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 11, 2013

6:01 AM
My Beatrice
Artist : ROY POWELL
Album : Solace
Label : Nagel Heyer
6:06 AM
Three to Get Ready
Artist : Dave Brubeck
Album : Time Out
Label : Columbia
6:11 AM
I Didn’t Know What Time It Was
Artist : Curtis Fuller
Album : Keep It Simple
Label : n.a.
6:18 AM
Street of Dreams
Artist : Art Tatum
Album : The Best of the Pablo Group Masterpieces
Label : Pablo
6:22 AM
Close Your Eyes
Artist : WARREN VACHE
Album : Dream Dancing
Label : Arbors
6:28 AM
Georgia on My Mind
Artist : Maxine Sullivan & Scott Hamilton
Album : Uptown
Label : Concord
6:33 AM
Hey Jimmy
Artist : Anthony Wonsey
Album : The Thang
Label : SHARP NINE
6:39 AM
I Get a Kick Out of You
Artist : Patricia Barber
Album : The Cole Porter Mix
Label : Blue Note
6:43 AM
Time on My Hands
Artist : DOUG MACDONALD
Album : Warm Valley
Label : Resurgent
6:50 AM
Airegin
Artist : Wes Montgomery
Album : Incredible Jazz Guitar of Wes Montgomery
Label : Riverside
6:54 AM
Blessed Assurance
Artist : Cyrus Chestnut
Album : Spirit
Label : Jazz Legacy
7:01 AM
Five Planets in Leo
Artist : BREW MOORE
Album : The Brew Moore Quintet
Label : Fantasy
7:06 AM
Que Pasa?
Artist : Horace Silver
Album : Song For My Father
Label : Blue Note
7:11 AM
Yesterday
Artist : Irvin Mayfield and Ellis Marsalis
Album : Love Songs, Ballads and Standards
Label : Basin Street
7:17 AM
Don’t be That Way
Artist : Gene Harris
Album : Listen Here!
Label : Concord
7:21 AM
Someday My Prince Will Come
Artist : Miles Davis
Album : Someday My Prince Will Come
Label : Columbia
7:26 AM
Two For Prez
Artist : Brent Jensen/David Sills Quartet
Album : Stay Cool
Label : Origin
7:34 AM
Like Someone in Love
Artist : Karrin Allyson
Album : Daydream
Label : Concord
7:40 AM
Charlie Brown Theme
Artist : Vince Guaraldi
Album : Charlie Brown's Holiday Hits
Label : Fantasy
7:44 AM
The End of a Love Affair
Artist : Houston Person
Album : Social Call
Label : Highnote
7:50 AM
When Love is Looking Your Way
Artist : Freddy Cole
Album : This is the Life
Label : Muse
7:55 AM
Cry Me a River
Artist : Ted Rosenthal
Album : Out of This World
Label : Playscape
8:01 AM
So Tired
Artist : Clayton Cameron & the Jass Explosion
Album : Here's to the Messengers
Label : Brushman
8:06 AM
Joogie Boogie
Artist : Dizzy Gillespie
Album : Birks Works - the Verve Big-Band Sessions
Label : Verve
8:10 AM
The Way You Look Tonight
Artist : Grace Kelly & Phil Woods
Album : Man With the Hat
Label : Pazz
8:18 AM
Hey John
Artist : Amy Cervini
Album : Digging Me, Digging You
Label : Anzic
8:22 AM
In a Mellow Tone
Artist : Kenny Burrell
Album : Ellington is Forever, Vol. 2
Label : Fantasy
8:27 AM
Ahmad’s Blues
Artist : Ahmad Jamal
Album : Ahmad's Blues
Label : Chess
8:33 AM
Freddie’s Tune
Artist : Charlie Byrd
Album : My Inspiration
Label : Concord
8:39 AM
Lullaby of the Leaves
Artist : JACKIE RYAN
Album : Passion Flower
Label : OpenArt
8:44 AM
Someday My Prince Will Come
Artist : Ron Carter
Album : Dear Miles,
Label : Blue Note
8:51 AM
Solitude
Artist : Duke Ellington
Album : Ellington Indigos
Label : Columbia
8:55 AM
The Dreamer
Artist : Sergio Mendes
Album : The Swinger From Rio
Label : Atlantic
9:01 AM
La Gruta
Artist : ROB WALKER JAZZ QUINTET
Album : A Cat in the Alley
Label : MP3.com
9:06 AM
Detour Ahead
Artist : MARY ANN MOORE
Album : Right Where I Wanna Be
Label : Synergy
9:10 AM
This Is Me
Artist : El Movimiento
Album : The Movement
Label : Nueva No
9:18 AM
Sueno De Paseo
Artist : Alfredo Rodriguez
Album : Sounds of Space
Label : Mack Avenue
9:22 AM
All the Things You Are
Artist : Columbus Jazz Orchestra
Album : Night Magic ... the Sounds of Big Band Jazz
Label : Sea Breeze
9:27 AM
Sleepy Old Moon
Artist : TERRY GIBBS & BUDDY DEFRANCO
Album : Terry Gibbs & Buddy DeFranco Play Steve Allen
Label : Contemporary
9:32 AM
Nina Never Knew
Artist : Jay Ashby and Steve Davis
Album : Mistaken Identity
Label : MCG Jazz
9:38 AM
You Taught My Heart to Sing
Artist : EDEN ATWOOD
Album : A Night in the Life
Label : Concord
9:43 AM
Blues of the Prairies
Artist : Michael B and Friends
Album : No More Blues
Label : Primrose Lane
9:49 AM
Country
Artist : Keith Jarrett
Album : My Song
Label : ECM
9:55 AM
The Pink Panther
Artist : James Moody
Album : Moody Plays Mancini
Label : Warner Brothers

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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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