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

June 20, 2013

6:01 AM
Stranger in Paradise
Artist : George Shearing and the Montgomery Brothers
Album : George Shearing and the Montgomery Brothers
Label : Jazzland
6:06 AM
Stop This Train
Artist : Joshua Redman
Album : Walking Shadows
Label : Nonesuch
6:11 AM
El Oto¿o
Artist : Afro Bop Alliance
Album : Una M¿s
Label : OA2
6:18 AM
I Can’t Get Started
Artist : Lester Young & Oscar Peterson
Album : Lester Young With the Oscar Peterson Trio
Label : Verve
6:22 AM
In Flower
Artist : Ken Peplowski
Album : In Search Of..
Label : Capri
6:28 AM
My Song
Artist : Keith Jarrett
Album : My Song
Label : ECM
6:36 AM
’Deed I Do
Artist : Ray Charles & Milt Jackson
Album : Soul Brothers/Soul Meeting
Label : Atlantic
6:42 AM
I Found a Million Dollar Baby
Artist : David Berger Octet
Album : I Had the Craziest Dream - the Music of Harry Warren
Label : Such Sweet Thunder
6:46 AM
This Can¿t Be Love
Artist : Eliane Elias
Album : I Thought About You (A Tribute To Chet Baker)
Label : Concord
6:50 AM
Miles Ahead
Artist : JOE HENDERSON
Album : So Near, So Far (Musings For Miles)
Label : Verve
6:55 AM
U-Dance
Artist : Ulf Wakenius
Album : Notes From the Heart
Label : ACT Music
7:01 AM
Samba De Orfeo
Artist : Ray Brown Trio
Album : Seven Steps To Heaven
Label : Telarc
7:06 AM
It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)
Artist : Zoot Sims
Album : Passion Flower: Zoot Sims Plays Duke Ellington
Label : Pablo
7:11 AM
Street of Dreams
Artist : Marian McPartland
Album : Hickory House Trio - Reprise
Label : Concord
7:16 AM
Tony’s Tune
Artist : Rick Haydon & John Pizzarelli
Album : Just Friends
Label : Mel Bay
7:21 AM
One More Chance
Artist : Carmen McRae
Album : Fine and Mellow/Live at Birdland West
Label : Concord
7:25 AM
Teach Me Tonight
Artist : The Bill Harris Quintet
Album : This Time the Dream's on Me
Label : Pensativa Music
7:32 AM
Nutty
Artist : Kim Pensyl & Phil DeGreg
Album : Melodious Monk
Label : Summit
7:38 AM
Goin’ to Meetin’
Artist : Eddie ’Lockjaw’ Davis
Album : The Best of Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis
Label : Prestige
7:44 AM
Ruby, My Dear
Artist : Claire Daly
Album : Baritone Monk
Label : NCB Jazz
7:49 AM
Someday
Artist : Louis Armstrong
Album : An American Icon
Label : Hip-O
7:53 AM
Fantastic, That’s You
Artist : Benny Carter
Album : Further Definitions
Label : Impulse
8:01 AM
Skylark
Artist : Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers
Album : Caravan
Label : Riverside
8:06 AM
Para Ti
Artist : The Las Vegas Jazz Connection
Album : 11
Label : Nathan Tanouye
8:12 AM
Life Cycles
Artist : Sean Jones
Album : The Search Within
Label : Mack Avenue
8:19 AM
I Wished on the Moon
Artist : IAN SHAW
Album : Soho Stories
Label : Milestone
8:23 AM
It Might as Well Be Spring
Artist : Gene Harris
Album : Black and Blue
Label : Concord
8:29 AM
I’ll Never Be the Same
Artist : Coleman Hawkins
Album : from OSCAR PETERSON: a Jazz Odyssey
Label : Verve
8:34 AM
Cool on the Coast
Artist : Brubeck Brothers Quartet
Album : Classified
Label : Koch
8:40 AM
You Took Advantage of Me
Artist : JOE PASS & ELLA FITZGERALD
Album : Guitar Virtuoso
Label : Pablo
8:44 AM
Quiet Time
Artist : John Brown
Album : Quiet Time
Label : Brown Boulevard
8:49 AM
Sail Away
Artist : PAUL BROWN QUARTET
Album : Meets the Three Tenors
Label : Brownstone
8:55 AM
Stolen Sweets
Artist : Houston Person
Album : Social Call
Label : Highnote
9:01 AM
Five Planets in Leo
Artist : BREW MOORE
Album : The Brew Moore Quintet
Label : Fantasy
9:06 AM
Take the ’A’ Train
Artist : Dave Brubeck
Album : The Great Concerts: Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Carnegie Hall
Label : Columbia
9:11 AM
Just in Time
Artist : Shelly Manne
Album : Bells Are Ringing
Label : Contemporary
9:16 AM
Sea of Cortez
Artist : DICK CARY’S TUESDAY NIGHT FRIENDS
Album : Catching Up
Label : Klavier
9:20 AM
Love For Sale
Artist : Cheryl Bentyne
Album : Let's Misbehave: The Cole Porter Song Book
Label : Summit
9:25 AM
Detroit / Kingston
Artist : Geof Bradfield
Album : Melba!
Label : Summit
9:33 AM
Love of My Life
Artist : DICK SUDHALTER
Album : Melodies Heard, Melodies Sweet...
Label : Challenge
9:39 AM
In Your Own Sweet Way
Artist : MICHAEL "PATCHES" STEWART
Album : Blue Patches
Label : Hip Bop
9:44 AM
Count Me In
Artist : The Paul Winter Sextet
Album : Count Me In 1962-1963
Label : Living Music
9:46 AM
Everything I’ve Got
Artist : Annie Ross
Album : A Gasser!
Label : Pacific Jazz
9:49 AM
Bye Bye Blackbird
Artist : Steve Gadd and Friends
Album : Live at Voce
Label : BFM 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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