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 14, 2012

10:01 AM
Night and Day
Artist : Billy Taylor
Album : Ten Fingers - One Voice
Label : Arkadia Jazz
10:06 AM
My Funny Valentine
Artist : Miles Davis
Album : Cookin'
Label : Prestige
10:12 AM
Casbah
Artist : Ehud Asherie
Album : Modern Life
Label : Positone
10:18 AM
Moments Like This
Artist : Charlie Byrd
Album : Moments Like This
Label : Concord
10:22 AM
Wonderland
Artist : Buselli Wallarab Jazz Orchestra
Album : Where or When
Label : Owl
10:28 AM
A Foggy Day
Artist : DAVID LEONHARDT
Album : The David Leonhardt Jazz Group Plays Gershwin
Label : Big Bang
10:34 AM
Tenderly
Artist : Gary Burton
Album : Departure
Label : Concord
10:40 AM
Hope Song
Artist : Cyrus Chestnut
Album : You Are My Sunshine
Label : Warner Brothers
10:46 AM
You Belong to Me
Artist : Pamela Luss
Album : Sweet and Saxy
Label : Savant
10:51 AM
An Affair to Remember
Artist : RALPH SHARON TRIO
Album : Plays the Harry Warren Songbook
Label : DRG
10:54 AM
I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face
Artist : Stan Getz
Album : VARIOUS: the Very Thought of You/Jazz For Lovers
Label : Columbia
11:01 AM
My Foolish Heart
Artist : Jack Jezzro
Album : Jazz Elegance
Label : Hillsboro
11:06 AM
On the Alamo
Artist : JON-ERIK KELLSO
Album : Chapter 2 - the Plot Thickens
Label : Arbors
11:11 AM
Blue Pyrenees
Artist : David Gordon
Album : Dozen a Day
Label : Zah Zah
11:18 AM
I’m Gonna Move to the Outskirts of Town
Artist : Ray Charles
Album : Genius + Soul = Jazz/My Kind of Jazz
Label : Rhino
11:22 AM
Uncle James
Artist : Christian McBride
Album : Kind of Brown
Label : Mack Avenue
11:27 AM
Ain’t Misbehavin’
Artist : Houston Person
Album : To Etta With Love
Label : HighNote
11:33 AM
Show Me
Artist : Jack Wilkins
Album : Until It's Time
Label : Maxjazz
11:39 AM
I Mean You
Artist : Kim Pensyl & Phil DeGreg
Album : Melodious Monk
Label : Summit
11:44 AM
Night Creeper
Artist : Arthur Blythe
Album : Focus
Label : Savant
11:49 AM
Gone With the Wind
Artist : RICHARD ALLEN
Album : Gone With the Wind
Label : Jazzinn
11:54 AM
Stompin’ at the Savoy
Artist : Andre Previn
Album : Jazz at the Musikverein
Label : Verve
12:01 PM
Mood Indigo
Artist : DAVE ELLIS
Album : VARIOUS: Ultimate Ellington/The Crown Project
Label : Monarch
12:06 PM
In a Sentimental Mood
Artist : Dianne Reeves
Album : Quiet After the Storm
Label : Blue Note
12:11 PM
Sunrise
Artist : HERB ELLIS
Album : Down-Home
Label : Justice
12:16 PM
Moliendo Cafe
Artist : WILLIE RODRIGUEZ
Album : Flatjacks
Label : Milestone
12:20 PM
Just Passing By
Artist : DENNY ZEITLIN
Album : Slick Rock
Label : MaxJazz
12:24 PM
Three to Get Ready
Artist : Dave Brubeck
Album : Time Out
Label : Columbia
12:31 PM
A Ship Without a Sail
Artist : Ken Peplowski
Album : In Search Of..
Label : Capri
12:37 PM
The Back Beat
Artist : Horace Silver
Album : The Stylings of Silver
Label : Blue Note
12:43 PM
Beatles Medley: Golden Slumbers / Here, There And Everywhere
Artist : Roberta Gambarini
Album : So in Love
Label : EmArcy
12:49 PM
Lullaby of Broadway
Artist : KENNY DREW
Album : VARIOUS: the Jazz Giants Play Harry Warren
Label : Prestige
12:51 PM
You’ve Changed
Artist : DUSKO GOYKOVICH
Album : Balkan Blues
Label : Enja
1:01 PM
Maybe September (Theme From "the Oscar")
Artist : Stanley Turrentine
Album : The Spoiler
Label : Blue Note
1:06 PM
It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)
Artist : Zoot Sims
Album : Passion Flower: Zoot Sims Plays Duke Ellington
Label : Pablo
1:11 PM
Blues for Joe
Artist : JOHN PISANO
Album : Conversation Pieces
Label : Pablo
1:17 PM
A Gal in Calico
Artist : BEN ARONOV
Album : The Best Thing For Me
Label : Arbors
1:21 PM
Driftin’
Artist : JESSE DAVIS
Album : The Setup
Label : Alltribe
1:27 PM
Sail Away
Artist : PAUL BROWN QUARTET
Album : Meets the Three Tenors
Label : Brownstone
1:34 PM
September Song
Artist : Sarah Vaughan
Album : Sarah Vaughan With Clifford Brown
Label : EmArcy
1:40 PM
Olha Maria
Artist : GLAUCO SAGEBIN
Album : When Baden Meets Trane
Label : Blue Toucan Music
1:43 PM
Until
Artist : STEFON HARRIS & BLACKOUT
Album : Evolution
Label : Blue Note
1:50 PM
Everything I Love
Artist : Wesla Whitfield
Album : High Standards
Label : Highnote
1:54 PM
You’d Be So Nice to Come Home To
Artist : Dan Adler
Album : All Things Familiar
Label : Crawdad
2:01 PM
Night and Day
Artist : Billy Taylor
Album : Ten Fingers - One Voice
Label : Arkadia Jazz
2:06 PM
My Funny Valentine
Artist : Miles Davis
Album : Cookin'
Label : Prestige
2:12 PM
Casbah
Artist : Ehud Asherie
Album : Modern Life
Label : Positone
2:18 PM
Moments Like This
Artist : Charlie Byrd
Album : Moments Like This
Label : Concord
2:22 PM
Wonderland
Artist : Buselli Wallarab Jazz Orchestra
Album : Where or When
Label : Owl
2:28 PM
A Foggy Day
Artist : DAVID LEONHARDT
Album : The David Leonhardt Jazz Group Plays Gershwin
Label : Big Bang
2:34 PM
Tenderly
Artist : Gary Burton
Album : Departure
Label : Concord
2:40 PM
Hope Song
Artist : Cyrus Chestnut
Album : You Are My Sunshine
Label : Warner Brothers
2:46 PM
You Belong to Me
Artist : Pamela Luss
Album : Sweet and Saxy
Label : Savant
2:51 PM
An Affair to Remember
Artist : RALPH SHARON TRIO
Album : Plays the Harry Warren Songbook
Label : DRG
2:54 PM
I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face
Artist : Stan Getz
Album : VARIOUS: the Very Thought of You/Jazz For Lovers
Label : Columbia
3:01 PM
My Foolish Heart
Artist : Jack Jezzro
Album : Jazz Elegance
Label : Hillsboro
3:06 PM
On the Alamo
Artist : JON-ERIK KELLSO
Album : Chapter 2 - the Plot Thickens
Label : Arbors
3:11 PM
Blue Pyrenees
Artist : David Gordon
Album : Dozen a Day
Label : Zah Zah
3:18 PM
I’m Gonna Move to the Outskirts of Town
Artist : Ray Charles
Album : Genius + Soul = Jazz/My Kind of Jazz
Label : Rhino
3:22 PM
Uncle James
Artist : Christian McBride
Album : Kind of Brown
Label : Mack Avenue
3:27 PM
Ain’t Misbehavin’
Artist : Houston Person
Album : To Etta With Love
Label : HighNote
3:33 PM
Show Me
Artist : Jack Wilkins
Album : Until It's Time
Label : Maxjazz
3:39 PM
I Mean You
Artist : Kim Pensyl & Phil DeGreg
Album : Melodious Monk
Label : Summit
3:44 PM
Night Creeper
Artist : Arthur Blythe
Album : Focus
Label : Savant
3:49 PM
Gone With the Wind
Artist : RICHARD ALLEN
Album : Gone With the Wind
Label : Jazzinn
3:54 PM
Stompin’ at the Savoy
Artist : Andre Previn
Album : Jazz at the Musikverein
Label : Verve
4:01 PM
Mood Indigo
Artist : DAVE ELLIS
Album : VARIOUS: Ultimate Ellington/The Crown Project
Label : Monarch
4:06 PM
In a Sentimental Mood
Artist : Dianne Reeves
Album : Quiet After the Storm
Label : Blue Note
4:11 PM
Sunrise
Artist : HERB ELLIS
Album : Down-Home
Label : Justice
4:16 PM
Moliendo Cafe
Artist : WILLIE RODRIGUEZ
Album : Flatjacks
Label : Milestone
4:20 PM
Just Passing By
Artist : DENNY ZEITLIN
Album : Slick Rock
Label : MaxJazz
4:24 PM
Three to Get Ready
Artist : Dave Brubeck
Album : Time Out
Label : Columbia
4:31 PM
A Ship Without a Sail
Artist : Ken Peplowski
Album : In Search Of..
Label : Capri
4:37 PM
The Back Beat
Artist : Horace Silver
Album : The Stylings of Silver
Label : Blue Note
4:43 PM
Beatles Medley: Golden Slumbers / Here, There And Everywhere
Artist : Roberta Gambarini
Album : So in Love
Label : EmArcy
4:49 PM
Lullaby of Broadway
Artist : KENNY DREW
Album : VARIOUS: the Jazz Giants Play Harry Warren
Label : Prestige
4:51 PM
You’ve Changed
Artist : DUSKO GOYKOVICH
Album : Balkan Blues
Label : Enja
5:01 PM
Maybe September (Theme From "the Oscar")
Artist : Stanley Turrentine
Album : The Spoiler
Label : Blue Note
5:06 PM
It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)
Artist : Zoot Sims
Album : Passion Flower: Zoot Sims Plays Duke Ellington
Label : Pablo
5:11 PM
Blues for Joe
Artist : JOHN PISANO
Album : Conversation Pieces
Label : Pablo
5:17 PM
A Gal in Calico
Artist : BEN ARONOV
Album : The Best Thing For Me
Label : Arbors
5:21 PM
Driftin’
Artist : JESSE DAVIS
Album : The Setup
Label : Alltribe
5:27 PM
Sail Away
Artist : PAUL BROWN QUARTET
Album : Meets the Three Tenors
Label : Brownstone
5:34 PM
September Song
Artist : Sarah Vaughan
Album : Sarah Vaughan With Clifford Brown
Label : EmArcy
5:40 PM
Olha Maria
Artist : GLAUCO SAGEBIN
Album : When Baden Meets Trane
Label : Blue Toucan Music
5:43 PM
Until
Artist : STEFON HARRIS & BLACKOUT
Album : Evolution
Label : Blue Note
5:50 PM
Everything I Love
Artist : Wesla Whitfield
Album : High Standards
Label : Highnote
5:54 PM
You’d Be So Nice to Come Home To
Artist : Dan Adler
Album : All Things Familiar
Label : Crawdad

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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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