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

March 12, 2013

6:01 AM
Early Autumn
Artist : Christian Howes
Album : Heartfelt
Label : Resonance
6:06 AM
You Haven’t Changed
Artist : Ray Zepeda
Album : Ray Zepeda - Step By Step
Label : Soundsketch
6:13 AM
Istanbul
Artist : Pete Malinverni
Album : Invisible Cities
Label : Reservoir
6:21 AM
Jim’s Ballad
Artist : Kevin Mahogany
Album : Songs and Moments
Label : Enja
6:25 AM
I Got Nothin’
Artist : Eric Reed
Album : Here
Label : MaxJazz
6:30 AM
Love Walked In
Artist : George Shearing and the Montgomery Brothers
Album : George Shearing and the Montgomery Brothers
Label : Jazzland
6:34 AM
The Ruby and the Pearl
Artist : Shahida Nurullah
Album : The Ruby And the Pearl
Label : Alembic Arts
6:40 AM
Come Sunday
Artist : Clark Terry
Album : from Holloway/Terry: Locksmith Blues
Label : Concord
6:45 AM
Oliloqui Valley
Artist : MCBRIDE/PAYTON/WHITFIELD
Album : Fingerpainting: Music of Herbie Hancock
Label : Verve
6:51 AM
Everything I Love
Artist : Ken Peplowski
Album : VARIOUS: a Cole Porter Songbook
Label : Concord
6:55 AM
Little Bird Song
Artist : Jessica Williams
Album : This Side Up
Label : MaxJazz
7:01 AM
It Might As Well Be Spring
Artist : RALPH BURNS
Album : Bijou
Label : Period
7:06 AM
God Bless This Child
Artist : WAYNE REISS
Album : The Year of the Dragon
Label : Jazzbank
7:11 AM
Dale’s Dream
Artist : Wayne Goins
Album : Chronicles of Carmela
Label : Little Apple
7:23 AM
Tangerine
Artist : MIKE HATCHARD & HERBIE FLOWERS
Album : The Business
Label : Zah Zah
7:27 AM
I Didn’t Know What Time it Was
Artist : Charlie Byrd Trio
Album : Au Courant
Label : Concord
7:31 AM
Five Brothers
Artist : Gerry Mulligan
Album : Jazz Profile
Label : Blue Note
7:36 AM
My Kind of Trouble is You
Artist : Benny Carter
Album : Songbook
Label : MusicMasters
7:42 AM
Star Eyes
Artist : BILL HOLMAN
Album : VARIOUS: Special/Hifi/Nocturne OJC Sampler
Label : Specialty
7:47 AM
Mo’ Betta Blues
Artist : Irvin Mayfield and Ellis Marsalis
Album : Love Songs, Ballads and Standards
Label : Basin Street
7:52 AM
Baby, Don’t You Go ’way Mad
Artist : Ella Fitzgerald
Album : First Lady of Song
Label : Verve
7:55 AM
Touch of Your Lips
Artist : Jeff Lashway
Album : Reunion
Label : Random Act
8:01 AM
Pennies From Heaven
Artist : Dave Brubeck
Album : Live at Newport 1961, 1963, 1964
Label : Columbia
8:06 AM
Triste
Artist : Mark Weinstein
Album : Jazz Brazil
Label : Jazzheads
8:12 AM
Three Rings
Artist : Carol Robbins
Album : Moraga
Label : Jazzcats
8:18 AM
Love Is a Losing Game
Artist : Sachal Vasandani
Album : Hi-Fly
Label : Mack Avenue
8:22 AM
Speak Low
Artist : BUDDY DeFRANCO & DAVE McKENNA
Album : Do Nothing Till You Hear From Us!
Label : Concord
8:27 AM
Of Thee I Sing
Artist : Stan Getz
Album : Stan Getz and the "Cool" Sounds
Label : Verve
8:33 AM
Hidden Message
Artist : Laszlo Gardony
Album : Natural Instinct
Label : Sunnyside
8:39 AM
How Deep is the Ocean?
Artist : Jeff Baker
Album : Baker Sings Chet
Label : OA2
8:44 AM
Out of Nowhere
Artist : Doc Cheatham & Nicholas Payton
Album : Doc Cheatham & Nicholas Payton
Label : Verve
8:50 AM
Blues for Wood
Artist : NEIL McNAMARA
Album : Rainy Night
Label : Bonobo
8:55 AM
Country
Artist : Keith Jarrett
Album : My Song
Label : ECM
9:01 AM
Star Song
Artist : VINCE GUARALDI & BOLA SETE
Album : Vince Guaraldi & Bola Sete
Label : Fantasy
9:06 AM
Both Sides Now
Artist : MAX LEAKE
Album : Trios
Label : Corona
9:11 AM
Man With a Horn
Artist : JACKIE COON
Album : Softly
Label : Arbors
9:17 AM
St. Andrews Place Blues
Artist : Buddy Collette
Album : VARIOUS: the West Coast Jazz Box
Label : Contemporary
9:21 AM
O Pato (The Duck)
Artist : Karrin Allyson
Album : From Paris To Rio
Label : Concord
9:25 AM
We’ll Be Together Again
Artist : Rob Parton Big Band
Album : We'll Be Together Again
Label : Jazztech
9:34 AM
Nutty
Artist : Kim Pensyl & Phil DeGreg
Album : Melodious Monk
Label : Summit
9:40 AM
Moonglow
Artist : Don Braden
Album : Organic
Label : Epicure
9:46 AM
Blue Pyrenees
Artist : David Gordon
Album : Dozen a Day
Label : Zah Zah
9:51 AM
Buzzed
Artist : Lindsay George
Album : Living Inside-Out
Label : Lindsay George
9:53 AM
Too Damn Hot
Artist : Dr. Lonnie Smith
Album : Too Damn Hot
Label : Palmetto

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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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