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 13, 2013

10:01 AM
That Old Feeling
Artist : John Basile
Album : It Was a Very Good Year
Label : Underhill
10:06 AM
Blues Under the Influence
Artist : WALT HARPER
Album : West Coast Online
Label : Birmingham
10:12 AM
I’m in the Mood For Swing
Artist : Marian McPartland
Album : Plays the Benny Carter Songbook
Label : Concord
10:18 AM
Saturday Night
Artist : Etta Jones
Album : All the Way
Label : Highnote
10:22 AM
Will You Still be Mine?
Artist : Miles Davis
Album : Jazz Showcase
Label : Prestige
10:29 AM
Them Nasty Hurtin’ Blues
Artist : The Paul Winter Sextet
Album : Count Me In 1962-1963
Label : Living Music
10:34 AM
Besame Mucho
Artist : Arthur Blythe
Album : Blythe Byte
Label : Savant
10:40 AM
The Island
Artist : David Benoit
Album : Letter to Evan
Label : GRP
10:45 AM
I Only Have Eyes For You
Artist : Ren¿ Marie
Album : Vertigo
Label : MaxJazz
10:51 AM
Lewistonia
Artist : Chris Tedesco
Album : Living the Dream
Label : Angel City Music
10:57 AM
Whisper Not
Artist : George Shearing
Album : from NANCY WILSON & GEORGE SHEARING: the Swingin's Mutual
Label : Capitol
11:01 AM
Song For My Father
Artist : George Benson
Album : Compact Jazz
Label : Verve
11:06 AM
Hard Times
Artist : Ray Charles
Album : Blues + Jazz
Label : Rhino
11:10 AM
Hope In The Face of Despair
Artist : Carol Robbins
Album : Moraga
Label : Jazzcats
11:19 AM
Reuben’s Blues
Artist : JORDAN OFFICER
Album : from SUSIE ARIOLI SWING BAND: It's Wonderful
Label : Justin Time
11:23 AM
Sentimental Journey
Artist : Regina Carter
Album : I'll Be Seeing You: a Sentimental Journey
Label : Verve
11:29 AM
Georgia on My Mind
Artist : Maxine Sullivan & Scott Hamilton
Album : Uptown
Label : Concord
11:34 AM
Viva Tirado
Artist : GERALD WILSON
Album : VARIOUS: the West Coast Jazz Box
Label : Contemporary
11:40 AM
St. Louis Blues
Artist : Herbie Mann
Album : Jazz Masters 56
Label : Verve
11:44 AM
Bye Bye Blackbird
Artist : Nina Simone
Album : At the Village Gate
Label : Roulette
11:53 AM
I Can’t Give You Anything But Love
Artist : EARL HINES
Album : Another Monday Date
Label : Prestige
11:57 AM
Mood Indigo
Artist : Duke Ellington
Album : Ellington Indigos
Label : Columbia
12:01 PM
I Wish I Knew
Artist : John Coltrane
Album : The Complete Impulse Studio Recordings
Label : Impulse
12:06 PM
Flamingo
Artist : Wynton Marsalis
Album : Standard Time, Vol. 3
Label : Columbia
12:09 PM
Brother John and Brother Gene
Artist : Horace Silver
Album : A Prescription For the Blues
Label : Impulse
12:15 PM
St. Andrews Place Blues
Artist : Buddy Collette
Album : VARIOUS: the West Coast Jazz Box
Label : Contemporary
12:19 PM
You’ve Changed
Artist : Frank Morgan
Album : You Must Believe in Spring
Label : Antilles
12:24 PM
Ciao, Ciao
Artist : Jeff Hackworth
Album : What a Wonderful World
Label : Da Capo
12:33 PM
Sailboat in the Moonlight
Artist : Wynton Marsalis & Richard Galliano
Album : From Billie Holiday to Edith Piaf: Live in Marciac
Label : Rampart Street
12:39 PM
Theme For Monterey
Artist : John Brown
Album : Quiet Time
Label : Brown Boulevard
12:47 PM
Now’s the Time
Artist : Charlie Parker
Album : VARIOUS: the Savoy Story (Vol. One - Jazz)
Label : Savoy Jazz
12:50 PM
September in the Rain
Artist : Dakota Staton
Album : Great Ladies of Song
Label : Capitol
12:53 PM
Stompy Jones
Artist : Duke Ellington & Johnny Hodges
Album : Duke Ellington & Johnny Hodges: Side By Side
Label : Verve
1:01 PM
Telepathy
Artist : Colin Vallon Trio
Album : Rruga
Label : ECM
1:06 PM
One O’Clock Jump
Artist : Count Basie
Album : Live at the Sands (Before Frank)
Label : Reprise
1:08 PM
Mercy, Mercy, Mercy
Artist : KEVIN EUBANKS
Album : Live at Bradley's
Label : Blue Note
1:15 PM
One October Morning
Artist : MARK WINKLER
Album : Sings Bobby Troup
Label : Rhombus
1:19 PM
The Days of Wine and Roses
Artist : STEVE YEAGER
Album : April Sessions
Label : Windfall Music
1:25 PM
Time Has Told Me
Artist : Brad Mehldau
Album : Where Do You Start
Label : Nonesuch
1:35 PM
I Don’t Stand a Ghost of a Chance
Artist : Houston Person & Teddy Edwards
Album : Teddy Edwards & Houston Person
Label : Highnote
1:41 PM
Takin’ Care
Artist : HAMPTON HAWES
Album : Blues the Most
Label : Prestige
1:49 PM
Make Me Rainbows
Artist : Mary Stallings
Album : Remember Love
Label : n.a.
1:52 PM
Born to be Blue
Artist : Bobby Timmons
Album : Moanin' Blues
Label : Prestige
1:57 PM
Duke’s in Bed
Artist : Johnny Hodges
Album : Jazz Masters 35
Label : Verve
2:01 PM
That Old Feeling
Artist : John Basile
Album : It Was a Very Good Year
Label : Underhill
2:06 PM
Blues Under the Influence
Artist : WALT HARPER
Album : West Coast Online
Label : Birmingham
2:12 PM
I’m in the Mood For Swing
Artist : Marian McPartland
Album : Plays the Benny Carter Songbook
Label : Concord
2:18 PM
Saturday Night
Artist : Etta Jones
Album : All the Way
Label : Highnote
2:22 PM
Will You Still be Mine?
Artist : Miles Davis
Album : Jazz Showcase
Label : Prestige
2:29 PM
Them Nasty Hurtin’ Blues
Artist : The Paul Winter Sextet
Album : Count Me In 1962-1963
Label : Living Music
2:34 PM
Besame Mucho
Artist : Arthur Blythe
Album : Blythe Byte
Label : Savant
2:40 PM
The Island
Artist : David Benoit
Album : Letter to Evan
Label : GRP
2:45 PM
I Only Have Eyes For You
Artist : Ren¿ Marie
Album : Vertigo
Label : MaxJazz
2:51 PM
Lewistonia
Artist : Chris Tedesco
Album : Living the Dream
Label : Angel City Music
2:57 PM
Whisper Not
Artist : George Shearing
Album : from NANCY WILSON & GEORGE SHEARING: the Swingin's Mutual
Label : Capitol
3:01 PM
Song For My Father
Artist : George Benson
Album : Compact Jazz
Label : Verve
3:06 PM
Hard Times
Artist : Ray Charles
Album : Blues + Jazz
Label : Rhino
3:10 PM
Hope In The Face of Despair
Artist : Carol Robbins
Album : Moraga
Label : Jazzcats
3:19 PM
Reuben’s Blues
Artist : JORDAN OFFICER
Album : from SUSIE ARIOLI SWING BAND: It's Wonderful
Label : Justin Time
3:23 PM
Sentimental Journey
Artist : Regina Carter
Album : I'll Be Seeing You: a Sentimental Journey
Label : Verve
3:29 PM
Georgia on My Mind
Artist : Maxine Sullivan & Scott Hamilton
Album : Uptown
Label : Concord
3:34 PM
Viva Tirado
Artist : GERALD WILSON
Album : VARIOUS: the West Coast Jazz Box
Label : Contemporary
3:40 PM
St. Louis Blues
Artist : Herbie Mann
Album : Jazz Masters 56
Label : Verve
3:44 PM
Bye Bye Blackbird
Artist : Nina Simone
Album : At the Village Gate
Label : Roulette
3:53 PM
I Can’t Give You Anything But Love
Artist : EARL HINES
Album : Another Monday Date
Label : Prestige
3:57 PM
Mood Indigo
Artist : Duke Ellington
Album : Ellington Indigos
Label : Columbia
4:01 PM
I Wish I Knew
Artist : John Coltrane
Album : The Complete Impulse Studio Recordings
Label : Impulse
4:06 PM
Flamingo
Artist : Wynton Marsalis
Album : Standard Time, Vol. 3
Label : Columbia
4:09 PM
Brother John and Brother Gene
Artist : Horace Silver
Album : A Prescription For the Blues
Label : Impulse
4:15 PM
St. Andrews Place Blues
Artist : Buddy Collette
Album : VARIOUS: the West Coast Jazz Box
Label : Contemporary
4:19 PM
You’ve Changed
Artist : Frank Morgan
Album : You Must Believe in Spring
Label : Antilles
4:24 PM
Ciao, Ciao
Artist : Jeff Hackworth
Album : What a Wonderful World
Label : Da Capo
4:33 PM
Sailboat in the Moonlight
Artist : Wynton Marsalis & Richard Galliano
Album : From Billie Holiday to Edith Piaf: Live in Marciac
Label : Rampart Street
4:39 PM
Theme For Monterey
Artist : John Brown
Album : Quiet Time
Label : Brown Boulevard
4:47 PM
Now’s the Time
Artist : Charlie Parker
Album : VARIOUS: the Savoy Story (Vol. One - Jazz)
Label : Savoy Jazz
4:50 PM
September in the Rain
Artist : Dakota Staton
Album : Great Ladies of Song
Label : Capitol
4:53 PM
Stompy Jones
Artist : Duke Ellington & Johnny Hodges
Album : Duke Ellington & Johnny Hodges: Side By Side
Label : Verve
5:01 PM
Telepathy
Artist : Colin Vallon Trio
Album : Rruga
Label : ECM
5:06 PM
One O’Clock Jump
Artist : Count Basie
Album : Live at the Sands (Before Frank)
Label : Reprise
5:08 PM
Mercy, Mercy, Mercy
Artist : KEVIN EUBANKS
Album : Live at Bradley's
Label : Blue Note
5:15 PM
One October Morning
Artist : MARK WINKLER
Album : Sings Bobby Troup
Label : Rhombus
5:19 PM
The Days of Wine and Roses
Artist : STEVE YEAGER
Album : April Sessions
Label : Windfall Music
5:25 PM
Time Has Told Me
Artist : Brad Mehldau
Album : Where Do You Start
Label : Nonesuch
5:35 PM
I Don’t Stand a Ghost of a Chance
Artist : Houston Person & Teddy Edwards
Album : Teddy Edwards & Houston Person
Label : Highnote
5:41 PM
Takin’ Care
Artist : HAMPTON HAWES
Album : Blues the Most
Label : Prestige
5:49 PM
Make Me Rainbows
Artist : Mary Stallings
Album : Remember Love
Label : n.a.
5:52 PM
Born to be Blue
Artist : Bobby Timmons
Album : Moanin' Blues
Label : Prestige
5:57 PM
Duke’s in Bed
Artist : Johnny Hodges
Album : Jazz Masters 35
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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