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, January 29, 2019

Playlist for 1-29-2019 WFCF - Benny Golson!

Benny Golson in 2010 - photo by Douwe Dijkstra


Today we celebrated the 90th birthday of jazz legend Benny Golson with his performances, arrangements & compositions, along with selections from the new jazz shelf. Thanks for joining me! Hope you enjoyed. Be sure to join the Facebook group Jazz Greats Listeners for fun posts and videos about upcoming shows! Stay warm! - Kendo


Hour One:

Benny Golson & Art Farmer - “Killer Joe” - Meet the Jazztet (1960)

Blue Mitchell - “Minor Vamp” - Blue Soul (1959)
Quite a few of today's selections were from this one!


3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Sam Jones Plus Ten - “Blues On Down” - The Chant (1961)

Allison Au Quartet - “Future Self” - Wander Wonder ()*


Wynton Kelly - “Kelly Blue” - Kelly Blue (1959)

Ted Piltzecker - “Great Idea! Who Pays?” - Brindica (2018)*

Benny Golson - “Out of the Past” - The Modern Touch (1957)

Mundell Lowe - "I'm Old Fashioned" - Guitar Moods (1956)

Hour Two:

Benny Golson - “You're Not the Kind” - & the Philadelphians (1958)

Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers - “I Remember Clifford” - 1958 – Paris Olympia (1958)

Ernesto Cervini's Turboprop - “Tadd's Delight” - Abundance (2016)*
Christian McBride - still great!


Behn Gillece - “Smoke Screen” - Parallel Universe ()*

Lorraine Feather - “It All Adds Up” - Math Camp (2018)*

Chet Baker - “Fair Weather” - In New York (1959)

Benny Golson & Art Farmer - “Easy Living” - Meet the Jazztet (1960)

Christian McBride - “Seek the Source” - New Jawn (2017)

Cal Tjader - “Canto de Ossanha” - Hip Vibrations (1967)

Hour Three:

Jack McDuff - “Flat Backin'” - Moon Rappin' (1969) - The Ride Home!

Charles Mingus - “Song with Orange” - Mingus Dynasty (1959)

Charles Mingus - “Gunslinging Bird” - Mingus Dynasty (1959)
Golson arranged 3 albums for McDuff!


Doug MacDonald - “Al's Pals” - View of the City (2016)*

Jack McDuff - “A Kettle of Fish” - Prelude (1963)

Jack McDuff - “Oh Look At Me Now” - Prelude (1963)

Jack McDuff  “Walk On By” - Walk On By (1966)

Benny Golson & Art Farmer - “Avalon” - Meet the Jazztet (1960)

Benny Golson - “Stella By Starlight” - Walkin' (1957)

Benny Golson - “Ornithology” - Walkin' (1957)

Benny Golson & Art Farmer - “Serenata” - Meet the Jazztet (1960)

Hour Four:

Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers - “Along Came Betty”

Cal Tjader - “Blues March” - Hip Vibrations (1967)

Miles Davis - “Stablemates” - The New Miles Davis Quintet (1955)
This recording made Golson's "Stablemates" a standard.


Quincy Jones - “Killer Joe” - Walking in Space (1969) CTI Moment 

Andrew Lawrence - “Commencement” - Trialogue ()*

La Lucha - “Lovefool” - Standards, Not-Standards (2014)

Benny Golson - “Moten's Swing” - Walkin” (1957)

Michael Petrovich - “Sunrise in the Land of the Pharaohs” - The Train to San Lorenzo (2004)

Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers - “The Drum Thunder Suite” - Moanin' (1958)



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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Playlist for 1-22-2019 WFCF - Ad Libbin'





Today I am just puttin' it together as we go along. Lots of vinyl and new jazz releases! Tune in here or at 88.5 FM if you are in the vicinity. Say hey on Twitter or Facebook and don't forget to check out the new Palm Coast Jazz podcast! - Kendo


Hour One:

Chris Pasin - "OCDC" - Ornettiquette (2018)*

Richie Cole - "Bell of the Ball" - Cannonball (2018)*

          3:15 Jazz Coffee Break
Sorry about the scratches!


Billy Strayhorn - "Passion Flower" - The Peaceful Side (1961)

Billy Strayhorn - "Take the 'A' Train" - The Peaceful Side (1961)

Billy Strayhorn - "Strange Feeling" - The Peaceful Side (1961)

Jimmy Smith & Wes Montgomery - "OGD (Road Song)" - Further Adventures of Jimmy and Wes (1966)Jimmy Smith & Wes Montgomery - "Call Me" - Further Adventures of Jimmy and Wes (1966)

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

Charlie Mariano - "Brother Muthaiah" - Reflections (1974)

Abelita Mateus - "Mixed Feelings" - Mixed Feelings (2016)*

Hour Two:

Charlie Mariano - "Blue in Green" - Reflections (1974)

Joe Magnarelli - "Lady Bird" - If You Could See Me Now (2018)*
Charlie in Finland!


Dizzy Gillespie y Machito - "Calidoscopico" - Afro-Cuban Jazz Moods (1975)

Ted Piltzecker - "Great Idea! Who Pays?" - Brindica (2018)*

Harold Mabern - "On a Clear Day (You Can See Forever)" - Iron Man (2018)*

Vince Guaraldi - "It Was a Very Good Year" - The Eclectic (1969)

Doug MacDonald - "Bossa Don" - View of the City (2016)*

Mongo Santamaria - "Dedos" - Fuego

Hour Three:

Cannonball Adderley Quintet - "Hippodelphia" - Swingin' in Seattle (1967) - The Ride Home

Randy Waldman - "Six Million Dollar Man Theme" - Superheroes (2018)*
High energy set!


Jackie McLean with The Great Jazz Trio - "Little Melonae Again" - New Wine in Old Bottles (1978)

Charlie Haden (with Alice Coltrane) - "For Turiya" - Closeness (1976)

Charlie Dennard - "St. Charles Strut" - Deep Blue (2018)*

Lauren Henderson - "Amame" - Riptide (2018)*

Pat Bianchi - "Mr P.M." - In The Moment (2016)*

Hour Four:

Gabor Szabo - "Three King Fishers" - Bacchanal (1968)

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

Pat Martino - "Exit" - Exit (1976)
New Directions!


Alfredo Rodriguez & Pedrito Martinez - "Super Mario Bros 3" - Duologue (2018)

Jack DeJohnette - "Silver Hollow" - New Directions (1978)

Robotman - "The Law of Large Numbers" - Robotman (2017)

John Scofield & Pat Metheny - "No Matter What" - I Can See Your House From Here (1993)

John Scofield & Pat Metheny - "Everybody's Party" - I Can See Your House From Here (1993)

Friday, January 18, 2019

Palm Coast Jazz New Podcast!

Have a listen to some of the best new jazz coming out of Florida while you do you wake up, wind down, clean up or chill on the internet. Jazz from Orlando, Miami, Parkland and Jacksonville! Share it with internet friends to spread the love for the music! - Kendo




1. Tom McCormick - "South Beat"
from the album South Beat.

2. Jeff Rupert with Veronica Swift - "Let's Sail Away"
from the album Let's Sail Away.

3. Robotman - "The Chase"
from the album Robotman.

4. The Mica Bethea Big Band - "Frahm Out of Nowhere"
from the album Stage 'n Sound.   

5. Perry Joslin - "Rain"
from the album Dreams of Reality.

Consider becoming a subscriber to Palm Coast Jazz at Patreon!   Produced by Kenny MacKenzie in Palm Coast, FL.
Copyright 2019 Kenny MacKenzie.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Playlist for 1-15-2019 WFCF - Roy Haynes!




This week we followed the recording history of drummer Roy Haynes from 1947 to 1999 in a casual manner. Roy's career extends to today (at age 93) but we had to stop somewhere! Thanks for tuning in - Kendo


Playlist Jazz Greats 2017 

Hour One:

Cannonball Adderley Quintet - “What Is This Thing Called Love” At the Lighthouse (1960)
Great set with good energy!


Iris Ornig - “25” - Storyteller (2018)*

3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Freddie Hubbard – “Born to Be Blue” - The Best of Live and In Studio (1981) - 7:13

Anita O'Day - “Blue Champagne” - Incomparable (1960)

Lauren Henderson - “Amame” - Riptide ()*

Lester Young – “Moving with Lester” - Complete Aladdin Recordings (1947) [RH -drums]

Lester Young – “Jumpin' at the Woodside” - Complete Aladdin Recordings (1947) [RH -drums]

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

Bud Powell - “You Go to My Head” - The Amazing Bud Powell (1949) [RH – drums]

Bud Powell - “Bouncing with Bud” - The Amazing Bud Powell (1949) [RH – drums]

Kai Winding - “A Night on Bop Mountain” - Modern Jazz Trombones (1949) [RH – drums]

Hour Two:

Chuck Deardorf - “Lullaby” - Perception (2018)*

Stan Getz - “I've Got You Under My Skin” - Quartets (1950) [RH – drums]

Miles Davis - “Morpheus” - Sextet (1951) [RH – drums]
Unique album with a cool cover!


Charlie Parker - “Blue 'n Boogie” - Summit Meeting at Birdland (1951) [RH -drums]

Sarah Vaughan - “It's Crazy” - with Clifford Brown (1954) [RH – drums]

Sonny Rollins - “The Last Time I Saw Paris” - The Sound of Sonny (1957) [RH – drums]

Sonny Rollins - “What is There to Say” - The Sound of Sonny (1957) [RH – drums]

Doug MacDonald - “Griff” - View of the City (2016)*

Simone Kopmajer - “Pennies from Heaven” - Spotlight on Jazz ()*

Susanna Risberg - “Leo” - VildDJur ()*

Hour Three:

Thelonious Monk - “In Walked Bud” - Misterioso (1958) [RH - drums] - The Ride Home!
Good album - cover makes me giggle


Roy Haynes Trio - “Reflections” - We Three (1958)

J.J. Johnson & Kai Winding - “Trixie” - The Great Kai & J.J. (1960) [RH – drums]

J.J. Johnson & Kai Winding - “Side by Side” - The Great Kai & J.J. (1960) [RH – drums]

Roland Kirk - “E.D.” - Domino (1962) [RH – Drums]

Roy Haynes Quartet- “Moon Ray” - Out of the Afternoon (1962)

Jackie McLean - “Cancellation” - It's Time (1964) [RH - drums]

Christine Fawson - “I've Got the World On a String” - Sings Jazz ()*

Allison Au - “Grounds” - Wander Wonder (2018)*

Hour Four:

Gary Burton - “General Mojo's Well Laid Plan” - Duster (1967) [RH – drums]
Chick on Blue Note!


Chick Corea - “Matrix” - Now He Sings, Now He Sobs (1968) [RH – drums]

Larry Coryell - “The Great Escape” - Barefoot Boy (1971) [RH – drums]

OJT - “The Shorter Shuffle” - New Originals for the Green Lady (2018)*

Pat Metheny/Dave Holland/Roy Haynes - “Question and Answer” - Question and Answer (1990) 

Great Jazz Trio - “Love Me or Leave Me” - Flowers for Lady Day (1991) [RH – drums]

Roy Haynes Trio - “Shulie a Bop” - The Roy Haynes Trio (1999)

Roy Haynes Trio - “Bright Mississippi” - The Roy Haynes Trio (1999)


Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Playlist for 1-8-2019 WFCF - Holiday Haul!

Purple Funk II courtesy of Jim Driscoll - artwork by Ellierex



This week we went through music I received as gifts for Christmas as well as music I acquired while doing my own shopping! Thank you for joining me - Kendo

ps join the Facebook group for this show to see videos, make requests and other suggestions!


Hour One:

Richie Cole - "Dat Dere" - Cannonball (2018)*

Dan Adler - "Friends on the Moon" - Friends on the Moon (2018)*

          3:15 Jazz Coffee Break


Thelonious Monk - "Misterioso" - Misterioso (1958)
Courtesy of Jon
Cover art - John Klimass


Mundell Lowe - "Speak Lowe" - Guitar Moods (1956)


Cannonball Adderley Quintet - "Sack o' Woe" (1960)

Joe Roccisano - "Moments Notice" - Nonet (1997)

Connie Han - "Is That So" - Crime Zone (2018)*


Hour Two:

Miles Davis - "Splash" - Water Babies (1968)


Gil Mellé - "Four Moons", "The Gears", "Mars" & "Sunset Concerto" - The Blue Note Years (1952)

John Scofield - "Uncle Southern" - Combo 66 (2018)*

John Scofield & Pat Metheny - "The Red One" - I Can See Your House from Here (1993)

Harold Mabern - "Mr. P.C." - The Iron Man (2018)*
Between requests, my programming and Mahavishnu,
it was basically a Billy Cobham show!


Billy Cobham - "Quadrant 4" - Spectrum (1973) request

Cyrus Chestnut - "Smoke On the Water" - Kaleidoscope (2018)*

Weather Report - "Non-Stop Home" - Sweetnighter (1973)

Hour Three:

Billy Cobham - "Searching for the Right Door/Spectrum" - Spectrum (1973)

Pat Bianchi - "Mr. P.M." - In The Moment (2016)*

Billy Cobham - "Pleasant Pheasant" - Crosswinds (1974) request


Don Patterson - "Merry Christmas Baby" - Holiday Soul ()

Mundell Lowe - "We'll Be Together Again" - Guitar Moods (1956)


Gil Mellé - "Cycoltron" & "Under Capricorn" - New Faces - New Sounds (1953)

Joe Magnarelli - "On a Misty Night" - If You Could See Me Now (2018)*
Fascinating music, a transitional album...


Miles Davis - "Directions" - Miles at the Fillmore (1970)

Hour Four:

OJT - "Lamanai" - New Originals for the Green Lady (2018)*

Grant Green - "The Final Comedown" - The Final Comedown (1971)

Nina Simone - "My Father" - Baltimore (1978) CTI Moment

Herbie Mann & The Family of Mann - "(Gimme Some of That Good Old) Soul Beat Momma" - Hold On, I'm Comin' (1972)


Weather Report - "Adios" - Sweetnighter (1973)

Dom Um Romao - "The Angels" - Spirit of the Times (1975) Purple Funk II

Eddie Jefferson - "Freedom Jazz Dance" - Things Are Getting Better (1974) Purple Funk II


Eddie Henderson - "Ecstasy" - Mahal (1978)

Mahavishnu Orchestra - "Birds of Fire" & "Miles Beyond" - Birds of Fire (1972)



great album - those 70's graphics!! Design by Ashok.