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 22, 2013

6:01 AM
Deep Purple
Artist : Stanley Turrentine
Album : Let It Go
Label : Impulse
6:06 AM
Work Song
Artist : NAT ADDERLEY
Album : VARIOUS: the Riverside Records Story
Label : Riverside
6:10 AM
Once in a While
Artist : Art Tatum
Album : The Complete Pablo Group Masterpieces
Label : Pablo
6:17 AM
Blues in the Night
Artist : NICHOLAS PAYTON
Album : Dear Louis
Label : Verve
6:21 AM
There Goes My Heart
Artist : LOSTON HARRIS
Album : Comes Love
Label : N2K
6:26 AM
Azalea
Artist : Eli Yamin & Evan Christopher
Album : Louie's Dream
Label : Yamin Music
6:33 AM
Our Delight
Artist : Milt Jackson
Album : Jackson, Johnson, Brown & Company
Label : Pablo
6:39 AM
Please Send Me Someone to Love
Artist : DARRELL GRANT
Album : Twilight Stories
Label : 32 Jazz
6:44 AM
This Time the Dream’s on Me
Artist : June Christy
Album : Something Cool
Label : Capitol
6:46 AM
Bluesy Lucy
Artist : The Bill Harris Quintet
Album : This Time the Dream's on Me
Label : Pensativa Music
6:54 AM
Country
Artist : Keith Jarrett
Album : My Song
Label : ECM
7:01 AM
Groovy Medium
Artist : Ben Wolfe
Album : No Strangers Here
Label : MaxJazz
7:06 AM
I Wish I Knew
Artist : Bobby Hutcherson
Album : For Sentimental Reasons
Label : Kind of Blue
7:12 AM
Q
Artist : Emily Bear
Album : Diversity
Label : Concord
7:17 AM
Hide Away
Artist : Marcus Goldhaber
Album : Almost Love
Label : Marcus Goldhaber
7:21 AM
Kum Ba Ya
Artist : Lynne Arriale
Album : Arise
Label : Motema
7:27 AM
Juicy Lucy
Artist : Houston Person
Album : Funky Pieces of Silver
Label : HighNote
7:34 AM
Cape Verdean Blues
Artist : Christian Howes
Album : Out of the Blue
Label : Resonance
7:40 AM
Stardust
Artist : The Dann Zinn 4
Album : Grace's Song
Label : Zinn Music
7:45 AM
Lost And Found
Artist : Bob DeVos
Album : Shifting Sands
Label : Savant
7:51 AM
I Fall In Love Too Easily
Artist : Steve Tyrell
Album : It's Magic: the Songs of Sammy Cahn
Label : Concord
7:54 AM
Emily
Artist : GENE BERTONCINI
Album : Acoustic Romance
Label : Sons of Sound
8:01 AM
Joy is Sorrow Unmasked
Artist : Roy Hargrove
Album : Earfood
Label : Emarcy
8:06 AM
Star Song
Artist : VINCE GUARALDI & BOLA SETE
Album : Vince Guaraldi & Bola Sete
Label : Fantasy
8:11 AM
A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
Artist : The Four Freshmen
Album : Love Songs
Label : The Four Freshmen
8:15 AM
Nancy (With the Laughing Face)
Artist : Beegie Adair Trio
Album : The Frank Sinatra Collection
Label : Green Hill
8:19 AM
Goodnight, Sweetheart
Artist : Zoot Sims
Album : Down Home
Label : Bethlehem
8:24 AM
Makin’ Whoopee
Artist : Gene Ammons
Album : Late Hour Special
Label : Prestige
8:31 AM
Early Autumn
Artist : Tierney Sutton
Album : Unsung Heroes
Label : Telarc
8:37 AM
Two Timer
Artist : Claire Daly
Album : Baritone Monk
Label : NCB Jazz
8:42 AM
It Was a Very Good Year
Artist : PETE MALINVERNI
Album : A Very Good Year
Label : Reservoir
8:48 AM
The Pink Panther
Artist : Henry Mancini
Album : Various: The Ultimate Pink Panther
Label : BMG Heritage
8:51 AM
Somewhere in the Night
Artist : Joey DeFrancesco
Album : Organic Vibes
Label : Concord Jazz
9:01 AM
Waiting for Love
Artist : David Benoit
Album : Letter to Evan
Label : GRP
9:06 AM
I Loves You Porgy
Artist : NINA SIMONE
Album : Little Girl Blue
Label : Bethlehem
9:10 AM
Just You, Just Me
Artist : Scott Hamilton & Bucky Pizzarelli
Album : The Red Door
Label : Concord
9:16 AM
There’s a House in Harlem For Sale
Artist : Henry ’Red’ Allen
Album : From the Hot Trumpets of Joe Newman and Henry "Red" Allen
Label : Prestige
9:20 AM
Hindsight
Artist : HARVEY MASON
Album : With All My Heart
Label : Bluebird
9:26 AM
So Danco Samba
Artist : Sergio Mendes
Album : The Swinger From Rio
Label : Atlantic
9:31 AM
Hidden Message
Artist : Laszlo Gardony
Album : Natural Instinct
Label : Sunnyside
9:37 AM
Song For Richard
Artist : DON SICKLER
Album : Reflections
Label : Highnote
9:42 AM
Everything’s Movin’ Too Fast
Artist : Maria Muldaur
Album : A Woman Alone With the Blues
Label : Telarc
9:45 AM
Time Has Told Me
Artist : Brad Mehldau
Album : Where Do You Start
Label : Nonesuch
9:54 AM
Cantaloupe Island
Artist : Herbie Hancock
Album : Empyrean Isles
Composer : Hancock
Label : Blue Note
10:01 AM
Speak Low
Artist : Charlie Byrd
Album : Charlie Byrd/The Washington Guitar Quintet
Label : Concord
10:06 AM
Trolley Song
Artist : Dave Brubeck
Album : Dave Brubeck's Greatest Hits
Label : Columbia
10:09 AM
How Are Things in Glocca Morra
Artist : Chris McNulty
Album : The Song That Sings You Here
Label : Challenge
10:17 AM
I’ll Never Smile Again
Artist : George Shearing
Album : That Shearing Sound
Label : Telarc
10:21 AM
Cubano Chant
Artist : Ray Bryant
Album : Con Alma
Label : Columbia
10:26 AM
Groove Yard
Artist : Wes Montgomery
Album : The Best of Wes Montgomery
Label : Riverside
10:30 AM
Very Early
Artist : BOB RAVENSCROFT TRIO
Album : At Taliesin West
Label : Ravenswave
10:36 AM
We’ll Be Together Again
Artist : Rob Parton Big Band
Album : We'll Be Together Again
Label : Jazztech
10:44 AM
Wave
Artist : Oscar Peterson
Album : VARIOUS: the Girl From Ipanema/The Antonio Carlos Jobim Songbook
Label : Verve
10:50 AM
That Old Feeling
Artist : Eliane Elias
Album : I Thought About You (A Tribute To Chet Baker)
Label : Concord
10:54 AM
Can You Tell by Looking at Me?
Artist : Billy Taylor
Album : Ten Fingers - One Voice
Label : Arkadia Jazz
11:01 AM
Sunday Jam
Artist : Al Dowe
Album : Al Dowe & Etta Cox
Label : Dowdel
11:06 AM
I Cover the Waterfront
Artist : Wynton Marsalis
Album : Standard Time, Vol. 3
Label : Columbia
11:11 AM
Sophisticated Lady
Artist : Charlie Haden Quartet West
Album : Sophisticated Ladies
Label : EmArcy
11:17 AM
My Heart Was Lost & Found For You
Artist : Masha Campagne
Album : Like Water, Like Air
Label : Impetus
11:21 AM
The Thumper
Artist : The Paul Winter Sextet
Album : Count Me In 1962-1963
Label : Living Music
11:26 AM
Jitterbug Waltz
Artist : Junior Mance
Album : Happy Time
Label : Jazzland
11:33 AM
I Bet You Wonder
Artist : Dave Bass Quartet
Album : Gone
Label : Dave Bass Music
11:39 AM
Things Ain’t What They Used to Be
Artist : Johnny Hodges
Album : VARIOUS: RCA Victor 80th Anniversary
Label : RCA
11:43 AM
Goes Blue
Artist : Ximo Tebar
Album : Ximo Tebar Goes Blue
Label : n.a.
11:49 AM
Exodus
Artist : EDDIE HARRIS
Album : VARIOUS: Jazz Hit Singles
Label : Rhino
11:51 AM
So in Love
Artist : Eliane Elias & Bob Brookmeyer
Album : & the Danish Radio Jazz Orchestra Play the Music of Eliane Elias
Label : Stunt
12:01 PM
Deep Purple
Artist : Stanley Turrentine
Album : Let It Go
Label : Impulse
12:06 PM
Work Song
Artist : NAT ADDERLEY
Album : VARIOUS: the Riverside Records Story
Label : Riverside
12:10 PM
Once in a While
Artist : Art Tatum
Album : The Complete Pablo Group Masterpieces
Label : Pablo
12:17 PM
Blues in the Night
Artist : NICHOLAS PAYTON
Album : Dear Louis
Label : Verve
12:21 PM
There Goes My Heart
Artist : LOSTON HARRIS
Album : Comes Love
Label : N2K
12:26 PM
Azalea
Artist : Eli Yamin & Evan Christopher
Album : Louie's Dream
Label : Yamin Music
12:33 PM
Our Delight
Artist : Milt Jackson
Album : Jackson, Johnson, Brown & Company
Label : Pablo
12:39 PM
Please Send Me Someone to Love
Artist : DARRELL GRANT
Album : Twilight Stories
Label : 32 Jazz
12:44 PM
This Time the Dream’s on Me
Artist : June Christy
Album : Something Cool
Label : Capitol
12:46 PM
Bluesy Lucy
Artist : The Bill Harris Quintet
Album : This Time the Dream's on Me
Label : Pensativa Music
12:54 PM
Country
Artist : Keith Jarrett
Album : My Song
Label : ECM
1:01 PM
Groovy Medium
Artist : Ben Wolfe
Album : No Strangers Here
Label : MaxJazz
1:06 PM
I Wish I Knew
Artist : Bobby Hutcherson
Album : For Sentimental Reasons
Label : Kind of Blue
1:12 PM
Q
Artist : Emily Bear
Album : Diversity
Label : Concord
1:17 PM
Hide Away
Artist : Marcus Goldhaber
Album : Almost Love
Label : Marcus Goldhaber
1:21 PM
Kum Ba Ya
Artist : Lynne Arriale
Album : Arise
Label : Motema
1:27 PM
Juicy Lucy
Artist : Houston Person
Album : Funky Pieces of Silver
Label : HighNote
1:34 PM
Cape Verdean Blues
Artist : Christian Howes
Album : Out of the Blue
Label : Resonance
1:40 PM
Stardust
Artist : The Dann Zinn 4
Album : Grace's Song
Label : Zinn Music
1:45 PM
Lost And Found
Artist : Bob DeVos
Album : Shifting Sands
Label : Savant
1:51 PM
I Fall In Love Too Easily
Artist : Steve Tyrell
Album : It's Magic: the Songs of Sammy Cahn
Label : Concord
1:54 PM
Emily
Artist : GENE BERTONCINI
Album : Acoustic Romance
Label : Sons of Sound
2:01 PM
Joy is Sorrow Unmasked
Artist : Roy Hargrove
Album : Earfood
Label : Emarcy
2:06 PM
Star Song
Artist : VINCE GUARALDI & BOLA SETE
Album : Vince Guaraldi & Bola Sete
Label : Fantasy
2:11 PM
A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
Artist : The Four Freshmen
Album : Love Songs
Label : The Four Freshmen
2:15 PM
Nancy (With the Laughing Face)
Artist : Beegie Adair Trio
Album : The Frank Sinatra Collection
Label : Green Hill
2:19 PM
Goodnight, Sweetheart
Artist : Zoot Sims
Album : Down Home
Label : Bethlehem
2:24 PM
Makin’ Whoopee
Artist : Gene Ammons
Album : Late Hour Special
Label : Prestige
2:31 PM
Early Autumn
Artist : Tierney Sutton
Album : Unsung Heroes
Label : Telarc
2:37 PM
Two Timer
Artist : Claire Daly
Album : Baritone Monk
Label : NCB Jazz
2:42 PM
It Was a Very Good Year
Artist : PETE MALINVERNI
Album : A Very Good Year
Label : Reservoir
2:48 PM
The Pink Panther
Artist : Henry Mancini
Album : Various: The Ultimate Pink Panther
Label : BMG Heritage
2:51 PM
Somewhere in the Night
Artist : Joey DeFrancesco
Album : Organic Vibes
Label : Concord Jazz
3:01 PM
Waiting for Love
Artist : David Benoit
Album : Letter to Evan
Label : GRP
3:06 PM
I Loves You Porgy
Artist : NINA SIMONE
Album : Little Girl Blue
Label : Bethlehem
3:10 PM
Just You, Just Me
Artist : Scott Hamilton & Bucky Pizzarelli
Album : The Red Door
Label : Concord
3:16 PM
There’s a House in Harlem For Sale
Artist : Henry ’Red’ Allen
Album : From the Hot Trumpets of Joe Newman and Henry "Red" Allen
Label : Prestige
3:20 PM
Hindsight
Artist : HARVEY MASON
Album : With All My Heart
Label : Bluebird
3:26 PM
So Danco Samba
Artist : Sergio Mendes
Album : The Swinger From Rio
Label : Atlantic
3:31 PM
Hidden Message
Artist : Laszlo Gardony
Album : Natural Instinct
Label : Sunnyside
3:37 PM
Song For Richard
Artist : DON SICKLER
Album : Reflections
Label : Highnote
3:42 PM
Everything’s Movin’ Too Fast
Artist : Maria Muldaur
Album : A Woman Alone With the Blues
Label : Telarc
3:45 PM
Time Has Told Me
Artist : Brad Mehldau
Album : Where Do You Start
Label : Nonesuch
3:54 PM
Cantaloupe Island
Artist : Herbie Hancock
Album : Empyrean Isles
Composer : Hancock
Label : Blue Note
4:01 PM
Speak Low
Artist : Charlie Byrd
Album : Charlie Byrd/The Washington Guitar Quintet
Label : Concord
4:06 PM
Trolley Song
Artist : Dave Brubeck
Album : Dave Brubeck's Greatest Hits
Label : Columbia
4:09 PM
How Are Things in Glocca Morra
Artist : Chris McNulty
Album : The Song That Sings You Here
Label : Challenge
4:17 PM
I’ll Never Smile Again
Artist : George Shearing
Album : That Shearing Sound
Label : Telarc
4:21 PM
Cubano Chant
Artist : Ray Bryant
Album : Con Alma
Label : Columbia
4:26 PM
Groove Yard
Artist : Wes Montgomery
Album : The Best of Wes Montgomery
Label : Riverside
4:30 PM
Very Early
Artist : BOB RAVENSCROFT TRIO
Album : At Taliesin West
Label : Ravenswave
4:36 PM
We’ll Be Together Again
Artist : Rob Parton Big Band
Album : We'll Be Together Again
Label : Jazztech
4:44 PM
Wave
Artist : Oscar Peterson
Album : VARIOUS: the Girl From Ipanema/The Antonio Carlos Jobim Songbook
Label : Verve
4:50 PM
That Old Feeling
Artist : Eliane Elias
Album : I Thought About You (A Tribute To Chet Baker)
Label : Concord
4:54 PM
Can You Tell by Looking at Me?
Artist : Billy Taylor
Album : Ten Fingers - One Voice
Label : Arkadia Jazz
5:01 PM
Sunday Jam
Artist : Al Dowe
Album : Al Dowe & Etta Cox
Label : Dowdel
5:06 PM
I Cover the Waterfront
Artist : Wynton Marsalis
Album : Standard Time, Vol. 3
Label : Columbia
5:11 PM
Sophisticated Lady
Artist : Charlie Haden Quartet West
Album : Sophisticated Ladies
Label : EmArcy
5:17 PM
My Heart Was Lost & Found For You
Artist : Masha Campagne
Album : Like Water, Like Air
Label : Impetus
5:21 PM
The Thumper
Artist : The Paul Winter Sextet
Album : Count Me In 1962-1963
Label : Living Music
5:26 PM
Jitterbug Waltz
Artist : Junior Mance
Album : Happy Time
Label : Jazzland
5:33 PM
I Bet You Wonder
Artist : Dave Bass Quartet
Album : Gone
Label : Dave Bass Music
5:39 PM
Things Ain’t What They Used to Be
Artist : Johnny Hodges
Album : VARIOUS: RCA Victor 80th Anniversary
Label : RCA
5:43 PM
Goes Blue
Artist : Ximo Tebar
Album : Ximo Tebar Goes Blue
Label : n.a.
5:49 PM
Exodus
Artist : EDDIE HARRIS
Album : VARIOUS: Jazz Hit Singles
Label : Rhino
5:51 PM
So in Love
Artist : Eliane Elias & Bob Brookmeyer
Album : & the Danish Radio Jazz Orchestra Play the Music of Eliane Elias
Label : Stunt

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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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