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 29, 2012

10:01 AM
Doxy
Artist : Miles Davis
Album : VARIOUS: the Prestige Records Story
Label : Prestige
10:06 AM
Detour Ahead
Artist : MARY ANN MOORE
Album : Right Where I Wanna Be
Label : Synergy
10:11 AM
Be My Love
Artist : Houston Person
Album : Blue Velvet
Label : Highnote
10:18 AM
Both Sides Now
Artist : TOM GRANT
Album : Nice Work if You Can Get It
Label : NuWrinkle
10:22 AM
The Pink Panther
Artist : James Moody
Album : Moody Plays Mancini
Label : Warner Brothers
10:27 AM
Moten Swing/You’re Driving Me Crazy
Artist : BOBBY SHORT
Album : Celebrating 30 Years at the Cafe Carlyle
Label : Telarc
10:34 AM
They Can’t Take That Away From Me
Artist : Bill Easley
Album : Love Stories
Label : American Showplace
10:40 AM
Walk on the Wild Side
Artist : Jimmy Smith
Album : VARIOUS: Hit Jazz
Label : 32 Jazz
10:46 AM
Speak Low
Artist : Dianne Reeves
Album : The Calling
Label : Blue Note
10:52 AM
Lullaby of Birdland
Artist : Earl Palmer Trio
Album : Soundtrack: the Fabulous Baker Boys
Label : GRP
10:55 AM
Harvest Moon
Artist : DMITRI MATHENY
Album : Penumbra
Label : Monarch
11:01 AM
Love Theme From Spartacus
Artist : Eddie Gomez
Album : Dedication
Label : Evidence
11:06 AM
Pennies From Heaven
Artist : HARRY ALLEN
Album : Harry Allen Meets the John Pizzarelli Trio
Label : BMG/RCA
11:11 AM
Some Enchanted Evening
Artist : Ernie Andrews
Album : The Many Faces of Ernie Andrews
Label : Highnote
11:17 AM
Furnace of Affliction
Artist : Jay Lawrence Quartet
Album : Sweet Lime
Label : Jazz Hang
11:21 AM
Black Velvet (Don’t’cha Go ’way Mad)
Artist : Arnett Cobb & Red Garland
Album : Blue and Sentimental
Label : Prestige
11:27 AM
A Foggy Day
Artist : TAYLOR/GRISMAN JAZZ QUARTET
Album : I'm Beginning To See the Light
Label : Acoustic Disk
11:33 AM
When Lights Are Low
Artist : Scott Hamilton
Album : Jazz Signatures
Label : Concord
11:39 AM
Mr. Lucky
Artist : DAVE GRUSIN
Album : Two For the Road
Label : GRP
11:43 AM
Patricia
Artist : PETE MCCANN
Album : Parable
Label : Palmetto
11:48 AM
Cry Me a River
Artist : Cheryl Bentyne
Album : The Book of Love
Label : TELARC
11:53 AM
Rainshadow
Artist : Phil Kelly & The Northwest Prevailing Winds
Album : Ballet of the Bouncing Beagles
Label : Origin
12:01 PM
A Cat in the Alley
Artist : ROB WALKER JAZZ QUINTET
Album : A Cat in the Alley
Label : MP3.com
12:06 PM
Angel
Artist : Paul Grabowsky
Album : Tales of Time and Space
Label : SANCTUARY
12:13 PM
Trouble is a Man
Artist : Coleman Hawkins
Album : VARIOUS: the Prestige Records Story
Label : Prestige
12:19 PM
I Only Have Eyes For You
Artist : Carmen McRae
Album : Diva
Label : Verve
12:23 PM
Aquarium
Artist : Howard Rumsey’s Lighthouse All-Stars
Album : VARIOUS: the West Coast Jazz Box
Label : Contemporary
12:27 PM
My Mother’s Eyes
Artist : Sonny Stitt
Album : Salt and Pepper
Label : Impulse
12:32 PM
Magic E
Artist : Akiko Tsuruga
Album : Oriental Express
Label : Allegro
12:38 PM
Dat Dere
Artist : RANDY JOHNSTON
Album : Somewhere in the Night
Label : Hightone
12:44 PM
Lonely Girl
Artist : EARL KLUGH
Album : The Earl Klugh Trio, Vol. One
Label : Warner Brothers
12:49 PM
We’ll Dance ’Til Dawn
Artist : Jeremy Davenport
Album : We'll Dance 'Til Dawn
Label : Basin Street
12:54 PM
Whisper Not
Artist : THAD JONES
Album : Mad Thad
Label : Period
1:01 PM
Tonk
Artist : Larry Coryell
Album : Inner Urge
Label : Highnote
1:06 PM
End of a Love Affair
Artist : DON LANPHERE & NEW STORIES
Album : Home at Last
Label : Origin
1:11 PM
The Long Road Home
Artist : ERNIE WATTS
Album : The Long Road Home
Label : JVC
1:18 PM
Tadd’s Delight
Artist : Lafayette Harris, Jr.
Album : Trio Talk
Label : Airmen
1:21 PM
Christmas in New Orleans
Artist : Louis Armstrong
Album : VARIOUS: a Traditional Jazz Christmas
Label : GRP
1:24 PM
Collage
Artist : Chuck Deardorf
Album : Transparence
Label : Origin
1:31 PM
Bunny
Artist : Gerry Mulligan & Johnny Hodges
Album : Gerry Mulligan Meets Johnny Hodges
Label : Verve
1:37 PM
It’s a Wonderful World
Artist : Rick Haydon & John Pizzarelli
Album : Just Friends
Label : Mel Bay
1:42 PM
Out of the Blue
Artist : Sala Brothers
Album : Out of the Blue
Label : Blu Jazz
1:47 PM
A Weaver of Dreams
Artist : GRADY TATE
Album : Grady Tate Sings: All Love
Label : 441
1:51 PM
In Your Own Sweet Way
Artist : Phil Norman Tentet
Album : Encore
Label : Mama
2:01 PM
Doxy
Artist : Miles Davis
Album : VARIOUS: the Prestige Records Story
Label : Prestige
2:06 PM
Detour Ahead
Artist : MARY ANN MOORE
Album : Right Where I Wanna Be
Label : Synergy
2:11 PM
Be My Love
Artist : Houston Person
Album : Blue Velvet
Label : Highnote
2:18 PM
Both Sides Now
Artist : TOM GRANT
Album : Nice Work if You Can Get It
Label : NuWrinkle
2:22 PM
The Pink Panther
Artist : James Moody
Album : Moody Plays Mancini
Label : Warner Brothers
2:27 PM
Moten Swing/You’re Driving Me Crazy
Artist : BOBBY SHORT
Album : Celebrating 30 Years at the Cafe Carlyle
Label : Telarc
2:34 PM
They Can’t Take That Away From Me
Artist : Bill Easley
Album : Love Stories
Label : American Showplace
2:40 PM
Walk on the Wild Side
Artist : Jimmy Smith
Album : VARIOUS: Hit Jazz
Label : 32 Jazz
2:46 PM
Speak Low
Artist : Dianne Reeves
Album : The Calling
Label : Blue Note
2:52 PM
Lullaby of Birdland
Artist : Earl Palmer Trio
Album : Soundtrack: the Fabulous Baker Boys
Label : GRP
2:55 PM
Harvest Moon
Artist : DMITRI MATHENY
Album : Penumbra
Label : Monarch
3:01 PM
Love Theme From Spartacus
Artist : Eddie Gomez
Album : Dedication
Label : Evidence
3:06 PM
Pennies From Heaven
Artist : HARRY ALLEN
Album : Harry Allen Meets the John Pizzarelli Trio
Label : BMG/RCA
3:11 PM
Some Enchanted Evening
Artist : Ernie Andrews
Album : The Many Faces of Ernie Andrews
Label : Highnote
3:17 PM
Furnace of Affliction
Artist : Jay Lawrence Quartet
Album : Sweet Lime
Label : Jazz Hang
3:21 PM
Black Velvet (Don’t’cha Go ’way Mad)
Artist : Arnett Cobb & Red Garland
Album : Blue and Sentimental
Label : Prestige
3:27 PM
A Foggy Day
Artist : TAYLOR/GRISMAN JAZZ QUARTET
Album : I'm Beginning To See the Light
Label : Acoustic Disk
3:33 PM
When Lights Are Low
Artist : Scott Hamilton
Album : Jazz Signatures
Label : Concord
3:39 PM
Mr. Lucky
Artist : DAVE GRUSIN
Album : Two For the Road
Label : GRP
3:43 PM
Patricia
Artist : PETE MCCANN
Album : Parable
Label : Palmetto
3:48 PM
Cry Me a River
Artist : Cheryl Bentyne
Album : The Book of Love
Label : TELARC
3:53 PM
Rainshadow
Artist : Phil Kelly & The Northwest Prevailing Winds
Album : Ballet of the Bouncing Beagles
Label : Origin
4:01 PM
A Cat in the Alley
Artist : ROB WALKER JAZZ QUINTET
Album : A Cat in the Alley
Label : MP3.com
4:06 PM
Angel
Artist : Paul Grabowsky
Album : Tales of Time and Space
Label : SANCTUARY
4:13 PM
Trouble is a Man
Artist : Coleman Hawkins
Album : VARIOUS: the Prestige Records Story
Label : Prestige
4:19 PM
I Only Have Eyes For You
Artist : Carmen McRae
Album : Diva
Label : Verve
4:23 PM
Aquarium
Artist : Howard Rumsey’s Lighthouse All-Stars
Album : VARIOUS: the West Coast Jazz Box
Label : Contemporary
4:27 PM
My Mother’s Eyes
Artist : Sonny Stitt
Album : Salt and Pepper
Label : Impulse
4:32 PM
Magic E
Artist : Akiko Tsuruga
Album : Oriental Express
Label : Allegro
4:38 PM
Dat Dere
Artist : RANDY JOHNSTON
Album : Somewhere in the Night
Label : Hightone
4:44 PM
Lonely Girl
Artist : EARL KLUGH
Album : The Earl Klugh Trio, Vol. One
Label : Warner Brothers
4:49 PM
We’ll Dance ’Til Dawn
Artist : Jeremy Davenport
Album : We'll Dance 'Til Dawn
Label : Basin Street
4:54 PM
Whisper Not
Artist : THAD JONES
Album : Mad Thad
Label : Period
5:01 PM
Tonk
Artist : Larry Coryell
Album : Inner Urge
Label : Highnote
5:06 PM
End of a Love Affair
Artist : DON LANPHERE & NEW STORIES
Album : Home at Last
Label : Origin
5:11 PM
The Long Road Home
Artist : ERNIE WATTS
Album : The Long Road Home
Label : JVC
5:18 PM
Tadd’s Delight
Artist : Lafayette Harris, Jr.
Album : Trio Talk
Label : Airmen
5:21 PM
Christmas in New Orleans
Artist : Louis Armstrong
Album : VARIOUS: a Traditional Jazz Christmas
Label : GRP
5:24 PM
Collage
Artist : Chuck Deardorf
Album : Transparence
Label : Origin
5:31 PM
Bunny
Artist : Gerry Mulligan & Johnny Hodges
Album : Gerry Mulligan Meets Johnny Hodges
Label : Verve
5:37 PM
It’s a Wonderful World
Artist : Rick Haydon & John Pizzarelli
Album : Just Friends
Label : Mel Bay
5:42 PM
Out of the Blue
Artist : Sala Brothers
Album : Out of the Blue
Label : Blu Jazz
5:47 PM
A Weaver of Dreams
Artist : GRADY TATE
Album : Grady Tate Sings: All Love
Label : 441
5:51 PM
In Your Own Sweet Way
Artist : Phil Norman Tentet
Album : Encore
Label : Mama

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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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