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

Composer ID: 
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Playlist

February 02, 2013

6:01 AM
The Brown Soldier
Artist : Cyrus Chestnut
Album : Genuine Chestnut
Label : Telarc
6:06 AM
In a Sentimental Mood
Artist : Dianne Reeves
Album : Quiet After the Storm
Label : Blue Note
6:11 AM
Moon River
Artist : Grant Green
Album : The Complete Quartets With Sonny Clark
Label : Blue Note
6:18 AM
Everything I Love
Artist : TIM GREEN
Album : Jeannie's Song
Label : Origin
6:22 AM
I Love You
Artist : The Four Freshmen
Album : Love Songs
Label : The Four Freshmen
6:25 AM
Django
Artist : Modern Jazz Quartet
Album : European Concert
Label : Label M
6:32 AM
Do Nothin’ Till You Hear From Me
Artist : JOHNNY GRIFFIN
Album : Do Nothing 'til You Hear From Me
Label : Riverside
6:38 AM
Lately
Artist : Maria Schneider
Album : Live at the Jazz Standard - Days of Wine And Roses
Label : ArtistShare
6:46 AM
It Might As Well Be Spring
Artist : Ren¿ Marie
Album : Live at Jazz Standard
Label : MaxJazz
6:53 AM
Almost Like Being in Love
Artist : Lester Young & Oscar Peterson
Album : Lester Young With the Oscar Peterson Trio
Label : Verve
6:56 AM
Everything Happens to Me
Artist : MARTIN TAYLOR
Album : Two's Company
Label : Linn
7:01 AM
Groovy Medium
Artist : Ben Wolfe
Album : No Strangers Here
Label : MaxJazz
7:06 AM
My Funny Valentine
Artist : EDDIE HIGGINS TRIO
Album : Haunted Heart
Label : Sunnyside
7:11 AM
Doxy
Artist : Miles Davis
Album : VARIOUS: the Prestige Records Story
Label : Prestige
7:18 AM
I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face
Artist : Herb Alpert & Lani Hall
Album : Anything Goes - Live
Label : Concord
7:21 AM
I’m Glad There is You
Artist : Howard Alden & Jimmy Bruno
Album : Full Circle
Label : Concord
7:27 AM
Poinciana
Artist : Ahmad Jamal
Album : Poinciana
Label : Columbia
7:33 AM
Bunny
Artist : Gerry Mulligan & Johnny Hodges
Album : Gerry Mulligan Meets Johnny Hodges
Label : Verve
7:39 AM
Time in a Bottle
Artist : RON JACKSON & RUFUS REID
Album : Song For Luis
Label : Mastermix
7:43 AM
Shadow Waltz
Artist : Zoot Sims
Album : VARIOUS: the Jazz Giants Play Harry Warren
Label : Prestige
7:49 AM
I Thought About You
Artist : GAIL ALLEN
Album : Sax and the Single Girl
Label : Airmen
7:54 AM
The Sunshine and the Moonlight
Artist : B¿la Fleck & Marcus Roberts
Album : Across the Imaginary Divide
Label : Rounder
8:01 AM
Rose Garden
Artist : Steve Davis
Album : Images
Label : Positione
8:06 AM
Koolbonga
Artist : Marian McPartland
Album : Plays the Music of Mary Lou Williams
Label : Concord
8:10 AM
A Lover is Forever
Artist : RUTH BROWN
Album : A Good Day For the Blues
Label : Bullseye
8:16 AM
Ala Mode
Artist : Curtis Fuller
Album : Keep It Simple
Label : n.a.
8:20 AM
When Your Lover Has Gone
Artist : Red Garland
Album : The Best of the Red Garland Trios
Label : n.a.
8:26 AM
Sideshow
Artist : John Basile
Album : No Apologies
Label : StringTime Jazz
8:33 AM
Come Rain or Come Shine
Artist : Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers
Album : Moanin'
Label : Blue Note
8:39 AM
Night and Day
Artist : DAN PAPAILA
Album : Full Circle
Label : A-Records
8:45 AM
Will You Still Be Mine?
Artist : Benny Carter
Album : 3,4,5 - the Verve Small Group Sessions
Label : Verve
8:50 AM
Good Rockin’ Tonight
Artist : Jimmy Witherspoon
Album : Jazz Me Blues: the Best of Jimmy Witherspoon
Label : Prestige
8:54 AM
Blue Reflections
Artist : Michael B and Friends
Album : No More Blues
Label : Primrose Lane
9:01 AM
Nostalgia
Artist : Chick Corea New Trio
Album : Past, Present & Futures
Label : Stretch
9:06 AM
Out of This World
Artist : J.J. JOHNSON & KAI WINDING
Album : Nuf Said
Label : Bethlehem
9:08 AM
Days of Wine and Roses
Artist : EARL KLUGH
Album : The Earl Klugh Trio, Vol. One
Label : Warner Brothers
9:15 AM
When I Fall in Love
Artist : Hank Mobley
Album : Savoy Jazz Sampler
Label : Savoy
9:19 AM
Unit 7
Artist : Pat Martino
Album : Remember
Label : Blue Note
9:25 AM
Clear Mind
Artist : Tia Fuller
Album : Decisive Steps
Label : Mack Avenue
9:32 AM
House By the Sea
Artist : Sheila Landis & Rick Matle
Album : Colors of Brazil
Label : SheLan
9:38 AM
Lover, Come Back to Me
Artist : Ben Webster
Album : Soulville
Label : Verve
9:46 AM
You and the Night and the Music
Artist : Jackie Ryan
Album : You and the Night and the Music
Label : n.a.
9:52 AM
I Had the Craziest Dream
Artist : Kenny Dorham
Album : Quiet Kenny
Label : Prestige
9:57 AM
Tempus Fugit
Artist : Bud Powell
Album : The Best of Bud Powell on Verve
Label : Verve
10:01 AM
I Wish I Knew
Artist : John Coltrane
Album : The Complete Impulse Studio Recordings
Label : Impulse
10:06 AM
Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye / Nuvens Douradas
Artist : Antonio Adolfo & Carol Saboya
Album : L¿ E C¿ / Here & There
Label : AAM
10:11 AM
Jitterbug Waltz
Artist : Junior Mance
Album : Happy Time
Label : Jazzland
10:18 AM
Drink No More
Artist : Jay Leonhart
Album : Salamander Pie
Label : DMP
10:22 AM
Who Dat?
Artist : Thom Rotella 4-tet
Album : Out of the Blues
Label : Four Bar
10:28 AM
Mood Indigo
Artist : ELLINGTON ALL-STARS
Album : For Duke
Label : Drive
10:33 AM
J & B
Artist : Oliver Nelson & Joe Newman
Album : Main Stem
Label : Prestige
10:39 AM
West Coast Blues
Artist : Cannonball Adderley
Album : African Waltz
Label : Riverside
10:44 AM
Still Hard Times
Artist : David "Fathead" Newman
Album : Lone Star Legend
Label : 32 Jazz
10:50 AM
Crystal Rain (Sunshower)
Artist : Tessa Souter
Album : Obsession
Label : Motema
10:54 AM
The Quilt
Artist : Jessica Williams
Album : All Alone
Label : MaxJazz
11:01 AM
If I Should Lose You
Artist : TERRY HARRINGTON
Album : Comin' Atcha
Label : Danwell
11:06 AM
Bubbles
Artist : Steve Allee
Album : Colors
Label : Owl Studios
11:11 AM
Autumn Leaves
Artist : PAULA COLE
Album : Soundtrack: Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
Label : Malpaso
11:17 AM
Brazilian Suite No. 2
Artist : MICHEL PETRUCCIANI
Album : Music
Label : Blue Note
11:21 AM
Love Won’t Let Me Wait
Artist : DAVELL CRAWFORD
Album : Love Like Yours and Mine
Label : Bullseye
11:27 AM
Stolen Moments
Artist : Turtle Island String Quartet
Album : Turtle Island String Quartet
Label : Windham Hill
11:35 AM
Blues the Most
Artist : HAMPTON HAWES
Album : Hampton Hawes Trio
Label : Contemporary
11:41 AM
A Foggy Day
Artist : TAYLOR/GRISMAN JAZZ QUARTET
Album : I'm Beginning To See the Light
Label : Acoustic Disk
11:45 AM
A Night in Tunisia
Artist : Duke Jordan
Album : VARIOUS: Rebop: the Savoy Originals
Label : Savoy
11:50 AM
Satin Doll
Artist : Ella Fitzgerald
Album : Sings the Duke Ellington Songbook
Label : Verve
11:54 AM
Little Old Groove Maker
Artist : Melton Mustafa Orchestra
Album : St. Louis Blues
Label : Zaki
12:01 PM
The Brown Soldier
Artist : Cyrus Chestnut
Album : Genuine Chestnut
Label : Telarc
12:06 PM
In a Sentimental Mood
Artist : Dianne Reeves
Album : Quiet After the Storm
Label : Blue Note
12:11 PM
Moon River
Artist : Grant Green
Album : The Complete Quartets With Sonny Clark
Label : Blue Note
12:18 PM
Everything I Love
Artist : TIM GREEN
Album : Jeannie's Song
Label : Origin
12:22 PM
I Love You
Artist : The Four Freshmen
Album : Love Songs
Label : The Four Freshmen
12:25 PM
Django
Artist : Modern Jazz Quartet
Album : European Concert
Label : Label M
12:32 PM
Do Nothin’ Till You Hear From Me
Artist : JOHNNY GRIFFIN
Album : Do Nothing 'til You Hear From Me
Label : Riverside
12:38 PM
Lately
Artist : Maria Schneider
Album : Live at the Jazz Standard - Days of Wine And Roses
Label : ArtistShare
12:46 PM
It Might As Well Be Spring
Artist : Ren¿ Marie
Album : Live at Jazz Standard
Label : MaxJazz
12:53 PM
Almost Like Being in Love
Artist : Lester Young & Oscar Peterson
Album : Lester Young With the Oscar Peterson Trio
Label : Verve
12:56 PM
Everything Happens to Me
Artist : MARTIN TAYLOR
Album : Two's Company
Label : Linn
1:01 PM
Groovy Medium
Artist : Ben Wolfe
Album : No Strangers Here
Label : MaxJazz
1:06 PM
My Funny Valentine
Artist : EDDIE HIGGINS TRIO
Album : Haunted Heart
Label : Sunnyside
1:11 PM
Doxy
Artist : Miles Davis
Album : VARIOUS: the Prestige Records Story
Label : Prestige
1:18 PM
I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face
Artist : Herb Alpert & Lani Hall
Album : Anything Goes - Live
Label : Concord
1:21 PM
I’m Glad There is You
Artist : Howard Alden & Jimmy Bruno
Album : Full Circle
Label : Concord
1:27 PM
Poinciana
Artist : Ahmad Jamal
Album : Poinciana
Label : Columbia
1:33 PM
Bunny
Artist : Gerry Mulligan & Johnny Hodges
Album : Gerry Mulligan Meets Johnny Hodges
Label : Verve
1:39 PM
Time in a Bottle
Artist : RON JACKSON & RUFUS REID
Album : Song For Luis
Label : Mastermix
1:43 PM
Shadow Waltz
Artist : Zoot Sims
Album : VARIOUS: the Jazz Giants Play Harry Warren
Label : Prestige
1:49 PM
I Thought About You
Artist : GAIL ALLEN
Album : Sax and the Single Girl
Label : Airmen
1:54 PM
The Sunshine and the Moonlight
Artist : B¿la Fleck & Marcus Roberts
Album : Across the Imaginary Divide
Label : Rounder
2:01 PM
Rose Garden
Artist : Steve Davis
Album : Images
Label : Positione
2:06 PM
Koolbonga
Artist : Marian McPartland
Album : Plays the Music of Mary Lou Williams
Label : Concord
2:10 PM
A Lover is Forever
Artist : RUTH BROWN
Album : A Good Day For the Blues
Label : Bullseye
2:16 PM
Ala Mode
Artist : Curtis Fuller
Album : Keep It Simple
Label : n.a.
2:20 PM
When Your Lover Has Gone
Artist : Red Garland
Album : The Best of the Red Garland Trios
Label : n.a.
2:26 PM
Sideshow
Artist : John Basile
Album : No Apologies
Label : StringTime Jazz
2:33 PM
Come Rain or Come Shine
Artist : Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers
Album : Moanin'
Label : Blue Note
2:39 PM
Night and Day
Artist : DAN PAPAILA
Album : Full Circle
Label : A-Records
2:45 PM
Will You Still Be Mine?
Artist : Benny Carter
Album : 3,4,5 - the Verve Small Group Sessions
Label : Verve
2:50 PM
Good Rockin’ Tonight
Artist : Jimmy Witherspoon
Album : Jazz Me Blues: the Best of Jimmy Witherspoon
Label : Prestige
2:54 PM
Blue Reflections
Artist : Michael B and Friends
Album : No More Blues
Label : Primrose Lane
3:01 PM
Nostalgia
Artist : Chick Corea New Trio
Album : Past, Present & Futures
Label : Stretch
3:06 PM
Out of This World
Artist : J.J. JOHNSON & KAI WINDING
Album : Nuf Said
Label : Bethlehem
3:08 PM
Days of Wine and Roses
Artist : EARL KLUGH
Album : The Earl Klugh Trio, Vol. One
Label : Warner Brothers
3:15 PM
When I Fall in Love
Artist : Hank Mobley
Album : Savoy Jazz Sampler
Label : Savoy
3:19 PM
Unit 7
Artist : Pat Martino
Album : Remember
Label : Blue Note
3:25 PM
Clear Mind
Artist : Tia Fuller
Album : Decisive Steps
Label : Mack Avenue
3:32 PM
House By the Sea
Artist : Sheila Landis & Rick Matle
Album : Colors of Brazil
Label : SheLan
3:38 PM
Lover, Come Back to Me
Artist : Ben Webster
Album : Soulville
Label : Verve
3:46 PM
You and the Night and the Music
Artist : Jackie Ryan
Album : You and the Night and the Music
Label : n.a.
3:52 PM
I Had the Craziest Dream
Artist : Kenny Dorham
Album : Quiet Kenny
Label : Prestige
3:57 PM
Tempus Fugit
Artist : Bud Powell
Album : The Best of Bud Powell on Verve
Label : Verve
4:01 PM
I Wish I Knew
Artist : John Coltrane
Album : The Complete Impulse Studio Recordings
Label : Impulse
4:06 PM
Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye / Nuvens Douradas
Artist : Antonio Adolfo & Carol Saboya
Album : L¿ E C¿ / Here & There
Label : AAM
4:11 PM
Jitterbug Waltz
Artist : Junior Mance
Album : Happy Time
Label : Jazzland
4:18 PM
Drink No More
Artist : Jay Leonhart
Album : Salamander Pie
Label : DMP
4:22 PM
Who Dat?
Artist : Thom Rotella 4-tet
Album : Out of the Blues
Label : Four Bar
4:28 PM
Mood Indigo
Artist : ELLINGTON ALL-STARS
Album : For Duke
Label : Drive
4:33 PM
J & B
Artist : Oliver Nelson & Joe Newman
Album : Main Stem
Label : Prestige
4:39 PM
West Coast Blues
Artist : Cannonball Adderley
Album : African Waltz
Label : Riverside
4:44 PM
Still Hard Times
Artist : David "Fathead" Newman
Album : Lone Star Legend
Label : 32 Jazz
4:50 PM
Crystal Rain (Sunshower)
Artist : Tessa Souter
Album : Obsession
Label : Motema
4:54 PM
The Quilt
Artist : Jessica Williams
Album : All Alone
Label : MaxJazz
5:01 PM
If I Should Lose You
Artist : TERRY HARRINGTON
Album : Comin' Atcha
Label : Danwell
5:06 PM
Bubbles
Artist : Steve Allee
Album : Colors
Label : Owl Studios
5:11 PM
Autumn Leaves
Artist : PAULA COLE
Album : Soundtrack: Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
Label : Malpaso
5:17 PM
Brazilian Suite No. 2
Artist : MICHEL PETRUCCIANI
Album : Music
Label : Blue Note
5:21 PM
Love Won’t Let Me Wait
Artist : DAVELL CRAWFORD
Album : Love Like Yours and Mine
Label : Bullseye
5:27 PM
Stolen Moments
Artist : Turtle Island String Quartet
Album : Turtle Island String Quartet
Label : Windham Hill
5:35 PM
Blues the Most
Artist : HAMPTON HAWES
Album : Hampton Hawes Trio
Label : Contemporary
5:41 PM
A Foggy Day
Artist : TAYLOR/GRISMAN JAZZ QUARTET
Album : I'm Beginning To See the Light
Label : Acoustic Disk
5:45 PM
A Night in Tunisia
Artist : Duke Jordan
Album : VARIOUS: Rebop: the Savoy Originals
Label : Savoy
5:50 PM
Satin Doll
Artist : Ella Fitzgerald
Album : Sings the Duke Ellington Songbook
Label : Verve
5:54 PM
Little Old Groove Maker
Artist : Melton Mustafa Orchestra
Album : St. Louis Blues
Label : Zaki

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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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