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 08, 2013

6:01 AM
Grizzly
Artist : CLAYTON-HAMILTON JAZZ ORCHESTRA
Album : Shout Me Out
Label : Fable
6:06 AM
Taffy
Artist : Johnny Hodges & Wild Bill Davis
Album : (1965-1966)
Label : RCA
6:11 AM
Quagmire
Artist : Rick Germanson Trio
Album : Off the Cuff
Label : Owl
6:18 AM
Tony’s Tune
Artist : Rick Haydon & John Pizzarelli
Album : Just Friends
Label : Mel Bay
6:22 AM
Ain’t Misbehavin’
Artist : Ray Charles
Album : Blues + Jazz
Label : Rhino
6:28 AM
I Didn’t Know What Time it Was
Artist : Charlie Byrd Trio
Album : Au Courant
Label : Concord
6:33 AM
Some Cats Know
Artist : Jeanie Bryson
Album : VARIOUS: Love Ballads - Late Night Jazz
Label : Telarc
6:39 AM
Dream of You
Artist : Earl Hines
Album : The Indispensable Earl Hines, Vol 5/6
Label : RCA
6:43 AM
You’re Gonna Hear From Me
Artist : Stanley Turrentine
Album : The Spoiler
Label : Blue Note
6:49 AM
I’m Just a Lucky So and So
Artist : MAGGIE GALLOWAY
Album : More Than You Know...
Label : Brownstone
6:53 AM
Blues for D.P.
Artist : Gary Smulyan
Album : Smul's Paradise
Label : Capri
7:01 AM
FluteVibes
Artist : Gerald Beckett
Album : Flute Vibes
Label : Summit
7:06 AM
Close Your Eyes
Artist : WARREN VACHE
Album : Dream Dancing
Label : Arbors
7:11 AM
Blues for the Baby Grand
Artist : Jimmy McGriff
Album : Straight Up
Label : Milestone
7:18 AM
Don’t Go to Strangers
Artist : Etta Jones
Album : The Best of Etta Jones: the Prestige Singles
Label : Prestige
7:22 AM
Samba De Orfeo
Artist : Vince Guaraldi
Album : VARIOUS: Brazilian Horizons, Vol. 2
Label : Milestone
7:28 AM
Dream a Little Dream of Me
Artist : Gerry Mulligan
Album : The Art of Gerry Mulligan/The Final Recordings
Label : Telarc
7:33 AM
Kissed By The Sun
Artist : Tia Fuller
Album : Decisive Steps
Label : Mack Avenue
7:39 AM
Lullaby of the Leaves
Artist : Mary Stallings
Album : Manhattan Moods
Label : Concord
7:44 AM
Autumn Leaves
Artist : PAUL BROWN QUARTET
Album : Meets the Three Tenors
Label : Brownstone
7:50 AM
Theme From Black Orpheus
Artist : Paul Desmond
Album : Take Ten
Label : RCA
7:54 AM
Tipsy
Artist : Oliver Nelson & Joe Newman
Album : Main Stem
Label : Prestige
8:01 AM
My Foolish Heart
Artist : Jack Jezzro
Album : Jazz Elegance
Label : Hillsboro
8:06 AM
God Give Me Strength
Artist : Ted Kooshian’s Standard Orbit Quartet
Album : Underdog, and Other Stories...
Label : Summit
8:11 AM
In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning
Artist : Mike Longo Trio +2
Album : To My Surprise
Label : CAP
8:17 AM
West Coast Blues
Artist : MIMI FOX & GRETA MATASSA
Album : Two For the Road
Label : Origin
8:21 AM
Juicy Lucy
Artist : Houston Person
Album : Funky Pieces of Silver
Label : HighNote
8:27 AM
When Summer Comes
Artist : Oscar Peterson
Album : A Royal Wedding Suite
Label : Pablo
8:34 AM
Too Young to Go Steady
Artist : Karrin Allyson
Album : Ballads
Label : Concord
8:40 AM
Dat Dere
Artist : RANDY JOHNSTON
Album : Somewhere in the Night
Label : Hightone
8:46 AM
O Sole Mio
Artist : Joey DeFrancesco
Album : Joey Defrancesco's Goodfellas
Label : Concord
8:51 AM
For Lena and Lennie
Artist : Quincy Jones
Album : The Quintessence
Label : Impulse
8:55 AM
Love is a Many Splendored Thing
Artist : Clifford Brown & Max Roach
Album : Brown and Roach Incorporated
Label : EmArcy
9:01 AM
Try It Baby
Artist : JOE KAP ORGAN TRIO
Album : Street Noise
Label : Severn
9:06 AM
Song For Jojo
Artist : Michael B and Friends
Album : No More Blues
Label : Primrose Lane
9:11 AM
The Postman Always Rings Twice
Artist : JAZZ AT THE MOVIES BAND
Album : White Heat * Film Noir
Label : Discovery
9:17 AM
Chattanooga Choo Choo
Artist : Regina Carter
Album : Motor City Moments
Label : Verve
9:21 AM
What Now My Love?
Artist : DAKOTA STATON
Album : A Packet of Love Letters
Label : Highnote
9:25 AM
Maya’s Blues
Artist : Issi Rozen
Album : Dark Beauty
Label : New Step
9:33 AM
Detour Ahead
Artist : Chris Pasin
Album : Detour Ahead
Label : H2O
9:39 AM
I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face
Artist : Stan Getz
Album : VARIOUS: the Very Thought of You/Jazz For Lovers
Label : Columbia
9:44 AM
Pays lointain
Artist : EMMANUEL PAHUD & JACKY TERRASSON
Album : Into the Blue
Label : Blue Note
9:49 AM
How Deep is the Ocean?
Artist : Dena Derose
Album : A Walk In the Park
Label : n.a.
9:55 AM
The End of a Love Affair
Artist : Bill Easley
Album : Love Stories
Label : American Showplace

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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

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Creatively Speaking
3:49 pm
Mon April 7, 2014

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April is Jazz Appreciation Month

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Creatively Speaking
8:22 pm
Sun April 6, 2014

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Trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie (1917-1993)

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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

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

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Count Basie's Big Band

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

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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
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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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