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

December 27, 2012

10:01 AM
Jimmy’s Groove
Artist : Hank Crawford
Album : The Best of Hank Crawford and Jimmy McGriff
Label : Milestone
10:06 AM
Stablemates
Artist : Rick Holland/Evan Dobbins Little Big Band
Album : Trilby
Label : Holland/Dobbins
10:11 AM
Nana
Artist : Mark Levine and the Latin Tinge
Album : Off & On
Label : Left Coast Clave
10:18 AM
The Glory of Love
Artist : Paul McCartney
Album : Kisses on the Bottom
Label : MPL Communications
10:21 AM
Eleanor Rigby
Artist : Hailey-Zukoski Trio
Album : An Old Sweet Song
Label : Sea Breeze
10:24 AM
Black Velvet (Don’t’cha Go ’way Mad)
Artist : Houston Person
Album : Sentimental Journey
Label : Highnote
10:33 AM
Alone Together
Artist : Skip Wilkins Trio
Album : I Concentrate on You
Label : Dreambox Media
10:39 AM
Makin’ Whoopee
Artist : Ben Webster
Album : Soulville
Label : Verve
10:43 AM
Things Ain’t What They Used to Be
Artist : Dave Brubeck
Album : VARIOUS: Duke Ellington 1969 All-Star White House Tribute
Label : Blue Note
10:48 AM
Strollin’
Artist : Karrin Allyson
Album : Footprints
Label : Concord Jazz
10:53 AM
What is This Thing Called Love?
Artist : Benny Carter
Album : VARIOUS: Swing Reunion
Label : BOMR
11:01 AM
Elegant Flower (For Jazz’min)
Artist : Cyrus Chestnut
Album : Cyrus Chestnut
Label : Atlantic
11:06 AM
East of the Sun
Artist : Al Cohn & Zoot Sims
Album : From a To Z
Label : RCA
11:10 AM
Primavera
Artist : Sergio Mendes
Album : The Swinger From Rio
Label : Atlantic
11:14 AM
Three Little Words
Artist : Sarah Vaughan
Album : The Complete Sarah Vaughan on Mercury, Vol. 3
Label : EmArcy
11:18 AM
Moanin’
Artist : Bobby Timmons
Album : Moanin' Blues
Label : Prestige
11:23 AM
It Ain’t Necessarily So
Artist : Ray Brown
Album : Superbass 2
Label : Telarc
11:31 AM
Hello Young Lovers
Artist : Michael Carvin
Album : Michael Carvin
Label : Marsalis Music
11:37 AM
Wishing Well
Artist : Tom Harrell
Album : Paradise
Label : Bluebird
11:45 AM
Early Autumn
Artist : JIM FERGUSON
Album : Not Just Another Pretty Bass
Label : A-Records
11:51 AM
Jitterbug Waltz
Artist : Junior Mance
Album : Happy Time
Label : Jazzland
11:57 AM
Duke’s in Bed
Artist : Johnny Hodges
Album : Jazz Masters 35
Label : Verve
12:01 PM
Make Someone Happy
Artist : RON JACKSON & RUFUS REID
Album : Song For Luis
Label : Mastermix
12:06 PM
East of the Sun
Artist : MARCUS ROBERTS
Album : from Wynton Marsalis: Standard Time, Vol. 2 - Intimacy Calling
Label : Columbia
12:11 PM
Very Early
Artist : George Shearing
Album : That Shearing Sound
Label : Telarc
12:17 PM
Keepin’ Out of Mischief Now
Artist : Shirley Horn
Album : The Main Ingredient
Label : Verve
12:21 PM
Colleen
Artist : Joey DeFrancesco
Album : Organic Vibes
Label : Concord Jazz
12:28 PM
Setembro
Artist : Donald Harrison
Album : Nouveau Swing
Label : Impulse
12:35 PM
O Guarani
Artist : ELIANE ELIAS
Album : The Three Americas
Label : Blue Note
12:41 PM
I’ll Be Around
Artist : Marian McPartland
Album : Plays the Music of Alec Wilder
Label : Jazz Alliance
12:44 PM
Anatomy of a Murder
Artist : Terence Blanchard
Album : Jazz in Film
Label : Sony Classics
12:48 PM
Azalea
Artist : JUDY BARNETT
Album : Swingin'
Label : Slider
12:53 PM
Throwing Roses
Artist : MILO PETERSEN & THE JAZZ DISCIPLES
Album : Milo Petersen & the Jazz Disciples
Label : Passage
1:01 PM
FluteVibes
Artist : Gerald Beckett
Album : Flute Vibes
Label : Summit
1:06 PM
The "In" Crowd
Artist : RAMSEY LEWIS
Album : VARIOUS: Hit Jazz
Label : 32 Jazz
1:12 PM
Yardbird Suite
Artist : Les DeMerle
Album : Gypsy Rendezvous Vol. One
Label : Origin
1:15 PM
They Can’t Take That Away From Me
Artist : Jane Monheit & John Pizzarelli
Album : VARIOUS: Legends of Jazz
Label : LRSmedia
1:19 PM
Dawn of Goodbye
Artist : Dominick Farinacci
Album : Dawn of Goodbye
Label : E One
1:25 PM
Fallin’ Chestnuts
Artist : Takao Iwaki
Album : Introducing
Label : White Sands
1:32 PM
My Flaming Heart
Artist : John Stein & Ron Gill
Album : Turn Up the Quiet
Label : Whaling City Sound
1:38 PM
Golden Earrings
Artist : Ray Bryant
Album : Ray Bryant Trio
Label : Prestige
1:43 PM
Four
Artist : Red Garland
Album : Red Garland Revisited!
Label : Prestige
1:48 PM
Six Appeal
Artist : BARRETT DEEMS
Album : Deemus
Label : Delmark
1:54 PM
He Loves and She Loves
Artist : BOB WILBER & DICK HYMAN
Album : A Perfect Match
Label : Arbors
2:01 PM
Jimmy’s Groove
Artist : Hank Crawford
Album : The Best of Hank Crawford and Jimmy McGriff
Label : Milestone
2:06 PM
Stablemates
Artist : Rick Holland/Evan Dobbins Little Big Band
Album : Trilby
Label : Holland/Dobbins
2:11 PM
Nana
Artist : Mark Levine and the Latin Tinge
Album : Off & On
Label : Left Coast Clave
2:18 PM
The Glory of Love
Artist : Paul McCartney
Album : Kisses on the Bottom
Label : MPL Communications
2:21 PM
Eleanor Rigby
Artist : Hailey-Zukoski Trio
Album : An Old Sweet Song
Label : Sea Breeze
2:24 PM
Black Velvet (Don’t’cha Go ’way Mad)
Artist : Houston Person
Album : Sentimental Journey
Label : Highnote
2:33 PM
Alone Together
Artist : Skip Wilkins Trio
Album : I Concentrate on You
Label : Dreambox Media
2:39 PM
Makin’ Whoopee
Artist : Ben Webster
Album : Soulville
Label : Verve
2:43 PM
Things Ain’t What They Used to Be
Artist : Dave Brubeck
Album : VARIOUS: Duke Ellington 1969 All-Star White House Tribute
Label : Blue Note
2:48 PM
Strollin’
Artist : Karrin Allyson
Album : Footprints
Label : Concord Jazz
2:53 PM
What is This Thing Called Love?
Artist : Benny Carter
Album : VARIOUS: Swing Reunion
Label : BOMR
3:01 PM
Elegant Flower (For Jazz’min)
Artist : Cyrus Chestnut
Album : Cyrus Chestnut
Label : Atlantic
3:06 PM
East of the Sun
Artist : Al Cohn & Zoot Sims
Album : From a To Z
Label : RCA
3:10 PM
Primavera
Artist : Sergio Mendes
Album : The Swinger From Rio
Label : Atlantic
3:14 PM
Three Little Words
Artist : Sarah Vaughan
Album : The Complete Sarah Vaughan on Mercury, Vol. 3
Label : EmArcy
3:18 PM
Moanin’
Artist : Bobby Timmons
Album : Moanin' Blues
Label : Prestige
3:23 PM
It Ain’t Necessarily So
Artist : Ray Brown
Album : Superbass 2
Label : Telarc
3:31 PM
Hello Young Lovers
Artist : Michael Carvin
Album : Michael Carvin
Label : Marsalis Music
3:37 PM
Wishing Well
Artist : Tom Harrell
Album : Paradise
Label : Bluebird
3:45 PM
Early Autumn
Artist : JIM FERGUSON
Album : Not Just Another Pretty Bass
Label : A-Records
3:51 PM
Jitterbug Waltz
Artist : Junior Mance
Album : Happy Time
Label : Jazzland
3:57 PM
Duke’s in Bed
Artist : Johnny Hodges
Album : Jazz Masters 35
Label : Verve
4:01 PM
Make Someone Happy
Artist : RON JACKSON & RUFUS REID
Album : Song For Luis
Label : Mastermix
4:06 PM
East of the Sun
Artist : MARCUS ROBERTS
Album : from Wynton Marsalis: Standard Time, Vol. 2 - Intimacy Calling
Label : Columbia
4:11 PM
Very Early
Artist : George Shearing
Album : That Shearing Sound
Label : Telarc
4:17 PM
Keepin’ Out of Mischief Now
Artist : Shirley Horn
Album : The Main Ingredient
Label : Verve
4:21 PM
Colleen
Artist : Joey DeFrancesco
Album : Organic Vibes
Label : Concord Jazz
4:28 PM
Setembro
Artist : Donald Harrison
Album : Nouveau Swing
Label : Impulse
4:35 PM
O Guarani
Artist : ELIANE ELIAS
Album : The Three Americas
Label : Blue Note
4:41 PM
I’ll Be Around
Artist : Marian McPartland
Album : Plays the Music of Alec Wilder
Label : Jazz Alliance
4:44 PM
Anatomy of a Murder
Artist : Terence Blanchard
Album : Jazz in Film
Label : Sony Classics
4:48 PM
Azalea
Artist : JUDY BARNETT
Album : Swingin'
Label : Slider
4:53 PM
Throwing Roses
Artist : MILO PETERSEN & THE JAZZ DISCIPLES
Album : Milo Petersen & the Jazz Disciples
Label : Passage
5:01 PM
FluteVibes
Artist : Gerald Beckett
Album : Flute Vibes
Label : Summit
5:06 PM
The "In" Crowd
Artist : RAMSEY LEWIS
Album : VARIOUS: Hit Jazz
Label : 32 Jazz
5:12 PM
Yardbird Suite
Artist : Les DeMerle
Album : Gypsy Rendezvous Vol. One
Label : Origin
5:15 PM
They Can’t Take That Away From Me
Artist : Jane Monheit & John Pizzarelli
Album : VARIOUS: Legends of Jazz
Label : LRSmedia
5:19 PM
Dawn of Goodbye
Artist : Dominick Farinacci
Album : Dawn of Goodbye
Label : E One
5:25 PM
Fallin’ Chestnuts
Artist : Takao Iwaki
Album : Introducing
Label : White Sands
5:32 PM
My Flaming Heart
Artist : John Stein & Ron Gill
Album : Turn Up the Quiet
Label : Whaling City Sound
5:38 PM
Golden Earrings
Artist : Ray Bryant
Album : Ray Bryant Trio
Label : Prestige
5:43 PM
Four
Artist : Red Garland
Album : Red Garland Revisited!
Label : Prestige
5:48 PM
Six Appeal
Artist : BARRETT DEEMS
Album : Deemus
Label : Delmark
5:54 PM
He Loves and She Loves
Artist : BOB WILBER & DICK HYMAN
Album : A Perfect Match
Label : Arbors

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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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