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

July 26, 2013

10:01 AM
The Good Life
Artist : Akiko Tsuruga
Album : Sakura
Label : American Showplace
10:06 AM
Pre Amp
Artist : Art Farmer
Album : Early Art
Label : PRESTIGE
10:10 AM
You Can’t Rush Spring
Artist : Ruth Aguilar
Album : An Invitation
Label : Ruth Aguilar
10:16 AM
Blue in Green
Artist : J.J. JOHNSON
Album : Heroes
Label : Verve
10:20 AM
Doodlin’
Artist : Ray Charles
Album : Blues + Jazz
Label : Atlantic
10:26 AM
My Attorney Bernie
Artist : DAVE FRISHBERG
Album : Classics
Label : Concord
10:31 AM
For the People
Artist : Pharez Whitted
Album : For the People
Label : Origin
10:37 AM
A Song for Johnny (A Tribute to Johnny Frigo)
Artist : Dick Reynolds
Album : Music & Friends
Label : Origin
10:45 AM
Casbah
Artist : Ehud Asherie
Album : Modern Life
Label : Positone
10:50 AM
Up the Creek
Artist : Swingadelic
Album : Toussaintville
Label : Zoho
10:54 AM
E Nada Mais
Artist : Claudio Roditi
Album : Brazilliance
Label : Resonance
11:01 AM
When You Wish Upon a Star
Artist : Dave Brubeck
Album : Dave Digs Disney
Label : Columbia
11:06 AM
Theodora
Artist : Wes Montgomery
Album : Movin' Wes
Label : Verve
11:10 AM
Fountains
Artist : DAN ROSE
Album : Dan Rose
Label : MidLantic
11:16 AM
Hide Away
Artist : Marcus Goldhaber
Album : Almost Love
Label : Marcus Goldhaber
11:20 AM
Shenandoah
Artist : Bill Peterson Trio
Album : Ruby Diamond
Label : Summit
11:27 AM
Such Sweet Thunder (Cleo)
Artist : Duke Ellington
Album : Such Sweet Thunder
Label : Columbia
11:32 AM
Skylark
Artist : Ray Brown
Album : Some of My Best Friends Are...The Singers
Label : Telarc
11:38 AM
Caroline, No
Artist : Matthew Kaminski
Album : Taking My Time
Label : Chicken Coup
11:43 AM
Do I Love You?
Artist : Phil Woods
Album : Woods & Mays
Label : Palmetto
11:48 AM
The More I See You
Artist : RALPH SHARON TRIO
Album : Plays the Harry Warren Songbook
Label : DRG
11:50 AM
Dolphin Dance
Artist : Herbie Hancock
Album : Maiden Voyage
Label : Blue Note
12:01 PM
The Brilliant Corners of Thelonious’ Jumpin’ Jeep
Artist : Joan Stiles
Album : Hurly-Burly
Label : Oo-Bla-Dee
12:06 PM
A Foggy Day
Artist : TAYLOR/GRISMAN JAZZ QUARTET
Album : I'm Beginning To See the Light
Label : Acoustic Disk
12:10 PM
Exactly Like You
Artist : Dizzy Gillespie & Stan Getz
Album : Diz & Getz
Label : Verve
12:17 PM
Just Like a Butterfly That’s Caught In The Rain
Artist : Diana Krall
Album : Glad Rag Doll
Label : Verve
12:21 PM
On Green Dolphin Street
Artist : Vince Guaraldi
Album : The Definitive Vince Guaraldi
Label : Fantasy
12:27 PM
Lost
Artist : John Brown
Album : Quiet Time
Label : Brown Boulevard
12:35 PM
Only a Rose
Artist : TOMMY NEWSOM & KEN PEPLOWSKI
Album : The Feeling of Jazz
Label : Arbors
12:41 PM
Visible Man
Artist : Avery Sharpe Trio
Album : Autumn Moonlight
Label : JKNM
12:46 PM
Out of This World
Artist : Chris Connor
Album : Chris
Label : Bethlehem
12:49 PM
Earl’s Key
Artist : Roni Ben-Hur & Santi DeBriano
Album : Our Thing
Label : Motema
12:55 PM
Setembro
Artist : Donald Harrison
Album : Nouveau Swing
Label : Impulse
1:01 PM
Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?
Artist : Brian Bromberg
Album : Compared to That
Label : Artistry Music
1:06 PM
Just Passing By
Artist : DENNY ZEITLIN
Album : Slick Rock
Label : MaxJazz
1:10 PM
Stop And Go
Artist : Aaron Diehl
Album : The Bespoke Man's Narrative
Label : Mack Avenue
1:17 PM
Naima
Artist : WALTER BELL
Album : Walter Bell & the L.J.U.
Label : Reika
1:21 PM
One! of Parker’s Moods
Artist : JOHN LEWIS
Album : Evolution II
Label : Atlantic
1:25 PM
Falling in Love With Love
Artist : BEV KELLY
Album : In Person
Label : Riverside
1:29 PM
Eleuthera
Artist : Monty Alexander
Album : Harlem - Kingston Express Live!
Label : Motema
1:35 PM
Ms. Angelou
Artist : Christian McBride & Inside Straight
Album : People Music
Label : Mack Avenue
1:42 PM
Dream a Little Dream of Me
Artist : PLAS JOHNSON & RED HOLLOWAY
Album : Keep That Groove Going!
Label : Milestone
1:48 PM
Stormy Monday
Artist : Juliann Kuchocki
Album : Blue Girl Green
Label : Juliann Kuchocki
1:54 PM
Waltz for Libby
Artist : DAVID CHESKY
Album : Club De Sol
Label : Chesky
2:01 PM
The Good Life
Artist : Akiko Tsuruga
Album : Sakura
Label : American Showplace
2:06 PM
Pre Amp
Artist : Art Farmer
Album : Early Art
Label : PRESTIGE
2:10 PM
You Can’t Rush Spring
Artist : Ruth Aguilar
Album : An Invitation
Label : Ruth Aguilar
2:16 PM
Blue in Green
Artist : J.J. JOHNSON
Album : Heroes
Label : Verve
2:20 PM
Doodlin’
Artist : Ray Charles
Album : Blues + Jazz
Label : Atlantic
2:26 PM
My Attorney Bernie
Artist : DAVE FRISHBERG
Album : Classics
Label : Concord
2:31 PM
For the People
Artist : Pharez Whitted
Album : For the People
Label : Origin
2:37 PM
A Song for Johnny (A Tribute to Johnny Frigo)
Artist : Dick Reynolds
Album : Music & Friends
Label : Origin
2:45 PM
Casbah
Artist : Ehud Asherie
Album : Modern Life
Label : Positone
2:50 PM
Up the Creek
Artist : Swingadelic
Album : Toussaintville
Label : Zoho
2:54 PM
E Nada Mais
Artist : Claudio Roditi
Album : Brazilliance
Label : Resonance
3:01 PM
When You Wish Upon a Star
Artist : Dave Brubeck
Album : Dave Digs Disney
Label : Columbia
3:06 PM
Theodora
Artist : Wes Montgomery
Album : Movin' Wes
Label : Verve
3:10 PM
Fountains
Artist : DAN ROSE
Album : Dan Rose
Label : MidLantic
3:16 PM
Hide Away
Artist : Marcus Goldhaber
Album : Almost Love
Label : Marcus Goldhaber
3:20 PM
Shenandoah
Artist : Bill Peterson Trio
Album : Ruby Diamond
Label : Summit
3:27 PM
Such Sweet Thunder (Cleo)
Artist : Duke Ellington
Album : Such Sweet Thunder
Label : Columbia
3:32 PM
Skylark
Artist : Ray Brown
Album : Some of My Best Friends Are...The Singers
Label : Telarc
3:38 PM
Caroline, No
Artist : Matthew Kaminski
Album : Taking My Time
Label : Chicken Coup
3:43 PM
Do I Love You?
Artist : Phil Woods
Album : Woods & Mays
Label : Palmetto
3:48 PM
The More I See You
Artist : RALPH SHARON TRIO
Album : Plays the Harry Warren Songbook
Label : DRG
3:50 PM
Dolphin Dance
Artist : Herbie Hancock
Album : Maiden Voyage
Label : Blue Note
4:01 PM
The Brilliant Corners of Thelonious’ Jumpin’ Jeep
Artist : Joan Stiles
Album : Hurly-Burly
Label : Oo-Bla-Dee
4:06 PM
A Foggy Day
Artist : TAYLOR/GRISMAN JAZZ QUARTET
Album : I'm Beginning To See the Light
Label : Acoustic Disk
4:10 PM
Exactly Like You
Artist : Dizzy Gillespie & Stan Getz
Album : Diz & Getz
Label : Verve
4:17 PM
Just Like a Butterfly That’s Caught In The Rain
Artist : Diana Krall
Album : Glad Rag Doll
Label : Verve
4:21 PM
On Green Dolphin Street
Artist : Vince Guaraldi
Album : The Definitive Vince Guaraldi
Label : Fantasy
4:27 PM
Lost
Artist : John Brown
Album : Quiet Time
Label : Brown Boulevard
4:35 PM
Only a Rose
Artist : TOMMY NEWSOM & KEN PEPLOWSKI
Album : The Feeling of Jazz
Label : Arbors
4:41 PM
Visible Man
Artist : Avery Sharpe Trio
Album : Autumn Moonlight
Label : JKNM
4:46 PM
Out of This World
Artist : Chris Connor
Album : Chris
Label : Bethlehem
4:49 PM
Earl’s Key
Artist : Roni Ben-Hur & Santi DeBriano
Album : Our Thing
Label : Motema
4:55 PM
Setembro
Artist : Donald Harrison
Album : Nouveau Swing
Label : Impulse
5:01 PM
Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?
Artist : Brian Bromberg
Album : Compared to That
Label : Artistry Music
5:06 PM
Just Passing By
Artist : DENNY ZEITLIN
Album : Slick Rock
Label : MaxJazz
5:10 PM
Stop And Go
Artist : Aaron Diehl
Album : The Bespoke Man's Narrative
Label : Mack Avenue
5:17 PM
Naima
Artist : WALTER BELL
Album : Walter Bell & the L.J.U.
Label : Reika
5:21 PM
One! of Parker’s Moods
Artist : JOHN LEWIS
Album : Evolution II
Label : Atlantic
5:25 PM
Falling in Love With Love
Artist : BEV KELLY
Album : In Person
Label : Riverside
5:29 PM
Eleuthera
Artist : Monty Alexander
Album : Harlem - Kingston Express Live!
Label : Motema
5:35 PM
Ms. Angelou
Artist : Christian McBride & Inside Straight
Album : People Music
Label : Mack Avenue
5:42 PM
Dream a Little Dream of Me
Artist : PLAS JOHNSON & RED HOLLOWAY
Album : Keep That Groove Going!
Label : Milestone
5:48 PM
Stormy Monday
Artist : Juliann Kuchocki
Album : Blue Girl Green
Label : Juliann Kuchocki
5:54 PM
Waltz for Libby
Artist : DAVID CHESKY
Album : Club De Sol
Label : Chesky

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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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