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 26, 2019

Playlist for 11-26-2019 WFCF - Features Deluxe!

Painting on the right by Gabor Szabo.


On this show we had a lot of featured albums: Art Pepper's "Tokyo Debut", Bobby Hutcherson's "Components", Michel Camilo's "On the Other Hand", Joe Henderson's "Black Miracle" and Doug Carn's debut album "Infant Eyes"! Also in the mix: a few selections from Blue Note's "Lost Grooves" and plenty of new releases. Thanks to all who tuned in, and thank you for stopping by! - Kendo
Hour One:

Michel Camilo - "On The Other Hand" - On The Other Hand (1990)

Miles Davis - "Seven Steps to Heaven" - Seven Steps to Heaven (1963)
Exquisite sounds, trio & larger bands!


            3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Michel Camilo - "City of the Angels" - On the Other Hand (1990)

Sonny Criss - "My Ideal" - Out of Nowhere (1975)

Billie Holiday - "They Can't Take That Away From Me" - Verve Silver Collection (1957)

Freddie Hubbard - "Blue Nights" - Mistral (1980)

Doug Carn - "Peace" - Infant Eyes (1970)

Adrian Cunningham - "Say a Prayer For Me" - And Friends Play Lerner & Lowe (2019)*
The current interest in this album well deserved.


Doug Carn - "Welcome" - Infant Eyes (1970)

Doug Carn - "Little B's Poem" - Infant Eyes (1970)

J.J. Johnson - "Harvey's House" - First Place (1957)

Hour Two:

Bobby Hutcherson - "Components" - Components (1965)

Bobby Hutcherson - "Tranquility" - Components (1965)
Blue Note at it's finest!


Art Pepper - "Straight Life" - Tokyo Debut (1977)

Bria Skonberg - "Blackbird Fantasy" - Nothing Never Happens (2019)*

Jackie McLean - "Tippin' the Scales" - Tippin' the Scales (1962)

Aaron Dolman - "Gone for a While II" - Nostalgia and Other Fantasies (2019)*

Aaron Dolman - "Willow Bunch" - Nostalgia and Other Fantasies (2019)*

Royce Campbell - "The Brothers Go To Mother's" - Organ Trio (2016)*

Joe Henderson - "My Cherie Amor" - Black Miracle (1975)

Hour Three:

            ~ Flagler Footnotes ~

Art Pepper - "Manha de Carnaval" - Tokyo Debut (1977)
Invigorated Art Pepper with Cal Tjader's hot band!


Art Pepper - "Felicidade" - Tokyo Debut (1977)

Grant Green - "Speak Low" - I Want to Hold Your Hand (1965)

Michel Camilo - "Birk's Works" - On the Other Hand (1990)

Charlie Porter - "Immigration Nation" - Immigration Nation (2019)*

Tony DeSare & Tedd Firth - "Lush Life" - Lush Life (2019)*

Hour Four:

Joe Henderson - "Solution" - Black Miracle (1975)
With George Duke, Hadley Caliman, George Bohannon


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

Lou Donaldson - "The Scorpion" - The Lost Grooves (1970)

Joe Zawinul - "His Last Journey" - Zawinul (1970)

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

Gabor Szabo - "Ravi" - Jazz Raga (1966)

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


Idris Muhammad - "Piece of Mind" - Power of Soul (1974)

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Playlist for 11-19-2019 WFCF - Woody, Moody, Larry & Miles!




On this show there were 5 featured albums: Larry Young's "Unity", Woody Shaw's "United", James Moody's "Moving Forward", 
we listened to all of side 2 of Mile's Davis's iconic "Sketches of Spain", and re-examined a 3 lp Bethlehem Records set where we listened to some obscure & forgotten jazz artists as well as the bigger names, including Urbie Green's debut as a leader! Great new jazz releases and features by Cal Tjader and Ron Carter also in the mix. Thanks for joining me and for stopping by! - Kendo

Hour One:

James Moody - "The Night Has a Thousand Eyes" - Moving Forward (1987)

            3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Champian Fulton & Cory Weeds - "Dream a Little Dream of Me" - Dream a Little... (2019)*
Strong set with Kenny Barron, Todd Coolman...


James Moody - "'Round Midnight" - Moving Forward (1987)

Woody Shaw - "The Greene Street Caper" - United (1981)

Larry Young - "If" - Unity (1965)

Ralph Peterson's Gen-Next Big Band - "Arabia" - Listen Up! (2018)*

James Moody - "A Summer Afternoon" - Moving Forward (1987)

Hour Two:

Ralph Sharon - "You Stepped Out of a Dream" - Bethlehem's Best (1955)

Terry Pollard - "Emaline" - Bethlehem's Best (1955)
"A $14.95 value for only $4.98" (1955)


Rufus Smith - Betty Glamann - "Pulling Strings" - Bethlehem's Best (1954)

Michael Zilber - "Hen House" - East West (2018)*

Troy Roberts - "My Girl Is Just Enough Woman For Me" - Days Like These (2017)*

Woody Shaw - "Katarina Ballerina" - United (1981)

Raquel Cepeda - "Berimbau" - Passion - Latin Jazz (2019)*

Larry Young - "The Moontrane" - Unity (1965)

Tish Oney - "Most Of All - I Love You" - The Best Part (2019)*

Hour Three:

            ~ Flagler Footnotes ~

Ron Carter - "Blues Farm" - Blues Farm (1973) CTI Moment, The Ride Home!

Julie London - "Why Don't You Do Right" - Whatever Julie Wants (1961)
Just plain killer...


Woody Shaw - "Blues for Wood" - United (1981)

Carmen McRae - "Easy to Love" - Bethlehem's Best (1954)

Urbie Green - "Mutation" - Bethlehem's Best (1955)

Don Elliott - "Summer Setting" - Bethlehem's Best (1955)

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

Hour Four:

Miles Davis - "The Pan Piper" - Sketches of Spain (1959)

Miles Davis - "Saeta" - Sketches of Spain (1959)

Miles Davis - "Solea" - Sketches of Spain (1959)
Beautiful through and through.


Billy Holiday - "Gee Baby Ain't I Good To You" - The Silver Collection (1957)

Stanley Clarke - "Life Is Just a Game" - School Days (1976)

Bonzo Squad - "Empathy" - There's Always Tomorrow (2017)*

Bonzo Squad - "Hungry Hungry Hippos" - There's Always Tomorrow (2017)*

Chick Corea - "All Blues" - Trilogy 2 (2016)*



Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Playlist for 11-12-2019 WFCF - Shelly, Larry and Bags!




For this show we delved into three very different but excellent albums: "Perk Up" by Shelly Manne, Larry Young's "Heaven on Earth" and Milt Jackson's CTI release "Olinga"! In addition we heard more from the Johnny Mercer collection "Too Marvelous for Words", a few cuts from Herbie Mann's "Turtle Bay" and plenty of the great new jazz tracks. Thanks to all who joined me, and thanks for stopping by! - Kendo

Hour One:

Skip & Dan Wilkins - "We'll Meet Again" - Someday (2017)*

Shelly Manne - "Perk Up" - Perk Up (1967)
One of Shelly's best with a great line-up!


            3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Paul Motian feat. Lee Konitz - "Skylark" - On Broadway Vol III (1991)

Bill Evans Trio - "Come Rain or Come Shine" - Trio '65 (1965)

Larry Young - "The Infant" - Heaven On Earth (1968)

Will Boyd - "August Eighth" - Freedom, Soul, Jazz (2019)*

Milt Jackson - "Rerev" - Olinga (1974) CTI Moment

Shelly Manne - "I Married an Angel" - Perk Up (1967)

Hour Two:

Charlie Parker - "I Remember You" - Charlie Parker (1953)

Clark Gibson - "Nocturne Blues" - Tri-Colored Eyes (2019)*
An overlooked gem!


Larry Young - "The Cradle" - Heaven On Earth (1968)

Milt Jackson - "The Metal Melter" - Olinga (1974) CTI Moment

Randy Sandoli - "Dedication (For Timmy)" - Simcha (2019)*

Tomas Janzon - "Somewhere Over Stockholm" - 130th & Lenox (2019)*

Eliane Elias - "Come Fly With Me" - Love Stories (2019)*

Miki Purnell - "(There Ought To Be A) Moonlight Savings Time" - Midnight Bloom (2019)*

The May Fall Crew - "Mental Maze" - Overload (2019)*

Hour Three:

             ~ Flagler Footnotes ~

Larry Young - "THe Hereafter" - Heaven On Earth (1968) - The Ride Home!

Terry Gibbs - "Day In, Day Out" - The Exciting Terry Gibbs Big Band (1961)
Raquel underwater - sounding great!


Milt Jackson - "Olinga" - Olinga (1974) CTI Moment

Shelly Manne - "Seer" - Perk Up (1967)

Rachael & Vilray - "Without a Thought for My Heart" - Rachael & Vilray (2019)*

Shelly Manne - "Yesterdays" - Perk Up (1967)

Raquel Cepeda - "Caravan" - Passion - Latin Jazz (2019)*

Herbie Mann - "Turtle Bay" - Turtle Bay (1971)

Hour Four:

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

Herbie Mann - "In Memory of Elizabeth Reed" - Turtle Bay (1971)

Milt Jackson - "I'm Not So Sure" - Olinga (1974) CTI Moment

Lynn Cardona - "A Little Too Late" - Ophelia (2017)*
Miles' artwork adorns the cover of this new release!


Miles Davis - "Carnival Time" - Rubberband (1986)*

Johnny McLaughlin - "Do You Hear the Voices That You Left Behind" - Electric Guitarist (1978)

Shelly Mann - "Drinkin' and Drivin'" - Perk Up (1967)

Airto - "Flora's Song" - Free (1972) CTI Moment

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Playlist for 11-5-2019 WFCF - George Cables, Wes & Weather Report!

A landmark album of the 70's from a game-changing band!


This was another improvised show with featured albums "Tequila" by Wes Montgomery, "Heavy Weather" from Weather Report and "Shared Secrets" by George Cables. Also in the mix: some hidden gems from my library and plenty of hot new jazz tracks! Thanks to all who tuned in! - Kendo

Hour One:

Esquivel - "Lullaby of Birdland"


Weather Report - "Havona" - Heavy Weather (1976)

            3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

George Cables - "Shared Secrets" - Shared Secrets (2000)
A bit of an obscure release - but excellent!


Ella Fitzgerald - "Love Is Here To Stay" - Sings the George and Ira Gershwin Song Book (1959)

Wes Montgomery - "Wives and Lovers" - Tequila (1966)

George Benson - "Octane" - Spaces (In Concert Carnegie Hall 1975) CTI Moment

Weather Report - "Birdland" - Heavy Weather (1976)

Anita O'Day - "It's De-Lovely" - Swings Cole Porter with Billy May (1959)

Paul Desmond - "Take Ten" - Skylark (1973) CTI Moment

Hour Two:

Poncho Sanchez - "Liberia" - Trane's Delight (2019)*

Dick Hyman & Ken Peplowski - "On The Street Where You Live" - Counterpoint Lerner & Lowe (2019)*
A consummate musician and a fine album!


Harry Connick Jr. - "Anything Goes" - True Love (2019)*

Chick Corea - "Work" - Trilogy 2 (2016)*

Freddie Hubbard - "Midnight At the Oasis" - Liquid Love (1975)

Mark Johnson - "So What" (2019)

Erroll Garner - "When You're Smiling" - Dreamstreet ()*

George Cables - "Spookerella" - Shared Secrets (2000)

Wes Montgomery - "What the World Needs Now" - Tequila (1966)

Hour Three:

            ~ Flagler Footnotes ~

Cal Tjader - "Tamanco no Samba (Samba Blim)" - Cuban Fantasy (1977) - The Ride Home!

Barbara Carroll - "Stella By Starlight" - Live at Birdland (2003)
Strong performances from a legend!


Monty Alexander - "San Francisco Holiday" - Wareika Hill (2019)*

Extended - "Words That Begin with Seven" - Harbinger (2018)*

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

Hour Four:

Joshua Redman & Brooklyn Rider - "Flash" - Sun On Sand (2015)*

Weather Report - "Directions (Take 1)" - Forecast Tomorrow (1971)

Chick Corea - "Nite Sprite" - The Leprechaun (1976)

George Benson - "Dance" - Body Talk (1973) CTI Moment

Bonzo Squad - "83" - There's Always Tomorrow (2017)*
Plenty of intrigue and good melodies!


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

Rachael & Vilray - "Without a THought For My Heart" - Rachael & Vilray (2019)*

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

Mahavishnu Orchestra - "The Dance of the Maya" - Inner Mounting Flame (1971)