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Showing posts with label Jerome Richardson. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Jerome Richardson. Show all posts

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Playlist for 6-11-2019 WFCF - Select Cuts!

Solid album. Artwork by Gil Mellé! When's the last tiem
you saw Phil Woods so young>

On this show we featured choice tracks from a wide variety of styles and artists from my collection, including album features by Ron King, Jerome Richardson and an entire side of vinyl from Thelonious Monk! Also in the mix were some of the best cuts from the new jazz shelf. Thanks for tuning in! - Kendo


Hour One:

Jon Eardley - "On the Minute" - The Jon Eardley Seven (1956)

Johnny Smith - "Stranger in Paradise" - In a Mellow Mood (1954)

3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Gabor Szabo - "Summer Breeze" - Mizrab (1972) CTI Moment

Calabria Foti - "On the Street Where You Live" - Prelude to a Kiss (2019)*
Truly a triumph!

Alexa Tarantino - "Wisp After Wisp" - Winds of Change (2018)*

Ryan Fourt - "Big Slick" - Big Slick (2015)

Sari Kessler - "After You've Gone" - Do Right (2016)

Ella Fitzgerald - "Love Is Here to Stay" - Sings the George and Ira Gershwin Songbook (1959)

Bud Powell - "Down With It" - The Scene Changes (1958)

Cal Tjader - "Borneo" - Several Shades of Jade (1963)

Cal Tjader - "China Nights (Shina No Yoru)" - Breeze from the East (1963)

Hour Two:

Akiko/Hamilton/Dechter - "Orange Coals" - Equal Time (2018)*
Michel's 25th album!

Michel Camilo - "And Sammy Walked In..." - Essence (2018)*

Thelonious Monk - "Mood Indigo" - Plays Ellington (1955)

Thelonious Monk - "I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart" - Plays Ellington (1955)

Thelonious Monk - "Solitude" - Plays Ellington (1955)

Thelonious Monk - "Caravan" - Plays Ellington (1955)

Greg Snyder - "Fratatat" - Unordinary People (2018)*

Doug Carn - "Free for All" - Free For All (2019)*

Robert Jospe Express - "Everything In Its Right Place/Maiden Voyage" - Classics- Doin' It Up (2014)

Hour Three:

` Flagler Footnotes ~

Shelly Manne & His Men - "Summertime" - Complete Live at the Blackhawk (1959) - The Ride Home!

Johnny Hartman - "The More I See You" - Unforgettable Songs by Johnny Hartman (1966)

Jerome Richardson - "Moon River" - Going to the Movies (1962)

Jerome Richardson - "Never On Sunday" - Going to the Movies (1962)

Andrew Carroll - "Midnight Blues" - Alliterations (2019)*

Judy Wexler - "It's Only Smoke" - Crowded Heart (2018)*

Bennett Paster - "Blues for Youse" - Indivisible (2018)*

Hour Four:

Larry Coryell's 11th House - "Mr. Miyake" - Shared Secrets (2016)

Jack McDuff - "Blue Monsoon" - Magnetic Feel (1975)

Ron King - "If You Could Only Know My Mind" - Triumph (2016)
Larry's final album was recorded in St. Augustine!

Ron King - "A Perfect Day" - Triumph (2016)

Russ Spiegel Organ Group - "Wait a Minute" - Wait a Minute! (2018)*

Soul Manne & The Brothers - "Ellie's Love Song" - Shaft (1971)

Soul Manne & The Brothers - "Bumpy's Blues" - Shaft (1971)

Bobby Timmons - "Samba Triste" - From the Bottom (1964)

Donald Byrd - "Black Byrd" - Black Byrd (1972)

Friday, November 18, 2016


This morning on a whim I decided to see how many Cal Tjader tracks are in my desktop (where I manage both my vinyl & digital collections). There are currently 456 unique Cal Tjader mp3s in there. I know!! Not enough, right?? That's why I just added 3 more albums to my wish list...

I'm currently listening to all the Tjader cd's I own chronologically when I'm cooking or cleaning up the kitchen (we make a lot of dishes when we cook). This morning I had

on the one pictured above. It took a while for this to get issued on cd... Verve has only released about half of it's Tjader catalog digitally. This one was finally put out by English label Él ( in assoc. with Cherry Red Records) in 2014. It's highly enjoyable with a solid Latin rhythm section along with Paul Horn on flute/sax and Lonnie Hewitt on piano. There is a particularly fine "On Green Dolphin Street" with extended soloing from Cal and Paul. It's a bit subtler than other Latin albums he released, but still cooking, with a nice moodiness to it.

And then the cd kept playing.  I had forgotten it also contains the album "Saturday Night/Sunday Night at the Blackhawk" recorded 5 months later (Jan 1962) also with Lonnie Hewitt, Johnny Rae on drums and Freddie Schreiber on bass. Neat versions of "Stablemates", "This Can't Be Love", "Stompin' at the Savoy" as well as intriguing originals by Cal, Schreiber & Hewitt; recorded at the famed dive in San Francisco - Cal's hometown.

I didn't always dig Cal...in the early 90's I was high on Michel Camilo's release "Why Not" and wanted more Latin
jazz with horns, aggressive percussion and high-energy soloing. I went to the used books & record store I frequented in Sayville, NY and unearthed what looked like was going to be a really cooking affair (complete with picture of hot sauce and a bowl of red beans). It didn't hurt that the proprietor's sticker read "Rare Classic Latin Jazz Release!! - $35"

Yes... this sucker paid $35 dollars for a non-mint copy of "Soul Sauce". Imagine my further disappointment when I popped on the stylus to hear the title track, the mellow eq on the vibes, the hand claps, the lack of blazing horns, and plenty of reverb on the percussion, sounding very much like a 60's lounge-exotica album. I was over it - or rather, I wasn't ready for it. 

It wasn't till 2004 when I took another chance and bought the phenomenal "Soul Burst" album with Chick Corea,
Oliver Nelson arranging, a killer trio of Jerome Richardson, Jerry Dodgion & Seldon Powell on flutes, and cats like Carlos "Patato" Valdes & Victor Pantoja in the rhythm section, that I did a 180! I immediately went back out and picked up the Verve 2-fer "Several Shades of Jade" & "Breeze from the East" and got totally hooked. Changed my life, really. 

Everyone knows Cal Tjader pioneered Latin jazz and was legit (or he knew his $#@!*, in non-musician vernacular), but he's still an acquired taste. Like some folks with Sinatra - you either "get him" - or you have no idea what the fuss is. This little post is for my fellow freaks who get him. There's a lot to love.... - Kendo