The Bridge

Friday, 10 pm to 2 am (Saturday morning)

J. Michael Harrison presents his award-winning blend of jazz that takes you from the mainstream to the edge of the art. Rarely heard artists are played with regularity, as is a dash of jazz poetry.

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Playlist

September 07, 2012

10:00 PM
Offering
Artist : Gil Scott Heron
Album : First Minute of a New Day
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10:04 PM
Madison Avenue
Artist : Gil Scott Heron
Album : Secrets
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10:12 PM
Top Cat
Artist : Muddy Waters
Album : Electric Mud
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10:17 PM
My Name is Mud
Artist : Primus
Album : Pork Soda
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10:21 PM
Black Dog
Artist : Victor Bailey, Larry Coryell Lenny White,
Album : Electric
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10:28 PM
Birdland
Artist : Victor Bailey
Album : Studio performance (WRTI)
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10:40 PM
Rope-A-Dope
Artist : Victor Bailey
Album : That's Right
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10:46 PM
Count Down
Artist : Victor Bailey
Album : Slippin' n Trippin'
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11:00 PM
Sweet Tooth
Artist : Victor Bailey
Album : Low Blow
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11:07 PM
Like A Horn
Artist : Victor Bailey
Album : Slippin' n Trippin'
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11:16 PM
Domino Theory
Artist : Weather Report
Album : Domino Theory
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11:36 PM
Procession
Artist : Weather Report
Album : Procession
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12:06 AM
Loueke
Artist : Jeff Coffin Mu’tet
Album : Into the Air
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12:12 AM
Voyager
Artist : Robert Mitchell Panacea
Album : Voyager
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12:20 AM
Token
Artist : Jorge Sylvester
Album : Musicollage
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12:33 AM
One Word
Artist : Billy Cobham/Colin Towns/hr-Bigband
Album : Meeting Of The Spirits: A Celebration Of The Mahavishnu Orchestra
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12:45 AM
Elegant Gypsy Suite
Artist : Al DiMeola
Album : Elegant Gypsy
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12:54 AM
Are You The One? Are You The One?
Artist : Trio of Doom
Album : Trio of Doom
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12:59 AM
Dawn
Artist : Mahavishnu Orchestra
Album : Inner Mountain Flame
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1:04 AM
City, Country, City
Artist : War
Album : The World is a Ghetto
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1:20 AM
I Want It All
Artist : Abram Wilson
Album : Ride! Ferris Wheel To The Modern Day Delta
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1:32 AM
Looking To The Outside
Artist : Abram Wilson
Album : Ride! Ferris Wheel To The Modern Day Delta
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1:38 AM
Isabel The Liberator
Artist : Woody Shaw
Album : For Sure
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1:52 AM
Tea Leaf
Artist : M’Oud Swing
Album : Modal Citizens
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J. Michael Harrison's The Bridge
12:09 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

A Doctor, An Aussie, and The Bad Plus on The Bridge: June 27 at 10 PM

The Bad Plus

Tune in to The Bridge on Friday, June 27th at 10 pm to hear a jam-packed night of great music and interesting conversation.  

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Latest From ICON Magazine
11:19 am
Fri June 6, 2014

Q & A with Jazz Group FOURPLAY

For more than 20 years, the world-renowned jazz group Fourplay has set the benchmark for contemporary jazz. From their eponymously titled debut in 1991, to their 2012 Heads Up release, Esprit du Four, pianist Bob James, bassist Nathan East, drummer Harvey Mason and guitarist Chuck Loeb have continued to innovate and charm listeners with their precise, dynamic instrumental jazz/pop sound. On record and on stage, their tasty grooves and virtuosity remain impressive.

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WRTI Spotlight
2:08 pm
Fri March 21, 2014

Women In Jazz Philly Tour with Jeff Duperon, Sunday, March 23, 8:30 PM

Vocalist Rhenda Fearrington

Join us this Sunday night at 8:30 PM, when Jeff Duperon welcomes the "Women in Jazz Philly Tour" to his show. The tour is honoring women's history month, and features the all-female jazz group "nVizion." The "Last-Stop concert" is Sunday, March 30 from 4 to 6 pm at St. Terese Church, 6611 Ardleigh Street in Philadelphia.

Vocalists Rhenda Ferrington, Lauren Lark, Shamika Byrd, and Julie Charnet with Kendrah Butler on piano and Sadayah Roberts on drums will stop by to discuss this important event.  

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
6:40 pm
Sun March 16, 2014

Ambrose Akinmusire: 'Music Can Tell You What It Wants To Be'

Ambrose Akinmusire's latest album is the imagined savior is far easier to paint.
Autumn DeWilde Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Tue March 18, 2014 11:02 am

For a jazz trumpet player, you couldn't be more on top of the world than Ambrose Akinmusire. The 32-year-old is looking good on the cover of this month's DownBeat, and he's managed to please the jazz critics and connect with audiences.

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Latest from Icon Magazine
12:03 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

Jazz Guitarist Pat Metheny: Unified as a Whole

Pat Metheny

With the 2014 release of Kin (←→), Pat Metheny adds one more notch—another restlessly searching album that marks the zone between all jazz, all rock and all-world music—to his belt of aesthetic enterprises filled with zeal and innovation.

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A Look Into The Free Jazz Movement
9:30 pm
Wed March 5, 2014

Still "The New Thing" - Exploring and Celebrating Free Jazz

Saxophonist Ornette Coleman

WRTI's J. Michael Harrison recently moderated a very special panel that explored music known as "The New Thing" - from the free jazz movement of the 1950s and 1960s, led by innovators such as Ornette Coleman, Cecil Taylor, and Sun Ra. 

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From ICON Magazine
11:47 am
Thu November 21, 2013

ICON Suggests: Pianist and Composer John Escreet's SABOTAGE AND CELEBRATION

British pianist and composer John Escreet

Ever since he released his debut recording, Consequences, on Posi-Tone Records in 2008, British pianist John Escreet has persisted in pushing at boundaries. On his subsequent rhythmically adventurous recordings you can hear the influence of avant-pianist Andrew Hill and former teacher Jason Moran, but as beguiling as those recordings were, they were more like really good sketch books with one or two amazing tunes with ideas for days and musician line-ups where everyone, none more so than the pianist, played their ass off.

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2013 Newport Jazz Festival LIVE!
12:35 pm
Fri August 2, 2013

Newport Jazz Festival LIVE Webcast: Right Here On WRTI.ORG, August 3 and 4

Can't make it to Rhode Island for this year's Newport Jazz Festival? No worries...just visit us online at WRTI.org for LIVE webcasts starting on Saturday, August 3rd and Sunday, August 4th.

Click here for Live Webcasts!

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The Bridge
5:34 pm
Thu June 27, 2013

Alto Sax Player Soweto Kinch On The Bridge: June 28, 11 PM

Soweto Kinch

British saxophonist and MC Soweto Kinch is not a stranger to WRTI. Soweto has proven to be an extremely versatile musician, creatively fusing straight-ahead jazz with hip hop and spoken word; he always brings insight into the world of music. 

This interview on Friday, June 28th is a precursor to Soweto's appearance at the Kimmel Center’s monthly Sittin’ In session. WRTI's J. Michael Harrison is host of the performance as he celebrates 20 years of radio presence in the Philadelphia region. 

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Spotlight on The Bridge
5:44 pm
Fri October 26, 2012

Drummer G. Calvin Weston On The Bridge Discussing 3 New CDs: Oct. 26th at 10 pm

Drummer G. Calvin Weston has been part of the revolving door of guests on The Bridge for years.  It doesn't hurt that he lives just a few blocks from the WRTI studios.  Impromptu late night visits have been part of his relationship with the show, and the audience has been quite the benefactor. 

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