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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October 02, 2012

10:01 AM
If Not For You
Artist : David Finck
Album : Future Day
Label : Soundbrush
10:06 AM
Song For the New Man
Artist : David "Fathead" Newman
Album : Song For the New Man
Label : Highnote
10:11 AM
Tender Madness
Artist : Grace Kelly
Album : Mood Changes
Label : Pazz
10:17 AM
I Wished on the Moon
Artist : IAN SHAW
Album : Soho Stories
Label : Milestone
10:21 AM
Do Nothin’ Till You Hear From Me
Album : Do Nothing Till You Hear From Us!
Label : Concord
10:27 AM
Lester’s Minor Blues
Album : Reunion
Label : Tetrachord Music
10:34 AM
Chelsea Bridge
Artist : Bill Easley
Album : Business Man's Bounce
Label : n.a.
10:40 AM
Little Butterfly (Pannonica)
Artist : Cheryl Bentyne
Album : Talk of the Town
Label : Telarc
10:45 AM
Artist : Jessica Williams
Album : Live at Yoshi's Volume Two
Label : n.a.
10:50 AM
September Song
Album : This is New
Label : Verve
10:55 AM
La Grande Ilusi¿n
Artist : Salvatore Bonafede Trio
Album : Sicilian Opening
Label : Jazzeyes
11:01 AM
Fine and Dandy
Artist : Rob Schneiderman
Album : Glass Enclosure
Label : Reservoir
11:06 AM
Blues for Phineas
Artist : Eric Alexander
Album : Revival of the Fittest
Label : HighNote
11:11 AM
Evil Gal Blues
Artist : Terry Gibbs
Album : From Me to You: a Tribute to Lionel Hampton
Label : Mack Avenue
11:17 AM
Days of Wine and Roses
Artist : Beegie Adair Trio
Album : Days of Wine and Roses
Label : Village Square Music
11:21 AM
Someday My Prince Will Come
Artist : Miles Davis
Album : Someday My Prince Will Come
Label : Columbia
11:26 AM
An Affair to Remember
Artist : Russell Malone
Album : Look Who's Here
Label : Verve
11:34 AM
All My Tomorrows
Artist : Janis Mann
Album : A Perfect Time
Label : Pancake
11:40 AM
Dat Dere
Artist : Hank Crawford
Album : Memphis, Ray & a Touch of Moody
Label : 32 Jazz
11:45 AM
Get Happy
Artist : Milt Jackson & Coleman Hawkins
Album : Bean Bags
Label : Koch
11:50 AM
Night and Day
Artist : Karrin Allyson
Album : Azure-Te
Label : Concord
11:55 AM
Artist : Duke Ellington
Album : ...And His Mother Called Him Bill
Label : RCA
12:01 PM
Album : Solo + One
Label : MadRomance
12:06 PM
The Island
Artist : David Benoit
Album : Letter to Evan
Label : GRP
12:10 PM
Looking Up
Artist : Christian Jacob Trio
Album : Contradictions
Label : WilderJazz
12:18 PM
Lover, Come Back to Me
Artist : Diane Landry
Album : It's a Lovely Day
Label : JazzMaDi
12:22 PM
Shadow Waltz
Artist : Zoot Sims
Album : VARIOUS: the Jazz Giants Play Harry Warren
Label : Prestige
12:28 PM
That’s All
Artist : Sarah Vaughan
Album : Crazy and Mixed Up
Label : Pablo
12:33 PM
Emperor Jones
Artist : Joe Lovano
Album : Symphonica
Label : Blue Note
12:39 PM
I Ain’t Got Nothin’ But the Blues
Artist : Ella Fitzgerald
Album : Day Dream: Best of the Duke Ellington Songbook
Label : Verve
12:44 PM
How Insensitive
Artist : Royce Campbell
Album : A Tribute to Charlie Byrd
Label : Jardis
12:50 PM
Gee Baby, Ain’t I Good to You
Album : Makin' Whoopee
Label : Bluejay
12:54 PM
Trio Blues
Artist : Art Tatum
Album : The Complete Pablo Group Masterpieces
Label : Pablo
1:01 PM
Para Nosostros
Artist : Roger Davidson
Album : Pensando En Ti
Label : Soundbrush
1:06 PM
I Never Knew
Artist : Joe Negri
Album : Dream Dancing
Label : Noteworthy
1:11 PM
Senor Blues
Artist : Chris Connor
Album : Warm Cool
Label : 32 Jazz
1:15 PM
That’s the Way It Is
Artist : Jimmy Giuffre
Album : The Jimmy Giuffre 3
Label : Atlantic
1:19 PM
Artist : Gene Harris
Album : Listen Here!
Label : Concord
1:25 PM
Artist : John Brown Trio
Album : Dancing With Duke
Label : Brown Boulevard
1:33 PM
God Will Guide
Artist : Jay Hoggard
Album : Soular Power
Label : JHVM
1:39 PM
Autumn in New York
Artist : Ahmad Jamal
Album : Ahmad's Blues
Label : Chess
1:42 PM
One For Daddy-O
Artist : Tom Rizzo
Album : Imaginary Numbers
Label : Origin
1:47 PM
The Look of Love
Artist : Diana Krall
Album : The Look of Love
Label : Verve
1:52 PM
Album : Home
Label : Resurgent
2:01 PM
Friends Beyond Time
Artist : Brubeck Brothers Quartet
Album : Classified
Label : Koch
2:06 PM
Artist : Jack Wilkins
Album : Until It's Time
Label : Maxjazz
2:11 PM
Blue Pearl
Album : Another Perspective
Label : Evidence
2:18 PM
You’re a Lucky Guy
Artist : Maxine Sullivan & Scott Hamilton
Album : Uptown
Label : Concord
2:22 PM
Con Alma
Artist : Lafayette Harris, Jr.
Album : Trio Talk
Label : Airmen
2:28 PM
Darn That Dream
Artist : George Shearing
Album : Lullabies of Birdland - a Musical Autobiography
Label : Concord
2:33 PM
Sharp Edge
Artist : Howard McGhee
Album : The Original Jazz Masters Series, Vol.1
Label : DA Music
2:40 PM
Call Me Irresponsible
Artist : John Whitney
Album : Nola's Tune
Label : Golden String
2:44 PM
Hymn to Freedom
Artist : Oscar Peterson
Album : A Summer Night in Munich
Label : Telarc
2:50 PM
One More Chance
Artist : Carmen McRae
Album : Fine and Mellow/Live at Birdland West
Label : Concord
2:54 PM
Waltz for Libby
Album : Club De Sol
Label : Chesky
3:01 PM
Birks’ Works
Artist : Dizzy Gillespie All-Star Big Band
Album : I'm BeBoppin' Too
Label : Half Note
3:06 PM
Test of Time
Album : Generations
Label : Concord
3:11 PM
Rock Skippin’
Artist : Jeff Rupert
Album : From Memphis to Mobile
Label : Random Act
3:17 PM
Creole Love Call
Artist : Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra
Album : The Endless Search
Label : Origin
3:22 PM
Someone to Watch Over Me
Artist : Blossom Dearie
Album : Verve Jazz Masters 51
Label : Verve
3:28 PM
Some Day My Prince Will Come
Artist : Dave Brubeck
Album : Disney Jazz, Volume 1: Everybody Wants to Be a Cat
Label : Disney Pearl
3:33 PM
Artist : Chicago Jazz Philharmonic
Album : Collective Creativity
Label : 3Sixteen
3:39 PM
Artist : Modern Jazz Quartet
Album : European Concert
Label : Label M
3:45 PM
Canadian Sunset
Artist : Wes Montgomery
Album : Boss Guitar
Label : Riverside
3:50 PM
In a Mellow Tone
Artist : John Pizzarelli
Album : Rockin' in Rhythm: a Tribute to Duke Ellington
Label : Telarc
3:54 PM
’Round Midnight
Artist : Miles Davis
Album : The Legendary Prestige Quintet Sessions
Label : Prestige
4:01 PM
On the Atcheson, Topeka and the Santa Fe
Artist : David Berger Octet
Album : I Had the Craziest Dream - the Music of Harry Warren
Label : Such Sweet Thunder
4:06 PM
I Thought About You
Artist : Ray Brown
Album : Some of My Best Friends Are...The Singers
Label : Telarc
4:11 PM
The Lady’s in Love With You
Album : RH Positive
Label : Philly Breakdown
4:18 PM
Darji’s Groove
Album : Soul Speaks
Label : Darwin Gross
4:22 PM
Artist : Cedar Walton
Album : Latin Tinge
Label : Highnote
4:27 PM
East of the Sun
Album : I'm Beginning To See the Light
Label : Acoustic Disk
4:33 PM
Lazy Afternoon
Artist : La Tanya Hall
Album : It's About Time
Label : Bridge
4:39 PM
Blue Pyrenees
Artist : David Gordon
Album : Dozen a Day
Label : Zah Zah
4:45 PM
He Was Too Good to Me
Artist : Mary Stallings
Album : Manhattan Moods
Label : Concord
4:51 PM
Around the Corner
Artist : Barry Harris
Album : Chasin' the Bird
Label : Riverside
4:54 PM
Close Your Eyes
Album : Dream Dancing
Label : Arbors
5:01 PM
C-Jam Blues
Album : All Blues
Label : Amosaya
5:06 PM
Until the Real Thing Comes Along
Artist : Noah Preminger
Album : Before the Rain
Label : Palmetto
5:12 PM
What’s New?
Album : Helen Merrill
Label : Verve
5:18 PM
It’s You or No One
Album : Mixed Bag
Label : Jazz & Blues
5:22 PM
Let’s Call This
Artist : Thelonious Monk
Album : VARIOUS: the High Priests
Label : Prestige
5:27 PM
You’re My Everything
Artist : Fred Hersch Trio
Album : Whirl
Label : Palmetto
5:34 PM
Don’t Touch Me
Artist : Denise Perrier
Album : The Second Time Around - Denise Perrier Live!
Label : Chez Perrier
5:40 PM
Album : Chad Lawson Trio
Label : Chad Lawson
5:44 PM
Blues March
Artist : Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers
Album : Moanin'
Label : Blue Note
5:50 PM
Everything Happens to Me
Artist : Elli Fordyce
Album : Songs Spun of Gold
Label : Fordyce Music
5:55 PM
Killer Joe
Album : VARIOUS: Hit Jazz
Label : 32 Jazz


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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