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. Former host/creator of syndicated show "Kendo's Jazz Sampler".

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)