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

January 02, 2013

10:01 AM
Elizete
Artist : CHAD LAWSON TRIO
Album : Unforeseen
Label : Summit
10:06 AM
Things Ain’t What They Used to Be
Artist : Dave Brubeck
Album : VARIOUS: Duke Ellington 1969 All-Star White House Tribute
Label : Blue Note
10:10 AM
Dat Dere
Artist : Bobby Timmons
Album : Moanin' Blues
Label : Prestige
10:17 AM
Nice Work if You Can Get It
Artist : Billie Holiday
Album : VARIOUS: Gershwin - Jazz 'round Midnight
Label : Verve
10:21 AM
Chan’s Song
Artist : Bobby Hutcherson
Album : Skyline
Label : Verve
10:26 AM
I’m Old Fashioned
Artist : Ahmad Jamal
Album : After Fajr
Label : Dreyfus
10:34 AM
Bunny
Artist : Gerry Mulligan & Johnny Hodges
Album : Gerry Mulligan Meets Johnny Hodges
Label : Verve
10:40 AM
Dawn Ray
Artist : Ray Charles
Album : Pure Genius: the Complete Atlantic Recordings
Label : Atlantic
10:45 AM
If You Never Fall in Love With Me
Artist : Ernie Andrews
Album : Jump For Joy
Label : Highnote
10:51 AM
Afternoon in Paris
Artist : Jan Leder
Album : Nonchalant
Label : A-Records
10:57 AM
Come Out, Come Out Wherever You Are Part I
Artist : Peter MacDonough
Album : The WOO
Label : Peter MacDonough
11:01 AM
Willow Weep For Me
Artist : Modern Jazz Quartet
Album : Fontessa
Label : Atlantic
11:06 AM
La Rosita
Artist : Coleman Hawkins & Ben Webster
Album : Coleman Hawkins Encounters Ben Webster
Label : Verve
11:11 AM
I Cover the Waterfront
Artist : Wynton Marsalis
Album : Standard Time, Vol. 3
Label : Columbia
11:17 AM
A Walk
Artist : Marcus Goldhaber
Album : Take Me Anywhere
Label : Fallen Apple
11:21 AM
Seed Shack
Artist : Gene Ammons
Album : Greatest Hits, Vol. 1: the Sixties
Label : Prestige
11:27 AM
Killer Joe
Artist : THE JAZZTET
Album : VARIOUS: Hit Jazz
Label : 32 Jazz
11:33 AM
Magic E
Artist : Akiko Tsuruga
Album : Oriental Express
Label : Allegro
11:39 AM
Elli
Artist : Avishai Cohen
Album : Continuo
Label : Sunnyside
11:43 AM
’Round Midnight
Artist : Miles Davis
Album : 'Round About Midnight
Label : Columbia
11:49 AM
Because of You
Artist : Freddy Cole
Album : Because of You: Freddy Cole Sings Tony Bennett
Label : HighNote
11:54 AM
Moten Swing/You’re Driving Me Crazy
Artist : BOBBY SHORT
Album : Celebrating 30 Years at the Cafe Carlyle
Label : Telarc
12:01 PM
Giant Steps
Artist : John Coltrane
Album : Giant Steps
Composer : Coltrane
Label : Atlantic
12:06 PM
It Was a Very Good Year
Artist : PETE MALINVERNI
Album : A Very Good Year
Label : Reservoir
12:12 PM
I Thought About You
Artist : CLAIRE DALY
Album : Swing Low
Label : Koch
12:18 PM
Let Yourself Go
Artist : Stacey Kent
Album : Let Yourself Go
Label : Candid
12:22 PM
Jive at Five
Artist : Allan Vache & Harry Allen
Album : Allan And Allen
Label : Nagel Heyer
12:28 PM
Bye-Ya
Artist : Kim Pensyl & Phil DeGreg
Album : Melodious Monk
Label : Summit
12:35 PM
She’s Got a Way
Artist : Curtis Stigers
Album : You Inspire Me
Label : Concord
12:41 PM
Six Appeal
Artist : BARRETT DEEMS
Album : Deemus
Label : Delmark
12:46 PM
Prelude to a Kiss
Artist : Joe Wilder
Album : Savoy Jazz Sampler
Label : Savoy
12:51 PM
On Wings of the Spirit
Artist : Kenny Burrell
Album : Blue Muse
Label : Concord
12:57 PM
Caravan
Artist : Dizzy Gillespie
Album : VARIOUS: Rebop: the Savoy Originals
Label : Savoy
1:01 PM
The Brown Soldier
Artist : Cyrus Chestnut
Album : Genuine Chestnut
Label : Telarc
1:06 PM
Hymn to Freedom
Artist : Oscar Peterson
Album : A Summer Night in Munich
Label : Telarc
1:12 PM
Very Early
Artist : George Shearing
Album : That Shearing Sound
Label : Telarc
1:18 PM
Dolphin Dance
Artist : MCBRIDE/PAYTON/WHITFIELD
Album : Fingerpainting: Music of Herbie Hancock
Label : Verve
1:22 PM
Old King Dooji
Artist : Dan Block
Album : From His World to Mine
Label : Miles High
1:27 PM
Charlie Brown Theme
Artist : Vince Guaraldi
Album : Charlie Brown's Holiday Hits
Label : Fantasy
1:33 PM
All or Nothing at All
Artist : JIMMY SCOTT
Album : Over the Rainbow
Label : Milestone
1:39 PM
Candy
Artist : TEDDY EDWARDS
Album : Ladies Man
Label : Highnote
1:44 PM
Take the ’A’ Train
Artist : LINCOLN CENTER JAZZ ORCHESTRA
Album : They Came To Swing
Label : Columbia
1:49 PM
Hershey’s Kisses
Artist : Kathy Kosins
Album : To the Ladies of Cool
Label : Resonance
1:54 PM
I Hadn’t Anyone Till You
Artist : KERRY STRAYER SEPTET
Album : Mentor
Label : Kerry Strayer Productions
2:01 PM
Elizete
Artist : CHAD LAWSON TRIO
Album : Unforeseen
Label : Summit
2:06 PM
Things Ain’t What They Used to Be
Artist : Dave Brubeck
Album : VARIOUS: Duke Ellington 1969 All-Star White House Tribute
Label : Blue Note
2:10 PM
Dat Dere
Artist : Bobby Timmons
Album : Moanin' Blues
Label : Prestige
2:17 PM
Nice Work if You Can Get It
Artist : Billie Holiday
Album : VARIOUS: Gershwin - Jazz 'round Midnight
Label : Verve
2:21 PM
Chan’s Song
Artist : Bobby Hutcherson
Album : Skyline
Label : Verve
2:26 PM
I’m Old Fashioned
Artist : Ahmad Jamal
Album : After Fajr
Label : Dreyfus
2:34 PM
Bunny
Artist : Gerry Mulligan & Johnny Hodges
Album : Gerry Mulligan Meets Johnny Hodges
Label : Verve
2:40 PM
Dawn Ray
Artist : Ray Charles
Album : Pure Genius: the Complete Atlantic Recordings
Label : Atlantic
2:45 PM
If You Never Fall in Love With Me
Artist : Ernie Andrews
Album : Jump For Joy
Label : Highnote
2:51 PM
Afternoon in Paris
Artist : Jan Leder
Album : Nonchalant
Label : A-Records
2:57 PM
Come Out, Come Out Wherever You Are Part I
Artist : Peter MacDonough
Album : The WOO
Label : Peter MacDonough
3:01 PM
Willow Weep For Me
Artist : Modern Jazz Quartet
Album : Fontessa
Label : Atlantic
3:06 PM
La Rosita
Artist : Coleman Hawkins & Ben Webster
Album : Coleman Hawkins Encounters Ben Webster
Label : Verve
3:11 PM
I Cover the Waterfront
Artist : Wynton Marsalis
Album : Standard Time, Vol. 3
Label : Columbia
3:17 PM
A Walk
Artist : Marcus Goldhaber
Album : Take Me Anywhere
Label : Fallen Apple
3:21 PM
Seed Shack
Artist : Gene Ammons
Album : Greatest Hits, Vol. 1: the Sixties
Label : Prestige
3:27 PM
Killer Joe
Artist : THE JAZZTET
Album : VARIOUS: Hit Jazz
Label : 32 Jazz
3:33 PM
Magic E
Artist : Akiko Tsuruga
Album : Oriental Express
Label : Allegro
3:39 PM
Elli
Artist : Avishai Cohen
Album : Continuo
Label : Sunnyside
3:43 PM
’Round Midnight
Artist : Miles Davis
Album : 'Round About Midnight
Label : Columbia
3:49 PM
Because of You
Artist : Freddy Cole
Album : Because of You: Freddy Cole Sings Tony Bennett
Label : HighNote
3:54 PM
Moten Swing/You’re Driving Me Crazy
Artist : BOBBY SHORT
Album : Celebrating 30 Years at the Cafe Carlyle
Label : Telarc
4:01 PM
Giant Steps
Artist : John Coltrane
Album : Giant Steps
Composer : Coltrane
Label : Atlantic
4:06 PM
It Was a Very Good Year
Artist : PETE MALINVERNI
Album : A Very Good Year
Label : Reservoir
4:12 PM
I Thought About You
Artist : CLAIRE DALY
Album : Swing Low
Label : Koch
4:18 PM
Let Yourself Go
Artist : Stacey Kent
Album : Let Yourself Go
Label : Candid
4:22 PM
Jive at Five
Artist : Allan Vache & Harry Allen
Album : Allan And Allen
Label : Nagel Heyer
4:28 PM
Bye-Ya
Artist : Kim Pensyl & Phil DeGreg
Album : Melodious Monk
Label : Summit
4:35 PM
She’s Got a Way
Artist : Curtis Stigers
Album : You Inspire Me
Label : Concord
4:41 PM
Six Appeal
Artist : BARRETT DEEMS
Album : Deemus
Label : Delmark
4:46 PM
Prelude to a Kiss
Artist : Joe Wilder
Album : Savoy Jazz Sampler
Label : Savoy
4:51 PM
On Wings of the Spirit
Artist : Kenny Burrell
Album : Blue Muse
Label : Concord
4:57 PM
Caravan
Artist : Dizzy Gillespie
Album : VARIOUS: Rebop: the Savoy Originals
Label : Savoy
5:01 PM
The Brown Soldier
Artist : Cyrus Chestnut
Album : Genuine Chestnut
Label : Telarc
5:06 PM
Hymn to Freedom
Artist : Oscar Peterson
Album : A Summer Night in Munich
Label : Telarc
5:12 PM
Very Early
Artist : George Shearing
Album : That Shearing Sound
Label : Telarc
5:18 PM
Dolphin Dance
Artist : MCBRIDE/PAYTON/WHITFIELD
Album : Fingerpainting: Music of Herbie Hancock
Label : Verve
5:22 PM
Old King Dooji
Artist : Dan Block
Album : From His World to Mine
Label : Miles High
5:27 PM
Charlie Brown Theme
Artist : Vince Guaraldi
Album : Charlie Brown's Holiday Hits
Label : Fantasy
5:33 PM
All or Nothing at All
Artist : JIMMY SCOTT
Album : Over the Rainbow
Label : Milestone
5:39 PM
Candy
Artist : TEDDY EDWARDS
Album : Ladies Man
Label : Highnote
5:44 PM
Take the ’A’ Train
Artist : LINCOLN CENTER JAZZ ORCHESTRA
Album : They Came To Swing
Label : Columbia
5:49 PM
Hershey’s Kisses
Artist : Kathy Kosins
Album : To the Ladies of Cool
Label : Resonance
5:54 PM
I Hadn’t Anyone Till You
Artist : KERRY STRAYER SEPTET
Album : Mentor
Label : Kerry Strayer Productions

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Check Out These Jazz CDS!
4:22 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

April Jazz Picks from ICON Magazine

Check out Jazz writer Nick Bewsey's CD suggestions for April.

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
3:34 am
Wed April 9, 2014

Denied A Stage, She Sang For A Nation

Contralto Marian Anderson sang at the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, April 9, 1939, to an estimated crowd of 75,000 people.
University of Pennsylvania

Originally published on Wed April 9, 2014 2:08 pm

Seventy-five years ago, on April 9, 1939, as Hitler's troops advanced in Europe and the Depression took its toll in the U.S., one of the most important musical events of the 20th century took place on the National Mall in Washington. There, just two performers, a singer and a pianist, made musical — and social — history.

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Live Broadcast From the Philadelphia Museum of Art
12:13 pm
Tue April 8, 2014

Warm Up for the Center City Jazz Festival at Art After 5!

Trombonist Ernest Stuart is founder of the Center City Jazz Festival

Join WRTI’s Jeff Duperon this Friday, April 11th at 6 pm as he broadcasts live from Art After 5 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. On the radio, you'll hear the great jazz you expect from WRTI, along with insight and commentary about the third annual Center City Jazz Festival, which is coming up on April 19th. Trombonist Ernest Stuart, founder of the Festival, will speak with Jeff about all the details.

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Creatively Speaking
3:49 pm
Mon April 7, 2014

It's Official! The City Of Philadelphia Appreciates Jazz

April is Jazz Appreciation Month

All across the country, April is Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM). In Philadelphia, JAM's month-long series of concerts, workshops, and events - including the Center City Jazz Festival - culminates on April 30th, which is Jazz Appreciation Day.

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Creatively Speaking
8:22 pm
Sun April 6, 2014

Last Call at the Downbeat: The Dizzy Gillespie Story

Trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie (1917-1993)

Jazz vocalist, author, and playwright Suzanne Cloud spent about eight months researching Dizzy Gillespie’s life, and writing Last Call at the Downbeat: The Dizzy Gillespie Story. The production debuted in 2013 at the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts.

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Jazz Appreciation Month on WRTI
11:58 am
Wed April 2, 2014

Those "I Love Jazz" Moments

One night recently, as I was home struggling to convince my toddler that the floor is not where leftover food lives, John Coltrane and Duke Ellington’s “In A Sentimental Mood” came on the radio. Suddenly, I found myself paying a bit more attention to the music than the drama at hand. Why? Because I knew what was coming....that specific moment in the song that always gets to me. There's a total mood shift as the timing completely changes and you start to notice the drums more and more. And then you start to wonder if the drums were even there at all during the beginning of the tune.

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Creatively Speaking
6:04 pm
Mon March 31, 2014

Remembering The Sensational Billie Holiday

Billie Holiday (1915-1959) - Nicknamed "Lady Day" by saxophonist Lester Young

Jazz great Billie Holiday, who died at age 44 in 1959, would have turned 99 on April 7, 2014. As WRTI’s Susan Lewis reports, in her short career, this Philadelphia-born singer made a huge impact on jazz and American song.

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Big Band Jazz with Bob Craig
11:41 am
Fri March 28, 2014

Swing Into Spring on Big Band Jazz: March 30, 7 PM

Count Basie's Big Band

Spring songs get the Big Band Jazz treatment this Sunday! Listen to Basie and Kenton, as well as the Diva Jazz Orchestra, and Marty Paich. Grow an hour of Spring Fever this Sunday evening at 7 pm on WRTI.

WRTI Picks from NPR Music
11:34 am
Fri March 28, 2014

'A Love Supreme' Comes Alive In Unearthed Photos

John Coltrane during the recording of A Love Supreme in December 1964.
Chuck Stewart Courtesy of the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History

Whenever photographer Chuck Stewart was hired by a record company to document a recording session, he would shoot during the rehearsal takes, playback and downtime. The company would take what it needed, the remainder likely never to be developed, much less published. After decades in the photography business, and thousands of album covers to his name, he's amassed a lot of negatives.

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
1:31 pm
Mon March 24, 2014

After A Painful Year, Bud Powell's Triumpant 1953 Return

Bud Powell pioneered bebop-style improvisation on the piano.
Metronome Getty Images

Originally published on Mon March 24, 2014 2:14 pm

The great bebop pianist Bud Powell played several engagements at the New York jazz club Birdland in 1953. Parts of his shows were broadcast on the radio, and one listener recorded some onto acetate discs. A new collection of those recordings is out now: Birdland 1953 on three CDs from ESP-Disk'. The sound quality isn't much, but the music is terrific.

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