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 15, 2012

6:01 AM
Mere Madness
Artist : Nelda Swiggett
Album : This Time
Label : OA2
6:06 AM
"A" Dance
Artist : Amina Figarova
Album : Above the Clouds
Label : Munich
6:10 AM
After Hours
Artist : BROTHER JACK MCDUFF
Album : VARIOUS: Kickin' the 3/The Best of Organ Trio Jazz
Label : Shanachie
6:16 AM
Almost in Your Arms
Artist : Ernie Andrews
Album : Jump For Joy
Label : Highnote
6:20 AM
Koolbonga
Artist : Marian McPartland
Album : Plays the Music of Mary Lou Williams
Label : Concord
6:24 AM
Full Circle
Artist : DAN PAPAILA
Album : Full Circle
Label : A Records
6:31 AM
Goldfinger
Artist : David "Fathead" Newman
Album : Cityscape
Label : HighNote
6:37 AM
Four on Six
Artist : Wynton Kelly & Wes Montgomery
Album : Smokin' at the Half Note
Label : Verve
6:44 AM
The Summary (from Suite for Pops)
Artist : Joe Lovano
Album : I'm All For You
Label : Blue Note
6:49 AM
Locksmith Blues
Artist : RED HOLLOWAY & CLARK TERRY
Album : Locksmith Blues
Label : Concord
6:55 AM
Be the Dance
Artist : Sumi Tonooka Trio
Album : Long Ago Today
Label : ARC
7:01 AM
April Morning
Artist : JUSTIN ROBINSON
Album : VARIOUS: Haunted Melodies/Songs of Rahsaan Roland Kirk
Label : Metropolitan
7:06 AM
Saturday Night Blues
Artist : Kenny Burrell
Album : Midnight Blue
Label : Blue Note
7:12 AM
Turtle Town
Artist : Brad Mehldau
Album : Day is Done
Label : NONESUCH
7:19 AM
They All Laughed
Artist : Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong
Album : Ella and Louis Again
Label : Verve
7:23 AM
Mistreated But Undefeated Blues
Artist : Ray Brown
Album : Bassics: The Best of the Ray Brown Trio (1977-2000)
Label : Concord
7:28 AM
Blues in Orbit
Artist : Duke Ellington
Album : Blues in Orbit
Label : Columbia
7:32 AM
Sharp Edge
Artist : Howard McGhee
Album : The Original Jazz Masters Series, Vol.1
Label : DA Music
7:38 AM
Popsicle Toes
Artist : Diana Krall
Album : When I Look in Your Eyes
Label : Verve
7:42 AM
I Wish I Knew
Artist : JANE JARVIS
Album : Atlantic-Pacific
Label : Arbors
7:48 AM
Trane Whistle
Artist : Eddie ’Lockjaw’ Davis
Album : Straight Blues
Label : Prestige
7:54 AM
Bluesette
Artist : John Stein
Album : Interplay
Label : Azica
8:01 AM
Grizzly
Artist : CLAYTON-HAMILTON JAZZ ORCHESTRA
Album : Shout Me Out
Label : Fable
8:06 AM
The Quiet Side
Artist : RONNIE WELLS & RON ELLISTON
Album : Here I Am
Label : Jazz Karma
8:10 AM
Flying Home
Artist : Jay Hoggard
Album : Swing 'Em Gates
Label : JHVM
8:18 AM
You Must Believe In Spring
Artist : David Sanborn
Album : Closer
Label : n.a.
8:22 AM
What’s Going On
Artist : CHARLES LLOYD
Album : Lift Every Voice
Label : ECM
8:27 AM
It All Depends on You
Artist : PEE WEE RUSSELL
Album : Swingin' With Pee Wee
Label : Prestige
8:32 AM
Satin Doll
Artist : Jo Jones
Album : The Essential
Label : Vanguard
8:38 AM
Were You Blind That Day
Artist : Luciana Souza
Album : The New Bossa Nova
Label : Verve
8:43 AM
If I Had You
Artist : ERIC JOHNSON
Album : Makin' Whoopee
Label : Bluejay
8:49 AM
Monkish
Artist : JOSH WORKMAN
Album : Jumpin' at the Border
Label : Tetrachord Music
8:55 AM
Fallin’ Chestnuts
Artist : Takao Iwaki
Album : Introducing
Label : White Sands
9:01 AM
Moonglow
Artist : BENNY GREEN & RUSSELL MALONE
Album : Bluebird
Label : Telarc
9:06 AM
Back Beat
Artist : Johnny Hodges
Album : Jazz Masters 35
Label : Verve
9:13 AM
Pretty Please?
Artist : Akiko Tsuruga
Album : Sakura
Label : American Showplace
9:19 AM
Landslide
Artist : Stacey Kent
Album : Breakfast on the Morning Tram
Label : Blue Note
9:23 AM
Have You Met Miss Jones?
Artist : ILLINOIS JACQUET
Album : Flying Home: Best of the Verve Years
Label : Verve
9:29 AM
Close Your Eyes and Remember
Artist : RAMSEY LEWIS
Album : Appassionata
Label : Narada Jazz
9:38 AM
You Go to My Head
Artist : Bill Easley
Album : Love Stories
Label : American Showplace
9:44 AM
Aren’t You Glad You’re You?
Artist : CHET BAKER & GERRY MULLIGAN
Album : Deep in a Dream
Label : Pacific Jazz
9:47 AM
Four Brothers
Artist : Harry Allen
Album : Tenors Anyone?
Label : Slider Music
9:50 AM
I Get a Kick Out of You
Artist : Patricia Barber
Album : The Cole Porter Mix
Label : Blue Note
9:55 AM
Se¿or Mouse
Artist : Warren Wolf
Album : Warren Wolf
Label : Mack Avenue

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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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