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 09, 2013

10:01 AM
Make Someone Happy
Artist : RON JACKSON & RUFUS REID
Album : Song For Luis
Label : Mastermix
10:06 AM
Ad Lib Blues
Artist : Lester Young & Oscar Peterson
Album : Lester Young With the Oscar Peterson Trio
Label : Verve
10:12 AM
The Preacher
Artist : Earl Hines
Album : Honor Thy Fatha
Label : Drive Archive
10:17 AM
What’s New?
Artist : John Coltrane
Album : Ballads
Label : Impulse
10:21 AM
Tea for Two
Artist : BREW MOORE
Album : The Brew Moore Quintet
Label : Fantasy
10:26 AM
I’m Glad There is You
Artist : Eden Atwood
Album : Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Label : Concord
10:34 AM
Do Nothin’ Till You Hear From Me
Artist : BUDDY DeFRANCO & DAVE McKENNA
Album : Do Nothing Till You Hear From Us!
Label : Concord
10:40 AM
Killer Joe
Artist : JOE AUGUSTINE
Album : License To Groove
Label : 1201
10:44 AM
A Demain
Artist : KEN HATFIELD
Album : The Surrealist Table
Label : Arthur Circle Music
10:50 AM
I Didn’t Know What Time It Was
Artist : Rebecca Parris
Album : You Don't Know Me
Label : SAYING IT WITH JAZZ
10:54 AM
Just a Memory
Artist : Johnny Hodges
Album : Duke Ellington & Johnny Hodges: Side By Side
Label : Verve
11:01 AM
I Know That You Know
Artist : Milt Hinton
Album : The Judge at His Best
Label : Chiaroscuro
11:06 AM
Born to be Blue
Artist : Bobby Timmons
Album : Moanin' Blues
Label : Prestige
11:10 AM
Stella by Starlight
Artist : MICHAEL "PATCHES" STEWART
Album : Blue Patches
Label : Hip Bop Essence
11:17 AM
Route 66
Artist : Nat King Cole
Album : After Midnight
Label : Capitol
11:21 AM
Because of You
Artist : Hank Crawford & Jimmy McGriff
Album : Soul Survivors
Label : Milestone
11:27 AM
Fly Me to the Moon
Artist : Ray Brown
Album : Some of My Best Friends Are...Guitarists
Label : Telarc
11:34 AM
When She Smiles Upon Your Face
Artist : Rufus Reid
Album : Hues of a Different Blue
Label : Motema
11:40 AM
You Can’t Rush Spring
Artist : Ruth Aguilar
Album : An Invitation
Label : Ruth Aguilar
11:45 AM
Roman-ce
Artist : Ada Rovatti
Album : Under the Hat
Label : Sunnyside
11:51 AM
Slipped Disc
Artist : Marty Nau Group
Album : Mood Ebony
Label : Summit
11:55 AM
What a Fellowship
Artist : Cyrus Chestnut
Album : You Are My Sunshine
Label : Warner Brothers
12:01 PM
Goodbye Little Dream, Goodbye
Artist : Buselli-Wallarab Jazz Orchestra
Album : Mezzanine
Label : Owl
12:06 PM
Satin Doll
Artist : McCoy Tyner
Album : Nights of Ballads and Blues
Label : Impulse
12:12 PM
In a Sentimental Mood
Artist : Art Tatum
Album : The Complete Pablo Group Masterpieces
Label : Pablo
12:18 PM
Naima
Artist : WALTER BELL
Album : Walter Bell & the L.J.U.
Label : Reika
12:22 PM
Lover Man
Artist : Jim Snidero
Album : Tippin'
Label : Savant
12:27 PM
Fotografia
Artist : Roni Ben-Hur & Santi DeBriano
Album : Our Thing
Label : Motema
12:34 PM
Today
Artist : Chie Imaizumi
Album : A Time of New Beginnings
Label : Capri
12:40 PM
Down the Line
Artist : David Sills
Album : Down the Line
Label : Origin
12:45 PM
I’ll Remember April
Artist : Andy Bey
Album : Tuesdays in Chinatown
Label : 12th St.
12:51 PM
You’re My Everything
Artist : Houston Person
Album : Person-Ified
Label : Highnote
12:56 PM
Asphyxiated Swing
Artist : JACK MILLMAN
Album : The Golden Era of West Coast Jazz
Label : Groovetime
1:01 PM
Past Imperfect
Artist : Joan Stiles
Album : Hurly-Burly
Label : Oo-Bla-Dee
1:06 PM
Lawn Ornaments
Artist : Sean Smith
Album : Trust
Label : Smthereen
1:12 PM
My One Bad Habit
Artist : Brubeck Brothers Quartet
Album : LifeTimes
Label : Blue Forest
1:19 PM
I’m Getting Sentimental Over You
Artist : Russ Freeman & Shelly Manne
Album : One on One
Label : Contemporary
1:23 PM
Minor Madness
Artist : ERIC JOHNSON
Album : Makin' Whoopee
Label : Bluejay
1:29 PM
I’ll Never Be the Same
Artist : Coleman Hawkins
Album : from OSCAR PETERSON: a Jazz Odyssey
Label : Verve
1:34 PM
Always You
Artist : Valerie Capers
Album : Wagner Takes the 'A' Train
Label : Elysium
1:40 PM
Fenwyck’s Farfel
Artist : Vince Guaraldi
Album : Vince Guaraldi Trio
Label : Fantasy
1:44 PM
My Buddy
Artist : Sonny Stitt
Album : Best of the Rest
Label : 32 Jazz
1:50 PM
Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye
Artist : Vanessa Rubin
Album : Language of Love
Label : Telarc
1:54 PM
Brother Can You Spare a Dime
Artist : Mac Gollehon
Album : Oddyssey of Nostalgia
Label : American Showplace
2:01 PM
Make Someone Happy
Artist : RON JACKSON & RUFUS REID
Album : Song For Luis
Label : Mastermix
2:06 PM
Ad Lib Blues
Artist : Lester Young & Oscar Peterson
Album : Lester Young With the Oscar Peterson Trio
Label : Verve
2:12 PM
The Preacher
Artist : Earl Hines
Album : Honor Thy Fatha
Label : Drive Archive
2:17 PM
What’s New?
Artist : John Coltrane
Album : Ballads
Label : Impulse
2:21 PM
Tea for Two
Artist : BREW MOORE
Album : The Brew Moore Quintet
Label : Fantasy
2:26 PM
I’m Glad There is You
Artist : Eden Atwood
Album : Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Label : Concord
2:34 PM
Do Nothin’ Till You Hear From Me
Artist : BUDDY DeFRANCO & DAVE McKENNA
Album : Do Nothing Till You Hear From Us!
Label : Concord
2:40 PM
Killer Joe
Artist : JOE AUGUSTINE
Album : License To Groove
Label : 1201
2:44 PM
A Demain
Artist : KEN HATFIELD
Album : The Surrealist Table
Label : Arthur Circle Music
2:50 PM
I Didn’t Know What Time It Was
Artist : Rebecca Parris
Album : You Don't Know Me
Label : SAYING IT WITH JAZZ
2:54 PM
Just a Memory
Artist : Johnny Hodges
Album : Duke Ellington & Johnny Hodges: Side By Side
Label : Verve
3:01 PM
I Know That You Know
Artist : Milt Hinton
Album : The Judge at His Best
Label : Chiaroscuro
3:06 PM
Born to be Blue
Artist : Bobby Timmons
Album : Moanin' Blues
Label : Prestige
3:10 PM
Stella by Starlight
Artist : MICHAEL "PATCHES" STEWART
Album : Blue Patches
Label : Hip Bop Essence
3:17 PM
Route 66
Artist : Nat King Cole
Album : After Midnight
Label : Capitol
3:21 PM
Because of You
Artist : Hank Crawford & Jimmy McGriff
Album : Soul Survivors
Label : Milestone
3:27 PM
Fly Me to the Moon
Artist : Ray Brown
Album : Some of My Best Friends Are...Guitarists
Label : Telarc
3:34 PM
When She Smiles Upon Your Face
Artist : Rufus Reid
Album : Hues of a Different Blue
Label : Motema
3:40 PM
You Can’t Rush Spring
Artist : Ruth Aguilar
Album : An Invitation
Label : Ruth Aguilar
3:45 PM
Roman-ce
Artist : Ada Rovatti
Album : Under the Hat
Label : Sunnyside
3:51 PM
Slipped Disc
Artist : Marty Nau Group
Album : Mood Ebony
Label : Summit
3:55 PM
What a Fellowship
Artist : Cyrus Chestnut
Album : You Are My Sunshine
Label : Warner Brothers
4:01 PM
Goodbye Little Dream, Goodbye
Artist : Buselli-Wallarab Jazz Orchestra
Album : Mezzanine
Label : Owl
4:06 PM
Satin Doll
Artist : McCoy Tyner
Album : Nights of Ballads and Blues
Label : Impulse
4:12 PM
In a Sentimental Mood
Artist : Art Tatum
Album : The Complete Pablo Group Masterpieces
Label : Pablo
4:18 PM
Naima
Artist : WALTER BELL
Album : Walter Bell & the L.J.U.
Label : Reika
4:22 PM
Lover Man
Artist : Jim Snidero
Album : Tippin'
Label : Savant
4:27 PM
Fotografia
Artist : Roni Ben-Hur & Santi DeBriano
Album : Our Thing
Label : Motema
4:34 PM
Today
Artist : Chie Imaizumi
Album : A Time of New Beginnings
Label : Capri
4:40 PM
Down the Line
Artist : David Sills
Album : Down the Line
Label : Origin
4:45 PM
I’ll Remember April
Artist : Andy Bey
Album : Tuesdays in Chinatown
Label : 12th St.
4:51 PM
You’re My Everything
Artist : Houston Person
Album : Person-Ified
Label : Highnote
4:56 PM
Asphyxiated Swing
Artist : JACK MILLMAN
Album : The Golden Era of West Coast Jazz
Label : Groovetime
5:01 PM
Past Imperfect
Artist : Joan Stiles
Album : Hurly-Burly
Label : Oo-Bla-Dee
5:06 PM
Lawn Ornaments
Artist : Sean Smith
Album : Trust
Label : Smthereen
5:12 PM
My One Bad Habit
Artist : Brubeck Brothers Quartet
Album : LifeTimes
Label : Blue Forest
5:19 PM
I’m Getting Sentimental Over You
Artist : Russ Freeman & Shelly Manne
Album : One on One
Label : Contemporary
5:23 PM
Minor Madness
Artist : ERIC JOHNSON
Album : Makin' Whoopee
Label : Bluejay
5:29 PM
I’ll Never Be the Same
Artist : Coleman Hawkins
Album : from OSCAR PETERSON: a Jazz Odyssey
Label : Verve
5:34 PM
Always You
Artist : Valerie Capers
Album : Wagner Takes the 'A' Train
Label : Elysium
5:40 PM
Fenwyck’s Farfel
Artist : Vince Guaraldi
Album : Vince Guaraldi Trio
Label : Fantasy
5:44 PM
My Buddy
Artist : Sonny Stitt
Album : Best of the Rest
Label : 32 Jazz
5:50 PM
Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye
Artist : Vanessa Rubin
Album : Language of Love
Label : Telarc
5:54 PM
Brother Can You Spare a Dime
Artist : Mac Gollehon
Album : Oddyssey of Nostalgia
Label : American Showplace

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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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