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 April 13

Set 1 
Joe Lovano & Dave Douglas Song Prints, Scandal, “Full Moon” 
Micah Thomas, Reveal, “Little Doctor (Take 1)” 
Artie Shaw and His Orchestra, Classic Bluebird and Victor Sessions, “Beyond the Blue Horizon”
Wynton Kelly, Kelly Blue, “Kelly Blue” 

Set 2 
Terell Stafford, Between Two Worlds, “Between Two Worlds” 
Ron McClure, Crunch Time, “My Pal Al” 
Myra Melford, Life Carries Me This Way, “Red Land”
Tina Brooks, True Blue, “Miss Hazel” 

Set 3 
Tom Harrell, Sail Away, “Glass Mystery” 
Mildred Bailey, Complete Columbia Recordings, “They Can’t Take That Away from Me”
Kurt Rosenwinkel, The Next Step, “Filters” 
Jason Lindner, Live: UK, “Meditation on Two Chords” 

Set 4 
Jon Irabagon, The Observer, “Joy’s Secret” 
Rita Reys, Her Name is Rita, “Speak Low”
Wilbur Ware, The Chicago Sound, “Latin Quarters”
Eric Reed Trio, Blue Trane, “Maiden Voyage”
Horace Silver Quintet with Art Farmer, Complete Recordings, “Soulville” 

Set 5 
Tommy Dorsey, The Song is You, “Imagination” 
Chet Baker, The Chet Baker Quartet with Russ Freeman, “Imagination” 
June Christy, Fair and Warmer, “Imagination”
Illinois Jacquet, Columbia Small Group Swing Sessions, “Imagination” 

Set 6 
Ella Fitzgerald, Pure Ella, “Imagination” 
Woody Shaw, Complete Muse Sessions, “Imagination” 
Rosemary Clooney, Sings the Music of Jimmy Van Heusen, “Imagination” 
Lee Konitz, Motion, “Imagination” 

Set 7
Jackie McLean, Swing, Swang, Swingin’, “I’ll Take Romance” 
Ulrich Drechsler Quartet, Humans & Places, “First Step” 
Wayne Shorter, The All Seeing Eye, “The All Seeing Eye” 

Set 8 
Tim Hagans, Alone Together, “Not Even the Rain” 
Cecile McLorin Salvant, For One to Love, “Something’s Coming” 
Dexter Gordon, Swiss Nights, “Darn That Dream” 

Set 9 
Bill Charlap and Michael Moore, Concord Duo Series, “The Old New Waltz” 
Jack Teagarden, Capitol 50s Sessions, “Casanova’s Lament” 
Bill Frisell & Gary Peacock, Just So Happens, “N.O.M.B.” 
Mike Reed, The Separatist Party, “Floating with an Intimate Stranger” 
Charlie Haden & Egberto Gismonti, In Montreal, “Silence”

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.