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 19, 2013

6:01 AM
Al’s Jowels
Artist : Aaron Binder
Album : As Modern as Tomorrow
Label : Aaron Binder
6:06 AM
No Moon at All
Artist : PAUL VORNHAGEN
Album : Parisian Protocol
Label : Schoolkids
6:11 AM
24th Street Blues
Artist : LEE RITENOUR
Album : Stolen Moments
Label : GRP
6:17 AM
Nancy (With the Laughing Face)
Artist : Beegie Adair Trio
Album : The Frank Sinatra Collection
Label : Green Hill
6:21 AM
Moonglow
Artist : Coleman Hawkins
Album : The Hawk Relaxes
Label : Prestige
6:27 AM
So What
Artist : RON AFFIF
Album : Vierd Blues
Label : Pablo
6:34 AM
Rue De La Harp
Artist : PAUL BROWN QUARTET
Album : Speak Low
Label : Brownstone
6:40 AM
You’ve Changed
Artist : DUSKO GOYKOVICH
Album : Balkan Blues
Label : Enja
6:48 AM
Just One of Those Things
Artist : Alan Leatherman
Album : Detour Ahead
Label : AJL Music
6:52 AM
Blue Bossa
Artist : Pat Martino
Album : Cream
Label : 32
6:57 AM
Camptown Races
Artist : Vince Guaraldi
Album : Charlie Brown's Holiday Hits
Label : Fantasy
7:01 AM
Rose Room
Artist : CHARLIE SHAVERS
Album : The Complete Charlie Shavers With Maxine Sullivan
Label : Bethlehem
7:06 AM
Strange Music
Artist : Organik Vibe Trio
Album : Moscow
Label : Organic Vibe Trio
7:11 AM
Syndrome
Artist : Ellis Marsalis
Album : Ellis Marsalis Trio
Label : Blue Note
7:17 AM
Straighten Up and Fly Right
Artist : Bill Easley
Album : Business Man's Bounce
Label : 18th & Vine
7:21 AM
Blues For Hamp
Artist : Terry Gibbs
Album : From Me to You: a Tribute to Lionel Hampton
Label : Mack Avenue
7:27 AM
Soon
Artist : Benny Green
Album : VARIOUS: Blue Note Plays Gershwin
Label : Blue Note
7:34 AM
Smack Dab in the Middle
Artist : Gene Harris
Album : Down Home Blues
Label : Concord
7:40 AM
Pre Amp
Artist : Art Farmer
Album : Early Art
Label : PRESTIGE
7:43 AM
Maria Isabel
Artist : Kenny Barron
Album : Lemuria - Seascape
Label : Candid
7:50 AM
Waters of March
Artist : Cassandra Wilson
Album : Belly of the Sun
Label : Blue Note
7:54 AM
Nightbird
Artist : Roditi/Ignaztek/Rassinfosse
Album : Light In the Dark
Label : n.a.
8:01 AM
The Very Thought of You
Artist : PEE WEE RUSSELL
Album : Swingin' With Pee Wee
Label : Prestige
8:06 AM
Stella By Starlight
Artist : Calvin Keys
Album : An Evening With Calvin Keys
Label : Lifeforcejazz
8:12 AM
Take Love Easy
Artist : Shirley Horn
Album : May the Music Never End
Label : Verve
8:18 AM
Tadd’s Delight
Artist : Lafayette Harris, Jr.
Album : Trio Talk
Label : Airmen
8:22 AM
’Round Midnight
Artist : Art Blakey
Album : Live at the Monterey Jazz Festival, 1972
Label : MJFR-30882
8:27 AM
No More Blues
Artist : Maureen Choi
Album : Maureen Choi Quartet
Label : Maureen Choi
8:35 AM
September Song
Artist : Sarah Vaughan
Album : Sarah Vaughan With Clifford Brown
Label : EmArcy
8:40 AM
O Grande Amor
Artist : Stan Getz
Album : Sweet Rain
Label : Verve
8:45 AM
Indian Summer
Artist : Chet Baker
Album : The Art of the Ballad
Label : Riverside
8:50 AM
I Can’t Believe That You’re in Love With Me
Artist : The Four Freshmen
Album : Love Songs
Label : The Four Freshmen
8:53 AM
A Wonderful Guy
Artist : Debbie Poryes Trio
Album : A Song In Jazz
Label : Jazzschool
9:01 AM
Wow
Artist : Charlie Shoemake/Terry Trotter Quartet
Album : Inside
Label : Chase Music
9:06 AM
Meditation
Artist : Charlie Byrd
Album : The Bossa Nova Years
Label : Concord
9:11 AM
Sermonette
Artist : Quincy Jones
Album : Can You Dig It?!
Label : Impulse
9:18 AM
I Don’t Care Much
Artist : DONNA BYRNE
Album : Licensed to Thrill
Label : A-Records
9:22 AM
Makin’ Whoopee
Artist : Gene Ammons
Album : Late Hour Special
Label : Prestige
9:27 AM
Nasty Gnomes
Artist : Clipper Anderson
Album : The Road Home
Label : Origin
9:35 AM
Stablemates
Artist : Jay Ashby and Steve Davis
Album : Mistaken Identity
Label : MCG Jazz
9:41 AM
I’m Gonna Laugh You Right Out Of My Life
Artist : Eric Alexander
Album : The Temple of Olympic Zeus
Label : Highnote
9:49 AM
Some Cats Know
Artist : CONNIE EVINGSON
Album : Some Cats Know
Label : Minnehaha
9:55 AM
I’ll Keep Loving You
Artist : ANDY LAVERNE TRIO
Album : Bud's Beautiful
Label : Steeplechase
9:58 AM
Exodus
Artist : EDDIE HARRIS
Album : VARIOUS: Jazz Hit Singles
Label : Rhino
10:01 AM
Mood Indigo
Artist : DAVE ELLIS
Album : VARIOUS: Ultimate Ellington/The Crown Project
Label : Monarch
10:06 AM
Moanin’
Artist : Ray Charles
Album : Genius + Soul = Jazz/My Kind of Jazz
Label : Rhino
10:09 AM
Honeysuckle Rose
Artist : Ben Webster
Album : VARIOUS: the Savoy Story (Vol. One - Jazz)
Label : Savoy
10:14 AM
I Only Have Eyes For You
Artist : Carmen McRae
Album : Diva
Label : Verve
10:18 AM
Intimacy of the Blues
Artist : South Nine Ensemble
Album : Doing It Augie Style
Label : Playtime Music
10:25 AM
Delaunay’s Dilemma
Artist : Modern Jazz Quartet
Album : Django
Label : Prestige
10:30 AM
Love of My Life
Artist : DICK SUDHALTER
Album : Melodies Heard, Melodies Sweet...
Label : Challenge
10:36 AM
Haunted Heart
Artist : EDDIE HIGGINS TRIO
Album : Haunted Heart
Label : Sunnyside
10:41 AM
Ceora
Artist : Lee Morgan
Album : Cornbread
Label : Blue Note
10:47 AM
Everything I Love
Artist : Wesla Whitfield
Album : High Standards
Label : Highnote
10:52 AM
I Can’t Believe That You’re in Love With Me
Artist : Marian McPartland
Album : 85 Candles - Live in New York
Label : CONCORD
11:01 AM
The Summer Wind
Artist : Monty Alexander
Album : Echoes of Jilly's
Label : Concord
11:06 AM
Killer Joe
Artist : JOE AUGUSTINE
Album : License To Groove
Label : 1201
11:10 AM
Azalea
Artist : Louis Armstrong
Album : An American Icon
Label : Hip-O
11:17 AM
Jackie-Ing
Artist : Larry Goldings
Album : Quartet
Label : Palmetto
11:21 AM
You Don’t Know What Love Is
Artist : Poncho Sanchez
Album : Freedom Sound
Label : Concord
11:27 AM
Some Other Sunset
Artist : David Benoit
Album : Waiting For Spring
Label : GRP
11:33 AM
Superwoman (Where Were You When I Needed You)
Artist : Vanessa Rubin
Album : New Horizons
Label : RCA
11:39 AM
Lover, Come Back to Me
Artist : Billy Taylor
Album : Music Keeps Us Young
Label : Arkadia Jazz
11:45 AM
Birks Works (Ala Mancini)
Artist : Arturo Sandoval
Album : Dear Diz (Every Day I Think Of You)
Label : Concord
11:51 AM
Lamento Cubano
Artist : BEBO VALDES TRIO
Album : El Arte Del Sabor
Label : Blue Note
11:55 AM
Happenstance
Artist : GROVER WASHINGTON JR.
Album : All My Tomorrows
Label : Columbia
12:01 PM
Al’s Jowels
Artist : Aaron Binder
Album : As Modern as Tomorrow
Label : Aaron Binder
12:06 PM
No Moon at All
Artist : PAUL VORNHAGEN
Album : Parisian Protocol
Label : Schoolkids
12:11 PM
24th Street Blues
Artist : LEE RITENOUR
Album : Stolen Moments
Label : GRP
12:17 PM
Nancy (With the Laughing Face)
Artist : Beegie Adair Trio
Album : The Frank Sinatra Collection
Label : Green Hill
12:21 PM
Moonglow
Artist : Coleman Hawkins
Album : The Hawk Relaxes
Label : Prestige
12:27 PM
So What
Artist : RON AFFIF
Album : Vierd Blues
Label : Pablo
12:34 PM
Rue De La Harp
Artist : PAUL BROWN QUARTET
Album : Speak Low
Label : Brownstone
12:40 PM
You’ve Changed
Artist : DUSKO GOYKOVICH
Album : Balkan Blues
Label : Enja
12:48 PM
Just One of Those Things
Artist : Alan Leatherman
Album : Detour Ahead
Label : AJL Music
12:52 PM
Blue Bossa
Artist : Pat Martino
Album : Cream
Label : 32
12:57 PM
Camptown Races
Artist : Vince Guaraldi
Album : Charlie Brown's Holiday Hits
Label : Fantasy
1:01 PM
Rose Room
Artist : CHARLIE SHAVERS
Album : The Complete Charlie Shavers With Maxine Sullivan
Label : Bethlehem
1:06 PM
Strange Music
Artist : Organik Vibe Trio
Album : Moscow
Label : Organic Vibe Trio
1:11 PM
Syndrome
Artist : Ellis Marsalis
Album : Ellis Marsalis Trio
Label : Blue Note
1:17 PM
Straighten Up and Fly Right
Artist : Bill Easley
Album : Business Man's Bounce
Label : 18th & Vine
1:21 PM
Blues For Hamp
Artist : Terry Gibbs
Album : From Me to You: a Tribute to Lionel Hampton
Label : Mack Avenue
1:27 PM
Soon
Artist : Benny Green
Album : VARIOUS: Blue Note Plays Gershwin
Label : Blue Note
1:34 PM
Smack Dab in the Middle
Artist : Gene Harris
Album : Down Home Blues
Label : Concord
1:40 PM
Pre Amp
Artist : Art Farmer
Album : Early Art
Label : PRESTIGE
1:43 PM
Maria Isabel
Artist : Kenny Barron
Album : Lemuria - Seascape
Label : Candid
1:50 PM
Waters of March
Artist : Cassandra Wilson
Album : Belly of the Sun
Label : Blue Note
1:54 PM
Nightbird
Artist : Roditi/Ignaztek/Rassinfosse
Album : Light In the Dark
Label : n.a.
2:01 PM
The Very Thought of You
Artist : PEE WEE RUSSELL
Album : Swingin' With Pee Wee
Label : Prestige
2:06 PM
Stella By Starlight
Artist : Calvin Keys
Album : An Evening With Calvin Keys
Label : Lifeforcejazz
2:12 PM
Take Love Easy
Artist : Shirley Horn
Album : May the Music Never End
Label : Verve
2:18 PM
Tadd’s Delight
Artist : Lafayette Harris, Jr.
Album : Trio Talk
Label : Airmen
2:22 PM
’Round Midnight
Artist : Art Blakey
Album : Live at the Monterey Jazz Festival, 1972
Label : MJFR-30882
2:27 PM
No More Blues
Artist : Maureen Choi
Album : Maureen Choi Quartet
Label : Maureen Choi
2:35 PM
September Song
Artist : Sarah Vaughan
Album : Sarah Vaughan With Clifford Brown
Label : EmArcy
2:40 PM
O Grande Amor
Artist : Stan Getz
Album : Sweet Rain
Label : Verve
2:45 PM
Indian Summer
Artist : Chet Baker
Album : The Art of the Ballad
Label : Riverside
2:50 PM
I Can’t Believe That You’re in Love With Me
Artist : The Four Freshmen
Album : Love Songs
Label : The Four Freshmen
2:53 PM
A Wonderful Guy
Artist : Debbie Poryes Trio
Album : A Song In Jazz
Label : Jazzschool
3:01 PM
Wow
Artist : Charlie Shoemake/Terry Trotter Quartet
Album : Inside
Label : Chase Music
3:06 PM
Meditation
Artist : Charlie Byrd
Album : The Bossa Nova Years
Label : Concord
3:11 PM
Sermonette
Artist : Quincy Jones
Album : Can You Dig It?!
Label : Impulse
3:18 PM
I Don’t Care Much
Artist : DONNA BYRNE
Album : Licensed to Thrill
Label : A-Records
3:22 PM
Makin’ Whoopee
Artist : Gene Ammons
Album : Late Hour Special
Label : Prestige
3:27 PM
Nasty Gnomes
Artist : Clipper Anderson
Album : The Road Home
Label : Origin
3:35 PM
Stablemates
Artist : Jay Ashby and Steve Davis
Album : Mistaken Identity
Label : MCG Jazz
3:41 PM
I’m Gonna Laugh You Right Out Of My Life
Artist : Eric Alexander
Album : The Temple of Olympic Zeus
Label : Highnote
3:49 PM
Some Cats Know
Artist : CONNIE EVINGSON
Album : Some Cats Know
Label : Minnehaha
3:55 PM
I’ll Keep Loving You
Artist : ANDY LAVERNE TRIO
Album : Bud's Beautiful
Label : Steeplechase
3:58 PM
Exodus
Artist : EDDIE HARRIS
Album : VARIOUS: Jazz Hit Singles
Label : Rhino
4:01 PM
Mood Indigo
Artist : DAVE ELLIS
Album : VARIOUS: Ultimate Ellington/The Crown Project
Label : Monarch
4:06 PM
Moanin’
Artist : Ray Charles
Album : Genius + Soul = Jazz/My Kind of Jazz
Label : Rhino
4:09 PM
Honeysuckle Rose
Artist : Ben Webster
Album : VARIOUS: the Savoy Story (Vol. One - Jazz)
Label : Savoy
4:14 PM
I Only Have Eyes For You
Artist : Carmen McRae
Album : Diva
Label : Verve
4:18 PM
Intimacy of the Blues
Artist : South Nine Ensemble
Album : Doing It Augie Style
Label : Playtime Music
4:25 PM
Delaunay’s Dilemma
Artist : Modern Jazz Quartet
Album : Django
Label : Prestige
4:30 PM
Love of My Life
Artist : DICK SUDHALTER
Album : Melodies Heard, Melodies Sweet...
Label : Challenge
4:36 PM
Haunted Heart
Artist : EDDIE HIGGINS TRIO
Album : Haunted Heart
Label : Sunnyside
4:41 PM
Ceora
Artist : Lee Morgan
Album : Cornbread
Label : Blue Note
4:47 PM
Everything I Love
Artist : Wesla Whitfield
Album : High Standards
Label : Highnote
4:52 PM
I Can’t Believe That You’re in Love With Me
Artist : Marian McPartland
Album : 85 Candles - Live in New York
Label : CONCORD
5:01 PM
The Summer Wind
Artist : Monty Alexander
Album : Echoes of Jilly's
Label : Concord
5:06 PM
Killer Joe
Artist : JOE AUGUSTINE
Album : License To Groove
Label : 1201
5:10 PM
Azalea
Artist : Louis Armstrong
Album : An American Icon
Label : Hip-O
5:17 PM
Jackie-Ing
Artist : Larry Goldings
Album : Quartet
Label : Palmetto
5:21 PM
You Don’t Know What Love Is
Artist : Poncho Sanchez
Album : Freedom Sound
Label : Concord
5:27 PM
Some Other Sunset
Artist : David Benoit
Album : Waiting For Spring
Label : GRP
5:33 PM
Superwoman (Where Were You When I Needed You)
Artist : Vanessa Rubin
Album : New Horizons
Label : RCA
5:39 PM
Lover, Come Back to Me
Artist : Billy Taylor
Album : Music Keeps Us Young
Label : Arkadia Jazz
5:45 PM
Birks Works (Ala Mancini)
Artist : Arturo Sandoval
Album : Dear Diz (Every Day I Think Of You)
Label : Concord
5:51 PM
Lamento Cubano
Artist : BEBO VALDES TRIO
Album : El Arte Del Sabor
Label : Blue Note
5:55 PM
Happenstance
Artist : GROVER WASHINGTON JR.
Album : All My Tomorrows
Label : Columbia

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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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