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 03, 2013

6:01 AM
Mood Indigo
Artist : DAVE ELLIS
Album : VARIOUS: Ultimate Ellington/The Crown Project
Label : Monarch
6:06 AM
Matador
Artist : Greg Green
Album : VARIOUS: a Tribute To Grant Green
Label : Evidence
6:12 AM
Then I’ll be Tired of You
Artist : Stan Kenton
Album : The Ballad Style of Stan Kenton
Label : Blue Note
6:16 AM
With a Song in My Heart
Artist : PHILIP CATHERINE
Album : Blue Prince
Label : Dreyfus
6:20 AM
No Moon at All
Artist : PAUL VORNHAGEN
Album : Parisian Protocol
Label : Schoolkids
6:25 AM
Moment’s Notice
Artist : Billy Taylor
Album : VARIOUS: Thank You, John!
Label : Arkadia
6:32 AM
They Can’t Take That Away From Me
Artist : Bill Easley
Album : Love Stories
Label : American Showplace
6:38 AM
Star Eyes
Artist : BILL HOLMAN
Album : VARIOUS: Special/Hifi/Nocturne OJC Sampler
Label : Specialty
6:43 AM
You Can See
Artist : Ray Brown
Album : Ray Brown/Monty Alexander/Russell Malone
Label : Telarc
6:48 AM
That Old Black Magic
Artist : Jeremy Davenport
Album : We'll Dance 'Til Dawn
Label : Basin Street
6:53 AM
In a Sentimental Mood
Artist : Duke Ellington Legacy
Album : Thank You Uncle Edward
Label : Renma
7:01 AM
Al’s Jowels
Artist : Aaron Binder
Album : As Modern as Tomorrow
Label : Aaron Binder
7:06 AM
Time After Time
Artist : Ann Hampton Callaway
Album : After Ours
Label : Denon
7:11 AM
Blue Walk
Artist : Benny Golson
Album : One Day, Forever
Label : Arkadia Jazz
7:18 AM
Full House
Artist : DYLAN KRAMER
Album : Bumpin' on Sunset
Label : Nagel Heyer
7:23 AM
Sometime Ago
Artist : Rick Haydon & John Pizzarelli
Album : Just Friends
Label : Mel Bay
7:28 AM
Blue Lester
Artist : LESTER YOUNG
Album : VARIOUS: the Savoy Story (Vol. One - Jazz)
Label : Savoy
7:33 AM
Slow Freight
Artist : Jimmy Smith
Album : Angel Eyes/Ballads and Slow Jams
Label : Verve
7:39 AM
Satin Doll
Artist : RON GILL
Album : The Songs of Billy Strayhorn
Label : WGBH
7:43 AM
Cheesecake
Artist : LEONARD HOCHMAN
Album : Manhattan Morning
Label : Jazzheads
7:49 AM
Blue Pyrenees
Artist : David Gordon
Album : Dozen a Day
Label : Zah Zah
7:55 AM
Good Queen Bess
Artist : Bobby Watson
Album : The Year of the Rabbit
Label : Evidence
8:01 AM
Too Late Now
Artist : Mike DiRubbo
Album : Repercussion
Label : Posi-Tone
8:06 AM
In a Mellow Tone
Artist : Ella Fitzgerald
Album : Sings the Duke Ellington Songbook
Label : Verve
8:11 AM
For The Moment
Artist : Bob Mintzer Big Band
Album : For The Moment
Label : MCG Jazz
8:18 AM
Both Sides Now
Artist : TOM GRANT
Album : Nice Work if You Can Get It
Label : NuWrinkle
8:22 AM
Do Nothin’ Till You Hear From Me
Artist : John Stein
Album : Green Street
Label : A-Records
8:28 AM
Passionata
Artist : KENNY DREW JR.
Album : Passionata
Label : Arkadia Jazz
8:33 AM
Song For Mendelssohn
Artist : Alex Goodman Quintet
Album : Bridges
Label : Connection Point
8:39 AM
O Barquinho (My Little Boat)
Artist : Karrin Allyson
Album : From Paris To Rio
Label : Concord
8:44 AM
Song for Darius
Artist : Russell Malone
Album : Sweet Georgia Peach
Label : Impulse
8:50 AM
Alone Together
Artist : Stanley Turrentine & The Three Sounds
Album : The Complete "Blue Hour" Sessions
Label : Blue Note
8:54 AM
One For Kirk
Artist : Steve Turre
Album : The Spirits Up Above
Label : HighNote
9:01 AM
Telepathy
Artist : Colin Vallon Trio
Album : Rruga
Label : ECM
9:06 AM
Five Spot After Dark
Artist : Shirley Scott
Album : Queen of the Organ
Label : Prestige
9:11 AM
Sister Moon
Artist : Lynne Arriale
Album : Convergence
Label : Motema
9:17 AM
The Way You Look Tonight
Artist : Carol Fredette
Album : Everything in Time
Label : Soundbrush
9:21 AM
Ceora
Artist : Lee Morgan
Album : Cornbread
Label : Blue Note
9:27 AM
Live Your Life
Artist : Virginia Mayhew Septet
Album : A Simple Thank You
Label : Renma
9:35 AM
All My Tomorrows
Artist : Janis Mann
Album : A Perfect Time
Label : Pancake
9:41 AM
Summertime
Artist : ANDY LAVERNE
Album : Four Miles
Label : Triloka
9:45 AM
But Beautiful
Artist : JOHN WILKINS
Album : Strollin'
Label : Brownstone
9:51 AM
From This Moment On
Artist : ROBERT HENDERSON
Album : RH Positive
Label : Philly Breakdown
9:55 AM
Waltz For Ruth
Artist : Ted Hogarth and the Mulligan Mosaics Big Band
Album : Live at the Jazz Showcase
Label : Mulligan Mosaics

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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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