During the second half of my freshman year at Mary Washington, I started a show called The Jazz Corner. It aired from 6-8pm. This episode comes from midway through that semester and features my girlfriend (now wife) in the studio as well as a friend named Ronnie.
I was still in the early stages of learning about jazz at that point, so things are kind of all over the place. If I were to do a jazz show now, it would be quite different, but I still enjoyed listening to this one again after 21 years.
It was interesting to see that I had already discovered what became the song that really led me down the jazz rabbit hole: Archie Shepp’s “Le Matin Des Noires,” which blew my mind from the first time I heard it (and still does).
Playlist after the jump.
(tape 025a and 025b)
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Side A (5:45-6:30pm)
- (previous show lead-in)
- Intro airbreak
- Blues On Sunday… Joshua Redman
- Wonders & Signs (feat. Blackheart)… Buckshot Lefonque
- Le Matin Des Noires… Archie Shepp
- Ping Pong… Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
- Wade in the Water… Eric Reed
- Delores… Miles Davis
- Dancing in the Dark… Cannonball Adderley
- Summertime… Courtney Pine
Side B (6:30-7:15pm)
- Summertime… Courtney Pine (cont.)
- Don’t Explain… Miki Howard
- I’m Crazy ‘Bout My Baby (And My Baby’s Crazy ‘Bout Me)… Louis Armstrong & His All-Stars
- Paris Walking I… Miles Davis and Michel Legrand
- Paris Walking II… Miles Davis and Michel Legrand
- Take Five… Dave Brubeck
- Airbreak into Featured Artist set (Harry Connick, Jr.)
- We Are In Love… Harry Connick, Jr.
- Sunny Side of the Street… Harry Connick, Jr.
- Recipe for Love… Harry Connick, Jr.
- Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans (feat. Dr. John)… Harry Connick, Jr.
- A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square… Harry Connick, Jr.
- Stampede in G Minor… Count Basie
Side C (7:15-8:00pm)
- Stampede in G Minor… Count Basie (cont.)
- Sister Sadie… Horace Silver
- Lady Sings the Blues… Terence Blanchard
- Amazing Grace… Cassandra Wilson
- Penthouse Serenade… Errol Garner
- Ain’t It Funny (feat. Tammy Townsend)… Buckshot LeFonque
- Sing, Sing, Sing (With a Swing)… Benny Goodman
- God Bless the Child… Billie Holiday
- Positive Role Models… Teodross Avery Quartet
- (What Did I Do to Be So) Black and Blue… Louis Armstrong