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 10, 2013

10:01 AM
In Between Moods
Artist : Tony Foster
Album : In Between Moods
Label : Tony Foster Music
10:06 AM
My Main Man
Artist : Sonny Stitt & Bennie Green
Album : VARIOUS: History of Chess Jazz
Label : Chess
10:12 AM
Cathlamet
Artist : Hadley Caliman
Album : Straight Ahead
Label : Origin
10:18 AM
I’m Gonna Move to the Outskirts of Town
Artist : Ray Charles
Album : Genius + Soul = Jazz/My Kind of Jazz
Label : Rhino
10:22 AM
I’ll Be Around
Artist : George Shearing
Album : Jazz Masters 57
Label : Verve
10:25 AM
Louise
Artist : LESTER YOUNG & TEDDY WILSON
Album : Pres and Teddy
Label : n.a.
10:32 AM
Last Night at Danceland
Artist : Randy Crawford & Joe Sample
Album : Live
Label : PRA
10:38 AM
Tonite I Shall Sleep With a Smile on My Face
Artist : Scott Hamilton
Album : Radio City
Label : Concord
10:42 AM
Stepping Stones
Artist : JOHN STEIN
Album : Conversation Pieces
Label : Jardis
10:48 AM
While We’re Young
Artist : Rick Holland/Evan Dobbins Little Big Band
Album : Trilby
Label : Holland/Dobbins
10:55 AM
Beautiful Love
Artist : Dave Anderson Quartet
Album : Clarity
Label : Pony Boy
11:01 AM
Chitlins Con Carne
Artist : Calvin Keys
Album : An Evening With Calvin Keys
Label : Lifeforcejazz
11:06 AM
I Wish I Knew
Artist : JANE JARVIS
Album : Atlantic-Pacific
Label : Arbors
11:11 AM
Out of Nowhere
Artist : Clark Terry
Album : Intimate Stories
Label : Challenge
11:19 AM
Kansas City
Artist : Chris Connor
Album : Warm Cool
Label : 32 Jazz
11:23 AM
Lover, Come Back to Me
Artist : Billy Taylor
Album : Music Keeps Us Young
Label : Arkadia Jazz
11:28 AM
Benji
Artist : George Kahn
Album : Secrets from the Jazz Ghetto
Label : Playing Records
11:36 AM
Soft Winds
Artist : Gene Ammons
Album : Late Hour Special
Label : Prestige
11:42 AM
The Route
Artist : Chet Baker
Album : Jazz Profile
Label : Blue Note
11:47 AM
After You’ve Gone
Artist : Joe Williams
Album : from Nicole Yarling: Joe Williams Presents Nicole Yarling
Label : MCG
11:52 AM
Prelude in E Minor
Artist : Gerry Mulligan
Album : Night Lights
Label : Verve
11:57 AM
There’s a Small Hotel
Artist : Stan Getz
Album : VARIOUS: the Jazz Giants Play Rodgers & Hart
Label : Prestige
12:01 PM
Bright Colors
Artist : Chip White
Album : Personal Dedications & Percussive Tributes
Label : Dark Colors
12:06 PM
Four Brothers
Artist : HOWARD ALDEN
Album : Concord Jazz Guitar Collective
Label : Concord
12:11 PM
Koolbonga
Artist : Marian McPartland
Album : Plays the Music of Mary Lou Williams
Label : Concord
12:17 PM
The More I See You
Artist : Christian McBride Big Band
Album : The Good Feeling
Label : Mack Avenue
12:21 PM
It All Depends on You
Artist : PEE WEE RUSSELL
Album : Swingin' With Pee Wee
Label : Prestige
12:25 PM
Royal Garden Blues
Artist : Duke Ellington & Johnny Hodges
Album : Play the Blues Back To Back
Label : Verve
12:32 PM
It’s All in the Game
Artist : Eric Alexander
Album : It's All in the Game
Label : HighNote
12:38 PM
Two-Finger Boogie Shuffle
Artist : Terry Gibbs
Album : From Me to You: a Tribute to Lionel Hampton
Label : Mack Avenue
12:41 PM
Good Times
Artist : Mike LeDonne
Album : FiveLive
Label : Savant
12:49 PM
Noticing the Moment
Artist : New York Voices
Album : A Day Like This
Label : MCG Jazz
12:54 PM
Hamilton Honeymoon
Artist : Gerry Beaudoin
Album : The Return
Label : Francesca
1:01 PM
Honeybone
Artist : Russell Malone
Album : Triple Play
Label : MaxJazz
1:06 PM
Moonglow
Artist : Don Braden
Album : Organic
Label : Epicure
1:11 PM
Seven Come Eleven
Artist : Benny Goodman & Charlie Christian
Album : From CHARLIE CHRISTIAN: the Original Guitar Hero
Label : Columbia
1:15 PM
Azure-Te
Artist : John Pizzarelli
Album : P.S. Mr. Cole
Label : RCA
1:19 PM
Virgo
Artist : Michael Pedicin
Album : Ballads. Searching For Peace.
Label : The Jazz Hut
1:28 PM
The Look of Love
Artist : Larry Goldings & Harry Allen
Album : When Larry Met Harry
Label : Caf¿ Society
1:32 PM
Yesterdays
Artist : Larry Coryell
Album : Shining Hour
Label : Muse
1:38 PM
Central Park West
Artist : John Coltrane
Album : Coltrane's Sound
Label : Atlantic
1:43 PM
Ecaroh
Artist : JON MAYER
Album : The Classics
Label : Reservoir
1:48 PM
When My Man Comes Home
Artist : Etta Jones
Album : My Buddy
Label : Highnote
1:53 PM
Throwing Roses
Artist : MILO PETERSEN & THE JAZZ DISCIPLES
Album : Milo Petersen & the Jazz Disciples
Label : Passage
2:01 PM
In Between Moods
Artist : Tony Foster
Album : In Between Moods
Label : Tony Foster Music
2:06 PM
My Main Man
Artist : Sonny Stitt & Bennie Green
Album : VARIOUS: History of Chess Jazz
Label : Chess
2:12 PM
Cathlamet
Artist : Hadley Caliman
Album : Straight Ahead
Label : Origin
2:18 PM
I’m Gonna Move to the Outskirts of Town
Artist : Ray Charles
Album : Genius + Soul = Jazz/My Kind of Jazz
Label : Rhino
2:22 PM
I’ll Be Around
Artist : George Shearing
Album : Jazz Masters 57
Label : Verve
2:25 PM
Louise
Artist : LESTER YOUNG & TEDDY WILSON
Album : Pres and Teddy
Label : n.a.
2:32 PM
Last Night at Danceland
Artist : Randy Crawford & Joe Sample
Album : Live
Label : PRA
2:38 PM
Tonite I Shall Sleep With a Smile on My Face
Artist : Scott Hamilton
Album : Radio City
Label : Concord
2:42 PM
Stepping Stones
Artist : JOHN STEIN
Album : Conversation Pieces
Label : Jardis
2:48 PM
While We’re Young
Artist : Rick Holland/Evan Dobbins Little Big Band
Album : Trilby
Label : Holland/Dobbins
2:55 PM
Beautiful Love
Artist : Dave Anderson Quartet
Album : Clarity
Label : Pony Boy
3:01 PM
Chitlins Con Carne
Artist : Calvin Keys
Album : An Evening With Calvin Keys
Label : Lifeforcejazz
3:06 PM
I Wish I Knew
Artist : JANE JARVIS
Album : Atlantic-Pacific
Label : Arbors
3:11 PM
Out of Nowhere
Artist : Clark Terry
Album : Intimate Stories
Label : Challenge
3:19 PM
Kansas City
Artist : Chris Connor
Album : Warm Cool
Label : 32 Jazz
3:23 PM
Lover, Come Back to Me
Artist : Billy Taylor
Album : Music Keeps Us Young
Label : Arkadia Jazz
3:28 PM
Benji
Artist : George Kahn
Album : Secrets from the Jazz Ghetto
Label : Playing Records
3:36 PM
Soft Winds
Artist : Gene Ammons
Album : Late Hour Special
Label : Prestige
3:42 PM
The Route
Artist : Chet Baker
Album : Jazz Profile
Label : Blue Note
3:47 PM
After You’ve Gone
Artist : Joe Williams
Album : from Nicole Yarling: Joe Williams Presents Nicole Yarling
Label : MCG
3:52 PM
Prelude in E Minor
Artist : Gerry Mulligan
Album : Night Lights
Label : Verve
3:57 PM
There’s a Small Hotel
Artist : Stan Getz
Album : VARIOUS: the Jazz Giants Play Rodgers & Hart
Label : Prestige
4:01 PM
Bright Colors
Artist : Chip White
Album : Personal Dedications & Percussive Tributes
Label : Dark Colors
4:06 PM
Four Brothers
Artist : HOWARD ALDEN
Album : Concord Jazz Guitar Collective
Label : Concord
4:11 PM
Koolbonga
Artist : Marian McPartland
Album : Plays the Music of Mary Lou Williams
Label : Concord
4:17 PM
The More I See You
Artist : Christian McBride Big Band
Album : The Good Feeling
Label : Mack Avenue
4:21 PM
It All Depends on You
Artist : PEE WEE RUSSELL
Album : Swingin' With Pee Wee
Label : Prestige
4:25 PM
Royal Garden Blues
Artist : Duke Ellington & Johnny Hodges
Album : Play the Blues Back To Back
Label : Verve
4:32 PM
It’s All in the Game
Artist : Eric Alexander
Album : It's All in the Game
Label : HighNote
4:38 PM
Two-Finger Boogie Shuffle
Artist : Terry Gibbs
Album : From Me to You: a Tribute to Lionel Hampton
Label : Mack Avenue
4:41 PM
Good Times
Artist : Mike LeDonne
Album : FiveLive
Label : Savant
4:49 PM
Noticing the Moment
Artist : New York Voices
Album : A Day Like This
Label : MCG Jazz
4:54 PM
Hamilton Honeymoon
Artist : Gerry Beaudoin
Album : The Return
Label : Francesca
5:01 PM
Honeybone
Artist : Russell Malone
Album : Triple Play
Label : MaxJazz
5:06 PM
Moonglow
Artist : Don Braden
Album : Organic
Label : Epicure
5:11 PM
Seven Come Eleven
Artist : Benny Goodman & Charlie Christian
Album : From CHARLIE CHRISTIAN: the Original Guitar Hero
Label : Columbia
5:15 PM
Azure-Te
Artist : John Pizzarelli
Album : P.S. Mr. Cole
Label : RCA
5:19 PM
Virgo
Artist : Michael Pedicin
Album : Ballads. Searching For Peace.
Label : The Jazz Hut
5:28 PM
The Look of Love
Artist : Larry Goldings & Harry Allen
Album : When Larry Met Harry
Label : Caf¿ Society
5:32 PM
Yesterdays
Artist : Larry Coryell
Album : Shining Hour
Label : Muse
5:38 PM
Central Park West
Artist : John Coltrane
Album : Coltrane's Sound
Label : Atlantic
5:43 PM
Ecaroh
Artist : JON MAYER
Album : The Classics
Label : Reservoir
5:48 PM
When My Man Comes Home
Artist : Etta Jones
Album : My Buddy
Label : Highnote
5:53 PM
Throwing Roses
Artist : MILO PETERSEN & THE JAZZ DISCIPLES
Album : Milo Petersen & the Jazz Disciples
Label : Passage

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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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