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

July 27, 2013

6:01 AM
Groovin’ Hard
Artist : Buddy Rich
Album : The Best of Buddy Rich: The Pacific Jazz Years
Label : Pacific Jazz
6:06 AM
In Your Own Sweet Way
Artist : MICHAEL "PATCHES" STEWART
Album : Blue Patches
Label : Hip Bop
6:11 AM
These Foolish Things
Artist : HARRY ALLEN
Album : Harry Allen Meets the John Pizzarelli Trio
Label : BMG/RCA
6:18 AM
Nice and Easy
Artist : PAULA WEST
Album : Temptation
Label : Paula West
6:22 AM
Little Big Horns
Artist : GROVER MITCHELL
Album : On Track
Label : Quixotic
6:27 AM
I Didn’t Know What Time It Was
Artist : Rich Thompson
Album : Less is More
Label : Origin
6:34 AM
Yesterdays
Artist : Larry Coryell
Album : Shining Hour
Label : Muse
6:40 AM
Short Cake
Artist : Steve Turre
Album : One4J
Label : Telarc
6:46 AM
Shall We Dance?
Artist : Stacey Kent
Album : In Love Again
Label : Candid
6:49 AM
Para Ti
Artist : The Las Vegas Jazz Connection
Album : 11
Label : Nathan Tanouye
6:55 AM
Charlie Brown Theme
Artist : Vince Guaraldi
Album : Charlie Brown's Holiday Hits
Label : Fantasy
7:01 AM
Jimmy’s Groove
Artist : Hank Crawford
Album : The Best of Hank Crawford and Jimmy McGriff
Label : Milestone
7:06 AM
Days of Wine and Roses
Artist : McCoy Tyner
Album : Nights of Ballads and Blues
Label : Impulse
7:09 AM
Stardust
Artist : Joshua Redman
Album : Walking Shadows
Label : Nonesuch
7:16 AM
Night and Day
Artist : Beegie Adair Trio
Album : The Frank Sinatra Collection
Label : Green Hill
7:21 AM
Little Surprise
Artist : LENNY MARCUS
Album : A Different Shade of Blue
Label : LJM
7:25 AM
Can’t We Be Friends?
Artist : Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong
Album : An American Icon
Label : Hip-O
7:31 AM
My Song
Artist : Tamir Hendelman
Album : Destinations
Label : Resonance
7:37 AM
Quiet Time
Artist : John Brown
Album : Quiet Time
Label : Brown Boulevard
7:42 AM
My Buddy
Artist : Sonny Stitt
Album : Best of the Rest
Label : 32 Jazz
7:49 AM
Detroit / Kingston
Artist : Geof Bradfield
Album : Melba!
Label : Summit
7:54 AM
Dream Dancing
Artist : Joe Negri
Album : Dream Dancing
Label : Noteworthy
8:01 AM
Blues in the Closet
Artist : Ron Carter
Album : Stardust
Label : Blue Note
8:06 AM
O Sole Mio
Artist : Aldo Romano
Album : Canzoni
Label : Enja
8:12 AM
Pause For Fred’s Claws
Artist : Bob DeVos
Album : Playing For Keeps
Label : Savant
8:19 AM
What’s New?
Artist : John Coltrane
Album : Ballads
Label : Impulse
8:23 AM
Tenderly
Artist : Champian Fulton
Album : Champian Sings and Swings
Label : Sharp Nine
8:27 AM
Strike Up the Band
Artist : Stanley Turrentine & The Three Sounds
Album : The Complete "Blue Hour" Sessions
Label : Blue Note
8:34 AM
Alegria
Artist : Chick Corea & Gary Burton
Album : The New Crystal Silence
Label : Concord
8:40 AM
Anyone Who Had a Heart
Artist : Diane Marino
Album : Just Groovin'
Label : M&M
8:45 AM
It Seem Like You’re Ready
Artist : JC Stylles
Album : Exhilaration and Other States (Featuring Pat Bianchi & Lawrence Leathers)
Label : Motema
8:50 AM
Blues Hangover
Artist : Ray Charles
Album : Pure Genius: the Complete Atlantic Recordings
Label : Atlantic
8:53 AM
Spring Overture
Artist : Fred Fried and Core
Album : EnCore
Label : Ballet Tree
9:01 AM
Midnight the Stars and You
Artist : Andy Farber
Album : This Could Be the Start of Something Big
Label : Black Warrior
9:06 AM
Lullaby of Birdland
Artist : MEL TORME
Album : Lulu's Back in Town
Label : Avenue Jazz
9:11 AM
There Will Never be Another You
Artist : Cal Tjader
Album : Tjader Plays Tjazz
Label : Fantasy
9:17 AM
Venice Waltz
Artist : Bob Mamet Trio
Album : Impromptu
Label : Counterpoint
9:21 AM
Stolen Moments
Artist : Turtle Island String Quartet
Album : Turtle Island String Quartet
Label : Windham Hill
9:27 AM
Don’t Go Back On Your Raisin’
Artist : Eli Yamin & Evan Christopher
Album : Louie's Dream
Label : Yamin Music
9:33 AM
Moment to Moment
Artist : JIMMY COBB’S MOB
Album : Cobb's Groove
Label : Milestone
9:39 AM
Suk-Cha
Artist : Mark Levine and the Latin Tinge
Album : Off & On
Label : Left Coast Clave
9:44 AM
I Surrender Dear
Artist : Great Jazz Trio
Album : 's Wonderful
Label : n.a.
9:50 AM
You Don’t Know What Love Is
Artist : Ruth Aguilar
Album : An Invitation
Label : Ruth Aguilar
9:55 AM
Kathy’s Waltz
Artist : Dave Brubeck
Album : Time Out
Label : Columbia
10:01 AM
Emily
Artist : Bill Evans
Album : Live at Art D'Lugoff's: Top of the Gate
Label : Resonance
10:06 AM
In the Middle of a Kiss
Artist : Scott Hamilton & Bucky Pizzarelli
Album : The Red Door
Label : Concord
10:11 AM
Salsa Americana
Artist : Emily Bear
Album : Diversity
Label : Concord
10:15 AM
I’m Just a Lucky So and So
Artist : Mose Allison
Album : The Mose Chronicles - Live in London, Volume 2
Label : Blue Note
10:19 AM
Strollin’
Artist : Al Dowe
Album : Al Dowe & Etta Cox
Label : Dowdel
10:25 AM
Pennies From Heaven
Artist : LESTER YOUNG
Album : In Washington D.C., 1956, Volume 4
Label : Pablo
10:33 AM
A Gentle Man
Artist : Rod McGaha
Album : a gentle man
Label : Rod McGaha
10:39 AM
Speak Low
Artist : Elias Haslanger
Album : Church on Monday
Label : Cherrywood
10:45 AM
Just One of Those Things
Artist : Dizzy Gillespie
Album : Dizzy's Diamonds - Best of the Verve Years
Label : Verve
10:51 AM
I Get Along Without You Very Well
Artist : Eliane Elias
Album : I Thought About You (A Tribute To Chet Baker)
Label : Concord
10:54 AM
Limbo Jazz
Artist : Duke Ellington & Coleman Hawkins
Album : Can You Dig It?!
Label : Impulse
11:01 AM
A Cat in the Alley
Artist : ROB WALKER JAZZ QUINTET
Album : A Cat in the Alley
Label : MP3.com
11:06 AM
Jeannine
Artist : Wes Montgomery
Album : Groove Brothers
Label : Milestone
11:10 AM
Let Me
Artist : LEONARD HOCHMAN
Album : Manhattan Morning
Label : Jazzheads
11:16 AM
The Wind Song
Artist : Patricia Barber
Album : Smash
Label : Concord
11:20 AM
One By One
Artist : The Bill Harris Quintet
Album : This Time the Dream's on Me
Label : Pensativa Music
11:26 AM
Both Sides Now
Artist : MAX LEAKE
Album : Trios
Label : Corona
11:33 AM
Hello Young Lovers
Artist : Michael Carvin
Album : Michael Carvin
Label : Marsalis Music
11:39 AM
Moraga
Artist : Carol Robbins
Album : Moraga
Label : Jazzcats
11:46 AM
Laura
Artist : JON FADDIS
Album : Remembrances
Label : Chesky
11:52 AM
Don’t Let Me Lose This Dream
Artist : Barbara Morrison
Album : I Know How To Do It
Label : Chartmaker
11:54 AM
High Peaks
Artist : Bob Sneider & Paul Hofmann
Album : Serve and Volley
Label : Origin
12:01 PM
Groovin’ Hard
Artist : Buddy Rich
Album : The Best of Buddy Rich: The Pacific Jazz Years
Label : Pacific Jazz
12:06 PM
In Your Own Sweet Way
Artist : MICHAEL "PATCHES" STEWART
Album : Blue Patches
Label : Hip Bop
12:11 PM
These Foolish Things
Artist : HARRY ALLEN
Album : Harry Allen Meets the John Pizzarelli Trio
Label : BMG/RCA
12:18 PM
Nice and Easy
Artist : PAULA WEST
Album : Temptation
Label : Paula West
12:22 PM
Little Big Horns
Artist : GROVER MITCHELL
Album : On Track
Label : Quixotic
12:27 PM
I Didn’t Know What Time It Was
Artist : Rich Thompson
Album : Less is More
Label : Origin
12:34 PM
Yesterdays
Artist : Larry Coryell
Album : Shining Hour
Label : Muse
12:40 PM
Short Cake
Artist : Steve Turre
Album : One4J
Label : Telarc
12:46 PM
Shall We Dance?
Artist : Stacey Kent
Album : In Love Again
Label : Candid
12:49 PM
Para Ti
Artist : The Las Vegas Jazz Connection
Album : 11
Label : Nathan Tanouye
12:55 PM
Charlie Brown Theme
Artist : Vince Guaraldi
Album : Charlie Brown's Holiday Hits
Label : Fantasy
1:01 PM
Jimmy’s Groove
Artist : Hank Crawford
Album : The Best of Hank Crawford and Jimmy McGriff
Label : Milestone
1:06 PM
Days of Wine and Roses
Artist : McCoy Tyner
Album : Nights of Ballads and Blues
Label : Impulse
1:09 PM
Stardust
Artist : Joshua Redman
Album : Walking Shadows
Label : Nonesuch
1:16 PM
Night and Day
Artist : Beegie Adair Trio
Album : The Frank Sinatra Collection
Label : Green Hill
1:21 PM
Little Surprise
Artist : LENNY MARCUS
Album : A Different Shade of Blue
Label : LJM
1:25 PM
Can’t We Be Friends?
Artist : Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong
Album : An American Icon
Label : Hip-O
1:31 PM
My Song
Artist : Tamir Hendelman
Album : Destinations
Label : Resonance
1:37 PM
Quiet Time
Artist : John Brown
Album : Quiet Time
Label : Brown Boulevard
1:42 PM
My Buddy
Artist : Sonny Stitt
Album : Best of the Rest
Label : 32 Jazz
1:49 PM
Detroit / Kingston
Artist : Geof Bradfield
Album : Melba!
Label : Summit
1:54 PM
Dream Dancing
Artist : Joe Negri
Album : Dream Dancing
Label : Noteworthy
2:01 PM
Blues in the Closet
Artist : Ron Carter
Album : Stardust
Label : Blue Note
2:06 PM
O Sole Mio
Artist : Aldo Romano
Album : Canzoni
Label : Enja
2:12 PM
Pause For Fred’s Claws
Artist : Bob DeVos
Album : Playing For Keeps
Label : Savant
2:19 PM
What’s New?
Artist : John Coltrane
Album : Ballads
Label : Impulse
2:23 PM
Tenderly
Artist : Champian Fulton
Album : Champian Sings and Swings
Label : Sharp Nine
2:27 PM
Strike Up the Band
Artist : Stanley Turrentine & The Three Sounds
Album : The Complete "Blue Hour" Sessions
Label : Blue Note
2:34 PM
Alegria
Artist : Chick Corea & Gary Burton
Album : The New Crystal Silence
Label : Concord
2:40 PM
Anyone Who Had a Heart
Artist : Diane Marino
Album : Just Groovin'
Label : M&M
2:45 PM
It Seem Like You’re Ready
Artist : JC Stylles
Album : Exhilaration and Other States (Featuring Pat Bianchi & Lawrence Leathers)
Label : Motema
2:50 PM
Blues Hangover
Artist : Ray Charles
Album : Pure Genius: the Complete Atlantic Recordings
Label : Atlantic
2:53 PM
Spring Overture
Artist : Fred Fried and Core
Album : EnCore
Label : Ballet Tree
3:01 PM
Midnight the Stars and You
Artist : Andy Farber
Album : This Could Be the Start of Something Big
Label : Black Warrior
3:06 PM
Lullaby of Birdland
Artist : MEL TORME
Album : Lulu's Back in Town
Label : Avenue Jazz
3:11 PM
There Will Never be Another You
Artist : Cal Tjader
Album : Tjader Plays Tjazz
Label : Fantasy
3:17 PM
Venice Waltz
Artist : Bob Mamet Trio
Album : Impromptu
Label : Counterpoint
3:21 PM
Stolen Moments
Artist : Turtle Island String Quartet
Album : Turtle Island String Quartet
Label : Windham Hill
3:27 PM
Don’t Go Back On Your Raisin’
Artist : Eli Yamin & Evan Christopher
Album : Louie's Dream
Label : Yamin Music
3:33 PM
Moment to Moment
Artist : JIMMY COBB’S MOB
Album : Cobb's Groove
Label : Milestone
3:39 PM
Suk-Cha
Artist : Mark Levine and the Latin Tinge
Album : Off & On
Label : Left Coast Clave
3:44 PM
I Surrender Dear
Artist : Great Jazz Trio
Album : 's Wonderful
Label : n.a.
3:50 PM
You Don’t Know What Love Is
Artist : Ruth Aguilar
Album : An Invitation
Label : Ruth Aguilar
3:55 PM
Kathy’s Waltz
Artist : Dave Brubeck
Album : Time Out
Label : Columbia
4:01 PM
Emily
Artist : Bill Evans
Album : Live at Art D'Lugoff's: Top of the Gate
Label : Resonance
4:06 PM
In the Middle of a Kiss
Artist : Scott Hamilton & Bucky Pizzarelli
Album : The Red Door
Label : Concord
4:11 PM
Salsa Americana
Artist : Emily Bear
Album : Diversity
Label : Concord
4:15 PM
I’m Just a Lucky So and So
Artist : Mose Allison
Album : The Mose Chronicles - Live in London, Volume 2
Label : Blue Note
4:19 PM
Strollin’
Artist : Al Dowe
Album : Al Dowe & Etta Cox
Label : Dowdel
4:25 PM
Pennies From Heaven
Artist : LESTER YOUNG
Album : In Washington D.C., 1956, Volume 4
Label : Pablo
4:33 PM
A Gentle Man
Artist : Rod McGaha
Album : a gentle man
Label : Rod McGaha
4:39 PM
Speak Low
Artist : Elias Haslanger
Album : Church on Monday
Label : Cherrywood
4:45 PM
Just One of Those Things
Artist : Dizzy Gillespie
Album : Dizzy's Diamonds - Best of the Verve Years
Label : Verve
4:51 PM
I Get Along Without You Very Well
Artist : Eliane Elias
Album : I Thought About You (A Tribute To Chet Baker)
Label : Concord
4:54 PM
Limbo Jazz
Artist : Duke Ellington & Coleman Hawkins
Album : Can You Dig It?!
Label : Impulse
5:01 PM
A Cat in the Alley
Artist : ROB WALKER JAZZ QUINTET
Album : A Cat in the Alley
Label : MP3.com
5:06 PM
Jeannine
Artist : Wes Montgomery
Album : Groove Brothers
Label : Milestone
5:10 PM
Let Me
Artist : LEONARD HOCHMAN
Album : Manhattan Morning
Label : Jazzheads
5:16 PM
The Wind Song
Artist : Patricia Barber
Album : Smash
Label : Concord
5:20 PM
One By One
Artist : The Bill Harris Quintet
Album : This Time the Dream's on Me
Label : Pensativa Music
5:26 PM
Both Sides Now
Artist : MAX LEAKE
Album : Trios
Label : Corona
5:33 PM
Hello Young Lovers
Artist : Michael Carvin
Album : Michael Carvin
Label : Marsalis Music
5:39 PM
Moraga
Artist : Carol Robbins
Album : Moraga
Label : Jazzcats
5:46 PM
Laura
Artist : JON FADDIS
Album : Remembrances
Label : Chesky
5:52 PM
Don’t Let Me Lose This Dream
Artist : Barbara Morrison
Album : I Know How To Do It
Label : Chartmaker
5:54 PM
High Peaks
Artist : Bob Sneider & Paul Hofmann
Album : Serve and Volley
Label : Origin

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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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