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 12, 2013

10:01 AM
Velvet Night
Artist : RAMSEY LEWIS
Album : from RAMSEY LEWIS & NANCY WILSON: Meant to Be
Label : Narada Jazz
10:06 AM
You’d Be So Nice to Come Home To
Artist : Dan Adler
Album : All Things Familiar
Label : Crawdad
10:11 AM
Papa Zimbi
Artist : The Paul Winter Sextet
Album : Count Me In 1962-1963
Label : Living Music
10:17 AM
The Man I Love
Artist : Andy Farber
Album : This Could Be the Start of Something Big
Label : Black Warrior
10:21 AM
Time After Time
Artist : Gene Harris
Album : Gene Harris & the Philip Morris All-Stars Live
Label : Concord
10:28 AM
What’s New?
Artist : Wynton Kelly Trio & Wes Montgomery
Album : Smokin' at the Half Note
Label : Verve
10:36 AM
Are You Happy Now
Artist : Yoshiaki Masuo
Album : Are You Happy Now
Label : Sunnyside
10:42 AM
Time to Say Goodbye
Artist : DOKY BROTHERS
Album : Doky Brothers 2
Label : Blue Note
10:45 AM
Words
Artist : Norman Amadio
Album : Norm Amadio and Friends
Label : Panda Digital
10:48 AM
Sunny
Artist : Rita Edmond
Album : A Glance at Destiny
Label : DaBomb Music
10:52 AM
Three o’Clock in the Morning
Artist : JOSHUA BREAKSTONE
Album : This Just In...
Label : Double Time
11:01 AM
Mountain Flight
Artist : CHUCK MANGIONE
Album : The Feeling's Back
Label : Chesky
11:06 AM
East of the Sun
Artist : George Shearing
Album : That Shearing Sound
Label : Telarc
11:10 AM
It’s Only a Paper Moon
Artist : Frank Morgan
Album : Love, Lost and Found
Label : Telarc
11:16 AM
The Wind Song
Artist : Patricia Barber
Album : Smash
Label : Concord
11:20 AM
Please Send Me Someone to Love
Artist : GROVER WASHINGTON JR.
Album : All My Tomorrows
Label : Columbia
11:24 AM
You Can’t Get Away
Artist : Kenny Burrell
Album : Kenny Burrell and the Jazz Giants
Label : Prestige
11:32 AM
A Gentle Man
Artist : Rod McGaha
Album : a gentle man
Label : Rod McGaha
11:37 AM
Moraga
Artist : Carol Robbins
Album : Moraga
Label : Jazzcats
11:44 AM
Snibor
Artist : Chris Flory
Album : Word on the Street
Label : Double Time
11:49 AM
Down By the Riverside
Artist : Lois Deloatch
Album : Hymn to Freedom: Homage to Oscar Peterson
Label : Improv Media
11:52 AM
I Should Care
Artist : ROYCE CAMPBELL
Album : Pitapat
Label : A-Records
12:01 PM
That’s My Girl
Artist : Grant Stewart
Album : Around the Corner
Label : Sharp Nine
12:06 PM
Blue in Green
Artist : Miles Davis
Album : Kind of Blue
Composer : Davis
Label : Columbia
12:11 PM
Ev’rybody Wants to Be a Cat
Artist : Roy Hargrove
Album : Disney Jazz, Volume 1: Everybody Wants to Be a Cat
Label : Disney Pearl
12:18 PM
Baby, Won’t You Please Come Home
Artist : Ella Fitzgerald
Album : Twelve Nights In Hollywood
Label : Hip-O Select
12:22 PM
Where or When
Artist : Stan Getz
Album : Best of the Verve Years, Vol. 2
Label : Verve
12:29 PM
Fotografia
Artist : Roni Ben-Hur & Santi DeBriano
Album : Our Thing
Label : Motema
12:35 PM
My Romance
Artist : Houston Person
Album : My Romance
Label : Savant
12:41 PM
Dream (When You’re Feeling Blue)
Artist : BILL CHARLAP TRIO
Album : Written in the Stars
Label : Blue Note
12:48 PM
Rhode Island
Artist : Amy Cervini
Album : Digging Me, Digging You
Label : Anzic
12:51 PM
When It’s Sleepy Time Down South
Artist : Wynton Marsalis
Album : Standard Time, Vol. 2 - Intimacy Calling
Label : Columbia
12:56 PM
Harlem Nocturne
Artist : JOHNNY OTIS
Album : VARIOUS: Central Avenue Sounds
Label : Rhino
1:01 PM
If Not For You
Artist : David Finck
Album : Future Day
Label : Soundbrush
1:06 PM
Black Coffee
Artist : BILL BUCHMAN TRIO
Album : Out of the Blue
Label : Art is Poetry
1:10 PM
In the Center
Artist : Andrea Brachfeld
Album : Lady of the Island
Label : Zoho
1:19 PM
Dear Bix
Artist : Dee Bell
Album : Sagacious Grace
Label : Laser
1:23 PM
Used ’Ta Could
Artist : Christian McBride
Album : Kind of Brown
Label : Mack Avenue
1:30 PM
Reflections in D
Artist : Duke Ellington
Album : Piano Reflections
Label : Capitol
1:35 PM
Cookin’ With Shorty & Coop
Artist : Glenn Cashman
Album : Glenn Cashman & the Southland Big Band!
Label : Primrose Lane
1:41 PM
Orange Colored Sky
Artist : Beegie Adair Trio
Album : The Nat King Cole Collection
Label : Green Hill
1:44 PM
Minor Groove
Artist : Herbie Mann
Album : Just Wailin'
Label : Prestige
1:52 PM
If Dreams Come True
Artist : Dee Bell
Album : Sagacious Grace
Label : Laser
1:56 PM
Love is Here to Stay
Artist : Harry ’Sweets’ Edison
Album : Sweets
Label : Verve
2:01 PM
Velvet Night
Artist : RAMSEY LEWIS
Album : from RAMSEY LEWIS & NANCY WILSON: Meant to Be
Label : Narada Jazz
2:06 PM
You’d Be So Nice to Come Home To
Artist : Dan Adler
Album : All Things Familiar
Label : Crawdad
2:11 PM
Papa Zimbi
Artist : The Paul Winter Sextet
Album : Count Me In 1962-1963
Label : Living Music
2:17 PM
The Man I Love
Artist : Andy Farber
Album : This Could Be the Start of Something Big
Label : Black Warrior
2:21 PM
Time After Time
Artist : Gene Harris
Album : Gene Harris & the Philip Morris All-Stars Live
Label : Concord
2:28 PM
What’s New?
Artist : Wynton Kelly Trio & Wes Montgomery
Album : Smokin' at the Half Note
Label : Verve
2:36 PM
Are You Happy Now
Artist : Yoshiaki Masuo
Album : Are You Happy Now
Label : Sunnyside
2:42 PM
Time to Say Goodbye
Artist : DOKY BROTHERS
Album : Doky Brothers 2
Label : Blue Note
2:45 PM
Words
Artist : Norman Amadio
Album : Norm Amadio and Friends
Label : Panda Digital
2:48 PM
Sunny
Artist : Rita Edmond
Album : A Glance at Destiny
Label : DaBomb Music
2:52 PM
Three o’Clock in the Morning
Artist : JOSHUA BREAKSTONE
Album : This Just In...
Label : Double Time
3:01 PM
Mountain Flight
Artist : CHUCK MANGIONE
Album : The Feeling's Back
Label : Chesky
3:06 PM
East of the Sun
Artist : George Shearing
Album : That Shearing Sound
Label : Telarc
3:10 PM
It’s Only a Paper Moon
Artist : Frank Morgan
Album : Love, Lost and Found
Label : Telarc
3:16 PM
The Wind Song
Artist : Patricia Barber
Album : Smash
Label : Concord
3:20 PM
Please Send Me Someone to Love
Artist : GROVER WASHINGTON JR.
Album : All My Tomorrows
Label : Columbia
3:24 PM
You Can’t Get Away
Artist : Kenny Burrell
Album : Kenny Burrell and the Jazz Giants
Label : Prestige
3:32 PM
A Gentle Man
Artist : Rod McGaha
Album : a gentle man
Label : Rod McGaha
3:37 PM
Moraga
Artist : Carol Robbins
Album : Moraga
Label : Jazzcats
3:44 PM
Snibor
Artist : Chris Flory
Album : Word on the Street
Label : Double Time
3:49 PM
Down By the Riverside
Artist : Lois Deloatch
Album : Hymn to Freedom: Homage to Oscar Peterson
Label : Improv Media
3:52 PM
I Should Care
Artist : ROYCE CAMPBELL
Album : Pitapat
Label : A-Records
4:01 PM
That’s My Girl
Artist : Grant Stewart
Album : Around the Corner
Label : Sharp Nine
4:06 PM
Blue in Green
Artist : Miles Davis
Album : Kind of Blue
Composer : Davis
Label : Columbia
4:11 PM
Ev’rybody Wants to Be a Cat
Artist : Roy Hargrove
Album : Disney Jazz, Volume 1: Everybody Wants to Be a Cat
Label : Disney Pearl
4:18 PM
Baby, Won’t You Please Come Home
Artist : Ella Fitzgerald
Album : Twelve Nights In Hollywood
Label : Hip-O Select
4:22 PM
Where or When
Artist : Stan Getz
Album : Best of the Verve Years, Vol. 2
Label : Verve
4:29 PM
Fotografia
Artist : Roni Ben-Hur & Santi DeBriano
Album : Our Thing
Label : Motema
4:35 PM
My Romance
Artist : Houston Person
Album : My Romance
Label : Savant
4:41 PM
Dream (When You’re Feeling Blue)
Artist : BILL CHARLAP TRIO
Album : Written in the Stars
Label : Blue Note
4:48 PM
Rhode Island
Artist : Amy Cervini
Album : Digging Me, Digging You
Label : Anzic
4:51 PM
When It’s Sleepy Time Down South
Artist : Wynton Marsalis
Album : Standard Time, Vol. 2 - Intimacy Calling
Label : Columbia
4:56 PM
Harlem Nocturne
Artist : JOHNNY OTIS
Album : VARIOUS: Central Avenue Sounds
Label : Rhino
5:01 PM
If Not For You
Artist : David Finck
Album : Future Day
Label : Soundbrush
5:06 PM
Black Coffee
Artist : BILL BUCHMAN TRIO
Album : Out of the Blue
Label : Art is Poetry
5:10 PM
In the Center
Artist : Andrea Brachfeld
Album : Lady of the Island
Label : Zoho
5:19 PM
Dear Bix
Artist : Dee Bell
Album : Sagacious Grace
Label : Laser
5:23 PM
Used ’Ta Could
Artist : Christian McBride
Album : Kind of Brown
Label : Mack Avenue
5:30 PM
Reflections in D
Artist : Duke Ellington
Album : Piano Reflections
Label : Capitol
5:35 PM
Cookin’ With Shorty & Coop
Artist : Glenn Cashman
Album : Glenn Cashman & the Southland Big Band!
Label : Primrose Lane
5:41 PM
Orange Colored Sky
Artist : Beegie Adair Trio
Album : The Nat King Cole Collection
Label : Green Hill
5:44 PM
Minor Groove
Artist : Herbie Mann
Album : Just Wailin'
Label : Prestige
5:52 PM
If Dreams Come True
Artist : Dee Bell
Album : Sagacious Grace
Label : Laser
5:56 PM
Love is Here to Stay
Artist : Harry ’Sweets’ Edison
Album : Sweets
Label : Verve

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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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