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 31, 2013

6:01 AM
The Duke
Artist : Larry Coryell
Album : Shining Hour
Label : Muse
6:06 AM
Bemsha Swing
Artist : Houston Person & Ron Carter
Album : The Complete Muse Sessions
Label : 32 Jazz
6:11 AM
Laura
Artist : CARNEGIE HALL JAZZ BAND
Album : VARIOUS: Eastwood After Hours Live at Carnegie Hall
Label : Malpaso
6:17 AM
The Man I Love
Artist : Andy Farber
Album : This Could Be the Start of Something Big
Label : Black Warrior
6:21 AM
Naima
Artist : Billy Taylor
Album : Music Keeps Us Young
Label : Arkadia Jazz
6:26 AM
I Surrender Dear
Artist : Dan Barrett
Album : Moon Song
Label : Arbors
6:34 AM
Whisper Not
Artist : Mark Sherman
Album : The L.A. Sessions
Label : Miles High
6:40 AM
The Very Thought of You
Artist : Cheryl Bentyne
Album : Talk of the Town
Label : Telarc
6:45 AM
Impressions
Artist : Wes Montgomery
Album : The Verve Jazz Sides
Label : Verve
6:50 AM
North Atlantic Run
Artist : Gerry Mulligan
Album : The Art of Gerry Mulligan/The Final Recordings
Label : Telarc
6:55 AM
Rio One
Artist : Kerry Strayer Septet
Album : Jeru Blue: a Tribute To Gerry Mulligan
Label : Palmetto
7:01 AM
Star Song
Artist : VINCE GUARALDI & BOLA SETE
Album : Vince Guaraldi & Bola Sete
Label : Fantasy
7:06 AM
Star Eyes
Artist : BILL HOLMAN
Album : VARIOUS: Special/Hifi/Nocturne OJC Sampler
Label : Specialty
7:10 AM
Yesterdays
Artist : Steve Allee
Album : Colors
Label : Owl Studios
7:18 AM
Ev’ry Day (I Fall In Love)
Artist : Joe Williams
Album : Every Day: Best of the Verve Years
Label : Verve
7:22 AM
Dat Dere
Artist : RANDY JOHNSTON
Album : Somewhere in the Night
Label : Hightone
7:27 AM
After Hours
Artist : Ray Bryant
Album : Alone at Montreux
Label : 32 Jazz
7:33 AM
’Round Midnight
Artist : GROUP 15
Album : Plays Monk
Label : Sunnyside
7:39 AM
I’m Gonna Learn Your Style
Artist : MARY ANN MOORE
Album : Right Where I Wanna Be
Label : Synergy
7:44 AM
There Goes My Heart
Artist : LOSTON HARRIS
Album : Comes Love
Label : N2K
7:49 AM
Rose Room
Artist : CHARLIE SHAVERS
Album : The Complete Charlie Shavers With Maxine Sullivan
Label : Bethlehem
7:54 AM
The Odd Couple
Artist : Jay Ashby and Steve Davis
Album : Mistaken Identity
Label : MCG Jazz
8:01 AM
Thunder Walk
Artist : George Benson
Album : Compact Jazz
Label : Verve
8:06 AM
Invitation
Artist : David "Fathead" Newman
Album : Chillin'
Label : Highnote
8:11 AM
This Is Me
Artist : El Movimiento
Album : The Movement
Label : Nueva No
8:19 AM
Dear Bix
Artist : Dee Bell
Album : Sagacious Grace
Label : Laser
8:23 AM
Oh, Good Grief!
Artist : ELLIS MARSALIS
Album : from Wynton & Ellis Marsalis: Joe Cool's Blues
Label : Columbia
8:28 AM
Softly, As in a Morning Sunrise
Artist : Milt Jackson
Album : Early Modern
Label : Savoy
8:33 AM
Duke Ellington’s Sound of Love
Artist : Amy London
Album : Let's Fly
Label : Motema
8:39 AM
Vivo Sonhando (Dreamer)
Artist : Carol Fredette
Album : Everything in Time
Label : Soundbrush
8:43 AM
Waltz for Carmen
Artist : LEE RITENOUR
Album : Stolen Moments
Label : GRP
8:49 AM
They Didn’t Believe Me
Artist : LUCKY THOMPSON
Album : VARIOUS: the Jazz Giants Play Jerome Kern
Label : Prestige
8:55 AM
Spookarella
Artist : The Cookers
Album : Warriors
Label : Jazz Legacy
9:01 AM
Someone to Watch Over Me
Artist : EDDIE HIGGINS TRIO
Album : Haunted Heart
Label : Sunnyside
9:06 AM
Pause For Fred’s Claws
Artist : Bob DeVos
Album : Playing For Keeps
Label : Savant
9:11 AM
Georgia on My Mind
Artist : JANE JARVIS
Album : Atlantic-Pacific
Label : Arbors
9:17 AM
If Dreams Come True
Artist : Dee Bell
Album : Sagacious Grace
Label : Laser
9:21 AM
Samba De Orfeo
Artist : Vince Guaraldi
Album : VARIOUS: Brazilian Horizons, Vol. 2
Label : Fantasy
9:26 AM
O Grande Amor
Artist : Generations
Album : Tough Guys
Label : ICA
9:34 AM
Along Came Betty
Artist : JACK SHELDON
Album : Playing For Change
Label : Uptown
9:40 AM
You’re All the World to Me
Artist : WARREN VACHE
Album : Dream Dancing
Label : Arbors
9:45 AM
Hip Boots
Artist : The Birdland Stars
Album : Birdland Stars 1956
Label : Bluebird
9:50 AM
I Got Rhythm
Artist : Ella Woods
Album : Ella Sings Ella
Label : Ella Woods
9:55 AM
Strasbourg/St. Denis
Artist : Roy Hargrove
Album : Earfood
Label : Emarcy

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CD Selections
4:35 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

June Jazz Picks from ICON Magazine

Here's Nick Bewsey from ICON Magazine with a bunch of great jazz CDs to tell you about.

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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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