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 14, 2013

10:01 AM
Sure as You’re Born
Artist : Stanley Turrentine
Album : Let It Go
Label : Impulse
10:06 AM
East of the Sun
Artist : TAYLOR/GRISMAN JAZZ QUARTET
Album : I'm Beginning To See the Light
Label : Acoustic Disk
10:10 AM
I Don’t Know Enough About You
Artist : Jeanie Bryson
Album : Some Cats Know: Songs of Peggy Lee
Label : Telarc
10:16 AM
Kelly Blue
Artist : Cannonball Adderley
Album : African Waltz
Label : Riverside
10:20 AM
Ask Me Now
Artist : Kenny Barron
Album : Lemuria - Seascape
Label : Candid
10:26 AM
Tangerine
Artist : Brent Jensen
Album : The Sound of a Dry Martini
Label : Origin
10:33 AM
Alegria
Artist : Chick Corea & Gary Burton
Album : The New Crystal Silence
Label : Concord
10:39 AM
Blue Lou
Artist : BUDD JOHNSON
Album : Budd Johnson and the Four Brass Giants
Label : Riverside
10:44 AM
Ultramarine
Artist : HOD O’BRIEN
Album : So That's How It Is
Label : Reservoir
10:49 AM
It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)
Artist : Ella Fitzgerald
Album : Day Dream: Best of the Duke Ellington Songbook
Label : Verve
10:54 AM
Still Hard Times
Artist : David "Fathead" Newman
Album : Lone Star Legend
Label : 32 Jazz
11:01 AM
Someday My Prince Will Come
Artist : Frank Morgan
Album : Love, Lost and Found
Label : Telarc
11:06 AM
Blue Moon
Artist : Houston Person
Album : My Romance
Label : Savant
11:11 AM
Donna Lee
Artist : Piers Lawrence Quartet
Album : Stolen Moments
Label : JazzNet
11:17 AM
When I Fall in Love
Artist : Hank Mobley
Album : Savoy Jazz Sampler
Label : Savoy
11:21 AM
Little Old Groove Maker
Artist : Melton Mustafa Orchestra
Album : St. Louis Blues
Label : Zaki
11:26 AM
There’s a Lull in My Life
Artist : Stacey Kent
Album : Close Your Eyes
Label : Candid
11:32 AM
Gone But Not Forgotten
Artist : DON SICKLER
Album : Reflections
Label : Highnote
11:38 AM
Silverado Trail
Artist : BILL CUNLIFFE SEXTET
Album : How My Heart Sings
Label : Torii
11:45 AM
All or Nothing at All
Artist : Tierney Sutton
Album : Something Cool
Label : Telarc
11:50 AM
I Hadn’t Anyone Till You
Artist : FLIP PHILLIPS
Album : Swing is the Thing!
Label : Verve
11:57 AM
Fascinatin’ Rhythm
Artist : Vince Guaraldi
Album : The Definitive Vince Guaraldi
Label : Fantasy
12:01 PM
Live & Learn
Artist : Bobby Watson
Album : Live & Learn
Label : Palmetto
12:06 PM
Samba De Orpheus
Artist : Paul Desmond
Album : Take Ten
Label : RCA
12:10 PM
Ceah, the Wizard
Artist : JANE JARVIS
Album : Atlantic-Pacific
Label : Arbors
12:17 PM
Drink No More
Artist : Jay Leonhart
Album : Salamander Pie
Label : DMP
12:21 PM
I’m Glad There is You
Artist : Howard Alden & Jimmy Bruno
Album : Full Circle
Label : Concord
12:27 PM
Haunted Heart
Artist : EDDIE HIGGINS TRIO
Album : Haunted Heart
Label : Sunnyside
12:33 PM
Silence
Artist : CHARLIE HADEN & CARLA BLEY
Album : The Ballad of the Fallen
Label : ECM
12:39 PM
That Old Black Magic
Artist : Rachael Price
Album : The Good Hours
Label : Clare Visions
12:44 PM
They Can’t Take That Away From Me
Artist : JIMMY PONDER
Album : James Street
Label : Highnote
12:48 PM
Passing Time
Artist : HANK JONES
Album : Favors
Label : Verve
12:54 PM
Short Cake
Artist : Steve Turre
Album : One4J
Label : Telarc
1:01 PM
When You Wish Upon a Star
Artist : Dave Brubeck
Album : Dave Digs Disney
Label : Columbia
1:06 PM
Scratchin’ in the Gravel
Artist : Marian McPartland
Album : Plays the Music of Mary Lou Williams
Label : Concord
1:10 PM
Everyday I Have the Blues
Artist : Joe Williams
Album : VARIOUS: Esquire/The Voice of the Soul
Label : Blue Note
1:16 PM
Ala Mode
Artist : Curtis Fuller
Album : Keep It Simple
Label : n.a.
1:20 PM
How Long Blues
Artist : JIMMY YANCEY
Album : VARIOUS: Atlantic Jazz Keyboards
Label : Rhino
1:23 PM
My Foolish Heart
Artist : TOM TEASLEY
Album : Global Standard Time
Label : T&T
1:28 PM
Indonesian Nights
Artist : Tony Monaco
Album : Celebration: Live ¿ Love ¿ Music
Label : Chicken Coup
1:34 PM
On the Trail
Artist : THREE OF A KIND
Album : Meets Mr. T
Label : Minor
1:43 PM
Nights in Madrid
Artist : TERRY GIBBS & BUDDY DEFRANCO
Album : Terry Gibbs & Buddy DeFranco Play Steve Allen
Label : Contemporary
1:46 PM
There’s a Small Hotel
Artist : Jane Monheit
Album : Home
Label : EmArcy
1:51 PM
Valse Hot
Artist : Sonny Rollins
Album : Sonny Rollins Plus 4
Label : Prestige/OJC
2:01 PM
Sure as You’re Born
Artist : Stanley Turrentine
Album : Let It Go
Label : Impulse
2:06 PM
East of the Sun
Artist : TAYLOR/GRISMAN JAZZ QUARTET
Album : I'm Beginning To See the Light
Label : Acoustic Disk
2:10 PM
I Don’t Know Enough About You
Artist : Jeanie Bryson
Album : Some Cats Know: Songs of Peggy Lee
Label : Telarc
2:16 PM
Kelly Blue
Artist : Cannonball Adderley
Album : African Waltz
Label : Riverside
2:20 PM
Ask Me Now
Artist : Kenny Barron
Album : Lemuria - Seascape
Label : Candid
2:26 PM
Tangerine
Artist : Brent Jensen
Album : The Sound of a Dry Martini
Label : Origin
2:33 PM
Alegria
Artist : Chick Corea & Gary Burton
Album : The New Crystal Silence
Label : Concord
2:39 PM
Blue Lou
Artist : BUDD JOHNSON
Album : Budd Johnson and the Four Brass Giants
Label : Riverside
2:44 PM
Ultramarine
Artist : HOD O’BRIEN
Album : So That's How It Is
Label : Reservoir
2:49 PM
It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)
Artist : Ella Fitzgerald
Album : Day Dream: Best of the Duke Ellington Songbook
Label : Verve
2:54 PM
Still Hard Times
Artist : David "Fathead" Newman
Album : Lone Star Legend
Label : 32 Jazz
3:01 PM
Someday My Prince Will Come
Artist : Frank Morgan
Album : Love, Lost and Found
Label : Telarc
3:06 PM
Blue Moon
Artist : Houston Person
Album : My Romance
Label : Savant
3:11 PM
Donna Lee
Artist : Piers Lawrence Quartet
Album : Stolen Moments
Label : JazzNet
3:17 PM
When I Fall in Love
Artist : Hank Mobley
Album : Savoy Jazz Sampler
Label : Savoy
3:21 PM
Little Old Groove Maker
Artist : Melton Mustafa Orchestra
Album : St. Louis Blues
Label : Zaki
3:26 PM
There’s a Lull in My Life
Artist : Stacey Kent
Album : Close Your Eyes
Label : Candid
3:32 PM
Gone But Not Forgotten
Artist : DON SICKLER
Album : Reflections
Label : Highnote
3:38 PM
Silverado Trail
Artist : BILL CUNLIFFE SEXTET
Album : How My Heart Sings
Label : Torii
3:45 PM
All or Nothing at All
Artist : Tierney Sutton
Album : Something Cool
Label : Telarc
3:50 PM
I Hadn’t Anyone Till You
Artist : FLIP PHILLIPS
Album : Swing is the Thing!
Label : Verve
3:57 PM
Fascinatin’ Rhythm
Artist : Vince Guaraldi
Album : The Definitive Vince Guaraldi
Label : Fantasy
4:01 PM
Live & Learn
Artist : Bobby Watson
Album : Live & Learn
Label : Palmetto
4:06 PM
Samba De Orpheus
Artist : Paul Desmond
Album : Take Ten
Label : RCA
4:10 PM
Ceah, the Wizard
Artist : JANE JARVIS
Album : Atlantic-Pacific
Label : Arbors
4:17 PM
Drink No More
Artist : Jay Leonhart
Album : Salamander Pie
Label : DMP
4:21 PM
I’m Glad There is You
Artist : Howard Alden & Jimmy Bruno
Album : Full Circle
Label : Concord
4:27 PM
Haunted Heart
Artist : EDDIE HIGGINS TRIO
Album : Haunted Heart
Label : Sunnyside
4:33 PM
Silence
Artist : CHARLIE HADEN & CARLA BLEY
Album : The Ballad of the Fallen
Label : ECM
4:39 PM
That Old Black Magic
Artist : Rachael Price
Album : The Good Hours
Label : Clare Visions
4:44 PM
They Can’t Take That Away From Me
Artist : JIMMY PONDER
Album : James Street
Label : Highnote
4:48 PM
Passing Time
Artist : HANK JONES
Album : Favors
Label : Verve
4:54 PM
Short Cake
Artist : Steve Turre
Album : One4J
Label : Telarc
5:01 PM
When You Wish Upon a Star
Artist : Dave Brubeck
Album : Dave Digs Disney
Label : Columbia
5:06 PM
Scratchin’ in the Gravel
Artist : Marian McPartland
Album : Plays the Music of Mary Lou Williams
Label : Concord
5:10 PM
Everyday I Have the Blues
Artist : Joe Williams
Album : VARIOUS: Esquire/The Voice of the Soul
Label : Blue Note
5:16 PM
Ala Mode
Artist : Curtis Fuller
Album : Keep It Simple
Label : n.a.
5:20 PM
How Long Blues
Artist : JIMMY YANCEY
Album : VARIOUS: Atlantic Jazz Keyboards
Label : Rhino
5:23 PM
My Foolish Heart
Artist : TOM TEASLEY
Album : Global Standard Time
Label : T&T
5:28 PM
Indonesian Nights
Artist : Tony Monaco
Album : Celebration: Live ¿ Love ¿ Music
Label : Chicken Coup
5:34 PM
On the Trail
Artist : THREE OF A KIND
Album : Meets Mr. T
Label : Minor
5:43 PM
Nights in Madrid
Artist : TERRY GIBBS & BUDDY DEFRANCO
Album : Terry Gibbs & Buddy DeFranco Play Steve Allen
Label : Contemporary
5:46 PM
There’s a Small Hotel
Artist : Jane Monheit
Album : Home
Label : EmArcy
5:51 PM
Valse Hot
Artist : Sonny Rollins
Album : Sonny Rollins Plus 4
Label : Prestige/OJC

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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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