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 22, 2013

12:06 AM
Hittin’ The Jug
Artist : Gene Ammons
Album : Boss Tenor
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12:14 AM
Squeeze Me
Artist : Chrissie Loftus
Album : Young Hearts
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12:19 AM
I’m In The Mood For Love (Moody’s Mood For Love)
Artist : James Moody
Album : James Moody Quintet
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12:25 AM
Brand New Day
Artist : Hiromi
Album : Move
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12:32 AM
Should’ve Been
Artist : Abbey Lincoln
Album : A Turtle's Dream
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12:40 AM
Frevo De Orfeu
Artist : Nilson Matta
Album : Bback Orpheus
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12:49 AM
The Feeling Of Jazz
Artist : Brian McCarthy
Album : This Just In
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12:55 AM
Lotus Blossom
Artist : Kenny Dorham
Album : Quiet Kenny
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1:02 AM
Mood Indigo
Artist : Nina Simone
Album : Little Girl Blue
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1:07 AM
Four Women
Artist : Nina Simone
Album : Wild Is The Wind
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1:18 AM
Revolution (Part 1 and 2)
Artist : Nina Simone
Album : To Love Somebody
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1:27 AM
Ghost Dog Blues
Artist : Kevin Eubanks
Album : The Messenger
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1:33 AM
Aquarian Reprieve
Artist : Lee Smith
Album : Sittin' On A Secret
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1:39 AM
I’m Walkin’
Artist : Kevin Mahogany
Album : Old, New, Borrowed & The Blues
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1:46 AM
Artist : Terry Klinfelter
Album : Zingaro
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1:52 AM
Portrait In Black And White
Artist : Ehud Asherie with Harry Allen
Album : Lower East Side
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1:57 AM
Don’t Smoke In Bed
Artist : Nina Simone
Album : Little Girl Blue
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2:03 AM
The Governor
Artist : Marcus Roberts Nonet
Album : Deep In The Shed: A Blues Suite
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2:12 AM
Artist : Jeremy Pelt w/ Ra-Re Valverde
Album : Water And Earth
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2:16 AM
Artist : Next Collective
Album : Cover Art
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2:23 AM
Take Five
Artist : George Benson
Album : Bad Benson
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2:30 AM
Artist : Jeff "Tain" Watts
Album : Bar Talk
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2:42 AM
Night Flower
Artist : Donald Byrd
Album : Free Form
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2:48 AM
Fleurette Africain
Artist : Terri Lyne Carrington w/ Clark Terry
Album : Money Jungle: Provocative In Blue
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2:55 AM
Trane’s Church
Artist : Sangeeta Michael Berardi
Album : Calling Coltrane
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3:06 AM
Tenor Madness
Artist : Sonny Rollins
Album : Tenor Madness
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3:18 AM
Market East
Artist : Blake Meister
Album : Septagon
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3:26 AM
Dedication To Wanda
Artist : Wayne Escoffery and Veneration
Album : Hopes and Dreams
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3:34 AM
Old Devil Moon
Artist : Jacky Terrason & Cassandra Wilson
Album : Rendevous
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3:40 AM
Artist : Alfredo Rodriguez
Album : Sounds Of Space
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3:45 AM
River Man
Artist : Lee Ritenour w/ Kurt Elling
Album : Rhythm Sessions
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3:50 AM
Heavenly Bodies
Artist : Kurt Rosenwinkel
Album : Star Of Jupiter
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4:04 AM
Wild Is The Wind
Artist : Sweet Honey In The Rock
Album : A Tribute: Live Jazz At Lincoln Center
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4:12 AM
Dark Song For A Clear Day
Artist : Inbar Fridman
Album : Time Quartet Project
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4:23 AM
Artist : Ernest Dawkins
Album : Afro Straight
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4:31 AM
Nusia’s Poem
Artist : Justin Robinson
Album : In The Spur Of The Moment
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4:38 AM
Audrey’s Gift
Artist : Korey Riker
Album : Prehumous
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4:46 AM
Moon River
Artist : UoU
Album : Take The 7 Train
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4:55 AM
March On March On
Artist : Oliver Nelson
Album : Screamin' The Blues
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5:06 AM
Manha De Carnival
Artist : Nilson Matta
Album : Black Orpheus
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5:13 AM
Blessings In May
Artist : Joe Lovano Us Five
Album : Cross Culture
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5:21 AM
Segue In C
Artist : Count Basie
Album : Basie At Birdland
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5:30 AM
Lover Come Back To Me
Artist : Billie Holiday
Album : The Complete Commodore Recordings
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5:36 AM
Artist : Hot Club Of Detroit
Album : Junction
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5:40 AM
Artist : Christian Howes w/ Richard Galliano
Album : Southern Exposure
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5:49 AM
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
Artist : Sarah Vaughan
Album : The Best Of Sarah Vaughan
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5:54 AM
Jade Visions
Artist : Bill Evans Trio
Album : Sunday At The Village Vanguard
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