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 30, 2012

6:01 AM
So Tired
Artist : Clayton Cameron & the Jass Explosion
Album : Here's to the Messengers
Label : Brushman
6:06 AM
Charlie Brown
Artist : ELLIS MARSALIS
Album : from Wynton & Ellis Marsalis: Joe Cool's Blues
Label : Columbia
6:10 AM
Mr. L
Artist : Curtis Fuller
Album : Down Home
Label : Capri
6:17 AM
The Way You Look Tonight
Artist : Carol Fredette
Album : Everything in Time
Label : Soundbrush
6:21 AM
Alone Together
Artist : MICHAEL "PATCHES" STEWART
Album : Blue Patches
Label : Hip Bop
6:26 AM
The Very Thought of You
Artist : Shirley Scott
Album : Legends of Acid Jazz
Label : Prestige
6:32 AM
Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye
Artist : Dave Peck
Album : 3 and 1
Label : LPS
6:38 AM
Star Eyes
Artist : Shahida Nurullah
Album : The Ruby And the Pearl
Label : Alembic Arts
6:43 AM
Indian Summer
Artist : Ken Peplowski
Album : Grenadilla
Label : Concord
6:49 AM
Moanin’
Artist : Billy Taylor
Album : Uptown
Label : Riverside
6:54 AM
Some Summer Fun
Artist : Duke Ellington
Album : The Intimate Ellington
Label : Pablo
7:01 AM
Estate
Artist : BILL HARRIS
Album : Solo + One
Label : MadRomance
7:06 AM
I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart
Artist : Joe Williams & George Shearing
Album : The Heart and Soul of Joe Williams & George Shearing
Label : Koch
7:09 AM
Gone With the Wind
Artist : Ben Webster
Album : The Original Jazz Masters Series, Vol.1
Label : DA Music
7:16 AM
Feelin’ Good
Artist : Maureen Choi
Album : Maureen Choi Quartet
Label : Maureen Choi
7:20 AM
Deck the Halls
Artist : GERRY BEAUDOIN
Album : A Sentimental Christmas
Label : North Star
7:22 AM
Ecaroh
Artist : JON MAYER
Album : The Classics
Label : Reservoir
7:29 AM
Blues for Bill
Artist : Jessica Williams
Album : Jessica's Blues
Label : Jazz Focus
7:35 AM
It Seem Like You’re Ready
Artist : JC Stylles
Album : Exhilaration and Other States (Featuring Pat Bianchi & Lawrence Leathers)
Label : Motema
7:40 AM
Con Alma
Artist : Dizzy Gillespie
Album : Dizzy's Diamonds - Best of the Verve Years
Label : Verve
7:45 AM
How Little We Know
Artist : Sherri Roberts
Album : Dreamsville
Label : Brownstone
7:49 AM
Better Go
Artist : Ben Webster & "Sweets" Edison
Album : Ben & "Sweets"
Label : Columbia
8:01 AM
Satellite
Artist : Matt Ray
Album : Lost In New York
Label : CAP
8:06 AM
Louise
Artist : LESTER YOUNG & TEDDY WILSON
Album : Pres and Teddy
Label : n.a.
8:11 AM
Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
Artist : Ella Fitzgerald
Album : Sings the Duke Ellington Songbook
Label : Verve
8:17 AM
Love on My Mind
Artist : Ray Charles
Album : Blues + Jazz
Label : Rhino
8:21 AM
Wave
Artist : Oscar Peterson
Album : VARIOUS: the Girl From Ipanema/The Antonio Carlos Jobim Songbook
Label : Verve
8:27 AM
Blues for Wood
Artist : NEIL McNAMARA
Album : Rainy Night
Label : Bonobo
8:34 AM
Do Nothin’ Till You Hear From Me
Artist : JOHNNY GRIFFIN
Album : Do Nothing 'til You Hear From Me
Label : Riverside
8:40 AM
As Long as I Live
Artist : Count Basie
Album : VARIOUS: the Jazz Giants Play Harold Arlen
Label : Prestige
8:43 AM
You & Me
Artist : Ryan Cohan
Album : Another Look
Label : Motema
8:50 AM
Backwater Blues
Artist : LAVERNE BUTLER
Album : Blues in the City
Label : MaxJazz
8:54 AM
Love Letters
Artist : BENNY GREEN & RUSSELL MALONE
Album : Jazz at the Bistro
Label : Telarc
9:01 AM
Without You
Artist : Horace Silver
Album : Horace-Scope
Label : Blue Note
9:06 AM
Do I Love You Because You’re Beautiful
Artist : John Coltrane
Album : VARIOUS: the Jazz Giants Play Rodgers & Hammerstein
Label : Prestige
9:11 AM
Invitation
Artist : Boz Scaggs
Album : Speak Low
Label : Decca
9:18 AM
Nancy (With the Laughing Face)
Artist : Beegie Adair Trio
Album : The Frank Sinatra Collection
Label : Green Hill
9:22 AM
The Nearness of You
Artist : Milt Jackson
Album : Explosive!
Label : Qwest
9:27 AM
Dance on Your Own
Artist : Carol Welsman
Album : I Like Men
Label : Welcar
9:33 AM
If I Should Lose You
Artist : Wes Montgomery
Album : The Complete Riverside Recordings
Label : Riverside
9:39 AM
Canadian Sunset
Artist : Gene Ammons
Album : Boss Tenor
Label : Prestige
9:44 AM
Street of Dreams
Artist : Marian McPartland
Album : Hickory House Trio - Reprise
Label : Concord
9:48 AM
We’ve Only Just Begun
Artist : Russell Malone
Album : Playground
Label : MaxJazz
9:54 AM
Dig Dis
Artist : Hank Mobley
Album : Soul Station
Label : Blue Note

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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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