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 30, 2013

6:01 AM
The Song is You
Artist : Benny Carter & Oscar Peterson
Album : Cosmopolite: the Oscar Peterson Verve Sessions
Label : Verve
6:06 AM
You’d Be So Nice to Come Home to
Artist : Art Pepper
Album : Art Pepper Meets the Rhythm Section
Label : Contemporary
6:11 AM
Mr. L
Artist : Curtis Fuller
Album : Down Home
Label : Capri
6:18 AM
Somewhere
Artist : Tierney Sutton Band
Album : American Road
Label : BFM Jazz
6:22 AM
Once in a While
Artist : Art Tatum
Album : The Complete Pablo Group Masterpieces
Label : Pablo
6:27 AM
Undecided
Artist : Ray Charles
Album : Blues + Jazz
Label : Rhino
6:33 AM
I Just Can’t See For Looking
Artist : Red Garland Quartet
Album : Solar
Label : Jazzland
6:39 AM
Some Cats Know
Artist : Annie Sellick
Album : Street of Dreams
Label : Chalice Music
6:43 AM
I’ll Never Be the Same
Artist : Coleman Hawkins
Album : The Hawk Relaxes
Label : Prestige
6:49 AM
Summertime
Artist : ANDY LAVERNE
Album : Four Miles
Label : Triloka
6:54 AM
Moon River
Artist : Vince Guaraldi
Album : The Definitive Vince Guaraldi
Label : Fantasy
7:01 AM
Here’s to My Lady
Artist : GREG HOPKINS
Album : Quintology
Label : Summit
7:06 AM
In a Mellow Tone
Artist : Jay Hoggard
Album : Swing 'Em Gates
Label : JHVM
7:12 AM
Will You Still Be Mine?
Artist : Ahmad Jamal
Album : The Legendary Okeh & Epic Recordings
Label : Epic
7:16 AM
Time on My Hands
Artist : Amanda Carr & The Kenny Hadley Big Band
Album : Common Thread
Label : OMS
7:20 AM
Taking a Chance on Love
Artist : LESTER YOUNG & TEDDY WILSON
Album : Pres and Teddy
Label : Verve
7:25 AM
Satin Doll
Artist : McCoy Tyner
Album : Nights of Ballads and Blues
Label : Impulse
7:32 AM
Stolen Moments
Artist : SADAO WATANABE
Album : A Night With Strings
Label : Elektra
7:38 AM
In Your Own Sweet Way
Artist : Marian McPartland
Album : Hickory House Trio - Reprise
Label : Concord
7:42 AM
Ala Mode
Artist : BRASS TRACKS JAZZ ORCHESTRA
Album : First Track
Label : Sea Breeze
7:47 AM
Gypsy in My Soul
Artist : Mary Stallings
Album : Live at the Village Vanguard
Label : MaxJazz
7:53 AM
Libertango
Artist : Dominick Farinacci
Album : Lovers, Tales and Dancers
Label : Koch
8:01 AM
On the Atcheson, Topeka and the Santa Fe
Artist : David Berger Octet
Album : I Had the Craziest Dream - the Music of Harry Warren
Label : Such Sweet Thunder
8:06 AM
Drifting
Artist : Bob Alberti Quartet
Album : Everything I Love
Label : Dolphin
8:12 AM
Here’s That Rainy Day
Artist : Beegie Adair
Album : Into Somethin'
Label : Adair Music
8:18 AM
Body and Soul
Artist : Andy Farber
Album : This Could Be the Start of Something Big
Label : Black Warrior
8:22 AM
I Was Telling Him About You
Artist : CLAIRE MARTIN
Album : Old Boyfriends
Label : Linn
8:27 AM
Ginza Samba
Artist : Vince Guaraldi & Bola Sete
Album : From All Sides
Label : Fantasy
8:34 AM
Celia
Artist : Mark Sherman
Album : The L.A. Sessions
Label : Miles High
8:40 AM
That Old Feeling
Artist : PEE WEE RUSSELL
Album : Swingin' With Pee Wee
Label : Prestige
8:45 AM
Ain’t No Sunshine
Artist : ORBERT DAVIS
Album : Priority
Label : 3Sixteen
8:50 AM
Looking For a Boy
Artist : PAULA WEST
Album : Come What May
Label : Hi Horse
8:55 AM
Big Bertha
Artist : Swingadelic
Album : The Other Duke
Label : Zoho
9:01 AM
Come Prima
Artist : Aldo Romano
Album : Canzoni
Label : Enja
9:06 AM
Warm Blue Stream
Artist : Billy Taylor
Album : Uptown
Label : Riverside
9:11 AM
Seven Steps to Heaven
Artist : Miles Davis
Album : Seven Steps To Heaven
Label : Columbia
9:18 AM
That’s All I Want From You
Artist : Sachal Vasandani
Album : Hi-Fly
Label : Mack Avenue
9:22 AM
Nica’s Dream
Artist : Wes Montgomery
Album : Echoes of Indiana Avenue
Label : Resonance
9:27 AM
You Will Know
Artist : Russell Malone
Album : Look Who's Here
Label : Verve
9:33 AM
Open Country
Artist : Gerry Mulligan
Album : Jazz Profile
Label : Blue Note
9:39 AM
Strong Man
Artist : CARLA COOK
Album : Simply Natural
Label : MaxJazz
9:43 AM
I Love Paris
Artist : Pete Malinverni
Album : Invisible Cities
Label : Reservoir
9:49 AM
Con Alma
Artist : Dizzy Gillespie
Album : Dizzy's Diamonds - Best of the Verve Years
Label : Verve
9:55 AM
Corner Pocket
Artist : Count Basie
Album : Count Basie in Sweden
Label : Roulette

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Michael Ochs Archives Getty Images

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John Abbott Courtesy of the artist

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

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Courtesy of JPI

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