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 27, 2012

10:01 AM
I Know That You Know
Artist : Milt Hinton
Album : The Judge at His Best
Label : Chiaroscuro
10:06 AM
Canadian Sunset
Artist : Houston Person
Album : Sentimental Journey
Label : Highnote
10:12 AM
Come Rain or Come Shine
Artist : Bill Evans
Album : VARIOUS: Keepnews Collection Sampler
Label : Riverside
10:17 AM
People Will Say We’re in Love
Artist : Stacey Kent
Album : The Boy Next Door
Label : Candid
10:21 AM
Crazy She Calls Me
Artist : DOUG LAWRENCE
Album : High Heel Sneakers
Label : Fable
10:27 AM
Meditation
Artist : Royce Campbell
Album : A Tribute to Charlie Byrd
Label : Jardis
10:33 AM
My Flaming Heart
Artist : John Stein & Ron Gill
Album : Turn Up the Quiet
Label : Whaling City Sound
10:39 AM
Star Song
Artist : VINCE GUARALDI & BOLA SETE
Album : Vince Guaraldi & Bola Sete
Label : Fantasy
10:44 AM
Blessed Assurance
Artist : Cyrus Chestnut
Album : Spirit
Label : Jazz Legacy
10:49 AM
New Blues
Artist : BUDDY RICH
Album : Big Swing Face
Label : Pacific Jazz
10:54 AM
Blue Monk
Artist : McCoy Tyner
Album : Nights of Ballads and Blues
Label : Impulse
11:01 AM
Lightness
Artist : Bob Sheppard
Album : Close Your Eyes
Label : BFM Jazz
11:05 AM
Sophisticated Swing
Artist : Red Garland Quartet
Album : Solar
Label : Jazzland
11:11 AM
Dreamer
Artist : JOE HENDERSON
Album : Double Rainbow - Music of Antonio Carlos Jobim
Label : Verve
11:18 AM
Let Yourself Go
Artist : Stacey Kent
Album : Let Yourself Go
Label : Candid
11:22 AM
Jingle Bells
Artist : Buselli-Wallarab Jazz Orchestra
Album : Carol of the Bells
Label : Owl
11:25 AM
No Te Empenes Mas/Don’t Try Anymore
Artist : Charlie Haden
Album : Nocturne
Label : Verve
11:31 AM
A Time For Love
Artist : CHRISTINE HITT
Album : You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To
Label : MaxJazz
11:37 AM
Song For Jojo
Artist : Michael B and Friends
Album : No More Blues
Label : Primrose Lane
11:43 AM
El Oto¿o
Artist : Afro Bop Alliance
Album : Una M¿s
Label : OA2
11:49 AM
The Train and the River
Artist : Jimmy Giuffre 3
Album : The Jimmy Giuffre 3
Label : Atlantic
11:53 AM
Roulette
Artist : The Birdland Stars
Album : Birdland Stars 1956
Label : Bluebird
12:01 PM
Naima
Artist : NIKA REJTO
Album : Bridge Weaver
Label : Unika
12:06 PM
Peel Me a Grape
Artist : RAMSEY LEWIS & NANCY WILSON
Album : Meant to Be
Label : Narada Jazz
12:11 PM
But Not For Me
Artist : J.J. JOHNSON
Album : Vivian
Label : Concord
12:17 PM
Chattanooga Choo Choo
Artist : Regina Carter
Album : Motor City Moments
Label : Verve
12:21 PM
Little Girl Blue
Artist : Gene Ammons
Album : VARIOUS: the Jazz Giants Play Rodgers & Hart
Label : Prestige
12:26 PM
Last Call
Artist : Josh Rzepka
Album : Midwest Coast
Label : Josh Rzepka
12:34 PM
I’ll Be Seeing You
Artist : Sonny Stitt
Album : The Last Sessions - Volumes 1 & 2
Label : 32 Jazz
12:40 PM
Pensativa
Artist : Brian Bromberg
Album : Wood II
Label : Artistry Music
12:48 PM
East of the Sun
Artist : DELLA GRIFFIN
Album : I'll Get By
Label : Muse
12:54 PM
Oh Lady Be Good
Artist : Erroll Garner
Album : Verve Jazz Masters 7
Label : Verve
12:57 PM
Out of This World
Artist : J.J. JOHNSON & KAI WINDING
Album : Nuf Said
Label : Bethlehem
1:01 PM
Ask Me Now
Artist : Bob DeVos
Album : Playing For Keeps
Label : Savant
1:06 PM
Isfahan
Artist : John Brown Trio
Album : Dancing With Duke
Label : Brown Boulevard
1:12 PM
I Concentrate on You
Artist : MIDNIGHT JAZZ BAND
Album : Jazz Past Midnight/Love Songs
Label : JMI Jazz
1:18 PM
Poor Little Rich Girl
Artist : Chris Connor
Album : Warm Cool
Label : 32 Jazz
1:22 PM
Bill Bailey
Artist : Zoot Sims
Album : Down Home
Label : Bethlehem
1:28 PM
Samba De Orpheus
Artist : Paul Desmond
Album : Take Ten
Label : RCA
1:34 PM
Willow Weep For Me
Artist : Dominick Farinacci
Album : Dawn of Goodbye
Label : E One
1:40 PM
Singin’ The Blues
Artist : Marian McPartland
Album : In My Life
Label : Concord
1:44 PM
How High the Moon
Artist : Benny Carter
Album : VARIOUS: Swing Reunion
Label : BOMR
1:50 PM
Wonderland (Isle of Love)
Artist : Deborah Pearl
Album : Souvenir of You
Label : Evening Star
1:54 PM
Minor Vamp
Artist : Curtis Fuller
Album : VARIOUS: Rebop: the Savoy Originals
Label : Savoy
2:01 PM
I Know That You Know
Artist : Milt Hinton
Album : The Judge at His Best
Label : Chiaroscuro
2:06 PM
Canadian Sunset
Artist : Houston Person
Album : Sentimental Journey
Label : Highnote
2:12 PM
Come Rain or Come Shine
Artist : Bill Evans
Album : VARIOUS: Keepnews Collection Sampler
Label : Riverside
2:17 PM
People Will Say We’re in Love
Artist : Stacey Kent
Album : The Boy Next Door
Label : Candid
2:21 PM
Crazy She Calls Me
Artist : DOUG LAWRENCE
Album : High Heel Sneakers
Label : Fable
2:27 PM
Meditation
Artist : Royce Campbell
Album : A Tribute to Charlie Byrd
Label : Jardis
2:33 PM
My Flaming Heart
Artist : John Stein & Ron Gill
Album : Turn Up the Quiet
Label : Whaling City Sound
2:39 PM
Star Song
Artist : VINCE GUARALDI & BOLA SETE
Album : Vince Guaraldi & Bola Sete
Label : Fantasy
2:44 PM
Blessed Assurance
Artist : Cyrus Chestnut
Album : Spirit
Label : Jazz Legacy
2:49 PM
New Blues
Artist : BUDDY RICH
Album : Big Swing Face
Label : Pacific Jazz
2:54 PM
Blue Monk
Artist : McCoy Tyner
Album : Nights of Ballads and Blues
Label : Impulse
3:01 PM
Lightness
Artist : Bob Sheppard
Album : Close Your Eyes
Label : BFM Jazz
3:05 PM
Sophisticated Swing
Artist : Red Garland Quartet
Album : Solar
Label : Jazzland
3:11 PM
Dreamer
Artist : JOE HENDERSON
Album : Double Rainbow - Music of Antonio Carlos Jobim
Label : Verve
3:18 PM
Let Yourself Go
Artist : Stacey Kent
Album : Let Yourself Go
Label : Candid
3:22 PM
Jingle Bells
Artist : Buselli-Wallarab Jazz Orchestra
Album : Carol of the Bells
Label : Owl
3:25 PM
No Te Empenes Mas/Don’t Try Anymore
Artist : Charlie Haden
Album : Nocturne
Label : Verve
3:31 PM
A Time For Love
Artist : CHRISTINE HITT
Album : You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To
Label : MaxJazz
3:37 PM
Song For Jojo
Artist : Michael B and Friends
Album : No More Blues
Label : Primrose Lane
3:43 PM
El Oto¿o
Artist : Afro Bop Alliance
Album : Una M¿s
Label : OA2
3:49 PM
The Train and the River
Artist : Jimmy Giuffre 3
Album : The Jimmy Giuffre 3
Label : Atlantic
3:53 PM
Roulette
Artist : The Birdland Stars
Album : Birdland Stars 1956
Label : Bluebird
4:01 PM
Naima
Artist : NIKA REJTO
Album : Bridge Weaver
Label : Unika
4:06 PM
Peel Me a Grape
Artist : RAMSEY LEWIS & NANCY WILSON
Album : Meant to Be
Label : Narada Jazz
4:11 PM
But Not For Me
Artist : J.J. JOHNSON
Album : Vivian
Label : Concord
4:17 PM
Chattanooga Choo Choo
Artist : Regina Carter
Album : Motor City Moments
Label : Verve
4:21 PM
Little Girl Blue
Artist : Gene Ammons
Album : VARIOUS: the Jazz Giants Play Rodgers & Hart
Label : Prestige
4:26 PM
Last Call
Artist : Josh Rzepka
Album : Midwest Coast
Label : Josh Rzepka
4:34 PM
I’ll Be Seeing You
Artist : Sonny Stitt
Album : The Last Sessions - Volumes 1 & 2
Label : 32 Jazz
4:40 PM
Pensativa
Artist : Brian Bromberg
Album : Wood II
Label : Artistry Music
4:48 PM
East of the Sun
Artist : DELLA GRIFFIN
Album : I'll Get By
Label : Muse
4:54 PM
Oh Lady Be Good
Artist : Erroll Garner
Album : Verve Jazz Masters 7
Label : Verve
4:57 PM
Out of This World
Artist : J.J. JOHNSON & KAI WINDING
Album : Nuf Said
Label : Bethlehem
5:01 PM
Ask Me Now
Artist : Bob DeVos
Album : Playing For Keeps
Label : Savant
5:06 PM
Isfahan
Artist : John Brown Trio
Album : Dancing With Duke
Label : Brown Boulevard
5:12 PM
I Concentrate on You
Artist : MIDNIGHT JAZZ BAND
Album : Jazz Past Midnight/Love Songs
Label : JMI Jazz
5:18 PM
Poor Little Rich Girl
Artist : Chris Connor
Album : Warm Cool
Label : 32 Jazz
5:22 PM
Bill Bailey
Artist : Zoot Sims
Album : Down Home
Label : Bethlehem
5:28 PM
Samba De Orpheus
Artist : Paul Desmond
Album : Take Ten
Label : RCA
5:34 PM
Willow Weep For Me
Artist : Dominick Farinacci
Album : Dawn of Goodbye
Label : E One
5:40 PM
Singin’ The Blues
Artist : Marian McPartland
Album : In My Life
Label : Concord
5:44 PM
How High the Moon
Artist : Benny Carter
Album : VARIOUS: Swing Reunion
Label : BOMR
5:50 PM
Wonderland (Isle of Love)
Artist : Deborah Pearl
Album : Souvenir of You
Label : Evening Star
5:54 PM
Minor Vamp
Artist : Curtis Fuller
Album : VARIOUS: Rebop: the Savoy Originals
Label : Savoy

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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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