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 19, 2013

6:01 AM
Al’s Jowels
Artist : Aaron Binder
Album : As Modern as Tomorrow
Label : Aaron Binder
6:06 AM
No Moon at All
Artist : PAUL VORNHAGEN
Album : Parisian Protocol
Label : Schoolkids
6:11 AM
24th Street Blues
Artist : LEE RITENOUR
Album : Stolen Moments
Label : GRP
6:17 AM
Nancy (With the Laughing Face)
Artist : Beegie Adair Trio
Album : The Frank Sinatra Collection
Label : Green Hill
6:21 AM
Moonglow
Artist : Coleman Hawkins
Album : The Hawk Relaxes
Label : Prestige
6:27 AM
So What
Artist : RON AFFIF
Album : Vierd Blues
Label : Pablo
6:34 AM
Rue De La Harp
Artist : PAUL BROWN QUARTET
Album : Speak Low
Label : Brownstone
6:40 AM
You’ve Changed
Artist : DUSKO GOYKOVICH
Album : Balkan Blues
Label : Enja
6:48 AM
Just One of Those Things
Artist : Alan Leatherman
Album : Detour Ahead
Label : AJL Music
6:52 AM
Blue Bossa
Artist : Pat Martino
Album : Cream
Label : 32
6:57 AM
Camptown Races
Artist : Vince Guaraldi
Album : Charlie Brown's Holiday Hits
Label : Fantasy
7:01 AM
Rose Room
Artist : CHARLIE SHAVERS
Album : The Complete Charlie Shavers With Maxine Sullivan
Label : Bethlehem
7:06 AM
Strange Music
Artist : Organik Vibe Trio
Album : Moscow
Label : Organic Vibe Trio
7:11 AM
Syndrome
Artist : Ellis Marsalis
Album : Ellis Marsalis Trio
Label : Blue Note
7:17 AM
Straighten Up and Fly Right
Artist : Bill Easley
Album : Business Man's Bounce
Label : 18th & Vine
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
Soon
Artist : Benny Green
Album : VARIOUS: Blue Note Plays Gershwin
Label : Blue Note
7:34 AM
Smack Dab in the Middle
Artist : Gene Harris
Album : Down Home Blues
Label : Concord
7:40 AM
Pre Amp
Artist : Art Farmer
Album : Early Art
Label : PRESTIGE
7:43 AM
Maria Isabel
Artist : Kenny Barron
Album : Lemuria - Seascape
Label : Candid
7:50 AM
Waters of March
Artist : Cassandra Wilson
Album : Belly of the Sun
Label : Blue Note
7:54 AM
Nightbird
Artist : Roditi/Ignaztek/Rassinfosse
Album : Light In the Dark
Label : n.a.
8:01 AM
The Very Thought of You
Artist : PEE WEE RUSSELL
Album : Swingin' With Pee Wee
Label : Prestige
8:06 AM
Stella By Starlight
Artist : Calvin Keys
Album : An Evening With Calvin Keys
Label : Lifeforcejazz
8:12 AM
Take Love Easy
Artist : Shirley Horn
Album : May the Music Never End
Label : Verve
8:18 AM
Tadd’s Delight
Artist : Lafayette Harris, Jr.
Album : Trio Talk
Label : Airmen
8:22 AM
’Round Midnight
Artist : Art Blakey
Album : Live at the Monterey Jazz Festival, 1972
Label : MJFR-30882
8:27 AM
No More Blues
Artist : Maureen Choi
Album : Maureen Choi Quartet
Label : Maureen Choi
8:35 AM
September Song
Artist : Sarah Vaughan
Album : Sarah Vaughan With Clifford Brown
Label : EmArcy
8:40 AM
O Grande Amor
Artist : Stan Getz
Album : Sweet Rain
Label : Verve
8:45 AM
Indian Summer
Artist : Chet Baker
Album : The Art of the Ballad
Label : Riverside
8:50 AM
I Can’t Believe That You’re in Love With Me
Artist : The Four Freshmen
Album : Love Songs
Label : The Four Freshmen
8:53 AM
A Wonderful Guy
Artist : Debbie Poryes Trio
Album : A Song In Jazz
Label : Jazzschool
9:01 AM
Wow
Artist : Charlie Shoemake/Terry Trotter Quartet
Album : Inside
Label : Chase Music
9:06 AM
Meditation
Artist : Charlie Byrd
Album : The Bossa Nova Years
Label : Concord
9:11 AM
Sermonette
Artist : Quincy Jones
Album : Can You Dig It?!
Label : Impulse
9:18 AM
I Don’t Care Much
Artist : DONNA BYRNE
Album : Licensed to Thrill
Label : A-Records
9:22 AM
Makin’ Whoopee
Artist : Gene Ammons
Album : Late Hour Special
Label : Prestige
9:27 AM
Nasty Gnomes
Artist : Clipper Anderson
Album : The Road Home
Label : Origin
9:35 AM
Stablemates
Artist : Jay Ashby and Steve Davis
Album : Mistaken Identity
Label : MCG Jazz
9:41 AM
I’m Gonna Laugh You Right Out Of My Life
Artist : Eric Alexander
Album : The Temple of Olympic Zeus
Label : Highnote
9:49 AM
Some Cats Know
Artist : CONNIE EVINGSON
Album : Some Cats Know
Label : Minnehaha
9:55 AM
I’ll Keep Loving You
Artist : ANDY LAVERNE TRIO
Album : Bud's Beautiful
Label : Steeplechase
9:58 AM
Exodus
Artist : EDDIE HARRIS
Album : VARIOUS: Jazz Hit Singles
Label : Rhino
10:01 AM
Mood Indigo
Artist : DAVE ELLIS
Album : VARIOUS: Ultimate Ellington/The Crown Project
Label : Monarch
10:06 AM
Moanin’
Artist : Ray Charles
Album : Genius + Soul = Jazz/My Kind of Jazz
Label : Rhino
10:09 AM
Honeysuckle Rose
Artist : Ben Webster
Album : VARIOUS: the Savoy Story (Vol. One - Jazz)
Label : Savoy
10:14 AM
I Only Have Eyes For You
Artist : Carmen McRae
Album : Diva
Label : Verve
10:18 AM
Intimacy of the Blues
Artist : South Nine Ensemble
Album : Doing It Augie Style
Label : Playtime Music
10:25 AM
Delaunay’s Dilemma
Artist : Modern Jazz Quartet
Album : Django
Label : Prestige
10:30 AM
Love of My Life
Artist : DICK SUDHALTER
Album : Melodies Heard, Melodies Sweet...
Label : Challenge
10:36 AM
Haunted Heart
Artist : EDDIE HIGGINS TRIO
Album : Haunted Heart
Label : Sunnyside
10:41 AM
Ceora
Artist : Lee Morgan
Album : Cornbread
Label : Blue Note
10:47 AM
Everything I Love
Artist : Wesla Whitfield
Album : High Standards
Label : Highnote
10:52 AM
I Can’t Believe That You’re in Love With Me
Artist : Marian McPartland
Album : 85 Candles - Live in New York
Label : CONCORD
11:01 AM
The Summer Wind
Artist : Monty Alexander
Album : Echoes of Jilly's
Label : Concord
11:06 AM
Killer Joe
Artist : JOE AUGUSTINE
Album : License To Groove
Label : 1201
11:10 AM
Azalea
Artist : Louis Armstrong
Album : An American Icon
Label : Hip-O
11:17 AM
Jackie-Ing
Artist : Larry Goldings
Album : Quartet
Label : Palmetto
11:21 AM
You Don’t Know What Love Is
Artist : Poncho Sanchez
Album : Freedom Sound
Label : Concord
11:27 AM
Some Other Sunset
Artist : David Benoit
Album : Waiting For Spring
Label : GRP
11:33 AM
Superwoman (Where Were You When I Needed You)
Artist : Vanessa Rubin
Album : New Horizons
Label : RCA
11:39 AM
Lover, Come Back to Me
Artist : Billy Taylor
Album : Music Keeps Us Young
Label : Arkadia Jazz
11:45 AM
Birks Works (Ala Mancini)
Artist : Arturo Sandoval
Album : Dear Diz (Every Day I Think Of You)
Label : Concord
11:51 AM
Lamento Cubano
Artist : BEBO VALDES TRIO
Album : El Arte Del Sabor
Label : Blue Note
11:55 AM
Happenstance
Artist : GROVER WASHINGTON JR.
Album : All My Tomorrows
Label : Columbia
12:01 PM
Al’s Jowels
Artist : Aaron Binder
Album : As Modern as Tomorrow
Label : Aaron Binder
12:06 PM
No Moon at All
Artist : PAUL VORNHAGEN
Album : Parisian Protocol
Label : Schoolkids
12:11 PM
24th Street Blues
Artist : LEE RITENOUR
Album : Stolen Moments
Label : GRP
12:17 PM
Nancy (With the Laughing Face)
Artist : Beegie Adair Trio
Album : The Frank Sinatra Collection
Label : Green Hill
12:21 PM
Moonglow
Artist : Coleman Hawkins
Album : The Hawk Relaxes
Label : Prestige
12:27 PM
So What
Artist : RON AFFIF
Album : Vierd Blues
Label : Pablo
12:34 PM
Rue De La Harp
Artist : PAUL BROWN QUARTET
Album : Speak Low
Label : Brownstone
12:40 PM
You’ve Changed
Artist : DUSKO GOYKOVICH
Album : Balkan Blues
Label : Enja
12:48 PM
Just One of Those Things
Artist : Alan Leatherman
Album : Detour Ahead
Label : AJL Music
12:52 PM
Blue Bossa
Artist : Pat Martino
Album : Cream
Label : 32
12:57 PM
Camptown Races
Artist : Vince Guaraldi
Album : Charlie Brown's Holiday Hits
Label : Fantasy
1:01 PM
Rose Room
Artist : CHARLIE SHAVERS
Album : The Complete Charlie Shavers With Maxine Sullivan
Label : Bethlehem
1:06 PM
Strange Music
Artist : Organik Vibe Trio
Album : Moscow
Label : Organic Vibe Trio
1:11 PM
Syndrome
Artist : Ellis Marsalis
Album : Ellis Marsalis Trio
Label : Blue Note
1:17 PM
Straighten Up and Fly Right
Artist : Bill Easley
Album : Business Man's Bounce
Label : 18th & Vine
1:21 PM
Blues For Hamp
Artist : Terry Gibbs
Album : From Me to You: a Tribute to Lionel Hampton
Label : Mack Avenue
1:27 PM
Soon
Artist : Benny Green
Album : VARIOUS: Blue Note Plays Gershwin
Label : Blue Note
1:34 PM
Smack Dab in the Middle
Artist : Gene Harris
Album : Down Home Blues
Label : Concord
1:40 PM
Pre Amp
Artist : Art Farmer
Album : Early Art
Label : PRESTIGE
1:43 PM
Maria Isabel
Artist : Kenny Barron
Album : Lemuria - Seascape
Label : Candid
1:50 PM
Waters of March
Artist : Cassandra Wilson
Album : Belly of the Sun
Label : Blue Note
1:54 PM
Nightbird
Artist : Roditi/Ignaztek/Rassinfosse
Album : Light In the Dark
Label : n.a.
2:01 PM
The Very Thought of You
Artist : PEE WEE RUSSELL
Album : Swingin' With Pee Wee
Label : Prestige
2:06 PM
Stella By Starlight
Artist : Calvin Keys
Album : An Evening With Calvin Keys
Label : Lifeforcejazz
2:12 PM
Take Love Easy
Artist : Shirley Horn
Album : May the Music Never End
Label : Verve
2:18 PM
Tadd’s Delight
Artist : Lafayette Harris, Jr.
Album : Trio Talk
Label : Airmen
2:22 PM
’Round Midnight
Artist : Art Blakey
Album : Live at the Monterey Jazz Festival, 1972
Label : MJFR-30882
2:27 PM
No More Blues
Artist : Maureen Choi
Album : Maureen Choi Quartet
Label : Maureen Choi
2:35 PM
September Song
Artist : Sarah Vaughan
Album : Sarah Vaughan With Clifford Brown
Label : EmArcy
2:40 PM
O Grande Amor
Artist : Stan Getz
Album : Sweet Rain
Label : Verve
2:45 PM
Indian Summer
Artist : Chet Baker
Album : The Art of the Ballad
Label : Riverside
2:50 PM
I Can’t Believe That You’re in Love With Me
Artist : The Four Freshmen
Album : Love Songs
Label : The Four Freshmen
2:53 PM
A Wonderful Guy
Artist : Debbie Poryes Trio
Album : A Song In Jazz
Label : Jazzschool
3:01 PM
Wow
Artist : Charlie Shoemake/Terry Trotter Quartet
Album : Inside
Label : Chase Music
3:06 PM
Meditation
Artist : Charlie Byrd
Album : The Bossa Nova Years
Label : Concord
3:11 PM
Sermonette
Artist : Quincy Jones
Album : Can You Dig It?!
Label : Impulse
3:18 PM
I Don’t Care Much
Artist : DONNA BYRNE
Album : Licensed to Thrill
Label : A-Records
3:22 PM
Makin’ Whoopee
Artist : Gene Ammons
Album : Late Hour Special
Label : Prestige
3:27 PM
Nasty Gnomes
Artist : Clipper Anderson
Album : The Road Home
Label : Origin
3:35 PM
Stablemates
Artist : Jay Ashby and Steve Davis
Album : Mistaken Identity
Label : MCG Jazz
3:41 PM
I’m Gonna Laugh You Right Out Of My Life
Artist : Eric Alexander
Album : The Temple of Olympic Zeus
Label : Highnote
3:49 PM
Some Cats Know
Artist : CONNIE EVINGSON
Album : Some Cats Know
Label : Minnehaha
3:55 PM
I’ll Keep Loving You
Artist : ANDY LAVERNE TRIO
Album : Bud's Beautiful
Label : Steeplechase
3:58 PM
Exodus
Artist : EDDIE HARRIS
Album : VARIOUS: Jazz Hit Singles
Label : Rhino
4:01 PM
Mood Indigo
Artist : DAVE ELLIS
Album : VARIOUS: Ultimate Ellington/The Crown Project
Label : Monarch
4:06 PM
Moanin’
Artist : Ray Charles
Album : Genius + Soul = Jazz/My Kind of Jazz
Label : Rhino
4:09 PM
Honeysuckle Rose
Artist : Ben Webster
Album : VARIOUS: the Savoy Story (Vol. One - Jazz)
Label : Savoy
4:14 PM
I Only Have Eyes For You
Artist : Carmen McRae
Album : Diva
Label : Verve
4:18 PM
Intimacy of the Blues
Artist : South Nine Ensemble
Album : Doing It Augie Style
Label : Playtime Music
4:25 PM
Delaunay’s Dilemma
Artist : Modern Jazz Quartet
Album : Django
Label : Prestige
4:30 PM
Love of My Life
Artist : DICK SUDHALTER
Album : Melodies Heard, Melodies Sweet...
Label : Challenge
4:36 PM
Haunted Heart
Artist : EDDIE HIGGINS TRIO
Album : Haunted Heart
Label : Sunnyside
4:41 PM
Ceora
Artist : Lee Morgan
Album : Cornbread
Label : Blue Note
4:47 PM
Everything I Love
Artist : Wesla Whitfield
Album : High Standards
Label : Highnote
4:52 PM
I Can’t Believe That You’re in Love With Me
Artist : Marian McPartland
Album : 85 Candles - Live in New York
Label : CONCORD
5:01 PM
The Summer Wind
Artist : Monty Alexander
Album : Echoes of Jilly's
Label : Concord
5:06 PM
Killer Joe
Artist : JOE AUGUSTINE
Album : License To Groove
Label : 1201
5:10 PM
Azalea
Artist : Louis Armstrong
Album : An American Icon
Label : Hip-O
5:17 PM
Jackie-Ing
Artist : Larry Goldings
Album : Quartet
Label : Palmetto
5:21 PM
You Don’t Know What Love Is
Artist : Poncho Sanchez
Album : Freedom Sound
Label : Concord
5:27 PM
Some Other Sunset
Artist : David Benoit
Album : Waiting For Spring
Label : GRP
5:33 PM
Superwoman (Where Were You When I Needed You)
Artist : Vanessa Rubin
Album : New Horizons
Label : RCA
5:39 PM
Lover, Come Back to Me
Artist : Billy Taylor
Album : Music Keeps Us Young
Label : Arkadia Jazz
5:45 PM
Birks Works (Ala Mancini)
Artist : Arturo Sandoval
Album : Dear Diz (Every Day I Think Of You)
Label : Concord
5:51 PM
Lamento Cubano
Artist : BEBO VALDES TRIO
Album : El Arte Del Sabor
Label : Blue Note
5:55 PM
Happenstance
Artist : GROVER WASHINGTON JR.
Album : All My Tomorrows
Label : Columbia

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
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.

Find out more about Phyliss Chapell's upcoming performances.

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Latest from Icon Magazine
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

You Listen to WRTI. It's the Simple Truth.

A faithful listener-member of WRTI.

How much do you listen to WRTI? Stop and think about it. Once a week? Twice a week? Three or more times a week? Whatever your answer, the simple truth is that you listen.

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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Creatively Speaking
9:45 pm
Sun April 13, 2014

A Jam-Packed Jazz Celebration in Center City

This year's Center City Jazz Festival takes place at Chris' Jazz Cafe, Fergie's Pub, Milkboy Philadelphia, and TIME Restaurant.

The third annual Center City Jazz Festival is coming up on Saturday, April 19th  There are 16 bands performing in a six-hour period, in four venues in downtown Philadelphia. WRTI’s Susan Lewis has more.

The festival warms up on Friday, April 11th at Art After 5 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

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