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Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Playlist for 3-14-2023 WFCF - Having and Wanting!

Johnny Hartman 1966

For this week's broadcast the (secret) theme was Having and Wanting, so all the song titles had the words have or want in them. It turned out to be mostly relaxing music. Thanks to everyone who joined me! Follow me on Mixcloud to support the show and watch & listen to upcoming broadcasts! Basic membership is free - click here to follow me. Thanks for stopping by! - Kendo

Hour One:

Cal Tjader - "Have You Met Miss Jones" - Tjader Plays Mambo (1956)

Brother Jack McDuff - "I Want a Little Girl" - The Honeydripper (1961)

            3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Carmen McRae - "I Have The Feeling I've Been Here Before" - I Am Music (1975)

John Coltrane - "I Want to Talk About You" - Newport '63 (1963)

Rahsaan Roland Kirk - "Something for Trane that Trane Could Have Said" - Natural Black Inventions: Roots Strata (1971)

Bud Powell - "I Want to Be Happy" - The Amazing Bud Powell (1953)

Harry Connick Jr - "I Only Have Eyes For you" - Only You (2003)

Count Basie - "Do You Want to Know a Secret" - Basie's Beatle Bag (1966)

Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis - "Have horn, Will Blow"- Cookbook Vol. 1 (1958)

Kenny Burrell - "I Want My Baby Back" - Ode to 52nd Street (1967)

Hour Two:

Miles Davis Quintet - "Footprints" - Miles Smiles (1966) request

Bobby Timmons - "I Could Have Danced All Night" - Chun King (1964)

George Benson - "Here Comes the Sun/I Want You (She's So Heavy)" - The Other Side of Abbey Road (1969)

Art Tatum - "Everything I Have is Yours" - Solo Masterpieces vol 1 (1955)

Johnny Hartman - "For The Want of a Kiss" - I Love Everybody (1966)

Fred Hersch - "I Have Dreamed" - Sarabande (1986)

Dexter Gordon - "I Want More" - Doin' Allright (1961)

Hour Three:

            ~ The Break Room ~

John Coltrane - "I'll Get By (As Long As I Have You)" - Standard Coltrane (1958) The Ride Home!

Gene Ammons - "I Want To Be Loved" - Late Hour Special (1961)

Lambert, Hendricks & Ross - "Everyday I Have the Blues" - Sing a Song of Basie (1957)

Donald Byrd - "I'm a Fool To Want You" - Royal Flush (1961)

Herbie Hancock - "I Have a Dream" - The Prisoner (1969)

Nina Simone - "That's All I Want From You" - Baltimore (1978) CTI Moment

Hour Four:

Ella Fitzgerald - "I Got a Guy" - Clap Hands Here Comes Charlie (1961)

Corey Christiansen - "When You Want" - Outlaw Tractor (2008)

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

Grant Green - "I Don't Want Nobody To Give Me Nothing (Open Up The Door I'll Get It Myself)" - Carryin' On (1969)

Hank Crawford & The Marty Paich Orchestra - "Have a Good Time" - Soul of the Ballad (1963)

Astrud Gilberto - "Wanting Things" - Gilberto With Turrentine (1971) CTI Moment

T.J. Kirk - "Shuffle Boil/You Can Have Watergate Just Gimme Some Bucks and I'll Be Straight" - T.J. Kirk (1994)

Gabor Szabo - "If You Don't Want My Love" - High Contrast (1970)

Sarah Vaughan - "Whatever Lola Wants" (1955 3 17)

Bobby Hutcherson - "Ummh" - San Francisco (1970)

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Playlist for 8-8-2017 WFCF - Heart and Soul!

1967 Mobley - so good!

Today's show was themed "Heart & Soul" with song titles containing either one of those words! Had fun and many of the tracks went along with the rainy day mood in St. Augustine, and it was nice to hear from some of the artists on Twitter and Facebook, as well as call-ins from regular listeners! Thanks to all who tuned in! - Kendo

Hour One:

Gerald Cannon - "How My Heart Sings" - Combinations (2016)*

Ed Cherry - "Soul Eyes" - Soultree (2015)

3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Cyrille Aimee - "Young at Heart" - It's a Good Day ()
Good stuff - great lineup!

Bill Evans - "Haunted Heart" - Explorations (1961)

Kellye Gray - "Good Morning Heartache" - Rendering (2015)*

John McLaughlin - "Follow Your Heart" - My Goals Beyond (1970)

Dexter Gordon - "Heartaches" - Gettin' Around (1965)

Oscar Peterson - "My Heart Belongs to Daddy" - Night Train ()

The In Crowd Singers - "Hard Hearted Hannah" - You've Got To Hear It To Believe It (1966)

Gabor Szabo - "My Foolish Heart" - Spellbinder (1966)

Hour Two:

Fred Hersch - "This Heart of Mine" - Sarabande (1986)

Polly Gibbons - "I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart" - Is It Me? (2016)*

Chet Baker - "My Heart Stood Still" - Plays for Lovers ()
Rich Voice - fun arrangements!

Cal Tjader - "Soul Sauce (Guachi Guaro)" - Soul Sauce (1964)

Shirley Scott/Stanley Turrentine - "Soul Shoutin'" (1963)

Cal Tjader - "Soul Sauce (Guachi Guaro)" - Soul Sauce (1964)

Kenny Burrell - "Soulero" - Ode to 52nd Street (1967)

Sarah Vaughan - "Body and Soul" - Swingin' Easy (1957)

B.J. Jansen - "Bucket Full of Soul" - Common Ground (2016)*

Lynne Arriale - "A Gentle Soul" - Nuance (2008)

Hank Mobley - "Soul Time" - Far Away Lands (1967)

Art Farmer - "Nobody's Heart" - Perception (1961)

Dee Dee Bridgewater - "Soulville" - Love and Peace (1994)

Hour Three:

Steve Nelson - "Soul Leo" - Brothers Under the Sun (2016) - The Ride Home!  

Bobby Timmons - "A Little Barefoot Soul" - A Little Barefoot Soul (1964)

Cal Tjader - "Soul Burst" - Soul Burst (1966)
Strong and soulful!

Cal Tjader - "Soul Bird (Tin Tin Deo)" - Soul Bird: Whiffenpoof (1965)

Bria Skonberg - "Alright, Okay, You Win/Soul Bossa Nova" - With a Twist (2017)*

Bobby Hutcherson - "Suite Rita Pt. II Her Soul" - Highway One (1978)

Johnny Smith - "The Gypsy in My Soul" - The Music Of Johnny Smith (1961)

Warren Wolf - "Soul Sister" - Convergence (2016)

Charnett Moffett - "Music From Our Soul" - Music From Our Soul (2016)*

Brother Jack McDuff - "Who Stole My Soul" - Natural Thing (1968)

Hour Four:

Joe Henderson - "Soulution" - Black Miracle (1975)

Gabor Szabo - "Hum a Song (From Your Heart)" - Magical Connections (1970)

Jaco Pastorious - "Soul Intro/The Chicken" - Truth, Liberty & Soul (1982)

TJ Kirk - "Soul Power" - TJ Kirk (1994)

Theo Croker - "This Could Be (For the Traveling Soul) - Escape Velocity (2015)

Greg Skaff - "Soulmation" - Soulmation (2016)*

Allen Hinds - "Heartfell" - Fly South (2016)*

Freddie Hubbard - "Keep Your Soul Together" - Keep Your Soul Together (1973) CTI Moment

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Playlist for 8-25-2014 WFCF - Jazz Greats!

"Rhapsody Soothes" - artJMOB
Visit the artist's website!

Just having fun today - spinning a bunch of the albums I've reviewed lately along with some classics and favorites! Hour two should be a good time - a mix of old vinyl and new releases. Tune in online by clicking here. Say hey on the Twitter! See you then (3-7pm eastern) - Kendo

Hour One:

George Cables - "It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)" - In Good Company (2015)

Giacomo Gates - "If I Were You, Baby, I'd Love Me" - Everything Is Cool (2015)

    3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Judy Wexler - "Convince Me" - What I See (2013)
Judy Wexler

Adam Schroeder - "In The Middle of a Kiss" - Let's (2013)

Ed Reed - "Baby Baby All the Time" - I'm a Shy Guy (2013)

Fred Hersch and Julian Lage - "Free Flying" - Free Flying (2013)

Steve Wilson|Lewis Nash - "Freedom Jazz Dance" - Duologue (2013)

Wilkins & Allen Quartet - "Let's Get Lost" - Petty Theft (2001)

Ella Fitzgerald - "I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart" - Sings the Duke ellington Song Book (1957)

Cal Tjader - "Cherry" - Mambo With Tjader (1954)

Cal Tjader - "Sonny Boy" - Mambo With Tjader (1954)
Hour Two:

Stan Getz & Luiz Bonfa - "O Morro Nao Tem Vez" - Jazz Samba Encore! (1963)

Jim Martinez - "Bang! (for Derrick Bang)" - Good Grief! (2015)

Sarah Vaughan - "Ain't Misbehavin" - in Hi Fi (comp 1955)
Antonio Adolfo

Antonio Adolfo - "Alegria for All" - Tema (2015)

Chris Connor - "Blue Silhouette" - Bethlehem's Best (comp.)

Conte Candolli - "Tune for Tex" - Bethlehem's Best (comp.)

Donald Vega - "Eleuthera" - With Respect to Monty (2014)

Howard McGhee - "Tweedles" - Bethlehem's Best (comp.)

Dee Dee Bridgewater - "Big Chief" - Dee Dee's Feathers (2015)

Joe Derise - "My Romance" - Bethlehem's Best (comp.)

Hour Three:

Wayne Shorter - "Footprints" - Adam's Apple (1966) Ride Home!

Dan Jordan - "Night and Day" - Pure Joy (2015)

Stan Getz - "Don't Worry 'Bout Me" - Jazz On Savoy 1957-1962

Mark Buselli - "Istanbul" - Untold Stories (2013)

J.J. Johnson - "Audobon" - Jazz On Savoy 1957-1962

Terri Lyne Carrington (with Chaka Khan) - "I'm a Fool to Want You" - The Mosaic Project: Love and Soul (2015)
Terri Lyne Carrington
photo: Tracy Lord

Andrea Wood - "Intuition" - Kaleidoscope (2014)

Johnny Smith - "I'll Remember April" - Walk Don't Run (1954)

Jack McDuff - "Groovin'" - Down Home Style (1969)

Ruby Braff - "Easy Living" - Bethlehem's Best (comp.)

Hour Four:

Jack Mouse - "Hip Check" - Range of Motion (2012)
Jack Mouse

Ray Brown's All Stars - "For Hecklers Only" - Dizzy Gillespie Odyssey 1945-1952 (1946)

Sonny Stitt & Bud Powell - "All God's Chillun Got Rhythm" - Sonny Stitt & Bud Powell (1949)

Sonny Stitt & Bud Powell - "Sonny Side" - Sonny Stitt & Bud Powell (1949)

Sonny Stitt & Bud Powell - "Bud's Blues" - Sonny Stitt & Bud Powell (1949)

Sonny Stitt & Bud Powell - "Sunset" - Sonny Stitt & Bud Powell (1949)

Bob Mintzer Big Band - "Get Up!" - Get Up! (2014)

Christian McBride Trio - "Interlude" - Live at the Village Vanguard (2014)

Johnny Hartman - "Once In a While" - Unforgettable Songs (1966)

Steve Owen - "Fall Down Seven, Stand Up Eight" - Stand Up Eight (2011)

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Long-Ass Car Ride Reviews - Duets! Steve Wilson, Lewis Nash

Long-Ass Car Ride Reviews: I take long-ass car rides, I listen to albums, I let you know if they are worthwhile.

Photo (C) John Abbott
To be honest - duo albums are not usually go-to albums for me. Often there is pomposity and heaviness or just a barrenness that can't be overcome by talent. Coincidence had me grab these 2 duet albums for a driving weekend. Boy! was I ever pleased that both were so awesome. Fun & musicality prevail for both.

Superb musicians having quality fun!
Steve Wilson|Lewis Nash - "Duologue" (2013) 8.75/10
Steve Wilson - saxes; Lewis Nash - drums

In a word - delightful

Both the title and the artwork had me a bit worried, but this is the best album I've heard in a long while, period. It is simply delightful all the way through. There is never a moment where you miss a fuller rhythm section or harmonic bedding. A wonderful balance of lightheartedness and intrigue pervades; the only real serious moments, and they are excellent, are for the Steve Wilson originals - "Black Gold" being particularly fine with funky, quirky hooks and Wilson's brilliant soprano chops. Other highlights include lightly driving alto and drums on a bright and splendid "Jitterbug Waltz". Thelonious Monk's angular approach adapts so well to the sparsity - both medleys thrill and entice. A solo drums version of "Freedom Jazz Dance"? Genius! Lewis Nash demonstrates the sensitivity that makes him one of the best drummers on the planet today, making everything sound easy and fun. Steve Wilson's tone on both horns has beautiful appeal - his abundant flow of ideas draw you in immediately on the two opening Ellington selections. Ornette Coleman's "Happy House" was a neat and fitting choice. Then there's the sound - simply stunning (kudos, Jay Dudt); Nash's drums sound so darn good! If you buy one album in this year's set of reviews - make it this one. Very satisfying!

two jazz giants mesh!

Fred Hersch and Julian Lage - "Free Flying" (2013) 8.25/10

Fred Hersch - piano; Julian Lage - guitar

In a word - lightness

There is of course more headiness involved with this duo than the above album, but surprisingly "Free Flying" is also mostly a lighthearted and occasionally whimsical affair. The empathy displayed in the opening "Song Without Words #4: Duet" is astonishing; especially considering these two only met in 2011. The sound at the club Kitano is so right for the timbre presented; I remember being surprised to hear applause at the end of this one - not at all sounding like a 'live' album. "Down Home (for Bill Frissell)" is appropriately bluesy/gospelly, but much more uplifting and good-spirited than anything Frissell has put out! All of the Fred Hersch dedicated originals are slyly fitting. "Free Flying" is an exceptional work; playful, puckish and memorable - all the while the tightness of Hersch & Lage is jaw-dropping. The audience is particularly dazzled by this one and the similarly clever, bluesy "Stealthiness". "Gravity's Pull" and a heartfelt but airborn "Beatrice" (Sam River's haunting classic) are the best cuts; there is just so much improvisatory talent here, as well as very astute comping behind one another. The closing "Monk's Dream" also wows. Hopefully these two will continue to record together - this is nearly perfect modern jazz.