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 10, 2012

6:01 AM
Giant Steps
Artist : John Coltrane
Album : Giant Steps
Composer : Coltrane
Label : Atlantic
6:06 AM
Ain’t Misbehavin’
Artist : Ray Charles
Album : Blues + Jazz
Label : Rhino
6:11 AM
How High the Moon
Artist : Benny Carter & Phil Woods
Album : Another Time, Another Place
Label : Evening Star
6:19 AM
No Hard Feelings
Artist : George Shearing and the Montgomery Brothers
Album : George Shearing and the Montgomery Brothers
Label : Jazzland
6:23 AM
We’ve Only Just Begun
Artist : Russell Malone
Album : Playground
Label : MaxJazz
6:28 AM
I’ll Remember April
Artist : THAD JONES
Album : VARIOUS: Debut/Period Original Jazz Classics
Label : Debut
6:33 AM
Jim
Artist : Sarah Vaughan
Album : Sarah Vaughan With Clifford Brown
Label : EmArcy
6:39 AM
In a Sentimental Mood
Artist : Duke Ellington & John Coltrane
Album : Duke Ellington & John Coltrane
Label : Impulse
6:43 AM
Something to Live For
Artist : NORMAN SIMMONS
Album : Synthesis
Label : Savant
6:50 AM
Snibor
Artist : Chris Flory
Album : Word on the Street
Label : Double Time
6:54 AM
Scarecrow
Artist : BOB WILBER
Album : Everywhere You Go There's Jazz
Label : Arbors
7:01 AM
Eleanor Rigby
Artist : Marius Nordal
Album : Boomer Jazz
Label : Origin
7:06 AM
Un Grand Amor
Artist : Stan Getz
Album : Live in Paris
Label : Dreyfus
7:12 AM
I Thought About You
Artist : Kenny Burrell
Album : Bluesy Burrell
Label : Moodsville
7:17 AM
I Don’t Know Enough About You
Artist : Maria Muldaur
Album : A Woman Alone With the Blues
Label : Telarc
7:21 AM
Take Five
Artist : Dave Brubeck
Album : Time Out
Label : Columbia
7:27 AM
This Guy’s in Love With You
Artist : Larry Goldings
Album : Sweet Science
Label : Palmetto
7:34 AM
What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?
Artist : Bobby Hutcherson
Album : For Sentimental Reasons
Label : Kind of Blue
7:40 AM
Hanging at Andrew Jaegar’s
Artist : Mike Rinta
Album : Eponymous
Label : Wide Hive
7:44 AM
Tin Tin Deo
Artist : BEN ARONOV
Album : The Best Thing For Me
Label : Arbors
7:50 AM
Take Love Easy
Artist : Shirley Horn
Album : May the Music Never End
Label : Verve
7:55 AM
The End of a Love Affair
Artist : Bill Easley
Album : Love Stories
Label : American Showplace
8:01 AM
Mere Madness
Artist : Nelda Swiggett
Album : This Time
Label : OA2
8:06 AM
Rainy Night
Artist : NEIL McNAMARA
Album : Rainy Night
Label : Bonobo
8:11 AM
Street of Dreams
Artist : Marian McPartland
Album : Hickory House Trio - Reprise
Label : Concord
8:16 AM
If Dreams Come True
Artist : John Pizzarelli & George Shearing
Album : The Rare Delight of You
Label : Telarc
8:20 AM
Makin’ Whoopee
Artist : Ben Webster
Album : Soulville
Label : Verve
8:25 AM
Three / Four Miss C
Artist : Bob DeVos
Album : Shifting Sands
Label : Savant
8:33 AM
Minorin’ the Blues
Artist : The Birdland Stars
Album : Birdland Stars 1956
Label : Bluebird
8:39 AM
Exactly Like You
Artist : Dianne Reeves
Album : That Day...
Label : Blue Note
8:44 AM
Just A Few
Artist : Tony Guerrero
Album : Blue Room
Label : Charleston Square
8:49 AM
Song of the Jet
Artist : ROSEANNA VITRO
Album : Tropical Postcards
Label : A-Records
8:55 AM
Memphis Underground
Artist : Mark Weinstein
Album : Jazz Brazil
Label : Jazzheads
9:01 AM
Serves Me Right
Artist : Cannonball Adderley
Album : Things Are Getting Better
Label : Riverside
9:06 AM
Joy Unspeakable
Artist : Rod McGaha
Album : Preacherman
Label : Compass
9:11 AM
Respiration
Artist : BEN ALLISON & MEDICINE WHEEL
Album : Buzz
Label : Palmetto
9:18 AM
Kansas City
Artist : Chris Connor
Album : Warm Cool
Label : 32 Jazz
9:22 AM
The Long Road Home
Artist : ERNIE WATTS
Album : The Long Road Home
Label : JVC
9:28 AM
What It’s All About
Artist : Gerry Mulligan & Johnny Hodges
Album : Gerry Mulligan Meets Johnny Hodges
Label : Verve
9:34 AM
Blue Moonlight
Artist : Benny Carter
Album : Songbook Volume II
Label : Musicmasters
9:40 AM
Wonder Why
Artist : Houston Person
Album : Blue Velvet
Label : Highnote
9:44 AM
Last Call
Artist : Josh Rzepka
Album : Midwest Coast
Label : Josh Rzepka
9:50 AM
My Romance
Artist : Gene Ammons
Album : Boss Tenor
Label : Prestige
9:54 AM
Visible Man
Artist : Avery Sharpe Trio
Album : Autumn Moonlight
Label : JKNM

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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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