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 26, 2012

12:06 AM
Artist : Thelonious Monk
Album : Brlliant Corners
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12:14 AM
Artist : Cannonball Adderley Quintet
Album : Plus
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12:24 AM
April In Paris
Artist : Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong
Album : Ella & Louis
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12:30 AM
While My Lady Sleeps
Artist : Tadd Dameron with John Coltrane
Album : Mating Call
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12:36 AM
The Way You Look Tonight
Artist : Blue Mitchell
Album : Blue Soul
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12:42 AM
Whisper Not
Artist : Junior Mance Trio
Album : The Three Of Us
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12:51 AM
October Song
Artist : Chip White
Album : Personal Dedications
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1:01 AM
Hey, It’s Me Your Talking To
Artist : Terrell Stafford
Album : Fields Of Gold
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1:06 AM
Lana Turner
Artist : Terrell Stafford
Album : This Side Of Strayhorn
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1:14 AM
Front & Center
Artist : Lee Smith
Album : Sittin' On A Secret
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1:22 AM
Bye Bye Blackbird
Artist : Todd Marcus
Album : Inheritance
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1:30 AM
That Happy Feeling
Artist : Eric Mintel Quartet
Album : Just Around The Corner
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1:40 AM
Artist : Dizzy Reece
Album : Asia Minor
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1:48 AM
I Should Care
Artist : Christtian McBride Big Band
Album : The Good Feeling
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1:55 AM
Artist : Milt Jackson & Wes Montgomery
Album : Bags Meets Wes
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2:01 AM
Heavenly Bodies
Artist : Kurt Rosenwinkel
Album : Star Of Jupiter
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2:13 AM
Artist : Julian Lage Group
Album : Gladwell
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2:21 AM
Artist : South Florida Jazz Orchestra
Album : Trumpet Summit
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2:28 AM
The Chicken
Artist : Jaco Pastorius
Album : The Essential Jaco Pastorius
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2:39 AM
In The Beginning
Artist : Hubert Laws
Album : In The Beginning
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2:45 AM
If I’m Lucky
Artist : Charlie Haden w/ Melody Gardot
Album : Sophisticated Ladies
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2:52 AM
Wagon Wheels
Artist : Joey DeFrancesco
Album : Wonderful! Wonderful!
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3:06 AM
A Night in Tunisia
Artist : Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
Album : A Night In Tunisia
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3:17 AM
Artist : Donald Byrd
Album : Blackjack
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3:23 AM
Artist : Stanley Turrentine
Album : The Spoiler
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3:33 AM
Mambo Inn/On Green Dolphin Street
Artist : Poncho Sanchez & his Latin Jazz Band
Album : Live In Hollywood
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3:39 AM
My Little Suede Shoes
Artist : Grant Green
Album : The Latin Bit
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3:45 AM
Passion Dance
Artist : McCoy Tyner
Album : The Real McCoy
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3:55 AM
Woody N You
Artist : Bill Evans Trio
Album : On Green Dolphin Street
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4:00 AM
Night Song
Artist : Harold Mabern
Album : Mr. Lucky
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4:08 AM
Don’t Go To Strangers
Artist : Etta Jones
Album : Don't Go To Strangers
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4:12 AM
Little Fish
Artist : Keith DeStefano & Puzzlebox
Album : A Place To Be
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4:21 AM
Something, Sometime
Artist : Kurt Rosenwinkel
Album : Star Of Jupiter
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4:27 AM
Someday We’ll All Be Free
Artist : Ben Allison
Album : Action-Refraction
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4:34 AM
Dexter’s Tune
Artist : Johnathan Blake
Album : The Eleventh Hour
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4:42 AM
Two Timer
Artist : The Claire Daly Quartet
Album : Baritone Monk
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4:47 AM
And This Too Shall Pass
Artist : Ninety Miles
Album : Live At Cubadisco
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5:06 AM
Good Time Blues
Artist : Count Basie Orchestra
Album : Basie At Birdland
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5:12 AM
If Dreams Come True
Artist : Billie Holiday
Album : The Quintessential Billie Holiday, Vol. 5
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5:17 AM
Manha De Carnival
Artist : Dexter Gordon
Album : Gettin' Around
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5:26 AM
Goodbye, Mr. Anderson
Artist : Hot Club Of Detroit
Album : Junction
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5:34 AM
Artist : Michel Petrucciani
Album : So What: Best Of
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5:43 AM
Artist : Yoron Israel
Album : Visions
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5:52 AM
Artist : Donald Vega
Album : Spiritual Nature
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Kat Villacorta

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