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

December 01, 2012

6:01 AM
Maybe September (Theme From "the Oscar")
Artist : Stanley Turrentine
Album : The Spoiler
Label : Blue Note
6:06 AM
Blues For Ray
Artist : Ray Brown
Album : Some of My Best Friends Are...Guitarists
Label : Telarc
6:09 AM
Stardust
Artist : The Four Freshmen
Album : Love Songs
Label : The Four Freshmen
6:14 AM
Old Devil Moon
Artist : Ahmad Jamal
Album : The Legendary Okeh & Epic Recordings
Label : Epic
6:18 AM
Arcadia
Artist : Ron Di Salvio
Album : Essence of Green (a Tribute to Kind of Blue)
Label : Origin
6:23 AM
Kissed By The Sun
Artist : Tia Fuller
Album : Decisive Steps
Label : Mack Avenue
6:30 AM
Smack Dab in the Middle
Artist : Gene Harris
Album : Down Home Blues
Label : Concord
6:36 AM
Skinny’s Blues
Artist : Red Garland
Album : Red's Blues
Label : Prestige
6:44 AM
The Man I Love (Featuring Cassandra Wilson)
Artist : Gregoire Maret
Album : Gregoire Maret
Label : E One
6:49 AM
Nono
Artist : JOSH WORKMAN
Album : Jumpin' at the Border
Label : Tetrachord Music
6:52 AM
Emily
Artist : PAUL SALAMONE QUARTET
Album : Quick Step
Label : Paul Salamone
7:01 AM
Norleans
Artist : Dr. Lonnie Smith
Album : Too Damn Hot
Composer : Smith
Label : Palmetto
7:06 AM
Xarmegaria
Artist : SYLVAIN LUC
Album : Trio Sud
Label : Dreyfus
7:09 AM
Woody ’n’ You
Artist : Scott Hamilton
Album : After Hours
Label : Concord
7:16 AM
Little Girl Blue
Artist : Ella Fitzgerald
Album : Twelve Nights In Hollywood
Label : Hip-O Select
7:20 AM
There Will Never be Another You
Artist : Cal Tjader
Album : Tjader Plays Tjazz
Label : Fantasy
7:25 AM
Prelude in E Minor
Artist : Gerry Mulligan
Album : Night Lights
Label : Verve
7:30 AM
How Long Has This Been Going On?
Artist : Janis Siegel
Album : The Tender Trap
Label : Monarch
7:36 AM
So What
Artist : Miles Davis
Album : Kind of Blue
Composer : Davis
Label : Columbia
7:46 AM
Dear Dorothy
Artist : CHAD LAWSON TRIO
Album : The Oz Sessions
Label : Summit
7:50 AM
The Birth of the Cool Suite: Boplicity / Postlude
Artist : Joe Lovano Ensemble
Album : Streams of Expression
Label : Blue Note
7:56 AM
Bernie’s Tune
Artist : Earl Hines
Album : The Indispensable Earl Hines, Vol 5/6
Label : RCA
8:01 AM
Blues in the Closet
Artist : Ron Carter
Album : Stardust
Label : Blue Note
8:06 AM
Rainy Night
Artist : NEIL McNAMARA
Album : Rainy Night
Label : Bonobo
8:11 AM
Bags and Trane
Artist : Milt Jackson & John Coltrane
Album : Bags & Trane
Label : Atlantic
8:20 AM
That’s the Way It Is
Artist : Jimmy Giuffre
Album : The Jimmy Giuffre 3
Label : Atlantic
8:23 AM
I’ll Be Home For Christmas
Artist : Jack Jezzro, Denis Solee, Beegie Adair
Album : Christmas Jazz
Label : Green Hill
8:27 AM
What Am I Here For?
Artist : Duke Ellington
Album : The Blanton - Webster Band
Label : Bluebird
8:32 AM
Golden Lady
Artist : Kurt Elling
Album : The Gate
Label : Concord
8:38 AM
Que Pasa?
Artist : Horace Silver
Album : Song For My Father
Label : Blue Note
8:44 AM
5 Will Get Ya 10
Artist : GEORGE CABLES
Album : Shared Secrets
Label : Muse FX
8:50 AM
Lover, Come Back to Me
Artist : Ann Hampton Callaway
Album : Blues in the Night
Label : Telarc
8:53 AM
The Thespian
Artist : Ken Peplowski
Album : In Search Of..
Label : Capri
9:01 AM
Emily
Artist : Bill Evans
Album : Live at Art D'Lugoff's: Top of the Gate
Label : Resonance
9:06 AM
Key Largo
Artist : Benny Carter
Album : Songbook
Label : MusicMasters
9:10 AM
It’s You or No One
Artist : Dexter Gordon
Album : Doin' Allright
Label : Blue Note
9:18 AM
I’m Beginning to See the Light
Artist : Denis Solee & Beegie Adair
Album : Sax & Swing
Label : Green Hill
9:22 AM
Heart of the Moment
Artist : Nelda Swiggett
Album : This Time
Label : OA2
9:27 AM
Things Ain’t What They Used to Be
Artist : Johnny Hodges
Album : VARIOUS: RCA Victor 80th Anniversary
Label : RCA
9:32 AM
Love of My Life
Artist : DICK SUDHALTER
Album : Melodies Heard, Melodies Sweet...
Label : Challenge
9:38 AM
How Could You Do a Thing Like That to Me?
Artist : Carol Sloane
Album : I Never Went Away
Label : Highnote
9:43 AM
Witchcraft
Artist : Patricia Barber
Album : Live: a Fortnight in France
Label : Blue Note
9:49 AM
Very Early
Artist : George Shearing
Album : That Shearing Sound
Label : Telarc
9:55 AM
Can You Tell by Looking at Me?
Artist : Billy Taylor
Album : Ten Fingers - One Voice
Label : Arkadia Jazz
10:01 AM
L.P. (For Les Paul)
Artist : Lee Ritenour, Pat Martino & Joey DeFrancesco
Album : 6 String Theory
Label : Concord
10:06 AM
The Days of Wine and Roses
Artist : STEVE YEAGER
Album : April Sessions
Label : Windfall Music
10:11 AM
Misty
Artist : Wes Montgomery
Album : Echoes of Indiana Avenue
Label : Resonance
10:17 AM
Landslide
Artist : Stacey Kent
Album : Breakfast on the Morning Tram
Label : Blue Note
10:21 AM
Moanin’
Artist : Ray Charles
Album : Genius + Soul = Jazz/My Kind of Jazz
Label : Rhino
10:24 AM
Just Squeeze Me
Artist : Tony Guerrero
Album : Blue Room
Label : Charleston Square
10:32 AM
Superwoman (Where Were You When I Needed You)
Artist : Vanessa Rubin
Album : New Horizons
Label : RCA
10:38 AM
Blue Daniel
Artist : Dave Miller Trio
Album : Rapture
Label : Summit
10:41 AM
Frim Fram Sauce
Artist : Akiko Tsuruga
Album : Oriental Express
Label : Allegro
10:46 AM
Koolbonga
Artist : Marian McPartland
Album : Plays the Music of Mary Lou Williams
Label : Concord
10:51 AM
E Preciso Perdoar/One Must Forgive
Artist : GROVER WASHINGTON JR.
Album : All My Tomorrows
Label : Columbia
11:01 AM
C.C. Rider
Artist : Tommy Flanagan
Album : Sea Changes
Label : Evidence
11:05 AM
Makin’ Whoopee
Artist : Gene Ammons
Album : Late Hour Special
Label : Prestige
11:11 AM
Must Be Rain
Artist : Jodi Proznick Quartet
Album : Foundations
Label : Cellar Live
11:18 AM
Bluff City Blues
Artist : Hank Crawford
Album : Memphis, Ray & a Touch of Moody
Label : 32 Jazz
11:22 AM
Snowfall
Artist : John Pizzarelli
Album : Let's Share Christmas
Label : RCA
11:25 AM
Some Other Sunset
Artist : David Benoit
Album : Waiting For Spring
Label : GRP
11:31 AM
Rue De La Harp
Artist : PAUL BROWN QUARTET
Album : Speak Low
Label : Brownstone
11:37 AM
I’ll Be Seeing You
Artist : RAHSAAN ROLAND KIRK
Album : A Standing Eight
Label : 32 Jazz
11:43 AM
Fog
Artist : Matt Jorgensen
Album : Quiet Silence
Label : Origin
11:49 AM
Just One of Those Things
Artist : Louis Armstrong & Oscar Peterson
Album : Louis Armstrong Meets Oscar Peterson
Label : Verve
11:53 AM
Air Mail Special
Artist : CHRIS FLORY
Album : For All We Know
Label : Concord
12:01 PM
Maybe September (Theme From "the Oscar")
Artist : Stanley Turrentine
Album : The Spoiler
Label : Blue Note
12:06 PM
Blues For Ray
Artist : Ray Brown
Album : Some of My Best Friends Are...Guitarists
Label : Telarc
12:09 PM
Stardust
Artist : The Four Freshmen
Album : Love Songs
Label : The Four Freshmen
12:14 PM
Old Devil Moon
Artist : Ahmad Jamal
Album : The Legendary Okeh & Epic Recordings
Label : Epic
12:18 PM
Arcadia
Artist : Ron Di Salvio
Album : Essence of Green (a Tribute to Kind of Blue)
Label : Origin
12:23 PM
Kissed By The Sun
Artist : Tia Fuller
Album : Decisive Steps
Label : Mack Avenue
12:30 PM
Smack Dab in the Middle
Artist : Gene Harris
Album : Down Home Blues
Label : Concord
12:36 PM
Skinny’s Blues
Artist : Red Garland
Album : Red's Blues
Label : Prestige
12:44 PM
The Man I Love (Featuring Cassandra Wilson)
Artist : Gregoire Maret
Album : Gregoire Maret
Label : E One
12:49 PM
Nono
Artist : JOSH WORKMAN
Album : Jumpin' at the Border
Label : Tetrachord Music
12:52 PM
Emily
Artist : PAUL SALAMONE QUARTET
Album : Quick Step
Label : Paul Salamone
1:01 PM
Norleans
Artist : Dr. Lonnie Smith
Album : Too Damn Hot
Composer : Smith
Label : Palmetto
1:06 PM
Xarmegaria
Artist : SYLVAIN LUC
Album : Trio Sud
Label : Dreyfus
1:09 PM
Woody ’n’ You
Artist : Scott Hamilton
Album : After Hours
Label : Concord
1:16 PM
Little Girl Blue
Artist : Ella Fitzgerald
Album : Twelve Nights In Hollywood
Label : Hip-O Select
1:20 PM
There Will Never be Another You
Artist : Cal Tjader
Album : Tjader Plays Tjazz
Label : Fantasy
1:25 PM
Prelude in E Minor
Artist : Gerry Mulligan
Album : Night Lights
Label : Verve
1:30 PM
How Long Has This Been Going On?
Artist : Janis Siegel
Album : The Tender Trap
Label : Monarch
1:36 PM
So What
Artist : Miles Davis
Album : Kind of Blue
Composer : Davis
Label : Columbia
1:46 PM
Dear Dorothy
Artist : CHAD LAWSON TRIO
Album : The Oz Sessions
Label : Summit
1:50 PM
The Birth of the Cool Suite: Boplicity / Postlude
Artist : Joe Lovano Ensemble
Album : Streams of Expression
Label : Blue Note
1:56 PM
Bernie’s Tune
Artist : Earl Hines
Album : The Indispensable Earl Hines, Vol 5/6
Label : RCA
2:01 PM
Blues in the Closet
Artist : Ron Carter
Album : Stardust
Label : Blue Note
2:06 PM
Rainy Night
Artist : NEIL McNAMARA
Album : Rainy Night
Label : Bonobo
2:11 PM
Bags and Trane
Artist : Milt Jackson & John Coltrane
Album : Bags & Trane
Label : Atlantic
2:20 PM
That’s the Way It Is
Artist : Jimmy Giuffre
Album : The Jimmy Giuffre 3
Label : Atlantic
2:23 PM
I’ll Be Home For Christmas
Artist : Jack Jezzro, Denis Solee, Beegie Adair
Album : Christmas Jazz
Label : Green Hill
2:27 PM
What Am I Here For?
Artist : Duke Ellington
Album : The Blanton - Webster Band
Label : Bluebird
2:32 PM
Golden Lady
Artist : Kurt Elling
Album : The Gate
Label : Concord
2:38 PM
Que Pasa?
Artist : Horace Silver
Album : Song For My Father
Label : Blue Note
2:44 PM
5 Will Get Ya 10
Artist : GEORGE CABLES
Album : Shared Secrets
Label : Muse FX
2:50 PM
Lover, Come Back to Me
Artist : Ann Hampton Callaway
Album : Blues in the Night
Label : Telarc
2:53 PM
The Thespian
Artist : Ken Peplowski
Album : In Search Of..
Label : Capri
3:01 PM
Emily
Artist : Bill Evans
Album : Live at Art D'Lugoff's: Top of the Gate
Label : Resonance
3:06 PM
Key Largo
Artist : Benny Carter
Album : Songbook
Label : MusicMasters
3:10 PM
It’s You or No One
Artist : Dexter Gordon
Album : Doin' Allright
Label : Blue Note
3:18 PM
I’m Beginning to See the Light
Artist : Denis Solee & Beegie Adair
Album : Sax & Swing
Label : Green Hill
3:22 PM
Heart of the Moment
Artist : Nelda Swiggett
Album : This Time
Label : OA2
3:27 PM
Things Ain’t What They Used to Be
Artist : Johnny Hodges
Album : VARIOUS: RCA Victor 80th Anniversary
Label : RCA
3:32 PM
Love of My Life
Artist : DICK SUDHALTER
Album : Melodies Heard, Melodies Sweet...
Label : Challenge
3:38 PM
How Could You Do a Thing Like That to Me?
Artist : Carol Sloane
Album : I Never Went Away
Label : Highnote
3:43 PM
Witchcraft
Artist : Patricia Barber
Album : Live: a Fortnight in France
Label : Blue Note
3:49 PM
Very Early
Artist : George Shearing
Album : That Shearing Sound
Label : Telarc
3:55 PM
Can You Tell by Looking at Me?
Artist : Billy Taylor
Album : Ten Fingers - One Voice
Label : Arkadia Jazz
4:01 PM
L.P. (For Les Paul)
Artist : Lee Ritenour, Pat Martino & Joey DeFrancesco
Album : 6 String Theory
Label : Concord
4:06 PM
The Days of Wine and Roses
Artist : STEVE YEAGER
Album : April Sessions
Label : Windfall Music
4:11 PM
Misty
Artist : Wes Montgomery
Album : Echoes of Indiana Avenue
Label : Resonance
4:17 PM
Landslide
Artist : Stacey Kent
Album : Breakfast on the Morning Tram
Label : Blue Note
4:21 PM
Moanin’
Artist : Ray Charles
Album : Genius + Soul = Jazz/My Kind of Jazz
Label : Rhino
4:24 PM
Just Squeeze Me
Artist : Tony Guerrero
Album : Blue Room
Label : Charleston Square
4:32 PM
Superwoman (Where Were You When I Needed You)
Artist : Vanessa Rubin
Album : New Horizons
Label : RCA
4:38 PM
Blue Daniel
Artist : Dave Miller Trio
Album : Rapture
Label : Summit
4:41 PM
Frim Fram Sauce
Artist : Akiko Tsuruga
Album : Oriental Express
Label : Allegro
4:46 PM
Koolbonga
Artist : Marian McPartland
Album : Plays the Music of Mary Lou Williams
Label : Concord
4:51 PM
E Preciso Perdoar/One Must Forgive
Artist : GROVER WASHINGTON JR.
Album : All My Tomorrows
Label : Columbia
5:01 PM
C.C. Rider
Artist : Tommy Flanagan
Album : Sea Changes
Label : Evidence
5:05 PM
Makin’ Whoopee
Artist : Gene Ammons
Album : Late Hour Special
Label : Prestige
5:11 PM
Must Be Rain
Artist : Jodi Proznick Quartet
Album : Foundations
Label : Cellar Live
5:18 PM
Bluff City Blues
Artist : Hank Crawford
Album : Memphis, Ray & a Touch of Moody
Label : 32 Jazz
5:22 PM
Snowfall
Artist : John Pizzarelli
Album : Let's Share Christmas
Label : RCA
5:25 PM
Some Other Sunset
Artist : David Benoit
Album : Waiting For Spring
Label : GRP
5:31 PM
Rue De La Harp
Artist : PAUL BROWN QUARTET
Album : Speak Low
Label : Brownstone
5:37 PM
I’ll Be Seeing You
Artist : RAHSAAN ROLAND KIRK
Album : A Standing Eight
Label : 32 Jazz
5:43 PM
Fog
Artist : Matt Jorgensen
Album : Quiet Silence
Label : Origin
5:49 PM
Just One of Those Things
Artist : Louis Armstrong & Oscar Peterson
Album : Louis Armstrong Meets Oscar Peterson
Label : Verve
5:53 PM
Air Mail Special
Artist : CHRIS FLORY
Album : For All We Know
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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