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: January 28, 2022

Set 1 
Thad Jones & Mel Lewis, Complete Solid State Recordings, “Fingers”
Mary Halvorson & Jessica Pavone, Departure of Reason, “That Other Thing”
Hank Garland, Jazz Winds from a New Direction, “Move”
Ernie Krivda and Swing City, A Bright and Shining Moment, “The Man I Love”

Set 2
Jan Allan, Jan Allan 70, “Polska with Trumpet”
Kate Gentile, Mannequins, “Unreasonable Optimism”
Marlena Shaw, Dangerous, “The Nearness of You"
Paul Motian, Bill Frisell, Joe Lovano, I Have the Room Above Her, “Harmony”

Set 3 
Wadada Leo Smith & Angelica Sanchez, Twine Forest, “In the Falls of”
Ella Fitzgerald with Chick Webb Orchestra, Complete Decca Recordings, “Vote for Mr. Rhythm”
Lee Morgan, Tom Cat, “Twice Around”
Ornette Coleman, At the Golden Circle, Vol. 2, “Morning Song”

Set 4
Allegra Levy, Lonely City, “A Better Day”
Matthew Shipp Quartet, Sonic Fiction, “Blues Addition”
Dinah Washington, Vol. 7, “Since I Fell for You”
Rudy Royston, Flatbed Buggy, “Bobblehead”
Ted Dunbar, Secundum Artem, “You Say You Saw What?”

Set 5
Mel Torme with Sonny Burke and His Orchestra, “Born to Be Blue”
Wynton Kelly, Piano Interpretations, “Born to Be Blue”
George Shearing & Nancy Wilson, The Swingin’s Mutual, “Born to Be Blue"
Stan Getz, Out of Nowhere, “Born to Be Blue”

Set 6
Helen Merrill, With Clifford Brown, “Born to Be Blue”
Wes Montgomery, Full House, “Born to Be Blue”
Paul Motian Trio 2000 +One, On Broadway Vol 4, The Paradox of Continuity, “Born to Be Blue”

Set 7
Andrew Hill, Judgment!, “Flea Flop”
Thelonious Monk, Complete Riverside Recordings, “Jackie-ing”
David Murray, Home, “Last of the Hipment”

Set 8
Michael Formanek Elusion Quartet, Time Like This, “Down 8 to 5”
Lee Konitz & Paul Bley, Out of Nowhere, “Sweet & Lovely”
John Coltrane, The Stardust Sessions, “Don’t Take Your Love from Me”

Set 9
Vincent Herring, Hard Times, “Phineas”
Nat King Cole, Complete Capitol Recordings, “What Can I Say After I Say I’m Sorry”
JD Allen, Radio Flyer, “Radio Flyer”
Joe Lovano, Streams of Expression, “Streams of Expression Suite: Streams Pt 1”

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.