Jazz Spectrum

Saturdays 8 p.m. - 12 a.m.

Hosted by Fritz Byers, Jazz Spectrum is a blend of new releases and timeless classics, familiar names and emerging artists. And the familiar weekly feature – The Song of the Week – will continue to occupy two sets, beginning at 10 p.m. E.T. In this interlude, we present a variety of versions of a single song from the jazz repertoire as a way of highlighting the infinite variety of approaches to the materials of jazz. 

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Playlist for July 6

Set 1 
Jon Irabagon’s Outright!, Unhinged, “Silent Smile (Urban Love Song)” 
Bobby Previte, Rhapsody, “I Arrive” 
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra, Brunswick, Columbia, and Master Recordings, “If You Were in My Place (What Would You Do?)” 
Gary Meek, Originals, “Suite for Maureen” 

Set 2 
Dave Liebman Big Band, Tribute to Wayne Shorter, “Nefertiti” 
Dusko Goykovich & Tete Montoliu Trio, Ten to Two Blues, “Blues to Line” 
Thelonious Monk, Thelonious in Action, “Blues Five Spot” 

Set 3 
Stan Tracey, Jazz Suite Inspired by Dylan Thomas’s Under Milk Wood, “Cockle Row” 
Sonny Simmons, Burning Spirits, “Things and Beings” 
John Scofield, Past Present, “Slinky” 
Dexter Gordon, Dexter Calling, “Modal Mood”

Set 4 
Art Farmer, Silk Road, “Flashback” 
Don Braden, Brighter Days, “My Favorite Things” 
Julian Arguelles, Escapade, “Gallows Humor” 
Steve Swallow, Real Book, “Outfits” 

Set 5 
Frank Sinatra, In the Wee Small Hours, “In the Wee Small Hours” 
Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers, Caravan, “In the Wee Small Hours” 
Julie London, Around Midnight, “In the Wee Small Hours” 
Oscar Peterson, The Trio (Live from Chicago), “In the Wee Small Hours” 

Set 6 
Dinah Washington, Dinah Washington on Mercury, Vol. 7, “In the Wee Small Hours” 
Mary Halvorson with Bill Frisell, The Maid with the Flaxen Hair, “In the Wee Small Hours” 
Weslia Whitfield, In My Life, “In the Wee Small Hours” 
Brad Mehldau, The Art of the Trio: Additional Recordings, “In the Wee Small Hours” 

Set 7 
Logan Richardson, Cerebral Flow, “In the Wall” 
Reuben Wilson, Blue Mode, “Blue Mode” 
Joshua Redman, Still Dreaming, “New Year” 

Set 8 
Shelley Manne, Shelley Manne and His Men, Vol. 2, “2nd Movement, Concerto for Clarinet and Combo” 
Terumasa Hino, DNA, “Stardust” 
Barry Harris, Plays Barry Harris, “Father Flanagan” 
Freddie Hubbard, Complete Blue Note Recordings, “Father and Son” 

Set 9
Mark Dresser Seven, Ain’t Nothing but a Cyber Coup & You, “Gloaming” 
Julian Priester, Spiritsville, “My Romance” 
Chet Baker, Jazz ‘Round Midnight, “You Go to My Head” 
Hamiet Bluiett, With Eyes Wide Open, “Sing Me a Song Everlasting” 

Meet Your Host Fritz Byers

Man in blue smiling Hailing from The Sunflower State of Kansas, Fritz Byers is a Duke University and Harvard Law School alum. 


After he started practicing law in the Toledo area, Fritz took his love for Jazz and proposed a new radio show on WGTE's FM 91. That's when Jazz Spectrum was born and it began airing on April 1, 1989. He has been sharing Jazz every Saturday night since on FM 91.