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

10:01 AM
Golden Earrings
Artist : Ray Bryant
Album : Ray Bryant Trio
Label : Prestige
10:06 AM
Yes, Sir, That’s My Baby
Artist : Anthony E. Nelson Jr.
Album : Tenor For Two
Label : Musicstand
10:09 AM
In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning
Artist : Gerry Mulligan
Album : Night Lights
Label : Verve
10:16 AM
I Don’t Know Enough About You
Artist : Russell Malone
Album : Russell Malone
Label : Columbia
10:20 AM
You Make Me Feel So Young
Artist : CLAIRE DALY
Album : Swing Low
Label : Koch
10:24 AM
East of the Sun
Artist : Al Cohn & Zoot Sims
Album : From a To Z
Label : RCA
10:30 AM
’Round Midnight
Artist : ANDY SUMMERS
Album : Green Chimneys
Label : RCA
10:36 AM
The Preacher
Artist : Claude ’Fiddler’ Williams
Album : Swingin' the Blues
Label : Bullseye
10:40 AM
Must Be Rain
Artist : Jodi Proznick Quartet
Album : Foundations
Label : Cellar Live
10:46 AM
Witchcraft
Artist : Beegie Adair Trio
Album : The Frank Sinatra Collection
Label : Green Hill
10:50 AM
Dolphin Dance
Artist : Herbie Hancock
Album : Maiden Voyage
Label : Blue Note
11:01 AM
Tonk
Artist : Larry Coryell
Album : Inner Urge
Label : Highnote
11:06 AM
Little Girl Blue
Artist : Gene Ammons
Album : VARIOUS: the Jazz Giants Play Rodgers & Hart
Label : Prestige
11:11 AM
Rhyme of Spring
Artist : MEREDITH D’AMBROSIO
Album : Love is For the Birds
Label : Sunnyside
11:17 AM
The Very Thought of You
Artist : Shirley Scott
Album : Legends of Acid Jazz
Label : Prestige
11:21 AM
Angel Face
Artist : Charlie Haden Quartet West
Album : Sophisticated Ladies
Label : EmArcy
11:25 AM
Love For Sale
Artist : BENNY GREEN & RUSSELL MALONE
Album : Bluebird
Label : Telarc
11:32 AM
The Duke
Artist : Mike DiRubbo
Album : Repercussion
Label : Posi-Tone
11:38 AM
Scratchin’ in the Gravel
Artist : Marian McPartland
Album : Plays the Music of Mary Lou Williams
Label : Concord
11:43 AM
The Birth of the Cool Suite: Boplicity / Postlude
Artist : Joe Lovano Ensemble
Album : Streams of Expression
Label : Blue Note
11:48 AM
Blue Bossa
Artist : JANIECE JAFFE
Album : Janiece Jaffe
Label : JLJ
11:52 AM
Wishing Well
Artist : Tom Harrell
Album : Paradise
Label : Bluebird
12:01 PM
Bernie’s Tune
Artist : Mary Louise Knutson
Album : In the Bubble
Label : Meridian Jazz
12:06 PM
Reginella
Artist : Aldo Romano
Album : Canzoni
Label : Enja
12:11 PM
What is This Thing Called Love?
Artist : Benny Carter
Album : VARIOUS: Swing Reunion
Label : BOMR
12:19 PM
I Never Knew Love Could Hurt So Much
Artist : David & Maureen Budway
Album : Jazz the Budway
Label : Alanna
12:23 PM
Monk’s Dream
Artist : PAUL BROWN QUARTET
Album : Speak Low
Label : Brownstone
12:28 PM
Recado Bossa Nova
Artist : Mike Tracy
Album : Surfboard
Label : Summit
12:37 PM
Theme for Lester Young
Artist : CHARLES MINGUS
Album : Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus
Label : Impulse
12:43 PM
Sambao
Artist : Kenny Barron
Album : Sambao
Label : Verve
12:49 PM
S’wonderful
Artist : Diana Krall
Album : Live in Paris
Label : Verve
12:55 PM
Red Beans
Artist : Red Garland
Album : Red's Blues
Label : Prestige
1:00 PM
Body and Soul
Artist : Erroll Garner
Album : The Complete Savoy Master Takes
Label : Savoy
1:01 PM
I Had the Craziest Dream
Artist : Kenny Dorham
Album : Quiet Kenny
Label : Prestige
1:06 PM
Con Soul & Sax
Artist : Johnny Hodges & Wild Bill Davis
Album : (1965-1966)
Label : RCA
1:11 PM
Darn That Dream
Artist : George Shearing
Album : Lullabies of Birdland - a Musical Autobiography
Label : Concord
1:16 PM
Fascinatin’ Rhythm
Artist : Mark O’Connor Hot Swing Trio
Album : In Full Swing
Label : Odyssey
1:20 PM
Wave
Artist : Oscar Peterson
Album : VARIOUS: the Girl From Ipanema/The Antonio Carlos Jobim Songbook
Label : Verve
1:26 PM
Jitterbug Waltz
Artist : Junior Mance
Album : Happy Time
Label : Jazzland
1:33 PM
Everlasting
Artist : Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band
Album : That's How We Roll
Label : Telarc
1:39 PM
Swinging on a Star
Artist : Takao Iwaki
Album : Introducing
Label : White Sands
1:43 PM
Boston After Dark
Artist : Bill Harris Quintet
Album : Inside Out
Label : Pensativa Music
1:49 PM
Bye Bye Blackbird
Artist : Diane Landry
Album : It's a Lovely Day
Label : JazzMaDi
1:55 PM
Jingles
Artist : MEL RHYNE
Album : Remembering Wes
Label : Savant
2:01 PM
Golden Earrings
Artist : Ray Bryant
Album : Ray Bryant Trio
Label : Prestige
2:06 PM
Yes, Sir, That’s My Baby
Artist : Anthony E. Nelson Jr.
Album : Tenor For Two
Label : Musicstand
2:09 PM
In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning
Artist : Gerry Mulligan
Album : Night Lights
Label : Verve
2:16 PM
I Don’t Know Enough About You
Artist : Russell Malone
Album : Russell Malone
Label : Columbia
2:20 PM
You Make Me Feel So Young
Artist : CLAIRE DALY
Album : Swing Low
Label : Koch
2:24 PM
East of the Sun
Artist : Al Cohn & Zoot Sims
Album : From a To Z
Label : RCA
2:30 PM
’Round Midnight
Artist : ANDY SUMMERS
Album : Green Chimneys
Label : RCA
2:36 PM
The Preacher
Artist : Claude ’Fiddler’ Williams
Album : Swingin' the Blues
Label : Bullseye
2:40 PM
Must Be Rain
Artist : Jodi Proznick Quartet
Album : Foundations
Label : Cellar Live
2:46 PM
Witchcraft
Artist : Beegie Adair Trio
Album : The Frank Sinatra Collection
Label : Green Hill
2:50 PM
Dolphin Dance
Artist : Herbie Hancock
Album : Maiden Voyage
Label : Blue Note
3:01 PM
Tonk
Artist : Larry Coryell
Album : Inner Urge
Label : Highnote
3:06 PM
Little Girl Blue
Artist : Gene Ammons
Album : VARIOUS: the Jazz Giants Play Rodgers & Hart
Label : Prestige
3:11 PM
Rhyme of Spring
Artist : MEREDITH D’AMBROSIO
Album : Love is For the Birds
Label : Sunnyside
3:17 PM
The Very Thought of You
Artist : Shirley Scott
Album : Legends of Acid Jazz
Label : Prestige
3:21 PM
Angel Face
Artist : Charlie Haden Quartet West
Album : Sophisticated Ladies
Label : EmArcy
3:25 PM
Love For Sale
Artist : BENNY GREEN & RUSSELL MALONE
Album : Bluebird
Label : Telarc
3:32 PM
The Duke
Artist : Mike DiRubbo
Album : Repercussion
Label : Posi-Tone
3:38 PM
Scratchin’ in the Gravel
Artist : Marian McPartland
Album : Plays the Music of Mary Lou Williams
Label : Concord
3:43 PM
The Birth of the Cool Suite: Boplicity / Postlude
Artist : Joe Lovano Ensemble
Album : Streams of Expression
Label : Blue Note
3:48 PM
Blue Bossa
Artist : JANIECE JAFFE
Album : Janiece Jaffe
Label : JLJ
3:52 PM
Wishing Well
Artist : Tom Harrell
Album : Paradise
Label : Bluebird
4:01 PM
Bernie’s Tune
Artist : Mary Louise Knutson
Album : In the Bubble
Label : Meridian Jazz
4:06 PM
Reginella
Artist : Aldo Romano
Album : Canzoni
Label : Enja
4:11 PM
What is This Thing Called Love?
Artist : Benny Carter
Album : VARIOUS: Swing Reunion
Label : BOMR
4:19 PM
I Never Knew Love Could Hurt So Much
Artist : David & Maureen Budway
Album : Jazz the Budway
Label : Alanna
4:23 PM
Monk’s Dream
Artist : PAUL BROWN QUARTET
Album : Speak Low
Label : Brownstone
4:28 PM
Recado Bossa Nova
Artist : Mike Tracy
Album : Surfboard
Label : Summit
4:37 PM
Theme for Lester Young
Artist : CHARLES MINGUS
Album : Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus
Label : Impulse
4:43 PM
Sambao
Artist : Kenny Barron
Album : Sambao
Label : Verve
4:49 PM
S’wonderful
Artist : Diana Krall
Album : Live in Paris
Label : Verve
4:55 PM
Red Beans
Artist : Red Garland
Album : Red's Blues
Label : Prestige
5:00 PM
Body and Soul
Artist : Erroll Garner
Album : The Complete Savoy Master Takes
Label : Savoy
5:01 PM
I Had the Craziest Dream
Artist : Kenny Dorham
Album : Quiet Kenny
Label : Prestige
5:06 PM
Con Soul & Sax
Artist : Johnny Hodges & Wild Bill Davis
Album : (1965-1966)
Label : RCA
5:11 PM
Darn That Dream
Artist : George Shearing
Album : Lullabies of Birdland - a Musical Autobiography
Label : Concord
5:16 PM
Fascinatin’ Rhythm
Artist : Mark O’Connor Hot Swing Trio
Album : In Full Swing
Label : Odyssey
5:20 PM
Wave
Artist : Oscar Peterson
Album : VARIOUS: the Girl From Ipanema/The Antonio Carlos Jobim Songbook
Label : Verve
5:26 PM
Jitterbug Waltz
Artist : Junior Mance
Album : Happy Time
Label : Jazzland
5:33 PM
Everlasting
Artist : Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band
Album : That's How We Roll
Label : Telarc
5:39 PM
Swinging on a Star
Artist : Takao Iwaki
Album : Introducing
Label : White Sands
5:43 PM
Boston After Dark
Artist : Bill Harris Quintet
Album : Inside Out
Label : Pensativa Music
5:49 PM
Bye Bye Blackbird
Artist : Diane Landry
Album : It's a Lovely Day
Label : JazzMaDi
5:55 PM
Jingles
Artist : MEL RHYNE
Album : Remembering Wes
Label : Savant

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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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