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.

Friday, November 25, 2022

Black Friday Jazzploration


A little post-holiday, non-commercial Black Friday jazz mix of deep cuts. Have a great weekend! 



Freddie Hubbard - "Skagly" - Skagly (1979)

Charles Earland - "Freedom Jazz Dance" - Live at the Lighthouse (1972)

Hubert Laws - "Let Her Go" - Morning Song (1972)

Stix Hooper - "Brazos River Breakdown" - The World Within (1979)

Bobby Hutcherson - "Secrets of Love" - Highway One (1978)

Johnny Hammond - "Peace Train" - Wild Horses Rock Steady (1971)

Return to Forever - "Sorceress" - Returns (2008)

Andrew Hill - "Soul Special" - Grass Roots (1968)

Eric Gale - "You Got Life In Your Hands" - Touch of Silk (1980)

Jack McDuff - "The City Bump" - The Fourth Dimension (1974)



 

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Playlist for 11-15-2022 WFCF - Drummer Led Sessions!

 


This week we listened to recordings where the drummer is in charge! All the famous ones plus a few surprises: Art Blakey, Buddy Rich, Art Taylor, Lenny White, Billy Cobham, Elvin Jones, Dave Bailey and lots more. Thanks to all who joined me! Be sure to follow me over on Mixcloud to catch my livestream sessions spinning jazz and soul jazz. Much love! - Kendo

Hour One:

Idris Muhammad - "Wander" - Black Rhythm Revolution (1971)

            3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Denny Seiwell Trio - "Amber" - Boomerang (2018)

Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers - "Skylark" - Caravan (1962)


The Griffith Park Collection - "L's Bop" - The Griffith Park Collection (1982)

Lewis Nash - "Let Me Try" - Rhythm is My Business (1989)

Elvin Jones - "Mister Jones" - Live at The Village Vanguard (1968)

Hour Two:

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

Chico Hamilton - "Chic Chic Chico" - Chic Chic Chico (1965)

Billy Cobham - "The Pleasant Pheasant" - Crosswinds (1974)
Solid with 2 Ben Tucker compositions!



Billy Cobham - "Heather" - Crosswinds (1974)

Dave Bailey Quintet - "Comin' Home Baby" - Two Feet In the Gutter (1961)

Roy Haynes - "Honeydew" - Cracklin' (1963)

Chico Hamilton - "The Dealer" - The Dealer (1966)

Karl Latham - "Taxman" - Living Standards (2015)

Hour Three:


            ~ The Break Room ~

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

Joe Morello - "Summertime" - It's About Time (1962)

Mel Torme & Buddy Rich - "When I Found You" - Together Again - For the First Time (1978)

Max Roach - "Just One of Those Things" - Max Roach Plus Four (1956)
This must've been an
interesting day...



Ed Thigpen - "Struttin' With Some Barbecue" - Out of the Storm (1966)

Art Blakey - "The End of a Love Affair" - The Jazz Messengers (1956)

Chico Hamilton - "Caravan" - Chico Hamilton Quintet ()

Hour Four:

Shelly Manne & His Men - "Whisper Not" - Complete Live at the Black Hawk (1959)

Billy Cobham - "La Guernica" - Simplicity of Expression, Depth of Thought (1977)

Ernesto Cervini's Turboprop - "My Shining Hour" - Abundance (2016)
Billy not lagging behind the
times, but with class.



Bernard Purdie - "Theme from Shaft" - Shaft (1973)

The Tony Williams Lifetime - "To Whom It May Concern - Them"  - turn it over (1970)

Idris Muhammad - "Super Bad" - Black Rhythm Revolution (1971)

Lenny White - "Sea of Tranquility" - Venusian Summer (1975)














Thursday, November 10, 2022

Playlist for Jazzploration 11-10-2022 - Impromptu Show - Soul Jazz

 


This past Tuesday's show had some major volume issues, so to make up for it I went live today to do an impromptu show. No announcing, just relaxing, post Hurricane soul jazz. You can listen below. Thanks for stopping by! - Kendo




Milt Jackson and Ray Charles - "Blue Funk" - Soul Brothers (1958)

Grant Green - "The Windjammer" - Green Is Beautiful (1970)

Eddie Henderson - "Morning Song" - Comin' Through (1977)

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

Soul Mann & the Brothers - "Bumpy's Lament" - Shaft (1971)

Johnny Hammond Smith - "L & J" - What's Going On (1971)

Billy Butler - "The Twang Thang" - This Is Billy Butler (1969)

Lonnie Liston Smith - "A Lover's Dream" - A Song for the Children (1979)

Gabor Szabo - "Pretty Girl Why" - Magical Connection (1970)

Herbie Hancock - "Butterfly (Excerpt)" - Thrust (1974)

Grant Green - "I Don't Want Nobdy To Give Me Nothing.../Cold Sweat" - Shades of Green (1971)

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Playlist for 11-1-2022 WFCF - November Music!

 
"Miracle Surface" - quite the claim, although it
did sound pretty clean for a 60+ year old
record! The back of the record warns you to
upgrade the cartridge on your mono turntable and
to "See your local dealer or serviceman".


Spinning music recorded on this date in jazz as well as the following few days in November, plus music new to my collection and cuts by the birthday boy Lou Donaldson! Tune in in and around St. Augustine at 88.5 FM or listen on iHeart! Also be sure to subscribe to me at Mixcloud to catch my jazz livestreams on the Tuesdays I'm not here at the station. See you there and thanks for stopping by! - Kendo

Hour One:

Grant Green - "I Wish You Love" - Street of Dreams (1964)

           3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Johnny Hodges Orchestra - "Day Dream" (recorded 11-2-1940)

Louis Hayes - "Soul Leo" - Return of the Jazz Communicators (recorded 9 years ago on 11-1-2013)


Dizzy Gillespie - "On The Alamo" (recorded 72 years ago on 11-1-1950

Gary Burton/Chick Corea - "Children's Song" and "What Game Shall We Play Today" (recorded 11-2-1976)
New to my ears!



Wes Montgomery - "Full House" - Full House (1962)

Eliane Elias - "So Tinha Que Ser Com Voce" - Quietude (2022)*

Esquivel - "That Old Black Magic" - Other Worlds Other Sounds (1958)

Hour Two:

Hank Jones - "Hank's Pranks" - Bluebird (recorded 67 years ago on 11-1-1955)

Leon Spencer - "First Gravy" - Sneak Preview (1970)

Joe Farrell - "Sound Down" - Outback (recorded 11-4-1971)

Grant Green - "Never Can Say Goodbye" - Visions (1971)
Classic Sonny circa 1957



Sonny Rollins - "Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise" - A Night At the Village Vanguard - (recorded on 11-3-1957)

Lincoln Goines - "Spank a Lee" - The Art of the Bass Choir (2021)*

Wayne Shorter/Terri Lyne Carrington/Leo Genoves/Esperanza Spalding - "Someplace Called 'Where'" - Live at the Detroit Jazz Festival (2017)*

Hour Three:

            ~The Break Room ~

Stan Getz - "On Green Dolphin Street" - Serenity (1987) - The Ride Home!

Lou Donaldson - "The Thang" - Alligator Bogaloo (1967)
4+ decades into his career
and still blowing like a
young lion.



Ella Fitzgerald - "You're My Thrill" - Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie!" (1961)

Joey DeFrancesco - "Get It All" - Ballads and Blues (2002)

Charles Mingus - "Song With Orange" - Mingus Dynasty (recorded 63 years ago on 11-1-1959)

Hour Four:

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

Miles Davis - "Great Expectations  (excerpt)" - Big Fun (recorded 53 years ago on 11-1-1969)

Paul Desmond - "Lady In Cement" - Summertime (recorded 11-5-1968)

JJ Johnson & Kai Winding - "Blue Monk" - The Great Kai & JJ (recorded 11-2-1960)
Chock full of wow moments!



Horace Silver - "The Jody Grind" - The Jody Grind (recorded 11/2/1966)

George Benson - "Golden Slumbers/You Never Give Me Your Money" - The Other Side of Abbey Road (recorded 11-4/5-1969)

Thelonious Monk - "Monk's Dream" - Monk's Dream (recorded 11-2-1962)

John Coltrane - "Niama" - The Complete 1961 Village Vanguard Recordings (recorded 61 years ago on 11-1-1961)

Lonnie Smith - "Scream" - Live at Club Mozambique (1970)









Thursday, October 27, 2022

Playlist for Insomnia Jazz 10-27-2022




Broadcast on Mixcloud this morning pre-dawn... a set of relaxing jazz. 




Stanley Turrentine - "I Haven't Got Anything Better To Do" - Salt Song (1971)

Ella Fitzgerald - "I Concentrate On You" - Sings the Cole Porter Songbook (1956)

Donald Byrd - "Eldorado" - Blackjack (1967)

Cal Tjader - "Close Your Eyes" - Tjader Goes Latin (1958)

Lonnie Liston Smith - "Midsummer Magic" - A Song For the Children (1979)

Bill Evans - "All of You" - Sunday at the Village Vanguard (1961)

Gary Burton Quartet - "General Mojo's Well Laid Plan" - Duster (1967)

Sonny Stitt - "I Don't Stand a Ghost of a Chance With You" - Constellation (1972)

Ron Carter - "Blues Farm" - Blues Farm (1973)



Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Soul Jazz Tuesday Today 3-5pm Eastern on Mixcloud!



Above is a little of what'll be spinning on today's livestream, starting at 3pm eastern. Click here to go the stream!
 

Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Playlist for 10-18-2022 WFCF - The Cool Show



Celebrating the change in the weather by playing tracks with the word "cool" in the title or album title. Hour four will be a "wind" themed show since that's going down as well here in NE Florida! Join me at 88.5 FM WFCF or on iHeart. You can listen to the show just above the playlist. Thanks for joining me! - Kendo

ps - join me next Tuesday on Mixcloud from 3-5pm eastern. You will have to sign up to view, but it is free and fairly noninvasive. I'll also probably do a test show or two before then to iron out the kinks. Thanks to everyone who showed up for last weeks livestreaming debut!



Hour One:

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

Miles Davis - "Jeru" - Birth of the Cool (1949)

            3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Willis Jackson - "Cool Grits" - Please Mr. Jackson (1959)
Classic feat. Ike Quebec



Giacomo Gates - "Everything Is Cool" - Everything Is Cool (2015)


Amina Figarova - "Cool Breeze" - Road to the Sun (2018)

Tobin Mueller - "Cool" - Standard Deviations ()

Jackie McLean - "Cool Green" - Bluesnik (1961)

The U.S. Army Blues Swamp Romp - "Raoul's Cool Above Ground Pool" - Voodoo Boogaloo ()

Hour Two:

Sonny Clark - "Sippin' At Bells" - Cool Struttin' (1958)

Gil Evans - "Where Flamingos Fly" - Out of the Cool (1960)

Clark Terry/Thelonious Monk - "Let's Cool One" - C.T. Meets Monk (1958)

Eliane Elias - "Stay Cool" - Light My Fire (2011)
Love the sound of this one!



Miles Davis - "Budo" - Birth of the Cool (1949)

Bennie Green - "Cool Struttin'" - Bennie Green (1960)

Art Pepper - "Cool Bunny" - Modern Art (1956)

Gil Evans - "La Nevada - Out of the Cool (1960)

Hour Three:

            ~ The Break Room ~

Hank Mobley - "Just Coolin'" - Hank Mobley Quartet (1955) The Ride Home!

Woody Herman - "It's Coolin' Time" - The Herd Rides Again (1965)

June Christy - "Something Cool" - Something Cool (1953)

Duke Ellington - "Mr. Gentle And Mr. Cool" - Live at The Blue Note (1959)
The whole night caught on tape!



Joe Newman/Billy Byers Sextet - "Who's Cool" - Byers' Guide (1956)

Cal Tjader - "Agua Dulce" - Agua Dulce ()

Ray Obiedo - "Cool For Now" - Latin Jazz Project Vol. 1 ()

Eddie Henderson - "Be Cool" - Be Cool (2017)

Hour Four:


McCoy Tyner - "Fly With The Wind" - Fly With The Wind (1976)

Sarah Vaughan - "Ill Wind" - After Hours (1961)

Dave Brubeck Quartet - "Gone With the Wind" - Gone With The Wind (1959)
Fun album;  Southern-themed.



The Jazz Messengers - "Soft Winds" - Cafe Bohemia Part 1 (1955)

George Benson - "Cast Your Fate To the Wind" - Bad Benson (1975) CTI Moment

Brother Jack McDuff - "Mac-Duffin" - Gin and Orange (1969)

Grant Green - "Windjammer" - Live at the Lighthouse (1972)





















Saturday, October 15, 2022

Playlist for 10-11-2022 Jazzploration - First Mixcloud Livestream!



Here's the playlist for my first livestream on Mixcloud. I had fun and was so happy to see people show up! Next one scheduled for Tuesday October 25th 3-5pm - come by, listen and say hi here (you do have to create an account but it is free). I also might do a few short test shows in between to iron out the kinks. Thanks for stopping by! - Kendo

Moutin Reunion Quartet - "La Vie En Rose" - Power Tree (2000)

Lee Morgan - "City Lights" - City Lights (1957)

1957 Lee Morgan

Eliane Elias - "Bahia con H" - Quietude (2022)*

Duke Pearson - "Disapproachment" - Now Hear This (1968)

Cal Tjader - "Black Orchid" - Cal Tjader Goes Latin (1959)

Brother Jack McDuff - "The Boiler" - The Heatin' System (1972)

Lincoln Goines - "Spank a Lee" - The Art of the Bass Choir (2021)*

Gerry Mulligan/Chet Baker - "There Will Never Be Another You" - Carnegie Hall Concert Vol. 2 (1974)

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

Pleasing on the ears!

Roy Meriwether Trio - "Screwdriver" - Soup and Onions (1966)

Isaac Hayes - "House of Beauty" - Truck Turner Soundtrack (1974)

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

Miles Davis - "Well You Needn't" - Vol. 3 (1954)

Joey DeFrancesco - "Blues for J" - All of Me (1989)

Joey DeFrancesco - "Soul Dancing" - More Music (2021)

Thelonious Monk - "It Don't Mean a Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing" - Plays Duke Ellington (1955)

Grant Green - "Cantaloupe Woman" - Visions (1971)

Psychedelic Buddy.
Art by John Luke Eastman

Gerry Mulligan - "Engine, Engine No. 9" - If You Can't Beat 'Em, Join 'Em" (1965)

Buddy Rich - "Luv" - The New One! (1967)

Catalyst - "New-Found Truths" - Catalyst (1972)




Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Playlist for 10-4-2022 WFCF - Early Fall Listening!


 

On the air and posting as it plays! Thanks for tuning in and be sure to check out my YouTube channel, and look for a live broadcast on Mixcloud next Tuesday! - Kendo

Hour One:

George Cables - "I Remember Clifford" - Circle (1979)

Antonio Carlos Jobim - "Stone Flute" - Stone Flute (1970) CTI Moment

           3:15 Jazz Coffee Break


Antonion Carlos Jobim - "Brazil (alt take)" - Stone Flute (1970) CTI Moment

Stan Getz - "Crystal Silence" - Captain Marvel (1972)


Joe Farrell - "Molten Glass" - Joe Farrell Quartet (1970) CTI Moment
with Reggie Workman
& Roy Ayers


John Coltrane - "Bahia" - Bahia (1958)

Herbie Mann - "Turkish Coffee" - Impressions of the Middle East (1966)

Vince Guaraldi Trio - "Cast Your Fate To the Wind" - Jazz Impressions of Black Orpheus (1962)

Herbie Mann - "Incense" - Impressions of the Middle East (1966)

Hour Two:

Leon Spencer - "First Gravy" - Sneak Preview (1970)

Freddie Hubbard - "Sky Dive" - Sky Dive (recorded 50 years ago on 10-4&5-1972) CTI Moment

Lee Morgan - "The Sixth Sense" - The Sixth Sense (1967)
A very stylized album
& cover!



Jimmy Giuffre 3 - "The Train and The River" - The Jimmy Giuffre 3 (1956)

Hampton Hawes - "Blue Skies" - The Green Leaves of Summer (1964)

Grant Green - "Love On a Two Way Street" - Visions (1971)

Charlie Haden - "Solar" - The Montreal Concerts (Gonzalo Rubalcaba/Paul Motian) (1989)

Joe Farrell - "Molten Glass" - Joe Farrell Quartet (1970) CTI Moment

Hour Three:

            ~ The Break Room ~

Sonny Clark - "Nica" - Sonny Clark Trio (1960) The Ride Home!

Bill Evans - "I'm Getting Sentimental Over You" - A Simple Matter of Conviction
Somewhat obscure one from
Sonny

(recorded 56 years ago on 10-4-1966)

Ella Fitzgerald - "It's A Blue World" - Ella Swings Gently With Nelson (1961)

Alex Acuna - "In Town" - Gifts (2022)*

Louis Armstrong/Oscar Peterson - "Blues In the Night" - Louis Armstrong Meets Oscar Peterson (1957)

John Coltrane - "I'm a Dreamer (Aren't We All)" - Bahia (1958)

Billy Cobham - "Searching for the Right Door/Spectrum" - Spectrum (1973)

Hour Four:


Larry Coryell - "The Dragon Gate" - Spaces Revisited (1997)

The Family of Mann - "Muh Hoss Knows The Way" - First Light (1973)

Freddie Hubbard - "Fantasy In D" - First Light (1971)

Lou Donaldson - "Nice and Greasy" - The Natural Soul (1962)

Eddie Henderson - "Open Eyes" - Comin' Through (1977)

Donald Byrd - "Lansana's Priestess" - Street Lady (1973)

Joe Farrell - "Song of the Wind" - Joe Farrell Quartet (1970) CTI Moment

Hubert Laws - "In The Beginning" - In The Beginning (190

























Wednesday, September 21, 2022

New Video Series with DJ Kendo!

 I've recently resurrected the YouTube channel associated with the "Jazz Greats" radio show. Trying to make the content more of what I myself would like to see in my feed... so not clickbait, not disingenous, fun, novel, (hopefully) unique and mostly sharing items from my own collection. I recently started a 4 part series about a time 10 years ago I purchased a ridiculous amount of vinyl for a song. A few peculiarities, a few keepers, and lots and lots of crap! Likes and comments always welcome! Thanks for stopping by - Kendo



Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Playlist for 9-13-2022 WFCF - Music Recorded in September

 
You need to hear this!


This week we listened to jazz recorded in mid-September, starting at 1953. There were a lot of selections recorded on the date of the show by the likes of Sonny Stitt, Miles Davis, Lee Morgan, Horace Silver, Stan Getz and Shelly Manne. New tracks by Bobby Broom and Ryan Fourt, and we finally delved into the recent RSD release by Freddie Hubbard - "Music is Here". Thanks to all who tuned in and thanks for stopping by! - Kendo

Hour One:

Larry Young - "Backup" - Into Something (1964)

Bobby Broom - "Hallucinations (Budo)" - Keyed Up (2021)*

Stan re-visiting Bossa Nova

            3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Clark Terry - "Mood Indigo" - Duke With a Difference (9/6/57)

Stan Getz with Joao Gilberto - "Ligia" - The Best of Two Worlds (recorded 47 years ago on 9-13-75)

Miles Davis with The Lighthouse All-Stars - "Night in Tunisia" - At Last (recorded 69 years ago  on 9-13-53)

Cal Tjader - "Fascinating Rhythm" - Tjader Plays Mambo (9/11/1954)

Cal Tjader - "It Ain't Necessarily So" - Tjader Plays Mambo (9/11/1954)

Shelly Manne & His Men - "You're Getting to Be a Habit With Me" - Vol. 1 The West Coast Sound (recorded 67 years ago 9-13-55)

Hour Two:

Bud Powell - "Elegy" - (recorded 66 years ago on 9-13-56)

Horace Silver - "St. Vitus Dance" - Blowin' The Blues Away (recorded 63 years ago on 9-13-1959)

Dizzy Gillespie - "I Know That You Know" - Sonny Side Up (1957)

Gary McFarland Sextet - "Pecos Pete" - Point of Departure (9-6-63)

Ryan Fourt - "Stompin' At the Savoy" - Songs of a Night (2020)*

Roland Kirk - "Domino" - Domino (9-6-63)

Roland Kirk - "Meeting On Termini's Corner" - Domino (9-6-63)

Roland Kirk - "Time" - Domino (9-6-63)

Lee Morgan - "Extemporaneous" - The Sixth Sense Bonus Cut (recorded 54 years ago on 9-13-68)

Brother Jack McDuff - "Goodnight, It's Time To Go" - Goodnight, It's Time to Go (1961)

Hour Three:

          ~ The Break Room ~

Milt Jackson/Count Basie - "Shiny Stockings" - Milt Jackson + Count Basie + The Big Band Vol 2 (1978)

Milt playing better than ever!

Milt Jackson/Count Basie - "Blues For Me" - Milt Jackson + Count Basie + The Big Band Vol 2 (1978)

Lee Morgan - "Leebop" - The Sixth Sense Bonus Cut (recorded 54 years ago on 9-13-68)

Melvin Sparks - "The Stinker" - Sparks! (9-14-70)

Freddie Hubbard - "Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey" - First Light (9-14-71)

Hour Four:

Freddie Hubbard - "Sky Dive" - Music Is here (1973)*

Ramsey Lewis - "Sun Goddess" - Sun Goddess (1974) RIP

Miles Davis - "Rated X" - Get Up With It (recorded 50 years ago on 9/13/72) excerpt

Sonny Stitt - "Back Door" - So Doggone Good (recorded 50 years ago on 9/13/72)

Not his debut by a long shot...

Deodato - "Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun" - Prelude (9/14/72)

Melvin Sparks - "Thank You (Falettin' Me Be Mice Elf Again)" - Sparks! (9-14-70)






Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Playlist for 8-30-2022 WFCF - Good Driving Jazz

 
Wonderfully inventive double album!


As some of my listeners know, I've taken up delivery driving and along with a break from playing jazz gigs. The last few months I've loaded up a flash drive with albums from my collection I feel less familiar with, and or think would make good music for driving. This week we listened to tracks that struck me as being exceptional from these albums, in particular "The Heatin' System" by Jack McDuff, "It's Time" by Jackie McLean and "Amazonas" by Cal Tjader. Thanks to all who tuned in and thank you for stopping by! - Kendo

Hour One:

Jackie McLean - "'Snuff" - It's Time! (1964)

Cal Tjader - "Mindoro" - Amazonas (1975)

Produced by Airto with Hermeto & George Duke

              3:15 Jazz Coffee break

Kenny Burrell - "Yes Baby" - Blue Lights (1958)

Jack McDuff - "Elmo Tucker" - The Heatin' System (1971)

Joey DeFrancesco - "Roll With It" - More Music (2021)

Jack McDuff - "Radiation" - The Heatin' System (1971)

Hour Two:

Clifford Jordan/Sonny Red Quintet - "Defiance" - A Story Tale (1961)

Hubert Laws - "The Rite of Spring" - The Rite of Spring (1971) CTI Moment

John Scofield & Pat Metheny - "Everybody's Party" - I Can See Your House From Here (1993)

Love Bobby's 3 Columbia lps

Bobby Hutcherson - "Highway One" - Highway One (1978)

Wilbur Harden & John Coltrane - "B.J." - Tanganyika Strut (1958)

Brother Jack McDuff - "Oblighetto" - Moon Rappin' (1969)

Cal Tjader - "Mindoro" - Amazonas (1975)

Hour Three:

          ~ The Break Room ~

Lonnie Smith - "Flavors" - Afro-desia (1975) The Ride Home!

Stan Getz/Charlie Byrd - "Samba de Uma Nota So" - Jazz Samba (1962)

Jackie McLean - "Das' Dat" - It's Time! (1964)

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Pat Martino - "Open Road - Open Road" - We'll Be Together Again (1976)

Duke Pearson - "The Moana Surf" - The Phantom (1968)

Hour Four:

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

Herbie Mann - "What'd I Say" - Push Push (1971)

George Benson - "Ode to a Kudu" - Beyond the Blue Horizon (1971)

Jack McDuff - "The Prophet" - The Heatin' System (1971)

Herbie Hancock - "Sun Touch" - Man-child (1975)

J & K - "Recollections" - Stonebone (1969) CTI Moment

Jack McDuff - "Pressure Gage" - The Heatin' System (1971)

Gripping music from Pat and Gil.


Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Playlist for 7-26-2022 WFCF - Hotter Than July

Sultry and summery

 

This week we listened to jazz that was recorded at the end of July, imagining the comfort level of recording studios in the 50s through the 70s with all that machinery running and inadequate a/c! Cuts from Miles, Thelonious, Gary Burton and Keith Jarrett (what was that session like!) Art Farmer with Yusef Lateef (that album has always "felt" like summer to me), Hubert Laws and more! Also a smattering of new releases from Ronnie Foster, Ryan Fourt and Michael Carvin. Thanks to all who tuned in and thank you for stopping by! - Kendo

Hour One:

Charles Earland - "Lazy Bird" - Black Drops (1970)

Michael Carvin Experience - "Paper Moon" - Art of the Trio (2021)*

           3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Thelonious Monk - "Ask Me Now" - Genius of Modern Music (7-23-1951)


Chet Baker - "I've Never Been In Love Before" - Chet Baker Sings (7-30-1956)

Ronnie Foster - "Sultry Song II" - Re-boot (2022)*

Shelly Manne - "Castling" - The Gambit (7-25-1957)

Shelly Manne - "Checkmate" - The Gambit (7-25-1957)

Miles Davis - "Capricorn" - Water Babies (1967)

Hour Two:

Thelonious Monk - "Four In One" - Genius of Modern Music (7-23-1951)

Ryan Fourt - "The Heist" - Songs of a Night (2020)*

Lalo Schifrin killing it!

Miles Davis - "Here Come de Honey Man" - Porgy and Bess (7-29-1958)

Miles Davis - "Bess You Is My Woman Now" - Porgy and Bess (7-29-1958)

Dizzy Gillespie - Here It Is" - Dizzy On the French Riviera (7-24-1962)

Miles Davis - "Directions" - Live in Europe 1969 (recorded 53 years ago on 7-26-1969)

Hubert Laws - "Love Is Blue/Sing a Rainbow" - Crying Song (7-24-1969)

Thelonious Monk - "Straight No Chaser" - Genius of Modern Music (7-23-1951)

Hour Three:

            ~ The Break Room ~

The Wolverine Orchestra - "Royal Garden Blues" (7-20-1924)

Love, Love, Love this album.

Art Farmer - "Saudhade" - Something You Got (recorded 45 years ago on 7-25/26/1977)

Art Farmer - "Hombre del Sol" - Something You Got (recorded 45 years ago on 7-25/26/1977)

Lonnie Smith - "Three Blind Mice" - Think! (7-23-1968)

Gary Burton & Keith Jarrett - "Fortune Smiles" - Gary Burton & Keith Jarrett (7-23-1970)

Rahsaan Roland Kirk - "Serenade to a Cuckoo" - Kirkatron (7-18-1975)

Hour Four:

CTI All Stars - "California Dreamin'" - CTI Summer Jazz at the Hollywood Bowl (7-30-1972)

Cyrus Chestnut - "Baubles, Bangles and Beads" - My Father's hands (2021)*

Brian Charette - "triple Threat" - Jackpot (2021)*

[Gentle Giant - "The Moon Is Down" - Acquiring the Taste]

To be a fly on the wall...

Larry Coryell - "Chris" - Spaces (1969)

Gary Burton & Keith Jarrett - "Grow Your Own" - Gary Burton & Keith Jarrett (7-23-1970)

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

"Big" John Patton - "Soul Woman" - Soul Woman (1966)

Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Playlist for 7-12-2022 WFCF - ECM and More!

 

The iconic label...
Didn't play this one - too many scritchy scratches!


This week we delved into the catalog of releases from the ECM label, at the request of faithful listener Geoffrey! Plenty of variety from the myriad of talent signed to the label. In addition we heard tracks recorded on this date (July 12) and a smidge of new jazz. Thanks to all who tuned in, everyone who called, and thank you for stopping by! - DJ Kendo

Hour One: 

Pat Metheny - "Watercolors" - (Watercolors) 1977

Charles Earland - "Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head" - Black Drops (1970)

Bares the quintessential ECM sound...

            3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

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

Ryan Fourt - "Little Miss P" - Songs of a Night (2020)*

Cyrus Chestnut - "Cubano Chant" - My Father's Hands (2021)*

Ralph Towner - "Oceanus" - Solstice (1974)

Steve Reich - "Pulses" - Music for 18 Musicians (1996)

Hour Two:

Anita O'Day - "A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square" - Anita (recorded 67 years ago on 7-12-1955)

Paul Motian - "Whirlpool" - Time and Time Again (2006)

Charlie Byrd - "Spanish Guitar Blues" - Jazz On Savoy 1957-1962

Big John Patton - "The Shake" - Got a Good Thingh Goin' (1966)

One of several benchmark releases from ECM.

Keith Jarrett - "My Song" - My Song (1977)

Miles Davis - "Paraphanalia" - Miles at The Fillmore [west] Bootleg Series Vol 3 (1970)

Kenny Wheeler - "Gnu Suite" - Gnu High (1975)

Hour Three:

            ~ The Break Room ~

Jack DeJohnette - "Bayou Fever" - New Directions (1978) The Ride Home!

Weather Report - "Port of Entry" - Night Passage (recorded 42 years ago on 7-12-1980)

Return to Forever - "Return to Forever" - Return to Forever (1972)

Steve Kuhn Trio - "Like Sonny" - Mostly Coltrane

Sun Ra - "Where Is Tomorrow" - Jazz on Savoy 1957-1962

Hour Four:

Hank Mobley - "18th Hole" - The Flip (recorded 53 years ago on 6-12-1969)

Chick Corea/Gary Burton - "Childrens Song" - Crystal Silence (1972)

A recent ECM release from a legend...

Chick Corea/Gary Burton - "What Game Shall We Play Today" - Crystal Silence (1972)

Carla Bley - "Beautiful Telephones I" - Life Goes On (2019)

Pat Metheny Group - "American Garage" - American Garage (1979)

Charlie Earland - "Buck Green" - Black Drops (1969)

Lee Morgan - "Neophilia" - Live at the Lighthouse (recorded 52 years ago on 7-12-1970)


Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Playlist and Audio for 7-5-2022 - Red White and Blue!

 





Once again I have to miss being at the station today - so I've recorded a show at home. In honor of our great country's birthday, we have a red white and blue show. Hope you enjoy and thanks for listening! - Kendo

Red Garland - "It's a Blue World" - It's A Blue World (1958)

Jack McDuff (with Red Holloway) - "A Real Goodun'" - Live! (1963)

Hampton Hawes (with Red Mitchell) - "Bow Jest" - Four! (1958)

Sonny Red - "Images" - Images (1961)

Cannonball Adderley (with Blue Mitchell) - "A Little Taste" - Portrait of Cannonball (1958)

Jimmy McGriff (with Blue Mitchell) - "Spinning Wheel" - Electric Funk (1969)

Joe Puma (with Whitey Mitchell) - "Rigamarole" - Wild Kitten (1957)

Lenny White - "The Venusian Summer Suite" - Venusian Summer (1975)

Don Patterson - "When Johnny Comes Marching Home" - The Exciting New Organ of Don Patterson (1964)

Herbie Mann - "Battle Hymn of The Republic" - Memphis Underground (1969)


Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Playlist for 6-14-2022 WFCF - Drop It In the Middle

Wonderful!

 

For this week the show theme was simple - dropping the needle somewhere in the middle of the record, so no first songs, no last songs, just deep,deep cuts! Dr. Lonnie Smith, "Big" John Patton, Mundell Lowe, Gabor Szabo, Wayne Krantz, Wes Montgomery, Richard "Groove" Holmes and many more! Fun! Thanks to all who tuned in and thank you for stopping by! Check out my YouTube channel! - Kendo

Hour One:

Alternative Guitar Summit (Rez Abbasi, Jeff Miles) - "Noshufuru" - Honoring Pat Martino Vol 1 (2021)*

Eubanks Evans Experience - "And They Ran Out of Bisquits!" - EEE (2021)*

Chill...

            3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Mundell Lowe - "Ill Wind" - Guitar Moods by Mundell Lowe (1956)

Wayne Krantz - "What They Were Written About" - Long to Be Loose (1993)

Mundell Lowe - "I'll Take Romance" - Guitar Moods by Mundell Lowe (1956)

Lonnie Smith - "Layin' In the Cut" - Move Your Hand (1969)

Barney Kessel - "Barney's Blues" - Kessel Plays Standards (1954)

Jackie McLean - "Marilyn's Dilemma" - The Jackie McLean Quintet (recorded 60 years ago on 6-14-1962)

Richard Groove Holmes - "Down Home Funk" - Comin' On Home (1971)

Hour Two:

Gabor Szabo - "Gypsy Queen" - Spellbinder (1966)

Giovanni Hidalgo - "Footprints" - Hands of Rhythm (1996)

Unique!

Wayne Shorter - "Barracudas (General Assembly) - Etcetra (recorded 57 years ago on 6-14-1965)

John Patton - "The Turnaround" - Let 'Em Roll (1965)

Wes Montgomery - "Moanin'" - Portrait of Wes (1963)

Brother Jack McDuff - "Dink's Blues" - Live! At the Jazz Workshop (1963)

Bruce Forman - "Rope-a-Dope" - Reunion! (2021)

Hour Three:

Gabor Szabo - "Bacchanal" - Bacchanal (1968) The Ride Home!

Gabor Szabo - "Some Velvet Morning" - Bacchanal (1968)

Moody

Art Farmer Quartet - "Loads of Love" - Interaction (1963)

Hank Garland - "Move" - Jazz Winds From a New Direction (1960)

Jack Mouse Group - "Hip Check" - Range of Motion (recorded 20 years ago on 6-14-2012)

Pat Metheny/Dave Holland/Roy Haynes - "Law Years" - Question and Answer (1989)

Wynton Kelly - "Action" - Piano (1958)

Giacomo Gates - "Everything But You" - You (2021)*

Hour Four:

Larry Coryell (and John McLaughlin) - "Rene's Theme" - Spaces (1969)

Ryan Fourt - "Air-Gun" (Daisy's Revenge) - Big Slick (2015)

Funk Inc. - "Give Me Your Love" - Hangin Out (1972)

Boogaloe Joe Jones - "Sticks and Stones" - Introducing the Psychedelic Soul Jazz guitar... (1968)

Barney Kessell/Herb Ellis - "Hello" - Poor Butterfly (1977)

Lonnie Smith - "Stand" - Mama Wailer (1971)

Grant Green - "Upshot" - Carryin' On (1969)