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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October 02, 2012

10:01 AM
If Not For You
Artist : David Finck
Album : Future Day
Label : Soundbrush
10:06 AM
Song For the New Man
Artist : David "Fathead" Newman
Album : Song For the New Man
Label : Highnote
10:11 AM
Tender Madness
Artist : Grace Kelly
Album : Mood Changes
Label : Pazz
10:17 AM
I Wished on the Moon
Artist : IAN SHAW
Album : Soho Stories
Label : Milestone
10:21 AM
Do Nothin’ Till You Hear From Me
Album : Do Nothing Till You Hear From Us!
Label : Concord
10:27 AM
Lester’s Minor Blues
Album : Reunion
Label : Tetrachord Music
10:34 AM
Chelsea Bridge
Artist : Bill Easley
Album : Business Man's Bounce
Label : n.a.
10:40 AM
Little Butterfly (Pannonica)
Artist : Cheryl Bentyne
Album : Talk of the Town
Label : Telarc
10:45 AM
Artist : Jessica Williams
Album : Live at Yoshi's Volume Two
Label : n.a.
10:50 AM
September Song
Album : This is New
Label : Verve
10:55 AM
La Grande Ilusi¿n
Artist : Salvatore Bonafede Trio
Album : Sicilian Opening
Label : Jazzeyes
11:01 AM
Fine and Dandy
Artist : Rob Schneiderman
Album : Glass Enclosure
Label : Reservoir
11:06 AM
Blues for Phineas
Artist : Eric Alexander
Album : Revival of the Fittest
Label : HighNote
11:11 AM
Evil Gal Blues
Artist : Terry Gibbs
Album : From Me to You: a Tribute to Lionel Hampton
Label : Mack Avenue
11:17 AM
Days of Wine and Roses
Artist : Beegie Adair Trio
Album : Days of Wine and Roses
Label : Village Square Music
11:21 AM
Someday My Prince Will Come
Artist : Miles Davis
Album : Someday My Prince Will Come
Label : Columbia
11:26 AM
An Affair to Remember
Artist : Russell Malone
Album : Look Who's Here
Label : Verve
11:34 AM
All My Tomorrows
Artist : Janis Mann
Album : A Perfect Time
Label : Pancake
11:40 AM
Dat Dere
Artist : Hank Crawford
Album : Memphis, Ray & a Touch of Moody
Label : 32 Jazz
11:45 AM
Get Happy
Artist : Milt Jackson & Coleman Hawkins
Album : Bean Bags
Label : Koch
11:50 AM
Night and Day
Artist : Karrin Allyson
Album : Azure-Te
Label : Concord
11:55 AM
Artist : Duke Ellington
Album : ...And His Mother Called Him Bill
Label : RCA
12:01 PM
Album : Solo + One
Label : MadRomance
12:06 PM
The Island
Artist : David Benoit
Album : Letter to Evan
Label : GRP
12:10 PM
Looking Up
Artist : Christian Jacob Trio
Album : Contradictions
Label : WilderJazz
12:18 PM
Lover, Come Back to Me
Artist : Diane Landry
Album : It's a Lovely Day
Label : JazzMaDi
12:22 PM
Shadow Waltz
Artist : Zoot Sims
Album : VARIOUS: the Jazz Giants Play Harry Warren
Label : Prestige
12:28 PM
That’s All
Artist : Sarah Vaughan
Album : Crazy and Mixed Up
Label : Pablo
12:33 PM
Emperor Jones
Artist : Joe Lovano
Album : Symphonica
Label : Blue Note
12:39 PM
I Ain’t Got Nothin’ But the Blues
Artist : Ella Fitzgerald
Album : Day Dream: Best of the Duke Ellington Songbook
Label : Verve
12:44 PM
How Insensitive
Artist : Royce Campbell
Album : A Tribute to Charlie Byrd
Label : Jardis
12:50 PM
Gee Baby, Ain’t I Good to You
Album : Makin' Whoopee
Label : Bluejay
12:54 PM
Trio Blues
Artist : Art Tatum
Album : The Complete Pablo Group Masterpieces
Label : Pablo
1:01 PM
Para Nosostros
Artist : Roger Davidson
Album : Pensando En Ti
Label : Soundbrush
1:06 PM
I Never Knew
Artist : Joe Negri
Album : Dream Dancing
Label : Noteworthy
1:11 PM
Senor Blues
Artist : Chris Connor
Album : Warm Cool
Label : 32 Jazz
1:15 PM
That’s the Way It Is
Artist : Jimmy Giuffre
Album : The Jimmy Giuffre 3
Label : Atlantic
1:19 PM
Artist : Gene Harris
Album : Listen Here!
Label : Concord
1:25 PM
Artist : John Brown Trio
Album : Dancing With Duke
Label : Brown Boulevard
1:33 PM
God Will Guide
Artist : Jay Hoggard
Album : Soular Power
Label : JHVM
1:39 PM
Autumn in New York
Artist : Ahmad Jamal
Album : Ahmad's Blues
Label : Chess
1:42 PM
One For Daddy-O
Artist : Tom Rizzo
Album : Imaginary Numbers
Label : Origin
1:47 PM
The Look of Love
Artist : Diana Krall
Album : The Look of Love
Label : Verve
1:52 PM
Album : Home
Label : Resurgent
2:01 PM
Friends Beyond Time
Artist : Brubeck Brothers Quartet
Album : Classified
Label : Koch
2:06 PM
Artist : Jack Wilkins
Album : Until It's Time
Label : Maxjazz
2:11 PM
Blue Pearl
Album : Another Perspective
Label : Evidence
2:18 PM
You’re a Lucky Guy
Artist : Maxine Sullivan & Scott Hamilton
Album : Uptown
Label : Concord
2:22 PM
Con Alma
Artist : Lafayette Harris, Jr.
Album : Trio Talk
Label : Airmen
2:28 PM
Darn That Dream
Artist : George Shearing
Album : Lullabies of Birdland - a Musical Autobiography
Label : Concord
2:33 PM
Sharp Edge
Artist : Howard McGhee
Album : The Original Jazz Masters Series, Vol.1
Label : DA Music
2:40 PM
Call Me Irresponsible
Artist : John Whitney
Album : Nola's Tune
Label : Golden String
2:44 PM
Hymn to Freedom
Artist : Oscar Peterson
Album : A Summer Night in Munich
Label : Telarc
2:50 PM
One More Chance
Artist : Carmen McRae
Album : Fine and Mellow/Live at Birdland West
Label : Concord
2:54 PM
Waltz for Libby
Album : Club De Sol
Label : Chesky
3:01 PM
Birks’ Works
Artist : Dizzy Gillespie All-Star Big Band
Album : I'm BeBoppin' Too
Label : Half Note
3:06 PM
Test of Time
Album : Generations
Label : Concord
3:11 PM
Rock Skippin’
Artist : Jeff Rupert
Album : From Memphis to Mobile
Label : Random Act
3:17 PM
Creole Love Call
Artist : Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra
Album : The Endless Search
Label : Origin
3:22 PM
Someone to Watch Over Me
Artist : Blossom Dearie
Album : Verve Jazz Masters 51
Label : Verve
3:28 PM
Some Day My Prince Will Come
Artist : Dave Brubeck
Album : Disney Jazz, Volume 1: Everybody Wants to Be a Cat
Label : Disney Pearl
3:33 PM
Artist : Chicago Jazz Philharmonic
Album : Collective Creativity
Label : 3Sixteen
3:39 PM
Artist : Modern Jazz Quartet
Album : European Concert
Label : Label M
3:45 PM
Canadian Sunset
Artist : Wes Montgomery
Album : Boss Guitar
Label : Riverside
3:50 PM
In a Mellow Tone
Artist : John Pizzarelli
Album : Rockin' in Rhythm: a Tribute to Duke Ellington
Label : Telarc
3:54 PM
’Round Midnight
Artist : Miles Davis
Album : The Legendary Prestige Quintet Sessions
Label : Prestige
4:01 PM
On the Atcheson, Topeka and the Santa Fe
Artist : David Berger Octet
Album : I Had the Craziest Dream - the Music of Harry Warren
Label : Such Sweet Thunder
4:06 PM
I Thought About You
Artist : Ray Brown
Album : Some of My Best Friends Are...The Singers
Label : Telarc
4:11 PM
The Lady’s in Love With You
Album : RH Positive
Label : Philly Breakdown
4:18 PM
Darji’s Groove
Album : Soul Speaks
Label : Darwin Gross
4:22 PM
Artist : Cedar Walton
Album : Latin Tinge
Label : Highnote
4:27 PM
East of the Sun
Album : I'm Beginning To See the Light
Label : Acoustic Disk
4:33 PM
Lazy Afternoon
Artist : La Tanya Hall
Album : It's About Time
Label : Bridge
4:39 PM
Blue Pyrenees
Artist : David Gordon
Album : Dozen a Day
Label : Zah Zah
4:45 PM
He Was Too Good to Me
Artist : Mary Stallings
Album : Manhattan Moods
Label : Concord
4:51 PM
Around the Corner
Artist : Barry Harris
Album : Chasin' the Bird
Label : Riverside
4:54 PM
Close Your Eyes
Album : Dream Dancing
Label : Arbors
5:01 PM
C-Jam Blues
Album : All Blues
Label : Amosaya
5:06 PM
Until the Real Thing Comes Along
Artist : Noah Preminger
Album : Before the Rain
Label : Palmetto
5:12 PM
What’s New?
Album : Helen Merrill
Label : Verve
5:18 PM
It’s You or No One
Album : Mixed Bag
Label : Jazz & Blues
5:22 PM
Let’s Call This
Artist : Thelonious Monk
Album : VARIOUS: the High Priests
Label : Prestige
5:27 PM
You’re My Everything
Artist : Fred Hersch Trio
Album : Whirl
Label : Palmetto
5:34 PM
Don’t Touch Me
Artist : Denise Perrier
Album : The Second Time Around - Denise Perrier Live!
Label : Chez Perrier
5:40 PM
Album : Chad Lawson Trio
Label : Chad Lawson
5:44 PM
Blues March
Artist : Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers
Album : Moanin'
Label : Blue Note
5:50 PM
Everything Happens to Me
Artist : Elli Fordyce
Album : Songs Spun of Gold
Label : Fordyce Music
5:55 PM
Killer Joe
Album : VARIOUS: Hit Jazz
Label : 32 Jazz


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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