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 29, 2012

6:01 AM
Moten Swing
Artist : Marcus Shelby Jazz Orchestra
Album : The Lights Suite
Label : Noir
6:06 AM
Jingles
Artist : MEL RHYNE
Album : Remembering Wes
Label : Savant
6:11 AM
In Good Company
Artist : Jake Fryer/Bud Shank Quintet
Album : In Good Company
Label : Capri
6:17 AM
Touch of Evil
Artist : JAZZ AT THE MOVIES BAND
Album : White Heat * Film Noir
Label : Discovery
6:21 AM
I Ain’t Got Nothin’ But the Blues
Artist : Ella Fitzgerald
Album : Day Dream: Best of the Duke Ellington Songbook
Label : Verve
6:26 AM
Serenata
Artist : John Hicks
Album : Fatha's Day
Label : Highnote
6:34 AM
A Ship Without a Sail
Artist : Ken Peplowski
Album : In Search Of..
Label : Capri
6:40 AM
Reginella
Artist : Aldo Romano
Album : Canzoni
Label : Enja
6:45 AM
Easy to Love
Artist : Beegie Adair Trio
Album : Dream Dancing
Label : Hillsboro
6:50 AM
The Touch of Your Lips
Artist : Calabria Foti
Album : A Lovely Way to Spend an Evening
Label : MoCo
6:56 AM
Black Nightgown
Artist : Ted Hogarth and the Mulligan Mosaics Big Band
Album : Live at the Jazz Showcase
Label : Mulligan Mosaics
7:01 AM
Golden Earrings
Artist : Ray Bryant
Album : Ray Bryant Trio
Label : Prestige
7:06 AM
Echo of My Dream
Artist : Benny Carter
Album : Songbook Volume II
Label : Musicmasters
7:11 AM
There’s No Business Like Show Business
Artist : Sonny Rollins
Album : Work Time
Label : Prestige
7:18 AM
Night and Day
Artist : Beegie Adair Trio
Album : The Frank Sinatra Collection
Label : Green Hill
7:23 AM
Under Sonny’s Bridge
Artist : Ricky Sweum
Album : Pulling Your Own Strings
Label : Origin
7:28 AM
Audrey
Artist : Dave Brubeck
Album : Love Songs
Label : Columbia
7:33 AM
Waltz of the Giant Moths
Artist : Arlene McDaniel Trio
Album : Timeless
Label : Arlene McDaniel
7:39 AM
Take Love Easy
Artist : Nancy Wilson
Album : Turned To Blue
Label : MCG Jazz
7:43 AM
In a Mellow Tone
Artist : Kenny Burrell
Album : Ellington is Forever, Vol. 2
Label : Fantasy
7:49 AM
Let Me
Artist : LEONARD HOCHMAN
Album : Manhattan Morning
Label : Jazzheads
7:54 AM
Love For Sale
Artist : BENNY GREEN & RUSSELL MALONE
Album : Bluebird
Label : Telarc
8:01 AM
One Foot in the Gutter
Artist : WILLIE RODRIGUEZ
Album : Flatjacks
Label : Milestone
8:06 AM
They Didn’t Believe Me
Artist : LUCKY THOMPSON
Album : VARIOUS: the Jazz Giants Play Jerome Kern
Label : Prestige
8:11 AM
Teach Me Tonight
Artist : HARRY PICKENS
Album : Passionate Ballads
Label : Double Time
8:18 AM
You’re a Lucky Guy
Artist : Maxine Sullivan & Scott Hamilton
Album : Uptown
Label : Concord
8:21 AM
Christmas is Coming
Artist : Vince Guaraldi
Album : A Charlie Brown Christmas
Label : Fantasy
8:25 AM
Topsy
Artist : Ray Brown Trio
Album : Some of My Best Friends Are...Guitarists
Label : Telarc
8:31 AM
September Song
Artist : Sarah Vaughan
Album : Sarah Vaughan With Clifford Brown
Label : EmArcy
8:37 AM
Un Grand Amor
Artist : Stan Getz
Album : Live in Paris
Label : Dreyfus
8:43 AM
Buhaina Buhaina
Artist : Ray Brown
Album : Bassics: The Best of the Ray Brown Trio (1977-2000)
Label : Concord
8:49 AM
Jeep’s Blues
Artist : Johnny Hodges
Album : With Billy Strayhorn and the Orchestra
Label : Verve
8:52 AM
Life Long Dream
Artist : JANE JARVIS
Album : Atlantic-Pacific
Label : Arbors
9:01 AM
Prelude to a Kiss
Artist : Duke Ellington
Album : Ellington Indigos
Label : Columbia
9:06 AM
Lush Life
Artist : John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman
Album : John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman
Label : Impulse
9:11 AM
Cascavelo
Artist : HENRY JOHNSON
Album : Organic
Label : A440
9:18 AM
Everything I Love
Artist : TIM GREEN
Album : Jeannie's Song
Label : Origin
9:22 AM
Ala Mode
Artist : BRASS TRACKS JAZZ ORCHESTRA
Album : First Track
Label : Sea Breeze
9:27 AM
The Grinning Song
Artist : Larry Goldings
Album : Big Stuff
Label : Warner Brothers
9:34 AM
Nardis
Artist : Jacky Terrasson
Album : Smile
Label : Blue Note
9:40 AM
Lazy Bird
Artist : Max Marshall
Album : Instant Camaraderie
Label : Jazz Hang
9:46 AM
Just the Way You Are
Artist : Freddy Cole
Album : Love Makes the Difference
Label : Fantasy
9:53 AM
Gotta Dance
Artist : Jimmy Giuffre
Album : The Jimmy Giuffre 3
Label : Atlantic
9:55 AM
Darn That Dream
Artist : George Shearing
Album : Lullabies of Birdland - a Musical Autobiography
Label : Concord

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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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