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 09, 2012

6:01 AM
Dat Dere
Artist : Brad Mehldau
Album : Live In Marciac
Label : Nonesuch
6:06 AM
Under Sonny’s Bridge
Artist : Ricky Sweum
Album : Pulling Your Own Strings
Label : Origin
6:11 AM
You’ve Changed
Artist : Lou Donaldson
Album : Lush Life
Label : Blue Note
6:17 AM
Seas of Slumber
Artist : Chris Washburne
Album : Fields of Moons
Label : Jazzheads
6:20 AM
Star Song
Artist : VINCE GUARALDI & BOLA SETE
Album : Vince Guaraldi & Bola Sete
Label : Fantasy
6:25 AM
Dream a Little Dream of Me
Artist : PLAS JOHNSON & RED HOLLOWAY
Album : Keep That Groove Going!
Label : Milestone
6:33 AM
Nina Never Knew
Artist : Jay Ashby and Steve Davis
Album : Mistaken Identity
Label : MCG Jazz
6:39 AM
East of the Sun
Artist : Diana Krall
Album : When I Look in Your Eyes
Label : Verve
6:44 AM
Minor Vamp
Artist : Curtis Fuller
Album : VARIOUS: Rebop: the Savoy Originals
Label : Savoy
6:49 AM
Too Marvelous For Words
Artist : Joe Williams
Album : Every Night
Label : Verve
6:55 AM
Rockin’ in Rhythm
Artist : Clark Terry
Album : The Happy Horns of Clark Terry
Label : Impulse
7:01 AM
I Can’t Give You Anything But Love
Artist : Bill Easley
Album : Love Stories
Label : American Showplace
7:06 AM
Struttin’ With Some Barbeque
Artist : CHARLIE SHOEMAKE
Album : Uncrowned Kings & Long Lost Things
Label : Chase
7:11 AM
Blood Count
Artist : Bud Shank & Shorty Rogers
Album : VARIOUS: a Billy Strayhorn Songbook
Label : Concord
7:19 AM
If Someone Had Told Me
Artist : Diane Schuur
Album : Some Other Time
Label : Concord
7:23 AM
Goodbye Pork Pie Hat
Artist : Charles Mingus
Album : Mingus Ah Um
Label : Columbia Legacy
7:28 AM
Have You Met Miss Jones?
Artist : ILLINOIS JACQUET
Album : Flying Home: Best of the Verve Years
Label : Verve
7:35 AM
My Song
Artist : Tamir Hendelman
Album : Destinations
Label : Resonance
7:41 AM
Alone Together
Artist : Stanley Turrentine & The Three Sounds
Album : The Complete "Blue Hour" Sessions
Label : Blue Note
7:46 AM
Zona
Artist : MICHAEL DAVIS
Album : Trumpets Eleven
Label : Hip-Bone
7:51 AM
Lullaby of Broadway
Artist : Dianne Reeves
Album : A Little Moonlight
Label : Blue Note
7:57 AM
Rose Room
Artist : Benny Goodman & Charlie Christian
Album : From CHARLIE CHRISTIAN: the Original Guitar Hero
Label : Columbia
8:01 AM
(I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons
Artist : Bobby Hutcherson
Album : For Sentimental Reasons
Label : Kind of Blue
8:06 AM
Love is Here to Stay
Artist : Houston Person
Album : My Romance
Label : Savant
8:11 AM
One Note Samba
Artist : Stan Getz & Charlie Byrd
Album : VARIOUS: the Girl From Ipanema/The Antonio Carlos Jobim Songbook
Label : Verve
8:18 AM
Jackie-Ing
Artist : Larry Goldings
Album : Quartet
Label : Palmetto
8:22 AM
La Vie en Rose
Artist : Pete Malinverni Trio
Album : A Beautiful Thing!
Label : Saranac
8:28 AM
Who Will Buy?
Artist : PAULA WEST
Album : Restless
Label : Noir
8:33 AM
Fee-Fi-Fo-Fum
Artist : Wayne Shorter
Album : Speak No Evil
Label : Blue Note
8:39 AM
The Bluebird
Artist : Karrin Allyson
Album : In Blue
Label : Concord
8:43 AM
In a Mellow Tone
Artist : NEW YORK ALL-STARS
Album : Broadway: the New York Allstars Play Jazz Favorites
Label : Nagel Heyer
8:49 AM
Daydream
Artist : MAGGIE GALLOWAY
Album : More Than You Know...
Label : Brownstone
8:54 AM
Late Late Show
Artist : ERIC JOHNSON
Album : Bumpin' in L.A.
Label : Clarion
9:01 AM
Stranger in Paradise
Artist : George Shearing and the Montgomery Brothers
Album : George Shearing and the Montgomery Brothers
Label : Jazzland
9:06 AM
They Didn’t Believe Me
Artist : LUCKY THOMPSON
Album : VARIOUS: the Jazz Giants Play Jerome Kern
Label : Prestige
9:11 AM
Crazy He Calls Me
Artist : Ahmad Jamal
Album : The Legendary Okeh & Epic Recordings
Label : Epic
9:17 AM
It’s Delovely
Artist : Bob Alberti Quartet
Album : Everything I Love
Label : Dolphin
9:21 AM
Moonglow
Artist : Jeremy Davenport
Album : Maybe in a Dream
Label : Telarc
9:26 AM
The Look of Love
Artist : Rod McGaha
Album : a gentle man
Label : Rod McGaha
9:33 AM
I Can’t Help It
Artist : JC Stylles
Album : Exhilaration and Other States (Featuring Pat Bianchi & Lawrence Leathers)
Label : Motema
9:39 AM
Canadian Sunset
Artist : Gene Ammons
Album : Boss Tenor
Label : Prestige
9:45 AM
All the Things You Are
Artist : Columbus Jazz Orchestra
Album : Night Magic ... the Sounds of Big Band Jazz
Label : Sea Breeze
9:50 AM
Here’s That Rainy Day
Artist : Kevin Mahogany
Album : You Got What It Takes
Label : Enja
9:55 AM
Smack Up
Artist : Art Pepper Quintet
Album : Smack Up
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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