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

November 16, 2012

6:01 AM
You’re Driving Me Crazy
Artist : JACK MCDUFF
Album : Brother Jack
Label : Prestige
6:06 AM
Is You is Or is You Ain’t My Baby
Artist : Diana Krall
Album : Only Trust Your Heart
Label : GRP
6:11 AM
Fiesta Espanol
Artist : Cedar Walton
Album : Roots
Label : Astor Place
6:18 AM
It’s You or No One
Artist : STEVE BLAILOCK
Album : Mixed Bag
Label : Jazz & Blues
6:23 AM
The Red Blues
Artist : Red Garland
Album : *** From EDDIE "LOCKJAW" DAVIS: Gentle Jaws
Label : Prestige
6:26 AM
I’ll Never Smile Again
Artist : George Shearing
Album : That Shearing Sound
Label : Telarc
6:31 AM
Makin’ Whoopee
Artist : TAYLOR/GRISMAN JAZZ QUARTET
Album : I'm Beginning To See the Light
Label : Acoustic Disk
6:37 AM
Sometimes I’m Happy
Artist : The Tierney Sutton Band
Album : On the Other Side
Label : Telarc
6:42 AM
Passionata
Artist : KENNY DREW JR.
Album : Passionata
Label : Arkadia Jazz
6:45 AM
The Rev
Artist : Eddie ’Lockjaw’ Davis
Album : Straight Blues
Label : Prestige
6:54 AM
Indian Summer
Artist : Ray Brown’s Great Big Band
Album : Kayak
Label : Brown Cats
7:01 AM
Samba De Orfeo
Artist : Ray Brown Trio
Album : Seven Steps To Heaven
Label : Telarc
7:06 AM
You Turned the Tables on Me
Artist : Kenny Clarke
Album : Meets the Detroit Jazz Men
Label : Savoy
7:10 AM
Street of Dreams
Artist : Mitchell/Ruff Duo
Album : ** from LES McCANN/MITCHELL-RUFF TRIO: 20 Special Fingers
Label : 32 Jazz
7:15 AM
You Will Know
Artist : Russell Malone
Album : Look Who's Here
Label : Verve
7:19 AM
I Don’t Know Enough About You
Artist : Jeanie Bryson
Album : Some Cats Know: Songs of Peggy Lee
Label : Telarc
7:24 AM
Love For Sale
Artist : Mike Longo
Album : Sting Like a Bee
Label : CAP
7:34 AM
It Had to Be You
Artist : Jimmy McGriff
Album : Straight Up
Label : Milestone
7:40 AM
Now See How You Are
Artist : Kenny Burrell
Album : The Best of Kenny Burrell
Label : Blue Note
7:46 AM
Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
Artist : Oscar Peterson
Album : Plays Duke Ellington
Label : Pablo
7:50 AM
Monk’s Dream
Artist : Sachal Vasandani
Album : We Move
Label : Mack Avenue
7:55 AM
Jordu
Artist : Dizzy Gillespie
Album : Dizzy's Diamonds - Best of the Verve Years [Disc 1]
Label : Verve
8:01 AM
Moten Swing
Artist : Marcus Shelby Jazz Orchestra
Album : The Lights Suite
Label : Noir
8:06 AM
Creole Love Call
Artist : JUNIOR MANCE
Album : Junior's Blues
Label : Riverside
8:09 AM
Two Pairs of Aces
Artist : The Birdland Stars
Album : Birdland Stars 1956
Label : Bluebird
8:16 AM
Happy Blue
Artist : Rodney Jones
Album : Dreams And Stories
Label : Savant
8:20 AM
I’m Glad There is You
Artist : Eden Atwood
Album : Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Label : Concord
8:26 AM
A Light Groove
Artist : CAL TJADER QUARTET
Album : Cal Tjader Quartet
Label : Fantasy
8:32 AM
House By the Sea
Artist : Sheila Landis & Rick Matle
Album : Colors of Brazil
Label : SheLan
8:38 AM
Where or When
Artist : Michael Tracy & Harry Pickens
Album : Conversations
Label : Sea Breeze
8:43 AM
Slow Freight
Artist : Ray Bryant
Album : Alone at Montreux
Label : 32 Jazz
8:48 AM
Why Do I Love You?
Artist : Statesmen of Jazz
Album : A Multitude of Stars
Label : Arbors
8:53 AM
Kenny’s Hang
Artist : Wayne Goins
Album : Chronicles of Carmela
Label : Little Apple
9:01 AM
This Way Out
Artist : John Pizzarelli
Album : Dear Mr. Cole
Label : Novus
9:06 AM
How Deep is the Ocean?
Artist : Jeff Baker
Album : Baker Sings Chet
Label : OA2
9:11 AM
Nostalgia in Times Square
Artist : Larry Coryell and Kenny Drew Jr.
Album : Duality
Label : Random Act
9:18 AM
Darji’s Groove
Artist : DARWIN GROSS
Album : Soul Speaks
Label : Darwin Gross
9:22 AM
Soaring
Artist : Amanda Tosoff
Album : Wait and See
Label : Cellar Live
9:27 AM
Sunday
Artist : Ben Webster
Album : VARIOUS: Verve New Releases September 1992
Label : Verve
9:33 AM
Small Steps
Artist : Yoshiaki Masuo
Album : Are You Happy Now
Label : Sunnyside
9:39 AM
I’m Just a Lucky So and So
Artist : Sarah Vaughan
Album : Linger Awhile
Label : Pablo
9:43 AM
Call Me Irresponsible
Artist : Monty Alexander
Album : Echoes of Jilly's
Label : Concord
9:50 AM
Star Eyes
Artist : BILL HOLMAN
Album : VARIOUS: Special/Hifi/Nocturne OJC Sampler
Label : Specialty
9:54 AM
Moanin’
Artist : Bobby Timmons
Album : Moanin' Blues
Label : Prestige

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Michael Ochs Archives Getty Images

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

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Jazz singer Shirley Horn (1934-2005)

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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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Jazz icon Ella Fitzgerald (1917 to 1996)

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Courtesy of JPI

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