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

Composer ID: 
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Playlist

January 19, 2013

6:01 AM
Al’s Jowels
Artist : Aaron Binder
Album : As Modern as Tomorrow
Label : Aaron Binder
6:06 AM
No Moon at All
Artist : PAUL VORNHAGEN
Album : Parisian Protocol
Label : Schoolkids
6:11 AM
24th Street Blues
Artist : LEE RITENOUR
Album : Stolen Moments
Label : GRP
6:17 AM
Nancy (With the Laughing Face)
Artist : Beegie Adair Trio
Album : The Frank Sinatra Collection
Label : Green Hill
6:21 AM
Moonglow
Artist : Coleman Hawkins
Album : The Hawk Relaxes
Label : Prestige
6:27 AM
So What
Artist : RON AFFIF
Album : Vierd Blues
Label : Pablo
6:34 AM
Rue De La Harp
Artist : PAUL BROWN QUARTET
Album : Speak Low
Label : Brownstone
6:40 AM
You’ve Changed
Artist : DUSKO GOYKOVICH
Album : Balkan Blues
Label : Enja
6:48 AM
Just One of Those Things
Artist : Alan Leatherman
Album : Detour Ahead
Label : AJL Music
6:52 AM
Blue Bossa
Artist : Pat Martino
Album : Cream
Label : 32
6:57 AM
Camptown Races
Artist : Vince Guaraldi
Album : Charlie Brown's Holiday Hits
Label : Fantasy
7:01 AM
Rose Room
Artist : CHARLIE SHAVERS
Album : The Complete Charlie Shavers With Maxine Sullivan
Label : Bethlehem
7:06 AM
Strange Music
Artist : Organik Vibe Trio
Album : Moscow
Label : Organic Vibe Trio
7:11 AM
Syndrome
Artist : Ellis Marsalis
Album : Ellis Marsalis Trio
Label : Blue Note
7:17 AM
Straighten Up and Fly Right
Artist : Bill Easley
Album : Business Man's Bounce
Label : 18th & Vine
7:21 AM
Blues For Hamp
Artist : Terry Gibbs
Album : From Me to You: a Tribute to Lionel Hampton
Label : Mack Avenue
7:27 AM
Soon
Artist : Benny Green
Album : VARIOUS: Blue Note Plays Gershwin
Label : Blue Note
7:34 AM
Smack Dab in the Middle
Artist : Gene Harris
Album : Down Home Blues
Label : Concord
7:40 AM
Pre Amp
Artist : Art Farmer
Album : Early Art
Label : PRESTIGE
7:43 AM
Maria Isabel
Artist : Kenny Barron
Album : Lemuria - Seascape
Label : Candid
7:50 AM
Waters of March
Artist : Cassandra Wilson
Album : Belly of the Sun
Label : Blue Note
7:54 AM
Nightbird
Artist : Roditi/Ignaztek/Rassinfosse
Album : Light In the Dark
Label : n.a.
8:01 AM
The Very Thought of You
Artist : PEE WEE RUSSELL
Album : Swingin' With Pee Wee
Label : Prestige
8:06 AM
Stella By Starlight
Artist : Calvin Keys
Album : An Evening With Calvin Keys
Label : Lifeforcejazz
8:12 AM
Take Love Easy
Artist : Shirley Horn
Album : May the Music Never End
Label : Verve
8:18 AM
Tadd’s Delight
Artist : Lafayette Harris, Jr.
Album : Trio Talk
Label : Airmen
8:22 AM
’Round Midnight
Artist : Art Blakey
Album : Live at the Monterey Jazz Festival, 1972
Label : MJFR-30882
8:27 AM
No More Blues
Artist : Maureen Choi
Album : Maureen Choi Quartet
Label : Maureen Choi
8:35 AM
September Song
Artist : Sarah Vaughan
Album : Sarah Vaughan With Clifford Brown
Label : EmArcy
8:40 AM
O Grande Amor
Artist : Stan Getz
Album : Sweet Rain
Label : Verve
8:45 AM
Indian Summer
Artist : Chet Baker
Album : The Art of the Ballad
Label : Riverside
8:50 AM
I Can’t Believe That You’re in Love With Me
Artist : The Four Freshmen
Album : Love Songs
Label : The Four Freshmen
8:53 AM
A Wonderful Guy
Artist : Debbie Poryes Trio
Album : A Song In Jazz
Label : Jazzschool
9:01 AM
Wow
Artist : Charlie Shoemake/Terry Trotter Quartet
Album : Inside
Label : Chase Music
9:06 AM
Meditation
Artist : Charlie Byrd
Album : The Bossa Nova Years
Label : Concord
9:11 AM
Sermonette
Artist : Quincy Jones
Album : Can You Dig It?!
Label : Impulse
9:18 AM
I Don’t Care Much
Artist : DONNA BYRNE
Album : Licensed to Thrill
Label : A-Records
9:22 AM
Makin’ Whoopee
Artist : Gene Ammons
Album : Late Hour Special
Label : Prestige
9:27 AM
Nasty Gnomes
Artist : Clipper Anderson
Album : The Road Home
Label : Origin
9:35 AM
Stablemates
Artist : Jay Ashby and Steve Davis
Album : Mistaken Identity
Label : MCG Jazz
9:41 AM
I’m Gonna Laugh You Right Out Of My Life
Artist : Eric Alexander
Album : The Temple of Olympic Zeus
Label : Highnote
9:49 AM
Some Cats Know
Artist : CONNIE EVINGSON
Album : Some Cats Know
Label : Minnehaha
9:55 AM
I’ll Keep Loving You
Artist : ANDY LAVERNE TRIO
Album : Bud's Beautiful
Label : Steeplechase
9:58 AM
Exodus
Artist : EDDIE HARRIS
Album : VARIOUS: Jazz Hit Singles
Label : Rhino
10:01 AM
Mood Indigo
Artist : DAVE ELLIS
Album : VARIOUS: Ultimate Ellington/The Crown Project
Label : Monarch
10:06 AM
Moanin’
Artist : Ray Charles
Album : Genius + Soul = Jazz/My Kind of Jazz
Label : Rhino
10:09 AM
Honeysuckle Rose
Artist : Ben Webster
Album : VARIOUS: the Savoy Story (Vol. One - Jazz)
Label : Savoy
10:14 AM
I Only Have Eyes For You
Artist : Carmen McRae
Album : Diva
Label : Verve
10:18 AM
Intimacy of the Blues
Artist : South Nine Ensemble
Album : Doing It Augie Style
Label : Playtime Music
10:25 AM
Delaunay’s Dilemma
Artist : Modern Jazz Quartet
Album : Django
Label : Prestige
10:30 AM
Love of My Life
Artist : DICK SUDHALTER
Album : Melodies Heard, Melodies Sweet...
Label : Challenge
10:36 AM
Haunted Heart
Artist : EDDIE HIGGINS TRIO
Album : Haunted Heart
Label : Sunnyside
10:41 AM
Ceora
Artist : Lee Morgan
Album : Cornbread
Label : Blue Note
10:47 AM
Everything I Love
Artist : Wesla Whitfield
Album : High Standards
Label : Highnote
10:52 AM
I Can’t Believe That You’re in Love With Me
Artist : Marian McPartland
Album : 85 Candles - Live in New York
Label : CONCORD
11:01 AM
The Summer Wind
Artist : Monty Alexander
Album : Echoes of Jilly's
Label : Concord
11:06 AM
Killer Joe
Artist : JOE AUGUSTINE
Album : License To Groove
Label : 1201
11:10 AM
Azalea
Artist : Louis Armstrong
Album : An American Icon
Label : Hip-O
11:17 AM
Jackie-Ing
Artist : Larry Goldings
Album : Quartet
Label : Palmetto
11:21 AM
You Don’t Know What Love Is
Artist : Poncho Sanchez
Album : Freedom Sound
Label : Concord
11:27 AM
Some Other Sunset
Artist : David Benoit
Album : Waiting For Spring
Label : GRP
11:33 AM
Superwoman (Where Were You When I Needed You)
Artist : Vanessa Rubin
Album : New Horizons
Label : RCA
11:39 AM
Lover, Come Back to Me
Artist : Billy Taylor
Album : Music Keeps Us Young
Label : Arkadia Jazz
11:45 AM
Birks Works (Ala Mancini)
Artist : Arturo Sandoval
Album : Dear Diz (Every Day I Think Of You)
Label : Concord
11:51 AM
Lamento Cubano
Artist : BEBO VALDES TRIO
Album : El Arte Del Sabor
Label : Blue Note
11:55 AM
Happenstance
Artist : GROVER WASHINGTON JR.
Album : All My Tomorrows
Label : Columbia
12:01 PM
Al’s Jowels
Artist : Aaron Binder
Album : As Modern as Tomorrow
Label : Aaron Binder
12:06 PM
No Moon at All
Artist : PAUL VORNHAGEN
Album : Parisian Protocol
Label : Schoolkids
12:11 PM
24th Street Blues
Artist : LEE RITENOUR
Album : Stolen Moments
Label : GRP
12:17 PM
Nancy (With the Laughing Face)
Artist : Beegie Adair Trio
Album : The Frank Sinatra Collection
Label : Green Hill
12:21 PM
Moonglow
Artist : Coleman Hawkins
Album : The Hawk Relaxes
Label : Prestige
12:27 PM
So What
Artist : RON AFFIF
Album : Vierd Blues
Label : Pablo
12:34 PM
Rue De La Harp
Artist : PAUL BROWN QUARTET
Album : Speak Low
Label : Brownstone
12:40 PM
You’ve Changed
Artist : DUSKO GOYKOVICH
Album : Balkan Blues
Label : Enja
12:48 PM
Just One of Those Things
Artist : Alan Leatherman
Album : Detour Ahead
Label : AJL Music
12:52 PM
Blue Bossa
Artist : Pat Martino
Album : Cream
Label : 32
12:57 PM
Camptown Races
Artist : Vince Guaraldi
Album : Charlie Brown's Holiday Hits
Label : Fantasy
1:01 PM
Rose Room
Artist : CHARLIE SHAVERS
Album : The Complete Charlie Shavers With Maxine Sullivan
Label : Bethlehem
1:06 PM
Strange Music
Artist : Organik Vibe Trio
Album : Moscow
Label : Organic Vibe Trio
1:11 PM
Syndrome
Artist : Ellis Marsalis
Album : Ellis Marsalis Trio
Label : Blue Note
1:17 PM
Straighten Up and Fly Right
Artist : Bill Easley
Album : Business Man's Bounce
Label : 18th & Vine
1:21 PM
Blues For Hamp
Artist : Terry Gibbs
Album : From Me to You: a Tribute to Lionel Hampton
Label : Mack Avenue
1:27 PM
Soon
Artist : Benny Green
Album : VARIOUS: Blue Note Plays Gershwin
Label : Blue Note
1:34 PM
Smack Dab in the Middle
Artist : Gene Harris
Album : Down Home Blues
Label : Concord
1:40 PM
Pre Amp
Artist : Art Farmer
Album : Early Art
Label : PRESTIGE
1:43 PM
Maria Isabel
Artist : Kenny Barron
Album : Lemuria - Seascape
Label : Candid
1:50 PM
Waters of March
Artist : Cassandra Wilson
Album : Belly of the Sun
Label : Blue Note
1:54 PM
Nightbird
Artist : Roditi/Ignaztek/Rassinfosse
Album : Light In the Dark
Label : n.a.
2:01 PM
The Very Thought of You
Artist : PEE WEE RUSSELL
Album : Swingin' With Pee Wee
Label : Prestige
2:06 PM
Stella By Starlight
Artist : Calvin Keys
Album : An Evening With Calvin Keys
Label : Lifeforcejazz
2:12 PM
Take Love Easy
Artist : Shirley Horn
Album : May the Music Never End
Label : Verve
2:18 PM
Tadd’s Delight
Artist : Lafayette Harris, Jr.
Album : Trio Talk
Label : Airmen
2:22 PM
’Round Midnight
Artist : Art Blakey
Album : Live at the Monterey Jazz Festival, 1972
Label : MJFR-30882
2:27 PM
No More Blues
Artist : Maureen Choi
Album : Maureen Choi Quartet
Label : Maureen Choi
2:35 PM
September Song
Artist : Sarah Vaughan
Album : Sarah Vaughan With Clifford Brown
Label : EmArcy
2:40 PM
O Grande Amor
Artist : Stan Getz
Album : Sweet Rain
Label : Verve
2:45 PM
Indian Summer
Artist : Chet Baker
Album : The Art of the Ballad
Label : Riverside
2:50 PM
I Can’t Believe That You’re in Love With Me
Artist : The Four Freshmen
Album : Love Songs
Label : The Four Freshmen
2:53 PM
A Wonderful Guy
Artist : Debbie Poryes Trio
Album : A Song In Jazz
Label : Jazzschool
3:01 PM
Wow
Artist : Charlie Shoemake/Terry Trotter Quartet
Album : Inside
Label : Chase Music
3:06 PM
Meditation
Artist : Charlie Byrd
Album : The Bossa Nova Years
Label : Concord
3:11 PM
Sermonette
Artist : Quincy Jones
Album : Can You Dig It?!
Label : Impulse
3:18 PM
I Don’t Care Much
Artist : DONNA BYRNE
Album : Licensed to Thrill
Label : A-Records
3:22 PM
Makin’ Whoopee
Artist : Gene Ammons
Album : Late Hour Special
Label : Prestige
3:27 PM
Nasty Gnomes
Artist : Clipper Anderson
Album : The Road Home
Label : Origin
3:35 PM
Stablemates
Artist : Jay Ashby and Steve Davis
Album : Mistaken Identity
Label : MCG Jazz
3:41 PM
I’m Gonna Laugh You Right Out Of My Life
Artist : Eric Alexander
Album : The Temple of Olympic Zeus
Label : Highnote
3:49 PM
Some Cats Know
Artist : CONNIE EVINGSON
Album : Some Cats Know
Label : Minnehaha
3:55 PM
I’ll Keep Loving You
Artist : ANDY LAVERNE TRIO
Album : Bud's Beautiful
Label : Steeplechase
3:58 PM
Exodus
Artist : EDDIE HARRIS
Album : VARIOUS: Jazz Hit Singles
Label : Rhino
4:01 PM
Mood Indigo
Artist : DAVE ELLIS
Album : VARIOUS: Ultimate Ellington/The Crown Project
Label : Monarch
4:06 PM
Moanin’
Artist : Ray Charles
Album : Genius + Soul = Jazz/My Kind of Jazz
Label : Rhino
4:09 PM
Honeysuckle Rose
Artist : Ben Webster
Album : VARIOUS: the Savoy Story (Vol. One - Jazz)
Label : Savoy
4:14 PM
I Only Have Eyes For You
Artist : Carmen McRae
Album : Diva
Label : Verve
4:18 PM
Intimacy of the Blues
Artist : South Nine Ensemble
Album : Doing It Augie Style
Label : Playtime Music
4:25 PM
Delaunay’s Dilemma
Artist : Modern Jazz Quartet
Album : Django
Label : Prestige
4:30 PM
Love of My Life
Artist : DICK SUDHALTER
Album : Melodies Heard, Melodies Sweet...
Label : Challenge
4:36 PM
Haunted Heart
Artist : EDDIE HIGGINS TRIO
Album : Haunted Heart
Label : Sunnyside
4:41 PM
Ceora
Artist : Lee Morgan
Album : Cornbread
Label : Blue Note
4:47 PM
Everything I Love
Artist : Wesla Whitfield
Album : High Standards
Label : Highnote
4:52 PM
I Can’t Believe That You’re in Love With Me
Artist : Marian McPartland
Album : 85 Candles - Live in New York
Label : CONCORD
5:01 PM
The Summer Wind
Artist : Monty Alexander
Album : Echoes of Jilly's
Label : Concord
5:06 PM
Killer Joe
Artist : JOE AUGUSTINE
Album : License To Groove
Label : 1201
5:10 PM
Azalea
Artist : Louis Armstrong
Album : An American Icon
Label : Hip-O
5:17 PM
Jackie-Ing
Artist : Larry Goldings
Album : Quartet
Label : Palmetto
5:21 PM
You Don’t Know What Love Is
Artist : Poncho Sanchez
Album : Freedom Sound
Label : Concord
5:27 PM
Some Other Sunset
Artist : David Benoit
Album : Waiting For Spring
Label : GRP
5:33 PM
Superwoman (Where Were You When I Needed You)
Artist : Vanessa Rubin
Album : New Horizons
Label : RCA
5:39 PM
Lover, Come Back to Me
Artist : Billy Taylor
Album : Music Keeps Us Young
Label : Arkadia Jazz
5:45 PM
Birks Works (Ala Mancini)
Artist : Arturo Sandoval
Album : Dear Diz (Every Day I Think Of You)
Label : Concord
5:51 PM
Lamento Cubano
Artist : BEBO VALDES TRIO
Album : El Arte Del Sabor
Label : Blue Note
5:55 PM
Happenstance
Artist : GROVER WASHINGTON JR.
Album : All My Tomorrows
Label : Columbia

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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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