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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February 22, 2013

6:01 AM
That Old Feeling
Artist : John Basile
Album : It Was a Very Good Year
Label : Underhill
6:06 AM
Killer Joe
Album : VARIOUS: Hit Jazz
Label : 32 Jazz
6:11 AM
That’s All
Album : Do Nothing 'til You Hear From Me
Label : Riverside
6:18 AM
Look For The Silver Lining
Artist : Jane Monheit
Album : Home
Label : EmArcy
6:22 AM
Spring Sequence
Album : Bijou
Label : Period
6:28 AM
Moody’s Mood For Love/I’m in the Mood For Love
Artist : Ruth Aguilar
Album : An Invitation
Label : Ruth Aguilar
6:34 AM
If Someone Had Told Me
Artist : Thad Jones
Album : The Magnificent Thad Jones (Rudy Van Gelder Edition)
Label : Blue Note
6:40 AM
Oh, Good Grief!
Album : from Wynton & Ellis Marsalis: Joe Cool's Blues
Label : Columbia
6:45 AM
Once I Loved
Artist : John Hicks
Album : Sweet Love of Mine
Label : Highnote
6:51 AM
One For Daddy-O
Artist : Tom Rizzo
Album : Imaginary Numbers
Label : Origin
6:56 AM
Artist : Christian McBride Big Band
Album : The Good Feeling
Label : Mack Avenue
7:01 AM
Artist : Duane Padilla
Album : Sentimental Swing
Label : Duane Padilla
7:06 AM
Them Nasty Hurtin’ Blues
Artist : The Paul Winter Sextet
Album : Count Me In 1962-1963
Label : Living Music
7:09 AM
Cape Verdean Blues
Artist : Alvin Queen
Album : Mighty Long Way
Label : Justin Time
7:17 AM
Central Park West
Artist : Falkner Evans
Album : Arc
Label : CAP
7:21 AM
Chan’s Song
Artist : Bobby Hutcherson
Album : Skyline
Label : Verve
7:26 AM
Still Hard Times
Artist : David "Fathead" Newman
Album : Lone Star Legend
Label : 32 Jazz
7:34 AM
Some Cats Know
Artist : Jeanie Bryson
Album : VARIOUS: Love Ballads - Late Night Jazz
Label : Telarc
7:40 AM
Album : Chad Lawson Trio
Label : Chad Lawson
7:44 AM
Blues on the D.L.
Album : Blue on the D.L.
Label : Highnote
7:50 AM
All or Nothing at All
Artist : Diana Krall
Album : Love Scenes
Label : Impulse
7:55 AM
Jean-Louis Is Everywhere
Artist : Wynton Marsalis
Album : The Music of America
Label : Sony Masterworks
8:01 AM
Song For My Father
Artist : George Benson
Album : Compact Jazz
Label : Verve
8:06 AM
Artist : Sam Pannunzio Trio
Album : Goin' Home
Label : Eastside Jazz
8:11 AM
Blue Crescent
Artist : Dr. Michael White
Album : Blue Crescent
Label : Basin Street
8:17 AM
Artist : Sara Lazarus
Album : Give Me the Simple Life
Label : Dreyfus
8:21 AM
Blue Lou
Album : Budd Johnson and the Four Brass Giants
Label : Riverside
8:26 AM
Two Timer
Artist : Claire Daly
Album : Baritone Monk
Label : NCB Jazz
8:33 AM
My Romance
Artist : Houston Person
Album : My Romance
Label : Savant
8:39 AM
I’m Just a Lucky So and So
Album : VARIOUS: Blue Note Plays Ellington & Strayhorn
Label : Blue Note
8:44 AM
Discontented Blues
Artist : Duke Ellington
Album : The Mosaic Sampler
Label : Mosaic
8:49 AM
Artist : Tessa Souter
Album : Obsession
Label : Motema
8:53 AM
O Sole Mio
Artist : Aldo Romano
Album : Canzoni
Label : Enja
9:01 AM
Someday My Prince Will Come
Artist : Frank Morgan
Album : Love, Lost and Found
Label : Telarc
9:06 AM
Happier Than the Morning Sun
Artist : MATT RAY
Album : We Got It!
Label : CAP
9:11 AM
Artist : Yotam Silberstein
Album : Resonance
Label : Jazz Legacy
9:18 AM
Something Happens To Me
Artist : Jim Tomlinson and Stacey Kent
Album : The Lyric
Label : O+
9:22 AM
Manuel’s Mambo
Artist : Cal Tjader
Album : VARIOUS: Fantasy Original Jazz Classics
Label : Fantasy
9:25 AM
Artist : Roni Ben-Hur & Santi DeBriano
Album : Our Thing
Label : Motema
9:31 AM
Paris Holidays
Artist : Open World All Stars
Album : Jazz Connection
Label : Sea Breeze
9:37 AM
I’m a Stranger Here Myself
Artist : Charlie Byrd
Album : Charlie Byrd/The Washington Guitar Quintet
Label : Concord
9:43 AM
Close Your Eyes
Artist : Stacey Kent
Album : Close Your Eyes
Label : Candid
9:48 AM
Blues 4 Siboney
Artist : Jazz Expressions
Album : Yoyogi
Label : Bluejay
9:54 AM
Tin Tin Deo
Artist : Ray Charles
Album : Pure Genius: the Complete Atlantic Recordings
Label : Atlantic


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Metronome Getty Images

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