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

December 01, 2012

6:01 AM
Maybe September (Theme From "the Oscar")
Artist : Stanley Turrentine
Album : The Spoiler
Label : Blue Note
6:06 AM
Blues For Ray
Artist : Ray Brown
Album : Some of My Best Friends Are...Guitarists
Label : Telarc
6:09 AM
Stardust
Artist : The Four Freshmen
Album : Love Songs
Label : The Four Freshmen
6:14 AM
Old Devil Moon
Artist : Ahmad Jamal
Album : The Legendary Okeh & Epic Recordings
Label : Epic
6:18 AM
Arcadia
Artist : Ron Di Salvio
Album : Essence of Green (a Tribute to Kind of Blue)
Label : Origin
6:23 AM
Kissed By The Sun
Artist : Tia Fuller
Album : Decisive Steps
Label : Mack Avenue
6:30 AM
Smack Dab in the Middle
Artist : Gene Harris
Album : Down Home Blues
Label : Concord
6:36 AM
Skinny’s Blues
Artist : Red Garland
Album : Red's Blues
Label : Prestige
6:44 AM
The Man I Love (Featuring Cassandra Wilson)
Artist : Gregoire Maret
Album : Gregoire Maret
Label : E One
6:49 AM
Nono
Artist : JOSH WORKMAN
Album : Jumpin' at the Border
Label : Tetrachord Music
6:52 AM
Emily
Artist : PAUL SALAMONE QUARTET
Album : Quick Step
Label : Paul Salamone
7:01 AM
Norleans
Artist : Dr. Lonnie Smith
Album : Too Damn Hot
Composer : Smith
Label : Palmetto
7:06 AM
Xarmegaria
Artist : SYLVAIN LUC
Album : Trio Sud
Label : Dreyfus
7:09 AM
Woody ’n’ You
Artist : Scott Hamilton
Album : After Hours
Label : Concord
7:16 AM
Little Girl Blue
Artist : Ella Fitzgerald
Album : Twelve Nights In Hollywood
Label : Hip-O Select
7:20 AM
There Will Never be Another You
Artist : Cal Tjader
Album : Tjader Plays Tjazz
Label : Fantasy
7:25 AM
Prelude in E Minor
Artist : Gerry Mulligan
Album : Night Lights
Label : Verve
7:30 AM
How Long Has This Been Going On?
Artist : Janis Siegel
Album : The Tender Trap
Label : Monarch
7:36 AM
So What
Artist : Miles Davis
Album : Kind of Blue
Composer : Davis
Label : Columbia
7:46 AM
Dear Dorothy
Artist : CHAD LAWSON TRIO
Album : The Oz Sessions
Label : Summit
7:50 AM
The Birth of the Cool Suite: Boplicity / Postlude
Artist : Joe Lovano Ensemble
Album : Streams of Expression
Label : Blue Note
7:56 AM
Bernie’s Tune
Artist : Earl Hines
Album : The Indispensable Earl Hines, Vol 5/6
Label : RCA
8:01 AM
Blues in the Closet
Artist : Ron Carter
Album : Stardust
Label : Blue Note
8:06 AM
Rainy Night
Artist : NEIL McNAMARA
Album : Rainy Night
Label : Bonobo
8:11 AM
Bags and Trane
Artist : Milt Jackson & John Coltrane
Album : Bags & Trane
Label : Atlantic
8:20 AM
That’s the Way It Is
Artist : Jimmy Giuffre
Album : The Jimmy Giuffre 3
Label : Atlantic
8:23 AM
I’ll Be Home For Christmas
Artist : Jack Jezzro, Denis Solee, Beegie Adair
Album : Christmas Jazz
Label : Green Hill
8:27 AM
What Am I Here For?
Artist : Duke Ellington
Album : The Blanton - Webster Band
Label : Bluebird
8:32 AM
Golden Lady
Artist : Kurt Elling
Album : The Gate
Label : Concord
8:38 AM
Que Pasa?
Artist : Horace Silver
Album : Song For My Father
Label : Blue Note
8:44 AM
5 Will Get Ya 10
Artist : GEORGE CABLES
Album : Shared Secrets
Label : Muse FX
8:50 AM
Lover, Come Back to Me
Artist : Ann Hampton Callaway
Album : Blues in the Night
Label : Telarc
8:53 AM
The Thespian
Artist : Ken Peplowski
Album : In Search Of..
Label : Capri
9:01 AM
Emily
Artist : Bill Evans
Album : Live at Art D'Lugoff's: Top of the Gate
Label : Resonance
9:06 AM
Key Largo
Artist : Benny Carter
Album : Songbook
Label : MusicMasters
9:10 AM
It’s You or No One
Artist : Dexter Gordon
Album : Doin' Allright
Label : Blue Note
9:18 AM
I’m Beginning to See the Light
Artist : Denis Solee & Beegie Adair
Album : Sax & Swing
Label : Green Hill
9:22 AM
Heart of the Moment
Artist : Nelda Swiggett
Album : This Time
Label : OA2
9:27 AM
Things Ain’t What They Used to Be
Artist : Johnny Hodges
Album : VARIOUS: RCA Victor 80th Anniversary
Label : RCA
9:32 AM
Love of My Life
Artist : DICK SUDHALTER
Album : Melodies Heard, Melodies Sweet...
Label : Challenge
9:38 AM
How Could You Do a Thing Like That to Me?
Artist : Carol Sloane
Album : I Never Went Away
Label : Highnote
9:43 AM
Witchcraft
Artist : Patricia Barber
Album : Live: a Fortnight in France
Label : Blue Note
9:49 AM
Very Early
Artist : George Shearing
Album : That Shearing Sound
Label : Telarc
9:55 AM
Can You Tell by Looking at Me?
Artist : Billy Taylor
Album : Ten Fingers - One Voice
Label : Arkadia Jazz
10:01 AM
L.P. (For Les Paul)
Artist : Lee Ritenour, Pat Martino & Joey DeFrancesco
Album : 6 String Theory
Label : Concord
10:06 AM
The Days of Wine and Roses
Artist : STEVE YEAGER
Album : April Sessions
Label : Windfall Music
10:11 AM
Misty
Artist : Wes Montgomery
Album : Echoes of Indiana Avenue
Label : Resonance
10:17 AM
Landslide
Artist : Stacey Kent
Album : Breakfast on the Morning Tram
Label : Blue Note
10:21 AM
Moanin’
Artist : Ray Charles
Album : Genius + Soul = Jazz/My Kind of Jazz
Label : Rhino
10:24 AM
Just Squeeze Me
Artist : Tony Guerrero
Album : Blue Room
Label : Charleston Square
10:32 AM
Superwoman (Where Were You When I Needed You)
Artist : Vanessa Rubin
Album : New Horizons
Label : RCA
10:38 AM
Blue Daniel
Artist : Dave Miller Trio
Album : Rapture
Label : Summit
10:41 AM
Frim Fram Sauce
Artist : Akiko Tsuruga
Album : Oriental Express
Label : Allegro
10:46 AM
Koolbonga
Artist : Marian McPartland
Album : Plays the Music of Mary Lou Williams
Label : Concord
10:51 AM
E Preciso Perdoar/One Must Forgive
Artist : GROVER WASHINGTON JR.
Album : All My Tomorrows
Label : Columbia
11:01 AM
C.C. Rider
Artist : Tommy Flanagan
Album : Sea Changes
Label : Evidence
11:05 AM
Makin’ Whoopee
Artist : Gene Ammons
Album : Late Hour Special
Label : Prestige
11:11 AM
Must Be Rain
Artist : Jodi Proznick Quartet
Album : Foundations
Label : Cellar Live
11:18 AM
Bluff City Blues
Artist : Hank Crawford
Album : Memphis, Ray & a Touch of Moody
Label : 32 Jazz
11:22 AM
Snowfall
Artist : John Pizzarelli
Album : Let's Share Christmas
Label : RCA
11:25 AM
Some Other Sunset
Artist : David Benoit
Album : Waiting For Spring
Label : GRP
11:31 AM
Rue De La Harp
Artist : PAUL BROWN QUARTET
Album : Speak Low
Label : Brownstone
11:37 AM
I’ll Be Seeing You
Artist : RAHSAAN ROLAND KIRK
Album : A Standing Eight
Label : 32 Jazz
11:43 AM
Fog
Artist : Matt Jorgensen
Album : Quiet Silence
Label : Origin
11:49 AM
Just One of Those Things
Artist : Louis Armstrong & Oscar Peterson
Album : Louis Armstrong Meets Oscar Peterson
Label : Verve
11:53 AM
Air Mail Special
Artist : CHRIS FLORY
Album : For All We Know
Label : Concord
12:01 PM
Maybe September (Theme From "the Oscar")
Artist : Stanley Turrentine
Album : The Spoiler
Label : Blue Note
12:06 PM
Blues For Ray
Artist : Ray Brown
Album : Some of My Best Friends Are...Guitarists
Label : Telarc
12:09 PM
Stardust
Artist : The Four Freshmen
Album : Love Songs
Label : The Four Freshmen
12:14 PM
Old Devil Moon
Artist : Ahmad Jamal
Album : The Legendary Okeh & Epic Recordings
Label : Epic
12:18 PM
Arcadia
Artist : Ron Di Salvio
Album : Essence of Green (a Tribute to Kind of Blue)
Label : Origin
12:23 PM
Kissed By The Sun
Artist : Tia Fuller
Album : Decisive Steps
Label : Mack Avenue
12:30 PM
Smack Dab in the Middle
Artist : Gene Harris
Album : Down Home Blues
Label : Concord
12:36 PM
Skinny’s Blues
Artist : Red Garland
Album : Red's Blues
Label : Prestige
12:44 PM
The Man I Love (Featuring Cassandra Wilson)
Artist : Gregoire Maret
Album : Gregoire Maret
Label : E One
12:49 PM
Nono
Artist : JOSH WORKMAN
Album : Jumpin' at the Border
Label : Tetrachord Music
12:52 PM
Emily
Artist : PAUL SALAMONE QUARTET
Album : Quick Step
Label : Paul Salamone
1:01 PM
Norleans
Artist : Dr. Lonnie Smith
Album : Too Damn Hot
Composer : Smith
Label : Palmetto
1:06 PM
Xarmegaria
Artist : SYLVAIN LUC
Album : Trio Sud
Label : Dreyfus
1:09 PM
Woody ’n’ You
Artist : Scott Hamilton
Album : After Hours
Label : Concord
1:16 PM
Little Girl Blue
Artist : Ella Fitzgerald
Album : Twelve Nights In Hollywood
Label : Hip-O Select
1:20 PM
There Will Never be Another You
Artist : Cal Tjader
Album : Tjader Plays Tjazz
Label : Fantasy
1:25 PM
Prelude in E Minor
Artist : Gerry Mulligan
Album : Night Lights
Label : Verve
1:30 PM
How Long Has This Been Going On?
Artist : Janis Siegel
Album : The Tender Trap
Label : Monarch
1:36 PM
So What
Artist : Miles Davis
Album : Kind of Blue
Composer : Davis
Label : Columbia
1:46 PM
Dear Dorothy
Artist : CHAD LAWSON TRIO
Album : The Oz Sessions
Label : Summit
1:50 PM
The Birth of the Cool Suite: Boplicity / Postlude
Artist : Joe Lovano Ensemble
Album : Streams of Expression
Label : Blue Note
1:56 PM
Bernie’s Tune
Artist : Earl Hines
Album : The Indispensable Earl Hines, Vol 5/6
Label : RCA
2:01 PM
Blues in the Closet
Artist : Ron Carter
Album : Stardust
Label : Blue Note
2:06 PM
Rainy Night
Artist : NEIL McNAMARA
Album : Rainy Night
Label : Bonobo
2:11 PM
Bags and Trane
Artist : Milt Jackson & John Coltrane
Album : Bags & Trane
Label : Atlantic
2:20 PM
That’s the Way It Is
Artist : Jimmy Giuffre
Album : The Jimmy Giuffre 3
Label : Atlantic
2:23 PM
I’ll Be Home For Christmas
Artist : Jack Jezzro, Denis Solee, Beegie Adair
Album : Christmas Jazz
Label : Green Hill
2:27 PM
What Am I Here For?
Artist : Duke Ellington
Album : The Blanton - Webster Band
Label : Bluebird
2:32 PM
Golden Lady
Artist : Kurt Elling
Album : The Gate
Label : Concord
2:38 PM
Que Pasa?
Artist : Horace Silver
Album : Song For My Father
Label : Blue Note
2:44 PM
5 Will Get Ya 10
Artist : GEORGE CABLES
Album : Shared Secrets
Label : Muse FX
2:50 PM
Lover, Come Back to Me
Artist : Ann Hampton Callaway
Album : Blues in the Night
Label : Telarc
2:53 PM
The Thespian
Artist : Ken Peplowski
Album : In Search Of..
Label : Capri
3:01 PM
Emily
Artist : Bill Evans
Album : Live at Art D'Lugoff's: Top of the Gate
Label : Resonance
3:06 PM
Key Largo
Artist : Benny Carter
Album : Songbook
Label : MusicMasters
3:10 PM
It’s You or No One
Artist : Dexter Gordon
Album : Doin' Allright
Label : Blue Note
3:18 PM
I’m Beginning to See the Light
Artist : Denis Solee & Beegie Adair
Album : Sax & Swing
Label : Green Hill
3:22 PM
Heart of the Moment
Artist : Nelda Swiggett
Album : This Time
Label : OA2
3:27 PM
Things Ain’t What They Used to Be
Artist : Johnny Hodges
Album : VARIOUS: RCA Victor 80th Anniversary
Label : RCA
3:32 PM
Love of My Life
Artist : DICK SUDHALTER
Album : Melodies Heard, Melodies Sweet...
Label : Challenge
3:38 PM
How Could You Do a Thing Like That to Me?
Artist : Carol Sloane
Album : I Never Went Away
Label : Highnote
3:43 PM
Witchcraft
Artist : Patricia Barber
Album : Live: a Fortnight in France
Label : Blue Note
3:49 PM
Very Early
Artist : George Shearing
Album : That Shearing Sound
Label : Telarc
3:55 PM
Can You Tell by Looking at Me?
Artist : Billy Taylor
Album : Ten Fingers - One Voice
Label : Arkadia Jazz
4:01 PM
L.P. (For Les Paul)
Artist : Lee Ritenour, Pat Martino & Joey DeFrancesco
Album : 6 String Theory
Label : Concord
4:06 PM
The Days of Wine and Roses
Artist : STEVE YEAGER
Album : April Sessions
Label : Windfall Music
4:11 PM
Misty
Artist : Wes Montgomery
Album : Echoes of Indiana Avenue
Label : Resonance
4:17 PM
Landslide
Artist : Stacey Kent
Album : Breakfast on the Morning Tram
Label : Blue Note
4:21 PM
Moanin’
Artist : Ray Charles
Album : Genius + Soul = Jazz/My Kind of Jazz
Label : Rhino
4:24 PM
Just Squeeze Me
Artist : Tony Guerrero
Album : Blue Room
Label : Charleston Square
4:32 PM
Superwoman (Where Were You When I Needed You)
Artist : Vanessa Rubin
Album : New Horizons
Label : RCA
4:38 PM
Blue Daniel
Artist : Dave Miller Trio
Album : Rapture
Label : Summit
4:41 PM
Frim Fram Sauce
Artist : Akiko Tsuruga
Album : Oriental Express
Label : Allegro
4:46 PM
Koolbonga
Artist : Marian McPartland
Album : Plays the Music of Mary Lou Williams
Label : Concord
4:51 PM
E Preciso Perdoar/One Must Forgive
Artist : GROVER WASHINGTON JR.
Album : All My Tomorrows
Label : Columbia
5:01 PM
C.C. Rider
Artist : Tommy Flanagan
Album : Sea Changes
Label : Evidence
5:05 PM
Makin’ Whoopee
Artist : Gene Ammons
Album : Late Hour Special
Label : Prestige
5:11 PM
Must Be Rain
Artist : Jodi Proznick Quartet
Album : Foundations
Label : Cellar Live
5:18 PM
Bluff City Blues
Artist : Hank Crawford
Album : Memphis, Ray & a Touch of Moody
Label : 32 Jazz
5:22 PM
Snowfall
Artist : John Pizzarelli
Album : Let's Share Christmas
Label : RCA
5:25 PM
Some Other Sunset
Artist : David Benoit
Album : Waiting For Spring
Label : GRP
5:31 PM
Rue De La Harp
Artist : PAUL BROWN QUARTET
Album : Speak Low
Label : Brownstone
5:37 PM
I’ll Be Seeing You
Artist : RAHSAAN ROLAND KIRK
Album : A Standing Eight
Label : 32 Jazz
5:43 PM
Fog
Artist : Matt Jorgensen
Album : Quiet Silence
Label : Origin
5:49 PM
Just One of Those Things
Artist : Louis Armstrong & Oscar Peterson
Album : Louis Armstrong Meets Oscar Peterson
Label : Verve
5:53 PM
Air Mail Special
Artist : CHRIS FLORY
Album : For All We Know
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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