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 10, 2013

6:01 AM
Sure as You’re Born
Artist : Stanley Turrentine
Album : Let It Go
Label : Impulse
6:06 AM
Blue Lou
Artist : BUDD JOHNSON
Album : Budd Johnson and the Four Brass Giants
Label : Riverside
6:11 AM
He Needs Me
Artist : Beegie Adair
Album : I Love Being Here With You - a Jazz Piano Tribute To Peggy Lee
Label : Green Hill
6:17 AM
Ala Mode
Artist : Curtis Fuller
Album : Keep It Simple
Label : n.a.
6:21 AM
Dat Dere
Artist : RANDY JOHNSTON
Album : Somewhere in the Night
Label : Hightone
6:26 AM
A Bun Dance
Artist : The Paul Winter Sextet
Album : Count Me In 1962-1963
Label : Living Music
6:32 AM
Spring is Where You Are
Artist : Kathy Kosins
Album : Kathy Kosins 2
Label : Mahogany Digital
6:37 AM
Star Eyes
Artist : BILL HOLMAN
Album : VARIOUS: Special/Hifi/Nocturne OJC Sampler
Label : Specialty
6:42 AM
Fathead
Artist : Ray Charles
Album : Pure Genius: the Complete Atlantic Recordings
Label : Atlantic
6:47 AM
Locksmith Blues
Artist : RED HOLLOWAY & CLARK TERRY
Album : Locksmith Blues
Label : Concord
6:53 AM
When a Man Loves a Woman
Artist : EDDIE HARRIS
Album : Greater Than the Sum of His Parts
Label : 32 Jazz
7:01 AM
Pocket Watch
Artist : Russell Malone
Album : Triple Play
Label : MaxJazz
7:06 AM
Ugly Beauty
Artist : Rob Parton Big Band
Album : We'll Be Together Again
Label : Jazztech
7:11 AM
Saturday Afternoon at Four
Artist : Brian Lynch
Album : Unsung Heroes
Label : HollistiMusicWorks
7:20 AM
Key Largo
Artist : Marian McPartland
Album : Plays the Benny Carter Songbook
Label : Concord
7:24 AM
Just You, Just Me
Artist : Billy Taylor & Gerry Mulligan
Album : Live at MCG
Label : MCG Jazz
7:29 AM
A Fine Romance
Artist : Billie Holiday
Album : Soundtrack: Fallen Angels
Label : Verve
7:34 AM
A Gentle Man
Artist : Rod McGaha
Album : a gentle man
Label : Rod McGaha
7:40 AM
Cheek to Cheek
Artist : Wesla Whitfield
Album : The Best Thing For You Would be Me
Label : Highnote
7:45 AM
A Night in Tunisia
Artist : Turtle Island Quartet
Album : Turtle Island String Quartet
Label : Windham Hill
7:51 AM
Test of Time
Artist : GARY BURTON
Album : Generations
Label : Concord
7:56 AM
Jumpin’ at the Woodside
Artist : Count Basie
Album : VARIOUS: Masters of Jazz: Big Bands of the '30s & '40s
Label : Rhino
8:01 AM
Swing Gitane
Artist : The Stephane Wrembel Trio
Album : n.a.
Label : n.a.
8:06 AM
I Won’t Last a Day Without You
Artist : Akiko Tsuruga
Album : Sakura
Label : American Showplace
8:11 AM
My Foolish Heart
Artist : Bill Easley
Album : Love Stories
Label : American Showplace
8:17 AM
A Walk
Artist : Marcus Goldhaber
Album : Take Me Anywhere
Label : Fallen Apple
8:21 AM
I Cover the Waterfront
Artist : Eddie ’Lockjaw’ Davis
Album : Gentle Jaws
Label : Prestige
8:27 AM
Another Waltz For You
Artist : Jim Pearce
Album : You Are An Edgy Visionary Seer
Label : Oak Avenue
8:32 AM
Only a Rose
Artist : TOMMY NEWSOM & KEN PEPLOWSKI
Album : The Feeling of Jazz
Label : Arbors
8:38 AM
I Had the Craziest Dream
Artist : Kenny Dorham
Album : Quiet Kenny
Label : Prestige
8:43 AM
Just the Two of Us
Artist : Stephane Grappelli & Toots Thielemans
Album : Bringing It Together
Label : LiSem Enterprises
8:48 AM
Makin’ Whoopee
Artist : Willie Nelson & Wynton Marsalis
Album : Here We Go Again: Celebrating the Genius of Ray Charles (Featuring Norah Jones)
Label : Blue Note
8:54 AM
News For Lulu
Artist : Larry Vuckovich
Album : Street Scene
Label : Tetrachord Music
9:01 AM
The Brown Soldier
Artist : Cyrus Chestnut
Album : Genuine Chestnut
Label : Telarc
9:06 AM
It’s Alright With Me
Artist : Champian Fulton
Album : Champian Sings and Swings
Label : Sharp Nine
9:11 AM
One Note Samba
Artist : Stan Getz & Charlie Byrd
Album : VARIOUS: the Girl From Ipanema/The Antonio Carlos Jobim Songbook
Label : Verve
9:18 AM
Furnace of Affliction
Artist : Jay Lawrence Quartet
Album : Sweet Lime
Label : Jazz Hang
9:22 AM
I Don’t Wanna Be Kissed (By Anyone But You)
Artist : Terell Stafford
Album : New Beginnings
Label : MaxJazz
9:27 AM
After Hours
Artist : Ray Bryant
Album : Alone at Montreux
Label : 32 Jazz
9:33 AM
Besame Mucho
Artist : Arthur Blythe
Album : Blythe Byte
Label : Savant
9:39 AM
Ribbon in the Sky
Artist : ETTA COX
Album : My Foolish Heart
Label : Etta Cox
9:43 AM
Cool Man Chu
Artist : Harry Allen
Album : Tenors Anyone?
Label : Slider Music
9:49 AM
I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face
Artist : Stan Getz
Album : VARIOUS: the Very Thought of You/Jazz For Lovers
Label : Columbia
9:55 AM
Blues in the Night
Artist : Red Garland
Album : Soul Burnin'
Label : Prestige

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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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