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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May 23, 2013

12:06 AM
Afro Blue
Artist : John Coltrane
Album : Live At Birdland
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12:17 AM
Summer Night
Artist : Flora Purim feat. Joe Henderson
Album : Butterfly Dreams
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12:25 AM
Pretty Eyes
Artist : Horace Silver Quintet
Album : Cape Verdean Blues
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12:32 AM
Whyy Don’t You Do Right
Artist : Peggy Lee
Album : The Best Of Miss Peggy Lee
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12:34 AM
In Walked Bud
Artist : Thelonious Monk
Album : The Finest In Jazz: Thelonious Monk
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12:41 AM
Down Here On The Ground
Artist : Grant Green
Album : Alive!
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12:48 AM
Artist : Kendrick Scott Oracle
Album : Conviction
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12:54 AM
The Inflated Tear
Artist : Rahsaan Roland Kirk
Album :
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1:01 AM
Freddie Freeloader
Artist : Miles Davis
Album : Kind Of Blue
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1:10 AM
Please Send Me Someone To Love
Artist : Red Garland
Album : Red Garland's Piano
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1:20 AM
Generation Dance
Artist : Elmer Gibson
Album : Generation Dance
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1:29 AM
Four On Six
Artist : Mimi Fox
Album : Standards, Old & New
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1:33 AM
Key Largo
Artist : Sarah Vaughan
Album : Sarah Vaughan Plus Two
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1:37 AM
The Honeydripper
Artist : Jack McDuff
Album : The Honeydripper
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1:47 AM
Wild Is The Wind
Artist : Nina Simone
Album : Wild Is The Wind
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1:54 AM
Artist : Wynton Marsalis
Album : The Marciac Suite
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2:05 AM
Artist : Herbie Hancock
Album : Headhunters
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2:20 AM
Artist : Joe Henderson feat. Alice Coltrane
Album : The Elements
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2:32 AM
Slippin’ Into Darkness
Artist : Marcus Miller
Album : Renaissance
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2:41 AM
Artist : Jeremy Pelt feat. Ra-Re Valverde
Album : Water & Earth
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2:45 AM
Artist : Elevations
Album : Elevations
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2:54 AM
The Pan Piper
Artist : Miles Davis
Album : Sketches Of Spain
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3:06 AM
Que Pasa
Artist : Horace Silver
Album : Song For My Father
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3:13 AM
Artist : Cannonball Adderley Quintet
Album : Legends Live
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3:26 AM
Generation Y
Artist : Aaron Diehl
Album : The Bespoke Man's Narrative
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3:33 AM
Moon River
Artist : UoU
Album : Take The 7 Train
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3:40 AM
Artist : Alex Sipiagin
Album : Overlooking Moments
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3:50 AM
Old Devil Moon
Artist : Carmen McRae
Album : Carmen McRae
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3:53 AM
Artist : Freddie Redd Quintet
Album : Shades Of Redd
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4:01 AM
The Way You Look Tonight
Artist : Grace Kelly
Album : Live At Scullers
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4:08 AM
These Are Those Soulful Days
Artist : Wynton Marsalis
Album : From The Plantation To The Penitentiary
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4:17 AM
It’s Alright With Me
Artist : Champian Fulton
Album : Champian Sings and Swings
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4:24 AM
Isabella’s Awakening
Artist : Avery Sharpe
Album : Sojourner Truth - "Ain't I A Woman"
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4:30 AM
Limbic Cry
Artist : Steve Coleman and Five Elements
Album : Functional Arrhythmias
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4:36 AM
She Got To You
Artist : Esperanza Spalding
Album : Esperanza
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4:43 AM
Artist : Hush Point
Album : Hush Point
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4:50 AM
The Beacon
Artist : Steve Davis
Album : Gettin' It Done
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5:06 AM
Brownie Speaks
Artist : Brad Mehldau Trio
Album : Where Do You Start?
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5:14 AM
Ill Wind
Artist : Lee Morgan
Album : Cornbread
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5:22 AM
Born To Be Blue
Artist : Jane Monheit
Album : The Heart Of The Matter
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5:29 AM
Search For Peace
Artist : Wallace Roney
Album : Understanding
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5:37 AM
Speak Low
Artist : The West Point Band’s Jazz Knights
Album : Turning Points
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5:45 AM
The Release
Artist : Michael Dease
Album : Coming Home
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5:54 AM
Front & Center
Artist : Lee Smith
Album : Sittin' On A Secret
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