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

September 21, 2013

6:01 AM
Emily
Artist : Bill Evans
Album : Live at Art D'Lugoff's: Top of the Gate
Label : Resonance
6:06 AM
Ain’t Misbehavin’
Artist : Ray Charles
Album : Blues + Jazz
Label : Rhino
6:12 AM
Meditation
Artist : Charlie Byrd
Album : The Bossa Nova Years
Label : Concord
6:18 AM
Isn’t She Lovely
Artist : Jimmy Ponder
Album : Alone
Label : Highnote
6:22 AM
Autumn Leaves
Artist : PAUL BROWN QUARTET
Album : Meets the Three Tenors
Label : Brownstone
6:28 AM
Up Jumped Spring
Artist : Frank Morgan
Album : Mood Indigo
Label : Antilles
6:35 AM
On the Sunny Side of the Street
Artist : CLAUDE HOPKINS
Album : Swing Time
Label : Prestige
6:41 AM
Strollin’
Artist : Joey DeFrancesco
Album : Finger Poppin'
Label : Doodlin'
6:49 AM
I Was Doing All Right
Artist : Diana Krall
Album : From This Moment On
Label : Verve
6:54 AM
I’m in the Mood For Love
Artist : James Moody
Album : James Moody & the Swedish All-Stars: Greatest Hits
Label : Prestige
6:57 AM
Don’t Be That Way
Artist : Lionel Hampton & His Orchestra
Album : Hot Mallets, Vol. 1
Label : Musical Heritage Society
7:01 AM
Chitlins Con Carne
Artist : Calvin Keys
Album : An Evening With Calvin Keys
Label : Lifeforcejazz
7:06 AM
Sent For You Yesterday
Artist : Stanley Turrentine
Album : Let It Go
Label : Impulse
7:12 AM
Lover, Come Back to Me
Artist : Billy Taylor
Album : Music Keeps Us Young
Label : Arkadia Jazz
7:18 AM
Soul Eyes
Artist : JOAN CARROLL & FOOTPRINTS
Album : Boplicity
Label : Footprints Jazz
7:22 AM
Moon River
Artist : George Benson & Joey DeFrancesco
Album : 6 String Theory
Label : Concord
7:27 AM
Brother John and Brother Gene
Artist : Horace Silver
Album : A Prescription For the Blues
Label : Impulse
7:34 AM
You’re Not the Kind
Artist : Scott Hamilton
Album : After Hours
Label : Concord
7:40 AM
Chelsea Bridge
Artist : DUTCH JAZZ ORCHESTRA
Album : Something to Live For
Label : Challenge
7:44 AM
What Love Has Joined
Artist : CHARLES EARLAND TRIBUTE BAND
Album : Keepers of the Flame
Label : Highnote
7:51 AM
How Long Has This Been Going On?
Artist : SARAH PARTRIDGE
Album : Blame it on My Youth
Label : Nagel Heyer
7:55 AM
Satin Doll
Artist : Duke Ellington Orchestra
Album : Digital Duke
Label : GRP
8:01 AM
Bright Future
Artist : Norman/McCarthy Big Band
Album : Bright Future
Label : OA2
8:06 AM
Golden Earrings
Artist : Ray Bryant
Album : Ray Bryant Trio
Label : Prestige
8:11 AM
Don’t Look at Me Like That
Artist : Ren¿ Marie
Album : Vertigo
Label : MaxJazz
8:17 AM
All of You
Artist : Denis Solee & Beegie Adair
Album : Sax & Swing
Label : Green Hill
8:21 AM
Satan (Wears a Satin Gown)
Artist : GARY SMULYAN
Album : The Real Deal
Label : Reservoir
8:27 AM
Dat Dere
Artist : RANDY JOHNSTON
Album : Somewhere in the Night
Label : Hightone
8:34 AM
Autumn in New York
Artist : Kenny Burrell
Album : Blue Lights Vols. 1 & 2
Label : Blue Note
8:40 AM
Doxy
Artist : Miles Davis
Album : VARIOUS: the Prestige Records Story
Label : Prestige
8:45 AM
In a Mellow Tone
Artist : Oscar Peterson
Album : A Tribute To Oscar Peterson Live at the Town Hall
Label : Telarc
8:50 AM
A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes
Artist : Colleen McNabb
Album : Don't Go to Strangers
Label : Zucca
8:55 AM
Sometimes I’m Happy
Artist : Dave Brubeck
Album : Jazz: Red, Hot and Cool
Label : Columbia
9:01 AM
Come Sunday
Artist : GEORGE MRAZ
Album : Duke's Place
Label : Milestone
9:06 AM
No Moon at All
Artist : PAUL VORNHAGEN
Album : Parisian Protocol
Label : Schoolkids
9:11 AM
Ocean Blue
Artist : Dave Wilson
Album : Spiral
Label : Summit
9:17 AM
Days of Wine and Roses
Artist : Wes Montgomery
Album : Boss Guitar
Label : Riverside
9:21 AM
April in Paris
Artist : Thad Jones
Album : The Magnificent Thad Jones (Rudy Van Gelder Edition)
Label : Blue Note
9:28 AM
The Mighty Hercules
Artist : John Stetch
Album : TV Trio
Label : Brux
9:34 AM
Double Take
Artist : Jay Ashby and Steve Davis
Album : Mistaken Identity
Label : MCG Jazz
9:40 AM
My Shining Hour
Artist : PETE MALINVERNI
Album : Autumn in New York
Label : Reservoir
9:47 AM
My Foolish Heart
Artist : EVERETT GREENE
Album : My Foolish Heart
Label : Savant
9:53 AM
Aguacate
Artist : Jay Hoggard
Album : Overview
Label : Muse
9:58 AM
Lullaby of Broadway
Artist : KENNY DREW
Album : VARIOUS: the Jazz Giants Play Harry Warren
Label : Prestige
10:01 AM
Blues in the Closet
Artist : Ron Carter
Album : Stardust
Label : Blue Note
10:06 AM
Paul’s Pal
Artist : Sonny Rollins
Album : Tenor Madness
Label : Prestige
10:11 AM
Embraceable You
Artist : Joe Williams
Album : VARIOUS: Best of Jazz 'Round Midnight
Label : Verve
10:17 AM
Hey There
Artist : Mark Elf
Album : Swingin'
Label : Jen Bay
10:21 AM
Blue Skies
Artist : Tony Depaolis
Album : The Contemporary Dynamic
Label : Tony Depaolis
10:27 AM
Let Me
Artist : LEONARD HOCHMAN
Album : Manhattan Morning
Label : Jazzheads
10:34 AM
Climbing the Stairs
Artist : Bobby Watson
Album : From the Heart
Label : Palmetto
10:40 AM
I’ll Walk Alone
Artist : Art Farmer
Album : VARIOUS: It's Magic: the Jazz Giants Play Sammy Cahn
Label : Prestige
10:44 AM
Don’t You Know I Care
Artist : Bill Easley
Album : Love Stories
Label : American Showplace
10:49 AM
North Atlantic Run
Artist : Gerry Mulligan
Album : The Art of Gerry Mulligan/The Final Recordings
Label : Telarc
10:54 AM
Love Letters
Artist : Jeff Hackworth
Album : What a Wonderful World
Label : Da Capo
11:01 AM
If I Should Lose You
Artist : TERRY HARRINGTON
Album : Comin' Atcha
Label : Danwell
11:06 AM
Pennies From Heaven
Artist : Lester Young & ’Sweets’ Edison
Album : from OSCAR PETERSON: a Jazz Odyssey
Label : Verve
11:11 AM
Anyplace I Hang My Hat is Home
Artist : LIBBY YORK
Album : Blue Gardenia
Label : Southport
11:18 AM
St. James Infirmary
Artist : Allen Toussaint
Album : The Bright Mississippi
Composer : Trad.
Label : Nonesuch
11:22 AM
Ruby, My Dear
Artist : Bobby Broom
Album : Bobby Broom Plays for Monk
Label : Origin
11:27 AM
Song For Jojo
Artist : Michael B and Friends
Album : No More Blues
Label : Primrose Lane
11:35 AM
Fee-Fi-Fo-Fum
Artist : Wayne Shorter
Album : Speak No Evil
Label : Blue Note
11:41 AM
Bock to Bock
Artist : MEL RHYNE
Album : Remembering Wes
Label : Savant
11:45 AM
Black Velvet (Don’t’cha Go ’way Mad)
Artist : Arnett Cobb & Red Garland
Album : Blue and Sentimental
Label : Prestige
11:51 AM
Someday My Prince Will Come
Artist : Tierney Sutton
Album : Blue in Green
Label : Telarc
11:55 AM
Walkin’
Artist : Art Pepper + Eleven
Album : Modern Jazz Classics
Label : Contemporary
12:01 PM
Emily
Artist : Bill Evans
Album : Live at Art D'Lugoff's: Top of the Gate
Label : Resonance
12:06 PM
Ain’t Misbehavin’
Artist : Ray Charles
Album : Blues + Jazz
Label : Rhino
12:12 PM
Meditation
Artist : Charlie Byrd
Album : The Bossa Nova Years
Label : Concord
12:18 PM
Isn’t She Lovely
Artist : Jimmy Ponder
Album : Alone
Label : Highnote
12:22 PM
Autumn Leaves
Artist : PAUL BROWN QUARTET
Album : Meets the Three Tenors
Label : Brownstone
12:28 PM
Up Jumped Spring
Artist : Frank Morgan
Album : Mood Indigo
Label : Antilles
12:35 PM
On the Sunny Side of the Street
Artist : CLAUDE HOPKINS
Album : Swing Time
Label : Prestige
12:41 PM
Strollin’
Artist : Joey DeFrancesco
Album : Finger Poppin'
Label : Doodlin'
12:49 PM
I Was Doing All Right
Artist : Diana Krall
Album : From This Moment On
Label : Verve
12:54 PM
I’m in the Mood For Love
Artist : James Moody
Album : James Moody & the Swedish All-Stars: Greatest Hits
Label : Prestige
12:57 PM
Don’t Be That Way
Artist : Lionel Hampton & His Orchestra
Album : Hot Mallets, Vol. 1
Label : Musical Heritage Society
1:01 PM
Chitlins Con Carne
Artist : Calvin Keys
Album : An Evening With Calvin Keys
Label : Lifeforcejazz
1:06 PM
Sent For You Yesterday
Artist : Stanley Turrentine
Album : Let It Go
Label : Impulse
1:12 PM
Lover, Come Back to Me
Artist : Billy Taylor
Album : Music Keeps Us Young
Label : Arkadia Jazz
1:18 PM
Soul Eyes
Artist : JOAN CARROLL & FOOTPRINTS
Album : Boplicity
Label : Footprints Jazz
1:22 PM
Moon River
Artist : George Benson & Joey DeFrancesco
Album : 6 String Theory
Label : Concord
1:27 PM
Brother John and Brother Gene
Artist : Horace Silver
Album : A Prescription For the Blues
Label : Impulse
1:34 PM
You’re Not the Kind
Artist : Scott Hamilton
Album : After Hours
Label : Concord
1:40 PM
Chelsea Bridge
Artist : DUTCH JAZZ ORCHESTRA
Album : Something to Live For
Label : Challenge
1:44 PM
What Love Has Joined
Artist : CHARLES EARLAND TRIBUTE BAND
Album : Keepers of the Flame
Label : Highnote
1:51 PM
How Long Has This Been Going On?
Artist : SARAH PARTRIDGE
Album : Blame it on My Youth
Label : Nagel Heyer
1:55 PM
Satin Doll
Artist : Duke Ellington Orchestra
Album : Digital Duke
Label : GRP
2:01 PM
Bright Future
Artist : Norman/McCarthy Big Band
Album : Bright Future
Label : OA2
2:06 PM
Golden Earrings
Artist : Ray Bryant
Album : Ray Bryant Trio
Label : Prestige
2:11 PM
Don’t Look at Me Like That
Artist : Ren¿ Marie
Album : Vertigo
Label : MaxJazz
2:17 PM
All of You
Artist : Denis Solee & Beegie Adair
Album : Sax & Swing
Label : Green Hill
2:21 PM
Satan (Wears a Satin Gown)
Artist : GARY SMULYAN
Album : The Real Deal
Label : Reservoir
2:27 PM
Dat Dere
Artist : RANDY JOHNSTON
Album : Somewhere in the Night
Label : Hightone
2:34 PM
Autumn in New York
Artist : Kenny Burrell
Album : Blue Lights Vols. 1 & 2
Label : Blue Note
2:40 PM
Doxy
Artist : Miles Davis
Album : VARIOUS: the Prestige Records Story
Label : Prestige
2:45 PM
In a Mellow Tone
Artist : Oscar Peterson
Album : A Tribute To Oscar Peterson Live at the Town Hall
Label : Telarc
2:50 PM
A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes
Artist : Colleen McNabb
Album : Don't Go to Strangers
Label : Zucca
2:55 PM
Sometimes I’m Happy
Artist : Dave Brubeck
Album : Jazz: Red, Hot and Cool
Label : Columbia
3:01 PM
Come Sunday
Artist : GEORGE MRAZ
Album : Duke's Place
Label : Milestone
3:06 PM
No Moon at All
Artist : PAUL VORNHAGEN
Album : Parisian Protocol
Label : Schoolkids
3:11 PM
Ocean Blue
Artist : Dave Wilson
Album : Spiral
Label : Summit
3:17 PM
Days of Wine and Roses
Artist : Wes Montgomery
Album : Boss Guitar
Label : Riverside
3:21 PM
April in Paris
Artist : Thad Jones
Album : The Magnificent Thad Jones (Rudy Van Gelder Edition)
Label : Blue Note
3:28 PM
The Mighty Hercules
Artist : John Stetch
Album : TV Trio
Label : Brux
3:34 PM
Double Take
Artist : Jay Ashby and Steve Davis
Album : Mistaken Identity
Label : MCG Jazz
3:40 PM
My Shining Hour
Artist : PETE MALINVERNI
Album : Autumn in New York
Label : Reservoir
3:47 PM
My Foolish Heart
Artist : EVERETT GREENE
Album : My Foolish Heart
Label : Savant
3:53 PM
Aguacate
Artist : Jay Hoggard
Album : Overview
Label : Muse
3:58 PM
Lullaby of Broadway
Artist : KENNY DREW
Album : VARIOUS: the Jazz Giants Play Harry Warren
Label : Prestige
4:01 PM
Blues in the Closet
Artist : Ron Carter
Album : Stardust
Label : Blue Note
4:06 PM
Paul’s Pal
Artist : Sonny Rollins
Album : Tenor Madness
Label : Prestige
4:11 PM
Embraceable You
Artist : Joe Williams
Album : VARIOUS: Best of Jazz 'Round Midnight
Label : Verve
4:17 PM
Hey There
Artist : Mark Elf
Album : Swingin'
Label : Jen Bay
4:21 PM
Blue Skies
Artist : Tony Depaolis
Album : The Contemporary Dynamic
Label : Tony Depaolis
4:27 PM
Let Me
Artist : LEONARD HOCHMAN
Album : Manhattan Morning
Label : Jazzheads
4:34 PM
Climbing the Stairs
Artist : Bobby Watson
Album : From the Heart
Label : Palmetto
4:40 PM
I’ll Walk Alone
Artist : Art Farmer
Album : VARIOUS: It's Magic: the Jazz Giants Play Sammy Cahn
Label : Prestige
4:44 PM
Don’t You Know I Care
Artist : Bill Easley
Album : Love Stories
Label : American Showplace
4:49 PM
North Atlantic Run
Artist : Gerry Mulligan
Album : The Art of Gerry Mulligan/The Final Recordings
Label : Telarc
4:54 PM
Love Letters
Artist : Jeff Hackworth
Album : What a Wonderful World
Label : Da Capo
5:01 PM
If I Should Lose You
Artist : TERRY HARRINGTON
Album : Comin' Atcha
Label : Danwell
5:06 PM
Pennies From Heaven
Artist : Lester Young & ’Sweets’ Edison
Album : from OSCAR PETERSON: a Jazz Odyssey
Label : Verve
5:11 PM
Anyplace I Hang My Hat is Home
Artist : LIBBY YORK
Album : Blue Gardenia
Label : Southport
5:18 PM
St. James Infirmary
Artist : Allen Toussaint
Album : The Bright Mississippi
Composer : Trad.
Label : Nonesuch
5:22 PM
Ruby, My Dear
Artist : Bobby Broom
Album : Bobby Broom Plays for Monk
Label : Origin
5:27 PM
Song For Jojo
Artist : Michael B and Friends
Album : No More Blues
Label : Primrose Lane
5:35 PM
Fee-Fi-Fo-Fum
Artist : Wayne Shorter
Album : Speak No Evil
Label : Blue Note
5:41 PM
Bock to Bock
Artist : MEL RHYNE
Album : Remembering Wes
Label : Savant
5:45 PM
Black Velvet (Don’t’cha Go ’way Mad)
Artist : Arnett Cobb & Red Garland
Album : Blue and Sentimental
Label : Prestige
5:51 PM
Someday My Prince Will Come
Artist : Tierney Sutton
Album : Blue in Green
Label : Telarc
5:55 PM
Walkin’
Artist : Art Pepper + Eleven
Album : Modern Jazz Classics
Label : Contemporary

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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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