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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November 08, 2012

12:06 AM
Please Send Me Someone To Love
Artist : Red Garland
Album : Red Garland's Piano
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12:16 AM
When October Goes
Artist : Nancy Wilson
Album : Greatest Hits
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12:19 AM
Sweet Georgia Brown
Artist : Oscar Peterson
Album : Oscar In Paris
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12:30 AM
Artist : Charles Mingus
Album : Oh Yeah!
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12:38 AM
Stone Flower
Artist : Antonio Carlos Jobim
Album : Stone Flower
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12:42 AM
Sweetest Taboo
Artist : Chrissie Loftus
Album : Young Hearts
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12:46 AM
Green Dolphin St
Artist : Scott LaFaro
Album : Pieces Of Jade
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12:55 AM
Ham Radio
Artist : Maxfield Gast
Album : Eat Your Beats
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12:58 AM
To The Women In My Life /Le Lis
Artist : Billy Cobham
Album : Spectrum
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1:04 AM
Song For My Father
Artist : Horace Silver Quintet
Album : Song For My Father
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1:11 AM
Stormy Weather
Artist : SarahVaughan
Album : Dreamy
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1:15 AM
Artist : Poncho Sanchez & Terence Blanchard
Album : Chano Y Dizzy!
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1:23 AM
The Day The Happy Jazz Cried
Artist : Ben Schachter
Album : Nothingman
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1:30 AM
Ain’t No Love In The Heart Of The City
Artist : The Skinny
Album : Dig On It
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1:37 AM
Don’t Be Sad
Artist : Brad Mehldau
Album : Highway Rider
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1:45 AM
The Creator Has A Master Plan
Artist : Pharoah Sanders
Album : Can You Dig It?
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1:54 AM
Artist : Stephane Grappelli
Album : Sttephane's Tune: Original Recordings 1938-1942
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2:00 AM
life SUite/Part I-IV
Artist : Stanley Clarke
Album : Stanley Clarke
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2:14 AM
Interval Waltz
Artist : Pat Petheny Unity Band
Album : Pat Metheny Unity Band
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2:20 AM
Thinking Of You
Artist : Khan Jamal
Album : Thinking Of You
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2:32 AM
Etude Opus 8, #2
Artist : Donald Vega
Album : Spiritual Nature
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2:40 AM
Artist : Max Roach & Abey Lincoln
Album : Percussion Bitter Sweet
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2:49 AM
Forest Flower - Sunrise
Artist : Charles Lloyd Quartet
Album : Forest Flower: Charles Lloyd At Monterey
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3:06 AM
Lo Baiom Velo Balyla
Artist : Avishai Cohen Trio
Album : Gently Disturbed
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3:11 AM
This For Joe
Artist : Rene Marie
Album : Black Lace Freudian Slip
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3:17 AM
Mr. Hope
Artist : Kurt Rosenwinkel
Album : Star Of Jupiter
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3:27 AM
Artist : Steve Coleman & Five Elements
Album : Harvesting, Semblances and Affinities
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3:35 AM
Queensborough Bridge Stomp
Artist : Josh Lawrence Jazz 3
Album : Roots
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3:40 AM
The Executioner
Artist : David Virelles
Album : Continuum
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3:48 AM
Just Like A Butterfly Caught In The Rain
Artist : Diana Krall
Album : Glad Rag Doll
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3:52 AM
Another Day
Artist : Mike Lorenz
Album : Of The Woods
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4:00 AM
The Peacocks
Artist : Bill Evans feat. Stan Getz
Album : But Beautiful
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4:08 AM
Should’ve Been
Artist : Abbey Lincoln
Album : A Turtle's Dream
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4:15 AM
River Man
Artist : Brad Mehldau
Album : Songs: The Art Of The Trio, Vol. 3
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4:24 AM
Artist : Elio Villafranca & Arturo Stable
Album : Dos Y Mas
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4:32 AM
The Sacrifice
Artist : Art Blakey Percussion Ensemble
Album : Drum Suite
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4:38 AM
Freedom Dance
Artist : Lionel Loueke
Album : Heritage
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4:46 AM
Artist : Bobby Hutcherson
Album : Somewhere In The Night
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4:54 AM
Gallop’s Gallop
Artist : Jason Stein Quartet
Album : The Story This Time
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5:06 AM
Medley: ’S Wonderful / Someone To Watch Over Me / I Got Rhythm
Artist : Stephane Grappelli
Album : Live At The Blue Note
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5:13 AM
Baby, It’s Cold Outside
Artist : Ella Fitzgerald w/ Louis Jordan
Album : Ella & Friends
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5:15 AM
Dancing In The Dark
Artist : Charlie Parker
Album : Charlie Parker with Strings
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5:21 AM
Morning Glory
Artist : Lee Smith
Album : Sittin' On A Secret
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5:28 AM
Dearly Beloved
Artist : Rhenda Fearrington
Album : This Moment's Sweetness
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5:32 AM
Desperate Times
Artist : Daniel Peterson
Album : 5 Simple Worlds...and ways of getting there
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5:41 AM
Sometimes I’m Happy
Artist : Jimmy Smith
Album : Softly As A Summer Breeze
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5:49 AM
Artist : Chico Hamilton Quintet
Album : Transfusion
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5:54 AM
Sheherazade Mov. 4
Artist : Igor Butman Orchestra
Album : Sheherazade's Tales
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