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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Playlist

November 08, 2013

12:05 AM
Hard Times
Artist : David Fathead Newman
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Just Feelin’
Artist : McCoy Tyner
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12:20 AM
Softly As In A Morning Sunrise
Artist : Helen Merrill
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12:20 AM
Killer Joe
Artist : Kenny Burrell
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12:40 AM
Down Here On the Ground
Artist : Grant Green
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Cavaliero
Artist : Steve Gadd Band
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12:50 AM
The Long Waiting
Artist : Kenny Wheeler
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Something Strange
Artist : Baby Face Willette
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1:00 AM
I’d Rather Be Burned As A Witch
Artist : Rene Marie
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1:00 AM
C’est Si Bon
Artist : Rene Marie
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Peel Me A Grape
Artist : Rene Marie
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1:20 AM
Sister Sadie
Artist : Horace Silver Quintet
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1:20 AM
St. Thomas
Artist : Sonny Rollins
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1:40 AM
317 East 23rd
Artist : Iverson/Konitz/Grenadier/Rossy
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1:40 AM
A New Day
Artist : Dave Holland
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1:50 AM
Cantaloupe Island
Artist : Herbie Hancock
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1:50 AM
Serenade To A Cuckoo
Artist : Rahsaan Roland Kirk
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2:00 AM
Porgy & Bess Medley
Artist : Patti Austin
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2:15 AM
All Blues
Artist : Miles Davis
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2:25 AM
Ginza Samba
Artist : Cal Tjader
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2:35 AM
Night In Calisia
Artist : Randy Brecker w/ Wlodek Pawlik
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2:45 AM
Doodlin’
Artist : Sarah Vaughan
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2:45 AM
Night Train
Artist : Jimmy Smith
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2:55 AM
Blue Monk
Artist : Frank Wess
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3:05 AM
What A Little Moonlight Can Do
Artist : Chicago Jazz Orchestra w/ Cyrille Amie
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3:05 AM
Sonny Speaks
Artist : DePaul University Jazz Ensemble w/ Jeff Hamilton
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3:20 AM
Nuages
Artist : Mack Avenue SuperBand
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3:20 AM
A Bigger Celebration
Artist : Matt Savage
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3:35 AM
Thwirl
Artist : Stephan Crump’s Rosetta Trio
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Bridge To Nowhere
Artist : Dave Douglas
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3:50 AM
Joy Spring
Artist : Clifford Brown
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One Finger Snap
Artist : Herbie Hancock
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4:00 AM
Water Under Bridges
Artist : Gregory Porter
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Forever, One Day At A Time
Artist : Tim Warfield
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Mary Lou
Artist : Horace Silver
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4:20 AM
A Bluish Bag
Artist : Stanley Turrentine
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4:35 AM
Ain’t No Sunshine
Artist : Joe Locke
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4:35 AM
My Favorite Things
Artist : Christian McBride Trio
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4:50 AM
Milestones
Artist : Miles Davis
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4:50 AM
Daylight
Artist : Steve Turre
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5:05 AM
Multicolored Blue
Artist : Terell Stafford
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I Was Doing Alright
Artist : Louis Armstong & Oscar Peterson
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5:20 AM
Amber Road
Artist : Randy Brecker/Wlodek Pawlik
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The Left Hand of God
Artist : Charlie Haden
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5:35 AM
September Song
Artist : Sarah Vaughn
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When Lights Are Low
Artist : Chet Baker
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Willow Weep For Me
Artist : Junior Mance
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Greensleeves Bagatelle
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Kat Villacorta

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