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Bob Larson - 08/25/18 Hour 1

I’ll be playing jazz of all styles; hard bop, vocal, fusion, big band, latin, etc. Anything with a jazz influence may be a candidate. I’ve been collecting music all of my adult life and now have the opportunity to share it. Also, there will be a lot of local artists, past and present.

57:48 minutes (132.31 MB)

Artist - Song - Album
Sonny Rollins - Without a Song - The Bridge
Jim Hall - You’d Be So Nice to Come Home To - Concierto
Bansangu Orchestra - Cross Channel - Bansangu Orchestra
Kim Pensyl - Crossed Up - At the Moment
Billy Childs - Save the Country - Map to the Treasure-Reimagining Laura Nyro
Bob Brookmeyer New Art Orch - Tah-DUM! - Get Well Soon
Bryan Olsheski - Daahoud - Bryan Olsheski
Marty Paich - What Am I Here For / Cottontail - I Get A Boot Out Of You

Bob Larson - 08/18/18 Hour 2

I’ll be playing jazz of all styles; hard bop, vocal, fusion, big band, latin, etc. Anything with a jazz influence may be a candidate. I’ve been collecting music all of my adult life and now have the opportunity to share it. Also, there will be a lot of local artists, past and present.

57:59 minutes (132.72 MB)

Artist - Song - Album
Charles Fambrough - The Charmer - The Charmer
Dwight Lennox - Willow Weep for Me - My Shining Hour
The Chris Walden Big Band - Otterkam - No Bounds
The Dave Brubeck Quartet - I’m in a Dancing Mood - Greatest Hits
Gene Krupa & His Orchestra - Let Me Off Uptown - Jazz: The Smithsonian Anthology
Michael Brecker - Nothing Personal - Jazz: The Smithsonian Anthology
Mel Lewis & the Jazz Orchestra - All of Me - Live at Jazzhus Montmartre, Copenhagen, 1985
Arif Mardin - Street Scene: Dark Alleys - Journey
Keith Henson Octet - Perkin’ - Perkin’
Rodrigo Y Gabriela - Santo Domingo (feat. Samuel Formell Alfonso) - Rodrigo Y Gabriela & C.U.B.A.

Bob Larson - 08/18/18 Hour 1

I’ll be playing jazz of all styles; hard bop, vocal, fusion, big band, latin, etc. Anything with a jazz influence may be a candidate. I’ve been collecting music all of my adult life and now have the opportunity to share it. Also, there will be a lot of local artists, past and present.

55:59 minutes (128.16 MB)

Artist - Song - Album
Dizzy Gillespie - The Champ - The Essential Dizzy Gillespie
Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong - Cheek to Cheek - Ella and Louis
Chet Baker - Fair Weather - Chet Baker in New York
Columbus Jazz Orchestra - Autumn Leaves - The Backroad
Chick Corea - Soft and Gentle - The Leprechaun
The Crusaders - Whispering Pines - Southern Comfort
Danny Gatton, Roy Hargrove, Charles Fambrough, Joshua Redman - Dolly’s Ditty - New York Stories: Volume One
Hank Marr - Sweet Nancy - It’s ‘bout Time
David Sanborn - Snakes - Upfront

Bob Larson - 08/11/18 Hour 2

I’ll be playing jazz of all styles; hard bop, vocal, fusion, big band, latin, etc. Anything with a jazz influence may be a candidate. I’ve been collecting music all of my adult life and now have the opportunity to share it. Also, there will be a lot of local artists, past and present.

57:51 minutes (132.39 MB)

Artist - Song - Album
Madrugada - One Foot Under - Madrugada
Art Pepper - I’m Getting Sentimental Over You - Among Friends
Kelly Delaveris - Then I’ll Be Tired of You - Kelly Delaveris
Al Hirt - I Love Paris - Al (He’s the King) Hirt & His Band
The Bad Plus & Joshua Redman - As This Moment Slips Away - The Bad Plus Joshua Redman
Woody Herman - Giant Steps - Giant Steps
Michael Cox - Adagio - Compassion
Tierney Sutton - Sometime Ago - Blue in Green
John Fedchock - Never Let Me Go - Like It Is
Hank Mobley - Remember - Soul Stations
Ryan Truesdell/Gil Evans Project - Concorde - Lines of Color

Bob Larson - 08/11/18 Hour 1

I’ll be playing jazz of all styles; hard bop, vocal, fusion, big band, latin, etc. Anything with a jazz influence may be a candidate. I’ve been collecting music all of my adult life and now have the opportunity to share it. Also, there will be a lot of local artists, past and present.

55:35 minutes (127.89 MB)

Artist - Song - Album
Wayne Shorter - Witch Hunt - Speak No Evil
John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman - They Say It’s Wonderful - John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman
John Coltrane - Untitled Original 11386 - Take 1 - Both Directions At Once: The Lost Album (Deluxe Version)
Patrick Williams - Mr. Smoke - Threshold
Bobby Floyd - Little Sunflower - Interpretations
Antonio Carlos Jobim - Zingaro - Composer
Huntertones - Anvil - Live
Alan Ferber Big Band - North Rampart - Jigsaw
Artie Shaw & His Orchestra - Traffic Jam - The Jazz Collector Edition

Bob Larson - 08/04/18 Hour 2

I’ll be playing jazz of all styles; hard bop, vocal, fusion, big band, latin, etc. Anything with a jazz influence may be a candidate. I’ve been collecting music all of my adult life and now have the opportunity to share it. Also, there will be a lot of local artists, past and present.

59:53 minutes (137.07 MB)

Artist - Song - Album
Herbie Hancock - A Song for You (feat. Christina Aguilera) - Possibilities
Kenny Garrett - A Side Order of Hijiki - Pushing the World Away
Vince Mendoza/Arif Mardin - Buleria - Jazzpana
Bix Beiderbecke (Frankie Trumbauer & His Orchestra) - Borneo - The Bix Beiderbecke Story Vol.3 Whiteman Days
Don Grolnick - Regrets - Hearts and Numbers
George Russell - The Stratus Seekers - 12345 6extet
Lisa Clark - Walkin' After Midnight - Girl Blue
Maria Schneider Jazz Orchestra - Hang Gliding - Allegresse
Roy Hargrove - Broski - Diamond in the Rough

Bob Larson - 08/04/18 Hour 1

I’ll be playing jazz of all styles; hard bop, vocal, fusion, big band, latin, etc. Anything with a jazz influence may be a candidate. I’ve been collecting music all of my adult life and now have the opportunity to share it. Also, there will be a lot of local artists, past and present.

59:00 minutes (135.04 MB)

Artist - Song - Album
Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra - Cherry Juice - New Life
Sarah Vaughan - You’re Blasé - The Best Of Sarah Vaughan (1978-1981)
Ronnie Cuber - Flamingo - The Scene Is Clean
Vince Andrews - The One Who Needs You - Love, Oh Love
Rob McConnell & The Boss Brass - Confirmation - Again! Volume 1
Mark Murphy - Maiden Voyage - Mark Murphy Sings
Weather Report - Palladium - Footprints: The Life and Music of Wayne Shorter
Vaughn Wiester's Famous Jazz Orchestra - Make Someone Happy - Dreams Come True
Lee Morgan - The Sidewinder - The Sidewinder

The Hidden Hits Hour - Show 17 (October 8, 2018)


58:14 minutes (100.1 MB)

Wake up Monday mornings and tune in to WCRS at 7:00 AM and you will hear some of the best music on Columbus radio!!! Hosted by Rolly Pagniano, he mixes hidden hits on this show by New Order, Pet Shop Boys, Lloyd Cole, The House Martins, Joe Jackson, The Zac Brown Band, Alphaville, Danny Wilson, Stabbing Westward, Mika, M, Kate Ryan, Jem, INXS, and more! Plus, you can play the show anytime right here on the WCRS website!

Best of CDR - Ek Baar Phir - NokJhonk (Ep. 14)


59:56 minutes (82.31 MB)

the ralph tillis show 137


1:00:11 minutes (55.1 MB)

a hour full of music

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