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 24, 2012

6:01 AM
I Cover the Waterfront
Artist : Wynton Marsalis
Album : Standard Time, Vol. 3
Label : Columbia
6:06 AM
Lover, Come Back to Me
Artist : Billy Taylor
Album : Music Keeps Us Young
Label : Arkadia Jazz
6:11 AM
I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart
Artist : BUD FREEMAN
Album : VARIOUS: Gentle Duke
Label : Prestige
6:18 AM
So Nice
Artist : Diana Krall
Album : Quiet Nights
Label : Verve
6:22 AM
Summer Fair
Artist : Jacob Melchior
Album : It's About Time
Label : Jacob Melchoir
6:27 AM
Five Brothers
Artist : Gerry Mulligan
Album : Jazz Profile
Label : Blue Note
6:32 AM
Gone But Not Forgotten
Artist : DON SICKLER
Album : Reflections
Label : Highnote
6:38 AM
Pfrancing
Artist : Miles Davis
Album : Someday My Prince Will Come
Label : Columbia
6:46 AM
Temptation
Artist : PAULA WEST
Album : Temptation
Label : Paula West
6:52 AM
By the Inch or By the Hour
Artist : Cyrus Chestnut
Album : Soundtrack: Great Expectations
Label : Atlantic
6:55 AM
Soft Winds
Artist : Allan Vache
Album : With Benny In Mind
Label : Arbors
7:01 AM
Dat Dere
Artist : Hank Crawford
Album : Memphis, Ray & a Touch of Moody
Label : 32 Jazz
7:06 AM
El Ciego (The Blind)
Artist : Charlie Haden
Album : Nocturne
Label : Verve
7:12 AM
Reginella
Artist : Aldo Romano
Album : Canzoni
Label : Enja
7:18 AM
Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye
Artist : Vanessa Rubin
Album : Language of Love
Label : Telarc
7:22 AM
Blues in the Night
Artist : Red Garland
Album : Soul Burnin'
Label : Prestige
7:28 AM
Spiritual
Artist : CHARLIE HADEN & HANK JONES
Album : Steal Away
Label : Verve
7:33 AM
Autumn in New York
Artist : Kenny Burrell
Album : Blue Lights Vols. 1 & 2
Label : Blue Note
7:39 AM
East of the Sun
Artist : John Basile
Album : The Desmond Project
Label : Chesky
7:44 AM
Black Orpheus
Artist : Tony Guerrero
Album : Blue Room
Label : Charleston Square
7:50 AM
I Love You
Artist : RUBY BLUE
Album : Skin
Label : Etoile Productions
7:54 AM
Corner Pocket
Artist : Count Basie
Album : Count Basie in Sweden
Label : Roulette
8:01 AM
On the Sunny Side of the Street
Artist : MIMI FOX
Album : She's the Woman
Label : Favored Nations
8:06 AM
Mo’ Betta Blues
Artist : Irvin Mayfield and Ellis Marsalis
Album : Love Songs, Ballads and Standards
Label : Basin Street
8:11 AM
I Thought About You
Artist : Jeremy Davenport
Album : VARIOUS: Love Ballads - Late Night Jazz
Label : Telarc
8:18 AM
Clouds
Artist : RAMON VALLE TRIO
Album : No Escape
Label : ACT Music
8:22 AM
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Artist : Terence Blanchard & David Sanchez
Album : VARIOUS: Swing Into Christmas
Label : Columbia
8:27 AM
Cubano Chant
Artist : Ray Bryant
Album : Con Alma
Label : Columbia
8:33 AM
It Could Happen to You
Artist : Eddie ’Lockjaw’ Davis
Album : Gentle Jaws
Label : Prestige
8:39 AM
You Don’t Know What Love Is
Artist : SAI GHOSE
Album : Fingers and Toes
Label : Summit
8:45 AM
By the Brook
Artist : Regina Carter
Album : Rhythms of the Heart
Label : Verve
8:49 AM
Shall We Dance?
Artist : Stacey Kent
Album : In Love Again
Label : Candid
8:53 AM
Laura
Artist : JON FADDIS
Album : Remembrances
Label : Chesky
9:01 AM
The Summer Wind
Artist : Monty Alexander
Album : Echoes of Jilly's
Label : Concord
9:06 AM
I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face
Artist : Scott Hamilton
Album : Back In New York
Label : n.a.
9:11 AM
Jitterbug Waltz
Artist : Vince Guaraldi
Album : The Definitive Vince Guaraldi
Label : Fantasy
9:18 AM
Blues Up and Down
Artist : Hot Club of Detroit
Album : Night Town
Label : Mack Avenue
9:22 AM
Black Coffee
Artist : Earl Hines
Album : The Indispensable Earl Hines, Vol 5/6
Label : RCA
9:27 AM
In Your Own Sweet Way
Artist : MICHAEL "PATCHES" STEWART
Album : Blue Patches
Label : Hip Bop
9:34 AM
Blame it on My Youth
Artist : PAUL VORNHAGEN
Album : Parisian Protocol
Label : Schoolkids
9:40 AM
Chega de Saudade (No More Blues)
Artist : Jay Ashby and Steve Davis
Album : Mistaken Identity
Label : MCG Jazz
9:45 AM
Unchain My Heart
Artist : Natasha Miller
Album : I Had a Feelin'
Label : Poignant
9:51 AM
Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
Artist : Johnny Hodges
Album : With Billy Strayhorn and the Orchestra
Label : Verve
9:55 AM
I Know That You Know
Artist : Milt Hinton
Album : The Judge at His Best
Label : Chiaroscuro
10:01 AM
Whisper Not
Artist : Dizzy Gillespie Alumni All-Star Band
Album : Things to Come
Label : MCG
10:06 AM
Blues Under the Influence
Artist : WALT HARPER
Album : West Coast Online
Label : Birmingham
10:12 AM
Skating in Central Park
Artist : Yoshiaki Masuo
Album : Are You Happy Now
Label : Sunnyside
10:18 AM
Blues in the Pocket
Artist : The John Hicks Legacy Band
Album : Mind Wine
Label : Savant
10:22 AM
The Very Thought of You
Artist : Houston Person
Album : My Romance
Label : Savant
10:27 AM
Harvest Moon
Artist : DMITRI MATHENY
Album : Penumbra
Label : Monarch
10:33 AM
All or Nothing at All
Artist : JIMMY SCOTT
Album : Over the Rainbow
Label : Milestone
10:39 AM
Birks’ Works
Artist : Art Pepper
Album : Art Pepper Meets the Rhythm Section
Label : Contemporary
10:44 AM
Bubu
Artist : Adam Rafferty
Album : Blood, Sweat & Bebop
Label : Cons. Art.
10:50 AM
Comes Love
Artist : JONI MITCHELL
Album : Both Sides Now
Label : Reprise
10:54 AM
Sometimes I’m Happy
Artist : Dave Brubeck
Album : Jazz: Red, Hot and Cool
Label : Columbia
11:01 AM
My Shining Hour
Artist : John Coltrane
Album : Coltrane Jazz
Label : Atlantic
11:06 AM
When Your Lover Has Gone
Artist : Jessica Williams
Album : Higher Standards
Label : Candid
11:12 AM
I’ll Be Home For Christmas
Artist : Jack Jezzro, Denis Solee, Beegie Adair
Album : Christmas Jazz
Label : Green Hill
11:17 AM
Night and Day
Artist : Kat Edmonson
Album : Take to the Sky
Label : Convivium
11:21 AM
Goodbye
Artist : Bob Sheppard
Album : Close Your Eyes
Label : BFM Jazz
11:27 AM
You’d be So Nice to Come Home To
Artist : Gene Ludwig
Album : Love Notes of Cole Porter
Label : Big O
11:33 AM
Misty
Artist : Benny Carter
Album : Wonderland
Label : Pablo
11:39 AM
Out of Nowhere
Artist : TAL FARLOW
Album : Jazz Masters 41
Label : Verve
11:44 AM
I’ve Never Been in Love Before
Artist : Dr. Lonnie Smith
Album : Spiral
Composer : Loesser
Label : Palmetto
11:50 AM
Where or When
Artist : Buselli Wallarab Jazz Orchestra
Album : Where or When
Label : Owl
11:54 AM
Close Your Eyes
Artist : WARREN VACHE
Album : Dream Dancing
Label : Arbors
12:01 PM
I Cover the Waterfront
Artist : Wynton Marsalis
Album : Standard Time, Vol. 3
Label : Columbia
12:06 PM
Lover, Come Back to Me
Artist : Billy Taylor
Album : Music Keeps Us Young
Label : Arkadia Jazz
12:11 PM
I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart
Artist : BUD FREEMAN
Album : VARIOUS: Gentle Duke
Label : Prestige
12:18 PM
So Nice
Artist : Diana Krall
Album : Quiet Nights
Label : Verve
12:22 PM
Summer Fair
Artist : Jacob Melchior
Album : It's About Time
Label : Jacob Melchoir
12:27 PM
Five Brothers
Artist : Gerry Mulligan
Album : Jazz Profile
Label : Blue Note
12:32 PM
Gone But Not Forgotten
Artist : DON SICKLER
Album : Reflections
Label : Highnote
12:38 PM
Pfrancing
Artist : Miles Davis
Album : Someday My Prince Will Come
Label : Columbia
12:46 PM
Temptation
Artist : PAULA WEST
Album : Temptation
Label : Paula West
12:52 PM
By the Inch or By the Hour
Artist : Cyrus Chestnut
Album : Soundtrack: Great Expectations
Label : Atlantic
12:55 PM
Soft Winds
Artist : Allan Vache
Album : With Benny In Mind
Label : Arbors
1:01 PM
Dat Dere
Artist : Hank Crawford
Album : Memphis, Ray & a Touch of Moody
Label : 32 Jazz
1:06 PM
El Ciego (The Blind)
Artist : Charlie Haden
Album : Nocturne
Label : Verve
1:12 PM
Reginella
Artist : Aldo Romano
Album : Canzoni
Label : Enja
1:18 PM
Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye
Artist : Vanessa Rubin
Album : Language of Love
Label : Telarc
1:22 PM
Blues in the Night
Artist : Red Garland
Album : Soul Burnin'
Label : Prestige
1:28 PM
Spiritual
Artist : CHARLIE HADEN & HANK JONES
Album : Steal Away
Label : Verve
1:33 PM
Autumn in New York
Artist : Kenny Burrell
Album : Blue Lights Vols. 1 & 2
Label : Blue Note
1:39 PM
East of the Sun
Artist : John Basile
Album : The Desmond Project
Label : Chesky
1:44 PM
Black Orpheus
Artist : Tony Guerrero
Album : Blue Room
Label : Charleston Square
1:50 PM
I Love You
Artist : RUBY BLUE
Album : Skin
Label : Etoile Productions
1:54 PM
Corner Pocket
Artist : Count Basie
Album : Count Basie in Sweden
Label : Roulette
2:01 PM
On the Sunny Side of the Street
Artist : MIMI FOX
Album : She's the Woman
Label : Favored Nations
2:06 PM
Mo’ Betta Blues
Artist : Irvin Mayfield and Ellis Marsalis
Album : Love Songs, Ballads and Standards
Label : Basin Street
2:11 PM
I Thought About You
Artist : Jeremy Davenport
Album : VARIOUS: Love Ballads - Late Night Jazz
Label : Telarc
2:18 PM
Clouds
Artist : RAMON VALLE TRIO
Album : No Escape
Label : ACT Music
2:22 PM
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Artist : Terence Blanchard & David Sanchez
Album : VARIOUS: Swing Into Christmas
Label : Columbia
2:27 PM
Cubano Chant
Artist : Ray Bryant
Album : Con Alma
Label : Columbia
2:33 PM
It Could Happen to You
Artist : Eddie ’Lockjaw’ Davis
Album : Gentle Jaws
Label : Prestige
2:39 PM
You Don’t Know What Love Is
Artist : SAI GHOSE
Album : Fingers and Toes
Label : Summit
2:45 PM
By the Brook
Artist : Regina Carter
Album : Rhythms of the Heart
Label : Verve
2:49 PM
Shall We Dance?
Artist : Stacey Kent
Album : In Love Again
Label : Candid
2:53 PM
Laura
Artist : JON FADDIS
Album : Remembrances
Label : Chesky
3:01 PM
The Summer Wind
Artist : Monty Alexander
Album : Echoes of Jilly's
Label : Concord
3:06 PM
I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face
Artist : Scott Hamilton
Album : Back In New York
Label : n.a.
3:11 PM
Jitterbug Waltz
Artist : Vince Guaraldi
Album : The Definitive Vince Guaraldi
Label : Fantasy
3:18 PM
Blues Up and Down
Artist : Hot Club of Detroit
Album : Night Town
Label : Mack Avenue
3:22 PM
Black Coffee
Artist : Earl Hines
Album : The Indispensable Earl Hines, Vol 5/6
Label : RCA
3:27 PM
In Your Own Sweet Way
Artist : MICHAEL "PATCHES" STEWART
Album : Blue Patches
Label : Hip Bop
3:34 PM
Blame it on My Youth
Artist : PAUL VORNHAGEN
Album : Parisian Protocol
Label : Schoolkids
3:40 PM
Chega de Saudade (No More Blues)
Artist : Jay Ashby and Steve Davis
Album : Mistaken Identity
Label : MCG Jazz
3:45 PM
Unchain My Heart
Artist : Natasha Miller
Album : I Had a Feelin'
Label : Poignant
3:51 PM
Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
Artist : Johnny Hodges
Album : With Billy Strayhorn and the Orchestra
Label : Verve
3:55 PM
I Know That You Know
Artist : Milt Hinton
Album : The Judge at His Best
Label : Chiaroscuro
4:01 PM
Whisper Not
Artist : Dizzy Gillespie Alumni All-Star Band
Album : Things to Come
Label : MCG
4:06 PM
Blues Under the Influence
Artist : WALT HARPER
Album : West Coast Online
Label : Birmingham
4:12 PM
Skating in Central Park
Artist : Yoshiaki Masuo
Album : Are You Happy Now
Label : Sunnyside
4:18 PM
Blues in the Pocket
Artist : The John Hicks Legacy Band
Album : Mind Wine
Label : Savant
4:22 PM
The Very Thought of You
Artist : Houston Person
Album : My Romance
Label : Savant
4:27 PM
Harvest Moon
Artist : DMITRI MATHENY
Album : Penumbra
Label : Monarch
4:33 PM
All or Nothing at All
Artist : JIMMY SCOTT
Album : Over the Rainbow
Label : Milestone
4:39 PM
Birks’ Works
Artist : Art Pepper
Album : Art Pepper Meets the Rhythm Section
Label : Contemporary
4:44 PM
Bubu
Artist : Adam Rafferty
Album : Blood, Sweat & Bebop
Label : Cons. Art.
4:50 PM
Comes Love
Artist : JONI MITCHELL
Album : Both Sides Now
Label : Reprise
4:54 PM
Sometimes I’m Happy
Artist : Dave Brubeck
Album : Jazz: Red, Hot and Cool
Label : Columbia
5:01 PM
My Shining Hour
Artist : John Coltrane
Album : Coltrane Jazz
Label : Atlantic
5:06 PM
When Your Lover Has Gone
Artist : Jessica Williams
Album : Higher Standards
Label : Candid
5:12 PM
I’ll Be Home For Christmas
Artist : Jack Jezzro, Denis Solee, Beegie Adair
Album : Christmas Jazz
Label : Green Hill
5:17 PM
Night and Day
Artist : Kat Edmonson
Album : Take to the Sky
Label : Convivium
5:21 PM
Goodbye
Artist : Bob Sheppard
Album : Close Your Eyes
Label : BFM Jazz
5:27 PM
You’d be So Nice to Come Home To
Artist : Gene Ludwig
Album : Love Notes of Cole Porter
Label : Big O
5:33 PM
Misty
Artist : Benny Carter
Album : Wonderland
Label : Pablo
5:39 PM
Out of Nowhere
Artist : TAL FARLOW
Album : Jazz Masters 41
Label : Verve
5:44 PM
I’ve Never Been in Love Before
Artist : Dr. Lonnie Smith
Album : Spiral
Composer : Loesser
Label : Palmetto
5:50 PM
Where or When
Artist : Buselli Wallarab Jazz Orchestra
Album : Where or When
Label : Owl
5:54 PM
Close Your Eyes
Artist : WARREN VACHE
Album : Dream Dancing
Label : Arbors

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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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