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

April 05, 2013

10:01 AM
Ronnie
Artist : Mike Rinta
Album : Eponymous
Label : Wide Hive
10:06 AM
Notably So
Artist : Bob Szajner
Album : On the Bench in the Zone
Label : Quixotic
10:12 AM
Hi-Fly
Artist : Elias Haslanger
Album : Church on Monday
Label : Cherrywood
10:19 AM
Easy to Love
Artist : Ann Hampton Callaway
Album : Easy Living
Label : Sin-Drome
10:23 AM
I Can’t Explain
Artist : Rufus Reid
Album : Hues of a Different Blue
Label : Motema
10:28 AM
Almost Like Being in Love
Artist : Lester Young & Oscar Peterson
Album : Lester Young With the Oscar Peterson Trio
Label : Verve
10:33 AM
How Long Has This Been Going On?
Artist : Janis Siegel
Album : The Tender Trap
Label : Monarch
10:39 AM
Mozart’s Blue Dreams: Theme
Artist : Burgstaller-Martignon 4
Album : Mozart's Blue Dreams & Other Crossover Fantasies
Label : Summit
10:44 AM
Revelation Blues
Artist : Red Garland
Album : Blues in the Night
Label : Prestige
10:50 AM
Resolutions
Artist : Ken Fowser/Behn Gillece
Album : Little Echo
Label : PosiTone
10:54 AM
Doodlin’
Artist : Ray Charles
Album : Blues + Jazz
Label : Atlantic
11:01 AM
Tell Me a Bedtime Story
Artist : MCBRIDE/PAYTON/WHITFIELD
Album : Fingerpainting: Music of Herbie Hancock
Label : Verve
11:06 AM
I Know That You Know
Artist : Milt Hinton
Album : The Judge at His Best
Label : Chiaroscuro
11:11 AM
One For Kirk
Artist : Steve Turre
Album : The Spirits Up Above
Label : HighNote
11:17 AM
Love Letters
Artist : BEV KELLY
Album : In Person
Label : Riverside
11:21 AM
Someone’s Rocking My Dreamboat
Artist : Russell Malone
Album : Sweet Georgia Peach
Label : Impulse
11:26 AM
East of the Sun
Artist : Heath Brothers
Album : Jazz Family
Label : Concord
11:34 AM
’Round Midnight
Artist : ANDY SUMMERS
Album : Green Chimneys
Label : RCA
11:40 AM
Chesapeake Bay
Artist : Glenn Cashman
Album : Glenn Cashman & the Southland Big Band!
Label : Primrose Lane
11:45 AM
Let Me
Artist : LEONARD HOCHMAN
Album : Manhattan Morning
Label : Jazzheads
11:50 AM
I’m Confessin’ (That I Love You)
Artist : Erroll Garner
Album : The Greatest Garner
Label : Atlantic
11:53 AM
Laura
Artist : JON FADDIS
Album : Remembrances
Label : Chesky
12:01 PM
Another Time, Another Place
Artist : Marian McPartland
Album : Plays the Benny Carter Songbook
Label : Concord
12:06 PM
Blue Gardenia
Artist : JOHNNY ADAMS
Album : The Verdict
Label : Rounder
12:10 PM
Skippin’
Artist : John Stein
Album : Hi Fly
Label : Whaling City Sound
12:17 PM
Dancing on the Ceiling
Artist : JACK JEZZRO
Album : Jazz Elegance
Label : Hillsboro
12:21 PM
Moonglow
Artist : Coleman Hawkins
Album : The Hawk Relaxes
Label : Prestige
12:27 PM
52nd Street Theme
Artist : Claire Daly
Album : Baritone Monk
Label : NCB Jazz
12:34 PM
Little Jon
Artist : Cyrus Chestnut Trio
Album : Journeys
Label : Jazz Legacy
12:40 PM
The Pour
Artist : Cory Weeds
Album : Everything's Coming Up Weeds
Label : Cellar Live
12:46 PM
Unchain My Heart
Artist : Natasha Miller
Album : I Had a Feelin'
Label : Poignant
12:52 PM
Dat Dere
Artist : Hank Crawford
Album : Memphis, Ray & a Touch of Moody
Label : 32 Jazz
12:57 PM
Kofifi Blue
Artist : Abdullah Ibrahim
Album : Cape Town Flowers
Label : Tip Toe
1:01 PM
Five Planets in Leo
Artist : BREW MOORE
Album : The Brew Moore Quintet
Label : Fantasy
1:06 PM
Take Me Out to the Ballgame
Artist : Alan Pasqua
Album : Twin Bill: Two Piano Music of Bill Evans
Label : BFM
1:09 PM
Time Has Told Me
Artist : Brad Mehldau
Album : Where Do You Start
Label : Nonesuch
1:19 PM
It Only Happens When I Dance With You
Artist : Chris Connor
Album : Warm Cool
Label : 32 Jazz
1:23 PM
Ev’rybody Wants to Be a Cat
Artist : Roy Hargrove
Album : Disney Jazz, Volume 1: Everybody Wants to Be a Cat
Label : Disney Pearl
1:28 PM
Honeysuckle Rose
Artist : Ben Webster
Album : VARIOUS: the Savoy Story (Vol. One - Jazz)
Label : Savoy
1:33 PM
Freddie’s Tune
Artist : Charlie Byrd
Album : My Inspiration
Label : Concord
1:39 PM
Just For the Love
Artist : Paul Chambers
Album : Whims of Chambers
Label : Blue Note
1:43 PM
Who Dat?
Artist : Thom Rotella 4-tet
Album : Out of the Blues
Label : Four Bar
1:49 PM
Night and Day
Artist : Kat Edmonson
Album : Take to the Sky
Label : Convivium
1:53 PM
Deja Vu
Artist : Eric Johnson
Album : Supahighway
Label : Clarion Jazz
2:01 PM
Ronnie
Artist : Mike Rinta
Album : Eponymous
Label : Wide Hive
2:06 PM
Notably So
Artist : Bob Szajner
Album : On the Bench in the Zone
Label : Quixotic
2:12 PM
Hi-Fly
Artist : Elias Haslanger
Album : Church on Monday
Label : Cherrywood
2:19 PM
Easy to Love
Artist : Ann Hampton Callaway
Album : Easy Living
Label : Sin-Drome
2:23 PM
I Can’t Explain
Artist : Rufus Reid
Album : Hues of a Different Blue
Label : Motema
2:28 PM
Almost Like Being in Love
Artist : Lester Young & Oscar Peterson
Album : Lester Young With the Oscar Peterson Trio
Label : Verve
2:33 PM
How Long Has This Been Going On?
Artist : Janis Siegel
Album : The Tender Trap
Label : Monarch
2:39 PM
Mozart’s Blue Dreams: Theme
Artist : Burgstaller-Martignon 4
Album : Mozart's Blue Dreams & Other Crossover Fantasies
Label : Summit
2:44 PM
Revelation Blues
Artist : Red Garland
Album : Blues in the Night
Label : Prestige
2:50 PM
Resolutions
Artist : Ken Fowser/Behn Gillece
Album : Little Echo
Label : PosiTone
2:54 PM
Doodlin’
Artist : Ray Charles
Album : Blues + Jazz
Label : Atlantic
3:01 PM
Tell Me a Bedtime Story
Artist : MCBRIDE/PAYTON/WHITFIELD
Album : Fingerpainting: Music of Herbie Hancock
Label : Verve
3:06 PM
I Know That You Know
Artist : Milt Hinton
Album : The Judge at His Best
Label : Chiaroscuro
3:11 PM
One For Kirk
Artist : Steve Turre
Album : The Spirits Up Above
Label : HighNote
3:17 PM
Love Letters
Artist : BEV KELLY
Album : In Person
Label : Riverside
3:21 PM
Someone’s Rocking My Dreamboat
Artist : Russell Malone
Album : Sweet Georgia Peach
Label : Impulse
3:26 PM
East of the Sun
Artist : Heath Brothers
Album : Jazz Family
Label : Concord
3:34 PM
’Round Midnight
Artist : ANDY SUMMERS
Album : Green Chimneys
Label : RCA
3:40 PM
Chesapeake Bay
Artist : Glenn Cashman
Album : Glenn Cashman & the Southland Big Band!
Label : Primrose Lane
3:45 PM
Let Me
Artist : LEONARD HOCHMAN
Album : Manhattan Morning
Label : Jazzheads
3:50 PM
I’m Confessin’ (That I Love You)
Artist : Erroll Garner
Album : The Greatest Garner
Label : Atlantic
3:53 PM
Laura
Artist : JON FADDIS
Album : Remembrances
Label : Chesky
4:01 PM
Another Time, Another Place
Artist : Marian McPartland
Album : Plays the Benny Carter Songbook
Label : Concord
4:06 PM
Blue Gardenia
Artist : JOHNNY ADAMS
Album : The Verdict
Label : Rounder
4:10 PM
Skippin’
Artist : John Stein
Album : Hi Fly
Label : Whaling City Sound
4:17 PM
Dancing on the Ceiling
Artist : JACK JEZZRO
Album : Jazz Elegance
Label : Hillsboro
4:21 PM
Moonglow
Artist : Coleman Hawkins
Album : The Hawk Relaxes
Label : Prestige
4:27 PM
52nd Street Theme
Artist : Claire Daly
Album : Baritone Monk
Label : NCB Jazz
4:34 PM
Little Jon
Artist : Cyrus Chestnut Trio
Album : Journeys
Label : Jazz Legacy
4:40 PM
The Pour
Artist : Cory Weeds
Album : Everything's Coming Up Weeds
Label : Cellar Live
4:46 PM
Unchain My Heart
Artist : Natasha Miller
Album : I Had a Feelin'
Label : Poignant
4:52 PM
Dat Dere
Artist : Hank Crawford
Album : Memphis, Ray & a Touch of Moody
Label : 32 Jazz
4:57 PM
Kofifi Blue
Artist : Abdullah Ibrahim
Album : Cape Town Flowers
Label : Tip Toe
5:01 PM
Five Planets in Leo
Artist : BREW MOORE
Album : The Brew Moore Quintet
Label : Fantasy
5:06 PM
Take Me Out to the Ballgame
Artist : Alan Pasqua
Album : Twin Bill: Two Piano Music of Bill Evans
Label : BFM
5:09 PM
Time Has Told Me
Artist : Brad Mehldau
Album : Where Do You Start
Label : Nonesuch
5:19 PM
It Only Happens When I Dance With You
Artist : Chris Connor
Album : Warm Cool
Label : 32 Jazz
5:23 PM
Ev’rybody Wants to Be a Cat
Artist : Roy Hargrove
Album : Disney Jazz, Volume 1: Everybody Wants to Be a Cat
Label : Disney Pearl
5:28 PM
Honeysuckle Rose
Artist : Ben Webster
Album : VARIOUS: the Savoy Story (Vol. One - Jazz)
Label : Savoy
5:33 PM
Freddie’s Tune
Artist : Charlie Byrd
Album : My Inspiration
Label : Concord
5:39 PM
Just For the Love
Artist : Paul Chambers
Album : Whims of Chambers
Label : Blue Note
5:43 PM
Who Dat?
Artist : Thom Rotella 4-tet
Album : Out of the Blues
Label : Four Bar
5:49 PM
Night and Day
Artist : Kat Edmonson
Album : Take to the Sky
Label : Convivium
5:53 PM
Deja Vu
Artist : Eric Johnson
Album : Supahighway
Label : Clarion Jazz

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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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