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 09, 2013

6:01 AM
On the Atcheson, Topeka and the Santa Fe
Artist : David Berger Octet
Album : I Had the Craziest Dream - the Music of Harry Warren
Label : Such Sweet Thunder
6:06 AM
You’re Not the Kind
Artist : Sarah Vaughan
Album : Sarah Vaughan With Clifford Brown
Label : EmArcy
6:10 AM
The Man I Love
Artist : JOHNNY COSTA
Album : Classic Costa
Label : Chiaroscuro
6:17 AM
Au Private
Artist : Cannonball Adderley
Album : Jazz Profile
Label : Blue Note
6:21 AM
The Summary (from Suite for Pops)
Artist : Joe Lovano
Album : I'm All For You
Label : Blue Note
6:27 AM
The Blues App
Artist : Chuck Loeb
Album : Plain 'n' Simple
Label : Tweety
6:34 AM
Eleuthera
Artist : Monty Alexander
Album : Harlem - Kingston Express Live!
Label : Motema
6:40 AM
Skinny’s Blues
Artist : Red Garland
Album : Red's Blues
Label : Prestige
6:48 AM
Pennies From Heaven
Artist : Jennifer Lee
Album : Quiet Joy
Label : SBE
6:54 AM
I’m Slappin’ Seventh Avenue
Artist : Branford Marsalis
Album : Romare Bearden Revealed
Label : Marsalis Music
6:57 AM
Eleanor Rigby
Artist : Hailey-Zukoski Trio
Album : An Old Sweet Song
Label : Sea Breeze
7:01 AM
East of the Sun
Artist : TAYLOR/GRISMAN JAZZ QUARTET
Album : I'm Beginning To See the Light
Label : Acoustic Disk
7:06 AM
Easy Living
Artist : MARY DiPAOLA-DAVIS
Album : Cat's Cradle
Label : Brownstone
7:12 AM
When Joanna Loved Me
Artist : Paul Desmond
Album : Lemme Tell Ya 'bout Desmond
Label : Label M
7:19 AM
I Didn’t Know About You
Artist : Mary Stallings
Album : Cal Tjader Plays / Mary Stallings Sings
Label : Fantasy
7:23 AM
Sultry Serenade
Artist : Herbie Mann
Album : Sultry Serenade
Label : Riverside
7:28 AM
Jeannine
Artist : Wes Montgomery
Album : Groove Brothers
Label : Milestone
7:34 AM
Seasons
Artist : Shirley Crabbe
Album : Home
Label : MaiSong
7:40 AM
9:20 Special
Artist : ENGELBERT WROBEL’S SWING SOCIETY
Album : Sophisticated Swing
Label : Arbors
7:44 AM
Them There Eyes
Artist : Wynton Marsalis & Richard Galliano
Album : From Billie Holiday to Edith Piaf: Live in Marciac
Label : Rampart Street
7:50 AM
Only Trust Your Heart
Artist : The Four Freshmen
Album : Love Songs
Label : The Four Freshmen
7:53 AM
Song For My Mother
Artist : Michael Pedicin
Album : Live @ the Loft
Label : The Jazz Hut
8:01 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
8:06 AM
Love is Here to Stay
Artist : Houston Person
Album : My Romance
Label : Savant
8:11 AM
In a Mellow Tone
Artist : Ella Fitzgerald
Album : Sings the Duke Ellington Songbook
Label : Verve
8:17 AM
Graceful Touch
Artist : Tord Gustavsen
Album : Changing Places
Label : ECM
8:21 AM
Moonlight (Claro De Luna)
Artist : Charlie Haden
Album : Nocturne
Label : Verve
8:29 AM
Bye Bye Blackbird
Artist : Ron Carter
Album : Dear Miles,
Label : Blue Note
8:34 AM
Stella By Starlight
Artist : Rick Stone
Album : Fractals
Label : Jazzand
8:40 AM
Dat Dere
Artist : Hank Crawford
Album : Memphis, Ray & a Touch of Moody
Label : 32 Jazz
8:45 AM
Girl Talk
Artist : BROTHER JACK McDUFF
Album : Bringin' It Home
Label : Concord
8:51 AM
Sometime Ago
Artist : Tierney Sutton
Album : Blue in Green
Label : Telarc
8:55 AM
Jeepers Creepers
Artist : Dave Brubeck
Album : Interchanges '54
Label : Columbia
9:01 AM
I Remember You
Artist : Dave Valentin
Album : World on a String
Label : Telarc
9:06 AM
Seaward
Artist : ENRICO PIERANUNZI
Album : Seaward
Label : Soul Note
9:10 AM
Surrey With the Fringe on Top
Artist : JOAN STILES
Album : Love Call
Label : Zoho
9:17 AM
Samba Saravah
Artist : Stacey Kent
Album : Breakfast on the Morning Tram
Label : Blue Note
9:21 AM
Amandla
Artist : David "Fathead" Newman
Album : Under a Woodstock Moon
Label : Kokopelli
9:26 AM
Digits
Artist : John Stein
Album : Green Street
Label : A-Records
9:34 AM
Old Man River
Artist : Les DeMerle
Album : Gypsy Rendezvous Vol. One
Label : Origin
9:40 AM
After the Morning
Artist : Gerald Beckett
Album : Standard Flute
Label : Summit
9:45 AM
Deacon Blues
Artist : Tom Wopat
Album : Consider It Swung
Label : LML Music
9:51 AM
Delarna
Artist : Tommy Flanagan
Album : Sea Changes
Label : Evidence
9:57 AM
Aren’t You Glad You’re You?
Artist : CHET BAKER & GERRY MULLIGAN
Album : Deep in a Dream
Label : Pacific Jazz
10:01 AM
Midnight the Stars and You
Artist : Andy Farber
Album : This Could Be the Start of Something Big
Label : Black Warrior
10:06 AM
A Light Groove
Artist : CAL TJADER QUARTET
Album : Cal Tjader Quartet
Label : Fantasy
10:11 AM
Some Enchanted Evening
Artist : Ernie Andrews
Album : The Many Faces of Ernie Andrews
Label : Highnote
10:17 AM
Waltz For Dorothy
Artist : Ryan Shea Smith
Album : Stay Awhile
Label : Exact
10:21 AM
Love Dance
Artist : Michael Dease
Album : Grace
Label : Jazz Legacy
10:27 AM
Moonglow
Artist : Don Braden
Album : Organic
Label : Epicure
10:34 AM
Violets For Your Furs
Artist : Mac Gollehon
Album : Oddyssey of Nostalgia
Label : American Showplace
10:40 AM
What is This Thing Called Love?
Artist : George Shearing
Album : VARIOUS: Blue Valentines
Label : Blue Note
10:44 AM
I’m Gonna Tell You This Story One More Time
Artist : B¿la Fleck & Marcus Roberts
Album : Across the Imaginary Divide
Label : Rounder
10:50 AM
The Quiet Side
Artist : RONNIE WELLS & RON ELLISTON
Album : Here I Am
Label : Jazz Karma
10:54 AM
Love the One You’re With
Artist : Joel Frahm / Bruce Katz
Album : Project A
Label : Anzic
11:01 AM
Star Song
Artist : VINCE GUARALDI & BOLA SETE
Album : Vince Guaraldi & Bola Sete
Label : Fantasy
11:06 AM
Star Eyes
Artist : BILL HOLMAN
Album : VARIOUS: Special/Hifi/Nocturne OJC Sampler
Label : Specialty
11:10 AM
Shiny Stockings
Artist : JENNY EVANS
Album : Shiny Stockings
Label : Enja
11:16 AM
Moon Mist
Artist : Scott Hamilton
Album : Organic Duke
Label : Concord
11:20 AM
Soldier in the Rain
Artist : Ted Nash
Album : The Mancini Project
Label : Palmetto
11:25 AM
I Remember Bill
Artist : Stanley Turrentine
Album : If I Could
Label : Musicmasters
11:33 AM
Sidesteppin’ Blues
Artist : Fiveplay Jazz Quintet
Album : Fiveplay Jazz Quintet
Label : Auraline Music
11:39 AM
Days of Wine and Roses
Artist : EARL KLUGH
Album : The Earl Klugh Trio, Vol. One
Label : Warner Brothers
11:44 AM
Laura
Artist : JON FADDIS
Album : Remembrances
Label : Chesky
11:51 AM
Street of Dreams
Artist : Annie Sellick
Album : Street of Dreams
Label : Chalice Music
11:55 AM
Naiomi’s Blues
Artist : Count Basie Orchestra
Album : Swinging, Singing, Playing
Label : Mack Avenue
12:01 PM
On the Atcheson, Topeka and the Santa Fe
Artist : David Berger Octet
Album : I Had the Craziest Dream - the Music of Harry Warren
Label : Such Sweet Thunder
12:06 PM
You’re Not the Kind
Artist : Sarah Vaughan
Album : Sarah Vaughan With Clifford Brown
Label : EmArcy
12:10 PM
The Man I Love
Artist : JOHNNY COSTA
Album : Classic Costa
Label : Chiaroscuro
12:17 PM
Au Private
Artist : Cannonball Adderley
Album : Jazz Profile
Label : Blue Note
12:21 PM
The Summary (from Suite for Pops)
Artist : Joe Lovano
Album : I'm All For You
Label : Blue Note
12:27 PM
The Blues App
Artist : Chuck Loeb
Album : Plain 'n' Simple
Label : Tweety
12:34 PM
Eleuthera
Artist : Monty Alexander
Album : Harlem - Kingston Express Live!
Label : Motema
12:40 PM
Skinny’s Blues
Artist : Red Garland
Album : Red's Blues
Label : Prestige
12:48 PM
Pennies From Heaven
Artist : Jennifer Lee
Album : Quiet Joy
Label : SBE
12:54 PM
I’m Slappin’ Seventh Avenue
Artist : Branford Marsalis
Album : Romare Bearden Revealed
Label : Marsalis Music
12:57 PM
Eleanor Rigby
Artist : Hailey-Zukoski Trio
Album : An Old Sweet Song
Label : Sea Breeze
1:01 PM
East of the Sun
Artist : TAYLOR/GRISMAN JAZZ QUARTET
Album : I'm Beginning To See the Light
Label : Acoustic Disk
1:06 PM
Easy Living
Artist : MARY DiPAOLA-DAVIS
Album : Cat's Cradle
Label : Brownstone
1:12 PM
When Joanna Loved Me
Artist : Paul Desmond
Album : Lemme Tell Ya 'bout Desmond
Label : Label M
1:19 PM
I Didn’t Know About You
Artist : Mary Stallings
Album : Cal Tjader Plays / Mary Stallings Sings
Label : Fantasy
1:23 PM
Sultry Serenade
Artist : Herbie Mann
Album : Sultry Serenade
Label : Riverside
1:28 PM
Jeannine
Artist : Wes Montgomery
Album : Groove Brothers
Label : Milestone
1:34 PM
Seasons
Artist : Shirley Crabbe
Album : Home
Label : MaiSong
1:40 PM
9:20 Special
Artist : ENGELBERT WROBEL’S SWING SOCIETY
Album : Sophisticated Swing
Label : Arbors
1:44 PM
Them There Eyes
Artist : Wynton Marsalis & Richard Galliano
Album : From Billie Holiday to Edith Piaf: Live in Marciac
Label : Rampart Street
1:50 PM
Only Trust Your Heart
Artist : The Four Freshmen
Album : Love Songs
Label : The Four Freshmen
1:53 PM
Song For My Mother
Artist : Michael Pedicin
Album : Live @ the Loft
Label : The Jazz Hut
2:01 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
2:06 PM
Love is Here to Stay
Artist : Houston Person
Album : My Romance
Label : Savant
2:11 PM
In a Mellow Tone
Artist : Ella Fitzgerald
Album : Sings the Duke Ellington Songbook
Label : Verve
2:17 PM
Graceful Touch
Artist : Tord Gustavsen
Album : Changing Places
Label : ECM
2:21 PM
Moonlight (Claro De Luna)
Artist : Charlie Haden
Album : Nocturne
Label : Verve
2:29 PM
Bye Bye Blackbird
Artist : Ron Carter
Album : Dear Miles,
Label : Blue Note
2:34 PM
Stella By Starlight
Artist : Rick Stone
Album : Fractals
Label : Jazzand
2:40 PM
Dat Dere
Artist : Hank Crawford
Album : Memphis, Ray & a Touch of Moody
Label : 32 Jazz
2:45 PM
Girl Talk
Artist : BROTHER JACK McDUFF
Album : Bringin' It Home
Label : Concord
2:51 PM
Sometime Ago
Artist : Tierney Sutton
Album : Blue in Green
Label : Telarc
2:55 PM
Jeepers Creepers
Artist : Dave Brubeck
Album : Interchanges '54
Label : Columbia
3:01 PM
I Remember You
Artist : Dave Valentin
Album : World on a String
Label : Telarc
3:06 PM
Seaward
Artist : ENRICO PIERANUNZI
Album : Seaward
Label : Soul Note
3:10 PM
Surrey With the Fringe on Top
Artist : JOAN STILES
Album : Love Call
Label : Zoho
3:17 PM
Samba Saravah
Artist : Stacey Kent
Album : Breakfast on the Morning Tram
Label : Blue Note
3:21 PM
Amandla
Artist : David "Fathead" Newman
Album : Under a Woodstock Moon
Label : Kokopelli
3:26 PM
Digits
Artist : John Stein
Album : Green Street
Label : A-Records
3:34 PM
Old Man River
Artist : Les DeMerle
Album : Gypsy Rendezvous Vol. One
Label : Origin
3:40 PM
After the Morning
Artist : Gerald Beckett
Album : Standard Flute
Label : Summit
3:45 PM
Deacon Blues
Artist : Tom Wopat
Album : Consider It Swung
Label : LML Music
3:51 PM
Delarna
Artist : Tommy Flanagan
Album : Sea Changes
Label : Evidence
3:57 PM
Aren’t You Glad You’re You?
Artist : CHET BAKER & GERRY MULLIGAN
Album : Deep in a Dream
Label : Pacific Jazz
4:01 PM
Midnight the Stars and You
Artist : Andy Farber
Album : This Could Be the Start of Something Big
Label : Black Warrior
4:06 PM
A Light Groove
Artist : CAL TJADER QUARTET
Album : Cal Tjader Quartet
Label : Fantasy
4:11 PM
Some Enchanted Evening
Artist : Ernie Andrews
Album : The Many Faces of Ernie Andrews
Label : Highnote
4:17 PM
Waltz For Dorothy
Artist : Ryan Shea Smith
Album : Stay Awhile
Label : Exact
4:21 PM
Love Dance
Artist : Michael Dease
Album : Grace
Label : Jazz Legacy
4:27 PM
Moonglow
Artist : Don Braden
Album : Organic
Label : Epicure
4:34 PM
Violets For Your Furs
Artist : Mac Gollehon
Album : Oddyssey of Nostalgia
Label : American Showplace
4:40 PM
What is This Thing Called Love?
Artist : George Shearing
Album : VARIOUS: Blue Valentines
Label : Blue Note
4:44 PM
I’m Gonna Tell You This Story One More Time
Artist : B¿la Fleck & Marcus Roberts
Album : Across the Imaginary Divide
Label : Rounder
4:50 PM
The Quiet Side
Artist : RONNIE WELLS & RON ELLISTON
Album : Here I Am
Label : Jazz Karma
4:54 PM
Love the One You’re With
Artist : Joel Frahm / Bruce Katz
Album : Project A
Label : Anzic
5:01 PM
Star Song
Artist : VINCE GUARALDI & BOLA SETE
Album : Vince Guaraldi & Bola Sete
Label : Fantasy
5:06 PM
Star Eyes
Artist : BILL HOLMAN
Album : VARIOUS: Special/Hifi/Nocturne OJC Sampler
Label : Specialty
5:10 PM
Shiny Stockings
Artist : JENNY EVANS
Album : Shiny Stockings
Label : Enja
5:16 PM
Moon Mist
Artist : Scott Hamilton
Album : Organic Duke
Label : Concord
5:20 PM
Soldier in the Rain
Artist : Ted Nash
Album : The Mancini Project
Label : Palmetto
5:25 PM
I Remember Bill
Artist : Stanley Turrentine
Album : If I Could
Label : Musicmasters
5:33 PM
Sidesteppin’ Blues
Artist : Fiveplay Jazz Quintet
Album : Fiveplay Jazz Quintet
Label : Auraline Music
5:39 PM
Days of Wine and Roses
Artist : EARL KLUGH
Album : The Earl Klugh Trio, Vol. One
Label : Warner Brothers
5:44 PM
Laura
Artist : JON FADDIS
Album : Remembrances
Label : Chesky
5:51 PM
Street of Dreams
Artist : Annie Sellick
Album : Street of Dreams
Label : Chalice Music
5:55 PM
Naiomi’s Blues
Artist : Count Basie Orchestra
Album : Swinging, Singing, Playing
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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