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

September 26, 2013

6:01 AM
Mere Madness
Artist : Nelda Swiggett
Album : This Time
Label : OA2
6:06 AM
Stand Still
Artist : Gerry Mulligan & Paul Desmond
Album : Gerry Mulligan & Paul Desmond Quartet
Label : Verve
6:09 AM
Lost
Artist : John Brown
Album : Quiet Time
Label : Brown Boulevard
6:17 AM
...till then
Artist : DANILO PEREZ
Album : ...till then
Label : Verve
6:21 AM
Air Mail Special
Artist : Benny Goodman
Album : from CHARLIE CHRISTIAN: The Genius of the Electric Guitar
Label : CBS/SONY
6:25 AM
Body and Soul
Artist : Nat King Cole
Album : VARIOUS: Central Avenue Sounds
Label : Rhino
6:30 AM
Show Me
Artist : Jack Wilkins
Album : Until It's Time
Label : Maxjazz
6:36 AM
I Didn’t Know What Time It Was
Artist : Cecile McLorin Salvant
Album : WomanChild
Label : Mack Avenue
6:42 AM
Where Do I Go From Here?
Artist : Horace Silver
Album : Jazz Has a Sense of Humor
Label : Verve
6:46 AM
Kathy’s Waltz
Artist : Brubeck Brothers Quartet
Album : LifeTimes
Label : Blue Forest
6:54 AM
Lazy Bird
Artist : Max Marshall
Album : Instant Camaraderie
Label : Jazz Hang
7:01 AM
Moten Swing
Artist : Marcus Shelby Jazz Orchestra
Album : The Lights Suite
Label : Noir
7:06 AM
The Summary
Artist : Art Farmer
Album : Art Farmer and the Jazz Giants
Label : Prestige
7:12 AM
"A" Dance
Artist : Amina Figarova
Album : Above the Clouds
Label : Munich
7:18 AM
Dear Bix
Artist : Dee Bell
Album : Sagacious Grace
Label : Laser
7:22 AM
Jingles
Artist : MEL RHYNE
Album : Remembering Wes
Label : Savant
7:27 AM
Bones For Zoot
Artist : Zoot Sims
Album : from Annie Ross & Zoot Sims: a Gasser!
Label : Pacific Jazz
7:33 AM
There’s a Small Hotel
Artist : Dorothy Ashby
Album : In a Minor Groove
Label : Prestige
7:39 AM
Jeannine
Artist : Wes Montgomery
Album : Groove Brothers
Label : Milestone
7:43 AM
Wadin’
Artist : DAN CRAY
Album : No One
Label : Dan Cray
7:49 AM
I Will Wait For You
Artist : Connie Evingson
Album : Sweet Happy Life
Label : Minnehaha Music
7:55 AM
Blue Muse
Artist : Kenny Burrell
Album : Blue Muse
Label : Concord
8:01 AM
It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)
Artist : Benny Green
Album : Green's Blues
Label : Telarc
8:06 AM
I’m Beginning to See the Light
Artist : Denis Solee & Beegie Adair
Album : Sax & Swing
Label : Green Hill
8:10 AM
You’re Gonna Hear From Me
Artist : Stanley Turrentine
Album : The Spoiler
Label : Blue Note
8:17 AM
Hey John
Artist : Amy Cervini
Album : Digging Me, Digging You
Label : Anzic
8:21 AM
Duke Rays
Artist : Steve Turre
Album : In the Spur of the Moment
Label : Telarc
8:26 AM
Step Lightly
Artist : Rich Thompson
Album : Less is More
Label : Origin
8:33 AM
Lament
Artist : Wayne Wallace
Album : To Hear From There
Label : Patois
8:39 AM
Lorelei
Artist : BILL CHARLAP TRIO
Album : Written in the Stars
Label : Blue Note
8:44 AM
What’s Your Story Morning Glory?
Artist : MARY LOU WILLIAMS
Album : Mary's Idea
Label : Decca
8:48 AM
Invitation
Artist : Elias Haslanger
Album : Church on Monday
Label : Cherrywood
8:54 AM
Blue Pyrenees
Artist : David Gordon
Album : Dozen a Day
Label : Zah Zah
9:01 AM
Willow Weep For Me
Artist : Modern Jazz Quartet
Album : Fontessa
Label : Atlantic
9:06 AM
Blizzard of Lies
Artist : DAVE FRISHBERG
Album : Classics
Label : Concord
9:09 AM
Warne-ing
Artist : KERRY STRAYER SEPTET
Album : Mentor
Label : Kerry Strayer Productions
9:16 AM
My Buddy
Artist : Cutrone/Pizzarelli/Leggio/Bruno
Album : Four x Four
Label : Cutrone Music
9:20 AM
Oliloqui Valley
Artist : MCBRIDE/PAYTON/WHITFIELD
Album : Fingerpainting: Music of Herbie Hancock
Label : Verve
9:26 AM
A Song for Johnny (A Tribute to Johnny Frigo)
Artist : Dick Reynolds
Album : Music & Friends
Label : Origin
9:35 AM
Come Dance With Me
Artist : Joey DeFrancesco
Album : Joey D!
Label : HighNote
9:41 AM
That Old Feeling
Artist : Louis Armstrong & Oscar Peterson
Album : Louis Armstrong Meets Oscar Peterson
Label : Verve
9:43 AM
Stompy Jones
Artist : Johnny Hodges
Album : Everybody Knows Johnny Hodges
Label : Impulse
9:48 AM
It Only Happens Once
Artist : Gary Smulyan
Album : High Noon: the Jazz Soul of Frankie Laine
Label : Reservoir
9:55 AM
A Chama
Artist : Lori Mechem & Ritmos Picante
Album : Welcome To Brazil
Label : Cognito

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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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