extinct Possibilities ()*

Hour Three:

Lester Young - “Jumpin' with Symphony Sid” - The Saxophone (1947)+ - The Ride Home!

Charlie Parker - “Confirmation” - The Saxophone (1950)+

Max Roach - “Mendacity” - Percussion Bitter Sweet (1961)+

Ornette Coleman - “Song for Che” - Crisis (1969)+

Tiki Collective - “Harlem Nocturne” - Muse (2018)*

Benny Carter - “Body and Soul” - Furthur Definitions (1961)+
The latest in lounge makes for good listening!


Don Byas - “All the Things You Are” - Americans in Europe Vol. 2 (1963)+

Sonny Stitt and Paul Gonsalves - “Stardust” - Salt and Pepper (1963)+

Ernesto Cervini's Turboprop - “The Queen” - Abundance (2016)*

Coleman Hawkins - “Going Down Home” - The Hawk Returns (1954)

Hour Four:

Marion Brown - “Once Upon a Time (A Children's Tale) – Geechee Recollections (1973)+

Dewey Redman - “Innerconnection” - The Ear of the Behearer (1973)+

Sam Rivers - “Encore” - The Saxophone (1973)+

Gato Barbieri - “Encontros” - The Saxophone (1973)+
This cd fit in well with the Impulse "new thing" cuts!


Myriad3 - "DNA" - Vera ()*

Stanley Turrentine - “Sunshine Alley” - Sugar (1970) CTI Moment

Johnny Smith - “Moonlight in Vermont” - Moonlight in Vermont (1952) 

Stanley Turrentine - “Sugar” - Sugar (1970) CTI Moment


Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Playlist for 10-16-2018 WFCF - Animals!

Night in Eden Jungle - Joel Gauthier

This week's theme is animals! Lots of new titles in my own library including Donald Byrd, Kenny Wheeler, Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter plus plenty of new releases including Eddie Daniels, Paul Simon, Addison Evans and Steve Turre! Tune in today (Tues 10/16) from 3-7pm eastern at 88.5FM or for iHeart click here. See you then! - Kendo


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Hour One:

Joe Puma - “Wild Kitten” - Wild Kitten (1957)

Donald Byrd - “Fly, Little Bird, Fly” - Mustang (1966)

3:15 Jazz Coffee Break
Forward thinking release from Widehive

Erik Jekabson - “Chrysalis” - Erik Jekabson Sextet ()*

Frank Cunimondo - “On Green Dolphin Street” - Epilogue ()*

Charles Mingus - “Flamingo” - New Tijuana Moods (1957) request

Charles Mingus - “Eat that Chicken” - Oh Yeah (1961) request

George Benson - "Ode to a Kudu" - Beyond the Blue Horizon (1971) if time

Herbie Hancock - "King Cobra" - My Point of View (1963)

Adison Evans - "Monkey Mind" - Meridian (2017)

Hour Two:

Rainbow Gravity - "The Sanquine Penguin" - Rainbow Gravity (2018)* 

Eddie Daniels - "Loro (Parrot)" - Heart of Brazil (2017)*

Steve Turre - “Yardbird Suite” - The Very Thought of You ()*
great team!

Herbie Hancock - "Swamp Rat" - Secrets (1976)

Cal Tjader/Stan Getz - "Crow's Next" - Sextet (1958)

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

Herbie Hancock - "Dolphin Dance" - Maiden Voyage (1965)

Lenny Marcus - “Dolphins” - Gloria's Step ()*

Hour Three:

Wayne Shorter - "Barracudas (General Assembly) - Etcetera (1965) - The Ride Home!

Bill Evans - “Up With the Lark” - On a Monday Evening (1976)

Buddy Rich - "Chameleon" - Very Live at Buddy's Place (1974)
More funky exploits - this time with guitars.

Lambert, Hendricks & Ross - "Little Pony" - Sing a Song of Basie (1957)

Lou Donaldson - “The Humpback” - Mr. Shing-a-Ling (1967)

Cal Tjader/Stan Getz - "Big Bear" - Sextet (1958)

Donald Byrd - "Mustang" - Mustang! (1964)

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

Hour Four:

Erik Jekabson - “Cat and Mouse” - Erik Jekabson Sextet ()* - 8:42

Paul Simon - “Pigs, Sheep and Wolves” -In the Blue Night (2018)*

Billy Cobham - "Some Skunk Funk" - A Funky Side of Things (1975)
for the Cobham fans complete with the Breckers!

Gabor Szabo - "Cheetah" - Spellbinder (1966)

Herbie Mann - "The Turtle and the Frog" - First Light (1973)

Miles Davis - “Cobra” - Amandla (1988)

Herbie Hancock - “Spider” - Secrets (1976)

Kenny Wheeler - "Gnu Suite" - Gnu High (1975)



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Thursday, October 11, 2018

Playlist for 10-9-18 WFCF - Album Features

Cool label from short-lived LA jazz label from 1975-1977


This week we delved into a handful of releases covering a broad range of jazz: the strong compositions and killer line-up on Duke Pearson's "Sweet Honey Bee". the dated swing (complete with accordian) of forgotten jazz guitarist Joe Puma on "Wild Kitten", all but one track of the fantastic compilation "Spring Jazz" from Joel Dorn's 32 Jazz label, a fun pairing of saxes with Sonny Stitt/Red Holloway's "Forecast: Sonny and Red" and finally the Hank Mobley lineup of the Miles Davis Quintet in pristine sound (the vinyl master is so much better than the cd) "In Person: Saturday Night at the Blackhawk Vol 2". Plenty of new jazz also! Thanks for stopping by and to all who tuned in! - Kendo




Hour One:

Amanda Gardier - “Revolving Door” - Empathy ()*

Willie Nelson - “It Was a Very Good Year” - My Way (2018)*

3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Count Basie Orchestra - “My Cherie Amor” - All About that Basie ()*

Ray Bryant - “Greensleeves” - Spring Jazz - Alone at Montreux (1972)

Sonny Stitt - “My Buddy” - Spring Jazz – My Buddy (1975)

Duke Pearson - “Sudel” - Sweet Honey Bee (1966)
Tony and Ella backstage at Tony's concert 1957
Photo by William "PoPsie" Randolph

Duke Pearson - “After the Rain” - Sweet Honey Bee (1966)

Ella Fitzgerald - “They Can't Take That Away From Me” - Sings the George and Ira Gershwin Songbook (1959)

Kenny Burrell - “In a Mellow Tone” - Spring Jazz – Ellington a la Carte (1983)

Don Patterson - “Whistle While You Work” - Spring Jazz – These Are Soulful Days (1973)

Hour Two:

Stefon Harris and Blackout - “Dat Dere” - Sonic Creed ()*

Daniel Giron - “Shadows of Blue” - Prisma ()*
Featured lp - I've posted this cover before
but it's coolness warrants repeating!

Joe Puma - “Rose Room” - Wild Kitten (1957)

Joe Puma - “Polka Dots and Moonbeams” - Wild Kitten (1957)

Joe Puma - “Rigamarole” - Wild Kitten (1957)

Grant Green - “Samba de Orpheus” - Spring Jazz – Iron City ()

Modern Jazz Quartet with Laurindo Almeida - “One Note Samba” - Spring Jazz - Collaboration (1964)

Sonny Stitt with Red Holloway - “The Way You Look Tonight” - Forecast: Sonny and Red (1976)

Sonny Stitt with Red Holloway - “The Way You Look Tonight” - Forecast: Sonny and Red (1976)

Ella Fitzgerald - “Lullaby of Birdland” - First Lady of Song (1954)
Sonny Stitt & Red Holloway seemed to really
enjoy themselves on this session.

Hour Three:

Duke Jordan - “Empathy” - Sweet Honey Bee (1966) - The Ride Home!

Duke Jordan - “Ready Rudy?” - Sweet Honey Bee (1966)

Woody Shaw - “Solid” - Spring Jazz – Spring Jazz - Solid (1986)

Pat Martino - “Blue in Green” - Spring Jazz – Interchange (1994)

Joe Puma - “Soon” - Wild Kitten (1957)

Joe Puma - “But Not for Me” - Wild Kitten (1957)

Joe Puma – Rosalie Ann” - Wild Kitten (1957)

Dawn records catalog from the back of the Joe Puma record.
We're going to have to investigate some of these!
Marshall Gilkes featuring WDR Big Band - “Puddle Jumping” - Always Forward ()*

The Tiki Collective - “Harlem Nocturne” - Muse ()*

Hank Crawford - “The Peeper” - Spring Jazz - From the Heart (1961)

Hour Four:

Erik Deutsch - “Jump Change” - Falling Flowers (2018)*
Mile's first live album - great performances from a
strong lineup (Mobley, Kelly, Chambers, Cobb)

Justin Kauflin - “Coming Home” - Coming Home ()*

Miles Davis - “Neo” - Saturday Night in Person at the Blackhawk Vol 2 (1961)

Miles Davis - “So What” - In Person, Saturday Night at the Blackhawk Vol. 2 (1961)

Myriad 3 - “Fortress” - Vera (2018)*

John Scofield - “Can't Dance” - Combo 66 (2018)*






Sonny Stitt left, Red Holloway right
Art Hillary - p, Larry Gales - b, Clarence Johnston - d


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Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Playlist for 10-2-2018 WFCF - Cast of Characters III

You can't not have Kojak...


This week we did a third installation on the "Cast of Characters" theme; everyone from the Lady in Red to the Witch Doctor! Herbie Mann, Gabor Szabo and the new John Scofield release were featured. Thanks for joining me! - Kendo

Playlist Jazz Greats 2017 

Hour One:


Herbie Mann - "Menina Feia (Ugly Girl) - Do the Bossa Nova (1962)

Cecile McLoren-Salvant - "The Gentleman is a Dope" - The Window (2018)*
Just Cecile & pianist Sullivan Fortner on this one!


3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

John Scofield - "King of Belgium" - Combo 66 ()*

Tim Warfield - "Sleeping Dancer, Sleep On" - Jazzland (2017)*

Freddie Hubbard - "Marie Antoinette" - Ready for Freddie (1961)

Bobby Hutcherson - "Little Angel" - Montara (1975)

Stan Getz - “The Lady In Red” - Greatest Hits (1950)

Gabor Szabo - "Sunshine Superman" - Bacchanal (1968)

Ray Brown Trio - “Have You Met Miss Jones” - The Red Hot Ray Brown Trio (1985)

Antonio Carlos Jobim - “Captain Bacardi” - Wave (1967) CTI Moment

Hour Two:

Art Blakey - "The Witch Doctor" - The Witch Doctor (1961)

Rob Lockart - “Nightmare Thief” - Parallel Lives (2006)
Great band, great songs, great playing!


Grant Green - "Jean de Fleur" - Idle Moments (1963)

John Scofield - "Uncle Southern" - Combo 66 ()*

Herbie Mann - "Dona Palmeira (Madame Palm Tree)" - Sunbelt (1976)

Tiki Collective - "Don't Fear the Reaper" - Muse ()*

Troy Roberts - "Adamant Eve" - Nu-Jive Perspective (2018)*

Charles Lloyd + the Marvels - "Ballad of the Sad Young Man" - Vanished Gardens (2017)*

Hour Three:

Sonny Rollins - "Plain Jane" - Volume One (1956) - The Ride Home!

David Newman - “Foxy Brown” - Newmanism (1974)
Newman is in prime form for this 70's release!


Cal Tjader - "Los Bandidos" - Along Comes Cal (1967)

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

Nat Adderley - "Tallahassee Kid" - Blue Autumn (1982)

Art Blakey - "Weird-O" - The Jazz Messengers (1956)

Milt Jackson & Ray Charles - “Cosmic Ray” - Soul Brothers (1958)

Hour Four:

Gabor Szabo - "Spellbinder" - Spellbinder (1966)

Donald Byrd - "Street Lady" - Street Lady (1973)

Herbie Mann - "Paper Man" - WIndows Opened (1968)

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

Kamasi Washington - "Street Fighter Mas" - Heaven and Earth (2018)*

Ken Wiley - "French Girls" - Highbridge Park (2018)*

Herbie Mann - "Miss Free Spirit" - Stone Flute (1969)


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