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, June 30, 2020

Playlist for 6-30-2020 WFCF - Summer Randomness!



Spinning anything and everything today. Scrambled a bit - kinda like some of our brains thanks to the summer heat! Listen in at iHeart or on 88.5FM in and around St. Augustine! See you there - Kendo

PS - the evening turned rainy so the second two hours reflected that mood. You can listen to the entire program using the players below. Please subscribe at Mixcloud if you enjoy!




Hour One:


Miles Davis - "Four" - Workin' with the Miles Davis Quintet (1956)

Curtis Counce - "Move (Unedited Version)" - Exploring the Future (1958)

            3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Brian Landrus - "Clarity In Time" - For Now (2019)*

George Benson - "Tell It Like It Is" - Tell It Like It Is (1969)

Milt Jackson and Wes Montgomery - "Stairway to the Stars" - Bags Meets Wes! (1961)


Gonzalo Rubalcaba - "Yesterdays" - The Trio (1997)

Christian Sands - "Sonar" - Be Water (2019)*

Steve Fidyk - "Loopholes" - Battle Lines (2020)*


Hour Two:

Herbie Hancock - "Watermelon Man" - Takin' Off (1963)


Wayne Escoffery - "Benedictus" - The Humble Warrior (2019)*

Duke Jordan - "Flight to Jordan" - Trio & Quintet (1955)

Cal Tjader - "What Are You Doing the Rest Of Your Life" - Tjader (1970)

Connie Han - "Nova" - Iron Starlet (2019)*

La Lucha - "Por La Tarde" - Everybody Wants To Rule The World (2020)*


Lou Donaldson - "Minor Bash" - Everything I Play Is Funky (1970)

George Benson - "When Love Has Grown" - Body Talk (1973) CTI Moment


Hour Three:

            ~ The Break Room ~


Miles Davis - "Trane's Blues" - Workin' with the Miles Davis Quintet (1956)

Frank Foster - "Little Red" - Here Comes Frank Foster (1954)

Charles Earland - "Spinky" - Live at the Lighthouse (1972)

Louis Armstrong and His Hot Five - "Heebie Jeebies" (1926)

Dan Wilensky - "Seven Bees" - All In All (2020)*

Henry Robinett Quartet - "Days of Wine and Roses" - Then (2020)*

Hour Four:

John Scofield - "Falling Grace" - Swallow Tales (2019)*

John Scofield - "Portsmouth Figurations" - Swallow Tales (2019)*

Duke Ellington - "Black and Tan Fantasy" (1927)

Weather Report - "Three Clowns" - Black Market (1975)

Wayne Krantz - "not consciously written about" - Long to Be Loose (1993)

Cal Tjader - "You Keep Me Hangin' On" - Tjader (1970)

Cal Tjader - "She's Leaving Home" - Tjader (1970)

Cal Tjader - "Evil Ways" - Tjader (1970)

George Nazos - "Evidance" - Heat Song (2019)*

Kandace Springs - "Gentle Rain" - The Women Who Raised Me (2019)*

Donald Byrd - "Eldorado" - Blackjack (1967)




Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Playlist for 6-23-2020 WFCF - Hot Summer Jazz!




This week - plenty of great new releases along with music to go along with our sulty beginning of summer we have going on! Listen by clicking here or by tuning in to 88.5FM in St. Augustine and surrounding areas! See you there! - Kendo

(PS - the first half of the show would up being a fun showcase of the best new jazz releases; the second half featured Cal Tjader's "Along Comes Cal" as well as a mix of dreamy hard bop and soul jazz. You can listen to both parts of the show on the players below!)



Hour One:


Dave Askren/Jeff Benedict - "E.S.P." - Paraphernalia (2019)*


Lauren Henderson - "While We're Young" - The Songbook Session (2020)*

Nanette Frank - "How High The Moon" - Nostalgia (2020)*

            3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

George Benson - "Breezin'" - Breezin'" (1976)

Hank Jones - "Lazy Afternoon" - Lazy Afternoon (1989)


Pee Wee Russell - "Moten's Swing" - New Groove (1962)

Gonzalo Rubalcaba - "Maiden Voyage" - The Trio (1997)


Gonzalo Rubalcaba - "On Green Dolphin Street" - The Trio (1997)

Hour Two:

Stanley Turrentine - "Thomasville" - More Than a Mood (1992)

Vito Dieterle - "You Said It" - Anemone (2018)*


Lalo Schifrin - "Quiet Village" - Black Widow (1976) CTI Moment

John Patton - "Village Lee" - Accent on the Blues (1969)


John Patton - "Lite Hit" - Accent on the Blues (1969)

Cassandra Wilson - "You Go To My Head" - Coming Forth By Day (2014)

The Lost Melody - "Sol" - New Songs for Old Souls (2020)*

Carla Bley - 'Life Goes On 1: Life Goes On" - Life Goes On (2019)*

Jim Self/John Chiodini - "Curumim" - The Light Fantastic (2019)*

Hour Three:

             ~ The Break Room ~


Cal Tjader - "Quando Quando Que Sera" - Along Comes Cal (1967) - The Ride Home!

Freddie Hubbard - "Santa Anna Winds" - Outpost (1981)

Cal Tjader - "Los Banditos" - Along Comes Cal (1967)


Cal Tjader - "Similau" - Along Comes Cal (1967)

Lorca Hart Trio - "Blues Alliance" - Color Me Jazz (2020)*

Carl Saunders - "All The Things You Are" - Jazz Trumpet ()*

Hour Four:


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

John Patton - "Captain Nasty" - Accent On the Blues (1969)

George Nazos - "Heat Song" - Heat Song (2019)*


John Scofield - "Eiderdown" - Swallow Tales (2019)*

Gary Bartz Ntu Troop - "Bertha Baptist" - Juju Street Songs (1972)

Miles Davis - "Medley: Gemini, Double Image" - Live Evil (1972)

Lonnie Smith - "The Call of The Wild" - Think! (1968)




Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Playlist for 6-16-2020 WFCF - Fresh Sounds

The ever diverse Scofield pays tribute to Steve Swallow!



My focus for the show lately is to spin tracks that I've never played before, and that will hopefully be pleasant surprises for you. Hope you enjoy! Listen online here or at 88.5 FM locally. See you there! - Kendo

(ps - the show wound up beings something of a feature on jazz organists! You can listen to a good portion of this broadcast using the player below.)




Hour One:

Lou Donaldson - "Everything I Do Gonna Be Funky (From Now On)" - Everything I Play is Funky (1970)

Billy Cobham - "a. Searching For the Right Door b. Spectrum" - Spectrum (1973)


            3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Lou Donaldson - "Over the Rainbow" - Everything I Play is Funky (1970)

Carl Perkins - "I've Never Been In Love Before" - Introducing Carl Perkins (1954)


Don Patterson - "These Are Soulful Days" - These Are Soulful Day (1973)

Carl Perkins - "Carl's Blues" - Introducing Carl Perkins (1956)

Lonnie Smith - "Three Blind Mice" - Think! (1968)

Jack McDuff - "Georgia On My Mind" - Check This Out (1972)


Hour Two:

Dr. Lonnie Smith - "Alhambra" - All In My Mind (2018)

John Scofield - "She Was Young" - Swallow Tales (2019)*

Gary Burton - "True or False" - Country Roads & Other Places (1969)

Joel Frahm - "A Little Extra" - Live at Smalls (2011)*

Berg/Brecker/Chambers/DeFrancesco - "Friday Night at The Cadillac Club" - The JazzTimes Superband (2000)


Jackie McLean - "Bluesanova" - Consequence (1965)

Kandace Springs - "Angel Eyes" - The Women Who Raised Me (2020)*

Hour Three:

              ~ The Break Room ~

John Coltrane - "Stardust" - Stardust (1958)

Ed Thigpen - "Cielito Lindo" - Out of the Storm (1966)

Ed Thigpen - "Cloud Break (Up Blues) - Out of the Storm (1966)

Peripheral Vision - "Whistle Up a Rope" - Irrational Revelation (2020)*


Ed Thigpen - "Elbow and Mouth" - Out of the Storm (1966)

La Lucha - "Blues for Houston Person" - Everybody Wants to Rule the World (2020)*

Hour Four:

John Patton - "Rakin' and Scrapin'" - Accent On the Blues (1969)

John Patton - "Freedom Jazz Dance" - Accent On the Blues (1969)

Charles Earland - "Moon Trane" - Live at the Lighthouse (1972)

Wes Montgomery - "The Joker" - A Day In the Life (1967)

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


CTI Allstars - "Red Clay" - California Concert (1971) CTI Moment



Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Playlist for 6-9-2020 WFCF - New Music in My Collection!



Spinning lots of music I received recently with an emphasis on funky and slightly obscure. Tune in here. See you there! - Kendo



Hour One:

Milt Jackson and Wes Montgomery - "S.K.J." - Bags Meets Wes! (1961)

Freddie Redd - "Wigglin'" - The Connection (1960)

            3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Baby Face Willette - "Willow Weep For Me" - Stop and Listen (1961)
Unique & wonderful release from JJ


J.J. Johnson - "Mira (Can You Imagine That)" - J.J.'s Broadway (1963)


Lou Donaldson - "Hamp's Hump" - Everything I Play Is Funky (1970)

Houston Person - "Hard Times" - Goodness! (1969)

Henri Robinett Quartet - "I Hear a Rhapsody" - Jazz Standards Volume 1 Then (2000)*


Robby Ameen - "Fast Eye" - Diluvio (2019)*

Hour Two:

Art Farmer - "Crawl Space" - Crawl Space (1977) CTI Moment

Wes Montgomery - "California Nights" - A Day In the Life (1967) CTI Moment
Strong debut - what a sound!


CTI All-Stars - "Fire and Rain" - California Concert (1971) CTI Moment

Harold Land - "Lydia's Lament" - Harold In the Land of Jazz (1958)

Houston Person - "Jamilah" - Goodness! (1969)


Ernesto Cervini - "Softly, As In a Morning Sunrise" - Tetrahedron (2019)*

Troy Roberts - "Little Room" - Stuff I Heard (2019)*

Gogo Penguin - "_ #" - Gogo Penguin (2019)*

Hour Three:

            ~ The Break Room ~

Art Taylor - "Syeeda's Song Flute" - A.T.'s Delight (1960)
Good stuff!


Gary Burton - "Liturgy" - Duster (1967)

Gary Burton - "Country Roads" - Country Roads & Other Places (1969)

Brother Jack McDuff - "One O'Clock Jump" - Screamin' (1962)

Art Taylor - "Move" - A.T.'s Delight (1960)

George Wallington - "Summertime" - Showcase (1954)

Kandace Springs - "Devil May Care" - The Women Who Raised Me (2020)*

Hour Four:

La Lucha - "She's Like the Wind" - Everybody Wants to Rule the World (2020)*


Herbie Mann - "Comin' Home Baby" - Opalescence (1989)

Lonnie Smith - "Slouchin'" - Think! (1968)


Pete La Roca - "Lazy Afternoon" - Basra (1965)

Lou Donaldson - "Donkey Walk" - Everything I Play Is Funky (1970)


Gary Burton Quintet with Eberhard Webber - "Tunnel of Love" - Ring (1974)

Lonnie Smith - "Son of Ice Bag" - Think! (1968)




Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Playlist for 6-2-2020 WFCF - Back in the Saddle!

1989 release is a bit unusual stylistically - first 2 cuts are great!


First show in over 2 months! 

Hour One:

Perry Joslin - "Here We Go" - Perry Joslin Project (2003)

Ed Calle - "Half Turn" - 360 (2016)

            3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Stan Getz - "Summertime" - West Coast Jazz (1955)
Historic and fun!


Wayne Escoffery - "Sanctus" - The Humble Warrior (2019)*


Benny Goodman - "Sing, Sing, Sing" - Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert Vol. 3 (1938)

The Lost Melody - "Leaving Montserrat" - New Songs for Old Souls (2020)*

Donald Byrd - "On the Trail" - Mustang (1966)

Frank Sinatra - "The Summer Wind" - Strangers In the Night (1966)

Hour Two:

Barney Kessel - "Love Is Here to Stay" - Kessel Plays Standards (1954)


Barney Kessel - "On a Slow Boat to China" - Kessel Plays Standards (1954)
Incredible and powerful performances sweep you up!


Hubert Laws - "Allegro from Concerto #3 in D (Bach)" - Afro-Classic (1970)

Gil Melle - "Tomorrow" - Gil's Guests (1956)

Jim Self/John Chiodini Duo - "The Light Fantastic" - The Light Fantastic (2019)*

Double Image - "Rag-Out" - Double Image (1977)

Jerry Coker - "Un Poco Loco" - A Re-Emergence (1983)

Jerry Coker - "Lush Life" - A Re-Emergence (1983)

Christian Tamburr - "The Awakening" - The Awakening (2019)*

Hour Three:

            The Break Room

Joe Farrell - "November 68th" - Outback (1971) CTI Moment
Sounds great on vinyl!What a band!


Andy Milne and Unison - "Passion Dance" - The reMission (2019)*

Chet Baker - "Tangerine" - She Was Too Good to Me (1974) CTI Moment

Chet Baker - "With a Song In My Heart" - She Was Too Good to Me (1974) CTI Moment

Jan Harbeck - "Lighter Shades" - The Sound The Rhythm (2018)*

Roger Kellaway - "Can't You See It" - The Trio (1965)

Roger Kellaway - "Sweet and Lovely" - The Trio (1965)

Hour Four:

Double Image - "Mist" - Double Image (1977)


Connie Han - "Iron Starlet" - Iron Starlet (2019)*
Mostly high energy stuff, ironically. Great!


Larry Coryell - "Improvisation on Robert De Visee's Menuet II" - The Restful Mind (1975)

Gary Burton Quintet with Eberhard Weber - "Mevlevia" - Ring (1974)

Robbie Krieger - "Slide Home" - The Ritual Begins at Sundown (2020)*


Herbie Mann - "Dona Palmeira" - Opalescence (1989)

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

Stan Getz - "Times Lie" - Captain Marvel (1972)


Just because.