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

April 05, 2013

10:01 AM
Ronnie
Artist : Mike Rinta
Album : Eponymous
Label : Wide Hive
10:06 AM
Notably So
Artist : Bob Szajner
Album : On the Bench in the Zone
Label : Quixotic
10:12 AM
Hi-Fly
Artist : Elias Haslanger
Album : Church on Monday
Label : Cherrywood
10:19 AM
Easy to Love
Artist : Ann Hampton Callaway
Album : Easy Living
Label : Sin-Drome
10:23 AM
I Can’t Explain
Artist : Rufus Reid
Album : Hues of a Different Blue
Label : Motema
10:28 AM
Almost Like Being in Love
Artist : Lester Young & Oscar Peterson
Album : Lester Young With the Oscar Peterson Trio
Label : Verve
10:33 AM
How Long Has This Been Going On?
Artist : Janis Siegel
Album : The Tender Trap
Label : Monarch
10:39 AM
Mozart’s Blue Dreams: Theme
Artist : Burgstaller-Martignon 4
Album : Mozart's Blue Dreams & Other Crossover Fantasies
Label : Summit
10:44 AM
Revelation Blues
Artist : Red Garland
Album : Blues in the Night
Label : Prestige
10:50 AM
Resolutions
Artist : Ken Fowser/Behn Gillece
Album : Little Echo
Label : PosiTone
10:54 AM
Doodlin’
Artist : Ray Charles
Album : Blues + Jazz
Label : Atlantic
11:01 AM
Tell Me a Bedtime Story
Artist : MCBRIDE/PAYTON/WHITFIELD
Album : Fingerpainting: Music of Herbie Hancock
Label : Verve
11:06 AM
I Know That You Know
Artist : Milt Hinton
Album : The Judge at His Best
Label : Chiaroscuro
11:11 AM
One For Kirk
Artist : Steve Turre
Album : The Spirits Up Above
Label : HighNote
11:17 AM
Love Letters
Artist : BEV KELLY
Album : In Person
Label : Riverside
11:21 AM
Someone’s Rocking My Dreamboat
Artist : Russell Malone
Album : Sweet Georgia Peach
Label : Impulse
11:26 AM
East of the Sun
Artist : Heath Brothers
Album : Jazz Family
Label : Concord
11:34 AM
’Round Midnight
Artist : ANDY SUMMERS
Album : Green Chimneys
Label : RCA
11:40 AM
Chesapeake Bay
Artist : Glenn Cashman
Album : Glenn Cashman & the Southland Big Band!
Label : Primrose Lane
11:45 AM
Let Me
Artist : LEONARD HOCHMAN
Album : Manhattan Morning
Label : Jazzheads
11:50 AM
I’m Confessin’ (That I Love You)
Artist : Erroll Garner
Album : The Greatest Garner
Label : Atlantic
11:53 AM
Laura
Artist : JON FADDIS
Album : Remembrances
Label : Chesky
12:01 PM
Another Time, Another Place
Artist : Marian McPartland
Album : Plays the Benny Carter Songbook
Label : Concord
12:06 PM
Blue Gardenia
Artist : JOHNNY ADAMS
Album : The Verdict
Label : Rounder
12:10 PM
Skippin’
Artist : John Stein
Album : Hi Fly
Label : Whaling City Sound
12:17 PM
Dancing on the Ceiling
Artist : JACK JEZZRO
Album : Jazz Elegance
Label : Hillsboro
12:21 PM
Moonglow
Artist : Coleman Hawkins
Album : The Hawk Relaxes
Label : Prestige
12:27 PM
52nd Street Theme
Artist : Claire Daly
Album : Baritone Monk
Label : NCB Jazz
12:34 PM
Little Jon
Artist : Cyrus Chestnut Trio
Album : Journeys
Label : Jazz Legacy
12:40 PM
The Pour
Artist : Cory Weeds
Album : Everything's Coming Up Weeds
Label : Cellar Live
12:46 PM
Unchain My Heart
Artist : Natasha Miller
Album : I Had a Feelin'
Label : Poignant
12:52 PM
Dat Dere
Artist : Hank Crawford
Album : Memphis, Ray & a Touch of Moody
Label : 32 Jazz
12:57 PM
Kofifi Blue
Artist : Abdullah Ibrahim
Album : Cape Town Flowers
Label : Tip Toe
1:01 PM
Five Planets in Leo
Artist : BREW MOORE
Album : The Brew Moore Quintet
Label : Fantasy
1:06 PM
Take Me Out to the Ballgame
Artist : Alan Pasqua
Album : Twin Bill: Two Piano Music of Bill Evans
Label : BFM
1:09 PM
Time Has Told Me
Artist : Brad Mehldau
Album : Where Do You Start
Label : Nonesuch
1:19 PM
It Only Happens When I Dance With You
Artist : Chris Connor
Album : Warm Cool
Label : 32 Jazz
1:23 PM
Ev’rybody Wants to Be a Cat
Artist : Roy Hargrove
Album : Disney Jazz, Volume 1: Everybody Wants to Be a Cat
Label : Disney Pearl
1:28 PM
Honeysuckle Rose
Artist : Ben Webster
Album : VARIOUS: the Savoy Story (Vol. One - Jazz)
Label : Savoy
1:33 PM
Freddie’s Tune
Artist : Charlie Byrd
Album : My Inspiration
Label : Concord
1:39 PM
Just For the Love
Artist : Paul Chambers
Album : Whims of Chambers
Label : Blue Note
1:43 PM
Who Dat?
Artist : Thom Rotella 4-tet
Album : Out of the Blues
Label : Four Bar
1:49 PM
Night and Day
Artist : Kat Edmonson
Album : Take to the Sky
Label : Convivium
1:53 PM
Deja Vu
Artist : Eric Johnson
Album : Supahighway
Label : Clarion Jazz
2:01 PM
Ronnie
Artist : Mike Rinta
Album : Eponymous
Label : Wide Hive
2:06 PM
Notably So
Artist : Bob Szajner
Album : On the Bench in the Zone
Label : Quixotic
2:12 PM
Hi-Fly
Artist : Elias Haslanger
Album : Church on Monday
Label : Cherrywood
2:19 PM
Easy to Love
Artist : Ann Hampton Callaway
Album : Easy Living
Label : Sin-Drome
2:23 PM
I Can’t Explain
Artist : Rufus Reid
Album : Hues of a Different Blue
Label : Motema
2:28 PM
Almost Like Being in Love
Artist : Lester Young & Oscar Peterson
Album : Lester Young With the Oscar Peterson Trio
Label : Verve
2:33 PM
How Long Has This Been Going On?
Artist : Janis Siegel
Album : The Tender Trap
Label : Monarch
2:39 PM
Mozart’s Blue Dreams: Theme
Artist : Burgstaller-Martignon 4
Album : Mozart's Blue Dreams & Other Crossover Fantasies
Label : Summit
2:44 PM
Revelation Blues
Artist : Red Garland
Album : Blues in the Night
Label : Prestige
2:50 PM
Resolutions
Artist : Ken Fowser/Behn Gillece
Album : Little Echo
Label : PosiTone
2:54 PM
Doodlin’
Artist : Ray Charles
Album : Blues + Jazz
Label : Atlantic
3:01 PM
Tell Me a Bedtime Story
Artist : MCBRIDE/PAYTON/WHITFIELD
Album : Fingerpainting: Music of Herbie Hancock
Label : Verve
3:06 PM
I Know That You Know
Artist : Milt Hinton
Album : The Judge at His Best
Label : Chiaroscuro
3:11 PM
One For Kirk
Artist : Steve Turre
Album : The Spirits Up Above
Label : HighNote
3:17 PM
Love Letters
Artist : BEV KELLY
Album : In Person
Label : Riverside
3:21 PM
Someone’s Rocking My Dreamboat
Artist : Russell Malone
Album : Sweet Georgia Peach
Label : Impulse
3:26 PM
East of the Sun
Artist : Heath Brothers
Album : Jazz Family
Label : Concord
3:34 PM
’Round Midnight
Artist : ANDY SUMMERS
Album : Green Chimneys
Label : RCA
3:40 PM
Chesapeake Bay
Artist : Glenn Cashman
Album : Glenn Cashman & the Southland Big Band!
Label : Primrose Lane
3:45 PM
Let Me
Artist : LEONARD HOCHMAN
Album : Manhattan Morning
Label : Jazzheads
3:50 PM
I’m Confessin’ (That I Love You)
Artist : Erroll Garner
Album : The Greatest Garner
Label : Atlantic
3:53 PM
Laura
Artist : JON FADDIS
Album : Remembrances
Label : Chesky
4:01 PM
Another Time, Another Place
Artist : Marian McPartland
Album : Plays the Benny Carter Songbook
Label : Concord
4:06 PM
Blue Gardenia
Artist : JOHNNY ADAMS
Album : The Verdict
Label : Rounder
4:10 PM
Skippin’
Artist : John Stein
Album : Hi Fly
Label : Whaling City Sound
4:17 PM
Dancing on the Ceiling
Artist : JACK JEZZRO
Album : Jazz Elegance
Label : Hillsboro
4:21 PM
Moonglow
Artist : Coleman Hawkins
Album : The Hawk Relaxes
Label : Prestige
4:27 PM
52nd Street Theme
Artist : Claire Daly
Album : Baritone Monk
Label : NCB Jazz
4:34 PM
Little Jon
Artist : Cyrus Chestnut Trio
Album : Journeys
Label : Jazz Legacy
4:40 PM
The Pour
Artist : Cory Weeds
Album : Everything's Coming Up Weeds
Label : Cellar Live
4:46 PM
Unchain My Heart
Artist : Natasha Miller
Album : I Had a Feelin'
Label : Poignant
4:52 PM
Dat Dere
Artist : Hank Crawford
Album : Memphis, Ray & a Touch of Moody
Label : 32 Jazz
4:57 PM
Kofifi Blue
Artist : Abdullah Ibrahim
Album : Cape Town Flowers
Label : Tip Toe
5:01 PM
Five Planets in Leo
Artist : BREW MOORE
Album : The Brew Moore Quintet
Label : Fantasy
5:06 PM
Take Me Out to the Ballgame
Artist : Alan Pasqua
Album : Twin Bill: Two Piano Music of Bill Evans
Label : BFM
5:09 PM
Time Has Told Me
Artist : Brad Mehldau
Album : Where Do You Start
Label : Nonesuch
5:19 PM
It Only Happens When I Dance With You
Artist : Chris Connor
Album : Warm Cool
Label : 32 Jazz
5:23 PM
Ev’rybody Wants to Be a Cat
Artist : Roy Hargrove
Album : Disney Jazz, Volume 1: Everybody Wants to Be a Cat
Label : Disney Pearl
5:28 PM
Honeysuckle Rose
Artist : Ben Webster
Album : VARIOUS: the Savoy Story (Vol. One - Jazz)
Label : Savoy
5:33 PM
Freddie’s Tune
Artist : Charlie Byrd
Album : My Inspiration
Label : Concord
5:39 PM
Just For the Love
Artist : Paul Chambers
Album : Whims of Chambers
Label : Blue Note
5:43 PM
Who Dat?
Artist : Thom Rotella 4-tet
Album : Out of the Blues
Label : Four Bar
5:49 PM
Night and Day
Artist : Kat Edmonson
Album : Take to the Sky
Label : Convivium
5:53 PM
Deja Vu
Artist : Eric Johnson
Album : Supahighway
Label : Clarion Jazz

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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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