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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February 06, 2013

12:06 AM
Que Pasa
Artist : Horace Silver Quintet
Album : Song For My Father
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12:13 AM
Go Away Blues
Artist : Betty Roche
Album : Take The "A" Train
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12:17 AM
Dream Dancing
Artist : Paul Carr
Album : Standard Domain
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12:29 AM
Motherless Child
Artist : Avery Sharpe
Album : Sojourner Truth - "Ain't I A Woman"
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12:35 AM
Cristo Redentor
Artist : The Jazz Professors
Album : Do That Again
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12:42 AM
Sing A Song Of A Song
Artist : Kenny Garrett
Album : Songbook
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12:49 AM
Fleurette Africain
Artist : Terri Lyne Carrington feat. Clark Terry
Album : Money Jungle: Provocative In Blue
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12:57 AM
Artist : Kenny Dorham
Album : Afro-Cuban
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1:03 AM
Little Brother Soul
Artist : King Curtis
Album : The New Scene
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1:12 AM
Artist : King Curtis
Album : The Soul Of King Curtis
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1:21 AM
Do You Have Soul Now?
Artist : King Curtis
Album : Jazz Groove
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1:30 AM
Digging Out
Artist : Hashem Assadullahi
Album : Pieces
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1:38 AM
The Peacocks
Artist : Esperanza Spalding
Album : JUnjo
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1:48 AM
Artist : Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
Album : Moanin'
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1:57 AM
Artist : Donald Byrd
Album : Fuego
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2:04 AM
Throw It Away
Artist : Jackie Ryan
Album : Listen Here
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2:10 AM
Come and See
Artist : Pat Metheny Unity Band
Album : Pat Metheny Unity Band
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2:21 AM
Hip Strut
Artist : Jackie McLean
Album : New Soil
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2:32 AM
Do It The Hard Way
Artist : Chet Baker
Album : It Could Happen To You
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2:38 AM
Zero Gravity to the 10th Power
Artist : Wayne Shorter
Album : Without a Net
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2:46 AM
Artist : Modern Jazz Quartet
Album : Django
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2:55 AM
Almost Like Being In Love
Artist : Lester Young
Album : Lester Young with the Oscar Peterson Trio
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3:06 AM
Artist : MIles Davis All Stars
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3:19 AM
Artist : Dizzy Gillespie
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3:26 AM
Uncertain Times
Artist : Florian Hoefner Group
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3:32 AM
Off Minor
Artist : Roy Haynes
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3:40 AM
My Cheri Amour
Artist : Deep Blue Organ Trio
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3:49 AM
Bright Mississippi
Artist : The Clare Daly Quartet
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3:59 AM
After Words
Artist : Bobby Broom
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4:07 AM
Up From Under
Artist : Thomas Marriott
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4:16 AM
Alexer Is
Artist : Clifton Anderson
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4:25 AM
Artist : Johnathan Blake
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4:34 AM
Artist : Jeff Hamilton Trio
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4:42 AM
Love For Sale
Artist : Cheryl Bentyne
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4:50 AM
Going Home
Artist : Charlie Haden and Hank Jones
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4:57 AM
Route 66
Artist : Nat King Cole
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5:07 AM
Tin Tin Deo
Artist : Junior Mance
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5:17 AM
Senor Blues
Artist : Horace Silver
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5:24 AM
Just In Time
Artist : Kevin Mahogany and Dave Stryker
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5:32 AM
Willow Weep For Me
Artist : John di Martino and Warren Vache
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5:37 AM
Artist : George Russell
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5:45 AM
Bye Bye Blackbird
Artist : Todd Marcus
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5:53 AM
New Rhumba
Artist : Ahmad Jamal
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