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 28, 2012

6:01 AM
Tabellea Ex Terra
Artist : Buselli-Wallarab Jazz Orchestra
Album : Mezzanine
Label : Owl
6:06 AM
River, Stay ’way From My Door
Artist : Jimmy Rushing & Dave Brubeck
Album : Brubeck & Rushing
Label : Columbia
6:10 AM
Wakan
Artist : Colin Dean
Album : Shiwasu
Label : Colin Dean
6:17 AM
Daddy Oh
Artist : Tony Monaco
Album : Celebration: Live ¿ Love ¿ Music
Label : Chicken Coup
6:21 AM
The Groove Merchant
Artist : Russ Kassoff
Album : Bird Fly By
Label : RHK Jazz
6:27 AM
Oh Happy Day
Artist : Milt Jackson
Album : from QUINCY JONES & BILL COSBY: the Original Jam Sessions 1969
Label : Concord
6:32 AM
In a Sentimental Mood
Artist : Billy Taylor
Album : Ten Fingers - One Voice
Label : Arkadia Jazz
6:38 AM
Isn’t This a Lovely Day?
Artist : Diane Landry
Album : It's a Lovely Day
Label : JazzMaDi
6:43 AM
O Grande Amor
Artist : Generations
Album : Tough Guys
Label : ICA
6:49 AM
Born to be Blue
Artist : IKE QUEBEC
Album : Ballads
Label : Blue Note
6:54 AM
Splip, Bam, Boom
Artist : Rod McGaha
Album : Preacherman
Label : Compass
7:01 AM
Tchavolo Swing
Artist : Hot Club of San Francisco
Album : Swing This
Label : Hot Club of San Francisco
7:06 AM
Little Susie
Artist : Jo Jones
Album : The Essential
Label : Vanguard
7:11 AM
Hearing Voices
Artist : Bill Easley
Album : Hearing Voices
Label : 18th & Vine
7:17 AM
No Hard Feelings
Artist : George Shearing and the Montgomery Brothers
Album : George Shearing and the Montgomery Brothers
Label : Jazzland
7:21 AM
Daydream
Artist : MAGGIE GALLOWAY
Album : More Than You Know...
Label : Brownstone
7:26 AM
The Big Head
Artist : Michael Zsoldos Quartet
Album : Off the Cuff
Label : NBJ Music
7:33 AM
Torna a Surriento
Artist : Aldo Romano
Album : Canzoni
Label : Enja
7:39 AM
I Thought About You
Artist : Miles Davis
Album : Someday My Prince Will Come
Label : Columbia
7:44 AM
Late Late Show
Artist : ERIC JOHNSON
Album : Bumpin' in L.A.
Label : Clarion
7:49 AM
If I Were a Bell
Artist : EVERETT GREENE
Album : My Foolish Heart
Label : Savant
7:55 AM
Summertime
Artist : Frank Derrick
Album : The Beat Goes On
Label : Jazzed Media
8:01 AM
Early Autumn
Artist : Christian Howes
Album : Heartfelt
Label : Resonance
8:06 AM
Aguacate
Artist : Jay Hoggard
Album : Overview
Label : Muse
8:11 AM
Time After Time
Artist : John Proulx
Album : Baker's Dozen - Remembering Chet Baker
Label : MaxJazz
8:17 AM
This Can’t be Love
Artist : Denis Solee & Beegie Adair
Album : Sax & Swing
Label : Green Hill
8:21 AM
Wise Children
Artist : Tom Harrell
Album : Wise Children
Label : Bluebird
8:26 AM
El Matador
Artist : Vince Guaraldi & Bola Sete
Album : Vince Guaraldi & Bola Sete
Label : Fantasy
8:32 AM
Only a Rose
Artist : TOMMY NEWSOM & KEN PEPLOWSKI
Album : The Feeling of Jazz
Label : Arbors
8:38 AM
Solitude
Artist : Duke Ellington
Album : Ellington Indigos
Label : Columbia
8:43 AM
Visible Man
Artist : Avery Sharpe Trio
Album : Autumn Moonlight
Label : JKNM
8:48 AM
I Was Doing All Right
Artist : Diana Krall
Album : From This Moment On
Label : Verve
8:53 AM
Have You Met Miss Jones?
Artist : ILLINOIS JACQUET
Album : Flying Home: Best of the Verve Years
Label : Verve
9:01 AM
I Had the Craziest Dream
Artist : Kenny Dorham
Album : Quiet Kenny
Label : Prestige
9:05 AM
When Summer Comes
Artist : Oscar Peterson
Album : A Royal Wedding Suite
Label : Pablo
9:12 AM
Zona
Artist : MICHAEL DAVIS
Album : Trumpets Eleven
Label : Hip-Bone
9:18 AM
St. James Infirmary
Artist : Allen Toussaint
Album : The Bright Mississippi
Composer : Trad.
Label : Nonesuch
9:22 AM
The First Noel
Artist : Skafish
Album : Tidings of Comfort & Joy
Label : CDBY
9:25 AM
Portrait of Wellman Braud
Artist : Stefon Harris
Album : African Tarantella [Dances With Duke]
Label : Blue Note
9:33 AM
House By the Sea
Artist : Sheila Landis & Rick Matle
Album : Colors of Brazil
Label : SheLan
9:38 AM
Eraldi
Artist : SYLVAIN LUC
Album : Trio Sud
Label : Dreyfus
9:44 AM
Once Forgotten
Artist : GERALD BECKETT
Album : Traveling West
Label : Summit
9:49 AM
Everything’s Movin’ Too Fast
Artist : Maria Muldaur
Album : A Woman Alone With the Blues
Label : Telarc
9:52 AM
I Hadn’t Anyone Till You
Artist : FLIP PHILLIPS
Album : Swing is the Thing!
Label : Verve

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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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