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

10:01 AM
Doxy
Artist : Miles Davis
Album : VARIOUS: the Prestige Records Story
Label : Prestige
10:06 AM
Detour Ahead
Artist : MARY ANN MOORE
Album : Right Where I Wanna Be
Label : Synergy
10:11 AM
Be My Love
Artist : Houston Person
Album : Blue Velvet
Label : Highnote
10:18 AM
Both Sides Now
Artist : TOM GRANT
Album : Nice Work if You Can Get It
Label : NuWrinkle
10:22 AM
The Pink Panther
Artist : James Moody
Album : Moody Plays Mancini
Label : Warner Brothers
10:27 AM
Moten Swing/You’re Driving Me Crazy
Artist : BOBBY SHORT
Album : Celebrating 30 Years at the Cafe Carlyle
Label : Telarc
10:34 AM
They Can’t Take That Away From Me
Artist : Bill Easley
Album : Love Stories
Label : American Showplace
10:40 AM
Walk on the Wild Side
Artist : Jimmy Smith
Album : VARIOUS: Hit Jazz
Label : 32 Jazz
10:46 AM
Speak Low
Artist : Dianne Reeves
Album : The Calling
Label : Blue Note
10:52 AM
Lullaby of Birdland
Artist : Earl Palmer Trio
Album : Soundtrack: the Fabulous Baker Boys
Label : GRP
10:55 AM
Harvest Moon
Artist : DMITRI MATHENY
Album : Penumbra
Label : Monarch
11:01 AM
Love Theme From Spartacus
Artist : Eddie Gomez
Album : Dedication
Label : Evidence
11:06 AM
Pennies From Heaven
Artist : HARRY ALLEN
Album : Harry Allen Meets the John Pizzarelli Trio
Label : BMG/RCA
11:11 AM
Some Enchanted Evening
Artist : Ernie Andrews
Album : The Many Faces of Ernie Andrews
Label : Highnote
11:17 AM
Furnace of Affliction
Artist : Jay Lawrence Quartet
Album : Sweet Lime
Label : Jazz Hang
11:21 AM
Black Velvet (Don’t’cha Go ’way Mad)
Artist : Arnett Cobb & Red Garland
Album : Blue and Sentimental
Label : Prestige
11:27 AM
A Foggy Day
Artist : TAYLOR/GRISMAN JAZZ QUARTET
Album : I'm Beginning To See the Light
Label : Acoustic Disk
11:33 AM
When Lights Are Low
Artist : Scott Hamilton
Album : Jazz Signatures
Label : Concord
11:39 AM
Mr. Lucky
Artist : DAVE GRUSIN
Album : Two For the Road
Label : GRP
11:43 AM
Patricia
Artist : PETE MCCANN
Album : Parable
Label : Palmetto
11:48 AM
Cry Me a River
Artist : Cheryl Bentyne
Album : The Book of Love
Label : TELARC
11:53 AM
Rainshadow
Artist : Phil Kelly & The Northwest Prevailing Winds
Album : Ballet of the Bouncing Beagles
Label : Origin
12:01 PM
A Cat in the Alley
Artist : ROB WALKER JAZZ QUINTET
Album : A Cat in the Alley
Label : MP3.com
12:06 PM
Angel
Artist : Paul Grabowsky
Album : Tales of Time and Space
Label : SANCTUARY
12:13 PM
Trouble is a Man
Artist : Coleman Hawkins
Album : VARIOUS: the Prestige Records Story
Label : Prestige
12:19 PM
I Only Have Eyes For You
Artist : Carmen McRae
Album : Diva
Label : Verve
12:23 PM
Aquarium
Artist : Howard Rumsey’s Lighthouse All-Stars
Album : VARIOUS: the West Coast Jazz Box
Label : Contemporary
12:27 PM
My Mother’s Eyes
Artist : Sonny Stitt
Album : Salt and Pepper
Label : Impulse
12:32 PM
Magic E
Artist : Akiko Tsuruga
Album : Oriental Express
Label : Allegro
12:38 PM
Dat Dere
Artist : RANDY JOHNSTON
Album : Somewhere in the Night
Label : Hightone
12:44 PM
Lonely Girl
Artist : EARL KLUGH
Album : The Earl Klugh Trio, Vol. One
Label : Warner Brothers
12:49 PM
We’ll Dance ’Til Dawn
Artist : Jeremy Davenport
Album : We'll Dance 'Til Dawn
Label : Basin Street
12:54 PM
Whisper Not
Artist : THAD JONES
Album : Mad Thad
Label : Period
1:01 PM
Tonk
Artist : Larry Coryell
Album : Inner Urge
Label : Highnote
1:06 PM
End of a Love Affair
Artist : DON LANPHERE & NEW STORIES
Album : Home at Last
Label : Origin
1:11 PM
The Long Road Home
Artist : ERNIE WATTS
Album : The Long Road Home
Label : JVC
1:18 PM
Tadd’s Delight
Artist : Lafayette Harris, Jr.
Album : Trio Talk
Label : Airmen
1:21 PM
Christmas in New Orleans
Artist : Louis Armstrong
Album : VARIOUS: a Traditional Jazz Christmas
Label : GRP
1:24 PM
Collage
Artist : Chuck Deardorf
Album : Transparence
Label : Origin
1:31 PM
Bunny
Artist : Gerry Mulligan & Johnny Hodges
Album : Gerry Mulligan Meets Johnny Hodges
Label : Verve
1:37 PM
It’s a Wonderful World
Artist : Rick Haydon & John Pizzarelli
Album : Just Friends
Label : Mel Bay
1:42 PM
Out of the Blue
Artist : Sala Brothers
Album : Out of the Blue
Label : Blu Jazz
1:47 PM
A Weaver of Dreams
Artist : GRADY TATE
Album : Grady Tate Sings: All Love
Label : 441
1:51 PM
In Your Own Sweet Way
Artist : Phil Norman Tentet
Album : Encore
Label : Mama
2:01 PM
Doxy
Artist : Miles Davis
Album : VARIOUS: the Prestige Records Story
Label : Prestige
2:06 PM
Detour Ahead
Artist : MARY ANN MOORE
Album : Right Where I Wanna Be
Label : Synergy
2:11 PM
Be My Love
Artist : Houston Person
Album : Blue Velvet
Label : Highnote
2:18 PM
Both Sides Now
Artist : TOM GRANT
Album : Nice Work if You Can Get It
Label : NuWrinkle
2:22 PM
The Pink Panther
Artist : James Moody
Album : Moody Plays Mancini
Label : Warner Brothers
2:27 PM
Moten Swing/You’re Driving Me Crazy
Artist : BOBBY SHORT
Album : Celebrating 30 Years at the Cafe Carlyle
Label : Telarc
2:34 PM
They Can’t Take That Away From Me
Artist : Bill Easley
Album : Love Stories
Label : American Showplace
2:40 PM
Walk on the Wild Side
Artist : Jimmy Smith
Album : VARIOUS: Hit Jazz
Label : 32 Jazz
2:46 PM
Speak Low
Artist : Dianne Reeves
Album : The Calling
Label : Blue Note
2:52 PM
Lullaby of Birdland
Artist : Earl Palmer Trio
Album : Soundtrack: the Fabulous Baker Boys
Label : GRP
2:55 PM
Harvest Moon
Artist : DMITRI MATHENY
Album : Penumbra
Label : Monarch
3:01 PM
Love Theme From Spartacus
Artist : Eddie Gomez
Album : Dedication
Label : Evidence
3:06 PM
Pennies From Heaven
Artist : HARRY ALLEN
Album : Harry Allen Meets the John Pizzarelli Trio
Label : BMG/RCA
3:11 PM
Some Enchanted Evening
Artist : Ernie Andrews
Album : The Many Faces of Ernie Andrews
Label : Highnote
3:17 PM
Furnace of Affliction
Artist : Jay Lawrence Quartet
Album : Sweet Lime
Label : Jazz Hang
3:21 PM
Black Velvet (Don’t’cha Go ’way Mad)
Artist : Arnett Cobb & Red Garland
Album : Blue and Sentimental
Label : Prestige
3:27 PM
A Foggy Day
Artist : TAYLOR/GRISMAN JAZZ QUARTET
Album : I'm Beginning To See the Light
Label : Acoustic Disk
3:33 PM
When Lights Are Low
Artist : Scott Hamilton
Album : Jazz Signatures
Label : Concord
3:39 PM
Mr. Lucky
Artist : DAVE GRUSIN
Album : Two For the Road
Label : GRP
3:43 PM
Patricia
Artist : PETE MCCANN
Album : Parable
Label : Palmetto
3:48 PM
Cry Me a River
Artist : Cheryl Bentyne
Album : The Book of Love
Label : TELARC
3:53 PM
Rainshadow
Artist : Phil Kelly & The Northwest Prevailing Winds
Album : Ballet of the Bouncing Beagles
Label : Origin
4:01 PM
A Cat in the Alley
Artist : ROB WALKER JAZZ QUINTET
Album : A Cat in the Alley
Label : MP3.com
4:06 PM
Angel
Artist : Paul Grabowsky
Album : Tales of Time and Space
Label : SANCTUARY
4:13 PM
Trouble is a Man
Artist : Coleman Hawkins
Album : VARIOUS: the Prestige Records Story
Label : Prestige
4:19 PM
I Only Have Eyes For You
Artist : Carmen McRae
Album : Diva
Label : Verve
4:23 PM
Aquarium
Artist : Howard Rumsey’s Lighthouse All-Stars
Album : VARIOUS: the West Coast Jazz Box
Label : Contemporary
4:27 PM
My Mother’s Eyes
Artist : Sonny Stitt
Album : Salt and Pepper
Label : Impulse
4:32 PM
Magic E
Artist : Akiko Tsuruga
Album : Oriental Express
Label : Allegro
4:38 PM
Dat Dere
Artist : RANDY JOHNSTON
Album : Somewhere in the Night
Label : Hightone
4:44 PM
Lonely Girl
Artist : EARL KLUGH
Album : The Earl Klugh Trio, Vol. One
Label : Warner Brothers
4:49 PM
We’ll Dance ’Til Dawn
Artist : Jeremy Davenport
Album : We'll Dance 'Til Dawn
Label : Basin Street
4:54 PM
Whisper Not
Artist : THAD JONES
Album : Mad Thad
Label : Period
5:01 PM
Tonk
Artist : Larry Coryell
Album : Inner Urge
Label : Highnote
5:06 PM
End of a Love Affair
Artist : DON LANPHERE & NEW STORIES
Album : Home at Last
Label : Origin
5:11 PM
The Long Road Home
Artist : ERNIE WATTS
Album : The Long Road Home
Label : JVC
5:18 PM
Tadd’s Delight
Artist : Lafayette Harris, Jr.
Album : Trio Talk
Label : Airmen
5:21 PM
Christmas in New Orleans
Artist : Louis Armstrong
Album : VARIOUS: a Traditional Jazz Christmas
Label : GRP
5:24 PM
Collage
Artist : Chuck Deardorf
Album : Transparence
Label : Origin
5:31 PM
Bunny
Artist : Gerry Mulligan & Johnny Hodges
Album : Gerry Mulligan Meets Johnny Hodges
Label : Verve
5:37 PM
It’s a Wonderful World
Artist : Rick Haydon & John Pizzarelli
Album : Just Friends
Label : Mel Bay
5:42 PM
Out of the Blue
Artist : Sala Brothers
Album : Out of the Blue
Label : Blu Jazz
5:47 PM
A Weaver of Dreams
Artist : GRADY TATE
Album : Grady Tate Sings: All Love
Label : 441
5:51 PM
In Your Own Sweet Way
Artist : Phil Norman Tentet
Album : Encore
Label : Mama

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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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