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

June 22, 2013

6:01 AM
Deep Purple
Artist : Stanley Turrentine
Album : Let It Go
Label : Impulse
6:06 AM
Work Song
Artist : NAT ADDERLEY
Album : VARIOUS: the Riverside Records Story
Label : Riverside
6:10 AM
Once in a While
Artist : Art Tatum
Album : The Complete Pablo Group Masterpieces
Label : Pablo
6:17 AM
Blues in the Night
Artist : NICHOLAS PAYTON
Album : Dear Louis
Label : Verve
6:21 AM
There Goes My Heart
Artist : LOSTON HARRIS
Album : Comes Love
Label : N2K
6:26 AM
Azalea
Artist : Eli Yamin & Evan Christopher
Album : Louie's Dream
Label : Yamin Music
6:33 AM
Our Delight
Artist : Milt Jackson
Album : Jackson, Johnson, Brown & Company
Label : Pablo
6:39 AM
Please Send Me Someone to Love
Artist : DARRELL GRANT
Album : Twilight Stories
Label : 32 Jazz
6:44 AM
This Time the Dream’s on Me
Artist : June Christy
Album : Something Cool
Label : Capitol
6:46 AM
Bluesy Lucy
Artist : The Bill Harris Quintet
Album : This Time the Dream's on Me
Label : Pensativa Music
6:54 AM
Country
Artist : Keith Jarrett
Album : My Song
Label : ECM
7:01 AM
Groovy Medium
Artist : Ben Wolfe
Album : No Strangers Here
Label : MaxJazz
7:06 AM
I Wish I Knew
Artist : Bobby Hutcherson
Album : For Sentimental Reasons
Label : Kind of Blue
7:12 AM
Q
Artist : Emily Bear
Album : Diversity
Label : Concord
7:17 AM
Hide Away
Artist : Marcus Goldhaber
Album : Almost Love
Label : Marcus Goldhaber
7:21 AM
Kum Ba Ya
Artist : Lynne Arriale
Album : Arise
Label : Motema
7:27 AM
Juicy Lucy
Artist : Houston Person
Album : Funky Pieces of Silver
Label : HighNote
7:34 AM
Cape Verdean Blues
Artist : Christian Howes
Album : Out of the Blue
Label : Resonance
7:40 AM
Stardust
Artist : The Dann Zinn 4
Album : Grace's Song
Label : Zinn Music
7:45 AM
Lost And Found
Artist : Bob DeVos
Album : Shifting Sands
Label : Savant
7:51 AM
I Fall In Love Too Easily
Artist : Steve Tyrell
Album : It's Magic: the Songs of Sammy Cahn
Label : Concord
7:54 AM
Emily
Artist : GENE BERTONCINI
Album : Acoustic Romance
Label : Sons of Sound
8:01 AM
Joy is Sorrow Unmasked
Artist : Roy Hargrove
Album : Earfood
Label : Emarcy
8:06 AM
Star Song
Artist : VINCE GUARALDI & BOLA SETE
Album : Vince Guaraldi & Bola Sete
Label : Fantasy
8:11 AM
A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
Artist : The Four Freshmen
Album : Love Songs
Label : The Four Freshmen
8:15 AM
Nancy (With the Laughing Face)
Artist : Beegie Adair Trio
Album : The Frank Sinatra Collection
Label : Green Hill
8:19 AM
Goodnight, Sweetheart
Artist : Zoot Sims
Album : Down Home
Label : Bethlehem
8:24 AM
Makin’ Whoopee
Artist : Gene Ammons
Album : Late Hour Special
Label : Prestige
8:31 AM
Early Autumn
Artist : Tierney Sutton
Album : Unsung Heroes
Label : Telarc
8:37 AM
Two Timer
Artist : Claire Daly
Album : Baritone Monk
Label : NCB Jazz
8:42 AM
It Was a Very Good Year
Artist : PETE MALINVERNI
Album : A Very Good Year
Label : Reservoir
8:48 AM
The Pink Panther
Artist : Henry Mancini
Album : Various: The Ultimate Pink Panther
Label : BMG Heritage
8:51 AM
Somewhere in the Night
Artist : Joey DeFrancesco
Album : Organic Vibes
Label : Concord Jazz
9:01 AM
Waiting for Love
Artist : David Benoit
Album : Letter to Evan
Label : GRP
9:06 AM
I Loves You Porgy
Artist : NINA SIMONE
Album : Little Girl Blue
Label : Bethlehem
9:10 AM
Just You, Just Me
Artist : Scott Hamilton & Bucky Pizzarelli
Album : The Red Door
Label : Concord
9:16 AM
There’s a House in Harlem For Sale
Artist : Henry ’Red’ Allen
Album : From the Hot Trumpets of Joe Newman and Henry "Red" Allen
Label : Prestige
9:20 AM
Hindsight
Artist : HARVEY MASON
Album : With All My Heart
Label : Bluebird
9:26 AM
So Danco Samba
Artist : Sergio Mendes
Album : The Swinger From Rio
Label : Atlantic
9:31 AM
Hidden Message
Artist : Laszlo Gardony
Album : Natural Instinct
Label : Sunnyside
9:37 AM
Song For Richard
Artist : DON SICKLER
Album : Reflections
Label : Highnote
9:42 AM
Everything’s Movin’ Too Fast
Artist : Maria Muldaur
Album : A Woman Alone With the Blues
Label : Telarc
9:45 AM
Time Has Told Me
Artist : Brad Mehldau
Album : Where Do You Start
Label : Nonesuch
9:54 AM
Cantaloupe Island
Artist : Herbie Hancock
Album : Empyrean Isles
Composer : Hancock
Label : Blue Note
10:01 AM
Speak Low
Artist : Charlie Byrd
Album : Charlie Byrd/The Washington Guitar Quintet
Label : Concord
10:06 AM
Trolley Song
Artist : Dave Brubeck
Album : Dave Brubeck's Greatest Hits
Label : Columbia
10:09 AM
How Are Things in Glocca Morra
Artist : Chris McNulty
Album : The Song That Sings You Here
Label : Challenge
10:17 AM
I’ll Never Smile Again
Artist : George Shearing
Album : That Shearing Sound
Label : Telarc
10:21 AM
Cubano Chant
Artist : Ray Bryant
Album : Con Alma
Label : Columbia
10:26 AM
Groove Yard
Artist : Wes Montgomery
Album : The Best of Wes Montgomery
Label : Riverside
10:30 AM
Very Early
Artist : BOB RAVENSCROFT TRIO
Album : At Taliesin West
Label : Ravenswave
10:36 AM
We’ll Be Together Again
Artist : Rob Parton Big Band
Album : We'll Be Together Again
Label : Jazztech
10:44 AM
Wave
Artist : Oscar Peterson
Album : VARIOUS: the Girl From Ipanema/The Antonio Carlos Jobim Songbook
Label : Verve
10:50 AM
That Old Feeling
Artist : Eliane Elias
Album : I Thought About You (A Tribute To Chet Baker)
Label : Concord
10:54 AM
Can You Tell by Looking at Me?
Artist : Billy Taylor
Album : Ten Fingers - One Voice
Label : Arkadia Jazz
11:01 AM
Sunday Jam
Artist : Al Dowe
Album : Al Dowe & Etta Cox
Label : Dowdel
11:06 AM
I Cover the Waterfront
Artist : Wynton Marsalis
Album : Standard Time, Vol. 3
Label : Columbia
11:11 AM
Sophisticated Lady
Artist : Charlie Haden Quartet West
Album : Sophisticated Ladies
Label : EmArcy
11:17 AM
My Heart Was Lost & Found For You
Artist : Masha Campagne
Album : Like Water, Like Air
Label : Impetus
11:21 AM
The Thumper
Artist : The Paul Winter Sextet
Album : Count Me In 1962-1963
Label : Living Music
11:26 AM
Jitterbug Waltz
Artist : Junior Mance
Album : Happy Time
Label : Jazzland
11:33 AM
I Bet You Wonder
Artist : Dave Bass Quartet
Album : Gone
Label : Dave Bass Music
11:39 AM
Things Ain’t What They Used to Be
Artist : Johnny Hodges
Album : VARIOUS: RCA Victor 80th Anniversary
Label : RCA
11:43 AM
Goes Blue
Artist : Ximo Tebar
Album : Ximo Tebar Goes Blue
Label : n.a.
11:49 AM
Exodus
Artist : EDDIE HARRIS
Album : VARIOUS: Jazz Hit Singles
Label : Rhino
11:51 AM
So in Love
Artist : Eliane Elias & Bob Brookmeyer
Album : & the Danish Radio Jazz Orchestra Play the Music of Eliane Elias
Label : Stunt
12:01 PM
Deep Purple
Artist : Stanley Turrentine
Album : Let It Go
Label : Impulse
12:06 PM
Work Song
Artist : NAT ADDERLEY
Album : VARIOUS: the Riverside Records Story
Label : Riverside
12:10 PM
Once in a While
Artist : Art Tatum
Album : The Complete Pablo Group Masterpieces
Label : Pablo
12:17 PM
Blues in the Night
Artist : NICHOLAS PAYTON
Album : Dear Louis
Label : Verve
12:21 PM
There Goes My Heart
Artist : LOSTON HARRIS
Album : Comes Love
Label : N2K
12:26 PM
Azalea
Artist : Eli Yamin & Evan Christopher
Album : Louie's Dream
Label : Yamin Music
12:33 PM
Our Delight
Artist : Milt Jackson
Album : Jackson, Johnson, Brown & Company
Label : Pablo
12:39 PM
Please Send Me Someone to Love
Artist : DARRELL GRANT
Album : Twilight Stories
Label : 32 Jazz
12:44 PM
This Time the Dream’s on Me
Artist : June Christy
Album : Something Cool
Label : Capitol
12:46 PM
Bluesy Lucy
Artist : The Bill Harris Quintet
Album : This Time the Dream's on Me
Label : Pensativa Music
12:54 PM
Country
Artist : Keith Jarrett
Album : My Song
Label : ECM
1:01 PM
Groovy Medium
Artist : Ben Wolfe
Album : No Strangers Here
Label : MaxJazz
1:06 PM
I Wish I Knew
Artist : Bobby Hutcherson
Album : For Sentimental Reasons
Label : Kind of Blue
1:12 PM
Q
Artist : Emily Bear
Album : Diversity
Label : Concord
1:17 PM
Hide Away
Artist : Marcus Goldhaber
Album : Almost Love
Label : Marcus Goldhaber
1:21 PM
Kum Ba Ya
Artist : Lynne Arriale
Album : Arise
Label : Motema
1:27 PM
Juicy Lucy
Artist : Houston Person
Album : Funky Pieces of Silver
Label : HighNote
1:34 PM
Cape Verdean Blues
Artist : Christian Howes
Album : Out of the Blue
Label : Resonance
1:40 PM
Stardust
Artist : The Dann Zinn 4
Album : Grace's Song
Label : Zinn Music
1:45 PM
Lost And Found
Artist : Bob DeVos
Album : Shifting Sands
Label : Savant
1:51 PM
I Fall In Love Too Easily
Artist : Steve Tyrell
Album : It's Magic: the Songs of Sammy Cahn
Label : Concord
1:54 PM
Emily
Artist : GENE BERTONCINI
Album : Acoustic Romance
Label : Sons of Sound
2:01 PM
Joy is Sorrow Unmasked
Artist : Roy Hargrove
Album : Earfood
Label : Emarcy
2:06 PM
Star Song
Artist : VINCE GUARALDI & BOLA SETE
Album : Vince Guaraldi & Bola Sete
Label : Fantasy
2:11 PM
A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
Artist : The Four Freshmen
Album : Love Songs
Label : The Four Freshmen
2:15 PM
Nancy (With the Laughing Face)
Artist : Beegie Adair Trio
Album : The Frank Sinatra Collection
Label : Green Hill
2:19 PM
Goodnight, Sweetheart
Artist : Zoot Sims
Album : Down Home
Label : Bethlehem
2:24 PM
Makin’ Whoopee
Artist : Gene Ammons
Album : Late Hour Special
Label : Prestige
2:31 PM
Early Autumn
Artist : Tierney Sutton
Album : Unsung Heroes
Label : Telarc
2:37 PM
Two Timer
Artist : Claire Daly
Album : Baritone Monk
Label : NCB Jazz
2:42 PM
It Was a Very Good Year
Artist : PETE MALINVERNI
Album : A Very Good Year
Label : Reservoir
2:48 PM
The Pink Panther
Artist : Henry Mancini
Album : Various: The Ultimate Pink Panther
Label : BMG Heritage
2:51 PM
Somewhere in the Night
Artist : Joey DeFrancesco
Album : Organic Vibes
Label : Concord Jazz
3:01 PM
Waiting for Love
Artist : David Benoit
Album : Letter to Evan
Label : GRP
3:06 PM
I Loves You Porgy
Artist : NINA SIMONE
Album : Little Girl Blue
Label : Bethlehem
3:10 PM
Just You, Just Me
Artist : Scott Hamilton & Bucky Pizzarelli
Album : The Red Door
Label : Concord
3:16 PM
There’s a House in Harlem For Sale
Artist : Henry ’Red’ Allen
Album : From the Hot Trumpets of Joe Newman and Henry "Red" Allen
Label : Prestige
3:20 PM
Hindsight
Artist : HARVEY MASON
Album : With All My Heart
Label : Bluebird
3:26 PM
So Danco Samba
Artist : Sergio Mendes
Album : The Swinger From Rio
Label : Atlantic
3:31 PM
Hidden Message
Artist : Laszlo Gardony
Album : Natural Instinct
Label : Sunnyside
3:37 PM
Song For Richard
Artist : DON SICKLER
Album : Reflections
Label : Highnote
3:42 PM
Everything’s Movin’ Too Fast
Artist : Maria Muldaur
Album : A Woman Alone With the Blues
Label : Telarc
3:45 PM
Time Has Told Me
Artist : Brad Mehldau
Album : Where Do You Start
Label : Nonesuch
3:54 PM
Cantaloupe Island
Artist : Herbie Hancock
Album : Empyrean Isles
Composer : Hancock
Label : Blue Note
4:01 PM
Speak Low
Artist : Charlie Byrd
Album : Charlie Byrd/The Washington Guitar Quintet
Label : Concord
4:06 PM
Trolley Song
Artist : Dave Brubeck
Album : Dave Brubeck's Greatest Hits
Label : Columbia
4:09 PM
How Are Things in Glocca Morra
Artist : Chris McNulty
Album : The Song That Sings You Here
Label : Challenge
4:17 PM
I’ll Never Smile Again
Artist : George Shearing
Album : That Shearing Sound
Label : Telarc
4:21 PM
Cubano Chant
Artist : Ray Bryant
Album : Con Alma
Label : Columbia
4:26 PM
Groove Yard
Artist : Wes Montgomery
Album : The Best of Wes Montgomery
Label : Riverside
4:30 PM
Very Early
Artist : BOB RAVENSCROFT TRIO
Album : At Taliesin West
Label : Ravenswave
4:36 PM
We’ll Be Together Again
Artist : Rob Parton Big Band
Album : We'll Be Together Again
Label : Jazztech
4:44 PM
Wave
Artist : Oscar Peterson
Album : VARIOUS: the Girl From Ipanema/The Antonio Carlos Jobim Songbook
Label : Verve
4:50 PM
That Old Feeling
Artist : Eliane Elias
Album : I Thought About You (A Tribute To Chet Baker)
Label : Concord
4:54 PM
Can You Tell by Looking at Me?
Artist : Billy Taylor
Album : Ten Fingers - One Voice
Label : Arkadia Jazz
5:01 PM
Sunday Jam
Artist : Al Dowe
Album : Al Dowe & Etta Cox
Label : Dowdel
5:06 PM
I Cover the Waterfront
Artist : Wynton Marsalis
Album : Standard Time, Vol. 3
Label : Columbia
5:11 PM
Sophisticated Lady
Artist : Charlie Haden Quartet West
Album : Sophisticated Ladies
Label : EmArcy
5:17 PM
My Heart Was Lost & Found For You
Artist : Masha Campagne
Album : Like Water, Like Air
Label : Impetus
5:21 PM
The Thumper
Artist : The Paul Winter Sextet
Album : Count Me In 1962-1963
Label : Living Music
5:26 PM
Jitterbug Waltz
Artist : Junior Mance
Album : Happy Time
Label : Jazzland
5:33 PM
I Bet You Wonder
Artist : Dave Bass Quartet
Album : Gone
Label : Dave Bass Music
5:39 PM
Things Ain’t What They Used to Be
Artist : Johnny Hodges
Album : VARIOUS: RCA Victor 80th Anniversary
Label : RCA
5:43 PM
Goes Blue
Artist : Ximo Tebar
Album : Ximo Tebar Goes Blue
Label : n.a.
5:49 PM
Exodus
Artist : EDDIE HARRIS
Album : VARIOUS: Jazz Hit Singles
Label : Rhino
5:51 PM
So in Love
Artist : Eliane Elias & Bob Brookmeyer
Album : & the Danish Radio Jazz Orchestra Play the Music of Eliane Elias
Label : Stunt

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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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