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

Composer ID: 
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Playlist

February 09, 2013

6:01 AM
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
6:06 AM
You’re Not the Kind
Artist : Sarah Vaughan
Album : Sarah Vaughan With Clifford Brown
Label : EmArcy
6:10 AM
The Man I Love
Artist : JOHNNY COSTA
Album : Classic Costa
Label : Chiaroscuro
6:17 AM
Au Private
Artist : Cannonball Adderley
Album : Jazz Profile
Label : Blue Note
6:21 AM
The Summary (from Suite for Pops)
Artist : Joe Lovano
Album : I'm All For You
Label : Blue Note
6:27 AM
The Blues App
Artist : Chuck Loeb
Album : Plain 'n' Simple
Label : Tweety
6:34 AM
Eleuthera
Artist : Monty Alexander
Album : Harlem - Kingston Express Live!
Label : Motema
6:40 AM
Skinny’s Blues
Artist : Red Garland
Album : Red's Blues
Label : Prestige
6:48 AM
Pennies From Heaven
Artist : Jennifer Lee
Album : Quiet Joy
Label : SBE
6:54 AM
I’m Slappin’ Seventh Avenue
Artist : Branford Marsalis
Album : Romare Bearden Revealed
Label : Marsalis Music
6:57 AM
Eleanor Rigby
Artist : Hailey-Zukoski Trio
Album : An Old Sweet Song
Label : Sea Breeze
7:01 AM
East of the Sun
Artist : TAYLOR/GRISMAN JAZZ QUARTET
Album : I'm Beginning To See the Light
Label : Acoustic Disk
7:06 AM
Easy Living
Artist : MARY DiPAOLA-DAVIS
Album : Cat's Cradle
Label : Brownstone
7:12 AM
When Joanna Loved Me
Artist : Paul Desmond
Album : Lemme Tell Ya 'bout Desmond
Label : Label M
7:19 AM
I Didn’t Know About You
Artist : Mary Stallings
Album : Cal Tjader Plays / Mary Stallings Sings
Label : Fantasy
7:23 AM
Sultry Serenade
Artist : Herbie Mann
Album : Sultry Serenade
Label : Riverside
7:28 AM
Jeannine
Artist : Wes Montgomery
Album : Groove Brothers
Label : Milestone
7:34 AM
Seasons
Artist : Shirley Crabbe
Album : Home
Label : MaiSong
7:40 AM
9:20 Special
Artist : ENGELBERT WROBEL’S SWING SOCIETY
Album : Sophisticated Swing
Label : Arbors
7:44 AM
Them There Eyes
Artist : Wynton Marsalis & Richard Galliano
Album : From Billie Holiday to Edith Piaf: Live in Marciac
Label : Rampart Street
7:50 AM
Only Trust Your Heart
Artist : The Four Freshmen
Album : Love Songs
Label : The Four Freshmen
7:53 AM
Song For My Mother
Artist : Michael Pedicin
Album : Live @ the Loft
Label : The Jazz Hut
8:01 AM
I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart/Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
Artist : Johnny Hodges
Album : Everybody Knows Johnny Hodges
Label : Impulse
8:06 AM
Love is Here to Stay
Artist : Houston Person
Album : My Romance
Label : Savant
8:11 AM
In a Mellow Tone
Artist : Ella Fitzgerald
Album : Sings the Duke Ellington Songbook
Label : Verve
8:17 AM
Graceful Touch
Artist : Tord Gustavsen
Album : Changing Places
Label : ECM
8:21 AM
Moonlight (Claro De Luna)
Artist : Charlie Haden
Album : Nocturne
Label : Verve
8:29 AM
Bye Bye Blackbird
Artist : Ron Carter
Album : Dear Miles,
Label : Blue Note
8:34 AM
Stella By Starlight
Artist : Rick Stone
Album : Fractals
Label : Jazzand
8:40 AM
Dat Dere
Artist : Hank Crawford
Album : Memphis, Ray & a Touch of Moody
Label : 32 Jazz
8:45 AM
Girl Talk
Artist : BROTHER JACK McDUFF
Album : Bringin' It Home
Label : Concord
8:51 AM
Sometime Ago
Artist : Tierney Sutton
Album : Blue in Green
Label : Telarc
8:55 AM
Jeepers Creepers
Artist : Dave Brubeck
Album : Interchanges '54
Label : Columbia
9:01 AM
I Remember You
Artist : Dave Valentin
Album : World on a String
Label : Telarc
9:06 AM
Seaward
Artist : ENRICO PIERANUNZI
Album : Seaward
Label : Soul Note
9:10 AM
Surrey With the Fringe on Top
Artist : JOAN STILES
Album : Love Call
Label : Zoho
9:17 AM
Samba Saravah
Artist : Stacey Kent
Album : Breakfast on the Morning Tram
Label : Blue Note
9:21 AM
Amandla
Artist : David "Fathead" Newman
Album : Under a Woodstock Moon
Label : Kokopelli
9:26 AM
Digits
Artist : John Stein
Album : Green Street
Label : A-Records
9:34 AM
Old Man River
Artist : Les DeMerle
Album : Gypsy Rendezvous Vol. One
Label : Origin
9:40 AM
After the Morning
Artist : Gerald Beckett
Album : Standard Flute
Label : Summit
9:45 AM
Deacon Blues
Artist : Tom Wopat
Album : Consider It Swung
Label : LML Music
9:51 AM
Delarna
Artist : Tommy Flanagan
Album : Sea Changes
Label : Evidence
9:57 AM
Aren’t You Glad You’re You?
Artist : CHET BAKER & GERRY MULLIGAN
Album : Deep in a Dream
Label : Pacific Jazz
10:01 AM
Midnight the Stars and You
Artist : Andy Farber
Album : This Could Be the Start of Something Big
Label : Black Warrior
10:06 AM
A Light Groove
Artist : CAL TJADER QUARTET
Album : Cal Tjader Quartet
Label : Fantasy
10:11 AM
Some Enchanted Evening
Artist : Ernie Andrews
Album : The Many Faces of Ernie Andrews
Label : Highnote
10:17 AM
Waltz For Dorothy
Artist : Ryan Shea Smith
Album : Stay Awhile
Label : Exact
10:21 AM
Love Dance
Artist : Michael Dease
Album : Grace
Label : Jazz Legacy
10:27 AM
Moonglow
Artist : Don Braden
Album : Organic
Label : Epicure
10:34 AM
Violets For Your Furs
Artist : Mac Gollehon
Album : Oddyssey of Nostalgia
Label : American Showplace
10:40 AM
What is This Thing Called Love?
Artist : George Shearing
Album : VARIOUS: Blue Valentines
Label : Blue Note
10:44 AM
I’m Gonna Tell You This Story One More Time
Artist : B¿la Fleck & Marcus Roberts
Album : Across the Imaginary Divide
Label : Rounder
10:50 AM
The Quiet Side
Artist : RONNIE WELLS & RON ELLISTON
Album : Here I Am
Label : Jazz Karma
10:54 AM
Love the One You’re With
Artist : Joel Frahm / Bruce Katz
Album : Project A
Label : Anzic
11:01 AM
Star Song
Artist : VINCE GUARALDI & BOLA SETE
Album : Vince Guaraldi & Bola Sete
Label : Fantasy
11:06 AM
Star Eyes
Artist : BILL HOLMAN
Album : VARIOUS: Special/Hifi/Nocturne OJC Sampler
Label : Specialty
11:10 AM
Shiny Stockings
Artist : JENNY EVANS
Album : Shiny Stockings
Label : Enja
11:16 AM
Moon Mist
Artist : Scott Hamilton
Album : Organic Duke
Label : Concord
11:20 AM
Soldier in the Rain
Artist : Ted Nash
Album : The Mancini Project
Label : Palmetto
11:25 AM
I Remember Bill
Artist : Stanley Turrentine
Album : If I Could
Label : Musicmasters
11:33 AM
Sidesteppin’ Blues
Artist : Fiveplay Jazz Quintet
Album : Fiveplay Jazz Quintet
Label : Auraline Music
11:39 AM
Days of Wine and Roses
Artist : EARL KLUGH
Album : The Earl Klugh Trio, Vol. One
Label : Warner Brothers
11:44 AM
Laura
Artist : JON FADDIS
Album : Remembrances
Label : Chesky
11:51 AM
Street of Dreams
Artist : Annie Sellick
Album : Street of Dreams
Label : Chalice Music
11:55 AM
Naiomi’s Blues
Artist : Count Basie Orchestra
Album : Swinging, Singing, Playing
Label : Mack Avenue
12:01 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
12:06 PM
You’re Not the Kind
Artist : Sarah Vaughan
Album : Sarah Vaughan With Clifford Brown
Label : EmArcy
12:10 PM
The Man I Love
Artist : JOHNNY COSTA
Album : Classic Costa
Label : Chiaroscuro
12:17 PM
Au Private
Artist : Cannonball Adderley
Album : Jazz Profile
Label : Blue Note
12:21 PM
The Summary (from Suite for Pops)
Artist : Joe Lovano
Album : I'm All For You
Label : Blue Note
12:27 PM
The Blues App
Artist : Chuck Loeb
Album : Plain 'n' Simple
Label : Tweety
12:34 PM
Eleuthera
Artist : Monty Alexander
Album : Harlem - Kingston Express Live!
Label : Motema
12:40 PM
Skinny’s Blues
Artist : Red Garland
Album : Red's Blues
Label : Prestige
12:48 PM
Pennies From Heaven
Artist : Jennifer Lee
Album : Quiet Joy
Label : SBE
12:54 PM
I’m Slappin’ Seventh Avenue
Artist : Branford Marsalis
Album : Romare Bearden Revealed
Label : Marsalis Music
12:57 PM
Eleanor Rigby
Artist : Hailey-Zukoski Trio
Album : An Old Sweet Song
Label : Sea Breeze
1:01 PM
East of the Sun
Artist : TAYLOR/GRISMAN JAZZ QUARTET
Album : I'm Beginning To See the Light
Label : Acoustic Disk
1:06 PM
Easy Living
Artist : MARY DiPAOLA-DAVIS
Album : Cat's Cradle
Label : Brownstone
1:12 PM
When Joanna Loved Me
Artist : Paul Desmond
Album : Lemme Tell Ya 'bout Desmond
Label : Label M
1:19 PM
I Didn’t Know About You
Artist : Mary Stallings
Album : Cal Tjader Plays / Mary Stallings Sings
Label : Fantasy
1:23 PM
Sultry Serenade
Artist : Herbie Mann
Album : Sultry Serenade
Label : Riverside
1:28 PM
Jeannine
Artist : Wes Montgomery
Album : Groove Brothers
Label : Milestone
1:34 PM
Seasons
Artist : Shirley Crabbe
Album : Home
Label : MaiSong
1:40 PM
9:20 Special
Artist : ENGELBERT WROBEL’S SWING SOCIETY
Album : Sophisticated Swing
Label : Arbors
1:44 PM
Them There Eyes
Artist : Wynton Marsalis & Richard Galliano
Album : From Billie Holiday to Edith Piaf: Live in Marciac
Label : Rampart Street
1:50 PM
Only Trust Your Heart
Artist : The Four Freshmen
Album : Love Songs
Label : The Four Freshmen
1:53 PM
Song For My Mother
Artist : Michael Pedicin
Album : Live @ the Loft
Label : The Jazz Hut
2:01 PM
I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart/Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
Artist : Johnny Hodges
Album : Everybody Knows Johnny Hodges
Label : Impulse
2:06 PM
Love is Here to Stay
Artist : Houston Person
Album : My Romance
Label : Savant
2:11 PM
In a Mellow Tone
Artist : Ella Fitzgerald
Album : Sings the Duke Ellington Songbook
Label : Verve
2:17 PM
Graceful Touch
Artist : Tord Gustavsen
Album : Changing Places
Label : ECM
2:21 PM
Moonlight (Claro De Luna)
Artist : Charlie Haden
Album : Nocturne
Label : Verve
2:29 PM
Bye Bye Blackbird
Artist : Ron Carter
Album : Dear Miles,
Label : Blue Note
2:34 PM
Stella By Starlight
Artist : Rick Stone
Album : Fractals
Label : Jazzand
2:40 PM
Dat Dere
Artist : Hank Crawford
Album : Memphis, Ray & a Touch of Moody
Label : 32 Jazz
2:45 PM
Girl Talk
Artist : BROTHER JACK McDUFF
Album : Bringin' It Home
Label : Concord
2:51 PM
Sometime Ago
Artist : Tierney Sutton
Album : Blue in Green
Label : Telarc
2:55 PM
Jeepers Creepers
Artist : Dave Brubeck
Album : Interchanges '54
Label : Columbia
3:01 PM
I Remember You
Artist : Dave Valentin
Album : World on a String
Label : Telarc
3:06 PM
Seaward
Artist : ENRICO PIERANUNZI
Album : Seaward
Label : Soul Note
3:10 PM
Surrey With the Fringe on Top
Artist : JOAN STILES
Album : Love Call
Label : Zoho
3:17 PM
Samba Saravah
Artist : Stacey Kent
Album : Breakfast on the Morning Tram
Label : Blue Note
3:21 PM
Amandla
Artist : David "Fathead" Newman
Album : Under a Woodstock Moon
Label : Kokopelli
3:26 PM
Digits
Artist : John Stein
Album : Green Street
Label : A-Records
3:34 PM
Old Man River
Artist : Les DeMerle
Album : Gypsy Rendezvous Vol. One
Label : Origin
3:40 PM
After the Morning
Artist : Gerald Beckett
Album : Standard Flute
Label : Summit
3:45 PM
Deacon Blues
Artist : Tom Wopat
Album : Consider It Swung
Label : LML Music
3:51 PM
Delarna
Artist : Tommy Flanagan
Album : Sea Changes
Label : Evidence
3:57 PM
Aren’t You Glad You’re You?
Artist : CHET BAKER & GERRY MULLIGAN
Album : Deep in a Dream
Label : Pacific Jazz
4:01 PM
Midnight the Stars and You
Artist : Andy Farber
Album : This Could Be the Start of Something Big
Label : Black Warrior
4:06 PM
A Light Groove
Artist : CAL TJADER QUARTET
Album : Cal Tjader Quartet
Label : Fantasy
4:11 PM
Some Enchanted Evening
Artist : Ernie Andrews
Album : The Many Faces of Ernie Andrews
Label : Highnote
4:17 PM
Waltz For Dorothy
Artist : Ryan Shea Smith
Album : Stay Awhile
Label : Exact
4:21 PM
Love Dance
Artist : Michael Dease
Album : Grace
Label : Jazz Legacy
4:27 PM
Moonglow
Artist : Don Braden
Album : Organic
Label : Epicure
4:34 PM
Violets For Your Furs
Artist : Mac Gollehon
Album : Oddyssey of Nostalgia
Label : American Showplace
4:40 PM
What is This Thing Called Love?
Artist : George Shearing
Album : VARIOUS: Blue Valentines
Label : Blue Note
4:44 PM
I’m Gonna Tell You This Story One More Time
Artist : B¿la Fleck & Marcus Roberts
Album : Across the Imaginary Divide
Label : Rounder
4:50 PM
The Quiet Side
Artist : RONNIE WELLS & RON ELLISTON
Album : Here I Am
Label : Jazz Karma
4:54 PM
Love the One You’re With
Artist : Joel Frahm / Bruce Katz
Album : Project A
Label : Anzic
5:01 PM
Star Song
Artist : VINCE GUARALDI & BOLA SETE
Album : Vince Guaraldi & Bola Sete
Label : Fantasy
5:06 PM
Star Eyes
Artist : BILL HOLMAN
Album : VARIOUS: Special/Hifi/Nocturne OJC Sampler
Label : Specialty
5:10 PM
Shiny Stockings
Artist : JENNY EVANS
Album : Shiny Stockings
Label : Enja
5:16 PM
Moon Mist
Artist : Scott Hamilton
Album : Organic Duke
Label : Concord
5:20 PM
Soldier in the Rain
Artist : Ted Nash
Album : The Mancini Project
Label : Palmetto
5:25 PM
I Remember Bill
Artist : Stanley Turrentine
Album : If I Could
Label : Musicmasters
5:33 PM
Sidesteppin’ Blues
Artist : Fiveplay Jazz Quintet
Album : Fiveplay Jazz Quintet
Label : Auraline Music
5:39 PM
Days of Wine and Roses
Artist : EARL KLUGH
Album : The Earl Klugh Trio, Vol. One
Label : Warner Brothers
5:44 PM
Laura
Artist : JON FADDIS
Album : Remembrances
Label : Chesky
5:51 PM
Street of Dreams
Artist : Annie Sellick
Album : Street of Dreams
Label : Chalice Music
5:55 PM
Naiomi’s Blues
Artist : Count Basie Orchestra
Album : Swinging, Singing, Playing
Label : Mack Avenue

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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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