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 29, 2022

Playlist for 11-29-2022 WFCF - Secret Theme


 
This week's secret theme was inspired by a certain shopping day that follows Thanksgiving here in the states.  Follow me on Mixcloud to be alerted about jazz livestreams I host in between shows on WFCF. 

Hour One:

Stanley Turrentine - "Little Sheri" - Look Out (1960)

            3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Joey DeFrancesco - "Lady G" - More Music (2021)

Wes Montgomery - "Sun Down" - California Dreaming (1966)
One of several excellent Michel
releases late 80s early 90s.

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

Donald Byrd - "Blackjack" - Blackjack (1967)

Michel Camilo - "Blacky" - Rendezvous (1993)

Gregory Porter - "Black Nile" - Water (2009)

Hour Two:


Joe Henderson - "Black Narcissus" - Power to the People (1969)

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

Thelonious Monk - "Black and Tan Fantasy" - Plays Duke Ellington (1955)

Cables circa 2000 - good stuff!



Miles Davis - "Black Comedy" - Miles In the Sky (1968)

Johnny Hartman - "That Old Black Magic" - I Love Everybody! (1966)

Lee Morgan - "Capra Black" - Lee Morgan (1971)

Freddy Hubbard - "The Black Angel" - The Black Angel (1969)

Ella Fitzgerald - "It's DeLovely" - The Cole Porter Songbook (1956)

Hour Three:

            ~ The Break Room ~

Bobby Hutcherson - "Black Circle" - Stick Up! (1966) The Ride Home!

Art Farmer Quartet - "Swing Spring" - Live at the Half Note (1963)
Wayne's debut as a leader.



Rahsaan Roland Kirk - "Black Diamond" - Rip, Rig and Panic! (1965)

Wayne Shorter - "Black Diamond" - Blues a la Carte (1959)

Cal Tjader - "Black Orchid" - Guarabe (1976)

Herbie Mann - "Memphis Spoon Bread & Dover Sole" - London Underground (1974)

Hour Four:

Donald Byrd - "Black Byrd" - Live at Montreux (1973)*

Freddie Hubbard - "Black Maybe" - High Energy (1974)

Sonny Phillips - "Black On Black" - Black On Black (1970)
Not a great cover -
but boy what an album!

Kevin Eubanks - "Ever-Blue" - Sundance (1984)

Charles Earland - "Black Talk" - Black Talk (1969)

Stix Hooper - "Little Drummer Boy" - The World Within (1979)

Lonnie Smith - "Play It Back" - Live at Club Mozambique (1970)












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)



 

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Playlist for 11-22-2022 Jazzploration - Unboxing!

1 of the 11 in the random Ebay lot! A classic.


We had some fun and adventure this livestream listening to a random lot of 11 albums I got on Ebay, as well as excellent jazz from the likes of Ron Carter, Stanley Turrentine, Hank Crawford and Anita O'Day! Thanks to all who stopped in and kept it fun! To follow me on Mixcloud and join us for the next livestream, click here. You can listen to this broadcast on the player below. Have a great one! - Kendo



Hour One:

Stanley Turrentine - "River's Invitation" - Joyride (1965)

Ray Bryant - "Shake-a-Lady" - MCMLXX (1970)

Ray had no problem
staying current...

Johnny Hammond Smith - "Smokin' Kool" - What's Going On (1971)

Herb Ellis - "Detour Ahead" - Softly... But With That Feelin' (1961)

Anita O'Day/Cal Tjader - "That's Your Red Wagon" - Time for Two (1962)

Ron Carter - "Doctor's Row" - Etudes (1982)

Hank Crawford - "Soul Shoutin'" - After Hours (1966)

Rahsaan Roland Kirk - "Day Dream" - Natural Black Inventions: Root Strata (1971)

Walter Murphy - "Ain't Necessarily So" - Rhapsody in Blue (1977)

Bobby Hutcherson - "Poor People's March" - Spiral (1968)

Kenyon Hopkins - "Santa Monica Blues" - The Yellow Canary (1963)

Hour Two:

Grover Washington Jr - "You Are the Sunshine of My Life - Soul Box 2 (1973)

Another Grammy winner
for RTF.

Grover Washington Jr - "Take Me There" - Winelight (1980)

Return to Forever - "The Magician" - Romantic Warrior (1976)

Pieces of a Dream - "Mount Airy Groove" - Pieces of a Dream (1982)

Wayne Henderson - "Big Daddy's Place" - Big Daddy's Place (1977)

Norman Connors - "I Have a Dream" - Invitation (1979)

Al Jarreau - "Tell Me What I Gotta Do" - L is for Lover (1986)

Stanley Turrentine - "Plum" - Straight Ahead (1984)

Herbie Mann - "A Whiter Shade of Pale" - London Underground (1973)

Something about this cover I love.










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)