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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February 11, 2013

6:01 AM
Artist : Russell Malone
Album : Triple Play
Label : MaxJazz
6:06 AM
I Thought About You
Artist : Miles Davis
Album : Someday My Prince Will Come
Label : Columbia
6:11 AM
Embraceable You
Artist : Jo Jones
Album : The Essential
Label : Vanguard
6:19 AM
I Wished on the Moon
Artist : IAN SHAW
Album : Soho Stories
Label : Milestone
6:23 AM
In Your Own Sweet Way
Artist : Marian McPartland
Album : Hickory House Trio - Reprise
Label : Concord
6:27 AM
Artist : John Brown
Album : Quiet Time
Label : Brown Boulevard
6:35 AM
Smoke Dreams
Artist : Marty Nau Group
Album : Mood Ebony
Label : Summit
6:41 AM
Artist : Cal Tjader
Album : VARIOUS: Rebop: the Savoy Originals
Label : Savoy
6:44 AM
How High the Moon
Artist : Beegie Adair Trio
Album : The Real Thing: Live
Label : Green Hill
6:51 AM
A Taste of Honey
Artist : Christian McBride Big Band
Album : The Good Feeling
Label : Mack Avenue
6:55 AM
Minor Chord
Artist : Antonio Adolfo & Carol Saboya
Album : L¿ E C¿ / Here & There
Label : AAM
7:01 AM
The Other Side of the Rainbow With Sibyl
Artist : Chip White
Album : Personal Dedications & Percussive Tributes
Label : Dark Colors
7:06 AM
The Nearness of You
Artist : Ruth Aguilar
Album : An Invitation
Label : Ruth Aguilar
7:10 AM
O B¿to
Artist : Brazilian Trio
Album : Constela¿¿o
Label : Motema
7:16 AM
Soul Eyes
Album : Boplicity
Label : Footprints Jazz
7:20 AM
I Cover the Waterfront
Artist : Paul Meyers Quartet
Album : Paul Meyers Quartet Featuring Frank Wess
Label : Miles High
7:28 AM
Sneak Preview
Artist : Jessica Williams
Album : Jessica's Blues
Label : Jazz Focus
7:35 AM
Do Nothin’ Till You Hear From Me
Album : Do Nothing Till You Hear From Us!
Label : Concord
7:41 AM
Take the "A" Train
Artist : Russ Freeman & Shelly Manne
Album : One on One
Label : Contemporary
7:44 AM
Yardbird Suite
Artist : Steve Davis
Album : Eloquence
Label : Jazz Legacy
7:48 AM
Me And My Echo
Artist : Laszlo Gardony
Album : Natural Instinct
Label : Sunnyside
7:51 AM
Sweet Sucker
Artist : Houston Person
Album : The Groove Masters Series
Label : Savant
8:01 AM
Bernie’s Tune
Artist : Mary Louise Knutson
Album : In the Bubble
Label : Meridian Jazz
8:06 AM
In a Sentimental Mood
Artist : Art Tatum
Album : The Complete Pablo Group Masterpieces
Label : Pablo
8:11 AM
Prelude to a Kiss
Artist : Joe Wilder
Album : Savoy Jazz Sampler
Label : Savoy
8:17 AM
With a Song in My Heart
Artist : John Pizzarelli
Album : With a Song in My Heart
Label : Telarc
8:21 AM
My Funny Valentine
Artist : Gerry Mulligan
Album : VARIOUS: Love Ballads - Late Night Jazz
Label : Telarc
8:26 AM
Artist : Elias Haslanger
Album : Church on Monday
Label : Cherrywood
8:33 AM
Alone Together
Artist : Skip Wilkins Trio
Album : I Concentrate on You
Label : Dreambox Media
8:39 AM
Artist : Scott Hamilton
Album : Jazz Signatures
Label : Concord
8:44 AM
The Rio Dawn
Artist : Heath Brothers
Album : Endurance
Label : Jazz Legact
8:52 AM
They Can’t Take That Away From Me
Artist : Krisanthi Pappas
Album : A Centennial Tribute to George and Ira Gershwin
Label : Magnetic
8:56 AM
Dizzy Does It
Artist : Tony guerrero
Album : Blue Room
Label : Charleston Square
9:01 AM
Chitlins Con Carne
Artist : Calvin Keys
Album : An Evening With Calvin Keys
Label : Lifeforcejazz
9:06 AM
Autumn Leaves
Artist : Lynn Veronneau
Album : Jazz Samba Project
Label : Veronneau Music
9:11 AM
Artist : Gary Smulyan
Album : Smul's Paradise
Label : Capri
9:16 AM
Artist : Tierney Sutton Band
Album : American Road
Label : BFM Jazz
9:20 AM
The Lady’s in Love With You
Album : RH Positive
Label : Philly Breakdown
9:26 AM
Blue Room
Artist : Charlie Byrd Trio
Album : Au Courant
Label : Concord
9:31 AM
Hello Young Lovers
Artist : Michael Carvin
Album : Michael Carvin
Label : Marsalis Music
9:37 AM
Sweet Like This
Album : VARIOUS: West Coast Jazz Classics Sampler
Label : Pacific Jazz
9:41 AM
Ballad Impromptu
Artist : Alan Broadbent
Album : Personal Standards
Label : Concord
9:47 AM
Canadian Sunset
Artist : Gene Ammons
Album : Boss Tenor
Label : Prestige
9:53 AM
Bags’s Guitar Blues
Artist : Ray Charles & Milt Jackson
Album : Soul Brothers/Soul Meeting
Label : Atlantic


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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