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 09, 2013

10:01 AM
Make Someone Happy
Artist : RON JACKSON & RUFUS REID
Album : Song For Luis
Label : Mastermix
10:06 AM
Woody ’n’ You
Artist : Scott Hamilton
Album : After Hours
Label : Concord
10:11 AM
Collage
Artist : Chuck Deardorf
Album : Transparence
Label : Origin
10:18 AM
Blues in the Pocket
Artist : The John Hicks Legacy Band
Album : Mind Wine
Label : Savant
10:22 AM
Topsy
Artist : Ray Brown Trio
Album : Some of My Best Friends Are...Guitarists
Label : Telarc
10:28 AM
Walk on the Wild Side
Artist : Jimmy Smith
Album : VARIOUS: Hit Jazz
Label : 32 Jazz
10:35 AM
September Song
Artist : Sarah Vaughan
Album : Sarah Vaughan With Clifford Brown
Label : EmArcy
10:41 AM
Baby, Baby All the Time
Artist : Gary Smulyan
Album : High Noon: the Jazz Soul of Frankie Laine
Label : Reservoir
10:49 AM
Puttin’ on the Ritz
Artist : Fred Astaire
Album : VARIOUS: Irving Berlin Always
Label : Verve
10:52 AM
Naima
Artist : John Coltrane
Album : Giant Steps
Label : Atlantic
10:57 AM
I’m a Loser
Artist : Vince Guaraldi & Bola Sete
Album : Vince Guaraldi & Bola Sete
Label : Fantasy
11:01 AM
Indian Summer
Artist : DAVID MURRAY
Album : Seasons
Label : Pow Wow
11:06 AM
Same Ol’ Story
Artist : Joe Williams
Album : Every Night
Label : Verve
11:11 AM
Bill Bailey
Artist : Zoot Sims
Album : Down Home
Label : Bethlehem
11:18 AM
You’d Be So Nice to Come Home to
Artist : Stephane Grappelli & Toots Thielemans
Album : Bringing It Together
Label : LiSem Enterprises
11:22 AM
Life Long Dream
Artist : JANE JARVIS
Album : Atlantic-Pacific
Label : Arbors
11:28 AM
Goin’ to Chicago Blues
Artist : Oliver Nelson
Album : More Blues and the Abstract Truth
Label : Impulse
11:34 AM
Ala Mode
Artist : Clayton Cameron & the Jass Explosion
Album : Here's to the Messengers
Label : Brushman
11:40 AM
Voyage
Artist : Laura Klein & Ted Wolff
Album : Cerulean Blue
Label : Auraline
11:44 AM
Whisper Not
Artist : THAD JONES
Album : Mad Thad
Label : Period
11:49 AM
Long, Long Journey
Artist : Duke Ellington
Album : Best of the Duke Ellington Centennial Edition
Label : RCA
11:54 AM
Patricia
Artist : PETE MCCANN
Album : Parable
Label : Palmetto
12:01 PM
Pennies From Heaven
Artist : Dave Brubeck
Album : Live at Newport 1961, 1963, 1964
Label : Columbia
12:06 PM
Rose Room
Artist : CHARLIE SHAVERS
Album : The Complete Charlie Shavers With Maxine Sullivan
Label : Bethlehem
12:11 PM
Before You
Artist : Myron Walden
Album : Countryfied
Label : Demi Sound
12:17 PM
Chim Chim Cher-ee
Artist : Esperanza Spalding
Album : Disney Jazz, Volume 1: Everybody Wants to Be a Cat
Label : Disney Pearl
12:21 PM
Slow Freight
Artist : Ray Bryant
Album : Alone at Montreux
Label : 32 Jazz
12:27 PM
It’s You or No One
Artist : David "Fathead" Newman
Album : Diamondhead
Label : HighNote
12:34 PM
I’ve Told Ev’ry Little Star
Artist : Marian McPartland
Album : 85 Candles - Live in New York
Label : CONCORD
12:40 PM
Joy Ride
Artist : Ray Charles
Album : Pure Genius: the Complete Atlantic Recordings
Label : Atlantic
12:45 PM
Speak Low
Artist : DEWEY ERNEY
Album : Time Was
Label : Resurgent
12:51 PM
Old Man River
Artist : Gene Ammons
Album : Jug
Label : Prestige
12:57 PM
This Can’t be Love
Artist : Charlie Byrd Trio
Album : Au Courant
Label : Concord
1:01 PM
Moten Swing
Artist : Marcus Shelby Jazz Orchestra
Album : The Lights Suite
Label : Noir
1:06 PM
U-Dance
Artist : Ulf Wakenius
Album : Notes From the Heart
Label : ACT Music
1:11 PM
Little Butterfly (Pannonica)
Artist : Cheryl Bentyne
Album : Talk of the Town
Label : Telarc
1:17 PM
Blue Lou
Artist : HARRY ALLEN
Album : Harry Allen Meets the John Pizzarelli Trio
Label : BMG/RCA
1:21 PM
Black Velvet (Don’t’cha Go ’way Mad)
Artist : Arnett Cobb & Red Garland
Album : Blue and Sentimental
Label : Prestige
1:26 PM
If You Could See Me Now
Artist : Chet Baker
Album : VARIOUS: the Riverside Records Story
Label : Riverside
1:33 PM
Hidden Message
Artist : Laszlo Gardony
Album : Natural Instinct
Label : Sunnyside
1:39 PM
On 2
Artist : Steve Kroon
Album : Without a Doubt
Label : Kroonatune
1:46 PM
The Long Road Home
Artist : ERNIE WATTS
Album : The Long Road Home
Label : JVC
1:51 PM
Everything I Have is Yours
Artist : Kevin Mahogany
Album : My Romance
Label : Warner Brothers
1:56 PM
I’ve Found a New Baby
Artist : Earl Hines
Album : The Indispensable Earl Hines, Vol 5/6
Label : RCA
2:01 PM
Make Someone Happy
Artist : RON JACKSON & RUFUS REID
Album : Song For Luis
Label : Mastermix
2:06 PM
Woody ’n’ You
Artist : Scott Hamilton
Album : After Hours
Label : Concord
2:11 PM
Collage
Artist : Chuck Deardorf
Album : Transparence
Label : Origin
2:18 PM
Blues in the Pocket
Artist : The John Hicks Legacy Band
Album : Mind Wine
Label : Savant
2:22 PM
Topsy
Artist : Ray Brown Trio
Album : Some of My Best Friends Are...Guitarists
Label : Telarc
2:28 PM
Walk on the Wild Side
Artist : Jimmy Smith
Album : VARIOUS: Hit Jazz
Label : 32 Jazz
2:35 PM
September Song
Artist : Sarah Vaughan
Album : Sarah Vaughan With Clifford Brown
Label : EmArcy
2:41 PM
Baby, Baby All the Time
Artist : Gary Smulyan
Album : High Noon: the Jazz Soul of Frankie Laine
Label : Reservoir
2:49 PM
Puttin’ on the Ritz
Artist : Fred Astaire
Album : VARIOUS: Irving Berlin Always
Label : Verve
2:52 PM
Naima
Artist : John Coltrane
Album : Giant Steps
Label : Atlantic
2:57 PM
I’m a Loser
Artist : Vince Guaraldi & Bola Sete
Album : Vince Guaraldi & Bola Sete
Label : Fantasy
3:01 PM
Indian Summer
Artist : DAVID MURRAY
Album : Seasons
Label : Pow Wow
3:06 PM
Same Ol’ Story
Artist : Joe Williams
Album : Every Night
Label : Verve
3:11 PM
Bill Bailey
Artist : Zoot Sims
Album : Down Home
Label : Bethlehem
3:18 PM
You’d Be So Nice to Come Home to
Artist : Stephane Grappelli & Toots Thielemans
Album : Bringing It Together
Label : LiSem Enterprises
3:22 PM
Life Long Dream
Artist : JANE JARVIS
Album : Atlantic-Pacific
Label : Arbors
3:28 PM
Goin’ to Chicago Blues
Artist : Oliver Nelson
Album : More Blues and the Abstract Truth
Label : Impulse
3:34 PM
Ala Mode
Artist : Clayton Cameron & the Jass Explosion
Album : Here's to the Messengers
Label : Brushman
3:40 PM
Voyage
Artist : Laura Klein & Ted Wolff
Album : Cerulean Blue
Label : Auraline
3:44 PM
Whisper Not
Artist : THAD JONES
Album : Mad Thad
Label : Period
3:49 PM
Long, Long Journey
Artist : Duke Ellington
Album : Best of the Duke Ellington Centennial Edition
Label : RCA
3:54 PM
Patricia
Artist : PETE MCCANN
Album : Parable
Label : Palmetto
4:01 PM
Pennies From Heaven
Artist : Dave Brubeck
Album : Live at Newport 1961, 1963, 1964
Label : Columbia
4:06 PM
Rose Room
Artist : CHARLIE SHAVERS
Album : The Complete Charlie Shavers With Maxine Sullivan
Label : Bethlehem
4:11 PM
Before You
Artist : Myron Walden
Album : Countryfied
Label : Demi Sound
4:17 PM
Chim Chim Cher-ee
Artist : Esperanza Spalding
Album : Disney Jazz, Volume 1: Everybody Wants to Be a Cat
Label : Disney Pearl
4:21 PM
Slow Freight
Artist : Ray Bryant
Album : Alone at Montreux
Label : 32 Jazz
4:27 PM
It’s You or No One
Artist : David "Fathead" Newman
Album : Diamondhead
Label : HighNote
4:34 PM
I’ve Told Ev’ry Little Star
Artist : Marian McPartland
Album : 85 Candles - Live in New York
Label : CONCORD
4:40 PM
Joy Ride
Artist : Ray Charles
Album : Pure Genius: the Complete Atlantic Recordings
Label : Atlantic
4:45 PM
Speak Low
Artist : DEWEY ERNEY
Album : Time Was
Label : Resurgent
4:51 PM
Old Man River
Artist : Gene Ammons
Album : Jug
Label : Prestige
4:57 PM
This Can’t be Love
Artist : Charlie Byrd Trio
Album : Au Courant
Label : Concord
5:01 PM
Moten Swing
Artist : Marcus Shelby Jazz Orchestra
Album : The Lights Suite
Label : Noir
5:06 PM
U-Dance
Artist : Ulf Wakenius
Album : Notes From the Heart
Label : ACT Music
5:11 PM
Little Butterfly (Pannonica)
Artist : Cheryl Bentyne
Album : Talk of the Town
Label : Telarc
5:17 PM
Blue Lou
Artist : HARRY ALLEN
Album : Harry Allen Meets the John Pizzarelli Trio
Label : BMG/RCA
5:21 PM
Black Velvet (Don’t’cha Go ’way Mad)
Artist : Arnett Cobb & Red Garland
Album : Blue and Sentimental
Label : Prestige
5:26 PM
If You Could See Me Now
Artist : Chet Baker
Album : VARIOUS: the Riverside Records Story
Label : Riverside
5:33 PM
Hidden Message
Artist : Laszlo Gardony
Album : Natural Instinct
Label : Sunnyside
5:39 PM
On 2
Artist : Steve Kroon
Album : Without a Doubt
Label : Kroonatune
5:46 PM
The Long Road Home
Artist : ERNIE WATTS
Album : The Long Road Home
Label : JVC
5:51 PM
Everything I Have is Yours
Artist : Kevin Mahogany
Album : My Romance
Label : Warner Brothers
5:56 PM
I’ve Found a New Baby
Artist : Earl Hines
Album : The Indispensable Earl Hines, Vol 5/6
Label : RCA

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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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