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.

Playlist for June 3, 2023

Set 1
Miles David Quintet, 1965-68, “Freedom Jazz Dance”
Liberty Ellman Sextet, Radiate, “Vibrograph”
Old and New Dreams, Old and New Dreams, “Handwoven”
Quinson Nachoff, Flux, “Astral Echo Poem”

Set 2
Joe DeFrancesco, In the Key of the Universe, “Vibrations in Blue”
Mary Halvorson Octet, Away with You, “Sword Barrel”
Elvin Jones, Live at the Lighthouse, “The Children, Save the Children”
Dave Douglas, Live at the Jazz Standard, “October Surprise”

Set 3
Thad Jones & Mel Lewis, Dedication, “Jive Samba”
Sarah Vaughan, Complete Roulette Recordings, “The Good Life”
Benny Morton & Jimmy Hamilton, Blue Note Swingtets, “Limehouse Blues”
Hank Mobley, Complete Blue Note 50s Sessions, “Lower Stratosphere”
Chico O’Farrill, Nine Flags, “Green Moss”

Set 4
Cecil Taylor Quartet, Looking Ahead!, “Excursion on a Wobbly Trail”
Bennie Maupin Quartet, Early Reflections, “ATMA”
Hilton Ruiz, A Moment’s Notice, “Like Someone in Love”
Linda Oh, Initial Here, “Desert Island Dream”

Set 5
Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians, “Speak Low”
Stan Kenton & His Orchestra, Kenton Presents: Cooper, Holman & Rosolino, “Speak Low”
Four Freshmen, Complete Capitol Four Freshmen Fifties Sessions, “Speak Low”
Ahmad Jamal, Complete Trio Argo Sessions, “Speak Low”

Set 6
Rita Reys, Her Name is Rita, “Speak Low” 
Teddy Charles, Evolution, “Speak Low”
Monica Zetterulund, Café Apres-Midi – Lilas, “Speak Low”
Roy Hargrove, Earfood, “Speak Low” 

Set 7
Freddie Hubbard, Hub Cap, “Plexus”
Joe Lovano & Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Flying Colors, “Flying Colors”
Christian Scott, Live at Newport, “James Crow Jr., Esq.” 

Set 8
Ted Nash, The Mancini Project, “Theme from the Night Visitor”
Natsuki Tamura, Dragon Nat, “Shiro”
Joe Locke, Mutual Admiration Society 2, “What’s Not to Love”
Ed Thigpen Scantet, 1, “In a Sentimental Mood”

Set 9
Kenny Barron & Dave Holland, The Art of Conversation, “Day Dream”
Same, “Waltz for Wheeler”
Wadada Leo Smith, Reflections and Meditations on Monk, “Reflections”
Don Braden, After Dark, “Stars Fell on Alabama”

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.