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.

Friday, December 13, 2019

Playlist for 12-10-2019 WFCF - December Creations Part 2!

Recorded December 1961 but only released in 1985.


This week we continued with the theme "December Creations", playing music recorded in the twelfth month, including music by Chico Hamilton, Thelonious Monk, The Montgomery Brothers, Hank Mobley, Gerry Mulligan, Sonny Red, Donald Byrd & more! We also got to listen to the first track of Walt Dickerson's debut album, now that I got my warped copy flattened at Tone Vendor (did you know that you could do that?) and a lengthy classical excursion from Art Farmer and Jim Hall. Plenty of new jazz, too! Thanks to all who joined me, and thank you for stopping by! - Kendo

Hour One:

Hal McKusick - "Interim" - Bird Feathers (12/27/1957)
w/ Billy Byers & Eddie Costa, December 1957


            3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Art Farmer/Jim Hall - "Pavanne for a Dead Princess" - Big Blues (1978) CTI Moment

Peter Curtis - "I'll Be Home for Christmas" - Christmas With Your Jewish Boyfriend (2019)*

Bobby Timmons - "Travelin' Light" - Got to Get It! (12/4/1967)

Grant Green - "Cool Blues" - Born to Be Blue (12/11/1961)

Chico Hamilton - "Nuttye" - Chico Hamilton Trio (12/6/1953)
Sounding great - cool selection of Disney songs!


Chico Hamilton - "Broadway" - Chico Hamilton Trio (12/6/1953)

Gabor Szabo - "Just a Little Communication" - High Contrast (12/1970)

Hour Two:

Bill Cunliffe Trio - "Ding Dong Merrily On High" - Christmas in the Dog House (2019)*

Alexis Cole - "For Now For Always" - Someday My Prince Will Come (2019)*

Thelonious Monk - "Trinkle Tinkle" - Thelonious (12/18/1952)
Forward-thinking and imaginative - good player, too!


The Montgomery Brothers - "Sound Carrier" - And 5 Others (12/30/1957)

Hal McKusick - "I'm Glad There's You" - Bird Feathers (12/27/1957)

Sonny Red - "The Mode" - The Mode (12/14/1961)

Walt Dickerson - "Time" - This Is Walt Dickerson (1961)

Richie Cole - "Let It Snow" - Have an Alto Madness Christmas (2019)*

Hour Three:

            ~ Flagler Footnotes ~

Hank Mobley - "A Caddy for Daddy" - A Caddy for Daddy (12/18/1965) - The Ride Home!
Mobley in his prime with Lee Morgan & McCoy Tyner!


Thelonious Monk - "Boo Boo's Birthday" - Underground (12/21/1967)

Raquel Cepeda - "Easy to Love" - Passion - Latin Jazz (2019)*

Jazz at Lincoln Center - "Brazilian Sleigh Bells" - BIg Band Holidays II (2018)*

Donald Byrd - "Elmina" - Kofi (12/4/1970)

Hour Four:

Milt Jackson - "For Someone I Love" - Sunflower (12/12/1972) CTI Moment

Gerry Mulligan - "As Catch Can" - What Is There to Say (12/23/1958)

Mike Stern - Jeff Lorber Fusion - "Slow Change" - Eleven (2019)*
from Blue Note's Rare Groove series - Dec 1969


Jack McDuff - "Obblighetto" - Moon Rappin' (12-2-1969)

Dave Stryker - "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" - Eight Track Christmas (2019)*

Peter Curtis - "The Christmas Song" - Christmas with Your Jewish Boyfriend (2019)*

Donald Byrd - "Kofi" - Kofi (12-1969)





Playlist for 12-3-20WFCF - December Creations!

Wes's final album recorded December 1967


On this broadcast we listened to music and recordings created in the month of December; including music by Miles, Hubert Laws, Weather Report, Gabor Szabo, Jimmy Giuffre, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Herbie Mann & more! Also played - the best from the new jazz shelf including holiday releases. Thank you to all who tune in, and thank you for stopping by! - Kendo

Hour One:

Katalenic - Kwek Band - "Joyspring" - Morning Sun (1983)
Not recorded in Dec, but a cool cover!


Andrea Petrity - "Untitled Two" - What If I (2019)*

            3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Wes Montgomery - "Georgia" - Down Here On the Ground (12 1967) CTI Moment

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

Tony DeSare & Tedd Firth - "The Shadow of Your Smile" - Lush Life (2019)*

Chico Hamilton - "Blues for O.T." - Man From Two Worlds (12 1963)

Joe Henderson - "A Shade of Jade" - In Pursuit of Blackness (1971)

Chico Hamilton - "Blues Medley" - Man From Two Worlds (12 1963)
Great pairing & chemistry December 1993


Harry Connick Jr. - "I Love Paris" - True Love (2019)*

Wallace Roney - "Why Should There Be Stars" - Blue Dawn - Blue Nights (12 2018)*

Hour Two:

John Scofield & Pat Metheny - "No Matter What" - I Can See Your House From Here (12 1993)

Peter Curtis - "Winter Wonderland" - Christmas with Your Jewish Boyfriend (2019)*
Superb guitar work and fun arrangements!


Lew Tabackin - "How Deep Is the Ocean" - Tabackin (12 1974)

George Cables - "Morning Song" - Cables Vision (12 1979)

Lolly Allen - "The Hippest Cat in Hollywood" - Coming Home (2016)*

Wes Montgomery - "Chim Chim Cheree" - Goin' Out of My Head (12 1965)

Sonny Stitt - "12!" - 12! (12 1972)

Dick Hyman & Ken Peplowski - "Almost Like Being In Love" - Counterpoint Lerner/Lowe (2019)*

Teddy Charles - Nocturne" - New Directions (12 1952)

Hour Three:

            ~ Flagler Footnotes

George Coleman - "Apache Dance" - Amsterdam After Dark (12 1978) - The Ride Home!

Bill Cunliffe Trio - "Christmas is Coming" - Christmas In the Dog House (2019)*
Another great 2019 release!


Gonzalo Rubalcaba - "Bouncing with Bud" - Diz (12 1993)

Jack McDuff - "Loose Foot" - Moon Rappin' (12 1969)

Jimmy Giuffre 3 - "Voodoo" - The Jimmy Giuffre 3 (12 1956)

Troy Roberts - "Why Was I Born" - Days Like These (2017)*

Hour Four:

Herbie Mann - "Muscle Shoals Nitty Gritty" - Muscle Shoals Nitty Gritty (12 1969)

Peter Curtis - "White Christmas" - Christmas with Your Jewish Boyfriend (2019)*
Soulful free-ranging with Bobby Womack Dec 1970.


Gabor Szabo - "Fingers" - High Contrast (12 1970)

Eric St-Laurent - "Edges" & "Shut Up, Silly" - Bliss Station (2019)

Weather Report - "Elegant People" - Black Market (12 1975)

Hubert Laws - "Allegro from Concerto No 3 [Bach]" - Afro-Classic (12 1970) CTI Moment


Miles Davis - "Funky Tonk" - Live Evil (12 1970)