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 04, 2013

10:01 AM
I Surrender Dear
Artist : Red Norvo
Album : VARIOUS: Swing Reunion
Label : BOMR
10:06 AM
Con Alma
Artist : Dizzy Gillespie
Album : Dizzy's Diamonds - Best of the Verve Years
Label : Verve
10:11 AM
Somewhere
Artist : Dave Brubeck
Album : Ballads
Label : Columbia Legacy
10:16 AM
I Don’t Know Enough About You
Artist : Russell Malone
Album : Russell Malone
Label : Columbia
10:21 AM
I Thought About You
Artist : Mike Jones Trio
Album : Plays Well With Others
Label : Capri
10:26 AM
Milestones
Artist : Miles Davis
Album : Milestones
Label : Columbia
10:34 AM
Speak Low
Artist : Elias Haslanger
Album : Church on Monday
Label : Cherrywood
10:40 AM
Main Stem
Artist : Ken Peplowski
Album : Maybe September
Label : Capri
10:45 AM
Bags’ Groove
Artist : Modern Jazz Quartet
Album : European Concert
Label : Label M
10:50 AM
The Snake
Artist : Hilary Kole
Album : Haunted Heart
Label : Justin Time
10:54 AM
Ain’t Misbehavin’
Artist : Ray Charles
Album : Blues + Jazz
Label : Rhino
11:01 AM
Star Eyes
Artist : Barry Harris
Album : At the Jazz Workshop
Label : Riverside
11:06 AM
East of the Sun
Artist : George Shearing
Album : That Shearing Sound
Label : Telarc
11:10 AM
My Romance
Artist : Ray Brown
Album : Some of My Best Friends Are...The Sax Players
Label : Telarc
11:17 AM
Old Devil Moon
Artist : Ahmad Jamal
Album : The Legendary Okeh & Epic Recordings
Label : Epic
11:21 AM
Canadian Sunset
Artist : Gene Ammons
Album : Boss Tenor
Label : Prestige
11:26 AM
A Nightingale Sang In Berkley Square
Artist : Sacha Boutros
Album : Sacha: NY After Dark
Label : Diva Latina
11:34 AM
On the Sunny Side of the Street
Artist : CLAUDE HOPKINS
Album : Swing Time
Label : Prestige
11:40 AM
Au Bord De L’eau
Artist : Larry Goldings
Album : Quartet
Label : Palmetto
11:46 AM
Blue Gardenia
Artist : Donald Bailey
Album : Blueprints of Jazz Vol. 3
Label : Talking House
11:51 AM
Peel Me a Grape
Artist : RAMSEY LEWIS & NANCY WILSON
Album : Meant to Be
Label : Narada Jazz
11:56 AM
Stairway to the Stars
Artist : Milt Jackson & John Coltrane
Album : Bags & Trane
Label : Atlantic
12:01 PM
Come Prima
Artist : Aldo Romano
Album : Canzoni
Label : Enja
12:06 PM
Stompin’ at the Savoy
Artist : Teddy Wilson
Album : The Original Jazz Masters Series, Vol.1
Label : DA Music
12:10 PM
Cory’s Story
Artist : Cory Weeds / Bill Coon Quartet
Album : With Benefits
Label : Cellar Live
12:19 PM
Chacho
Artist : Aguank¿
Album : Elemental
Label : PKO
12:23 PM
Blues in the Night
Artist : Red Garland
Album : Soul Burnin'
Label : Prestige
12:28 PM
Falling in Love With Love
Artist : BEV KELLY
Album : In Person
Label : Riverside
12:33 PM
Old Man River
Artist : Les DeMerle
Album : Gypsy Rendezvous Vol. One
Label : Origin
12:39 PM
Moonlight Sonata
Artist : Lenny Marcus Trio
Album : Peace for Beethoven: A Jazz of Beethoven Companion
Label : Lenny Marcus Music
12:43 PM
I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart
Artist : Dizzy Gillespie & Stan Getz
Album : Diz & Getz
Label : Verve
12:49 PM
Blue Tortilla Waltz
Artist : Jim Ridl
Album : Blue Corn Enchilada Dreams
Label : Jim Ridl
12:54 PM
Stablemates
Artist : Beegie Adair
Album : Into Somethin'
Label : Adair Music
1:01 PM
Prelude to a Kiss
Artist : Duke Ellington
Album : Love Songs
Label : Columbia
1:06 PM
Just Squeeze Me
Artist : Kenny Burrell
Album : Lucky So and So
Label : Concord
1:12 PM
I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face
Artist : Scott Hamilton
Album : Back In New York
Label : n.a.
1:18 PM
Bemsha Swing
Artist : GROUP 15
Album : Plays Monk
Label : Sunnyside
1:22 PM
Fleur d’Ennui
Artist : Frank Potenza
Album : For Joe
Label : Capri
1:26 PM
Moanin’
Artist : Bobby Timmons
Album : Moanin' Blues
Label : Prestige
1:33 PM
Double Take
Artist : Jay Ashby and Steve Davis
Album : Mistaken Identity
Label : MCG Jazz
1:39 PM
Seventh Son
Artist : Mose Allison
Album : Greatest Hits
Label : Prestige
1:42 PM
These Foolish Things
Artist : HARRY ALLEN
Album : Harry Allen Meets the John Pizzarelli Trio
Label : BMG/RCA
1:48 PM
Oh, Lady be Good
Artist : Erroll Garner
Album : Compact Jazz
Label : Mercury
1:51 PM
You’ve Changed
Artist : DUSKO GOYKOVICH
Album : Balkan Blues
Label : Enja
2:01 PM
I Surrender Dear
Artist : Red Norvo
Album : VARIOUS: Swing Reunion
Label : BOMR
2:06 PM
Con Alma
Artist : Dizzy Gillespie
Album : Dizzy's Diamonds - Best of the Verve Years
Label : Verve
2:11 PM
Somewhere
Artist : Dave Brubeck
Album : Ballads
Label : Columbia Legacy
2:16 PM
I Don’t Know Enough About You
Artist : Russell Malone
Album : Russell Malone
Label : Columbia
2:21 PM
I Thought About You
Artist : Mike Jones Trio
Album : Plays Well With Others
Label : Capri
2:26 PM
Milestones
Artist : Miles Davis
Album : Milestones
Label : Columbia
2:34 PM
Speak Low
Artist : Elias Haslanger
Album : Church on Monday
Label : Cherrywood
2:40 PM
Main Stem
Artist : Ken Peplowski
Album : Maybe September
Label : Capri
2:45 PM
Bags’ Groove
Artist : Modern Jazz Quartet
Album : European Concert
Label : Label M
2:50 PM
The Snake
Artist : Hilary Kole
Album : Haunted Heart
Label : Justin Time
2:54 PM
Ain’t Misbehavin’
Artist : Ray Charles
Album : Blues + Jazz
Label : Rhino
3:01 PM
Star Eyes
Artist : Barry Harris
Album : At the Jazz Workshop
Label : Riverside
3:06 PM
East of the Sun
Artist : George Shearing
Album : That Shearing Sound
Label : Telarc
3:10 PM
My Romance
Artist : Ray Brown
Album : Some of My Best Friends Are...The Sax Players
Label : Telarc
3:17 PM
Old Devil Moon
Artist : Ahmad Jamal
Album : The Legendary Okeh & Epic Recordings
Label : Epic
3:21 PM
Canadian Sunset
Artist : Gene Ammons
Album : Boss Tenor
Label : Prestige
3:26 PM
A Nightingale Sang In Berkley Square
Artist : Sacha Boutros
Album : Sacha: NY After Dark
Label : Diva Latina
3:34 PM
On the Sunny Side of the Street
Artist : CLAUDE HOPKINS
Album : Swing Time
Label : Prestige
3:40 PM
Au Bord De L’eau
Artist : Larry Goldings
Album : Quartet
Label : Palmetto
3:46 PM
Blue Gardenia
Artist : Donald Bailey
Album : Blueprints of Jazz Vol. 3
Label : Talking House
3:51 PM
Peel Me a Grape
Artist : RAMSEY LEWIS & NANCY WILSON
Album : Meant to Be
Label : Narada Jazz
3:56 PM
Stairway to the Stars
Artist : Milt Jackson & John Coltrane
Album : Bags & Trane
Label : Atlantic
4:01 PM
Come Prima
Artist : Aldo Romano
Album : Canzoni
Label : Enja
4:06 PM
Stompin’ at the Savoy
Artist : Teddy Wilson
Album : The Original Jazz Masters Series, Vol.1
Label : DA Music
4:10 PM
Cory’s Story
Artist : Cory Weeds / Bill Coon Quartet
Album : With Benefits
Label : Cellar Live
4:19 PM
Chacho
Artist : Aguank¿
Album : Elemental
Label : PKO
4:23 PM
Blues in the Night
Artist : Red Garland
Album : Soul Burnin'
Label : Prestige
4:28 PM
Falling in Love With Love
Artist : BEV KELLY
Album : In Person
Label : Riverside
4:33 PM
Old Man River
Artist : Les DeMerle
Album : Gypsy Rendezvous Vol. One
Label : Origin
4:39 PM
Moonlight Sonata
Artist : Lenny Marcus Trio
Album : Peace for Beethoven: A Jazz of Beethoven Companion
Label : Lenny Marcus Music
4:43 PM
I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart
Artist : Dizzy Gillespie & Stan Getz
Album : Diz & Getz
Label : Verve
4:49 PM
Blue Tortilla Waltz
Artist : Jim Ridl
Album : Blue Corn Enchilada Dreams
Label : Jim Ridl
4:54 PM
Stablemates
Artist : Beegie Adair
Album : Into Somethin'
Label : Adair Music
5:01 PM
Prelude to a Kiss
Artist : Duke Ellington
Album : Love Songs
Label : Columbia
5:06 PM
Just Squeeze Me
Artist : Kenny Burrell
Album : Lucky So and So
Label : Concord
5:12 PM
I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face
Artist : Scott Hamilton
Album : Back In New York
Label : n.a.
5:18 PM
Bemsha Swing
Artist : GROUP 15
Album : Plays Monk
Label : Sunnyside
5:22 PM
Fleur d’Ennui
Artist : Frank Potenza
Album : For Joe
Label : Capri
5:26 PM
Moanin’
Artist : Bobby Timmons
Album : Moanin' Blues
Label : Prestige
5:33 PM
Double Take
Artist : Jay Ashby and Steve Davis
Album : Mistaken Identity
Label : MCG Jazz
5:39 PM
Seventh Son
Artist : Mose Allison
Album : Greatest Hits
Label : Prestige
5:42 PM
These Foolish Things
Artist : HARRY ALLEN
Album : Harry Allen Meets the John Pizzarelli Trio
Label : BMG/RCA
5:48 PM
Oh, Lady be Good
Artist : Erroll Garner
Album : Compact Jazz
Label : Mercury
5:51 PM
You’ve Changed
Artist : DUSKO GOYKOVICH
Album : Balkan Blues
Label : Enja

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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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