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 28, 2012

6:01 AM
Tabellea Ex Terra
Artist : Buselli-Wallarab Jazz Orchestra
Album : Mezzanine
Label : Owl
6:06 AM
River, Stay ’way From My Door
Artist : Jimmy Rushing & Dave Brubeck
Album : Brubeck & Rushing
Label : Columbia
6:10 AM
Wakan
Artist : Colin Dean
Album : Shiwasu
Label : Colin Dean
6:17 AM
Daddy Oh
Artist : Tony Monaco
Album : Celebration: Live ¿ Love ¿ Music
Label : Chicken Coup
6:21 AM
The Groove Merchant
Artist : Russ Kassoff
Album : Bird Fly By
Label : RHK Jazz
6:27 AM
Oh Happy Day
Artist : Milt Jackson
Album : from QUINCY JONES & BILL COSBY: the Original Jam Sessions 1969
Label : Concord
6:32 AM
In a Sentimental Mood
Artist : Billy Taylor
Album : Ten Fingers - One Voice
Label : Arkadia Jazz
6:38 AM
Isn’t This a Lovely Day?
Artist : Diane Landry
Album : It's a Lovely Day
Label : JazzMaDi
6:43 AM
O Grande Amor
Artist : Generations
Album : Tough Guys
Label : ICA
6:49 AM
Born to be Blue
Artist : IKE QUEBEC
Album : Ballads
Label : Blue Note
6:54 AM
Splip, Bam, Boom
Artist : Rod McGaha
Album : Preacherman
Label : Compass
7:01 AM
Tchavolo Swing
Artist : Hot Club of San Francisco
Album : Swing This
Label : Hot Club of San Francisco
7:06 AM
Little Susie
Artist : Jo Jones
Album : The Essential
Label : Vanguard
7:11 AM
Hearing Voices
Artist : Bill Easley
Album : Hearing Voices
Label : 18th & Vine
7:17 AM
No Hard Feelings
Artist : George Shearing and the Montgomery Brothers
Album : George Shearing and the Montgomery Brothers
Label : Jazzland
7:21 AM
Daydream
Artist : MAGGIE GALLOWAY
Album : More Than You Know...
Label : Brownstone
7:26 AM
The Big Head
Artist : Michael Zsoldos Quartet
Album : Off the Cuff
Label : NBJ Music
7:33 AM
Torna a Surriento
Artist : Aldo Romano
Album : Canzoni
Label : Enja
7:39 AM
I Thought About You
Artist : Miles Davis
Album : Someday My Prince Will Come
Label : Columbia
7:44 AM
Late Late Show
Artist : ERIC JOHNSON
Album : Bumpin' in L.A.
Label : Clarion
7:49 AM
If I Were a Bell
Artist : EVERETT GREENE
Album : My Foolish Heart
Label : Savant
7:55 AM
Summertime
Artist : Frank Derrick
Album : The Beat Goes On
Label : Jazzed Media
8:01 AM
Early Autumn
Artist : Christian Howes
Album : Heartfelt
Label : Resonance
8:06 AM
Aguacate
Artist : Jay Hoggard
Album : Overview
Label : Muse
8:11 AM
Time After Time
Artist : John Proulx
Album : Baker's Dozen - Remembering Chet Baker
Label : MaxJazz
8:17 AM
This Can’t be Love
Artist : Denis Solee & Beegie Adair
Album : Sax & Swing
Label : Green Hill
8:21 AM
Wise Children
Artist : Tom Harrell
Album : Wise Children
Label : Bluebird
8:26 AM
El Matador
Artist : Vince Guaraldi & Bola Sete
Album : Vince Guaraldi & Bola Sete
Label : Fantasy
8:32 AM
Only a Rose
Artist : TOMMY NEWSOM & KEN PEPLOWSKI
Album : The Feeling of Jazz
Label : Arbors
8:38 AM
Solitude
Artist : Duke Ellington
Album : Ellington Indigos
Label : Columbia
8:43 AM
Visible Man
Artist : Avery Sharpe Trio
Album : Autumn Moonlight
Label : JKNM
8:48 AM
I Was Doing All Right
Artist : Diana Krall
Album : From This Moment On
Label : Verve
8:53 AM
Have You Met Miss Jones?
Artist : ILLINOIS JACQUET
Album : Flying Home: Best of the Verve Years
Label : Verve
9:01 AM
I Had the Craziest Dream
Artist : Kenny Dorham
Album : Quiet Kenny
Label : Prestige
9:05 AM
When Summer Comes
Artist : Oscar Peterson
Album : A Royal Wedding Suite
Label : Pablo
9:12 AM
Zona
Artist : MICHAEL DAVIS
Album : Trumpets Eleven
Label : Hip-Bone
9:18 AM
St. James Infirmary
Artist : Allen Toussaint
Album : The Bright Mississippi
Composer : Trad.
Label : Nonesuch
9:22 AM
The First Noel
Artist : Skafish
Album : Tidings of Comfort & Joy
Label : CDBY
9:25 AM
Portrait of Wellman Braud
Artist : Stefon Harris
Album : African Tarantella [Dances With Duke]
Label : Blue Note
9:33 AM
House By the Sea
Artist : Sheila Landis & Rick Matle
Album : Colors of Brazil
Label : SheLan
9:38 AM
Eraldi
Artist : SYLVAIN LUC
Album : Trio Sud
Label : Dreyfus
9:44 AM
Once Forgotten
Artist : GERALD BECKETT
Album : Traveling West
Label : Summit
9:49 AM
Everything’s Movin’ Too Fast
Artist : Maria Muldaur
Album : A Woman Alone With the Blues
Label : Telarc
9:52 AM
I Hadn’t Anyone Till You
Artist : FLIP PHILLIPS
Album : Swing is the Thing!
Label : Verve

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CD Selections
4:35 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

June Jazz Picks from ICON Magazine

Here's Nick Bewsey from ICON Magazine with a bunch of great jazz CDs to tell you about.

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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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