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 31, 2013

6:01 AM
The Duke
Artist : Larry Coryell
Album : Shining Hour
Label : Muse
6:06 AM
Bemsha Swing
Artist : Houston Person & Ron Carter
Album : The Complete Muse Sessions
Label : 32 Jazz
6:11 AM
Laura
Artist : CARNEGIE HALL JAZZ BAND
Album : VARIOUS: Eastwood After Hours Live at Carnegie Hall
Label : Malpaso
6:17 AM
The Man I Love
Artist : Andy Farber
Album : This Could Be the Start of Something Big
Label : Black Warrior
6:21 AM
Naima
Artist : Billy Taylor
Album : Music Keeps Us Young
Label : Arkadia Jazz
6:26 AM
I Surrender Dear
Artist : Dan Barrett
Album : Moon Song
Label : Arbors
6:34 AM
Whisper Not
Artist : Mark Sherman
Album : The L.A. Sessions
Label : Miles High
6:40 AM
The Very Thought of You
Artist : Cheryl Bentyne
Album : Talk of the Town
Label : Telarc
6:45 AM
Impressions
Artist : Wes Montgomery
Album : The Verve Jazz Sides
Label : Verve
6:50 AM
North Atlantic Run
Artist : Gerry Mulligan
Album : The Art of Gerry Mulligan/The Final Recordings
Label : Telarc
6:55 AM
Rio One
Artist : Kerry Strayer Septet
Album : Jeru Blue: a Tribute To Gerry Mulligan
Label : Palmetto
7:01 AM
Star Song
Artist : VINCE GUARALDI & BOLA SETE
Album : Vince Guaraldi & Bola Sete
Label : Fantasy
7:06 AM
Star Eyes
Artist : BILL HOLMAN
Album : VARIOUS: Special/Hifi/Nocturne OJC Sampler
Label : Specialty
7:10 AM
Yesterdays
Artist : Steve Allee
Album : Colors
Label : Owl Studios
7:18 AM
Ev’ry Day (I Fall In Love)
Artist : Joe Williams
Album : Every Day: Best of the Verve Years
Label : Verve
7:22 AM
Dat Dere
Artist : RANDY JOHNSTON
Album : Somewhere in the Night
Label : Hightone
7:27 AM
After Hours
Artist : Ray Bryant
Album : Alone at Montreux
Label : 32 Jazz
7:33 AM
’Round Midnight
Artist : GROUP 15
Album : Plays Monk
Label : Sunnyside
7:39 AM
I’m Gonna Learn Your Style
Artist : MARY ANN MOORE
Album : Right Where I Wanna Be
Label : Synergy
7:44 AM
There Goes My Heart
Artist : LOSTON HARRIS
Album : Comes Love
Label : N2K
7:49 AM
Rose Room
Artist : CHARLIE SHAVERS
Album : The Complete Charlie Shavers With Maxine Sullivan
Label : Bethlehem
7:54 AM
The Odd Couple
Artist : Jay Ashby and Steve Davis
Album : Mistaken Identity
Label : MCG Jazz
8:01 AM
Thunder Walk
Artist : George Benson
Album : Compact Jazz
Label : Verve
8:06 AM
Invitation
Artist : David "Fathead" Newman
Album : Chillin'
Label : Highnote
8:11 AM
This Is Me
Artist : El Movimiento
Album : The Movement
Label : Nueva No
8:19 AM
Dear Bix
Artist : Dee Bell
Album : Sagacious Grace
Label : Laser
8:23 AM
Oh, Good Grief!
Artist : ELLIS MARSALIS
Album : from Wynton & Ellis Marsalis: Joe Cool's Blues
Label : Columbia
8:28 AM
Softly, As in a Morning Sunrise
Artist : Milt Jackson
Album : Early Modern
Label : Savoy
8:33 AM
Duke Ellington’s Sound of Love
Artist : Amy London
Album : Let's Fly
Label : Motema
8:39 AM
Vivo Sonhando (Dreamer)
Artist : Carol Fredette
Album : Everything in Time
Label : Soundbrush
8:43 AM
Waltz for Carmen
Artist : LEE RITENOUR
Album : Stolen Moments
Label : GRP
8:49 AM
They Didn’t Believe Me
Artist : LUCKY THOMPSON
Album : VARIOUS: the Jazz Giants Play Jerome Kern
Label : Prestige
8:55 AM
Spookarella
Artist : The Cookers
Album : Warriors
Label : Jazz Legacy
9:01 AM
Someone to Watch Over Me
Artist : EDDIE HIGGINS TRIO
Album : Haunted Heart
Label : Sunnyside
9:06 AM
Pause For Fred’s Claws
Artist : Bob DeVos
Album : Playing For Keeps
Label : Savant
9:11 AM
Georgia on My Mind
Artist : JANE JARVIS
Album : Atlantic-Pacific
Label : Arbors
9:17 AM
If Dreams Come True
Artist : Dee Bell
Album : Sagacious Grace
Label : Laser
9:21 AM
Samba De Orfeo
Artist : Vince Guaraldi
Album : VARIOUS: Brazilian Horizons, Vol. 2
Label : Fantasy
9:26 AM
O Grande Amor
Artist : Generations
Album : Tough Guys
Label : ICA
9:34 AM
Along Came Betty
Artist : JACK SHELDON
Album : Playing For Change
Label : Uptown
9:40 AM
You’re All the World to Me
Artist : WARREN VACHE
Album : Dream Dancing
Label : Arbors
9:45 AM
Hip Boots
Artist : The Birdland Stars
Album : Birdland Stars 1956
Label : Bluebird
9:50 AM
I Got Rhythm
Artist : Ella Woods
Album : Ella Sings Ella
Label : Ella Woods
9:55 AM
Strasbourg/St. Denis
Artist : Roy Hargrove
Album : Earfood
Label : Emarcy

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Michael Ochs Archives Getty Images

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

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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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Wed April 23, 2014

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Courtesy of JPI

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