Thursday, December 29, 2005


Blueberry Hill-Mose Allison
Blowin' The Blues Away-Horace Silver
Wes Montgomery
Elvin Jones
Tendin' To Business-
Dave Pike
Hank Mobley
Blues Melba-
Melba Liston
Blue Monk-
Abbey Lincoln
Two Bass Hit-
Buck Hill
Berkshire Blues-
Randy Weston
Annie Laurie-Tiny Grimes
Blow for the Crossing-
Billy Butler
A Fickle Sonance-
Jackie McClean
Bill Evans Quintet w/Freddie Hubbard
Sweet Fire-
Rahsaan Roland Kirk
The Man I Love-
Ada Moore The Phantom-Duke Pearson
Open Your Eyes, You Can Fly-
Ethel Ennis
Guitar Willie-
Chico Hamilton
Weird Beard-
Joe Alexander
The Boiler-
Brother Jack
Village-Blue Mitchell
Up Above the Rock-
Ray Bryant
Burning Spear-
Kenny Burrell
Time Is Right Now-
Gemini Brass
Groove Holmes and Ernie Watts Miss Poopie-Jimmy McGriff
Them Changes-
Ramsey Lewis
I Don't Nobody To Give Me Nothin'/Cold Sweat-Grant Green
Benign Beginning-
LaMont Johnson

Wednesday, December 28, 2005


1847 14th Street, corner of 14th and T. FREE, no cover. Jazz from all corners, from classic hard bop to funky and free. Every Wednesday from 7pm-10pm DCDigga and DJ Birdman host the best Jazz Happy Hour in DC!

Quote of the Day
"There's no cure for life."
-Johnny Cash

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

LAST JAZZ CORNER.......of 2005
DCDigga and DJ Birdman, your weekly hosts

As the end of one year rolls to a close, the future looms large on the horizon. I just want to take this opportunity to thank all the folks who have made the Jazz Corner such a success and so much fun! All the folks at Saint-Ex who help us bring you this music every week, and who have had so much faith in us, your efforts are truly appreciated! All the people who have come down and had a drink(or 6) and enjoyed the groove and have come back for more, we especially appreciate you!

This week DJ Birdman will be helming the decks for 3 solid hours of groove. And as a special honor, the Jazz Corner welcomes Twin Cities music scribe, radio host and Jazz connoisseur, Mr Tom Surowicz! Tom has been a good friend for many years, and has selflessly shared knowledge, sent LPs, and otherwise encouraged a young Birdman to do his homework and get it right when it comes to delivering quality entertainment. Hopefully we can get the bearded master to at least handpick some numbers while he soaks up the atmosphere of the cozy Gate 54 Lounge at Saint-Ex.

So get on the bus, start your car, or jump on the metro, we start at 7pm sharp, and the jazz pumps till 10pm. After that, you are on yer own, folks!

Quote of the Day
"Art is the ability to tell the truth, especially about oneself."
-Richard Pryor

Monday, December 26, 2005


Roy Ayers-DC City
Roy Ayers-We Live In Brooklyn,Baby
Willie Bobo & Bo-Gents-Thrill Is Gone
Donald Byrd & 125th Street-Fell Like Loving You Today
Jorge Dalto-I've Got You On My Mind
Elizeth Cardoso-Cidade Vizaze
Cullen Knight-Pshalom
Ronnie Laws-If You Knew

Idris Muhammad-Loren's Dance
Idris Muhammad-Power of Soul
Cal Tjader-Temo Teimoso
Bob James Suite:
-Storm King
-Take Me To The Mardi Gras
Philadelphia-Inner City Blues

Grover Washington,Jr-Knucklehead
Herb Geller-The Power Of A Smile
Norman Connors-Laughter
Sergio Mendes & Brasil'65-Berimbau
Ahmad Jamal-You're Welcome, Stop On By
Stan Kenton-Inner Crisis

Unity-Kitty Bey
Charles Earland-Betty Boop
Eddie Henderson-Inside You
Bobby Forrester-Funky Fly
Mongo Santamaria-Cloud Nine
Buddy Rich-Big Mac
Pucho & the Latin Soul Brothers-Superfly

Sunday, December 11, 2005


Your monthly dose of classic club hits, dancehall scorchers and new and classic hip hop comes back around to Cafe Saint-Ex's Gate 54 this coming Saturday night, December 17th! Last one was packed from the front to the back, so come early, grab some dinner(either upstairs in the Cafe OR in the lounge downstairs) and stay and dance all night. It will be a whole month til the next one, so get in on the last Jump Off of the year!
And on this coming Wednesday, drop by Saint-Ex after work for the weekly residence to end 'em all, the Jazz Corner of the World! Be sure that the holiday season will see DJ Birdman mixing some of the finest Christmas songs by the finest Jazz musicians ever recorded with the usual classic performances. Make sure that this week you roll by early, as we start at 6pm and go until 9pm, as the monthly iPod Night starts at 9pm. So come down, and bring your iPod so we can stack the deck with Jazz fans! See ya there!

Quote of the Day
"Dance is vulnerability; it's about giving your love, light, generosity."
-Judith Jamison

Monday, December 05, 2005


This week's set is another excellent installment from DCDigga, the funky sound architect about town. Fresh from sitting in on Nitekrawler's Friday night funk set on, he will keep that flow flowing on Wednesday nite in the Gate 54 lounge, downstairs at famous Cafe Saint-Ex. Stop in and ask Benjy the bartender about the happy hour drink specials while you soak in DCDigga's selections.
Speaking of DJ Nitekrawler, the local funk researcher and skilled DJ will be putting in the work to bring you HEAT! tonight. Yes, that's HEAT!, Nitekrawler's funk-only event, served up the first Tuesday of every month at Gate 54/Saint-Ex. It all jumps off tonite at 10pm, so don't hesitate! Get out of the cold and mingle to some serious funk at HEAT!

"Whose got time to keep up with the times?"

-Bob Dylan

Thursday, December 01, 2005

Web Radio Spotlight: BEATTACTICS.comOur friends at 24 hour web radio have offered the Jes Grew team some on-air sessions from their studio in the heart of Washington DC, and DCDigga enthusiatically accepted their challenge! Spinning until the wee(I mean WEE) hours of the morning this past Monday, his sets will be airing throughout the coming days, so drop in and give the new station a listen! I have been told by the good folks at Beattactics that all the sets will eventually be archived as well for easy access at some point in the near future.

While DCDigga's sets were chock-a-block with the kind of funky, groove oriented jazz he is known for, the main focus on the station so far is hip hop in it's many varieties. The Beattactics team are extremely encouraging of local DJs and crews, so if you are a local DC DJ or a DJ coming through town looking to drop some mixes, visit the site and establish contact. It runs 24-7 and is available world wide thru the miracle of the internets! I will be dropping some soul and jazz sets myself hopefully within the month, so I will keep everyone posted as to when I will be going in live.

Tune in and support local worldwide radio!
Bobby Hutcherson-Montara
Grant Green

Abbey Lincoln
-Painted Lady

JJ Johnson

Hank Mobley
-A Slice of the Top

Ella Fitzgerald and Duke Ellington
-Duke's Place

Bennie Green
-Walkin' and Talkin'

Lee Morgan-Cornbread
Ramsey Lewis
-Function at the Junction

Horace Silver
-Juicy Lucy

Gerald Wilson Orchestra
-Watermelon Man

Herbie Mann w/Johnny Rae's Afro Jazz Septet
-St. Thomas

Horace Silver
-Psychedelic Sally

Grant Green
-It's Your Thing

Wes Montgomery
-California Dreamin'

Pat Martino-Sunny
Wilton Felder
-Theme from 'Bullit'

Art Farmer

Randy Weston
-In Memory Of

Herbie Mann

Ahmad Jamal
-Say a Little Prayer

Bobbi Humphrey-I Love Every Little Thing About You
Hilton Felton
-Bee Bop Boogie

Ronnie Foster
-Back Stabbers
Blue Mitchell-The Message
LaMont Johnson-Benign Beginning
Rusty Bryant
-The Hump Bump

The Lightmen Plus One
-The Phantom
Ju-Par Universal Orchestra-Mocha Velvet
Hampton Hawes-Web
Azar Lawrence
-Kickin' Back

Bobbi Humphrey-Smiling Faces

Quote of the Day

"You can jail a revolutionary, but you can't jail the revolution."
-Fred Hampton