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 23, 2013

6:01 AM
Mrs. Robinson
Artist : Marius Nordal
Album : Boomer Jazz
Label : Origin
6:06 AM
Blues Waltz
Artist : Ray Charles
Album : Pure Genius: the Complete Atlantic Recordings
Label : Atlantic
6:12 AM
As Long As I’m Dreaming
Artist : The Four Freshmen
Album : Love Songs
Label : The Four Freshmen
6:17 AM
I Don’t Know Enough About You
Artist : Beegie Adair
Album : I Love Being Here With You - a Jazz Piano Tribute To Peggy Lee
Label : Green Hill
6:21 AM
The End of a Love Affair
Artist : Houston Person
Album : Social Call
Label : Highnote
6:26 AM
Fotografia
Artist : Roni Ben-Hur & Santi DeBriano
Album : Our Thing
Label : Motema
6:32 AM
Chelsea Bridge
Artist : Bill Easley
Album : Business Man's Bounce
Label : n.a.
6:38 AM
Poinciana
Artist : Gary Burton
Album : Departure
Label : Concord
6:47 AM
Willow Weep For Me
Artist : LOU RAWLS & LES MCCANN
Album : Stormy Monday
Label : Blue Note
6:52 AM
Killer Joe
Artist : JOE AUGUSTINE
Album : License To Groove
Label : 1201
6:57 AM
Blues in Orbit
Artist : Duke Ellington
Album : Blues in Orbit
Label : Columbia
7:01 AM
Waiting for Love
Artist : David Benoit
Album : Letter to Evan
Label : GRP
7:06 AM
Beautiful Love
Artist : Dave Anderson Quartet
Album : Clarity
Label : Pony Boy
7:11 AM
Theme For Monterey
Artist : John Brown
Album : Quiet Time
Label : Brown Boulevard
7:20 AM
I Remember You
Artist : Lisa Yvonne Ferraro
Album : Timeless
Label : LYF Productions
7:24 AM
Ultramarine
Artist : HOD O’BRIEN
Album : So That's How It Is
Label : Reservoir
7:29 AM
The Funk Dispenser
Artist : Steve White
Album : Jazz in Hollywood
Label : Nocturne
7:34 AM
Bohemia After Dark
Artist : Cannonball Adderley
Album : VARIOUS: Rebop: the Savoy Originals
Label : Savoy
7:40 AM
How Could You Do a Thing Like That to Me?
Artist : Erroll Garner
Album : Concert By the Sea
Label : Columbia
7:44 AM
Little White Lies
Artist : JON-ERIK KELLSO
Album : Chapter 2 - the Plot Thickens
Label : Arbors
7:50 AM
Blue Skies
Artist : Ella Fitzgerald
Album : First Lady of Song
Label : Verve
7:54 AM
Ecaroh
Artist : JON MAYER
Album : The Classics
Label : Reservoir
8:01 AM
Night and Day
Artist : Billy Taylor
Album : Ten Fingers - One Voice
Label : Arkadia Jazz
8:06 AM
Taking a Chance on Love
Artist : LESTER YOUNG & TEDDY WILSON
Album : Pres and Teddy
Label : Verve
8:11 AM
Bei Dir War es Immer So Schon
Artist : Bireli Lagr¿ne
Album : Gipsy Project & Friends
Label : Dreyfus
8:17 AM
Jersey Girl
Artist : Holly Cole
Album : Temptation
Label : Metro Blue
8:21 AM
Nearly
Artist : Nigel Kennedy
Album : Blue Note Sessions
Label : Blue Note
8:27 AM
Here, There & Everywhere
Artist : Debbie Poryes
Album : Catch Your Breath
Label : OA2
8:33 AM
The Count
Artist : JOHNNY GRIFFIN
Album : The Cat
Label : Antilles
8:39 AM
Strollin’
Artist : Elias Haslanger
Album : Church on Monday
Label : Cherrywood
8:45 AM
Love For Sale
Artist : BENNY GREEN & RUSSELL MALONE
Album : Bluebird
Label : Telarc
8:50 AM
Cold Cold Heart
Artist : NORAH JONES
Album : Come Away With Me
Label : Blue Note
8:54 AM
Bill Bailey
Artist : Zoot Sims
Album : Down Home
Label : Bethlehem
9:01 AM
Estate
Artist : BILL HARRIS
Album : Solo + One
Label : MadRomance
9:06 AM
O Grande Amor
Artist : Stan Getz
Album : VARIOUS: Best of Jazz 'Round Midnight
Label : Verve
9:11 AM
How Insensitive
Artist : NEIL McNAMARA
Album : Rainy Night
Label : Bonobo
9:18 AM
Secret Love
Artist : Ahmad Jamal
Album : Ahmad's Blues
Label : Chess
9:22 AM
Now See How You Are
Artist : Kenny Burrell
Album : The Best of Kenny Burrell
Label : Blue Note
9:28 AM
Papa Zimbi
Artist : The Paul Winter Sextet
Album : Count Me In 1962-1963
Label : Living Music
9:34 AM
Tin Tin Deo
Artist : Oscar Peterson
Album : Meets Roy Hargrove and Ralph Moore
Label : Telarc
9:40 AM
Glide On
Artist : DUKE ROBILLARD
Album : Plays Jazz: the Rounder Years
Label : Bullseye
9:48 AM
I Told You So
Artist : Marc Pompe
Album : Everyone But Me
Label : Kopaesthetics
9:52 AM
My Funny Valentine
Artist : Milt Jackson
Album : VARIOUS: the Jazz Giants Play Rodgers & Hart
Label : Prestige
9:57 AM
Oh, Good Grief
Artist : Vince Guaraldi
Album : The Definitive Vince Guaraldi
Label : Fantasy
10:01 AM
Grizzly
Artist : CLAYTON-HAMILTON JAZZ ORCHESTRA
Album : Shout Me Out
Label : Fable
10:06 AM
Under Sonny’s Bridge
Artist : Ricky Sweum
Album : Pulling Your Own Strings
Label : Origin
10:11 AM
Pannonica
Artist : Claire Daly
Album : Baritone Monk
Label : NCB Jazz
10:17 AM
Chim Chim Cher-ee
Artist : Esperanza Spalding
Album : Disney Jazz, Volume 1: Everybody Wants to Be a Cat
Label : Disney Pearl
10:21 AM
I’m an Old Cowhand
Artist : NATE NAJAR
Album : The Cool Sounds of Nate Najar
Label : Blue Line
10:26 AM
Aparecida
Artist : Terence Blanchard
Album : The Heart Speaks
Label : Columbia
10:34 AM
The "In" Crowd
Artist : RAMSEY LEWIS
Album : VARIOUS: Hit Jazz
Label : 32 Jazz
10:40 AM
Up Jumped Spring
Artist : David "Fathead" Newman
Album : Under a Woodstock Moon
Label : Kokopelli
10:44 AM
After the Love Has Gone
Artist : PAUL BOLLENBACK
Album : Double Gemini
Label : Challenge
10:50 AM
Miles Ahead
Artist : Wil Swindler’s Elevenet
Album : Universe B
Label : OA2
10:54 AM
Four Brothers
Artist : HOWARD ALDEN
Album : Concord Jazz Guitar Collective
Label : Concord
11:01 AM
When You Wish Upon a Star
Artist : Dave Brubeck
Album : Dave Digs Disney
Label : Columbia
11:06 AM
In Your Own Sweet Way
Artist : Marian McPartland
Album : Hickory House Trio - Reprise
Label : Concord
11:10 AM
Love is Here to Stay
Artist : Ed Saindon
Album : Swing on the Sunnyside
Label : A Records
11:16 AM
Saturday Night
Artist : Etta Jones
Album : All the Way
Label : Highnote
11:20 AM
Precious Lord
Artist : Russell Malone
Album : Russell Malone
Label : Columbia
11:23 AM
You’d Be So Nice to Come Home to
Artist : Duke Jordan
Album : Savoy Jazz Sampler
Label : Savoy
11:30 AM
It Had to Be You
Artist : Jimmy McGriff
Album : Straight Up
Label : Milestone
11:36 AM
Moraga
Artist : Carol Robbins
Album : Moraga
Label : Jazzcats
11:42 AM
A Mayra
Artist : Bebo Vald¿s
Album : Chico & Rita (BSO)
Label : Calle 54
11:45 AM
Satin Doll
Artist : PATTI AUSTIN
Album : For Ella
Label : Playboy
11:48 AM
All Blues
Artist : Miles Davis
Album : Kind of Blue
Label : Columbia
12:01 PM
Mrs. Robinson
Artist : Marius Nordal
Album : Boomer Jazz
Label : Origin
12:06 PM
Blues Waltz
Artist : Ray Charles
Album : Pure Genius: the Complete Atlantic Recordings
Label : Atlantic
12:12 PM
As Long As I’m Dreaming
Artist : The Four Freshmen
Album : Love Songs
Label : The Four Freshmen
12:17 PM
I Don’t Know Enough About You
Artist : Beegie Adair
Album : I Love Being Here With You - a Jazz Piano Tribute To Peggy Lee
Label : Green Hill
12:21 PM
The End of a Love Affair
Artist : Houston Person
Album : Social Call
Label : Highnote
12:26 PM
Fotografia
Artist : Roni Ben-Hur & Santi DeBriano
Album : Our Thing
Label : Motema
12:32 PM
Chelsea Bridge
Artist : Bill Easley
Album : Business Man's Bounce
Label : n.a.
12:38 PM
Poinciana
Artist : Gary Burton
Album : Departure
Label : Concord
12:47 PM
Willow Weep For Me
Artist : LOU RAWLS & LES MCCANN
Album : Stormy Monday
Label : Blue Note
12:52 PM
Killer Joe
Artist : JOE AUGUSTINE
Album : License To Groove
Label : 1201
12:57 PM
Blues in Orbit
Artist : Duke Ellington
Album : Blues in Orbit
Label : Columbia
1:01 PM
Waiting for Love
Artist : David Benoit
Album : Letter to Evan
Label : GRP
1:06 PM
Beautiful Love
Artist : Dave Anderson Quartet
Album : Clarity
Label : Pony Boy
1:11 PM
Theme For Monterey
Artist : John Brown
Album : Quiet Time
Label : Brown Boulevard
1:20 PM
I Remember You
Artist : Lisa Yvonne Ferraro
Album : Timeless
Label : LYF Productions
1:24 PM
Ultramarine
Artist : HOD O’BRIEN
Album : So That's How It Is
Label : Reservoir
1:29 PM
The Funk Dispenser
Artist : Steve White
Album : Jazz in Hollywood
Label : Nocturne
1:34 PM
Bohemia After Dark
Artist : Cannonball Adderley
Album : VARIOUS: Rebop: the Savoy Originals
Label : Savoy
1:40 PM
How Could You Do a Thing Like That to Me?
Artist : Erroll Garner
Album : Concert By the Sea
Label : Columbia
1:44 PM
Little White Lies
Artist : JON-ERIK KELLSO
Album : Chapter 2 - the Plot Thickens
Label : Arbors
1:50 PM
Blue Skies
Artist : Ella Fitzgerald
Album : First Lady of Song
Label : Verve
1:54 PM
Ecaroh
Artist : JON MAYER
Album : The Classics
Label : Reservoir
2:01 PM
Night and Day
Artist : Billy Taylor
Album : Ten Fingers - One Voice
Label : Arkadia Jazz
2:06 PM
Taking a Chance on Love
Artist : LESTER YOUNG & TEDDY WILSON
Album : Pres and Teddy
Label : Verve
2:11 PM
Bei Dir War es Immer So Schon
Artist : Bireli Lagr¿ne
Album : Gipsy Project & Friends
Label : Dreyfus
2:17 PM
Jersey Girl
Artist : Holly Cole
Album : Temptation
Label : Metro Blue
2:21 PM
Nearly
Artist : Nigel Kennedy
Album : Blue Note Sessions
Label : Blue Note
2:27 PM
Here, There & Everywhere
Artist : Debbie Poryes
Album : Catch Your Breath
Label : OA2
2:33 PM
The Count
Artist : JOHNNY GRIFFIN
Album : The Cat
Label : Antilles
2:39 PM
Strollin’
Artist : Elias Haslanger
Album : Church on Monday
Label : Cherrywood
2:45 PM
Love For Sale
Artist : BENNY GREEN & RUSSELL MALONE
Album : Bluebird
Label : Telarc
2:50 PM
Cold Cold Heart
Artist : NORAH JONES
Album : Come Away With Me
Label : Blue Note
2:54 PM
Bill Bailey
Artist : Zoot Sims
Album : Down Home
Label : Bethlehem
3:01 PM
Estate
Artist : BILL HARRIS
Album : Solo + One
Label : MadRomance
3:06 PM
O Grande Amor
Artist : Stan Getz
Album : VARIOUS: Best of Jazz 'Round Midnight
Label : Verve
3:11 PM
How Insensitive
Artist : NEIL McNAMARA
Album : Rainy Night
Label : Bonobo
3:18 PM
Secret Love
Artist : Ahmad Jamal
Album : Ahmad's Blues
Label : Chess
3:22 PM
Now See How You Are
Artist : Kenny Burrell
Album : The Best of Kenny Burrell
Label : Blue Note
3:28 PM
Papa Zimbi
Artist : The Paul Winter Sextet
Album : Count Me In 1962-1963
Label : Living Music
3:34 PM
Tin Tin Deo
Artist : Oscar Peterson
Album : Meets Roy Hargrove and Ralph Moore
Label : Telarc
3:40 PM
Glide On
Artist : DUKE ROBILLARD
Album : Plays Jazz: the Rounder Years
Label : Bullseye
3:48 PM
I Told You So
Artist : Marc Pompe
Album : Everyone But Me
Label : Kopaesthetics
3:52 PM
My Funny Valentine
Artist : Milt Jackson
Album : VARIOUS: the Jazz Giants Play Rodgers & Hart
Label : Prestige
3:57 PM
Oh, Good Grief
Artist : Vince Guaraldi
Album : The Definitive Vince Guaraldi
Label : Fantasy
4:01 PM
Grizzly
Artist : CLAYTON-HAMILTON JAZZ ORCHESTRA
Album : Shout Me Out
Label : Fable
4:06 PM
Under Sonny’s Bridge
Artist : Ricky Sweum
Album : Pulling Your Own Strings
Label : Origin
4:11 PM
Pannonica
Artist : Claire Daly
Album : Baritone Monk
Label : NCB Jazz
4:17 PM
Chim Chim Cher-ee
Artist : Esperanza Spalding
Album : Disney Jazz, Volume 1: Everybody Wants to Be a Cat
Label : Disney Pearl
4:21 PM
I’m an Old Cowhand
Artist : NATE NAJAR
Album : The Cool Sounds of Nate Najar
Label : Blue Line
4:26 PM
Aparecida
Artist : Terence Blanchard
Album : The Heart Speaks
Label : Columbia
4:34 PM
The "In" Crowd
Artist : RAMSEY LEWIS
Album : VARIOUS: Hit Jazz
Label : 32 Jazz
4:40 PM
Up Jumped Spring
Artist : David "Fathead" Newman
Album : Under a Woodstock Moon
Label : Kokopelli
4:44 PM
After the Love Has Gone
Artist : PAUL BOLLENBACK
Album : Double Gemini
Label : Challenge
4:50 PM
Miles Ahead
Artist : Wil Swindler’s Elevenet
Album : Universe B
Label : OA2
4:54 PM
Four Brothers
Artist : HOWARD ALDEN
Album : Concord Jazz Guitar Collective
Label : Concord
5:01 PM
When You Wish Upon a Star
Artist : Dave Brubeck
Album : Dave Digs Disney
Label : Columbia
5:06 PM
In Your Own Sweet Way
Artist : Marian McPartland
Album : Hickory House Trio - Reprise
Label : Concord
5:10 PM
Love is Here to Stay
Artist : Ed Saindon
Album : Swing on the Sunnyside
Label : A Records
5:16 PM
Saturday Night
Artist : Etta Jones
Album : All the Way
Label : Highnote
5:20 PM
Precious Lord
Artist : Russell Malone
Album : Russell Malone
Label : Columbia
5:23 PM
You’d Be So Nice to Come Home to
Artist : Duke Jordan
Album : Savoy Jazz Sampler
Label : Savoy
5:30 PM
It Had to Be You
Artist : Jimmy McGriff
Album : Straight Up
Label : Milestone
5:36 PM
Moraga
Artist : Carol Robbins
Album : Moraga
Label : Jazzcats
5:42 PM
A Mayra
Artist : Bebo Vald¿s
Album : Chico & Rita (BSO)
Label : Calle 54
5:45 PM
Satin Doll
Artist : PATTI AUSTIN
Album : For Ella
Label : Playboy
5:48 PM
All Blues
Artist : Miles Davis
Album : Kind of Blue
Label : Columbia

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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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