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

April 08, 2013

10:01 AM
I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart/Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
Artist : Johnny Hodges
Album : Everybody Knows Johnny Hodges
Label : Impulse
10:06 AM
Definite Difference
Artist : JIMMY HAMILTON
Album : Can't Help Swingin'
Label : Prestige
10:09 AM
Complicated Love
Artist : Claire Daly Quintet
Album : Mary Joyce Project
Label : Daly Bread
10:15 AM
Hey John
Artist : Amy Cervini
Album : Digging Me, Digging You
Label : Anzic
10:19 AM
Trouble is a Man
Artist : Coleman Hawkins
Album : VARIOUS: the Prestige Records Story
Label : Prestige
10:24 AM
Beatrice
Artist : Randy Halberstadt
Album : Flash Point
Label : Origin
10:31 AM
If I Could
Artist : ROY HARGROVE
Album : Moment To Moment
Label : Verve
10:37 AM
Hope In The Face of Despair
Artist : Carol Robbins
Album : Moraga
Label : Jazzcats
10:44 AM
Fungii Mama
Artist : Kenny Barron
Album : Lemuria - Seascape
Label : Candid
10:50 AM
Yes, I Know When I’ve Had It
Artist : Melissa Morgan
Album : Until I Met You
Label : Telarc
10:54 AM
Topsy
Artist : Harry Skolar
Album : Reflections on the Art of Swing
Label : Brownstone
11:01 AM
Autumn Nocturne
Artist : Lou Donaldson
Album : Blues Walk
Label : Blue Note
11:06 AM
Soon
Artist : Benny Green
Album : VARIOUS: Blue Note Plays Gershwin
Label : Blue Note
11:11 AM
Let’s Be Frank (Dedicated To Frank Wess)
Artist : Jim Snidero
Album : Tippin'
Label : Savant
11:18 AM
The Way You Look Tonight
Artist : Carol Fredette
Album : Everything in Time
Label : Soundbrush
11:22 AM
Serenata
Artist : Cedar Walton
Album : Latin Tinge
Label : Highnote
11:27 AM
Aparecida
Artist : Christian Howes
Album : Southern exposure
Label : Resonance
11:36 AM
The Touch Of Your Lips
Artist : Bruce Williamson
Album : Standard Transmission
Label : Origin
11:42 AM
Love Song From Brazilian Suite
Artist : Grace Kelly & Phil Woods
Album : Man With the Hat
Label : Pazz
11:47 AM
Little White Lies
Artist : Stacey Kent
Album : Close Your Eyes
Label : Candid
11:52 AM
I Concentrate on You
Artist : JANE JARVIS
Album : Atlantic-Pacific
Label : Arbors
11:57 AM
Ellington Rides Again (Medley)
Artist : Clark Terry
Album : The Happy Horns of Clark Terry
Label : Impulse
12:01 PM
Speak Low
Artist : Charlie Byrd
Album : Charlie Byrd/The Washington Guitar Quintet
Label : Concord
12:06 PM
Dark City Streets
Artist : Q’d Up
Album : Quintessence
Label : Jazz Hang
12:12 PM
Don’t Explain
Artist : Ruth Aguilar
Album : An Invitation
Label : Ruth Aguilar
12:17 PM
St. James Infirmary
Artist : Allen Toussaint
Album : The Bright Mississippi
Composer : Trad.
Label : Nonesuch
12:21 PM
Little Big Horns
Artist : GROVER MITCHELL
Album : On Track
Label : Quixotic
12:27 PM
Just One of Those Things
Artist : Billie Holiday
Album : The Great American Songbook
Label : Verve
12:34 PM
Red Door
Artist : Airmen of Note
Album : Legacy
Label : USAF
12:40 PM
Moaz Tsur
Artist : Eugene Marlow’s Heritage Ensemble
Album : Celebrations
Label : MEII
12:44 PM
Midnight Brew
Artist : George Kahn
Album : Secrets from the Jazz Ghetto
Label : Playing Records
12:50 PM
Puncha Puncha
Artist : Avishai Cohen Trio
Album : Gently Disturbed
Label : Razdaz
12:54 PM
The Eraser
Artist : Christian Scott
Album : Yesterday You Said Tomorrow
Label : Concord
1:01 PM
My Shining Hour
Artist : John Coltrane
Album : Coltrane Jazz
Label : Atlantic
1:06 PM
Tin Tin Deo
Artist : Oscar Peterson
Album : Meets Roy Hargrove and Ralph Moore
Label : Telarc
1:12 PM
Lullaby of the Leaves
Artist : Chet Baker
Album : Songs For Lovers
Label : Pacific Jazz
1:18 PM
Keepin’ Out of Mischief Now
Artist : Shirley Horn
Album : The Main Ingredient
Label : Verve
1:22 PM
I Can’t Get Started
Artist : Dizzy Gillespie All-Star Big Band
Album : I'm BeBoppin' Too
Label : Half Note
1:28 PM
You’d Be So Nice to Come Home To
Artist : Dan Adler
Album : All Things Familiar
Label : Crawdad
1:35 PM
Nina Never Knew
Artist : Jay Ashby and Steve Davis
Album : Mistaken Identity
Label : MCG Jazz
1:41 PM
Tenderly
Artist : Champian Fulton
Album : Champian Sings and Swings
Label : Sharp Nine
1:45 PM
Sneaky Waltz
Artist : BILL HEID
Album : Da Girl
Label : Savant
1:51 PM
Low Society
Artist : Ray Charles
Album : Pure Genius: the Complete Atlantic Recordings
Label : Atlantic
1:54 PM
The Cherry Tree
Artist : ANTHONY WILSON
Album : Goat Hill Junket
Label : MAMA
2:01 PM
I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart/Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
Artist : Johnny Hodges
Album : Everybody Knows Johnny Hodges
Label : Impulse
2:06 PM
Definite Difference
Artist : JIMMY HAMILTON
Album : Can't Help Swingin'
Label : Prestige
2:09 PM
Complicated Love
Artist : Claire Daly Quintet
Album : Mary Joyce Project
Label : Daly Bread
2:15 PM
Hey John
Artist : Amy Cervini
Album : Digging Me, Digging You
Label : Anzic
2:19 PM
Trouble is a Man
Artist : Coleman Hawkins
Album : VARIOUS: the Prestige Records Story
Label : Prestige
2:24 PM
Beatrice
Artist : Randy Halberstadt
Album : Flash Point
Label : Origin
2:31 PM
If I Could
Artist : ROY HARGROVE
Album : Moment To Moment
Label : Verve
2:37 PM
Hope In The Face of Despair
Artist : Carol Robbins
Album : Moraga
Label : Jazzcats
2:44 PM
Fungii Mama
Artist : Kenny Barron
Album : Lemuria - Seascape
Label : Candid
2:50 PM
Yes, I Know When I’ve Had It
Artist : Melissa Morgan
Album : Until I Met You
Label : Telarc
2:54 PM
Topsy
Artist : Harry Skolar
Album : Reflections on the Art of Swing
Label : Brownstone
3:01 PM
Autumn Nocturne
Artist : Lou Donaldson
Album : Blues Walk
Label : Blue Note
3:06 PM
Soon
Artist : Benny Green
Album : VARIOUS: Blue Note Plays Gershwin
Label : Blue Note
3:11 PM
Let’s Be Frank (Dedicated To Frank Wess)
Artist : Jim Snidero
Album : Tippin'
Label : Savant
3:18 PM
The Way You Look Tonight
Artist : Carol Fredette
Album : Everything in Time
Label : Soundbrush
3:22 PM
Serenata
Artist : Cedar Walton
Album : Latin Tinge
Label : Highnote
3:27 PM
Aparecida
Artist : Christian Howes
Album : Southern exposure
Label : Resonance
3:36 PM
The Touch Of Your Lips
Artist : Bruce Williamson
Album : Standard Transmission
Label : Origin
3:42 PM
Love Song From Brazilian Suite
Artist : Grace Kelly & Phil Woods
Album : Man With the Hat
Label : Pazz
3:47 PM
Little White Lies
Artist : Stacey Kent
Album : Close Your Eyes
Label : Candid
3:52 PM
I Concentrate on You
Artist : JANE JARVIS
Album : Atlantic-Pacific
Label : Arbors
3:57 PM
Ellington Rides Again (Medley)
Artist : Clark Terry
Album : The Happy Horns of Clark Terry
Label : Impulse
4:01 PM
Speak Low
Artist : Charlie Byrd
Album : Charlie Byrd/The Washington Guitar Quintet
Label : Concord
4:06 PM
Dark City Streets
Artist : Q’d Up
Album : Quintessence
Label : Jazz Hang
4:12 PM
Don’t Explain
Artist : Ruth Aguilar
Album : An Invitation
Label : Ruth Aguilar
4:17 PM
St. James Infirmary
Artist : Allen Toussaint
Album : The Bright Mississippi
Composer : Trad.
Label : Nonesuch
4:21 PM
Little Big Horns
Artist : GROVER MITCHELL
Album : On Track
Label : Quixotic
4:27 PM
Just One of Those Things
Artist : Billie Holiday
Album : The Great American Songbook
Label : Verve
4:34 PM
Red Door
Artist : Airmen of Note
Album : Legacy
Label : USAF
4:40 PM
Moaz Tsur
Artist : Eugene Marlow’s Heritage Ensemble
Album : Celebrations
Label : MEII
4:44 PM
Midnight Brew
Artist : George Kahn
Album : Secrets from the Jazz Ghetto
Label : Playing Records
4:50 PM
Puncha Puncha
Artist : Avishai Cohen Trio
Album : Gently Disturbed
Label : Razdaz
4:54 PM
The Eraser
Artist : Christian Scott
Album : Yesterday You Said Tomorrow
Label : Concord
5:01 PM
My Shining Hour
Artist : John Coltrane
Album : Coltrane Jazz
Label : Atlantic
5:06 PM
Tin Tin Deo
Artist : Oscar Peterson
Album : Meets Roy Hargrove and Ralph Moore
Label : Telarc
5:12 PM
Lullaby of the Leaves
Artist : Chet Baker
Album : Songs For Lovers
Label : Pacific Jazz
5:18 PM
Keepin’ Out of Mischief Now
Artist : Shirley Horn
Album : The Main Ingredient
Label : Verve
5:22 PM
I Can’t Get Started
Artist : Dizzy Gillespie All-Star Big Band
Album : I'm BeBoppin' Too
Label : Half Note
5:28 PM
You’d Be So Nice to Come Home To
Artist : Dan Adler
Album : All Things Familiar
Label : Crawdad
5:35 PM
Nina Never Knew
Artist : Jay Ashby and Steve Davis
Album : Mistaken Identity
Label : MCG Jazz
5:41 PM
Tenderly
Artist : Champian Fulton
Album : Champian Sings and Swings
Label : Sharp Nine
5:45 PM
Sneaky Waltz
Artist : BILL HEID
Album : Da Girl
Label : Savant
5:51 PM
Low Society
Artist : Ray Charles
Album : Pure Genius: the Complete Atlantic Recordings
Label : Atlantic
5:54 PM
The Cherry Tree
Artist : ANTHONY WILSON
Album : Goat Hill Junket
Label : MAMA

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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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