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 28, 2013

10:01 AM
Jessica’s Day
Artist : Dizzy Gillespie All-Star Alumni Band
Album : Things to Come
Label : MCG
10:06 AM
I Concentrate on You
Artist : JANE JARVIS
Album : Atlantic-Pacific
Label : Arbors
10:10 AM
Open the Door
Artist : Kelley Suttenfield
Album : Where Is Love?
Label : Rhombus
10:17 AM
Pinky
Artist : Roy Haynes
Album : Roy-Alty
Label : Dreyfuss
10:21 AM
Two for One
Artist : JIMMY HAMILTON
Album : Can't Help Swingin'
Label : Prestige
10:27 AM
I Didn’t Know What Time It Was
Artist : MIKE LONGO
Album : Still Swingin'
Label : CAP
10:34 AM
Falando De Amor (Words Of Love)
Artist : Yotam
Album : Brasil
Label : Jazz Legacy
10:39 AM
Blue Pyrenees
Artist : David Gordon
Album : Dozen a Day
Label : Zah Zah
10:45 AM
Duke Rays
Artist : Steve Turre
Album : In the Spur of the Moment
Label : Telarc
10:50 AM
Blue Moon
Artist : Cheryl Bentyne
Album : The Book of Love
Label : TELARC
10:54 AM
A very "Lazy Bird"
Artist : Cliff Monear
Album : It's About Time
Label : Cliff Monear
11:01 AM
Don’t Blame Me
Artist : Coleman Hawkins All American Four
Album : Essential Keynote Collection Vol. 6
Label : Mercury
11:06 AM
A Foggy Day
Artist : DAVID LEONHARDT
Album : The David Leonhardt Jazz Group Plays Gershwin
Label : Big Bang
11:11 AM
How High the Moon
Artist : HANK JONES
Album : Favors
Label : Verve
11:17 AM
Waltz For Dorothy
Artist : Ryan Shea Smith
Album : Stay Awhile
Label : Exact
11:21 AM
The Star-Crossed Lovers
Artist : MIKE LeDONNE
Album : To Each His Own
Label : Double Time
11:27 AM
Discontented Blues
Artist : Duke Ellington
Album : The Mosaic Sampler
Label : Mosaic
11:34 AM
Goldfinger
Artist : David "Fathead" Newman
Album : Cityscape
Label : HighNote
11:40 AM
Fog
Artist : Matt Jorgensen
Album : Quiet Silence
Label : Origin
11:46 AM
My Foolish Heart
Artist : EVERETT GREENE
Album : My Foolish Heart
Label : Savant
11:52 AM
Meditation
Artist : Royce Campbell
Album : A Tribute to Charlie Byrd
Label : Jardis
11:57 AM
Love You Madly
Artist : Ray Brown
Album : Live at Starbucks
Label : Telarc
12:01 PM
Skylark
Artist : Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers
Album : Caravan
Label : Riverside
12:06 PM
Poinciana
Artist : Clipper Anderson
Album : The Road Home
Label : Origin
12:12 PM
Pennies From Heaven
Artist : Lester Young & ’Sweets’ Edison
Album : from OSCAR PETERSON: a Jazz Odyssey
Label : Verve
12:18 PM
Samba Saravah
Artist : Stacey Kent
Album : Breakfast on the Morning Tram
Label : Blue Note
12:22 PM
Blue Rondo a la Turk
Artist : David Benoit
Album : Heroes
Label : Peak
12:27 PM
Charlie Brown Theme
Artist : Vince Guaraldi
Album : Charlie Brown's Holiday Hits
Label : Fantasy
12:33 PM
Love Is Just Around the Corner
Artist : Hampton Hawes
Album : Four!
Label : Contemporary
12:39 PM
Candy
Artist : TEDDY EDWARDS
Album : Ladies Man
Label : Highnote
12:44 PM
Yardbird Suite
Artist : Herbie Mann
Album : VARIOUS: Rebop: the Savoy Originals
Label : Savoy
12:50 PM
Gone With the Wind
Artist : RICHARD ALLEN
Album : Gone With the Wind
Label : Jazzinn
12:54 PM
Never Never Land/Pure Imagination
Artist : SARAH JANE CION
Album : Summer Night
Label : Naxos Jazz
1:01 PM
Wild Woods
Artist : John Stein
Album : Raising the Roof
Label : Whaling City Sound
1:06 PM
Ain’t Misbehavin’
Artist : Houston Person
Album : To Etta With Love
Label : HighNote
1:10 PM
Moonray
Artist : DOMINIQUE EADE
Album : When the Wind Was Cool
Label : BMG
1:16 PM
Au Private
Artist : Cannonball Adderley
Album : Jazz Profile
Label : Blue Note
1:20 PM
Don’t Explain
Artist : Dexter Gordon
Album : A Swingin' Affair
Label : Blue Note
1:26 PM
Killer Joe
Artist : THE JAZZTET
Album : VARIOUS: Hit Jazz
Label : 32 Jazz
1:33 PM
Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye
Artist : Arturo Sandoval
Album : A Time For Love
Label : Concord
1:39 PM
Tin Tin Deo
Artist : Ray Charles
Album : Pure Genius: the Complete Atlantic Recordings
Label : Atlantic
1:44 PM
Miles of Blue
Artist : JOE SAMPLE
Album : Old Places Old Faces
Label : Warner Brothers
1:50 PM
On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe
Artist : Lisa Casalino
Album : Introducing Lisa Casalino
Label : Lisa Casalino
1:55 PM
Jean-Louis Is Everywhere
Artist : Wynton Marsalis
Album : The Music of America
Label : Sony Masterworks
2:01 PM
Jessica’s Day
Artist : Dizzy Gillespie All-Star Alumni Band
Album : Things to Come
Label : MCG
2:06 PM
I Concentrate on You
Artist : JANE JARVIS
Album : Atlantic-Pacific
Label : Arbors
2:10 PM
Open the Door
Artist : Kelley Suttenfield
Album : Where Is Love?
Label : Rhombus
2:17 PM
Pinky
Artist : Roy Haynes
Album : Roy-Alty
Label : Dreyfuss
2:21 PM
Two for One
Artist : JIMMY HAMILTON
Album : Can't Help Swingin'
Label : Prestige
2:27 PM
I Didn’t Know What Time It Was
Artist : MIKE LONGO
Album : Still Swingin'
Label : CAP
2:34 PM
Falando De Amor (Words Of Love)
Artist : Yotam
Album : Brasil
Label : Jazz Legacy
2:39 PM
Blue Pyrenees
Artist : David Gordon
Album : Dozen a Day
Label : Zah Zah
2:45 PM
Duke Rays
Artist : Steve Turre
Album : In the Spur of the Moment
Label : Telarc
2:50 PM
Blue Moon
Artist : Cheryl Bentyne
Album : The Book of Love
Label : TELARC
2:54 PM
A very "Lazy Bird"
Artist : Cliff Monear
Album : It's About Time
Label : Cliff Monear
3:01 PM
Don’t Blame Me
Artist : Coleman Hawkins All American Four
Album : Essential Keynote Collection Vol. 6
Label : Mercury
3:06 PM
A Foggy Day
Artist : DAVID LEONHARDT
Album : The David Leonhardt Jazz Group Plays Gershwin
Label : Big Bang
3:11 PM
How High the Moon
Artist : HANK JONES
Album : Favors
Label : Verve
3:17 PM
Waltz For Dorothy
Artist : Ryan Shea Smith
Album : Stay Awhile
Label : Exact
3:21 PM
The Star-Crossed Lovers
Artist : MIKE LeDONNE
Album : To Each His Own
Label : Double Time
3:27 PM
Discontented Blues
Artist : Duke Ellington
Album : The Mosaic Sampler
Label : Mosaic
3:34 PM
Goldfinger
Artist : David "Fathead" Newman
Album : Cityscape
Label : HighNote
3:40 PM
Fog
Artist : Matt Jorgensen
Album : Quiet Silence
Label : Origin
3:46 PM
My Foolish Heart
Artist : EVERETT GREENE
Album : My Foolish Heart
Label : Savant
3:52 PM
Meditation
Artist : Royce Campbell
Album : A Tribute to Charlie Byrd
Label : Jardis
3:57 PM
Love You Madly
Artist : Ray Brown
Album : Live at Starbucks
Label : Telarc
4:01 PM
Skylark
Artist : Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers
Album : Caravan
Label : Riverside
4:06 PM
Poinciana
Artist : Clipper Anderson
Album : The Road Home
Label : Origin
4:12 PM
Pennies From Heaven
Artist : Lester Young & ’Sweets’ Edison
Album : from OSCAR PETERSON: a Jazz Odyssey
Label : Verve
4:18 PM
Samba Saravah
Artist : Stacey Kent
Album : Breakfast on the Morning Tram
Label : Blue Note
4:22 PM
Blue Rondo a la Turk
Artist : David Benoit
Album : Heroes
Label : Peak
4:27 PM
Charlie Brown Theme
Artist : Vince Guaraldi
Album : Charlie Brown's Holiday Hits
Label : Fantasy
4:33 PM
Love Is Just Around the Corner
Artist : Hampton Hawes
Album : Four!
Label : Contemporary
4:39 PM
Candy
Artist : TEDDY EDWARDS
Album : Ladies Man
Label : Highnote
4:44 PM
Yardbird Suite
Artist : Herbie Mann
Album : VARIOUS: Rebop: the Savoy Originals
Label : Savoy
4:50 PM
Gone With the Wind
Artist : RICHARD ALLEN
Album : Gone With the Wind
Label : Jazzinn
4:54 PM
Never Never Land/Pure Imagination
Artist : SARAH JANE CION
Album : Summer Night
Label : Naxos Jazz
5:01 PM
Wild Woods
Artist : John Stein
Album : Raising the Roof
Label : Whaling City Sound
5:06 PM
Ain’t Misbehavin’
Artist : Houston Person
Album : To Etta With Love
Label : HighNote
5:10 PM
Moonray
Artist : DOMINIQUE EADE
Album : When the Wind Was Cool
Label : BMG
5:16 PM
Au Private
Artist : Cannonball Adderley
Album : Jazz Profile
Label : Blue Note
5:20 PM
Don’t Explain
Artist : Dexter Gordon
Album : A Swingin' Affair
Label : Blue Note
5:26 PM
Killer Joe
Artist : THE JAZZTET
Album : VARIOUS: Hit Jazz
Label : 32 Jazz
5:33 PM
Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye
Artist : Arturo Sandoval
Album : A Time For Love
Label : Concord
5:39 PM
Tin Tin Deo
Artist : Ray Charles
Album : Pure Genius: the Complete Atlantic Recordings
Label : Atlantic
5:44 PM
Miles of Blue
Artist : JOE SAMPLE
Album : Old Places Old Faces
Label : Warner Brothers
5:50 PM
On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe
Artist : Lisa Casalino
Album : Introducing Lisa Casalino
Label : Lisa Casalino
5:55 PM
Jean-Louis Is Everywhere
Artist : Wynton Marsalis
Album : The Music of America
Label : Sony Masterworks

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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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