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Monday, October 5, 2015

Playlist for 10-6-2015 WFCF - Trains and Things!

"Go West" - Marcel Thériault
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A recent InstaCollection post was the inspiration for the 1st and 4th hour of this week's show, with locomotive themed tracks from the likes of George Benson, Duke Ellington, James Moody & Rosemary Clooney! Lots of other great stuff from albums new to the library including Brian Pareschi and Greg Abate, and as always plenty of new releases! Tune in Tuesday 10/6 from 3-7 eastern by clicking here. FM signal at 88.5FM for St. Augustine, Palm Coast, Green Cove Springs, Palatka, Flagler Beach, Ormand Beach and South Jacksonville! See you then! - Kendo

Hour One:

Jimmy Smith & Wes Montgomery - "Night Train" - Dynamic Duo (1966)

Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra - "Take the 'A' Train" - Best of the Centenial Edition (1940)

    3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Jimmy Giuffre 3 - "The Train and the River" - Jimmy Giuffre 3 (1956)
Duke Ellington - photo by William Gottlieb

Rosemary Clooney - "Blues In the Night" - 16 Greatest Hits (1952)

Antonio Adolfo - "Trem Da Serra (Hillside Train)" - Tema (2015)

George Benson - "Last Train to Clarksville" - The Shape of Things to Come (1968)

James Moody - "Last Train from Overbrook" - Last Train From Overbrook" (1958)

George Benson - "Little Train" - White Rabbit (1971)

Jeff Rupert - "The Southern Norfolk RR" - From Memphis to Mobile (2009)

Modern Jazz Quartet - "Don't Stop This Train" - Blues on Bach (1973)

Cecile McLorin Salvant - "The Trolley Song" - For One to Love (2015)

Hour Two:

Joe Morello - "Just In Time" - It's About Time (1961)

Eric Alexander - "Little Boat" - The Real Thing (2015)
Brian Pareschi
photo by David Willems

Brian Pareschi - "I Believe In You" - Brian Pareschi & the BP Express (2013)

John Coltrane - "My Ideal" - Bahia (1958)

Mike LeDonne - "Let It Go" - Awwlright! ()

Gerald Stockton - "Simple Samba" - My Gentle Breeze (2015)

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

Ed Reed - "Unforgettable" - I'm a Shy Guy (2013)

Greg Abate - "Conflict" - Motif (2014)

Hour Three:

~~ Flagler Files~~

Tim Warfield - "I Remember You" - Eye of the Beholder (2012) Ride Home!

John Scofield - "Museum" - Past Present (2015)

Hampton Hawes - "Yesterdays" - Bird Song (1956)

New Jazz

Bud Powell - "John's Abbey" - Time Waits (1958)

Hour Four:

George Benson - "Chatanooga Choo Choo" - The Shape of Things to Come (1968)

Billy Childs (with Ricki Lee Jones) - "Been On a Train" - Map to the Treasure - Reimagining Laura Nyro(2014)

Steps - "Bullet Train" - Step by Step (1979)
John Coltrane

John Coltrane - "Locomotion" - Blue Train (1957)

Christian McBride - "Dream Train" - People Music (2012)

Joshua Redman - "Stop This Train" - Walking Shadows (2012)

Stanley Clarke - "Last Train to Sanity" - Up (2013)

Gerry Mulligan - "K-4 Pacific" - The Age of Steam (1971)

Gerry Mulligan - "Grand Tour" - The Age of Steam (1971)

Thursday, October 1, 2015

InstaCollection - Jazz Inspired By Trains!

InstaCollection! - start or freshen up your jazz collection with DJ Kendo recommendations! Buy downloads for your phone/pc using the handy links below or just load the titles into your favorite music streaming service!

Trains have been inspiring composers since their invention; from the first chugs away from the station to the repetitive, clackity rhythms down the line, or a distant, lonesome whistle. Add to that the relaxed, hypnotic passenger ride and the far-away places the bobbing cars take you to, and you have instant mood-setters that are romantic and fascinating to just about every human on the planet.

Jazz is no exception, with some of its most familiar titles referencing trains: "Blue Train", "Take the 'A' Train" & "Night Train" - heard here as a rocking version by Jimmy Smith & Wes Montgomery, with a glorious Oliver Nelson big band arrangement. (This tune is supposedly an un-credited composition of Duke Ellington!)

Brilliant saxophonist Jeff Rupert's catchy "The Southern Norfolk RR" portrays the driving motion of a train as well as a youthful excitement about all things locomotive. Kenny Drew Jr.'s energetic performance on piano supplies forward motion and spark. Jimmy Giuffre's creative "The Train and the River" is also exuberant with a storytelling, down-home feel featuring Jim Hall on guitar.

"Take the 'A' Train", Billy Strayhorn's fantastic subway tribute, is heard in the swinging version that made it famous - by the Duke Ellington Orchestra in 1941. The Monkees' hit "Last Train to
Clarksville" gets a good-natured turn from George Benson, in prime form on an early CTI recording that features harmonica and country groove. James Moody's "Last Train from Overbrook" from 1958 is forward thinking and appealing with an almost film noir, late-night feel.

And finally it's tough to choose between Frank Sinatra's lonelier "Blues in the Night" and Rosemary Clooney's classic recording, so I'll let you decide! Johnny Mercer's lyrics reference a late night train evocatively:

"Now the rain's a-fallin'
Hear the train a-callin'
"Whoo-ee!"(My mama done told me)
Hear that lonesome whistle
Blowin' 'cross the trestle
"Whoo-ee!"(My mama done told me)
Ol' clickety-clack's
A-echoin' back
The blues in the night."

Whatever your own iron horse dreams might be here are seven tracks for your digital jazz collection that are not only innovative classics but will mix so well with the rest of your library. Enjoy! - Kendo

Tune in this Tuesday (10/6/15) at 3pm eastern to WFCF on iHeart for an hour of train inspired jazz, including the titles mentioned above; plus an extra hour of train songs at 6pm eastern! Listen by clicking here. The show broadcasts every Tuesday from 3-7pm eastern!