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 21, 2013

10:01 AM
In Your Own Sweet Way
Artist : Wes Montgomery
Album : The Incredible Jazz Guitar
Label : Riverside
10:06 AM
Why Don’t They Understand
Artist : LEM WINCHESTER
Album : With Feeling
Label : Prestige
10:10 AM
Theme from Valley of the Dolls
Artist : Nnenna Freelon
Album : Homefree
Label : Concord
10:17 AM
It’s Delovely
Artist : Bob Alberti Quartet
Album : Everything I Love
Label : Dolphin
10:21 AM
Guru
Artist : JANE JARVIS
Album : Atlantic-Pacific
Label : Arbors
10:26 AM
I Should Care
Artist : Christian McBride Big Band
Album : The Good Feeling
Label : Mack Avenue
10:33 AM
Nardis
Artist : Jacky Terrasson
Album : Smile
Label : Blue Note
10:39 AM
Con Alma
Artist : Dizzy Gillespie
Album : Dizzy's Diamonds - Best of the Verve Years
Label : Verve
10:44 AM
Take the ’A’ Train
Artist : LINCOLN CENTER JAZZ ORCHESTRA
Album : They Came To Swing
Label : Columbia
10:50 AM
Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars
Artist : Lisa Yvonne Ferraro
Album : LYF's Standards
Label : Lisa Ferraro
10:54 AM
Groove Merchant
Artist : Oliver Jones / Hank Jones
Album : Pleased To Meet You
Label : Justin Time
11:01 AM
Prelude to a Kiss
Artist : Duke Ellington
Album : Love Songs
Label : Columbia
11:06 AM
If I Were A Bell
Artist : Red Garland
Album : Red Garland's Piano
Label : Prestige
11:12 AM
I’ve Told Ev’ry Little Star
Artist : Sonny Rollins
Album : Sonny Rollins & the Contemporary Leaders
Label : Contemporary
11:19 AM
Gotta Go
Artist : Claire Daly Quintet
Album : Mary Joyce Project
Label : Daly Bread
11:23 AM
Remembering Chet
Artist : CHRIS BOTTI
Album : Soundtrack: Playing By Heart
Label : Decca
11:29 AM
Trio Blues
Artist : Art Tatum
Album : The Complete Pablo Group Masterpieces
Label : Pablo
11:35 AM
Sailboat in the Moonlight
Artist : Wynton Marsalis & Richard Galliano
Album : From Billie Holiday to Edith Piaf: Live in Marciac
Label : Rampart Street
11:41 AM
Sweet Georgie Fame
Artist : Emily Remler
Album : East to Wes
Label : Concord
11:47 AM
Make Someone Happy
Artist : Laverne Butler
Album : A Foolish Thing to Do
Label : MaxJazz
11:51 AM
Blues for Joe
Artist : JOHN PISANO
Album : Conversation Pieces
Label : Pablo
11:57 AM
Tickle Toe
Artist : Art Pepper
Album : The Discovery Sessions
Label : Savoy
12:01 PM
The Good Life
Artist : Lou Donaldson
Album : Lush Life
Label : Blue Note
12:06 PM
Minor Blues
Artist : STEVE NELSON
Album : Fuller Nelson
Label : Sunnyside
12:11 PM
Waiting for Love
Artist : David Benoit
Album : Letter to Evan
Label : GRP
12:17 PM
It Might As Well Be Spring
Artist : John Pizzarelli
Album : After Hours
Label : Novus
12:21 PM
88 Basie Street
Artist : SAMMY NESTICO
Album : Big Band Favorites of Sammy Nestico
Label : Summit
12:27 PM
Doxy
Artist : Miles Davis
Album : VARIOUS: the Prestige Records Story
Label : Prestige
12:33 PM
Viva Tirado
Artist : GERALD WILSON
Album : VARIOUS: the West Coast Jazz Box
Label : Contemporary
12:39 PM
The Train and the River
Artist : Jimmy Giuffre 3
Album : The Jimmy Giuffre 3
Label : Atlantic
12:43 PM
Blues on the D.L.
Artist : RUSSELL GUNN
Album : Blue on the D.L.
Label : Highnote
12:49 PM
I Was Doing All Right
Artist : SUSANNAH McCORKLE
Album : Someone to Watch Over Me
Label : Concord
12:54 PM
Warne-ing
Artist : KERRY STRAYER SEPTET
Album : Mentor
Label : Kerry Strayer Productions
1:01 PM
On the Atcheson, Topeka and the Santa Fe
Artist : David Berger Octet
Album : I Had the Craziest Dream - the Music of Harry Warren
Label : Such Sweet Thunder
1:06 PM
I Had the Craziest Dream
Artist : Kenny Dorham
Album : Quiet Kenny
Label : Prestige
1:11 PM
My Baby Just Cares For Me
Artist : Natalie Cole
Album : Ask a Woman Who Knows
Label : Verve
1:16 PM
Brazilian Suite No. 2
Artist : MICHEL PETRUCCIANI
Album : Music
Label : Blue Note
1:20 PM
We’ll Be Together Again
Artist : Eddie ’Lockjaw’ Davis
Album : Gentle Jaws
Label : Prestige
1:26 PM
Echoes of Harlem
Artist : Burgstaller-Martignon 4
Album : Mozart's Blue Dreams & Other Crossover Fantasies
Label : Summit
1:32 PM
Besame Mucho
Artist : Arthur Blythe
Album : Blythe Byte
Label : Savant
1:38 PM
The Genius After Hours
Artist : Ray Charles
Album : VARIOUS: Atlantic Jazz Keyboards
Label : Rhino
1:44 PM
Lost in Meditation
Artist : TAFT JORDAN
Album : Mood Indigo
Label : Prestige
1:50 PM
Gone With the Wind
Artist : Laura Taylor
Album : Cry Me a River
Label : Stayng Power
1:54 PM
A Chama
Artist : Lori Mechem & Ritmos Picante
Album : Welcome To Brazil
Label : Cognito
2:01 PM
In Your Own Sweet Way
Artist : Wes Montgomery
Album : The Incredible Jazz Guitar
Label : Riverside
2:06 PM
Why Don’t They Understand
Artist : LEM WINCHESTER
Album : With Feeling
Label : Prestige
2:10 PM
Theme from Valley of the Dolls
Artist : Nnenna Freelon
Album : Homefree
Label : Concord
2:17 PM
It’s Delovely
Artist : Bob Alberti Quartet
Album : Everything I Love
Label : Dolphin
2:21 PM
Guru
Artist : JANE JARVIS
Album : Atlantic-Pacific
Label : Arbors
2:26 PM
I Should Care
Artist : Christian McBride Big Band
Album : The Good Feeling
Label : Mack Avenue
2:33 PM
Nardis
Artist : Jacky Terrasson
Album : Smile
Label : Blue Note
2:39 PM
Con Alma
Artist : Dizzy Gillespie
Album : Dizzy's Diamonds - Best of the Verve Years
Label : Verve
2:44 PM
Take the ’A’ Train
Artist : LINCOLN CENTER JAZZ ORCHESTRA
Album : They Came To Swing
Label : Columbia
2:50 PM
Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars
Artist : Lisa Yvonne Ferraro
Album : LYF's Standards
Label : Lisa Ferraro
2:54 PM
Groove Merchant
Artist : Oliver Jones / Hank Jones
Album : Pleased To Meet You
Label : Justin Time
3:01 PM
Prelude to a Kiss
Artist : Duke Ellington
Album : Love Songs
Label : Columbia
3:06 PM
If I Were A Bell
Artist : Red Garland
Album : Red Garland's Piano
Label : Prestige
3:12 PM
I’ve Told Ev’ry Little Star
Artist : Sonny Rollins
Album : Sonny Rollins & the Contemporary Leaders
Label : Contemporary
3:19 PM
Gotta Go
Artist : Claire Daly Quintet
Album : Mary Joyce Project
Label : Daly Bread
3:23 PM
Remembering Chet
Artist : CHRIS BOTTI
Album : Soundtrack: Playing By Heart
Label : Decca
3:29 PM
Trio Blues
Artist : Art Tatum
Album : The Complete Pablo Group Masterpieces
Label : Pablo
3:35 PM
Sailboat in the Moonlight
Artist : Wynton Marsalis & Richard Galliano
Album : From Billie Holiday to Edith Piaf: Live in Marciac
Label : Rampart Street
3:41 PM
Sweet Georgie Fame
Artist : Emily Remler
Album : East to Wes
Label : Concord
3:47 PM
Make Someone Happy
Artist : Laverne Butler
Album : A Foolish Thing to Do
Label : MaxJazz
3:51 PM
Blues for Joe
Artist : JOHN PISANO
Album : Conversation Pieces
Label : Pablo
3:57 PM
Tickle Toe
Artist : Art Pepper
Album : The Discovery Sessions
Label : Savoy
4:01 PM
The Good Life
Artist : Lou Donaldson
Album : Lush Life
Label : Blue Note
4:06 PM
Minor Blues
Artist : STEVE NELSON
Album : Fuller Nelson
Label : Sunnyside
4:11 PM
Waiting for Love
Artist : David Benoit
Album : Letter to Evan
Label : GRP
4:17 PM
It Might As Well Be Spring
Artist : John Pizzarelli
Album : After Hours
Label : Novus
4:21 PM
88 Basie Street
Artist : SAMMY NESTICO
Album : Big Band Favorites of Sammy Nestico
Label : Summit
4:27 PM
Doxy
Artist : Miles Davis
Album : VARIOUS: the Prestige Records Story
Label : Prestige
4:33 PM
Viva Tirado
Artist : GERALD WILSON
Album : VARIOUS: the West Coast Jazz Box
Label : Contemporary
4:39 PM
The Train and the River
Artist : Jimmy Giuffre 3
Album : The Jimmy Giuffre 3
Label : Atlantic
4:43 PM
Blues on the D.L.
Artist : RUSSELL GUNN
Album : Blue on the D.L.
Label : Highnote
4:49 PM
I Was Doing All Right
Artist : SUSANNAH McCORKLE
Album : Someone to Watch Over Me
Label : Concord
4:54 PM
Warne-ing
Artist : KERRY STRAYER SEPTET
Album : Mentor
Label : Kerry Strayer Productions
5:01 PM
On the Atcheson, Topeka and the Santa Fe
Artist : David Berger Octet
Album : I Had the Craziest Dream - the Music of Harry Warren
Label : Such Sweet Thunder
5:06 PM
I Had the Craziest Dream
Artist : Kenny Dorham
Album : Quiet Kenny
Label : Prestige
5:11 PM
My Baby Just Cares For Me
Artist : Natalie Cole
Album : Ask a Woman Who Knows
Label : Verve
5:16 PM
Brazilian Suite No. 2
Artist : MICHEL PETRUCCIANI
Album : Music
Label : Blue Note
5:20 PM
We’ll Be Together Again
Artist : Eddie ’Lockjaw’ Davis
Album : Gentle Jaws
Label : Prestige
5:26 PM
Echoes of Harlem
Artist : Burgstaller-Martignon 4
Album : Mozart's Blue Dreams & Other Crossover Fantasies
Label : Summit
5:32 PM
Besame Mucho
Artist : Arthur Blythe
Album : Blythe Byte
Label : Savant
5:38 PM
The Genius After Hours
Artist : Ray Charles
Album : VARIOUS: Atlantic Jazz Keyboards
Label : Rhino
5:44 PM
Lost in Meditation
Artist : TAFT JORDAN
Album : Mood Indigo
Label : Prestige
5:50 PM
Gone With the Wind
Artist : Laura Taylor
Album : Cry Me a River
Label : Stayng Power
5:54 PM
A Chama
Artist : Lori Mechem & Ritmos Picante
Album : Welcome To Brazil
Label : Cognito

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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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