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Showing posts with label Joe Cinderella. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Joe Cinderella. Show all posts

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Retro Review - Gil Mellé "Primitive Modern"

Gil Mellé - "Primitive Modern" (1956)

Gil Mellé is an endlessly fascinating character not only in jazz but life in general: baritone saxophonist, artist, scientist, inventor, composer of soundtracks (The Andromeda Strain, Starship Invasions, Kolchek The Night Stalker). His focus was not jazz from the 60's onward, so his recordings are relatively few for a man who lived til 2004.

I re-visited this album for a recent show and discovered it was way above par. Arguably Mellé's best jazz release; the melodies are memorable and there is a marked enthusiasm in the band that includes frequent collaborator Joe Cinderella (another fascinating fellow) and the ever-creative drummer Ed Thigpen with Billy Phillips on bass The leader called his unique blend of classical, jazz and avant garde "Primitive Modern Jazz" - hence the title. The album is his first for the Prestige label and falls snugly between the Blue Note release "Patterns in Jazz" and "Gil's Guests".

Gil Mellé & Joe Cinderella
The set opens rather unusually with "Dominica"; a 'jazz dirge' for a recently deceased friend that is both dreamy and gripping in it's starkness, Slow modern classical sections alternate with brief swing reprieves. Mellé reveals in the liner notes that Bartok was a big influence and we get a taste of that here. The uptempo frolics of "Ironworks" dispel all gloom with triangle solos and an insanely fraught and jaw-dropping solo from Cinderella. Virtuosity wonderfully abounds from all. After an enigmatic guitar opening, "Ballet Time" reveals a catchy, almost Monk-ish tune over a carefree medium swing, with Mellé at the top of his improvising game.

Side 2 begins with an aptly titled "Adventure Swing"; forward thinking harmony paired with a complex but catchy theme. A certain ambiguity of emotion throughout makes room for thoughtfulness for both the artists and listener. Another contagious theme and happy-go-lucky feel comes with the curiously titled "Dedicatory Piece to the Geophysical Year of 1957" written on a formula of Mellé's. Another interesting element of the album is mutual improvising - while Cinderella is giving it all, Mellé is also improvising at a lower volume to great effect. Finishing the album is "Mark One" which wanders from a similar 'easy' feel to intriguing uncertainty during the bridge, with more fine interplay and smooth brushwork from Thigpen.

Mellé definitely appears to feel liberty and release moving from Blue Note to his new label, since he manages to pull of his fairly heady concepts with both aplomb and a certain amount of glee. The Prestige re-release includes Mellé's in depth liner notes, as well as an entire second album "Quadrama" - a mix of more quirky originals and two Ellington standards. Highly recommended for something different! - Kendo

Monday, December 4, 2017

Playlist for 12-5-2017 WFCF - Baubles, Bangles and Beads!

203.04 carat De Beers Millennium Star Diamond

When I was a kid, the back of our world atlas had a guide to all the known precious stones. With some frequency I would sprawl out on the floor, crack that giant tome open and gaze at the dazzling pictures; even occasionally remembering the stone names. Let's just say that video games and home computers hadn't happened yet.

Anyway - I came across a half-finished playlist on my desktop and decided to follow through - hence this week we have the "Baubles, Bangles & Beads" show! Songs about gems and jewelry by the likes of MJQ, Joe Henderson, Freddie Hubbard, Kenny Drew Jr., Stan Kenton, Bill Evans, Wayne Shorter and much more plus a few open slots for new releases. Tune in on Tuesday Dec 5th from 3-7pm eastern (with a break at 5) by clicking here. See you then! - Kendo

Hour One:

Zoot Sims - "Baubles, Bangles and Beads" - Soprano Sax (1976)

Russell Malone - "Pocket Watch" - Time for the Dancers (2017)*

3:15 Jazz Coffee Break
Russell's very successful latest release!

Matt Kane - "Jewel" - Acknowledgement (2014)

Stacey Kent - "Double Rainbow" - I Know I Dream (2017)*

Shelly Manne - "Pink Pearl" - Mannekind (1972)

Ella Fitzgerald - "With a Song In My Hear" - Someone to Watch Over Me (2017)*

Michelle Coltrane - "My Favorite Things" - Awakening (2017)*

Gary Burton - "Coral" - Times Square (1978)

Kenny Drew Jr. - "Coral Seas" - Coral Sea (2012)

Freddie Hubbard - "Coral Keys" - The Black Angel (1969)

Hour Two:

Stan Kenton - "Opus in Turquoise" - Contemporary Concepts (1956)

Kait Dunton - "Chrysocolla" - Triokait (2014)

John Daversa - "You Got a Puppy?!" - Wobbly Dance Flower (2017)*

Eric Reed - "The Way to Love" - Light in Darkness (2017)*
Tight band!

Wayne Shorter - "Black Diamond" - Introducing Wayne Shorter (1969)

Roland Kirk - "Black Diamonds" - Rip, Rig and Panic (1965)

Stan Kenton - "String of Pearls" - Live from the Las Vegas Tropicana (1959)

Duke Jordan - "Diamond Stud" - Flight to Jordan (1960)

Ernesto Cervini's Turboprop - "Pennies from Heaven" - Rev (2016)*

John Beasley - "Dear Ruby" - MONK'estra Vol 2 (2017)*

Hour Three:

~ Flagler Files ~

Lou Donaldson - "Bag of Jewels" - Midnight Creeper (1968) - The Ride Home!

George Benson - "You'll Be In My Heart" - Jazz Loves Disney 2 (2017)*
Rare album from a guitar monster!

Shelly Manne - "A Gem from Tiffany" - Vol. 4 Swinging SOunds (1956)

Joe Cinderella - "Gem N Eyes" - Concept (2001)

Joe Henderson - "A Shade of Jade" - In Pursuit of Blackness (1971)

Wayne Shorter - "House of Jade" - Juju (1964)

Hour Four:

Gene Ess - "Jade Stones" - Absurdist Theater (2016)

Bill Evans Trio - "Jade Visions" - Sunday at the Village Vanguard (1961)

Modern Jazz Quartet - "The Blue Necklace" - Under the Jasmine Tree (1968)

Behn Gillece - "Amethyst" - Dare To Be (2016)
Excellent modern vibraphonist!

Jimmy McGriff - "Black Pearl" - Black Pearl (1971)

Corey Christiansen - "Black-Eyed Susan" - Dusk (2015)*

Hiromi & Edmar Castaneda - "Cantina Band" - Live in Montreal (2017)

Alphonso Johnson - "Nova Iguacu" - Metaphors (2017)*

Esquivel - "Carioca" ()

Bennie Maupan - "The Jewel in the Lotus" - The Jewel in the Lotus (1974)

Kendo's CD Deal of the Week:

Joe Henderson "In Pursuit of Blackness/Black is the Color"
2 classic early 70's albums from an on-fire Henderson and equally charged bands featuring Curtis Fuller, George Cables, Lenny White, Stanley Clarke, Woody Shaw, Dave Holland and Jack DeJohnette! 2 tracks recorded live at the Lighthouse. Killer jazz!

Kendo's Mp3 Deal of the Week:

Wayne Shorter "Juju"
Classic stuff from a very productive period for Shorter. Coltrane band behind him - McCoy, Reggie & Elvin! Jazz standards galore including "Yes and No", "Deluge" & the title cut, with 2 alternate takes. A compelling listen!

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Playlist for 6-3-2014 WFCF - Jazz Greats

"Musical Road" - Alexandra D'Art
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Going for a bit of a different sound today - a little more groovin', a little spacey, a little moody. That's how we'll ease into June; goin' down that 'musical road'. Hope you'll join me on Tuesday June 3rd from 3-7pm eastern. You can listen online here, and hang with me during the show on Twitter. See you then! - Kendo 

Hour One:

Louis Hayes - "Shape Shifting" - Return of the Jazz Communicators (2013)

Riverside - "The Train and the River" - Riverside (2012)

    3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Dave Brubeck Quartet - "Broadway Bossa Nova" - Jazz Impressions of New York (1964)
good stuff!

Catherine Russell - "Bring It Back" - Bring It Back (2013)

Curtis Stigers - "Love Is Here To Stay" - Hooray for Love (2013)

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

Cannonball Adderley - "Nardis" - Portrait of Cannonball (1958)

Lynne Arriale - "Something I Can Never Have" - Convergence (2010)

Giacomo Gates - "All Blues" - Miles Tones (2012)

George Cables - "Morning Song" - Cables Vision (1979)

Hour Two:

Paul Chambers - "Stablemates" - Chambers' Music (1956)

Carmen McRae - "You Know Who" - Carmen Sings Monk (1988)

Esquivel - "Lullaby of Birdland" - Infinity in Sound Vol 2 ()

Gary Burton - "Triple Portrait" - Throb (1969)
70's Barron

Kenny Barron - "Dawn" - Sunset to Dawn  (1973)

Dave Chamberlain's Band of Bones - "El Grito de la Culebra" - Caravan (2013)

Art Farmer - "Ad Infinitum"  Sing Me Softly of the Blues (1965)

Joe Cinderella - "Fantasy Isle" - Concept (2000)

Martin Bejerano - "No Apologies" - Potential Energy (2013)

Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band - "Get Smart" - Life in the Bubble (2013)

Hour Three:

Grant Green - "Ease Back" - Carryin' On (1969)

Miles Davis - "The Sorcerer" - Sorcerer (1967)

[music behind announcements - Perez Prado - "Monitor Mambo"]

Chet Baker - "I Get Along Without You Very Well" - Chet Baker Sings (1954)

George Benson - "California Dreamin'" - White Rabbit (1971) CTI Moment

Dave Brubeck Quartet - "Summer on the Sound" - Jazz Impressions of New York (1964)

The Jazz Messengers - "The Theme" - Cafe Bohemia 1955

Eric Reed - "'Round Midnight" - The Adventurous Monk (2013)

[music behind announcements - Esquivel - "Sentimental Journey" - History of Space Age Pop Vol 1]

Mehliana - "Luxe" - Taming the Dragon (2013)

Wayne Brasel - "Spring Break" - Stavenger Songs (2010)

Hour Four:

Hank Mobley - "Bossa De Luxe" - Hi Voltage (1967)

Larry Coryell - "She's Leaving Home" - Tricycles (2002)

Jill Allen - "I Hear a Rhapsody" - I'm Flying (2005)

David Fernandez - "Voyager" - Symmetry (2005)

Soul Mann & the Brothers - "Ellie's Love Theme" - Shaft (1971)

Takuya Kuroda - "Mala" - Rising Son (2013)

Dianne Reeves - "Feels So Good" - Beautiful Life (2013)

Sonny Clark - "Somethin' Special" - Leapin' and Lopin' (1961)

La Lucha - "Oops I Did It Again" - La Lucha (2012)

Monday, February 3, 2014

Playlist for 2-4-2014 WFCF - Jazz Greats!

"Arabic Feeling" - igryk
(photograph taken in Tunisia)
Visit the artist's website!

No theme this week - but I did spend a little extra time on the sets - and left a few slots open for surprises. I know a few listeners are wishing I'd play some vocal numbers, this week is their week! We'll check out the albums I snagged last week at Tone Vendor in St. Augustine, and we'll hear plenty of new jazz, too!
Tune in Tuesday 2/4/14 for commercial free music that wasn't selected by a computer. Listen for free on iHeart by clicking here. 88.5FM for locals. See you then! - Kendo

Hour One:

Wes Montgomery - "The Thumb" - Tequila (1966)

Bobby Watson - "At the Crossroads" - Check Cashing Day (2013)

    3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Jimmy Rowles - "A Night in Tunisia" - Lilac Time (1994)

Dinah Washington - "Crazy He Calls Me" - Billie Holiday Revisited (?)

Hank Jones Trio - "Little Girl Blue" - Bluebird (1955)
rediscovering this one - a few real winners on it!

Gabor Szabo - "Rambler" - Rambler (1973) CTI Moment

Diana Krall - "How Insensitive" - From This Moment On (2006)

Jimmy Smith - "(My Little) Red Top" - It's Necessary (1977)

Consortium - "Clave Net" - Consortium (2013)

Sarah Vaughan - "Summertime" - Billie Holiday Revisited (?)

Hour Two:

Larry Coryell - "Clear Skies" - The Lift (2012)

Joe Cinderella - "Foxes Lair" - Concept (2001)

American Quartet - "Moonlight Bay" (1912)

Chubby Jackson All-Star Big Band - "I May Be Wrogn Wrong" - Chubby Jackson All-Star Big Band (1950)

Astrud Gilberto - "Zazueira" - Gilberto/Turrentine (1971) CTI Moment

Al Hirt - "Java" - Honey in the Horn (194)

Grant Green - "Brazil" - The Latin Bit (1962)

James Moody - "Boo's Tune" - Everything You've Always Wanted to Know About Sax (comp.)

Cory Weeds Quartet - "Let's Go!" - Let's Go! (2013)

Brian Lynch - "Heleen" - Unsung Heroes Project Vol 2 (2009)
another Pete Turner classic album cover!

Harold Mabern - "Seven Steps to Heaven" - Right On Time (2013)

Hour Three:

John McLaughlin - "For Jaco" - Industrial Zen (2006)

Miles Davis - "Tasty Pudding" - Miles Davis and Horns (1953)

Freddie Hubbard - "Spirits of Trane" - Gleam (1975)

Carmen McRae - "Miss Brown To You" - Billie Holiday Revisited ()

Mark Johnson - "Apollo 13" - Mark Johnson (20??)

Kenny Burrell - "Namely You" - Night Song (1968)

Larry Young - "Softly, As in a Morning Sunrise" - Unity (1965)

Cal Tjader - "I Showed Them" - Tjader (1971)
this one is pretty different for Cal in my opinion,
and along with vibes he also plays organ!

Hour Four:

Jack McDuff - "Snap Back Jack" - Do It Now! (1967)

Thelonious Monk - "Blue Monk" (1959)

Cal Tjader - "You Keep Me Hangin' On" - Tjader (1971)

Chick Corea - "The One Step" - Friends (1978)

Bobby Hutcherson - "Bouquet" - Happenings (1966)

John Abercrombie Quartet - "Vertigo" - 39 Steps (2013)

Jane Ira Bloom - "Ice Dancing" - Sixteen Sunsets (2013)

[background music for announcements - Henri Rene - "Punctuated Performance" - History of Space Age Pop Vol. 3]

Jack DeJohnette's Directions - "Flying Spirits" - Untitled (1976)
the track I play from this "Flying Spirits" is really fantastic!

Monday, January 27, 2014

Playlist fo 1-28-2014 WFCF - Jazz Guitar!

"Solo Guit" - Stefanos Aslanis
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This week's show is dedicated to one of the best pairings ever, ♥ Jazz and Guitar ♥! Over 30 magnificent players are featured including Barney Kessel, Wes Montgomery, George Benson, Pat Metheny, Django etc as well as new artists and the not so obvious choices like Howard Roberts, Dave Stryker, Mundell Lowe and Joe Cinderella. Tune in for 4 hours of the finest this Tuesday (1/28) from 3-7pm Eastern. Listen online for free via iHeart! See you then - Kendo

Hour One:

Joey DeFrancesco (Steve Cotter) - "Monk's Dream" (2013)

Scott Sawyer - "Joe Dunn" - Dreamers (2013)

    3:15 Jazz Coffee Break

Sarah Vaughan (Mundell Lowe) - "In a Sentimental Mood" - After Hours (1961)

Johnny Smith - "I'll Remember April" - Moonlight in Vermont (1953)

Wayne Brasel - "Lightgiver" - If You Would Dance (2009)

Benny Goodman Sextet (Charlie Christian) - "Wholly Cats" - Solo Flight (1940)
WFCF Vinyl

Sonny Rollins (Jim Hall) - "You Do Something to Me" - The Bridge (1962)

Django Reinhardt - "September Song" - The Indispensable Django Reinhardt (1950)

Zoot Sims with Bucky Pizzarelli - "What is This Thing Called Love" - and Friend (1976)

David Sills (Larry Koons) - "Night Flower" - Blue's the New Green (2013)

Hour Two:

Matt Kane Trio (Dave Stryker) - "John McKee" - Suit Up! (2013)

Gary Burton Quartet (Larry Coryell) - "One, Two, 1-2-3-4" - Duster (1967)

Shan Kenner - "Seventh Trine" - The Behavior of Vibration (2013)

Grant Green - "It Ain't Necessarily So" - Nigeria (1962)

Hank Garland - "(Tell Me) What Am I To Do" - Subtle Swing (1960)

Paul Desmond with Gabor Szabo - "Take Ten" - Skylark (1973)

Gil Mellé (Joe Cinderella) - "Set Break" - Patterns in Jazz (1956)

Pedrito Martinez Group (John Scofield)- "Travelling Riverside Blues" - The Pedrito Martinez Group (2013)
Joe Cinderella

Hour Three:

Joe Farrell (John McLaughlin) - "Follow Your Heart" (1970)

Kenny Burrell - "Con Alma" - Ode to 52nd Street (1967) WFCF Vinyl

Bob DeVos - "After Burner" - Shadow Box (2013)

Pat Metheny - "The First Circle" - First Circle (1984)

Wes Montgomery - "June in January" - The Montgomery Brothers (1960)

Greg Minnick - "Distanza" - Distanza (2012)

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

Barney Kessel - "Laura" - Summertime in Montreux (1973)

Hour Four:

John Scofield - "Let It Shine" - Groove Elation (1995)

Michael Petrovich - "Bella Luna" - Bella Luna (2012)

George Benson (with Jay Berliner) - "Theme from Summer of '42" - White Rabbit (1971) CTI Moment

Howard Roberts - "Godchild" - The Movin' Man (1957) WFCF Vinyl

Wayne Krantz - "Harum Scarum" - Greenwich Mean (1998)

Larry Coryell - "The Great Escape" - Barefoot Boy (1971)

Foreign Motion in Flight (Cory Wong) - "The Funk Underneath" - Foreign Motion in Flight (2013)

Kevin Coelho - "When Johnny Comes Marching Home" - Turn It Up (2013)

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Playlist for 10-16-12 WFCF - Jazz Greats

Below is the playlist for today's show. Squeezin' in a late request cut out one of the 'new jazz' tracks, but we'll get to it next week! The show had a very relaxed vibe to it. Thanks for listening! - DJ Kendo

John Scofield, Chris Potter & Bill Stewart!
Produced by Airto - Lots of George Duke also...


Hour One:

1. Cal Tjader – Amazonas – Amazonas (1975)

2. Art Farmer – Flute Song – Something You Got (1977) (CTI Moment)

David “Fathead” Newman – Skylark – Straight Ahead (1960)

4. Gonzalo Rubalcaba - The Blessing - The Blessing (1991)

Joe Cinderella – My One and Only Love – Concept (2000)

6. Duke Ellington – Just Squeeze Me – Centenial (1946)

7. Thelonious Monk Trio – Monk's Dream   - Monk
(10/15/1952 – 60 Years Ago, Yesterday

Thelonious Monk Trio - Little Rootie Tootie (same as above)

9. Dave Douglas Quintet - This Is My Father's World - Be Still (2012)

One of the first fusion albums!
AC Jobim arranged & played on 2 tracks -
One of the first Bossa albums...

Hour Two:   

10. Gary Burton – Sing Me a Song of the Blues – Duster (1967)

11. Gary Burton – Portsmouth Figurations – Duster (1967)

12. George Cables - I Loves You Porgy - My Muse (2012)

13. Coleman Hawkins - I’ll Never Be the Same – Relaxes (1961)

14. Per Danielsson – In Your Own Sweet way – Time Will Tell (2010)

15.  Herbie Mann – Once I Loved –– Do the Bossa Nova – (1962)

John Scofield – Green Tea – A Go Go (1998)

Kenny Drew Jr – Minor Sights – Coral Sea (2011)

John Coltrane – My Favorite Things (single ver) (1960)

Wayne Krantz – Not Concsiously Written About – Long to be Loose (1993)

John Patitucci – Search for Peace – Now (1998)

To request a song for next weeks show - send a tweet early! Just make it jazz... If I have it, I'll play it :) 

Great album! 10% of proceeds go to charity! Right on!