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 15, 2012

10:01 AM
Al’s Jowels
Artist : Aaron Binder
Album : As Modern as Tomorrow
Label : Aaron Binder
10:06 AM
Meditation
Artist : Royce Campbell
Album : A Tribute to Charlie Byrd
Label : Jardis
10:11 AM
Smile
Artist : Lisa Casalino
Album : Introducing Lisa Casalino
Label : Lisa Casalino
10:17 AM
Touch of Evil
Artist : JAZZ AT THE MOVIES BAND
Album : White Heat * Film Noir
Label : Discovery
10:21 AM
I Want To Talk About You
Artist : Michael Pedicin
Album : Live @ the Loft
Label : The Jazz Hut
10:27 AM
Stella by Starlight
Artist : Miles Davis
Album : Love Songs
Label : Columbia
10:33 AM
Street Life
Artist : Randy Crawford & Joe Sample
Album : Live
Label : PRA
10:39 AM
Undecided
Artist : Ray Charles
Album : Blues + Jazz
Label : Rhino
10:43 AM
Still Crazy After All These Years
Artist : Cinque
Album : Catch a Corner
Label : Alma
10:49 AM
Up Jumped Spring
Artist : Arturo Sandoval
Album : Trumpet Evolution
Label : Columbia
10:54 AM
I’ve Got the World on a String
Artist : LARRY MCKENNA
Album : My Shining Hour
Label : Alanna
11:01 AM
Felicidade
Artist : JOE HENDERSON
Album : Double Rainbow - Music of Antonio Carlos Jobim
Label : Verve
11:06 AM
Lullabye
Artist : Gene Harris
Album : Listen Here!
Label : Concord
11:12 AM
Drifting
Artist : Bob Alberti Quartet
Album : Everything I Love
Label : Dolphin
11:19 AM
Small Day Tomorrow
Artist : KELLYE GRAY
Album : Tomato Kiss
Label : Proteus
11:23 AM
Take 6
Artist : David Benoit
Album : Letter to Evan
Label : GRP
11:28 AM
I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart
Artist : BUD FREEMAN
Album : VARIOUS: Gentle Duke
Label : Prestige
11:35 AM
I Can’t Help It
Artist : JC Stylles
Album : Exhilaration and Other States (Featuring Pat Bianchi & Lawrence Leathers)
Label : Motema
11:41 AM
I Feel Like Falling in Love
Artist : Josh Rzepka
Album : Midwest Coast
Label : Josh Rzepka
11:47 AM
In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning
Artist : Lafayette Harris, Jr.
Album : Lafayette Harris Jr. Trio Featuring Melba Moore
Label : Muse
11:52 AM
I Want to Be Happy
Artist : Hot Club of Detroit
Album : Night Town
Label : Mack Avenue
11:55 AM
Killer Joe
Artist : JOE AUGUSTINE
Album : License To Groove
Label : 1201
12:01 PM
In Walked Bud
Artist : Beegie Adair
Album : Into Somethin'
Label : Adair Music
12:06 PM
Anywhere But Here
Artist : Janice Finlay
Album : Anywhere But Here
Label : Janice Finlay
12:10 PM
The Tender Trap
Artist : Janis Siegel
Album : The Tender Trap
Label : Monarch
12:16 PM
Musetta’s Waltz
Artist : JAY D’AMICO
Album : Ponte Novello
Label : CAP
12:20 PM
Work Song
Artist : Vince Guaraldi
Album : The Latin Side of Vince Guaraldi
Label : Fantasy
12:24 PM
Something Blue
Artist : Paul Horn
Album : Something Blue
Label : Hifijazz
12:34 PM
Blues the Most
Artist : HAMPTON HAWES
Album : Hampton Hawes Trio
Label : Contemporary
12:40 PM
Manha De Carnival
Artist : Jim Tomlinson
Album : The Lyric
Label : O+
12:44 PM
Sneak Preview
Artist : Jessica Williams
Album : Jessica's Blues
Label : Jazz Focus
12:49 PM
Make Someone Happy
Artist : Laverne Butler
Album : A Foolish Thing to Do
Label : MaxJazz
12:54 PM
Jeannine
Artist : Swingadelic
Album : The Other Duke
Label : Zoho
1:01 PM
Brother Mister
Artist : Christian McBride
Album : Kind of Brown
Label : Mack Avenue
1:06 PM
Whisper Not
Artist : LEE MORGAN
Album : VARIOUS: the Mosaic Sampler
Label : Blue Note
1:13 PM
On the Sunny Side of the Street
Artist : NEW YORK ALL-STARS
Album : Broadway: the New York Allstars Play Jazz Favorites
Label : Nagel Heyer
1:20 PM
Kelly Blue
Artist : Cannonball Adderley
Album : African Waltz
Label : Riverside
1:24 PM
Idle Moments
Artist : Blue Note 7
Album : Mosaic - a Celebration of Blue Note Records
Label : Blue Note
1:31 PM
Flamingo
Artist : Wynton Marsalis
Album : Standard Time, Vol. 3
Label : Columbia
1:35 PM
Fish Market
Artist : Mac Gollehon
Album : Straight Ahead
Label : American Showplace
1:41 PM
I Didn’t Know What Time it Was
Artist : Charlie Byrd Trio
Album : Au Courant
Label : Concord
1:46 PM
The Man I Love
Artist : JOHNNY COSTA
Album : Classic Costa
Label : Chiaroscuro
1:51 PM
Free and Easy
Artist : Kathy Kosins
Album : To the Ladies of Cool
Label : Resonance
1:55 PM
Skating
Artist : Cyrus Chestnut
Album : A Charlie Brown Christmas
Label : Atlantic
2:01 PM
Al’s Jowels
Artist : Aaron Binder
Album : As Modern as Tomorrow
Label : Aaron Binder
2:06 PM
Meditation
Artist : Royce Campbell
Album : A Tribute to Charlie Byrd
Label : Jardis
2:11 PM
Smile
Artist : Lisa Casalino
Album : Introducing Lisa Casalino
Label : Lisa Casalino
2:17 PM
Touch of Evil
Artist : JAZZ AT THE MOVIES BAND
Album : White Heat * Film Noir
Label : Discovery
2:21 PM
I Want To Talk About You
Artist : Michael Pedicin
Album : Live @ the Loft
Label : The Jazz Hut
2:27 PM
Stella by Starlight
Artist : Miles Davis
Album : Love Songs
Label : Columbia
2:33 PM
Street Life
Artist : Randy Crawford & Joe Sample
Album : Live
Label : PRA
2:39 PM
Undecided
Artist : Ray Charles
Album : Blues + Jazz
Label : Rhino
2:43 PM
Still Crazy After All These Years
Artist : Cinque
Album : Catch a Corner
Label : Alma
2:49 PM
Up Jumped Spring
Artist : Arturo Sandoval
Album : Trumpet Evolution
Label : Columbia
2:54 PM
I’ve Got the World on a String
Artist : LARRY MCKENNA
Album : My Shining Hour
Label : Alanna
3:01 PM
Felicidade
Artist : JOE HENDERSON
Album : Double Rainbow - Music of Antonio Carlos Jobim
Label : Verve
3:06 PM
Lullabye
Artist : Gene Harris
Album : Listen Here!
Label : Concord
3:12 PM
Drifting
Artist : Bob Alberti Quartet
Album : Everything I Love
Label : Dolphin
3:19 PM
Small Day Tomorrow
Artist : KELLYE GRAY
Album : Tomato Kiss
Label : Proteus
3:23 PM
Take 6
Artist : David Benoit
Album : Letter to Evan
Label : GRP
3:28 PM
I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart
Artist : BUD FREEMAN
Album : VARIOUS: Gentle Duke
Label : Prestige
3:35 PM
I Can’t Help It
Artist : JC Stylles
Album : Exhilaration and Other States (Featuring Pat Bianchi & Lawrence Leathers)
Label : Motema
3:41 PM
I Feel Like Falling in Love
Artist : Josh Rzepka
Album : Midwest Coast
Label : Josh Rzepka
3:47 PM
In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning
Artist : Lafayette Harris, Jr.
Album : Lafayette Harris Jr. Trio Featuring Melba Moore
Label : Muse
3:52 PM
I Want to Be Happy
Artist : Hot Club of Detroit
Album : Night Town
Label : Mack Avenue
3:55 PM
Killer Joe
Artist : JOE AUGUSTINE
Album : License To Groove
Label : 1201
4:01 PM
In Walked Bud
Artist : Beegie Adair
Album : Into Somethin'
Label : Adair Music
4:06 PM
Anywhere But Here
Artist : Janice Finlay
Album : Anywhere But Here
Label : Janice Finlay
4:10 PM
The Tender Trap
Artist : Janis Siegel
Album : The Tender Trap
Label : Monarch
4:16 PM
Musetta’s Waltz
Artist : JAY D’AMICO
Album : Ponte Novello
Label : CAP
4:20 PM
Work Song
Artist : Vince Guaraldi
Album : The Latin Side of Vince Guaraldi
Label : Fantasy
4:24 PM
Something Blue
Artist : Paul Horn
Album : Something Blue
Label : Hifijazz
4:34 PM
Blues the Most
Artist : HAMPTON HAWES
Album : Hampton Hawes Trio
Label : Contemporary
4:40 PM
Manha De Carnival
Artist : Jim Tomlinson
Album : The Lyric
Label : O+
4:44 PM
Sneak Preview
Artist : Jessica Williams
Album : Jessica's Blues
Label : Jazz Focus
4:49 PM
Make Someone Happy
Artist : Laverne Butler
Album : A Foolish Thing to Do
Label : MaxJazz
4:54 PM
Jeannine
Artist : Swingadelic
Album : The Other Duke
Label : Zoho
5:01 PM
Brother Mister
Artist : Christian McBride
Album : Kind of Brown
Label : Mack Avenue
5:06 PM
Whisper Not
Artist : LEE MORGAN
Album : VARIOUS: the Mosaic Sampler
Label : Blue Note
5:13 PM
On the Sunny Side of the Street
Artist : NEW YORK ALL-STARS
Album : Broadway: the New York Allstars Play Jazz Favorites
Label : Nagel Heyer
5:20 PM
Kelly Blue
Artist : Cannonball Adderley
Album : African Waltz
Label : Riverside
5:24 PM
Idle Moments
Artist : Blue Note 7
Album : Mosaic - a Celebration of Blue Note Records
Label : Blue Note
5:31 PM
Flamingo
Artist : Wynton Marsalis
Album : Standard Time, Vol. 3
Label : Columbia
5:35 PM
Fish Market
Artist : Mac Gollehon
Album : Straight Ahead
Label : American Showplace
5:41 PM
I Didn’t Know What Time it Was
Artist : Charlie Byrd Trio
Album : Au Courant
Label : Concord
5:46 PM
The Man I Love
Artist : JOHNNY COSTA
Album : Classic Costa
Label : Chiaroscuro
5:51 PM
Free and Easy
Artist : Kathy Kosins
Album : To the Ladies of Cool
Label : Resonance
5:55 PM
Skating
Artist : Cyrus Chestnut
Album : A Charlie Brown Christmas
Label : Atlantic

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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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