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 19, 2019

Playlist for 10-29-2019 WFCF - Benson, Billy & Swedish Nationalism!

A great listen through and through!

For this show we continued listening to Cal Tjader's "Cuban Fantasy", played a whole bunch of George Benson including tracks from his mid 60's Atlantic Records period, and we listened to the entire "Crosswinds" album by Billy Cobham. Also in the mix - some jazzed up ancient music from Sweden and lots more including new jazz. Thanks to all who joined me and for stopping by! - Kendo


Hour One: 

Cal Tjader - "Cuban Fantasy" - Cuban Fantasy (1977)

Rich Willey's Boptism Funk Band - "Mister Magoo" -Conspiracy (2019)*
Great energy & performances from everyone!


            3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Katalenic - Kwek Band - "Morning Sun" - Morning Sun (1983)

George Benson - "Goodnight" - Benson Burner (1966)

George Benson - "The Man From Toledo" - Benson Burner (1966)

George Benson - "My Babe" - Benson Burner (1966)

George Benson - "Slow Scene" - Benson Burner (1966)

John Coltrane - "Blue World" - Blue World (1964)*

Jan Johansson - "Herdedans" - Musik genom fyra sekler (1968)

Jan Johansson - "Vava Vadmal" - Musik genom fyra sekler (1968)

Hour Two:

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

Joe Farrell - "The Jazz Crunch" - Sonic Text (1979)
Williams' unique expression with Shorter & Rivers!


Tony Williams - "Extras" - Spring (1965)

Chet Baker - "I'm Through With Love" - With Strings (1953)

Chet Baker - "What'll I Do" - She Was Too Good to Me (1974) CTI Moment

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

One O'clock Lab Band - "Al-Go-Rhythm" - LAB 2019 (2019)*

Heather Bambrick - "It Never Entered My Mind" - Fine State (2019)*

Hour Three:

           ~ Flagler Footnotes ~

Hampton Hawes - "Hamp's Broad Blue Acres" - Live at the MonMartre (1971) - The Ride Home!

Antonio Adolfo - "" - Samba Jazz Alley (2019)*
A little out thanks to the presence of Michael Carvin!


Sonny Clark - "Blues Blue" - Sonny Clark Trio (1960)

Sonny Clark - "Junka" - Sonny Clark Trio (1960)

Billy Cobham - "Heather" - Crosswinds (1974)

Mark Minchello - "Serenade to a Cuckoo" - The Flute Album (2019)*

Hour Four:

Billy Cobham - "Spanish Moss - A Sound Portrait" - Crosswinds (1974)

Corey Christiansen - "Ambedo" - La Proxima (2019)*

Mike Stern - Jeff Lorber Fusion - "Righteous" - Eleven (2019)*

Spirit Fingers - "Inside" - Spirit Fingers (2019)*

Cal Tjader - "Tu Crees Que?" - Cuban Fantasy (1977)*


Freddie Hubbard - "Lost Dreams" - Liquid Love (1975)

A very cool period in Benson's long career!

Playlist for 10-22-2019 WFCF - A Zawinul Vibe

New sounds for jazz in 1971.


This show was dominated by a wonderfully chill and dreamy vibe thanks to the first Weather Report album along with Joe Zawinul's self titled release from the year before. Also featured were Miles Davis Live In Europe Bootleg Series, Mose Allison, the new Coltrane, plenty of new releases and we began our weekly listen to Cal Tjader's "Cuban Fantasy" live album. Thanks to all who tuned in, and thank you for stopping by. - Kendo

Hour One:

Miles Davis - "Footprints" - Live in Europe (1967)


            3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Eliane Elias - "Angel Eyes" - Love Stories (2019)*
Sounding good as ever with more great playing!


Chick Corea - "Crepescule with Nellie" - Trilogy 2 (2016)*

John Coltrane - "Psalm" - A Love Supreme (1964)

Spirit Fingers - "Maps" - Spirit Fingers (2018)*

Weather Report - "Orange Lady" - Weather Report (1971)

Weather Report - "Milky Way" - Weather Report (1971)

Hour Two:

Dick Hyman & Ken Peplowski - "Waitin' For My Dearie" - Counterpoint (2019)*

Mose Allison - "Trouble In Mind" - Local Color (1957)
Mose's 2nd album is highly addictive jazz!


Mose Allison - "Lost Mind" - Local Color (1957)

John Coltrane - "Naima (Take 1)" - Blue World (1964)*

John Coltrane - "Like Sonny" - Blue World (1964)*

Billie Holiday - "I Wished On the Moon" - Verve Silver Collection (1957)

Joe Zawinul - "Doctor Honoris Causa" - Zawinul (1970)

Miles Davis - "I Fall In Love Too Easily" - Live In Europe (1967)

Hour Three:

            ~ Flagler Footnotes ~

3 Nights In L.A. - "Have You Met Miss Jones" - 3 Nights In L.A. (2019)*
More of that mood - great stuff!


Weather Report - "Tears" - Weather Report (1971)

Billie Holiday - "Gee Baby Aint I Good To You" - Verve The Silver Collection (1957)

Joe Zawinul - "In A Silent Way" - Zawinul (1970)

Cal Tjader - "Guarabe" - Cuban Fantasy (1977)

Hour Four:

Roberto Fonseca - "La Llamada" - Yesun (2019)*

Tomas Janzon - "Softly As In A Morning Sunrise" - 130th & Lenox (2019)*

Florian Hoefner Trio - "Hound's Tune" - First Spring (2018)*

Weather Report - "Eurydice" - Weather Report (1971)

Grant Green - "I Don't Want Nobody to Give Me Nothing, Open Up the Door I'll Get It Myself/Cold Sweat" - Shades of Green (1971)

Royce Campbell - "Topsy Curvy" - Organ Trio (2016)*

Donald Byrd - "Essence" - Electric Byrd (1970)

Playlist for 10-15-2019 - Szabo and more!

Gabor Szabo - photo by Charles Stewart

For this show we listened to tracks by guitarist Gabor Szabo spanning from 1966 to 1971 as well as a featured album by Billy Cobham and lots of new releases! Thank you for tuning in and for stopping by!

Hour One:

John Coltrane - "Traneing In" - Blue World (1964)*

Joel Miller - "Gyre" - Unstoppable (2018)*
Chill and funk with Bobby Womack!


            3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Miki Purnell - "Embraceable You" - Midnight Bloom (2019)*

Gabor Szabo - "Breezin'" - High Contrast (1971)

Heather Bambrick - "Take the B Train" - Fine State (2019)*

George Cables - "The Phantom" - Circle (1979)

Lauren Henderson - "Something Bigger" - Alma Oscura (2019)*

Chick Corea - "La Fiesta" - Trilogy 2 (2016)*

Hour Two:

Billy Cobham - "Life and Times" - Live and Times (1976)

Gabor Szabo - "Amazon" - High Contrast (1970)
Straight ahead and Chick favorites - good!


Milt Jackson - "Old Devil Moon" -Goodbye (1973) CTI Moment

Gabor Szabo - "Space" - The Sorcerer (1967)

Chick Corea - "Samba Song" - Friends (1978)

Jimmy Cobb - "This I Dig of You" - This I Dig of You (2019)*

George Coleman - "Along Came Betty" - The Quartet (2019)*

Hour Three:

            ~ Flagler Footnotes ~

Gabor Szabo - "Los Matadoros" - More Sorcery (1967) - The Ride Home!

Billy Cobham - "East Bay" - Life and Times (1976)
Dreamy and hypnotic live set.


Louis Armstrong - "Royal Garden Blues" - Live in Europe (1948)*

James Moody - "Autumn Leaves" - Moving Forward (1988)

Ted Nash - "A Boy Like That" - Somewhere Else (2018)*

Hour Four:

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

Wallace Roney - "Lost" - Jazz for When You're Alone (comp.)

Billy Cobham - "Song for a Friend" - Life and Times (1976)

Billy Cobham - "On a Natural High" - Life and Times (1976)

Mike Stern - Jeff Lorber Fusion - "Jones Street" - Eleven (2019)*

Corey Christiansen - "Street Cred" - La Proxima (2019)*

Gabor Szabo - "Mizrab" - The Sorcerer (1967)

Strong mid-70's release from Cobham.


Playlist for 10-1-2019 WFCF - October Underway!


On this show we featured releases from Freddie Hubbard, Jack McDuff, Gary McFarland, Wes Montgomery, Woody Shaw and the newly released John Coltrane! Thanks to all who tuned in and thanks for stopping by!


Hour One:

Jack McDuff - "Blue Monsoon" - Magnetic Feel (1975)

Mark Minchello - "Serenade to a Cuckoo" - The Flute Project (2019)*
Solid album with a great cover and George Benson!


            3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Kelley Johnson - "Anyone Can Whistle" - Something Good (2016)*


Jack McDuff - "Blue Monsoon" - Magnetic Feel (1975)

John Coltrane - "Village Blues (Take 2)" - Blue World (1964)*

Woody Shaw - "OPEC" - For Sure! (1979)

Freddie Hubbard - "The Black Angel" - The Black Angel (1969)


Bill Evans - "You're Gonna Hear From Me" - Smile With Your Heart (comp.)*

Hour Two:

Mike Stern - Jeff Lorber Fusion - "Nu Som" - Eleven (2019)*


Bill Evans - "Baubles, Bangles and Beads" - Smile With Your Heart (comp.)*
Cool pairing that works well.


Jack McDuff - "Black Jack" - Magnetic Feel (1975)

Wayne Wilkinson Trio - "Proceed to Route" - Proceed to Route (2019)*

George Shearing - "Strolling" - You're Hearing George Shearing (1950)

John Coltrane - "Blue World" - Blue World (1964)*

Mark Minchello - "Let's Get Lost" - The Flute Project (2019)*

Gary McFarland Orchestra - "Brotherhood of Man" - The Jazz Version of How to Succeed... (1961)

Hour Three:

            ~ Flagler Footnotes ~

Miles Davis - "On Green Dolphin Street" - Live In Europe 1967 (1967) - The Ride Home!

Cal Tjader - "The Lady Is a Tramp" - Tjader Plays Mambo (1956)
Killer lineup and fun arrangements!


Gary McFarland Orchestra - "I Believe In You" - The Jazz Version of How to Succeed... (1961)

David Finck - "Old Devil Moon" - BASSically Jazz ()*


Woody Shaw - "Ginsing People" - For Sure! (1979)

Freddie Hubbard - "Gittin' Down" - The Black Angel (1969)


Hour Four:

Wes Montgomery - "Willow Weep for Me" - A Day In the Life (1967) CTI Moment

Wes Montgomery - "Windy" - A Day In the Live (1967) CTI Moment

Akiko, Hamilton, Dechter - "Orange Coals" - Equal Time (2018)*

Freddie Hubbard - "Coral Keys" - The Black Angel (1969)

Florian Hoefner Trio - "Calvary" - First Spring (2018)*

Corey Christiansen - "My Sofia" - La Proxima (2019)*

Woody Shaw - "Why?" - For Sure! (1979)

Freddie Hubbard - "Spacetrack" - The Black Angel (1969)