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

March 12, 2013

6:01 AM
Early Autumn
Artist : Christian Howes
Album : Heartfelt
Label : Resonance
6:06 AM
You Haven’t Changed
Artist : Ray Zepeda
Album : Ray Zepeda - Step By Step
Label : Soundsketch
6:13 AM
Istanbul
Artist : Pete Malinverni
Album : Invisible Cities
Label : Reservoir
6:21 AM
Jim’s Ballad
Artist : Kevin Mahogany
Album : Songs and Moments
Label : Enja
6:25 AM
I Got Nothin’
Artist : Eric Reed
Album : Here
Label : MaxJazz
6:30 AM
Love Walked In
Artist : George Shearing and the Montgomery Brothers
Album : George Shearing and the Montgomery Brothers
Label : Jazzland
6:34 AM
The Ruby and the Pearl
Artist : Shahida Nurullah
Album : The Ruby And the Pearl
Label : Alembic Arts
6:40 AM
Come Sunday
Artist : Clark Terry
Album : from Holloway/Terry: Locksmith Blues
Label : Concord
6:45 AM
Oliloqui Valley
Artist : MCBRIDE/PAYTON/WHITFIELD
Album : Fingerpainting: Music of Herbie Hancock
Label : Verve
6:51 AM
Everything I Love
Artist : Ken Peplowski
Album : VARIOUS: a Cole Porter Songbook
Label : Concord
6:55 AM
Little Bird Song
Artist : Jessica Williams
Album : This Side Up
Label : MaxJazz
7:01 AM
It Might As Well Be Spring
Artist : RALPH BURNS
Album : Bijou
Label : Period
7:06 AM
God Bless This Child
Artist : WAYNE REISS
Album : The Year of the Dragon
Label : Jazzbank
7:11 AM
Dale’s Dream
Artist : Wayne Goins
Album : Chronicles of Carmela
Label : Little Apple
7:23 AM
Tangerine
Artist : MIKE HATCHARD & HERBIE FLOWERS
Album : The Business
Label : Zah Zah
7:27 AM
I Didn’t Know What Time it Was
Artist : Charlie Byrd Trio
Album : Au Courant
Label : Concord
7:31 AM
Five Brothers
Artist : Gerry Mulligan
Album : Jazz Profile
Label : Blue Note
7:36 AM
My Kind of Trouble is You
Artist : Benny Carter
Album : Songbook
Label : MusicMasters
7:42 AM
Star Eyes
Artist : BILL HOLMAN
Album : VARIOUS: Special/Hifi/Nocturne OJC Sampler
Label : Specialty
7:47 AM
Mo’ Betta Blues
Artist : Irvin Mayfield and Ellis Marsalis
Album : Love Songs, Ballads and Standards
Label : Basin Street
7:52 AM
Baby, Don’t You Go ’way Mad
Artist : Ella Fitzgerald
Album : First Lady of Song
Label : Verve
7:55 AM
Touch of Your Lips
Artist : Jeff Lashway
Album : Reunion
Label : Random Act
8:01 AM
Pennies From Heaven
Artist : Dave Brubeck
Album : Live at Newport 1961, 1963, 1964
Label : Columbia
8:06 AM
Triste
Artist : Mark Weinstein
Album : Jazz Brazil
Label : Jazzheads
8:12 AM
Three Rings
Artist : Carol Robbins
Album : Moraga
Label : Jazzcats
8:18 AM
Love Is a Losing Game
Artist : Sachal Vasandani
Album : Hi-Fly
Label : Mack Avenue
8:22 AM
Speak Low
Artist : BUDDY DeFRANCO & DAVE McKENNA
Album : Do Nothing Till You Hear From Us!
Label : Concord
8:27 AM
Of Thee I Sing
Artist : Stan Getz
Album : Stan Getz and the "Cool" Sounds
Label : Verve
8:33 AM
Hidden Message
Artist : Laszlo Gardony
Album : Natural Instinct
Label : Sunnyside
8:39 AM
How Deep is the Ocean?
Artist : Jeff Baker
Album : Baker Sings Chet
Label : OA2
8:44 AM
Out of Nowhere
Artist : Doc Cheatham & Nicholas Payton
Album : Doc Cheatham & Nicholas Payton
Label : Verve
8:50 AM
Blues for Wood
Artist : NEIL McNAMARA
Album : Rainy Night
Label : Bonobo
8:55 AM
Country
Artist : Keith Jarrett
Album : My Song
Label : ECM
9:01 AM
Star Song
Artist : VINCE GUARALDI & BOLA SETE
Album : Vince Guaraldi & Bola Sete
Label : Fantasy
9:06 AM
Both Sides Now
Artist : MAX LEAKE
Album : Trios
Label : Corona
9:11 AM
Man With a Horn
Artist : JACKIE COON
Album : Softly
Label : Arbors
9:17 AM
St. Andrews Place Blues
Artist : Buddy Collette
Album : VARIOUS: the West Coast Jazz Box
Label : Contemporary
9:21 AM
O Pato (The Duck)
Artist : Karrin Allyson
Album : From Paris To Rio
Label : Concord
9:25 AM
We’ll Be Together Again
Artist : Rob Parton Big Band
Album : We'll Be Together Again
Label : Jazztech
9:34 AM
Nutty
Artist : Kim Pensyl & Phil DeGreg
Album : Melodious Monk
Label : Summit
9:40 AM
Moonglow
Artist : Don Braden
Album : Organic
Label : Epicure
9:46 AM
Blue Pyrenees
Artist : David Gordon
Album : Dozen a Day
Label : Zah Zah
9:51 AM
Buzzed
Artist : Lindsay George
Album : Living Inside-Out
Label : Lindsay George
9:53 AM
Too Damn Hot
Artist : Dr. Lonnie Smith
Album : Too Damn Hot
Label : Palmetto

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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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