Jazz Through the Night

Weeknights and Sunday, midnight to 6 am; Saturday, 2 to 6 am

Night owls and early birds, take note! Our jazz hosts are spinning classics from our library, and the latest in acoustic jazz just for you!

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April 17, 2014

12:06 AM
Artist : Frank Strozier
Album : Long Night
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12:11 AM
Creek Bank
Artist : Mose Allison
Album : Mose Allison Sings
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12:15 AM
March of The Siamese Children
Artist : Frank Strozier
Album : Long Night
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12:22 AM
Artist : Grant Green
Album : Live At Club Mozambique
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12:31 AM
I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free
Artist : Nina Simone
Album : Silk N Soul
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12:37 AM
Come Fly With Me
Artist : Kurt Elling
Album : 1619 Broadway
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12:43 AM
The Gigolo
Artist : Lee Morgan
Album : The Gigolo
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12:56 AM
Walkin’ Shoes
Artist : Geri Mulligan
Album : Legacy
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1:01 AM
Tell It Like It Is
Artist : Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
Album : The Freedom Rider
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1:10 AM
Miles’ Mode
Artist : John Coltrane
Album : Coltrane
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1:19 AM
First Light
Artist : Freddie Hubbard
Album : First Light
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1:30 AM
Agua De Beber
Artist : Astrud Gilberto
Album : The Astrud Gilberto Album
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1:35 AM
Artist : John Coltrane
Album : Africa/Brass Vol. 2
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1:45 AM
My One and Only Love
Artist : Ella Fitzgerald
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1:50 AM
My One and Only Love
Artist : John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman
Album : John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman
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1:56 AM
St. Thomas
Artist : Sonny Rollins
Album : Saxophone Colossus
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2:04 AM
Artist : Miles Davis
Album : Birth Of The Cool
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2:07 AM
Lonesome Lover
Artist : Gregory Porter
Album : Liquid Spirit
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2:11 AM
Love: For The One You Can’t Have
Artist : Woody Shaw
Album : Song Of Songs
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2:21 AM
Spanish Key
Artist : Miles Davis
Album : Bitches Brew
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2:40 AM
Artist : Oscar Peterson w/ Stephane Grappelli
Album : Skol
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2:49 AM
More Today Than Yesterday
Artist : Charles Earland
Album : Black Talk
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3:06 AM
Artist : Ira Sullivan w/ Jim Holman
Album : Blue Skies
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3:12 AM
I’d Rather Be Burned As A Witch
Artist : Rene Marie
Album : I Wanna Be Evil
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3:18 AM
Mercy Street
Artist : Adam Kromelow Trio
Album : Young Blood
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3:23 AM
Spring Rounds
Artist : The Bad Plus
Album : The Rite of Spring
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3:30 AM
Black Coffee
Artist : Sonny Criss
Album : This Is Criss
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3:37 AM
The Other Woman
Artist : Nina Simone
Album : Nina Simone At Town Hall
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3:40 AM
I’ll Never Be The Same
Artist : Lee Morgan
Album : Sonic Boom
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3:50 AM
One Note Mambo
Artist : Bill O’Connell + Latin Jazz All Stars
Album : Bill O'Connell + Latin Jazz All Stars
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3:56 AM
Paquito’s Choro
Artist : Oscar Penas w/ Paquito D’Rivera
Album : Music Of Departures & Returns
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4:02 AM
Actual Proof
Artist : Herbie Hancock
Album : Thrust
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4:10 AM
Backwoods Song
Artist : Jack DeJohnette/Dave Holland/ John Abercrombie
Album : Gateway
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4:21 AM
Sayonara Blues
Artist : Horace Silver Quintet
Album : The Tokyo Blues
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4:36 AM
The Line
Artist : Ahmad Jamal
Album : Saturday Morning
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4:43 AM
Everybody Loves The Sunshine
Artist : Mimi Jones
Album : Balance
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4:52 AM
The Traveler
Artist : Kenny Barron
Album : The Traveler
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5:05 AM
Road Song
Artist : Ggen Ludwig-Pat Martino
Album : Young Guns
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5:15 AM
Tune Up
Artist : Chet Baker
Album : In Milan
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5:25 AM
Artist : Jackie McLean
Album : The Best Of Jackie McLean
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5:35 AM
I Can’t Help It
Artist : Betty Carter
Album : I Can't Help It
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5:40 AM
Artist : Captain Black Big Band
Album : Mother's Touch
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5:55 AM
Our Day Will Come
Artist : Joanna Pascale
Album : Through My Eyes
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A Man, A Plan, A Concept Album About Panama

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