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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March 18, 2013

12:06 AM
Autumn Leaves
Artist : Cannonball Adderley
Album : Somethin' Else
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12:17 AM
Lover Man
Artist : Sarah Vaughan
Album : Swingin' Easy
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12:20 AM
While My Lady Sleeps
Artist : John Coltrane
Album : Coltrane
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12:28 AM
Searching For Peace
Artist : Grace Kelly
Album : Live At Scullers
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12:36 AM
Artist : Jaleel Shaw
Album : The Soundtrack of Things To Come
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12:44 AM
Artist : The Landham Brothers
Album : The Shape Of Things To Come
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12:52 AM
Four On Six
Artist : Mimi Fox
Album : Standards, Old & New
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12:56 AM
Blues For Night People
Artist : Nate Najar Trio
Album : Blues For Night People
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1:04 AM
How High The Moon
Artist : Ella Fitzgerald
Album : Mack The Knife: Ella In Berlin
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1:16 AM
I Got It Bad (and that ain’t good)
Artist : Ella Fitzgerald
Album : Sings The Duke Ellington Songbook
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1:23 AM
(If You Can’t Sing It) You’ll Have to Swing It (Mr. Paganini)
Artist : Ella Fitzgerald
Album : Ella In Hollywood
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1:31 AM
Artist : Tim Green
Album : Songs From The Season
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1:38 AM
Artist : Stan Bock & The New Tradition
Album : Feelin' It
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1:44 AM
Softly As In A Morning Sunrise
Artist : The Verve Jazz Ensemble
Album : It's About Time
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1:53 AM
Mercy, Mercy, Mercy
Artist : Wolff & Clarke
Album : Expedition
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2:00 AM
Sayonara Blues
Artist : Horace Silver Quintet
Album : The Tokyo Blues
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2:12 AM
Tenth Lament
Artist : Sahib Shihab & The Danish Radio Jazz Group
Album : Sahibh Shihab & The Danish Radio Jazz Group
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2:18 AM
Here Today
Artist : Michigan State University Jazz
Album : Better Than Alright
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2:30 AM
Ralphie’s Groove
Artist : Tia Fuller
Album : Angelic Warrior
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2:36 AM
Artist : Champian Fulton
Album : Champian Sings and Swings
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2:43 AM
Fifty Ways To Leave Your Lover
Artist : Stephane Grappelli & Toots Theilemans
Album : Bringing It Together
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2:50 AM
Artist : Next Collective
Album : Cover Art
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2:57 AM
Lonely Woman
Artist : Ornette Coleman
Album : The Shape Of Jazz To Come
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3:06 AM
Well You Needn’t
Artist : Thelonious Monk
Album : Monk's Music
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3:17 AM
I Want To Be Happy
Artist : Stan Getz w/ Oscar Peterson Trio
Album : Stan Getz w/ Oscar Peterson Trio
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3:27 AM
Trouble No. 2
Artist : Elias Haslanger
Album : Church On Monday
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3:34 AM
Three Gifts (from a Nigerian Mother To God)
Artist : Anthony Branker & Word Play
Album : Uppity
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3:43 AM
The Champ
Artist : Jimmy Smith
Album : A New Sound, A New Star
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3:52 AM
Avila & Tequila
Artist : Hank Mobley
Album : Hank Mobley Quartet
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3:56 AM
Artist : Lee Konitz
Album : Subconcious Lee
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4:02 AM
Yesterday’s Gardenias
Artist : Joe Clark Big Band
Album : Lush
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4:10 AM
Take The "A" Train
Artist : Ella Fitzgerald
Album : Sings The Duke Ellington Songbook
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4:17 AM
Four, Five, Six
Artist : Kenny Wheeler Big Band
Album : The Long Waiting
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4:30 AM
Syeeda’s Song Flute
Artist : Art Taylor
Album : A.T.'s Delight
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4:37 AM
Wig Wise
Artist : Terri Lyne Carrington
Album : Money Jungle: Provocative In Blue
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4:48 AM
Artist : Elevations
Album : Elevations
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4:55 AM
Just A Gigolo
Artist : Coleman Hawkins
Album : The Hawk Relaxes
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5:06 AM
Idle Moments
Artist : Junior Mance
Album : The Three Of Us
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5:18 AM
Artist : Modern Jazz Quartet
Album : Django
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5:28 AM
Interval Waltz
Artist : Pat Metheny Unity Band
Album : Pat Metheny Unity Band
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5:34 AM
April In Paris
Artist : Chrissie Loftus
Album : Young Hearts
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5:37 AM
Artist : Kevin Eubanks
Album : The Messenger
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5:44 AM
Willow Weep For Me
Artist : Wynton Kelly
Album : Kelly Blue
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5:53 AM
Steppin’ Easy
Artist : Steve Davis
Album : Gettin' It Done
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