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 09, 2013

10:01 AM
Make Someone Happy
Artist : RON JACKSON & RUFUS REID
Album : Song For Luis
Label : Mastermix
10:06 AM
Woody ’n’ You
Artist : Scott Hamilton
Album : After Hours
Label : Concord
10:11 AM
Collage
Artist : Chuck Deardorf
Album : Transparence
Label : Origin
10:18 AM
Blues in the Pocket
Artist : The John Hicks Legacy Band
Album : Mind Wine
Label : Savant
10:22 AM
Topsy
Artist : Ray Brown Trio
Album : Some of My Best Friends Are...Guitarists
Label : Telarc
10:28 AM
Walk on the Wild Side
Artist : Jimmy Smith
Album : VARIOUS: Hit Jazz
Label : 32 Jazz
10:35 AM
September Song
Artist : Sarah Vaughan
Album : Sarah Vaughan With Clifford Brown
Label : EmArcy
10:41 AM
Baby, Baby All the Time
Artist : Gary Smulyan
Album : High Noon: the Jazz Soul of Frankie Laine
Label : Reservoir
10:49 AM
Puttin’ on the Ritz
Artist : Fred Astaire
Album : VARIOUS: Irving Berlin Always
Label : Verve
10:52 AM
Naima
Artist : John Coltrane
Album : Giant Steps
Label : Atlantic
10:57 AM
I’m a Loser
Artist : Vince Guaraldi & Bola Sete
Album : Vince Guaraldi & Bola Sete
Label : Fantasy
11:01 AM
Indian Summer
Artist : DAVID MURRAY
Album : Seasons
Label : Pow Wow
11:06 AM
Same Ol’ Story
Artist : Joe Williams
Album : Every Night
Label : Verve
11:11 AM
Bill Bailey
Artist : Zoot Sims
Album : Down Home
Label : Bethlehem
11:18 AM
You’d Be So Nice to Come Home to
Artist : Stephane Grappelli & Toots Thielemans
Album : Bringing It Together
Label : LiSem Enterprises
11:22 AM
Life Long Dream
Artist : JANE JARVIS
Album : Atlantic-Pacific
Label : Arbors
11:28 AM
Goin’ to Chicago Blues
Artist : Oliver Nelson
Album : More Blues and the Abstract Truth
Label : Impulse
11:34 AM
Ala Mode
Artist : Clayton Cameron & the Jass Explosion
Album : Here's to the Messengers
Label : Brushman
11:40 AM
Voyage
Artist : Laura Klein & Ted Wolff
Album : Cerulean Blue
Label : Auraline
11:44 AM
Whisper Not
Artist : THAD JONES
Album : Mad Thad
Label : Period
11:49 AM
Long, Long Journey
Artist : Duke Ellington
Album : Best of the Duke Ellington Centennial Edition
Label : RCA
11:54 AM
Patricia
Artist : PETE MCCANN
Album : Parable
Label : Palmetto
12:01 PM
Pennies From Heaven
Artist : Dave Brubeck
Album : Live at Newport 1961, 1963, 1964
Label : Columbia
12:06 PM
Rose Room
Artist : CHARLIE SHAVERS
Album : The Complete Charlie Shavers With Maxine Sullivan
Label : Bethlehem
12:11 PM
Before You
Artist : Myron Walden
Album : Countryfied
Label : Demi Sound
12:17 PM
Chim Chim Cher-ee
Artist : Esperanza Spalding
Album : Disney Jazz, Volume 1: Everybody Wants to Be a Cat
Label : Disney Pearl
12:21 PM
Slow Freight
Artist : Ray Bryant
Album : Alone at Montreux
Label : 32 Jazz
12:27 PM
It’s You or No One
Artist : David "Fathead" Newman
Album : Diamondhead
Label : HighNote
12:34 PM
I’ve Told Ev’ry Little Star
Artist : Marian McPartland
Album : 85 Candles - Live in New York
Label : CONCORD
12:40 PM
Joy Ride
Artist : Ray Charles
Album : Pure Genius: the Complete Atlantic Recordings
Label : Atlantic
12:45 PM
Speak Low
Artist : DEWEY ERNEY
Album : Time Was
Label : Resurgent
12:51 PM
Old Man River
Artist : Gene Ammons
Album : Jug
Label : Prestige
12:57 PM
This Can’t be Love
Artist : Charlie Byrd Trio
Album : Au Courant
Label : Concord
1:01 PM
Moten Swing
Artist : Marcus Shelby Jazz Orchestra
Album : The Lights Suite
Label : Noir
1:06 PM
U-Dance
Artist : Ulf Wakenius
Album : Notes From the Heart
Label : ACT Music
1:11 PM
Little Butterfly (Pannonica)
Artist : Cheryl Bentyne
Album : Talk of the Town
Label : Telarc
1:17 PM
Blue Lou
Artist : HARRY ALLEN
Album : Harry Allen Meets the John Pizzarelli Trio
Label : BMG/RCA
1:21 PM
Black Velvet (Don’t’cha Go ’way Mad)
Artist : Arnett Cobb & Red Garland
Album : Blue and Sentimental
Label : Prestige
1:26 PM
If You Could See Me Now
Artist : Chet Baker
Album : VARIOUS: the Riverside Records Story
Label : Riverside
1:33 PM
Hidden Message
Artist : Laszlo Gardony
Album : Natural Instinct
Label : Sunnyside
1:39 PM
On 2
Artist : Steve Kroon
Album : Without a Doubt
Label : Kroonatune
1:46 PM
The Long Road Home
Artist : ERNIE WATTS
Album : The Long Road Home
Label : JVC
1:51 PM
Everything I Have is Yours
Artist : Kevin Mahogany
Album : My Romance
Label : Warner Brothers
1:56 PM
I’ve Found a New Baby
Artist : Earl Hines
Album : The Indispensable Earl Hines, Vol 5/6
Label : RCA
2:01 PM
Make Someone Happy
Artist : RON JACKSON & RUFUS REID
Album : Song For Luis
Label : Mastermix
2:06 PM
Woody ’n’ You
Artist : Scott Hamilton
Album : After Hours
Label : Concord
2:11 PM
Collage
Artist : Chuck Deardorf
Album : Transparence
Label : Origin
2:18 PM
Blues in the Pocket
Artist : The John Hicks Legacy Band
Album : Mind Wine
Label : Savant
2:22 PM
Topsy
Artist : Ray Brown Trio
Album : Some of My Best Friends Are...Guitarists
Label : Telarc
2:28 PM
Walk on the Wild Side
Artist : Jimmy Smith
Album : VARIOUS: Hit Jazz
Label : 32 Jazz
2:35 PM
September Song
Artist : Sarah Vaughan
Album : Sarah Vaughan With Clifford Brown
Label : EmArcy
2:41 PM
Baby, Baby All the Time
Artist : Gary Smulyan
Album : High Noon: the Jazz Soul of Frankie Laine
Label : Reservoir
2:49 PM
Puttin’ on the Ritz
Artist : Fred Astaire
Album : VARIOUS: Irving Berlin Always
Label : Verve
2:52 PM
Naima
Artist : John Coltrane
Album : Giant Steps
Label : Atlantic
2:57 PM
I’m a Loser
Artist : Vince Guaraldi & Bola Sete
Album : Vince Guaraldi & Bola Sete
Label : Fantasy
3:01 PM
Indian Summer
Artist : DAVID MURRAY
Album : Seasons
Label : Pow Wow
3:06 PM
Same Ol’ Story
Artist : Joe Williams
Album : Every Night
Label : Verve
3:11 PM
Bill Bailey
Artist : Zoot Sims
Album : Down Home
Label : Bethlehem
3:18 PM
You’d Be So Nice to Come Home to
Artist : Stephane Grappelli & Toots Thielemans
Album : Bringing It Together
Label : LiSem Enterprises
3:22 PM
Life Long Dream
Artist : JANE JARVIS
Album : Atlantic-Pacific
Label : Arbors
3:28 PM
Goin’ to Chicago Blues
Artist : Oliver Nelson
Album : More Blues and the Abstract Truth
Label : Impulse
3:34 PM
Ala Mode
Artist : Clayton Cameron & the Jass Explosion
Album : Here's to the Messengers
Label : Brushman
3:40 PM
Voyage
Artist : Laura Klein & Ted Wolff
Album : Cerulean Blue
Label : Auraline
3:44 PM
Whisper Not
Artist : THAD JONES
Album : Mad Thad
Label : Period
3:49 PM
Long, Long Journey
Artist : Duke Ellington
Album : Best of the Duke Ellington Centennial Edition
Label : RCA
3:54 PM
Patricia
Artist : PETE MCCANN
Album : Parable
Label : Palmetto
4:01 PM
Pennies From Heaven
Artist : Dave Brubeck
Album : Live at Newport 1961, 1963, 1964
Label : Columbia
4:06 PM
Rose Room
Artist : CHARLIE SHAVERS
Album : The Complete Charlie Shavers With Maxine Sullivan
Label : Bethlehem
4:11 PM
Before You
Artist : Myron Walden
Album : Countryfied
Label : Demi Sound
4:17 PM
Chim Chim Cher-ee
Artist : Esperanza Spalding
Album : Disney Jazz, Volume 1: Everybody Wants to Be a Cat
Label : Disney Pearl
4:21 PM
Slow Freight
Artist : Ray Bryant
Album : Alone at Montreux
Label : 32 Jazz
4:27 PM
It’s You or No One
Artist : David "Fathead" Newman
Album : Diamondhead
Label : HighNote
4:34 PM
I’ve Told Ev’ry Little Star
Artist : Marian McPartland
Album : 85 Candles - Live in New York
Label : CONCORD
4:40 PM
Joy Ride
Artist : Ray Charles
Album : Pure Genius: the Complete Atlantic Recordings
Label : Atlantic
4:45 PM
Speak Low
Artist : DEWEY ERNEY
Album : Time Was
Label : Resurgent
4:51 PM
Old Man River
Artist : Gene Ammons
Album : Jug
Label : Prestige
4:57 PM
This Can’t be Love
Artist : Charlie Byrd Trio
Album : Au Courant
Label : Concord
5:01 PM
Moten Swing
Artist : Marcus Shelby Jazz Orchestra
Album : The Lights Suite
Label : Noir
5:06 PM
U-Dance
Artist : Ulf Wakenius
Album : Notes From the Heart
Label : ACT Music
5:11 PM
Little Butterfly (Pannonica)
Artist : Cheryl Bentyne
Album : Talk of the Town
Label : Telarc
5:17 PM
Blue Lou
Artist : HARRY ALLEN
Album : Harry Allen Meets the John Pizzarelli Trio
Label : BMG/RCA
5:21 PM
Black Velvet (Don’t’cha Go ’way Mad)
Artist : Arnett Cobb & Red Garland
Album : Blue and Sentimental
Label : Prestige
5:26 PM
If You Could See Me Now
Artist : Chet Baker
Album : VARIOUS: the Riverside Records Story
Label : Riverside
5:33 PM
Hidden Message
Artist : Laszlo Gardony
Album : Natural Instinct
Label : Sunnyside
5:39 PM
On 2
Artist : Steve Kroon
Album : Without a Doubt
Label : Kroonatune
5:46 PM
The Long Road Home
Artist : ERNIE WATTS
Album : The Long Road Home
Label : JVC
5:51 PM
Everything I Have is Yours
Artist : Kevin Mahogany
Album : My Romance
Label : Warner Brothers
5:56 PM
I’ve Found a New Baby
Artist : Earl Hines
Album : The Indispensable Earl Hines, Vol 5/6
Label : RCA

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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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