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: 
5187f6a5e1c8f9b272c051a3|51802729e1c8619119d82533

Playlist

December 07, 2013

6:01 AM
Early Autumn
Artist : Christian Howes
Album : Heartfelt
Label : Resonance
6:06 AM
A Chama
Artist : Lori Mechem & Ritmos Picante
Album : Welcome To Brazil
Label : Cognito
6:11 AM
Sophisticated Lady
Artist : Charlie Haden Quartet West
Album : Sophisticated Ladies
Label : EmArcy
6:17 AM
Stay Away From Bill
Artist : Diane Schuur
Album : Midnight
Label : Concord
6:21 AM
Girl Talk
Artist : The Ali Ryerson Jazz Flute Big Band
Album : Game Changer
Label : Capri
6:28 AM
How High the Moon
Artist : Benny Carter & Phil Woods
Album : Another Time, Another Place
Label : Evening Star
6:36 AM
’Deed I Do
Artist : Ray Charles & Milt Jackson
Album : Soul Brothers/Soul Meeting
Label : Atlantic
6:42 AM
This Could Be the Start of Something Big
Artist : Monica Ramey and the Beegie Adair Trio
Album : Monica Ramey and the Beegie Adair Trio
Label : Adair Music
6:45 AM
Driftin’
Artist : Orbert Davis
Album : Blue Notes
Label : 3Sixteen
6:51 AM
They Can’t Take That Away From Me
Artist : Ahmad Jamal
Album : The Legendary Okeh & Epic Recordings
Label : Epic
6:54 AM
Six Appeal
Artist : BARRETT DEEMS
Album : Deemus
Label : Delmark
7:01 AM
My Funny Valentine
Artist : Bill Evans
Album : Live at Art D'Lugoff's: Top of the Gate
Label : Resonance
7:06 AM
Sometime Ago
Artist : Rick Haydon & John Pizzarelli
Album : Just Friends
Label : Mel Bay
7:11 AM
Boston Baked Blues
Artist : Avery Sharpe Trio
Album : Autumn Moonlight
Label : JKNM
7:17 AM
The More I See You
Artist : Christian McBride Big Band
Album : The Good Feeling
Label : Mack Avenue
7:21 AM
Ding! Dong! Merrily on High
Artist : Harry Allen
Album : Christmas In Swingtime
Label : Koch
7:24 AM
The Cylinder
Artist : Aaron Diehl
Album : The Bespoke Man's Narrative
Label : Mack Avenue
7:31 AM
Until Next Time
Artist : Neil Gordon Trio
Album : It Takes Three
Label : Neil Gordon
7:37 AM
Birks’ Works
Artist : James Moody & Hank Jones Quartet
Album : Our Delight
Label : IPO
7:44 AM
Montclair
Artist : Don Braden
Album : Brighter Days
Label : Highnote
7:50 AM
Night and Day
Artist : Cheryl Bentyne
Album : Let's Misbehave: The Cole Porter Song Book
Label : Summit
7:54 AM
Autumn Leaves
Artist : WALTER BELL
Album : Walter Bell & the L.J.U.
Label : Reika
8:01 AM
Mere Madness
Artist : Nelda Swiggett
Album : This Time
Label : OA2
8:06 AM
A Flower is a Lovesome Thing
Artist : Paul Carlon
Album : La Rumba is a Lovesome Thing
Label : Zoho Music
8:12 AM
Nostalgia in Times Square
Artist : Larry Coryell and Kenny Drew Jr.
Album : Duality
Label : Random Act
8:19 AM
Take 5
Artist : Cynthia Felton
Album : Freedom Jazz Dance
Label : Felton Entertainment
8:23 AM
Miss Lady
Artist : Anthony E. Nelson Jr.
Album : Tenor For Two
Label : Musicstand
8:28 AM
I Didn’t Know What Time it Was
Artist : Charlie Byrd Trio
Album : Au Courant
Label : Concord
8:34 AM
Goldfinger
Artist : David "Fathead" Newman
Album : Cityscape
Label : HighNote
8:39 AM
Rachel
Artist : JANE JARVIS
Album : Atlantic-Pacific
Label : Arbors
8:44 AM
Without a Song
Artist : Steve Heckman Quartet/Quintet
Album : Born To Be Blue
Label : Jazzed Media
8:50 AM
Mood Indigo
Artist : LINCOLN CENTER JAZZ ORCHESTRA
Album : Live in Swing City
Label : Columbia
8:54 AM
Baby Cynthia’s Waltz
Artist : Larry Gray
Album : VARIOUS: a Chicago Jazz Tour
Label : Big Chicago
9:01 AM
Twilight
Artist : Takao Iwaki
Album : Introducing
Label : White Sands
9:06 AM
Lid Flippin’
Artist : JOHNNY "HAMMOND" SMITH
Album : VARIOUS: Kickin' the 3/The Best of Organ Trio Jazz
Label : Shanachie
9:11 AM
Exactly Like You
Artist : DAN PAPAILA
Album : Full Circle
Label : A Records
9:18 AM
I Don’t Know Enough About You
Artist : Maria Muldaur
Album : A Woman Alone With the Blues
Label : Telarc
9:22 AM
Christmas Blues
Artist : Ramsey Lewis
Album : VARIOUS: a Traditional Jazz Christmas
Label : GRP
9:25 AM
Star Eyes
Artist : Art Pepper
Album : Art Pepper Meets the Rhythm Section
Label : Contemporary
9:31 AM
Naima
Artist : Bob DeVos
Album : Playing For Keeps
Label : Savant
9:37 AM
Whisper Not
Artist : THAD JONES
Album : Mad Thad
Label : Period
9:43 AM
Istanbul
Artist : Pete Malinverni
Album : Invisible Cities
Label : Reservoir
9:49 AM
Love For Sale
Artist : JOHNNY ADAMS
Album : The Verdict
Label : Rounder
9:54 AM
Sunrise in Malibu
Artist : Horace Silver
Album : A Prescription For the Blues
Label : Impulse
10:01 AM
Norleans
Artist : Dr. Lonnie Smith
Album : Too Damn Hot
Composer : Smith
Label : Palmetto
10:06 AM
Easy Money
Artist : Marian McPartland
Album : Plays the Benny Carter Songbook
Label : Concord
10:12 AM
I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face
Artist : Stan Getz
Album : VARIOUS: the Very Thought of You/Jazz For Lovers
Label : Columbia
10:18 AM
Late Late Show
Artist : Al Dowe & Etta Cox
Album : Al Dowe & Etta Cox
Label : Dowdel
10:22 AM
Stablemates
Artist : Miles Davis
Album : The Legendary Prestige Quintet Sessions
Label : Prestige
10:28 AM
Considering These Things
Artist : Eric Essix
Album : evolution
Label : Essential
10:34 AM
All My Tomorrows
Artist : Janis Mann
Album : A Perfect Time
Label : Pancake
10:40 AM
Skippin’
Artist : John Stein
Album : Hi Fly
Label : Whaling City Sound
10:46 AM
Ruby, My Dear
Artist : Claire Daly
Album : Baritone Monk
Label : NCB Jazz
10:51 AM
Slow Freight
Artist : Lenny Marcus Trio
Album : Tonk: A Tribute to Ray Bryant, Vol. 2
Label : Lenny Marcus
10:55 AM
East of the Sun
Artist : Al Cohn & Zoot Sims
Album : From a To Z
Label : RCA
11:01 AM
One Foot in the Gutter
Artist : WILLIE RODRIGUEZ
Album : Flatjacks
Label : Milestone
11:06 AM
These Foolish Things
Artist : COUNT BASIE & OSCAR PETERSON
Album : Satch & Josh
Label : Pablo
11:12 AM
Awakening
Artist : Jon Wirtz
Album : Tourist
Label : Jon Wirtz
11:19 AM
Tangerine
Artist : MIKE HATCHARD & HERBIE FLOWERS
Album : The Business
Label : Zah Zah
11:23 AM
Old Devil Moon
Artist : Ann Hampton Callaway
Album : After Ours
Label : Denon
11:27 AM
Night Lights (The Lonely Night)
Artist : Gerry Mulligan
Album : Night Lights
Label : Verve
11:34 AM
When Lights Are Low
Artist : Scott Hamilton
Album : Jazz Signatures
Label : Concord
11:39 AM
Everything I Love
Artist : Ken Peplowski
Album : VARIOUS: a Cole Porter Songbook
Label : Concord
11:44 AM
Court and Spark
Artist : Tierney Sutton
Album : After Blue
Label : BFM Jazz
11:48 AM
I Only Have Eyes for You
Artist : Houston Person
Album : Soft Lights
Label : Highnote
11:53 AM
Somebody Loves Me
Artist : CLAUDE HOPKINS
Album : Swing Time
Label : Prestige
12:01 PM
Early Autumn
Artist : Christian Howes
Album : Heartfelt
Label : Resonance
12:06 PM
A Chama
Artist : Lori Mechem & Ritmos Picante
Album : Welcome To Brazil
Label : Cognito
12:11 PM
Sophisticated Lady
Artist : Charlie Haden Quartet West
Album : Sophisticated Ladies
Label : EmArcy
12:17 PM
Stay Away From Bill
Artist : Diane Schuur
Album : Midnight
Label : Concord
12:21 PM
Girl Talk
Artist : The Ali Ryerson Jazz Flute Big Band
Album : Game Changer
Label : Capri
12:28 PM
How High the Moon
Artist : Benny Carter & Phil Woods
Album : Another Time, Another Place
Label : Evening Star
12:36 PM
’Deed I Do
Artist : Ray Charles & Milt Jackson
Album : Soul Brothers/Soul Meeting
Label : Atlantic
12:42 PM
This Could Be the Start of Something Big
Artist : Monica Ramey and the Beegie Adair Trio
Album : Monica Ramey and the Beegie Adair Trio
Label : Adair Music
12:45 PM
Driftin’
Artist : Orbert Davis
Album : Blue Notes
Label : 3Sixteen
12:51 PM
They Can’t Take That Away From Me
Artist : Ahmad Jamal
Album : The Legendary Okeh & Epic Recordings
Label : Epic
12:54 PM
Six Appeal
Artist : BARRETT DEEMS
Album : Deemus
Label : Delmark
1:01 PM
My Funny Valentine
Artist : Bill Evans
Album : Live at Art D'Lugoff's: Top of the Gate
Label : Resonance
1:06 PM
Sometime Ago
Artist : Rick Haydon & John Pizzarelli
Album : Just Friends
Label : Mel Bay
1:11 PM
Boston Baked Blues
Artist : Avery Sharpe Trio
Album : Autumn Moonlight
Label : JKNM
1:17 PM
The More I See You
Artist : Christian McBride Big Band
Album : The Good Feeling
Label : Mack Avenue
1:21 PM
Ding! Dong! Merrily on High
Artist : Harry Allen
Album : Christmas In Swingtime
Label : Koch
1:24 PM
The Cylinder
Artist : Aaron Diehl
Album : The Bespoke Man's Narrative
Label : Mack Avenue
1:31 PM
Until Next Time
Artist : Neil Gordon Trio
Album : It Takes Three
Label : Neil Gordon
1:37 PM
Birks’ Works
Artist : James Moody & Hank Jones Quartet
Album : Our Delight
Label : IPO
1:44 PM
Montclair
Artist : Don Braden
Album : Brighter Days
Label : Highnote
1:50 PM
Night and Day
Artist : Cheryl Bentyne
Album : Let's Misbehave: The Cole Porter Song Book
Label : Summit
1:54 PM
Autumn Leaves
Artist : WALTER BELL
Album : Walter Bell & the L.J.U.
Label : Reika
2:01 PM
Mere Madness
Artist : Nelda Swiggett
Album : This Time
Label : OA2
2:06 PM
A Flower is a Lovesome Thing
Artist : Paul Carlon
Album : La Rumba is a Lovesome Thing
Label : Zoho Music
2:12 PM
Nostalgia in Times Square
Artist : Larry Coryell and Kenny Drew Jr.
Album : Duality
Label : Random Act
2:19 PM
Take 5
Artist : Cynthia Felton
Album : Freedom Jazz Dance
Label : Felton Entertainment
2:23 PM
Miss Lady
Artist : Anthony E. Nelson Jr.
Album : Tenor For Two
Label : Musicstand
2:28 PM
I Didn’t Know What Time it Was
Artist : Charlie Byrd Trio
Album : Au Courant
Label : Concord
2:34 PM
Goldfinger
Artist : David "Fathead" Newman
Album : Cityscape
Label : HighNote
2:39 PM
Rachel
Artist : JANE JARVIS
Album : Atlantic-Pacific
Label : Arbors
2:44 PM
Without a Song
Artist : Steve Heckman Quartet/Quintet
Album : Born To Be Blue
Label : Jazzed Media
2:50 PM
Mood Indigo
Artist : LINCOLN CENTER JAZZ ORCHESTRA
Album : Live in Swing City
Label : Columbia
2:54 PM
Baby Cynthia’s Waltz
Artist : Larry Gray
Album : VARIOUS: a Chicago Jazz Tour
Label : Big Chicago
3:01 PM
Twilight
Artist : Takao Iwaki
Album : Introducing
Label : White Sands
3:06 PM
Lid Flippin’
Artist : JOHNNY "HAMMOND" SMITH
Album : VARIOUS: Kickin' the 3/The Best of Organ Trio Jazz
Label : Shanachie
3:11 PM
Exactly Like You
Artist : DAN PAPAILA
Album : Full Circle
Label : A Records
3:18 PM
I Don’t Know Enough About You
Artist : Maria Muldaur
Album : A Woman Alone With the Blues
Label : Telarc
3:22 PM
Christmas Blues
Artist : Ramsey Lewis
Album : VARIOUS: a Traditional Jazz Christmas
Label : GRP
3:25 PM
Star Eyes
Artist : Art Pepper
Album : Art Pepper Meets the Rhythm Section
Label : Contemporary
3:31 PM
Naima
Artist : Bob DeVos
Album : Playing For Keeps
Label : Savant
3:37 PM
Whisper Not
Artist : THAD JONES
Album : Mad Thad
Label : Period
3:43 PM
Istanbul
Artist : Pete Malinverni
Album : Invisible Cities
Label : Reservoir
3:49 PM
Love For Sale
Artist : JOHNNY ADAMS
Album : The Verdict
Label : Rounder
3:54 PM
Sunrise in Malibu
Artist : Horace Silver
Album : A Prescription For the Blues
Label : Impulse
4:01 PM
Norleans
Artist : Dr. Lonnie Smith
Album : Too Damn Hot
Composer : Smith
Label : Palmetto
4:06 PM
Easy Money
Artist : Marian McPartland
Album : Plays the Benny Carter Songbook
Label : Concord
4:12 PM
I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face
Artist : Stan Getz
Album : VARIOUS: the Very Thought of You/Jazz For Lovers
Label : Columbia
4:18 PM
Late Late Show
Artist : Al Dowe & Etta Cox
Album : Al Dowe & Etta Cox
Label : Dowdel
4:22 PM
Stablemates
Artist : Miles Davis
Album : The Legendary Prestige Quintet Sessions
Label : Prestige
4:28 PM
Considering These Things
Artist : Eric Essix
Album : evolution
Label : Essential
4:34 PM
All My Tomorrows
Artist : Janis Mann
Album : A Perfect Time
Label : Pancake
4:40 PM
Skippin’
Artist : John Stein
Album : Hi Fly
Label : Whaling City Sound
4:46 PM
Ruby, My Dear
Artist : Claire Daly
Album : Baritone Monk
Label : NCB Jazz
4:51 PM
Slow Freight
Artist : Lenny Marcus Trio
Album : Tonk: A Tribute to Ray Bryant, Vol. 2
Label : Lenny Marcus
4:55 PM
East of the Sun
Artist : Al Cohn & Zoot Sims
Album : From a To Z
Label : RCA
5:01 PM
One Foot in the Gutter
Artist : WILLIE RODRIGUEZ
Album : Flatjacks
Label : Milestone
5:06 PM
These Foolish Things
Artist : COUNT BASIE & OSCAR PETERSON
Album : Satch & Josh
Label : Pablo
5:12 PM
Awakening
Artist : Jon Wirtz
Album : Tourist
Label : Jon Wirtz
5:19 PM
Tangerine
Artist : MIKE HATCHARD & HERBIE FLOWERS
Album : The Business
Label : Zah Zah
5:23 PM
Old Devil Moon
Artist : Ann Hampton Callaway
Album : After Ours
Label : Denon
5:27 PM
Night Lights (The Lonely Night)
Artist : Gerry Mulligan
Album : Night Lights
Label : Verve
5:34 PM
When Lights Are Low
Artist : Scott Hamilton
Album : Jazz Signatures
Label : Concord
5:39 PM
Everything I Love
Artist : Ken Peplowski
Album : VARIOUS: a Cole Porter Songbook
Label : Concord
5:44 PM
Court and Spark
Artist : Tierney Sutton
Album : After Blue
Label : BFM Jazz
5:48 PM
I Only Have Eyes for You
Artist : Houston Person
Album : Soft Lights
Label : Highnote
5:53 PM
Somebody Loves Me
Artist : CLAUDE HOPKINS
Album : Swing Time
Label : Prestige

Pages

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.  

Read more
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.

Read more
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'

Read more
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!

Read more
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.

Read more
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.

Read more
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.

Read more
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

Read more
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!

Read more
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.

Read more

Pages