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

March 12, 2013

10:01 AM
(With You It Was So Beautiful)
Artist : JIMMY ROSENBERG
Album : VARIOUS: Django Reinhardt NY Festival - Live at Birdland
Label : Atlantic
10:06 AM
Manitoba Minuet
Artist : Oscar Peterson
Album : Trail of Dreams - a Canadian Suite
Label : Telarc
10:11 AM
Ruby, My Dear
Artist : Claire Daly
Album : Baritone Monk
Label : NCB Jazz
10:18 AM
Straight No Chaser
Artist : Scott Cossu
Album : Jazz, Boogie & D¿ja Blues
Label : Summit
10:22 AM
My Reverie
Artist : Sonny Rollins
Album : Tenor Madness
Label : Prestige
10:28 AM
Little Butterfly (Pannonica)
Artist : Cheryl Bentyne
Album : Talk of the Town
Label : Telarc
10:34 AM
Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye
Artist : Arturo Sandoval
Album : A Time For Love
Label : Concord
10:40 AM
Jitterbug Waltz
Artist : Stephane Grappelli & Toots Thielemans
Album : Bringing It Together
Label : LiSem Enterprises
10:44 AM
Joy Spring
Artist : Dan Adler
Album : Back to the Bridge
Label : Emdan
10:50 AM
Route 66
Artist : Nat King Cole
Album : After Midnight
Label : Capitol
10:54 AM
Inspiracao
Artist : Lori Mechem & Ritmos Picante
Album : Welcome To Brazil
Label : Cognito
11:01 AM
On Wings of the Spirit
Artist : Kenny Burrell
Album : Blue Muse
Label : Concord
11:06 AM
Sail Away
Artist : PAUL BROWN QUARTET
Album : Meets the Three Tenors
Label : Brownstone
11:11 AM
When Love is Looking Your Way
Artist : Freddy Cole
Album : This is the Life
Label : Muse
11:18 AM
Broke in the Morning
Artist : Hailey-Zukoski Trio
Album : An Old Sweet Song
Label : Sea Breeze
11:22 AM
Someday
Artist : Dave Bass Quartet
Album : Gone
Label : Dave Bass Music
11:28 AM
Bags’ Groove
Artist : Modern Jazz Quartet
Album : European Concert
Label : Label M
11:35 AM
Light in the Dark
Artist : Roditi/Ignaztek/Rassinfosse
Album : Light In the Dark
Label : n.a.
11:41 AM
A Bun Dance
Artist : The Paul Winter Sextet
Album : Count Me In 1962-1963
Label : Living Music
11:45 AM
Betty the Baptist
Artist : SHERMAN IRBY
Album : Full Circle .
Label : Blue Note
11:50 AM
Watch What Happens
Artist : Buselli Wallarab Jazz Orchestra
Album : Where or When
Label : Owl
11:55 AM
There’s a Small Hotel
Artist : Houston Person
Album : Person-Ified
Label : Highnote
12:01 PM
Born to be Blue
Artist : IKE QUEBEC
Album : Ballads
Label : Blue Note
12:06 PM
Meditation
Artist : ROSEMARY CLOONEY
Album : VARIOUS: An Antonio Carlos Jobim Songbook
Label : Concord
12:11 PM
Blessed Assurance
Artist : Cyrus Chestnut
Album : Spirit
Label : Jazz Legacy
12:17 PM
Seas of Slumber
Artist : Chris Washburne
Album : Fields of Moons
Label : Jazzheads
12:21 PM
These Foolish Things
Artist : HARRY ALLEN
Album : Harry Allen Meets the John Pizzarelli Trio
Label : BMG/RCA
12:27 PM
On a Clear Day
Artist : Elias Haslanger
Album : Church on Monday
Label : Cherrywood
12:35 PM
On the Street Where You Live
Artist : Tamir Hendelman
Album : Destinations
Label : Resonance
12:41 PM
Rock Skippin’
Artist : Jeff Rupert
Album : From Memphis to Mobile
Label : Random Act
12:46 PM
Rhyme of Spring
Artist : MEREDITH D’AMBROSIO
Album : Love is For the Birds
Label : Sunnyside
12:51 PM
Rose Room
Artist : CHARLIE SHAVERS
Album : The Complete Charlie Shavers With Maxine Sullivan
Label : Bethlehem
12:57 PM
Tickle Toe
Artist : Art Pepper
Album : The Discovery Sessions
Label : Savoy
1:01 PM
Tonite I Shall Sleep With a Smile on My Face
Artist : Scott Hamilton
Album : Radio City
Label : Concord
1:06 PM
2 Degrees East, 3 Degrees West
Artist : BILL PERKINS
Album : VARIOUS: the West Coast Jazz Box
Label : Contemporary
1:12 PM
One Less Bell to Answer
Artist : Chris McNulty
Album : The Song That Sings You Here
Label : Challenge
1:19 PM
I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart
Artist : Denis Solee & Beegie Adair
Album : Sax & Swing
Label : Green Hill
1:23 PM
One For Kirk
Artist : Steve Turre
Album : The Spirits Up Above
Label : HighNote
1:29 PM
Too Marvelous For Words
Artist : Joe Williams
Album : Soundtrack: Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
Label : Malpaso
1:34 PM
Neeney’s Waltz
Artist : Benjamin Drazen
Album : Inner Flights
Label : Positone
1:40 PM
Fever
Artist : Beegie Adair
Album : I Love Being Here With You - a Jazz Piano Tribute To Peggy Lee
Label : Green Hill
1:44 PM
Equinox
Artist : GERALD WILSON
Album : New York, New Sound
Label : Mack Avenue
1:50 PM
Blues in the Pocket
Artist : The John Hicks Legacy Band
Album : Mind Wine
Label : Savant
1:54 PM
Delarna
Artist : Tommy Flanagan
Album : Sea Changes
Label : Evidence
2:01 PM
(With You It Was So Beautiful)
Artist : JIMMY ROSENBERG
Album : VARIOUS: Django Reinhardt NY Festival - Live at Birdland
Label : Atlantic
2:06 PM
Manitoba Minuet
Artist : Oscar Peterson
Album : Trail of Dreams - a Canadian Suite
Label : Telarc
2:11 PM
Ruby, My Dear
Artist : Claire Daly
Album : Baritone Monk
Label : NCB Jazz
2:18 PM
Straight No Chaser
Artist : Scott Cossu
Album : Jazz, Boogie & D¿ja Blues
Label : Summit
2:22 PM
My Reverie
Artist : Sonny Rollins
Album : Tenor Madness
Label : Prestige
2:28 PM
Little Butterfly (Pannonica)
Artist : Cheryl Bentyne
Album : Talk of the Town
Label : Telarc
2:34 PM
Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye
Artist : Arturo Sandoval
Album : A Time For Love
Label : Concord
2:40 PM
Jitterbug Waltz
Artist : Stephane Grappelli & Toots Thielemans
Album : Bringing It Together
Label : LiSem Enterprises
2:44 PM
Joy Spring
Artist : Dan Adler
Album : Back to the Bridge
Label : Emdan
2:50 PM
Route 66
Artist : Nat King Cole
Album : After Midnight
Label : Capitol
2:54 PM
Inspiracao
Artist : Lori Mechem & Ritmos Picante
Album : Welcome To Brazil
Label : Cognito
3:01 PM
On Wings of the Spirit
Artist : Kenny Burrell
Album : Blue Muse
Label : Concord
3:06 PM
Sail Away
Artist : PAUL BROWN QUARTET
Album : Meets the Three Tenors
Label : Brownstone
3:11 PM
When Love is Looking Your Way
Artist : Freddy Cole
Album : This is the Life
Label : Muse
3:18 PM
Broke in the Morning
Artist : Hailey-Zukoski Trio
Album : An Old Sweet Song
Label : Sea Breeze
3:22 PM
Someday
Artist : Dave Bass Quartet
Album : Gone
Label : Dave Bass Music
3:28 PM
Bags’ Groove
Artist : Modern Jazz Quartet
Album : European Concert
Label : Label M
3:35 PM
Light in the Dark
Artist : Roditi/Ignaztek/Rassinfosse
Album : Light In the Dark
Label : n.a.
3:41 PM
A Bun Dance
Artist : The Paul Winter Sextet
Album : Count Me In 1962-1963
Label : Living Music
3:45 PM
Betty the Baptist
Artist : SHERMAN IRBY
Album : Full Circle .
Label : Blue Note
3:50 PM
Watch What Happens
Artist : Buselli Wallarab Jazz Orchestra
Album : Where or When
Label : Owl
3:55 PM
There’s a Small Hotel
Artist : Houston Person
Album : Person-Ified
Label : Highnote
4:01 PM
Born to be Blue
Artist : IKE QUEBEC
Album : Ballads
Label : Blue Note
4:06 PM
Meditation
Artist : ROSEMARY CLOONEY
Album : VARIOUS: An Antonio Carlos Jobim Songbook
Label : Concord
4:11 PM
Blessed Assurance
Artist : Cyrus Chestnut
Album : Spirit
Label : Jazz Legacy
4:17 PM
Seas of Slumber
Artist : Chris Washburne
Album : Fields of Moons
Label : Jazzheads
4:21 PM
These Foolish Things
Artist : HARRY ALLEN
Album : Harry Allen Meets the John Pizzarelli Trio
Label : BMG/RCA
4:27 PM
On a Clear Day
Artist : Elias Haslanger
Album : Church on Monday
Label : Cherrywood
4:35 PM
On the Street Where You Live
Artist : Tamir Hendelman
Album : Destinations
Label : Resonance
4:41 PM
Rock Skippin’
Artist : Jeff Rupert
Album : From Memphis to Mobile
Label : Random Act
4:46 PM
Rhyme of Spring
Artist : MEREDITH D’AMBROSIO
Album : Love is For the Birds
Label : Sunnyside
4:51 PM
Rose Room
Artist : CHARLIE SHAVERS
Album : The Complete Charlie Shavers With Maxine Sullivan
Label : Bethlehem
4:57 PM
Tickle Toe
Artist : Art Pepper
Album : The Discovery Sessions
Label : Savoy
5:01 PM
Tonite I Shall Sleep With a Smile on My Face
Artist : Scott Hamilton
Album : Radio City
Label : Concord
5:06 PM
2 Degrees East, 3 Degrees West
Artist : BILL PERKINS
Album : VARIOUS: the West Coast Jazz Box
Label : Contemporary
5:12 PM
One Less Bell to Answer
Artist : Chris McNulty
Album : The Song That Sings You Here
Label : Challenge
5:19 PM
I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart
Artist : Denis Solee & Beegie Adair
Album : Sax & Swing
Label : Green Hill
5:23 PM
One For Kirk
Artist : Steve Turre
Album : The Spirits Up Above
Label : HighNote
5:29 PM
Too Marvelous For Words
Artist : Joe Williams
Album : Soundtrack: Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
Label : Malpaso
5:34 PM
Neeney’s Waltz
Artist : Benjamin Drazen
Album : Inner Flights
Label : Positone
5:40 PM
Fever
Artist : Beegie Adair
Album : I Love Being Here With You - a Jazz Piano Tribute To Peggy Lee
Label : Green Hill
5:44 PM
Equinox
Artist : GERALD WILSON
Album : New York, New Sound
Label : Mack Avenue
5:50 PM
Blues in the Pocket
Artist : The John Hicks Legacy Band
Album : Mind Wine
Label : Savant
5:54 PM
Delarna
Artist : Tommy Flanagan
Album : Sea Changes
Label : Evidence

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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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