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

January 01, 2013

10:01 AM
Come Prima
Artist : Aldo Romano
Album : Canzoni
Label : Enja
10:06 AM
Alice in Wonderland
Artist : TOM TEASLEY
Album : Global Standard Time
Label : T&T
10:12 AM
Comes Love
Artist : Ann Hampton Callaway
Album : At Last
Label : Telarc
10:18 AM
Furnace of Affliction
Artist : Jay Lawrence Quartet
Album : Sweet Lime
Label : Jazz Hang
10:22 AM
Scarecrow
Artist : BOB WILBER
Album : Everywhere You Go There's Jazz
Label : Arbors
10:27 AM
Gymnopedie #1, Variation 1
Artist : Jacques Loussier
Album : VARIOUS: Love Ballads - Late Night Jazz
Label : Telarc
10:33 AM
Deep Night
Artist : Art Tatum
Album : The Best of the Pablo Group Masterpieces
Label : Pablo
10:39 AM
You’ve Got a Friend in Me
Artist : Joshua Redman
Album : Disney Jazz, Volume 1: Everybody Wants to Be a Cat
Label : Disney Pearl
10:43 AM
Amor Fati
Artist : Fiveplay Jazz Quintet
Album : Fiveplay Jazz Quintet
Label : Auraline Music
10:49 AM
Let’s Fall in Love
Artist : Diana Krall
Album : Live in Paris
Label : Verve
10:54 AM
Chant
Artist : Coleman Hawkins
Album : The Hawk Flies High
Label : Riverside
11:01 AM
Double Rainbow
Artist : Oscar Castro-Neves
Album : All One
Label : Mack Avenue
11:06 AM
I’m Just a Lucky So and So
Artist : SONNY CLARK
Album : VARIOUS: Blue Note Plays Ellington & Strayhorn
Label : Blue Note
11:10 AM
Dreamsville
Artist : DAVE GRUSIN
Album : Two For the Road
Label : GRP
11:16 AM
Naima
Artist : WALTER BELL
Album : Walter Bell & the L.J.U.
Label : Reika
11:20 AM
Song for a Pretty Girl
Artist : Patrick Williams
Album : Aurora
Label : ArtistShare
11:26 AM
When It’s Sleepy Time Down South
Artist : Wynton Marsalis
Album : Standard Time, Vol. 2 - Intimacy Calling
Label : Columbia
11:33 AM
When Joanna Loved Me
Artist : Paul Desmond
Album : Lemme Tell Ya 'bout Desmond
Label : Label M
11:38 AM
Night and Day
Artist : DAN PAPAILA
Album : Full Circle
Label : A-Records
11:44 AM
You Bet I Do
Artist : Debbie Poryes & Bruce Williamson
Album : Two & Fro
Label : OA2
11:49 AM
Corcovado
Artist : STAN GETZ & JOAO GILBERTO
Album : from ASTRUD GILBERTO: Diva
Label : Verve
11:54 AM
Tess
Artist : Bob Belden
Album : Three Days of Rain
Label : Sunnyside
12:01 PM
Doxy
Artist : Miles Davis
Album : VARIOUS: the Prestige Records Story
Label : Prestige
12:06 PM
When Your Lover Has Gone
Artist : Jessica Williams
Album : Higher Standards
Label : Candid
12:12 PM
Sidewinder
Artist : Turtle Island String Quartet
Album : Metropolis
Label : Windham Hill
12:19 PM
Tadd’s Delight
Artist : Lafayette Harris, Jr.
Album : Trio Talk
Label : Airmen
12:23 PM
Lester Left Town
Artist : Benny Green
Album : Naturally
Label : Telarc
12:28 PM
The Jitterbug Waltz
Artist : Bobby Hutcherson
Album : For Sentimental Reasons
Label : Kind of Blue
12:36 PM
How Ruth Felt
Artist : Regina Carter
Album : I'll Be Seeing You: a Sentimental Journey
Label : Verve
12:42 PM
Vignette
Artist : Ehud Asherie
Album : Modern Life
Label : Positone
12:47 PM
I’ve Got You Under My Skin
Artist : Dinah Washington
Album : Diva
Label : Verve
12:52 PM
Darn That Dream
Artist : George Shearing
Album : Lullabies of Birdland - a Musical Autobiography
Label : Concord
12:57 PM
Dusty Blue
Artist : HOWARD McGHEE
Album : Dusty Blue
Label : Bethlehem
1:01 PM
Gina’s Groove
Artist : Clayton Brothers
Album : Back in the Swing of Things
Label : n.a.
1:06 PM
Stompin’ at the Savoy
Artist : Andre Previn
Album : Jazz at the Musikverein
Label : Verve
1:12 PM
How Deep is the Ocean?
Artist : Jeff Baker
Album : Baker Sings Chet
Label : OA2
1:18 PM
It’s You or No One
Artist : STEVE BLAILOCK
Album : Mixed Bag
Label : Jazz & Blues
1:22 PM
Do I Love You Because You’re Beautiful
Artist : John Coltrane
Album : VARIOUS: the Jazz Giants Play Rodgers & Hammerstein
Label : Prestige
1:27 PM
Bock to Bock
Artist : MEL RHYNE
Album : Remembering Wes
Label : Savant
1:33 PM
Tin Tin Deo
Artist : Oscar Peterson
Album : Meets Roy Hargrove and Ralph Moore
Label : Telarc
1:39 PM
Short Yarn
Artist : Andy Farber
Album : This Could Be the Start of Something Big
Label : Black Warrior
1:44 PM
Bossa de Buzios
Artist : STEVE HOBBS
Album : Second Encounter
Label : Candid
1:49 PM
Young and Foolish
Artist : Janis Mann
Album : A Perfect Time
Label : Pancake
1:54 PM
The Days of Wine and Roses
Artist : Vince Guaraldi & Bola Sete
Album : Vince Guaraldi & Bola Sete
Label : Fantasy
2:01 PM
Come Prima
Artist : Aldo Romano
Album : Canzoni
Label : Enja
2:06 PM
Alice in Wonderland
Artist : TOM TEASLEY
Album : Global Standard Time
Label : T&T
2:12 PM
Comes Love
Artist : Ann Hampton Callaway
Album : At Last
Label : Telarc
2:18 PM
Furnace of Affliction
Artist : Jay Lawrence Quartet
Album : Sweet Lime
Label : Jazz Hang
2:22 PM
Scarecrow
Artist : BOB WILBER
Album : Everywhere You Go There's Jazz
Label : Arbors
2:27 PM
Gymnopedie #1, Variation 1
Artist : Jacques Loussier
Album : VARIOUS: Love Ballads - Late Night Jazz
Label : Telarc
2:33 PM
Deep Night
Artist : Art Tatum
Album : The Best of the Pablo Group Masterpieces
Label : Pablo
2:39 PM
You’ve Got a Friend in Me
Artist : Joshua Redman
Album : Disney Jazz, Volume 1: Everybody Wants to Be a Cat
Label : Disney Pearl
2:43 PM
Amor Fati
Artist : Fiveplay Jazz Quintet
Album : Fiveplay Jazz Quintet
Label : Auraline Music
2:49 PM
Let’s Fall in Love
Artist : Diana Krall
Album : Live in Paris
Label : Verve
2:54 PM
Chant
Artist : Coleman Hawkins
Album : The Hawk Flies High
Label : Riverside
3:01 PM
Double Rainbow
Artist : Oscar Castro-Neves
Album : All One
Label : Mack Avenue
3:06 PM
I’m Just a Lucky So and So
Artist : SONNY CLARK
Album : VARIOUS: Blue Note Plays Ellington & Strayhorn
Label : Blue Note
3:10 PM
Dreamsville
Artist : DAVE GRUSIN
Album : Two For the Road
Label : GRP
3:16 PM
Naima
Artist : WALTER BELL
Album : Walter Bell & the L.J.U.
Label : Reika
3:20 PM
Song for a Pretty Girl
Artist : Patrick Williams
Album : Aurora
Label : ArtistShare
3:26 PM
When It’s Sleepy Time Down South
Artist : Wynton Marsalis
Album : Standard Time, Vol. 2 - Intimacy Calling
Label : Columbia
3:33 PM
When Joanna Loved Me
Artist : Paul Desmond
Album : Lemme Tell Ya 'bout Desmond
Label : Label M
3:38 PM
Night and Day
Artist : DAN PAPAILA
Album : Full Circle
Label : A-Records
3:44 PM
You Bet I Do
Artist : Debbie Poryes & Bruce Williamson
Album : Two & Fro
Label : OA2
3:49 PM
Corcovado
Artist : STAN GETZ & JOAO GILBERTO
Album : from ASTRUD GILBERTO: Diva
Label : Verve
3:54 PM
Tess
Artist : Bob Belden
Album : Three Days of Rain
Label : Sunnyside
4:01 PM
Doxy
Artist : Miles Davis
Album : VARIOUS: the Prestige Records Story
Label : Prestige
4:06 PM
When Your Lover Has Gone
Artist : Jessica Williams
Album : Higher Standards
Label : Candid
4:12 PM
Sidewinder
Artist : Turtle Island String Quartet
Album : Metropolis
Label : Windham Hill
4:19 PM
Tadd’s Delight
Artist : Lafayette Harris, Jr.
Album : Trio Talk
Label : Airmen
4:23 PM
Lester Left Town
Artist : Benny Green
Album : Naturally
Label : Telarc
4:28 PM
The Jitterbug Waltz
Artist : Bobby Hutcherson
Album : For Sentimental Reasons
Label : Kind of Blue
4:36 PM
How Ruth Felt
Artist : Regina Carter
Album : I'll Be Seeing You: a Sentimental Journey
Label : Verve
4:42 PM
Vignette
Artist : Ehud Asherie
Album : Modern Life
Label : Positone
4:47 PM
I’ve Got You Under My Skin
Artist : Dinah Washington
Album : Diva
Label : Verve
4:52 PM
Darn That Dream
Artist : George Shearing
Album : Lullabies of Birdland - a Musical Autobiography
Label : Concord
4:57 PM
Dusty Blue
Artist : HOWARD McGHEE
Album : Dusty Blue
Label : Bethlehem
5:01 PM
Gina’s Groove
Artist : Clayton Brothers
Album : Back in the Swing of Things
Label : n.a.
5:06 PM
Stompin’ at the Savoy
Artist : Andre Previn
Album : Jazz at the Musikverein
Label : Verve
5:12 PM
How Deep is the Ocean?
Artist : Jeff Baker
Album : Baker Sings Chet
Label : OA2
5:18 PM
It’s You or No One
Artist : STEVE BLAILOCK
Album : Mixed Bag
Label : Jazz & Blues
5:22 PM
Do I Love You Because You’re Beautiful
Artist : John Coltrane
Album : VARIOUS: the Jazz Giants Play Rodgers & Hammerstein
Label : Prestige
5:27 PM
Bock to Bock
Artist : MEL RHYNE
Album : Remembering Wes
Label : Savant
5:33 PM
Tin Tin Deo
Artist : Oscar Peterson
Album : Meets Roy Hargrove and Ralph Moore
Label : Telarc
5:39 PM
Short Yarn
Artist : Andy Farber
Album : This Could Be the Start of Something Big
Label : Black Warrior
5:44 PM
Bossa de Buzios
Artist : STEVE HOBBS
Album : Second Encounter
Label : Candid
5:49 PM
Young and Foolish
Artist : Janis Mann
Album : A Perfect Time
Label : Pancake
5:54 PM
The Days of Wine and Roses
Artist : Vince Guaraldi & Bola Sete
Album : Vince Guaraldi & Bola Sete
Label : Fantasy

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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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