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 17, 2013

10:01 AM
Valse Pra Jelena
Artist : Ehud Asherie
Album : Organic
Label : Posi-Tone
10:06 AM
Groovin’ For Nat
Artist : Donald Byrd
Album : The Original Jazz Masters Series, Vol.1
Label : DA Music
10:10 AM
Mercy, Mercy, Mercy
Artist : Cannonball Adderley
Album : In New York
Label : OJC
10:16 AM
They Can’t Take That Away From Me
Artist : Jane Monheit & John Pizzarelli
Album : VARIOUS: Legends of Jazz
Label : LRSmedia
10:20 AM
It Might As Well Be Spring
Artist : Bill Evans
Album : VARIOUS: the Jazz Giants Play Rodgers & Hammerstein
Label : Prestige
10:26 AM
Soul Shootin’
Artist : Shirley Scott
Album : The Very Best of Prestige Records
Label : Prestige
10:33 AM
Do Nothin’ Till You Hear From Me
Artist : JOHNNY GRIFFIN
Album : Do Nothing 'til You Hear From Me
Label : Riverside
10:39 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
10:44 AM
It’s Only a Paper Moon
Artist : LARRY MCKENNA
Album : My Shining Hour
Label : Alanna
10:49 AM
Two For the Road
Artist : DOMINIQUE EADE
Album : The Long Way Home
Label : BMG
10:54 AM
Just the Two of Us
Artist : Stephane Grappelli & Toots Thielemans
Album : Bringing It Together
Label : LiSem Enterprises
11:01 AM
Nostalgia
Artist : Chick Corea New Trio
Album : Past, Present & Futures
Label : Stretch
11:06 AM
Rock-A-Bye Basie
Artist : PAUL QUINICHETTE
Album : For Basie
Label : Prestige
11:12 AM
What a Diff’rence a Day Made
Artist : Madame Pat Tandy
Album : Remembers Irene Reid
Label : Blue Ark
11:19 AM
St. James Infirmary
Artist : Allen Toussaint
Album : The Bright Mississippi
Composer : Trad.
Label : Nonesuch
11:23 AM
Jive at Five
Artist : Buckley Mills
Album : Violin on Fire
Label : Chacra Music
11:27 AM
Perugia
Artist : John Basile
Album : No Apologies
Label : StringTime Jazz
11:34 AM
Bunny
Artist : Gerry Mulligan & Johnny Hodges
Album : Gerry Mulligan Meets Johnny Hodges
Label : Verve
11:40 AM
Lover, Come Back to Me
Artist : Ben Webster
Album : Soulville
Label : Verve
11:48 AM
Backwater Blues
Artist : LAVERNE BUTLER
Album : Blues in the City
Label : MaxJazz
11:53 AM
Strictly Confidential
Artist : HOWARD ALDEN
Album : Concord Jazz Guitar Collective
Label : Concord
11:58 AM
I’m Slappin’ Seventh Avenue
Artist : Branford Marsalis
Album : Romare Bearden Revealed
Label : Marsalis Music
12:01 PM
If I Only Could Hold You When You Cry
Artist : Michael Tracy & Harry Pickens
Album : Conversations
Label : Sea Breeze
12:06 PM
A Laugh for Rory
Artist : ROLAND KIRK
Album : VARIOUS: Atlantic Jazz Flutes
Label : Rhino
12:09 PM
Party Time
Artist : PATRICK WILLIAMS
Album : VARIOUS: Blonde
Label : Playboy
12:14 PM
I Didn’t Know What Time It Was
Artist : Rebecca Parris
Album : You Don't Know Me
Label : SAYING IT WITH JAZZ
12:18 PM
Will You Still Be Mine?
Artist : Benny Carter
Album : 3,4,5 - the Verve Small Group Sessions
Label : Verve
12:24 PM
Thinking of Lady
Artist : GROVER MITCHELL
Album : On Track
Label : Quixotic
12:30 PM
Blues for Bill
Artist : Jessica Williams
Album : Jessica's Blues
Label : Jazz Focus
12:35 PM
Ahmad’s Blues
Artist : Ahmad Jamal
Album : Ahmad's Blues
Label : Chess
12:40 PM
Bossa For Eddie
Artist : Marty Nau Group
Album : Mood Ebony
Label : Summit
12:45 PM
I Remember Sarah
Artist : Dianne Reeves
Album : The Calling
Label : Blue Note
12:50 PM
Sugar
Artist : Stanley Turrentine
Album : Sugar
Label : CTI
1:01 PM
I Want a Little Girl
Artist : Wynton Kelly
Album : Full View
Label : Milestone
1:06 PM
Spiritual
Artist : CHARLIE HADEN & HANK JONES
Album : Steal Away
Label : Verve
1:10 PM
Duke’s Place
Artist : Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington
Album : Complete Armstrong/Ellington Sessions
Label : Roulette
1:16 PM
Both Sides Now
Artist : TOM GRANT
Album : Nice Work if You Can Get It
Label : NuWrinkle
1:20 PM
In a Mellow Tone
Artist : NEW YORK ALL-STARS
Album : Broadway: the New York Allstars Play Jazz Favorites
Label : Nagel Heyer
1:27 PM
Old Devil Moon
Artist : RANDY JOHNSTON
Album : Hit & Run
Label : Highnote
1:33 PM
Naima
Artist : Bob DeVos
Album : Playing For Keeps
Label : Savant
1:39 PM
You’re My Everything
Artist : Houston Person
Album : Person-Ified
Label : Highnote
1:44 PM
Spiritual Awakening
Artist : MARCUS ROBERTS
Album : Deep in the Shed
Label : Novus
1:50 PM
The Waking
Artist : Kurt Elling
Album : Nightmoves
Label : Concord
1:55 PM
Slow Hot Wind
Artist : GEORGE MITCHELL
Album : Play Zone
Label : OA2
2:01 PM
Valse Pra Jelena
Artist : Ehud Asherie
Album : Organic
Label : Posi-Tone
2:06 PM
Groovin’ For Nat
Artist : Donald Byrd
Album : The Original Jazz Masters Series, Vol.1
Label : DA Music
2:10 PM
Mercy, Mercy, Mercy
Artist : Cannonball Adderley
Album : In New York
Label : OJC
2:16 PM
They Can’t Take That Away From Me
Artist : Jane Monheit & John Pizzarelli
Album : VARIOUS: Legends of Jazz
Label : LRSmedia
2:20 PM
It Might As Well Be Spring
Artist : Bill Evans
Album : VARIOUS: the Jazz Giants Play Rodgers & Hammerstein
Label : Prestige
2:26 PM
Soul Shootin’
Artist : Shirley Scott
Album : The Very Best of Prestige Records
Label : Prestige
2:33 PM
Do Nothin’ Till You Hear From Me
Artist : JOHNNY GRIFFIN
Album : Do Nothing 'til You Hear From Me
Label : Riverside
2:39 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
2:44 PM
It’s Only a Paper Moon
Artist : LARRY MCKENNA
Album : My Shining Hour
Label : Alanna
2:49 PM
Two For the Road
Artist : DOMINIQUE EADE
Album : The Long Way Home
Label : BMG
2:54 PM
Just the Two of Us
Artist : Stephane Grappelli & Toots Thielemans
Album : Bringing It Together
Label : LiSem Enterprises
3:01 PM
Nostalgia
Artist : Chick Corea New Trio
Album : Past, Present & Futures
Label : Stretch
3:06 PM
Rock-A-Bye Basie
Artist : PAUL QUINICHETTE
Album : For Basie
Label : Prestige
3:12 PM
What a Diff’rence a Day Made
Artist : Madame Pat Tandy
Album : Remembers Irene Reid
Label : Blue Ark
3:19 PM
St. James Infirmary
Artist : Allen Toussaint
Album : The Bright Mississippi
Composer : Trad.
Label : Nonesuch
3:23 PM
Jive at Five
Artist : Buckley Mills
Album : Violin on Fire
Label : Chacra Music
3:27 PM
Perugia
Artist : John Basile
Album : No Apologies
Label : StringTime Jazz
3:34 PM
Bunny
Artist : Gerry Mulligan & Johnny Hodges
Album : Gerry Mulligan Meets Johnny Hodges
Label : Verve
3:40 PM
Lover, Come Back to Me
Artist : Ben Webster
Album : Soulville
Label : Verve
3:48 PM
Backwater Blues
Artist : LAVERNE BUTLER
Album : Blues in the City
Label : MaxJazz
3:53 PM
Strictly Confidential
Artist : HOWARD ALDEN
Album : Concord Jazz Guitar Collective
Label : Concord
3:58 PM
I’m Slappin’ Seventh Avenue
Artist : Branford Marsalis
Album : Romare Bearden Revealed
Label : Marsalis Music
4:01 PM
If I Only Could Hold You When You Cry
Artist : Michael Tracy & Harry Pickens
Album : Conversations
Label : Sea Breeze
4:06 PM
A Laugh for Rory
Artist : ROLAND KIRK
Album : VARIOUS: Atlantic Jazz Flutes
Label : Rhino
4:09 PM
Party Time
Artist : PATRICK WILLIAMS
Album : VARIOUS: Blonde
Label : Playboy
4:14 PM
I Didn’t Know What Time It Was
Artist : Rebecca Parris
Album : You Don't Know Me
Label : SAYING IT WITH JAZZ
4:18 PM
Will You Still Be Mine?
Artist : Benny Carter
Album : 3,4,5 - the Verve Small Group Sessions
Label : Verve
4:24 PM
Thinking of Lady
Artist : GROVER MITCHELL
Album : On Track
Label : Quixotic
4:30 PM
Blues for Bill
Artist : Jessica Williams
Album : Jessica's Blues
Label : Jazz Focus
4:35 PM
Ahmad’s Blues
Artist : Ahmad Jamal
Album : Ahmad's Blues
Label : Chess
4:40 PM
Bossa For Eddie
Artist : Marty Nau Group
Album : Mood Ebony
Label : Summit
4:45 PM
I Remember Sarah
Artist : Dianne Reeves
Album : The Calling
Label : Blue Note
4:50 PM
Sugar
Artist : Stanley Turrentine
Album : Sugar
Label : CTI
5:01 PM
I Want a Little Girl
Artist : Wynton Kelly
Album : Full View
Label : Milestone
5:06 PM
Spiritual
Artist : CHARLIE HADEN & HANK JONES
Album : Steal Away
Label : Verve
5:10 PM
Duke’s Place
Artist : Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington
Album : Complete Armstrong/Ellington Sessions
Label : Roulette
5:16 PM
Both Sides Now
Artist : TOM GRANT
Album : Nice Work if You Can Get It
Label : NuWrinkle
5:20 PM
In a Mellow Tone
Artist : NEW YORK ALL-STARS
Album : Broadway: the New York Allstars Play Jazz Favorites
Label : Nagel Heyer
5:27 PM
Old Devil Moon
Artist : RANDY JOHNSTON
Album : Hit & Run
Label : Highnote
5:33 PM
Naima
Artist : Bob DeVos
Album : Playing For Keeps
Label : Savant
5:39 PM
You’re My Everything
Artist : Houston Person
Album : Person-Ified
Label : Highnote
5:44 PM
Spiritual Awakening
Artist : MARCUS ROBERTS
Album : Deep in the Shed
Label : Novus
5:50 PM
The Waking
Artist : Kurt Elling
Album : Nightmoves
Label : Concord
5:55 PM
Slow Hot Wind
Artist : GEORGE MITCHELL
Album : Play Zone
Label : OA2

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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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