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 14, 2013

10:01 AM
The Brilliant Corners of Thelonious’ Jumpin’ Jeep
Artist : Joan Stiles
Album : Hurly-Burly
Label : Oo-Bla-Dee
10:06 AM
You’re All the World to Me
Artist : WARREN VACHE
Album : Dream Dancing
Label : Arbors
10:10 AM
Scratchin’ in the Gravel
Artist : Marian McPartland
Album : Plays the Music of Mary Lou Williams
Label : Concord
10:16 AM
Be My Baby
Artist : MICHELLE WALKER
Album : Slow Down
Label : Michelle Walker
10:20 AM
Bud’s Beautiful
Artist : ANDY LAVERNE TRIO
Album : Bud's Beautiful
Label : Steeplechase
10:26 AM
Naima
Artist : Larry Coryell
Album : Monk, Trane, Miles & Me
Label : Highnote
10:33 AM
Blue Moon
Artist : Houston Person
Album : My Romance
Label : Savant
10:39 AM
Count Me In
Artist : The Paul Winter Sextet
Album : Count Me In 1962-1963
Label : Living Music
10:42 AM
Tin Tin Deo
Artist : Ray Charles
Album : Pure Genius: the Complete Atlantic Recordings
Label : Atlantic
10:47 AM
Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most
Artist : Karrin Allyson
Album : 'Round Midnight
Label : Concord
10:54 AM
Stablemates
Artist : Miles Davis
Album : The Legendary Prestige Quintet Sessions
Label : Prestige
11:01 AM
Here’s That Rainy Day
Artist : PAPA JOHN DEFRANCESCO
Album : Doodlin'
Label : Muse
11:06 AM
Easy to Love
Artist : Beegie Adair Trio
Album : Dream Dancing
Label : Hillsboro
11:11 AM
You Go Your Way
Artist : Zoot Sims
Album : I Wish I Were Twins
Label : Pablo
11:20 AM
Azure-Te
Artist : John Pizzarelli
Album : P.S. Mr. Cole
Label : RCA
11:24 AM
Melancholy Serenade
Artist : Jay Patten & the Swing Noir Orchestra
Album : All in Blue Time
Label : Maximus
11:27 AM
A Lullaby of Itsugo Village
Artist : John Brown
Album : Quiet Time
Label : Brown Boulevard
11:37 AM
There’s Blues Everywhere
Artist : Alvin Queen
Album : I Ain't Looking at You
Label : Enja/Justin Time
11:43 AM
I Concentrate on You
Artist : Skip Wilkins Trio
Album : I Concentrate on You
Label : Dreambox Media
11:48 AM
Ain’t Misbehavin’
Artist : Mary Stallings & Cal Tjader
Album : Cal Tjader Plays / Mary Stallings Sings
Label : Fantasy
11:52 AM
Some Other Sunset
Artist : David Benoit
Album : Waiting For Spring
Label : GRP
11:57 AM
Primavera
Artist : Sergio Mendes
Album : The Swinger From Rio
Label : Atlantic
12:01 PM
Wahoo
Artist : Charlie Haden Quartet West
Album : Sophisticated Ladies
Label : EmArcy
12:06 PM
Bunny
Artist : Gerry Mulligan & Johnny Hodges
Album : Gerry Mulligan Meets Johnny Hodges
Label : Verve
12:12 PM
Caminhos Cruzados
Artist : Carol Robbins
Album : Moraga
Label : Jazzcats
12:18 PM
Baby, It’s Cold Outside
Artist : Shirley Scott
Album : Soul Sister
Label : Prestige
12:22 PM
Linus & Lucy
Artist : Vince Guaraldi
Album : A Charlie Brown Christmas
Label : Fantasy
12:25 PM
Con Alma
Artist : Dizzy Gillespie
Album : Dizzy's Diamonds - Best of the Verve Years
Label : Verve
12:32 PM
Estate
Artist : Dominick Farinacci
Album : Lovers, Tales and Dancers
Label : Koch
12:38 PM
Harlequin
Artist : MAX LEAKE
Album : Trios
Label : Corona
12:42 PM
Muchacho
Artist : NAT SIMPKINS
Album : Spare Ribs
Label : Bluejay
12:48 PM
Don’t Fence Me In
Artist : PAULA WEST
Album : Restless
Label : Noir
12:52 PM
What Wondrous Love is This!
Artist : RAMSEY LEWIS
Album : Appassionata
Label : Narada Jazz
1:01 PM
Stranger in Paradise
Artist : George Shearing and the Montgomery Brothers
Album : George Shearing and the Montgomery Brothers
Label : Jazzland
1:06 PM
Skating in Central Park
Artist : Yoshiaki Masuo
Album : Are You Happy Now
Label : Sunnyside
1:11 PM
Hip Hat Blues
Artist : Clark Terry
Album : Shades of Blues
Label : Challenge
1:17 PM
The More I See You
Artist : Christian McBride Big Band
Album : The Good Feeling
Label : Mack Avenue
1:21 PM
Blue Star
Artist : Benny Carter
Album : Further Definitions
Label : Impulse
1:26 PM
Bits and Pieces
Artist : Clarence ’Gatemouth’ Brown
Album : Gate Swings
Label : Verve
1:33 PM
If I Could
Artist : ROY HARGROVE
Album : Moment To Moment
Label : Verve
1:39 PM
Poinciana
Artist : John Autin
Album : Piano Town
Label : Rabadash
1:44 PM
Blue Monk
Artist : Thelonious Monk & John Coltrane
Album : Thelonious Monk Quartet with John Coltrane at Carnegie Hall
Label : Blue Note
1:50 PM
Chased Out
Artist : Claire Martin
Album : Every Now and Then: the Very Best of Claire Martin
Label : Linn
1:55 PM
Oh! Look At Me Now
Artist : Waverly Seven
Album : Yo! Bobby
Label : Anzic
2:01 PM
The Brilliant Corners of Thelonious’ Jumpin’ Jeep
Artist : Joan Stiles
Album : Hurly-Burly
Label : Oo-Bla-Dee
2:06 PM
You’re All the World to Me
Artist : WARREN VACHE
Album : Dream Dancing
Label : Arbors
2:10 PM
Scratchin’ in the Gravel
Artist : Marian McPartland
Album : Plays the Music of Mary Lou Williams
Label : Concord
2:16 PM
Be My Baby
Artist : MICHELLE WALKER
Album : Slow Down
Label : Michelle Walker
2:20 PM
Bud’s Beautiful
Artist : ANDY LAVERNE TRIO
Album : Bud's Beautiful
Label : Steeplechase
2:26 PM
Naima
Artist : Larry Coryell
Album : Monk, Trane, Miles & Me
Label : Highnote
2:33 PM
Blue Moon
Artist : Houston Person
Album : My Romance
Label : Savant
2:39 PM
Count Me In
Artist : The Paul Winter Sextet
Album : Count Me In 1962-1963
Label : Living Music
2:42 PM
Tin Tin Deo
Artist : Ray Charles
Album : Pure Genius: the Complete Atlantic Recordings
Label : Atlantic
2:47 PM
Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most
Artist : Karrin Allyson
Album : 'Round Midnight
Label : Concord
2:54 PM
Stablemates
Artist : Miles Davis
Album : The Legendary Prestige Quintet Sessions
Label : Prestige
3:01 PM
Here’s That Rainy Day
Artist : PAPA JOHN DEFRANCESCO
Album : Doodlin'
Label : Muse
3:06 PM
Easy to Love
Artist : Beegie Adair Trio
Album : Dream Dancing
Label : Hillsboro
3:11 PM
You Go Your Way
Artist : Zoot Sims
Album : I Wish I Were Twins
Label : Pablo
3:20 PM
Azure-Te
Artist : John Pizzarelli
Album : P.S. Mr. Cole
Label : RCA
3:24 PM
Melancholy Serenade
Artist : Jay Patten & the Swing Noir Orchestra
Album : All in Blue Time
Label : Maximus
3:27 PM
A Lullaby of Itsugo Village
Artist : John Brown
Album : Quiet Time
Label : Brown Boulevard
3:37 PM
There’s Blues Everywhere
Artist : Alvin Queen
Album : I Ain't Looking at You
Label : Enja/Justin Time
3:43 PM
I Concentrate on You
Artist : Skip Wilkins Trio
Album : I Concentrate on You
Label : Dreambox Media
3:48 PM
Ain’t Misbehavin’
Artist : Mary Stallings & Cal Tjader
Album : Cal Tjader Plays / Mary Stallings Sings
Label : Fantasy
3:52 PM
Some Other Sunset
Artist : David Benoit
Album : Waiting For Spring
Label : GRP
3:57 PM
Primavera
Artist : Sergio Mendes
Album : The Swinger From Rio
Label : Atlantic
4:01 PM
Wahoo
Artist : Charlie Haden Quartet West
Album : Sophisticated Ladies
Label : EmArcy
4:06 PM
Bunny
Artist : Gerry Mulligan & Johnny Hodges
Album : Gerry Mulligan Meets Johnny Hodges
Label : Verve
4:12 PM
Caminhos Cruzados
Artist : Carol Robbins
Album : Moraga
Label : Jazzcats
4:18 PM
Baby, It’s Cold Outside
Artist : Shirley Scott
Album : Soul Sister
Label : Prestige
4:22 PM
Linus & Lucy
Artist : Vince Guaraldi
Album : A Charlie Brown Christmas
Label : Fantasy
4:25 PM
Con Alma
Artist : Dizzy Gillespie
Album : Dizzy's Diamonds - Best of the Verve Years
Label : Verve
4:32 PM
Estate
Artist : Dominick Farinacci
Album : Lovers, Tales and Dancers
Label : Koch
4:38 PM
Harlequin
Artist : MAX LEAKE
Album : Trios
Label : Corona
4:42 PM
Muchacho
Artist : NAT SIMPKINS
Album : Spare Ribs
Label : Bluejay
4:48 PM
Don’t Fence Me In
Artist : PAULA WEST
Album : Restless
Label : Noir
4:52 PM
What Wondrous Love is This!
Artist : RAMSEY LEWIS
Album : Appassionata
Label : Narada Jazz
5:01 PM
Stranger in Paradise
Artist : George Shearing and the Montgomery Brothers
Album : George Shearing and the Montgomery Brothers
Label : Jazzland
5:06 PM
Skating in Central Park
Artist : Yoshiaki Masuo
Album : Are You Happy Now
Label : Sunnyside
5:11 PM
Hip Hat Blues
Artist : Clark Terry
Album : Shades of Blues
Label : Challenge
5:17 PM
The More I See You
Artist : Christian McBride Big Band
Album : The Good Feeling
Label : Mack Avenue
5:21 PM
Blue Star
Artist : Benny Carter
Album : Further Definitions
Label : Impulse
5:26 PM
Bits and Pieces
Artist : Clarence ’Gatemouth’ Brown
Album : Gate Swings
Label : Verve
5:33 PM
If I Could
Artist : ROY HARGROVE
Album : Moment To Moment
Label : Verve
5:39 PM
Poinciana
Artist : John Autin
Album : Piano Town
Label : Rabadash
5:44 PM
Blue Monk
Artist : Thelonious Monk & John Coltrane
Album : Thelonious Monk Quartet with John Coltrane at Carnegie Hall
Label : Blue Note
5:50 PM
Chased Out
Artist : Claire Martin
Album : Every Now and Then: the Very Best of Claire Martin
Label : Linn
5:55 PM
Oh! Look At Me Now
Artist : Waverly Seven
Album : Yo! Bobby
Label : Anzic

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CD Selections
4:35 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

June Jazz Picks from ICON Magazine

Here's Nick Bewsey from ICON Magazine with a bunch of great jazz CDs to tell you about.

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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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