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 09, 2013

10:01 AM
Make Someone Happy
Artist : RON JACKSON & RUFUS REID
Album : Song For Luis
Label : Mastermix
10:06 AM
Woody ’n’ You
Artist : Scott Hamilton
Album : After Hours
Label : Concord
10:11 AM
Collage
Artist : Chuck Deardorf
Album : Transparence
Label : Origin
10:18 AM
Blues in the Pocket
Artist : The John Hicks Legacy Band
Album : Mind Wine
Label : Savant
10:22 AM
Topsy
Artist : Ray Brown Trio
Album : Some of My Best Friends Are...Guitarists
Label : Telarc
10:28 AM
Walk on the Wild Side
Artist : Jimmy Smith
Album : VARIOUS: Hit Jazz
Label : 32 Jazz
10:35 AM
September Song
Artist : Sarah Vaughan
Album : Sarah Vaughan With Clifford Brown
Label : EmArcy
10:41 AM
Baby, Baby All the Time
Artist : Gary Smulyan
Album : High Noon: the Jazz Soul of Frankie Laine
Label : Reservoir
10:49 AM
Puttin’ on the Ritz
Artist : Fred Astaire
Album : VARIOUS: Irving Berlin Always
Label : Verve
10:52 AM
Naima
Artist : John Coltrane
Album : Giant Steps
Label : Atlantic
10:57 AM
I’m a Loser
Artist : Vince Guaraldi & Bola Sete
Album : Vince Guaraldi & Bola Sete
Label : Fantasy
11:01 AM
Indian Summer
Artist : DAVID MURRAY
Album : Seasons
Label : Pow Wow
11:06 AM
Same Ol’ Story
Artist : Joe Williams
Album : Every Night
Label : Verve
11:11 AM
Bill Bailey
Artist : Zoot Sims
Album : Down Home
Label : Bethlehem
11:18 AM
You’d Be So Nice to Come Home to
Artist : Stephane Grappelli & Toots Thielemans
Album : Bringing It Together
Label : LiSem Enterprises
11:22 AM
Life Long Dream
Artist : JANE JARVIS
Album : Atlantic-Pacific
Label : Arbors
11:28 AM
Goin’ to Chicago Blues
Artist : Oliver Nelson
Album : More Blues and the Abstract Truth
Label : Impulse
11:34 AM
Ala Mode
Artist : Clayton Cameron & the Jass Explosion
Album : Here's to the Messengers
Label : Brushman
11:40 AM
Voyage
Artist : Laura Klein & Ted Wolff
Album : Cerulean Blue
Label : Auraline
11:44 AM
Whisper Not
Artist : THAD JONES
Album : Mad Thad
Label : Period
11:49 AM
Long, Long Journey
Artist : Duke Ellington
Album : Best of the Duke Ellington Centennial Edition
Label : RCA
11:54 AM
Patricia
Artist : PETE MCCANN
Album : Parable
Label : Palmetto
12:01 PM
Pennies From Heaven
Artist : Dave Brubeck
Album : Live at Newport 1961, 1963, 1964
Label : Columbia
12:06 PM
Rose Room
Artist : CHARLIE SHAVERS
Album : The Complete Charlie Shavers With Maxine Sullivan
Label : Bethlehem
12:11 PM
Before You
Artist : Myron Walden
Album : Countryfied
Label : Demi Sound
12:17 PM
Chim Chim Cher-ee
Artist : Esperanza Spalding
Album : Disney Jazz, Volume 1: Everybody Wants to Be a Cat
Label : Disney Pearl
12:21 PM
Slow Freight
Artist : Ray Bryant
Album : Alone at Montreux
Label : 32 Jazz
12:27 PM
It’s You or No One
Artist : David "Fathead" Newman
Album : Diamondhead
Label : HighNote
12:34 PM
I’ve Told Ev’ry Little Star
Artist : Marian McPartland
Album : 85 Candles - Live in New York
Label : CONCORD
12:40 PM
Joy Ride
Artist : Ray Charles
Album : Pure Genius: the Complete Atlantic Recordings
Label : Atlantic
12:45 PM
Speak Low
Artist : DEWEY ERNEY
Album : Time Was
Label : Resurgent
12:51 PM
Old Man River
Artist : Gene Ammons
Album : Jug
Label : Prestige
12:57 PM
This Can’t be Love
Artist : Charlie Byrd Trio
Album : Au Courant
Label : Concord
1:01 PM
Moten Swing
Artist : Marcus Shelby Jazz Orchestra
Album : The Lights Suite
Label : Noir
1:06 PM
U-Dance
Artist : Ulf Wakenius
Album : Notes From the Heart
Label : ACT Music
1:11 PM
Little Butterfly (Pannonica)
Artist : Cheryl Bentyne
Album : Talk of the Town
Label : Telarc
1:17 PM
Blue Lou
Artist : HARRY ALLEN
Album : Harry Allen Meets the John Pizzarelli Trio
Label : BMG/RCA
1:21 PM
Black Velvet (Don’t’cha Go ’way Mad)
Artist : Arnett Cobb & Red Garland
Album : Blue and Sentimental
Label : Prestige
1:26 PM
If You Could See Me Now
Artist : Chet Baker
Album : VARIOUS: the Riverside Records Story
Label : Riverside
1:33 PM
Hidden Message
Artist : Laszlo Gardony
Album : Natural Instinct
Label : Sunnyside
1:39 PM
On 2
Artist : Steve Kroon
Album : Without a Doubt
Label : Kroonatune
1:46 PM
The Long Road Home
Artist : ERNIE WATTS
Album : The Long Road Home
Label : JVC
1:51 PM
Everything I Have is Yours
Artist : Kevin Mahogany
Album : My Romance
Label : Warner Brothers
1:56 PM
I’ve Found a New Baby
Artist : Earl Hines
Album : The Indispensable Earl Hines, Vol 5/6
Label : RCA
2:01 PM
Make Someone Happy
Artist : RON JACKSON & RUFUS REID
Album : Song For Luis
Label : Mastermix
2:06 PM
Woody ’n’ You
Artist : Scott Hamilton
Album : After Hours
Label : Concord
2:11 PM
Collage
Artist : Chuck Deardorf
Album : Transparence
Label : Origin
2:18 PM
Blues in the Pocket
Artist : The John Hicks Legacy Band
Album : Mind Wine
Label : Savant
2:22 PM
Topsy
Artist : Ray Brown Trio
Album : Some of My Best Friends Are...Guitarists
Label : Telarc
2:28 PM
Walk on the Wild Side
Artist : Jimmy Smith
Album : VARIOUS: Hit Jazz
Label : 32 Jazz
2:35 PM
September Song
Artist : Sarah Vaughan
Album : Sarah Vaughan With Clifford Brown
Label : EmArcy
2:41 PM
Baby, Baby All the Time
Artist : Gary Smulyan
Album : High Noon: the Jazz Soul of Frankie Laine
Label : Reservoir
2:49 PM
Puttin’ on the Ritz
Artist : Fred Astaire
Album : VARIOUS: Irving Berlin Always
Label : Verve
2:52 PM
Naima
Artist : John Coltrane
Album : Giant Steps
Label : Atlantic
2:57 PM
I’m a Loser
Artist : Vince Guaraldi & Bola Sete
Album : Vince Guaraldi & Bola Sete
Label : Fantasy
3:01 PM
Indian Summer
Artist : DAVID MURRAY
Album : Seasons
Label : Pow Wow
3:06 PM
Same Ol’ Story
Artist : Joe Williams
Album : Every Night
Label : Verve
3:11 PM
Bill Bailey
Artist : Zoot Sims
Album : Down Home
Label : Bethlehem
3:18 PM
You’d Be So Nice to Come Home to
Artist : Stephane Grappelli & Toots Thielemans
Album : Bringing It Together
Label : LiSem Enterprises
3:22 PM
Life Long Dream
Artist : JANE JARVIS
Album : Atlantic-Pacific
Label : Arbors
3:28 PM
Goin’ to Chicago Blues
Artist : Oliver Nelson
Album : More Blues and the Abstract Truth
Label : Impulse
3:34 PM
Ala Mode
Artist : Clayton Cameron & the Jass Explosion
Album : Here's to the Messengers
Label : Brushman
3:40 PM
Voyage
Artist : Laura Klein & Ted Wolff
Album : Cerulean Blue
Label : Auraline
3:44 PM
Whisper Not
Artist : THAD JONES
Album : Mad Thad
Label : Period
3:49 PM
Long, Long Journey
Artist : Duke Ellington
Album : Best of the Duke Ellington Centennial Edition
Label : RCA
3:54 PM
Patricia
Artist : PETE MCCANN
Album : Parable
Label : Palmetto
4:01 PM
Pennies From Heaven
Artist : Dave Brubeck
Album : Live at Newport 1961, 1963, 1964
Label : Columbia
4:06 PM
Rose Room
Artist : CHARLIE SHAVERS
Album : The Complete Charlie Shavers With Maxine Sullivan
Label : Bethlehem
4:11 PM
Before You
Artist : Myron Walden
Album : Countryfied
Label : Demi Sound
4:17 PM
Chim Chim Cher-ee
Artist : Esperanza Spalding
Album : Disney Jazz, Volume 1: Everybody Wants to Be a Cat
Label : Disney Pearl
4:21 PM
Slow Freight
Artist : Ray Bryant
Album : Alone at Montreux
Label : 32 Jazz
4:27 PM
It’s You or No One
Artist : David "Fathead" Newman
Album : Diamondhead
Label : HighNote
4:34 PM
I’ve Told Ev’ry Little Star
Artist : Marian McPartland
Album : 85 Candles - Live in New York
Label : CONCORD
4:40 PM
Joy Ride
Artist : Ray Charles
Album : Pure Genius: the Complete Atlantic Recordings
Label : Atlantic
4:45 PM
Speak Low
Artist : DEWEY ERNEY
Album : Time Was
Label : Resurgent
4:51 PM
Old Man River
Artist : Gene Ammons
Album : Jug
Label : Prestige
4:57 PM
This Can’t be Love
Artist : Charlie Byrd Trio
Album : Au Courant
Label : Concord
5:01 PM
Moten Swing
Artist : Marcus Shelby Jazz Orchestra
Album : The Lights Suite
Label : Noir
5:06 PM
U-Dance
Artist : Ulf Wakenius
Album : Notes From the Heart
Label : ACT Music
5:11 PM
Little Butterfly (Pannonica)
Artist : Cheryl Bentyne
Album : Talk of the Town
Label : Telarc
5:17 PM
Blue Lou
Artist : HARRY ALLEN
Album : Harry Allen Meets the John Pizzarelli Trio
Label : BMG/RCA
5:21 PM
Black Velvet (Don’t’cha Go ’way Mad)
Artist : Arnett Cobb & Red Garland
Album : Blue and Sentimental
Label : Prestige
5:26 PM
If You Could See Me Now
Artist : Chet Baker
Album : VARIOUS: the Riverside Records Story
Label : Riverside
5:33 PM
Hidden Message
Artist : Laszlo Gardony
Album : Natural Instinct
Label : Sunnyside
5:39 PM
On 2
Artist : Steve Kroon
Album : Without a Doubt
Label : Kroonatune
5:46 PM
The Long Road Home
Artist : ERNIE WATTS
Album : The Long Road Home
Label : JVC
5:51 PM
Everything I Have is Yours
Artist : Kevin Mahogany
Album : My Romance
Label : Warner Brothers
5:56 PM
I’ve Found a New Baby
Artist : Earl Hines
Album : The Indispensable Earl Hines, Vol 5/6
Label : RCA

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Composer, arranger, and pianist Billy Strathorn is best known for his 30-year collaboration with Duke Ellington. His compositions include "Take the "A" Train," "Chelsea Bridge," and "Lush Life."

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3:28 am
Thu May 22, 2014

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Michael Ochs Archives Getty Images

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

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4:17 pm
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
Thu May 8, 2014

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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A Snapshot of Ella
6:39 am
Fri April 25, 2014

Ella Fitzgerald: Some Stories about the Queen of Jazz on Her Birthday!

Jazz icon Ella Fitzgerald (1917 to 1996)

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5:39 am
Wed April 23, 2014

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9:03 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

The Beloved Ella Fitzgerald: First Lady of Song

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3:12 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

Why Metallica's Bassist Is Producing A Jazz Documentary

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Courtesy of JPI

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