The Jazz Corner: March 13, 1995

March 9, 2016 – 12:21 am

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
  • Airbreak
  • 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.
  • Airbreak
  • 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
  • Airbreak
  • (What Did I Do to Be So) Black and Blue… Louis Armstrong

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