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

June 20, 2013

10:01 AM
Moonglow
Artist : BENNY GREEN & RUSSELL MALONE
Album : Bluebird
Label : Telarc
10:06 AM
Soul Sisters
Artist : Billy Taylor
Album : Uptown
Label : Riverside
10:12 AM
Dream Dancing
Artist : Sherri Roberts
Album : Dreamsville
Label : Brownstone
10:18 AM
Silver Treads Among My Soul
Artist : Horace Silver
Album : Song For My Father
Label : Blue Note
10:22 AM
You’ve Changed
Artist : Ruth Aguilar
Album : An Invitation
Label : Ruth Aguilar
10:25 AM
Blue in Green
Artist : Rob Parton Big Band
Album : We'll Be Together Again
Label : Jazztech
10:33 AM
Nardis
Artist : Bill Evans
Album : The Best of Bill Evans
Label : Riverside
10:39 AM
Let it Be
Artist : Joshua Redman
Album : Walking Shadows
Label : Nonesuch
10:45 AM
Maia
Artist : Marcus Shelby Jazz Orchestra
Album : The Lights Suite
Label : Noir
10:49 AM
Out of This World
Artist : J.J. JOHNSON & KAI WINDING
Album : Nuf Said
Label : Bethlehem
10:51 AM
The Long Goodbye
Artist : Alan Broadbent
Album : Personal Standards
Label : Concord
11:01 AM
Sandu
Artist : GROVER MITCHELL
Album : On Track
Label : Quixotic
11:06 AM
East of the Sun
Artist : George Shearing
Album : That Shearing Sound
Label : Telarc
11:10 AM
Moonlight (Claro De Luna)
Artist : Charlie Haden
Album : Nocturne
Label : Verve
11:17 AM
Nice Work if You Can Get It
Artist : Billie Holiday
Album : VARIOUS: Gershwin - Jazz 'round Midnight
Label : Verve
11:21 AM
Who Will Be The One
Artist : Jimmy Ponder
Album : Somebody's Child
Label : Highnote
11:26 AM
Anna’s Dance
Artist : Roni Ben-Hur & Santi DeBriano
Album : Our Thing
Label : Motema
11:33 AM
My Flaming Heart
Artist : John Stein & Ron Gill
Album : Turn Up the Quiet
Label : Whaling City Sound
11:39 AM
Au Bord De L’eau
Artist : Larry Goldings
Album : Quartet
Label : Palmetto
11:45 AM
In the Ghetto
Artist : Cyrus Chestnut
Album : Cyrus Plays Elvis
Label : Koch
11:50 AM
Buffalo
Artist : Elias Haslanger
Album : Church on Monday
Label : Cherrywood
11:57 AM
Dearly Beloved
Artist : Sonny Rollins
Album : VARIOUS: the Jazz Giants Play Jerome Kern
Label : Prestige
12:01 PM
So Tired
Artist : Clayton Cameron & the Jass Explosion
Album : Here's to the Messengers
Label : Brushman
12:06 PM
Jivin’ With Jack the Bellboy
Artist : ILLINOIS JACQUET
Album : Texas Tenors
Label : Prestige
12:12 PM
Jessie’s Song
Artist : Emily Bear
Album : Diversity
Label : Concord
12:16 PM
The Man I Love
Artist : Andy Farber
Album : This Could Be the Start of Something Big
Label : Black Warrior
12:20 PM
Out of Nowhere
Artist : BUDDY DeFRANCO & DAVE McKENNA
Album : Do Nothing Till You Hear From Us!
Label : Concord
12:25 PM
For Lena and Lennie
Artist : Quincy Jones
Album : The Quintessence
Label : Impulse
12:31 PM
I’m Confessin’ (That I Love You)
Artist : LESTER YOUNG
Album : In Washington D.C., 1956, Volume 4
Label : Pablo
12:37 PM
There Will Never Be Another You
Artist : Eliane Elias
Album : I Thought About You (A Tribute To Chet Baker)
Label : Concord
12:42 PM
Nascimento
Artist : Bobby Hutcherson
Album : Mirage
Label : 32 Jazz
12:48 PM
I Didn’t Know What Time It Was
Artist : Cecile McLorin Salvant
Album : WomanChild
Label : Mack Avenue
12:54 PM
Jumpin’ at the Woodside
Artist : Cutrone/Pizzarelli/Leggio/Bruno
Album : Four x Four
Label : Cutrone Music
1:01 PM
Naima
Artist : NIKA REJTO
Album : Bridge Weaver
Label : Unika
1:06 PM
9:20 Special
Artist : Milt Jackson & Count Basie
Album : Milt Jackson + Count Basie + the Big Band Vol. 2
Label : Pablo
1:09 PM
Passionata
Artist : KENNY DREW JR.
Album : Passionata
Label : Arkadia Jazz
1:14 PM
I Remember You
Artist : Lisa Yvonne Ferraro
Album : Timeless
Label : LYF Productions
1:18 PM
A Song for Johnny (A Tribute to Johnny Frigo)
Artist : Dick Reynolds
Album : Music & Friends
Label : Origin
1:25 PM
Drop Me Off in Harlem
Artist : Johnny Hodges & Wild Bill Davis
Album : (1965-1966)
Label : RCA
1:31 PM
It Could Happen to You
Artist : Steve Davis
Album : Eloquence
Label : Jazz Legacy
1:37 PM
Sunset
Artist : Blake Meister
Album : Septagon
Label : Inner Circle Music
1:45 PM
It’s a Wonderful World
Artist : Rick Haydon & John Pizzarelli
Album : Just Friends
Label : Mel Bay
1:50 PM
I Was Doing All Right
Artist : Louis Armstrong & Oscar Peterson
Album : Louis Armstrong Meets Oscar Peterson
Label : Verve
1:54 PM
Salt Song
Artist : Michael Dease
Album : Grace
Label : Jazz Legacy
2:01 PM
Moonglow
Artist : BENNY GREEN & RUSSELL MALONE
Album : Bluebird
Label : Telarc
2:06 PM
Soul Sisters
Artist : Billy Taylor
Album : Uptown
Label : Riverside
2:12 PM
Dream Dancing
Artist : Sherri Roberts
Album : Dreamsville
Label : Brownstone
2:18 PM
Silver Treads Among My Soul
Artist : Horace Silver
Album : Song For My Father
Label : Blue Note
2:22 PM
You’ve Changed
Artist : Ruth Aguilar
Album : An Invitation
Label : Ruth Aguilar
2:25 PM
Blue in Green
Artist : Rob Parton Big Band
Album : We'll Be Together Again
Label : Jazztech
2:33 PM
Nardis
Artist : Bill Evans
Album : The Best of Bill Evans
Label : Riverside
2:39 PM
Let it Be
Artist : Joshua Redman
Album : Walking Shadows
Label : Nonesuch
2:45 PM
Maia
Artist : Marcus Shelby Jazz Orchestra
Album : The Lights Suite
Label : Noir
2:49 PM
Out of This World
Artist : J.J. JOHNSON & KAI WINDING
Album : Nuf Said
Label : Bethlehem
2:51 PM
The Long Goodbye
Artist : Alan Broadbent
Album : Personal Standards
Label : Concord
3:01 PM
Sandu
Artist : GROVER MITCHELL
Album : On Track
Label : Quixotic
3:06 PM
East of the Sun
Artist : George Shearing
Album : That Shearing Sound
Label : Telarc
3:10 PM
Moonlight (Claro De Luna)
Artist : Charlie Haden
Album : Nocturne
Label : Verve
3:17 PM
Nice Work if You Can Get It
Artist : Billie Holiday
Album : VARIOUS: Gershwin - Jazz 'round Midnight
Label : Verve
3:21 PM
Who Will Be The One
Artist : Jimmy Ponder
Album : Somebody's Child
Label : Highnote
3:26 PM
Anna’s Dance
Artist : Roni Ben-Hur & Santi DeBriano
Album : Our Thing
Label : Motema
3:33 PM
My Flaming Heart
Artist : John Stein & Ron Gill
Album : Turn Up the Quiet
Label : Whaling City Sound
3:39 PM
Au Bord De L’eau
Artist : Larry Goldings
Album : Quartet
Label : Palmetto
3:45 PM
In the Ghetto
Artist : Cyrus Chestnut
Album : Cyrus Plays Elvis
Label : Koch
3:50 PM
Buffalo
Artist : Elias Haslanger
Album : Church on Monday
Label : Cherrywood
3:57 PM
Dearly Beloved
Artist : Sonny Rollins
Album : VARIOUS: the Jazz Giants Play Jerome Kern
Label : Prestige
4:01 PM
So Tired
Artist : Clayton Cameron & the Jass Explosion
Album : Here's to the Messengers
Label : Brushman
4:06 PM
Jivin’ With Jack the Bellboy
Artist : ILLINOIS JACQUET
Album : Texas Tenors
Label : Prestige
4:12 PM
Jessie’s Song
Artist : Emily Bear
Album : Diversity
Label : Concord
4:16 PM
The Man I Love
Artist : Andy Farber
Album : This Could Be the Start of Something Big
Label : Black Warrior
4:20 PM
Out of Nowhere
Artist : BUDDY DeFRANCO & DAVE McKENNA
Album : Do Nothing Till You Hear From Us!
Label : Concord
4:25 PM
For Lena and Lennie
Artist : Quincy Jones
Album : The Quintessence
Label : Impulse
4:31 PM
I’m Confessin’ (That I Love You)
Artist : LESTER YOUNG
Album : In Washington D.C., 1956, Volume 4
Label : Pablo
4:37 PM
There Will Never Be Another You
Artist : Eliane Elias
Album : I Thought About You (A Tribute To Chet Baker)
Label : Concord
4:42 PM
Nascimento
Artist : Bobby Hutcherson
Album : Mirage
Label : 32 Jazz
4:48 PM
I Didn’t Know What Time It Was
Artist : Cecile McLorin Salvant
Album : WomanChild
Label : Mack Avenue
4:54 PM
Jumpin’ at the Woodside
Artist : Cutrone/Pizzarelli/Leggio/Bruno
Album : Four x Four
Label : Cutrone Music
5:01 PM
Naima
Artist : NIKA REJTO
Album : Bridge Weaver
Label : Unika
5:06 PM
9:20 Special
Artist : Milt Jackson & Count Basie
Album : Milt Jackson + Count Basie + the Big Band Vol. 2
Label : Pablo
5:09 PM
Passionata
Artist : KENNY DREW JR.
Album : Passionata
Label : Arkadia Jazz
5:14 PM
I Remember You
Artist : Lisa Yvonne Ferraro
Album : Timeless
Label : LYF Productions
5:18 PM
A Song for Johnny (A Tribute to Johnny Frigo)
Artist : Dick Reynolds
Album : Music & Friends
Label : Origin
5:25 PM
Drop Me Off in Harlem
Artist : Johnny Hodges & Wild Bill Davis
Album : (1965-1966)
Label : RCA
5:31 PM
It Could Happen to You
Artist : Steve Davis
Album : Eloquence
Label : Jazz Legacy
5:37 PM
Sunset
Artist : Blake Meister
Album : Septagon
Label : Inner Circle Music
5:45 PM
It’s a Wonderful World
Artist : Rick Haydon & John Pizzarelli
Album : Just Friends
Label : Mel Bay
5:50 PM
I Was Doing All Right
Artist : Louis Armstrong & Oscar Peterson
Album : Louis Armstrong Meets Oscar Peterson
Label : Verve
5:54 PM
Salt Song
Artist : Michael Dease
Album : Grace
Label : Jazz Legacy

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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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