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Showing posts with label Bennie Green. Show all posts
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Sunday, April 20, 2014

Playlist for 4-22-2014 WFCF - Jazz Greats!

"Calico Morning" - Kenneth Frizzell
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Spring is here, baseball is underway, lovely weather here in NE Florida, and it's Earth Day! No themed show today, just as much good music and variety as can be squeezed in 4 hours. I heard or stumbled upon a lot of good stuff during the week (including a Record Store Day outing). In particular, a playlist made up of music recorded in 1962. As always we'll be hitting up the new jazz shelf at WFCF, and a special treat last set for folks who stay tuned to the end. All this Tuesday, April 22nd, from 3-7pm Eastern. Listen online by clicking here, and stop by the FB page to say hi! See you then - Kendo

Hour One:

Jackie McLean - "Marilyn's Dilemma" - Vertigo (1962 Bonus Tracks)
Jackie McLean &

Thelonious Monk - "Bye-Ya" - Monk's Dream (1962)

    3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Anita O'Day & Cal Tjader - "Peel Me a Grape" - Time for Two (1962)

Wes Montgomery - "Yesterdays" - Wes Montgomery Trio (1959)

Art Blakey & the New Jazz Messengers - "My Romance" - Buttercorn Lady (1966)

Duke Ellington/Coleman Hawkins - "Wanderlust" - Duke Ellington Meets Coleman Hawkins (1962)

Shorty Rogers - "Terrence's Farewell" - Jazz Waltz (1962)

Monty Alexander - "Love Notes" - Harlem-Kingston Express Vol 2 (2011)

Ben Wolfe - "Baby Tiger" - From Here I See (2013)

Marcus Roberts Trio - "On a Special Occasion" - From Rags to Rhythm (2013)

Hour Two:

Sonny Rollins - "I Feel a Song Comin' On" - Plus Four (1956)
Sonny! courtesy of sonnyrollins.com

Oscar Peterson - "Happy Go Lucky Local" - Night Train (1962)

Chick Corea - "Sicily" - Friends (1990)

Dexter Gordon - "Love for Sale" - Go (1962)

Gonzalo Rubalcaba - "Preludio Proyecto Latino" - Suite 4 y 20 (1992)

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

Clark Terry & Bob Brookmeyer - "Hawg Jazz" - The Power of Positive Swinging (1960)

Bennie Green - "Solitude" - Bennie Green (1960)

Marcus Roberts - "On a Special Occasion" - From Rags to Rhythm (2013)

Sheryl Bailey - "One for V.J." - A Meeting of Minds (2013)

Hour Three:

            ~ What's Hot in the Pot ~

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

Nancy Wilson - "The Very Thought of You" - Lady Sings the Blues (comp)

Cal Tjader - "Curacao" - Soul Burst (1966)

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

Bill Evans - "You're Gonna Hear From Me" - You're Gonna Hear From Me (1969)

Stanley Turrentine - "Salt Song" - Salt Song (1971) CTI Moment

Stan Getz - "E Preciso Perdoar" - The Best of Two Worlds (1976)

Stan with Joao and Miucha

Brad Mehldau - "M. B. " - Ode (2008)

Hour Four:
Thomson Kneeland - "Libretto" - Mazurka for the Modern Man (2007)

Javon Jackson - "One by One" - Expression (2013)

Ben Patterson - "The Good Stuff" - Essential Elements (2013)

Gonzalo Rubalcaba - "Tres Palabras" - Suite 4 y 20 (1992)

Brad Mehldau & Mark Guiliana - "Swimming" - Taming the Dragon (2013)

Joshua Breakstone - "With The Wind and the Rain in Your Hair" -
With The Wind and the Rain (2013)

John Coltrane - "Naima" - Giant Steps (1959)

Erik Jackson - "It's Time" - Rainy Days (2012)

Miles Davis - "Flamenco Sketches" - Kind of Blue (1959)

Thursday, April 17, 2014

The Weekly Recommend - 4-17-2014 - Bennie Green!

Thought I might start something new here, for folks who trust my taste in jazz - a weekly recommended album. So if you're itchin' for new music in your collection, check by this page between shows (I'm gonna shoot for every Thursday).

Bennie Green - "Bennie Green"

Time Records (1960)

Today's recommended album is from a somewhat forgotten trombonist - Bennie Green; overshadowed in jazz memory by Curtis Fuller & J.J. Johnson; perhaps because he remained firmly straight-ahead in spite of all going on in the '60s. This recording dates from 1960 and features Jimmy Forrest on tenor sax, Sonny Clark on piano (who wrote 3 of the cuts), George Tucker on bass, Al Dreares on drums & Joseph Gorgas on bongos.

It's an easy going affair, but one that swings it's butt off; with clever arranging that keeps it interesting. In every way, Green & Forest sound absolutely fantastic together. The blowing is relaxed but heartfelt, with each occasionally digging in to take things up a notch. As already mentioned, the rhythm section is a locomotive. The groove is nearly hypnotic, once they start rollin' it gets very difficult to pull yourself away from the music. Sonny Clark is in primo form, as well.

Highlights are an unusually bright and fun "Solitude", "Sonny's Crip" - a fine blues with "So What" responses & a bridge, and a simmering rendering of "Cool Struttin'". The opener "Sometimes I'm Happy" is a little on the cute side, but still has the irrestible groove that pervades the entire session. The sound quality is dandy, clear yet lush, and the bongos are not too high in the mix. It won't blow your mind, but it is very enjoyable jazz; perfect for unwinding after a busy day. Please note that this particular release is only available in mp3 format. The price is right!
4 out of 5.
- Kendo 

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Playlist for 3-25-2014 WFCF - Jazz Greats!

"Jazz" - Marcelo Bittencourt
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Happy Spring, everybody! For this week's show, diversification was an inspiration - playing artists or albums that haven't appeared on the show, before. Also, an initial goal for doing the dj thing was/is to bring back into focus recent albums that get lost or forgotten, because of the ever-flowing influx (in vast amounts) of new music. So today we'll hear some quality tracks from last year; namely Michael Blanco, Barbara Morrison, Mark Gross and Brad Mehldau. At 5:30 we bring back the "Virgin Sacrifice" - with an unopened vinyl copy of "Moon Rappin'" by Jack McDuff (courtesy of Jim Driscoll). And to top it off, folks who tune in or stay tuned til the end will hear the "Jazz Odyssey" track - this week it's a slayer from Chuck Mangione Quartet (1972). Thanks for listening! - DJ Kendo

 Hour One:

Vincent Herring - "Big Bertha" - The Uptown Shuffle (2013)

Red Garland - "Spring Will Be a Little Late This Year" - All Kinds of Weather (1958)

    3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Barbara Morrison - "Polka Dots and Moonbeams" - A Sunday Kind of Love (2012)

Michel Camilo - "In Love" - On Fire (1989)

Miles Davis - "Fran Dance" - Jazz Track (1958)

Cal Tjader - "Soul Burst (Guajera)" - Soul Burst (1966)
an immensely talented artist!

Hazel Scott - "Mountain Greenery" - Relaxed Piano Moods (1955)

Mark Gross - "Volare" - Blackside (2012)

Maynard Ferguson - "Never You Mind" - Around the Horn (1956)

Hour Two:

Mel Torme - "Down for Double" - Night at the Concord Pavillion (1990)

Michael Blanco - "Dutch Kills" - No Time Like the Present (2013)

Billie Holiday - "I Cover the Waterfront" - (recorded 70 years ago on 3-25-1944)

Oliver Nelson - "Tipsy" - Main Stem (1961)

Gerry Mulligan - "Over the Hills and Out of the Woods" - The Age of Steam (1971)

Bennie Green - "It's Time" - Bennie Green (1960)

Alfredo Rodriguez - "Quizas, Quizas, Quizas" - The Invasion Parade (2013)

Johnny Hammond - "Workin' On a Groovy Thing" - Breakout (1971) CTI Moment

Vanessa Rubin & Don Braden - "Never Let Me Go" - Full Circle (2012)

Hour Three:

          ~ What's Hot in the Pot (Cooking Show) ~

Dave Brubeck - "Take Five'" - Time Out (1958)
1st release on CTI spinoff Kudu - good one!

Brad Mehldau - "Aquaman" - Ode (2011)

Jack McDuff - "Moon' Rappin'" - Moon Rappin' (1969) virgin sacrifice!

Jack McDuff - "Made in Sweden" - Moon Rappin' (1969)

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

Julie London - "I'm In the Mood for Love" - Julie is Her Name (1955)

Cal Tjader - "Ritmo Caliente" - Ritmo Caliente (recorded 60 years ago today on 3-25-1954)

Hour Four:

Johnny Smith - "Cavu" - Moonlight in Vermont (1953)

Matt Jorgensen - "Sweetpea" - Another Morning (2007)

Henri Rene - "Hansel and Pretzel" - Riot in Rhythm (1958)

Stanley Turrentine with Milt Jackson - "Cherry" - Cherry (1972) CTI Moment

PJ Rasmussen - "Love Birds" - Another Adventure (2013)

George Cables - "Byrdlike" - Cables' Vision (1979)

Frank Wess - "After Paris" - Magic 201 (2011)

Chuck Mangione Quartet - "Legend of the One-Eyed Sailor" - Alive! (1972) Jazz Odyssey

actually the back cover to the album - pretty cool, right?