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

June 24, 2013

6:01 AM
Rose Garden
Artist : Steve Davis
Album : Images
Label : Positione
6:06 AM
Tenderly
Artist : Duke Ellington
Album : Ellington Indigos
Label : Columbia
6:11 AM
The Sheriff
Artist : The Paul Winter Sextet
Album : Count Me In 1962-1963
Label : Living Music
6:17 AM
Crepuscular Air
Artist : Mose Allison
Album : Down Home Piano
Label : Prestige
6:21 AM
Bones For Zoot
Artist : Zoot Sims
Album : from Annie Ross & Zoot Sims: a Gasser!
Label : Pacific Jazz
6:26 AM
Just the Way You Are
Artist : Freddy Cole
Album : Love Makes the Difference
Label : Fantasy
6:33 AM
Caminhos Cruzados
Artist : Kate McGarry
Album : If Less is More...You're My Everything
Label : Palmetto
6:39 AM
On Wings of the Spirit
Artist : Kenny Burrell
Album : Blue Muse
Label : Concord
6:44 AM
I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face
Artist : Alan Leatherman
Album : Detour Ahead
Label : AJL Music
6:49 AM
Body and Soul
Artist : Teddy Wilson
Album : VARIOUS: Swing Reunion
Label : BOMR
6:54 AM
Soul Meeting
Artist : Ray Charles & Milt Jackson
Album : Soul Brothers/Soul Meeting
Label : Atlantic
7:01 AM
Say Yes Again
Artist : Clipper Anderson
Album : The Road Home
Label : Origin
7:06 AM
Stop This Train
Artist : Joshua Redman
Album : Walking Shadows
Label : Nonesuch
7:11 AM
Brother Ray
Artist : David Sanborn
Album : Here & Gone
Label : Decca
7:18 AM
It’s Delovely
Artist : Bob Alberti Quartet
Album : Everything I Love
Label : Dolphin
7:22 AM
Nightbird
Artist : Roditi/Ignaztek/Rassinfosse
Album : Light In the Dark
Label : n.a.
7:27 AM
The Way You Look Tonight
Artist : DAKOTA STATON
Album : A Packet of Love Letters
Label : Highnote
7:32 AM
Lament
Artist : Wayne Wallace
Album : To Hear From There
Label : Patois
7:38 AM
Strong Man
Artist : CARLA COOK
Album : Simply Natural
Label : MaxJazz
7:43 AM
Step Lightly
Artist : Rich Thompson
Album : Less is More
Label : Origin
7:48 AM
Meditation
Artist : Charlie Byrd
Album : The Bossa Nova Years
Label : Concord
7:53 AM
These Foolish Things
Artist : JAKE HANNA & HIS AFTER HOURS GANG
Album : The Joint is Jumpin'
Label : Arbors
8:01 AM
Lazy Afternoon
Artist : John Stein
Album : Hi Fly
Label : Whaling City Sound
8:06 AM
Bunny
Artist : Gerry Mulligan & Johnny Hodges
Album : Gerry Mulligan Meets Johnny Hodges
Label : Verve
8:12 AM
Blue Brazil
Artist : BILL O’CONNELL
Album : Black Sand
Label : Random Chance
8:17 AM
Summer Samba
Artist : Patricia Barber
Album : Nightclub
Label : Blue Note
8:21 AM
In the Court of King Oliver
Artist : Wynton Marsalis
Album : Standard Time, Vol. 3
Label : Columbia
8:26 AM
This Can¿t Be Love
Artist : Eliane Elias
Album : I Thought About You (A Tribute To Chet Baker)
Label : Concord
8:31 AM
Darn That Dream
Artist : Wes Montgomery
Album : Echoes of Indiana Avenue
Label : Resonance
8:37 AM
Alone Together
Artist : Stanley Turrentine & The Three Sounds
Album : The Complete "Blue Hour" Sessions
Label : Blue Note
8:42 AM
On the Trail
Artist : Nate Najar
Album : Like Coolsville
Label : Blue Line
8:49 AM
I’m Just a Lucky So and So
Artist : SONNY CLARK
Album : VARIOUS: Blue Note Plays Ellington & Strayhorn
Label : Blue Note
8:53 AM
The Summary
Artist : Art Farmer
Album : Art Farmer and the Jazz Giants
Label : Prestige
9:01 AM
Here’s to My Lady
Artist : GREG HOPKINS
Album : Quintology
Label : Summit
9:06 AM
Kathy’s Waltz
Artist : Brubeck Brothers Quartet
Album : LifeTimes
Label : Blue Forest
9:13 AM
Once Forgotten
Artist : GERALD BECKETT
Album : Traveling West
Label : Summit
9:20 AM
My Aunt T
Artist : Sam Pannunzio Trio
Album : Goin' Home
Label : Eastside Jazz
9:24 AM
Linus & Lucy
Artist : Cyrus Chestnut
Album : A Charlie Brown Christmas
Label : Atlantic
9:29 AM
When I Grow Too Old to Dream
Artist : Nat King Cole
Album : After Midnight
Label : Capitol
9:34 AM
Show Me
Artist : Jack Wilkins
Album : Until It's Time
Label : Maxjazz
9:40 AM
On Green Dolphin Street
Artist : Barney Kessel
Album : The Poll Winners
Label : Contemporary
9:44 AM
Born to Be Blue
Artist : Tom Wopat
Album : I've Got Your Number
Label : LML Music
9:49 AM
Dear Dorothy
Artist : CHAD LAWSON TRIO
Album : The Oz Sessions
Label : Summit
9:53 AM
Be My Love
Artist : Houston Person
Album : Blue Velvet
Label : Highnote

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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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"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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Wed April 23, 2014

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Courtesy of JPI

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