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 03, 2013

10:01 AM
Have You Met Miss Jones?
Artist : Ted Rosenthal
Album : Out of This World
Label : Playscape
10:06 AM
Red Beans
Artist : Red Garland
Album : Red's Blues
Label : Prestige
10:10 AM
The Ray
Artist : Ray Charles
Album : Pure Genius: the Complete Atlantic Recordings
Label : Atlantic
10:15 AM
Love Is a Losing Game
Artist : Sachal Vasandani
Album : Hi-Fly
Label : Mack Avenue
10:19 AM
Blue in Green
Artist : Miles Davis
Album : Kind of Blue
Composer : Davis
Label : Columbia
10:25 AM
Waiting for Spring
Artist : David Benoit
Album : Waiting For Spring
Label : GRP
10:31 AM
When Lights Are Low
Artist : Scott Hamilton
Album : Jazz Signatures
Label : Concord
10:37 AM
You’d Be So Nice to Come Home to
Artist : Art Pepper
Album : Art Pepper Meets the Rhythm Section
Label : Contemporary
10:43 AM
A Foggy Day
Artist : Art Tatum
Album : The Complete Pablo Group Masterpieces
Label : Pablo
10:48 AM
Don’t Look at Me Like That
Artist : Ren¿ Marie
Album : Vertigo
Label : MaxJazz
10:54 AM
88 Basie Street
Artist : SAMMY NESTICO
Album : Big Band Favorites of Sammy Nestico
Label : Summit
11:01 AM
Easy Street
Artist : PATRICK WILLIAMS
Album : VARIOUS: Blonde
Label : Playboy
11:06 AM
Out of Nowhere
Artist : Doc Cheatham & Nicholas Payton
Album : Doc Cheatham & Nicholas Payton
Label : Verve
11:12 AM
Take Five
Artist : Dave Brubeck
Album : Time Out
Label : Columbia
11:19 AM
Lost Mind
Artist : Diana Krall
Album : Love Scenes
Label : Impulse
11:23 AM
Betty the Baptist
Artist : SHERMAN IRBY
Album : Full Circle .
Label : Blue Note
11:28 AM
Moonglow
Artist : TEDDY CHARLES
Album : Salute To Hamp
Label : Bethlehem
11:33 AM
Street Life
Artist : Randy Crawford & Joe Sample
Album : Live
Label : PRA
11:39 AM
You Brought a New Kind of Love to Me
Artist : MICHIKO OGAWA
Album : ...it's All About Love!
Label : Arbors
11:44 AM
If
Artist : OSCAR PETERSON & JOE PASS
Album : A La Salle Plezel
Label : Pablo
11:52 AM
Seaward
Artist : ENRICO PIERANUNZI
Album : Seaward
Label : Soul Note
11:57 AM
Poinciana
Artist : Benny Carter & Oscar Peterson
Album : Cosmopolite: the Oscar Peterson Verve Sessions
Label : Verve
12:01 PM
Velvet Night
Artist : RAMSEY LEWIS
Album : from RAMSEY LEWIS & NANCY WILSON: Meant to Be
Label : Narada Jazz
12:06 PM
Spring Sequence
Artist : RALPH BURNS
Album : Bijou
Label : Period
12:12 PM
Little Girl Blue
Artist : Gene Ammons
Album : VARIOUS: the Jazz Giants Play Rodgers & Hart
Label : Prestige
12:18 PM
I Feel Fine / Sidewinder
Artist : John Pizzarelli
Album : Double Exposure
Label : Telarc
12:22 PM
How Deep Is the Ocean
Artist : Beegie Adair Trio
Album : The Real Thing: Live
Label : Green Hill
12:27 PM
Harvest Moon
Artist : DMITRI MATHENY
Album : Penumbra
Label : Monarch
12:33 PM
Woody N’ You
Artist : Mark Sherman
Album : The L.A. Sessions
Label : Miles High
12:39 PM
Miss Lady
Artist : Anthony E. Nelson Jr.
Album : Tenor For Two
Label : Musicstand
12:43 PM
Summer Fair
Artist : Jacob Melchior
Album : It's About Time
Label : Jacob Melchoir
12:49 PM
How Do You Keep the Music Playing?
Artist : Freddy Cole
Album : Le Grand Freddy
Label : Fantasy
12:54 PM
Blues For Matt B.
Artist : Sean Jones
Album : Gemini
Label : MACK AVE
1:01 PM
Don’t Take Your Love From Me
Artist : Milt Jackson & Coleman Hawkins
Album : Bean Bags
Label : Koch
1:06 PM
Poinciana
Artist : Ahmad Jamal
Album : Poinciana
Label : Columbia
1:10 PM
On a Clear Day (You Can See Forever)
Artist : New York Voices
Album : A Day Like This
Label : MCG Jazz
1:17 PM
Musetta’s Waltz
Artist : JAY D’AMICO
Album : Ponte Novello
Label : CAP
1:21 PM
At Last
Artist : Maureen Choi
Album : Maureen Choi Quartet
Label : Maureen Choi
1:26 PM
Warne-ing
Artist : KERRY STRAYER SEPTET
Album : Mentor
Label : Kerry Strayer Productions
1:32 PM
I Can’t Help It
Artist : JC Stylles
Album : Exhilaration and Other States (Featuring Pat Bianchi & Lawrence Leathers)
Label : Motema
1:39 PM
Linus & Lucy
Artist : Cyrus Chestnut
Album : A Charlie Brown Christmas
Label : Atlantic
1:44 PM
I’ve Told Ev’ry Little Star
Artist : Sonny Rollins
Album : Sonny Rollins & the Contemporary Leaders
Label : Contemporary
1:49 PM
Don’t Worry ’bout Me
Artist : EVERETT GREENE
Album : My Foolish Heart
Label : Savant
1:53 PM
El Ciego (The Blind)
Artist : Charlie Haden
Album : Nocturne
Label : Verve
2:01 PM
Have You Met Miss Jones?
Artist : Ted Rosenthal
Album : Out of This World
Label : Playscape
2:06 PM
Red Beans
Artist : Red Garland
Album : Red's Blues
Label : Prestige
2:10 PM
The Ray
Artist : Ray Charles
Album : Pure Genius: the Complete Atlantic Recordings
Label : Atlantic
2:15 PM
Love Is a Losing Game
Artist : Sachal Vasandani
Album : Hi-Fly
Label : Mack Avenue
2:19 PM
Blue in Green
Artist : Miles Davis
Album : Kind of Blue
Composer : Davis
Label : Columbia
2:25 PM
Waiting for Spring
Artist : David Benoit
Album : Waiting For Spring
Label : GRP
2:31 PM
When Lights Are Low
Artist : Scott Hamilton
Album : Jazz Signatures
Label : Concord
2:37 PM
You’d Be So Nice to Come Home to
Artist : Art Pepper
Album : Art Pepper Meets the Rhythm Section
Label : Contemporary
2:43 PM
A Foggy Day
Artist : Art Tatum
Album : The Complete Pablo Group Masterpieces
Label : Pablo
2:48 PM
Don’t Look at Me Like That
Artist : Ren¿ Marie
Album : Vertigo
Label : MaxJazz
2:54 PM
88 Basie Street
Artist : SAMMY NESTICO
Album : Big Band Favorites of Sammy Nestico
Label : Summit
3:01 PM
Easy Street
Artist : PATRICK WILLIAMS
Album : VARIOUS: Blonde
Label : Playboy
3:06 PM
Out of Nowhere
Artist : Doc Cheatham & Nicholas Payton
Album : Doc Cheatham & Nicholas Payton
Label : Verve
3:12 PM
Take Five
Artist : Dave Brubeck
Album : Time Out
Label : Columbia
3:19 PM
Lost Mind
Artist : Diana Krall
Album : Love Scenes
Label : Impulse
3:23 PM
Betty the Baptist
Artist : SHERMAN IRBY
Album : Full Circle .
Label : Blue Note
3:28 PM
Moonglow
Artist : TEDDY CHARLES
Album : Salute To Hamp
Label : Bethlehem
3:33 PM
Street Life
Artist : Randy Crawford & Joe Sample
Album : Live
Label : PRA
3:39 PM
You Brought a New Kind of Love to Me
Artist : MICHIKO OGAWA
Album : ...it's All About Love!
Label : Arbors
3:44 PM
If
Artist : OSCAR PETERSON & JOE PASS
Album : A La Salle Plezel
Label : Pablo
3:52 PM
Seaward
Artist : ENRICO PIERANUNZI
Album : Seaward
Label : Soul Note
3:57 PM
Poinciana
Artist : Benny Carter & Oscar Peterson
Album : Cosmopolite: the Oscar Peterson Verve Sessions
Label : Verve
4:01 PM
Velvet Night
Artist : RAMSEY LEWIS
Album : from RAMSEY LEWIS & NANCY WILSON: Meant to Be
Label : Narada Jazz
4:06 PM
Spring Sequence
Artist : RALPH BURNS
Album : Bijou
Label : Period
4:12 PM
Little Girl Blue
Artist : Gene Ammons
Album : VARIOUS: the Jazz Giants Play Rodgers & Hart
Label : Prestige
4:18 PM
I Feel Fine / Sidewinder
Artist : John Pizzarelli
Album : Double Exposure
Label : Telarc
4:22 PM
How Deep Is the Ocean
Artist : Beegie Adair Trio
Album : The Real Thing: Live
Label : Green Hill
4:27 PM
Harvest Moon
Artist : DMITRI MATHENY
Album : Penumbra
Label : Monarch
4:33 PM
Woody N’ You
Artist : Mark Sherman
Album : The L.A. Sessions
Label : Miles High
4:39 PM
Miss Lady
Artist : Anthony E. Nelson Jr.
Album : Tenor For Two
Label : Musicstand
4:43 PM
Summer Fair
Artist : Jacob Melchior
Album : It's About Time
Label : Jacob Melchoir
4:49 PM
How Do You Keep the Music Playing?
Artist : Freddy Cole
Album : Le Grand Freddy
Label : Fantasy
4:54 PM
Blues For Matt B.
Artist : Sean Jones
Album : Gemini
Label : MACK AVE
5:01 PM
Don’t Take Your Love From Me
Artist : Milt Jackson & Coleman Hawkins
Album : Bean Bags
Label : Koch
5:06 PM
Poinciana
Artist : Ahmad Jamal
Album : Poinciana
Label : Columbia
5:10 PM
On a Clear Day (You Can See Forever)
Artist : New York Voices
Album : A Day Like This
Label : MCG Jazz
5:17 PM
Musetta’s Waltz
Artist : JAY D’AMICO
Album : Ponte Novello
Label : CAP
5:21 PM
At Last
Artist : Maureen Choi
Album : Maureen Choi Quartet
Label : Maureen Choi
5:26 PM
Warne-ing
Artist : KERRY STRAYER SEPTET
Album : Mentor
Label : Kerry Strayer Productions
5:32 PM
I Can’t Help It
Artist : JC Stylles
Album : Exhilaration and Other States (Featuring Pat Bianchi & Lawrence Leathers)
Label : Motema
5:39 PM
Linus & Lucy
Artist : Cyrus Chestnut
Album : A Charlie Brown Christmas
Label : Atlantic
5:44 PM
I’ve Told Ev’ry Little Star
Artist : Sonny Rollins
Album : Sonny Rollins & the Contemporary Leaders
Label : Contemporary
5:49 PM
Don’t Worry ’bout Me
Artist : EVERETT GREENE
Album : My Foolish Heart
Label : Savant
5:53 PM
El Ciego (The Blind)
Artist : Charlie Haden
Album : Nocturne
Label : Verve

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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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