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

10:01 AM
My Beatrice
Artist : ROY POWELL
Album : Solace
Label : Nagel Heyer
10:06 AM
Sweet Georgie Fame
Artist : Emily Remler
Album : East to Wes
Label : Concord
10:11 AM
I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart/Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
Artist : Johnny Hodges
Album : Everybody Knows Johnny Hodges
Label : Impulse
10:17 AM
I Didn’t Know What Time It Was
Artist : Rebecca Parris
Album : You Don't Know Me
Label : SAYING IT WITH JAZZ
10:21 AM
I Got It Bad (and That Ain’t Good)
Artist : Dave Braham
Album : ...To Be Free
Label : Random Act
10:27 AM
Airegin
Artist : Wes Montgomery
Album : Incredible Jazz Guitar of Wes Montgomery
Label : Riverside
10:33 AM
Call Me Back
Artist : Josh Rzepka
Album : Midwest Coast
Label : Josh Rzepka
10:39 AM
Secrets
Artist : Count Basie
Album : Count Basie & the Kansas City 7
Label : Impulse
10:43 AM
Our Spanish Love Song
Artist : Charlie Haden Quartet West
Album : Always Say Goodbye
Label : Verve
10:49 AM
Let’s Face the Music and Dance
Artist : Tierney Sutton
Album : I'm With the Band
Label : Telarc
10:54 AM
Love Letters
Artist : BENNY GREEN & RUSSELL MALONE
Album : Jazz at the Bistro
Label : Telarc
11:01 AM
I Want a Little Girl
Artist : Wynton Kelly
Album : Full View
Label : Milestone
11:06 AM
A Chama
Artist : Lori Mechem & Ritmos Picante
Album : Welcome To Brazil
Label : Cognito
11:11 AM
Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams
Artist : Preservation Hall Hot 4 With Duke Dejan
Album : New Orleans - Putumayo
Label : n.a.
11:17 AM
Venice Waltz
Artist : Bob Mamet Trio
Album : Impromptu
Label : Counterpoint
11:21 AM
Sweet Slumber
Artist : Lou Donaldson
Album : Lush Life
Label : Blue Note
11:27 AM
Something’s Gotta Give
Artist : Mel Torm¿
Album : The Bethlehem Years
Label : Shout! Factory
11:32 AM
The Touch Of Your Lips
Artist : Bruce Williamson
Album : Standard Transmission
Label : Origin
11:38 AM
Things Ain’t What They Used to Be
Artist : Dave Brubeck
Album : VARIOUS: Duke Ellington 1969 All-Star White House Tribute
Label : Blue Note
11:43 AM
It’s Only a Paper Moon
Artist : LARRY MCKENNA
Album : My Shining Hour
Label : Alanna
11:48 AM
Just the Two of Us
Artist : Stephane Grappelli & Toots Thielemans
Album : Bringing It Together
Label : LiSem Enterprises
11:54 AM
Just in Time
Artist : Stanley Turrentine & The Three Sounds
Album : The Complete "Blue Hour" Sessions
Label : Blue Note
12:01 PM
Unspoken Words
Artist : DAVE SAMUELS
Album : Natural Selection
Label : GRP
12:06 PM
The "In" Crowd
Artist : RAMSEY LEWIS
Album : VARIOUS: Hit Jazz
Label : 32 Jazz
12:12 PM
I’ve Got You Under My Skin
Artist : Louis Prima & Keely Smith
Album : Collector's Series
Label : Capitol
12:16 PM
St. James Infirmary
Artist : Allen Toussaint
Album : The Bright Mississippi
Composer : Trad.
Label : Nonesuch
12:20 PM
Groove Merchant
Artist : Oliver Jones / Hank Jones
Album : Pleased To Meet You
Label : Justin Time
12:25 PM
Seed Shack
Artist : Gene Ammons
Album : Greatest Hits, Vol. 1: the Sixties
Label : Prestige
12:32 PM
Song For Mendelssohn
Artist : Alex Goodman Quintet
Album : Bridges
Label : Connection Point
12:38 PM
My Cherie Amor
Artist : Eric Johnson
Album : Supahighway
Label : Clarion Jazz
12:47 PM
Autumn Serenade
Artist : Colleen McNabb
Album : Don't Go to Strangers
Label : Zucca
12:52 PM
Miles Ahead
Artist : JOE HENDERSON
Album : So Near, So Far (Musings For Miles)
Label : Verve
12:57 PM
Sleep Talk
Artist : HOWARD McGHEE
Album : Dusty Blue
Label : Bethlehem
1:01 PM
Easy Street
Artist : PATRICK WILLIAMS
Album : VARIOUS: Blonde
Label : Playboy
1:06 PM
You Stepped Out of a Dream
Artist : Cal Tjader
Album : Black Hawk Nights
Label : Fantasy
1:11 PM
Syndrome
Artist : Ellis Marsalis
Album : Ellis Marsalis Trio
Label : Blue Note
1:18 PM
Caruso
Artist : MAYNARD FERGUSON
Album : Brass Attitude
Label : Concord
1:22 PM
Trio Blues
Artist : Art Tatum
Album : The Complete Pablo Group Masterpieces
Label : Pablo
1:27 PM
Killer Joe
Artist : THE JAZZTET
Album : VARIOUS: Hit Jazz
Label : 32 Jazz
1:33 PM
Golden Lady
Artist : Kurt Elling
Album : The Gate
Label : Concord
1:39 PM
I Should Care
Artist : Eric Reed
Album : From My Heart
Label : Savant
1:44 PM
Blues on the D.L.
Artist : RUSSELL GUNN
Album : Blue on the D.L.
Label : Highnote
1:50 PM
No Moon at All
Artist : Karrin Allyson
Album : VARIOUS: Concord Super Audio CD Volume 2
Label : Concord
1:54 PM
Kum Ba Ya
Artist : Lynne Arriale
Album : Arise
Label : Motema
2:01 PM
My Beatrice
Artist : ROY POWELL
Album : Solace
Label : Nagel Heyer
2:06 PM
Sweet Georgie Fame
Artist : Emily Remler
Album : East to Wes
Label : Concord
2:11 PM
I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart/Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
Artist : Johnny Hodges
Album : Everybody Knows Johnny Hodges
Label : Impulse
2:17 PM
I Didn’t Know What Time It Was
Artist : Rebecca Parris
Album : You Don't Know Me
Label : SAYING IT WITH JAZZ
2:21 PM
I Got It Bad (and That Ain’t Good)
Artist : Dave Braham
Album : ...To Be Free
Label : Random Act
2:27 PM
Airegin
Artist : Wes Montgomery
Album : Incredible Jazz Guitar of Wes Montgomery
Label : Riverside
2:33 PM
Call Me Back
Artist : Josh Rzepka
Album : Midwest Coast
Label : Josh Rzepka
2:39 PM
Secrets
Artist : Count Basie
Album : Count Basie & the Kansas City 7
Label : Impulse
2:43 PM
Our Spanish Love Song
Artist : Charlie Haden Quartet West
Album : Always Say Goodbye
Label : Verve
2:49 PM
Let’s Face the Music and Dance
Artist : Tierney Sutton
Album : I'm With the Band
Label : Telarc
2:54 PM
Love Letters
Artist : BENNY GREEN & RUSSELL MALONE
Album : Jazz at the Bistro
Label : Telarc
3:01 PM
I Want a Little Girl
Artist : Wynton Kelly
Album : Full View
Label : Milestone
3:06 PM
A Chama
Artist : Lori Mechem & Ritmos Picante
Album : Welcome To Brazil
Label : Cognito
3:11 PM
Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams
Artist : Preservation Hall Hot 4 With Duke Dejan
Album : New Orleans - Putumayo
Label : n.a.
3:17 PM
Venice Waltz
Artist : Bob Mamet Trio
Album : Impromptu
Label : Counterpoint
3:21 PM
Sweet Slumber
Artist : Lou Donaldson
Album : Lush Life
Label : Blue Note
3:27 PM
Something’s Gotta Give
Artist : Mel Torm¿
Album : The Bethlehem Years
Label : Shout! Factory
3:32 PM
The Touch Of Your Lips
Artist : Bruce Williamson
Album : Standard Transmission
Label : Origin
3:38 PM
Things Ain’t What They Used to Be
Artist : Dave Brubeck
Album : VARIOUS: Duke Ellington 1969 All-Star White House Tribute
Label : Blue Note
3:43 PM
It’s Only a Paper Moon
Artist : LARRY MCKENNA
Album : My Shining Hour
Label : Alanna
3:48 PM
Just the Two of Us
Artist : Stephane Grappelli & Toots Thielemans
Album : Bringing It Together
Label : LiSem Enterprises
3:54 PM
Just in Time
Artist : Stanley Turrentine & The Three Sounds
Album : The Complete "Blue Hour" Sessions
Label : Blue Note
4:01 PM
Unspoken Words
Artist : DAVE SAMUELS
Album : Natural Selection
Label : GRP
4:06 PM
The "In" Crowd
Artist : RAMSEY LEWIS
Album : VARIOUS: Hit Jazz
Label : 32 Jazz
4:12 PM
I’ve Got You Under My Skin
Artist : Louis Prima & Keely Smith
Album : Collector's Series
Label : Capitol
4:16 PM
St. James Infirmary
Artist : Allen Toussaint
Album : The Bright Mississippi
Composer : Trad.
Label : Nonesuch
4:20 PM
Groove Merchant
Artist : Oliver Jones / Hank Jones
Album : Pleased To Meet You
Label : Justin Time
4:25 PM
Seed Shack
Artist : Gene Ammons
Album : Greatest Hits, Vol. 1: the Sixties
Label : Prestige
4:32 PM
Song For Mendelssohn
Artist : Alex Goodman Quintet
Album : Bridges
Label : Connection Point
4:38 PM
My Cherie Amor
Artist : Eric Johnson
Album : Supahighway
Label : Clarion Jazz
4:47 PM
Autumn Serenade
Artist : Colleen McNabb
Album : Don't Go to Strangers
Label : Zucca
4:52 PM
Miles Ahead
Artist : JOE HENDERSON
Album : So Near, So Far (Musings For Miles)
Label : Verve
4:57 PM
Sleep Talk
Artist : HOWARD McGHEE
Album : Dusty Blue
Label : Bethlehem
5:01 PM
Easy Street
Artist : PATRICK WILLIAMS
Album : VARIOUS: Blonde
Label : Playboy
5:06 PM
You Stepped Out of a Dream
Artist : Cal Tjader
Album : Black Hawk Nights
Label : Fantasy
5:11 PM
Syndrome
Artist : Ellis Marsalis
Album : Ellis Marsalis Trio
Label : Blue Note
5:18 PM
Caruso
Artist : MAYNARD FERGUSON
Album : Brass Attitude
Label : Concord
5:22 PM
Trio Blues
Artist : Art Tatum
Album : The Complete Pablo Group Masterpieces
Label : Pablo
5:27 PM
Killer Joe
Artist : THE JAZZTET
Album : VARIOUS: Hit Jazz
Label : 32 Jazz
5:33 PM
Golden Lady
Artist : Kurt Elling
Album : The Gate
Label : Concord
5:39 PM
I Should Care
Artist : Eric Reed
Album : From My Heart
Label : Savant
5:44 PM
Blues on the D.L.
Artist : RUSSELL GUNN
Album : Blue on the D.L.
Label : Highnote
5:50 PM
No Moon at All
Artist : Karrin Allyson
Album : VARIOUS: Concord Super Audio CD Volume 2
Label : Concord
5:54 PM
Kum Ba Ya
Artist : Lynne Arriale
Album : Arise
Label : Motema

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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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