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Break Music

Music you hear during our on-air breaks

We get a lot of requests from listeners wondering where they can find the music we use during our breaks. So, we've compiled a list of the artists and tracks you hear on our air.

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ArtistTrackAlbum
African Jazz Pioneers Sip n' Fly Mandela: Son Of Africa, Father Of A Nation - Original Soundtrack
Alan Pasqua The Antisocial Club The Antisocial Club
Al Di Meola Hypnose Consequence of Chaos
Al Di Meola Turquoise Consequence of Chaos
Allman Brothers Band Little Martha Eat a Peach
Astor Piazzolla Tango Apasionado Blue in the Face
Avishai Cohen Structure in Emotion Lyla
Bela Fleck & the Flecktones Flight of the Cosmic Hippo (Reprise) Flight of the Cosmic Hippo
Bela Fleck & the Flecktones Flipper Bela Fleck & The Flecktones
Bela Fleck & the Flecktones Half Moon Bay Bela Fleck & The Flecktones
Bela Fleck & the Flecktones Michelle Flight of the Cosmic Hippo
Bela Fleck & the Flecktones Sea Brazil Bela Fleck & The Flecktones
Bela Fleck & the Flecktones The Sinister Minister Bela Fleck & The Flecktones
Ben Allison Roll Credits Little Things Run the World
Berline Crary Hickman Night Run Chambergrass: Decade of Tunes From Edges Bluegrass
Bill Frisell What Do We Do Blues Dream
Bill Frisell Like Dreamers Do pt. 2 Blues Dream
Bill Frisell Coffaro's Theme Bill Frisell with Dave Holland and Elvin Jones
Bill Frisell Moon River Bill Frisell with Dave Holland and Elvin Jones
Bio Ritmo Atrevete Bio Ritmo
Blues Image Clean Love Open
Blues Image Consuelate Open
Brian Eno & David Byrne The Jezebel Spirit My Life in the Bush of Ghosts
Cerrone Music of Life Paris City Coffee: Sunnyside Cafe Series
Claude Chalhoub Don't Wake Me Up Global Rhythm Presents: Planet Buzz
Cyrus Chestnut Baby Girl's Strut Genuine Chestnut
Cyrus Chestnut The Brown Soldier Genuine Chestnut
Dama D'Gary I Alamino Malagasy Guitar - Music from Madagascar
Dama D'Gary Manake Malagasy Guitar - Music from Madagascar
Darek Oleszkiewicz Before the Journey Like a Dream
David Byrne Ava (Nu Wage Remix) Forestry
David Byrne City of Steel Sounds from True Stories
David Byrne Dance on Vaseline (Thievery Corp. Remix) The Visible Man
David Byrne Love Theme from True Stories Sounds from True Stories
David Byrne Machu Picchu Forestry
David Byrne Samara Forestry
David Byrne Tula Forestry
David Byrne (Cecco Music Remix) Miss America The Visible Man
David Byrne (Mark Saunders & DB Remix) Miss America The Visible Man
Dexy's Midnight Runners Dubious Come On Eileen
D'Gary Kabary Boketra Malagasy Guitar - Music from Madagascar
D'Gary Sahira Malagasy Guitar - Music from Madagascar
D'Gary Tiambaly Malagasy Guitar - Music from Madagascar
Dick Hyman I'll See You In My Dreams Sweet & Lowdown: Music from the Motion Picture
Dick Hyman There'll Be Some Changes Made Sweet & Lowdown: Music from the Motion Picture
Dick Hyman Unfaithful Woman Sweet & Lowdown: Music from the Motion Picture
DJ Profile No Money Paris City Coffee: Sunnyside Cafe Series
Dr. John Dear Old Southland N'Awlinz: Dis Dat or d'Udda
Dr. John Eh Las Bas N'Awlinz: Dis Dat or d'Udda
Dr. John Shango Tango N'Awlinz: Dis Dat or d'Udda
Elvis Costello Idiophone Sulky Girl (Single Edit) [1-Track CD Single]
Elvis Costello & Richard Harvey Monica's Fortune Telling Jake's Progress (1995 Television Mini-Series)
European Groove Orchestra 5am Ego
Esbjorn Svensson Trio Seven Days of Falling Seven Days of Falling
Gato Barbieri El Arriero Fenix
Gato Barbieri Falsa Bahiana Fenix
Gipsy Kings Duende Gipsy Kings
Gipsy Kings Faena Gipsy Kings
Gipsy Kings Inspiration Gipsy Kings
Gipsy Kings Liberte Mosaique
Gipsy Kings Moorea Gipsy Kings
Hugh Masekela Caution! Hugh Masekela & Union of South Africa
Hugh Masekela Johannesburg Hi-Lite Jive Hugh Masekela & Union of South Africa
Hugh Masekela Shebeen Hugh Masekela & Union of South Africa
James Brown Just Do It (Club Instrumental) Just Do It CD Single
Jazz Dazzlers De Makeba Mandela: Son Of Africa, Father Of A Nation - Original Soundtrack
Jerry Garcia & David Grisman Arabia Grisman & Garcia
Jerry Garcia & David Grisman Dawg's Waltz Grisman & Garcia
Jerry Garcia & David Grisman Grateful Dawg Grisman & Garcia
Joe Jackson's Jumpin' Jive Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby Jumpin' Jive
Joe Jackson's Jumpin' Jive Jumpin' With Symphony Sid Jumpin' Jive
John Beltram Heaven and Earth (REMIX) Lounge Story, Vol. 2
John Lurie National Orchestra Let's Get Ready to Rhumba Blue in the Face
Johnny A. Yes It Is Sometime Tuesday Morning
Johnny A. Sometime Tuesday Morning Sometime Tuesday Morning
Johnny A. Wichita Lineman Sometime Tuesday Morning
Jon Cleary Aint Nuttin Nice Pin Your Spin
Jon Cleary Zulu Strut Pin Your Spin
Kelly Joe Phelps Doxology Roll Away the Stone
Kelly Joe Phelps I've Been Converted Lead Me On
Kelly Joe Phelps Motherless Children Lead Me On
Kelly Joe Phelps Mr. My Go Sky Like a Broken Clock
Klement Julienne Mannix Lounge Story, Vol. 2
Mario Laginha Trio Paredes Que Nos Rodeiam Espaco
Merl Saunders & Friends Expressway (To Your Heart) Fire Up Plus
Merl Saunders & Friends Soul Roach Fire Up Plus
Merl Saunders & Friends Welcome to the Basement Fire Up Plus
Metropolitan Jazz Affair Navaronne Lounge Story, Vol. 2
Miles Davis Lament Miles Ahead
Miles Davis Miles Ahead Miles Ahead
Miles Davis Springsville Miles Ahead
Mohamed Rouane Hamane Reve
Moondog Lament 1, Bird's Lament Lounge Story, Vol. 2
Nu Tropic Pascalito's Theme Lounge Story, Vol. 2
On Fire New Jersey is for Lovers Forever's a Long Long Time
Orquestra Was Excuse Me Colonel, Could I Borrow Your Newspaper? This Time it is Forever
Oscar Peterson Backyard Blues A Summer Night in Munich
Oscar Peterson Evening Song A Summer Night in Munich
Oscar Peterson When Summer Comes A Summer Night in Munich
Oscar Peterson-Stephanie Grapelli Quartet Flamingo Jazz in Paris
Page McConnell Back in the Basement Page McConnell
Paul Simon Another Galaxy Surprise
Povo Shihab's Habit Lounge Story, Vol. 2
Professor Oz Waves & Sun Paris City Coffee: Sunnyside Cafe Series
Questions in Dialect They Rose Up As You May Know
Ray Charles Blues Waltz Ray Charles Live
Robert Glasper Trio In Passing Mood
Rob Van Kreeveld @ My Age Rob Van Kreeveld
Rob Van Kreeveld Easy Living Rob Van Kreeveld
Rob Van Kreeveld Little Susan Rob Van Kreeveld
Rob Wasserman Country (Bass Trilogy Part 1) Trios
Sanshin Cafe Orchestra Cradle Song Dreamland: World Lullabies and Soothing Songs
Sim Redmond Band E Fumo Each New Day
Stan Getz & Charlie Byrd Desafinado Jazz Samba
Stan Getz & Charlie Byrd O Pato Jazz Samba
Stan Getz & Charlie Byrd Samba Dees Days Jazz Samba
Stan Getz & Charlie Byrd Samba Triste Jazz Samba
Stanley Turrentine A Little Sweetness T Time
Stanton Moore Smell My Special Ingredients Emphasis!
The Basics 10 2/Night Private Drive
The Cinematic Orchestra The Awakening of a Woman (Burnout) Man with a Movie Camera
The Klezmer Conservatory Band Sabbath Prayer Taste of Paradise
Tom Stewart First Time Over First Time Over
Tom Stewart Maybe Next Time First Time Over
Tom Stewart Sneaky Pete First Time Over
Tom Stewart Wintergreen First Time Over
Wes Montgomery Something Like Bags So Much Guitar
Widespread Panic The Take Out Space Wrangler
Willie Nelson Annie Teatro
Willie Nelson Ou Est Tu Mon Amour Teatro
Woodwork My Entourage Some Conversation
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