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

November 10, 2012

6:01 AM
Deep Purple
Artist : Stanley Turrentine
Album : Let It Go
Label : Impulse
6:06 AM
They All Say I’m the Biggest Fool
Artist : Etta Jones
Album : My Buddy
Label : Highnote
6:11 AM
The Sermon
Artist : Hampton Hawes
Album : The Sermon
Label : Contemporary
6:16 AM
Tangerine
Artist : MIKE HATCHARD & HERBIE FLOWERS
Album : The Business
Label : Zah Zah
6:20 AM
Calling Softly
Artist : BOOKER LITTLE
Album : Booker Little and Friend
Label : Bethlehem
6:26 AM
Blues for Joe
Artist : JOHN PISANO
Album : Conversation Pieces
Label : Pablo
6:33 AM
In a Sentimental Mood
Artist : Billy Taylor
Album : Ten Fingers - One Voice
Label : Arkadia Jazz
6:39 AM
Blues for J
Artist : Jimmy Smith
Album : VARIOUS: Kickin' the 3/The Best of Organ Trio Jazz
Label : Shanachie
6:44 AM
Autumn in New York
Artist : Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong
Album : Ella and Louis Again
Label : Verve
6:50 AM
Things Ain’t What They Used to Be
Artist : Duke Ellington
Album : Piano Reflections
Label : Capitol
6:53 AM
Chillin’
Artist : David "Fathead" Newman
Album : Chillin'
Label : Highnote
7:01 AM
Telepathy
Artist : Colin Vallon Trio
Album : Rruga
Label : ECM
7:06 AM
What’s New?
Artist : Wynton Kelly Trio & Wes Montgomery
Album : Smokin' at the Half Note
Label : Verve
7:12 AM
Three to Get Ready
Artist : Dave Brubeck
Album : Time Out
Label : Columbia
7:19 AM
I Cover the Waterfront
Artist : JOE ROLAND
Album : Joe Roland
Label : Bethlehem
7:23 AM
Song For Alex
Artist : Bruce Barth
Album : Live at the Village Vanguard
Label : MaxJazz
7:28 AM
The Best is Yet to Come
Artist : David & Maureen Budway
Album : Jazz the Budway
Label : Alanna
7:34 AM
Eugene and Marie
Artist : ELIAS HASLANGER
Album : Kicks Are For Kids
Label : Heart
7:40 AM
Too Marvelous For Words
Artist : EARL KLUGH
Album : The Earl Klugh Trio, Vol. One
Label : Warner Brothers
7:44 AM
The Jody Grind
Artist : Joey DeFrancesco
Album : Finger Poppin'
Label : Doodlin'
7:50 AM
I’m Just a Lucky So and So
Artist : MAGGIE GALLOWAY
Album : More Than You Know...
Label : Brownstone
7:55 AM
Sultry Serenade
Artist : Herbie Mann
Album : Sultry Serenade
Label : Riverside
8:01 AM
Summertime
Artist : ANDY LAVERNE
Album : Four Miles
Label : Triloka
8:06 AM
Solar
Artist : Miles Davis
Album : Jazz Showcase
Label : Prestige
8:10 AM
Monk’s Dream
Artist : Sachal Vasandani
Album : We Move
Label : Mack Avenue
8:17 AM
Both Sides Now
Artist : TOM GRANT
Album : Nice Work if You Can Get It
Label : NuWrinkle
8:21 AM
Recorda Me
Artist : Joe Henderson
Album : Page One
Label : Blue Note
8:27 AM
Pennies From Heaven
Artist : Lester Young & ’Sweets’ Edison
Album : from OSCAR PETERSON: a Jazz Odyssey
Label : Verve
8:34 AM
Besame Mucho
Artist : Arthur Blythe
Album : Blythe Byte
Label : Savant
8:40 AM
Born to be Blue
Artist : Bobby Timmons
Album : Moanin' Blues
Label : Prestige
8:45 AM
The Days of Wine and Roses
Artist : Vince Guaraldi & Bola Sete
Album : Vince Guaraldi & Bola Sete
Label : Fantasy
8:50 AM
These Foolish Things
Artist : Adia Ledbetter
Album : Take 2: Rendezvous With Yesterdays
Label : Adia Ledbetter
8:54 AM
Love With a Proper Stranger
Artist : Bill Easley
Album : Love Stories
Label : American Showplace
9:01 AM
Repetition
Artist : Joe Pass Quartet
Album : Live at Yoshi's, Vol. 2
Label : Pablo
9:06 AM
Just a Memory
Artist : Johnny Hodges
Album : Duke Ellington & Johnny Hodges: Side By Side
Label : Verve
9:12 AM
You’d Be So Nice to Come Home To
Artist : Dan Adler
Album : All Things Familiar
Label : Crawdad
9:18 AM
One for My Baby
Artist : Dianne Reeves
Album : Good Night and Good Luck
Label : Concord Jazz
9:22 AM
Bits and Pieces
Artist : Clarence ’Gatemouth’ Brown
Album : Gate Swings
Label : Verve
9:28 AM
Hallelujah to Ya
Artist : Horace Silver
Album : Rockin' With Rachmaninoff
Label : Bop City
9:35 AM
Don’t Deceive Me (Please Don’t Go)
Artist : Hank Crawford
Album : Crunch Time
Label : Milestone
9:41 AM
Mi Guajira
Artist : Dave Bass Quartet
Album : Gone
Label : Dave Bass Music
9:46 AM
Out of Nowhere
Artist : BOBBE NORRIS
Album : Out of Nowhere
Label : 4 Directions
9:52 AM
Poinciana
Artist : Benny Carter & Oscar Peterson
Album : Cosmopolite: the Oscar Peterson Verve Sessions
Label : Verve
9:55 AM
Waiting for Love
Artist : David Benoit
Album : Letter to Evan
Label : GRP
10:01 AM
Tonite I Shall Sleep With a Smile on My Face
Artist : Scott Hamilton
Album : Radio City
Label : Concord
10:06 AM
Discussao
Artist : Michael Dease
Album : Grace
Label : Jazz Legacy
10:11 AM
In Your Own Sweet Way
Artist : Marian McPartland
Album : Hickory House Trio - Reprise
Label : Concord
10:16 AM
Blues in the Night
Artist : NICHOLAS PAYTON
Album : Dear Louis
Label : Verve
10:20 AM
A very "Lazy Bird"
Artist : Cliff Monear
Album : It's About Time
Label : Cliff Monear
10:26 AM
Night and Day
Artist : DAN PAPAILA
Album : Full Circle
Label : A-Records
10:33 AM
Moment to Moment
Artist : JIMMY COBB’S MOB
Album : Cobb's Groove
Label : Milestone
10:39 AM
East of the Sun
Artist : George Shearing
Album : That Shearing Sound
Label : Telarc
10:43 AM
Exactly Like You
Artist : Gene Ammons
Album : Jug
Label : Prestige
10:49 AM
I Was Doing All Right
Artist : SUSANNAH McCORKLE
Album : Someone to Watch Over Me
Label : Concord
10:54 AM
Just You, Just Me
Artist : Scott Hamilton & Bucky Pizzarelli
Album : The Red Door
Label : Concord
11:01 AM
Someone to Watch Over Me
Artist : EDDIE HIGGINS TRIO
Album : Haunted Heart
Label : Sunnyside
11:06 AM
Waltz for Carmen
Artist : LEE RITENOUR
Album : Stolen Moments
Label : GRP
11:12 AM
Mount Harissa
Artist : Dan Block
Album : From His World to Mine
Label : Miles High
11:20 AM
That’s What I Thought You Said
Artist : Ernie Andrews
Album : Girl Talk
Label : Highnote
11:24 AM
Mamma Faye
Artist : SHERMAN IRBY
Album : Full Circle .
Label : Blue Note
11:29 AM
You’re Getting to be a Habit With Me
Artist : RALPH SHARON TRIO
Album : Plays the Harry Warren Songbook
Label : DRG
11:33 AM
How Long Has This Been Going On?
Artist : Janis Siegel
Album : The Tender Trap
Label : Monarch
11:39 AM
Beautiful Love
Artist : John Stein
Album : Raising the Roof
Label : Whaling City Sound
11:44 AM
Autumn Nocturne
Artist : Lou Donaldson
Album : Blues Walk
Label : Blue Note
11:49 AM
I Only Have Eyes for You
Artist : Houston Person
Album : Soft Lights
Label : Highnote
11:54 AM
Ideal Standard
Artist : Salvatore Bonafede Trio
Album : Sicilian Opening
Label : Jazzeyes
12:01 PM
Deep Purple
Artist : Stanley Turrentine
Album : Let It Go
Label : Impulse
12:06 PM
They All Say I’m the Biggest Fool
Artist : Etta Jones
Album : My Buddy
Label : Highnote
12:11 PM
The Sermon
Artist : Hampton Hawes
Album : The Sermon
Label : Contemporary
12:16 PM
Tangerine
Artist : MIKE HATCHARD & HERBIE FLOWERS
Album : The Business
Label : Zah Zah
12:20 PM
Calling Softly
Artist : BOOKER LITTLE
Album : Booker Little and Friend
Label : Bethlehem
12:26 PM
Blues for Joe
Artist : JOHN PISANO
Album : Conversation Pieces
Label : Pablo
12:33 PM
In a Sentimental Mood
Artist : Billy Taylor
Album : Ten Fingers - One Voice
Label : Arkadia Jazz
12:39 PM
Blues for J
Artist : Jimmy Smith
Album : VARIOUS: Kickin' the 3/The Best of Organ Trio Jazz
Label : Shanachie
12:44 PM
Autumn in New York
Artist : Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong
Album : Ella and Louis Again
Label : Verve
12:50 PM
Things Ain’t What They Used to Be
Artist : Duke Ellington
Album : Piano Reflections
Label : Capitol
12:53 PM
Chillin’
Artist : David "Fathead" Newman
Album : Chillin'
Label : Highnote
1:01 PM
Telepathy
Artist : Colin Vallon Trio
Album : Rruga
Label : ECM
1:06 PM
What’s New?
Artist : Wynton Kelly Trio & Wes Montgomery
Album : Smokin' at the Half Note
Label : Verve
1:12 PM
Three to Get Ready
Artist : Dave Brubeck
Album : Time Out
Label : Columbia
1:19 PM
I Cover the Waterfront
Artist : JOE ROLAND
Album : Joe Roland
Label : Bethlehem
1:23 PM
Song For Alex
Artist : Bruce Barth
Album : Live at the Village Vanguard
Label : MaxJazz
1:28 PM
The Best is Yet to Come
Artist : David & Maureen Budway
Album : Jazz the Budway
Label : Alanna
1:34 PM
Eugene and Marie
Artist : ELIAS HASLANGER
Album : Kicks Are For Kids
Label : Heart
1:40 PM
Too Marvelous For Words
Artist : EARL KLUGH
Album : The Earl Klugh Trio, Vol. One
Label : Warner Brothers
1:44 PM
The Jody Grind
Artist : Joey DeFrancesco
Album : Finger Poppin'
Label : Doodlin'
1:50 PM
I’m Just a Lucky So and So
Artist : MAGGIE GALLOWAY
Album : More Than You Know...
Label : Brownstone
1:55 PM
Sultry Serenade
Artist : Herbie Mann
Album : Sultry Serenade
Label : Riverside
2:01 PM
Summertime
Artist : ANDY LAVERNE
Album : Four Miles
Label : Triloka
2:06 PM
Solar
Artist : Miles Davis
Album : Jazz Showcase
Label : Prestige
2:10 PM
Monk’s Dream
Artist : Sachal Vasandani
Album : We Move
Label : Mack Avenue
2:17 PM
Both Sides Now
Artist : TOM GRANT
Album : Nice Work if You Can Get It
Label : NuWrinkle
2:21 PM
Recorda Me
Artist : Joe Henderson
Album : Page One
Label : Blue Note
2:27 PM
Pennies From Heaven
Artist : Lester Young & ’Sweets’ Edison
Album : from OSCAR PETERSON: a Jazz Odyssey
Label : Verve
2:34 PM
Besame Mucho
Artist : Arthur Blythe
Album : Blythe Byte
Label : Savant
2:40 PM
Born to be Blue
Artist : Bobby Timmons
Album : Moanin' Blues
Label : Prestige
2:45 PM
The Days of Wine and Roses
Artist : Vince Guaraldi & Bola Sete
Album : Vince Guaraldi & Bola Sete
Label : Fantasy
2:50 PM
These Foolish Things
Artist : Adia Ledbetter
Album : Take 2: Rendezvous With Yesterdays
Label : Adia Ledbetter
2:54 PM
Love With a Proper Stranger
Artist : Bill Easley
Album : Love Stories
Label : American Showplace
3:01 PM
Repetition
Artist : Joe Pass Quartet
Album : Live at Yoshi's, Vol. 2
Label : Pablo
3:06 PM
Just a Memory
Artist : Johnny Hodges
Album : Duke Ellington & Johnny Hodges: Side By Side
Label : Verve
3:12 PM
You’d Be So Nice to Come Home To
Artist : Dan Adler
Album : All Things Familiar
Label : Crawdad
3:18 PM
One for My Baby
Artist : Dianne Reeves
Album : Good Night and Good Luck
Label : Concord Jazz
3:22 PM
Bits and Pieces
Artist : Clarence ’Gatemouth’ Brown
Album : Gate Swings
Label : Verve
3:28 PM
Hallelujah to Ya
Artist : Horace Silver
Album : Rockin' With Rachmaninoff
Label : Bop City
3:35 PM
Don’t Deceive Me (Please Don’t Go)
Artist : Hank Crawford
Album : Crunch Time
Label : Milestone
3:41 PM
Mi Guajira
Artist : Dave Bass Quartet
Album : Gone
Label : Dave Bass Music
3:46 PM
Out of Nowhere
Artist : BOBBE NORRIS
Album : Out of Nowhere
Label : 4 Directions
3:52 PM
Poinciana
Artist : Benny Carter & Oscar Peterson
Album : Cosmopolite: the Oscar Peterson Verve Sessions
Label : Verve
3:55 PM
Waiting for Love
Artist : David Benoit
Album : Letter to Evan
Label : GRP
4:01 PM
Tonite I Shall Sleep With a Smile on My Face
Artist : Scott Hamilton
Album : Radio City
Label : Concord
4:06 PM
Discussao
Artist : Michael Dease
Album : Grace
Label : Jazz Legacy
4:11 PM
In Your Own Sweet Way
Artist : Marian McPartland
Album : Hickory House Trio - Reprise
Label : Concord
4:16 PM
Blues in the Night
Artist : NICHOLAS PAYTON
Album : Dear Louis
Label : Verve
4:20 PM
A very "Lazy Bird"
Artist : Cliff Monear
Album : It's About Time
Label : Cliff Monear
4:26 PM
Night and Day
Artist : DAN PAPAILA
Album : Full Circle
Label : A-Records
4:33 PM
Moment to Moment
Artist : JIMMY COBB’S MOB
Album : Cobb's Groove
Label : Milestone
4:39 PM
East of the Sun
Artist : George Shearing
Album : That Shearing Sound
Label : Telarc
4:43 PM
Exactly Like You
Artist : Gene Ammons
Album : Jug
Label : Prestige
4:49 PM
I Was Doing All Right
Artist : SUSANNAH McCORKLE
Album : Someone to Watch Over Me
Label : Concord
4:54 PM
Just You, Just Me
Artist : Scott Hamilton & Bucky Pizzarelli
Album : The Red Door
Label : Concord
5:01 PM
Someone to Watch Over Me
Artist : EDDIE HIGGINS TRIO
Album : Haunted Heart
Label : Sunnyside
5:06 PM
Waltz for Carmen
Artist : LEE RITENOUR
Album : Stolen Moments
Label : GRP
5:12 PM
Mount Harissa
Artist : Dan Block
Album : From His World to Mine
Label : Miles High
5:20 PM
That’s What I Thought You Said
Artist : Ernie Andrews
Album : Girl Talk
Label : Highnote
5:24 PM
Mamma Faye
Artist : SHERMAN IRBY
Album : Full Circle .
Label : Blue Note
5:29 PM
You’re Getting to be a Habit With Me
Artist : RALPH SHARON TRIO
Album : Plays the Harry Warren Songbook
Label : DRG
5:33 PM
How Long Has This Been Going On?
Artist : Janis Siegel
Album : The Tender Trap
Label : Monarch
5:39 PM
Beautiful Love
Artist : John Stein
Album : Raising the Roof
Label : Whaling City Sound
5:44 PM
Autumn Nocturne
Artist : Lou Donaldson
Album : Blues Walk
Label : Blue Note
5:49 PM
I Only Have Eyes for You
Artist : Houston Person
Album : Soft Lights
Label : Highnote
5:54 PM
Ideal Standard
Artist : Salvatore Bonafede Trio
Album : Sicilian Opening
Label : Jazzeyes

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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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