Jazz Through the Day

Monday through Saturday, 6 am to 6 pm

Join us for an exploration of the American treasure we all know as jazz - great sounds from great artists, featuring music by the masters as well as those who are new on the scene.

Your hosts:
John Lasanich: 6 am to 10 am
Chuck Leavens: 10 am to 6 pm
Tony Mowod: 6 pm to 2 am
Chuck Leavens: 2 am to 6 pm

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Playlist

July 22, 2014

10:01 AM
Estate
Artist : BILL HARRIS
Album : Solo + One
Label : MadRomance
10:06 AM
There Will Never be Another You
Artist : Cal Tjader
Album : Tjader Plays Tjazz
Label : Fantasy
10:11 AM
Alright, Okay, You Win
Artist : Tony Bennett
Album : Playin' With My Friends: Bennett Sings the Blues
Label : Columbia
10:15 AM
Bluff City Blues
Artist : Hank Crawford
Album : Memphis, Ray & a Touch of Moody
Label : 32 Jazz
10:19 AM
Whisper Not
Artist : THAD JONES
Album : Mad Thad
Label : Period
10:25 AM
Miles Ahead
Artist : JOE HENDERSON
Album : So Near, So Far (Musings For Miles)
Label : Verve
10:30 AM
The Preacher
Artist : Joey DeFrancesco
Album : Funky Pieces of Silver - The Horace Silver Songbook
Label : HighNote
10:37 AM
Why Do I Love You?
Artist : Statesmen of Jazz
Album : A Multitude of Stars
Label : Arbors
10:42 AM
Can’t We Be Friends?
Artist : JAKE HANNA & HIS AFTER HOURS GANG
Album : The Joint is Jumpin'
Label : Arbors
10:47 AM
Something ’bout Believin’
Artist : Carla Cook
Album : Simply Natural
Label : MaxJazz
10:53 AM
Solitude
Artist : Duke Ellington
Album : Digital Duke
Label : GRP
11:01 AM
Jimmy’s Groove
Artist : HANK CRAWFORD & JIMMY McGRIFF
Album : The Best of Hank Crawford and Jimmy McGriff
Label : Milestone
11:06 AM
Tin Tin Deo
Artist : Ray Charles
Album : Pure Genius
Label : Atlantic
11:11 AM
Strollin’
Artist : Horace Silver
Album : Horace-Scope
Label : Blue Note
11:17 AM
Jim’s Ballad
Artist : Kevin Mahogany
Album : Songs and Moments
Label : Enja
11:21 AM
Birks Works (Ala Mancini)
Artist : Arturo Sandoval
Album : Dear Diz (Everyday I Think Of You)
Label : Concord
11:27 AM
My Little Brown Book
Artist : Dianne Reeves
Album : Lush Life: the Untold Story of Billy Strayhorn
Label : Blue Note
11:32 AM
Makin’ Whoopee
Artist : TAYLOR/GRISMAN JAZZ QUARTET
Album : I'm Beginning To See the Light
Label : Acoustic Disk
11:38 AM
What a Fellowship
Artist : Cyrus Chestnut
Album : You Are My Sunshine
Label : Warner Brothers
11:43 AM
Laura
Artist : CARNEGIE HALL JAZZ BAND
Album : VARIOUS: Eastwood After Hours Live at Carnegie Hall
Label : Malpaso
11:47 AM
Waiting for Love
Artist : David Benoit
Album : Letter to Evan
Label : GRP
11:53 AM
Have You Met Miss Jones?
Artist : ILLINOIS JACQUET
Album : Flying Home: Best of the Verve Years
Label : Verve
12:01 PM
It Never Entered My Mind
Artist : Three Voices
Album : Three Voices
Label : Transitions
12:06 PM
Sent For You Yesterday
Artist : Stanley Turrentine
Album : Let It Go
Label : Impulse
12:11 PM
Always True to You in My Fashion
Artist : PAULA WEST
Album : Temptation
Label : Paula West
12:17 PM
Look Who’s Here
Artist : Ray Brown
Album : Ray Brown/Monty Alexander/Russell Malone
Label : Telarc
12:20 PM
Harvest Moon
Artist : DMITRI MATHENY
Album : Penumbra
Label : Monarch
12:25 PM
Why Don’t They Understand?
Artist : Lem Winchester
Album : With Feeling
Label : Prestige
12:30 PM
Spring is Where You Are
Artist : Kathy Kosins
Album : Kathy Kosins 2
Label : Mahogany Digital
12:36 PM
Monkish
Artist : JOSH WORKMAN
Album : Jumpin' at the Border
Label : Tetrachord Music
12:41 PM
Sweet and Lovely
Artist : Gerry Mulligan
Album : Jazz 'Round Midnight
Label : Verve
12:46 PM
Gee Baby, Ain’t I Good to You
Artist : Kenny Burrell
Album : Midnight Blue
Label : Blue Note
12:52 PM
The Breeze and I
Artist : Teddy Edwards & Houston Person
Album : Teddy Edwards & Houston Person
Label : Highnote
1:01 PM
Velvet Night
Artist : RAMSEY LEWIS
Album : from RAMSEY LEWIS & NANCY WILSON: Meant to Be
Label : Narada Jazz
1:06 PM
Solid Old Man
Artist : DAN BARRETT
Album : Harlem 2000
Label : Nagel Heyer
1:10 PM
Dat Dere
Artist : RANDY JOHNSTON
Album : Somewhere in the Night
Label : Hightone
1:17 PM
Fascinating Rhythm
Artist : Mark O’Connor
Album : In Full Swing
Label : Odyssey
1:20 PM
Soul Eyes
Artist : John Coltrane
Album : Coltrane
Label : Impulse
1:26 PM
Tenderly
Artist : John Pizzarelli
Album : P.S. Mr. Cole
Label : RCA
1:31 PM
What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?
Artist : Bobby Hutcherson
Album : For Sentimental Reasons
Label : Kind of Blue
1:37 PM
Days of Wine and Roses
Artist : EARL KLUGH
Album : The Earl Klugh Trio, Vol. One
Label : Warner Brothers
1:43 PM
Morning Glow (Asayake)
Artist : Onaje Allan Gumbs
Album : That Special Part Of Me
Label : Zebra
1:48 PM
Blues for Joe
Artist : JOHN PISANO
Album : Conversation Pieces
Label : Pablo
1:54 PM
In a Mellow Tone
Artist : Oscar Peterson
Album : A Tribute To Oscar Peterson Live at the Town Hall
Label : Telarc
2:01 PM
Estate
Artist : BILL HARRIS
Album : Solo + One
Label : MadRomance
2:06 PM
There Will Never be Another You
Artist : Cal Tjader
Album : Tjader Plays Tjazz
Label : Fantasy
2:11 PM
Alright, Okay, You Win
Artist : Tony Bennett
Album : Playin' With My Friends: Bennett Sings the Blues
Label : Columbia
2:15 PM
Bluff City Blues
Artist : Hank Crawford
Album : Memphis, Ray & a Touch of Moody
Label : 32 Jazz
2:19 PM
Whisper Not
Artist : THAD JONES
Album : Mad Thad
Label : Period
2:25 PM
Miles Ahead
Artist : JOE HENDERSON
Album : So Near, So Far (Musings For Miles)
Label : Verve
2:30 PM
The Preacher
Artist : Joey DeFrancesco
Album : Funky Pieces of Silver - The Horace Silver Songbook
Label : HighNote
2:37 PM
Why Do I Love You?
Artist : Statesmen of Jazz
Album : A Multitude of Stars
Label : Arbors
2:42 PM
Can’t We Be Friends?
Artist : JAKE HANNA & HIS AFTER HOURS GANG
Album : The Joint is Jumpin'
Label : Arbors
2:47 PM
Something ’bout Believin’
Artist : Carla Cook
Album : Simply Natural
Label : MaxJazz
2:53 PM
Solitude
Artist : Duke Ellington
Album : Digital Duke
Label : GRP
3:01 PM
Jimmy’s Groove
Artist : HANK CRAWFORD & JIMMY McGRIFF
Album : The Best of Hank Crawford and Jimmy McGriff
Label : Milestone
3:06 PM
Tin Tin Deo
Artist : Ray Charles
Album : Pure Genius
Label : Atlantic
3:11 PM
Strollin’
Artist : Horace Silver
Album : Horace-Scope
Label : Blue Note
3:17 PM
Jim’s Ballad
Artist : Kevin Mahogany
Album : Songs and Moments
Label : Enja
3:21 PM
Birks Works (Ala Mancini)
Artist : Arturo Sandoval
Album : Dear Diz (Everyday I Think Of You)
Label : Concord
3:27 PM
My Little Brown Book
Artist : Dianne Reeves
Album : Lush Life: the Untold Story of Billy Strayhorn
Label : Blue Note
3:32 PM
Makin’ Whoopee
Artist : TAYLOR/GRISMAN JAZZ QUARTET
Album : I'm Beginning To See the Light
Label : Acoustic Disk
3:38 PM
What a Fellowship
Artist : Cyrus Chestnut
Album : You Are My Sunshine
Label : Warner Brothers
3:43 PM
Laura
Artist : CARNEGIE HALL JAZZ BAND
Album : VARIOUS: Eastwood After Hours Live at Carnegie Hall
Label : Malpaso
3:47 PM
Waiting for Love
Artist : David Benoit
Album : Letter to Evan
Label : GRP
3:53 PM
Have You Met Miss Jones?
Artist : ILLINOIS JACQUET
Album : Flying Home: Best of the Verve Years
Label : Verve
4:01 PM
It Never Entered My Mind
Artist : Three Voices
Album : Three Voices
Label : Transitions
4:06 PM
Sent For You Yesterday
Artist : Stanley Turrentine
Album : Let It Go
Label : Impulse
4:11 PM
Always True to You in My Fashion
Artist : PAULA WEST
Album : Temptation
Label : Paula West
4:17 PM
Look Who’s Here
Artist : Ray Brown
Album : Ray Brown/Monty Alexander/Russell Malone
Label : Telarc
4:20 PM
Harvest Moon
Artist : DMITRI MATHENY
Album : Penumbra
Label : Monarch
4:25 PM
Why Don’t They Understand?
Artist : Lem Winchester
Album : With Feeling
Label : Prestige
4:30 PM
Spring is Where You Are
Artist : Kathy Kosins
Album : Kathy Kosins 2
Label : Mahogany Digital
4:36 PM
Monkish
Artist : JOSH WORKMAN
Album : Jumpin' at the Border
Label : Tetrachord Music
4:41 PM
Sweet and Lovely
Artist : Gerry Mulligan
Album : Jazz 'Round Midnight
Label : Verve
4:46 PM
Gee Baby, Ain’t I Good to You
Artist : Kenny Burrell
Album : Midnight Blue
Label : Blue Note
4:52 PM
The Breeze and I
Artist : Teddy Edwards & Houston Person
Album : Teddy Edwards & Houston Person
Label : Highnote
5:01 PM
Velvet Night
Artist : RAMSEY LEWIS
Album : from RAMSEY LEWIS & NANCY WILSON: Meant to Be
Label : Narada Jazz
5:06 PM
Solid Old Man
Artist : DAN BARRETT
Album : Harlem 2000
Label : Nagel Heyer
5:10 PM
Dat Dere
Artist : RANDY JOHNSTON
Album : Somewhere in the Night
Label : Hightone
5:17 PM
Fascinating Rhythm
Artist : Mark O’Connor
Album : In Full Swing
Label : Odyssey
5:20 PM
Soul Eyes
Artist : John Coltrane
Album : Coltrane
Label : Impulse
5:26 PM
Tenderly
Artist : John Pizzarelli
Album : P.S. Mr. Cole
Label : RCA
5:31 PM
What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?
Artist : Bobby Hutcherson
Album : For Sentimental Reasons
Label : Kind of Blue
5:37 PM
Days of Wine and Roses
Artist : EARL KLUGH
Album : The Earl Klugh Trio, Vol. One
Label : Warner Brothers
5:43 PM
Morning Glow (Asayake)
Artist : Onaje Allan Gumbs
Album : That Special Part Of Me
Label : Zebra
5:48 PM
Blues for Joe
Artist : JOHN PISANO
Album : Conversation Pieces
Label : Pablo
5:54 PM
In a Mellow Tone
Artist : Oscar Peterson
Album : A Tribute To Oscar Peterson Live at the Town Hall
Label : Telarc

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CD Selections
4:35 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

June Jazz Picks from ICON Magazine

Here's Nick Bewsey from ICON Magazine with a bunch of great jazz CDs to tell you about.

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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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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
6:19 pm
Sat June 21, 2014

Bobby Hutcherson's Good Vibes For Fiery Times

Bobby Hutcherson's new album on Blue Note Records is Enjoy The View.
Scott Chernis Courtesy of the artist

The vibraphone is a special instrument. That spooky, smoky, sparkling sound — there's nothing like it. And there's nothing like hearing the vibes played by Bobby Hutcherson.

Hutcherson has covered a lot of ground on his instrument. In the 1950s he was already playing professional gigs, as a teenager. In the '60s, he was a leading light of jazz's avant garde, breaking new ground on some of the most revered LPs issued by Blue Note Records.

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WRTI Spotlight
2:18 pm
Thu June 19, 2014

Jazz Pianist and Hard Bop Composer Horace Silver Dies at 85

One of my favorite Horace Silver albums

When I first heard Horace Silver play piano, I said to myself, "this fellow must have been groomed in the African America church." Not quite...but somewhat close: his mother was of Irish-African descent, and did sing in church; and his father was of Afro-Portuguese heritage.

One could detect in his unique, straight-ahead jazz style, gospel, blues, soul and funk - well before the latter adjective found its way into the music lexicon. 

Horace Silver and the Jazz Messengers: Doodlin'

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WRTI Spotlight
1:22 pm
Thu June 19, 2014

BP Remembers Jazz Vocalist Jimmy Scott

Jimmy Scott

The music world - and the world at large - lost a very fine singer of standard popular songs last week when Jimmy Scott died on June 12th at age 88.

It’s surprising that the name Jimmy Scott was unknown to a good number of folks. But to those familiar with his work and his way with a song, he was a legend...and some of those who favored his work, were and are, legends in their own right: Nancy Wilson, Ray Charles, and Billie Holiday, to name a few, sang his praises. The standard pop and jazz cognoscente, knew Jimmy Scott!

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
8:36 pm
Wed May 28, 2014

Take 75: Great Solos In Blue Note Records History

Clifford Brown turned in a number of fine solos playing with bandleader Art Blakey in 1954.
Francis Wolff Courtesy of Blue Note Records

Originally published on Thu May 29, 2014 3:55 pm

Blue Note Records has been many things over the course of its 75 years: a label responsible for blinding jazz innovations, a home for the titans of hard bop and soul jazz, a place for smart, sly, jazz-inflected pop creations.

One constant running throughout its history is improvisation. Its records have showcased jazz soloing in every possible mood and temperament. Its artists, both the jazz legends and those journeymen who are little regarded today, have helped shape the ever-evolving notion of what a solo is and what it can be.

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
5:06 pm
Wed May 28, 2014

Cause For Celebration: The Iconic Blue Note Records At 75

Drummer Art Blakey, who recorded for Blue Note from 1954 to 1965, in the studio.
Francis Wolff Blue Note Records

Originally published on Wed May 28, 2014 11:48 pm

Blue Note Records is the kind of record label that people like to call "storied" — so celebrated and impactful that no one narrative can capture its essence. From swing to bebop and hard bop, through fusion and the avant-garde, Blue Note has been telling the story of jazz in the grooves of its records since 1939 — and for its 75th anniversary, it's releasing remastered vinyl editions of some gems from its catalog. But the real legacy of the label is too big to capture on disc.

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Creatively Speaking
8:14 am
Mon May 26, 2014

Jazz Guitarist And Vocalist Jimi Odell: The Music Is You

Jimi Odell at home

A musician’s understanding of his artistry often deepens over time. WRTI’s Meridee Duddleston gets a perspective from a jazz man who’s performed for over a half century. Guitarist and vocalist Jimi Odell has been called one of Philadelphia’s best-kept secrets. And even though he wasn’t born here, local jazz buffs proudly claim him as their own. Now in his '80s, Odell bought himself a guitar and an instruction book when he was 19. Looking back he says it’s not an easy instrument to master.

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
5:27 am
Sat May 24, 2014

Asleep In Dress Blues: Music For Memorial Day

A lone bugler plays "Taps" during a burial service at Arlington National Cemetery.
Win McNamee Getty Images

Originally published on Mon May 26, 2014 8:52 am

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A Big Band Celebration!
2:03 pm
Thu May 22, 2014

WRTI's Big Band Kick-Off to Summer on Memorial Day Weekend!

The Airmen of Note

Memorial Day is known as the unofficial start of summer, but was established to honor fallen troops who gave their lives for our country. Join WRTI as we honor both aspects of this holiday weekend. We'll provide the perfect music to fuel your holiday barbeque all weekend long, featuring a type of jazz that - historically - goes hand-in hand with patriotism – Big Band!

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