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 09, 2012

6:01 AM
Dat Dere
Artist : Brad Mehldau
Album : Live In Marciac
Label : Nonesuch
6:06 AM
Under Sonny’s Bridge
Artist : Ricky Sweum
Album : Pulling Your Own Strings
Label : Origin
6:11 AM
You’ve Changed
Artist : Lou Donaldson
Album : Lush Life
Label : Blue Note
6:17 AM
Seas of Slumber
Artist : Chris Washburne
Album : Fields of Moons
Label : Jazzheads
6:20 AM
Star Song
Artist : VINCE GUARALDI & BOLA SETE
Album : Vince Guaraldi & Bola Sete
Label : Fantasy
6:25 AM
Dream a Little Dream of Me
Artist : PLAS JOHNSON & RED HOLLOWAY
Album : Keep That Groove Going!
Label : Milestone
6:33 AM
Nina Never Knew
Artist : Jay Ashby and Steve Davis
Album : Mistaken Identity
Label : MCG Jazz
6:39 AM
East of the Sun
Artist : Diana Krall
Album : When I Look in Your Eyes
Label : Verve
6:44 AM
Minor Vamp
Artist : Curtis Fuller
Album : VARIOUS: Rebop: the Savoy Originals
Label : Savoy
6:49 AM
Too Marvelous For Words
Artist : Joe Williams
Album : Every Night
Label : Verve
6:55 AM
Rockin’ in Rhythm
Artist : Clark Terry
Album : The Happy Horns of Clark Terry
Label : Impulse
7:01 AM
I Can’t Give You Anything But Love
Artist : Bill Easley
Album : Love Stories
Label : American Showplace
7:06 AM
Struttin’ With Some Barbeque
Artist : CHARLIE SHOEMAKE
Album : Uncrowned Kings & Long Lost Things
Label : Chase
7:11 AM
Blood Count
Artist : Bud Shank & Shorty Rogers
Album : VARIOUS: a Billy Strayhorn Songbook
Label : Concord
7:19 AM
If Someone Had Told Me
Artist : Diane Schuur
Album : Some Other Time
Label : Concord
7:23 AM
Goodbye Pork Pie Hat
Artist : Charles Mingus
Album : Mingus Ah Um
Label : Columbia Legacy
7:28 AM
Have You Met Miss Jones?
Artist : ILLINOIS JACQUET
Album : Flying Home: Best of the Verve Years
Label : Verve
7:35 AM
My Song
Artist : Tamir Hendelman
Album : Destinations
Label : Resonance
7:41 AM
Alone Together
Artist : Stanley Turrentine & The Three Sounds
Album : The Complete "Blue Hour" Sessions
Label : Blue Note
7:46 AM
Zona
Artist : MICHAEL DAVIS
Album : Trumpets Eleven
Label : Hip-Bone
7:51 AM
Lullaby of Broadway
Artist : Dianne Reeves
Album : A Little Moonlight
Label : Blue Note
7:57 AM
Rose Room
Artist : Benny Goodman & Charlie Christian
Album : From CHARLIE CHRISTIAN: the Original Guitar Hero
Label : Columbia
8:01 AM
(I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons
Artist : Bobby Hutcherson
Album : For Sentimental Reasons
Label : Kind of Blue
8:06 AM
Love is Here to Stay
Artist : Houston Person
Album : My Romance
Label : Savant
8:11 AM
One Note Samba
Artist : Stan Getz & Charlie Byrd
Album : VARIOUS: the Girl From Ipanema/The Antonio Carlos Jobim Songbook
Label : Verve
8:18 AM
Jackie-Ing
Artist : Larry Goldings
Album : Quartet
Label : Palmetto
8:22 AM
La Vie en Rose
Artist : Pete Malinverni Trio
Album : A Beautiful Thing!
Label : Saranac
8:28 AM
Who Will Buy?
Artist : PAULA WEST
Album : Restless
Label : Noir
8:33 AM
Fee-Fi-Fo-Fum
Artist : Wayne Shorter
Album : Speak No Evil
Label : Blue Note
8:39 AM
The Bluebird
Artist : Karrin Allyson
Album : In Blue
Label : Concord
8:43 AM
In a Mellow Tone
Artist : NEW YORK ALL-STARS
Album : Broadway: the New York Allstars Play Jazz Favorites
Label : Nagel Heyer
8:49 AM
Daydream
Artist : MAGGIE GALLOWAY
Album : More Than You Know...
Label : Brownstone
8:54 AM
Late Late Show
Artist : ERIC JOHNSON
Album : Bumpin' in L.A.
Label : Clarion
9:01 AM
Stranger in Paradise
Artist : George Shearing and the Montgomery Brothers
Album : George Shearing and the Montgomery Brothers
Label : Jazzland
9:06 AM
They Didn’t Believe Me
Artist : LUCKY THOMPSON
Album : VARIOUS: the Jazz Giants Play Jerome Kern
Label : Prestige
9:11 AM
Crazy He Calls Me
Artist : Ahmad Jamal
Album : The Legendary Okeh & Epic Recordings
Label : Epic
9:17 AM
It’s Delovely
Artist : Bob Alberti Quartet
Album : Everything I Love
Label : Dolphin
9:21 AM
Moonglow
Artist : Jeremy Davenport
Album : Maybe in a Dream
Label : Telarc
9:26 AM
The Look of Love
Artist : Rod McGaha
Album : a gentle man
Label : Rod McGaha
9:33 AM
I Can’t Help It
Artist : JC Stylles
Album : Exhilaration and Other States (Featuring Pat Bianchi & Lawrence Leathers)
Label : Motema
9:39 AM
Canadian Sunset
Artist : Gene Ammons
Album : Boss Tenor
Label : Prestige
9:45 AM
All the Things You Are
Artist : Columbus Jazz Orchestra
Album : Night Magic ... the Sounds of Big Band Jazz
Label : Sea Breeze
9:50 AM
Here’s That Rainy Day
Artist : Kevin Mahogany
Album : You Got What It Takes
Label : Enja
9:55 AM
Smack Up
Artist : Art Pepper Quintet
Album : Smack Up
Label : Contemporary

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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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