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 16, 2012

6:01 AM
You’re Driving Me Crazy
Artist : JACK MCDUFF
Album : Brother Jack
Label : Prestige
6:06 AM
Is You is Or is You Ain’t My Baby
Artist : Diana Krall
Album : Only Trust Your Heart
Label : GRP
6:11 AM
Fiesta Espanol
Artist : Cedar Walton
Album : Roots
Label : Astor Place
6:18 AM
It’s You or No One
Artist : STEVE BLAILOCK
Album : Mixed Bag
Label : Jazz & Blues
6:23 AM
The Red Blues
Artist : Red Garland
Album : *** From EDDIE "LOCKJAW" DAVIS: Gentle Jaws
Label : Prestige
6:26 AM
I’ll Never Smile Again
Artist : George Shearing
Album : That Shearing Sound
Label : Telarc
6:31 AM
Makin’ Whoopee
Artist : TAYLOR/GRISMAN JAZZ QUARTET
Album : I'm Beginning To See the Light
Label : Acoustic Disk
6:37 AM
Sometimes I’m Happy
Artist : The Tierney Sutton Band
Album : On the Other Side
Label : Telarc
6:42 AM
Passionata
Artist : KENNY DREW JR.
Album : Passionata
Label : Arkadia Jazz
6:45 AM
The Rev
Artist : Eddie ’Lockjaw’ Davis
Album : Straight Blues
Label : Prestige
6:54 AM
Indian Summer
Artist : Ray Brown’s Great Big Band
Album : Kayak
Label : Brown Cats
7:01 AM
Samba De Orfeo
Artist : Ray Brown Trio
Album : Seven Steps To Heaven
Label : Telarc
7:06 AM
You Turned the Tables on Me
Artist : Kenny Clarke
Album : Meets the Detroit Jazz Men
Label : Savoy
7:10 AM
Street of Dreams
Artist : Mitchell/Ruff Duo
Album : ** from LES McCANN/MITCHELL-RUFF TRIO: 20 Special Fingers
Label : 32 Jazz
7:15 AM
You Will Know
Artist : Russell Malone
Album : Look Who's Here
Label : Verve
7:19 AM
I Don’t Know Enough About You
Artist : Jeanie Bryson
Album : Some Cats Know: Songs of Peggy Lee
Label : Telarc
7:24 AM
Love For Sale
Artist : Mike Longo
Album : Sting Like a Bee
Label : CAP
7:34 AM
It Had to Be You
Artist : Jimmy McGriff
Album : Straight Up
Label : Milestone
7:40 AM
Now See How You Are
Artist : Kenny Burrell
Album : The Best of Kenny Burrell
Label : Blue Note
7:46 AM
Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
Artist : Oscar Peterson
Album : Plays Duke Ellington
Label : Pablo
7:50 AM
Monk’s Dream
Artist : Sachal Vasandani
Album : We Move
Label : Mack Avenue
7:55 AM
Jordu
Artist : Dizzy Gillespie
Album : Dizzy's Diamonds - Best of the Verve Years [Disc 1]
Label : Verve
8:01 AM
Moten Swing
Artist : Marcus Shelby Jazz Orchestra
Album : The Lights Suite
Label : Noir
8:06 AM
Creole Love Call
Artist : JUNIOR MANCE
Album : Junior's Blues
Label : Riverside
8:09 AM
Two Pairs of Aces
Artist : The Birdland Stars
Album : Birdland Stars 1956
Label : Bluebird
8:16 AM
Happy Blue
Artist : Rodney Jones
Album : Dreams And Stories
Label : Savant
8:20 AM
I’m Glad There is You
Artist : Eden Atwood
Album : Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Label : Concord
8:26 AM
A Light Groove
Artist : CAL TJADER QUARTET
Album : Cal Tjader Quartet
Label : Fantasy
8:32 AM
House By the Sea
Artist : Sheila Landis & Rick Matle
Album : Colors of Brazil
Label : SheLan
8:38 AM
Where or When
Artist : Michael Tracy & Harry Pickens
Album : Conversations
Label : Sea Breeze
8:43 AM
Slow Freight
Artist : Ray Bryant
Album : Alone at Montreux
Label : 32 Jazz
8:48 AM
Why Do I Love You?
Artist : Statesmen of Jazz
Album : A Multitude of Stars
Label : Arbors
8:53 AM
Kenny’s Hang
Artist : Wayne Goins
Album : Chronicles of Carmela
Label : Little Apple
9:01 AM
This Way Out
Artist : John Pizzarelli
Album : Dear Mr. Cole
Label : Novus
9:06 AM
How Deep is the Ocean?
Artist : Jeff Baker
Album : Baker Sings Chet
Label : OA2
9:11 AM
Nostalgia in Times Square
Artist : Larry Coryell and Kenny Drew Jr.
Album : Duality
Label : Random Act
9:18 AM
Darji’s Groove
Artist : DARWIN GROSS
Album : Soul Speaks
Label : Darwin Gross
9:22 AM
Soaring
Artist : Amanda Tosoff
Album : Wait and See
Label : Cellar Live
9:27 AM
Sunday
Artist : Ben Webster
Album : VARIOUS: Verve New Releases September 1992
Label : Verve
9:33 AM
Small Steps
Artist : Yoshiaki Masuo
Album : Are You Happy Now
Label : Sunnyside
9:39 AM
I’m Just a Lucky So and So
Artist : Sarah Vaughan
Album : Linger Awhile
Label : Pablo
9:43 AM
Call Me Irresponsible
Artist : Monty Alexander
Album : Echoes of Jilly's
Label : Concord
9:50 AM
Star Eyes
Artist : BILL HOLMAN
Album : VARIOUS: Special/Hifi/Nocturne OJC Sampler
Label : Specialty
9:54 AM
Moanin’
Artist : Bobby Timmons
Album : Moanin' Blues
Label : Prestige

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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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