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 24, 2013

10:01 AM
Jessica’s Day
Artist : Dizzy Gillespie All-Star Alumni Band
Album : Things to Come
Label : MCG
10:06 AM
West Coast Blues
Artist : Cannonball Adderley
Album : African Waltz
Label : Riverside
10:10 AM
Come Sunday
Artist : Clark Terry
Album : from Holloway/Terry: Locksmith Blues
Label : Concord
10:16 AM
Little Girl Blue
Artist : Ella Fitzgerald
Album : Twelve Nights In Hollywood
Label : Hip-O Select
10:20 AM
Everything I Love
Artist : Ken Peplowski
Album : VARIOUS: a Cole Porter Songbook
Label : Concord
10:24 AM
Sunday
Artist : Stan Getz & Oscar Peterson
Album : Stan Getz and the Oscar Peterson Trio
Label : Verve
10:32 AM
Kissed By The Sun
Artist : Tia Fuller
Album : Decisive Steps
Label : Mack Avenue
10:38 AM
I’m Gonna Sit Right Down
Artist : Champian Fulton
Album : Champian Sings and Swings
Label : Sharp Nine
10:43 AM
Aguacate
Artist : Jay Hoggard
Album : Overview
Label : Muse
10:47 AM
Smoke Rings
Artist : Earl Hines
Album : The Indispensable Earl Hines, Vol 5/6
Label : RCA
10:51 AM
Dream (When You’re Feeling Blue)
Artist : Jimmy McGriff
Album : Straight Up
Label : Milestone
11:01 AM
Too Late Now
Artist : Mike DiRubbo
Album : Repercussion
Label : Posi-Tone
11:06 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
11:10 AM
Exactly Like You
Artist : Gene Ammons
Album : Jug
Label : Prestige
11:17 AM
Chim Chim Cher-ee
Artist : Esperanza Spalding
Album : Disney Jazz, Volume 1: Everybody Wants to Be a Cat
Label : Disney Pearl
11:21 AM
Blue Monk
Artist : Cliff Monear
Album : It's About Time
Label : Cliff Monear
11:26 AM
Chiquita
Artist : Aguank¿
Album : Elemental
Label : PKO
11:34 AM
It’s All in the Game
Artist : Eric Alexander
Album : It's All in the Game
Label : HighNote
11:40 AM
Blues in My Heart
Artist : Milt Jackson
Album : Night Mist
Label : Pablo
11:45 AM
Azure-Te
Artist : CHRIS DANIELS & THE KINGS
Album : Louie Louie
Label : Moon Voyage
11:49 AM
Teach Me Tonight
Artist : The Bill Harris Quintet
Album : This Time the Dream's on Me
Label : Pensativa Music
11:55 AM
Solid Old Man
Artist : DAN BARRETT
Album : Harlem 2000
Label : Nagel Heyer
12:01 PM
The Bay Area’s Afro-Latin Funky Love Shuffle
Artist : Babatunde Lea
Album : Suite Unseen: Summoner of the Ghost
Label : Motema
12:06 PM
Monkish
Artist : JOSH WORKMAN
Album : Jumpin' at the Border
Label : Tetrachord Music
12:11 PM
Stormy Monday
Artist : Juliann Kuchocki
Album : Blue Girl Green
Label : Juliann Kuchocki
12:18 PM
Moliendo Cafe
Artist : WILLIE RODRIGUEZ
Album : Flatjacks
Label : Milestone
12:22 PM
You’d Be So Nice to Come Home to
Artist : Duke Jordan
Album : Savoy Jazz Sampler
Label : Savoy
12:28 PM
Falling in Love With Love
Artist : HANK MOBLEY
Album : VARIOUS: Blue Valentines
Label : Blue Note
12:35 PM
Whisper Not
Artist : Mark Sherman
Album : The L.A. Sessions
Label : Miles High
12:41 PM
Just In Time
Artist : Eliane Elias
Album : I Thought About You (A Tribute To Chet Baker)
Label : Concord
12:44 PM
Midwest Coast
Artist : Josh Rzepka
Album : Midwest Coast
Label : Josh Rzepka
12:50 PM
Where Do You Start?
Artist : Brad Mehldau
Album : Where Do You Start
Label : Nonesuch
12:54 PM
Ev’rybody Wants to Be a Cat
Artist : Roy Hargrove
Album : Disney Jazz, Volume 1: Everybody Wants to Be a Cat
Label : Disney Pearl
1:01 PM
Willowcrest
Artist : Buddy Rich
Album : Burning For Buddy -- a Tribute To the Music of Buddy Rich Vol. 2
Label : Atlantic
1:06 PM
Samba De Orfeo
Artist : Vince Guaraldi
Album : VARIOUS: Brazilian Horizons, Vol. 2
Label : Fantasy
1:12 PM
Time After Time
Artist : David "Fathead" Newman
Album : Song For the New Man
Label : Highnote
1:18 PM
Double Deal
Artist : George Shearing and the Montgomery Brothers
Album : George Shearing and the Montgomery Brothers
Label : Jazzland
1:22 PM
My Ship
Artist : Linda Purl
Album : Midnight Caravan
Label : LML Music
1:25 PM
Besame Mucho
Artist : Dave Brubeck
Album : Love Songs
Label : Columbia
1:33 PM
Sugar
Artist : John Stein
Album : Bing Bang Boom!
Label : Whaling City Sound
1:39 PM
Life Can Be Beautiful
Artist : Beverly Kenney
Album : Sings For Playboys
Label : Decca
1:42 PM
Night Creeper
Artist : Arthur Blythe
Album : Focus
Label : Savant
1:47 PM
Illinois Goes to Chicago
Artist : Illinois Jacquet
Album : Savoy 60th Anniversary, Timeless
Label : Savoy
1:51 PM
Just Words
Artist : Jessica Williams
Album : Freedom Trane
Label : Origin
2:01 PM
Jessica’s Day
Artist : Dizzy Gillespie All-Star Alumni Band
Album : Things to Come
Label : MCG
2:06 PM
West Coast Blues
Artist : Cannonball Adderley
Album : African Waltz
Label : Riverside
2:10 PM
Come Sunday
Artist : Clark Terry
Album : from Holloway/Terry: Locksmith Blues
Label : Concord
2:16 PM
Little Girl Blue
Artist : Ella Fitzgerald
Album : Twelve Nights In Hollywood
Label : Hip-O Select
2:20 PM
Everything I Love
Artist : Ken Peplowski
Album : VARIOUS: a Cole Porter Songbook
Label : Concord
2:24 PM
Sunday
Artist : Stan Getz & Oscar Peterson
Album : Stan Getz and the Oscar Peterson Trio
Label : Verve
2:32 PM
Kissed By The Sun
Artist : Tia Fuller
Album : Decisive Steps
Label : Mack Avenue
2:38 PM
I’m Gonna Sit Right Down
Artist : Champian Fulton
Album : Champian Sings and Swings
Label : Sharp Nine
2:43 PM
Aguacate
Artist : Jay Hoggard
Album : Overview
Label : Muse
2:47 PM
Smoke Rings
Artist : Earl Hines
Album : The Indispensable Earl Hines, Vol 5/6
Label : RCA
2:51 PM
Dream (When You’re Feeling Blue)
Artist : Jimmy McGriff
Album : Straight Up
Label : Milestone
3:01 PM
Too Late Now
Artist : Mike DiRubbo
Album : Repercussion
Label : Posi-Tone
3:06 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
3:10 PM
Exactly Like You
Artist : Gene Ammons
Album : Jug
Label : Prestige
3:17 PM
Chim Chim Cher-ee
Artist : Esperanza Spalding
Album : Disney Jazz, Volume 1: Everybody Wants to Be a Cat
Label : Disney Pearl
3:21 PM
Blue Monk
Artist : Cliff Monear
Album : It's About Time
Label : Cliff Monear
3:26 PM
Chiquita
Artist : Aguank¿
Album : Elemental
Label : PKO
3:34 PM
It’s All in the Game
Artist : Eric Alexander
Album : It's All in the Game
Label : HighNote
3:40 PM
Blues in My Heart
Artist : Milt Jackson
Album : Night Mist
Label : Pablo
3:45 PM
Azure-Te
Artist : CHRIS DANIELS & THE KINGS
Album : Louie Louie
Label : Moon Voyage
3:49 PM
Teach Me Tonight
Artist : The Bill Harris Quintet
Album : This Time the Dream's on Me
Label : Pensativa Music
3:55 PM
Solid Old Man
Artist : DAN BARRETT
Album : Harlem 2000
Label : Nagel Heyer
4:01 PM
The Bay Area’s Afro-Latin Funky Love Shuffle
Artist : Babatunde Lea
Album : Suite Unseen: Summoner of the Ghost
Label : Motema
4:06 PM
Monkish
Artist : JOSH WORKMAN
Album : Jumpin' at the Border
Label : Tetrachord Music
4:11 PM
Stormy Monday
Artist : Juliann Kuchocki
Album : Blue Girl Green
Label : Juliann Kuchocki
4:18 PM
Moliendo Cafe
Artist : WILLIE RODRIGUEZ
Album : Flatjacks
Label : Milestone
4:22 PM
You’d Be So Nice to Come Home to
Artist : Duke Jordan
Album : Savoy Jazz Sampler
Label : Savoy
4:28 PM
Falling in Love With Love
Artist : HANK MOBLEY
Album : VARIOUS: Blue Valentines
Label : Blue Note
4:35 PM
Whisper Not
Artist : Mark Sherman
Album : The L.A. Sessions
Label : Miles High
4:41 PM
Just In Time
Artist : Eliane Elias
Album : I Thought About You (A Tribute To Chet Baker)
Label : Concord
4:44 PM
Midwest Coast
Artist : Josh Rzepka
Album : Midwest Coast
Label : Josh Rzepka
4:50 PM
Where Do You Start?
Artist : Brad Mehldau
Album : Where Do You Start
Label : Nonesuch
4:54 PM
Ev’rybody Wants to Be a Cat
Artist : Roy Hargrove
Album : Disney Jazz, Volume 1: Everybody Wants to Be a Cat
Label : Disney Pearl
5:01 PM
Willowcrest
Artist : Buddy Rich
Album : Burning For Buddy -- a Tribute To the Music of Buddy Rich Vol. 2
Label : Atlantic
5:06 PM
Samba De Orfeo
Artist : Vince Guaraldi
Album : VARIOUS: Brazilian Horizons, Vol. 2
Label : Fantasy
5:12 PM
Time After Time
Artist : David "Fathead" Newman
Album : Song For the New Man
Label : Highnote
5:18 PM
Double Deal
Artist : George Shearing and the Montgomery Brothers
Album : George Shearing and the Montgomery Brothers
Label : Jazzland
5:22 PM
My Ship
Artist : Linda Purl
Album : Midnight Caravan
Label : LML Music
5:25 PM
Besame Mucho
Artist : Dave Brubeck
Album : Love Songs
Label : Columbia
5:33 PM
Sugar
Artist : John Stein
Album : Bing Bang Boom!
Label : Whaling City Sound
5:39 PM
Life Can Be Beautiful
Artist : Beverly Kenney
Album : Sings For Playboys
Label : Decca
5:42 PM
Night Creeper
Artist : Arthur Blythe
Album : Focus
Label : Savant
5:47 PM
Illinois Goes to Chicago
Artist : Illinois Jacquet
Album : Savoy 60th Anniversary, Timeless
Label : Savoy
5:51 PM
Just Words
Artist : Jessica Williams
Album : Freedom Trane
Label : Origin

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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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