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 18, 2013

6:01 AM
Every Day I’m In Love With You
Artist : Russ Kassoff
Album : Bird Fly By
Label : RHK Jazz
6:06 AM
The Thrill Is Gone
Artist : Mary Stallings
Album : Live at the Village Vanguard
Label : MaxJazz
6:11 AM
Soulville
Artist : Horace Silver
Album : The Stylings of Silver
Label : Blue Note
6:19 AM
Feelin’ Good
Artist : Maureen Choi
Album : Maureen Choi Quartet
Label : Maureen Choi
6:23 AM
Blues For Helene
Artist : Oliver Jones
Album : Just Friends.
Label : Justin Time
6:28 AM
I’ll Remember April
Artist : THAD JONES
Album : VARIOUS: Debut/Period Original Jazz Classics
Label : Debut
6:33 AM
All or Nothing at All
Artist : JIMMY SCOTT
Album : Over the Rainbow
Label : Milestone
6:39 AM
Everything I Have is Yours
Artist : Mose Allison
Album : I Don't Worry 'bout a Thing
Label : Rhino
6:44 AM
Something to Live For
Artist : NORMAN SIMMONS
Album : Synthesis
Label : Savant
6:50 AM
I Concentrate on You
Artist : JANE JARVIS
Album : Atlantic-Pacific
Label : Arbors
6:55 AM
Love Me Tender
Artist : Cyrus Chestnut
Album : Cyrus Plays Elvis
Label : Koch
7:01 AM
Eleanor Rigby
Artist : Marius Nordal
Album : Boomer Jazz
Label : Origin
7:06 AM
What a Difference a Day Makes
Artist : Akiko Tsuruga
Album : Sakura
Label : American Showplace
7:12 AM
Crazy She Calls Me
Artist : Jimmy Giuffre
Album : The Jimmy Giuffre 3
Label : Atlantic
7:17 AM
The Way You Look Tonight
Artist : Carol Fredette
Album : Everything in Time
Label : Soundbrush
7:21 AM
Raincheck
Artist : Scott Hamilton
Album : Jazz Signatures
Label : Concord
7:26 AM
I’ll Be Around
Artist : Marian McPartland
Album : Plays the Music of Alec Wilder
Label : Jazz Alliance
7:31 AM
Love Vibrations
Artist : FRANK CATALANO
Album : Cut It Out!
Label : Delmark
7:37 AM
Gymnopedie #1, Variation 1
Artist : Jacques Loussier
Album : VARIOUS: Love Ballads - Late Night Jazz
Label : Telarc
7:42 AM
My Buddy
Artist : EDDIE JOHNSON
Album : Love You Madly
Label : Delmark
7:49 AM
In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning
Artist : Lafayette Harris, Jr.
Album : Lafayette Harris Jr. Trio Featuring Melba Moore
Label : Muse
7:55 AM
Do Ti
Artist : Jan Leder
Album : Nonchalant
Label : A-Records
8:01 AM
Sunday Jam
Artist : Al Dowe
Album : Al Dowe & Etta Cox
Label : Dowdel
8:06 AM
Devil May Care
Artist : Marc Pompe
Album : Everyone But Me
Label : Kopaesthetics
8:11 AM
Nardis
Artist : Harvie Swartz
Album : In a Different Light
Label : BlueMoon
8:19 AM
Night and Day
Artist : Beegie Adair Trio
Album : The Frank Sinatra Collection
Label : Green Hill
8:23 AM
Walkin’
Artist : Art Pepper + Eleven
Album : Modern Jazz Classics
Label : Contemporary
8:28 AM
East of the Sun
Artist : George Shearing
Album : That Shearing Sound
Label : Telarc
8:34 AM
Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye
Artist : Cheryl Bentyne
Album : Let's Misbehave: The Cole Porter Song Book
Label : Summit
8:40 AM
Sophisticated Lady
Artist : Charlie Haden Quartet West
Album : Sophisticated Ladies
Label : EmArcy
8:45 AM
Don’t Get Sassy
Artist : Ray Brown
Album : Bassics: The Best of the Ray Brown Trio (1977-2000)
Label : Concord
8:50 AM
My Mother’s Eyes
Artist : Sonny Stitt
Album : Salt and Pepper
Label : Impulse
8:54 AM
Morning
Artist : Mike Longo
Album : Sting Like a Bee
Label : CAP
9:01 AM
Lament For Javanette
Artist : Braden-Rapp: The Strayhorn Project
Album : The Strayhorn Project
Label : Premium Music
9:06 AM
Greenwich Village Sometimes
Artist : Nobuki Takamen
Album : Three Wishes
Label : Summit
9:14 AM
God’s Gift
Artist : Sean Jones
Album : Roots
Label : Mack Avenue
9:22 AM
You’re a Lucky Guy
Artist : Maxine Sullivan & Scott Hamilton
Album : Uptown
Label : Concord
9:26 AM
Splip, Bam, Boom
Artist : Rod McGaha
Album : Preacherman
Label : Compass
9:32 AM
In a Sentimental Mood
Artist : Sonny Rollins
Album : The Best of Sonny Rollins
Label : Prestige
9:36 AM
Slow Freight
Artist : Jimmy Smith
Album : Angel Eyes/Ballads and Slow Jams
Label : Verve
9:42 AM
Canadian Sunset
Artist : Pamela Luss
Album : Sweet and Saxy
Label : Savant
9:47 AM
Sherry
Artist : Ray Charles
Album : Pure Genius: the Complete Atlantic Recordings
Label : Atlantic
9:51 AM
One for My Baby
Artist : David "Fathead" Newman
Album : Lone Star Legend
Label : 32 Jazz
9:57 AM
Oh, Good Grief
Artist : Vince Guaraldi
Album : The Definitive Vince Guaraldi
Label : Fantasy

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Creatively Speaking
9:45 pm
Sun April 13, 2014

A Jam-Packed Jazz Celebration in Center City

This year's Center City Jazz Festival takes place at Chris' Jazz Cafe, Fergie's Pub, Milkboy Philadelphia, and TIME Restaurant.

The third annual Center City Jazz Festival is coming up on Saturday, April 19th  There are 16 bands performing in a six-hour period, in four venues in downtown Philadelphia. WRTI’s Susan Lewis has more.

The festival warms up on Friday, April 11th at Art After 5 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

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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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