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

10:01 AM
Telepathy
Artist : Colin Vallon Trio
Album : Rruga
Label : ECM
10:06 AM
Royal Garden Blues
Artist : Duke Ellington & Johnny Hodges
Album : Play the Blues Back To Back
Label : Verve
10:11 AM
Afro Blue / Footprints
Artist : Tessa Souter
Album : Obsession
Label : Motema
10:17 AM
I Can’t Get Started
Artist : Lester Young & Oscar Peterson
Album : Lester Young With the Oscar Peterson Trio
Label : Verve
10:21 AM
Old Folks
Artist : Miles Davis
Album : Someday My Prince Will Come
Label : Columbia
10:27 AM
Wonderful Copenhagen
Artist : Dave Brubeck
Album : The Great Concerts: Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Carnegie Hall
Label : Columbia
10:33 AM
Trillium
Artist : UPPER LEFT TRIO
Album : Cycling
Label : Origin
10:39 AM
In the Court of King Oliver
Artist : Wynton Marsalis
Album : Standard Time, Vol. 3
Label : Columbia
10:44 AM
I Feel Like Falling in Love
Artist : Josh Rzepka
Album : Midwest Coast
Label : Josh Rzepka
10:49 AM
How Am I to Know?
Artist : JOAN COLLASO & LARRY HANKS
Album : Live
Label : JRAS
10:54 AM
I’ve Got the World on a String
Artist : LARRY MCKENNA
Album : My Shining Hour
Label : Alanna
11:01 AM
I Remember You
Artist : Dave Valentin
Album : World on a String
Label : Telarc
11:06 AM
East to Wes
Artist : Emily Remler
Album : East to Wes
Label : Concord
11:12 AM
Recorda Me
Artist : Joe Henderson
Album : Page One
Label : Blue Note
11:19 AM
My Romance
Artist : Sarah Partridge
Album : Perspective
Label : Peartree
11:23 AM
C’est si Bon
Artist : BUDDY COLLETTE
Album : VARIOUS: Special/Hifi/Nocturne OJC Sampler
Label : Specialty
11:26 AM
Just One of Those Things
Artist : Paul Meyers Quartet
Album : Paul Meyers Quartet Featuring Frank Wess
Label : Miles High
11:33 AM
Skylark
Artist : Ray Brown
Album : Some of My Best Friends Are...The Singers
Label : Telarc
11:39 AM
Take 6
Artist : David Benoit
Album : Letter to Evan
Label : GRP
11:45 AM
Ill Wind
Artist : Lee Morgan
Album : Cornbread
Label : Blue Note
11:53 AM
Rain
Artist : Red Garland
Album : All Kinds of Weather
Label : Prestige
11:57 AM
The New Symphony Sid
Artist : TEDDY EDWARDS
Album : VARIOUS: West Coast Jazz Classics Sampler
Label : Pacific Jazz
12:01 PM
Ronnie
Artist : Mike Rinta
Album : Eponymous
Label : Wide Hive
12:06 PM
Driftin’
Artist : JESSE DAVIS
Album : The Setup
Label : Alltribe
12:12 PM
Raincheck
Artist : Scott Hamilton
Album : Jazz Signatures
Label : Concord
12:18 PM
Close Your Eyes
Artist : Gene Ammons
Album : Boss Tenor
Label : Prestige
12:22 PM
One For Daddy-O
Artist : Tom Rizzo
Album : Imaginary Numbers
Label : Origin
12:27 PM
Why Don’t They Understand
Artist : LEM WINCHESTER
Album : With Feeling
Label : Prestige
12:33 PM
Peel Me a Grape
Artist : Diana Krall
Album : Love Scenes
Label : Impulse
12:39 PM
Where or When
Artist : Michael Tracy & Harry Pickens
Album : Conversations
Label : Sea Breeze
12:44 PM
Sugar
Artist : Charles Earland
Album : Slammin' & Jammin'
Label : Savant
12:50 PM
I Got Eyes
Artist : Karrin Allyson
Album : Wild For You
Label : Concord
12:54 PM
Exactly Like You
Artist : Dizzy Gillespie & Stan Getz
Album : Diz & Getz
Label : Verve
1:01 PM
Where Are You?
Artist : Ben Webster
Album : Soulville
Label : Verve
1:06 PM
Scratchin’ in the Gravel
Artist : Marian McPartland
Album : Plays the Music of Mary Lou Williams
Label : Concord
1:10 PM
Lullaby of Birdland
Artist : Lisa Yvonne Ferraro
Album : LYF's Standards
Label : Lisa Ferraro
1:15 PM
I’ll Never Smile Again
Artist : George Shearing
Album : That Shearing Sound
Label : Telarc
1:19 PM
When the Sun Comes Out
Artist : Stanley Turrentine
Album : The Spoiler
Label : Blue Note
1:25 PM
Red Clay
Artist : Cliff Monear
Album : It's About Time
Label : Cliff Monear
1:32 PM
For the People
Artist : Pharez Whitted
Album : For the People
Label : Origin
1:38 PM
Meditation
Artist : Charlie Byrd
Album : The Bossa Nova Years
Label : Concord
1:43 PM
You’ll Never Know
Artist : David Berger Octet
Album : I Had the Craziest Dream - the Music of Harry Warren
Label : Such Sweet Thunder
1:49 PM
Sails
Artist : Denise Donatelli
Album : What Lies Within
Label : Savant
1:54 PM
Alone Together
Artist : Christian McBride
Album : Conversations With Christian
Label : Mack Avenue
2:01 PM
Telepathy
Artist : Colin Vallon Trio
Album : Rruga
Label : ECM
2:06 PM
Royal Garden Blues
Artist : Duke Ellington & Johnny Hodges
Album : Play the Blues Back To Back
Label : Verve
2:11 PM
Afro Blue / Footprints
Artist : Tessa Souter
Album : Obsession
Label : Motema
2:17 PM
I Can’t Get Started
Artist : Lester Young & Oscar Peterson
Album : Lester Young With the Oscar Peterson Trio
Label : Verve
2:21 PM
Old Folks
Artist : Miles Davis
Album : Someday My Prince Will Come
Label : Columbia
2:27 PM
Wonderful Copenhagen
Artist : Dave Brubeck
Album : The Great Concerts: Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Carnegie Hall
Label : Columbia
2:33 PM
Trillium
Artist : UPPER LEFT TRIO
Album : Cycling
Label : Origin
2:39 PM
In the Court of King Oliver
Artist : Wynton Marsalis
Album : Standard Time, Vol. 3
Label : Columbia
2:44 PM
I Feel Like Falling in Love
Artist : Josh Rzepka
Album : Midwest Coast
Label : Josh Rzepka
2:49 PM
How Am I to Know?
Artist : JOAN COLLASO & LARRY HANKS
Album : Live
Label : JRAS
2:54 PM
I’ve Got the World on a String
Artist : LARRY MCKENNA
Album : My Shining Hour
Label : Alanna
3:01 PM
I Remember You
Artist : Dave Valentin
Album : World on a String
Label : Telarc
3:06 PM
East to Wes
Artist : Emily Remler
Album : East to Wes
Label : Concord
3:12 PM
Recorda Me
Artist : Joe Henderson
Album : Page One
Label : Blue Note
3:19 PM
My Romance
Artist : Sarah Partridge
Album : Perspective
Label : Peartree
3:23 PM
C’est si Bon
Artist : BUDDY COLLETTE
Album : VARIOUS: Special/Hifi/Nocturne OJC Sampler
Label : Specialty
3:26 PM
Just One of Those Things
Artist : Paul Meyers Quartet
Album : Paul Meyers Quartet Featuring Frank Wess
Label : Miles High
3:33 PM
Skylark
Artist : Ray Brown
Album : Some of My Best Friends Are...The Singers
Label : Telarc
3:39 PM
Take 6
Artist : David Benoit
Album : Letter to Evan
Label : GRP
3:45 PM
Ill Wind
Artist : Lee Morgan
Album : Cornbread
Label : Blue Note
3:53 PM
Rain
Artist : Red Garland
Album : All Kinds of Weather
Label : Prestige
3:57 PM
The New Symphony Sid
Artist : TEDDY EDWARDS
Album : VARIOUS: West Coast Jazz Classics Sampler
Label : Pacific Jazz
4:01 PM
Ronnie
Artist : Mike Rinta
Album : Eponymous
Label : Wide Hive
4:06 PM
Driftin’
Artist : JESSE DAVIS
Album : The Setup
Label : Alltribe
4:12 PM
Raincheck
Artist : Scott Hamilton
Album : Jazz Signatures
Label : Concord
4:18 PM
Close Your Eyes
Artist : Gene Ammons
Album : Boss Tenor
Label : Prestige
4:22 PM
One For Daddy-O
Artist : Tom Rizzo
Album : Imaginary Numbers
Label : Origin
4:27 PM
Why Don’t They Understand
Artist : LEM WINCHESTER
Album : With Feeling
Label : Prestige
4:33 PM
Peel Me a Grape
Artist : Diana Krall
Album : Love Scenes
Label : Impulse
4:39 PM
Where or When
Artist : Michael Tracy & Harry Pickens
Album : Conversations
Label : Sea Breeze
4:44 PM
Sugar
Artist : Charles Earland
Album : Slammin' & Jammin'
Label : Savant
4:50 PM
I Got Eyes
Artist : Karrin Allyson
Album : Wild For You
Label : Concord
4:54 PM
Exactly Like You
Artist : Dizzy Gillespie & Stan Getz
Album : Diz & Getz
Label : Verve
5:01 PM
Where Are You?
Artist : Ben Webster
Album : Soulville
Label : Verve
5:06 PM
Scratchin’ in the Gravel
Artist : Marian McPartland
Album : Plays the Music of Mary Lou Williams
Label : Concord
5:10 PM
Lullaby of Birdland
Artist : Lisa Yvonne Ferraro
Album : LYF's Standards
Label : Lisa Ferraro
5:15 PM
I’ll Never Smile Again
Artist : George Shearing
Album : That Shearing Sound
Label : Telarc
5:19 PM
When the Sun Comes Out
Artist : Stanley Turrentine
Album : The Spoiler
Label : Blue Note
5:25 PM
Red Clay
Artist : Cliff Monear
Album : It's About Time
Label : Cliff Monear
5:32 PM
For the People
Artist : Pharez Whitted
Album : For the People
Label : Origin
5:38 PM
Meditation
Artist : Charlie Byrd
Album : The Bossa Nova Years
Label : Concord
5:43 PM
You’ll Never Know
Artist : David Berger Octet
Album : I Had the Craziest Dream - the Music of Harry Warren
Label : Such Sweet Thunder
5:49 PM
Sails
Artist : Denise Donatelli
Album : What Lies Within
Label : Savant
5:54 PM
Alone Together
Artist : Christian McBride
Album : Conversations With Christian
Label : Mack Avenue

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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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