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

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Playlist

November 12, 2012

10:01 AM
If Not For You
Artist : David Finck
Album : Future Day
Label : Soundbrush
10:06 AM
Lost in Meditation
Artist : TAFT JORDAN
Album : Mood Indigo
Label : Prestige
10:12 AM
Lolita
Artist : Barry Harris
Album : At the Jazz Workshop
Label : Riverside
10:17 AM
Three Little Words
Artist : Sarah Vaughan
Album : The Complete Sarah Vaughan on Mercury, Vol. 3
Label : EmArcy
10:21 AM
Body and Soul
Artist : Gerry Mulligan & the Concert Jazz Band
Album : At the Village Vanguard
Label : Verve
10:27 AM
Charlie Brown
Artist : ELLIS MARSALIS
Album : from Wynton & Ellis Marsalis: Joe Cool's Blues
Label : Columbia
10:33 AM
Say Little Mama Say
Artist : JIMMY COBB’S MOB
Album : Only For the Pure at Heart
Label : Fable
10:39 AM
Raincheck
Artist : Scott Hamilton
Album : Jazz Signatures
Label : Concord
10:44 AM
I Won’t Last a Day Without You
Artist : Akiko Tsuruga
Album : Sakura
Label : American Showplace
10:49 AM
Gee Baby, Ain’t I Good to You
Artist : Maria Muldaur
Album : Meet Me Where They Play the Blues
Label : Telarc
10:54 AM
Love Dance
Artist : Michael Dease
Album : Grace
Label : Jazz Legacy
11:01 AM
Autumn in New York
Artist : NAT SIMPKINS
Album : Spare Ribs
Label : Bluejay
11:06 AM
Tangerine
Artist : Brent Jensen
Album : The Sound of a Dry Martini
Label : Origin
11:11 AM
I’m Gonna Tell You This Story One More Time
Artist : B¿la Fleck & Marcus Roberts
Album : Across the Imaginary Divide
Label : Rounder
11:18 AM
Stay Away From Bill
Artist : Diane Schuur
Album : Midnight
Label : Concord
11:22 AM
I’ve Told Ev’ry Little Star
Artist : Sonny Rollins
Album : Sonny Rollins & the Contemporary Leaders
Label : Contemporary
11:27 AM
Moanin’
Artist : Billy Taylor
Album : Uptown
Label : Riverside
11:34 AM
Only Trust Your Heart
Artist : BOBBY LEWIS
Album : Flugel Gourmet
Label : Southport
11:40 AM
The Blues App
Artist : Chuck Loeb
Album : Plain 'n' Simple
Label : Tweety
11:46 AM
Come Fly With Me
Artist : JACKIE ALLEN
Album : The Men in My Life
Label : A440
11:52 AM
Brown Gold
Artist : Art Pepper
Album : The Discovery Sessions
Label : Savoy
11:55 AM
That Old Feeling
Artist : PEE WEE RUSSELL
Album : Swingin' With Pee Wee
Label : Prestige
12:01 PM
Mrs. Robinson
Artist : Marius Nordal
Album : Boomer Jazz
Label : Origin
12:06 PM
April in Paris
Artist : Roy Haynes
Album : Birds of a Feather - a Tribute To Charlie Parker
Label : Dreyfus
12:11 PM
Confessin’ the Blues
Artist : JAY MCSHANN
Album : The Last of the Blue Devils
Label : Koch
12:17 PM
Killer Joe
Artist : Benny Golson
Album : VARIOUS: Legends of Jazz
Label : LRSmedia
12:21 PM
The Golden Striker
Artist : RON CARTER
Album : The Golden Striker
Label : Blue Note
12:27 PM
Close Your Eyes
Artist : WARREN VACHE
Album : Dream Dancing
Label : Arbors
12:33 PM
Besame Mucho
Artist : Arthur Blythe
Album : Blythe Byte
Label : Savant
12:39 PM
The Preacher
Artist : Earl Hines
Album : Honor Thy Fatha
Label : Drive Archive
12:43 PM
Somebody Loves Me
Artist : CLAUDE HOPKINS
Album : Swing Time
Label : Prestige
12:50 PM
Crystal Rain (Sunshower)
Artist : Tessa Souter
Album : Obsession
Label : Motema
12:54 PM
Cold Duck Time
Artist : BROTHER JACK McDUFF
Album : Bringin' It Home
Label : Concord
1:01 PM
Someone to Watch Over Me
Artist : EDDIE HIGGINS TRIO
Album : Haunted Heart
Label : Sunnyside
1:06 PM
Some Other Sunset
Artist : David Benoit
Album : Waiting For Spring
Label : GRP
1:11 PM
The Tender Trap
Artist : Janis Siegel
Album : The Tender Trap
Label : Monarch
1:17 PM
Blue Prelude
Artist : Beegie Adair
Album : I Love Being Here With You - a Jazz Piano Tribute To Peggy Lee
Label : Green Hill
1:21 PM
Moon Mist
Artist : Duke Ellington
Album : Studio Sessions 1957, 1965, 1966, 1967
Label : SAJA
1:27 PM
Meditation
Artist : Charlie Byrd
Album : The Bossa Nova Years
Label : Concord
1:34 PM
Daytona
Artist : Rick Germanson Trio
Album : Off the Cuff
Label : Owl
1:40 PM
Goin’ to Chicago Blues
Artist : Oliver Nelson
Album : More Blues and the Abstract Truth
Label : Impulse
1:45 PM
So That’s How it Is
Artist : HOD O’BRIEN
Album : So That's How It Is
Label : Reservoir
1:51 PM
Tin Tin Deo
Artist : Dizzy Gillespie
Album : Dizzy's Diamonds - Best of the Verve Years
Label : Verve
1:55 PM
I Love You
Artist : Gene Ludwig
Album : Love Notes of Cole Porter
Label : Big O
2:01 PM
If Not For You
Artist : David Finck
Album : Future Day
Label : Soundbrush
2:06 PM
Lost in Meditation
Artist : TAFT JORDAN
Album : Mood Indigo
Label : Prestige
2:12 PM
Lolita
Artist : Barry Harris
Album : At the Jazz Workshop
Label : Riverside
2:17 PM
Three Little Words
Artist : Sarah Vaughan
Album : The Complete Sarah Vaughan on Mercury, Vol. 3
Label : EmArcy
2:21 PM
Body and Soul
Artist : Gerry Mulligan & the Concert Jazz Band
Album : At the Village Vanguard
Label : Verve
2:27 PM
Charlie Brown
Artist : ELLIS MARSALIS
Album : from Wynton & Ellis Marsalis: Joe Cool's Blues
Label : Columbia
2:33 PM
Say Little Mama Say
Artist : JIMMY COBB’S MOB
Album : Only For the Pure at Heart
Label : Fable
2:39 PM
Raincheck
Artist : Scott Hamilton
Album : Jazz Signatures
Label : Concord
2:44 PM
I Won’t Last a Day Without You
Artist : Akiko Tsuruga
Album : Sakura
Label : American Showplace
2:49 PM
Gee Baby, Ain’t I Good to You
Artist : Maria Muldaur
Album : Meet Me Where They Play the Blues
Label : Telarc
2:54 PM
Love Dance
Artist : Michael Dease
Album : Grace
Label : Jazz Legacy
3:01 PM
Autumn in New York
Artist : NAT SIMPKINS
Album : Spare Ribs
Label : Bluejay
3:06 PM
Tangerine
Artist : Brent Jensen
Album : The Sound of a Dry Martini
Label : Origin
3:11 PM
I’m Gonna Tell You This Story One More Time
Artist : B¿la Fleck & Marcus Roberts
Album : Across the Imaginary Divide
Label : Rounder
3:18 PM
Stay Away From Bill
Artist : Diane Schuur
Album : Midnight
Label : Concord
3:22 PM
I’ve Told Ev’ry Little Star
Artist : Sonny Rollins
Album : Sonny Rollins & the Contemporary Leaders
Label : Contemporary
3:27 PM
Moanin’
Artist : Billy Taylor
Album : Uptown
Label : Riverside
3:34 PM
Only Trust Your Heart
Artist : BOBBY LEWIS
Album : Flugel Gourmet
Label : Southport
3:40 PM
The Blues App
Artist : Chuck Loeb
Album : Plain 'n' Simple
Label : Tweety
3:46 PM
Come Fly With Me
Artist : JACKIE ALLEN
Album : The Men in My Life
Label : A440
3:52 PM
Brown Gold
Artist : Art Pepper
Album : The Discovery Sessions
Label : Savoy
3:55 PM
That Old Feeling
Artist : PEE WEE RUSSELL
Album : Swingin' With Pee Wee
Label : Prestige
4:01 PM
Mrs. Robinson
Artist : Marius Nordal
Album : Boomer Jazz
Label : Origin
4:06 PM
April in Paris
Artist : Roy Haynes
Album : Birds of a Feather - a Tribute To Charlie Parker
Label : Dreyfus
4:11 PM
Confessin’ the Blues
Artist : JAY MCSHANN
Album : The Last of the Blue Devils
Label : Koch
4:17 PM
Killer Joe
Artist : Benny Golson
Album : VARIOUS: Legends of Jazz
Label : LRSmedia
4:21 PM
The Golden Striker
Artist : RON CARTER
Album : The Golden Striker
Label : Blue Note
4:27 PM
Close Your Eyes
Artist : WARREN VACHE
Album : Dream Dancing
Label : Arbors
4:33 PM
Besame Mucho
Artist : Arthur Blythe
Album : Blythe Byte
Label : Savant
4:39 PM
The Preacher
Artist : Earl Hines
Album : Honor Thy Fatha
Label : Drive Archive
4:43 PM
Somebody Loves Me
Artist : CLAUDE HOPKINS
Album : Swing Time
Label : Prestige
4:50 PM
Crystal Rain (Sunshower)
Artist : Tessa Souter
Album : Obsession
Label : Motema
4:54 PM
Cold Duck Time
Artist : BROTHER JACK McDUFF
Album : Bringin' It Home
Label : Concord
5:01 PM
Someone to Watch Over Me
Artist : EDDIE HIGGINS TRIO
Album : Haunted Heart
Label : Sunnyside
5:06 PM
Some Other Sunset
Artist : David Benoit
Album : Waiting For Spring
Label : GRP
5:11 PM
The Tender Trap
Artist : Janis Siegel
Album : The Tender Trap
Label : Monarch
5:17 PM
Blue Prelude
Artist : Beegie Adair
Album : I Love Being Here With You - a Jazz Piano Tribute To Peggy Lee
Label : Green Hill
5:21 PM
Moon Mist
Artist : Duke Ellington
Album : Studio Sessions 1957, 1965, 1966, 1967
Label : SAJA
5:27 PM
Meditation
Artist : Charlie Byrd
Album : The Bossa Nova Years
Label : Concord
5:34 PM
Daytona
Artist : Rick Germanson Trio
Album : Off the Cuff
Label : Owl
5:40 PM
Goin’ to Chicago Blues
Artist : Oliver Nelson
Album : More Blues and the Abstract Truth
Label : Impulse
5:45 PM
So That’s How it Is
Artist : HOD O’BRIEN
Album : So That's How It Is
Label : Reservoir
5:51 PM
Tin Tin Deo
Artist : Dizzy Gillespie
Album : Dizzy's Diamonds - Best of the Verve Years
Label : Verve
5:55 PM
I Love You
Artist : Gene Ludwig
Album : Love Notes of Cole Porter
Label : Big O

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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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