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, November 27, 2018

Playlist for 11-27-2018 WFCF - Wingin' It Again!



This week's show was entirely improvised with some of my favorite all-time albums and the best of the new jazz shelf! Hope you had a good time and thank you for tuning in! Say hi on Instagram @jazzploration and have a great one! - Kendo 




Hour One:

Pat Bianchi - "Humpty Dumpty", "Four In One" & "Mr. PM" - In The Moment (2016)*


             3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Tom Stewart - "Sneaky Pete" - First Time Over (2006)
Great organist - solid album!


Mel Tormé/George Shearing - "Out of This World" - A Vintage Year (1987)


Thomas Marriott - "Dexter's Tune" - Romance Language (2017)*

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

Antonio Carlos Jobim - "Stone Flower" - Stone Flower () CTI Moment


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

John Scofield - "Green Tea" - A Go Go (1998)


Hour Two:

Pat Martino - "Exit", "Come Sunday" & "Three Base Hit" - Exit (1976)
Endless talent and energy on this one!


Marcus Strickland Twi-Life - "Relentlessness" - People of the Sun (2018)

Kai Winding - "Sunrise, Sunset" & "Cantaloupe Island" - Dirty Dawg (1966)

Herbie Hancock - "Watermelon Man" - Headhunters (1973)


Hour Three:

Tony Williams - "Only With You", "Pee Wee" & "Thrill Me" - Angel Street (1988) - The Ride Home!


Alexander Claffy - "Blues in the Corner" - Standards: What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life (2018)*

Dave Brubeck - "Everybody's Jumpin'" - Time Out (1959)

Julian Gerstin Sextet - "The Old City" - The Old City (2018)*
Excellent pairing and show!


Mel Tormé/George Shearing - "New York, New York Medley" - A Vintage Year (1987)

Dexter Gordon - "Hanky Panky" - Clubhouse (1965)

Greg Little - "Gingerman" - Dreamwalker (2003)

Hour Four:

Donald Byrd - "The Uptowner" - Fancy Free (1969)


Al Muirhead's Canadian Quintet - "A Tune for Cal" - Undertones (2018)*

Freddie Hubbard - "Naturally" - Sky Dive (1972)

Sonny Rollins - "I Feel a Song Comin' On" - Plus Four (1956)
Former Ray Charles guitarist with strong set!


Myriad3 - "Tamboa" - Vera (2018)*

James Francies - "Leaps" - Flight (2018)*


Kenny Carr - "Intervals" - Departure (2018)*

Grant Green - "Upshot" - Carryin' On (1969)




Thursday, November 22, 2018

Playlist for 11-20-2018 WFCF - 4 Themes!


Early 60s recording session, L-R Joe Benjamin, Joe Morello, Gary Burton, Hank Garland

This week we had a different theme each hour! Hour One was choice tracks from the year 1963 with both favorites and tracks new to the show. Hour Two was devoted to the new jazz shelf with superior cuts from the likes of Kat Gang, James Francies and Thomas Marriott. Hour Three was made up from requests made on the Facebook page and was lots of fun. Hour Four featured alternative versions of famous jazz recordings by Miles, Coltrane, Monk and more! Thanks for joining me and Happy Thanksgiving!



Hour One: 1963

Hank Mobley - "Up a Step" - No Room for Squares (1963)
Solid - of course!


Johnny Hodges/Wild Bill Davis - "I Cried For You" - Mess of Blues (1963)

3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Cal Tjader - "China Nights (Shina No Yoru)" - Several Shades of Jade (1963)

Sonny Stitt with Jack McDuff - "For You" - Soul Shack (1963)

Kenyon Hopkins - "Lissa" - The Yellow Canary (1963)

Jackie McLean - "Cheers" - Vertigo (1963)

Roland Kirk - "Reeds and Deeds" - Reeds and Deeds (1963)

Howard Roberts - "If Ever I Would Leave You" - H.R. is a Dirty Guitar Player (1963)

Wes Montgomery - "Fried Pies" - Boss Guitar (1963)

Bill Evans - "A Sleepin' Bee" - Trio '64 (1963)

Hour Two: New Jazz!

Giacomo Gates - "A Different Thing" - G8S (2018)*

David Hazeltine - "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" - The Time Is Now (2018)*
Kat's new one sounds great!


MIchael Dease - "Pearls" - Bonafide (2017)*

Jack Mouse - "Adamant Inversary" - Intimate Adversary (2017)*

Kat Gang - "This Can't Be Love" - Come Closer (2018)*

James Francies - "Leaps" - Flight (2018)*

Tessa Souter - "A Taste of Honey" - Picture in Black and White (2017)*

Thomas Marriott - "Dexter's Tune" - Romantic Language (2018)*

Jeb Patton - "Zec" - Tenthish - Live in New York (2018)*

Matt Kane - "Jump Rope Dance" - The Other Side of the Story (2018)*

Hour Three: Requests and more!

DK Anderson's Cypher "Super Mario" - 8th Window (2016) - The Ride Home! request

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

Miles Davis - "Prince of Darkness" - The Sorcerer (1967) request

Bobby Broom - "Summer Breeze" - Soul Fingers (2018)* request
Phil Woods featured on 5 cuts today!


Michel LeGrand - "Jitterbug Waltz" - Legrand Jazz (1958) request for Phil Woods

Eddie Costa - "Nature Boy" - Eddie Costa Quintet (1957)

Joe Morello - "Every Time" - It's About Time (1961)

Gary Burton - "Storm" - Who Is Gary Burton? (1962)

Gil Melle - "Golden Age" - Gil's Guests (1957)

Hour Four: Alternate Takes!

Herbie Hancock - "One Finger Snap (Alternate Take)" - Empyrean Isles (1964)

Thelonious Monk - "Crepuscule with Nellie (Takes 4 & 5)" - Monk's Music (1957)

Miles Davis - "Hand Jive (First Alternate Take)" - Nefertiti (1967)

John Coltrane - "Naima (Alternate Version 2)" - Giant Steps (1959)

Stan Getz - "Captain Marvel (Alternate Take)" - Captain Marvel (1972)


Art Pepper - "The Trip (Alternate Take)" - The Trip (1976)


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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Playlist for 11-13-2018 WFCF - Featured Albums!





This week we had a bunch of featured albums, in particular ones I picked up in Charlotte, NC last year running away from Hurricane Irma! Thanks for tuning in! Don't forget to join the Facebook Group Jazz Greats Listeners to find out what's coming up on the show and make requests and show suggestions etc! - Kendo



Hour One:

Emanuele Coluccia - "Bright Red" - Birthplace (2018)*

Justin Kauflin - "Looking Forward" - Coming Home (2018)*



3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Charles Mingus - "Mood Indigo" - Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus (1963)

Carmen McRae - "Like a Lover" - I Am Music (1975)

Larry Coryell - "Westerly Wind" - Fallen Angel (1993)

Charles Mingus - "II B.S." - Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus (1963)

Wes Montgomery - "My One and Only Love" - Bumpin' (1965)

Wes Montgomery - "Tear It Down" - Bumpin' (1965)

Zot Theater - “Schoolhouse Avant-Garde Rock” - Mayberry Beret (1985?)

Wes Montgomery - "Con Alma" - Bumpin' (1965)

Ornette Coleman - "When Will the Blues Leave" (1958)

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

Hour Two:

Connie Han - "Another Kind of Right" - Crime Zone ()*

Myriad3 - "Tamboa" - Vera ()*
Artwork aside - she's a badass - keep an eye on her.


Charles Mingus - "Better Get Hit In Yo' Soul" - Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus (1963)

Miles Davis - "Big Time" - Amandla (1989)

Ornette Coleman - "Jayne" - Something Else! (1958)

Carmen McRae - "A Child is Born" - Can't Hide Love (1976)

Ella Fitzgerald/Count Basie - "Deed I Do" - On the Sunny Side of the Street (1963)

Sonny Rollins - "How Are Things In Glocca Morra" - Volume One (1956)

Willie Nelson - "Young at Heart" - My Way (2018)*

Hour Three:

Don Patterson - "Pisces Soul" - Boppin' & Burnin' (1968) - The Ride Home!

Dizzy Gillespie - "Taboo" - New Wave (1962)

Dizzy Gillespie - "Pregunte Ao Joao" - New Wave (1962)
Superb album of relaxing modernized standards!


Carmen McRae - "The Man I Love" - Can't Hide Love (1976)

Darren Barrett/Time for Romance - "Invitation" - But Beautiful (2018)* 

Jimmy McGriff - "April In Paris" - Let's Stay Together (1972)

Ella Fitzgerald/Count Basie - "Them There Eyes" - On the Sunny Side of the Street (1963)

Ornette Coleman - "Chippie" - Something Else (1958)

Doug Webb - "Ah-Leu-Cha" - Fast Friends (2016)*

Hour Four:

Christian Sands - "Rebel Music" - Facing Dragons ()*

Stefon Harris and Blackout - "Go" - Sonic Creed ()*


Wes Montgomery - "Bumpin'" - Bumpin' (1965)

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

John William Gordon - "Giant Ripoff" - Just a Wild Guess (2014)

Herbie Mann - "Don't You Know The Way (How I Feel About You) - Stone Flute (1969)

Jimmy McGriff - "Shaft" - Let's Stay Together (1972)

Larry Coryell - “The Moors” - Fallen Angel (1993) CTI Moment


Herbie Mann - "In Tangier/Paradise Beach - Stone Flute (1969)


Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Playlist for 11-6-2018 WFCF - New Jazz, Daylight Savings & 1971

the album that started it all...



Daylight savings is the worst! Kudos to California for doing away with it this week. The show largely revolved around this contentious topic - with songs that had something to do with it ("day", "daylight", "hour", "daybreak" etc) - but first we delved into some of the best of the new jazz shelf for over an hour! Finally - we listened to some hefty tracks from the year 1971, and also payed tribute to the late Sonny Fortune. Thanks to all who tuned in! - Kendo



Hour One:

Mike Steinel Quintet - “Haitian Banana Run” - Song and Dance ()*

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

3:15 Jazz Coffee Break
Another winner from Bobby!


Bobby Broom - “Ode to Billie Joe” - Soul Fingers ()*

Connie Han - “Pretty Women” - Crime Zone ()*

Matt Kane - “Drive” - The Other Side of the Story ()*

Darren Barrett - “But Beautiful” - But Beautiful (2018)*

Mark Masters Ensemble - “Borne Towards the Stars” - Our Metier ()*

John Scofield - “Uncle Southern” - Combo 66 (2018)*

Hour Two:

Judith Owen - “Hotline Bling” - redisCOVERed ()*

Randy Waldman - “Super Chicken Theme” - Superheroes ()*

Cyrus Chestnut - “Turkish Rondo” - Kaleidoscope (2018)*
The album just before "My Favorite Things"...


One for All - “Daylight” - The Third Decade ()

John Coltrane – “My Shining Hour” - Coltrane Jazz (1959)

Rahsaan Roland Kirk - “Making Love After Hours” - Here Comes the Whistleman (1965)

John Moulder - “Memoirs By the Sea Pt I” - Decade Memoirs ()*

Art Tatum - “Time On My Hands” - The Complete Capitol Recordings (1949)

Quincy Jones - “The Witching Hour” - Golden Boy (1964)

Bill Laurance - “Golden Hour” - Aftersun (2015)

The Tiki Collective - "Don't Fear the Reaper" - Muse (2018)*

Hour Three:

Freddie Hubbard - “First Light” - First Light (1971) - The Ride Home!

Willie Nelson - “Night and Day” - My Way (2018)*
Tatum!


Erroll Garner - “Night and Day” - Nightconcert (1964)*

Grant Green - “Does Anybody Know What Time It Is” - Visions (1971) break

Joe Roccisano - “Mr. Day” - Nonet (1998)

Al Muirhead - “It's About Time” - It's About Time (2014)

Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis - “Day by Day” - The Fox and the Hounds (1967)

Stan Getz/Charlie Byrd - “Samba Dees Days” - Jazz Samba (1962)

Andrea Claburn - “Daybreak” - Nightshade (2016)

Henri Rene - “When Day is Done” - Riot in Rhythm (1958)

Bucky Pizzarelli/ Bud Freeman - "At Sundown" - Buck and Bud (1976)

Hour Four:

Larry Coryell - "Gypsy Queen" - Barefoot Boy (1971)
Turrentine at his prime with Deodato!


Stanley Turrentine - "I Haven't Got Anything Better To Do" - Salt Song (1971) CTI Moment

Johnny Hammond - "Rock Steady" - Wild Horses Rock Steady (1971) CTI Moment

Rahsaan Roland Kirk - "Ain't No Sunshine" - Blacknuss (1971)

Sonny Fortune - “Never Again Is Such a Long Time” - Serengeti Minstrel (1977)


Donald Byrd - "The Little Rasti" - Ethiopian Knights (1971)