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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June 25, 2013

6:01 AM
Unit 7
Artist : Gene Ludwig
Album : Hands On
Label : Blues Leaf
6:06 AM
Ruby, My Dear
Artist : Claire Daly
Album : Baritone Monk
Label : NCB Jazz
6:11 AM
Nostalgia in Times Square
Artist : Larry Coryell and Kenny Drew Jr.
Album : Duality
Label : Random Act
6:18 AM
Lullaby of the Leaves
Artist : Erroll Garner
Album : The Greatest Garner
Label : Atlantic
6:22 AM
The Sidewalks of New York
Artist : Cannonball Adderley
Album : Things Are Getting Better
Label : Riverside
6:28 AM
Song for My Father
Artist : Horace Silver
Album : Song For My Father
Label : Blue Note
6:36 AM
Artist : Bob DeVos
Album : Playing For Keeps
Label : Savant
6:42 AM
Never Make Your Move Too Soon
Artist : Cynthia Holiday
Album : All the Way
Label : Miles High
6:47 AM
Artist : Aaron Diehl
Album : The Bespoke Man's Narrative
Label : Mack Avenue
6:49 AM
Embraceable You
Artist : Joe Williams
Album : VARIOUS: Best of Jazz 'Round Midnight
Label : Verve
6:54 AM
Out of Nowhere
Album : Jazz Masters 41
Label : Verve
7:01 AM
Falando De Amor
Artist : Helio Alves
Album : It's Clear - Helio Alves
Label : Reservoir
7:06 AM
Hornful Soul
Artist : Ray Charles
Album : Pure Genius: the Complete Atlantic Recordings
Label : Atlantic
7:11 AM
Miss Bo
Album : Balkan Blues
Label : Enja
7:17 AM
Blue Skies
Artist : Ella Fitzgerald
Album : First Lady of Song
Label : Verve
7:21 AM
Joogie Boogie
Artist : Dizzy Gillespie
Album : Birks Works - the Verve Big-Band Sessions
Label : Verve
7:25 AM
Artist : Champian Fulton
Album : Champian Sings and Swings
Label : Sharp Nine
7:32 AM
Deep Night
Artist : Art Tatum
Album : The Best of the Pablo Group Masterpieces
Label : Pablo
7:38 AM
You’re All the World to Me
Album : Dream Dancing
Label : Arbors
7:42 AM
When October Goes
Artist : John Brown
Album : Quiet Time
Label : Brown Boulevard
7:50 AM
But Not For Me
Artist : Anita O’Day
Album : VARIOUS: Gershwin - Jazz 'round Midnight
Label : Verve
7:54 AM
Portrait of Wellman Braud
Artist : Stefon Harris
Album : African Tarantella [Dances With Duke]
Label : Blue Note
8:01 AM
Fields of Moons
Artist : Chris Washburne
Album : Fields of Moons
Label : Jazzheads
8:06 AM
Dolphin Dance
Artist : Blue Note 7
Album : Mosaic - a Celebration of Blue Note Records
Label : Blue Note
8:13 AM
Artist : Joshua Redman
Album : Walking Shadows
Label : Nonesuch
8:17 AM
I Can’t Give You Anything But Love
Album : Another Monday Date
Label : Prestige
8:21 AM
One For Kirk
Artist : Steve Turre
Album : The Spirits Up Above
Label : HighNote
8:26 AM
I Didn’t Know What Time It Was
Artist : Sarah Vaughan
Album : Crazy and Mixed Up
Label : Pablo
8:32 AM
Satin Doll
Artist : Jo Jones
Album : The Essential
Label : Vanguard
8:38 AM
I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm
Artist : Billie Holiday
Album : Lady Sings the Blues
Label : Verve
8:42 AM
Yesterday’s Gardenias
Artist : Per Danielsson Trio
Album : Time Will Tell
Label : Random Act
8:49 AM
Jump for Joy
Artist : Scott Hamilton
Album : Organic Duke
Label : Concord
8:54 AM
Artist : Clipper Anderson
Album : The Road Home
Label : Origin
9:01 AM
I’ll Be Around
Artist : Frank Morgan
Album : Reflections
Label : HighNote
9:06 AM
Easy to Love
Artist : Beegie Adair Trio
Album : Dream Dancing
Label : Hillsboro
9:11 AM
You’ve Changed
Artist : Lou Donaldson
Album : Lush Life
Label : Blue Note
9:16 AM
Just Squeeze Me
Artist : Ahmad Jamal
Album : The Legendary Okeh & Epic Recordings
Label : Epic
9:21 AM
The Perfect Mate
Artist : Steve White
Album : Jazz in Hollywood
Label : Nocturne
9:24 AM
I Thought About You
Artist : Eliane Elias
Album : I Thought About You (A Tribute To Chet Baker)
Label : Concord
9:30 AM
It Never Entered My Mind
Album : Forever Love
Label : Verve
9:37 AM
It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)
Artist : Zoot Sims
Album : Passion Flower: Zoot Sims Plays Duke Ellington
Label : Pablo
9:42 AM
Hymn to Life
Artist : Marc Bernstein & Good People
Album : Hymn for Life
Label : Origin
9:48 AM
Sultry Serenade
Artist : Herbie Mann
Album : Sultry Serenade
Label : Riverside
9:53 AM
Alice in Wonderland
Album : Global Standard Time
Label : T&T


CD Selections
4:35 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

June Jazz Picks from ICON Magazine

Here's Nick Bewsey from ICON Magazine with a bunch of great jazz CDs to tell you about.

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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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