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 30, 2013

10:01 AM
I’ll Be Around
Artist : Frank Morgan
Album : Reflections
Label : HighNote
10:06 AM
If I Had You
Artist : Dinah Washington
Album : First Issue: the Dinah Washington Story
Label : Mercury
10:11 AM
Lullaby of the Leaves
Artist : Gene Ammons
Album : Late Hour Special
Label : Prestige
10:17 AM
Central Park West
Artist : Falkner Evans
Album : Arc
Label : CAP
10:22 AM
Black Coffee
Artist : Earl Hines
Album : The Indispensable Earl Hines, Vol 5/6
Label : RCA
10:27 AM
Better Days
Artist : YORON ISRAEL
Album : Basic Traneing
Label : Ronja Music
10:34 AM
How Ruth Felt
Artist : Regina Carter
Album : I'll Be Seeing You: a Sentimental Journey
Label : Verve
10:40 AM
Nascimento
Artist : Barry Harris
Album : First Time Ever
Label : Evidence
10:49 AM
I Only Have Eyes For You
Artist : Billie Holiday
Album : from OSCAR PETERSON: a Jazz Odyssey
Label : Verve
10:51 AM
Sweet Georgia Brown
Artist : Monty Alexander
Album : Harlem - Kingston Express Live!
Label : Motema
10:57 AM
Jeep’s Blues
Artist : Johnny Hodges
Album : Jazz Masters 35
Label : Verve
11:01 AM
Soon
Artist : Benny Green
Album : VARIOUS: Blue Note Plays Gershwin
Label : Blue Note
11:06 AM
Blue Hour
Artist : Stanley Turrentine & The Three Sounds
Album : The Complete "Blue Hour" Sessions
Label : Blue Note
11:11 AM
Cantaloupe Island
Artist : Herbie Hancock
Album : Empyrean Isles
Composer : Hancock
Label : Blue Note
11:18 AM
Baby, Won’t You Please Come Home
Artist : Ella Fitzgerald
Album : Twelve Nights In Hollywood
Label : Hip-O Select
11:22 AM
You Go to My Head
Artist : Dave Brubeck
Album : Love Songs
Label : Columbia
11:28 AM
Bock to Bock
Artist : MEL RHYNE
Album : Remembering Wes
Label : Savant
11:34 AM
Lament
Artist : Wayne Wallace
Album : To Hear From There
Label : Patois
11:40 AM
Hearsay
Artist : CHAD LAWSON TRIO
Album : Chad Lawson Trio
Label : Chad Lawson
11:44 AM
Sighin’ and Cryin’
Artist : Horace Silver
Album : Song For My Father
Label : Blue Note
11:49 AM
Be Cool
Artist : Denise Donatelli
Album : What Lies Within
Label : Savant
11:54 AM
Stuffy
Artist : Milt Jackson & Coleman Hawkins
Album : Bean Bags
Label : Koch
12:01 PM
Friends Beyond Time
Artist : Brubeck Brothers Quartet
Album : Classified
Label : Koch
12:06 PM
Falling in Love With Love
Artist : Sheila Jordan
Album : Portrait of Sheila
Label : Blue Note
12:08 PM
Taffy
Artist : Johnny Hodges & Wild Bill Davis
Album : (1965-1966)
Label : RCA
12:15 PM
I’m Confessin’
Artist : Lester Young & Oscar Peterson
Album : Lester Young With the Oscar Peterson Trio
Label : Verve
12:19 PM
Johnny Come Lately
Artist : Joe Lovano
Album : Lush Life: the Untold Story of Billy Strayhorn
Label : Blue Note
12:25 PM
Happier Than the Morning Sun
Artist : MATT RAY
Album : We Got It!
Label : CAP
12:32 PM
When Joanna Loved Me
Artist : Paul Desmond
Album : Lemme Tell Ya 'bout Desmond
Label : Label M
12:38 PM
The Nearness of You
Artist : ANDY FARBER & ANDREW WILLIAMS
Album : Double A
Label : After 9
12:46 PM
The Meaning of the Blues
Artist : Nnenna Freelon
Album : Live
Label : Concord
12:52 PM
I’m Just a Lucky So and So
Artist : SONNY CLARK
Album : VARIOUS: Blue Note Plays Ellington & Strayhorn
Label : Blue Note
12:57 PM
Smada
Artist : Duke Ellington
Album : Blues in Orbit
Label : Columbia
1:01 PM
Indian Summer
Artist : DAVID MURRAY
Album : Seasons
Label : Pow Wow
1:06 PM
Embraceable You
Artist : Ted Rosenthal
Album : Out of This World
Label : Playscape
1:12 PM
Monkish
Artist : JOSH WORKMAN
Album : Jumpin' at the Border
Label : Tetrachord Music
1:18 PM
I’ll Take Romance
Artist : Sarah Partridge
Album : Perspective
Label : Peartree
1:22 PM
You’re My Everything
Artist : MARTIN TAYLOR
Album : Two's Company
Label : Linn
1:27 PM
Gymnopedie #1, Variation 1
Artist : Jacques Loussier
Album : VARIOUS: Love Ballads - Late Night Jazz
Label : Telarc
1:33 PM
Woody ’n’ You
Artist : Scott Hamilton
Album : After Hours
Label : Concord
1:39 PM
I Could Write A Book
Artist : MIDNIGHT JAZZ BAND
Album : Jazz Past Midnight/Love Songs
Label : JMI Jazz
1:44 PM
Hope Song
Artist : Cyrus Chestnut
Album : You Are My Sunshine
Label : Warner Brothers
1:49 PM
Nice Work if You Can Get It
Artist : Terence Blanchard
Album : The Billie Holiday Songbook
Label : Columbia
1:54 PM
Very Early
Artist : Herbie Mann
Album : Peace Pieces
Label : Kokopelli
2:01 PM
I’ll Be Around
Artist : Frank Morgan
Album : Reflections
Label : HighNote
2:06 PM
If I Had You
Artist : Dinah Washington
Album : First Issue: the Dinah Washington Story
Label : Mercury
2:11 PM
Lullaby of the Leaves
Artist : Gene Ammons
Album : Late Hour Special
Label : Prestige
2:17 PM
Central Park West
Artist : Falkner Evans
Album : Arc
Label : CAP
2:22 PM
Black Coffee
Artist : Earl Hines
Album : The Indispensable Earl Hines, Vol 5/6
Label : RCA
2:27 PM
Better Days
Artist : YORON ISRAEL
Album : Basic Traneing
Label : Ronja Music
2:34 PM
How Ruth Felt
Artist : Regina Carter
Album : I'll Be Seeing You: a Sentimental Journey
Label : Verve
2:40 PM
Nascimento
Artist : Barry Harris
Album : First Time Ever
Label : Evidence
2:49 PM
I Only Have Eyes For You
Artist : Billie Holiday
Album : from OSCAR PETERSON: a Jazz Odyssey
Label : Verve
2:51 PM
Sweet Georgia Brown
Artist : Monty Alexander
Album : Harlem - Kingston Express Live!
Label : Motema
2:57 PM
Jeep’s Blues
Artist : Johnny Hodges
Album : Jazz Masters 35
Label : Verve
3:01 PM
Soon
Artist : Benny Green
Album : VARIOUS: Blue Note Plays Gershwin
Label : Blue Note
3:06 PM
Blue Hour
Artist : Stanley Turrentine & The Three Sounds
Album : The Complete "Blue Hour" Sessions
Label : Blue Note
3:11 PM
Cantaloupe Island
Artist : Herbie Hancock
Album : Empyrean Isles
Composer : Hancock
Label : Blue Note
3:18 PM
Baby, Won’t You Please Come Home
Artist : Ella Fitzgerald
Album : Twelve Nights In Hollywood
Label : Hip-O Select
3:22 PM
You Go to My Head
Artist : Dave Brubeck
Album : Love Songs
Label : Columbia
3:28 PM
Bock to Bock
Artist : MEL RHYNE
Album : Remembering Wes
Label : Savant
3:34 PM
Lament
Artist : Wayne Wallace
Album : To Hear From There
Label : Patois
3:40 PM
Hearsay
Artist : CHAD LAWSON TRIO
Album : Chad Lawson Trio
Label : Chad Lawson
3:44 PM
Sighin’ and Cryin’
Artist : Horace Silver
Album : Song For My Father
Label : Blue Note
3:49 PM
Be Cool
Artist : Denise Donatelli
Album : What Lies Within
Label : Savant
3:54 PM
Stuffy
Artist : Milt Jackson & Coleman Hawkins
Album : Bean Bags
Label : Koch
4:01 PM
Friends Beyond Time
Artist : Brubeck Brothers Quartet
Album : Classified
Label : Koch
4:06 PM
Falling in Love With Love
Artist : Sheila Jordan
Album : Portrait of Sheila
Label : Blue Note
4:08 PM
Taffy
Artist : Johnny Hodges & Wild Bill Davis
Album : (1965-1966)
Label : RCA
4:15 PM
I’m Confessin’
Artist : Lester Young & Oscar Peterson
Album : Lester Young With the Oscar Peterson Trio
Label : Verve
4:19 PM
Johnny Come Lately
Artist : Joe Lovano
Album : Lush Life: the Untold Story of Billy Strayhorn
Label : Blue Note
4:25 PM
Happier Than the Morning Sun
Artist : MATT RAY
Album : We Got It!
Label : CAP
4:32 PM
When Joanna Loved Me
Artist : Paul Desmond
Album : Lemme Tell Ya 'bout Desmond
Label : Label M
4:38 PM
The Nearness of You
Artist : ANDY FARBER & ANDREW WILLIAMS
Album : Double A
Label : After 9
4:46 PM
The Meaning of the Blues
Artist : Nnenna Freelon
Album : Live
Label : Concord
4:52 PM
I’m Just a Lucky So and So
Artist : SONNY CLARK
Album : VARIOUS: Blue Note Plays Ellington & Strayhorn
Label : Blue Note
4:57 PM
Smada
Artist : Duke Ellington
Album : Blues in Orbit
Label : Columbia
5:01 PM
Indian Summer
Artist : DAVID MURRAY
Album : Seasons
Label : Pow Wow
5:06 PM
Embraceable You
Artist : Ted Rosenthal
Album : Out of This World
Label : Playscape
5:12 PM
Monkish
Artist : JOSH WORKMAN
Album : Jumpin' at the Border
Label : Tetrachord Music
5:18 PM
I’ll Take Romance
Artist : Sarah Partridge
Album : Perspective
Label : Peartree
5:22 PM
You’re My Everything
Artist : MARTIN TAYLOR
Album : Two's Company
Label : Linn
5:27 PM
Gymnopedie #1, Variation 1
Artist : Jacques Loussier
Album : VARIOUS: Love Ballads - Late Night Jazz
Label : Telarc
5:33 PM
Woody ’n’ You
Artist : Scott Hamilton
Album : After Hours
Label : Concord
5:39 PM
I Could Write A Book
Artist : MIDNIGHT JAZZ BAND
Album : Jazz Past Midnight/Love Songs
Label : JMI Jazz
5:44 PM
Hope Song
Artist : Cyrus Chestnut
Album : You Are My Sunshine
Label : Warner Brothers
5:49 PM
Nice Work if You Can Get It
Artist : Terence Blanchard
Album : The Billie Holiday Songbook
Label : Columbia
5:54 PM
Very Early
Artist : Herbie Mann
Album : Peace Pieces
Label : Kokopelli

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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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