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 08, 2013

6:01 AM
Grizzly
Artist : CLAYTON-HAMILTON JAZZ ORCHESTRA
Album : Shout Me Out
Label : Fable
6:06 AM
Taffy
Artist : Johnny Hodges & Wild Bill Davis
Album : (1965-1966)
Label : RCA
6:11 AM
Quagmire
Artist : Rick Germanson Trio
Album : Off the Cuff
Label : Owl
6:18 AM
Tony’s Tune
Artist : Rick Haydon & John Pizzarelli
Album : Just Friends
Label : Mel Bay
6:22 AM
Ain’t Misbehavin’
Artist : Ray Charles
Album : Blues + Jazz
Label : Rhino
6:28 AM
I Didn’t Know What Time it Was
Artist : Charlie Byrd Trio
Album : Au Courant
Label : Concord
6:33 AM
Some Cats Know
Artist : Jeanie Bryson
Album : VARIOUS: Love Ballads - Late Night Jazz
Label : Telarc
6:39 AM
Dream of You
Artist : Earl Hines
Album : The Indispensable Earl Hines, Vol 5/6
Label : RCA
6:43 AM
You’re Gonna Hear From Me
Artist : Stanley Turrentine
Album : The Spoiler
Label : Blue Note
6:49 AM
I’m Just a Lucky So and So
Artist : MAGGIE GALLOWAY
Album : More Than You Know...
Label : Brownstone
6:53 AM
Blues for D.P.
Artist : Gary Smulyan
Album : Smul's Paradise
Label : Capri
7:01 AM
FluteVibes
Artist : Gerald Beckett
Album : Flute Vibes
Label : Summit
7:06 AM
Close Your Eyes
Artist : WARREN VACHE
Album : Dream Dancing
Label : Arbors
7:11 AM
Blues for the Baby Grand
Artist : Jimmy McGriff
Album : Straight Up
Label : Milestone
7:18 AM
Don’t Go to Strangers
Artist : Etta Jones
Album : The Best of Etta Jones: the Prestige Singles
Label : Prestige
7:22 AM
Samba De Orfeo
Artist : Vince Guaraldi
Album : VARIOUS: Brazilian Horizons, Vol. 2
Label : Milestone
7:28 AM
Dream a Little Dream of Me
Artist : Gerry Mulligan
Album : The Art of Gerry Mulligan/The Final Recordings
Label : Telarc
7:33 AM
Kissed By The Sun
Artist : Tia Fuller
Album : Decisive Steps
Label : Mack Avenue
7:39 AM
Lullaby of the Leaves
Artist : Mary Stallings
Album : Manhattan Moods
Label : Concord
7:44 AM
Autumn Leaves
Artist : PAUL BROWN QUARTET
Album : Meets the Three Tenors
Label : Brownstone
7:50 AM
Theme From Black Orpheus
Artist : Paul Desmond
Album : Take Ten
Label : RCA
7:54 AM
Tipsy
Artist : Oliver Nelson & Joe Newman
Album : Main Stem
Label : Prestige
8:01 AM
My Foolish Heart
Artist : Jack Jezzro
Album : Jazz Elegance
Label : Hillsboro
8:06 AM
God Give Me Strength
Artist : Ted Kooshian’s Standard Orbit Quartet
Album : Underdog, and Other Stories...
Label : Summit
8:11 AM
In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning
Artist : Mike Longo Trio +2
Album : To My Surprise
Label : CAP
8:17 AM
West Coast Blues
Artist : MIMI FOX & GRETA MATASSA
Album : Two For the Road
Label : Origin
8:21 AM
Juicy Lucy
Artist : Houston Person
Album : Funky Pieces of Silver
Label : HighNote
8:27 AM
When Summer Comes
Artist : Oscar Peterson
Album : A Royal Wedding Suite
Label : Pablo
8:34 AM
Too Young to Go Steady
Artist : Karrin Allyson
Album : Ballads
Label : Concord
8:40 AM
Dat Dere
Artist : RANDY JOHNSTON
Album : Somewhere in the Night
Label : Hightone
8:46 AM
O Sole Mio
Artist : Joey DeFrancesco
Album : Joey Defrancesco's Goodfellas
Label : Concord
8:51 AM
For Lena and Lennie
Artist : Quincy Jones
Album : The Quintessence
Label : Impulse
8:55 AM
Love is a Many Splendored Thing
Artist : Clifford Brown & Max Roach
Album : Brown and Roach Incorporated
Label : EmArcy
9:01 AM
Try It Baby
Artist : JOE KAP ORGAN TRIO
Album : Street Noise
Label : Severn
9:06 AM
Song For Jojo
Artist : Michael B and Friends
Album : No More Blues
Label : Primrose Lane
9:11 AM
The Postman Always Rings Twice
Artist : JAZZ AT THE MOVIES BAND
Album : White Heat * Film Noir
Label : Discovery
9:17 AM
Chattanooga Choo Choo
Artist : Regina Carter
Album : Motor City Moments
Label : Verve
9:21 AM
What Now My Love?
Artist : DAKOTA STATON
Album : A Packet of Love Letters
Label : Highnote
9:25 AM
Maya’s Blues
Artist : Issi Rozen
Album : Dark Beauty
Label : New Step
9:33 AM
Detour Ahead
Artist : Chris Pasin
Album : Detour Ahead
Label : H2O
9:39 AM
I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face
Artist : Stan Getz
Album : VARIOUS: the Very Thought of You/Jazz For Lovers
Label : Columbia
9:44 AM
Pays lointain
Artist : EMMANUEL PAHUD & JACKY TERRASSON
Album : Into the Blue
Label : Blue Note
9:49 AM
How Deep is the Ocean?
Artist : Dena Derose
Album : A Walk In the Park
Label : n.a.
9:55 AM
The End of a Love Affair
Artist : Bill Easley
Album : Love Stories
Label : American Showplace

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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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