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

January 14, 2013

10:01 AM
Sure as You’re Born
Artist : Stanley Turrentine
Album : Let It Go
Label : Impulse
10:06 AM
East of the Sun
Artist : TAYLOR/GRISMAN JAZZ QUARTET
Album : I'm Beginning To See the Light
Label : Acoustic Disk
10:10 AM
I Don’t Know Enough About You
Artist : Jeanie Bryson
Album : Some Cats Know: Songs of Peggy Lee
Label : Telarc
10:16 AM
Kelly Blue
Artist : Cannonball Adderley
Album : African Waltz
Label : Riverside
10:20 AM
Ask Me Now
Artist : Kenny Barron
Album : Lemuria - Seascape
Label : Candid
10:26 AM
Tangerine
Artist : Brent Jensen
Album : The Sound of a Dry Martini
Label : Origin
10:33 AM
Alegria
Artist : Chick Corea & Gary Burton
Album : The New Crystal Silence
Label : Concord
10:39 AM
Blue Lou
Artist : BUDD JOHNSON
Album : Budd Johnson and the Four Brass Giants
Label : Riverside
10:44 AM
Ultramarine
Artist : HOD O’BRIEN
Album : So That's How It Is
Label : Reservoir
10:49 AM
It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)
Artist : Ella Fitzgerald
Album : Day Dream: Best of the Duke Ellington Songbook
Label : Verve
10:54 AM
Still Hard Times
Artist : David "Fathead" Newman
Album : Lone Star Legend
Label : 32 Jazz
11:01 AM
Someday My Prince Will Come
Artist : Frank Morgan
Album : Love, Lost and Found
Label : Telarc
11:06 AM
Blue Moon
Artist : Houston Person
Album : My Romance
Label : Savant
11:11 AM
Donna Lee
Artist : Piers Lawrence Quartet
Album : Stolen Moments
Label : JazzNet
11:17 AM
When I Fall in Love
Artist : Hank Mobley
Album : Savoy Jazz Sampler
Label : Savoy
11:21 AM
Little Old Groove Maker
Artist : Melton Mustafa Orchestra
Album : St. Louis Blues
Label : Zaki
11:26 AM
There’s a Lull in My Life
Artist : Stacey Kent
Album : Close Your Eyes
Label : Candid
11:32 AM
Gone But Not Forgotten
Artist : DON SICKLER
Album : Reflections
Label : Highnote
11:38 AM
Silverado Trail
Artist : BILL CUNLIFFE SEXTET
Album : How My Heart Sings
Label : Torii
11:45 AM
All or Nothing at All
Artist : Tierney Sutton
Album : Something Cool
Label : Telarc
11:50 AM
I Hadn’t Anyone Till You
Artist : FLIP PHILLIPS
Album : Swing is the Thing!
Label : Verve
11:57 AM
Fascinatin’ Rhythm
Artist : Vince Guaraldi
Album : The Definitive Vince Guaraldi
Label : Fantasy
12:01 PM
Live & Learn
Artist : Bobby Watson
Album : Live & Learn
Label : Palmetto
12:06 PM
Samba De Orpheus
Artist : Paul Desmond
Album : Take Ten
Label : RCA
12:10 PM
Ceah, the Wizard
Artist : JANE JARVIS
Album : Atlantic-Pacific
Label : Arbors
12:17 PM
Drink No More
Artist : Jay Leonhart
Album : Salamander Pie
Label : DMP
12:21 PM
I’m Glad There is You
Artist : Howard Alden & Jimmy Bruno
Album : Full Circle
Label : Concord
12:27 PM
Haunted Heart
Artist : EDDIE HIGGINS TRIO
Album : Haunted Heart
Label : Sunnyside
12:33 PM
Silence
Artist : CHARLIE HADEN & CARLA BLEY
Album : The Ballad of the Fallen
Label : ECM
12:39 PM
That Old Black Magic
Artist : Rachael Price
Album : The Good Hours
Label : Clare Visions
12:44 PM
They Can’t Take That Away From Me
Artist : JIMMY PONDER
Album : James Street
Label : Highnote
12:48 PM
Passing Time
Artist : HANK JONES
Album : Favors
Label : Verve
12:54 PM
Short Cake
Artist : Steve Turre
Album : One4J
Label : Telarc
1:01 PM
When You Wish Upon a Star
Artist : Dave Brubeck
Album : Dave Digs Disney
Label : Columbia
1:06 PM
Scratchin’ in the Gravel
Artist : Marian McPartland
Album : Plays the Music of Mary Lou Williams
Label : Concord
1:10 PM
Everyday I Have the Blues
Artist : Joe Williams
Album : VARIOUS: Esquire/The Voice of the Soul
Label : Blue Note
1:16 PM
Ala Mode
Artist : Curtis Fuller
Album : Keep It Simple
Label : n.a.
1:20 PM
How Long Blues
Artist : JIMMY YANCEY
Album : VARIOUS: Atlantic Jazz Keyboards
Label : Rhino
1:23 PM
My Foolish Heart
Artist : TOM TEASLEY
Album : Global Standard Time
Label : T&T
1:28 PM
Indonesian Nights
Artist : Tony Monaco
Album : Celebration: Live ¿ Love ¿ Music
Label : Chicken Coup
1:34 PM
On the Trail
Artist : THREE OF A KIND
Album : Meets Mr. T
Label : Minor
1:43 PM
Nights in Madrid
Artist : TERRY GIBBS & BUDDY DEFRANCO
Album : Terry Gibbs & Buddy DeFranco Play Steve Allen
Label : Contemporary
1:46 PM
There’s a Small Hotel
Artist : Jane Monheit
Album : Home
Label : EmArcy
1:51 PM
Valse Hot
Artist : Sonny Rollins
Album : Sonny Rollins Plus 4
Label : Prestige/OJC
2:01 PM
Sure as You’re Born
Artist : Stanley Turrentine
Album : Let It Go
Label : Impulse
2:06 PM
East of the Sun
Artist : TAYLOR/GRISMAN JAZZ QUARTET
Album : I'm Beginning To See the Light
Label : Acoustic Disk
2:10 PM
I Don’t Know Enough About You
Artist : Jeanie Bryson
Album : Some Cats Know: Songs of Peggy Lee
Label : Telarc
2:16 PM
Kelly Blue
Artist : Cannonball Adderley
Album : African Waltz
Label : Riverside
2:20 PM
Ask Me Now
Artist : Kenny Barron
Album : Lemuria - Seascape
Label : Candid
2:26 PM
Tangerine
Artist : Brent Jensen
Album : The Sound of a Dry Martini
Label : Origin
2:33 PM
Alegria
Artist : Chick Corea & Gary Burton
Album : The New Crystal Silence
Label : Concord
2:39 PM
Blue Lou
Artist : BUDD JOHNSON
Album : Budd Johnson and the Four Brass Giants
Label : Riverside
2:44 PM
Ultramarine
Artist : HOD O’BRIEN
Album : So That's How It Is
Label : Reservoir
2:49 PM
It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)
Artist : Ella Fitzgerald
Album : Day Dream: Best of the Duke Ellington Songbook
Label : Verve
2:54 PM
Still Hard Times
Artist : David "Fathead" Newman
Album : Lone Star Legend
Label : 32 Jazz
3:01 PM
Someday My Prince Will Come
Artist : Frank Morgan
Album : Love, Lost and Found
Label : Telarc
3:06 PM
Blue Moon
Artist : Houston Person
Album : My Romance
Label : Savant
3:11 PM
Donna Lee
Artist : Piers Lawrence Quartet
Album : Stolen Moments
Label : JazzNet
3:17 PM
When I Fall in Love
Artist : Hank Mobley
Album : Savoy Jazz Sampler
Label : Savoy
3:21 PM
Little Old Groove Maker
Artist : Melton Mustafa Orchestra
Album : St. Louis Blues
Label : Zaki
3:26 PM
There’s a Lull in My Life
Artist : Stacey Kent
Album : Close Your Eyes
Label : Candid
3:32 PM
Gone But Not Forgotten
Artist : DON SICKLER
Album : Reflections
Label : Highnote
3:38 PM
Silverado Trail
Artist : BILL CUNLIFFE SEXTET
Album : How My Heart Sings
Label : Torii
3:45 PM
All or Nothing at All
Artist : Tierney Sutton
Album : Something Cool
Label : Telarc
3:50 PM
I Hadn’t Anyone Till You
Artist : FLIP PHILLIPS
Album : Swing is the Thing!
Label : Verve
3:57 PM
Fascinatin’ Rhythm
Artist : Vince Guaraldi
Album : The Definitive Vince Guaraldi
Label : Fantasy
4:01 PM
Live & Learn
Artist : Bobby Watson
Album : Live & Learn
Label : Palmetto
4:06 PM
Samba De Orpheus
Artist : Paul Desmond
Album : Take Ten
Label : RCA
4:10 PM
Ceah, the Wizard
Artist : JANE JARVIS
Album : Atlantic-Pacific
Label : Arbors
4:17 PM
Drink No More
Artist : Jay Leonhart
Album : Salamander Pie
Label : DMP
4:21 PM
I’m Glad There is You
Artist : Howard Alden & Jimmy Bruno
Album : Full Circle
Label : Concord
4:27 PM
Haunted Heart
Artist : EDDIE HIGGINS TRIO
Album : Haunted Heart
Label : Sunnyside
4:33 PM
Silence
Artist : CHARLIE HADEN & CARLA BLEY
Album : The Ballad of the Fallen
Label : ECM
4:39 PM
That Old Black Magic
Artist : Rachael Price
Album : The Good Hours
Label : Clare Visions
4:44 PM
They Can’t Take That Away From Me
Artist : JIMMY PONDER
Album : James Street
Label : Highnote
4:48 PM
Passing Time
Artist : HANK JONES
Album : Favors
Label : Verve
4:54 PM
Short Cake
Artist : Steve Turre
Album : One4J
Label : Telarc
5:01 PM
When You Wish Upon a Star
Artist : Dave Brubeck
Album : Dave Digs Disney
Label : Columbia
5:06 PM
Scratchin’ in the Gravel
Artist : Marian McPartland
Album : Plays the Music of Mary Lou Williams
Label : Concord
5:10 PM
Everyday I Have the Blues
Artist : Joe Williams
Album : VARIOUS: Esquire/The Voice of the Soul
Label : Blue Note
5:16 PM
Ala Mode
Artist : Curtis Fuller
Album : Keep It Simple
Label : n.a.
5:20 PM
How Long Blues
Artist : JIMMY YANCEY
Album : VARIOUS: Atlantic Jazz Keyboards
Label : Rhino
5:23 PM
My Foolish Heart
Artist : TOM TEASLEY
Album : Global Standard Time
Label : T&T
5:28 PM
Indonesian Nights
Artist : Tony Monaco
Album : Celebration: Live ¿ Love ¿ Music
Label : Chicken Coup
5:34 PM
On the Trail
Artist : THREE OF A KIND
Album : Meets Mr. T
Label : Minor
5:43 PM
Nights in Madrid
Artist : TERRY GIBBS & BUDDY DEFRANCO
Album : Terry Gibbs & Buddy DeFranco Play Steve Allen
Label : Contemporary
5:46 PM
There’s a Small Hotel
Artist : Jane Monheit
Album : Home
Label : EmArcy
5:51 PM
Valse Hot
Artist : Sonny Rollins
Album : Sonny Rollins Plus 4
Label : Prestige/OJC

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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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3:28 am
Thu May 22, 2014

Saturn Still Swings: Celebrating Sun Ra At 100

"In my music I speak of unknown things, impossible things, ancient things, potential things," Sun Ra said in a 1980 documentary. May 22, 2014 is the 100th anniversary of the composer and bandleader's birth.
Michael Ochs Archives Getty Images

Originally published on Thu May 22, 2014 9:18 am

Today marks 100 years since Sun Ra was born — or, as the musician might have put it, since he arrived on Earth. An influential jazz composer, keyboardist and bandleader, Sun Ra always insisted he was just visiting this planet.

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Check Out These Jazz CDS!
4:17 pm
Tue May 20, 2014

May Jazz Picks from ICON Magazine

Nick Bewsey from ICON Magazine has a bunch of great jazz CDs to tell you about.

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Creatively Speaking
4:35 pm
Mon May 12, 2014

The Legacy of Jazz Singer Shirley Horn

Jazz singer Shirley Horn (1934-2005)

Born this month in 1934, Shirley Horn studied classical music before turning to jazz in the 1950s. As WRTI’s Susan Lewis reports, Horn became known for her distinctive singing, which she did most often from the keyboard.

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2:54 pm
Thu May 8, 2014

Bob Perkins’ Jazz Library: Memories of Saxophonist Hank Mobley

I don’t recall hearing much about Hank Mobley, until he recorded a certain record album in 1963. But, this was my fault for not listening closely enough to Philly’s all-jazz radio station that prevailed at the time. The station must have played Mobley often, because he was a hot jazz commodity about that time.

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
5:18 pm
Sat May 3, 2014

Sonny Rollins: 'You Can't Think And Play At The Same Time'

"Jazz improvisation is supposed to be the highest form of communication," Sonny Rollins says, "and getting that to the people is our job as musicians."
John Abbott Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Sat May 3, 2014 6:27 pm

When you consider that critics have been writing about him for over 60 years, it can seem as if there's nothing left to say about Sonny Rollins. But there is – because over the decades, the "Saxophone Colossus" has never stopped growing or adding to his sound.

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A Snapshot of Ella
6:39 am
Fri April 25, 2014

Ella Fitzgerald: Some Stories about the Queen of Jazz on Her Birthday!

Jazz icon Ella Fitzgerald (1917 to 1996)

WRTI's Susan Lewis takes a look at the life and music of the great jazz vocalist Ella Fitzgerald, with commentary by Jazz Host Bob Perkins. April 25th is Ella's birthday! She would have turned 98 today.

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WRTI Spring Member Drive
5:39 am
Wed April 23, 2014

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A faithful listener-member of WRTI.

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Right now, we're asking you to listen to this simple truth: WRTI relies on listeners who are willing to become members to keep this music service going for you and the entire community. Over 50% of our operating costs come from listener-members.

Creatively Speaking
9:03 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

The Beloved Ella Fitzgerald: First Lady of Song

Ella Fitzgerald recorded more than 200 albums in her lifetime.

The great Ella Fitzgerald was born on April 25th, 1917, and died in 1996; she would have turned 98 next week. As WRTI’s Susan Lewis reports, "The Queen of Jazz" - also called "The First Lady of Song," left a lasting legacy on American song and jazz.

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
3:12 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

Why Metallica's Bassist Is Producing A Jazz Documentary

The late virtuoso bassist Jaco Pastorius enjoyed only a relatively brief career, but was influential to musicians across genres.
Courtesy of JPI

It seems an unlikely match.

In one corner, you have Metallica's Robert Trujillo. The most popular heavy metal bassist alive, he prowls beast-like across arena stages, rumbling guts with the low B on the 5-string instrument he slings to one side like a battle ax.

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