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

February 01, 2013

6:01 AM
Too Late Now
Artist : Mike DiRubbo
Album : Repercussion
Label : Posi-Tone
6:06 AM
Love For Sale
Artist : Cheryl Bentyne
Album : Let's Misbehave: The Cole Porter Song Book
Label : Summit
6:11 AM
Merav
Artist : Yotam Silberstein
Album : Resonance
Label : Jazz Legacy
6:18 AM
It’s Delovely
Artist : Bob Alberti Quartet
Album : Everything I Love
Label : Dolphin
6:22 AM
Tin Tin Deo
Artist : BEN ARONOV
Album : The Best Thing For Me
Label : Arbors
6:28 AM
Blue Lester
Artist : LESTER YOUNG
Album : VARIOUS: the Savoy Story (Vol. One - Jazz)
Label : Savoy
6:32 AM
Woody N’ You
Artist : Mark Sherman
Album : The L.A. Sessions
Label : Miles High
6:38 AM
Nice and Easy
Artist : Vanessa Rubin
Album : Language of Love
Label : Telarc
6:43 AM
Song For the New Man
Artist : David "Fathead" Newman
Album : Song For the New Man
Label : Highnote
6:48 AM
Lover, Come Back to Me
Artist : Billy Taylor
Album : Music Keeps Us Young
Label : Arkadia Jazz
6:54 AM
Remembering Chet
Artist : CHRIS BOTTI
Album : Soundtrack: Playing By Heart
Label : Decca
7:01 AM
Double Rainbow
Artist : Oscar Castro-Neves
Album : All One
Label : Mack Avenue
7:06 AM
Warne-ing
Artist : KERRY STRAYER SEPTET
Album : Mentor
Label : Kerry Strayer Productions
7:11 AM
Willow Weep For Me
Artist : Ray Charles
Album : Blues + Jazz
Label : Rhino
7:17 AM
Little Girl Blue
Artist : Ella Fitzgerald
Album : Twelve Nights In Hollywood
Label : Hip-O Select
7:21 AM
Canadian Sunset
Artist : Houston Person
Album : Sentimental Journey
Label : Highnote
7:28 AM
Lost in Meditation
Artist : TAFT JORDAN
Album : Mood Indigo
Label : Prestige
7:35 AM
Don’t Touch Me
Artist : Denise Perrier
Album : The Second Time Around - Denise Perrier Live!
Label : Chez Perrier
7:41 AM
Medianoche
Artist : DON GROLNICK
Album : Medianoche
Label : Warner Brothers
7:47 AM
Echoes of Harlem
Artist : Burgstaller-Martignon 4
Album : Mozart's Blue Dreams & Other Crossover Fantasies
Label : Summit
7:51 AM
On a Clear Day (You Can See Forever)
Artist : Denis Solee & Beegie Adair
Album : Sax & Swing
Label : Green Hill
7:55 AM
Never Will I Marry
Artist : Bill Charlap & Renee Rosnes
Album : Double Portrait
Label : Blue Note
8:01 AM
Gina’s Groove
Artist : Clayton Brothers
Album : Back in the Swing of Things
Label : n.a.
8:06 AM
Solid Old Man
Artist : DAN BARRETT
Album : Harlem 2000
Label : Nagel Heyer
8:10 AM
If I Only Had...
Artist : Peter MacDonough
Album : The WOO
Label : Peter MacDonough
8:18 AM
Nice and Easy
Artist : PAULA WEST
Album : Temptation
Label : Paula West
8:22 AM
I’ve Told Ev’ry Little Star
Artist : Sonny Rollins
Album : Sonny Rollins & the Contemporary Leaders
Label : Contemporary
8:27 AM
Oh Happy Day
Artist : Milt Jackson
Album : from QUINCY JONES & BILL COSBY: the Original Jam Sessions 1969
Label : Concord
8:33 AM
Nardis
Artist : Jacky Terrasson
Album : Smile
Label : Blue Note
8:39 AM
Tulip Or Turnip
Artist : Janis Siegel
Album : The Tender Trap
Label : Monarch
8:43 AM
88 Basie Street
Artist : SAMMY NESTICO
Album : Big Band Favorites of Sammy Nestico
Label : Summit
8:49 AM
East of the Sun
Artist : TAYLOR/GRISMAN JAZZ QUARTET
Album : I'm Beginning To See the Light
Label : Acoustic Disk
8:54 AM
Minor Blues
Artist : STEVE NELSON
Album : Fuller Nelson
Label : Sunnyside
9:01 AM
L.P. (For Les Paul)
Artist : Lee Ritenour, Pat Martino & Joey DeFrancesco
Album : 6 String Theory
Label : Concord
9:06 AM
Same Ol’ Story
Artist : Joe Williams
Album : Every Night
Label : Verve
9:11 AM
Triste
Artist : Mark Weinstein
Album : Jazz Brazil
Label : Jazzheads
9:18 AM
Sea of Cortez
Artist : DICK CARY’S TUESDAY NIGHT FRIENDS
Album : Catching Up
Label : Klavier
9:23 AM
Gnid
Artist : Tadd Dameron & John Coltrane
Album : Mating Call
Label : Prestige
9:28 AM
Creole Love Call
Artist : JUNIOR MANCE
Album : Junior's Blues
Label : Riverside
9:33 AM
There’s a Small Hotel
Artist : Dorothy Ashby
Album : In a Minor Groove
Label : Prestige
9:39 AM
Time After Time
Artist : John Proulx
Album : Baker's Dozen - Remembering Chet Baker
Label : MaxJazz
9:43 AM
Take the ’A’ Train
Artist : LINCOLN CENTER JAZZ ORCHESTRA
Album : They Came To Swing
Label : Columbia
9:49 AM
Test of Time
Artist : GARY BURTON
Album : Generations
Label : Concord
9:54 AM
As
Artist : Deep Blue Organ Trio
Album : Wonderful!
Label : Origin

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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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