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 29, 2012

6:01 AM
Moten Swing
Artist : Marcus Shelby Jazz Orchestra
Album : The Lights Suite
Label : Noir
6:06 AM
Jingles
Artist : MEL RHYNE
Album : Remembering Wes
Label : Savant
6:11 AM
In Good Company
Artist : Jake Fryer/Bud Shank Quintet
Album : In Good Company
Label : Capri
6:17 AM
Touch of Evil
Artist : JAZZ AT THE MOVIES BAND
Album : White Heat * Film Noir
Label : Discovery
6:21 AM
I Ain’t Got Nothin’ But the Blues
Artist : Ella Fitzgerald
Album : Day Dream: Best of the Duke Ellington Songbook
Label : Verve
6:26 AM
Serenata
Artist : John Hicks
Album : Fatha's Day
Label : Highnote
6:34 AM
A Ship Without a Sail
Artist : Ken Peplowski
Album : In Search Of..
Label : Capri
6:40 AM
Reginella
Artist : Aldo Romano
Album : Canzoni
Label : Enja
6:45 AM
Easy to Love
Artist : Beegie Adair Trio
Album : Dream Dancing
Label : Hillsboro
6:50 AM
The Touch of Your Lips
Artist : Calabria Foti
Album : A Lovely Way to Spend an Evening
Label : MoCo
6:56 AM
Black Nightgown
Artist : Ted Hogarth and the Mulligan Mosaics Big Band
Album : Live at the Jazz Showcase
Label : Mulligan Mosaics
7:01 AM
Golden Earrings
Artist : Ray Bryant
Album : Ray Bryant Trio
Label : Prestige
7:06 AM
Echo of My Dream
Artist : Benny Carter
Album : Songbook Volume II
Label : Musicmasters
7:11 AM
There’s No Business Like Show Business
Artist : Sonny Rollins
Album : Work Time
Label : Prestige
7:18 AM
Night and Day
Artist : Beegie Adair Trio
Album : The Frank Sinatra Collection
Label : Green Hill
7:23 AM
Under Sonny’s Bridge
Artist : Ricky Sweum
Album : Pulling Your Own Strings
Label : Origin
7:28 AM
Audrey
Artist : Dave Brubeck
Album : Love Songs
Label : Columbia
7:33 AM
Waltz of the Giant Moths
Artist : Arlene McDaniel Trio
Album : Timeless
Label : Arlene McDaniel
7:39 AM
Take Love Easy
Artist : Nancy Wilson
Album : Turned To Blue
Label : MCG Jazz
7:43 AM
In a Mellow Tone
Artist : Kenny Burrell
Album : Ellington is Forever, Vol. 2
Label : Fantasy
7:49 AM
Let Me
Artist : LEONARD HOCHMAN
Album : Manhattan Morning
Label : Jazzheads
7:54 AM
Love For Sale
Artist : BENNY GREEN & RUSSELL MALONE
Album : Bluebird
Label : Telarc
8:01 AM
One Foot in the Gutter
Artist : WILLIE RODRIGUEZ
Album : Flatjacks
Label : Milestone
8:06 AM
They Didn’t Believe Me
Artist : LUCKY THOMPSON
Album : VARIOUS: the Jazz Giants Play Jerome Kern
Label : Prestige
8:11 AM
Teach Me Tonight
Artist : HARRY PICKENS
Album : Passionate Ballads
Label : Double Time
8:18 AM
You’re a Lucky Guy
Artist : Maxine Sullivan & Scott Hamilton
Album : Uptown
Label : Concord
8:21 AM
Christmas is Coming
Artist : Vince Guaraldi
Album : A Charlie Brown Christmas
Label : Fantasy
8:25 AM
Topsy
Artist : Ray Brown Trio
Album : Some of My Best Friends Are...Guitarists
Label : Telarc
8:31 AM
September Song
Artist : Sarah Vaughan
Album : Sarah Vaughan With Clifford Brown
Label : EmArcy
8:37 AM
Un Grand Amor
Artist : Stan Getz
Album : Live in Paris
Label : Dreyfus
8:43 AM
Buhaina Buhaina
Artist : Ray Brown
Album : Bassics: The Best of the Ray Brown Trio (1977-2000)
Label : Concord
8:49 AM
Jeep’s Blues
Artist : Johnny Hodges
Album : With Billy Strayhorn and the Orchestra
Label : Verve
8:52 AM
Life Long Dream
Artist : JANE JARVIS
Album : Atlantic-Pacific
Label : Arbors
9:01 AM
Prelude to a Kiss
Artist : Duke Ellington
Album : Ellington Indigos
Label : Columbia
9:06 AM
Lush Life
Artist : John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman
Album : John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman
Label : Impulse
9:11 AM
Cascavelo
Artist : HENRY JOHNSON
Album : Organic
Label : A440
9:18 AM
Everything I Love
Artist : TIM GREEN
Album : Jeannie's Song
Label : Origin
9:22 AM
Ala Mode
Artist : BRASS TRACKS JAZZ ORCHESTRA
Album : First Track
Label : Sea Breeze
9:27 AM
The Grinning Song
Artist : Larry Goldings
Album : Big Stuff
Label : Warner Brothers
9:34 AM
Nardis
Artist : Jacky Terrasson
Album : Smile
Label : Blue Note
9:40 AM
Lazy Bird
Artist : Max Marshall
Album : Instant Camaraderie
Label : Jazz Hang
9:46 AM
Just the Way You Are
Artist : Freddy Cole
Album : Love Makes the Difference
Label : Fantasy
9:53 AM
Gotta Dance
Artist : Jimmy Giuffre
Album : The Jimmy Giuffre 3
Label : Atlantic
9:55 AM
Darn That Dream
Artist : George Shearing
Album : Lullabies of Birdland - a Musical Autobiography
Label : Concord

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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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