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 02, 2013

10:01 AM
Elizete
Artist : CHAD LAWSON TRIO
Album : Unforeseen
Label : Summit
10:06 AM
Things Ain’t What They Used to Be
Artist : Dave Brubeck
Album : VARIOUS: Duke Ellington 1969 All-Star White House Tribute
Label : Blue Note
10:10 AM
Dat Dere
Artist : Bobby Timmons
Album : Moanin' Blues
Label : Prestige
10:17 AM
Nice Work if You Can Get It
Artist : Billie Holiday
Album : VARIOUS: Gershwin - Jazz 'round Midnight
Label : Verve
10:21 AM
Chan’s Song
Artist : Bobby Hutcherson
Album : Skyline
Label : Verve
10:26 AM
I’m Old Fashioned
Artist : Ahmad Jamal
Album : After Fajr
Label : Dreyfus
10:34 AM
Bunny
Artist : Gerry Mulligan & Johnny Hodges
Album : Gerry Mulligan Meets Johnny Hodges
Label : Verve
10:40 AM
Dawn Ray
Artist : Ray Charles
Album : Pure Genius: the Complete Atlantic Recordings
Label : Atlantic
10:45 AM
If You Never Fall in Love With Me
Artist : Ernie Andrews
Album : Jump For Joy
Label : Highnote
10:51 AM
Afternoon in Paris
Artist : Jan Leder
Album : Nonchalant
Label : A-Records
10:57 AM
Come Out, Come Out Wherever You Are Part I
Artist : Peter MacDonough
Album : The WOO
Label : Peter MacDonough
11:01 AM
Willow Weep For Me
Artist : Modern Jazz Quartet
Album : Fontessa
Label : Atlantic
11:06 AM
La Rosita
Artist : Coleman Hawkins & Ben Webster
Album : Coleman Hawkins Encounters Ben Webster
Label : Verve
11:11 AM
I Cover the Waterfront
Artist : Wynton Marsalis
Album : Standard Time, Vol. 3
Label : Columbia
11:17 AM
A Walk
Artist : Marcus Goldhaber
Album : Take Me Anywhere
Label : Fallen Apple
11:21 AM
Seed Shack
Artist : Gene Ammons
Album : Greatest Hits, Vol. 1: the Sixties
Label : Prestige
11:27 AM
Killer Joe
Artist : THE JAZZTET
Album : VARIOUS: Hit Jazz
Label : 32 Jazz
11:33 AM
Magic E
Artist : Akiko Tsuruga
Album : Oriental Express
Label : Allegro
11:39 AM
Elli
Artist : Avishai Cohen
Album : Continuo
Label : Sunnyside
11:43 AM
’Round Midnight
Artist : Miles Davis
Album : 'Round About Midnight
Label : Columbia
11:49 AM
Because of You
Artist : Freddy Cole
Album : Because of You: Freddy Cole Sings Tony Bennett
Label : HighNote
11:54 AM
Moten Swing/You’re Driving Me Crazy
Artist : BOBBY SHORT
Album : Celebrating 30 Years at the Cafe Carlyle
Label : Telarc
12:01 PM
Giant Steps
Artist : John Coltrane
Album : Giant Steps
Composer : Coltrane
Label : Atlantic
12:06 PM
It Was a Very Good Year
Artist : PETE MALINVERNI
Album : A Very Good Year
Label : Reservoir
12:12 PM
I Thought About You
Artist : CLAIRE DALY
Album : Swing Low
Label : Koch
12:18 PM
Let Yourself Go
Artist : Stacey Kent
Album : Let Yourself Go
Label : Candid
12:22 PM
Jive at Five
Artist : Allan Vache & Harry Allen
Album : Allan And Allen
Label : Nagel Heyer
12:28 PM
Bye-Ya
Artist : Kim Pensyl & Phil DeGreg
Album : Melodious Monk
Label : Summit
12:35 PM
She’s Got a Way
Artist : Curtis Stigers
Album : You Inspire Me
Label : Concord
12:41 PM
Six Appeal
Artist : BARRETT DEEMS
Album : Deemus
Label : Delmark
12:46 PM
Prelude to a Kiss
Artist : Joe Wilder
Album : Savoy Jazz Sampler
Label : Savoy
12:51 PM
On Wings of the Spirit
Artist : Kenny Burrell
Album : Blue Muse
Label : Concord
12:57 PM
Caravan
Artist : Dizzy Gillespie
Album : VARIOUS: Rebop: the Savoy Originals
Label : Savoy
1:01 PM
The Brown Soldier
Artist : Cyrus Chestnut
Album : Genuine Chestnut
Label : Telarc
1:06 PM
Hymn to Freedom
Artist : Oscar Peterson
Album : A Summer Night in Munich
Label : Telarc
1:12 PM
Very Early
Artist : George Shearing
Album : That Shearing Sound
Label : Telarc
1:18 PM
Dolphin Dance
Artist : MCBRIDE/PAYTON/WHITFIELD
Album : Fingerpainting: Music of Herbie Hancock
Label : Verve
1:22 PM
Old King Dooji
Artist : Dan Block
Album : From His World to Mine
Label : Miles High
1:27 PM
Charlie Brown Theme
Artist : Vince Guaraldi
Album : Charlie Brown's Holiday Hits
Label : Fantasy
1:33 PM
All or Nothing at All
Artist : JIMMY SCOTT
Album : Over the Rainbow
Label : Milestone
1:39 PM
Candy
Artist : TEDDY EDWARDS
Album : Ladies Man
Label : Highnote
1:44 PM
Take the ’A’ Train
Artist : LINCOLN CENTER JAZZ ORCHESTRA
Album : They Came To Swing
Label : Columbia
1:49 PM
Hershey’s Kisses
Artist : Kathy Kosins
Album : To the Ladies of Cool
Label : Resonance
1:54 PM
I Hadn’t Anyone Till You
Artist : KERRY STRAYER SEPTET
Album : Mentor
Label : Kerry Strayer Productions
2:01 PM
Elizete
Artist : CHAD LAWSON TRIO
Album : Unforeseen
Label : Summit
2:06 PM
Things Ain’t What They Used to Be
Artist : Dave Brubeck
Album : VARIOUS: Duke Ellington 1969 All-Star White House Tribute
Label : Blue Note
2:10 PM
Dat Dere
Artist : Bobby Timmons
Album : Moanin' Blues
Label : Prestige
2:17 PM
Nice Work if You Can Get It
Artist : Billie Holiday
Album : VARIOUS: Gershwin - Jazz 'round Midnight
Label : Verve
2:21 PM
Chan’s Song
Artist : Bobby Hutcherson
Album : Skyline
Label : Verve
2:26 PM
I’m Old Fashioned
Artist : Ahmad Jamal
Album : After Fajr
Label : Dreyfus
2:34 PM
Bunny
Artist : Gerry Mulligan & Johnny Hodges
Album : Gerry Mulligan Meets Johnny Hodges
Label : Verve
2:40 PM
Dawn Ray
Artist : Ray Charles
Album : Pure Genius: the Complete Atlantic Recordings
Label : Atlantic
2:45 PM
If You Never Fall in Love With Me
Artist : Ernie Andrews
Album : Jump For Joy
Label : Highnote
2:51 PM
Afternoon in Paris
Artist : Jan Leder
Album : Nonchalant
Label : A-Records
2:57 PM
Come Out, Come Out Wherever You Are Part I
Artist : Peter MacDonough
Album : The WOO
Label : Peter MacDonough
3:01 PM
Willow Weep For Me
Artist : Modern Jazz Quartet
Album : Fontessa
Label : Atlantic
3:06 PM
La Rosita
Artist : Coleman Hawkins & Ben Webster
Album : Coleman Hawkins Encounters Ben Webster
Label : Verve
3:11 PM
I Cover the Waterfront
Artist : Wynton Marsalis
Album : Standard Time, Vol. 3
Label : Columbia
3:17 PM
A Walk
Artist : Marcus Goldhaber
Album : Take Me Anywhere
Label : Fallen Apple
3:21 PM
Seed Shack
Artist : Gene Ammons
Album : Greatest Hits, Vol. 1: the Sixties
Label : Prestige
3:27 PM
Killer Joe
Artist : THE JAZZTET
Album : VARIOUS: Hit Jazz
Label : 32 Jazz
3:33 PM
Magic E
Artist : Akiko Tsuruga
Album : Oriental Express
Label : Allegro
3:39 PM
Elli
Artist : Avishai Cohen
Album : Continuo
Label : Sunnyside
3:43 PM
’Round Midnight
Artist : Miles Davis
Album : 'Round About Midnight
Label : Columbia
3:49 PM
Because of You
Artist : Freddy Cole
Album : Because of You: Freddy Cole Sings Tony Bennett
Label : HighNote
3:54 PM
Moten Swing/You’re Driving Me Crazy
Artist : BOBBY SHORT
Album : Celebrating 30 Years at the Cafe Carlyle
Label : Telarc
4:01 PM
Giant Steps
Artist : John Coltrane
Album : Giant Steps
Composer : Coltrane
Label : Atlantic
4:06 PM
It Was a Very Good Year
Artist : PETE MALINVERNI
Album : A Very Good Year
Label : Reservoir
4:12 PM
I Thought About You
Artist : CLAIRE DALY
Album : Swing Low
Label : Koch
4:18 PM
Let Yourself Go
Artist : Stacey Kent
Album : Let Yourself Go
Label : Candid
4:22 PM
Jive at Five
Artist : Allan Vache & Harry Allen
Album : Allan And Allen
Label : Nagel Heyer
4:28 PM
Bye-Ya
Artist : Kim Pensyl & Phil DeGreg
Album : Melodious Monk
Label : Summit
4:35 PM
She’s Got a Way
Artist : Curtis Stigers
Album : You Inspire Me
Label : Concord
4:41 PM
Six Appeal
Artist : BARRETT DEEMS
Album : Deemus
Label : Delmark
4:46 PM
Prelude to a Kiss
Artist : Joe Wilder
Album : Savoy Jazz Sampler
Label : Savoy
4:51 PM
On Wings of the Spirit
Artist : Kenny Burrell
Album : Blue Muse
Label : Concord
4:57 PM
Caravan
Artist : Dizzy Gillespie
Album : VARIOUS: Rebop: the Savoy Originals
Label : Savoy
5:01 PM
The Brown Soldier
Artist : Cyrus Chestnut
Album : Genuine Chestnut
Label : Telarc
5:06 PM
Hymn to Freedom
Artist : Oscar Peterson
Album : A Summer Night in Munich
Label : Telarc
5:12 PM
Very Early
Artist : George Shearing
Album : That Shearing Sound
Label : Telarc
5:18 PM
Dolphin Dance
Artist : MCBRIDE/PAYTON/WHITFIELD
Album : Fingerpainting: Music of Herbie Hancock
Label : Verve
5:22 PM
Old King Dooji
Artist : Dan Block
Album : From His World to Mine
Label : Miles High
5:27 PM
Charlie Brown Theme
Artist : Vince Guaraldi
Album : Charlie Brown's Holiday Hits
Label : Fantasy
5:33 PM
All or Nothing at All
Artist : JIMMY SCOTT
Album : Over the Rainbow
Label : Milestone
5:39 PM
Candy
Artist : TEDDY EDWARDS
Album : Ladies Man
Label : Highnote
5:44 PM
Take the ’A’ Train
Artist : LINCOLN CENTER JAZZ ORCHESTRA
Album : They Came To Swing
Label : Columbia
5:49 PM
Hershey’s Kisses
Artist : Kathy Kosins
Album : To the Ladies of Cool
Label : Resonance
5:54 PM
I Hadn’t Anyone Till You
Artist : KERRY STRAYER SEPTET
Album : Mentor
Label : Kerry Strayer Productions

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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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Latest From ICON Magazine
10:48 am
Thu May 22, 2014

Bob Perkins Tells The Story of Billy Strayhorn, Composer of "Take the 'A' Train"

Composer, arranger, and pianist Billy Strathorn is best known for his 30-year collaboration with Duke Ellington. His compositions include "Take the "A" Train," "Chelsea Bridge," and "Lush Life."

He stood five feet, two inches tall, and his musical colleagues dubbed him “Swee’ Pea,” after the little character in the Popeye cartoons. But Billy Strayhorn ranked with the giants that composed enduring standard popular music. He was also nobody’s cartoon character. The handle was a reverent tease, applied by Strayhorn’s musical associates in the Duke Ellington Orchestra.

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