Jazz Spectrum

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

Hosted by Fritz Byers, Jazz Spectrum is designed as an anthology, a loose and flowing tour through the history of the music, showcasing the wondrous diversity of jazz and the virtuosity of the musicians who play it.

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Playlist for September 16, 2023

Set 1
John Coltrane, Evenings at the Village Gate, “My Favorite Things”
Tomeka Reid, Tomeka Reid Quartet, “Super Nova”
Regina Carter, Ella: Accentuate the Positive, “Dedicated to You”

Set 2 
Booker Ervin, The Trance, “Speak Low”
Susannah McCorkle, The Songs of Johnny Mercer, “Fools Rush In” 
Peter Erskine, Tim Hagans, and the Norrbotten Big Band, Worth the Wait, “Scotland, Africa”

Set 3
John Coltrane, Evenings at the Village Gate, “When Lights are Low”
Mike Boone, Old Head, “For Mingus and Jaco”
Jimmy Smith, Plays Pretty Just for You, “The Very Thought of You”

Set 4 
John Coltrane, Evenings at the Village Gate, “Africa”
Clark Terry & Bob Brookmeyer Quintet, Gingerbread Men, “Naptown”

Set 5 
Jeanette MacDonald and the Nelson Eddy Orchestra, “Isn’t It Romantic”
Teddy Wilson Trio, Complete Verve Recordings, “Isn’t It Romantic”
Mel Torme, Mel Torme Collection, “Isn’t It Romantic” 
Chet Baker, The Chet Baker Quartet, with Russ Freeman, “Isn’t It Romantic”

Set 6 
Ella Fitzgerald, Rodgers & Hart Songbook, “Isn’t It Romantic”
Toots Thielemans, Man Bites Harmonica, “Isn’t It Romantic”
Carmen McRae & Betty Carter, Duets: Live at the Great American Music Hall, “Isn’t It Romantic” 
Donald Byrd & Gigi Gryce, Jazz Lab, “Isn’t It Romantic” 

Set 7 
Wynton Marsalis, In This House, On This Morning, “In the Sweet Embrace of Life Sermon: Father” 
Maria Schneider, Evanescence, “Wrygly” 

Set 8 
Art Farmer, Live at Stanford Jazz Workshop, “Rapture” 
Red Garland, Red Garland Revisited!, “(I’m Afraid) The Masquerade is Over” 
Chris Potter, Coming Together, “Nancy with the Laughing Face”

Set 9
Keith Jarrett & Charlie Haden, Jasmine, “For All We Know”
Louis Smith, Just Friends, “Lulu” 
The Three Sounds, Feelin’ Good, “When I Fall in Love” 
Ted Dunbar, Secundum Artem, “It’s About Everything” 

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.