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 08, 2013

6:01 AM
Friends Beyond Time
Artist : Brubeck Brothers Quartet
Album : Classified
Label : Koch
6:06 AM
Maria Cervantes
Artist : Ray Mantilla
Album : Good Vibrations
Label : Savant
6:12 AM
Exactly Like You
Artist : Dianne Reeves
Album : That Day...
Label : Blue Note
6:18 AM
Straight No Chaser
Artist : Scott Cossu
Album : Jazz, Boogie & D¿ja Blues
Label : Summit
6:22 AM
Come Rain or Come Shine
Artist : McCoy Tyner
Album : Illuminations
Label : Telarc
6:28 AM
Artist : Wes Montgomery
Album : Movin' Wes
Label : Verve
6:33 AM
Do Nothin’ Till You Hear From Me
Artist : Houston Person
Album : Soft Lights
Label : Highnote
6:39 AM
Just You, Just Me
Artist : John Pizzarelli
Album : Live at Birdland
Label : Telarc
6:44 AM
I Love You Samantha
Artist : Fraser Macpherson
Album : Honey & Spice
Label : Justin Time
6:50 AM
I Was Doing All Right
Artist : Stan Getz & Oscar Peterson
Album : Stan Getz and the Oscar Peterson Trio
Label : Verve
6:54 AM
Tea For Three
Artist : Makoto Ozone
Album : The Trio
Label : Verve
7:01 AM
Indian Summer
Album : Seasons
Label : Pow Wow
7:06 AM
It’s a Raggy Waltz
Artist : Dave Brubeck
Album : Time Further Out
Label : Columbia
7:11 AM
In My Life
Artist : Marian McPartland
Album : In My Life
Label : Concord
7:17 AM
Sleepy Old Moon
Album : Terry Gibbs & Buddy DeFranco Play Steve Allen
Label : Contemporary
7:21 AM
I’ll Take Romance
Album : When the Wind Was Cool
Label : BMG
7:26 AM
Eastern View
Artist : David Sills
Album : Down the Line
Label : Origin
7:34 AM
A Duke-Ish Blues
Artist : Billy Taylor
Album : Urban Griot
Label : Soundpost
7:40 AM
O Grande Amor
Artist : Stan Getz
Album : Sweet Rain
Label : Verve
7:45 AM
Artist : Michael Dease
Album : Grace
Label : Jazz Legacy
7:50 AM
I Didn’t Know What Time It Was
Artist : Jeremy Davenport
Album : We'll Dance 'Til Dawn
Label : Basin Street
7:55 AM
Artist : Lori Mechem & Ritmos Picante
Album : Welcome To Brazil
Label : Cognito
8:01 AM
In Between Moods
Artist : Tony Foster
Album : In Between Moods
Label : Tony Foster Music
8:06 AM
Confessin’ the Blues
Album : The Last of the Blue Devils
Label : Koch
8:10 AM
Fried Bananas
Artist : Dexter Gordon
Album : The Very Best of Prestige Records
Label : Prestige
8:18 AM
Hey There
Artist : Mark Elf
Album : Swingin'
Label : Jen Bay
8:22 AM
Sunrise in Malibu
Artist : Horace Silver
Album : A Prescription For the Blues
Label : Impulse
8:27 AM
Mood Indigo
Album : Live in Swing City
Label : Columbia
8:32 AM
It Never Entered My Mind
Album : Forever Love
Label : Verve
8:38 AM
East to Wes
Artist : Emily Remler
Album : East to Wes
Label : Concord
8:44 AM
The Midnight Sun
Artist : Ella Fitzgerald
Album : The Best of the Song Books
Label : Verve
8:49 AM
I Never Knew
Artist : Kenny Burrell
Album : Bluesy Burrell
Label : Moodsville
8:54 AM
Artist : Modern Jazz Quartet
Album : European Concert
Label : Label M
9:01 AM
Artist : Benny Green
Album : VARIOUS: Blue Note Plays Gershwin
Label : Blue Note
9:06 AM
In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning
Artist : Gerry Mulligan
Album : Night Lights
Label : Verve
9:11 AM
Artist : Roni Ben-Hur
Album : Fortuna
Label : Motema
9:18 AM
Blue Room
Artist : Sonny Rollins
Album : Sonny Rollins on Impulse!
Label : Impulse
9:22 AM
Tracin’ Tracy
Artist : Grant Green
Album : Sunday Mornin'
Label : Blue Note
9:28 AM
I’ll Never Be the Same
Artist : Coleman Hawkins
Album : from OSCAR PETERSON: a Jazz Odyssey
Label : Verve
9:33 AM
The Nearness of You
Album : Kick It!
Label : Minerva
9:39 AM
Ahmad’s Blues
Artist : Ahmad Jamal
Album : Ahmad's Blues
Label : Chess
9:43 AM
Blues for Phineas
Artist : Eric Alexander
Album : Revival of the Fittest
Label : HighNote
9:48 AM
The Pink Panther
Artist : James Moody
Album : Moody Plays Mancini
Label : Warner Brothers
9:54 AM
Just a Memory
Artist : Johnny Hodges
Album : Duke Ellington & Johnny Hodges: Side By Side
Label : Verve


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Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Tue July 15, 2014 7:23 pm

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Michael Pedicin Uncut

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Erik Jacobs for NPR

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