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 22, 2012

10:01 AM
Telepathy
Artist : Colin Vallon Trio
Album : Rruga
Label : ECM
10:06 AM
Ain’t Misbehavin’
Artist : Houston Person
Album : To Etta With Love
Label : HighNote
10:10 AM
O Grande Amor
Artist : Stan Getz
Album : VARIOUS: Best of Jazz 'Round Midnight
Label : Verve
10:17 AM
Waltz For Dorothy
Artist : Ryan Shea Smith
Album : Stay Awhile
Label : Exact
10:21 AM
A Garden in the Rain
Artist : Skip Wilkins Trio
Album : I Concentrate on You
Label : Dreambox Media
10:26 AM
Mo’ Betta Blues
Artist : Irvin Mayfield and Ellis Marsalis
Album : Love Songs, Ballads and Standards
Label : Basin Street
10:33 AM
(Back Home Again In) Indiana
Artist : Dave Brubeck
Album : Jazz: Red, Hot and Cool
Label : Columbia
10:39 AM
Charlie Brown Theme
Artist : Vince Guaraldi
Album : Charlie Brown's Holiday Hits
Label : Fantasy
10:44 AM
You’re Gonna Hear From Me
Artist : Stanley Turrentine
Album : The Spoiler
Label : Blue Note
10:49 AM
My Ship
Artist : Janis Siegel
Album : The Tender Trap
Label : Monarch
10:53 AM
Once Before
Artist : Kim Pensyl
Album : At the Moment
Label : Fable
11:01 AM
Wild Woods
Artist : John Stein
Album : Raising the Roof
Label : Whaling City Sound
11:06 AM
S’wonderful
Artist : Diana Krall
Album : Live in Paris
Label : Verve
11:12 AM
The Jitterbug Waltz
Artist : Bobby Hutcherson
Album : For Sentimental Reasons
Label : Kind of Blue
11:19 AM
Secret Love
Artist : Ahmad Jamal
Album : Ahmad's Blues
Label : Chess
11:23 AM
High Peaks
Artist : Bob Sneider & Paul Hofmann
Album : Serve and Volley
Label : Origin
11:28 AM
I’m Slappin’ Seventh Avenue
Artist : Branford Marsalis
Album : Romare Bearden Revealed
Label : Marsalis Music
11:32 AM
Fee-Fi-Fo-Fum
Artist : Wayne Shorter
Album : Speak No Evil
Label : Blue Note
11:38 AM
Stella By Starlight
Artist : Bernard Purdie
Album : 3
Label : 18th & Vine Jazz
11:46 AM
Unchain My Heart
Artist : Willie Nelson & Wynton Marsalis
Album : Here We Go Again: Celebrating the Genius of Ray Charles (Featuring Norah Jones)
Label : Blue Note
11:52 AM
This Can’t be Love
Artist : Charlie Byrd Trio
Album : Au Courant
Label : Concord
11:55 AM
Naima
Artist : John Coltrane
Album : Giant Steps
Label : Atlantic
12:01 PM
Valse Pra Jelena
Artist : Ehud Asherie
Album : Organic
Label : Posi-Tone
12:06 PM
Chopin Meets Jobim: Prelude No. 4 In E Minor (Chopin) / Insensatez (Jobim)
Artist : Burgstaller-Martignon 4
Album : Mozart's Blue Dreams & Other Crossover Fantasies
Label : Summit
12:12 PM
Lover, Come Back to Me
Artist : Billy Taylor
Album : Music Keeps Us Young
Label : Arkadia Jazz
12:19 PM
Sometimes I Think
Artist : Jay Leonhart
Album : Salamander Pie
Label : DMP
12:23 PM
You Brought a New Kind of Love to Me
Artist : MICHIKO OGAWA
Album : ...it's All About Love!
Label : Arbors
12:28 PM
Rain
Artist : Red Garland
Album : All Kinds of Weather
Label : Prestige
12:34 PM
Sherwood
Artist : Organik Vibe Trio
Album : Moscow
Label : Organic Vibe Trio
12:40 PM
Dance of the Infidels
Artist : Charlie Haden Quartet West
Album : Haunted Heart
Label : Verve
12:44 PM
Along Came Betty
Artist : Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers
Album : Moanin'
Label : Blue Note
12:50 PM
Evenin’
Artist : Tony Bennett
Album : Playin' With My Friends: Bennett Sings the Blues
Label : Columbia
12:54 PM
Waltz for Libby
Artist : DAVID CHESKY
Album : Club De Sol
Label : Chesky
1:01 PM
Five Planets in Leo
Artist : BREW MOORE
Album : The Brew Moore Quintet
Label : Fantasy
1:06 PM
When Your Lover Has Gone
Artist : Jessica Williams
Album : Higher Standards
Label : Candid
1:12 PM
Softly, As in a Morning Sunrise
Artist : Milt Jackson
Album : Early Modern
Label : Savoy
1:16 PM
West Coast Blues
Artist : Kelley Suttenfield
Album : Where Is Love?
Label : Rhombus
1:20 PM
Black and Blue
Artist : Triple Play
Album : Live at Zankel Music Center
Label : Blue Forest
1:27 PM
Gee Baby, Ain’t I Good to You
Artist : Kenny Burrell
Album : Midnight Blue
Label : Blue Note
1:33 PM
Blue Boppin’ at the Saint
Artist : Al Naylor
Album : Legacy
Label : Al Naylor
1:38 PM
The Grinning Song
Artist : Larry Goldings
Album : Big Stuff
Label : Warner Brothers
1:44 PM
God Give Me Strength
Artist : Ted Kooshian’s Standard Orbit Quartet
Album : Underdog, and Other Stories...
Label : Summit
1:49 PM
Fever
Artist : Shirley Horn
Album : The Main Ingredient
Label : Verve
1:54 PM
We Will Meet Again
Artist : Herbie Mann
Album : Peace Pieces
Label : Kokopelli
2:01 PM
Telepathy
Artist : Colin Vallon Trio
Album : Rruga
Label : ECM
2:06 PM
Ain’t Misbehavin’
Artist : Houston Person
Album : To Etta With Love
Label : HighNote
2:10 PM
O Grande Amor
Artist : Stan Getz
Album : VARIOUS: Best of Jazz 'Round Midnight
Label : Verve
2:17 PM
Waltz For Dorothy
Artist : Ryan Shea Smith
Album : Stay Awhile
Label : Exact
2:21 PM
A Garden in the Rain
Artist : Skip Wilkins Trio
Album : I Concentrate on You
Label : Dreambox Media
2:26 PM
Mo’ Betta Blues
Artist : Irvin Mayfield and Ellis Marsalis
Album : Love Songs, Ballads and Standards
Label : Basin Street
2:33 PM
(Back Home Again In) Indiana
Artist : Dave Brubeck
Album : Jazz: Red, Hot and Cool
Label : Columbia
2:39 PM
Charlie Brown Theme
Artist : Vince Guaraldi
Album : Charlie Brown's Holiday Hits
Label : Fantasy
2:44 PM
You’re Gonna Hear From Me
Artist : Stanley Turrentine
Album : The Spoiler
Label : Blue Note
2:49 PM
My Ship
Artist : Janis Siegel
Album : The Tender Trap
Label : Monarch
2:53 PM
Once Before
Artist : Kim Pensyl
Album : At the Moment
Label : Fable
3:01 PM
Wild Woods
Artist : John Stein
Album : Raising the Roof
Label : Whaling City Sound
3:06 PM
S’wonderful
Artist : Diana Krall
Album : Live in Paris
Label : Verve
3:12 PM
The Jitterbug Waltz
Artist : Bobby Hutcherson
Album : For Sentimental Reasons
Label : Kind of Blue
3:19 PM
Secret Love
Artist : Ahmad Jamal
Album : Ahmad's Blues
Label : Chess
3:23 PM
High Peaks
Artist : Bob Sneider & Paul Hofmann
Album : Serve and Volley
Label : Origin
3:28 PM
I’m Slappin’ Seventh Avenue
Artist : Branford Marsalis
Album : Romare Bearden Revealed
Label : Marsalis Music
3:32 PM
Fee-Fi-Fo-Fum
Artist : Wayne Shorter
Album : Speak No Evil
Label : Blue Note
3:38 PM
Stella By Starlight
Artist : Bernard Purdie
Album : 3
Label : 18th & Vine Jazz
3:46 PM
Unchain My Heart
Artist : Willie Nelson & Wynton Marsalis
Album : Here We Go Again: Celebrating the Genius of Ray Charles (Featuring Norah Jones)
Label : Blue Note
3:52 PM
This Can’t be Love
Artist : Charlie Byrd Trio
Album : Au Courant
Label : Concord
3:55 PM
Naima
Artist : John Coltrane
Album : Giant Steps
Label : Atlantic
4:01 PM
Valse Pra Jelena
Artist : Ehud Asherie
Album : Organic
Label : Posi-Tone
4:06 PM
Chopin Meets Jobim: Prelude No. 4 In E Minor (Chopin) / Insensatez (Jobim)
Artist : Burgstaller-Martignon 4
Album : Mozart's Blue Dreams & Other Crossover Fantasies
Label : Summit
4:12 PM
Lover, Come Back to Me
Artist : Billy Taylor
Album : Music Keeps Us Young
Label : Arkadia Jazz
4:19 PM
Sometimes I Think
Artist : Jay Leonhart
Album : Salamander Pie
Label : DMP
4:23 PM
You Brought a New Kind of Love to Me
Artist : MICHIKO OGAWA
Album : ...it's All About Love!
Label : Arbors
4:28 PM
Rain
Artist : Red Garland
Album : All Kinds of Weather
Label : Prestige
4:34 PM
Sherwood
Artist : Organik Vibe Trio
Album : Moscow
Label : Organic Vibe Trio
4:40 PM
Dance of the Infidels
Artist : Charlie Haden Quartet West
Album : Haunted Heart
Label : Verve
4:44 PM
Along Came Betty
Artist : Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers
Album : Moanin'
Label : Blue Note
4:50 PM
Evenin’
Artist : Tony Bennett
Album : Playin' With My Friends: Bennett Sings the Blues
Label : Columbia
4:54 PM
Waltz for Libby
Artist : DAVID CHESKY
Album : Club De Sol
Label : Chesky
5:01 PM
Five Planets in Leo
Artist : BREW MOORE
Album : The Brew Moore Quintet
Label : Fantasy
5:06 PM
When Your Lover Has Gone
Artist : Jessica Williams
Album : Higher Standards
Label : Candid
5:12 PM
Softly, As in a Morning Sunrise
Artist : Milt Jackson
Album : Early Modern
Label : Savoy
5:16 PM
West Coast Blues
Artist : Kelley Suttenfield
Album : Where Is Love?
Label : Rhombus
5:20 PM
Black and Blue
Artist : Triple Play
Album : Live at Zankel Music Center
Label : Blue Forest
5:27 PM
Gee Baby, Ain’t I Good to You
Artist : Kenny Burrell
Album : Midnight Blue
Label : Blue Note
5:33 PM
Blue Boppin’ at the Saint
Artist : Al Naylor
Album : Legacy
Label : Al Naylor
5:38 PM
The Grinning Song
Artist : Larry Goldings
Album : Big Stuff
Label : Warner Brothers
5:44 PM
God Give Me Strength
Artist : Ted Kooshian’s Standard Orbit Quartet
Album : Underdog, and Other Stories...
Label : Summit
5:49 PM
Fever
Artist : Shirley Horn
Album : The Main Ingredient
Label : Verve
5:54 PM
We Will Meet Again
Artist : Herbie Mann
Album : Peace Pieces
Label : Kokopelli

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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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