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

November 10, 2012

6:01 AM
Deep Purple
Artist : Stanley Turrentine
Album : Let It Go
Label : Impulse
6:06 AM
They All Say I’m the Biggest Fool
Artist : Etta Jones
Album : My Buddy
Label : Highnote
6:11 AM
The Sermon
Artist : Hampton Hawes
Album : The Sermon
Label : Contemporary
6:16 AM
Tangerine
Artist : MIKE HATCHARD & HERBIE FLOWERS
Album : The Business
Label : Zah Zah
6:20 AM
Calling Softly
Artist : BOOKER LITTLE
Album : Booker Little and Friend
Label : Bethlehem
6:26 AM
Blues for Joe
Artist : JOHN PISANO
Album : Conversation Pieces
Label : Pablo
6:33 AM
In a Sentimental Mood
Artist : Billy Taylor
Album : Ten Fingers - One Voice
Label : Arkadia Jazz
6:39 AM
Blues for J
Artist : Jimmy Smith
Album : VARIOUS: Kickin' the 3/The Best of Organ Trio Jazz
Label : Shanachie
6:44 AM
Autumn in New York
Artist : Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong
Album : Ella and Louis Again
Label : Verve
6:50 AM
Things Ain’t What They Used to Be
Artist : Duke Ellington
Album : Piano Reflections
Label : Capitol
6:53 AM
Chillin’
Artist : David "Fathead" Newman
Album : Chillin'
Label : Highnote
7:01 AM
Telepathy
Artist : Colin Vallon Trio
Album : Rruga
Label : ECM
7:06 AM
What’s New?
Artist : Wynton Kelly Trio & Wes Montgomery
Album : Smokin' at the Half Note
Label : Verve
7:12 AM
Three to Get Ready
Artist : Dave Brubeck
Album : Time Out
Label : Columbia
7:19 AM
I Cover the Waterfront
Artist : JOE ROLAND
Album : Joe Roland
Label : Bethlehem
7:23 AM
Song For Alex
Artist : Bruce Barth
Album : Live at the Village Vanguard
Label : MaxJazz
7:28 AM
The Best is Yet to Come
Artist : David & Maureen Budway
Album : Jazz the Budway
Label : Alanna
7:34 AM
Eugene and Marie
Artist : ELIAS HASLANGER
Album : Kicks Are For Kids
Label : Heart
7:40 AM
Too Marvelous For Words
Artist : EARL KLUGH
Album : The Earl Klugh Trio, Vol. One
Label : Warner Brothers
7:44 AM
The Jody Grind
Artist : Joey DeFrancesco
Album : Finger Poppin'
Label : Doodlin'
7:50 AM
I’m Just a Lucky So and So
Artist : MAGGIE GALLOWAY
Album : More Than You Know...
Label : Brownstone
7:55 AM
Sultry Serenade
Artist : Herbie Mann
Album : Sultry Serenade
Label : Riverside
8:01 AM
Summertime
Artist : ANDY LAVERNE
Album : Four Miles
Label : Triloka
8:06 AM
Solar
Artist : Miles Davis
Album : Jazz Showcase
Label : Prestige
8:10 AM
Monk’s Dream
Artist : Sachal Vasandani
Album : We Move
Label : Mack Avenue
8:17 AM
Both Sides Now
Artist : TOM GRANT
Album : Nice Work if You Can Get It
Label : NuWrinkle
8:21 AM
Recorda Me
Artist : Joe Henderson
Album : Page One
Label : Blue Note
8:27 AM
Pennies From Heaven
Artist : Lester Young & ’Sweets’ Edison
Album : from OSCAR PETERSON: a Jazz Odyssey
Label : Verve
8:34 AM
Besame Mucho
Artist : Arthur Blythe
Album : Blythe Byte
Label : Savant
8:40 AM
Born to be Blue
Artist : Bobby Timmons
Album : Moanin' Blues
Label : Prestige
8:45 AM
The Days of Wine and Roses
Artist : Vince Guaraldi & Bola Sete
Album : Vince Guaraldi & Bola Sete
Label : Fantasy
8:50 AM
These Foolish Things
Artist : Adia Ledbetter
Album : Take 2: Rendezvous With Yesterdays
Label : Adia Ledbetter
8:54 AM
Love With a Proper Stranger
Artist : Bill Easley
Album : Love Stories
Label : American Showplace
9:01 AM
Repetition
Artist : Joe Pass Quartet
Album : Live at Yoshi's, Vol. 2
Label : Pablo
9:06 AM
Just a Memory
Artist : Johnny Hodges
Album : Duke Ellington & Johnny Hodges: Side By Side
Label : Verve
9:12 AM
You’d Be So Nice to Come Home To
Artist : Dan Adler
Album : All Things Familiar
Label : Crawdad
9:18 AM
One for My Baby
Artist : Dianne Reeves
Album : Good Night and Good Luck
Label : Concord Jazz
9:22 AM
Bits and Pieces
Artist : Clarence ’Gatemouth’ Brown
Album : Gate Swings
Label : Verve
9:28 AM
Hallelujah to Ya
Artist : Horace Silver
Album : Rockin' With Rachmaninoff
Label : Bop City
9:35 AM
Don’t Deceive Me (Please Don’t Go)
Artist : Hank Crawford
Album : Crunch Time
Label : Milestone
9:41 AM
Mi Guajira
Artist : Dave Bass Quartet
Album : Gone
Label : Dave Bass Music
9:46 AM
Out of Nowhere
Artist : BOBBE NORRIS
Album : Out of Nowhere
Label : 4 Directions
9:52 AM
Poinciana
Artist : Benny Carter & Oscar Peterson
Album : Cosmopolite: the Oscar Peterson Verve Sessions
Label : Verve
9:55 AM
Waiting for Love
Artist : David Benoit
Album : Letter to Evan
Label : GRP
10:01 AM
Tonite I Shall Sleep With a Smile on My Face
Artist : Scott Hamilton
Album : Radio City
Label : Concord
10:06 AM
Discussao
Artist : Michael Dease
Album : Grace
Label : Jazz Legacy
10:11 AM
In Your Own Sweet Way
Artist : Marian McPartland
Album : Hickory House Trio - Reprise
Label : Concord
10:16 AM
Blues in the Night
Artist : NICHOLAS PAYTON
Album : Dear Louis
Label : Verve
10:20 AM
A very "Lazy Bird"
Artist : Cliff Monear
Album : It's About Time
Label : Cliff Monear
10:26 AM
Night and Day
Artist : DAN PAPAILA
Album : Full Circle
Label : A-Records
10:33 AM
Moment to Moment
Artist : JIMMY COBB’S MOB
Album : Cobb's Groove
Label : Milestone
10:39 AM
East of the Sun
Artist : George Shearing
Album : That Shearing Sound
Label : Telarc
10:43 AM
Exactly Like You
Artist : Gene Ammons
Album : Jug
Label : Prestige
10:49 AM
I Was Doing All Right
Artist : SUSANNAH McCORKLE
Album : Someone to Watch Over Me
Label : Concord
10:54 AM
Just You, Just Me
Artist : Scott Hamilton & Bucky Pizzarelli
Album : The Red Door
Label : Concord
11:01 AM
Someone to Watch Over Me
Artist : EDDIE HIGGINS TRIO
Album : Haunted Heart
Label : Sunnyside
11:06 AM
Waltz for Carmen
Artist : LEE RITENOUR
Album : Stolen Moments
Label : GRP
11:12 AM
Mount Harissa
Artist : Dan Block
Album : From His World to Mine
Label : Miles High
11:20 AM
That’s What I Thought You Said
Artist : Ernie Andrews
Album : Girl Talk
Label : Highnote
11:24 AM
Mamma Faye
Artist : SHERMAN IRBY
Album : Full Circle .
Label : Blue Note
11:29 AM
You’re Getting to be a Habit With Me
Artist : RALPH SHARON TRIO
Album : Plays the Harry Warren Songbook
Label : DRG
11:33 AM
How Long Has This Been Going On?
Artist : Janis Siegel
Album : The Tender Trap
Label : Monarch
11:39 AM
Beautiful Love
Artist : John Stein
Album : Raising the Roof
Label : Whaling City Sound
11:44 AM
Autumn Nocturne
Artist : Lou Donaldson
Album : Blues Walk
Label : Blue Note
11:49 AM
I Only Have Eyes for You
Artist : Houston Person
Album : Soft Lights
Label : Highnote
11:54 AM
Ideal Standard
Artist : Salvatore Bonafede Trio
Album : Sicilian Opening
Label : Jazzeyes
12:01 PM
Deep Purple
Artist : Stanley Turrentine
Album : Let It Go
Label : Impulse
12:06 PM
They All Say I’m the Biggest Fool
Artist : Etta Jones
Album : My Buddy
Label : Highnote
12:11 PM
The Sermon
Artist : Hampton Hawes
Album : The Sermon
Label : Contemporary
12:16 PM
Tangerine
Artist : MIKE HATCHARD & HERBIE FLOWERS
Album : The Business
Label : Zah Zah
12:20 PM
Calling Softly
Artist : BOOKER LITTLE
Album : Booker Little and Friend
Label : Bethlehem
12:26 PM
Blues for Joe
Artist : JOHN PISANO
Album : Conversation Pieces
Label : Pablo
12:33 PM
In a Sentimental Mood
Artist : Billy Taylor
Album : Ten Fingers - One Voice
Label : Arkadia Jazz
12:39 PM
Blues for J
Artist : Jimmy Smith
Album : VARIOUS: Kickin' the 3/The Best of Organ Trio Jazz
Label : Shanachie
12:44 PM
Autumn in New York
Artist : Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong
Album : Ella and Louis Again
Label : Verve
12:50 PM
Things Ain’t What They Used to Be
Artist : Duke Ellington
Album : Piano Reflections
Label : Capitol
12:53 PM
Chillin’
Artist : David "Fathead" Newman
Album : Chillin'
Label : Highnote
1:01 PM
Telepathy
Artist : Colin Vallon Trio
Album : Rruga
Label : ECM
1:06 PM
What’s New?
Artist : Wynton Kelly Trio & Wes Montgomery
Album : Smokin' at the Half Note
Label : Verve
1:12 PM
Three to Get Ready
Artist : Dave Brubeck
Album : Time Out
Label : Columbia
1:19 PM
I Cover the Waterfront
Artist : JOE ROLAND
Album : Joe Roland
Label : Bethlehem
1:23 PM
Song For Alex
Artist : Bruce Barth
Album : Live at the Village Vanguard
Label : MaxJazz
1:28 PM
The Best is Yet to Come
Artist : David & Maureen Budway
Album : Jazz the Budway
Label : Alanna
1:34 PM
Eugene and Marie
Artist : ELIAS HASLANGER
Album : Kicks Are For Kids
Label : Heart
1:40 PM
Too Marvelous For Words
Artist : EARL KLUGH
Album : The Earl Klugh Trio, Vol. One
Label : Warner Brothers
1:44 PM
The Jody Grind
Artist : Joey DeFrancesco
Album : Finger Poppin'
Label : Doodlin'
1:50 PM
I’m Just a Lucky So and So
Artist : MAGGIE GALLOWAY
Album : More Than You Know...
Label : Brownstone
1:55 PM
Sultry Serenade
Artist : Herbie Mann
Album : Sultry Serenade
Label : Riverside
2:01 PM
Summertime
Artist : ANDY LAVERNE
Album : Four Miles
Label : Triloka
2:06 PM
Solar
Artist : Miles Davis
Album : Jazz Showcase
Label : Prestige
2:10 PM
Monk’s Dream
Artist : Sachal Vasandani
Album : We Move
Label : Mack Avenue
2:17 PM
Both Sides Now
Artist : TOM GRANT
Album : Nice Work if You Can Get It
Label : NuWrinkle
2:21 PM
Recorda Me
Artist : Joe Henderson
Album : Page One
Label : Blue Note
2:27 PM
Pennies From Heaven
Artist : Lester Young & ’Sweets’ Edison
Album : from OSCAR PETERSON: a Jazz Odyssey
Label : Verve
2:34 PM
Besame Mucho
Artist : Arthur Blythe
Album : Blythe Byte
Label : Savant
2:40 PM
Born to be Blue
Artist : Bobby Timmons
Album : Moanin' Blues
Label : Prestige
2:45 PM
The Days of Wine and Roses
Artist : Vince Guaraldi & Bola Sete
Album : Vince Guaraldi & Bola Sete
Label : Fantasy
2:50 PM
These Foolish Things
Artist : Adia Ledbetter
Album : Take 2: Rendezvous With Yesterdays
Label : Adia Ledbetter
2:54 PM
Love With a Proper Stranger
Artist : Bill Easley
Album : Love Stories
Label : American Showplace
3:01 PM
Repetition
Artist : Joe Pass Quartet
Album : Live at Yoshi's, Vol. 2
Label : Pablo
3:06 PM
Just a Memory
Artist : Johnny Hodges
Album : Duke Ellington & Johnny Hodges: Side By Side
Label : Verve
3:12 PM
You’d Be So Nice to Come Home To
Artist : Dan Adler
Album : All Things Familiar
Label : Crawdad
3:18 PM
One for My Baby
Artist : Dianne Reeves
Album : Good Night and Good Luck
Label : Concord Jazz
3:22 PM
Bits and Pieces
Artist : Clarence ’Gatemouth’ Brown
Album : Gate Swings
Label : Verve
3:28 PM
Hallelujah to Ya
Artist : Horace Silver
Album : Rockin' With Rachmaninoff
Label : Bop City
3:35 PM
Don’t Deceive Me (Please Don’t Go)
Artist : Hank Crawford
Album : Crunch Time
Label : Milestone
3:41 PM
Mi Guajira
Artist : Dave Bass Quartet
Album : Gone
Label : Dave Bass Music
3:46 PM
Out of Nowhere
Artist : BOBBE NORRIS
Album : Out of Nowhere
Label : 4 Directions
3:52 PM
Poinciana
Artist : Benny Carter & Oscar Peterson
Album : Cosmopolite: the Oscar Peterson Verve Sessions
Label : Verve
3:55 PM
Waiting for Love
Artist : David Benoit
Album : Letter to Evan
Label : GRP
4:01 PM
Tonite I Shall Sleep With a Smile on My Face
Artist : Scott Hamilton
Album : Radio City
Label : Concord
4:06 PM
Discussao
Artist : Michael Dease
Album : Grace
Label : Jazz Legacy
4:11 PM
In Your Own Sweet Way
Artist : Marian McPartland
Album : Hickory House Trio - Reprise
Label : Concord
4:16 PM
Blues in the Night
Artist : NICHOLAS PAYTON
Album : Dear Louis
Label : Verve
4:20 PM
A very "Lazy Bird"
Artist : Cliff Monear
Album : It's About Time
Label : Cliff Monear
4:26 PM
Night and Day
Artist : DAN PAPAILA
Album : Full Circle
Label : A-Records
4:33 PM
Moment to Moment
Artist : JIMMY COBB’S MOB
Album : Cobb's Groove
Label : Milestone
4:39 PM
East of the Sun
Artist : George Shearing
Album : That Shearing Sound
Label : Telarc
4:43 PM
Exactly Like You
Artist : Gene Ammons
Album : Jug
Label : Prestige
4:49 PM
I Was Doing All Right
Artist : SUSANNAH McCORKLE
Album : Someone to Watch Over Me
Label : Concord
4:54 PM
Just You, Just Me
Artist : Scott Hamilton & Bucky Pizzarelli
Album : The Red Door
Label : Concord
5:01 PM
Someone to Watch Over Me
Artist : EDDIE HIGGINS TRIO
Album : Haunted Heart
Label : Sunnyside
5:06 PM
Waltz for Carmen
Artist : LEE RITENOUR
Album : Stolen Moments
Label : GRP
5:12 PM
Mount Harissa
Artist : Dan Block
Album : From His World to Mine
Label : Miles High
5:20 PM
That’s What I Thought You Said
Artist : Ernie Andrews
Album : Girl Talk
Label : Highnote
5:24 PM
Mamma Faye
Artist : SHERMAN IRBY
Album : Full Circle .
Label : Blue Note
5:29 PM
You’re Getting to be a Habit With Me
Artist : RALPH SHARON TRIO
Album : Plays the Harry Warren Songbook
Label : DRG
5:33 PM
How Long Has This Been Going On?
Artist : Janis Siegel
Album : The Tender Trap
Label : Monarch
5:39 PM
Beautiful Love
Artist : John Stein
Album : Raising the Roof
Label : Whaling City Sound
5:44 PM
Autumn Nocturne
Artist : Lou Donaldson
Album : Blues Walk
Label : Blue Note
5:49 PM
I Only Have Eyes for You
Artist : Houston Person
Album : Soft Lights
Label : Highnote
5:54 PM
Ideal Standard
Artist : Salvatore Bonafede Trio
Album : Sicilian Opening
Label : Jazzeyes

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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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