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

October 06, 2012

6:01 AM
Rose Garden
Artist : Steve Davis
Album : Images
Label : Positione
6:06 AM
I’m Putting All My Eggs in One Basket
Artist : John Pizzarelli
Album : Let There Be Love
Label : Telarc
6:09 AM
Samba De Orfeo
Artist : Vince Guaraldi
Album : VARIOUS: Brazilian Horizons, Vol. 2
Label : Milestone
6:16 AM
The Very Thought of You
Artist : Shirley Scott
Album : Legends of Acid Jazz
Label : Prestige
6:20 AM
I Got Nothin’
Artist : Eric Reed
Album : Here
Label : MaxJazz
6:26 AM
Take Five
Artist : Eliane Elias
Album : Light My Fire
Label : Concord Picante
6:33 AM
Everlasting
Artist : Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band
Album : That's How We Roll
Label : Telarc
6:38 AM
Comin’ Home Baby
Artist : Herbie Mann
Album : VARIOUS: Atlantic Jazz Legends Sampler
Label : Rhino
6:47 AM
Do Something
Artist : Jackie Ryan
Album : DOOZY
Label : OpenArt
6:52 AM
They Can’t Take That Away From Me
Artist : Ahmad Jamal
Album : The Legendary Okeh & Epic Recordings
Label : Epic
6:55 AM
Harvest Moon
Artist : DMITRI MATHENY
Album : Penumbra
Label : Monarch
7:01 AM
Star Song
Artist : VINCE GUARALDI & BOLA SETE
Album : Vince Guaraldi & Bola Sete
Label : Fantasy
7:06 AM
Maya’s Blues
Artist : Issi Rozen
Album : Dark Beauty
Label : New Step
7:12 AM
When My Man Comes Home
Artist : Etta Jones
Album : My Buddy
Label : Highnote
7:18 AM
Street of Dreams
Artist : Art Tatum
Album : The Best of the Pablo Group Masterpieces
Label : Pablo
7:22 AM
Frim Fram Sauce
Artist : Akiko Tsuruga
Album : Oriental Express
Label : Allegro
7:27 AM
Lullaby of Birdland
Artist : MEL TORME
Album : Lulu's Back in Town
Label : Avenue Jazz
7:33 AM
The Touch Of Your Lips
Artist : Bruce Williamson
Album : Standard Transmission
Label : Origin
7:39 AM
Darn That Dream
Artist : George Shearing
Album : Lullabies of Birdland - a Musical Autobiography
Label : Concord
7:43 AM
Serenata
Artist : John Hicks
Album : Fatha's Day
Label : Highnote
7:50 AM
Take Love Easy
Artist : Nancy Wilson
Album : Turned To Blue
Label : MCG Jazz
7:54 AM
Delarna
Artist : Tommy Flanagan
Album : Sea Changes
Label : Evidence
8:01 AM
You’ve Changed
Artist : Joe Negri
Album : Dream Dancing
Label : Noteworthy
8:06 AM
Let Me
Artist : LEONARD HOCHMAN
Album : Manhattan Morning
Label : Jazzheads
8:11 AM
Satin Doll
Artist : RON GILL
Album : The Songs of Billy Strayhorn
Label : WGBH
8:16 AM
I’ll Take Romance
Artist : Bill Easley
Album : Love Stories
Label : American Showplace
8:20 AM
Reflections
Artist : Wynton Marsalis
Album : Marsalis Plays Monk - Standard Time Vol. 4
Label : Columbia
8:27 AM
For Lena and Lennie
Artist : Quincy Jones/Sammy Nestico Jazz Orchestra
Album : Basie & Beyond
Label : Qwest
8:33 AM
Little Jon
Artist : Cyrus Chestnut Trio
Album : Journeys
Label : Jazz Legacy
8:39 AM
Guidance
Artist : Claire Daly Quintet
Album : Mary Joyce Project
Label : Daly Bread
8:44 AM
Five Spot After Dark
Artist : Curtis Fuller
Album : VARIOUS: Rebop: the Savoy Originals
Label : Savoy
8:49 AM
But Not For Me
Artist : John Proulx
Album : Baker's Dozen - Remembering Chet Baker
Label : MaxJazz
8:54 AM
Hindsight
Artist : HARVEY MASON
Album : With All My Heart
Label : Bluebird
9:01 AM
Come Prima
Artist : Aldo Romano
Album : Canzoni
Label : Enja
9:06 AM
Strollin’
Artist : Charles Earland
Album : Blowing the Blues Away
Label : Highnote
9:12 AM
Autumn Leaves
Artist : PAUL BROWN QUARTET
Album : Meets the Three Tenors
Label : Brownstone
9:19 AM
Come Rain or Come Shine
Artist : Willie Nelson & Wynton Marsalis
Album : Here We Go Again: Celebrating the Genius of Ray Charles (Featuring Norah Jones)
Label : Blue Note
9:23 AM
Listen Here
Artist : Bob Mintzer Quartet
Album : In the Moment
Label : ART OF LIFE
9:29 AM
My Funny Valentine
Artist : Carmen McRae
Album : Sings Great American Songwriters
Label : Decca
9:35 AM
Love Is Just Around the Corner
Artist : Hampton Hawes
Album : Four!
Label : Contemporary
9:41 AM
The Night We Called It a Day
Artist : Houston Person
Album : Soft Lights
Label : Highnote
9:49 AM
How Deep is the Ocean?
Artist : Diana Krall
Album : Love Scenes
Label : Impulse
9:53 AM
Mother’s Whistler
Artist : JACK MILLMAN
Album : The Golden Era of West Coast Jazz
Label : Groovetime
9:56 AM
Speedliner
Artist : ILLINOIS JACQUET
Album : Flying Home: Best of the Verve Years
Label : Verve
10:01 AM
Falando De Amor
Artist : Helio Alves
Album : It's Clear - Helio Alves
Label : Reservoir
10:06 AM
Darben the Red Foxx
Artist : James Moody & Hank Jones Quartet
Album : Our Delight
Label : IPO
10:12 AM
Warm Blue Stream
Artist : Billy Taylor
Album : Uptown
Label : Riverside
10:18 AM
I’m Gonna Move to the Outskirts of Town
Artist : Ray Charles
Album : Genius + Soul = Jazz/My Kind of Jazz
Label : Rhino
10:22 AM
Eraldi
Artist : SYLVAIN LUC
Album : Trio Sud
Label : Dreyfus
10:27 AM
Daydream
Artist : Karrin Allyson
Album : Daydream
Label : Concord
10:33 AM
Fish Market
Artist : Mac Gollehon
Album : Straight Ahead
Label : American Showplace
10:39 AM
Take the ’A’ Train
Artist : ELLINGTON ALL-STARS
Album : For Duke
Label : Drive
10:43 AM
Who Cares?
Artist : Skip Wilkins Trio
Album : I Concentrate on You
Label : Dreambox Media
10:49 AM
Love Thy Neighbor
Artist : Carol Fredette
Album : Everything in Time
Label : Soundbrush
10:54 AM
Live Your Life
Artist : Virginia Mayhew Septet
Album : A Simple Thank You
Label : Renma
11:01 AM
Golden Earrings
Artist : Ray Bryant
Album : Ray Bryant Trio
Label : Prestige
11:06 AM
On Wings of the Spirit
Artist : Kenny Burrell
Album : Blue Muse
Label : Concord
11:11 AM
Why You Been Gone So Long
Artist : TUEY CONNELL
Album : Under the Influence
Label : TuConn Music
11:17 AM
Dancing on the Ceiling
Artist : JACK JEZZRO
Album : Jazz Elegance
Label : Hillsboro
11:21 AM
Shady Side
Artist : Gerry Mulligan & Johnny Hodges
Album : Gerry Mulligan Meets Johnny Hodges
Label : Verve
11:28 AM
Make Me Rainbows
Artist : Mary Stallings
Album : Remember Love
Label : n.a.
11:33 AM
Love Boat
Artist : John Stetch
Album : TV Trio
Label : Brux
11:39 AM
If You Could See Me Now
Artist : Chet Baker
Album : VARIOUS: the Riverside Records Story
Label : Riverside
11:44 AM
Taking a Chance on Love
Artist : LESTER YOUNG & TEDDY WILSON
Album : Pres and Teddy
Label : Verve
11:49 AM
Sometimes I’m Happy
Artist : The Tierney Sutton Band
Album : On the Other Side
Label : Telarc
11:54 AM
Betty the Baptist
Artist : SHERMAN IRBY
Album : Full Circle .
Label : Blue Note
12:01 PM
Rose Garden
Artist : Steve Davis
Album : Images
Label : Positione
12:06 PM
I’m Putting All My Eggs in One Basket
Artist : John Pizzarelli
Album : Let There Be Love
Label : Telarc
12:09 PM
Samba De Orfeo
Artist : Vince Guaraldi
Album : VARIOUS: Brazilian Horizons, Vol. 2
Label : Milestone
12:16 PM
The Very Thought of You
Artist : Shirley Scott
Album : Legends of Acid Jazz
Label : Prestige
12:20 PM
I Got Nothin’
Artist : Eric Reed
Album : Here
Label : MaxJazz
12:26 PM
Take Five
Artist : Eliane Elias
Album : Light My Fire
Label : Concord Picante
12:33 PM
Everlasting
Artist : Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band
Album : That's How We Roll
Label : Telarc
12:38 PM
Comin’ Home Baby
Artist : Herbie Mann
Album : VARIOUS: Atlantic Jazz Legends Sampler
Label : Rhino
12:47 PM
Do Something
Artist : Jackie Ryan
Album : DOOZY
Label : OpenArt
12:52 PM
They Can’t Take That Away From Me
Artist : Ahmad Jamal
Album : The Legendary Okeh & Epic Recordings
Label : Epic
12:55 PM
Harvest Moon
Artist : DMITRI MATHENY
Album : Penumbra
Label : Monarch
1:01 PM
Star Song
Artist : VINCE GUARALDI & BOLA SETE
Album : Vince Guaraldi & Bola Sete
Label : Fantasy
1:06 PM
Maya’s Blues
Artist : Issi Rozen
Album : Dark Beauty
Label : New Step
1:12 PM
When My Man Comes Home
Artist : Etta Jones
Album : My Buddy
Label : Highnote
1:18 PM
Street of Dreams
Artist : Art Tatum
Album : The Best of the Pablo Group Masterpieces
Label : Pablo
1:22 PM
Frim Fram Sauce
Artist : Akiko Tsuruga
Album : Oriental Express
Label : Allegro
1:27 PM
Lullaby of Birdland
Artist : MEL TORME
Album : Lulu's Back in Town
Label : Avenue Jazz
1:33 PM
The Touch Of Your Lips
Artist : Bruce Williamson
Album : Standard Transmission
Label : Origin
1:39 PM
Darn That Dream
Artist : George Shearing
Album : Lullabies of Birdland - a Musical Autobiography
Label : Concord
1:43 PM
Serenata
Artist : John Hicks
Album : Fatha's Day
Label : Highnote
1:50 PM
Take Love Easy
Artist : Nancy Wilson
Album : Turned To Blue
Label : MCG Jazz
1:54 PM
Delarna
Artist : Tommy Flanagan
Album : Sea Changes
Label : Evidence
2:01 PM
You’ve Changed
Artist : Joe Negri
Album : Dream Dancing
Label : Noteworthy
2:06 PM
Let Me
Artist : LEONARD HOCHMAN
Album : Manhattan Morning
Label : Jazzheads
2:11 PM
Satin Doll
Artist : RON GILL
Album : The Songs of Billy Strayhorn
Label : WGBH
2:16 PM
I’ll Take Romance
Artist : Bill Easley
Album : Love Stories
Label : American Showplace
2:20 PM
Reflections
Artist : Wynton Marsalis
Album : Marsalis Plays Monk - Standard Time Vol. 4
Label : Columbia
2:27 PM
For Lena and Lennie
Artist : Quincy Jones/Sammy Nestico Jazz Orchestra
Album : Basie & Beyond
Label : Qwest
2:33 PM
Little Jon
Artist : Cyrus Chestnut Trio
Album : Journeys
Label : Jazz Legacy
2:39 PM
Guidance
Artist : Claire Daly Quintet
Album : Mary Joyce Project
Label : Daly Bread
2:44 PM
Five Spot After Dark
Artist : Curtis Fuller
Album : VARIOUS: Rebop: the Savoy Originals
Label : Savoy
2:49 PM
But Not For Me
Artist : John Proulx
Album : Baker's Dozen - Remembering Chet Baker
Label : MaxJazz
2:54 PM
Hindsight
Artist : HARVEY MASON
Album : With All My Heart
Label : Bluebird
3:01 PM
Come Prima
Artist : Aldo Romano
Album : Canzoni
Label : Enja
3:06 PM
Strollin’
Artist : Charles Earland
Album : Blowing the Blues Away
Label : Highnote
3:12 PM
Autumn Leaves
Artist : PAUL BROWN QUARTET
Album : Meets the Three Tenors
Label : Brownstone
3:19 PM
Come Rain or Come Shine
Artist : Willie Nelson & Wynton Marsalis
Album : Here We Go Again: Celebrating the Genius of Ray Charles (Featuring Norah Jones)
Label : Blue Note
3:23 PM
Listen Here
Artist : Bob Mintzer Quartet
Album : In the Moment
Label : ART OF LIFE
3:29 PM
My Funny Valentine
Artist : Carmen McRae
Album : Sings Great American Songwriters
Label : Decca
3:35 PM
Love Is Just Around the Corner
Artist : Hampton Hawes
Album : Four!
Label : Contemporary
3:41 PM
The Night We Called It a Day
Artist : Houston Person
Album : Soft Lights
Label : Highnote
3:49 PM
How Deep is the Ocean?
Artist : Diana Krall
Album : Love Scenes
Label : Impulse
3:53 PM
Mother’s Whistler
Artist : JACK MILLMAN
Album : The Golden Era of West Coast Jazz
Label : Groovetime
3:56 PM
Speedliner
Artist : ILLINOIS JACQUET
Album : Flying Home: Best of the Verve Years
Label : Verve
4:01 PM
Falando De Amor
Artist : Helio Alves
Album : It's Clear - Helio Alves
Label : Reservoir
4:06 PM
Darben the Red Foxx
Artist : James Moody & Hank Jones Quartet
Album : Our Delight
Label : IPO
4:12 PM
Warm Blue Stream
Artist : Billy Taylor
Album : Uptown
Label : Riverside
4:18 PM
I’m Gonna Move to the Outskirts of Town
Artist : Ray Charles
Album : Genius + Soul = Jazz/My Kind of Jazz
Label : Rhino
4:22 PM
Eraldi
Artist : SYLVAIN LUC
Album : Trio Sud
Label : Dreyfus
4:27 PM
Daydream
Artist : Karrin Allyson
Album : Daydream
Label : Concord
4:33 PM
Fish Market
Artist : Mac Gollehon
Album : Straight Ahead
Label : American Showplace
4:39 PM
Take the ’A’ Train
Artist : ELLINGTON ALL-STARS
Album : For Duke
Label : Drive
4:43 PM
Who Cares?
Artist : Skip Wilkins Trio
Album : I Concentrate on You
Label : Dreambox Media
4:49 PM
Love Thy Neighbor
Artist : Carol Fredette
Album : Everything in Time
Label : Soundbrush
4:54 PM
Live Your Life
Artist : Virginia Mayhew Septet
Album : A Simple Thank You
Label : Renma
5:01 PM
Golden Earrings
Artist : Ray Bryant
Album : Ray Bryant Trio
Label : Prestige
5:06 PM
On Wings of the Spirit
Artist : Kenny Burrell
Album : Blue Muse
Label : Concord
5:11 PM
Why You Been Gone So Long
Artist : TUEY CONNELL
Album : Under the Influence
Label : TuConn Music
5:17 PM
Dancing on the Ceiling
Artist : JACK JEZZRO
Album : Jazz Elegance
Label : Hillsboro
5:21 PM
Shady Side
Artist : Gerry Mulligan & Johnny Hodges
Album : Gerry Mulligan Meets Johnny Hodges
Label : Verve
5:28 PM
Make Me Rainbows
Artist : Mary Stallings
Album : Remember Love
Label : n.a.
5:33 PM
Love Boat
Artist : John Stetch
Album : TV Trio
Label : Brux
5:39 PM
If You Could See Me Now
Artist : Chet Baker
Album : VARIOUS: the Riverside Records Story
Label : Riverside
5:44 PM
Taking a Chance on Love
Artist : LESTER YOUNG & TEDDY WILSON
Album : Pres and Teddy
Label : Verve
5:49 PM
Sometimes I’m Happy
Artist : The Tierney Sutton Band
Album : On the Other Side
Label : Telarc
5:54 PM
Betty the Baptist
Artist : SHERMAN IRBY
Album : Full Circle .
Label : Blue Note

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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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