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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December 02, 2013

6:01 AM
The Harbinger
Artist : Hashem Assadullahi
Album : Pieces
Label : OA2
6:06 AM
Me and My Baby
Artist : Horace Silver
Album : Horace-Scope
Label : Blue Note
6:12 AM
Hey Laura
Artist : Gregory Porter
Album : Liquid Spirit
Label : Blue Note
6:16 AM
Don’t be That Way
Artist : Gene Harris
Album : Listen Here!
Label : Concord
6:20 AM
Black Orpheus
Artist : Brent Jensen
Album : The Sound of a Dry Martini
Label : Origin
6:26 AM
Album : Favors
Label : Verve
6:34 AM
Woody N’ You
Artist : Mark Sherman
Album : The L.A. Sessions
Label : Miles High
6:40 AM
Sadness and Soul
Artist : Curtis Fuller
Album : Down Home
Label : Capri
6:44 AM
I Have Thought Of You
Artist : Sacha Boutros
Album : Sacha: NY After Dark
Label : Diva Latina
6:48 AM
Pennies From Heaven
Album : In Washington D.C., 1956, Volume 4
Label : Pablo
6:54 AM
Island Life
Artist : Dana Landry
Album : Journey Home
Label : n.a.
7:01 AM
Album : On Track
Label : Quixotic
7:06 AM
That Old Thing
Artist : B¿la Fleck & Marcus Roberts
Album : Across the Imaginary Divide
Label : Rounder
7:11 AM
Quem Quizer
Artist : The Paul Winter Sextet
Album : Count Me In 1962-1963
Label : Living Music
7:16 AM
Love on My Mind
Artist : Ray Charles & Milt Jackson
Album : Soul Brothers/Soul Meeting
Label : Atlantic
7:20 AM
Take 6
Artist : David Benoit
Album : Letter to Evan
Label : GRP
7:25 AM
Honeysuckle Rose
Artist : Ben Webster
Album : VARIOUS: the Savoy Story (Vol. One - Jazz)
Label : Savoy
7:30 AM
Artist : Monty Alexander
Album : Harlem - Kingston Express Live!
Label : Motema
7:36 AM
Oh. You Crazy Moon
Artist : Pete McGuinness
Album : Voice Like a Horn
Label : Summit
7:43 AM
Artist : Larry Coryell
Album : Monk, Trane, Miles & Me
Label : Highnote
7:49 AM
Moment to Moment
Artist : Clipper Anderson
Album : Ballad of the Sad Young Men
Label : Origin
7:54 AM
Artist : David "Fathead" Newman
Album : Under a Woodstock Moon
Label : Kokopelli
8:01 AM
(I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons
Artist : Bobby Hutcherson
Album : For Sentimental Reasons
Label : Kind of Blue
8:06 AM
Smooth Sailing
Album : Smooth Sailing
Label : Highnote
8:11 AM
Gospel Truth
Artist : John Pizzarelli
Album : Live at Birdland
Label : Telarc
8:18 AM
People Will Say We’re in Love
Artist : Stacey Kent
Album : The Boy Next Door
Label : Candid
8:22 AM
Jingle Bells
Artist : Dixieland Ramblers
Album : Gumbo Christmas
Label : Summit
8:25 AM
Artist : HOD O’BRIEN
Album : So That's How It Is
Label : Reservoir
8:31 AM
One For My Baby
Artist : Stacey Kent
Album : Let Yourself Go
Label : Candid
8:37 AM
My Reverie
Artist : Sonny Rollins
Album : Tenor Madness
Label : Prestige
8:43 AM
Smack Up
Artist : Art Pepper Quintet
Album : Smack Up
Label : Contemporary
8:48 AM
One Note Samba
Artist : Modern Jazz Quartet
Album : VARIOUS: Jazz That Swings
Label : 32 Jazz
8:51 AM
Line For Lyons
Artist : Billy Taylor & Gerry Mulligan
Album : Live at MCG
Label : MCG Jazz
9:01 AM
Try It Baby
Album : Street Noise
Label : Severn
9:06 AM
Things Ain’t What They Used to Be
Artist : Dave Brubeck
Album : VARIOUS: Duke Ellington 1969 All-Star White House Tribute
Label : Blue Note
9:10 AM
Poor Butterfly
Artist : Ray Brown
Album : Some of My Best Friends Are...The Singers
Label : Telarc
9:15 AM
When I Fall in Love
Artist : Hank Mobley
Album : Savoy Jazz Sampler
Label : Savoy
9:19 AM
Artist : The Ali Ryerson Jazz Flute Big Band
Album : Game Changer
Label : Capri
9:27 AM
Artist : Cedar Walton
Album : Latin Tinge
Label : Highnote
9:34 AM
Hi Fly
Artist : John Stein
Album : Hi Fly
Label : Whaling City Sound
9:40 AM
U.M.M.G. (Upper Manhattan Medical Group)
Artist : John Hicks
Album : Something to Live For
Label : Highnote
9:46 AM
Midnight Sun
Artist : Lynn Lewis
Album : At Long Last Love
Label : Lynn Lewis Music
9:50 AM
A Mayra
Artist : Bebo Vald¿s
Album : Chico & Rita (BSO)
Label : Calle 54
9:53 AM
Artist : Patricia Barber
Album : Live: a Fortnight in France
Label : Blue Note


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Courtesy of the artist

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