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

Composer ID: 
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Playlist

January 14, 2013

10:01 AM
Sure as You’re Born
Artist : Stanley Turrentine
Album : Let It Go
Label : Impulse
10:06 AM
East of the Sun
Artist : TAYLOR/GRISMAN JAZZ QUARTET
Album : I'm Beginning To See the Light
Label : Acoustic Disk
10:10 AM
I Don’t Know Enough About You
Artist : Jeanie Bryson
Album : Some Cats Know: Songs of Peggy Lee
Label : Telarc
10:16 AM
Kelly Blue
Artist : Cannonball Adderley
Album : African Waltz
Label : Riverside
10:20 AM
Ask Me Now
Artist : Kenny Barron
Album : Lemuria - Seascape
Label : Candid
10:26 AM
Tangerine
Artist : Brent Jensen
Album : The Sound of a Dry Martini
Label : Origin
10:33 AM
Alegria
Artist : Chick Corea & Gary Burton
Album : The New Crystal Silence
Label : Concord
10:39 AM
Blue Lou
Artist : BUDD JOHNSON
Album : Budd Johnson and the Four Brass Giants
Label : Riverside
10:44 AM
Ultramarine
Artist : HOD O’BRIEN
Album : So That's How It Is
Label : Reservoir
10:49 AM
It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)
Artist : Ella Fitzgerald
Album : Day Dream: Best of the Duke Ellington Songbook
Label : Verve
10:54 AM
Still Hard Times
Artist : David "Fathead" Newman
Album : Lone Star Legend
Label : 32 Jazz
11:01 AM
Someday My Prince Will Come
Artist : Frank Morgan
Album : Love, Lost and Found
Label : Telarc
11:06 AM
Blue Moon
Artist : Houston Person
Album : My Romance
Label : Savant
11:11 AM
Donna Lee
Artist : Piers Lawrence Quartet
Album : Stolen Moments
Label : JazzNet
11:17 AM
When I Fall in Love
Artist : Hank Mobley
Album : Savoy Jazz Sampler
Label : Savoy
11:21 AM
Little Old Groove Maker
Artist : Melton Mustafa Orchestra
Album : St. Louis Blues
Label : Zaki
11:26 AM
There’s a Lull in My Life
Artist : Stacey Kent
Album : Close Your Eyes
Label : Candid
11:32 AM
Gone But Not Forgotten
Artist : DON SICKLER
Album : Reflections
Label : Highnote
11:38 AM
Silverado Trail
Artist : BILL CUNLIFFE SEXTET
Album : How My Heart Sings
Label : Torii
11:45 AM
All or Nothing at All
Artist : Tierney Sutton
Album : Something Cool
Label : Telarc
11:50 AM
I Hadn’t Anyone Till You
Artist : FLIP PHILLIPS
Album : Swing is the Thing!
Label : Verve
11:57 AM
Fascinatin’ Rhythm
Artist : Vince Guaraldi
Album : The Definitive Vince Guaraldi
Label : Fantasy
12:01 PM
Live & Learn
Artist : Bobby Watson
Album : Live & Learn
Label : Palmetto
12:06 PM
Samba De Orpheus
Artist : Paul Desmond
Album : Take Ten
Label : RCA
12:10 PM
Ceah, the Wizard
Artist : JANE JARVIS
Album : Atlantic-Pacific
Label : Arbors
12:17 PM
Drink No More
Artist : Jay Leonhart
Album : Salamander Pie
Label : DMP
12:21 PM
I’m Glad There is You
Artist : Howard Alden & Jimmy Bruno
Album : Full Circle
Label : Concord
12:27 PM
Haunted Heart
Artist : EDDIE HIGGINS TRIO
Album : Haunted Heart
Label : Sunnyside
12:33 PM
Silence
Artist : CHARLIE HADEN & CARLA BLEY
Album : The Ballad of the Fallen
Label : ECM
12:39 PM
That Old Black Magic
Artist : Rachael Price
Album : The Good Hours
Label : Clare Visions
12:44 PM
They Can’t Take That Away From Me
Artist : JIMMY PONDER
Album : James Street
Label : Highnote
12:48 PM
Passing Time
Artist : HANK JONES
Album : Favors
Label : Verve
12:54 PM
Short Cake
Artist : Steve Turre
Album : One4J
Label : Telarc
1:01 PM
When You Wish Upon a Star
Artist : Dave Brubeck
Album : Dave Digs Disney
Label : Columbia
1:06 PM
Scratchin’ in the Gravel
Artist : Marian McPartland
Album : Plays the Music of Mary Lou Williams
Label : Concord
1:10 PM
Everyday I Have the Blues
Artist : Joe Williams
Album : VARIOUS: Esquire/The Voice of the Soul
Label : Blue Note
1:16 PM
Ala Mode
Artist : Curtis Fuller
Album : Keep It Simple
Label : n.a.
1:20 PM
How Long Blues
Artist : JIMMY YANCEY
Album : VARIOUS: Atlantic Jazz Keyboards
Label : Rhino
1:23 PM
My Foolish Heart
Artist : TOM TEASLEY
Album : Global Standard Time
Label : T&T
1:28 PM
Indonesian Nights
Artist : Tony Monaco
Album : Celebration: Live ¿ Love ¿ Music
Label : Chicken Coup
1:34 PM
On the Trail
Artist : THREE OF A KIND
Album : Meets Mr. T
Label : Minor
1:43 PM
Nights in Madrid
Artist : TERRY GIBBS & BUDDY DEFRANCO
Album : Terry Gibbs & Buddy DeFranco Play Steve Allen
Label : Contemporary
1:46 PM
There’s a Small Hotel
Artist : Jane Monheit
Album : Home
Label : EmArcy
1:51 PM
Valse Hot
Artist : Sonny Rollins
Album : Sonny Rollins Plus 4
Label : Prestige/OJC
2:01 PM
Sure as You’re Born
Artist : Stanley Turrentine
Album : Let It Go
Label : Impulse
2:06 PM
East of the Sun
Artist : TAYLOR/GRISMAN JAZZ QUARTET
Album : I'm Beginning To See the Light
Label : Acoustic Disk
2:10 PM
I Don’t Know Enough About You
Artist : Jeanie Bryson
Album : Some Cats Know: Songs of Peggy Lee
Label : Telarc
2:16 PM
Kelly Blue
Artist : Cannonball Adderley
Album : African Waltz
Label : Riverside
2:20 PM
Ask Me Now
Artist : Kenny Barron
Album : Lemuria - Seascape
Label : Candid
2:26 PM
Tangerine
Artist : Brent Jensen
Album : The Sound of a Dry Martini
Label : Origin
2:33 PM
Alegria
Artist : Chick Corea & Gary Burton
Album : The New Crystal Silence
Label : Concord
2:39 PM
Blue Lou
Artist : BUDD JOHNSON
Album : Budd Johnson and the Four Brass Giants
Label : Riverside
2:44 PM
Ultramarine
Artist : HOD O’BRIEN
Album : So That's How It Is
Label : Reservoir
2:49 PM
It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)
Artist : Ella Fitzgerald
Album : Day Dream: Best of the Duke Ellington Songbook
Label : Verve
2:54 PM
Still Hard Times
Artist : David "Fathead" Newman
Album : Lone Star Legend
Label : 32 Jazz
3:01 PM
Someday My Prince Will Come
Artist : Frank Morgan
Album : Love, Lost and Found
Label : Telarc
3:06 PM
Blue Moon
Artist : Houston Person
Album : My Romance
Label : Savant
3:11 PM
Donna Lee
Artist : Piers Lawrence Quartet
Album : Stolen Moments
Label : JazzNet
3:17 PM
When I Fall in Love
Artist : Hank Mobley
Album : Savoy Jazz Sampler
Label : Savoy
3:21 PM
Little Old Groove Maker
Artist : Melton Mustafa Orchestra
Album : St. Louis Blues
Label : Zaki
3:26 PM
There’s a Lull in My Life
Artist : Stacey Kent
Album : Close Your Eyes
Label : Candid
3:32 PM
Gone But Not Forgotten
Artist : DON SICKLER
Album : Reflections
Label : Highnote
3:38 PM
Silverado Trail
Artist : BILL CUNLIFFE SEXTET
Album : How My Heart Sings
Label : Torii
3:45 PM
All or Nothing at All
Artist : Tierney Sutton
Album : Something Cool
Label : Telarc
3:50 PM
I Hadn’t Anyone Till You
Artist : FLIP PHILLIPS
Album : Swing is the Thing!
Label : Verve
3:57 PM
Fascinatin’ Rhythm
Artist : Vince Guaraldi
Album : The Definitive Vince Guaraldi
Label : Fantasy
4:01 PM
Live & Learn
Artist : Bobby Watson
Album : Live & Learn
Label : Palmetto
4:06 PM
Samba De Orpheus
Artist : Paul Desmond
Album : Take Ten
Label : RCA
4:10 PM
Ceah, the Wizard
Artist : JANE JARVIS
Album : Atlantic-Pacific
Label : Arbors
4:17 PM
Drink No More
Artist : Jay Leonhart
Album : Salamander Pie
Label : DMP
4:21 PM
I’m Glad There is You
Artist : Howard Alden & Jimmy Bruno
Album : Full Circle
Label : Concord
4:27 PM
Haunted Heart
Artist : EDDIE HIGGINS TRIO
Album : Haunted Heart
Label : Sunnyside
4:33 PM
Silence
Artist : CHARLIE HADEN & CARLA BLEY
Album : The Ballad of the Fallen
Label : ECM
4:39 PM
That Old Black Magic
Artist : Rachael Price
Album : The Good Hours
Label : Clare Visions
4:44 PM
They Can’t Take That Away From Me
Artist : JIMMY PONDER
Album : James Street
Label : Highnote
4:48 PM
Passing Time
Artist : HANK JONES
Album : Favors
Label : Verve
4:54 PM
Short Cake
Artist : Steve Turre
Album : One4J
Label : Telarc
5:01 PM
When You Wish Upon a Star
Artist : Dave Brubeck
Album : Dave Digs Disney
Label : Columbia
5:06 PM
Scratchin’ in the Gravel
Artist : Marian McPartland
Album : Plays the Music of Mary Lou Williams
Label : Concord
5:10 PM
Everyday I Have the Blues
Artist : Joe Williams
Album : VARIOUS: Esquire/The Voice of the Soul
Label : Blue Note
5:16 PM
Ala Mode
Artist : Curtis Fuller
Album : Keep It Simple
Label : n.a.
5:20 PM
How Long Blues
Artist : JIMMY YANCEY
Album : VARIOUS: Atlantic Jazz Keyboards
Label : Rhino
5:23 PM
My Foolish Heart
Artist : TOM TEASLEY
Album : Global Standard Time
Label : T&T
5:28 PM
Indonesian Nights
Artist : Tony Monaco
Album : Celebration: Live ¿ Love ¿ Music
Label : Chicken Coup
5:34 PM
On the Trail
Artist : THREE OF A KIND
Album : Meets Mr. T
Label : Minor
5:43 PM
Nights in Madrid
Artist : TERRY GIBBS & BUDDY DEFRANCO
Album : Terry Gibbs & Buddy DeFranco Play Steve Allen
Label : Contemporary
5:46 PM
There’s a Small Hotel
Artist : Jane Monheit
Album : Home
Label : EmArcy
5:51 PM
Valse Hot
Artist : Sonny Rollins
Album : Sonny Rollins Plus 4
Label : Prestige/OJC

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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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