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

December 04, 2013

10:01 AM
I Surrender Dear
Artist : Red Norvo
Album : VARIOUS: Swing Reunion
Label : BOMR
10:06 AM
Con Alma
Artist : Dizzy Gillespie
Album : Dizzy's Diamonds - Best of the Verve Years
Label : Verve
10:11 AM
Somewhere
Artist : Dave Brubeck
Album : Ballads
Label : Columbia Legacy
10:16 AM
I Don’t Know Enough About You
Artist : Russell Malone
Album : Russell Malone
Label : Columbia
10:21 AM
I Thought About You
Artist : Mike Jones Trio
Album : Plays Well With Others
Label : Capri
10:26 AM
Milestones
Artist : Miles Davis
Album : Milestones
Label : Columbia
10:34 AM
Speak Low
Artist : Elias Haslanger
Album : Church on Monday
Label : Cherrywood
10:40 AM
Main Stem
Artist : Ken Peplowski
Album : Maybe September
Label : Capri
10:45 AM
Bags’ Groove
Artist : Modern Jazz Quartet
Album : European Concert
Label : Label M
10:50 AM
The Snake
Artist : Hilary Kole
Album : Haunted Heart
Label : Justin Time
10:54 AM
Ain’t Misbehavin’
Artist : Ray Charles
Album : Blues + Jazz
Label : Rhino
11:01 AM
Star Eyes
Artist : Barry Harris
Album : At the Jazz Workshop
Label : Riverside
11:06 AM
East of the Sun
Artist : George Shearing
Album : That Shearing Sound
Label : Telarc
11:10 AM
My Romance
Artist : Ray Brown
Album : Some of My Best Friends Are...The Sax Players
Label : Telarc
11:17 AM
Old Devil Moon
Artist : Ahmad Jamal
Album : The Legendary Okeh & Epic Recordings
Label : Epic
11:21 AM
Canadian Sunset
Artist : Gene Ammons
Album : Boss Tenor
Label : Prestige
11:26 AM
A Nightingale Sang In Berkley Square
Artist : Sacha Boutros
Album : Sacha: NY After Dark
Label : Diva Latina
11:34 AM
On the Sunny Side of the Street
Artist : CLAUDE HOPKINS
Album : Swing Time
Label : Prestige
11:40 AM
Au Bord De L’eau
Artist : Larry Goldings
Album : Quartet
Label : Palmetto
11:46 AM
Blue Gardenia
Artist : Donald Bailey
Album : Blueprints of Jazz Vol. 3
Label : Talking House
11:51 AM
Peel Me a Grape
Artist : RAMSEY LEWIS & NANCY WILSON
Album : Meant to Be
Label : Narada Jazz
11:56 AM
Stairway to the Stars
Artist : Milt Jackson & John Coltrane
Album : Bags & Trane
Label : Atlantic
12:01 PM
Come Prima
Artist : Aldo Romano
Album : Canzoni
Label : Enja
12:06 PM
Stompin’ at the Savoy
Artist : Teddy Wilson
Album : The Original Jazz Masters Series, Vol.1
Label : DA Music
12:10 PM
Cory’s Story
Artist : Cory Weeds / Bill Coon Quartet
Album : With Benefits
Label : Cellar Live
12:19 PM
Chacho
Artist : Aguank¿
Album : Elemental
Label : PKO
12:23 PM
Blues in the Night
Artist : Red Garland
Album : Soul Burnin'
Label : Prestige
12:28 PM
Falling in Love With Love
Artist : BEV KELLY
Album : In Person
Label : Riverside
12:33 PM
Old Man River
Artist : Les DeMerle
Album : Gypsy Rendezvous Vol. One
Label : Origin
12:39 PM
Moonlight Sonata
Artist : Lenny Marcus Trio
Album : Peace for Beethoven: A Jazz of Beethoven Companion
Label : Lenny Marcus Music
12:43 PM
I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart
Artist : Dizzy Gillespie & Stan Getz
Album : Diz & Getz
Label : Verve
12:49 PM
Blue Tortilla Waltz
Artist : Jim Ridl
Album : Blue Corn Enchilada Dreams
Label : Jim Ridl
12:54 PM
Stablemates
Artist : Beegie Adair
Album : Into Somethin'
Label : Adair Music
1:01 PM
Prelude to a Kiss
Artist : Duke Ellington
Album : Love Songs
Label : Columbia
1:06 PM
Just Squeeze Me
Artist : Kenny Burrell
Album : Lucky So and So
Label : Concord
1:12 PM
I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face
Artist : Scott Hamilton
Album : Back In New York
Label : n.a.
1:18 PM
Bemsha Swing
Artist : GROUP 15
Album : Plays Monk
Label : Sunnyside
1:22 PM
Fleur d’Ennui
Artist : Frank Potenza
Album : For Joe
Label : Capri
1:26 PM
Moanin’
Artist : Bobby Timmons
Album : Moanin' Blues
Label : Prestige
1:33 PM
Double Take
Artist : Jay Ashby and Steve Davis
Album : Mistaken Identity
Label : MCG Jazz
1:39 PM
Seventh Son
Artist : Mose Allison
Album : Greatest Hits
Label : Prestige
1:42 PM
These Foolish Things
Artist : HARRY ALLEN
Album : Harry Allen Meets the John Pizzarelli Trio
Label : BMG/RCA
1:48 PM
Oh, Lady be Good
Artist : Erroll Garner
Album : Compact Jazz
Label : Mercury
1:51 PM
You’ve Changed
Artist : DUSKO GOYKOVICH
Album : Balkan Blues
Label : Enja
2:01 PM
I Surrender Dear
Artist : Red Norvo
Album : VARIOUS: Swing Reunion
Label : BOMR
2:06 PM
Con Alma
Artist : Dizzy Gillespie
Album : Dizzy's Diamonds - Best of the Verve Years
Label : Verve
2:11 PM
Somewhere
Artist : Dave Brubeck
Album : Ballads
Label : Columbia Legacy
2:16 PM
I Don’t Know Enough About You
Artist : Russell Malone
Album : Russell Malone
Label : Columbia
2:21 PM
I Thought About You
Artist : Mike Jones Trio
Album : Plays Well With Others
Label : Capri
2:26 PM
Milestones
Artist : Miles Davis
Album : Milestones
Label : Columbia
2:34 PM
Speak Low
Artist : Elias Haslanger
Album : Church on Monday
Label : Cherrywood
2:40 PM
Main Stem
Artist : Ken Peplowski
Album : Maybe September
Label : Capri
2:45 PM
Bags’ Groove
Artist : Modern Jazz Quartet
Album : European Concert
Label : Label M
2:50 PM
The Snake
Artist : Hilary Kole
Album : Haunted Heart
Label : Justin Time
2:54 PM
Ain’t Misbehavin’
Artist : Ray Charles
Album : Blues + Jazz
Label : Rhino
3:01 PM
Star Eyes
Artist : Barry Harris
Album : At the Jazz Workshop
Label : Riverside
3:06 PM
East of the Sun
Artist : George Shearing
Album : That Shearing Sound
Label : Telarc
3:10 PM
My Romance
Artist : Ray Brown
Album : Some of My Best Friends Are...The Sax Players
Label : Telarc
3:17 PM
Old Devil Moon
Artist : Ahmad Jamal
Album : The Legendary Okeh & Epic Recordings
Label : Epic
3:21 PM
Canadian Sunset
Artist : Gene Ammons
Album : Boss Tenor
Label : Prestige
3:26 PM
A Nightingale Sang In Berkley Square
Artist : Sacha Boutros
Album : Sacha: NY After Dark
Label : Diva Latina
3:34 PM
On the Sunny Side of the Street
Artist : CLAUDE HOPKINS
Album : Swing Time
Label : Prestige
3:40 PM
Au Bord De L’eau
Artist : Larry Goldings
Album : Quartet
Label : Palmetto
3:46 PM
Blue Gardenia
Artist : Donald Bailey
Album : Blueprints of Jazz Vol. 3
Label : Talking House
3:51 PM
Peel Me a Grape
Artist : RAMSEY LEWIS & NANCY WILSON
Album : Meant to Be
Label : Narada Jazz
3:56 PM
Stairway to the Stars
Artist : Milt Jackson & John Coltrane
Album : Bags & Trane
Label : Atlantic
4:01 PM
Come Prima
Artist : Aldo Romano
Album : Canzoni
Label : Enja
4:06 PM
Stompin’ at the Savoy
Artist : Teddy Wilson
Album : The Original Jazz Masters Series, Vol.1
Label : DA Music
4:10 PM
Cory’s Story
Artist : Cory Weeds / Bill Coon Quartet
Album : With Benefits
Label : Cellar Live
4:19 PM
Chacho
Artist : Aguank¿
Album : Elemental
Label : PKO
4:23 PM
Blues in the Night
Artist : Red Garland
Album : Soul Burnin'
Label : Prestige
4:28 PM
Falling in Love With Love
Artist : BEV KELLY
Album : In Person
Label : Riverside
4:33 PM
Old Man River
Artist : Les DeMerle
Album : Gypsy Rendezvous Vol. One
Label : Origin
4:39 PM
Moonlight Sonata
Artist : Lenny Marcus Trio
Album : Peace for Beethoven: A Jazz of Beethoven Companion
Label : Lenny Marcus Music
4:43 PM
I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart
Artist : Dizzy Gillespie & Stan Getz
Album : Diz & Getz
Label : Verve
4:49 PM
Blue Tortilla Waltz
Artist : Jim Ridl
Album : Blue Corn Enchilada Dreams
Label : Jim Ridl
4:54 PM
Stablemates
Artist : Beegie Adair
Album : Into Somethin'
Label : Adair Music
5:01 PM
Prelude to a Kiss
Artist : Duke Ellington
Album : Love Songs
Label : Columbia
5:06 PM
Just Squeeze Me
Artist : Kenny Burrell
Album : Lucky So and So
Label : Concord
5:12 PM
I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face
Artist : Scott Hamilton
Album : Back In New York
Label : n.a.
5:18 PM
Bemsha Swing
Artist : GROUP 15
Album : Plays Monk
Label : Sunnyside
5:22 PM
Fleur d’Ennui
Artist : Frank Potenza
Album : For Joe
Label : Capri
5:26 PM
Moanin’
Artist : Bobby Timmons
Album : Moanin' Blues
Label : Prestige
5:33 PM
Double Take
Artist : Jay Ashby and Steve Davis
Album : Mistaken Identity
Label : MCG Jazz
5:39 PM
Seventh Son
Artist : Mose Allison
Album : Greatest Hits
Label : Prestige
5:42 PM
These Foolish Things
Artist : HARRY ALLEN
Album : Harry Allen Meets the John Pizzarelli Trio
Label : BMG/RCA
5:48 PM
Oh, Lady be Good
Artist : Erroll Garner
Album : Compact Jazz
Label : Mercury
5:51 PM
You’ve Changed
Artist : DUSKO GOYKOVICH
Album : Balkan Blues
Label : Enja

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John Abbott Courtesy of the artist

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

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Wed April 23, 2014

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