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 13, 2013

6:01 AM
Pocket Watch
Artist : Russell Malone
Album : Triple Play
Label : MaxJazz
6:06 AM
Cascavelo
Artist : HENRY JOHNSON
Album : Organic
Label : A440
6:12 AM
Tell Me When
Artist : Gerry Mulligan
Album : Night Lights
Label : Verve
6:17 AM
Miss Lucy
Artist : Gene Ammons
Album : Jug
Label : Prestige
6:21 AM
I’ve Got the World on a String
Artist : Shirley Horn
Album : VARIOUS: Monterey Jazz Festival: 40 Legendary Years
Label : Malpaso
6:25 AM
Kathy’s Waltz
Artist : Brubeck Brothers Quartet
Album : LifeTimes
Label : Blue Forest
6:34 AM
Bellarosa
Artist : Benny Green
Album : These Are Soulful Days
Label : Blue Note
6:40 AM
Raincheck
Artist : Joe Lovano & Hank Jones
Album : Lush Life: the Untold Story of Billy Strayhorn
Label : Blue Note
6:44 AM
Arcadia
Artist : Ron Di Salvio
Album : Essence of Green (a Tribute to Kind of Blue)
Label : Origin
6:50 AM
Can’t Get Out of This Mood
Artist : Pamela Luss
Album : Sweet and Saxy
Label : Savant
6:53 AM
Sweet Lorraine
Artist : Christian Howes
Album : Out of the Blue
Label : Resonance
7:01 AM
On the Sunny Side of the Street
Artist : Ed Saindon
Album : Swing on the Sunnyside
Label : A Records
7:06 AM
Moody’s Mood For Love/I’m in the Mood For Love
Artist : Ruth Aguilar
Album : An Invitation
Label : Ruth Aguilar
7:10 AM
The End of a Love Affair
Artist : Bill Easley
Album : Love Stories
Label : American Showplace
7:15 AM
My Romance
Artist : Sarah Partridge
Album : Perspective
Label : Peartree
7:19 AM
I Don’t Wanna Be Kissed (By Anyone But You)
Artist : Terell Stafford
Album : New Beginnings
Label : MaxJazz
7:24 AM
Sophisticated Swing
Artist : Red Garland Quartet
Album : Solar
Label : Jazzland
7:31 AM
Don’t Deceive Me (Please Don’t Go)
Artist : Hank Crawford
Album : Crunch Time
Label : Milestone
7:37 AM
Nada Como ter Amor
Artist : GLAUCO SAGEBIN
Album : When Baden Meets Trane
Label : n.a.
7:41 AM
The Brightest Moon
Artist : Bill Prouten
Album : Low-Down, No-Good...
Label : MAP
7:48 AM
Warm Blue Stream
Artist : Billy Taylor
Album : Uptown
Label : Riverside
7:53 AM
Blues Walk
Artist : Lou Donaldson
Album : Blues Walk
Label : Blue Note
8:01 AM
Henry "Red" Allen
Artist : CHICAGO JAZZ ENSEMBLE
Album : The Chicago Jazz Ensemble
Label : CMG
8:06 AM
New Morning
Artist : TAKASHI
Album : Storm Zone
Label : Blue Note
8:11 AM
Simona
Artist : DUSKO GOYKOVICH
Album : Balkan Blues
Label : Enja
8:20 AM
Close Your Eyes
Artist : Gene Ammons
Album : Boss Tenor
Label : Prestige
8:24 AM
Back Water Blues
Artist : Dinah Washington
Album : First Issue: the Dinah Washington Story
Label : Mercury
8:28 AM
Green Chimneys
Artist : Claire Daly
Album : Baritone Monk
Label : NCB Jazz
8:35 AM
It Could Happen to You
Artist : Eddie ’Lockjaw’ Davis
Album : Gentle Jaws
Label : Prestige
8:41 AM
I Never Knew
Artist : Joe Negri
Album : Dream Dancing
Label : Noteworthy
8:46 AM
What’s New ?
Artist : Richard Sussman Quintet
Album : Live at Sweet Rhythm
Label : Origin
8:52 AM
West Coast Blues
Artist : Karrin Allyson
Album : In Blue
Label : Concord
8:57 AM
Track Meet
Artist : Vince Guaraldi
Album : Charlie Brown's Holiday Hits
Label : Fantasy
9:01 AM
Spider Kelly’s Blues
Artist : Jo Jones
Album : The Essential
Label : Vanguard
9:06 AM
Wave
Artist : Vincent Herring
Album : Jobim For Lovers
Label : Musicmasters
9:11 AM
Hi-Fly
Artist : Elias Haslanger
Album : Church on Monday
Label : Cherrywood
9:19 AM
I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face
Artist : Herb Alpert & Lani Hall
Album : Anything Goes - Live
Label : Concord
9:23 AM
Talk of the Town
Artist : LESTER YOUNG
Album : In Washington D.C., 1956, Volume 4
Label : Pablo
9:30 AM
Thinking of Lady
Artist : GROVER MITCHELL
Album : On Track
Label : Quixotic
9:35 AM
The Road Home
Artist : Clipper Anderson
Album : The Road Home
Label : Origin
9:41 AM
Tell Me More and More and Then Some
Artist : Jackie Ryan
Album : DOOZY
Label : OpenArt
9:45 AM
Echoes of Harlem
Artist : DAN BARRETT
Album : Harlem 2000
Label : Nagel Heyer
9:49 AM
Bock to Bock
Artist : MEL RHYNE
Album : Remembering Wes
Label : Savant
9:54 AM
Come Rain or Come Shine
Artist : RANDY SANDKE
Album : Cliffhanger
Label : Nagel Heyer

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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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