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

10:01 AM
I’ll Be Around
Artist : Frank Morgan
Album : Reflections
Label : HighNote
10:06 AM
If I Had You
Artist : Dinah Washington
Album : First Issue: the Dinah Washington Story
Label : Mercury
10:11 AM
Lullaby of the Leaves
Artist : Gene Ammons
Album : Late Hour Special
Label : Prestige
10:17 AM
Central Park West
Artist : Falkner Evans
Album : Arc
Label : CAP
10:22 AM
Black Coffee
Artist : Earl Hines
Album : The Indispensable Earl Hines, Vol 5/6
Label : RCA
10:27 AM
Better Days
Artist : YORON ISRAEL
Album : Basic Traneing
Label : Ronja Music
10:34 AM
How Ruth Felt
Artist : Regina Carter
Album : I'll Be Seeing You: a Sentimental Journey
Label : Verve
10:40 AM
Nascimento
Artist : Barry Harris
Album : First Time Ever
Label : Evidence
10:49 AM
I Only Have Eyes For You
Artist : Billie Holiday
Album : from OSCAR PETERSON: a Jazz Odyssey
Label : Verve
10:51 AM
Sweet Georgia Brown
Artist : Monty Alexander
Album : Harlem - Kingston Express Live!
Label : Motema
10:57 AM
Jeep’s Blues
Artist : Johnny Hodges
Album : Jazz Masters 35
Label : Verve
11:01 AM
Soon
Artist : Benny Green
Album : VARIOUS: Blue Note Plays Gershwin
Label : Blue Note
11:06 AM
Blue Hour
Artist : Stanley Turrentine & The Three Sounds
Album : The Complete "Blue Hour" Sessions
Label : Blue Note
11:11 AM
Cantaloupe Island
Artist : Herbie Hancock
Album : Empyrean Isles
Composer : Hancock
Label : Blue Note
11:18 AM
Baby, Won’t You Please Come Home
Artist : Ella Fitzgerald
Album : Twelve Nights In Hollywood
Label : Hip-O Select
11:22 AM
You Go to My Head
Artist : Dave Brubeck
Album : Love Songs
Label : Columbia
11:28 AM
Bock to Bock
Artist : MEL RHYNE
Album : Remembering Wes
Label : Savant
11:34 AM
Lament
Artist : Wayne Wallace
Album : To Hear From There
Label : Patois
11:40 AM
Hearsay
Artist : CHAD LAWSON TRIO
Album : Chad Lawson Trio
Label : Chad Lawson
11:44 AM
Sighin’ and Cryin’
Artist : Horace Silver
Album : Song For My Father
Label : Blue Note
11:49 AM
Be Cool
Artist : Denise Donatelli
Album : What Lies Within
Label : Savant
11:54 AM
Stuffy
Artist : Milt Jackson & Coleman Hawkins
Album : Bean Bags
Label : Koch
12:01 PM
Friends Beyond Time
Artist : Brubeck Brothers Quartet
Album : Classified
Label : Koch
12:06 PM
Falling in Love With Love
Artist : Sheila Jordan
Album : Portrait of Sheila
Label : Blue Note
12:08 PM
Taffy
Artist : Johnny Hodges & Wild Bill Davis
Album : (1965-1966)
Label : RCA
12:15 PM
I’m Confessin’
Artist : Lester Young & Oscar Peterson
Album : Lester Young With the Oscar Peterson Trio
Label : Verve
12:19 PM
Johnny Come Lately
Artist : Joe Lovano
Album : Lush Life: the Untold Story of Billy Strayhorn
Label : Blue Note
12:25 PM
Happier Than the Morning Sun
Artist : MATT RAY
Album : We Got It!
Label : CAP
12:32 PM
When Joanna Loved Me
Artist : Paul Desmond
Album : Lemme Tell Ya 'bout Desmond
Label : Label M
12:38 PM
The Nearness of You
Artist : ANDY FARBER & ANDREW WILLIAMS
Album : Double A
Label : After 9
12:46 PM
The Meaning of the Blues
Artist : Nnenna Freelon
Album : Live
Label : Concord
12:52 PM
I’m Just a Lucky So and So
Artist : SONNY CLARK
Album : VARIOUS: Blue Note Plays Ellington & Strayhorn
Label : Blue Note
12:57 PM
Smada
Artist : Duke Ellington
Album : Blues in Orbit
Label : Columbia
1:01 PM
Indian Summer
Artist : DAVID MURRAY
Album : Seasons
Label : Pow Wow
1:06 PM
Embraceable You
Artist : Ted Rosenthal
Album : Out of This World
Label : Playscape
1:12 PM
Monkish
Artist : JOSH WORKMAN
Album : Jumpin' at the Border
Label : Tetrachord Music
1:18 PM
I’ll Take Romance
Artist : Sarah Partridge
Album : Perspective
Label : Peartree
1:22 PM
You’re My Everything
Artist : MARTIN TAYLOR
Album : Two's Company
Label : Linn
1:27 PM
Gymnopedie #1, Variation 1
Artist : Jacques Loussier
Album : VARIOUS: Love Ballads - Late Night Jazz
Label : Telarc
1:33 PM
Woody ’n’ You
Artist : Scott Hamilton
Album : After Hours
Label : Concord
1:39 PM
I Could Write A Book
Artist : MIDNIGHT JAZZ BAND
Album : Jazz Past Midnight/Love Songs
Label : JMI Jazz
1:44 PM
Hope Song
Artist : Cyrus Chestnut
Album : You Are My Sunshine
Label : Warner Brothers
1:49 PM
Nice Work if You Can Get It
Artist : Terence Blanchard
Album : The Billie Holiday Songbook
Label : Columbia
1:54 PM
Very Early
Artist : Herbie Mann
Album : Peace Pieces
Label : Kokopelli
2:01 PM
I’ll Be Around
Artist : Frank Morgan
Album : Reflections
Label : HighNote
2:06 PM
If I Had You
Artist : Dinah Washington
Album : First Issue: the Dinah Washington Story
Label : Mercury
2:11 PM
Lullaby of the Leaves
Artist : Gene Ammons
Album : Late Hour Special
Label : Prestige
2:17 PM
Central Park West
Artist : Falkner Evans
Album : Arc
Label : CAP
2:22 PM
Black Coffee
Artist : Earl Hines
Album : The Indispensable Earl Hines, Vol 5/6
Label : RCA
2:27 PM
Better Days
Artist : YORON ISRAEL
Album : Basic Traneing
Label : Ronja Music
2:34 PM
How Ruth Felt
Artist : Regina Carter
Album : I'll Be Seeing You: a Sentimental Journey
Label : Verve
2:40 PM
Nascimento
Artist : Barry Harris
Album : First Time Ever
Label : Evidence
2:49 PM
I Only Have Eyes For You
Artist : Billie Holiday
Album : from OSCAR PETERSON: a Jazz Odyssey
Label : Verve
2:51 PM
Sweet Georgia Brown
Artist : Monty Alexander
Album : Harlem - Kingston Express Live!
Label : Motema
2:57 PM
Jeep’s Blues
Artist : Johnny Hodges
Album : Jazz Masters 35
Label : Verve
3:01 PM
Soon
Artist : Benny Green
Album : VARIOUS: Blue Note Plays Gershwin
Label : Blue Note
3:06 PM
Blue Hour
Artist : Stanley Turrentine & The Three Sounds
Album : The Complete "Blue Hour" Sessions
Label : Blue Note
3:11 PM
Cantaloupe Island
Artist : Herbie Hancock
Album : Empyrean Isles
Composer : Hancock
Label : Blue Note
3:18 PM
Baby, Won’t You Please Come Home
Artist : Ella Fitzgerald
Album : Twelve Nights In Hollywood
Label : Hip-O Select
3:22 PM
You Go to My Head
Artist : Dave Brubeck
Album : Love Songs
Label : Columbia
3:28 PM
Bock to Bock
Artist : MEL RHYNE
Album : Remembering Wes
Label : Savant
3:34 PM
Lament
Artist : Wayne Wallace
Album : To Hear From There
Label : Patois
3:40 PM
Hearsay
Artist : CHAD LAWSON TRIO
Album : Chad Lawson Trio
Label : Chad Lawson
3:44 PM
Sighin’ and Cryin’
Artist : Horace Silver
Album : Song For My Father
Label : Blue Note
3:49 PM
Be Cool
Artist : Denise Donatelli
Album : What Lies Within
Label : Savant
3:54 PM
Stuffy
Artist : Milt Jackson & Coleman Hawkins
Album : Bean Bags
Label : Koch
4:01 PM
Friends Beyond Time
Artist : Brubeck Brothers Quartet
Album : Classified
Label : Koch
4:06 PM
Falling in Love With Love
Artist : Sheila Jordan
Album : Portrait of Sheila
Label : Blue Note
4:08 PM
Taffy
Artist : Johnny Hodges & Wild Bill Davis
Album : (1965-1966)
Label : RCA
4:15 PM
I’m Confessin’
Artist : Lester Young & Oscar Peterson
Album : Lester Young With the Oscar Peterson Trio
Label : Verve
4:19 PM
Johnny Come Lately
Artist : Joe Lovano
Album : Lush Life: the Untold Story of Billy Strayhorn
Label : Blue Note
4:25 PM
Happier Than the Morning Sun
Artist : MATT RAY
Album : We Got It!
Label : CAP
4:32 PM
When Joanna Loved Me
Artist : Paul Desmond
Album : Lemme Tell Ya 'bout Desmond
Label : Label M
4:38 PM
The Nearness of You
Artist : ANDY FARBER & ANDREW WILLIAMS
Album : Double A
Label : After 9
4:46 PM
The Meaning of the Blues
Artist : Nnenna Freelon
Album : Live
Label : Concord
4:52 PM
I’m Just a Lucky So and So
Artist : SONNY CLARK
Album : VARIOUS: Blue Note Plays Ellington & Strayhorn
Label : Blue Note
4:57 PM
Smada
Artist : Duke Ellington
Album : Blues in Orbit
Label : Columbia
5:01 PM
Indian Summer
Artist : DAVID MURRAY
Album : Seasons
Label : Pow Wow
5:06 PM
Embraceable You
Artist : Ted Rosenthal
Album : Out of This World
Label : Playscape
5:12 PM
Monkish
Artist : JOSH WORKMAN
Album : Jumpin' at the Border
Label : Tetrachord Music
5:18 PM
I’ll Take Romance
Artist : Sarah Partridge
Album : Perspective
Label : Peartree
5:22 PM
You’re My Everything
Artist : MARTIN TAYLOR
Album : Two's Company
Label : Linn
5:27 PM
Gymnopedie #1, Variation 1
Artist : Jacques Loussier
Album : VARIOUS: Love Ballads - Late Night Jazz
Label : Telarc
5:33 PM
Woody ’n’ You
Artist : Scott Hamilton
Album : After Hours
Label : Concord
5:39 PM
I Could Write A Book
Artist : MIDNIGHT JAZZ BAND
Album : Jazz Past Midnight/Love Songs
Label : JMI Jazz
5:44 PM
Hope Song
Artist : Cyrus Chestnut
Album : You Are My Sunshine
Label : Warner Brothers
5:49 PM
Nice Work if You Can Get It
Artist : Terence Blanchard
Album : The Billie Holiday Songbook
Label : Columbia
5:54 PM
Very Early
Artist : Herbie Mann
Album : Peace Pieces
Label : Kokopelli

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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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