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 30, 2013

6:01 AM
The Song is You
Artist : Benny Carter & Oscar Peterson
Album : Cosmopolite: the Oscar Peterson Verve Sessions
Label : Verve
6:06 AM
You’d Be So Nice to Come Home to
Artist : Art Pepper
Album : Art Pepper Meets the Rhythm Section
Label : Contemporary
6:11 AM
Mr. L
Artist : Curtis Fuller
Album : Down Home
Label : Capri
6:18 AM
Somewhere
Artist : Tierney Sutton Band
Album : American Road
Label : BFM Jazz
6:22 AM
Once in a While
Artist : Art Tatum
Album : The Complete Pablo Group Masterpieces
Label : Pablo
6:27 AM
Undecided
Artist : Ray Charles
Album : Blues + Jazz
Label : Rhino
6:33 AM
I Just Can’t See For Looking
Artist : Red Garland Quartet
Album : Solar
Label : Jazzland
6:39 AM
Some Cats Know
Artist : Annie Sellick
Album : Street of Dreams
Label : Chalice Music
6:43 AM
I’ll Never Be the Same
Artist : Coleman Hawkins
Album : The Hawk Relaxes
Label : Prestige
6:49 AM
Summertime
Artist : ANDY LAVERNE
Album : Four Miles
Label : Triloka
6:54 AM
Moon River
Artist : Vince Guaraldi
Album : The Definitive Vince Guaraldi
Label : Fantasy
7:01 AM
Here’s to My Lady
Artist : GREG HOPKINS
Album : Quintology
Label : Summit
7:06 AM
In a Mellow Tone
Artist : Jay Hoggard
Album : Swing 'Em Gates
Label : JHVM
7:12 AM
Will You Still Be Mine?
Artist : Ahmad Jamal
Album : The Legendary Okeh & Epic Recordings
Label : Epic
7:16 AM
Time on My Hands
Artist : Amanda Carr & The Kenny Hadley Big Band
Album : Common Thread
Label : OMS
7:20 AM
Taking a Chance on Love
Artist : LESTER YOUNG & TEDDY WILSON
Album : Pres and Teddy
Label : Verve
7:25 AM
Satin Doll
Artist : McCoy Tyner
Album : Nights of Ballads and Blues
Label : Impulse
7:32 AM
Stolen Moments
Artist : SADAO WATANABE
Album : A Night With Strings
Label : Elektra
7:38 AM
In Your Own Sweet Way
Artist : Marian McPartland
Album : Hickory House Trio - Reprise
Label : Concord
7:42 AM
Ala Mode
Artist : BRASS TRACKS JAZZ ORCHESTRA
Album : First Track
Label : Sea Breeze
7:47 AM
Gypsy in My Soul
Artist : Mary Stallings
Album : Live at the Village Vanguard
Label : MaxJazz
7:53 AM
Libertango
Artist : Dominick Farinacci
Album : Lovers, Tales and Dancers
Label : Koch
8:01 AM
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
8:06 AM
Drifting
Artist : Bob Alberti Quartet
Album : Everything I Love
Label : Dolphin
8:12 AM
Here’s That Rainy Day
Artist : Beegie Adair
Album : Into Somethin'
Label : Adair Music
8:18 AM
Body and Soul
Artist : Andy Farber
Album : This Could Be the Start of Something Big
Label : Black Warrior
8:22 AM
I Was Telling Him About You
Artist : CLAIRE MARTIN
Album : Old Boyfriends
Label : Linn
8:27 AM
Ginza Samba
Artist : Vince Guaraldi & Bola Sete
Album : From All Sides
Label : Fantasy
8:34 AM
Celia
Artist : Mark Sherman
Album : The L.A. Sessions
Label : Miles High
8:40 AM
That Old Feeling
Artist : PEE WEE RUSSELL
Album : Swingin' With Pee Wee
Label : Prestige
8:45 AM
Ain’t No Sunshine
Artist : ORBERT DAVIS
Album : Priority
Label : 3Sixteen
8:50 AM
Looking For a Boy
Artist : PAULA WEST
Album : Come What May
Label : Hi Horse
8:55 AM
Big Bertha
Artist : Swingadelic
Album : The Other Duke
Label : Zoho
9:01 AM
Come Prima
Artist : Aldo Romano
Album : Canzoni
Label : Enja
9:06 AM
Warm Blue Stream
Artist : Billy Taylor
Album : Uptown
Label : Riverside
9:11 AM
Seven Steps to Heaven
Artist : Miles Davis
Album : Seven Steps To Heaven
Label : Columbia
9:18 AM
That’s All I Want From You
Artist : Sachal Vasandani
Album : Hi-Fly
Label : Mack Avenue
9:22 AM
Nica’s Dream
Artist : Wes Montgomery
Album : Echoes of Indiana Avenue
Label : Resonance
9:27 AM
You Will Know
Artist : Russell Malone
Album : Look Who's Here
Label : Verve
9:33 AM
Open Country
Artist : Gerry Mulligan
Album : Jazz Profile
Label : Blue Note
9:39 AM
Strong Man
Artist : CARLA COOK
Album : Simply Natural
Label : MaxJazz
9:43 AM
I Love Paris
Artist : Pete Malinverni
Album : Invisible Cities
Label : Reservoir
9:49 AM
Con Alma
Artist : Dizzy Gillespie
Album : Dizzy's Diamonds - Best of the Verve Years
Label : Verve
9:55 AM
Corner Pocket
Artist : Count Basie
Album : Count Basie in Sweden
Label : Roulette

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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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