Jazz Through the Day

Monday through Saturday, 6 am to 6 pm

Join us for an exploration of the American treasure we all know as jazz - great sounds from great artists, featuring music by the masters as well as those who are new on the scene.

Your hosts:
John Lasanich: 6 am to 10 am
Chuck Leavens: 10 am to 6 pm
Tony Mowod: 6 pm to 2 am
Chuck Leavens: 2 am to 6 pm

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Playlist

January 02, 2013

10:01 AM
Elizete
Artist : CHAD LAWSON TRIO
Album : Unforeseen
Label : Summit
10:06 AM
Things Ain’t What They Used to Be
Artist : Dave Brubeck
Album : VARIOUS: Duke Ellington 1969 All-Star White House Tribute
Label : Blue Note
10:10 AM
Dat Dere
Artist : Bobby Timmons
Album : Moanin' Blues
Label : Prestige
10:17 AM
Nice Work if You Can Get It
Artist : Billie Holiday
Album : VARIOUS: Gershwin - Jazz 'round Midnight
Label : Verve
10:21 AM
Chan’s Song
Artist : Bobby Hutcherson
Album : Skyline
Label : Verve
10:26 AM
I’m Old Fashioned
Artist : Ahmad Jamal
Album : After Fajr
Label : Dreyfus
10:34 AM
Bunny
Artist : Gerry Mulligan & Johnny Hodges
Album : Gerry Mulligan Meets Johnny Hodges
Label : Verve
10:40 AM
Dawn Ray
Artist : Ray Charles
Album : Pure Genius: the Complete Atlantic Recordings
Label : Atlantic
10:45 AM
If You Never Fall in Love With Me
Artist : Ernie Andrews
Album : Jump For Joy
Label : Highnote
10:51 AM
Afternoon in Paris
Artist : Jan Leder
Album : Nonchalant
Label : A-Records
10:57 AM
Come Out, Come Out Wherever You Are Part I
Artist : Peter MacDonough
Album : The WOO
Label : Peter MacDonough
11:01 AM
Willow Weep For Me
Artist : Modern Jazz Quartet
Album : Fontessa
Label : Atlantic
11:06 AM
La Rosita
Artist : Coleman Hawkins & Ben Webster
Album : Coleman Hawkins Encounters Ben Webster
Label : Verve
11:11 AM
I Cover the Waterfront
Artist : Wynton Marsalis
Album : Standard Time, Vol. 3
Label : Columbia
11:17 AM
A Walk
Artist : Marcus Goldhaber
Album : Take Me Anywhere
Label : Fallen Apple
11:21 AM
Seed Shack
Artist : Gene Ammons
Album : Greatest Hits, Vol. 1: the Sixties
Label : Prestige
11:27 AM
Killer Joe
Artist : THE JAZZTET
Album : VARIOUS: Hit Jazz
Label : 32 Jazz
11:33 AM
Magic E
Artist : Akiko Tsuruga
Album : Oriental Express
Label : Allegro
11:39 AM
Elli
Artist : Avishai Cohen
Album : Continuo
Label : Sunnyside
11:43 AM
’Round Midnight
Artist : Miles Davis
Album : 'Round About Midnight
Label : Columbia
11:49 AM
Because of You
Artist : Freddy Cole
Album : Because of You: Freddy Cole Sings Tony Bennett
Label : HighNote
11:54 AM
Moten Swing/You’re Driving Me Crazy
Artist : BOBBY SHORT
Album : Celebrating 30 Years at the Cafe Carlyle
Label : Telarc
12:01 PM
Giant Steps
Artist : John Coltrane
Album : Giant Steps
Composer : Coltrane
Label : Atlantic
12:06 PM
It Was a Very Good Year
Artist : PETE MALINVERNI
Album : A Very Good Year
Label : Reservoir
12:12 PM
I Thought About You
Artist : CLAIRE DALY
Album : Swing Low
Label : Koch
12:18 PM
Let Yourself Go
Artist : Stacey Kent
Album : Let Yourself Go
Label : Candid
12:22 PM
Jive at Five
Artist : Allan Vache & Harry Allen
Album : Allan And Allen
Label : Nagel Heyer
12:28 PM
Bye-Ya
Artist : Kim Pensyl & Phil DeGreg
Album : Melodious Monk
Label : Summit
12:35 PM
She’s Got a Way
Artist : Curtis Stigers
Album : You Inspire Me
Label : Concord
12:41 PM
Six Appeal
Artist : BARRETT DEEMS
Album : Deemus
Label : Delmark
12:46 PM
Prelude to a Kiss
Artist : Joe Wilder
Album : Savoy Jazz Sampler
Label : Savoy
12:51 PM
On Wings of the Spirit
Artist : Kenny Burrell
Album : Blue Muse
Label : Concord
12:57 PM
Caravan
Artist : Dizzy Gillespie
Album : VARIOUS: Rebop: the Savoy Originals
Label : Savoy
1:01 PM
The Brown Soldier
Artist : Cyrus Chestnut
Album : Genuine Chestnut
Label : Telarc
1:06 PM
Hymn to Freedom
Artist : Oscar Peterson
Album : A Summer Night in Munich
Label : Telarc
1:12 PM
Very Early
Artist : George Shearing
Album : That Shearing Sound
Label : Telarc
1:18 PM
Dolphin Dance
Artist : MCBRIDE/PAYTON/WHITFIELD
Album : Fingerpainting: Music of Herbie Hancock
Label : Verve
1:22 PM
Old King Dooji
Artist : Dan Block
Album : From His World to Mine
Label : Miles High
1:27 PM
Charlie Brown Theme
Artist : Vince Guaraldi
Album : Charlie Brown's Holiday Hits
Label : Fantasy
1:33 PM
All or Nothing at All
Artist : JIMMY SCOTT
Album : Over the Rainbow
Label : Milestone
1:39 PM
Candy
Artist : TEDDY EDWARDS
Album : Ladies Man
Label : Highnote
1:44 PM
Take the ’A’ Train
Artist : LINCOLN CENTER JAZZ ORCHESTRA
Album : They Came To Swing
Label : Columbia
1:49 PM
Hershey’s Kisses
Artist : Kathy Kosins
Album : To the Ladies of Cool
Label : Resonance
1:54 PM
I Hadn’t Anyone Till You
Artist : KERRY STRAYER SEPTET
Album : Mentor
Label : Kerry Strayer Productions
2:01 PM
Elizete
Artist : CHAD LAWSON TRIO
Album : Unforeseen
Label : Summit
2:06 PM
Things Ain’t What They Used to Be
Artist : Dave Brubeck
Album : VARIOUS: Duke Ellington 1969 All-Star White House Tribute
Label : Blue Note
2:10 PM
Dat Dere
Artist : Bobby Timmons
Album : Moanin' Blues
Label : Prestige
2:17 PM
Nice Work if You Can Get It
Artist : Billie Holiday
Album : VARIOUS: Gershwin - Jazz 'round Midnight
Label : Verve
2:21 PM
Chan’s Song
Artist : Bobby Hutcherson
Album : Skyline
Label : Verve
2:26 PM
I’m Old Fashioned
Artist : Ahmad Jamal
Album : After Fajr
Label : Dreyfus
2:34 PM
Bunny
Artist : Gerry Mulligan & Johnny Hodges
Album : Gerry Mulligan Meets Johnny Hodges
Label : Verve
2:40 PM
Dawn Ray
Artist : Ray Charles
Album : Pure Genius: the Complete Atlantic Recordings
Label : Atlantic
2:45 PM
If You Never Fall in Love With Me
Artist : Ernie Andrews
Album : Jump For Joy
Label : Highnote
2:51 PM
Afternoon in Paris
Artist : Jan Leder
Album : Nonchalant
Label : A-Records
2:57 PM
Come Out, Come Out Wherever You Are Part I
Artist : Peter MacDonough
Album : The WOO
Label : Peter MacDonough
3:01 PM
Willow Weep For Me
Artist : Modern Jazz Quartet
Album : Fontessa
Label : Atlantic
3:06 PM
La Rosita
Artist : Coleman Hawkins & Ben Webster
Album : Coleman Hawkins Encounters Ben Webster
Label : Verve
3:11 PM
I Cover the Waterfront
Artist : Wynton Marsalis
Album : Standard Time, Vol. 3
Label : Columbia
3:17 PM
A Walk
Artist : Marcus Goldhaber
Album : Take Me Anywhere
Label : Fallen Apple
3:21 PM
Seed Shack
Artist : Gene Ammons
Album : Greatest Hits, Vol. 1: the Sixties
Label : Prestige
3:27 PM
Killer Joe
Artist : THE JAZZTET
Album : VARIOUS: Hit Jazz
Label : 32 Jazz
3:33 PM
Magic E
Artist : Akiko Tsuruga
Album : Oriental Express
Label : Allegro
3:39 PM
Elli
Artist : Avishai Cohen
Album : Continuo
Label : Sunnyside
3:43 PM
’Round Midnight
Artist : Miles Davis
Album : 'Round About Midnight
Label : Columbia
3:49 PM
Because of You
Artist : Freddy Cole
Album : Because of You: Freddy Cole Sings Tony Bennett
Label : HighNote
3:54 PM
Moten Swing/You’re Driving Me Crazy
Artist : BOBBY SHORT
Album : Celebrating 30 Years at the Cafe Carlyle
Label : Telarc
4:01 PM
Giant Steps
Artist : John Coltrane
Album : Giant Steps
Composer : Coltrane
Label : Atlantic
4:06 PM
It Was a Very Good Year
Artist : PETE MALINVERNI
Album : A Very Good Year
Label : Reservoir
4:12 PM
I Thought About You
Artist : CLAIRE DALY
Album : Swing Low
Label : Koch
4:18 PM
Let Yourself Go
Artist : Stacey Kent
Album : Let Yourself Go
Label : Candid
4:22 PM
Jive at Five
Artist : Allan Vache & Harry Allen
Album : Allan And Allen
Label : Nagel Heyer
4:28 PM
Bye-Ya
Artist : Kim Pensyl & Phil DeGreg
Album : Melodious Monk
Label : Summit
4:35 PM
She’s Got a Way
Artist : Curtis Stigers
Album : You Inspire Me
Label : Concord
4:41 PM
Six Appeal
Artist : BARRETT DEEMS
Album : Deemus
Label : Delmark
4:46 PM
Prelude to a Kiss
Artist : Joe Wilder
Album : Savoy Jazz Sampler
Label : Savoy
4:51 PM
On Wings of the Spirit
Artist : Kenny Burrell
Album : Blue Muse
Label : Concord
4:57 PM
Caravan
Artist : Dizzy Gillespie
Album : VARIOUS: Rebop: the Savoy Originals
Label : Savoy
5:01 PM
The Brown Soldier
Artist : Cyrus Chestnut
Album : Genuine Chestnut
Label : Telarc
5:06 PM
Hymn to Freedom
Artist : Oscar Peterson
Album : A Summer Night in Munich
Label : Telarc
5:12 PM
Very Early
Artist : George Shearing
Album : That Shearing Sound
Label : Telarc
5:18 PM
Dolphin Dance
Artist : MCBRIDE/PAYTON/WHITFIELD
Album : Fingerpainting: Music of Herbie Hancock
Label : Verve
5:22 PM
Old King Dooji
Artist : Dan Block
Album : From His World to Mine
Label : Miles High
5:27 PM
Charlie Brown Theme
Artist : Vince Guaraldi
Album : Charlie Brown's Holiday Hits
Label : Fantasy
5:33 PM
All or Nothing at All
Artist : JIMMY SCOTT
Album : Over the Rainbow
Label : Milestone
5:39 PM
Candy
Artist : TEDDY EDWARDS
Album : Ladies Man
Label : Highnote
5:44 PM
Take the ’A’ Train
Artist : LINCOLN CENTER JAZZ ORCHESTRA
Album : They Came To Swing
Label : Columbia
5:49 PM
Hershey’s Kisses
Artist : Kathy Kosins
Album : To the Ladies of Cool
Label : Resonance
5:54 PM
I Hadn’t Anyone Till You
Artist : KERRY STRAYER SEPTET
Album : Mentor
Label : Kerry Strayer Productions

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Michael Ochs Archives Getty Images

Originally published on Thu May 22, 2014 9:18 am

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Tue May 20, 2014

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4:35 pm
Mon May 12, 2014

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Jazz singer Shirley Horn (1934-2005)

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2:54 pm
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Bob Perkins’ Jazz Library: Memories of Saxophonist Hank Mobley

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5:18 pm
Sat May 3, 2014

Sonny Rollins: 'You Can't Think And Play At The Same Time'

"Jazz improvisation is supposed to be the highest form of communication," Sonny Rollins says, "and getting that to the people is our job as musicians."
John Abbott Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Sat May 3, 2014 6:27 pm

When you consider that critics have been writing about him for over 60 years, it can seem as if there's nothing left to say about Sonny Rollins. But there is – because over the decades, the "Saxophone Colossus" has never stopped growing or adding to his sound.

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6:39 am
Fri April 25, 2014

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Jazz icon Ella Fitzgerald (1917 to 1996)

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Wed April 23, 2014

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Tue April 22, 2014

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3:12 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

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Courtesy of JPI

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