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 14, 2012

2:06 AM
Lonely Woman
Artist : Ornette Coleman
Album : Shape Of Jazz To Come
Label : Atlantic
2:11 AM
Should’ve Been
Artist : Abbey Lincoln
Album : A Turtle's Dream
Label : Gitanes/Verve
2:20 AM
Down Here On The Ground
Artist : Grant Green
Album : Alive
Label : Blue Note
2:27 AM
Artist : Cinque
Album : Catch A Corner
Label : Alma Records
2:33 AM
Echoes Of Harlem
Artist : Lisa Hilton
Album : American Impressions
Label : Ruby Slippers Productions
2:37 AM
Ponta De Areia
Artist : Gregoire Maret
Album : Gregoire Maret
Label : E One
2:43 AM
Hopeful And Free
Artist : Randy Napolean
Album : The Jukebox Crowd
Label : Gut String Records
2:48 AM
After Hours Blues
Artist : Wes Montgomery
Album : Echoes Of Indiana Avenue
Label : Resonance
2:55 AM
Save Your Love For Me
Artist : Rebecca Parris
Album : Spring
Label : Music Masters
3:04 AM
Bye Bye Blackbird
Artist : Ernest Stuart
Album : Solitary Walker
Label : N/A
3:10 AM
Artist : Sonny Fortune
Album : Continuum
Label : Sound Reason
3:19 AM
Yes Sir, That’s My Baby
Artist : Etta Jones
Album : Don't Go To Strangers
Label : Prestige
3:23 AM
You Are My Sunshine
Artist : ’Papa’ John DeFrancesco
Album : A Philadelphia Story
Label : Savant
3:31 AM
Artist : Clipper Anderson
Album : The Road Home
Label : Origin Records
3:37 AM
Artist : Alfredo Rodriguez
Album : Sounds Of Space
Label : Mack Avenue
3:43 AM
Painted On Canvas
Artist : Gregory Porter
Album : Be Good
Label : Montema
3:48 AM
Artist : Wallace Roney
Album : Home
Label : High Note
3:55 AM
Pick Yourself Up
Artist : Pete Smyser
Album : The Jerome Kern Concert
Label : N/A
4:02 AM
Since I Fell For You
Artist : Lee Morgan
Album : Candy
Label : Blue Note
4:07 AM
Black Coffee
Artist : Sarah Vaughan
Album : The Columbia Years 1949-1953
Label : Columbia
4:12 AM
Out Of Nowhere
Artist : Dave Brubeck
Album : Legacy Of A Legend
Label : Columbia
4:22 AM
Light Blue
Artist : Thelonious Monk
Album : Jazz for A Sunday Afternoon Vol. 1 The Piano
Label : LRC Ltd
4:36 AM
It’s Only A Paper Moon
Artist : Ray Brown Trio
Album : Basics: The Best Of The Ray Brown Trio 1977-2000
Label : Concord Jazz
4:44 AM
Dink’s Blues
Artist : Jack McDuff
Album : The Honeydripper
Label : Prestige
4:53 AM
A Night In Tunisia
Artist : Miles Davis
Album : The Musings Of Miles
Label : Prestige
5:08 AM
Artist : Jeremy Pelt w./ Joanna Pascale (Vocal)
Album : Soul
Label : High Note
5:14 AM
Round Midnight
Artist : Michael Gibbs And The NDR Big Band
Album : Back In The Days
Label : Cuneiform Records
5:21 AM
That’s All
Artist : Steve Tyrell
Album : I'll Take Romance
Label : Concord
5:25 AM
Little Bossa
Artist : Royce Campbell
Album : All Ballads And A Bossa
Label : Moon Cycle Records
5:32 AM
Corcovado (Quiet Nights)
Artist : Cassandra Wilson
Album : Belly Of The Sun
Label : Blue Note
5:37 AM
Lush Life
Artist : Terell Stafford
Album : This Side Of Strayhorn
Label : MaxJazz
5:47 AM
Giant Steps
Artist : John Coltrane
Album : The Last Giant--Anthology
Label : Rhino/Atlantic
5:52 AM
On And On
Artist : Jeff Hamilton Trio
Album : Red Sparkle
Label : Capri Records
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Fri April 11, 2014

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12:13 pm
Tue April 8, 2014

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Thu February 20, 2014

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12:17 pm
Wed February 19, 2014

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5:00 pm
Sat February 15, 2014

A Man, A Plan, A Concept Album About Panama

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Fri January 24, 2014

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Jazz Appreciation Month
11:24 am
Tue April 2, 2013

April Is Jazz Appreciation Month: Celebrate With WRTI!

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