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 22, 2013

10:01 AM
Friends Beyond Time
Artist : Brubeck Brothers Quartet
Album : Classified
Label : Koch
10:06 AM
My Ideal
Artist : Jeb Patton
Album : New Strides
Label : MaxJazz
10:12 AM
Hi-Fly
Artist : Elias Haslanger
Album : Church on Monday
Label : Cherrywood
10:19 AM
Girl Talk
Artist : Lafayette Harris, Jr.
Album : Trio Talk
Label : Airmen
10:23 AM
Old King Dooji
Artist : Dan Block
Album : From His World to Mine
Label : Miles High
10:28 AM
Of Thee I Sing
Artist : Stan Getz
Album : Stan Getz and the "Cool" Sounds
Label : Verve
10:34 AM
My Kind of Trouble is You
Artist : Benny Carter
Album : Songbook
Label : MusicMasters
10:40 AM
Easy for You
Artist : TERRY GIBBS & BUDDY DEFRANCO
Album : Terry Gibbs & Buddy DeFranco Play Steve Allen
Label : Contemporary
10:44 AM
Summer Fair
Artist : Jacob Melchior
Album : It's About Time
Label : Jacob Melchoir
10:50 AM
You Will Know
Artist : Russell Malone
Album : Look Who's Here
Label : Verve
10:54 AM
Blues For Matt B.
Artist : Sean Jones
Album : Gemini
Label : MACK AVE
11:01 AM
Where Are You?
Artist : Ben Webster
Album : Soulville
Label : Verve
11:06 AM
Dusty Blue
Artist : HOWARD McGHEE
Album : Dusty Blue
Label : Bethlehem
11:09 AM
Romance En La Habana
Artist : BEBO VALDES TRIO
Album : El Arte Del Sabor
Label : Blue Note
11:14 AM
West Coast Blues
Artist : Kelley Suttenfield
Album : Where Is Love?
Label : Rhombus
11:18 AM
It Might As Well Be Spring
Artist : Bill Evans
Album : VARIOUS: the Jazz Giants Play Rodgers & Hammerstein
Label : Prestige
11:25 AM
Jive at Five
Artist : Allan Vache & Harry Allen
Album : Allan And Allen
Label : Nagel Heyer
11:32 AM
Beautiful Love
Artist : TOM TEASLEY
Album : Global Standard Time
Label : T&T
11:38 AM
In the Center
Artist : Andrea Brachfeld
Album : Lady of the Island
Label : Zoho
11:45 AM
Moten Swing/You’re Driving Me Crazy
Artist : BOBBY SHORT
Album : Celebrating 30 Years at the Cafe Carlyle
Label : Telarc
11:51 AM
Sunday in New York
Artist : DIANE HUBKA
Album : You Inspire Me
Label : VSOJazz
11:55 AM
I Never Knew
Artist : Kenny Burrell
Album : Bluesy Burrell
Label : Moodsville
12:01 PM
A Cat in the Alley
Artist : ROB WALKER JAZZ QUINTET
Album : A Cat in the Alley
Label : MP3.com
12:06 PM
Syndrome
Artist : Ellis Marsalis
Album : Ellis Marsalis Trio
Label : Blue Note
12:11 PM
My One and Only Love
Artist : John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman
Album : John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman
Label : Impulse
12:17 PM
Brazilian Suite No. 2
Artist : MICHEL PETRUCCIANI
Album : Music
Label : Blue Note
12:21 PM
No Time For The Blues
Artist : Rodney Jones
Album : Dreams And Stories
Label : Savant
12:27 PM
Hope In The Face of Despair
Artist : Carol Robbins
Album : Moraga
Label : Jazzcats
12:36 PM
Trillium
Artist : UPPER LEFT TRIO
Album : Cycling
Label : Origin
12:41 PM
24th Street Blues
Artist : LEE RITENOUR
Album : Stolen Moments
Label : GRP
12:47 PM
Willow Weep For Me
Artist : Louis Armstrong & Oscar Peterson
Album : Louis Armstrong Meets Oscar Peterson
Label : Verve
12:51 PM
Monkish
Artist : JOSH WORKMAN
Album : Jumpin' at the Border
Label : Tetrachord Music
12:57 PM
Body and Soul
Artist : Benny Goodman
Album : Small Groups: 1941-1945
Label : Columbia
1:01 PM
It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)
Artist : Benny Green
Album : Green's Blues
Label : Telarc
1:06 PM
Candy
Artist : TEDDY EDWARDS
Album : Ladies Man
Label : Highnote
1:10 PM
Theme For Monterey
Artist : John Brown
Album : Quiet Time
Label : Brown Boulevard
1:20 PM
A Sleepin’ Bee
Artist : DAVID O’ROURKE
Album : The Prize
Label : Nightown
1:24 PM
Bye-Ya
Artist : Kim Pensyl & Phil DeGreg
Album : Melodious Monk
Label : Summit
1:29 PM
Dear Old Stockholm
Artist : HARRY ALLEN
Album : Harry Allen Meets the John Pizzarelli Trio
Label : BMG/RCA
1:34 PM
Gingerbread Boy
Artist : Ximo Tebar
Album : The Champs
Label : oMix
1:40 PM
Everywhere I Go
Artist : DICK SUDHALTER
Album : Melodies Heard, Melodies Sweet...
Label : Challenge
1:44 PM
Exactly Like You
Artist : Gene Ammons
Album : Jug
Label : Prestige
1:50 PM
My Heart Was Lost & Found For You
Artist : Masha Campagne
Album : Like Water, Like Air
Label : Impetus
1:54 PM
The Sun Will Shine Today
Artist : Patrick Williams
Album : Aurora
Label : ArtistShare
2:01 PM
Friends Beyond Time
Artist : Brubeck Brothers Quartet
Album : Classified
Label : Koch
2:06 PM
My Ideal
Artist : Jeb Patton
Album : New Strides
Label : MaxJazz
2:12 PM
Hi-Fly
Artist : Elias Haslanger
Album : Church on Monday
Label : Cherrywood
2:19 PM
Girl Talk
Artist : Lafayette Harris, Jr.
Album : Trio Talk
Label : Airmen
2:23 PM
Old King Dooji
Artist : Dan Block
Album : From His World to Mine
Label : Miles High
2:28 PM
Of Thee I Sing
Artist : Stan Getz
Album : Stan Getz and the "Cool" Sounds
Label : Verve
2:34 PM
My Kind of Trouble is You
Artist : Benny Carter
Album : Songbook
Label : MusicMasters
2:40 PM
Easy for You
Artist : TERRY GIBBS & BUDDY DEFRANCO
Album : Terry Gibbs & Buddy DeFranco Play Steve Allen
Label : Contemporary
2:44 PM
Summer Fair
Artist : Jacob Melchior
Album : It's About Time
Label : Jacob Melchoir
2:50 PM
You Will Know
Artist : Russell Malone
Album : Look Who's Here
Label : Verve
2:54 PM
Blues For Matt B.
Artist : Sean Jones
Album : Gemini
Label : MACK AVE
3:01 PM
Where Are You?
Artist : Ben Webster
Album : Soulville
Label : Verve
3:06 PM
Dusty Blue
Artist : HOWARD McGHEE
Album : Dusty Blue
Label : Bethlehem
3:09 PM
Romance En La Habana
Artist : BEBO VALDES TRIO
Album : El Arte Del Sabor
Label : Blue Note
3:14 PM
West Coast Blues
Artist : Kelley Suttenfield
Album : Where Is Love?
Label : Rhombus
3:18 PM
It Might As Well Be Spring
Artist : Bill Evans
Album : VARIOUS: the Jazz Giants Play Rodgers & Hammerstein
Label : Prestige
3:25 PM
Jive at Five
Artist : Allan Vache & Harry Allen
Album : Allan And Allen
Label : Nagel Heyer
3:32 PM
Beautiful Love
Artist : TOM TEASLEY
Album : Global Standard Time
Label : T&T
3:38 PM
In the Center
Artist : Andrea Brachfeld
Album : Lady of the Island
Label : Zoho
3:45 PM
Moten Swing/You’re Driving Me Crazy
Artist : BOBBY SHORT
Album : Celebrating 30 Years at the Cafe Carlyle
Label : Telarc
3:51 PM
Sunday in New York
Artist : DIANE HUBKA
Album : You Inspire Me
Label : VSOJazz
3:55 PM
I Never Knew
Artist : Kenny Burrell
Album : Bluesy Burrell
Label : Moodsville
4:01 PM
A Cat in the Alley
Artist : ROB WALKER JAZZ QUINTET
Album : A Cat in the Alley
Label : MP3.com
4:06 PM
Syndrome
Artist : Ellis Marsalis
Album : Ellis Marsalis Trio
Label : Blue Note
4:11 PM
My One and Only Love
Artist : John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman
Album : John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman
Label : Impulse
4:17 PM
Brazilian Suite No. 2
Artist : MICHEL PETRUCCIANI
Album : Music
Label : Blue Note
4:21 PM
No Time For The Blues
Artist : Rodney Jones
Album : Dreams And Stories
Label : Savant
4:27 PM
Hope In The Face of Despair
Artist : Carol Robbins
Album : Moraga
Label : Jazzcats
4:36 PM
Trillium
Artist : UPPER LEFT TRIO
Album : Cycling
Label : Origin
4:41 PM
24th Street Blues
Artist : LEE RITENOUR
Album : Stolen Moments
Label : GRP
4:47 PM
Willow Weep For Me
Artist : Louis Armstrong & Oscar Peterson
Album : Louis Armstrong Meets Oscar Peterson
Label : Verve
4:51 PM
Monkish
Artist : JOSH WORKMAN
Album : Jumpin' at the Border
Label : Tetrachord Music
4:57 PM
Body and Soul
Artist : Benny Goodman
Album : Small Groups: 1941-1945
Label : Columbia
5:01 PM
It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)
Artist : Benny Green
Album : Green's Blues
Label : Telarc
5:06 PM
Candy
Artist : TEDDY EDWARDS
Album : Ladies Man
Label : Highnote
5:10 PM
Theme For Monterey
Artist : John Brown
Album : Quiet Time
Label : Brown Boulevard
5:20 PM
A Sleepin’ Bee
Artist : DAVID O’ROURKE
Album : The Prize
Label : Nightown
5:24 PM
Bye-Ya
Artist : Kim Pensyl & Phil DeGreg
Album : Melodious Monk
Label : Summit
5:29 PM
Dear Old Stockholm
Artist : HARRY ALLEN
Album : Harry Allen Meets the John Pizzarelli Trio
Label : BMG/RCA
5:34 PM
Gingerbread Boy
Artist : Ximo Tebar
Album : The Champs
Label : oMix
5:40 PM
Everywhere I Go
Artist : DICK SUDHALTER
Album : Melodies Heard, Melodies Sweet...
Label : Challenge
5:44 PM
Exactly Like You
Artist : Gene Ammons
Album : Jug
Label : Prestige
5:50 PM
My Heart Was Lost & Found For You
Artist : Masha Campagne
Album : Like Water, Like Air
Label : Impetus
5:54 PM
The Sun Will Shine Today
Artist : Patrick Williams
Album : Aurora
Label : ArtistShare

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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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