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 13, 2012

6:01 AM
Honeybone
Artist : Russell Malone
Album : Triple Play
Label : MaxJazz
6:06 AM
Tracin’ Tracy
Artist : Grant Green
Album : Sunday Mornin'
Label : Blue Note
6:11 AM
Street of Dreams
Artist : Cliff Monear
Album : ¿at the End of the Day
Label : Green Tea Jazz
6:17 AM
Just Like a Butterfly That’s Caught In The Rain
Artist : Diana Krall
Album : Glad Rag Doll
Label : Verve
6:21 AM
Invitation
Artist : David "Fathead" Newman
Album : Chillin'
Label : Highnote
6:27 AM
Cheesecake
Artist : LEONARD HOCHMAN
Album : Manhattan Morning
Label : Jazzheads
6:34 AM
Do Nothin’ Till You Hear From Me
Artist : BUDDY DeFRANCO & DAVE McKENNA
Album : Do Nothing Till You Hear From Us!
Label : Concord
6:40 AM
Darn That Dream
Artist : George Shearing
Album : Lullabies of Birdland - a Musical Autobiography
Label : Concord
6:44 AM
Bye-Ya
Artist : Kim Pensyl & Phil DeGreg
Album : Melodious Monk
Label : Summit
6:50 AM
Lullaby of the Leaves
Artist : JACKIE RYAN
Album : Passion Flower
Label : OpenArt
6:55 AM
Brigas Nunca Mais
Artist : Jacob Melchior
Album : It's About Time
Label : Jacob Melchoir
7:01 AM
On the Sunny Side of the Street
Artist : Ed Saindon
Album : Swing on the Sunnyside
Label : A Records
7:06 AM
Tune For Roger
Artist : JC Stylles
Album : Exhilaration and Other States (Featuring Pat Bianchi & Lawrence Leathers)
Label : Motema
7:11 AM
Say It (Over and Over Again)
Artist : John Coltrane
Album : Ballads
Label : Impulse
7:17 AM
St. Andrews Place Blues
Artist : Buddy Collette
Album : VARIOUS: the West Coast Jazz Box
Label : Contemporary
7:20 AM
Whisper Not
Artist : THAD JONES
Album : Mad Thad
Label : Period
7:26 AM
It Was a Very Good Year
Artist : John Basile
Album : It Was a Very Good Year
Label : Underhill
7:34 AM
J Cess
Artist : JOSHUA BAYER
Album : Lines and Grooves
Label : Jazzheads
7:40 AM
I’m Just a Lucky So and So
Artist : SONNY CLARK
Album : VARIOUS: Blue Note Plays Ellington & Strayhorn
Label : Blue Note
7:44 AM
Three For Dizzy
Artist : Roland Kirk
Album : The Very Best of Prestige Records
Label : Prestige
7:50 AM
Bye Bye Blackbird
Artist : Diane Landry
Album : It's a Lovely Day
Label : JazzMaDi
7:55 AM
Just in Time
Artist : Bill Easley
Album : Business Man's Bounce
Label : 18th & Vine
8:01 AM
Prelude in E Minor
Artist : Eric Reed
Album : From My Heart
Label : Savant
8:06 AM
Almost Like Being in Love
Artist : Lester Young & Oscar Peterson
Album : Lester Young With the Oscar Peterson Trio
Label : Verve
8:09 AM
Cantaloupe Island
Artist : Herbie Hancock
Album : Empyrean Isles
Composer : Hancock
Label : Blue Note
8:16 AM
I’ve Never Been in Love Before
Artist : ERIN BODE
Album : Don't Take Your Time
Label : MaxJazz
8:20 AM
Three for Farmer
Artist : ROB WALKER JAZZ QUINTET
Album : A Cat in the Alley
Label : MP3.com
8:25 AM
When Your Lover Has Gone
Artist : Sonny Rollins
Album : Tenor Madness
Label : Prestige
8:33 AM
Estate
Artist : Dominick Farinacci
Album : Lovers, Tales and Dancers
Label : Koch
8:39 AM
Walkin’ and Swingin’
Artist : Marian McPartland
Album : Plays the Music of Mary Lou Williams
Label : Concord
8:43 AM
Moten Swing
Artist : JOHNNY VARRO SWING 7
Album : Afterglow
Label : Arbors
8:49 AM
Indian Summer
Artist : Chet Baker
Album : The Art of the Ballad
Label : Riverside
8:54 AM
Test of Time
Artist : GARY BURTON
Album : Generations
Label : Concord
9:01 AM
Song For My Father
Artist : George Benson
Album : Compact Jazz
Label : Verve
9:06 AM
Nobody Else But Me
Artist : Stan Getz
Album : Stan Getz and the "Cool" Sounds
Label : Verve
9:09 AM
Tender Madness
Artist : Grace Kelly
Album : Mood Changes
Label : Pazz
9:15 AM
Sometimes I’m Happy
Artist : John Pizzarelli
Album : After Hours
Label : Novus
9:19 AM
Star Song
Artist : VINCE GUARALDI & BOLA SETE
Album : Vince Guaraldi & Bola Sete
Label : Fantasy
9:24 AM
Tess
Artist : Bob Belden
Album : Three Days of Rain
Label : Sunnyside
9:31 AM
The Party’s Over
Artist : Gene Ammons
Album : Late Hour Special
Label : Prestige
9:37 AM
Blame it on My Youth
Artist : PAUL BROWN QUARTET
Album : Meets the Three Tenors
Label : Brownstone
9:44 AM
The Days of Wine and Roses
Artist : Vince Guaraldi & Bola Sete
Album : Vince Guaraldi & Bola Sete
Label : Fantasy
9:49 AM
Something ’bout Believing
Artist : CARLA COOK
Album : Simply Natural
Label : MaxJazz
9:55 AM
Rockin’ in Rhythm
Artist : Clark Terry
Album : The Happy Horns of Clark Terry
Label : Impulse

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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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