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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December 05, 2013

6:01 AM
Tchavolo Swing
Artist : Hot Club of San Francisco
Album : Swing This
Label : Hot Club of San Francisco
6:06 AM
Sandra’s Blues
Artist : Milt Jackson & Coleman Hawkins
Album : Bean Bags
Label : Koch
6:13 AM
Song for Darius
Artist : Russell Malone
Album : Sweet Georgia Peach
Label : Impulse
6:20 AM
Album : No Escape
Label : ACT Music
6:24 AM
Tin Tin Deo
Artist : Ray Charles
Album : Pure Genius: the Complete Atlantic Recordings
Label : Atlantic
6:29 AM
In the Beginning
Artist : Ben Sidran
Album : Don't Cry for No Hipster
Label : Nardis
6:34 AM
It Could Happen to You
Artist : Steve Davis
Album : Eloquence
Label : Jazz Legacy
6:40 AM
Minor Blues
Album : Fuller Nelson
Label : Sunnyside
6:45 AM
You Don’t Know What Love Is
Artist : John Coltrane
Album : Ballads
Label : Impulse
6:50 AM
And How I Hoped For Your Love
Artist : Judy Wexler
Album : Under a Painted Sky
Label : Jazzed Media
6:55 AM
Mediterranean Sun
Artist : Avishai Cohen
Album : At Home
Label : Razdaz
7:01 AM
Gina’s Groove
Artist : Clayton Brothers
Album : Back in the Swing of Things
Label : n.a.
7:06 AM
Let Me
Album : Manhattan Morning
Label : Jazzheads
7:11 AM
Edith’s Cake
Artist : Ahmad Jamal
Album : Saturday Morning
Label : Jazzbook
7:17 AM
Waltz For Dorothy
Artist : Ryan Shea Smith
Album : Stay Awhile
Label : Exact
7:21 AM
Blues For Hamp
Artist : Terry Gibbs
Album : From Me to You: a Tribute to Lionel Hampton
Label : Mack Avenue
7:27 AM
Crystal Silence
Album : September Ballads
Label : Milestone
7:33 AM
A Duke-Ish Blues
Artist : Billy Taylor
Album : Urban Griot
Label : Soundpost
7:39 AM
Give a Little More
Artist : Michael Feinstein and Andre Previn
Album : Change of Heart: The Songs of Andr¿ Previn
Label : Telarc
7:42 AM
You’d Be So Nice to Come Home To
Artist : Dan Adler
Album : All Things Familiar
Label : Crawdad
7:48 AM
The Mountain
Artist : Steve Gadd Band
Album : Gadditude
Label : BFM Jazz
7:54 AM
Recorda Me
Artist : Jim Snidero
Album : The Music of Joe Henderson
Label : Double Time
8:01 AM
Blues Nouveau
Artist : Mike Dowling
Album : Eclectricity
Label : Wind River Guitar
8:06 AM
It Had to Be You
Artist : Jimmy McGriff
Album : Straight Up
Label : Milestone
8:12 AM
There Will Never Be Another You
Artist : Duane Padilla
Album : Sentimental Swing
Label : Duane Padilla
8:17 AM
Silver Treads Among My Soul
Artist : Horace Silver
Album : Song For My Father
Label : Blue Note
8:21 AM
I’m In The Mood For Love
Artist : Bryan Anthony & the Gary Norian Trio
Album : A Night Like This
Label : Mercator
8:24 AM
West Coast Blues
Artist : Harold Land
Album : VARIOUS: Jazzland OJC Sampler
Label : Jazzland
8:32 AM
Artist : Shirley Crabbe
Album : Home
Label : MaiSong
8:38 AM
Gypsy Blues (Blues For Ike)
Artist : Mike Ferro
Album : Django By Ferro
Label : Denwa Jazz
8:43 AM
Kum Ba Ya
Artist : Lynne Arriale
Album : Arise
Label : Motema
8:48 AM
I Cover the Waterfront
Artist : Cannonball Adderley
Album : Jump For Joy
Label : Verve
8:51 AM
Chosen Words
Artist : Eddie Daniels
Album : Homecoming: Eddie Daniels Live at the Iridium
Label : IPO
9:01 AM
Swing Gitane
Artist : The Stephane Wrembel Trio
Album : n.a.
Label : n.a.
9:05 AM
411 West
Artist : Shirley Scott
Album : Legends of Acid Jazz
Label : Prestige
9:12 AM
Artist : B¿la Fleck & Marcus Roberts
Album : Across the Imaginary Divide
Label : Rounder
9:18 AM
I Feel Fine / Sidewinder
Artist : John Pizzarelli
Album : Double Exposure
Label : Telarc
9:22 AM
It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
Artist : Charlie Haden & Hank Jones
Album : Come Sunday
Label : EmArcy
9:25 AM
Mount Harissa
Artist : Dmitry Baevsky
Album : Down With It
Label : Sharp Nine
9:33 AM
Where or When
Album : Soft Winds
Label : Concord
9:39 AM
Blue Lester
Album : VARIOUS: the Savoy Story (Vol. One - Jazz)
Label : Savoy
9:43 AM
Modal Issue
Artist : The Nightcrawlers with the Big Band Sound
Album : Down in the Bottom
Label : Cellar Live
9:48 AM
I’m Shadowing You
Artist : Amy Cervini
Album : Digging Me, Digging You
Label : Anzic
9:53 AM
Un Grand Amor
Artist : Stan Getz
Album : Live in Paris
Label : Dreyfus


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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