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

February 05, 2013

10:01 AM
I Surrender Dear
Artist : Red Norvo
Album : VARIOUS: Swing Reunion
Label : BOMR
10:06 AM
Fairest Lord Jesus
Artist : Grace Kelly
Album : Grace
Label : PAZZ
10:11 AM
Comes Love
Artist : Ann Hampton Callaway
Album : At Last
Label : Telarc
10:17 AM
Musetta’s Waltz
Artist : JAY D’AMICO
Album : Ponte Novello
Label : CAP
10:21 AM
Midnight Brew
Artist : George Kahn
Album : Secrets from the Jazz Ghetto
Label : Playing Records
10:27 AM
Tonite I Shall Sleep With a Smile on My Face
Artist : Scott Hamilton
Album : Radio City
Label : Concord
10:33 AM
You and the Night and the Music
Artist : MIDNIGHT JAZZ BAND
Album : Jazz Past Midnight/Love Songs
Label : JMI Jazz
10:39 AM
Party Time
Artist : PATRICK WILLIAMS
Album : VARIOUS: Blonde
Label : Playboy
10:44 AM
Night Creeper
Artist : Arthur Blythe
Album : Focus
Label : Savant
10:49 AM
The Best is Yet to Come
Artist : David & Maureen Budway
Album : Jazz the Budway
Label : Alanna
10:54 AM
Ad Lib Blues
Artist : Lester Young & Oscar Peterson
Album : Lester Young With the Oscar Peterson Trio
Label : Verve
11:01 AM
Star Eyes
Artist : Barry Harris
Album : At the Jazz Workshop
Label : Riverside
11:06 AM
Strictly Confidential
Artist : HOWARD ALDEN
Album : Concord Jazz Guitar Collective
Label : Concord
11:10 AM
Stairway to the Stars
Artist : Milt Jackson & John Coltrane
Album : Bags & Trane
Label : Atlantic
11:15 AM
Small Day Tomorrow
Artist : KELLYE GRAY
Album : Tomato Kiss
Label : Proteus
11:19 AM
Lush Life
Artist : Jesse Davis
Album : VARIOUS: a Billy Strayhorn Songbook
Label : Concord
11:25 AM
Meditation
Artist : Charlie Byrd
Album : The Bossa Nova Years
Label : Concord
11:32 AM
Kissed By The Sun
Artist : Tia Fuller
Album : Decisive Steps
Label : Mack Avenue
11:38 AM
Blue Pyrenees
Artist : David Gordon
Album : Dozen a Day
Label : Zah Zah
11:43 AM
Emily
Artist : NIKA REJTO
Album : Bridge Weaver
Label : Unika
11:49 AM
I Don’t Want to Cry Anymore
Artist : JACKIE RYAN
Album : Passion Flower
Label : OpenArt
11:54 AM
R.S.G.
Artist : Gerry Beaudoin
Album : The Return
Label : Francesca
12:01 PM
Valse Pra Jelena
Artist : Ehud Asherie
Album : Organic
Label : Posi-Tone
12:06 PM
Oh, Good Grief
Artist : Vince Guaraldi
Album : The Definitive Vince Guaraldi
Label : Fantasy
12:08 PM
Jivin’ With Jack the Bellboy
Artist : ILLINOIS JACQUET
Album : Texas Tenors
Label : Prestige
12:15 PM
Autobahn Blues
Artist : RALPH BURNS
Album : Bijou
Label : Period
12:19 PM
Fathead
Artist : Ray Charles
Album : Pure Genius: the Complete Atlantic Recordings
Label : Atlantic
12:25 PM
Lorelei
Artist : BILL CHARLAP TRIO
Album : Written in the Stars
Label : Blue Note
12:32 PM
The Ruby and the Pearl
Artist : Shahida Nurullah
Album : The Ruby And the Pearl
Label : Alembic Arts
12:37 PM
These Foolish Things
Artist : Roy Haynes
Album : Roy-Alty
Label : Dreyfuss
12:46 PM
Surrey With the Fringe on Top
Artist : Ren¿ Marie
Album : Vertigo
Label : MaxJazz
12:52 PM
Mean to Me
Artist : MILT HINTON
Album : East Coast Jazz/5
Label : Bethlehem
12:57 PM
Nostalgia
Artist : Fats Navarro
Album : Savoy Jazz Sampler
Label : Savoy
1:01 PM
Someday My Prince Will Come
Artist : Frank Morgan
Album : Love, Lost and Found
Label : Telarc
1:06 PM
Alice Brown
Artist : GEORGE CABLES
Album : Looking for the Light
Label : Muse FX
1:11 PM
Deep Night
Artist : Art Tatum
Album : The Best of the Pablo Group Masterpieces
Label : Pablo
1:18 PM
Mighty Rumblin’ Blues
Artist : Mary Stallings & Cal Tjader
Album : Cal Tjader Plays / Mary Stallings Sings
Label : Fantasy
1:22 PM
Poor Butterfly
Artist : Sonny Rollins
Album : Sonny Rollins Vol. 2
Label : Blue Note
1:28 PM
Spring in Central Park
Artist : Dave Brubeck
Album : Jazz Impressions of New York
Label : Columbia
1:32 PM
My Kind of Trouble is You
Artist : Benny Carter
Album : Songbook
Label : MusicMasters
1:38 PM
My Funny Valentine
Artist : BARBARA CARROLL
Album : Ladies of Jazz: Mary Lou Williams/Barbara Carroll
Label : Koch
1:41 PM
My One and Only Love
Artist : KEVIN STOUT & BRIAN BOOTH
Album : Good Pals
Label : Jazzed 5
1:47 PM
Slipped Disc
Artist : Marty Nau Group
Album : Mood Ebony
Label : Summit
1:51 PM
Better Go
Artist : Ben Webster & "Sweets" Edison
Album : Ben & "Sweets"
Label : Columbia
2:01 PM
I Surrender Dear
Artist : Red Norvo
Album : VARIOUS: Swing Reunion
Label : BOMR
2:06 PM
Fairest Lord Jesus
Artist : Grace Kelly
Album : Grace
Label : PAZZ
2:11 PM
Comes Love
Artist : Ann Hampton Callaway
Album : At Last
Label : Telarc
2:17 PM
Musetta’s Waltz
Artist : JAY D’AMICO
Album : Ponte Novello
Label : CAP
2:21 PM
Midnight Brew
Artist : George Kahn
Album : Secrets from the Jazz Ghetto
Label : Playing Records
2:27 PM
Tonite I Shall Sleep With a Smile on My Face
Artist : Scott Hamilton
Album : Radio City
Label : Concord
2:33 PM
You and the Night and the Music
Artist : MIDNIGHT JAZZ BAND
Album : Jazz Past Midnight/Love Songs
Label : JMI Jazz
2:39 PM
Party Time
Artist : PATRICK WILLIAMS
Album : VARIOUS: Blonde
Label : Playboy
2:44 PM
Night Creeper
Artist : Arthur Blythe
Album : Focus
Label : Savant
2:49 PM
The Best is Yet to Come
Artist : David & Maureen Budway
Album : Jazz the Budway
Label : Alanna
2:54 PM
Ad Lib Blues
Artist : Lester Young & Oscar Peterson
Album : Lester Young With the Oscar Peterson Trio
Label : Verve
3:01 PM
Star Eyes
Artist : Barry Harris
Album : At the Jazz Workshop
Label : Riverside
3:06 PM
Strictly Confidential
Artist : HOWARD ALDEN
Album : Concord Jazz Guitar Collective
Label : Concord
3:10 PM
Stairway to the Stars
Artist : Milt Jackson & John Coltrane
Album : Bags & Trane
Label : Atlantic
3:15 PM
Small Day Tomorrow
Artist : KELLYE GRAY
Album : Tomato Kiss
Label : Proteus
3:19 PM
Lush Life
Artist : Jesse Davis
Album : VARIOUS: a Billy Strayhorn Songbook
Label : Concord
3:25 PM
Meditation
Artist : Charlie Byrd
Album : The Bossa Nova Years
Label : Concord
3:32 PM
Kissed By The Sun
Artist : Tia Fuller
Album : Decisive Steps
Label : Mack Avenue
3:38 PM
Blue Pyrenees
Artist : David Gordon
Album : Dozen a Day
Label : Zah Zah
3:43 PM
Emily
Artist : NIKA REJTO
Album : Bridge Weaver
Label : Unika
3:49 PM
I Don’t Want to Cry Anymore
Artist : JACKIE RYAN
Album : Passion Flower
Label : OpenArt
3:54 PM
R.S.G.
Artist : Gerry Beaudoin
Album : The Return
Label : Francesca
4:01 PM
Valse Pra Jelena
Artist : Ehud Asherie
Album : Organic
Label : Posi-Tone
4:06 PM
Oh, Good Grief
Artist : Vince Guaraldi
Album : The Definitive Vince Guaraldi
Label : Fantasy
4:08 PM
Jivin’ With Jack the Bellboy
Artist : ILLINOIS JACQUET
Album : Texas Tenors
Label : Prestige
4:15 PM
Autobahn Blues
Artist : RALPH BURNS
Album : Bijou
Label : Period
4:19 PM
Fathead
Artist : Ray Charles
Album : Pure Genius: the Complete Atlantic Recordings
Label : Atlantic
4:25 PM
Lorelei
Artist : BILL CHARLAP TRIO
Album : Written in the Stars
Label : Blue Note
4:32 PM
The Ruby and the Pearl
Artist : Shahida Nurullah
Album : The Ruby And the Pearl
Label : Alembic Arts
4:37 PM
These Foolish Things
Artist : Roy Haynes
Album : Roy-Alty
Label : Dreyfuss
4:46 PM
Surrey With the Fringe on Top
Artist : Ren¿ Marie
Album : Vertigo
Label : MaxJazz
4:52 PM
Mean to Me
Artist : MILT HINTON
Album : East Coast Jazz/5
Label : Bethlehem
4:57 PM
Nostalgia
Artist : Fats Navarro
Album : Savoy Jazz Sampler
Label : Savoy
5:01 PM
Someday My Prince Will Come
Artist : Frank Morgan
Album : Love, Lost and Found
Label : Telarc
5:06 PM
Alice Brown
Artist : GEORGE CABLES
Album : Looking for the Light
Label : Muse FX
5:11 PM
Deep Night
Artist : Art Tatum
Album : The Best of the Pablo Group Masterpieces
Label : Pablo
5:18 PM
Mighty Rumblin’ Blues
Artist : Mary Stallings & Cal Tjader
Album : Cal Tjader Plays / Mary Stallings Sings
Label : Fantasy
5:22 PM
Poor Butterfly
Artist : Sonny Rollins
Album : Sonny Rollins Vol. 2
Label : Blue Note
5:28 PM
Spring in Central Park
Artist : Dave Brubeck
Album : Jazz Impressions of New York
Label : Columbia
5:32 PM
My Kind of Trouble is You
Artist : Benny Carter
Album : Songbook
Label : MusicMasters
5:38 PM
My Funny Valentine
Artist : BARBARA CARROLL
Album : Ladies of Jazz: Mary Lou Williams/Barbara Carroll
Label : Koch
5:41 PM
My One and Only Love
Artist : KEVIN STOUT & BRIAN BOOTH
Album : Good Pals
Label : Jazzed 5
5:47 PM
Slipped Disc
Artist : Marty Nau Group
Album : Mood Ebony
Label : Summit
5:51 PM
Better Go
Artist : Ben Webster & "Sweets" Edison
Album : Ben & "Sweets"
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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