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

February 23, 2013

6:01 AM
I Remember You
Artist : Dave Valentin
Album : World on a String
Label : Telarc
6:06 AM
Pannonica
Artist : Joe Lovano
Album : Joyous Encounter
Label : Blue Note
6:14 AM
I’m Glad There is You
Artist : Eden Atwood
Album : Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Label : Concord
6:19 AM
Air Mail Special
Artist : CHRIS FLORY
Album : For All We Know
Label : Concord
6:26 AM
Down-Home Blues
Artist : HERB ELLIS
Album : Down-Home
Label : Justice
6:30 AM
Remember
Artist : Hank Mobley
Album : Soul Station
Label : Blue Note
6:36 AM
Four on Six
Artist : Mimi Fox
Album : Standards, Old & New
Label : Origin
6:42 AM
Through for the Night
Artist : DAN BARRETT & TOM BAKER
Album : Dan Barrett & Tom Baker in Australia
Label : Arbors
6:48 AM
I’m Confessin’
Artist : Bryan Anthony & the Gary Norian Trio
Album : A Night Like This
Label : Mercator
6:52 AM
Rose Room
Artist : CHARLIE SHAVERS
Album : The Complete Charlie Shavers With Maxine Sullivan
Label : Bethlehem
6:57 AM
Brown Gold
Artist : Art Pepper
Album : The Discovery Sessions
Label : Savoy
7:01 AM
Swing Gitane
Artist : The Stephane Wrembel Trio
Album : n.a.
Label : n.a.
7:06 AM
Only of a Season
Artist : Ray Vega
Album : East-West Trumpet Summit
Label : Origin
7:12 AM
One Less Bell to Answer
Artist : Chris McNulty
Album : The Song That Sings You Here
Label : Challenge
7:19 AM
My Buddy
Artist : Cutrone/Pizzarelli/Leggio/Bruno
Album : Four x Four
Label : Cutrone Music
7:23 AM
Star Eyes
Artist : McCoy Tyner
Album : Nights of Ballads and Blues
Label : Impulse
7:28 AM
Delaunay’s Dilemma
Artist : Modern Jazz Quartet
Album : Django
Label : Prestige
7:34 AM
Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye
Artist : Arturo Sandoval
Album : A Time For Love
Label : Concord
7:40 AM
Chelsea Bridge
Artist : DUTCH JAZZ ORCHESTRA
Album : Something to Live For
Label : Challenge
7:44 AM
Gooden’s Corner
Artist : Ed Cherry
Album : VARIOUS: a Tribute To Grant Green
Label : Evidence
7:53 AM
I Could Write a Book
Artist : DENNIS ROWLAND
Album : Now Dig This!
Label : Concord
7:57 AM
Nana
Artist : Sergio Mendes
Album : The Beat of Brazil
Label : Atlantic
8:01 AM
My Beatrice
Artist : ROY POWELL
Album : Solace
Label : Nagel Heyer
8:06 AM
My Funny Valentine
Artist : Miles Davis
Album : Cookin'
Label : Prestige
8:12 AM
Boogie Woogie Bossa Nova
Artist : Ken Walker Sextet
Album : Terra Firma
Label : n.a.
8:18 AM
Old Devil Moon
Artist : Carmen McRae
Album : Diva
Label : Verve
8:22 AM
Baroness
Artist : Jason Raso
Album : The Red Arrow
Label : Summit
8:28 AM
Black Coffee
Artist : Earl Hines
Album : The Indispensable Earl Hines, Vol 5/6
Label : RCA
8:35 AM
Woody ’n’ You
Artist : Scott Hamilton
Album : After Hours
Label : Concord
8:41 AM
You Don’t Know What Love Is
Artist : Ruth Aguilar
Album : An Invitation
Label : Ruth Aguilar
8:45 AM
Just in Time
Artist : Adam Schroeder
Album : A Handful of Stars
Label : Capri
8:51 AM
I Want to Be Happy
Artist : Hot Club of Detroit
Album : Night Town
Label : Mack Avenue
8:54 AM
Ani Maamin
Artist : Avishai Cohen
Album : Continuo
Label : Sunnyside
9:01 AM
Come Prima
Artist : Aldo Romano
Album : Canzoni
Label : Enja
9:06 AM
Pennies From Heaven
Artist : Stan Getz & Oscar Peterson
Album : Stan Getz and the Oscar Peterson Trio
Label : Verve
9:11 AM
Hornful Soul
Artist : Ray Charles
Album : Pure Genius: the Complete Atlantic Recordings
Label : Atlantic
9:18 AM
Dear Bix
Artist : Dee Bell
Album : Sagacious Grace
Label : Laser
9:22 AM
Another Time
Artist : Sam Pannunzio Trio
Album : Goin' Home
Label : Eastside Jazz
9:27 AM
Angel Eyes
Artist : Wes Montgomery
Album : Groove Brothers
Label : Milestone
9:35 AM
Lament
Artist : Wayne Wallace
Album : To Hear From There
Label : Patois
9:41 AM
Moanin’
Artist : Billy Taylor
Album : Uptown
Label : Riverside
9:47 AM
Under a Woodstock Moon
Artist : David "Fathead" Newman
Album : Under a Woodstock Moon
Label : Kokopelli
9:52 AM
Bock to Bock
Artist : MEL RHYNE
Album : Remembering Wes
Label : Savant
9:57 AM
Don’t Be That Way
Artist : Lionel Hampton & His Orchestra
Album : Hot Mallets, Vol. 1
Label : Musical Heritage Society
10:01 AM
Wild Woods
Artist : John Stein
Album : Raising the Roof
Label : Whaling City Sound
10:06 AM
Don’t Take Your Love From Me
Artist : FRANK ROSOLINO
Album : VARIOUS: Special/Hifi/Nocturne OJC Sampler
Label : Specialty
10:13 AM
Count Me In
Artist : The Paul Winter Sextet
Album : Count Me In 1962-1963
Label : Living Music
10:17 AM
If Dreams Come True
Artist : Dee Bell
Album : Sagacious Grace
Label : Laser
10:21 AM
Cozy
Artist : Don Braden
Album : The Voice of the Saxophone
Label : BMG
10:27 AM
Tea For Two
Artist : Lester Young & Oscar Peterson
Album : Lester Young With the Oscar Peterson Trio
Label : Verve
10:37 AM
My Old Flame
Artist : Chet Baker
Album : Songs For Lovers
Label : Pacific Jazz
10:43 AM
Heart Song
Artist : MAX LEAKE
Album : Trios
Label : Corona
10:46 AM
Sweet and Lovely
Artist : Lou Donaldson
Album : Lush Life
Label : Blue Note
10:52 AM
You’d Be So Nice to Come Home to
Artist : Stephane Grappelli & Toots Thielemans
Album : Bringing It Together
Label : LiSem Enterprises
10:56 AM
Blue Monk
Artist : Dr. John
Album : VARIOUS: That's the Way I Feel Now - a Tribute to Thelonious Monk
Label : A & M
11:01 AM
Ask Me Now
Artist : BENNY GREEN & RUSSELL MALONE
Album : Jazz at the Bistro
Label : Telarc
11:06 AM
Groove Yard
Artist : Wes Montgomery
Album : The Best of Wes Montgomery
Label : Riverside
11:09 AM
Little B’s Poem
Artist : RENEE ROSNES
Album : Without Words
Label : Blue Note
11:15 AM
Route 66
Artist : Nat King Cole
Album : After Midnight
Label : Capitol
11:19 AM
A Flower is a Lovesome Thing
Artist : Vince Guaraldi
Album : The Definitive Vince Guaraldi
Label : Fantasy
11:24 AM
You Go to My Head
Artist : John Basile
Album : The Desmond Project
Label : Chesky
11:31 AM
When Joanna Loved Me
Artist : Paul Desmond
Album : Lemme Tell Ya 'bout Desmond
Label : Label M
11:37 AM
Time Has Told Me
Artist : Brad Mehldau
Album : Where Do You Start
Label : Nonesuch
11:46 AM
Such Sweet Thunder (Cleo)
Artist : Duke Ellington
Album : Such Sweet Thunder
Label : Columbia
11:49 AM
Plenty of Money and You
Artist : The Four Freshmen
Album : Love Songs
Label : The Four Freshmen
11:52 AM
Flight To Russia
Artist : Ahmad Jamal
Album : A Quiet Time
Label : Dreyfus
12:01 PM
I Remember You
Artist : Dave Valentin
Album : World on a String
Label : Telarc
12:06 PM
Pannonica
Artist : Joe Lovano
Album : Joyous Encounter
Label : Blue Note
12:14 PM
I’m Glad There is You
Artist : Eden Atwood
Album : Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Label : Concord
12:19 PM
Air Mail Special
Artist : CHRIS FLORY
Album : For All We Know
Label : Concord
12:26 PM
Down-Home Blues
Artist : HERB ELLIS
Album : Down-Home
Label : Justice
12:30 PM
Remember
Artist : Hank Mobley
Album : Soul Station
Label : Blue Note
12:36 PM
Four on Six
Artist : Mimi Fox
Album : Standards, Old & New
Label : Origin
12:42 PM
Through for the Night
Artist : DAN BARRETT & TOM BAKER
Album : Dan Barrett & Tom Baker in Australia
Label : Arbors
12:48 PM
I’m Confessin’
Artist : Bryan Anthony & the Gary Norian Trio
Album : A Night Like This
Label : Mercator
12:52 PM
Rose Room
Artist : CHARLIE SHAVERS
Album : The Complete Charlie Shavers With Maxine Sullivan
Label : Bethlehem
12:57 PM
Brown Gold
Artist : Art Pepper
Album : The Discovery Sessions
Label : Savoy
1:01 PM
Swing Gitane
Artist : The Stephane Wrembel Trio
Album : n.a.
Label : n.a.
1:06 PM
Only of a Season
Artist : Ray Vega
Album : East-West Trumpet Summit
Label : Origin
1:12 PM
One Less Bell to Answer
Artist : Chris McNulty
Album : The Song That Sings You Here
Label : Challenge
1:19 PM
My Buddy
Artist : Cutrone/Pizzarelli/Leggio/Bruno
Album : Four x Four
Label : Cutrone Music
1:23 PM
Star Eyes
Artist : McCoy Tyner
Album : Nights of Ballads and Blues
Label : Impulse
1:28 PM
Delaunay’s Dilemma
Artist : Modern Jazz Quartet
Album : Django
Label : Prestige
1:34 PM
Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye
Artist : Arturo Sandoval
Album : A Time For Love
Label : Concord
1:40 PM
Chelsea Bridge
Artist : DUTCH JAZZ ORCHESTRA
Album : Something to Live For
Label : Challenge
1:44 PM
Gooden’s Corner
Artist : Ed Cherry
Album : VARIOUS: a Tribute To Grant Green
Label : Evidence
1:53 PM
I Could Write a Book
Artist : DENNIS ROWLAND
Album : Now Dig This!
Label : Concord
1:57 PM
Nana
Artist : Sergio Mendes
Album : The Beat of Brazil
Label : Atlantic
2:01 PM
My Beatrice
Artist : ROY POWELL
Album : Solace
Label : Nagel Heyer
2:06 PM
My Funny Valentine
Artist : Miles Davis
Album : Cookin'
Label : Prestige
2:12 PM
Boogie Woogie Bossa Nova
Artist : Ken Walker Sextet
Album : Terra Firma
Label : n.a.
2:18 PM
Old Devil Moon
Artist : Carmen McRae
Album : Diva
Label : Verve
2:22 PM
Baroness
Artist : Jason Raso
Album : The Red Arrow
Label : Summit
2:28 PM
Black Coffee
Artist : Earl Hines
Album : The Indispensable Earl Hines, Vol 5/6
Label : RCA
2:35 PM
Woody ’n’ You
Artist : Scott Hamilton
Album : After Hours
Label : Concord
2:41 PM
You Don’t Know What Love Is
Artist : Ruth Aguilar
Album : An Invitation
Label : Ruth Aguilar
2:45 PM
Just in Time
Artist : Adam Schroeder
Album : A Handful of Stars
Label : Capri
2:51 PM
I Want to Be Happy
Artist : Hot Club of Detroit
Album : Night Town
Label : Mack Avenue
2:54 PM
Ani Maamin
Artist : Avishai Cohen
Album : Continuo
Label : Sunnyside
3:01 PM
Come Prima
Artist : Aldo Romano
Album : Canzoni
Label : Enja
3:06 PM
Pennies From Heaven
Artist : Stan Getz & Oscar Peterson
Album : Stan Getz and the Oscar Peterson Trio
Label : Verve
3:11 PM
Hornful Soul
Artist : Ray Charles
Album : Pure Genius: the Complete Atlantic Recordings
Label : Atlantic
3:18 PM
Dear Bix
Artist : Dee Bell
Album : Sagacious Grace
Label : Laser
3:22 PM
Another Time
Artist : Sam Pannunzio Trio
Album : Goin' Home
Label : Eastside Jazz
3:27 PM
Angel Eyes
Artist : Wes Montgomery
Album : Groove Brothers
Label : Milestone
3:35 PM
Lament
Artist : Wayne Wallace
Album : To Hear From There
Label : Patois
3:41 PM
Moanin’
Artist : Billy Taylor
Album : Uptown
Label : Riverside
3:47 PM
Under a Woodstock Moon
Artist : David "Fathead" Newman
Album : Under a Woodstock Moon
Label : Kokopelli
3:52 PM
Bock to Bock
Artist : MEL RHYNE
Album : Remembering Wes
Label : Savant
3:57 PM
Don’t Be That Way
Artist : Lionel Hampton & His Orchestra
Album : Hot Mallets, Vol. 1
Label : Musical Heritage Society
4:01 PM
Wild Woods
Artist : John Stein
Album : Raising the Roof
Label : Whaling City Sound
4:06 PM
Don’t Take Your Love From Me
Artist : FRANK ROSOLINO
Album : VARIOUS: Special/Hifi/Nocturne OJC Sampler
Label : Specialty
4:13 PM
Count Me In
Artist : The Paul Winter Sextet
Album : Count Me In 1962-1963
Label : Living Music
4:17 PM
If Dreams Come True
Artist : Dee Bell
Album : Sagacious Grace
Label : Laser
4:21 PM
Cozy
Artist : Don Braden
Album : The Voice of the Saxophone
Label : BMG
4:27 PM
Tea For Two
Artist : Lester Young & Oscar Peterson
Album : Lester Young With the Oscar Peterson Trio
Label : Verve
4:37 PM
My Old Flame
Artist : Chet Baker
Album : Songs For Lovers
Label : Pacific Jazz
4:43 PM
Heart Song
Artist : MAX LEAKE
Album : Trios
Label : Corona
4:46 PM
Sweet and Lovely
Artist : Lou Donaldson
Album : Lush Life
Label : Blue Note
4:52 PM
You’d Be So Nice to Come Home to
Artist : Stephane Grappelli & Toots Thielemans
Album : Bringing It Together
Label : LiSem Enterprises
4:56 PM
Blue Monk
Artist : Dr. John
Album : VARIOUS: That's the Way I Feel Now - a Tribute to Thelonious Monk
Label : A & M
5:01 PM
Ask Me Now
Artist : BENNY GREEN & RUSSELL MALONE
Album : Jazz at the Bistro
Label : Telarc
5:06 PM
Groove Yard
Artist : Wes Montgomery
Album : The Best of Wes Montgomery
Label : Riverside
5:09 PM
Little B’s Poem
Artist : RENEE ROSNES
Album : Without Words
Label : Blue Note
5:15 PM
Route 66
Artist : Nat King Cole
Album : After Midnight
Label : Capitol
5:19 PM
A Flower is a Lovesome Thing
Artist : Vince Guaraldi
Album : The Definitive Vince Guaraldi
Label : Fantasy
5:24 PM
You Go to My Head
Artist : John Basile
Album : The Desmond Project
Label : Chesky
5:31 PM
When Joanna Loved Me
Artist : Paul Desmond
Album : Lemme Tell Ya 'bout Desmond
Label : Label M
5:37 PM
Time Has Told Me
Artist : Brad Mehldau
Album : Where Do You Start
Label : Nonesuch
5:46 PM
Such Sweet Thunder (Cleo)
Artist : Duke Ellington
Album : Such Sweet Thunder
Label : Columbia
5:49 PM
Plenty of Money and You
Artist : The Four Freshmen
Album : Love Songs
Label : The Four Freshmen
5:52 PM
Flight To Russia
Artist : Ahmad Jamal
Album : A Quiet Time
Label : Dreyfus

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

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