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 08, 2012

10:01 AM
This Heart of Mine
Artist : Marc McDonald
Album : It Doesn't End Here
Label : No End in Sight
10:06 AM
Meditation
Artist : Royce Campbell
Album : A Tribute to Charlie Byrd
Label : Jardis
10:11 AM
Moondance
Artist : RAMSEY LEWIS & NANCY WILSON
Album : Meant to Be
Label : Narada Jazz
10:17 AM
St. James Infirmary
Artist : Allen Toussaint
Album : The Bright Mississippi
Composer : Trad.
Label : Nonesuch
10:21 AM
I Was Telling Him About You
Artist : CLAIRE MARTIN
Album : Old Boyfriends
Label : Linn
10:27 AM
Solid Old Man
Artist : DAN BARRETT
Album : Harlem 2000
Label : Nagel Heyer
10:33 AM
Blue Lights
Artist : Coleman Hawkins
Album : The Hawk Flies High
Label : Riverside
10:39 AM
Very Early
Artist : George Shearing
Album : That Shearing Sound
Label : Telarc
10:44 AM
The Duke
Artist : THE SWING LEGACY
Album : Dancing on a Blue Moon
Label : Mephistopheles
10:49 AM
Boogie Blues
Artist : MAGGIE GALLOWAY
Album : More Than You Know...
Label : Brownstone
10:54 AM
I Hadn’t Anyone Till You
Artist : FLIP PHILLIPS
Album : Swing is the Thing!
Label : Verve
11:01 AM
Blues for Wood
Artist : NEIL McNAMARA
Album : Rainy Night
Label : Bonobo
11:06 AM
Taffy
Artist : Johnny Hodges & Wild Bill Davis
Album : (1965-1966)
Label : RCA
11:11 AM
Au Bord De L’eau
Artist : Larry Goldings
Album : Quartet
Label : Palmetto
11:19 AM
Hey There
Artist : Mark Elf
Album : Swingin'
Label : Jen Bay
11:23 AM
The Route
Artist : Chet Baker
Album : Jazz Profile
Label : Blue Note
11:28 AM
More Than You Know
Artist : DAKOTA STATON
Album : A Packet of Love Letters
Label : Highnote
11:35 AM
Come Rain or Come Shine
Artist : Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers
Album : Moanin'
Label : Blue Note
11:41 AM
Inspiracao
Artist : Lori Mechem & Ritmos Picante
Album : Welcome To Brazil
Label : Cognito
11:47 AM
The Thrill Is Gone
Artist : Mary Stallings
Album : Live at the Village Vanguard
Label : MaxJazz
11:52 AM
In and Out
Artist : Wes Montgomery
Album : Movin' Wes
Label : Verve
11:55 AM
Poinciana
Artist : Ahmad Jamal
Album : The Legendary Okeh & Epic Recordings
Label : Epic
12:01 PM
Put on a Happy Face
Artist : Eric Johnson
Album : Supahighway
Label : Clarion Jazz
12:06 PM
Naima
Artist : Billy Taylor
Album : Music Keeps Us Young
Label : Arkadia Jazz
12:11 PM
Do I Love You Because You’re Beautiful
Artist : John Coltrane
Album : VARIOUS: the Jazz Giants Play Rodgers & Hammerstein
Label : Prestige
12:18 PM
You Will Know
Artist : Russell Malone
Album : Look Who's Here
Label : Verve
12:22 PM
Bill Bailey
Artist : Zoot Sims
Album : Down Home
Label : Bethlehem
12:27 PM
Wave
Artist : Gerry Mulligan
Album : The Art of Gerry Mulligan/The Final Recordings
Label : Telarc
12:33 PM
Today
Artist : Chie Imaizumi
Album : A Time of New Beginnings
Label : Capri
12:39 PM
Love For Sale
Artist : Denis Solee & Beegie Adair
Album : Sax & Swing
Label : Green Hill
12:44 PM
Forest Flower
Artist : NIKA REJTO
Album : Bridge Weaver
Label : Unika
12:50 PM
Stompin’ at the Savoy
Artist : John Pizzarelli
Album : Let There Be Love
Label : Telarc
12:54 PM
U-Dance
Artist : Ulf Wakenius
Album : Notes From the Heart
Label : ACT Music
1:01 PM
Batter Up
Artist : Andre Previn & David Finck
Album : Live at the Jazz Standard
Label : Decca
1:06 PM
For Lena and Lennie
Artist : Quincy Jones
Album : The Quintessence
Label : Impulse
1:10 PM
One Mint Julep
Artist : ROSEANNA VITRO
Album : Catchin' Some Rays
Label : Telarc
1:16 PM
Baby Let Me Hold Your Hand
Artist : Hank Crawford
Album : Memphis, Ray & a Touch of Moody
Label : 32 Jazz
1:20 PM
The Very Thought of You
Artist : Wynton Marsalis
Album : VARIOUS: the Very Thought of You/Jazz For Lovers
Label : Columbia
1:26 PM
Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
Artist : Ella Fitzgerald
Album : Sings the Duke Ellington Songbook
Label : Verve
1:32 PM
Satin Doll
Artist : Jo Jones
Album : The Essential
Label : Vanguard
1:38 PM
Raincheck
Artist : Scott Hamilton
Album : Jazz Signatures
Label : Concord
1:43 PM
But Not For Me
Artist : J.J. JOHNSON
Album : Vivian
Label : Concord
1:49 PM
No Moon at All
Artist : PAUL VORNHAGEN
Album : Parisian Protocol
Label : Schoolkids
1:54 PM
Jack and the Key Boo Ba
Artist : Nelda Swiggett
Album : This Time
Label : OA2
2:01 PM
This Heart of Mine
Artist : Marc McDonald
Album : It Doesn't End Here
Label : No End in Sight
2:06 PM
Meditation
Artist : Royce Campbell
Album : A Tribute to Charlie Byrd
Label : Jardis
2:11 PM
Moondance
Artist : RAMSEY LEWIS & NANCY WILSON
Album : Meant to Be
Label : Narada Jazz
2:17 PM
St. James Infirmary
Artist : Allen Toussaint
Album : The Bright Mississippi
Composer : Trad.
Label : Nonesuch
2:21 PM
I Was Telling Him About You
Artist : CLAIRE MARTIN
Album : Old Boyfriends
Label : Linn
2:27 PM
Solid Old Man
Artist : DAN BARRETT
Album : Harlem 2000
Label : Nagel Heyer
2:33 PM
Blue Lights
Artist : Coleman Hawkins
Album : The Hawk Flies High
Label : Riverside
2:39 PM
Very Early
Artist : George Shearing
Album : That Shearing Sound
Label : Telarc
2:44 PM
The Duke
Artist : THE SWING LEGACY
Album : Dancing on a Blue Moon
Label : Mephistopheles
2:49 PM
Boogie Blues
Artist : MAGGIE GALLOWAY
Album : More Than You Know...
Label : Brownstone
2:54 PM
I Hadn’t Anyone Till You
Artist : FLIP PHILLIPS
Album : Swing is the Thing!
Label : Verve
3:01 PM
Blues for Wood
Artist : NEIL McNAMARA
Album : Rainy Night
Label : Bonobo
3:06 PM
Taffy
Artist : Johnny Hodges & Wild Bill Davis
Album : (1965-1966)
Label : RCA
3:11 PM
Au Bord De L’eau
Artist : Larry Goldings
Album : Quartet
Label : Palmetto
3:19 PM
Hey There
Artist : Mark Elf
Album : Swingin'
Label : Jen Bay
3:23 PM
The Route
Artist : Chet Baker
Album : Jazz Profile
Label : Blue Note
3:28 PM
More Than You Know
Artist : DAKOTA STATON
Album : A Packet of Love Letters
Label : Highnote
3:35 PM
Come Rain or Come Shine
Artist : Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers
Album : Moanin'
Label : Blue Note
3:41 PM
Inspiracao
Artist : Lori Mechem & Ritmos Picante
Album : Welcome To Brazil
Label : Cognito
3:47 PM
The Thrill Is Gone
Artist : Mary Stallings
Album : Live at the Village Vanguard
Label : MaxJazz
3:52 PM
In and Out
Artist : Wes Montgomery
Album : Movin' Wes
Label : Verve
3:55 PM
Poinciana
Artist : Ahmad Jamal
Album : The Legendary Okeh & Epic Recordings
Label : Epic
4:01 PM
Put on a Happy Face
Artist : Eric Johnson
Album : Supahighway
Label : Clarion Jazz
4:06 PM
Naima
Artist : Billy Taylor
Album : Music Keeps Us Young
Label : Arkadia Jazz
4:11 PM
Do I Love You Because You’re Beautiful
Artist : John Coltrane
Album : VARIOUS: the Jazz Giants Play Rodgers & Hammerstein
Label : Prestige
4:18 PM
You Will Know
Artist : Russell Malone
Album : Look Who's Here
Label : Verve
4:22 PM
Bill Bailey
Artist : Zoot Sims
Album : Down Home
Label : Bethlehem
4:27 PM
Wave
Artist : Gerry Mulligan
Album : The Art of Gerry Mulligan/The Final Recordings
Label : Telarc
4:33 PM
Today
Artist : Chie Imaizumi
Album : A Time of New Beginnings
Label : Capri
4:39 PM
Love For Sale
Artist : Denis Solee & Beegie Adair
Album : Sax & Swing
Label : Green Hill
4:44 PM
Forest Flower
Artist : NIKA REJTO
Album : Bridge Weaver
Label : Unika
4:50 PM
Stompin’ at the Savoy
Artist : John Pizzarelli
Album : Let There Be Love
Label : Telarc
4:54 PM
U-Dance
Artist : Ulf Wakenius
Album : Notes From the Heart
Label : ACT Music
5:01 PM
Batter Up
Artist : Andre Previn & David Finck
Album : Live at the Jazz Standard
Label : Decca
5:06 PM
For Lena and Lennie
Artist : Quincy Jones
Album : The Quintessence
Label : Impulse
5:10 PM
One Mint Julep
Artist : ROSEANNA VITRO
Album : Catchin' Some Rays
Label : Telarc
5:16 PM
Baby Let Me Hold Your Hand
Artist : Hank Crawford
Album : Memphis, Ray & a Touch of Moody
Label : 32 Jazz
5:20 PM
The Very Thought of You
Artist : Wynton Marsalis
Album : VARIOUS: the Very Thought of You/Jazz For Lovers
Label : Columbia
5:26 PM
Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
Artist : Ella Fitzgerald
Album : Sings the Duke Ellington Songbook
Label : Verve
5:32 PM
Satin Doll
Artist : Jo Jones
Album : The Essential
Label : Vanguard
5:38 PM
Raincheck
Artist : Scott Hamilton
Album : Jazz Signatures
Label : Concord
5:43 PM
But Not For Me
Artist : J.J. JOHNSON
Album : Vivian
Label : Concord
5:49 PM
No Moon at All
Artist : PAUL VORNHAGEN
Album : Parisian Protocol
Label : Schoolkids
5:54 PM
Jack and the Key Boo Ba
Artist : Nelda Swiggett
Album : This Time
Label : OA2

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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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