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 21, 2013

10:01 AM
In Your Own Sweet Way
Artist : Wes Montgomery
Album : The Incredible Jazz Guitar
Label : Riverside
10:06 AM
Why Don’t They Understand
Artist : LEM WINCHESTER
Album : With Feeling
Label : Prestige
10:10 AM
Theme from Valley of the Dolls
Artist : Nnenna Freelon
Album : Homefree
Label : Concord
10:17 AM
It’s Delovely
Artist : Bob Alberti Quartet
Album : Everything I Love
Label : Dolphin
10:21 AM
Guru
Artist : JANE JARVIS
Album : Atlantic-Pacific
Label : Arbors
10:26 AM
I Should Care
Artist : Christian McBride Big Band
Album : The Good Feeling
Label : Mack Avenue
10:33 AM
Nardis
Artist : Jacky Terrasson
Album : Smile
Label : Blue Note
10:39 AM
Con Alma
Artist : Dizzy Gillespie
Album : Dizzy's Diamonds - Best of the Verve Years
Label : Verve
10:44 AM
Take the ’A’ Train
Artist : LINCOLN CENTER JAZZ ORCHESTRA
Album : They Came To Swing
Label : Columbia
10:50 AM
Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars
Artist : Lisa Yvonne Ferraro
Album : LYF's Standards
Label : Lisa Ferraro
10:54 AM
Groove Merchant
Artist : Oliver Jones / Hank Jones
Album : Pleased To Meet You
Label : Justin Time
11:01 AM
Prelude to a Kiss
Artist : Duke Ellington
Album : Love Songs
Label : Columbia
11:06 AM
If I Were A Bell
Artist : Red Garland
Album : Red Garland's Piano
Label : Prestige
11:12 AM
I’ve Told Ev’ry Little Star
Artist : Sonny Rollins
Album : Sonny Rollins & the Contemporary Leaders
Label : Contemporary
11:19 AM
Gotta Go
Artist : Claire Daly Quintet
Album : Mary Joyce Project
Label : Daly Bread
11:23 AM
Remembering Chet
Artist : CHRIS BOTTI
Album : Soundtrack: Playing By Heart
Label : Decca
11:29 AM
Trio Blues
Artist : Art Tatum
Album : The Complete Pablo Group Masterpieces
Label : Pablo
11:35 AM
Sailboat in the Moonlight
Artist : Wynton Marsalis & Richard Galliano
Album : From Billie Holiday to Edith Piaf: Live in Marciac
Label : Rampart Street
11:41 AM
Sweet Georgie Fame
Artist : Emily Remler
Album : East to Wes
Label : Concord
11:47 AM
Make Someone Happy
Artist : Laverne Butler
Album : A Foolish Thing to Do
Label : MaxJazz
11:51 AM
Blues for Joe
Artist : JOHN PISANO
Album : Conversation Pieces
Label : Pablo
11:57 AM
Tickle Toe
Artist : Art Pepper
Album : The Discovery Sessions
Label : Savoy
12:01 PM
The Good Life
Artist : Lou Donaldson
Album : Lush Life
Label : Blue Note
12:06 PM
Minor Blues
Artist : STEVE NELSON
Album : Fuller Nelson
Label : Sunnyside
12:11 PM
Waiting for Love
Artist : David Benoit
Album : Letter to Evan
Label : GRP
12:17 PM
It Might As Well Be Spring
Artist : John Pizzarelli
Album : After Hours
Label : Novus
12:21 PM
88 Basie Street
Artist : SAMMY NESTICO
Album : Big Band Favorites of Sammy Nestico
Label : Summit
12:27 PM
Doxy
Artist : Miles Davis
Album : VARIOUS: the Prestige Records Story
Label : Prestige
12:33 PM
Viva Tirado
Artist : GERALD WILSON
Album : VARIOUS: the West Coast Jazz Box
Label : Contemporary
12:39 PM
The Train and the River
Artist : Jimmy Giuffre 3
Album : The Jimmy Giuffre 3
Label : Atlantic
12:43 PM
Blues on the D.L.
Artist : RUSSELL GUNN
Album : Blue on the D.L.
Label : Highnote
12:49 PM
I Was Doing All Right
Artist : SUSANNAH McCORKLE
Album : Someone to Watch Over Me
Label : Concord
12:54 PM
Warne-ing
Artist : KERRY STRAYER SEPTET
Album : Mentor
Label : Kerry Strayer Productions
1:01 PM
On the Atcheson, Topeka and the Santa Fe
Artist : David Berger Octet
Album : I Had the Craziest Dream - the Music of Harry Warren
Label : Such Sweet Thunder
1:06 PM
I Had the Craziest Dream
Artist : Kenny Dorham
Album : Quiet Kenny
Label : Prestige
1:11 PM
My Baby Just Cares For Me
Artist : Natalie Cole
Album : Ask a Woman Who Knows
Label : Verve
1:16 PM
Brazilian Suite No. 2
Artist : MICHEL PETRUCCIANI
Album : Music
Label : Blue Note
1:20 PM
We’ll Be Together Again
Artist : Eddie ’Lockjaw’ Davis
Album : Gentle Jaws
Label : Prestige
1:26 PM
Echoes of Harlem
Artist : Burgstaller-Martignon 4
Album : Mozart's Blue Dreams & Other Crossover Fantasies
Label : Summit
1:32 PM
Besame Mucho
Artist : Arthur Blythe
Album : Blythe Byte
Label : Savant
1:38 PM
The Genius After Hours
Artist : Ray Charles
Album : VARIOUS: Atlantic Jazz Keyboards
Label : Rhino
1:44 PM
Lost in Meditation
Artist : TAFT JORDAN
Album : Mood Indigo
Label : Prestige
1:50 PM
Gone With the Wind
Artist : Laura Taylor
Album : Cry Me a River
Label : Stayng Power
1:54 PM
A Chama
Artist : Lori Mechem & Ritmos Picante
Album : Welcome To Brazil
Label : Cognito
2:01 PM
In Your Own Sweet Way
Artist : Wes Montgomery
Album : The Incredible Jazz Guitar
Label : Riverside
2:06 PM
Why Don’t They Understand
Artist : LEM WINCHESTER
Album : With Feeling
Label : Prestige
2:10 PM
Theme from Valley of the Dolls
Artist : Nnenna Freelon
Album : Homefree
Label : Concord
2:17 PM
It’s Delovely
Artist : Bob Alberti Quartet
Album : Everything I Love
Label : Dolphin
2:21 PM
Guru
Artist : JANE JARVIS
Album : Atlantic-Pacific
Label : Arbors
2:26 PM
I Should Care
Artist : Christian McBride Big Band
Album : The Good Feeling
Label : Mack Avenue
2:33 PM
Nardis
Artist : Jacky Terrasson
Album : Smile
Label : Blue Note
2:39 PM
Con Alma
Artist : Dizzy Gillespie
Album : Dizzy's Diamonds - Best of the Verve Years
Label : Verve
2:44 PM
Take the ’A’ Train
Artist : LINCOLN CENTER JAZZ ORCHESTRA
Album : They Came To Swing
Label : Columbia
2:50 PM
Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars
Artist : Lisa Yvonne Ferraro
Album : LYF's Standards
Label : Lisa Ferraro
2:54 PM
Groove Merchant
Artist : Oliver Jones / Hank Jones
Album : Pleased To Meet You
Label : Justin Time
3:01 PM
Prelude to a Kiss
Artist : Duke Ellington
Album : Love Songs
Label : Columbia
3:06 PM
If I Were A Bell
Artist : Red Garland
Album : Red Garland's Piano
Label : Prestige
3:12 PM
I’ve Told Ev’ry Little Star
Artist : Sonny Rollins
Album : Sonny Rollins & the Contemporary Leaders
Label : Contemporary
3:19 PM
Gotta Go
Artist : Claire Daly Quintet
Album : Mary Joyce Project
Label : Daly Bread
3:23 PM
Remembering Chet
Artist : CHRIS BOTTI
Album : Soundtrack: Playing By Heart
Label : Decca
3:29 PM
Trio Blues
Artist : Art Tatum
Album : The Complete Pablo Group Masterpieces
Label : Pablo
3:35 PM
Sailboat in the Moonlight
Artist : Wynton Marsalis & Richard Galliano
Album : From Billie Holiday to Edith Piaf: Live in Marciac
Label : Rampart Street
3:41 PM
Sweet Georgie Fame
Artist : Emily Remler
Album : East to Wes
Label : Concord
3:47 PM
Make Someone Happy
Artist : Laverne Butler
Album : A Foolish Thing to Do
Label : MaxJazz
3:51 PM
Blues for Joe
Artist : JOHN PISANO
Album : Conversation Pieces
Label : Pablo
3:57 PM
Tickle Toe
Artist : Art Pepper
Album : The Discovery Sessions
Label : Savoy
4:01 PM
The Good Life
Artist : Lou Donaldson
Album : Lush Life
Label : Blue Note
4:06 PM
Minor Blues
Artist : STEVE NELSON
Album : Fuller Nelson
Label : Sunnyside
4:11 PM
Waiting for Love
Artist : David Benoit
Album : Letter to Evan
Label : GRP
4:17 PM
It Might As Well Be Spring
Artist : John Pizzarelli
Album : After Hours
Label : Novus
4:21 PM
88 Basie Street
Artist : SAMMY NESTICO
Album : Big Band Favorites of Sammy Nestico
Label : Summit
4:27 PM
Doxy
Artist : Miles Davis
Album : VARIOUS: the Prestige Records Story
Label : Prestige
4:33 PM
Viva Tirado
Artist : GERALD WILSON
Album : VARIOUS: the West Coast Jazz Box
Label : Contemporary
4:39 PM
The Train and the River
Artist : Jimmy Giuffre 3
Album : The Jimmy Giuffre 3
Label : Atlantic
4:43 PM
Blues on the D.L.
Artist : RUSSELL GUNN
Album : Blue on the D.L.
Label : Highnote
4:49 PM
I Was Doing All Right
Artist : SUSANNAH McCORKLE
Album : Someone to Watch Over Me
Label : Concord
4:54 PM
Warne-ing
Artist : KERRY STRAYER SEPTET
Album : Mentor
Label : Kerry Strayer Productions
5:01 PM
On the Atcheson, Topeka and the Santa Fe
Artist : David Berger Octet
Album : I Had the Craziest Dream - the Music of Harry Warren
Label : Such Sweet Thunder
5:06 PM
I Had the Craziest Dream
Artist : Kenny Dorham
Album : Quiet Kenny
Label : Prestige
5:11 PM
My Baby Just Cares For Me
Artist : Natalie Cole
Album : Ask a Woman Who Knows
Label : Verve
5:16 PM
Brazilian Suite No. 2
Artist : MICHEL PETRUCCIANI
Album : Music
Label : Blue Note
5:20 PM
We’ll Be Together Again
Artist : Eddie ’Lockjaw’ Davis
Album : Gentle Jaws
Label : Prestige
5:26 PM
Echoes of Harlem
Artist : Burgstaller-Martignon 4
Album : Mozart's Blue Dreams & Other Crossover Fantasies
Label : Summit
5:32 PM
Besame Mucho
Artist : Arthur Blythe
Album : Blythe Byte
Label : Savant
5:38 PM
The Genius After Hours
Artist : Ray Charles
Album : VARIOUS: Atlantic Jazz Keyboards
Label : Rhino
5:44 PM
Lost in Meditation
Artist : TAFT JORDAN
Album : Mood Indigo
Label : Prestige
5:50 PM
Gone With the Wind
Artist : Laura Taylor
Album : Cry Me a River
Label : Stayng Power
5:54 PM
A Chama
Artist : Lori Mechem & Ritmos Picante
Album : Welcome To Brazil
Label : Cognito

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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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