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

Composer ID: 
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Playlist

April 10, 2013

6:01 AM
Sure as You’re Born
Artist : Stanley Turrentine
Album : Let It Go
Label : Impulse
6:06 AM
Blue Lou
Artist : BUDD JOHNSON
Album : Budd Johnson and the Four Brass Giants
Label : Riverside
6:11 AM
He Needs Me
Artist : Beegie Adair
Album : I Love Being Here With You - a Jazz Piano Tribute To Peggy Lee
Label : Green Hill
6:17 AM
Ala Mode
Artist : Curtis Fuller
Album : Keep It Simple
Label : n.a.
6:21 AM
Dat Dere
Artist : RANDY JOHNSTON
Album : Somewhere in the Night
Label : Hightone
6:26 AM
A Bun Dance
Artist : The Paul Winter Sextet
Album : Count Me In 1962-1963
Label : Living Music
6:32 AM
Spring is Where You Are
Artist : Kathy Kosins
Album : Kathy Kosins 2
Label : Mahogany Digital
6:37 AM
Star Eyes
Artist : BILL HOLMAN
Album : VARIOUS: Special/Hifi/Nocturne OJC Sampler
Label : Specialty
6:42 AM
Fathead
Artist : Ray Charles
Album : Pure Genius: the Complete Atlantic Recordings
Label : Atlantic
6:47 AM
Locksmith Blues
Artist : RED HOLLOWAY & CLARK TERRY
Album : Locksmith Blues
Label : Concord
6:53 AM
When a Man Loves a Woman
Artist : EDDIE HARRIS
Album : Greater Than the Sum of His Parts
Label : 32 Jazz
7:01 AM
Pocket Watch
Artist : Russell Malone
Album : Triple Play
Label : MaxJazz
7:06 AM
Ugly Beauty
Artist : Rob Parton Big Band
Album : We'll Be Together Again
Label : Jazztech
7:11 AM
Saturday Afternoon at Four
Artist : Brian Lynch
Album : Unsung Heroes
Label : HollistiMusicWorks
7:20 AM
Key Largo
Artist : Marian McPartland
Album : Plays the Benny Carter Songbook
Label : Concord
7:24 AM
Just You, Just Me
Artist : Billy Taylor & Gerry Mulligan
Album : Live at MCG
Label : MCG Jazz
7:29 AM
A Fine Romance
Artist : Billie Holiday
Album : Soundtrack: Fallen Angels
Label : Verve
7:34 AM
A Gentle Man
Artist : Rod McGaha
Album : a gentle man
Label : Rod McGaha
7:40 AM
Cheek to Cheek
Artist : Wesla Whitfield
Album : The Best Thing For You Would be Me
Label : Highnote
7:45 AM
A Night in Tunisia
Artist : Turtle Island Quartet
Album : Turtle Island String Quartet
Label : Windham Hill
7:51 AM
Test of Time
Artist : GARY BURTON
Album : Generations
Label : Concord
7:56 AM
Jumpin’ at the Woodside
Artist : Count Basie
Album : VARIOUS: Masters of Jazz: Big Bands of the '30s & '40s
Label : Rhino
8:01 AM
Swing Gitane
Artist : The Stephane Wrembel Trio
Album : n.a.
Label : n.a.
8:06 AM
I Won’t Last a Day Without You
Artist : Akiko Tsuruga
Album : Sakura
Label : American Showplace
8:11 AM
My Foolish Heart
Artist : Bill Easley
Album : Love Stories
Label : American Showplace
8:17 AM
A Walk
Artist : Marcus Goldhaber
Album : Take Me Anywhere
Label : Fallen Apple
8:21 AM
I Cover the Waterfront
Artist : Eddie ’Lockjaw’ Davis
Album : Gentle Jaws
Label : Prestige
8:27 AM
Another Waltz For You
Artist : Jim Pearce
Album : You Are An Edgy Visionary Seer
Label : Oak Avenue
8:32 AM
Only a Rose
Artist : TOMMY NEWSOM & KEN PEPLOWSKI
Album : The Feeling of Jazz
Label : Arbors
8:38 AM
I Had the Craziest Dream
Artist : Kenny Dorham
Album : Quiet Kenny
Label : Prestige
8:43 AM
Just the Two of Us
Artist : Stephane Grappelli & Toots Thielemans
Album : Bringing It Together
Label : LiSem Enterprises
8:48 AM
Makin’ Whoopee
Artist : Willie Nelson & Wynton Marsalis
Album : Here We Go Again: Celebrating the Genius of Ray Charles (Featuring Norah Jones)
Label : Blue Note
8:54 AM
News For Lulu
Artist : Larry Vuckovich
Album : Street Scene
Label : Tetrachord Music
9:01 AM
The Brown Soldier
Artist : Cyrus Chestnut
Album : Genuine Chestnut
Label : Telarc
9:06 AM
It’s Alright With Me
Artist : Champian Fulton
Album : Champian Sings and Swings
Label : Sharp Nine
9:11 AM
One Note Samba
Artist : Stan Getz & Charlie Byrd
Album : VARIOUS: the Girl From Ipanema/The Antonio Carlos Jobim Songbook
Label : Verve
9:18 AM
Furnace of Affliction
Artist : Jay Lawrence Quartet
Album : Sweet Lime
Label : Jazz Hang
9:22 AM
I Don’t Wanna Be Kissed (By Anyone But You)
Artist : Terell Stafford
Album : New Beginnings
Label : MaxJazz
9:27 AM
After Hours
Artist : Ray Bryant
Album : Alone at Montreux
Label : 32 Jazz
9:33 AM
Besame Mucho
Artist : Arthur Blythe
Album : Blythe Byte
Label : Savant
9:39 AM
Ribbon in the Sky
Artist : ETTA COX
Album : My Foolish Heart
Label : Etta Cox
9:43 AM
Cool Man Chu
Artist : Harry Allen
Album : Tenors Anyone?
Label : Slider Music
9:49 AM
I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face
Artist : Stan Getz
Album : VARIOUS: the Very Thought of You/Jazz For Lovers
Label : Columbia
9:55 AM
Blues in the Night
Artist : Red Garland
Album : Soul Burnin'
Label : Prestige

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