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 30, 2012

6:01 AM
So Tired
Artist : Clayton Cameron & the Jass Explosion
Album : Here's to the Messengers
Label : Brushman
6:06 AM
Charlie Brown
Artist : ELLIS MARSALIS
Album : from Wynton & Ellis Marsalis: Joe Cool's Blues
Label : Columbia
6:10 AM
Mr. L
Artist : Curtis Fuller
Album : Down Home
Label : Capri
6:17 AM
The Way You Look Tonight
Artist : Carol Fredette
Album : Everything in Time
Label : Soundbrush
6:21 AM
Alone Together
Artist : MICHAEL "PATCHES" STEWART
Album : Blue Patches
Label : Hip Bop
6:26 AM
The Very Thought of You
Artist : Shirley Scott
Album : Legends of Acid Jazz
Label : Prestige
6:32 AM
Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye
Artist : Dave Peck
Album : 3 and 1
Label : LPS
6:38 AM
Star Eyes
Artist : Shahida Nurullah
Album : The Ruby And the Pearl
Label : Alembic Arts
6:43 AM
Indian Summer
Artist : Ken Peplowski
Album : Grenadilla
Label : Concord
6:49 AM
Moanin’
Artist : Billy Taylor
Album : Uptown
Label : Riverside
6:54 AM
Some Summer Fun
Artist : Duke Ellington
Album : The Intimate Ellington
Label : Pablo
7:01 AM
Estate
Artist : BILL HARRIS
Album : Solo + One
Label : MadRomance
7:06 AM
I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart
Artist : Joe Williams & George Shearing
Album : The Heart and Soul of Joe Williams & George Shearing
Label : Koch
7:09 AM
Gone With the Wind
Artist : Ben Webster
Album : The Original Jazz Masters Series, Vol.1
Label : DA Music
7:16 AM
Feelin’ Good
Artist : Maureen Choi
Album : Maureen Choi Quartet
Label : Maureen Choi
7:20 AM
Deck the Halls
Artist : GERRY BEAUDOIN
Album : A Sentimental Christmas
Label : North Star
7:22 AM
Ecaroh
Artist : JON MAYER
Album : The Classics
Label : Reservoir
7:29 AM
Blues for Bill
Artist : Jessica Williams
Album : Jessica's Blues
Label : Jazz Focus
7:35 AM
It Seem Like You’re Ready
Artist : JC Stylles
Album : Exhilaration and Other States (Featuring Pat Bianchi & Lawrence Leathers)
Label : Motema
7:40 AM
Con Alma
Artist : Dizzy Gillespie
Album : Dizzy's Diamonds - Best of the Verve Years
Label : Verve
7:45 AM
How Little We Know
Artist : Sherri Roberts
Album : Dreamsville
Label : Brownstone
7:49 AM
Better Go
Artist : Ben Webster & "Sweets" Edison
Album : Ben & "Sweets"
Label : Columbia
8:01 AM
Satellite
Artist : Matt Ray
Album : Lost In New York
Label : CAP
8:06 AM
Louise
Artist : LESTER YOUNG & TEDDY WILSON
Album : Pres and Teddy
Label : n.a.
8:11 AM
Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
Artist : Ella Fitzgerald
Album : Sings the Duke Ellington Songbook
Label : Verve
8:17 AM
Love on My Mind
Artist : Ray Charles
Album : Blues + Jazz
Label : Rhino
8:21 AM
Wave
Artist : Oscar Peterson
Album : VARIOUS: the Girl From Ipanema/The Antonio Carlos Jobim Songbook
Label : Verve
8:27 AM
Blues for Wood
Artist : NEIL McNAMARA
Album : Rainy Night
Label : Bonobo
8:34 AM
Do Nothin’ Till You Hear From Me
Artist : JOHNNY GRIFFIN
Album : Do Nothing 'til You Hear From Me
Label : Riverside
8:40 AM
As Long as I Live
Artist : Count Basie
Album : VARIOUS: the Jazz Giants Play Harold Arlen
Label : Prestige
8:43 AM
You & Me
Artist : Ryan Cohan
Album : Another Look
Label : Motema
8:50 AM
Backwater Blues
Artist : LAVERNE BUTLER
Album : Blues in the City
Label : MaxJazz
8:54 AM
Love Letters
Artist : BENNY GREEN & RUSSELL MALONE
Album : Jazz at the Bistro
Label : Telarc
9:01 AM
Without You
Artist : Horace Silver
Album : Horace-Scope
Label : Blue Note
9:06 AM
Do I Love You Because You’re Beautiful
Artist : John Coltrane
Album : VARIOUS: the Jazz Giants Play Rodgers & Hammerstein
Label : Prestige
9:11 AM
Invitation
Artist : Boz Scaggs
Album : Speak Low
Label : Decca
9:18 AM
Nancy (With the Laughing Face)
Artist : Beegie Adair Trio
Album : The Frank Sinatra Collection
Label : Green Hill
9:22 AM
The Nearness of You
Artist : Milt Jackson
Album : Explosive!
Label : Qwest
9:27 AM
Dance on Your Own
Artist : Carol Welsman
Album : I Like Men
Label : Welcar
9:33 AM
If I Should Lose You
Artist : Wes Montgomery
Album : The Complete Riverside Recordings
Label : Riverside
9:39 AM
Canadian Sunset
Artist : Gene Ammons
Album : Boss Tenor
Label : Prestige
9:44 AM
Street of Dreams
Artist : Marian McPartland
Album : Hickory House Trio - Reprise
Label : Concord
9:48 AM
We’ve Only Just Begun
Artist : Russell Malone
Album : Playground
Label : MaxJazz
9:54 AM
Dig Dis
Artist : Hank Mobley
Album : Soul Station
Label : Blue Note

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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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2:54 pm
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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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6:39 am
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5:39 am
Wed April 23, 2014

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Fri April 18, 2014

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Courtesy of JPI

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