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

October 04, 2012

10:01 AM
Early Autumn
Artist : Christian Howes
Album : Heartfelt
Label : Resonance
10:06 AM
Do Nothin’ Till You Hear From Me
Artist : JOHNNY GRIFFIN
Album : Do Nothing 'til You Hear From Me
Label : Riverside
10:12 AM
Hallucinations
Artist : Kenny Barron
Album : Images
Label : Sunnyside
10:17 AM
Nice Work if You Can Get It
Artist : Billie Holiday
Album : VARIOUS: Gershwin - Jazz 'round Midnight
Label : Verve
10:21 AM
I Surrender Dear
Artist : Great Jazz Trio
Album : 's Wonderful
Label : n.a.
10:26 AM
Night and Day
Artist : FRANK SINATRA
Album : Live in Australia, 1959
Label : Blue Note
10:32 AM
Voyage
Artist : James Moody
Album : Moody 4A
Label : IPO
10:38 AM
Dreamer
Artist : JOE HENDERSON
Album : Double Rainbow - Music of Antonio Carlos Jobim
Label : Verve
10:44 AM
High Peaks
Artist : Bob Sneider & Paul Hofmann
Album : Serve and Volley
Label : Origin
10:49 AM
Dream Dancing
Artist : Sherri Roberts
Album : Dreamsville
Label : Brownstone
10:54 AM
Lost in Meditation
Artist : TAFT JORDAN
Album : Mood Indigo
Label : Prestige
11:01 AM
And So It Goes
Artist : Pete Malinverni Trio
Album : A Beautiful Thing!
Label : Saranac
11:06 AM
I Thought About You
Artist : Miles Davis
Album : Someday My Prince Will Come
Label : Columbia
11:11 AM
Matador
Artist : Greg Green
Album : VARIOUS: a Tribute To Grant Green
Label : Evidence
11:18 AM
Saturday Night
Artist : Etta Jones
Album : All the Way
Label : Highnote
11:22 AM
Skating in Central Park
Artist : Modern Jazz Quartet
Album : The Complete Last Concert
Label : Atlantic
11:27 AM
In a Mellow Tone
Artist : Ella Fitzgerald
Album : Sings the Duke Ellington Songbook
Label : Verve
11:34 AM
It Could Happen to You
Artist : Steve Davis
Album : Eloquence
Label : Jazz Legacy
11:40 AM
Train to Rotterdam
Artist : Amina Figarova
Album : Sketches
Label : Munich
11:45 AM
If You Never Fall in Love With Me
Artist : Ernie Andrews
Album : Jump For Joy
Label : Highnote
11:52 AM
Ac-cent-tchu-ate the Positive
Artist : JOE KENNEDY JR.
Album : Accentuate the Positive
Label : CAP
11:55 AM
Things Ain’t What They Used to Be
Artist : Dave Brubeck
Album : VARIOUS: Duke Ellington 1969 All-Star White House Tribute
Label : Blue Note
12:01 PM
Born to be Blue
Artist : IKE QUEBEC
Album : Ballads
Label : Blue Note
12:06 PM
Beautiful Love
Artist : Dave Anderson Quartet
Album : Clarity
Label : Pony Boy
12:11 PM
Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars
Artist : Stan Getz
Album : The Best of the Verve Years, Vol. 2
Label : Verve
12:16 PM
Everything I Love
Artist : TIM GREEN
Album : Jeannie's Song
Label : Origin
12:20 PM
Out of Nowhere
Artist : Clark Terry
Album : Intimate Stories
Label : Challenge
12:26 PM
Sophisticated Swing
Artist : Red Garland Quartet
Album : Solar
Label : Jazzland
12:33 PM
Who Can I Turn to?
Artist : Gail Pettis
Album : Here in the Moment
Label : OA2
12:39 PM
Dizzy Does It
Artist : Tony guerrero
Album : Blue Room
Label : Charleston Square
12:43 PM
One By One
Artist : Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers
Album : VARIOUS: the Riverside Records Story
Label : Riverside
12:49 PM
I’m Gonna Learn Your Style
Artist : MARY ANN MOORE
Album : Right Where I Wanna Be
Label : Synergy
12:54 PM
The End of a Love Affair
Artist : Houston Person
Album : Social Call
Label : Highnote
1:01 PM
Satellite
Artist : Matt Ray
Album : Lost In New York
Label : CAP
1:06 PM
I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart/Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
Artist : Johnny Hodges
Album : Everybody Knows Johnny Hodges
Label : Impulse
1:10 PM
Confessin’ the Blues
Artist : JAY MCSHANN
Album : The Last of the Blue Devils
Label : Koch
1:17 PM
Wives and Lovers
Artist : Marius Nordal
Album : Boomer Jazz
Label : Origin
1:20 PM
In Exile
Artist : Marc McDonald
Album : It Doesn't End Here
Label : No End in Sight
1:26 PM
Along Came Betty
Artist : Bobby Hutcherson
Album : For Sentimental Reasons
Label : Kind of Blue
1:33 PM
Gone But Not Forgotten
Artist : DON SICKLER
Album : Reflections
Label : Highnote
1:39 PM
Made in Moonlight
Artist : Eliane Elias
Album : Light My Fire
Label : Concord Picante
1:44 PM
You’re Gonna Hear From Me
Artist : Stanley Turrentine
Album : The Spoiler
Label : Blue Note
1:49 PM
May I Come In?
Artist : Kevin Mahogany
Album : My Romance
Label : Warner Brothers
1:54 PM
You Can See
Artist : Ray Brown
Album : Ray Brown/Monty Alexander/Russell Malone
Label : Telarc
2:01 PM
Early Autumn
Artist : Christian Howes
Album : Heartfelt
Label : Resonance
2:06 PM
Do Nothin’ Till You Hear From Me
Artist : JOHNNY GRIFFIN
Album : Do Nothing 'til You Hear From Me
Label : Riverside
2:12 PM
Hallucinations
Artist : Kenny Barron
Album : Images
Label : Sunnyside
2:17 PM
Nice Work if You Can Get It
Artist : Billie Holiday
Album : VARIOUS: Gershwin - Jazz 'round Midnight
Label : Verve
2:21 PM
I Surrender Dear
Artist : Great Jazz Trio
Album : 's Wonderful
Label : n.a.
2:26 PM
Night and Day
Artist : FRANK SINATRA
Album : Live in Australia, 1959
Label : Blue Note
2:32 PM
Voyage
Artist : James Moody
Album : Moody 4A
Label : IPO
2:38 PM
Dreamer
Artist : JOE HENDERSON
Album : Double Rainbow - Music of Antonio Carlos Jobim
Label : Verve
2:44 PM
High Peaks
Artist : Bob Sneider & Paul Hofmann
Album : Serve and Volley
Label : Origin
2:49 PM
Dream Dancing
Artist : Sherri Roberts
Album : Dreamsville
Label : Brownstone
2:54 PM
Lost in Meditation
Artist : TAFT JORDAN
Album : Mood Indigo
Label : Prestige
3:01 PM
And So It Goes
Artist : Pete Malinverni Trio
Album : A Beautiful Thing!
Label : Saranac
3:06 PM
I Thought About You
Artist : Miles Davis
Album : Someday My Prince Will Come
Label : Columbia
3:11 PM
Matador
Artist : Greg Green
Album : VARIOUS: a Tribute To Grant Green
Label : Evidence
3:18 PM
Saturday Night
Artist : Etta Jones
Album : All the Way
Label : Highnote
3:22 PM
Skating in Central Park
Artist : Modern Jazz Quartet
Album : The Complete Last Concert
Label : Atlantic
3:27 PM
In a Mellow Tone
Artist : Ella Fitzgerald
Album : Sings the Duke Ellington Songbook
Label : Verve
3:34 PM
It Could Happen to You
Artist : Steve Davis
Album : Eloquence
Label : Jazz Legacy
3:40 PM
Train to Rotterdam
Artist : Amina Figarova
Album : Sketches
Label : Munich
3:45 PM
If You Never Fall in Love With Me
Artist : Ernie Andrews
Album : Jump For Joy
Label : Highnote
3:52 PM
Ac-cent-tchu-ate the Positive
Artist : JOE KENNEDY JR.
Album : Accentuate the Positive
Label : CAP
3:55 PM
Things Ain’t What They Used to Be
Artist : Dave Brubeck
Album : VARIOUS: Duke Ellington 1969 All-Star White House Tribute
Label : Blue Note
4:01 PM
Born to be Blue
Artist : IKE QUEBEC
Album : Ballads
Label : Blue Note
4:06 PM
Beautiful Love
Artist : Dave Anderson Quartet
Album : Clarity
Label : Pony Boy
4:11 PM
Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars
Artist : Stan Getz
Album : The Best of the Verve Years, Vol. 2
Label : Verve
4:16 PM
Everything I Love
Artist : TIM GREEN
Album : Jeannie's Song
Label : Origin
4:20 PM
Out of Nowhere
Artist : Clark Terry
Album : Intimate Stories
Label : Challenge
4:26 PM
Sophisticated Swing
Artist : Red Garland Quartet
Album : Solar
Label : Jazzland
4:33 PM
Who Can I Turn to?
Artist : Gail Pettis
Album : Here in the Moment
Label : OA2
4:39 PM
Dizzy Does It
Artist : Tony guerrero
Album : Blue Room
Label : Charleston Square
4:43 PM
One By One
Artist : Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers
Album : VARIOUS: the Riverside Records Story
Label : Riverside
4:49 PM
I’m Gonna Learn Your Style
Artist : MARY ANN MOORE
Album : Right Where I Wanna Be
Label : Synergy
4:54 PM
The End of a Love Affair
Artist : Houston Person
Album : Social Call
Label : Highnote
5:01 PM
Satellite
Artist : Matt Ray
Album : Lost In New York
Label : CAP
5:06 PM
I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart/Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
Artist : Johnny Hodges
Album : Everybody Knows Johnny Hodges
Label : Impulse
5:10 PM
Confessin’ the Blues
Artist : JAY MCSHANN
Album : The Last of the Blue Devils
Label : Koch
5:17 PM
Wives and Lovers
Artist : Marius Nordal
Album : Boomer Jazz
Label : Origin
5:20 PM
In Exile
Artist : Marc McDonald
Album : It Doesn't End Here
Label : No End in Sight
5:26 PM
Along Came Betty
Artist : Bobby Hutcherson
Album : For Sentimental Reasons
Label : Kind of Blue
5:33 PM
Gone But Not Forgotten
Artist : DON SICKLER
Album : Reflections
Label : Highnote
5:39 PM
Made in Moonlight
Artist : Eliane Elias
Album : Light My Fire
Label : Concord Picante
5:44 PM
You’re Gonna Hear From Me
Artist : Stanley Turrentine
Album : The Spoiler
Label : Blue Note
5:49 PM
May I Come In?
Artist : Kevin Mahogany
Album : My Romance
Label : Warner Brothers
5:54 PM
You Can See
Artist : Ray Brown
Album : Ray Brown/Monty Alexander/Russell Malone
Label : Telarc

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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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