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, July 30, 2019

Playlist for 7-30-2019 WFCF - Fistful of Vinyl 2019

A little Record Store Day find courtesy of Jim Driscoll!



Today I just brought a big stack of vinyl from the A-C crate of my library and mixed in a few choice cds and music from the new jazz shelf! Had fun! Thanks for tuning in! - Kendo

Hour One:

Fuse One - "To Whom All Things Concern" - Fuse One (1980) CTI Moment

Jimmy Giuffre 3 - "Train and the River" - Jazz on a Summer's Day (1958)
Donna with the mystery last name/
Guess what I paid for this!


            3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Yinon Muallem - "Back Home" - Back Home (2019)*

Freddie Hubbard - "Misty" - Sweet Return (1983)


Fuse One - "Taxi Blues" - Fuse One (1980) CTI Moment

Cal Tjader - "Afro Blue" - Soul Sauce (1964)

Branford Marsalis - "Broadway Fools" - Random Abstract (1987)

Anita O'Day - "Tea for Two" - Jazz On a Summer's Day (1958)

Hour Two:

Espoo Big Band - "Quiet Flows the Aspen River" - Espoo Suite (2018)*
Fun straight-ahead session with a 19 year old Nash.


Ron Carter - "Blues Farm" - Blues Farm (1973) CTI Moment

Gary Burton & Steve Swallow - "Hotel Overture + Vamp/Hotel Hello" - Hotel Hello (1974)


Verve Jazz Ensemble - "Drumorello" - Night Mode (2019)*

Philip Bailey - "Once In a Lifetime" - Love Will Find a Way (2019)*

Louie Bellson Quintet - "The Song Is You" - Raincheck (1978)


Hour Three:

            ~ Flagler Footnotes ~


George Benson - "Summertime" - In Concert Carnegie Hall (1975) - The Ride Home!

Anita O'Day - "You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To" - Anita Swings Cole Porter and Rodgers and Hart with Billy May (1959)
Lots of heavy cats on this one.
Side note - I want that jacket.


Kenny Burrell - "In a Mellow Tone" - Ellington Is Forever Vol 2 (1977)

Kenny Burrell - "Solitude" - Ellington Is Forever Vol 2 (1977)


Anita O'Day - "I Get a Kick Out of You" - Anita Swings Cole Porter and Rodgers and Hart with Billy May (1959)

Count Basie Orchestra - "If I Were A Bell" - High Voltage (1970)

Count Basie Orchestra - "I Didn't Know What Time It Was" - High Voltage (1970)

Linda Cole/Altamonte Jazz Ensemble - "I Wish You Love" - Presents "The Baron" (2001)


Victor Gould - "Thoughts Become Things" - Thoughts Become Things (2018)*

Hour Four:

Cannonball Adderley - "Sticks" - Swingin' In Seattle (1966)

Chet Baker - "My Ideal" - Chet Baker Sings (recorded 63 years ago today on 7/30/1956)

Cannonball Adderley - "The Morning of The Carnaval" - Swingin' In Seattle (1966)

Lauren Henderson - "Something Bigger" - Alma Oscura (2018)*

CTI All-Stars - "Inner City Blues/What's Going On", "California Dreamin'" & "First Light" - CTI Summer Jazz at the Hollywood Bowl Vol One (recorded 47 years ago today on 7/30/1972) CTI Moments










Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Playlist for 7-23-2019 WFCF - Mobley, McLean and More!



Wingin' it with some featured albums by Hank Mobley, Jackie McLean, Johnny Smith and more plus the best of the best from the new jazz shelf. Tune in from 3-7pm today (Tues 7/23) at 88.5 FM or on iHeart by clicking here. See you there! - Kendo


Hour One:

Hiroe Sekine - "Pavane Pour Une Infante Defunte" - Hiroe's Spirit (2018)*

Hank Mobley - "You'd Be So Easy to Love" - Hank (1957)

            3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Johnny Smith - "Come Rain or Come Shine" - The Sound of the Johnny Smith Guitar (1961)
Mellow but phenomenal with Hank Jones on piano.


Don Sebesky - "Song to a Seagull" - Giant Box (1973)
CTI Moment

Jackie McLean - "Just For Now" - Capuchin Swing (1960)

Chord Four - "Sunny Warrior" - California Avant Garde (2018)*

Philip Bailey - "You're Everything" - Love Will Find a Way (2019)*

Hank Mobley - "Fit For a Hanker" - Hank (1957)

Hour Two:

Steve Kuhn - "Isotope" - Porgy (1988)

Michel Camilo - "Liquid Crystal" - Essence (2018)*

Larry Fuller - "Fried Pies" - Overjoyed (2018)*
Excellent sessions!


Steve Kuhn - "Where Do You Go" - Porgy (1988)

Jackie McLean - "Capuchin Swing" - Capuchin Swing (1960)

Greta Matassa - "Pieces of Dreams" - Portrait (2019)*

Johnny Smith - "Embraceable You" - The Sound of the Johnny Smith Guitar (1961)

Steve Kuhn - "Tadd's Delight" - Porgy (1988)

Mary Stallings - "Prelude to a Kiss" - Songs Were Made to Sing (2018)*

Wayne Wilkenson - "Mr. Super Cool" - Proceed to Route (2019)*


Hour Three:

            ~ Flagler Footnotes ~

Hank Mobley - "Dance of the Infidels" - Hank (1957)

Joe Morello - "Summertime" - It's About Time (1961)
Can't name a Blue Note Jackie album that isn't great!


Jackie McLean - "Condition Blue" - Capuchin Swing (1960)

Cal Tjader - "My Little Red Book" - Sounds Out Burt Bacharach (1969)


Hank Mobley - "Time After Time" - Hank (1957)

Andrew Carroll - "Midnight Blues" - Alliterations ()*

Hour Four:


Hank Mobley - "This I Dig of You" - Soul Station (1960)

Bob Sheppard - "Edge of Trouble" - The Fine Line (2018)*

Lauren Henderson - "From the Inside Out" - Alma Obscura (2019)*

Pat Metheny - "Round Trip/Broadway Blues" - Bright Size Life (1975)
Took over the show towards the end!


John McLaughlin & The 4th Dimension - "Meeting of the Spirits" - Live @ Ronnie Scott's (2017)

John McLaughlin & The 4th Dimension - "El Hombre Que Sabia" - Live @ Ronnie Scott's (2017)

Don Sebesky - "Firebird/Bird of Fire" - Giant Box (1973) CTI Moment

















Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Playlist for 7-16-2019 - Featured Albums Deluxe!!

Sweet little find on a recent trip to Atlantic Sounds...



On today's show we had quite a few featured albums - wasn't sure it was gonna come together but it worked, even with a last minute addition! Dave Brubeck Quartet, Pat Metheny, Dexter Gordon, Wayne Wilkinson and a release from Blue Note called "Lost Grooves". All that plus some awesome cuts from the new jazz shelf. Thanks for joining me! - Kendo

Hour One:

Wayne Wilkinson - "Chop House Blues" - Proceed to Route (2019)*
Wowed me!


Wayne Wilkinson - "Jumping at the Woodside" - Proceed to Route (2019)*

            3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Dave Brubeck Quartet - "Georgia On My Mind" - Gone With the Wind (1959)

Joe Farrell - "Cliche Romance" - Skateboard Park (1979)

Chick Corea & The Spanish Heart Band - "The Yellow Nimbus Pt II" - Antidote (2019)*

Dexter Gordon - "Modal Mood" - Dexter Calling (1961)

Pat Metheny - "Solar" - Question and Answer (1989)

Miles Davis - "Gone" - Porgy and Bess (1958)

Hour Two:

Al Foster - "Cantaloupe Island" - Inspirations and Dedications (2019)*

Wayne Wilkinson - "Proceed to Route" - Proceed to Route (2019)*
Super solid with Kenny Drew on piano.


Dexter Gordon - "I Want More" - Dexter Calling (1961)

Michael O'Neill Quintet with Tony Lindsay - "Just Friends" - Pacific Standard Time (2018)*

Dave Brubeck Quartet - "The Lonesome Road" - Gone With the Wind (1959)

Johnny Smith - "The Gypsy In My Soul" - The Sound of the Johnny Smith Guitar (1961)

Pat Metheny - "Question and Answer" - Question and Answer (1989)

Joel Ross - "The Grand Struggle Against Fear" - Kingmaker (2019)*

Hour Three:

            ~ Flagler Footnotes ~

Pat Metheny - "All the Things You Are" - Question and Answer (1989) - The Ride Home!

Dave Brubeck Quartet - "Camptown Races (alt take)" - Gone With the Wind (1959)
Lots of humor & creativity on this one!


Dave Brubeck Quartet - "Shortnin' Bread" - Gone With the Wind (1959)

Dave Brubeck Quartet - "Basin Street Blues" - Gone With the Wind (1959)

Dexter Gordon - "Ernie's Tune" - Dexter Calling (1961)

Dexter Gordon - "Smile" - Dexter Calling (1961)

Stan Getz - "Airegin" - Getz at the Gate (1961)*

Hour Four:

Erik Skov - "Summer Meditation" - Liminality (2018)*

Brad Mehldau - "Born to Trouble" - Finding Gabriel (2018)*
Completely enjoyable jazz from 3 masters.


John Patton - "Village Lee" - The Lost Grooves (1969)

Pat Metheny - "H & H" - Question and Answer (1989)

Lonnie Smith - "Dancin' In An Easy Groove" - The Lost Grooves (1969)

Stanley Turrentine - "Spooky" - The Lost Grooves (1968)

Viviam Sessoms - "The Best Is Yet to Come" - Life II (2018)*













Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Playlist for 7-9-2019 WFCF - Various and Sundry!



Wingin' it today with music I grabbed from my library as well as some vinyl I just received from my good and gracious friend Jim! Plenty from the new jazz shelf as well!
Tune in at 88.5 FM locally or on iHeart by clicking here. See you then! - Kendo


Hour One:

George Cables - "Speak No Evil" - I'm All Smiles (2018)*

Larry Koonse - "Flim Flam" - New Jazz Standards Vol 4 (2019)*

          3:15 Jazz Coffee Break
Fresh new sounds...


Vivian Sessoms - "In the Making" - Life II (2019)*

Michael Petrovich - "San Juan Nights" - The Train to San Lorenzo (2004)

Anita O'Day - "Lover Come Back to Me" - Travelin' Light (1961)


Miles Davis and Milt Jackson - "Dr. Jackle" - Quintet/Sextet (1955)

Mike Allen - "Big Bertha" - Just Like Magic (2019)*

John Coltrane - "Some Other Blues" - Coltrane Jazz (1959)

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


Hour Two:

Akiko/Hamilton/Dechter - "Osaka Samba" - Equal Time (2018)*

Horace Silver - "The Jody Grind" - The Jody Grind (1966)


Ahmad Jamal - "But Not For Me" - At the Pershing (1958) request

Ahmad Jamal - "The Surrey with the Fringe on Top" - At the Pershing (1958) request

Verve Jazz Ensemble - "Mox Nix" - Night Mode (2019)*
Grachan's solo debut is a good one!


Grachan Moncur III - "Coaster" - Evolution (1963)


Art Pepper - "Ophelia" - Living Legend (1975)

Wes Montgomery - "Cotton Tail" - So Much Guitar (1961)

Hour Three:

            ~ Flagler Footnotes ~


Herbie Hancock - "Maiden Voyage" - Dedication (1973)

Sonny Rollins - "Toot Toot Tootsie (goo'bye)" - The Sound of Sonny (1974)

Michel Camilo - "Piece of Cake" - Essence (2018)*

Nancy Kelly - "Again" - Remembering Mark Murphy (2018)*

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


Jacques Kuba Seguin - "Origine" - Migrations (2019)*

Hour Four:

Brother Jack McDuff - "Channel One" - Gin and Orange (1969)

Brother Jack McDuff - "Gin and Orange" - Gin and Orange (1969)

Herbie Hancock - "Nobu" - Dedication (1973)

George Benson - "No Sooner Said Than Done" - Bad Benson (1974)


Jack DeJohnette - "Bayou Fever" - New Directions





Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Playlist for 7-2-2019 WFCF - Too Much Music!


Today I just brought too much music but we're gonna try to get to all of it! Featured albums by La Lucha, Hank Mobley, Urbie Green, Gabor Szabo and Duke Ellington! Tune in from 3-7pm eastern to see if I implode! 88.5FM or on iHeart by clicking here. See you there! - Kendo

Hour One:

Hank Mobley - "The Hippety Hop" - Far Away Lands (1967)

Duke Ellington - "Money Jungle" - Money Jungle (1962)
Good stuff!


            3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Phill Fest - "That's What She Says" - That's What She Says (2015)

Gabor Szabo - "Flea Market" - Gypsy '66 (1965)

Duke Ellington - "Fleurette Africaine" - Money Jungle (1962)


Bill Goodwin - "Turnaround" - Trio (2017)*

Walt Weiskopf - Entebbe" - Worldwide (2019)*

La Lucha - "Jublia is Working It!" - Pa' Lante (2018)*

Gabor Szabo - "The Last One to Be Loved" - Gypsy '66 (1965)
Gabor on Impulse - recorded in '65 FYI


O Som Do Jazz - "Seize the Day" - Go! (2019)*

Hour Two:

Chick Corea - "The Yellow Nimbus - Part 1" - Antidote (2019)*
77 and sounding good!


Red Garland - "Will You Still Be Mine" - Groovy (1957)

La Lucha - "Pa' Lante" - Pa' Lante (2018)

Joe Henderson - "Foregone Conclusion" - Black Is the Color (1972)


Gil Evans - "Davenport Blues" - Great Jazz Standards (1959)

Gil Evans - "Straight, No Chaser" - Great Jazz Standards (1959)

Duke Ellington - "Very Special" - Money Jungle (1962)

Urbie Green - "Goodbye" - The Fox (1976) CTI Moment

Urbie Green - "Mertensia" - The Fox (1976 CTI Moment

Hour Three:
A pretty solid set for 1976!


Lee Morgan - "Cornbread" - Cornbread (1965) The Ride Home!


George Benson - "Rocking Chair" - Walking to New Orleans (2019)*

Brother Jack McDuff & David Newman - "Sunny" - Double Barrelled Soul (1967)

Doug Carn - "Little B's Poem" - Free for All (2019)*


Red Garland - "What Can I Say (After I Say I'm Sorry)" - Groovy (1957)

Red Garland - "Hey Now" - Groovy (1957)


Hank Mobley - "Far Away Lands" - Far Away Lands (1967)

Ashley Pezzotti - "It Only Takes a Moment" - We've Only Just Begun (2019)*
Nothing like Red for feel-good jazz!


George Cables - "Young At Heart" - I'm All Smiles (2018)*

Hour Four:

Hampton Hawes - "Broadway" - All Night Session 1 (1956)

New York Electric Piano - "Reboot" - Black Hole In One (2015)

Paul Desmond - "Romance de Amor" - Skylark (1973) CTI Moment


Gabor Szabo - "Thirteen" - Mizrab (1972) CTI Moment

La Lucha - "Gene Pool" - Pa' Lante (2018)

Jack McDuff - "Flat Backin'" - Moon Rappin' (1969)