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 03, 2013

6:01 AM
Mood Indigo
Artist : DAVE ELLIS
Album : VARIOUS: Ultimate Ellington/The Crown Project
Label : Monarch
6:06 AM
Matador
Artist : Greg Green
Album : VARIOUS: a Tribute To Grant Green
Label : Evidence
6:12 AM
Then I’ll be Tired of You
Artist : Stan Kenton
Album : The Ballad Style of Stan Kenton
Label : Blue Note
6:16 AM
With a Song in My Heart
Artist : PHILIP CATHERINE
Album : Blue Prince
Label : Dreyfus
6:20 AM
No Moon at All
Artist : PAUL VORNHAGEN
Album : Parisian Protocol
Label : Schoolkids
6:25 AM
Moment’s Notice
Artist : Billy Taylor
Album : VARIOUS: Thank You, John!
Label : Arkadia
6:32 AM
They Can’t Take That Away From Me
Artist : Bill Easley
Album : Love Stories
Label : American Showplace
6:38 AM
Star Eyes
Artist : BILL HOLMAN
Album : VARIOUS: Special/Hifi/Nocturne OJC Sampler
Label : Specialty
6:43 AM
You Can See
Artist : Ray Brown
Album : Ray Brown/Monty Alexander/Russell Malone
Label : Telarc
6:48 AM
That Old Black Magic
Artist : Jeremy Davenport
Album : We'll Dance 'Til Dawn
Label : Basin Street
6:53 AM
In a Sentimental Mood
Artist : Duke Ellington Legacy
Album : Thank You Uncle Edward
Label : Renma
7:01 AM
Al’s Jowels
Artist : Aaron Binder
Album : As Modern as Tomorrow
Label : Aaron Binder
7:06 AM
Time After Time
Artist : Ann Hampton Callaway
Album : After Ours
Label : Denon
7:11 AM
Blue Walk
Artist : Benny Golson
Album : One Day, Forever
Label : Arkadia Jazz
7:18 AM
Full House
Artist : DYLAN KRAMER
Album : Bumpin' on Sunset
Label : Nagel Heyer
7:23 AM
Sometime Ago
Artist : Rick Haydon & John Pizzarelli
Album : Just Friends
Label : Mel Bay
7:28 AM
Blue Lester
Artist : LESTER YOUNG
Album : VARIOUS: the Savoy Story (Vol. One - Jazz)
Label : Savoy
7:33 AM
Slow Freight
Artist : Jimmy Smith
Album : Angel Eyes/Ballads and Slow Jams
Label : Verve
7:39 AM
Satin Doll
Artist : RON GILL
Album : The Songs of Billy Strayhorn
Label : WGBH
7:43 AM
Cheesecake
Artist : LEONARD HOCHMAN
Album : Manhattan Morning
Label : Jazzheads
7:49 AM
Blue Pyrenees
Artist : David Gordon
Album : Dozen a Day
Label : Zah Zah
7:55 AM
Good Queen Bess
Artist : Bobby Watson
Album : The Year of the Rabbit
Label : Evidence
8:01 AM
Too Late Now
Artist : Mike DiRubbo
Album : Repercussion
Label : Posi-Tone
8:06 AM
In a Mellow Tone
Artist : Ella Fitzgerald
Album : Sings the Duke Ellington Songbook
Label : Verve
8:11 AM
For The Moment
Artist : Bob Mintzer Big Band
Album : For The Moment
Label : MCG Jazz
8:18 AM
Both Sides Now
Artist : TOM GRANT
Album : Nice Work if You Can Get It
Label : NuWrinkle
8:22 AM
Do Nothin’ Till You Hear From Me
Artist : John Stein
Album : Green Street
Label : A-Records
8:28 AM
Passionata
Artist : KENNY DREW JR.
Album : Passionata
Label : Arkadia Jazz
8:33 AM
Song For Mendelssohn
Artist : Alex Goodman Quintet
Album : Bridges
Label : Connection Point
8:39 AM
O Barquinho (My Little Boat)
Artist : Karrin Allyson
Album : From Paris To Rio
Label : Concord
8:44 AM
Song for Darius
Artist : Russell Malone
Album : Sweet Georgia Peach
Label : Impulse
8:50 AM
Alone Together
Artist : Stanley Turrentine & The Three Sounds
Album : The Complete "Blue Hour" Sessions
Label : Blue Note
8:54 AM
One For Kirk
Artist : Steve Turre
Album : The Spirits Up Above
Label : HighNote
9:01 AM
Telepathy
Artist : Colin Vallon Trio
Album : Rruga
Label : ECM
9:06 AM
Five Spot After Dark
Artist : Shirley Scott
Album : Queen of the Organ
Label : Prestige
9:11 AM
Sister Moon
Artist : Lynne Arriale
Album : Convergence
Label : Motema
9:17 AM
The Way You Look Tonight
Artist : Carol Fredette
Album : Everything in Time
Label : Soundbrush
9:21 AM
Ceora
Artist : Lee Morgan
Album : Cornbread
Label : Blue Note
9:27 AM
Live Your Life
Artist : Virginia Mayhew Septet
Album : A Simple Thank You
Label : Renma
9:35 AM
All My Tomorrows
Artist : Janis Mann
Album : A Perfect Time
Label : Pancake
9:41 AM
Summertime
Artist : ANDY LAVERNE
Album : Four Miles
Label : Triloka
9:45 AM
But Beautiful
Artist : JOHN WILKINS
Album : Strollin'
Label : Brownstone
9:51 AM
From This Moment On
Artist : ROBERT HENDERSON
Album : RH Positive
Label : Philly Breakdown
9:55 AM
Waltz For Ruth
Artist : Ted Hogarth and the Mulligan Mosaics Big Band
Album : Live at the Jazz Showcase
Label : Mulligan Mosaics

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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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Jazz singer Shirley Horn (1934-2005)

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5:18 pm
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"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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Jazz icon Ella Fitzgerald (1917 to 1996)

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5:39 am
Wed April 23, 2014

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Fri April 18, 2014

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Courtesy of JPI

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