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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December 27, 2012

12:06 AM
Work Song
Artist : Vince Guaraldi
Album : The Latin Side of Vince Guaraldi
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12:10 AM
Body & Soul
Artist : Ella Fitzgerald
Album : Ella In Hamberg
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12:17 AM
Concierto De Aranjuez
Artist : Jim Hall
Album : Concierto
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12:36 AM
So What
Artist : Miles Davis
Album : Kind Of Blue
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12:46 AM
Beginning Of An Endless Happy Monday
Artist : Dayna Stephens feat. John Scofield
Album : The Timeless Now
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12:52 AM
Walk and Not Be Faint
Artist : Ruth Naomi Floyd
Album : Walk And Not Be Faint n
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12:56 AM
The Process Of Creation Suite Part 3: Assimilation
Artist : Horace Silver
Album : Silver 'n' Wood
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1:05 AM
Come On Home
Artist : Lambert, Hendricks & Ross
Album : High Flying
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1:10 AM
Artist : Sherman Irby Quartet
Album : Live At The Otto Club
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1:21 AM
Love and Humor
Artist : Yusef Lateef
Album : Blues For The Orient
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1:27 AM
Herod (Part I)
Artist : Todd Marcus
Album : Inheritance
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1:33 AM
How Deep Is The Ocean
Artist : Blue Mitchell
Album : The Cup Bearers
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1:40 AM
Journey in Satchidananda
Artist : Alice Coltrane
Album : Journey in Satchidananda
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1:47 AM
Artist : Sahib Shihab and the Danish Radio Jazz Group
Album : Sahib Shihab and the Danish Radio Jazz Group
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1:54 AM
Tribal Dance
Artist : Lionel Loueke feat. Gretchen Parlato
Album : Heritage
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2:02 AM
Lullaby Of Birdland
Artist : Dianne Reeves
Album : The Calling
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2:06 AM
Artist : Stanley Turrentine
Album : Ain't No Way
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2:15 AM
Artist : Eric Harland
Album : Voyager: Live By Night
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2:24 AM
Artist : Sonny Rollins
Album : Horn Culture
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2:37 AM
Artist : Joe Henderson feat. Alice Coltrane
Album : The Elements
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2:44 AM
Pretend You’re In Love
Artist : Carla Bley
Album : Night-glo
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2:50 AM
Just One Of Those Things
Artist : Sarah Vaughan
Album : No Count Sarah
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2:53 AM
Afro Blue
Artist : Mongo Santamaria
Album : Mongo's Greatest Hits
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2:56 AM
Artist : Duke Pearson & Flora Purim
Album : Blue Note Plays Jobim
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3:06 AM
Artist : Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
Album : The House That Trane Built
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3:13 AM
Squeeze Me
Artist : Duke Ellington Legacy
Album : Single Petal Of A Rose
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3:18 AM
Nature Boy
Artist : Metropolitian Jazz Orchestra
Album : Sharks & Manatees
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3:28 AM
Blind Man, Blind Man
Artist : David Gibson
Album : End Of The Tunnel
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3:33 AM
Don’t You Worry ’Bout A Thing
Artist : Javon Jackson
Album : Lucky 13
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3:39 AM
Where Or When
Artist : Clifton Anderson
Album : And So We Carry On
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3:48 AM
Artist : Elaine Elias
Album : Plays Jobim
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3:54 AM
I Adore You
Artist : Esperanza Spalding
Album : Esperanza
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4:02 AM
Cool Struttin’
Artist : Sonny Clark
Album : Cool Struttin'
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4:12 AM
Artist : Ornette Coleman
Album : Change of the Century
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4:18 AM
All Blues
Artist : Denise King - Olivier Hutman Trio
Album : No Tricks
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4:24 AM
Bright Mississippi
Artist : Claire Daly Quartet
Album : Baritone Monk
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4:32 AM
Diminuendo and Crescendo in Blue
Artist : Duke Ellington
Album : Ellington at Newport 1956
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4:47 AM
Blue Shadows In The Street
Artist : Dave Brubeck Quartet
Album : Time Further Out
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4:54 AM
Slippery, Hippery, Flippery
Artist : Roland Kirk
Album : Rip, Rig and Panic
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5:06 AM
You’d Be So Nice To Come Home To
Artist : Art Pepper
Album : Art Pepper Meets The Rhythm Section
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5:11 AM
Love Me Or Leave Me
Artist : Mary Stallings
Album : Don't Look Back
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5:16 AM
Little Fish
Artist : Keith DeStefano & Puzzlebox
Album : A Place To Be
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5:26 AM
Cease The Bombing
Artist : Grant Green
Album : Carryin' On
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5:35 AM
’S Wonderful
Artist : Bobby Hutcherson
Album : Somewhere In The Night
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5:44 AM
Peace Piece
Artist : Bill Evans
Album : Everybody Digs Bill Evans
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5:51 AM
What Are You Doing New Years Eve?
Artist : Ella Fitzgerald
Album : Ella Wishes You A Swinging Christmas
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5:56 AM
The Surrey With The Fringe On Top
Artist : Ahmad Jamal
Album : Three Strings
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12:13 pm
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Kat Villacorta

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A Man, A Plan, A Concept Album About Panama

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Raj Naik and Luke Severn Courtesy of the artist

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